Most women would advise you that practical gifts, including kitchen items and appliances are not a good gift idea. Especially if the gift is coming from their significant other. For many, these types of gifts summon visions of chains and bare-feet stretching ad infinitum.
However, there exists a sub-section of the population that consider a quality kitchen gadget a highly desirable, gush-over type of gift. You may have guessed that I’m one of them.
This multi-purpose pot comes with a straining lid — ideal for pasta, veggies, grains, etc. And, it is easily the most visually appealing pot I own. Not important, but embarrassingly the original reason why I bought it.
You can’t get much more practical than a set of measuring cups, but this clever design means allows you to read the level from above — no more checking and adjusting levels.
There are times when temperature is the only, or at least the much preferred, method of determining doneness. An instant-read probe thermometer is the only thermometer you’ll need. (Except for maybe an oven thermometer — but that is so EXTREMELY PRACTICAL that I can’t in good conscience recommend one as a gift.)