Capper's Farmer Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Kitchen & Camper

By the Capper's Farmer Editors

Following are some great gift ideas for those who enjoy cooking, both in the kitchen and in the camper.

all-in-one kitchen tools

All-In-One Kitchen Appliance

The Black & Decker Handiprep Express is the ultimate universal kitchen tool. It features a 300-watt motor base that controls the included potato masher, immersion blender, whisk, 5-cup food processor, and 3-cup mini chopper attachments. It includes a compact storage base that holds everything except the food processor, which comes complete with a slicing/shredding disk, a traditional "S" blade, and an emulsifying disk. Also included is a 16-ounce measuring jar for easy measuring or for use with the immersion blender. 

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon



COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Powerful motor.
  • Attachments twist easily into place on the motor base.
  • The motor base and attachments fit nicely on the storage unit.
  • Convenient all-in-one appliance that does several jobs.
  • Works well for everything from smoothies to mashed potatoes to homemade salsa.

baby food storage and accessories

Baby Items for Mealtime

For anyone with a baby, the following products from the OXO Tot line make food prep, mealtime, and cleanup simple.

Store, heat, and serve baby food in one convenient container with Glass Baby Blocks. Made with thermal shock-resistant borosilicate glass, the containers can go directly from the freezer to the microwave or oven. The blocks feature easy-to-use, leakproof snap lids, and come in a set of four, along with a storage tray – and the trays are stackable, which makes for easy storage in the refrigerator or freezer.



For feedings on the go, the three pack of Stackable Formula Containers is a must-have. Each container holds enough powdered formula for a 9-ounce bottle, and the containers snap together for convenience in the diaper bag, a purse, and in the cupboard. In addition, the cap swivels to stay out of the way for easy one-handed pouring.

The Seedling High Chair has five height settings and a depth-adjustable tray that adapts to suit babies' needs. The contoured, reclining seat is great for infants, and the tray stores on the back of the chair's legs when not in use. Made for children 4 months to 3 years old, the high chair features scratch-resistant wheels, a 5-point safety harness, a dishwasher-safe tray cover, and a machine washable cushion.

Featuring a wide, soft, food-safe pocket, the Roll-Up Bib makes mealtime less messy. It has an adjustable, yet secure, Velcro closure, and it can be rolled up for storage in the diaper bag. When baby's done eating, dump the food from the pocket, and wipe the bib clean.

Cleaning bottles is a breeze with the Soap Dispensing Bottle Brush With Stand. It features a non-slip handle, durable yet non-scratch bristles, and a stand that keeps the brush upright and away from germy surfaces.

WHERE TO BUY: OXO or Amazon



COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS: 

  • Homemade baby food stores perfectly in the Glass Baby Blocks, and the stackable trays make freezing and refrigeration neat and organized, without taking up a lot of space. The lids are nice and tight, yet easy to take off and put on, and the blocks are easy to take on the go.
  • The Stackable Formula Containers are great for taking on the go. They snap together easily, have tight lids, and can be tossed into the diaper bag for ease and convenience.
  • The Seedling High Chair is easy to move, easy to adjust, and easy to clean. Love that the cushion can easily be removed and thrown into the washing machine when needed, and the reclining seat is fantastic. It’s also nice that the high chair adjusts and grows with the baby.
  • The Roll-Up Bib makes keeping babies' clothes clean much easier. It rolls up easily for taking it on the go, and it's simple to clean.
  • The Soap Dispensing Bottle Brush With Stand makes cleaning bottles easy. The brush cleans without scratching and scuffing the bottles, and the fact that the soap is at your fingertips is great. And the stand keeps the brush upright next to the sink, which is very convenient.

glass baking dish

Baking Dishes

The Glass 2-Quart Baking Dish With Lid and Glass 3-Quart Baking Dish With Lid are made with thermal shock-resistant borosilicate glass, so they can be taken out of the freezer and put right into the oven, with no need to thaw. The dishes have wide, comfortable handles for easy transport, and the slosh-proof lids make it easy to prepare and freeze meals, store leftovers, or transport foods to potlucks and other social gatherings.

WHERE TO BUY: OXO

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Perfect size dishes for casseroles and lasagna.
  • Great for freezing foods.
  • Tight-fitting lids that are easy to put on and take off.
  • The handles are larger on these dishes than most, so carrying the dishes from the oven to the table is easy.
  • Love the convenience of taking the dishes right out of the freezer and putting them in the oven.
  • These dishes stack easily in the freezer, too, saving valuable space.

coffee grinder

Coffee Grinder

The Black & Decker Smartgrind Coffee Grinder features stainless steel blades that quickly grind coffee beans, herbs, spices, grains, nuts, and more. The grinder bowl holds up to one-half cup of coffee beans for 12 cups of brewed coffee. The grinder also features push-button pulse control that lets you customize the grind consistency, from coarse to fine, as well as an integrated safety mechanism that allows the blades to operate only when the lid is locked into place.

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Easy to use and clean.
  • Sharp blades and a powerful grind.
  • Nice grind, whether you want fine or coarse.
  • Works great for grinding nuts for use in baking.

small compost crock

Compost Crock

The red metal Rustic Compost Crock adds style and country charm to the kitchen, as well as a convenient container for collecting kitchen scraps for composting. The 5-quart crock is made with durable, powder-coated steel and a bail handle with a wooden grip, and it comes with two carbon filters to help control odors.

WHERE TO BUY: Gardener's Supply Co.

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • The crock looks fantastic sitting on the kitchen counter.
  • Holds a lot of food scraps.
  • The filters do a great job of helping control odor between cleanings.
  • Easy to clean.

OXO utensils

Cooking Utensils

When it comes to cooking utensils, some are just OK, while others are awesome. OXO offers lots of fantastic utensils that make great gifts for cooks and bakers, including the following.

The Flip & Fold Omelet Turner is ideally shaped and sized for cooking omelets. The flexible head and edges conform to rounded pans, allowing it to easily glide under the entire omelet, and the wide shape provides structure and control to flip or fold, while keeping omelets intact – and it's heat-resistant up to 600 F.

Featuring a soft, non-slip handle, the Jar Spatula is perfect for scooping food out of jars. The small spatula is flexible, easy to clean, and heat-resistant up to 600 F. It's also safe for non-stick cookware.

The stainless steel Multipurpose Scraper & Chopper is a great tool for portioning and scraping dough, as well as lifting cookies from a cookie sheet, cutting brownies, and chopping vegetables like onion and celery. It even features convenient measurement markings on the blade to allow even sectioning of dough for baking.

WHERE TO BUY: OXO

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • The Flip & Fold Omelet Turner does an amazing job of keeping the omelet in one nice and neat piece. It slides easily under the cooked egg to flip and fold it over the filling.
  • The Jar Spatula is perfect for getting the last of peanut butter or jelly out of a jar. The size is perfect. It's flexible, and it's easy to clean. Love this little utensil.
  • The Multipurpose Scraper & Chopper is very sharp. It cuts vegetables effortlessly, and also allows you to scrape them up and drop them into the pan or pot easily. Perfect for cutting dough in half, and the measurements come in very handy.

digital food scale

Digital Kitchen Scale

The EatSmart Precision Digital Kitchen Scale weighs items up to 11 pounds, with results displayed in four different measurement modes: grams, ounces, pounds, kilograms. The scale measures 9.1 inches by 6.4 inches, weighs 11.2 ounces, and has a recessed platform that's easy to clean.

WHERE TO BUY: EatSmart or Amazon

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Nice compact size makes it easy to use and store.
  • The automatic shut-off feature is great, and the scale is accurate.
  • Love that it has a feature to subtract the weight of the container, if you're weighing food in a bowl or other container.
  • Easy to clean.

weston kitchen tools

Food Prep & Preservation Products

WESTON has several products that are ideal for anyone who's into preparing and preserving fresh foods.

The #5 Electric Meat Grinder features a powerful 500-watt motor, two stainless steel grinding plates for medium and coarse grinds, a sausage stuffing funnel for easy sausage making, forward and reverse operation, a large grinding tray, and a compact design for convenient storage.

The Apple Peeler lets you peel, core, and slice, all with a turn of the handle. The peeler features stainless steel blades and a suction-cup base that makes it simple to create apple slices, curly potato fries, and even fruit and veggie ribbons.

The ratchet-style French Fry Cutter & Vegetable Dicer is the simple way to cut fries or dice fruits and vegetables. Simply push down on the handle, and the pusher advances the food through the blades. It features a removable knife guide for perfect dicing, non-slip rubber feet, and is dishwasher-safe. The cutter/dicer comes with a 3/8-inch blade and pusher, as well as a 1/2-inch blade and pusher.

With an easy-turn handle, an approximately 1-gallon hopper, and suction cup mounting, the Tomato Press is perfect for making not only tomato puree and sauce, but also applesauce, fruit juices, salsa, baby food, jam, and more. With a turn of the handle, the seeds and skins are separated from the puree. Also included is a multipurpose stainless steel screen for apples and tomatoes, a C-clamp for additional mounting options, and a stomper to safely apply extra pressure.

WHERE TO BUY:  WESTON

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • The #5 Electric Meat Grinder is easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store. It grinds meats well, and using it to make sausage is simple. The grinding tray is good size, and the forward and reverse operation is great.
  • The Apple Peeler is extremely easy to use. It's a great tool to have when making homemade applesauce, because it saves a ton of time. It also works great for making curly-Q fries and zucchini ribbons.
  • The French Fry Cutter & Vegetable Dicer works well for cutting potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, and more. The ratchet design makes cutting vegetables quick and easy. It’s easy to use and clean.
  • The Tomato Press works wonderfully. The suction cup holds it in place securely, the hopper is large, and by simply turning the handle, the seeds and skin easily separate from the puree. Very easy to use. Saves a lot of time.

electric grill

Indoor Grill

Perfect for camping, or for those times at home when you want to grill, but it's raining or snowing outside, the Chef'sChoice Professional Indoor Electric Grill features 1500 watts of power. The grill also features a non-stick grill plate and stainless steel drip tray that are removable for easy cleaning, an adjustable temperature control, a "Ready to Grill" indicator light, and an illuminated On/Off switch. The grill produces perfectly grilled food every time, the plate design ensures quick and even heating, and food is healthier because grease and oil drain away from the food during grilling.

WHERE TO BUY: Chef's Choice

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Easy to use, and easy to clean.
  • Makes great burgers, kebobs, and more.
  • Love that the grease drains away from the food, so it doesn't sit in it while it cooks.
  • Heavy-duty grill that cooks evenly.
  • A must-have for the camper.

induction stir fry kit

Induction Set

The 2X Induction Cooktop With Skillet includes an 1800-watt portable induction cooktop and a 9½-inch induction-ready aluminum skillet. It features a digital display, temperature levels ranging from 140 F to 465 F., easy-to-clean glass surface, a child safety lock, a built-in timer, and an automatic shut-off. 

WHERE TO BUY: Camping World or Macy's

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Convenient for taking camping, where electricity is available.
  • Easy to use, and easy to clean.
  • Nice size for a small family.
  • The Capper’s Farmer editors cook breakfast at the office occasionally, and this is our go-to appliance for cooking eggs and hash browns.

knife sharpeners

Knife Sharpener 

The AnySharp Pro Knife Sharpener uses tungsten carbide technology to extend the life of almost any knife, including expensive hardened steel knives, chef’s knives, and even serrated blades, like those found on bread knives and hunting knives. The PowerGrip suction cup attaches securely to any smooth, flat surface for safe, hands-free use.

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Simple to use, and needs very little pressure.
  • Suction cup is strong and stays in place on the countertop.
  • Powerful knife sharpener in a small package.
  • Gets knives extremely sharp.
  • A must for hunters and fishermen.

Find more gift ideas in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.




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