Cooking Gadgets

By Capper’s Farmer Editors

It seems that more and more folks enjoy cooking and baking these days. The Capper's Farmer editors sure do, anyway, and we've found some useful cooking gadgets that are sure to make great gifts.


Batter Bowl

better bowl

The Batter Bowl from OXO is designed to minimize splatter and slippage while the cook is mixing ingredients. The batter bowl features an 8-cup capacity, tall sides to prevent splattering, a wide lip and spout for drip-free pouring, and a slip-resistant bottom so the bowl doesn't slip and slide on the counter.

Where to buy: OXO

Comments from the Capper's Farmer editors: Nice size. Slip-resistant bottom is great. Really does reduce the amount of splattering, even when using an electric mixer. Sturdy, well-made bowl.


Bowl & Casserole Covers

bowl covers

casserole cover

Bowl Covers and Casserole Covers from Great Useful Stuff are a great new eco-friendly way to keep leftovers covered, and the perfect way to easily transport a potluck dish. The bowl covers come in a set of five, in various sizes, and are available either in tan and red with a holiday theme, or in black and white. The casserole covers are available in a set of two, with a black and white color theme. The 100-percent cotton covers feature whimsical and witty food-themed expressions, and are machine washable.

Where to buy: Great Useful Stuff  

Comments from the Capper's Farmer editors: Nice variety of sizes. Convenient. Fit well on bowls and casserole dishes. Love that they're washable and reusable.


Grilling Set

grilling tools

The 2-Piece Grilling Set from OXO features a 16-inch turner and tongs, and makes an ideal gift for the grill masters on your holiday list. Both the turner and tongs are made of stainless steel, feature non-slip grip handles, and are dishwasher safe.

Where to buy: OXO

Comments from the Capper's Farmer editors: Great grilling set. Turner is just the right size for grilling burgers. Tongs are heavy-duty and lift steaks as easily as hot dogs. Easy to clean and store.


Jam Spatula With Digital Thermometer



A perfect gift for anyone who makes jams, sauces, and syrups, the Jam Spatula With Digital Thermometer from Gardener's Supply Co. takes the guesswork out of getting the correct temperature. The food-grade silicone spatula features an integrated digital thermometer that measures from 32 to 320 degrees Fahrenheit – and also gives the temperature in Celsius.

Where to buy: Gardener's Supply Co.

Comments from the Capper's Farmer editors: Accurate temperature readings. Easy to use and clean. Great for making jams and jellies, sauces, and even some candies.


Mixing Bowl Set


Bakers and cooks alike are sure to get a ton of use out of the 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set from OXO. The set features a 1.5-quart, 3-quart, and 5-quart mixing bowl. The bowls are BPA-free and feature non-slip bottoms to keep them from sliding around on countertops, easy-grip handles, and wide lips and pouring spouts. In addition, the bowls nest for convenient storage.

Where to buy: OXO

Comments from the Capper's Farmer editors: Bowl sizes are just right for a variety of uses. Nice, sturdy design. Non-slip bottoms and handles are fantastic. Love these bowls. Easy to clean and store.


Silicone Jar Opener


The Silicone Jar Opener from Lee Valley makes opening jars a simple task. The opener conforms to the shape of the user's hand, while its no-slip surface grips the lid firmly, allowing the user to apply force to turning, rather than squeezing. The jar opener works on a range of lid sizes, from twist-off bottle caps to wide-mouth mason jars.

Where to buy: Lee Valley

Comments from the Capper's Farmer editors: Durable. Easy to use. Works really well. Wipes clean.


Vegetable Chopper

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The Vegetable Chopper With Easy-Pour Opening from OXO makes easy work of chopping fruits and vegetables. The chopper quickly and safely chops onions, peppers, apples, and more in one easy motion. Then, without removing the lid, the contents can be poured from the chopper into a bowl, neatly and easily. The stainless steel blade pattern and recessed cutting area keeps food in place, while the lid provides leverage for efficient chopping.

Where to buy: OXO

Comments from the Capper's Farmer editors: Easy to use. Simple to clean. Nice size. Pour spout is fantastic. Saves lots of time. Much easier than chopping by hand.

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