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Top gifts for a budding chef!

More and more of us are entertaining our friends and family with our
newly learnt recipes and showing off our cooking skills!

Most of us are food fans at heart, but it can be difficult to find gifts for die-hard food fans. Here are a few ideas for the culinary-minded.

Gordon Ramsay Searing Griddle

This can be described as an indoor barbeque for whatever the weather! Complete with a high power output of 2200 watts and a maximum temperature of 260°C, you can create delicious meals for your friends and family.

The additional ‘hot zone’ searing heat spot lets you brown your food and retain all of the juices and flavour. The griddle has a removable drip tray that collects excess fat and whats more, the griddle has a non-stick coated cooking plate that makes it very simple to clean.

Available to buy online at Comet – click here

Jamie Oliver Finger Guard

When you want to chop, slice and dice like a pro, you don’t want the worry of nipping your fingers in the process.

The Jamie Oliver finger guard protects your fingers when using kitchen knives and it’s unique hinged styling is designed for comfort. The flexible soft-grip loops fit most adult finger and features left and right-handed use to suit everyone. The finger guard is 18mm in depth, 60mm in width and 65mm in height, making it an ideal small gift with big meaning!

Morphy Richards Food Steamer

The Morphy Richards Intellisteam is a fantastic tool for healthy eating. The steamer features an intelligent digital timer with alarm that will finish cooking your meal at precisely the same time.

The preset memory time guide allows you to cook different food all at the correct time, to allow you to prepare you meal with ease. The Intelisteam can cook a whole meal for up to four people and features an automatic keep warm function, ensuring your food is kept perfectly warm and ready to serve, when you are!

All accessories can be easily stored in the product and are dishwasher safe.

Available to buy online at Comet – click here to view

Swan Slow Cooker

If time is precious to you but you want perfect cooking results, then the slow cooker is a great option. The Swan Slow Cooker has a 200W high setting for 5 hour cooking time and 130W low setting for 8 hours, leaving you time to do other tasks.

The 5 litre bowl gives a generous 3 litre food capacity and comes with an auto setting that cooks food in 5 hours. This slow cooker is even environmentally friendly thanks to it’s low power consumption and is absolutely ideal for soups, stews, desserts and more!

The tempered glass lid has a stainless steel rim and both the lid and bowl are dishwasher safe.

Available to buy online at Comet – click here to view

Tefal Actifry

Actifry allows you to cook enough chips to feed a family of four with just one spoonful of oil and only 3% fat!

The fact that it uses 100 times less fat than a traditional deep fat fryer means it’s not only more economical to run, it’s also safer to use and easier to clean, but more importantly, it means your food is substantially healthier.

The ActiFry has a patented hot air system and unique stirring paddle to ensure evenly-cooked food. There’s no need to shake or stir during cooking.

The fryer is extremely versatile. You are not limited to cooking just chips. Now you can cook a range of foods from fresh and frozen, including sausages, chicken, fish, stir fried vegetables, frozen chips and more.

The timer feature can be set for up to 99 minutes and there is a handy “ready” alarm that lets you know when your food is cooked.

The steam-free clear lid enables you to keep an eye on your food and the non-stick pan allows food to be removed easily. The pan and lid are dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to worry about all the nasty washing up!

Available to buy online at Comet – click here to view

Apron Cooking Guides

When you are you stuck for inspiration in the kitchen and not sure what to cook up next, the cooking recipe apron not only has some mouth-watering recipes to choose from, but also comes with a handy conversion chart and lots of cooking hints and tips!

The cooking information is printed clearly on your apron so you can take a quick glance without disturbing your creativity in the kitchen! Even better still, it can be washed!

The apron cooking guide includes:

  • Numeric conversions
  • Cooking times for vegetables
  • Roasting times for poultry
  • Freezing instructions
  • Defrosting times
  • Cooking Glossary
  • Hints, tips and so much more!

The Rangemaster Elite 110 dual fuel cooker

This flamboyant feature-filled cooker in stainless steel and chrome is perfect for any modern designer kitchen. It has a sharp and sleek design with its retro-styled handles and smooth curved finish and is packed with some impressive functionality, meaning you can cook tasty dishes in style.

This Rangemaster has two large ovens which is great for when you are catering for a large family. It is multifunctional, giving you complete control and has a defrost feature as well as providing fanned grilling and base heat.

There is a handy rack attached to the oven, so you can easily see how your casseroles and roast dinners are doing without having to remove them from the oven. Both oven doors have viewing windows allowing you to keep an eye on how your food is cooking.

The Elite 110 cooker’s gas hob has four heaters and two triple ring wok burners, ideal for preparing soups and stir frys. It also has a cast iron half-ribbed, half-smooth griddle which is brilliant for cooking food healthily, without the need for any oil.

Another useful feature on this cooker is its innovative storage facility, perfect for storing all your kitchen supplies.

Available to buy online at Comet – click here to view