Holiday Gift Guide – Top 10 Kitchen Gifts

Shun Premier Slicing Knife, 9-1/2-Inch – $185

The Shun 9 1/2-inch slicer is a magnificent knife. It has a full tang blade, meaning the steel goes all the way down through the handle.

Dexas Heavy Duty Grippmats – $20

With Dexas Grippmats your knives will stay sharp much longer, and they’re easier to clean up and perfect for chopping and dishing things into a pan.

Henckels Kramer by Zwilling – 6 Pc Sharpening Kit – $300

At $300, this sharpening system is definitely not cheap! But it’ll create the sharpest blades you can imagine, and it should last for generations.

Rock’n Roll Pizza Cutter – $6

If your family loves pizza, you NEED this Rock’n Roll Pizza Cutter! It’s $6. It’s dishwasher safe. Kid safe. And really works!

Tumble Trivets – $17

These little trivets will protect your countertops from that hot pizza pan fresh from the oven.

Olympus Extra Large Commercial Juice Press – $160

So many recipes require citrus juice and the Olympus Extra Large Commercial Juice Press could turn an orchard into an ocean of juice in minutes.

Magnum Salt and Pepper Mills – $35 each

Yes, these salt and pepper mills are $35 a piece, but they are exquisite, and nothing beats freshly ground salt and pepper!

Steel Ball Whisk – $22

Ball whisks work so much better than wire whisks, and they’re easier to use, easier to clean… generally you just won’t believe how much better they are.

SousVide Supreme Special Promo Package – $500

My absolute favorite kitchen item of the year is the SousVide Supreme water oven!

Breville BSG520XL Panini Duo 1500-Watt Nonstick Panini Press – $50

This panini grill can make great sandwiches, or put a grilled finish on meat you cooked in the water oven.

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  1. says

    I was interesting in what you said about a cutting mat right until you used it. At 1:41 you see a fundamental problem with such a smooth board – there is too little friction to grip what you’re cutting leading to slippage and cut fingers (esp when using that beautiful blade).

    I’m sticking with my single slice of tree for now.

  2. says

    Well John, I am upset. You cost me $150 so far and I may consider another $500 item, the SousVide Supreme Special Promo Package. Appreciate the whisk details as that may allow me to make less of a mess when I do heavy mixing. Do appreciate this podcast as most of the electronic toys you show I have an equal to and I promised my wife, no more cameras (I decided to standardize on two, not counting the iPhone). Just shows the versatility of Geekbeat TV. Great, entertaining, informative and useful podcast.

    • Profile photo of John P. says

      hehe. Well Michael, I’ve been told that I’m a VERY expensive guy to hang out with. 😉 I have all the toys and I love them so much that I can’t help but talk about them!

      Happy holiday!

      John P.