Usefull and Unique cooking accessories

This article has ideas on unique cooking accessories. So if you’re buying a gift for someone who loves cooking / baking, here you can find ideas that not everyone has in their home, but that are useful to all chefs.

This article contains only a few products. If you happen to know for something useful and unique that would fit here, you can email me or leave a comment at the bottom. This way you might help someone else who’s trying to find that perfect gift for a cooking/baking lover.

The prices on this site are prices from the day the article was written, so even though I try to keep them up to date, it can happen that they don’t match the price on the day you purchase. After all, I don’t sell any of the items, which means I have no control over them. Also, if you live outside the US and get redirected to another Amazon site (ca, uk…), the prices might vary. I apologize for that and hope you understand.


Every cook knows the importance of stirring while cooking some dishes. If you don't do it, the whole meal might get burned. This is so time-consuming, but with Stirio, you can use that time to do other things, as Stirio stirs instead of you. Take for example when you have to cook something for 2 hours and it needs to be stirred every couple of minutes. With Stirio, you don't have to be around those two hours, but you can spend them on something else. So it's a time saver and would make a unique gift.
If you don't mind spending a some more money, you can find a Stirio Lid in the second link, which complements the Stirio with quicker warming and prevents the food to boil-over.
You can get the Stirio for around $45 and the lid for around $20.

Manual Pressure Noodle/ Juice Machine

Anyone who ever tried making homemade noodles, knows they need a machine for that. Here is a great machine made from Stainless Steel to help you with your noodles. 5 model sizes are included in the package so you can make noodles of different sizes for different tastes.
The Manual Pressure Machine can be also used as a juicer. Just peel and put in oranges, mandarines or whatever fruit you would like to drink and squeeze as hard as you can. And there you go, fresh juice to go with your fresh homemade noodles. Great gift for anyone that makes their own noodles.
You can get it for around $20.

Manual Fruit Juicer

Again a manual juicer. But this one doesn't do any noodles. It's a well-designed juicer that works like a walnut cracking machine. You put pieces of fruits in the bowl and squeeze. That's all it takes and you already have your juice ready to drink. It's simpler to use and leaves less mess than those traditional manual fruit squeezers.
You can get it for around $20.

Digital Tablespoon Weight Scale

Aren't you angry when you have to measure small amounts of salt, sugar, spices and so on? Here comes a handy digital weight scale in a shape of a spoon, so you can easily measure everything that that big scale can't do because it lacks precision. This scale is precise to 0,1g and can weight to max 300g, so it's really meant just for small amounts.
This item is great for everyone who loves cooking and baking and needs a precise scale. You can find many similar products out there, but I've seen this one on many sites and they all have good reviews. Another plus is that is half or even more the price of most web stores.
You can get it for less than $10.

3-IN-1 Digital Jug Scales

For anything that can't be measured with the Tablespoon Scale, here comes the 3-IN-1 Digital Jug Scale. It's very practical as it can weight anything quickly and easily. The bowl is made from stainless steal and has multi volume measurements. You can measure weight and volume and the third and most awesome feature in this 3-in-1 Jug Scale is, that It can also be used as a bowl to mix your ingredients. This way you don't have to use two or more bowls, but you can reduce it, so there is less to clean and I believe faster to cook/bake.
You can get it for around $30.

2-IN-1 Kitchen Mount Stand for Tablets

This adjustable holder can hold tablets from 7 to 10 inches, which includes most of tablets on the market today. It's ideal to use while cooking, to read/watch the recipe, but can also be used in an office or bedroom as it can be mounted on a wall or table. You could even put it on your ceiling and watch movies on it before bedtime.
The reviews are good on any store that I came across, so I'd suggest you go for it, if you know someone who might be happy of having this nice and helpful gadget.
You can get it for around $30.

Spice Carousel

Everyone who loves cooking flavoured food has many spices. And where to store those spices? Well, you can store them anywhere you want, but what this Spice Carousel offers is more than storage. Besides being a nice carousel to spin around and find the needed spice, it also measures the spices. This way it won't happen again that your food will be over spiced.
One piece has 12 containers, but you can stack another carousel on top of it if you need more containers. The cool feature about it is that it can be put on the countertop or easily mounted under a cabinet or shelf.
You can get it for around $35.

Fast Fruit Peeler and Slicer

The last thing in this category is the Hand-Operated Super Fast Fruit Peeler and Slicer. Ideal for anyone who peels a lot of fruit. It's easy to use, you just put the fruit on the machine and spin. The machine will take care of peeling as well as slicing your snack. Time-saving gadget.
You can get it for around $15.

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