Gift Ideas for Bakers—New Bakeware and Cookware Sets


Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan

Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan



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Bakeware and cookware sets are useful, convenient and essential to the home chef’s kitchen and make great gift ideas. Even if they already own a certain set, if they are used often, they get beat up and in time need replacing. With so many options available, you can buy individual pieces or complete sets to please your family baker or chef as a gift for any occasion.

Gift Ideas for Bakeware and Cookware Sets

With bakeware, you’ll find complete sets that include cake pans, cookie sheets, loaf pans and muffin pans. Some sets include casserole dish sets that are just right for baking cakes or muffins. You don’t have to invest in a complete set if you know they only want certain things out of the set.

Bake and serve sets go from oven to table and are convenient for the busy chef. These elegant sets come with attractive lids and can go from table to fridge after the meal is finished.

Specialty bakeware sets also make great gifts that any chef would love to see under the tree. Pizza stones or cast iron pizza pans make the best pizzas. Cookie cutters and ramekins great ideas too.

If your chef loves to cook on the stovetop, then there are entire sets of cast iron, stainless steel, or ceramic. For a luxery cookware set, go with copper. These sets include skillets, saucepans, stockpots and steamers.  Some of these sets are dishwasher safe and others need more tender loving care by hand, so take that into consideration when investing in them for your chef or baker.

What if you don’t want a complete set? Then you can also pick out individual pieces. How about a pressure cooker? A pressure cooker allows for faster cooking and makes meats so tender they fall of the bone. If you are scared of trying a pressure cooker, then look into the Instant Pot, an electric programmable cooker. It combines the functions of a pressure cooker, steamer, rice cooker, slow cooker and yogurt maker in one.


Calphalon Stainless Steel Roaster Pan

Calphalon Stainless Steel Roaster Pan


For slower cooked meals, check out Dutch ovens and roasting pans. Or a stockpot to make broth or stock for soups and other meals by letting the flavors stew over time.

Does your baker love to grill? Consider an indoor grilling option. It could be a grill pan or griddle. Both make a meal that looks as good as it tastes. And the meal is complete with grill lines for an aesthetic appeal.


Lodge Pro-Logic Cast Iron Wok

Lodge Pro-Logic Cast Iron Wok


Other cookware items that are a pleasure to cook with are woks, steamers, skillets, and saucepans.

If you pay attention to your baker over the months ahead of Christmas, you’ll know what their favorite items are, what they don’t like and what they are frustrated with. It could be they love copper pots, but they complain about the saucepan they have is too small. Then you’ll know that what will please them is a copper saucepan a bit larger than the one they own!

By paying just a little attention, you can give bakeware and cookware sets are useful, convenient and essential to your home chef for their kitchen.

Looking for more gift ideas for bakers and chefs?  Click here to read my post “Gifts for Bakers and Chefs–Give Them the Top New Small Kitchen Appliances”.


CorningWare French White 17 Piece Bake and Serve Set

Pizza Stone

Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan

Le Creuset Stoneware Ramekins

Le Creuset Marseille 20 Piece Cookware Set Cast iron

Cooks Standard Multi-Ply Clad Stainless Steel 10 Piece Cookware Set

Mauviel M’Heritage Copper M250C   Piece Copper Cookware Set

Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker

Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Calphalon Stainless Steel Roaster Pan

Zojirushi Indoor Electric Grill

Lodge Pro-Logic Cast Iron Wok



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