No, this isn’t a hint. I’m not asking you to buy these wonderful sauce-making gifts for me this holiday season, but I am giving you a few holiday gift ideas for the sauce lover in your life.
These tools and treats have become invaluable in my kitchen. Happy holidays!
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Cuisinart Hand Blender
If you’ve been reading, then you know how much I use my hand blender. It’s not just great for smoothies, but it makes dips incredibly easy to prepare. For sauce making, I like that I don’t have to transfer the contents of my sauce from a pot into a mixing bowl and that I can easily add froth to a sauce.
Your hand blender can and will make quite a splatter if you’re not careful. A splatter screen will keep you dry.
Fine Mesh Strainer
A fine mesh strainer allows you to make stock and demi-glace by straining out the food parts you don’t want in your final sauce.
Quality Sauce Pan
A true sauce pan has a rounded bottom making it easy to get in those corners with your utensils. I have the one-quart KitchenAid saucier, which works great for most sauces, but a 2.5 quart sauce pan would probably prevent me from making a big mess. But then again, maybe it wouldn’t.
Silicone Heat Resistant Spatulas
When you’re making a pan sauce, don’t worry about scratching the pan with these heat resistant spatulas.
Whisks. Lots of ’em.
You’ll need a whisk for mayonnaise, hollandaise, vinaigrette, and the list goes on. Be prepared.
Deni Electric Gravy Warmer – Stainless/Black
An electric gravy warmer is the perfect holiday gift for your sauce maker, especially if he or she enjoys long holiday dinners.
Kitchen Aid 9 Cup Chrome Food Processor
I recently wrote a review for my food processor – love it! Without it, I couldn’t make half the sauces I do.
Oneida Sauce Ladle
Comes in handy for more than sauces. You know, soups and such.
When making a roux, use your trusty wooden spoon and not your whisk.