Holiday Gift Ideas for the At-Home Saucier

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.

Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender #CSB-76

Splatter Screen

Your hand blender can and will make quite a splatter if you’re not careful. A splatter screen will keep you dry.

Sunbeam Splatter Screen

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.

Sunbeam 3'' Mesh Strainer

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.

Calphalon Contemporary 2.5qt Sauce Pan w/Cover(SO)

Silicone Heat Resistant Spatulas

When you’re making a pan sauce, don’t worry about scratching the pan with these heat┬áresistant┬áspatulas.

Paula Deen Silicone Spatula - Red

Whisks. Lots of ’em.

You’ll need a whisk for mayonnaise, hollandaise, vinaigrette, and the list goes on. Be prepared.

KitchenAid Black Whisk

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.

Deni Electric Gravy Warmer - Stainless/Black

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.
KitchenAid 9-Cup Chrome Food Processor #KFP740

Oneida Sauce Ladle

Comes in handy for more than sauces. You know, soups and such.

Oneida Sauce Ladle

Wooden Spoon

When making a roux, use your trusty wooden spoon and not your whisk.

Sunbeam 12'' Round Wooden Spoon

A Few Good Sauce Serving Sets

Enough said.
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Dip Bowls w/Wire Rack, Set


  1. I need to get one of those immersion/hand blenders! It is certainly on my Christmas list this year. Thank you for sharing such a great group of kitchen goodies! I hope you have a blessed day with your family and friends tomorrow!

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