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10 Stylish Gifts for Someone Who Could Use a Kitchen Upgrade

published Nov 2, 2020
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In a world where the sky is the limit, we would tell you the best gift for many home cooks is a complete kitchen renovation with top-of-the-line appliances. That may not be realistic, and even if it were, how would you wrap it? Fortunately, we do live in a world where small appliances have become really hardworking, and an upgrade in that department will make a huge difference to the overall utility and style of a home kitchen.

Galanz is known for making some of the best appliances out there. They’ve engineered all of their cooking appliances to be multifunctional — tools that work for gourmet cooking and everyday eating.  They also have a stylish line of retro appliances that instantly adds some panache to a kitchen. With all this in mind, we’ve chosen 10 products we think will be most useful to modern home cooks — and will look great in their kitchens, too. (And, if we’re being completely honest, we’re also thinking that if you gift someone an air fryer, you may have some air-fried donuts in your future.)

All prices listed below are the manufacturer’s suggested retail price; individual retailers’ prices may vary.

1 / 10
From our partner

ToastWave is the first appliance on the market that combines an air fryer, convection oven, microwave, and a toaster oven in one. It’s exactly the ultimate cooking versatility that earns its keep: toast your English muffin in the morning and air-fry some Churro Bites with Chocolate Dipping Sauce for an evening treat.

2 / 10
From our partner

SpeedWave offers ultimate cooking versatility with a microwave, convection oven, and air fryer; if you want a single multifunctional appliance but don’t need an integrated toaster oven, SpeedWave is perfect for you. SpeedWave also includes Galanz’s Combi Speed Cooking feature, which combines convection and microwave cooking so that you can cook with speed while getting an optimum texture and taste.

3 / 10
From our partner

If your giftee is super busy but still wants to create great meals, this microwave makes cooking faster — and it’s very easy to use. It has a new Express Cooking Knob for easier control and also has Sensor Cook and Sensor Reheat features, which uses an intelligent sensor that detects when your food is cooked or reheated to perfection.

4 / 10
From our partner

Sure, it may just be the microwave’s job to heat up soup, but there’s no rule saying it can’t be done in style. This retro design has a small profile that brings a fresh look to small kitchens, home offices, and dorm rooms. It comes in four fun colorways from yesteryear (Vinyl Black, Hot Rod Red, Bebop Blue, and Surf Green) that coordinate with other Galanz appliances for serious retro vibes.

5 / 10
From our partner

Is it an air fryer, or a microwave? It’s both—and also a convection oven for good measure. This thoughtfully made 3-in-1 appliance is the definition of versatile. Thanks to Galanz’s Combi Speed Cooking feature, you can give the gift of getting delicious dinners on the table faster.

6 / 10
From our partner

Whether you’re shopping for an experienced home chef or a novice, this toaster oven is a must-have. But don’t let the name “toaster oven” deceive you, because this appliance is one of the hardest-working on the market. It has a whopping eight pre-set cooking functions: air fry, dehydrate, pizza, toast, convection, broil, rotisserie, and bake. We won’t blame you if you decide to keep it for yourself.

7 / 10
From our partner
Home Depot

This is no ordinary mini-fridge. It’s a sleek beverage cooler perfect for your kitchen, home office, garage, or rec room. It has a compressor cooling system, which means you can set it to the exact right temperature for every beverage from sparkling water to Sauvignon Blanc. Plus, its insulated glass door and stainless steel finish look polished and professional in any space.

8 / 10
From our partner

If you’re shopping for a wine enthusiast, there’s no greater gift than a wine cooler. This one is small-space friendly: It can stand on its own, or be built into a cabinet to save space. It has a compressor cooling system and digital temperature control, which you can adjust to the optimal temperature for whatever you’re storing. Oh, and did we mention it can hold up to 47 bottles of wine? That should hold anyone over for a while.

9 / 10
From our partner
was $229.00

There’s always that one person on your list who values #aesthetic above all, and this is the gift for them. Like the Stainless Steel Toaster Oven, this appliance has eight pre-set cooking functions: air fry, dehydrate, pizza, toast, convection, broil, rotisserie, and bake. But the French Door Toaster Oven takes the coolness up a notch with soft-close French doors that are easy to use, safe, and look so, so sleek.

10 / 10
From our partner
Best Buy

Speaking of #aesthetic, this Retro Mini Fridge is the definition of cool. It combines the look of the good old days with the function of a modern appliance. If your giftee wants room for a few extra snacks or beverages, this is the perfect addition to their space.