If you want to give practical kitchenware as gifts, these ten favor 1) everyday utility 2) durability/high quality 3) modest cost (between $6 and $22 and 4) mostly made in the USA.
The ideal DeGrowth gifts are handmade/home-made, but if this isn't practical, consider giving tools that foster new skills and well-being--for example, everyday kitchen tools.
1. Pyrex 6021224 Storage 10-Piece Set, Clear with Blue Lids - $17.99
(8-inch and 18-inch sizes are also available)
6 1/4-inch blade and 10 1/2 inches overall length
4 3/4-inch blade, 8 3/4 inches overall length
(Designed for Rada Knives)
Another "new fangled" device made of flexible silicone to cook old-fashion poached eggs. I had to get one for our kitchen as soon as my friend Dustin gave me a demonstration in his kitchen -- extra virgin olive oil smeared into the pods, sprinkling of kosher salt, and several turns of fresh ground black pepper all sealed with a cracked egg on top.
The list was assembled and submitted by C.N.F.
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