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Unless its an item she specifically asks for, leave it the hell alone!
I don't consider anything to be "equipment" unless it's more than 20 horse power. If there was a 20 horse power blender, it would be a great gift.... to give to a guy!
I would be a bit confused and have to ask, "What room does this go in?" right after I smiled and thanked him kindly for the wonderful dinner he made.
In this day and age, a totally useless gift for most women, as the vast majority of them seem to have either forgotten their way around the kitchen, or never learned the way. This also pertains to the bedroom, as well, but, that's another issue. These days, the only thing most women can make for dinner is reservations. They seem to think that knowing how to cook is a passe, declasse effort of the old school that's demeaning to a woman. However, what's au courant, compelling and the cornerstone of justifying their existence is spending money. Ideally, someone else's...
A word of advice guys: If you want to try out celibacy for a month or more, give your wife a toaster or a blender for her birthday or Christmas or Valentines Day.
now I love to cook!
Been there. Did this. Have the scars to prove it.
i am guessing that women would enjoy this insensitive gift as much as they would like a freshly wrapped turd.
Why isn't this under the Holiday Gifts for Men also they can cook too. Some kitchen equipment is handy, some is neat but just a novelty it will be used once then end up in your kitchen graveyard. This is handy for someone who either asks for it or who loves to cook all the time.
I already included Kitchen equipment with household items. I agree with the rest of the rateitall posters who said do not buy kitchen equipment for someone unless you are sure they love to cook all the time and are really interested in having the latest kitchen gadget. I know that unless i say I want a specific kitchen type thing for a present i would not be very happy to get it otherwise. I have always figured that kitchen stuff is used by the whole household and since I am not one of those persons who loves to spend my whole day cooking and baking, I would not be all that interested in having them as gifts unless they were asked for.
Typically not a good idea. However, if you want to get me a George Forman Grill or one of those little rotisserie thingys, I'm all over that!
You'd better be careful with this one. If you buy her this and, oh say lingerie, you may be in trouble. Buy her something personal (other than lingerie) that you know she'll love. Kitchen equipment comes in handy, sure, but better not do it as the only gift.
Men, be careful on this one. I wouldn't buy a woman a kitchen gadget unless she specifically asked for it. You wouldn't want her to feel that you think women belong in the kitchen!
No, not as a gift, unless the person really likes to cook or really needs it. Kitchen equipment and other household items are more appropriate for wedding showers.
Personally, I love to receive kitchen equipment as a gift. However, you have to be sure that the person you are buying for enjoyes cooking, baking and being in the kitchen..otherwise it could be taken as an insult. For instance, I do NOT ever want to receive a vacuum cleaner or any other cleaning equipment as a gift..for those who are only in the kitchen when totally necessary..kitchen equipment would not be appreciated. Also, be sure to find out what the recipient already has and what kind of cooking they enjoy to do. Cookbooks are also a great idea for those who love to cook and those that don't. There is such a variety..quick, easy meals for busy non-cooking people..as well as specific gourmet, dessert or vegetarian cookbooks are always fun to receive.
No, no, no! As much as I love nosing around kitchen gadget stores I personally do not think these items are good gift choices for the most part - especially from a man to a woman. Everyone is different and I’m sure there are people who would appreciate this kind of a gift, but I would consider it boring, impersonal and maybe even a bit tasteless.
Giving kitchen equipment as a gift can be dicey (ha ha). The most important thing is to be sure that the recipient enjoys cooking and actually wants the item you're considering. The biggest mistake is for the giver to select a gift that reflects what he/she would like the recipient to prepare in the kitchen. For example, one year my dad bought my mom a Belgian waffle maker because he loves Belgian waffles. My mom doesn't care for Belgian waffles, and she returned the waffle maker and was annoyed with my dad. (This has become a family joke.) In conclusion, buy kitchen equipment only for gourmet types who truly love to cook, and make sure the item is needed/wanted.