Father's Day

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts for Dads That Love to Cook

Dad’s worth every penny.

Published June 11, 2018.

Everyone should own at least one thing that they’re proud to show off or use. For the average dad that might mean a new wallet or belt. For the dad that loves to cook, the top items on his wish list may include a new gas grill or carbon-steel knife. If that’s the type of dad you have in your life, here’s a list of Father’s Day gifts you still have time to get delivered before the big day.


Excellent Equipment

Gas Grill

Weber Spirit E-310 Gas Grill: If your dad is in the market for a new gas grill, you can’t get any better than our winner. Since it’s a big investment, we left no stone unturned and tested everything from the burners to the cleanup. Every result impressed us. [Read Our Review | Buy on Amazon]

Thermapen Mk4

Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4: This instant-read thermometer does just what we want: tells us the temp and then gets out of our way. It's dead accurate, fast, and so streamlined and simple that it's a breeze to use. Anything that can make dad’s life easier is sure to be on his Father’s Day wish list every year. [Read Our Review | Buy on Amazon]


Joule: You may or may not be familiar with sous vide, but there’s a very likely chance that you’ve had a meal prepared for you this way. With sous vide there’s normally no risk of overcooking, making it a game-changing gadget that every dad who loves to cook should own. [Read Our Review | Buy on Amazon]

Super Peel

EXO Polymer Sealed Super Peel: If your dad is into baking bread or pizza, then this tool will not only make him feel more legit in the kitchen but actually make him more legit in the kitchen. This peel is able to unload raw dough onto a hot baking stone in the oven, rotate bread or pizza to ensure even baking, and remove baked items from the oven. [Read Our Review | Buy on Amazon]

Old Stone Oven Pizza Baking Stone: You can’t get dad the peel without the baking stone. Any pizza or bread that comes off of this stone is destined to be golden brown and crisp. Our stone has lasted in the test kitchen for nearly a decade. This is definitely a must-have for bread-making cooks. [Read Our Review | Buy on Amazon]

Electric Griddle

Broilking Professional Griddle: This model comfortably fits 11 pieces of bacon, eight pancakes, or eight pieces of French toast at once. Whether dads into cooking for a crowd or just for you, this electric griddle will perform the best. [Read Our Review | Buy on Amazon]

Frying Pan

Matfer Bourgeat Black Steel Round Frying Pan, 11 7/8": This may just look like another pan to you but this carbon-steel skillet is very popular in restaurants. That’s because like most things it gets better with time. Season this pan right and dad will question why you didn’t get him one sooner. [Read Our Review | Buy on Amazon]

Mortar and Pestle Set

Frieling “Goliath” Mortar and Pestle Set: The large, heavy pestle is comfortable to hold and will prevent knuckles from scraping the mortar’s edge. (Gadget expert Lisa McManus’ husband swears by it, and that’s saying something.) [Read Our Review | Buy on Amazon]

Carbon Chef's Knife

Bob Kramer 8" Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels: Every dad deserves a gorgeous piece of craftsmanship. This knife’s “precise” tip and “samurai-sharp,” ultra-thin blade makes every knife cut feel like you’re slicing through butter. [Read Our Review | Buy on Amazon]

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