HONOLULU (KHON2) — Shopping for gifts can sometimes be fun; but other times, it can be daunting.

There are far more bad gifts out there than good ones. And the perfect gift is oftentimes illusive.

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While there are some gifts like logo mugs, clothing or kitchen supplies that simply are too mundane or personal to buy for someone else.

But while this is a rule of thumb, rules are meant to be broken, especially when you can make that gift extraordinary.

And with 89% of Millennials and 73% Generation Zs cooking at home rather than eating out, good quality kitchen appliances and accessories make the perfect gift to help them with their creative culinary endeavors.

Teflon-free bread makers/machines

A bread maker is a gift that will last for a long time.

  • The Beem 5-in-1 Bread Maker offers pans made with ceramic Biolon, non-stick coating that is PFOA- and PTFE-free.
  • The KBS large 17-in1 Bread Machine offers all stainless-steel construction, including the pan. KBS also has a machine that offers dual heaters and a ceramic pan.
  • The Keepeez Bread Maker Machine is 17-in-1 options and a ceramic pan.

Teflon-free rice cookers

Rice cookers are a part of life in Hawaii, but PFAS don’t need to be.

  • The Aroma Housewares Select Stainless Rice Cooker & Warmer offers a coating free pan and a compact design.
  • The GreenLife Healthy offers a ceramic nonstick 4-cup pan that cooks rice, oats and grains.
  • The Buffalo Classic Rice Cooker offers a stainless-steel inner pan.
  • The Elite Gourmet ERC2010B Electric Rice Cooker offers a coating-free stainless-steel inner pan.
  • The YumAsia Panda Mini Rice Cooker offers a ceramic inner coating for the pan.
  • The Buffalo Titanium Grey IH SMART COOKER offers a Buffalo Clad inner pot with no chemical coating.
  • The Aroma Housewares Select offers a stainless-steel rice cooker and warmer.

Freestanding mixers

Mixers are an excellent way to explore baking skills; and since 76% of Millennials and 53% Generation Zs bake at home, it’s a good idea to help them further those skills.

  • The Breville Bakery Chef freestanding mixer has 550 watts of power and offers a 4-quart stainless steel bowl, a 5-quart glass bowl, a double-sided scraper beater, a standard flat beater, a dough hook, a wire whisk, a pouring shield and a spatula.
  • The KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart tilt-head freestanding mixer has 325 watts of power and offers a mixing bowl, a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, a whisk and a pouring shield.
  • The GE Profile Smart Mixer with Auto Sense offers a 7-quart stainless steel bowl, a commercial-grade stainless beater, a commercial-grade stainless dough hook, a commercial-grade 11-wire whip and a pouring shield.
  • The Beautiful by Drew Barrymore Tilt-Head Stand Mixer has 300 watts of power and offers a mixing bowl, a coated flat beater blade, a dough hook, a whisk and a splash shield.
  • The Cuisinart SM-50 freestanding mixer has 500 watts of power and offers a 5.5 quart stainless steel bowl, a chef’s whisk, a mixing paddle, a dough hook and a splash guard with a pour spout. This is a less expensive option that comes in at around $150.


Juicing has become a pretty universal thing to consume. But not all juicers are created equally.

  • The Nama J2 Cold Press Juicer offers a self-feeding hopper design.
  • The Ninja Never Clog Cold Press Juicer is a less expensive juicer that works like an expensive one.
  • The Breville Juice Fountain Plus is a sturdy, straightforward, and powerful centrifugal juicer.

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So, there you have it. Lots of fun options for the person in your life who likes to cook and/or bake. It’ll be good to have some fresh baked cookies made for you.