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Kitchen Gifts Under $100

30 Budget-Friendly Kitchen Essentials Every 20-Something Cook Should Own

Kitchen Gifts Under $100

As a food editor, I'm often asked what I recommend giving 20-somethings who are just beginning to kit out their kitchen. Essentials that aren't outrageously expensive but that are well-made, are highly functional, and will last them for years to come. These 30 items are exactly that, ranging from stocking stuffers to higher-end investment pieces, like a solid chefs knife, an ingeniously designed hand mixer, and an amazingly well-priced enameled dutch oven, all of which are under $100.

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