5 Cookware Birthday Gift Ideas

Here are 5 cookware birthday gift ideas. Cookware makes excellent birthday gifts, especially for pots or pans we don’t want to invest in ourselves. Birthdays happen all throughout the year, so the birthday gift does not have to be seasonal. The cookware does need to match the cook. The most important attributes I suggest to take into consideration is whether or not the cookware needs to be dishwasher safe or healthy. The last thing anyone wants to do is give a gift that will not be used or enjoyed. So, make the best selection from what you know about the birthday person. Here are my cookware birthday gift ideas that ALWAYS make excellent birthday gifts.

Enameled Cast Iron Cookware

5 Cookware Birthday Gift Ideas

1) Enameled Cast Iron Cookware

Lodge CasserolesBeautiful and functional, enameled cast iron cookware is easy to clean and healthy. Usually not recommended for the dishwasher, these pieces make up for the hand washing with their colors and functionality. Braisers, roasting dishes, Dutch ovens, or frying skillets, these pieces are always handy. Able to take them from stove to tabletop is a great feature. Lodge, Staub, and Le Creuset make excellent selections. Get the best prices on enameled cast iron cookware at Amazon.com!

Lodge EC3CC33 Enameled Cast Iron Covered Casserole, 3.6-Quart, Caribbean Blue Lodge EC3CC33 Enameled Cast Iron Covered Casserole, 3.6-Quart, Caribbean Blue
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2) Quality Stainless Steel Skillets

All-Clad Stainless Steel D5 SkilletIf the birthday person is into cooking, they will enjoy a stainless steel skillet for sauteing. Nothing beats a quality stainless steel fry pan for the fond that makes great sauces. Healthy and dishwasher safe (this does not include the nonstick inside versions), these pans make excellent birthday gifts. All-Clad, Calphalon, and Cuisinart are my personal favorites. 

Cuisinart MCP22-30H MultiClad Pro Stainless 12-Inch Skillet with Helper Cuisinart MCP22-30H MultiClad Pro Stainless 12-Inch Skillet with Helper
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3) A Large Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Skillet

Circulon Infinite SkilletsFragile foods like eggs and fish fillets on stainless steel skillets is an invitation to long clean-ups. So, a nonstick fry pan is needed. If the birthday person has worn out skillets where the nonstick surface is coming off, a new one will be a life saver. Today there are many choices for nonstick skillets that are also dishwasher safe. All-Clad, Anolon, Circulon, and Farberware all make excellent nonstick skillets. For the Dishwasher Safe variety, I think it’s hard to beat the quality of Scanpan, winner of my premier nonstick cookware award. 

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4) Healthy Eco-Friendly Cookware

Scanpan Classic FrypanIf the birthday person is into healthy living, Non-PFOA cookware is required. Today ceramic substances are getting more nonstick all the time, and manufacturers are offering chemical free additions to their product lines. While stainless steel is always a good choice here, some new additions also offer nonstick varieties. In my opinion, none are quite up to the old Teflon standards for non-stickyness, but come very close. The Cuisinart GreenGourmet and Scanpan product lines are my choice. I’ve been testing them and find them durable and pretty good on the nonstick surface. 

Cuisinart GGT22-30HCR GreenGourmet Tri-Ply Stainless 12-Inch Covered Skillet Cuisinart GGT22-30HCR GreenGourmet Tri-Ply Stainless 12-Inch Covered Skillet
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5) Clay Cookware from Emile Henry

Emile Henry Flame Top Dutch OvenClay cookware offers excellent heating capabilities, nice colors, and a unique gift that can make memories for a lifetime. My choice here is Emile Henry French clay pottery. They offer the new Flame Top product line that can be used on top as well as in the stove. A fondue set, tagine, of Dutch oven make excellent choices. Or, a dazzling pie dish or seafood themed appetizer dishes make a great impression. Whatever the selection, Emile Henry clay cookware is always a welcomed birthday gift. 

Emile Henry 614593 Flame Top 12-Inch Brazier Red Emile Henry 614593 Flame Top 12-Inch Brazier Red
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About Mark Jala

Consumer advocate Mark Jala has a passion for food. As an avid cook, he gives you his opinions about the cookware reviewed and how it will impact your cooking. Mr. Jala blogs at www.38MinutesToHappiness.com where his mission is to use home cooked meals as a time to create happy marriages and loving family relationships.