Need guy help for a man gift!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Even though DBF and I always agree to not exchange Christmas gifts, he always buys me something. Last year it was a DeWalt cordless drill, perfectly sized for my little hands. Another year it was a hunting jacket, insulated boots and gloves. Some women might freak at those gifts, but they are practical, useful, and they are things I would never buy for myself. LOVED them!!!! I know I'm cutting it a little close, but I really want to get him something nice this year. It doesn't matter if it's expensive or not, just needs to be practical and useful. He loves to cook and already has a pasta maker, bread machine, smoker grill, meat grinder, sausage get the picture. He mentioned that he needs a meat thermometer...but what kind?? I did a search and you can get them for $1 or hundreds of dollars. [​IMG]

    Any ideas as to a good thermometer or any other useful gadget I can get him?
  2. Cluckthorne

    Cluckthorne Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 18, 2009
    Minneapolis, MN
    Not sure about the meat thermometer, but a nice set of knifes would go a long way. All guys love knives (I think) and the nicer the better. Maybe a block of Wusthof Tridents? They'll last forever.
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    maybe a set of meat thermometers. like a nice long one and then a set of those little cheaper ones they have. I have a set that sre all tiny and each one is for a different meat, poulty, beef, pork they are great and useful. I also like the idea of a good knife. They can be expensive but if you just get the 3 main ones its not so bad and they last forever.
  4. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I'm guessing he already has a set of grilling/BBQ utensils.

    Probably has lots of grilling sauces and rubs.

    Probably has wood chips for the smoker.

    Does he have a deep fryer that will handle a whole turkey?

    For me a walkin game cooler would be awesome but it's a little pricey. It's on this page.

    Maybe some of these links can give you some ideas.
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    The knives are a great idea! He's already got the chef's knife, but the block set would be good!

    AHappyChick, what brand of meat thermometers do you use? I obviously don't cook so I have no clue.

    I'm liking the knife idea...
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Quote:Hmmm...yep, got the utensils but he's always scrounging for smoking wood - another great idea!!!! He makes his own sauces and rubs and we've never deep fried a turkey...hmmm...

    I knew you guys would help me!!!
  7. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    I have a meat thermometer that has a remote temperature readout. I like it because I can put the meat in the oven and then go do other things while still being able to check my meat's temperature.

    Another cool cooking gift is one of the little kitchen blow torches.
  8. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Being in Ohio you probably have access to free hickory. If you thinking about wood chips for smoking try some of the more exotic stuff that you can't scrounge.
  9. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Quote:What are the torches used for?
  10. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    I'd be lost too. [​IMG]

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