Whether he’s the guy who fixes things around the house, plays catch in the front yard, happily attends a tea party with a beloved stuffed animal or is the guy who falls asleep in his chair in his boxers watching a John Wayne movie (I’m not speaking from experience on this last one, of course), dads are, for most of us, a pretty big deal.
With Father’s Day looming, here are some suggestions to make your old man feel special not just on this one day in June, but every day of the year — just as he deserves.
Krups T.8 Moka Brewer
This bestselling product, a hybrid of a Moka pot and drip coffee, this brewer uses steam to saturate the coffee grounds for a robust flavor. It features automatic shut off, a permanent filter instead of paper for those “green” dads out there and a very cool shower-like brew head that rains coffee during the brewing process.
Dad can have a perfect pour with this tabletop beer system that’s designed to tap a five-liter Heineken or Newcastle mini keg. It’s ultra quiet, has a sleek black-and-chrome finish, and its patented internal carbon technology keeps contents fresh for up to 30 days, so no skunky beer here.
All-Clad d7 Slow Cooker
Seven alternating layers of stainless steel and aluminum, yet 25 percent lighter than cast iron, this collection of cookers is perfect for manly fare like pot roasts, hearty stews and much more. Plus, not only does it work on any cooktop, it’s also dishwasher safe. Take that, cast iron!
All-Clad Pizza Baker and Stone
Homemade pizzas will be a hot commodity with this set, which includes a pizza stone, stainless-steel serving tray and cutter. The porous stone evenly heats for a perfect, golden-brown crust you thought you could only get at your favorite local pizza shop.
All-Clad Electric Grill/Griddle
This grill/griddle combo can be used as a full grill or a half grill/half griddle, making it a versatile addition to any kitchen. Embedded heating elements provide efficient and even heating, and two separate thermostats make managing both sides of the cooking surface easy. Party bonus: Removable, dishwasher-safe parts make cleanup a breeze so dad can get back to doing dad things.
All-Clad Stainless Steel BBQ Set
If he’s the type of man who takes seared meats very serious, this set will be the perfect addition to his barbecue arsenal. Inside their own handy carrying case are a two-prong fork, marinade brush, locking tongs and turn with extra-long handles to keep his hands safely away from the fire.
Nikki M. Mascali is the editor of TheBlot Magazine.