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Kitchenware in firmly in the mind as Christmas approaches. Thoughts turn to the cook or chef in your life. With the increasing interest in baking spurring from the Great British Bake Off, people want to know what kitchenware or cooking gifts they can buy for loved ones this Christmas.

We look at the best kitchen and cooking gifts you can buy in 2016.

Best Kitchenware – Tefal Ingenio Stainless Steel Pan Set, 13 Piece Set

With two frying pans in the range, you can easily whip up the British favourite, pigs in blankets, by frying bacon on the hob, wrapping the sausages, then removing the handle and popping the pan in the oven as a baking tray. This will give it a delectable crispy finish.

Along with three saucepans and two frying pans, the range also comprises two detachable handles, two glass lids to use on the hob, several accessories and two plastic lids that pop onto the saucepans and act as fridge storage for leftovers. If you’re worried about the weight Ingenio can bare, the scientists at Tefal have taken Ingenio through a rigorous testing process, finding that the handle can hold up to 10KG (with a ten-year guarantee) … that’s a small Christmas turkey!

The whole range is induction compatible and the frying pans feature Tefal’s iconic Thermo-spot, which tells you when the pan is at the optimum temperature to begin cooking your Christmas treats. The saucepans feature measuring marks so you can ensure you serve the perfect amount of gravy to the whole family.

Price: £250 from John Lewis or Amazon

Best Kitchenware – Salter Contour Digital Kitchen Scale

Boasting a large platform that can accommodate bigger bowls, this Salter digital scale is ideal whether you’re baking for a party or simply a Sunday afternoon treat for one. The innovative Add & Weigh function means you can use the same bowl to measure multiple ingredients, either solid or liquid, meaning less mess and more time to relax. Created in a sleek contemporary design and available in five stunning colours, this Salter electronic scale is guaranteed to brighten up any kitchen

Price: £24.99 from Amazon

Best Kitchenware – Aldi Ambiano Premium Stand Mixer

Bake like a true professional with this stylish Red Premium Stand Mixer, perfect for mixing, beating and blending. A perfect Christmas gift for those who love baking.

Price: £149.99 from Aldi