These top seafood tools of 2024 are perfect gifts for foodies.

Culinary seafood tools and cookware are necessities for most boaters. Boats & Charters editors reviewed the best seafood tools of 2024 so your kitchen stays fully stocked. Read on for our editors’ top picks!

There’s nothing like bringing a fresh catch off the boat and firing up the grill or stove top. Even if your seafood isn’t personally caught fresh, it’s just part of the boating and water lifestyle to crack open some crab legs or sit back and enjoy some shrimp cocktail.

You never want to be in the situation where you have your ingredients on hand but you don’t have the seafood tools you need to properly serve it up. Maybe what’s hiding in your kitchen cabinets could use an upgrade or possibly you’re looking for a perfect gift for your foodie friend who can’t get enough of seafood. Either way, we’ve got you covered.

Here are the best seafood tools of 2024, reviewed by our editors:

1. Melocean Crab Crackers Set


After a day of catching, it’s time to unleash your inner culinary genius and crack open those savory crustaceans like a pro. Melocean crab cracking tools double as lobster crackers, ensuring that no claw remains uncracked. These crab crackers boast thick ergonomic handles made from super strong zinc alloy, so not only do they provide an easy grip, but they also offer non-slip support so you can crack away without worry.

This set includes six stainless steel crackers built to last through countless catches. Whether you’re hosting a seafood extravaganza onboard or simply indulging in some shore-side cooking, these trusty companions will be right by your side. Don’t settle for flimsy imitations when you can own the ultimate Crab Crackers and Tools Set. We love the packaging that’s gifting-ready, too.

2. Martha Stewart Enamel-On-Steel Lobster Stock Pot


Unleash your inner chef with the Martha Stewart 16-Quart Enamel-On-Steel Scratch Resistant Lobster Stock Pot. Crafted with style and durability in mind, this pot is made of steel, ensuring even heat distribution for flawless cooking every time. With its’ stain resistant enamel finish, cleanup is a breeze.

This lobster stock pot is designed for all your seafood favorites in family-sized portions. Whether you’re boiling up succulent lobsters or preparing mouthwatering seafood stews, this cute pot has got you covered. Any seafoodie would be clapping their claws if they got this as a gift. It makes for a perfect beach house hostess gift, too.

3. OTOTO Red the Crab Utensil Rest


Say goodbye to cluttered counters and hello to an organized kitchen with OTOTO Red the Crab Silicone Utensil Rest. This cute crustacean is here to lend you a helping claw with your seafood-inspired kitchen creations. With Red the Crab, say farewell to those messy countertops and embrace hassle-free cooking.

Made from non-slip silicone, this utensil rest keeps your precious spoons and tongs securely in place while you focus on creating epic meals. Red is here to accommodate various kitchen utensils, too. From spatulas to whisks and everything in between – let Red be their trusted resting spot when not in use!

4. St. Elmo Steakhouse Spicy Shrimp Cocktail Sauce


Brace yourself for an explosion of tantalizing flavors with the world-famous St. Elmo Cocktail Sauce. Crafted in a kitchen with over 120 years of experience, this legendary sauce has gained global recognition for its incomparable flavor and it makes a perfect gift for a seafoodie. This spicy sensation is not for the faint of heart – it’s fiery, refreshing, and truly one of a kind. It’s packed with fresh-ground horseradish root to truly make it stand out from the crowd.

Get one for yourself, too, but brace yourself for an explosion of tantalizing flavors that will leave you craving more. Whether you’re dipping succulent shrimp or indulging in plump oysters, this signature seafood sauce will elevate every bite to new heights. Join the St. Elmo club and you’ll want to sneak it into your favorite waterside restaurants.

5. Smedley & York Crab Crackers Gift Set


Thi Smedley & York Crab Leg Crackers & Tool Set is made from durable die-cast alloy, and these classic crackers are built to conquer the toughest of crustaceans. These crackers ensure a seamless cracking experience every single time.

This kit comes in a nautical crab storage board box that holds all your crab claw crackers in one place that can be easily stored in a kitchen drawer. Give it as a gift or get it for yourself and dive into your seafood feast without any hassle or frustration – let these durable crackers do all the hard work for you.

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