Did you make a New Year’s resolution to cook more this year? Or, do you just like shopping for cool kitchen gadgets? Either way, we have some amazing items to share with you that will make your time spent in the kitchen even more enjoyable and flavorful. Technology keeps improving and as our kitchens become smarter and smarter, our lives become easier.
We love spending time in the kitchen and learning new techniques to help make even more delicious dishes. So, we decided to share some of the items from our kitchen that have made a world of difference. Cooking tools do not need to cost an arm and a leg and to prove it, we have ordered this list from least to most expensive to illustrate how great these deals are on beloved household items.
$9.99 at the time of publication
Who loves apple pie more than anything else on the planet? The whole world loves apple pie, but it’s one of the most labor-intensive to make. *Enters OXO Good Grips Apple Corer.* Enough said. This is a kitchen product you can’t live without if you make more than one apple pie a year.
$15.97 at the time of publication
Organizing your cookware in your kitchen cabinets does not have to be a complete nightmare. Grab this piot and lid organizer to make the task even easier and have any pan at the ready for you to utilize.
$15.99 at the time of publication
As the Kitchn reports, while basting isn’t a must when cooking a turkey, “the main theory behind basting is to ensure moist and tender meat.” And because the turkey—for most people—is the main part of the meal, why wouldn’t you want it to turn out as tender as possible? This baster can also be used for other dishes including braises. This tool will no doubt come in handy in the kitchen.
$17.95 at the time of publication
Cooking any type of meat is nerve-racking, exciting, and maybe a little scary. No kitchen is complete without a good meat thermometer that offers peace of mind to know when certain foods like poultry are fully cooked and safe to eat.
$17.95 at the time of publication
Okay, we get it. Maybe you just don’t have the space for a bunch of baking sheets. If that’s the case, then these silicone baking mats should be extremely helpful as well. By buying a couple of these mats, you won’t need to wash your baking sheet after every time you use it. Instead, just designate a silicone to certain foods and there you go! Not to mention, they are non-stick, so no need for added oils. Bless your kitchen with these babies.
$19.99 at the time of publication
Cutting boards don’t just save your countertops, they can also be seen as a decorative piece in your kitchen. And this Rachael Ray cutting board would be a stunning addition to anyone’s kitchen. Made from sustainable acacia wood, it also has a handle if you prefer to hang your cutting boards on display.
$23.75 at the time of publication
Pair these Libbey Stemless Champagne Flute Glasses with an actual bottle of champagne and you have got a party. Your kitchen drinkware is not complete without stylish flutes like these.
$23.80 at the time of publication
Wooden Recipe Book Binders help you put all those beloved recipes in one place! These charming binders are the perfect way to organize your recipes so that you can easily find what you’re looking forward before getting started on your next project in the kitchen.
$23.99 at the time of publication
If your sheet pans have seen better days, it might be time for a kitchen upgrade with these JOHO baking sheet pans which are perfect for baking cookies and roasting vegetables on. Pair these with those silicone mats and you will give these pans an even longer life.
$24.05 at the time of publication
These food storage containers from Rubbermaid are perfect because the lids are designed to stick to the bottom of each one so you are never missing the lid when you are ready to use it. Keep that infamous kitchen cabinet with stacks of containers from slowing you down and get organized with this set.
$25.97 at the time of publication
This Cast Magnesium Apple Peeler is also a potato peeler so you’re getting to essential needs for the price of one and we must say, we love a good deal. This peeler and corer—another score—will take all the stress out of making sure you get the apples and the potatoes peeled with as little effort as possible. Make prepping produce in the kitchen a breeze with this amazing gadget.
$25.99 at the time of publication
Check out these stemless wine glasses! These stylish glasses are super functional and are excellent for sipping wine from while you’re cooking in the kitchen. Cheers!
$27.99 at the time of publication
Going back to potatoes, this potato ricer is a must-have. And you might be wondering why? You’ve gone all these years making mashed potatoes without one, why do you need it now? Well, according to Cook’s Illustrated, a ricer “provides the gentlest touch” which results in “ULTRA-FLUFFY” mashed potatoes. No kitchen is complete without its ricer!
$29.99 at the time of publication
These clear storage containers for pantry goods and beyond are essential for keeping your kitchen pantry organized. Leaving food in the boxes and packaging they came in wastes space and because they are not uniform in shape they can be very difficult to store. Problem solved!
$32.95 at the time of publication
Three Pyrex pie plates for just over $30, sounds like a deal to us! Inexpensive pie plates like these are perfect for giving away (with a pies you have baked in them) as a gift or kind gesture over the holidays. They certainly work well in the kitchen as well and you can always hang on to them if you prefer.
$34.95 at the time of publication
This Corkcicle stainless steel, no-slip, triple-insulated mug will keep your coffee hot and your iced tea chilly for hours! That’s why you need this mug to use while making those expansive recipes and other projects in the kitchen. Further, this item was featured as one of Oprah’s favorite things, and we must say, do as Oprah does!
$39.95 at the time of publication
This carving block is so much more than that. This butcher board “features a network of deep, wide grooves that catch and collect juices or liquid during cutting to stop spilling onto kitchen counters or tabletops.” And again, it’s pretty and sturdy enough to carry and place on the table when it’s time to carve!
$48.49 at the time of publication
Chopping is easily the most consuming part of preparing things in the kitchen. So having a food processor handy could make the world of difference for you. Why not make life easier by just tossing your carrots, onion, celery sticks, and more in this processor and letting it go to work while you get busy on something else!
$49.95 at the time of publication
According to bon appétit, while a regular butcher knife would be fine to carve a turkey, an electric one not only makes it easier but also cuts better slices. “The quick-sawing motion of the serrated blade actually cut the skin better than a regular knife: It didn’t tear it, shred it, or pull it,” Chef Tony Maws revealed. Make carving in the kitchen even better with this knife.
$49.99 at the time of publication
This set of three casserole dishes make it so you have a dish for every dish, and they are pretty enough to put right on the table! Casserole dishes are an essential kitchen item that you can prepare all sorts of foods in. Roast away!
$59.99 at the time of publication
Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, collard greens, homemade apple sauce, all things that cook up really well in a cast iron dutch oven. Not to mention, it just gives you an extra dish to cook and serve in, which also means fewer dishes. You’re welcome. Your kitchen needs a dutch oven if you do not already have one!
$66.99 at the time of publication
Do you love enjoying wine with a great meal? Then, this kitchen gadget is for you! This automated wine dispenser aerates wine to make it taste its best instantly. We can get behind that!
$69.99 at the time of publication
As Amazon writes, the durable nonstick coating on these pans makes it so that they “stand up to rigorous kitchen usage.” They are “designed for the everyday chef looking to create delicious meals like a pro.” Eggs have met their match in these pans.
$92.10 at the time of publication
This Ninja Air Fryer is tremendous tool in the kitchen. It quickly cooks and crisps foods with 75% less fat than traditional deep frying. You can try new recipes, or recreate old ones, with its four programming functions, which include air fry, roast, reheat. and dehydrate.
$99.95 at the time of publication
Look, every coffee lover who prefers to make their own coffee instead of buying it needs a really good grinder to make sure the beans they intend on using are the perfect texture for whatever type of coffee they plan on making that day. And according to the reviews, this OXO BREW Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is one of the best and found in many kitchens today.
$99.99 at the time of publication
No need to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a meal for the family. The Instant Pot can do it all. The 9-in-1 appliance is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, egg cooker, yogurt maker, warmer and sterilizer. There’s countless delicious meals you can add to your repertoire.
$104.99 at the time of publication
Along with nutrition, some New Year’s resolutions are simply to eat more fruits and vegetables. And one of the most trendy ways to up the intake of fruits and veggies is to turn them into juice. This juicer from MEGAWISE has a five-star review and it’s compact enough to not take up too much space on your kitchen counter.
$129.99 at the time of publication
This AllSpice Wood Spice Rack comes with 30 four-ounce jars to help completely transform your collection of spices. And the best part is, it’s so pretty your you will want it sitting out on her countertop ready for you to sprinkle away. For us, a kitchen is not a kitchen without a stocked spice rack.
$148.95 at the time of publication
An air fryer, a roaster, a dehydrator, oh my! Grab this Yedi Total Package Air Fryer Oven XL for someone who loves being in the kitchen or for yourself! “Anything that promises a healthier version of deep-fried deliciousness gets my vote,” Oprah said of this product. Ours too, Oprah, ours too.
$149.95 at the time of publication
While a roasting rack is not necessarily a kitchen essential, once you try one, you will understand its utility. It helps carmelize and crisp the flesh of meat while maintaining interior juiceness. After roasting, simpy remove the rack that holds the meat and quickly prepare a pan sauce with the drippings as your meat rests. It’s a game changer!
$156.75 at the time of publication
The Nespresso. It’s like a Keurig but for espresso! So coffee lovers can make all of the espresso-based drinks with one machine! But don’t forget to buy the specific pods it uses! If you’re looking to upgrade a coffee maker in your kitchen, this would be a great option.
$175 at the time of publication
If you prefer drip coffee and your partner prefers espresso, the Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Machine would be the perfect compromise. You will be able to make your morning coffee as intense or mild as you like with Nespresso’s wide range of delicious flavors. We love this kitchen gadget!
$299.95 at the time of publication
When you’re in the kitchen, a good knife is everything. These knives are a bit of a splurge but they are worth every penny. There’s an old chef saying that goes, “there’s nothing more dangerous than a dull blade.” Dull knives tend to slip, which is never a word you want associated with a sharp object.
$299.99 at the time of publication
It’s a Keurig but for alcoholic beverages. Now that is something to splurge on for your kitchen if you enjoy the occasional drink. All you need is a single pod and any drink you could ever want is there for you at the touch of a button! Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving.
$791.95 at the time of publication
Think about how amazing it would be to wake up to this Breville every morning, to make a cafe-style coffee right from your kitchen. “This multitasking espresso machine lets you select your drink, grind, shot, and temperature preferences on a handy touchscreen. And if you just want a plain old coffee…well, it can do that, too,” Oprah said when she listed this item as one of her favorite things. It’s a splurge, but if you are a true coffee lover, you will not regret it.
There you go! What did you think of these 35 incredible kitchen items? There’s something for everyone who loves to be in the kitchen and we hope it was helpful as you try to find a gift for a loved one or just yourself.
Cooking is such an extremely satisfying and gratifying experience. Gifts to make kitchen projects easier, more delicious, and more fun are always a smart choice as almost everyone cooks regularly, and that’s more true today as we’re all spending much more time at home. These excellent kitchen products, at every price point, are the perfect treats to grab yourself or a buddy.
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