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    If You Spend All Day In Your Kitchen, You Could Probably Use These 31 Things From Target

    If you know your way around the kitchen or are still struggling to figure it all out, we're here to help — watch out, Bobby Flay, we're coming for you.

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    1. An ice cube tray with a ~lid~ because this way you won't spill any water all over your freezer (we've all been there) before you get creative with new cocktails. Since this is made of silicone, it's also super easy to remove the cubes!

    The ice cube maker

    Promising review: "Serve your drinks with perfect ice cubes. The silicone tray allows for easy removal of the cubes. Tight-fitting lid seals out odors and allows stacking. I stack multiple trays at one time. This is a great addition to my freezer." —Verified Purchaser

    Price: $10.49

    2. A stainless-steel knife block set for your home because sometimes you just need to upgrade your cooking knives. This set comes with 15 pieces, including ~all-purpose shears~, sharpening steel, a chef's knife, and so much more.

    A knife set with block in a home

    Promising review: "It looks very nice on my countertop. Knives are sharp and a great variety of blades. Very happy I purchased this!!" —Granny20

    Price: $39.99

    3. A ground meat chopper because it will change your life, yes, we're being so serious. This makes dealing with ground meat way less annoying! We swear!

    Person grinding meat with the chopping tool

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this for making ground meat. It makes it so easy to separate the meat and works exponentially better than a spatula or a spoon." —Minnie

    Price: $9.99

    4. A manual food chopper for days when you're too lazy or don't have time to cut up your veggies (we know not everyone has endless hours to spend cutting veggies). This will save you time, and it will definitely make your life easier.


    Promising review: "Very easy to use and clean. Save a lot of meal prep time!" —Bruce

    Price: $19.99

    5. A new set of pots to replace the ones you're still using from your first apartment (you moved on from that apartment, and it's probably time to move on from those pots). This sent comes with ~12~ items, and it even has some utensils.

    A new set of pots with veggies

    This set includes a saucepan with lid, saucepan with lid, 10" skillet, Dutch oven with lid, pasta fork, slotted spoon, slotted turner, spoon, and ladle.

    Promising review: "Great cooking-wear nonstick and very easy to clean not bad for the price plus it comes with a 12 pc set of utensils. Great buy." —Adriana

    Price:$40.49 (originally $44.99 and in blue)

    6. A steel bar toolset for the at-home mixologist because why not learn how to whip up a few cocktails before Valentine's Day?! These also look super ~professional~ and they would look incredible on your bar cart.

    A set of bar tools

    Promising review: "Great item for an at-home bar!" —Kem

    Price: $30

    7. A digital kitchen scale that'll quickly become an essential, especially if you know your way around the kitchen. Scales can make sure hunks of dough are the same weight and so much more. Also, if you're following recipes from other countries, many recipes favor weight over cups!

    A white scale for cooking and baking

    Promising review: "So far, so good! Easy to read, use, and clean. Very lightweight. Love that it uses AA batteries!" —Lisa H

    Price: $21.99

    8. A mortar and pestle for your favorite guacamole recipe, or grinding your favorite spices. There is nothing more satisfying than taking out all your feelings and going to town crushing ingredients for your favorite recipe.

    A grey mortar and pestle

    Promising review: "Compared to other mortars and pestles I've used, this is very easy to maintain and carry. I've dealt with heavier ones that made me feel as though I were training to be a bodybuilder rather than a home cook. This is very light, though there is a bit of weight to it. It gets the job done perfectly and is small enough that you can store it away easily." —Jace

    Price: $16.99

    9. A vivid red olive oil dispenser to embrace your inner chef. Use this to show off and drizzle some oil in your favorite pan and get cooking. You can also use this to drizzle a little EVOO on anything and everything.

    A red olive oil dispenser

    Promising review: "It is attractive on the counter and very functional." —kenosha

    Price: $16.99

    10. A beechwood rolling pin for all the pro-level bakers. A rolling pin is great for the dough, but it is equally wonderful for crushing whatever needs to be flattened.

    A beechwood set including a rolling pin

    Promising review: "Our family absolutely loves this rolling pin works better than I thought it would, and it seems huge. I find myself trying to bake more just so I can use it. We're buying the whole collection now and can't wait to try them all." —Mom of two

    Price: $9

    11. An ice sphere tray for your favorite whiskey drink because sometimes we just need to serve ourselves a glass of whiskey after spending all day cooking. Bonus: These work well for making small hot chocolate bombs.

    A blue ice sphere mold

    Promising review: "Love the shape and very easy to use." —Shelly

    Price: $9.99

    12. A salad spinner to help you clean your greens super quickly. A salad spinner makes putting together a salad ~way~ easier because sometimes you just gotta toss some greens together and call it a day.

    Model using a salad spinner

    Promising review: "Love this! Gets lots of water off the lettuce. Definitely, a must-have." —Christine

    Price: $29.99

    13. An ~olive wood~ serving board for creating your own charcuterie board. I love using this medium-sized board for many things, including a hot chocolate charcuterie board and so much more. This makes every item served on it look super ~cool.~

    A kitchen set up with olive tray with tomato

    Promising review: "This medium stained olive wood serving tray is beautiful. It is organically and rustically shaped with a "high-end" look to it. It is perfect for serving cheese, bread, canapés, etc. A great price for a great, versatile serving piece." —DrT

    Price: $18

    14. A new eight-piece kitchen utensil set so that you can replace your worn-out utensils with something new. You deserve some shiny new tools to make that one Tasty recipe you've been planning out for weeks!

    A set of 8 cooking tools

    Promising review: "Great quality and works wonderful!" —MR

    Price: $30

    15. A set of three-tier stackable cooling racks because the bakers gotta bake, bake, bake. Do we need to say that again? They are ~stackable~ so you can maximize your baking while taking up ~minimal space.~ *Chef's kiss*

    stackable cooling racks

    Promising review: "I have narrow counters, so being able to free up counter space by stacking is amazing! Can't beat the quality and features for the price." —Olivia

    Price: $9.99

    16. A white mandolin to help you thinly slice your favorite ingredients. This product will up your kitchen game 100%. This item is great for when you want to make Ratatouille ~Disney-style~ and so much more.


    Price: $29.99

    17. A jar spatula for your culinary tool collection because it's another item that will change your life. This small spatula is perfect for digging out every ounce of product from any jar (it's especially great for nut butters, jams, and tomato paste).

    A jar spapula

    Promising review: "This handy little dude gets into every crevice and corner of the jar, allowing you to access every last scrape of peanut butter, smear of mayonnaise, and drop of jam. Your jars will be spotless, and you can rest easy knowing that you didn't waste any of your favorite condiments." —CJ in Texas

    Price: $6.99

    18. A utensil storage container, because you need a spot to hold all your new and old utensils. I love how simple this one is, and how it will match any style of decor in your home.

    A black and white utensil cup

    Promising review: "Looks great on the kitchen counter. Holds SO many utensils." —Lindsey

    Price: $13

    19. An electric can opener to make your life easier. This can opener is extra tall so that it can open every kind of can, automatically shuts off when it is done, and is super easy to clean — what's stopping you from getting this? Did we mention there's also a built-in knife sharpener?

    The tall can opener

    Promising review: "Super easy to use. The built-in knife sharpener is an added bonus! It is easy to clean and store." —aj2676

    Price: $24.99

    20. A box of ~pre-cut~ cookie baking sheets to make your kitchen clean-up a lot less tedious. Once you discover these sheets, you're never going back. This is perfect for the lazy cook because instead of greasing your baking sheet, you can just throw on one of these.

    A baking sheet used to decorate cookies

    Promising review: "I like the convenience of the sheets that are already cut to size. I use these almost all the time when baking! No issues with food sticking!" —Andibee00

    Price: $3.99

    21. A box grater with a measuring cup attached, so you'll never over- or under-grate whatever the recipes calls for. This also ensures a quick, clean, and easy clean-up for your kitchen. Let's be real here, after a day in the kitchen, you really don't want to deal with any mess.

    A model using a grater with a cup underneath

    Promising review: "Easy to use. I love the catch-all cup, which makes it easier to measure the correct amount needed." —rosie

    Price: $14.99

    22. A spoon rest so that you have a spot to hold your dirty spoon while you check your phone for a second. A spoon rest is a seriously underrated kitchen tool that everyone needs, so why not get a cute one?!

    A black and white spoon rest

    Promising review: "This spoon holder for the oven is amazing. Helps so much in the kitchen and is very easy to clean and put back for next time." —LorenD

    Price: $5

    23. A silicone pastry/basting brush to step up your BBQ game, or maybe you're using it for egg wash on your latest bread baking experiment? Bonus: this is super easy to clean!

    A silcone brush and other essentials

    Promising review: "nice supple brush, ample fullness to hold a lot of barbecue sauce." —maggie197

    Price: $5

    24. A clean/dirty sign for your home so you can figure out if the dishwasher was run or not. Plus, how nice is it to wake up in the morning and see the sign read ~clean~?

    A black and white, clean/dirty sign

    Promising review: "Love this reminder of the dishwasher status. We were tired of post-a-notes to identify clean and dirty. This little sign is perfect! Love Magnolia merchandise!" —Dishwasher Status Sign

    Price: $12.99

    25. A 20-piece meal prep container set for all the meal-preppers out there. This set comes with ~20~ containers, so you're set for a while. I love these containers because they're BPA-free and microwaveable!

    Model using meal prep containers

    Promising review: "Very durable and stacks nicely in the cabinet!" —Aisha

    Price: $9.99

    26. A new set of measuring cups and spoons for your ever-growing collection of measuring utensils. Let's be honest here, you can never have enough measuring cups and spoons, plus these look so sleek.

    A black, white and grey measuring set

    Promising review: "Great set of measuring cups and spoons. love the shape and look of these." —Stefanie

    Price: $5

    27. A cast-iron skillet because you deserve to treat yourself to something a little more luxe. This skillet comes pre-seasoned, and it's designed to be ~rust-resistant.~ Bonus: You can use this to cook basically everything, from cookie cakes to perfectly seasoned steaks.

    Cast iron skillets being used to cook outside

    Promising review: "I really like this pan. I prefer cast iron overall, and I needed a larger one than the 10" I have, and I find I use this more than I thought I would. The extra surface area is nice. It's seasoned well and works great on our gas range as well as in the oven. It is heavy, but I just lift it with two hands. I plan to buy a glass lid to fit it soon. Target had the best price I found for this brand and size by about $20." —ttonthestreet

    Price: $29.90

    28. An organization bin for snacks because this way you can keep track of every item stolen by your roommate or S.O. Plus, it looks super modern and stores an impressive amount of items.

    A snack sorter with items in it

    Promising review: "Just what I needed for the pantry! Love it." —Trying2organize

    Price: $19.99

    29. A grill pan, because it's not exactly easy to grill outside when it's negative degrees out. This grill pan will leave every item with those ~sexy~ grill marks — aka ready for the 'gram.

    A grill pan being used inside

    Promising review: "Love this brand, and it delivered beautifully "grilled" items!" —PhxAn

    Price: $35.99 (originally $39.99)

    30. A half-sheet baking pan to replace your warped and bent baking sheet. A good baking sheet will make your life 10x times easier, trust me.

    A baking sheet covered in roasted veggies

    Promising review: "Great quality sheet pans at a very reasonable price. I use these for sheet pan dinners, roasting vegetables, and baking cookies. Love." —Julie M

    Price: $10.99

    31. A defrosting tray to defrost everything a lot quicker (yes, it really works). We're not sure about the science behind these, but we can tell you it's not BS and the time it saves you is seriously incredible.

    A meat defrosting tray

    Promising review: "This really works! It definitely cuts down defrosting time. I've used it for meats and butter/cream cheese when baking." —Mlb8

    Price: $19.99

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