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38 Kitchen Products That Will Make Cooking So Much More Fun

A spoon shaped like a monstera leaf counts as a practical purchase right?

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1. A pig-shaped pancake skillet you might want to ~hog~ all for yourself.

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Promising review: "I've seen a lot of reviews about how difficult this is to use. I found the perfect solution: two pans! Start with the shaped skillet, but have another skillet ready on another burner. When your pancake is ready to be flipped, simply dump it out into the normal skillet. I just did this and my piggy pancakes turned out perfect! I love this product and so does my 6-year-old!" —Katie

Get it from Amazon for $7.55 (also available in three other shapes).

2. A pack of cookie sheets and emoji cookie cutters for when you want your baking skills to leave everyone speechless.

It comes with three cookie sheets and four cookie cutters.Promising review: "I love these cookie cutters!! My kids love to make emoji cookies and treats! We've used the pans a few times and they are super easy to clean! No need to put them in the dishwasher because food just slips right off." —afm55Get the set from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $9.97.
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It comes with three cookie sheets and four cookie cutters.

Promising review: "I love these cookie cutters!! My kids love to make emoji cookies and treats! We've used the pans a few times and they are super easy to clean! No need to put them in the dishwasher because food just slips right off." —afm55

Get the set from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $9.97.

3. A monstera lea-shaped slotted spoon to encourage you to add some more leafy greens to your soup.

Get it from Animi Causa for $16.99.
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Get it from Animi Causa for $16.99.

4. A carrot whisk so you can do your best Bugs Bunny impression while baking.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

5. Squirrel rice paddles you'll go ~nuts~ for.

Promising review: "What's not to love? It's a funny, useful product that also makes a great conversation piece. I was happily surprised that for the price, these aren't just cute decor for your kitchen. These are made well and come out just fine from the dishwasher. One drawback: Children will want to play with them, so you might need to find out where they were last (stirring mud pudding, poking at bugs, etc.). This is where getting three came in handy. One never leaves the kitchen. The other two can scamper about with the children poking or stirring whatever gross things that you definitely wouldn't want anywhere near your own food." —Crochet Can You SeeGet a pack of three from Amazon for $6.95 or one from Jet for $5.79.
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Promising review: "What's not to love? It's a funny, useful product that also makes a great conversation piece. I was happily surprised that for the price, these aren't just cute decor for your kitchen. These are made well and come out just fine from the dishwasher. One drawback: Children will want to play with them, so you might need to find out where they were last (stirring mud pudding, poking at bugs, etc.). This is where getting three came in handy. One never leaves the kitchen. The other two can scamper about with the children poking or stirring whatever gross things that you definitely wouldn't want anywhere near your own food." —Crochet Can You See

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.95 or one from Jet for $5.79.

6. A set of unicorn measuring cups with horns that double as pouring spouts.

Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.99 or Modcloth for $15.
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Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.99 or Modcloth for $15.

7. A tea towel reminding you to stay cool-headed, even when the guests arrive an hour early and nothing is ready yet.

Get it from TheNeighborgoods on Etsy for $18.
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Get it from TheNeighborgoods on Etsy for $18.

8. A pair of hot oven mitts that will hopefully be the only flames in your kitchen.

Get them from Animi Causa for $23.99.
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Get them from Animi Causa for $23.99.

9. A kitchen witch that rides your spoon so you'll always have a place for your utensils when you need to walk away from your bubbling cauldron.

Get it from Amazon for $12.56.
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Get it from Amazon for $12.56.

10. A flower-shaped can opener that's really opening up some new kitchen design ideas.

Promising review: "I never want to be without this can opener! Love that the handle makes it so easy to use. Very good quality and I've had my first one for several years." —SuzieGet it from Amazon for $15.01.
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Promising review: "I never want to be without this can opener! Love that the handle makes it so easy to use. Very good quality and I've had my first one for several years." —Suzie

Get it from Amazon for $15.01.

11. Or some floral kitchen tools and a crock so you can always have a bouquet waiting for you in the kitchen.

Get the six-piece set from Amazon for $19.89 or Walmart for $28.60.
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Get the six-piece set from Amazon for $19.89 or Walmart for $28.60.

12. Colorful storage jars with cork lids because your snacks deserve a home as nice as they taste.

Get a set of three from Amazon for $30+ (also available in smaller sizes for $21+) or Amara for $43 (available in two color schemes).
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Get a set of three from Amazon for $30+ (also available in smaller sizes for $21+) or Amara for $43 (available in two color schemes).

13. A set of food dice for those days when you're willing to leave dinner up to chance.

The primary five dice have protein options, cooking methods, grains/carbs choices, herbs, and bonus ingredients. The other four cubes have vegetable suggestions. Roll some dice the next time you're stumped and get one of 186,000 possible combinations! Get a pack of nine dice from Uncommon Goods for $24.
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The primary five dice have protein options, cooking methods, grains/carbs choices, herbs, and bonus ingredients. The other four cubes have vegetable suggestions. Roll some dice the next time you're stumped and get one of 186,000 possible combinations!

Get a pack of nine dice from Uncommon Goods for $24.

14. A Totoro apron so you'll always have a sous chef nearby.

Get it from Amazon for $8.96.
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Get it from Amazon for $8.96.

15. An avocado spoon rest to make everyone green with envy when they see it.

Get it from Amazon for $9.90.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

16. A patterned slow cooker that's so pretty, you'll want to watch it work all day.

Promising review: "Mama is very happy with this slow cooker and its beautiful design. The high and low settings are timed perfectly and the warm setting actually keeps things warm instead of overcooking the food." —JerryT9789Get it from Walmart for $24.96 (available in four patterns).
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Promising review: "Mama is very happy with this slow cooker and its beautiful design. The high and low settings are timed perfectly and the warm setting actually keeps things warm instead of overcooking the food." —JerryT9789

Get it from Walmart for $24.96 (available in four patterns).

17. Mouse card holders to make your Cracker Barrel cheese board look way fancier.

Get it from Anthropologie for $8.
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Get it from Anthropologie for $8.

18. A set of rainbow knives that will be a hue-ge improvement over your other cutlery.

Promising review: "I have been needing new knives for years and finally found these. I'm very happy I picked them up at such a super price. They are heavier (as in well-made, not a pain to cut with) than I expected and feel like they deserve to wear the Cuisinart name, definitely quality knives. Super sharp, I am used to really old dull knives so no doubt these will inflict injury on my unsuspecting fingers at some point, lol." —BurghGalGet a set of 12 from Amazon for $12.99 or Macy's for $29.99.
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Promising review: "I have been needing new knives for years and finally found these. I'm very happy I picked them up at such a super price. They are heavier (as in well-made, not a pain to cut with) than I expected and feel like they deserve to wear the Cuisinart name, definitely quality knives. Super sharp, I am used to really old dull knives so no doubt these will inflict injury on my unsuspecting fingers at some point, lol." —BurghGal

Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $12.99 or Macy's for $29.99.

19. Leafy green measuring cups to make every recipe feel like a refreshing, tropical dish.

Get a set of four from World Market for $7.79.
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Get a set of four from World Market for $7.79.

20. A sweet egg pan so you can make eggs for someone you heart.

Get it in red from Amazon for $18.99 (also available in a six-inch pan for $3.99).
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Get it in red from Amazon for $18.99 (also available in a six-inch pan for $3.99).

21. A ceramic pie plate for making pies that rival the ones from Double R Diner.

Get it from ThinkGeek for $29.99.
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Get it from ThinkGeek for $29.99.

22. A bear-y adorable trivet to protect your table from hot pots.

No bears were injured in the making of this silicone kitchen tool.Get a brown one from Amazon for $14.90.
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No bears were injured in the making of this silicone kitchen tool.

Get a brown one from Amazon for $14.90.

23. A set of cat serving bowls so you can lay out the purrfect spread for your guests.

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Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.95.

24. A 19-piece kitchen set featuring spatulas, measuring cups and spoons, strainers, tongs, a whisk — and an emoji timer!

Promising review: "I am immensely happy with these items! I have a normal set of pots and pans from my family, but I don’t have anything that’s uniquely me. This set was PERFECT. These are not only statement pieces but also high quality products that improve my cooking." —Katiel414 Get the set from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $39.76.
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Promising review: "I am immensely happy with these items! I have a normal set of pots and pans from my family, but I don’t have anything that’s uniquely me. This set was PERFECT. These are not only statement pieces but also high quality products that improve my cooking." —Katiel414

Get the set from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $39.76.

25. A piano cheese board with a place for utensils under the hood.

The bamboo cheese board comes with two stainless steel cheese knives and a corkscrew. Get it from World Market for $55.95.
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The bamboo cheese board comes with two stainless steel cheese knives and a corkscrew.

Get it from World Market for $55.95.

26. A set of cheerful food storage containers to actually get you excited about leftovers.

They're made with bamboo fiber and have flexible plastic lids. Get a set of three from Modcloth for $22.
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They're made with bamboo fiber and have flexible plastic lids.

Get a set of three from Modcloth for $22.

27. Cat coasters that will really come in handy when you finally invest in a new coffee table after your cat scratched up the last one.

Promising review: "They are exactly as described. Super Cute!! The only problem is I can not use them as coasters — they are too cute." —NanaGet a pack of six from Amazon for $10.79.
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Promising review: "They are exactly as described. Super Cute!! The only problem is I can not use them as coasters — they are too cute." —Nana

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.79.

28. A copper compost bin to get even Oscar the Grouch excited about eco-friendly waste management.

Get it from World Market for $39.99.
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Get it from World Market for $39.99.

29. An egg cooker that doubles as decor. Never overcook an egg again and impress all your guests with your egg-cellent taste.

See BuzzFeed's full review of the Dash egg cooker.Promising review: "I love this little appliance. I have a small kitchen and thought long and hard before buying another corded kitchen gadget. But honestly, I use this little guy more than my mini Kitchenaid stand mixer, my Ninja food processor, and my handheld mixer! And it is pretty small — all the small parts fit inside for storage. Fantastic for food prep. Makes hardboiled eggs like a dream. Perfect texture, peels flawlessly, and so fast compared to the stove top method. I can't wait to make deviled eggs for a party." —J BatGet it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in four colors) or Walmart for $22.86.
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See BuzzFeed's full review of the Dash egg cooker.

Promising review: "I love this little appliance. I have a small kitchen and thought long and hard before buying another corded kitchen gadget. But honestly, I use this little guy more than my mini Kitchenaid stand mixer, my Ninja food processor, and my handheld mixer! And it is pretty small — all the small parts fit inside for storage. Fantastic for food prep. Makes hardboiled eggs like a dream. Perfect texture, peels flawlessly, and so fast compared to the stove top method. I can't wait to make deviled eggs for a party." —J Bat

Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in four colors) or Walmart for $22.86.

30. A set of agate cheese knives for a platter that really rocks.

Get a set of four from Amara for $36.
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Get a set of four from Amara for $36.

31. Specially shaped cutting boards so you don't have to risk cross-contamination.

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Get the pack of three on the left for $25.99 or a pack of four on the right for $8.34 from Amazon.

32. A cat-shaped peeler to get you ~feline~ great about cooking every night.

Get it from Amazon for $12.90.
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Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

33. A whimsical cookbook holder so you can properly see the next step without covering your recipe book in flour.

Promising review: "I originally had decided not to purchase the cookbook holder, but I'm glad I changed my mind. I'm thrilled with it. It's made of wood and very sturdy. The painting is beautifully done. It is a quality made item. I am very pleased with this little book holder." —Mommyof4 Get it from Walmart for $21.84.
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Promising review: "I originally had decided not to purchase the cookbook holder, but I'm glad I changed my mind. I'm thrilled with it. It's made of wood and very sturdy. The painting is beautifully done. It is a quality made item. I am very pleased with this little book holder." —Mommyof4

Get it from Walmart for $21.84.

34. A set of spice shakers that turns your salt into snow and your chili flakes into autumn leaves.

They're like snow globes with edible snow!Get it from Apollo Box for $25 (available in seasons or animals).
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They're like snow globes with edible snow!

Get it from Apollo Box for $25 (available in seasons or animals).

35. A garlic baker because anyone who has tried fresh roasted garlic has never looked back.

Promising review: "I love this clay pot, which is perfect for garlic, beets, and sweet potatoes. It's perfect for two servings. You will not believe how tender and flavorful vegetables taste baked in clay dishes. The glaze protects the bottom of dish so it's easy to clean." —Tamera KnightGet it from Amazon for $14.99.
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Promising review: "I love this clay pot, which is perfect for garlic, beets, and sweet potatoes. It's perfect for two servings. You will not believe how tender and flavorful vegetables taste baked in clay dishes. The glaze protects the bottom of dish so it's easy to clean." —Tamera Knight

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

36. A pasta measurer so you never end up cooking the wrong portion of spaghetti again.

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.
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Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

37. A sassy oven mitt you can really relate to when it's your turn to cook.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in five designs) or Firebox for $18.49 (available in two designs).
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Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in five designs) or Firebox for $18.49 (available in two designs).

38. And an elaborate, tiered crane serving tray because if you're cooking, it better be displayed in the most extra way possible.

Get it from Anthropologie for $328.
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Get it from Anthropologie for $328.

Beware: With this stuff, everyone is going to wanna watch you cook.

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