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    15 Products And Kits You Need If You're Getting Kinda Bored In The Kitchen

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    1. A mini waffle maker so you can pop out tiny, tasty treats. These are the perfect size for waffle sandwiches, just saying.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "So easy to use, and the waffles come out great. I got the purple and the color is so pretty. You could easily travel with this as well." β€”ambe

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    2. A ravioli press to make fresh pasta pillows at home and stuff 'em with whatever you want. Dessert ravioli? No one can stop you!

    Williams Sonoma

    The mold helps you make 12 perfectly even ravioli every time. It also comes with a lil' rolling pin to get the dough juuuust right.

    Promising review: "Makes uniform ravioli. I find spraying the mold works better than dusting with flour. Also, I find it easier to removed the ravioli from the mold if you do not completely cut through the dough. Taking the raviolis out attached, then separating them works great. Once you find what works best for you, it is easy to use." β€”LOC1

    Get it from Williams Sonoma for $26.95.

    3. A personal ice cream maker so you can create whatever weird flavors you yearn for all by yourself. Maybe the world isn't ready for your marshmallow kiwi ice cream, but you sure are.


    Promising review: "I own this and love it so I sent one to two of my children. They are enjoying making ice cream and send me pictures of the ice cream they make. It's so easy to use and makes really good ice cream." β€”Kimberly

    Get it from Kohl's for $79.99 (available in three colors).

    4. Or a ball that makes ice cream as it gets kicked around, in case you want to work for your dessert.

    LL Bean

    Add ingredients, kick around the ball for 20 minutes, and then enjoy your frosty treat.

    Promising review: "Gave to my cousin's daughter as a birthday gift. The whole family uses it. They can monitor the amount of sugar going into it. They also use it for yogurt. Great gift." β€”CN44

    Get it from L.L.Bean for $39.95.

    5. A mini doughnut toaster for bite-sized goodies right at home.

    Urban Outfitters

    The toaster comes wth two tray inserts and toasts eight mini doughnuts in just three minutes.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $40.

    6. A cotton candy machine to welcome into your home when you want carnival snacks without the rest of the carnival.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    This particular cotton candy machine is cool because you can use the usual sugar OR hard candies of your choice.

    Promising review: "The product works great and is easy to clean. The Nostalgia flossing sugar kit is a must for best results, and comes with four extra cones. We tried it with crushed up cherry candy canes, but these don't give more than a small amount of fluff. We tried adding some of the crushed up candy cane to the vanilla flossing sugar for flavor, and it works really well, as does the flossing sugar alone. We have not yet tried other hard candies, nor other brands of flossing sugar. If making several bunches of cotton candy, we find that it is best to clean the plastic bowl at least every second time. Buildup on the bowl can affect how well the cotton forms. Fabulous machine for the price." β€”PeggyL

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $29.99.

    7. A mochi ice cream-making kit for people who like their cold treats in easy-to-grab form.


    Promising review: "My daughter and I had a fun time putting these together and they taste just like the mochi you get in a store or restaurant!" β€”kim

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $30.

    8. A dehydrator for dried fruits, jerky, fruit leather, spices, dog treats, and any other thirsty-looking foods.

    Crate & Barrel

    Promising review:"This dehydrator works well. I have dried multiple fruits and have made fruit leather with good results each time. It cleans up easily and is fun to use." β€”Jakem

    Get it from Crate & Barrel for $69.95.

    9. A kombucha starter kit with everything you need to make that vinegary fave at home, including your own slimey SCOBY.


    Each kit includes a 1-gallon glass jar, a cotton cloth jar cover, organic black tea, organic cane sugar, a tea bag, a claim code to get free SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria & Yeast), and instructions.

    Promising review: "This kit changed my world, can't wait to never buy kombucha again and keep trying new recipes! This was easy to use (including redeeming SCOBY) and the directions was to the point and simple to follow. I loved that everything needed for the first brew was included from the tea and sugar to jar with its cloth and tight elastic." β€”Hope

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $40.

    10. A fermentation kit that turns mason jars into tiny vessels you can fill with all your hopes and dreams (pickles and kimchi).

    Nourish Essentials, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    The kit comes with four multipurpose lids, fermenting caps, extractor pump, and recipe book, but you need to get your own mason jars. The special caps let carbon dioxide escape without allowing oxygen to enter so your jars won't like, explode. I recently used one to make a jar of pickles and somehow they were not only edible, but actually pretty good!

    Get it from Nourish Essentials for $35.99.

    11. A 46-piece Wilton decorating kit so your frosting art can impress the heck out of your roommates.

    Sur La Table

    It comes with 18 tips, a spatula, coupler, 24 bags, and storage case.

    Get it from Sur La Table for $39.95.

    12. A beer-making kit with everything you need to convert your kitchen into a brewery.

    Brooklyn Brew Shop

    It comes with a gallon jug, thermometer, cleanser, tubing, racking cane and tip, chambered airlock, screw-cap stopper, and mix (grain, hops and yeast). You can make tasty brews like Everyday IPA, Jalapeno Saison, and Grapefruit Honey Ale. I've tried the saison at a beer festival a few years ago and confirm it's really good!

    Get it from Brooklyn Brew Shop for $45+ (available in many, many types).

    13. An old school butter churner so you can feel like you're at Colonial Williamsburg while working on your own toast coverings.


    Promising review: "This little gadget is surprisingly efficient and fun to watch butter form in a few minutes. I make two batches, one for remaining the best sweet butter (unsalted), or adding honey or cinnamon to, and one for adding a touch of Himalayan salt and garden herbs." β€”Gadget Lover

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $39.

    14. A DIY hot sauce making kit in case you're tired of the spicy offerings sold at the grocery store.


    Each kit comes with ingredients and instructions to make six different hot sauces based on guided recipes, and includes the bottles and cute lil' stickers to put on them when you're done.

    Promising review: "Lifetime of hot sauce. The very informative instructions not only guide you through making a few (very delicious!) hot sauces for now, they also teach you how to make them with your own ingredients in the future." β€”Gigi

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $35.

    15. And a make-your-own cheese kit with all the tools you need to create mozzarella and ricotta, two Italian icons.

    Urban Cheesecraft/Etsy

    Each kit comes with mesh, cheesecloth, a thermometer, rennet tablets, citric acid, and flake salt β€” you just supply the milk.

    Promising review: "Kit arrived quickly and as described. Fun and easy to make some yummy cheese!" β€”Maurice

    Get it from Urban Cheesecraft on Etsy for $21.75 (originally $29).

    They also have kits for Mascarpone & Burrata, Goat Cheese, and vegan/paleo cheese!

    Have fun!


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