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    40 Things To Buy When You Finally Decide To Update Your Kitchen

    It's like an Extreme Makeover without the annoying camera crew taking over your house.

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    1. The beloved Always pan that can replace your fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest — so you can say hello to extra cabinet space!

    2. The forever iconic Magic Bullet (seriously, name a better infomercial — I'll wait) so you can whip up a perfectly blended smoothie and drink it right from the blender.

    Model using Magic Bullet blender

    3. An easily washable drip catcher to automatically mop up any water splashes and stop the back of your sink from getting gross and mildewy.

    4. A mini KitchenAid stand mixer so you can live out all of your Great British Baking Show dreams. It comes with over 10 attachments that can mix up doughs for fresh-baked cookies so you can save all your arm strength for actually eating them.

    5. A set of four color-coded cutting boards to help reduce your risk of cross-contamination when preparing meats and side dishes at the same time. They also come in a handy storage case so they'll always be in arm's reach instead of tucked away in a cabinet.

    6. This plant-based cleaner so you can finally wipe away those pesky fingerprints and grease marks that are making your stainless-steel appliances looks extra grimy.

    Reviewer's before/after of their kitchen stainless steel (fingerprinted before, shiny after)

    7. A cabinet paint kit to help give your kitchen an extreme home makeover without hiring an actual crew. It requires no stripping or priming, so you can start sprucing up your kitchen the moment it arrives.

    8. A panini press so you can stop settling for sad sandwiches and eat the crispy, golden-brown masterpieces you truly deserve.

    The panini press with a floating lid and a grilled sandwich inside

    9. A seven-in-one Instant Pot because, yes, it actually lives up to the hype. Whether you're slow cooking your favorite soup or looking to whip up some homemade yogurt, this magical pot does it all.

    10. An odor-neutralizing trashcan with a step-to-open pedal so you'll never have to put your hands on a dirty garbage lid ever again.

    A model stepping on the front pedal to open the stainless steel trash can

    11. A Nutribullet with powerful blades that can whip up basically anything you throw at it. Protein smoothies for breakfast? Homemade soup for dinner? Frozen margs for dessert?! This has you covered.

    The blender set whipping up a smoothie

    12. A handmade organizer for plastic storage bags so you can easily grab whatever size you need without fumbling around with bulky boxes.

    Handmade wooden sandwich bag dispenser placed on counter

    13. This extremely sleek acrylic block and 17-piece set of black knives that looks straight from the future. It even comes with a knife sharpener to keep them as sharp as the day you bought them.

    14. A Nespresso Vertuo so you can stop wasting your money on those daily morning latte runs and finally start making your own caffeinated concoctions at home. Your wallet will be eternally grateful.

    The espresso machine and milk frother on a counter

    15. A splurgeworthy (and award-winning!) stainless-steel cookware set including the ultimate pot and skillet. The pot is wide enough to roast a whole chicken and deep enough to boil a whopping two pounds of pasta. The nonstick skillet can tackle everything from eggs to salmon, and the matching lid fits perfectly on either one! You'll probably neglect all of your other pots and pans after buying these.

    16. This set of five stainless-steel mixing bowls with nonslip bottoms so you can get to stirring your homemade cake batter without accidentally spilling it all over the place. They're also easily stackable and have their own airtight lids, so they'll practically double your storage space.

    A model whisking eggs in one of the bowls, with other ingredients in the others

    17. A spacious yet compact air fryer to help you whip up some healthier versions of your favorite fried goodies. Just be forewarned — you'll be trying to air fry literally everything in your home once it arrives.

    18. A nonstick mini griddle so you can have a piping hot single-serve breakfast ready to go by the time you're done brushing your teeth. You can use it for everything from pancakes, eggs, and burgers to perfectly gooey cookies!

    19. A countertop paint kit that'll give your kitchen a full-on faux-granite makeover in three easy steps. Just apply the included primer, use the sponge to dab on the three mineral colors, and then seal it with the topcoat.

    20. A device to turn frozen fruit into a creamy soft-serve dessert so you can beat the heat and curb a sweet tooth without all the extra sugar.

    Model placing strawberry on top of bowl of soft serve under Yonanas machine

    21. An all-natural oven scrub made with gritty pumice stone so you can really go to town on that pizza that exploded and left a mess everywhere. It'll even clean all the hard-to-reach spots on your racks and oven door — because yes, those needs cleaning too.

    22. A peel-and-stick faux-gel tile backsplash to fool all your guests into thinking you gave your kitchen a complete overhaul — but in reality, you just quickly applied some heat-resistant stickers!

    23. This rapid egg cooker so you can quickly cook all of those eggs sitting in your fridge before they go bad. Whether you like 'em boiled, poached, or scrambled, this little device does it all.

    24. A four-in-one 12-speed immersion blender to help you whip up homemade soups, smoothies, and pureés with ease. It also takes up way less space than a traditional blender — and it's easier to clean!

    25. A user-friendly bread maker so you can ditch the flimsy sandwich bread you never use up before it expires and whip up some bakery-worthy loaves at home.

    Side view of Cuisinart bread maker

    26. A pendant-lighting conversion kit to make your recessed lights look way more decorative, cozy, and aesthetically pleasing.

    A display showing recess lighting that has been converted to pendant style lighting with red light shades

    27. An automatic can opener, because it's really time to leave the clunky manual one in the junk drawer where it belongs.

    28. A set of replacement drawer handles so you can easily give your kitchen a sleek, modern makeover with basically zero effort. A tiny change like this can go a surprisingly long way!

    29. A four-pack of fridge bins you can easily stack on top of each other to really maximize all that unused vertical space. Plus, it'll make the inside of your fridge look worthy of a Cribs episode.

    Four storage bins placed next to each other on fridge shelf

    30. An all-natural crispy Szechuan chili sauce so you can finally upgrade your boring condiment collection. It adds a spicy yet balanced kick to anything you put it on — pour some on everything from noodles to ice cream!

    Model eating noodles with Fly BY Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp sauce

    31. A mountable jar opener because you shouldn't have to use every bit of your upper body strength just to open a jar of jelly.

    Hand twisting mason jar on cabinet-mounted opener

    32. An electric indoor grill so you can enjoy delicious burgers, hot dogs, and grilled veggies 👏 all 👏 year 👏 long. The grill plate is completely removable, so it's also extremely easy to clean.

    33. A heavy-duty juicer, because it's time to face it: you're totally not getting enough fruits and veggies in your diet. Plus, it's the perfect way to use up your produce before it goes bad.

    Reviewer's juicer placed on kitchen counter

    34. A sink caddy to keep your dish-washing essentials in their proper place. It has a draining shelf at the bottom to keep everything clean and dry — and it's so sleek you might just be motivated to do your dishes every single night.

    The small rectangular holder with a clear drip tray in the bottom, two sponges and two scrubbers inside

    35. A 12-piece cookware set with a slick nonstick coating so you can finally upgrade all the pots and pans you've had since your first college dorm.

    The pot set

    36. An under-cabinet drawer to help you make use of all that awkward unused vertical space under your kitchen sink. You can keep all your cleaning supplies in one tidy space instead of throwing them in the corner and hoping they don't come tumbling out.

    37. A super-sleek and surprisingly spacious dish rack so you'll have a place to dry your embarrassingly giant pile of dishes that's been left in the sink all weekend. It happens.

    Chrome Plated Steel Dish Rack with Tray placed on counter near sink

    38. And an anti-fatigue mat to keep your feet cozy and your back feeling supported while you tackle those dishes.

    A model standing on the black rectangular mat

    39. An Aerogarden so you can have fresh herbs on hand whenever you want — no green thumb required. It even has a handy "vacation mode" to keep your tiny garden looking spiffy while you're out of town.

    A reviewer's Aerogarden, which is a base with plant pods growing out of it and a light stand over it

    40. And a sous vide cooker so you'll never have to worry about under- or overcooking your food ever again.

    A sous vide chute in a pot of water with food inside a sealed bag

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