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39 Highly Reviewed Kitchen Products That Might Convince You To Cook

Hear me out — it might just be the right time to buy yourself a pizza oven.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. An oil mister that'll help you perfectly cover all of your ingredients without getting your hands covered in grease.

reviewer spraying vegetables with the oil spray
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Promising review: "This is a great item for lightly spraying salads, roasting vegetables, or adding some oil to a prepared plate of pasta. Avoids using more oil than necessary so that’s a savings right there. I also use it to put a light coating of oil on all my cast-iron cookware to prevent rust. Best of all, it looks great on the dinner table. Lots of uses which really makes it an asset in the kitchen. It seems that it should last a while so I think it is worth the few bucks spent." —Clancy

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

2. A set of three fermentation lids you can use with an array of jars to bring some scientific fun into your next cooking sesh. You'll be making your own pickles and kimchi in no time at all!

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Promising review: "I am a first-time fermenter and was very pleased with this kit. I made dill pickles and some mixed veggies (cauliflower, carrots, onions, and green beans). They all turned out yummy. I used half-gallon jars and the glass weights, and didn't have any mold problems! I was not prepared for the smells though. Love this product as it makes it so easy to get some tasty probiotics into your gut." —Claudia Turner

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

3. A bread maker you'll wonder why you waited so long to buy after realizing how absolutely incredible it is to have the scent of freshly baked bread wafting through your kitchen and how easy it is to use. Is anyone else drooling?

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This machine comes with settings to let you make bread gluten free, decide what kind of crust you want, and add little mix-ins like fruit and nuts by reminding you partway through the bread-making process to add them. The inside is also dishwasher safe, so there's less cleanup and more bread consumption.

Promising review: "My husband and I cannot stop baking. This arrived over a week ago and we have made two loaves or dough or jam daily! I can't speak for its longevity (I hope it's excellent, it seems sturdy!) but this puppy can crank out some delicious household staples. Pizza dough, fresh bread, *French* bread, bread with fruit or nuts, CAKE, and yes even JAM!! Amazing! It can tackle anything. Cleanup is ridiculously easy, just don't scratch the nonstick surface! The recipes need some tweaking to calibrate with your specific machine (I found that most needed more moisture), but some of the mistakes are still tasty! I was skeptical of the jam-making feature and ended up being extremely impressed." —Ether

Get it from Amazon for $67.99.

4. A sleek utensil that'll act as a slotted spoon, spatula, turner, and a slicer and dicer (just use the edge!). Who knew one lil' kitchen tool could be used for so many things.

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Promising review: "Give it a cap and a costume, this is the only thing I need in the kitchen! I am often looking for tools that can replace the 30 others I have collected in my kitchen. I have used this to flip grilled cheese, stir red beans and rice, strain Brussel's sprouts, and taste sauce. I used the flat edge to cut onions that were too large once in the pot and scrape the bottom of the pan. The uni-tool feels nice in my hand, has held up fine in multiple dishwashings, and has allowed me to toss a few kitchen tools that have become obsolete." —Hiawhatha

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

5. A SinkShroom strainer you won't know how you lived without because it'll keep your kitchen sink unclogged no matter how much gunk you fill it with.

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I bought this for myself and OMG. This thing REALLY works. Usually when my husband makes sauce from scratch I'm left with chunks of tomatoes throughout my sink and water that WILL NOT drain — that was until I bought the SinkShroom. My mom was so impressed she bought one, too. It's a serious game changer.

Promising review: "I’ve been a fan of the SinkShroom and TubShroom, and this is the best product from the line so far. My kitchen sinks simply do not clog any more, so there’s no more reaching into a bunch of water to unclog anything with my hand." —Brady Amerson

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

6. A handheld knife sharpener that'll bring your most used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying your countertop or cutting boards.

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Promising review: "I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product! Now I don't have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore." —Rodrigo

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four styles).

Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.

7. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of your oven from any overflow/oozing and let you continue pretending you're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry free.

drops of hot liquid on the bottom of the oven on top of the liner
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Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." —Artset Outset

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99.

8. Oven mitts you'll love ~beary~ much — especially because they're actually heat resistant.

a reviewer wearing an oven mitt that looks like a bear claw
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Promising review: "I PULLED THE COOKIES OUT OF THE OVEN WITH MY BEAR HANDS. I COULD NEVER BEAR TO BE WITHOUT THESE. MY ENTIRE FAMILY IS GOING TO MURDER ME WITH THEIR BEAR HANDS BECAUSE OF ALL THE BEAR PUNS I'M MAKING NOW." —Kate B

Get them from Amazon for $19.79+ (available in two colors).

9. A touchscreen toaster that'll make you feel like you're living in the year 3000 alongside the Jonas Brothers each time you enjoy a bagel or a waffle.

Model touching screen on Revolution toaster
Revolution Cooking

Promising review: "I have to say, this toaster was well worth the investment. This one beat my old toaster by a mile in terms of how fast it toasts, and it adjusts easily and well to waffles and bagels. The toaster has a fantastic digital display too. I love the 10-second countdown feature so I can get my butter in place and slather it on while the toast is hot. The design is sleek and elegant, and my favorite surprise is the analog clock display. This makes my old toaster obsolete (it's now collecting dust in the bottom cupboard)." —Rob

Get it from Amazon for $279.95.

10. Reusable baking cups so you can say "see ya!" to getting frustrated while attempting to peel the paper off your freshly baked muffins and cupcakes.

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And! It's way less wasteful and more environmentally friendly to reuse those colorful cups instead of paper ones!

Promising review: "I have always wanted to buy silicone cups because I love to bake (but hate foil and paper cups), so I'm glad I finally got around to it. These are perfect. They are fun and colorful, and despite feeling thin, they are very durable and hold up to oven temperatures no problem. I didn't have to adjust baking times, or grease the cups. My muffins came out really easily with minimal residue. A little tedious to clean because the crumbs get caught in the grooves, but not a huge deal. I just flipped them inside out and scrubbed with hot water and soap. I would definitely recommend these for any baker!" —Paula

Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $5.86.

11. An Always Pan, complete with a nonstick surface, a vented top, a mesh basket for steaming, and a high-quality spoon that hooks onto the handle — you'll basically only ever want to use this pan. My apologies to your current ones.

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BuzzFeed editor Bek O'Connell loves her Our Place pan:

"I have and love this pan! It just feels really nice to hold. The nesting spoon is absolutely genius, everything cooks evenly, and food just glides right off with minimal effort. If you hate scrubbing, consider getting this! Also, Our Place was founded by Shiza Shahid, along with Amir Tehrani and Zach Rosner. She's a Pakistani social entrepreneur who also cofounded the nonprofit Malala Fund, which promotes education for young girls."

Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in four colors).

Check out our full review of Our Place's Always Pan.

12. An ever-popular Instant Pot with so many uses you'll need to take a deep breath before deciding what to make with it first.

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The Duo Plus replaces nine common kitchen appliances. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, warm, sterilize...and oh, it makes cakes too. Read all about why the Instant Pot is changing how we cook in our full review of the Instant Pot.

Promising Review: "Perfect addition to the Instant Pot family. This little pot does the same incredible job as its bigger brother and sisters. Great for making the side dishes or smaller main dishes. If you haven't gotten on board the Instant Pot train, do not hesitate! This mini pot even makes yogurt. The benefits to pressure cooking are numerous, using the Instant Pot makes it incredibly easy. Can you tell I'm completely smitten with this little appliance?! It proudly sits on my counter and is used nearly every single day." —Prairie Princess

Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in three sizes).

13. A drawer organizer to keep utensils in order so you won't find yourself fumbling through a disaster zone in an attempt to find a serving spoon.

a neatly organized drawer with the utensils
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BuzzFeed editor Chelsea Stuart has used this product to make her kitchen feel less chaotic: "Just got this and it has freed up SO much space in our cutlery drawer that we can now store teas, small Tupperware, etc. vs. before it was just a mess of utensils."

Promising review: "I had never seen this before I bought it, and holy crap it changed my life. So. Much. Room. There is so much room left in my drawer now that I moved stuff from another drawer and I have an entirely empty drawer in my kitchen now. Now only HALF the drawer is silverware and the other half is spatulas and cooking utensils. It is great. It also seems very sturdy. Highly recommend." —van31050

Get it from Amazon for $9.56.

14. A rapid egg cooker that'll make your breakfast faster than you can say, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"

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One little machine that can whip up hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and omelets? Sounds magical! And let me tell you — it is. Get one of these egg-cellent appliances ASAP.

Promising review: "If you are on the fence about getting one of these, GET ONE. It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg, no guesswork. Just have an ice bath ready next to the cooker and let the eggs sit for a minute or two in there...peels come right off. :) Makes healthy eating a breeze in the morning! Where has this been all my life!??!?" —rebecca

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in eight colors).

Check out our deep dive into the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker.

15. Silicone baking mats to keep your baking sheets nice 'n' clean. Let's be honest, no one enjoys scraping pans for an hour after making dinner.

chocolate covered strawberries on top of a baking sheet
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Promising review: "I love these mats and added more to my collection. Food (and/or baking) doesn't stick, I don't have to spray or butter the pans which eliminates the chore of having to scrub them or disclosing the pans. Great modern convenience for the busy cook." —Cindy from CHICAGO, IL

Get a set of two from Wayfair for $14.99.

Learn more about the Artisan Silicone Baking Mats here!

16. A cutting board and strainer combo, because who wouldn't appreciate a 2-in-1 item that'll save 'em room in their kitchen?

a white and red cutting board with a strainer built into it
Amazon

Promising review: "This is one of my favorite things I have purchased for our tiny apartment! It's a pretty good size cutting board and I can see it fitting over most sinks. I LOVE the bowl inside that can let wet ingredients drain liquid directly into the sink. It's seriously SO nice to have this when you're limited on counter space!" —Atara

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

17. Stainless-steel mixing bowls that'll nest nicely inside one another so you won't have to worry about where the heck you're going to store six bowls in your tiny (but efficient!) kitchen.

a stack of stainless steel bowls
Amazon

Promising review: "These bowls are AWESOME! Whether I'm mixing cake batter or cookie dough, putting together pasta salad or mixing nuts before baking them for hostess gifts this past holiday season, these bowls were phenomenal. You can really get in there and stir up the contents whether you're using a hand mixer or a spatula. These were a great buy and I am delighted with them. I honestly use them every other day and they are great to store the finished product in until you're ready to pretty it up for serving. Can't say enough good things about this set of bowls." —Ema Nnep

Get a set of six from Amazon for $22.99.

18. A lemon squeezer you can use to literally live out the old saying "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." It'll make adding freshly squeezed citrus into your recipes easier than ever.

a yellow and green lemon squeezer
Amazon

My mom got one of these and continues to rave about it to me each time she uses it. I wasn't sure what all the hype was about until I watched how easily she was able to squeeze a slew of lemons for a recipe she was working on. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Promising review: "This thing changed my life! We have a very high-yielding lemon tree and I dreaded the though of hand squeezing hundreds of lemons this year. This tool makes it effortless to get all the juice out of citrus. I ordered one for my mom, who has arthritis in her wrists, and she loves it too." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four styles).

19. An adjustable rolling pin that'll help you roll any dough to a specific width. I see a lot of pizza, pies, and cookies in your future ;).

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Promising review: "OMG! I have been looking for this my whole life! I make sugar cookies and I like them pretty thick and it is hard to roll them out evenly. This is PERFECT...and I mean PERFECT!! I baked three batches of cutout sugar cookies in less than an hour an a half!!! No joke! I was going to buy one of those cookie things with the sidebars but they are over $50. This works amazingly well and the price is perfect. Great product!!!" —L. Stanley

Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in two styles).

20. A handheld garlic press you'll be ready to *rock 'n' roll* with right out of the package — don't plan to invite any vampires over for dinner.

the rolling handheld garlic press
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Promising review: "Easy to use! Easy to clean! Superior to a press and easier to use! No need for hesitation! Go ahead and buy it! You won't be disappointed!" — T. Star

Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

21. A jar of Sichuan Chili Crisp to add some *spice* to any dish (seriously, you can even put this on ice cream!). You'll be drooling over this jar in no time at all.

chili sauce on ice cream that says good on everything seriously
Amazon

Fly By Jing is an Asian-owned and woman-owned small business that sells an array of delicious sauces that'll spice up your life in the best way possible. BuzzFeed writer Jonathan Mazzei tried it and loves it:

"I got this sauce as a gift, and I have been obsessed ever since I tried it. It combines the most prized Sichuan peppercorns with fragrant dried chilies, fermented black beans, garlic, shallots and more for a numbing, umami-rich flavor that has enhanced truly everything I've tried it on — without overpowering the other flavors. I've been struggling to find the right sauce to take my home-cooked dishes to the next level, and let me tell you, this is it! Plus, the packaging is super cute and thoughtful, and mine even came with a beautiful little zine that includes a breakdown of the ingredients, some amazing recipe ideas, and more!" 

Get it from Amazon for $15.28.

22. A compact 8-in-1 spiralizer that'll grate cheese, juice fruits, cut ribbon, and *so* much more. This lil' gadget really does it all.

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BuzzFeed editor *and* zoodle-lover Emma Lord is obsessed with this gadget:

"I recently purchased this because it was my cheapest option for making zoodles, and also because my apartment is the size of a shoebox and there was no room for anything bigger. I LOVE how easy it is to swap out the caps to do other things, too — I've started grating my own cheeses and feel very fancy. But mostly I just love that it's very safe to use (it comes with a finger guard!), super easy to figure out, very compact, and even has measurements on the inside of the cup if you're ever portioning things out for a recipe."

Promising review: "LOVE THIS. I absolutely love this. So far I've used the thicker spiralizer, two of the grater things, and then the juicer. I love how easy this makes keeping everything together. And it's sharp so it actually cuts through things without you needing to work super hard to do it. The only thing I don't love is that the spiralizers are a bit hard to clean, but I guess that's with all of them? Not sure, this is the first I've owned. But, overall I'd recommend it. :)" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

23. An air fryer (from the makers of the INSTANT POT!!), perfect for anyone who hasn't always been a big fan of leftovers but wants to make the most of all their delicious homemade meals. Best of all? You can crisp up your fave foods without all that oil.

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BuzzFeed editor Hannah Loewentheil finally caved and bought an air fryer while in quarantine, and she's glad she did:

"I'd been contemplating buying an air fryer for quite some time, but it wasn't until I found myself cooking every night with my family due to COVID-19 that I finally decided it was the right time to get one. Friends of mine were raving about their new Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, so after reading similar feedback on Amazon, I decided it looked like a winner. And it happens to be made by the same company that makes the crowd-favorite Instant Pot. I figured I would be using this appliance primarily as air air fryer, but as an added bonus, it can also roast, broil, bake, reheat, and dehydrate food.

"I've had this air fryer for about three weeks now, and I can honestly say it's become the hero of my kitchen. It preheats quickly, it's large enough to hold a good amount of food at once, it's easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I've been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you're cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don't get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don't mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there's no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn't believe I made this at home!!"

Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

Check out the full review, plus some air fryer recipe suggestions for more!

24. A Magic Bullet blender you can count on to help you re-create the green juice or smoothies you used to pick up on your way to the office.

a model blending fruit in the magic bullet
Amazon

Promising review: "I use this almost every morning. This was my savior during the quarantine part of the pandemic when I was working from home. I was able to easily make smoothies for breakfast or a snack instead of eating junk. Blended quickly and easily, easy to clean, and came with so many cups and travel options I was able to continue my healthy habit when I went back to work!" —Marissa Vittorio

Get it from Amazon for $29.88.

25. An instant-read digital thermometer, so you'll never have to guess "is my steak cooked?" again. You can grill with confidence!

The thermometer and sheath
Amazon

Promising review: "As a working chef for over 30 years, I've gone through dozens of thermometers, and this one stands out. I actually purchased this by accident while buying several thermometers to try with the intent of buying a dozen for my crew. I was looking for thermometers that can be field calibrated and as far as I can tell, this one can't. But I intend to buy more of these because they are accurate, easy to read, and just more pleasant to use. They are tough, and I love the ring on the end; I keep this one hanging on a hook near our ranges so I don't have to hunt it down. It does not ride easily in my chef's coat, but that is due to the longer probe. Which I LOVE. In two weeks I have used this one thermometer over 130 times, all with pleasure." —Cetaceous Dave

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

26. A dishwasher-safe silicone soup cube tray complete with a lid, a must-have for anyone who fully embraces soup season but has no use for a giant vat of soup — you can freeze these in individual portions. As TikTok says: gorgeous, gorgeous girls love soup!

The silicone tray filled with soup next to a bowl with one of the frozen squares
Amazon

Promising review: "I'm extremely happy with my Souper Cubes! I cook chili and soup and always make too much, having the ability to freeze serving-size portions is perfect. Saves time and food quality by not having to thaw it all each time I want another serving. High quality and since it's silicone and not rigid plastic it won't crack in the freezer. Highly recommend!" —Alexander S. Waterman

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

27. An automatic pan stirrer with a timer, perfect for any aspiring chef who tends to get a little absentminded while following a recipe.

the automatic stirrer in a pan
UncommonGoods

Promising review: "My husband loves to cook. We have two very small children, so while his meals are mostly yummy, they are also sometimes burnt. :) This was perfect for him. He's able to turn it on, run into the next room to save the day with a plastic bag and a washcloth for whatever blowout-esque mess I'm dealing with, forget he's cooking, run back into the kitchen frantically when he remembers, and arrive only to find the meal practically cooking itself. Best. Gift. Ever." —Jake the ChefturnedDaddy

Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

28. An AeroGarden for your countertop so you can grow your own herbs to take your recipes to the next level — whether you have a green thumb or not.

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Promising review: "I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend's sister-in-law who lamented not having a green thumb. In the two months that the sis-in-law has had the AeroGarden, the growth has been tremendous. I'm constantly in awe when she sends me pics of the new growth." —Mary A. Walls

Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in three styles).

29. Delicious Brightland olive oil in a gorgeous bottle that is way more than a pretty face — its been UV-coated to protect the contents from damaging light.

a white bottle with a clean brightland label on it near carrots
Brightland Co.

I've had the pleasure of trying this olive oil and it really is worth the money! Yes, the bottle is pretty and looks lovely on the counter, but the taste is also fantastic! This specific version has nutty notes of green tomato and green pear and is ideal for enjoying on salads and in marinades. Brightland Co. is a WOC-owned small business.

Promising review: "The flavor inside of this olive oil is amazing, along with it being a beautiful centerpiece in my kitchen. Every single time someone walks in they ask about it. I went ahead and order the entire kit and have all of the different varieties with the beautiful gold spouts to go across the top for ease and elegance. Love this product" —Candice M

Get it from Brightland Co. for $37.

30. A grape, strawberry, and tomato cutter so you can flawlessly slice 'em in half the way chefs do on all of those fancy cooking shows.

A model using the device to level tomatoes to cut them in half
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You can also use this to safely cut bagels and slices of meats that you're trying to cut through the middle of!

Promising review: "This item is the best kitchen helper. First time using it I was apprehensive about it really working, but it works like a charm. Put my tomatoes in first literally slicing them immediately, then my green olives...perfect. I know I will be making more salads and healthy veggie trays with this food cutter." —Cynthia

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

31. A gold South Carolina BBQ sauce that might just convince you to try your hand at making brisket or ribs at home — it'll be worth it once you taste a drop of this tangy tastemaker.

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Lillie Q is a Black-owned, family-owned small business based in South Carolina that, you guessed it, sells delicious sauces as well as chips and rubs.

Promising review: "I am a professionally trained chef, so it is rare that I purchase any commercially produced sauces/stocks/soups. This is one of those happy exceptions. The Carolina mustard-based sauce is spot on when used on chicken (wings in particular). It's also amazing as a finishing sauce on baby-back pork ribs. this is the gold standard as far as store-bought sauces/marinades." —Spock's Brain

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

32. A toaster so aesthetically pleasing it might just encourage you to upgrade all of your other appliances. Apologies in advance.

Reviewer photo of a pale green toaster surrounded by toast and a French press
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It has SEVEN toasting options!

Promising review: "Is it possible...can a toaster be...this sexy? Yes. Absolutely yes. This sexy toaster fit right in to my farmhouse style kitchen with its cool mint-green color and retro vibes. I have made toast with it and a toasted sandwich with cream cheese and thin-sliced turkey — it was delicious! This toaster pops so quietly I missed it, twice!!! My toast was cold, but then I noticed this amazing thing also has a REHEAT button!!! So no worries if you miss that pop sound. It has four slots and they are the wide and long type meaning those fancier breads fit without squishing the sides of your slice. It has a bagel setting, as well as that nifty reheat button so your toast doesn't get burnt or overly crispy if you aren't hovering over it and miss it pop up and have to re-toast it." —Alice R.

Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three colors).

33. A breakfast sandwich maker for those rainy Sunday mornings when all you want is a cure to your hangover but can't physically venture farther than the kitchen.

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Promising review: "FAM. I need you to lissssssten. I would give this product 87 stars if I could. You'd think it would be one of those gimmicky kitchen appliances that barely even works. EXCEPT you're wrong. It's amazing. It's quick. Look. Lissssten. You put the ingredients in and about two minutes later your tummy is all like 'oh yesssss.' Basically. Just buy it. Purchase the sammich maker. You're welcome." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

34. A cookie scoop, so all of your precious balls of dough will come out *exactly* the same size and look simply stunning before everyone in the house gobbles 'em up.

a reviewer photo of cookie dough balls neatly arranged and the same size behind the cookie scoop
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I have one of these and it has been a game changer when making cookies. I love that each one comes out the same size, making it easier than ever to know precisely how many will fit on my baking sheet.

Promising review: "Why didn't I have one of these in my kitchen drawer before?! I bought the medium-size scoop originally to make a large batch of cookies for Christmas, but today it came handy when I had leftover batter from my banana bread recipe and it made the perfect scoop to fill a regular-size cupcake liner! Now I'm thinking about getting the small size for my mini cupcakes! Super easy and they came out perfectly uniform and totally beats trying to use a spoon! Handles have a nice silicone grip too and help with hand fatigue. :-)" —Michi K

Get it from Amazon for $14.94+ (available in sizes S–L).

35. An aesthetically pleasing cutting board made of plastic scraps and renewable sugarcane that'll quickly become a staple in your kitchen.

a line up of different colored cutting boards
Material Kitchen

Material Kitchen is an Asian-owned small business that sells lovely kitchen products — they were even featured on Oprah's Favorite Things 2021! Additionally, 50% of profits from the colors "To Pó-Po with Love" and "Reimagine Justice" go to Heart of Dinner and Drive Change

Promising review: "In addition to the size of the ReBoard, I like the variety of color choices & the fact that the boards are made of recycled materials. Plus, they’re light in weight. I have given them as gifts to several people & everyone has liked them!" —Reshma S.

Get it from Material Kitchen for $35 (available in six colors).

36. A pizza oven the entire family can enjoy — from rolling out the dough and adding toppings to watching it cook over the flame.

the dome shaped outdoor pizza oven with a pizza being slid into it
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Promising review: "We've wanted a pizza oven for a long time. The regular oven only gets to about 550 F and the BBQ doesn't cook the top of the pizza well enough. Then this amazing thing comes along. It delivers as promised. Ready-to-launch pizzas in 20 minutes. In fact I found that lower than max temp worked perfectly and avoided the over-charred crust. The 16" size is nice to allow room to maneuver 12"–13" pies around to cook them evenly. I used the provided dough recipe with success so far. I look forward to trying some other crust types. If you are on the fence about this, listen: Buy it! Nothing easier than gas. Pizzas on my second try came as good as the best restaurant pizzas I've had. Keep the toppings light and you will love it too." —matthekman

Get it from Williams Sonoma for $599.95.

37. A mandoline with 30 different cut options you can use to create one of those Pinterestworthy vegetable platters shaped like a flower or a rainbow — so fun!

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Promising review: "This item is amazing for both its safety features and ease of use. I am a bit of a kitchen klutz and feel completely at ease and fearless with this device. I made my own potato chips — I sliced with my Dash mandoline and cooked in my Dash air fryer. The tasted just like the ones i get from my favorite Portuguese restaurant but I’m hoping they are much healthier. I honestly think this is a must-have for all at home chefs." —Dawn

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in seven colors).

38. Pig of the Month, which will be the subscription box of any carnivore's dreams and provide you with deliveries of mouthwatering BBQ selections and sides.

Pig of the Month

Pig of the Month — aka POTM — is a woman-owned small business from Lea Richards. After paying a small fortune for a disappointing mail-order BBQ box, she set to work creating her own incredible selections that could be delivered straight to her customers' doors.

Every month you'll receive a themed box (think: Texas-style, old-school NYC deli–style, and breakfast) of BBQ meats, sauces, and sides.

Promising review: "Wife bought the package for my birthday and it's a favorite of mine. Highly recommend. Extra 🥓 please 😎." —Tiny

Get it from Pig of the Month for $255+ (available in 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-month subscription lengths).

39. And a pasta machine that'll help you create the Sunday Funday of your carb-loving dreams — seriously, you can actually successfully get this done even on your first try!

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Promising review: "OK, this is the first review I’ve ever written because I just enjoyed this product so much! It’s exactly as described in my opinion, really great for the price. Bought it for my boyfriend who has wanted one forever, it arrived the next day, we made fettuccine that night and it came out great! Highly recommended for those looking for a pasta maker who don’t want to spend a fortune on brand name." —Holly B.

Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in two colors).

How I typically feel when trying out a new recipe:

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