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    Updated on Jun 4, 2020. Posted on May 28, 2020

    36 Things For Anyone Who Loves Cooking Shows

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    1. Momofuku seasoned salts from the great David Chang (you may know him from watching Netflix's Ugly Delicious) that'll help you bring all new flavors to your boring weeknight dinners.

    Momofuku, davidchang / Via instagram.com

    This set of salts includes three different flavor palates *and* a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the Momofuku Bluetape Fund which supports members of their teams who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. David Chang and his squad worked for 10 years to develop these flavors, so you knoooooow they're gonna be good.

    Get them from Momofuku for $28.

    2. A trio of Great British Bake Off-inspired stickers you can add to your laptop or water bottle to keep you company while you anxiously wait to see who is deserving of a Paul Hollywood handshake.

    a set of three stickers: the first is an apron that says star baker, the second is a mixer that says ready set bake, the third is a pie that says no one likes a soggy bottom
    DoodlebugDesignsbyHB / Etsy

    Get them from DoodlebugDesignsbyHB on Etsy: $8 for all three or $3 each.

    3. A Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven that'll make your kitchen look just as legit as Ina Garten's *and* hopefully make meals as delicious as hers.

    a forest green dutch oven
    lecreuset / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "Love, love, love it! It goes from burner to oven and makes perfect dishes every time — even when the cook has limited talent! It's heavy but no more so than my other cast-iron cookware." —Lynn M

    Get it from Sur la Table for $334.95+ (available in 11 colors).

    4. A mini fridge/freezer with a retro vibe you can use to carefully recreate Rachael Ray's kitchen (without fully committing to a full-sized version).

    a small, red freezer and fridge with a retro look to it
    galanzamericas / Via instagram.com

    I have one of these adorable lil' fridges and it's as functional as it is cute! The freezer is DEEP — like fits-an-entire-ice-cream-cake deep.

    Promising review: "Great fridge! Looks good. Runs efficiently and mostly silent (just a slight hum when the compressor kicks in). I purchased this one because I wanted a small fridge without a can rack on the inside of the door. Without it, this fridge has tons of storage for lots of non-soda can things! Freezer is also super roomy. This is a great product for anyone who wants a stylish appliance that works well and saves space." —REV

    Get it from The Home Depot for $229.26 (available in three colors).

    5. A five-in-one wine aerator, stopper, pourer, filter, and re-corker that'll become your most prized possession — what chef wouldn't enjoy sipping on some vino while they (or while watching someone else) cook?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS! I love this wine corker. These do exactly as they say they will. When I got mine, I immediately took one out, put it on a bottle of wine and purposefully turned it upside down, shook it and let it sit that way for 10 minutes. NO LEAKS! I was so happy...finally something to keep my wine from leaking. Not only did it not leak, but the aerator design allowed my wine to taste wonderful and stay fresh." —Mary B

    Get it from Amazon for $9.38.

    6. And The Wand, a handheld filter designed to remove the histamines and sulfites in alcohol that may trigger headaches and hangovers. This lil' gadget will ensure you'll always be up for making an intricate breakfast (no matter what you did the night before).

    three glasses of wine with the wands in them and an overlay note that says "the only product that removes sulfites and histamines for all varieties of wine"
    Amazon

    Promising review: "OMG!!!! This works. I love wine, but have terrible allergies to the histamines, sulfites, and preservatives in wine. I actually use one wand for two glasses of wine. I was very skeptical, but it works like a dream! Thank you PureWine. This is really a breakthrough for me." —Penny Froh

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    7. Claire Saffitz's book, Dessert Person, because if we're being honest, we both know you and I have both watched every single episode of Gourmet Makes.

    Amazon, csaffitz / Via instagram.com

    I'm still daydreaming about the gourmet Hot Pockets, TBH. In her debut book, Claire unveils over 100 (!!!) recipes like how to make Babkallah (a babka-Challah mashup) and a crispy mushroom galette in addition to sharing her pro-baking wisdom with us all. I, for one, can't wait and I know I'm not alone in this excitement!

    Pre-order it from Amazon for $31.50 (or $14.99 for Kindle)

    8. A selfie ring light so you can stream on Instagram Live and have perfect lighting while showcasing the delicious recipe you just created.

    the selfie ring light attached to the top of a phone
    elf Cosmetics

    Promising review: "I do drag, cosplay, natural, and full glam makeup very often on myself and others. Taking pics in various places with various lighting can be a pain in the butt, but this ring light has three settings of light brightness. It's super helpful!" —pairofcds

    Get it from e.l.f. Cosmetics for $12.

    9. And a public-speaking course from GoSkills that'll ensure you can relay all the necessary steps for making your fried chicken with flawless diction and clarity.

    a person wearing headphones and excitedly looking at a computer
    GoSkills / Via instagram.com

    This course will help boost your confidence about speaking in front of people — a must for anyone looking to share their recipes on YouTube or IG stories! Not to mention, it'll just be a good skill to have in general. It includes 36 video tutorials filled with advice that'll have you yammering away about your recipes as if you were a pro.

    Get it from GoSkills for $39.99 a month (you can also enjoy a free seven-day trial).

    10. Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers with venting technology to help keep your produce fresher for longer — no more reaching for your must-include ingredients only to discover they've gotten soggy.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    The vents regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide and keeps moisture away so your strawberries taste freshly-picked days and days and days later. I recently got a couple of these and a bunch of basil and strawberries stayed fresh for SO LONG!!

    Promising review: "I read the reviews and thought I’d give these a try since they here easily half the price of the other ones I looked at that had to have the charcoal filters replaced periodically. These need no filter changes and oh-my-gosh, they work! I went on a 10-day trip to visit my mom and left my husband home with asparagus, strawberries, and spinach in the containers. He ate some of all of them, but there was plenty left when I got back and they were in perfect condition! I couldn’t believe it! These will save us a lot of money not throwing away food because we couldn’t get through it fast enough. (We shop at Costco and get large containers of produce.) These are TOTALLY worth getting and I will be getting a few more sizes. Excellent product!!!" —Elizabeth Walter

    Check out our full review of these game-changing containers!

    Get them from Amazon for $7.17+ each (available in six sizes and in sets of multiples).

    11. A tortilla press that'll help you take your Taco Tuesdays to the next level without going above and beyond your minimal cooking skill level.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    Like many of you, I've been trying all kinds of new things while spending time social distancing over the last few weeks. My latest challenge? Making my own corn tortillas. Except, thanks to a handy lil' tortilla press from Verve Culture, it wasn't much of a challenge at all. The press is made in Mexico from old Singer sewing machines and other recycled irons! The cast-iron should last you, basically, forever so it's definitely worth your money. I still can't believe how easy they were to make! We used Maseca's corn flour (the bag has instructions on the back how to make the tortillas) and it was so simple. They came out *so* well I was beyond impressed with myself.

    Check out my full review of this awesome tortilla press!

    Get it from Amazon for $45.

    12. A bottle of Truff truffle-infused hot sauce you'll probably want to start planning your meals around — it's THAT good.

    BuzzFeed / Hannah Loewentheil

    BuzzFeed Writer Hannah Loewentheil is a biiiiiig fan of this delicious sauce:

    "There's one ingredient that makes even my most average home cooking taste amazing, and it's this TRUFF truffle-infused hot sauce. I first heard about TRUFF on a list of Oprah's favorite things, and I knew she would never lead me astray. So I quickly realized I needed TRUFF in my own kitchen.

    There are three kids of TRUFF hot sauces: the classic black truffle sauce, a 'hotter' sauce, and the crown jewel, the creme de la creme, a white truffle hot sauce. Look, the white truffle-infused hot sauce quite literally tastes like heaven, but IMO, the classic black truffle hot sauce is the most versatile and a staple in my kitchen. And while at first $20+ seemed like an absurd price to pay for hot sauce, this stuff is worth the price tag. I mean...truffles. And here's the thing: I've tried plenty of truffle-infused hot sauces, olive oils, and what-nots in the past, but they often taste overpowering or low-quality. TRUFF hot sauces are the perfect balance of decadent truffle, heat, spice, and a tiny bit of sweetness. Now I'm completely and most likely irrevocably hooked to this liquid gold. I slather it on pretty much everything savory from eggs and tacos to sandwiches and fried rice. If you're looking for a way to add flavor to your home cooking or turn basic meals into pure extravagance, you should probably invest in a bottle of TRUFF."

    Get Truff from Amazon: the black truffle hot sauce for $17.98, the "hotter" sauce for $17.98, and the white truffle hot sauce for $34.99.

    13. A seasoning kit from Spiceology that'll give you the perfect opportunity to yell "BAM!" like Emeril.

    a 12 pack of rubs from spiceology in neat packing
    Spiceology

    The ultimate rub kit comes with 12 different spices you can use to take something as simple as grilled chicken to the next level. You can find me dusting anything and everything in the "Greek Freak" seasoning.

    Get it from Spiceology for $60 or Amazon for $64.99.

    14. A new set of nonstick pots and pans, free of toxic metals so you can keep on cooking without fear of ingesting anything you shouldn't be.

    a set of dark blue colored pans hanging from a pole
    caraway_home / Via instagram.com

    I actually got these for my parents and they love them. Cleaning them has been a breeze, they love the deep coloring on the ceramic, and the magnetic pan rack has been a game-changer. The set comes with a fry pan, a sauce pan, a Dutch oven, a sauté pan, four magnetic pan racks, and a canvas lid holder.

    Get it from Caraway for $395 (available in five colors).

    15. An artfully designed Julia Child quote anyone who has been watching cooking shows from day one will certainly want in their kitchen.

    a chalkboard-styled design with the julia child quote "people who love to eat are always the best people" on it and a decorative fork drawn below it
    theblankpaigedesigns / Etsy

    Promising review: "Beautiful item, arrived quickly and in perfect condition! Great customer service, item was meticulously wrapped and my name was written in beautiful calligraphy on the box used to ship the item!" —Stephanie Nunn

    Get it from theblankpaigedesigns on Etsy for $20+ (available in three materials).

    16. A handheld knife sharpener you can use to bring your most-used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying your countertop or cutting boards. Bobby Flay would be proud.

    someone using the handheld knife sharpener to sharpen a knife
    Amazon

    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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in three colors).

    17. And cut resistant gloves — a must-have for any "chef" who isn't super confident in their knife skills and would like to keep all of their digits.

    Amazon

    You can even pop these in the washing machine for a thorough cleaning.

    Promising review: "After my husband sliced his finger on our mandoline I decided to check out these gloves. We are both very impressed with how well they work. The company who sells these is also wonderful — they sent a follow-up email to ensure that we liked the gloves and would have replaced or refunded our money if we weren't happy. The only thing I was concerned about when I ordered the gloves was if I was buying the right size. My husband and I have different hand sizes, but the medium is working well for both of us. And knowing that they would send a different size free of charge was wonderful. Now we don't have to worry about slicing off our fingers!" —That Author Guy's Wife

    Get them from Amazon for $11.49 (available in sizes S—XL).

    18. A Flavortown mug you'll definitely get *tons* of compliments on (if not, at the very least, some quizzical glances).

    a white coffee mug with guy fieri and the flaming words "flavortown" on it
    ModernDayOutlawz / Etsy

    Get it from ModernDayOutlawz on Etsy for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).

    19. An apron with built-in oven mitts and a sewn-in conversion chart that'll protect and leave you looking like you're in the midst of trying to win Cupcake Wars.

    Food52

    Promising review: "I love this apron! I’m a petite 5-foot-3 and get why some similar sized people may feel it’s too big but I love the way it fits. It’s a heavier weight which makes it feel like a lot on my small frame at first but I don’t mind the extra length and feel very protected. Pot holder pockets still work length-wise for me and I have not gotten a stain or ruined my actual clothing since I got this. Maybe I’m a messier cook than most but other thinner, smaller aprons didn’t provide the same protection. It’s a bonus that it fits my tall husband too." —Caroline F.

    Get it from Food52 for $45 (available in one size and five colors).

    20. Chrissy Teigen's Cravings and Cravings: Hungry for More cookbooks, so you can replicate her mouthwatering recipes for banana bread, mac and cheese, or John Legend's "Frito Pie" (don't knock it 'til you try it).

    cravingsbychrissyteigen / Via instagram.com, amazon.com

    I *know* Chrissy Teigen doesn't have an actual cooking show (yet) but, TBH, between her constant tweeting, Instagram posts, and her IG stories, I feel like many of us are following along with her cooking journey! I have both of these cookbooks and have made many delicious things from them (the mac and cheese is SO good). The recipes are easy to follow and are fun because they're written exactly as Chrissy would explain them. Added bonus? There are lots of recipes from her mom and John, too. Go on, treat yourself to both copies.

    Get them from Amazon: Cravings for $17.99 (or $5.99 for Kindle), Cravings: Hungry for More for $19.21 (or $15.99 for Kindle).

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

    an apple pie inside the oven that has dripped liquid onto a mat below it
    Amazon

    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 $13.99.

    22. A brown sugar bear that is as cute as it is functional and'll keep your sugar from getting hard as a rock over time. Do you hear that? It's Duff Goldman applauding you.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar, After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar...two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" —Sneezeloaf

    Get it from Amazon for $5.61.

    23. A Le Creuset cast-iron pan for the serious chef who has been dying to get the *perfect* crust on their steak but hasn't had the right pan to really GET there.

    Sur la Table, lecreuset / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I love having something of this weight to cook with. It goes from the burner to the oven. My previous one lasted 56 years." —Sandra G

    Get it from Sur la Table for $149.95 (available in four colors).

    24. A rapid egg cooker that'll assist you in making eggs so beautifully they'd make Alton Brown cry tears of joy.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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. Read our deep dive into the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker.

    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 $17.35+ (available in five colors).

    25. A quirky peeler so you can ~monkey around~ in the kitchen while catching up on your favorite Tasty videos.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have used a lot of peelers and this one is by far my favorite. I have had mine for OVER five years and I still love it! I bought one for my son and his girlfriend and they were so excited as they used mine before and wanted one too." —BK - Walled Lake, MI

    Get it from Amazon for $11.06.

    26. A muffin pan decked out in confetti to ensure every time you try a new recipe it'll feel like a party (even if your cupcakes sink in the middle, it's fine. Totally fine.).

    a white muffin tin covered in a confetti design
    QVC

    Get it from QVC for $23.78 (available in pink or blue).

    27. A Mastering the Art of French Cooking book pin you can wear in honor of the, dare I say, greatest TV chef of all time. Love you, Julia.

    a light blue book pin with the words "mastering the art of french cooking" on it in gold and a cute snail in the middle
    janemount / Etsy

    Get it from janemount on Etsy for $11.

    28. A breakfast sandwich maker for those days you find yourself wishing you lived with The Pioneer Woman but realize, darnit, you don't, so you'll just have to make yourself brunch forever.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "FAM. I need you to lissssssen. 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).

    29. A nickel and marbled serving stand, so you can properly display (and photograph) the homemade treats you just perfectly recreated from a recipe book. Bravo!

    a two-tiered circle marbled dessert tray with macarons on it
    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $29.99.

    30. A nonstick donut pan you'll be so glad you own after re-watching that old donut episode of Unwrapped.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought donut pans for baking vegan donuts!! Amazon delivered them, gave them a quick wash, and got our first two dozen baked the same night! We baked a lemon with a lemon zest glaze and a pumpkin spice with cinnamon maple glaze! The pans are of great quality, no sticking, even baking and easy clean up! Perfect! Can’t wait to try some more recipes! So much fun!!" —J

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.71.

    31. A sweatshirt that'll show off the Tasty recipe for spaghetti and meatballs you *had* to try after watching the video on a loop for an entire day.

    a white sweatshirt with a diagram showing the different ingredients used to make spaghetti and meatballs
    Shop BuzzFeed

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $34.99 (available in unisex sizes S–5XL and five colors).

    32. A KitchenAid hand mixer to help you create that whipped coffee everyone's been talking about without wearing out your arm.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Some of us (sadly) don't have the counter space for a full-sized KitchenAid mixer... yet. So, until that magical day comes we can still whip up delicious recipes using this fabulous seven-speed hand mixer. This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews mid-priced pick for best hand mixer!

    Promising review: "This product is great for a home chef who is often making recipes that require two different ingredients to be whipped or beaten and is too lazy to wash out the standing mixer bowl. I am frequently making cakes that need beaten egg whites and whipped fresh cream and this is a real time-saver. Over 20+ years as a family and consumer science teacher and now a home chef predominantly, I've purchased more than my fair share of hand mixers. I was glad to find this quality product available at reasonable price." —Classy Counselor

    Get it from Amazon for $64+ (available in seven colors).

    33. Guy Fieri earrings that'll probably make you want to shout “Holy moly, Stromboli!” when you first put them on.

    small black and white stud earrings that show guy fieri's face
    IdolLeisure / Etsy

    Get them from IdolLeisure on Etsy for $10.

    34. A culinary blow torch so you can *finally* make your own baked Alaska after watching various chefs do it on TV for years.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This mini torch is easy to use with an adjustable flame. It's not too fancy shmancy, but it's not expensive either. It does everything I need it to do including lighting candles that have burned too far down to reach with a match. (although I know that's not its intent at all) Unfortunately it doesn't arrive with butane; but once you fill it, it lasts a pretty long time!" —Vero

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    35. A pot holder that'll reiterate what you hear yourself saying in your head every time you go to make a cake.

    a navy pot holder that is quilted on top and says "on your mark get set bake" in white between two decorative leaves and above a rolling pin
    TheReallySwellShop / Etsy

    Promising review: "Part of a larger GBBO-themed present, which was a huge hit. Love the color — looked just as advertised — and seems very well-made. Design looks fantastic." —LilacsInSeptember

    Get it from TheReallySwellShop on Etsy for $10 (available in three styles)

    36. And an Anthony Bourdain prayer candle you use to keep you company as adventure through various countries and learn about food from all over the world while watching Parts Unknown.

    a replica of a prayer candle with an illustration of anthony bourdain on it surrounded by fruits
    TheEternalFlame / Etsy

    Get it from TheEternalFlame on Etsy for $15 (available in four wax colors).

    Actual footage of me opening the pile of packages I'm about to get from shopping this post:

    Food Network

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