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The Best Kitchen Items From Tasty In 2017

You spoke, we listened! These products beat out all the others we featured this year.

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This year Tasty readers put their money where their mouth is.

As we say goodbye to 2017, we're taking time to look back on the tools and appliances that made Tasty fans like you fall in love. From coffee freaks and cheese lovers to self-proclaimed quirky kitcheners, these were the top 45 picks that resonated with readers everywhere.

1. Ozark Trail 3-Piece Seasoned Oil Cast-Iron Skillet Set

Jet / Via

Promising review: "I don't know how this set could be so reasonably priced... The skillets were well-made, solid and pre-seasoned. In a department store, I would have paid the same amount for just the large one." —Rusty H

Get it at Jet for $19.88.


2. Cook's Essentials 3-in-1 Collapsible Colander

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Promising review: "I am very happy with this purchase! I was always trying to find something to put under my colander to keep it up away from the drain when when I pour out my pasta to drain. This is perfect! Plus it collapses and takes up very little space." —2purple

Get it at QVC for $19.98.

3. Wilton Really BIG Spatula

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Promising review: "Bought this year for holiday baking. It's a great tool, well made. Easily scoops up three cookies at a time. It has a thinner edge than other plastic spatulas I've used. Scoops up fragile cookies without breaking them." —Luci

Get it at Jet for $7.69.

4. Cook's Essentials Reversible Grill/Griddle with Glass Lid

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Promising review: "This may be the best item I have ever purchased from QVC!!!! So glad I saw the presentation. I make my whole breakfast on one appliance and nothing sticks, plus it keeps my food warm until I’m ready to eat. Clean up is a breeze it takes almost no effort at all. Thank you for this product, QVC." —dedekins

Get it at QVC for $39.96.

5. Cuisinart High-Torque Hand Blender

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Promising review: "Couldn't be happier. Does everything it says it's supposed to (which is nice!) and very simple to operate. Love the adjustable slicing disc; love the wide feeding tube; love the ease of operation." —mjw929

Get it at Jet for $79.95.


7. George Foreman 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Grill with Cover

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Promising review: "This was perfect! One day I started grilling and it started raining. I simply picked it up and brought it into the apartment and plugged it in and kept going! Perfectly grilled! No smoke to set off the fire alarms! I use all the time!" —turboteresa

Get it at QVC for $69.98.

9. Harold Import Company 7x7-Inch Honey Comb Trivet

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Promising review: "I love silicone tools that do double duty, I use it as a trivet and as a pot holder. works great!" —smtireman

Get it at Jet for $3.71.


10. Nostalgia Electrics Gummy Candy Maker

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Promising review: "My daughter has already used this product and really loves it. It does what the video says and what is nice about it is you can add different colors to add more colorful gummy bears or worms." —Ann O

Get it at QVC for $24.99.

11. The Pioneer Woman 2.3-Quart Flower Garden Tea Kettle

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Promising review: "I bought this for my soon-to-be daughter-in-law and it was her favorite gift!!! She loves it! It's beautiful. Even the man at the store said he didn't need a tea kettle, but seeing it made him want to buy one." —TooBlessedToStress10

Get it at Walmart for $19.97.

12. Kelvin K2 Smart Wine Thermometer

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Promising review: "This is my favorite new wine gadget! Makes a big difference to flavor, and love all the info in the app. Very easy use, just be careful to take it off the bottle before you throw the bottle away!" —Anon

Get it at QVC for $39.99.

13. Ecolution Set of 3-Quart Microwave Popcorn Poppers in Gift Boxes

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Promising review: "Received this popcorn popper for a Christmas gift. Used it for the first time tonight. Was skeptical, but it worked perfectly!! I would recommend!" —Kerz

Get it at QVC for $32.98.


18. Oster Belgian Waffle Maker

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Promising review: "Works great. I'm happy with this waffle maker. It makes great waffles and they're easy to remove without any sticking at all." —Tuneweaver

Get it at Jet for $17.88.

19. Wilton Easy Flex Silicone Brownie Mold

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Promising review: "I used these for caramels. I used a glass measuring cup to pour the caramel into the mold leaving little to no drips. They popped out beautifully. No more struggling to cut hardened caramels. All uniform shapes and sizes now." —Beanner

Get it at Jet for $9.92.

20. Deni Handheld Food Smoker with Smoking Chips

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Promising review: "After smoking several items with this product, I am a fan!!!!! I'm able to smoke things that can't be done in my big smoker and that makes me very happy." —DenaliSprings

Get it at QVC for $21.36.

21. Winco 10-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

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Promising review: "I have been using these pots and pans for about two months now. We cook with them at least once a day and often twice a day. They are well made and clean up looking like new..." —Dianna

Get it at Jet for $45.99.


22. KitchenAid Architect 5-Quart Stand Mixer

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Promising review: "Love it! I made Christmas cookies and can't believe how much easier this has made my life! I couldn't stop baking! I made so many cookies, I had to freeze them. Looking forward to doing new things and experiment with my new KitchenAid!" —Nani

Get it at Macy's for $319.99.

23. The Pioneer Woman Flea Market 6-Drawer Spice/Tea Box

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Promising review: "I love this tea box. I can have all of my different types of teas at my finger tips right on my counter top and it's beautiful to look at. It has plenty of room for tea bags and sugar packets... Can be used for anything if you're not a tea drinker." —Lizziebeth33

Get it at Walmart for $28.94.

24. Aran Craft Wine Bottle Sweater Cover

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Promising review: "This bottle sweater cover is made with the same quality stitching, story patterns, and durability that all of their sweaters are woven, and with the same loving care from body to bottle from beautiful Ireland!!!" —tchild

Get it at QVC for $22.98.

25. DIY Grow Your Own Mushroom Log

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Promising review: "I purchased this product approximately 2 weeks ago and just enjoyed sautéed shiitakes with my dinner tonight. I wasn't sure what to expect, having never grown mushrooms before, but was very surprised by how great these were." —MichelleHollerbach

Get it at Food52 for $30.


26. George Foreman 9-Serving Classic Plate Grill and Panini Press

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Promising review: "I bought this one and loved it right away, it's just like my old ones. I tried cooking bacon and it was cooked just how we like it in just a matter of minutes. This is large and works well, forget about the models with removable plates as I don't think they cook as well or as fast as this one!!" —remodeladdict

Get it at Walmart for $39.96.

28. Bodum 34-Ounce Pour-Over Coffee Maker

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Promising review: "So easy, so fast, so good. Doesn't take up counter space as most coffee makers do. Looks good on the table and tastes good too." —Abigail

Get it at Macy's for $59.99.


30. The Pioneer Woman Cowboy Rustic Metal Measuring Spoons

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Promising review: "I love these. Giving as a gift for my daughter. Love the fact that the tablespoon, teaspoon, etc. are printed in metal and the names will not wash or rub off." —Tootallval

Get it at Walmart for $5.46.

32. Norpro Cordless Mini Mixer

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Promising review: "This little blender has just the right amount of power to blend my coffee drinks and give a nice froth. If it had a carrying case it would be perfect." —Rvafan

Get it at Walmart for $7.72.

33. The Pioneer Woman 10.5-Inch Red Rim Scallop Shape Dinner Plate

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Promising review: "This is a very pretty blue, it matches just about everything. I really like the clean line look it has and it is pretty no matter how you place it. One of my favorites." —lastdate

Get it at Walmart for $4.88.


34. GreenLife Chef's Essentials Ceramic Nonstick 18-Piece Cookware Set

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Promising review: "This set has everything I could ever ask for! They're super easy to use and my food never sticks. The best part for me is they're non-toxic, so I know that they're safe to use and better for me and my family. Not to mention, the color looks so amazing in my kitchen. A+" —KatieJ

Get it at Walmart for $59.

35. The Pioneer Woman Vintage Floral 4-Piece Measuring Bowls

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Promising review: "I received these bowls amongst other items as a Christmas gift and I love them. The patterns, colors, designs, and uses are perfect. They are a colorful and creative addition to my kitchen." —Michele

Get it at Walmart for $7.43.

36. Hamilton Beach Power Deluxe 4-Quart Stand Mixer

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Promising review: "The mixing bowl is extremely heavy and well made. The mixer works really well and is a great starter appliance for those developing their baking skills." —Ldeb

Get it at Walmart for $27.18.

37. The Pioneer Woman Adeline Cookie Jar

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Promising review: "I just received this as a shower gift purchased off of my bridal registry, and it is even more beautiful than the picture shows. It's also bigger than I thought it would be. It's very heavy and well made." —LaceAndBling17

Get it at Walmart for $14.97.


38. Brumi Pour Over and Cold Brew To-Go Bottle

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Promising review: "I bought one for a Christmas gift and splurged and bought myself one. I am amazed at how well this works. I definitely recommend this. Goodbye K cups!" —CherylRoberts

Get it at Food52 for $39.

39. Fondue for Two

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Promising review: "My dad was so happy when he got it on Christmas. He likes it so much, that he used it that very same day for Christmas lunch. He used it for gravy, and the gravy did stay very warm. My mom found it very nice too." —Rachel

Get it at Uncommon Goods for $29.99.

41. Set of 2 Avocado Huggers

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Promising review: "Very clever way to preserve the uneaten halves of avocados until you are ready for more! My housemate saw mine and wanted to know where I bought it as it would make a perfect gift for her friends." —Gifter

Get it at Uncommon Goods for $7.95.


42. Steampunk Coffee Grinder

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Promising review: "I bought two of these beautiful coffee grinders, one for my grown son and one for my grown daughter. They have both been using them almost daily and absolutely love them. They are coffee connoisseurs and only buy expensive coffee beans and this grinder just matches with their style." —PKP

Get it at Uncommon Goods for $65.

43. Press and Measure Herb Infuser

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Promising review: "This was the perfect gift! My mother loves this! It is perfect for infusions and even better with the measuring mechanism." —Jennifer

Get it at Uncommon Goods for $13.

44. Italian Cheesemaking Kit

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Promising review: "I purchased this as a birthday gift for my best friend who loves cheese! He was so excited and absolutely loved it!" —Barb

Get it at Uncommon Goods for $24.95.

45. Pure Maple Sugar Cube and Grater Set

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Promising review: "It's a solid block of maple sugar! Shave it, grate it, put it over waffles, pancakes, ice cream... whatever you want. It is sweet maple-y goodness!" —Beerfish

Get it at Uncommon Goods for $43.

Reviews edited for clarity.