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    22 Old-Fashioned Kitchen Products You Probably Won't Regret Buying

    Out with the new, in with the old.

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    1. A vintage-inspired iron cookbook stand so you can start using those cookbooks collecting dust on your shelf. Now, you'll finally be able to follow the recipes without making a mess!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I loved how my cookbook fit perfectly and you can still see the heart shaped scroll work on top! I wasn’t sure if I would like the full supportive back or not but it’s very substantial and I love it! I also love the black matte finish! I would recommend it to everyone!" —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in two colors).

    2. A KitchenAid stand mixer you'll hand down to your children, because it's just that well-built! Save money and invest in those products that will last a lifetime (or two).

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I have always wanted a KitchenAid mixer but never wanted to pay the price for one. When I saw this one on sale for quite a good sale price, decided to buy it. Couldn't be happier. Have already made cakes, bread, brownies, etc and this mixer worked like a dream. While it was doing the work mixing, I could prep other things. Didn't have to stand there with a hand mixer. I cannot believe that I waited so long to get one." —CLW

    Features: The bowl offers enough space to mix dough for six dozen cookies, three loaves of bread or six pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch. It has ten speed settings for any speed you need. The tilt-head design is great for easy access to the goods. There are 15 optional attachments and it has a 59-point planetary mixing action. The icing on the cake, if you will, is that the bowl is dishwasher-safe for quick and easy cleaning!

    Set Includes: A coated flat beater, coated dough hook, wire whip, and a one-year warranty

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99

    3. A 14" pre-seasoned cast iron wok with a flattened bottom for all the stir fries and sautées you've been wanting to make but usually order in instead.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This wok is fantastic. The wok came pre-seasoned as advertised. There were no flaws that we could see, and the inside surface was smooth. The wok is heavy and flat on the bottom, so it won't move around on the stove when cooking. In our opinion, this makes it safer than other pans. Just as everyone said, it is round on the inside and deep. We use a gas range, so there is no issue getting the wok to heat up and in a hurry, and when it gets hot, it stays hot for a long time." —rich

    Get it from Amazon for $49.90.

    4. A wooden citrus reamer that'll prove sometimes low-tech is high-reward. This reamer is super easy to clean with a simple wash and gets the job done in just a few twists.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "The best way to juice citrus fruit. This is a beautiful, as well as a highly useful, kitchen item. I like utensils that are made of one solid piece and as a plus, this is easy to grip and easy on the eyes. I usually use this to juice over a sieve, to catch the seeds. I would purchase another, but I have a feeling that this beechwood reamer will last a lifetime." —BBhill

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    5. A cast iron, suction cupped, apple peeler to prep your fruit (or veggies) WAY faster than you can. Plus, it'll be mesmerizing to watch!

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    Promising review: "I only know about this gadget because my Grandma got a much older version of one at an estate sale and gave it to me, and I recently upgraded to this new one. After I used it once, I didn't know why anyone would do it any other way. If you're an apples or potato eater, BUY THIS PRODUCT." —CapnTyinKnots

    It can peel, core and slice, OR peel, core and slice at the same time! Woah.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.80 (available in two styles).

    6. An enameled carbon steel saucepan for making all your sauce dreams come true. This humble looking side-kick is really the star of the show with how well it simmers down your favorite beurre blanc or homemade tomato sauce without a burn in sight.

    Food52

    Promising review: "This adorable little pan is beautifully designed and so versatile. It’s also stunningly beautiful; sometimes I have to get it out just to enjoy looking at it. I bought the gray one, and the color is gorgeous; I’ll be adding other pieces in this color to my kitchen. Oh, yeah....it also heats quickly and evenly!"—Carla L.

    Get it from Food52 for $40+ (available in five colors and three sizes).

    7. A butter churn for making a homemade spread that'll be 100x butta then the store bought version!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Churn arrived safely. After washing it and reading directions, using heavy cream I churned for maybe 10 minutes, separating the buttermilk, kneading the butter twice and there it was: beautiful, sweet butter!!! Family really liked the taste. Reminds me of my childhood. Will keep churning! Want to take a road trip to the past, when bread and butter tasted like bread and butter?! You can with this churn!" —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90.

    8. A pretty butter crock, since you'll need somewhere to put all that butter you just churned out (or actually any butter you want to keep soft and spreadable).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've been using this product for several months now. It's great! I keep my place around 73, too warm for butter to just sit out, and the butter bell means I have access to soft butter whenever I need it. No more shredded toast." —Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95 (available in 13 colors).

    9. An 11-piece cookie cutter set that'll fill the hearts (and stomachs) of all your friends and family over the holidays. Plus it comes with a recipe book to get you started!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These made the cutest Christmas cookies! I'm a beginning cookie decorator and made the standard Christmas cookie shapes plus used the gingerbread man to make the reindeer cookies. This is a great set that includes all you'll need to WOW people with your skills" —AmazonCustomer

    Get a set from Amazon for $19.98 (available in four pack-sizes).

    10. A Le Creuset Dutch oven that'll withstand temperatures up to 500ºF and last for generations and generations.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love the way this Dutch oven cooks. This product keeps the heat in so well I can cook at a lower temp. The Dutch oven saves time, money. The food you prepare will be delicious the meat will be tender. The flavors in your food will be enhanced. I used to love using my slow cooker. When I got my Dutch oven I have not used the slow cooker. The Dutch oven will make you look like a pro. I am an experienced cook, but this baby makes me look like a galloping gourmet. Le Creuset is perfection." —D. Cederquist

    Get it from Amazon for $384.95 (available in 12 colors).

    11. A Chemex coffeemaker for the best dang pour-over coffee you (or your grandma) have ever tasted.

    amazon.com

    This pour-over allows coffee to be covered and refrigerated for reheating without losing flavor, a plus!

    Promising review: "Never knew what we were missing. AWESOME coffee, even using cheap brands, every time! The aroma that fills the air in the home when we brew is amazing. This is making coffee like most people living today have little experience with. You've likely never experienced coffee made like this ever in your life, nor know anyone who has. I know we hadn't, and didn't! Therefore, the process IS different and it DOES take some getting used to. This is why I waited nearly two months to write this review. Give it time... get used to the process... follow the directions they provide, and you'll likely never go back to an electric maker again." —Deal Grabber

    Get it from Amazon for $45.11 (available in four sizes).

    12. A vintage-style bread box that'll fit rye-ght in with the rest of your adorable decor.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Cutest bread box ever! Very well built, large enough for an eight-pack of hamburger buns, a loaf of bread, and a half eaten bag of chips. Now. I'm just sad I don't have matching flour/sugar canisters." —andsheleft

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    13. A mortar and pestle to grind items into a fine paste or powder because fresh ingredients make a really big difference in the kitchen! Plus the clean up is a breeze!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This mortar and pestle is such an aesthetically pleasing and functional addition to my kitchen that I leave it setting out on the counter at all times so that it is quickly at hand whenever needed. It does a beautiful job of grinding up whole herbs, spices, or even pills. It is easily wiped clean and is of a quality heavy weight marble that I know will see many years of use. Love this item!" —Lmack

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A three-pack of reusable beeswax wrap, which'll keep cheese, bread, and vegetables fresh — no plastic required.

    Amazon

    You warm it with your hands before wrapping up your food, and it hardens and seals when it cools down! Bees are miracles.

    Promising review: "In an effort to go green, I purchased these. They are amazing, and have reduced my use of plastic wrap all together. They are washable, and seal to almost anything with the heat of your hands. I will be purchasing more. Great quality." —TDL

    Get it a set of three sheets from Amazon for $18 (available in three colors).

    15. A manual coffee grinder to unleash the freshly ground flavor of your beans for years to come.

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    Promising review: "This little coffee grinder is lovely to look at, takes up minimal space, and easy to use and clean. It only takes a couple of minutes to grind just enough beans for my coffee press. I definitely notice the difference in flavor between fresh, hand-ground coffee beans and ones that are ground in a powered machine. What I didn't expect was how satisfying it is to grind the beans by hand. If you care about the flavor of your coffee and you have the time (really just a couple of minutes) to hand grind your beans, then I highly recommend this device." —S Tiss

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    16. A manual pasta maker with a hand crank that'll allow you to make homemade pasta with an authentic Italian taste, especially since this machine was made in Italy.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This machine is of excellent build quality. Rolls and cuts pasta superbly. A great value. Keep reasonably clean and it should last a lifetime. And no batteries or electrical outlets required! Don't waste your money on the electric motor that can be attached to this machine, unless you are making huge amounts of pasta, and if that's the case, you probably need a larger heavy-duty motorized unit. This machine, as is, is fantastic for 99% of us! Buon appetito!" —John Penumbra

    Get it from Amazon for $79.85.

    17. A stovetop popper so you'll never need to blow away the burnt popcorn smell from your microwave again.

    amazon.com

    You can make up to *six quarts* of popcorn — and it just takes three minutes. Just add kernels and a bit of oil, and the patented stirring mechanism will make sure it all pops perfectly without burning.

    Promising review: "This makes the best popcorn next to a movie theater. It blows microwave popcorn and the electric air popper out of the water. To really crack up the kids, get the blue kernels. I add one spoonful of coconut oil and a pat of butter. Let them melt for about a minute while spinning the crank. Add popcorn and swirl it around to coat it real good. Roughly three minutes later, delicious popcorn." —rick

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    18. A French-style rolling pin bakers (and French people?) swear by. It has tapered ends which is perfect for rolling out different kinds of doughs such as cookie, pie, and puff pastry!

    jkadams.com

    Promising review: "All bakers need one of these. My last one lasted over 20 years... until my Golden puppy got ahold of it. It's a must for a professional cook and for those of us who love to bake." —sandra

    Get it from Amazon for $10.29 (available in two sizes).

    19. A cast-iron skillet to help you discover the versatility of this long-standing kitchen essential. This one's pre-seasoned with vegetable oil for a natural, non-stick finish.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I now own the 6.5-, 8-, 10-, and 12-inch skillets. They are almost non stick, clean up easily with warm water, and are so much healthier to cook in. My grandmother cooked everything in cast iron. Food tastes so much better, just the way it use to be. The price is just great and these pans will be handed down to my grandchildren because they will last forever. I highly recommend these skillets." —Mark in Pa.

    You can find our pick for the best cast iron skillet in three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.88 (available in 12 sizes).

    20. A stainless steel analog kitchen scale so you can portion foods and ingredients without dirtying up a bunch of measuring cups. Just lift off the weighing bowl and rinse for easy clean up!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This scale is easy to use, it cleans well, and is accurate! Best of all, it needs no electricity! It's sturdy and well designed. A timeless classic, and it holds a lot of things which need weighing. Plus, it's very pretty to look at even when it's empty." —r.p.lipieko

    Made with an eleven-pound (5-kilogram) capacity scale.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.41.

    21. A pie bird designed to release the steam from your pie during baking, ensuring your pies cook evenly with a crispy crust. Now that's something to sing about!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Amazing what a difference this bird can make to your pies! I definitely made the best apple pie I've ever made with this little device. For the first time ever, my pie did not spill out juices onto the pan below or into the stove, and the crust was flaky and crisper than it has ever been. I really cannot speak highly enough of how well this pie bird worked. If you make pies you need one of these!" —Happylakedreamer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.33 (available in five colors).

    22. A classic can opener made with a carbon steel blade, because apparently millennials don't own them, and should.

    Amazon

    This can opener is made of stainless steel so it won't rust, and it has an oversized grip for effortless opening.

    Promising review: "I have gone through several pairs of can-openers in the short three years I have been with my partner. I finally got fed up and decided to take the time to read reviews and hunt for the perfect pair. Well here it is! Super comfortable grip, cuts through cans smooth as butter. Feels like its durably constructed and will last for much longer than any other pair I have owned. Considering purchasing a second, as well as additional for gifts." —Kevvss

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98 (available in three colors).

    Kids these days huh!

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