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    42 Things You’ll Wish Were Already In Your Kitchen

    Ingenious storage, cute accessories, helpful appliances, and other amazing kitchen items you'll wonder why you didn't get a long time ago.

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    1. A Spatty Daddy set so you can easily get to every last bit of food stuck in virtually any bottle's hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. After all, you paid for those remnants! Why let them go to waste?

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed,

    It's also great for makeup bottles!

    These are FDA- and USDA-approved, and BPA-free. Plus, they're made of sturdy, resilient, and flexible material, and they're dishwasher-safe! Wanna learn more? Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Spatty Daddy!

    Promising review: "You don't realize how much makeup you waste until you get one and scrape out the bottom of your foundation/concealer. Easily another week or two more of product with this!" —juliechanghong

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.

    2. A very ~cool~ gadget ingeniously designed to turn any hot or cold non-carbonated drink into an iced one in mere minutes without watering it down. Try it out with wine or steaming hot coffee and thank me later.

    Model pouring coffee out of the gadget

    Fill the device with water and pop it into the freezer for 12 hours before using. It has a 12.5 oz. capacity and is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "My son loves cold coffee but doesn’t like the process or taste of trying to cool it the traditional way. Instead, he would go buy a cold coffee, so when I saw this, I got it for him as a gift. He called me the other day just to tell me how much he loves this chiller. He says it works perfectly to give him instantly cold coffee. All he has to do is pour his fresh brewed coffee into the chiller, and it is immediately turned into ready-to-drink cold coffee. He told me I really scored with this gift." —Monica

    Get it from Amazon $24.99.

    3. An upright spiral fruit basket that's basically a piece of art. Plus, it'll help you conserve precious counter space by giving you some extra vertical storage.

    An upright spiral fruit basket in stainless steel

    Promising review: "My family and I like this better than a fruit bowl. Aside from the interesting display factor, it's also easier to see how much fruit you have left than having to peer into and/or root around in the fruit bowl." —The CB Hammer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.74.

    4. Or a macrame produce hammock if you've completely run out of surfaces but still wanna store your fruits and veggies in a ways that is pleasing to the eye.

    KnappsKnots / Via Etsy

    Knapps Knots is a San Diego-based small business owned by Anastasia Knapp who is quite possibly making the cutest macrame and wood crafts you've ever seen.

    Promising review: "Absolutely loved it! Perfect if you have little counter space." —Jessi

    Get it from KnappsKnots on Etsy for $27.90+ (available in two sizes and 11 colors).

    5. A Vitamix Explorian blender able to crush borderline anything (including the competition). I'm talking rice to flour in seconds. Watch your raw almonds become a smooth, spreadable paste right before your eyes. It can even turn cold ingredients into STEAMING HOT SOUP using only the friction of its blades. Is this...magic??

    The blender on a counter next to some cherries

    Promising review: "I'm single so spending a lot of time in the kitchen to prepare a meal for one person isn't that fun. This product has helped me to simplify how I prepare foods. Specifically, I can prepare nutritional meals in minutes using whole foods. I can quickly create a smoothie chock full of vegetables or fruits to perfection to start my day in a healthy way. I love the fact I can create fresh hot single serving soups for lunch or dinner. No freezing of the excess or having to consume the same soup day in day out (variety is the spice of life). Since purchasing, I've found myself eating more healthy and not using my microwave. Of course, if you need larger quantities, it certainly can handle that too. LOVE IT! It's been a game changer for me!" —Roni

    Get it from Vitamix for $349.95 (available in three colors).

    6. A cordless electric wine opener so you can skip the struggle and get straight to the drinking wine part. It also comes with a handy foil cutter to ensure that there is nothing left standing between you and your vino.

    Closeup of the wine opener

    Promising review: "One of the best items I bought for $20 or less from Amazon. Out the box without charging it, I opened a bottled wine that the cork was mutilated by a hand opener. Opened the bottle like a champ. When it is charging, it has a blue light that the kids love! For you sci-fi fans out there, when it is charging, it looks like a light saber! Hands down an awesome product. Would highly recommend!" —Eric M Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $19.49.

    7. A digital food thermometer so you can stop hemming and hawing over whether or not your chicken is cooked enough and quit losing precious juice from your steaks every time you cut them open to check on the middle. Just stick this lil' guy in and get an instant temperature reading!

    The red thermometer with its stainless steel reading needle inserted into a roasted turkey

    Promising review: "This digital meat thermometer is the best I've ever had. I own others, but they are either too bulky to fit in the drawer or too hard to read. This one is small and lightweight; it's easy to pull out the probe and very easy to read the temperature. I purchased several as stocking stuffers for Christmas. They make a gift that will be appreciated for its size and ease of use, but most importantly, it will be a gift that gets used instead of put away in the closet." —Yardleydoc

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. A two-stage electric knife-sharpener to bring even the dullest blades back to life. Why buy new knives when you have this thing?

    Hands running a knife through the small sharpener

    Read our full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener!

    Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) nonserrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening but unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago. I saw this gadget and decided to try it. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'Coarse' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8-10 times. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I've been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I've saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives. I don't know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!" —Schelly L. Wagoner

    Get it from Amazon for $7.07 (available in four colors).

    9. A two-tier storage shelf that offers a simple, yet aesthetically pleasing way to keep your spices from taking over your maxed-out cabinets.

    Two-tier storage shelf in corner of kitchen

    Get it from Amazon for $29.69 (available in both triangle and rectangle shapes).

    10. A set of rainbow flatware for anyone who wants to truly ~taste the rainbow~.

    Rainbow tinted silverware on a plate

    Promising review: "OMG I’m in love with the color of these!!! They’re so beautiful and shiny!! I thought maybe they would be too high maintenance because I don’t want to have to polish my silverware every time I wash them; I just don’t have time for that, but thankfully that isn’t an issue with these as they come out of the dishwasher all bright and pretty, looking brand-new!!! They seem to be a good quality all the way around!!! I definitely recommend getting these!!! I had a dinner party and my guests all had to know where I got my unicorn silverware!! Lol, I think they should be renamed for sure!! Unicorn silverware is a very fitting name for these!!" —Katie Eagle

    Get a 20-piece set from Amazon for $23.99.

    11. A multi-function chopping board that has a smooth side for normal cutting, and a side with specially designed spikes to grip meat, making it much easier to slice. It also features an angled cutting surface designed to catch any dripping juices or crumbs that go a-tumblin'.

    Model cuts meat on the cutting board, using the spikes to keep it in place

    Promising review: "I bought this cutting board with the hopes of being able to cut veggies (specifically watery tomatoes) and meats (drippy pork loin comes to mind) without spilling juices all over the countertop. This board is everything I've been looking for — and does it better than I expected. The dense plastic won't dull my knives, and it is sure to last for years. Each side's edges are covered with a thick silicone rubber to prevent slipping. Overall, this is a fantastic cutting board which we use regularly and has even replaced my favorite wood board simply because of its functionality." —Sidney Shore

    Get it from Amazon for $17.18+ (available in four colors).

    12. An adjustable thickness cheese slicer here to take your charcuterie boards to the next level.

    Model cutting cheese with the slicer

    This slicer comes with an extra wire in case the first one wears out!

    Promising review: "Cheese is considered a major food group in our house, so replacing our broken slicer was an absolute necessity. This slicer is an absolute dream. It's very sturdy (without being too heavy) and it cuts extra sharp cheddar as if it were room temperature butter! Don't waste your time and money on a cheap slicer — this one will probably last for years." —StillontheEdge

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    13. A set of airtight food storage containers perfect for making your kitchen look a lil' more organized.

    Promising review: "When you use OXO products, you know to expect quality and these storage containers did not disappoint! You get five containers in four sizes that perfectly vacuum-seal to protect your food. The sizes are useful and versatile, and the airtightness means no worrying about pests. While these are recommended for storing dry goods, I put some liquid (olives and brine) in one of them to REALLY test the seal. Even when you turn it upside-down, no liquid leaks out. Another nice feature is that you can partially disassemble the lid by removing the white plastic piece on top of the gasket, allowing you to completely clean the gasket. I tried this on the container with the olives, and it worked perfectly. The entire container has no residual smell. Overall, if you want the best in food storage containers, these OXO containers are absolutely essential!" —Emi A

    Get a 5-piece set from Amazon for $49.95.

    14. A compact juice-extractor that makes it easy to turn any fruit around the house into a delicious beverage that you'd probably pay wayyyy too much for at a juice bar.

    The juice extractor on a counter surrounded by cups of different juice as well as apples and tomatoes
    Hamilton Beach

    Promising review: "I wanted a reasonably priced juicer to make sure I actually LIKED juicing first. I decided to go with this one based on its reviews, and I really don't plan on upgrading any time soon! This juicer does a great job, and it's so easy to clean. I love that it comes with a brush to get the pulp out of the mesh part, too. For anyone who wants to start juicing without breaking the bank, definitely try this one out. PROS: Easy to clean, not too bulky on the counter, comes apart easily, juices well. CONS: Loud. (But what do you expect when you're extracting the juice out of fruits and veggies?)" —Kate Bugusky

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in two colors).

    15. An Instant Pot if you want delicious meals to basically cook themselves in not much time at all! You won't believe how quick and simple it is to make dishes that actually taste incredible using this miracle appliance.

    An Instant Pot surrounded by food

    Read our full review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "I’ve used it almost every single day since I’ve gotten it! It’s my new favorite cooking device! It takes so little time to prepare just about anything!" —bayleaw2

    Get it from Amazon for $63.94+ (available in three sizes and two styles).

    16. A manual food chopper so you can forget dragging out the cutting board and not being sure if you're crying because of the onions or because of the huge mess in your kitchen.

    Model's hands pulling back on the handle and holding down the device while it chops up some greens

    Promising review: "This is an absolutely wonderful product and I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't like to spend time chopping their veggies. I was awestruck by how powerful and simple the device is. It has very sharp blades. It is very easy to pull the handle all the way. I thought it might be tiring to keep pulling the handle but it wasn't. It was surprisingly very easy. I used it to chop up onions and tomatoes. This is a small device. I would say you could easily chop up one small/medium-sized onion with it or half of a large-sized onion at a time. It take about five to six pulls and 30 seconds to get absolutely finely chopped onions. You can make a puree/salsa of the tomatoes. Obviously, you can't chop the tomatoes, which is understandable. The product is also very easy to wash. All in all, I loved this device and will be using it very often! :) I think it's a must-buy for people who want to cut their veggies efficiently." —Lavanya

    Get it from Amazon for $17.02+ (available in two colors).

    17. A jar-opening gadget you can attach under your cabinets to give ya a helping hand with those jars that just do *not* want to open. Now, there's nothing standing in between you and your pickles, which is the way it should be!

    Hand using the gadget to open a mason jar

    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help in opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters." —cat lover

    Get it from Amazon for $14.25.

    18. A pair of bear claws that make it so much easier to shred meats. Hate getting your fingers covered in greasy rotisserie chicken? Use these instead!

    Model shredding meat with the claws

    Promising review: "These claws are just what you need for shredding pork, chicken, beef, or any other items. The points are sharp, narrow, and long, and work well as a pair. It's much more efficient and quicker than using two forks. Even when I buy pulled pork from Trader Joe's and it's already 'pulled,' this is an excellent tool for really shredding it properly. I thought I might have been a little extravagant in ordering this, but now I realize it is very useful beyond shredding, e.g. holding a watermelon with one hand/claw as you cut with the other hand." —J. Renfrow

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors).

    19. A microwave pasta maker – it'll help you make perfect al dente pasta...IN THE MICROWAVE. Just insert noodles and water, stick it in the microwave, and you'll have delicious pasta in minutes. No mess or sticking!


    Promising review: "I love pasta, but I hate *making* pasta. Too many pots, pans, strainer, cleanup, etc. Forget it. And after a long day at work when I am craving pasta, all I want to do is eat right away. This pasta cooker cooked pasta better than I have ever cooked pasta in my life. I am Italian, so as you can imagine I have eaten (and made myself) a LOT of pasta. This product is a game changer. It was extremely easy to use, cooked quickly, and it came out PERFECTLY. Not over cooked, a little al dente, but not firm. Perfection. Now I have no excuse not to cook pasta for myself (and my husband) practically every day. BUY THIS. It will change your life." —Hope Lanza

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    Read more on this microwave pasta cooker here.

    20. A vacuum sealer that's indispensable if you want to keep things fresh for a long, long time. It's great if you love cooking or buying in bulk, and it'll be your sous vide's new BFF.


    Promising review: "Took me longer to unpack the unit than it did to figure how to use it. Very simple process and it works great! My first project was some cheese I just smoked. I'm even impressed with the seal line, some units only have a thin wire and make a flimsy seal, this unit seals almost 1/8 of an inch! The locking lid ensures a proper seal when vacuuming and then sealing the bag. The clips which hold the lid shut are plastic, however as long as you don't manhandle the unit I don't see them being an issue." —Grill Reapa'

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99+ (available in two colors).

    21. Or, an electric conical burr grinder here to provide you with consistent, perfectly even grounds every. single. time. If you want to improve your coffee game, this thing is worth the splurge.

    The grinder filled with beans

    This powerful machine can turn a large batch of whole beans into grounds within minutes!

    Promising review: "After five years of using a $40 burr grinder, it broke down and we replaced it with a Baratza upgrade. I had trouble justifying the expense, but having tasted the results, the purchase was more than vindicated. The grinder is quieter and produces a more uniform grind. Hario pour-overs go faster and are more predictable, as I guess the previous grinder was producing a dust that would clog the filter. The consistency in flavor between cups is much closer than before. Most strikingly, the flavor profile of the same coffee we were drinking before went through the roof. Suddenly, our simple morning pour-over is on par with my favorite coffee shops in town. Possibly better. It's made me extremely excited about experimenting with different coffee sources in the future. It was the fastest, easiest way to make an extreme improvement to your morning cup. I wish that I had done this years ago." —Chando

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in two colors.

    22. A pretty impressive cold-brew maker because you've been trying and failing to stop overpaying for chilled bean juice.

    The cold-brew maker sitting next to a cup of cold brew

    Just add coarse-ground coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), let it brew for 12–24 hours, and serve. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

    Promising review: "If you LOVE iced coffee (I drink it year-round regardless of the weather), then you NEED this cold brewer. I work for Starbucks, and I love their cold brew. I was skeptical to make it at home, but I love mine more than theirs. It’s especially nice since Starbucks only brews one kind of beans for cold brew, but at home, you can brew your favorite kind. Absolutely love this, and it’s worth more than it costs. A must-buy for yourself or a wonderful gift for the coffee lover in your life!" —j.blaine

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    23. An ice cube tray with a lid cleverly designed so that you won't splash water all over the place every time you need to refill it. PLUS, it helps keep your ice cubes from getting that ~bleh~ taste that — idk about you — but for some reason that really grosses me out. *shudders*

    Model putting tray in the freezer

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    24. A simply perfect tortilla press kit that'll help you forget about all the years you weren't making homemade tortillas. This beautiful, high-quality press is super easy to use. Plus, it's made in Mexico out of old Singer sewing machines and will look stunning on your counter.

    Bright red tortilla maker with balls of dough beside flat, finished pieces
    Verve Culture

    Verve Culture is a woman-owned small business based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It was founded by a mother and daughter, and they curate products that are "made in the country of origin using traditional practices."

    Promising review: "This tortilla press is SO cute and lets you make delicious tortillas super easily. I love the pop of red on my counter and guests always give me compliments when I take it out for Taco Tuesday!" —Carly

    Get it from Verve Culture for $48 (PayPal available).

    25. A frozen yogurt and ice cream maker ready and willing to make all of your genius flavor combinations come true!

    The device on a counter
    Crate & Barrel

    The best part is you get to decide what ingredients are used. For example, you can substitute sugar for maple syrup!

    Promising review: "What a wonderful machine! I highly recommend this to everyone. I cannot believe how easy it is to make beautiful, silky ice cream that tastes better than any I've ever bought. We made our money back in two weeks...if that. Buy it, you won't regret it." —GreekPsyche

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95+ (available in seven colors) or Crate & Barrel for $69.95 (available in two colors).

    26. A wine aerator so your wine can start breathing instantly, giving it a more complex flavor and smoother finish — without the wait.

    Model pouring wine through the aerator and into a glass
    William Sonoma

    It's top-rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This aerator works well, does not take up too much space, is not fragile, and is easy to clean. The screen filters out sediment or that occasional piece of cork. It's also very good for an inexpensive weeknight bottle of red. We think it makes a $10 bottle of wine taste like a $15 bottle and so on..." —SuSu2

    Get it from Amazon for $30.16 or Williams Sonoma for $29.95.

    27. A handcrafted mortar and pestle for making pastes, crushing spices, and expanding your flavor options so you can take your home cooking to a whole new level.

    Tall wooden bowl with rounded stamping spoon
    The Artisan Variety

    The Artisan Variety is a POC-owned small business based in San Fransisco, California, and run by Aahlada Chennupati. Check out all of their gorgeous home goods!

    Promising review: "Great quality and fast shipping!" —Rebecca

    Get it from The Artisan Variety on Etsy for $60.

    28. A dual breakfast sandwich maker that can cook two sandwiches in FIVE MINUTES. Plus, all the removable parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Two sandwiches cooking in the maker surrounded by bread, bagels, eggs, ham, and more.

    Promising review: "Winner! This is such a great gadget, and I don't normally like gadgets; I usually prefer the old ways of doing things, but this tool allows me to get my kids fed and out of the house in the morning so much faster and with less mess and clean up! I was worried about how easy this would be to clean, but the inserts come out so easily and are dishwasher-safe, so it's a breeze. I don't see this thing leaving my counter ever." —jo

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    29. A quiet and easy-to-use manual coffee grinder so you can make a cup of joe as early in the morning as you want without waking up your roommates.

    The grinder surrounded by coffee beans and an example of some that it has ground.

    It has an adjustable grind selector with 18 (!!!) click settings to ensure you have precise control over the coarseness of your beans.

    Promising review: "My old coffee grinder of 15 years finally kicked the bucket and after much research into what would make me a delicious cup of coffee in my French press, I decided on getting the JavaPresse manual grinder. Not only is it super quiet (my roommates are usually asleep while I am making coffee in the morning), but it is very easy and fast to use. It took me a few batches to get the grind right, but my coffee tastes much better now than with my old electric blade grinder." —Fitzmcgee

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    30. A gorgeous Always pan that's not just fashionable — it's designed to replace eight pieces of cookware so preparing a variety of dishes can be a lot less complicated.

    Our Place

    Our Place is a WOC-founded brand bringing inventive cookware and kitchen products. You can braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, and more with this pan. It does the same job as a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. The spatula is designed to fit neatly on the pan's handle. The pan is dishwasher-safe and only weighs 3 pounds.

    Long, but worthwhile promising review: "I bought this pan not sure it was going to live up to the hype. Yeah, it was cute (I got the green color to match my kitchen color palette) but I've bought plenty of cute, millennial-branded products that turned out to be all style and no substance. How good could it be? It's phenomenal. I got it three weeks ago and since then the only time I've used a different pan was when the Always pan was already in use for one dish and I needed to cook something else. 

The nonstick coating is great. Eggs don't stick! Dried-on sauce doesn't stick! Yesterday's oatmeal doesn't stick! It all just wipes off with almost no scrubbing, which is great, because I have no desire to put this pan in the dishwasher, because what if I need to cook something?!

 The pan surface heats up really quickly! I cooked on my normal boring stove, and I was shocked how much faster my pasta water came to a boil.

 The pan surface also heats really evenly, and is amazing at searing. I cooked steak in it last night, hoping I wasn't making a mistake by using nonstick instead of cast iron, but it gave the steaks a flawless sear, way more even than my cast-iron pan. I was super impressed.

 I love the built-in spatula rest. So much. My only comment on the pan is that the hole in the spatula could be just a hair larger so that it doesn't require any leveraging to remove from the rest, but very minor complaint.

 Love the steamer/strainer basket. Haven't used it for steaming yet, but love it for pasta. It's so much easier to just lift all the pasta out and leave the pasta water behind than carry the whole pan of boiling water over to the sink to pour out, all the while terrified that one of my cats will come in and get boiling water splashed on them or something.

 I love the lid, especially the steam vent feature. It's really great for cooking grains. 

Basically, this pan is totally worth what you spend on it. I'm moving in six months and I'm planning to donate most of my cookware when I do. Very confident that I won't miss any of it, thanks to this pan." —Abigail R.

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

    31. A set of shallow pasta bowls so even thrown together meals can be plated with a little extra ~je ne sais quoi~.

    White plate slightly curved like a bowl with food in it

    Promising review: "These bowls are great. I lived my entire life until now without owning shallow bowls. I’ve been eating spaghetti off of a plate like some kind of wild animal. My life is forever changed." —JessieMo

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $36.97+ (available in two colors).

    32. An egg cooker that can cook six hard-boiled, soft-boiled, or poached eggs in under 10 minutes while you do...literally anything else! It also includes an omelet tray in case you were skeptical that it could handle all of your eggy needs.

    The egg cooker in aqua, featuring a transparent dome-shaped lid and a large power button in the front

    🎶 When I was a lad, I ate four dozen eggs every morning to help me get large. And now that I'm grown, I eat five dozen eggs so I'm roughly the size of a barge!🎶

    Promising review: "Best quarantine purchase yet! This little guy is so cute and handy! I just tested three eggs in case they didn’t turn out, and they were perfect!! I was all prepared to be blasted out of my house by the buzzer at the end (according to other reviews), but it wasn’t bad at all. It literally plays a little song. So cute!" —Austin Klimek

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

    33. A gorgeous set of ~Insta-famous~ ceramic salt and pepper grinders so you can treat yourself to some freshly cracked salt and pep any time you want.

    The salt and pepper grinders in blush

    Promising review: "These were completely worth it! They grind so easily and you can change how course you want the salt or pepper." —AngelinaD

    Get the pair from Amazon for $79.95 (available in five colors) or Anthropologie for $80 (available in three colors).

    34. A hand-crafted, borosilicate glass stove-top-safe glass teapot that'll look lovely on your counter or stove. Plus, it includes a removable infuser and is microwave- and dishwasher-safe!

    A glass tea kettle with a silver metal top pouring tea into a glass

    Capacity: 4+ cups

    Promising review: "I wanted a teapot that I could use in the microwave or on the stove. I was a little concerned about the fragility of this beautiful glass item, but I shouldn't have worried. The handle is not as delicate as it might appear in the picture and is plenty sturdy enough for daily use and I am particularly pleased with the fact that the spout does not drip at all. I am very happy with this teapot, and might just pick up another one for that dreadful day when I break this one. Also, the handle doesn't get hot, even though the water is at a full boil. You never need a hot pad to remove this from the heat. I love that!" —Lucille Harrington

    Get it from Amazon for $19.54.

    35. Or an easy-to-clean Toptier Japanese cast-iron teapot with a stainless-steel infuser if you're looking to add more of an antique vibe to your kitchen.

    Reviewer's split image of light green cast iron tea pot

    Capacity: 3–4 cups

    Promising review: "Adore this fancy teapot. It's a generous 2–3 tea drinker size, pours beautifully and retains heat for a good while, easy to clean and it was nicely made. I started using it the minute I got it. It is just the right size, and I love the color. Just in time for the cold months. I highly recommend it." —Shon

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in six sizes and 15 colors.

    36. A rechargeable personal blender great for busy people or anyone with limited storage space. Just dump in your favorite ingredients, press the blend button, and enjoy.

    This blender comes with an ice cube tray and a funnel, plus you can remove the base to turn the blender itself into a drinking cup.

    Promising review: "As a very busy college student, I find it's hard to eat healthy. Between my limited dining hall options and my busy schedule, I needed a way to both eat my veggies and get to class on time. ENTER: this amazing blender bottle. BEST purchase my limited paycheck was ever used on. Fill 'er up with wilted salad bar spinach, crappy orange juice, a grainy apple, some ice, and BOOM...a shake is born. No need to head back to my dorm to plug it into a wall-socket base like most blenders. To my amazed friends, I am now the wizard of smoothies. They all want one now!" —Adrianna Simmons

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in four colors).

    37. A simply gorgeous cake stand so you can display baked goods and other foods with as much allure as the cute little bakery everyone lines up outside of every morning.


    Promising review: "Beautifully made. Just love it! Gorgeous color, high quality and will be fantastic for entertaining. I plan to use it for anything, not just cake." —Chelsea

    Get it from Food52 for $44+ (available in three sizes, seven colors, and with or without the glass dome).

    38. A mixed set of stunning stemware to make you feel like you're chillin' at a cool, funky bar where the alcohol's *way* more expensive than what's actually in your fridge.

    stemware in a variety of colors
    Estelle Colored Glass

    Estelle Colored Glass is a Black woman-owned small business that creates vintage-inspired hand-blown pieces in beautiful jewel tones.

    Get a mixed set of six from Estelle Colored Glass for $175 and check out their other glassware here.

    39. A limited edition Jonathan Adler print mini Keurig that'll ~fill~ you with joy every time you fill up your mug.

    the patterned coffee maker next to white ceramics

    Promising review: "I absolutely am in love with this model. The size and style is perfect. I bought three of them one for my shop, home, and as a gift. Love this and the color makes it even more fun." —Target reviewer

    Get it from Target for $69.99 (originally $99.99).

    40. An acacia wood cheese board so you can charcuterie with just as much panache as that expensive small plates place you can't stop thinking about.

    The cheese board
    Effortless Composition

    Effortless Composition is a Black woman-owned small business based in LA that offers eclectic home and kitchen goods that'll help elevate your space.

    Get it from Effortless Composition for $36.

    41. Some huge bowls that'll make even the cheapest instant noodles look like you got them at an authentic ramen-ya. Plus, they're dishwasher-safe, and even have notches in them to keep the included (!) chopsticks and luxurious, ladle-like spoon from falling into your precious soup.

    two ramen bowls full of ramen, with the chopsticks resting in their slot

    Promising review: "Great for a hearty bowl of noodles in broth, and makes eating at home feel like eating out. The bowls and accompanying utensils are lightweight and don’t seem to be easily cracked or broken." —Adele D'Eon

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $24.99 (chopsticks and spoons included; available in three colors).

    42. And finally, a Levo II so you can easily make herbal infusions in your own kitchen! Create everything from deliciously infused honey, butter, and oil, to salad dressings, scented candles, and even ~edibles~ without any professional skills using this super cool gadget.

    The LEVO II
    Levo Oil

    All you have to do is fill the herb pod, set your dry or activation cycle, add oil or butter, set your infuse cycle, dispense, and enjoy!

    Promising review: "Although it was a little over a month wait for my Levo II to come in, it has been one of the best kitchen appliances I have ever purchased. Speedy infusions & tasty creations. I will always brag on how much I love my Levo and continue to recommend it to my friends & family members for years to come ❤️ Thank you Levo!" —Peyton M.

    Get it from Levo Oil for $289.99+ (available in five colors).

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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