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    31 Things From Target That’ll Upgrade Your Entire Kitchen

    It's a new year, and your kitchen deserves a reset and refresh with the help of these awesome items — especially after all that baking you did during quarantine.

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

    1. A nifty Ninja Express chopper for making everything from sauces and soups to that incredible salsa recipe you've been meaning to try for ages.

    The chopper
    Target

    Promising review: "This beats chopping up food by hand. It works in like three seconds. It’s easy to clean too." —Raine

    Price: $19.99

    2. A super convenient wood top kitchen island that's easy to move around, and it comes loaded with storage space for all your cookware and essentials.

    The shell kitchen island
    Target

    Promising review: "This has to be the cutest furniture piece I have in my kitchen. The color of this is so beautiful and adds that pop my kitchen needed. This product is sturdy and great I have my coffee machine and other kitchen appliances on it." —Target reviewer

    Price: $290 (available in two colors)

    3. A stainless-steel sink organizer to save counter space while keeping your sponges, scrubbers, and soap dispensers dry, upright and ready for work on a moment's notice.

    The sink organizer
    Target

    Promising review: "I was hesitant to spend so much on this but it’s absolutely worth every penny! It keeps my soap, sponge, and bottle/straw cleaners organized and easy to access. It’s super easy to wash. It says to wash by hand but I’ve put it through my dishwasher with no issues." —Target reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    4. A seven-piece plastic bag clip set that makes keeping all of your snack foods fresh an absolute cinch. Plus, they come with magnets so you can mount them on the fridge when they're not in use.

    The bag clip set
    Target

    Promising review: "Stop buying the dollar store clips and just buy these. You’ll actually save money in the long run! I’ve had these for months and not a single one has broken." —Logan

    Price: $11.49

    5. A durable, dishwasher-safe 1.5-quart brown sugar container with a hinged flip lid and clearly displayed measurement markings. There's even extra help from the uber-cool clay disk inside the lid that you can pop in to help soften your sugar. How sweet it is.

    The brown sugar container
    Target

    Promising review: "I'm embarrassed to admit this, but in honor of this amazing product I feel it has to be done: I have had a bag of brown sugar in my cabinet half opened for I have no idea how long. Seriously, a year, six months, your guess is as good as mine. I purchased this and figured I'd try to revive it thinking I'd still have to buy a new bag anyways. However this brought my old, opened, rock-hard sugar back to life! I was amazed and now I'm buying everyone one for Christmas whether they want one or not because they need one. Highly recommend!" —Shelby

    Price: $12.99

    6. A seven-egg everyday egg cooker including a poaching tray, omelette bowl, boiling tray, measuring cup, and recipe guide, because you always deserve to have a quick, delicious breakfast any way you like it.

    The egg cooker
    Target

    One BuzzFeed editor swears by this — check out her full review here!

    Promising review: "This is the best purchase I've ever made — perfectly hard-boiled eggs in a matter of minutes and the hardest thing I had to do was pierce the egg with the handy tool they provided. The yolks were well-done, but still soft without even a tinge of green, while the whites were tender and not at all rubbery. So far, I have only tried making hard-boiled eggs, but I will try an omelet soon." —Danielle

    Price: $16.99 (available in three colors)

    7. An envy-inducing large container lid organizer that includes five long, adjustable dividers and holds up to nine round and square lids. Keep your drawers clutter-free and let them be a source of storage frustration no more.

    The container lid organizer
    Target

    Promising review: "Love this. Keeps my lids organized so I can actually find them." —Target reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    8. A mint 7-gallon step trash can designed to keep out curious pets and children and generally avoid pesky messes with its clever locking lid. Plus, it blends in to just about any kitchen aesthetic and is super pretty.

    The mint green trash can
    Target

    Promising review: "Best trash can I've ever bought! You can use medium-size trash bags and it's not too big or heavy to take to the trash room. Convenient bottom step to open lid and so helpful, and the price was right! Colors are great too!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    9. A brilliant two-in-one breakfast sandwich maker complete with a timer for quick, fresh grab 'n' go meals on those mornings you'd prefer not to do much cooking. One sandwich only takes five minutes, so it's perfect for family brekkie, too.

    The breakfast sandwich maker
    Target

    Promising review: "Husband loves this! He said it’s easy to use and enjoys being able to make his breakfast sandwiches fresh and quick. Much better than buying the frozen ones, and we can control the quality of ingredients better." —Target reviewer

    Price: $24.99

    10. An adorable K-Mini single serve Keurig coffee maker that seriously fits anywhere, rendering it *chef's kiss* for small spaces. Make delish teas, coffee, and hot cocoa in minutes and save money on pricey to-go caffeine.

    The dusty rose coffee maker
    Target

    Promising review: "Perfect little machine! Makes a great cup of coffee." —Target reviewer

    Price: $89.99 (available in four colors)

    11. A classic 12-inch cast-iron skillet seasoned with oil that's easy to cook on whether you're holding it over the stove top or an open outdoor flame. Things just taste way better when cooked on cast iron.

    The cast iron skillet
    Target

    Promising review: "This is my first cast-iron purchase ever and the Lodge brand came highly recommended for beginners. The size and weight of this one is doable, and not wrist-breaking. Price and value is amazing. We’ve used it countless times now for steak and other dishes that need a crisp bottom formed. It cleans up easily and we just apply a thin coat of oil at the end. We will be using this for years to come so it’s already paid for itself a few times over by now." —Syd

    Price: $24.99

    12. A sleek stainless-steel 16-piece knife block set, because it's about darn time you felt like a professional chef slicing and dicing everything from steak to avocados.

    The knife block set
    Target

    Promising review: "I've had this set for two months now. We've followed the instructions to hand wash and dry promptly. All the knives still look great and are quite sharp. I'd recommend them!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $55.99

    13. A lavish velvet upholstered dining chair with brass metal legs so you can enjoy all your home-cooked meals in luxury while feeling as fancy as you did dining in your fave indoor restaurants.

    The green dining chair
    Target

    Promising review: "I loved everything about this chair. The shipment was carefully packaged and assembling the chair was effortless." —Target reviewer

    Price: $119.99 (available in two colors)

    14. A gorgeous glass storage container perfect for showing off your incredible tea bag collection or keeping your fresh herbs and special ingredients from going bad.

    The glass storage container
    Target / Via target.com

    Promising review: "They look great in the kitchen counters or pantry and it's amazing for storage. Easy to clean and the quality is really good. I love the price!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $9

    15. A leak and spill-proof stainless-steel water bottle that's vacuum-insulated to keep your WFH beverage of choice just as hot or cold as when you first made it.

    The marble water bottle
    Target

    Promising review: "I left water in mine overnight and it was still cool in the morning. Great quality, classy finish and best of all the functionality for preservation of both hot and cold liquids is top of the line." —Target reviewer

    Price: $16.99 (available in two colors)

    16. A Ninja professional blender featuring a powerful 1,000-watt motor for the best performance when making your smoothies as smooth and chunk-free as humanly possible.

    The blender
    Target

    Promising review: "This has to be one of the best blenders I have ever purchased. I have little to no random chunks of frozen products left in my smoothies and I don’t have to shake the blender to get the products mixed. Worth every penny spent." —Target reviewer

    Price: $99.99

    17. A three-piece mixing bowl set made with nonslip silicone bases and durable stainless-steel construction. Whether you're baking a cake or concocting a casserole, you can always count on these bad boys to avoid spills and mixing mishaps.

    The mixing bowl set
    Target

    Promising review: "These mixing bowls are amazing. They look really stylish and are super affordable. The best part is the nonslip bottoms. If you need a bowl for every day use that combines look and function, these are it!" —Gracie

    Price: $20

    18. A spring-activated stainless-steel "Simply Tear" paper towel holder so you don't have to continue to swear under your breath each time you accidentally grab more than you need. Save paper and the planet, people!

    The paper towel holder
    Target

    Promising review: "Surprisingly sturdy and has a good weight so it’s easy to pull off paper towels. I like the arm piece element of the holder and that it opens all the way so it’s easy to change the roll when needed." —Kawhit

    Price: $24.99

    19. A trusty Crock-Pot slow cooker you'll seriously wonder how you ever lived without. Cook up soup, chili, stews and help bring out the flavor in those choice cuts of meat from the grocery store all the while using less electricity than your standard oven.

    The slow cooker
    Target

    Promising review: "Great value for the price. Love the size, it’s perfect. It also has a warming option to keep food warm until ready to eat." —Target reviewer

    Price: $24.99

    20. A spiffy SodaStream sparkling water maker sure to be well-received by those in your home who seriously miss the simple joy of grabbing a fountain soda and strolling along while sipping it. Ahh, the good old days...

    The black sparkling water maker
    Target

    Promising review: "I got this for my husband’s birthday. We both love sparkling water. This little machine is amazing!!! We’ve tried a couple of flavors, but I like it best with some squeezed lime. I never write reviews but knew I needed to rate this machine because it was love at first taste!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $99.99 (available in two colors)

    21. A portable ice maker that fast freezes a new batch of ice every eight minutes in either large or small bullet-shaped ice cubes (choices, choices...) This is simply the best thing to have handy for at-home outdoor dining or camping in warmer weather.

    The portable ice maker
    Target

    Promising review: "This ice machine is the best. It is sharp-looking on my counter and fits in very well with my appliances. It makes ice fast and the shape of the ice makes it easy to drink your beverage. I also like how quiet it is. Sometimes I have to check to make sure it's running." —Target reviewer

    Price: $162.99

    22. A lightweight, dishwasher-safe, 5-quart stainless-steel colander with a comfy grip rim for rinsing and draining fruits, veggies, and pasta in a snap.

    The colander
    Target

    Promising review: "Well-made. I've had it nearly three years and use it and wash it in the dishwasher pretty regularly and it is still perfect. It is large, so it can hold a whole box of pasta. The holes are small enough that no pasta falls through regardless of the pasta type. The rim at the bottom ensures food inside does not touch the surface of the sink." —Target reviewer

    Price: $24.99

    23. A revolving 20-jar spice rack that actually includes 20 glass jars of all your spiciest faves as well as a free refill offer for up to five years. Save counter space while adding a little style 'n' spin to your kitchen.

    The spice rack
    Target

    Promising review: "I love it. Super easy to get my spices and looks really sharp! Doesn't take up much space either. Thinking of buying more for gifts." —Jaspers

    Price: $44.99

    24. A handheld spiralizer for quickly and easily making delicious things like zucchini and butternut squash noodles, curly fries, and carrot garnish (uh, yum). Spiral safely with the trusty nonslip grip.

    Hands using the spiralizer to make veggie noodles
    Target

    Promising review: "Very easy to use and clean. This made perfect zoodles and will save me a lot of money in the long run, considering how much I love my zoodles!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $15.99

    25. An airtight sealed dry cereal dispenser because you deserve to feel like you're at a hotel breakfast buffet even if you're only munching your morning bowl of Cheerios from home. Alternatively, this is a great space to stash your pet treats and keep them fresh.

    The black dry cereal dispenser
    Target

    Promising review: "Easy to put together. Looks great and is perfect for anyone who likes a clutter-free counter." —Target reviewer

    Price: $21.99 (available in four colors)

    26. A compact-size analog air fryer that may be small, but packs a massive flavor punch. Use it to make just about any food traditionally cooked in a conventional oven, from fries with the perfect amount of crisp to delicious donut holes and ravioli.

    The air fryer
    Target

    Promising review: "Great little investment. I purchased this air fryer at the beginning of the pandemic to experiment making some of my favorite foods at home. This is a great alternative to deep frying. It handles quick sides like fries but also makes great foods like empanadas, chicken wings, veggie burgers and more. It's a small compact size too, which is perfect for small spaces and portions. Fairly easy to clean as well. Highly recommend." —Target reviewer

    Price: $39.99

    27. A stylish black espresso machine ideal for frothy drink lovers who've always dreamed of making a café quality cappuccino from the comfort of their own kitchen. Bonus points for it being ridiculously easy to clean.

    The espresso machine
    Target

    Promising review: "This espresso machine is small and compact so it doesn’t take up much space on your counter top which is a plus for me since i have a small work space. It’s very well-made and looks greats, and it makes some really great espressos so now I can make them at home on my own time. I really like this product as it’s easy to use and easy to clean." —Target reviewer

    Price: $199.99

    28. A life-changing sous vide precision cooker you can attach to pretty much any pot and use to create perfectly cooked meals with step-by-step instructions and the press of a button. The included app comes loaded with recipes your whole family will love.

    The sous vide
    Target

    Promising review: "I gave this to my husband for a Father's Day gift. He has found it super easy to use and loves the recipes on the app. It's his favorite new kitchen appliance." —Alicia

    Price: $199

    29. A four-slice natural convection toaster oven boasting four cooking functions, a 30-minute timer, and a removable crumb tray. You'll be able to make amazing toast, bagels or heat up your favorite frozen snacks in record time.

    The toaster oven
    Target

    Promising review: "I currently don’t have an oven while my husband and I renovate our kitchen, so I bought this with the intention of baking full meals in it, and it does the job. Chicken, veggies, small flatbread pizzas, small batches of cookies: it can do it. I’ve been using this for about three weeks now and it’s great." —Kelsey

    Price: $49.99

    30. A dishwasher-friendly fruit wedger so you can cut prep time in half and create uniform wedges and cores out of whole apples or pretty much anything you want evenly chopped.

    Hands using the tool to slice an apple
    Target

    Promising review: "Much better than the first brand I tried. Good grip handles make it easy to hold onto while the blades cut right through the fruit. Recommended to a friend and she just ordered one." —Mimzy

    Price: $9.99

    31. An oven and grill temperature thermometer, because when it comes to getting things like Grandma's famous cookie recipe exactly right, it's always better to be safe than sorry.

    The oven and grill temperature thermometer
    Target

    Promising review: "It is easy to use and I'm happy to be able to determine how accurate my oven is." —Ruth

    Price: $6.99

    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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