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    28 Cute Things To Make Your Kitchen A Place You'll Actually Want To Step Into

    These are so cute they'll pull you into the kitchen just to look at them if not use them.

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    1. A funny soap opera sponge holder that'll make washing dishes entertaining!

    the sponge holder shaped like a lady doing opera with the sponge as her hair
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was too cute to pass up. I ended up getting one for me and included it in a gift box. Neither of us uses it. It makes us smile whenever we see the Opera Tub Lady in our kitchen and that makes it all worth it." —VAB

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. A pun-ny oven mitt to make cooking and baking fun and full of attitude. As it should be.

    the mitt
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this so much I kept it for myself!" —J. Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    3. A hungry hippo mini meal planner so ~kawaii~ you'll be inclined to use it — and if you're gonna use it, that means you have to be meal-making 😉!

    the planner with cute hippo illustrations
    Sugar & Sloth / Etsy

    Sugar & Sloth is a small biz based in the United Kingdom run by illustrator Anita Perry, who started the company in 2015. They make cute cards, mugs, pins, and other handmade accessories for people who love cute and sassy things. They put thought into packaging and ship worldwide.

    Get it from Sugar & Sloth on Etsy for $5.17.

    4. A versatile and bright 7-cup silicone mold you can use to cook the most delicious egg bites, chocolate treats, baked goods like cake pops and brownie bites, and even ice cubes! This fits perfectly in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker, and can be used in a pot of boiling water if you're not on the cooker wagon.

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    This includes the mold, lid, and handle. It can be heated up to 375 degrees.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection at Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A spaghetti monster colander strainer so it's ~monstrously~ easy to strain your pasta, rice, and vegetables.

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    This is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "My wife received this as a Christmas gift from me, and she smiles every time she pulls it out from its home in the cabinet. That alone makes it worth 5 stars in my book, but it's also sized nicely (just slightly smaller than a 'standard' colander), is made of very strong plastic, and has extremely expressive eyes which make for great handles. What's not to like? May he bless you all with his noodly appendages. Ramen." —Gentleman Rook

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    6. A cute and appropriate "Sloffee" coffee mug to give you a good laugh because we all feel like sloths sometimes, especially when it's time to clean up after cooking.

    the mug under a lamp
    Amazon

    The 11-ounce mug is made of fine bone ceramic so it won't be too heavy to pick up!

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    7. A microwave s'mores maker because you can recreate the joy of camping and the magic of a summer campfire right in your kitchen. Yum!

    The tool in a microwave
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Works great and the s’mores tasted great! This is perfect for when you want a s’more, but don’t want to start a fire!" —J DiBlasio

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    8. A pack of cat magnets to keep on your fridge — they're so ridiculously adorable they should be illegal.

    the magnets
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Amazingly cute! I was very excited upon receiving these magnets. They were much smaller than I had thought but the size is what makes them so cute! They are made of resin so they are durable and sturdy. Perfect for my new vintage magnet board. They are so adorable I’m going to buy a pack for all the cat lovers I know!" —KELLY M GRIFFIN

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. A round Disney princess tea tin for a ~magical~ way to enjoy your tea. The tins will have your fave princess on it and an accompanying tea flavor that reflects them. So pretty!

    tea tins of four princesses
    Rosie Lea Tea / Etsy

    Rosie Lea Tea is a small family biz based in the UK that makes traditional and unusual loose leaf teas, many with literary themes! Owner Julie Cavey set up the shop in memory of her father, who was an avid tea drinker of loose-leaf tea, along with her Nana. Fun fact: her father's family were Cockneys and "Rosie lea" is actually Cockney slang for "Let’s have a lovely cup of Rosie!" She lost her father to Parkinson's disease in 2010 and now donates part of the profits to the The Parkinson Society.

    Promising review: "Given to a friend as a gift and she absolutely loved it, tea looks and smells fab :)" —Olivia

    Get them from Rosie Lea Tea on Etsy for $8.87+ (available in 12 princesses and three blends).

    10. And a tea infuser in the shape of the Loch Ness Monster for a most legendary and mythical tea experience ☕.

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    Reviewers note to use loose leaf tea that's not completely ground; use higher-quality larger tea leaves.

    Promising review: "I love these little Nessie things. And I love tea. Match made in heaven. This little guy holds a lot of loose leaf tea or a single tea bag. Neck is long enough you can literally stir your tea with him without burning fingertips. Easy to clean and simple to use." —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    11. A cute and whimsical market pad you can tack onto your fridge to keep track of your groceries and what you need — you'll be tempted to write in this all the time, it's too pretty to go unused!

    Rifle Paper and Co.

    Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $9.50 (available in six designs).

    12. This cute "Egguins" egg-holder to both store and serve your eggs in the most creative way. These penguins hold up to six eggs and you can keep them in your fridge or dunk them in boiling water (don't worry, they'll be fine and so will your eggs). The handle stays cool so you can comfortably pull your penguins out from the pot or carry them wherever!

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    Promising review: "Fantastic eggs! I have never been able to hard boil eggs and get an easy peel. The first time I used the egguin, they came out perfectly. It could not have been easier. I highly recommend." —J. Bambrough

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A set of fun ice pop molds for satisfying your sweet tooth whenever you want! This'll bring the spirit of the season to your home and your taste buds.

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    This popsicle tray comes with four ice pop molds.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    14. A gorgeous recipe tin that'll make your kitchen look so charming and pretty you'll be guilted into actually using it for once.

    the tin in floral blue
    Rifle Paper and Co

    Get it from Rifle Paper and Co for $34 (available in four designs).

    15. A cute bed for your sponge to rest in when it's not hard at work scrubbing away your messes.

    a sponge holder shaped like a bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The moment I saw my new sponge resting peacefully upon its little sponge bed, my heart fluttered. I had no idea a sponge could look so cute and vulnerable while simultaneously giving off such a proprietary air of strength and dominance. This bed raises the sponge to a new level. Literally. It equips even the most basic sponges with adorability and humor, but more than that, it represents a crowning of heightened status in the kitchen. To current sponges, it’s an achievement and a privilege. To future sponges, it’s an aspiration, a goal to look forward to. Lastly, I think in some way this bed is a gesture of my respect and appreciation... it’s like saying, 'Hey, I see you. You do good work,' and I think that’s beautiful." —Alissa

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    16. Tequila Mockingbird, an incredibly funny book of cocktail recipes based on famous novels so you can indulge yourself with endless literary jokes, witty comments, fun recipes, and titles like The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose until you're just squealing with delight.

    the cover
    Amazon

    This book features 65 drink recipes as well as bar bites, illustrations, and drinking games.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39, Bookshop for $13.80 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

    17. A lovely Lumiere cake stand to have the most deluxe place to show off your yummy baked desserts! You'll want to break this out to show off every time you can.

    the cake stand with other kitchen accessories
    ShopDisney

    Promising review: "Was extremely happy when it arrived and when I felt just how heavy and strong this product is. This made my day. Was just expecting something to last for a few years but this will be a lifetime and maybe a hand me down to my daughter." —smtncop

    Get it from ShopDisney for $44.99.

    18. An adorably charming fruit apron you'll be excited to have an excuse to wear every time!

    two aprons one green avocado and one orange
    CreativelifeJenny / Etsy

    CreativelifeJenny is a small biz that makes a variety of things with cute prints like aprons, oven mitts, and bags.

    Promising review: "Quarantine really got me into baking and cooking from scratch, so when I decided it was finally time to get an apron, I was SO excited to see this cute avocado print one! The apron is a nice, sturdy linen material and the pattern is even cuter in person. Shipping was very prompt and the seller was very communicative regard order status. Will definitely be purchasing from this shop again in the future." —Caeitlin

    Get it from CreativelifeJenny on Etsy for $10.69+ (available in four fruit prints).

    19. A delightful cookbook of recipes from your favorite books plus the passages they're featured in because you're tired of the same ol', same ol' for dinner? Now's your chance to try that literary food you thought you'd never be able to taste. Ranging from carrot pudding (Charles Dickens) and Turkish delight (C.S. Lewis) to a yummy omelet (Louisa May Alcott), you'll be inspired to spend the day in the kitchen whippin' these up!

    the cover
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a really awesome gift for any literary nerd who also loves to cook. The book has TONS of literary references dispersed throughout the book. I gave it to a friend as part of a moving/new home/kitchen gift. I think it brought tears to her eyes." —Margot

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. An animal egg separator that's so cute and useful it'll make you excited for the unexciting act of separating egg yolks from egg whites.

    hand using the pig shaped separator
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I thought this was a gimmick when my wife got this and put it on the table. I mean this thing can't work right? Well I was wrong, this thing picks up yolks like the pig that it is. And it does it great each and every time. You have to keep it clean and free of residue to have it work at its best. But this is far better to use than those separators and doing it with the egg shells. I just pop eight eggs in the pan, and suck the yolks right up. Easy!" —GchanMako

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three styles).

    21. A cute small Bonbowl for super simple cooking, eating, and cleaning. It comes with a cook top and detachable bowl and uses induction heating, meaning it's safer than gas cook tops. You can cook everything from rice to pasta on it! You get an easy-to-cook-on appliance, yummy meals, and a simplified cooking routine every time.

    Bonbowl

    Bonbowl is a small biz founded in 2019 and created to cook single-serving meals in 15 minutes or less. They believe that cooking homemade meals shouldn’t be difficult or require hours of prep, cooking and cleanup time, and strive to make the process as easy as possible.

    Induction cooking is a method of heating metal using a magnetic field. The bowl has double-walled construction so you get a layer of insulation between your hands and the hot inner surface of the bowl. This cooks for one person so it's perfect for those living alone. See how it works here and if you don't know where to start, take a look at recipes you can try out with it!

    Promising review: "A must for every kitchen! We are in the middle of a pandemic and had our 2.5-year-old oven/range catch fire rendering it unusable. After going a few months without having a cooktop to make dishes, my mother found this and sent it to us. Let me tell you, this has been an absolute godsend! It heats up and boils food fast, quietly, and efficiently. This is not just another kitchen appliance. It is a kitchen must have. We love it so much that I just ordered more bowls. It also has us thinking about replacing our gas range with an induction cooktop range. We both wish we had this when we were in college too!" —Lillian

    Get it from Bonbowl for $129 (available in two coatings and includes cooktop, bowl, and lid).

    22. A set of lovable ceramic cat measuring spoons to elevate your cooking/baking experience from "eh" to "aw!"

    the set of four tied together
    Amazon

    They come tied with a ribbon for hanging!

    Promising review: "Functional and beautiful! I bought these as a gift for a cat lover. She just adores them. They are so beautiful and unique that she displays them prominently in her kitchen." —David C

    Get the four-piece set from Amazon for $11.85.

    23. A floatie tea infuser perfect for adding a summer aesthetic to teatime! This'll make you smile every time.

    The flamingo floatie tea infuser sitting in a cup next to swan and unicorn floaties
    Amazon

    Promising review: "So adorable. Easy to use and clean. Very small tea leaves can be used too, which is nice." —Caro

    Get it from Amazon for $13.58 (available in three shapes).

    24. Novel-themed black teas tagged with classic literary quotes so you can lose yourself in old eras, characters, and stories with a hot cup of rich, flavorful tea, even when you're really just standing in your kitchen. The real world just doesn't cut it.

    the teas
    Amazon

    The novel teas come with 25 quoted teabags. Reviewers note that the tea tastes great!

    Promising review: "I just fell in love when I saw this. I love finding unique gift items and surely this is one of them! My friend loves history and tea and I can't believe I found the perfect gift to represent them both. The design is perfect and just like described. And I love that they put quotes on them individually as well. Worth every penny. And the tea is just delicious." —Nora

    Get 25 tea bags from Amazon for $13.50.

    25. A bubble tea kit if you're A) missing your daily dose of boba, B) don't live near a boba shop, and C) have wanted to make it at home yourself. Now's your chance! That's a great excuse to be in the kitchen if I do say so myself.

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    Promising review: "I love this bubble tea! The package is adorable, with clear compartments and instructions for each of the components and a rope handle with which to carry it. The preparation is very quick and easy with both microwave and stove top instructions. The finished product is absolutely delicious." —Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two sizes and two flavors).

    26. A yummy Cadbury box of full-sized British chocolate bars that'll draw you to the kitchen because nothing does that better than chocolate!

    the box of chocolates
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought these for myself when I was feeling sad because the world is terrible, and it was 100% a great choice. The delicious treats arrived quickly and the box included almost all the best things. I was super excited that a Curly Wurly was included, because it is my number one UK candy (I haven't eaten the one that came in the box yet, I'm saving it for last because then I get to look forward to it for weeks. So technically I can't say that this Curly Wurly will be as good as every other one, but we are just going to have to trust my prejudgment here. I will update once I eat that beautiful darling though, just so you can know how great it is). 10/10, would order again to temporarily improve all global news based depression." —nic_is_nicole

    Get 10 chocolates from Amazon for $19.99.

    27. An adorable bulb-shaped bottle with a neoprene sleeve so cute it'll adorably encourage you to step into the kitchen for a sip. Stay hydrated!

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    The word on your cup might be random, but it will be either "warm," "idea," "hope," or "dream." The cups are made of borosilicate glass that is thermal shock-resistant, strong, and durable. These are perfect for both hot and cold drinks and great for toting along on the go!

    Promising review: "It is so cute I get complimented on it everywhere I go. Comes with a sleeve that works very well when you have cold drinks in the bottle; it catches condensation, and stops hot drinks from burning my hand. Very thick glass and nice plastic lid." —Erika

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    28. A blueberry muffin or chocolate banana candle that'll have your home smelling sweet and so yummy you'll be inspired to step into your kitchen and start baking.

    the blueberry muffin candle
    WickedWickOfTheEast / Etsy

    This is hand-poured into a recyclable container and packaged with eco-friendly materials.

    WickedWickOfTheEast is a Pennsylvania-based small biz that makes whimsical soy candles.

    Get it from WickedWickOfTheEast on Etsy for $14: the chocolate banana one here and the blueberry muffin one here.

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

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