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    28 Essential Kitchen Purchases From Wayfair That You’ll Wonder Why You Kept Putting Off

    I wonder this every time I use my milk frother (aka every day). And now you can, too.

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    1. A rustic (aka Instagrammable) wood cutting board which could totally double as a fancy charcuterie serving tray to make dinners at home feel as special as going out.

    Cutting board with cheese and spinach on top beside a stove

    Promising review: "I love that it is everything it said it was, also is very sturdy and has rubberized feet on the bottom that are screwed in and not just glued in so this is going to be great for non-slip board. I love this product and this was my first purchase of Rachael Rays products and Im sure there are going to be future purchases." —Anna

    Price: $29.99 (originally $60.04)

    2. A pair of meat shredding claws that will make you look and feel like Wolverine while shredding meat without wrecking your hands, and are indestructible even when put in the dishwasher (also like Wolverine).

    Meat shredding claws on top of shredded meat

    Promising review: "Great value for the price!"—Anonymous

    Price: $13.99

    3. An electronic can opener that will quite literally change your life, as it has changed mine. Not only is it so fast and easy to use, but it also minimizes the risk of an unfortunate accident because it opens the cat without creating sharp edges.

    Electric can opener on a countertop

    Promising review: "Love, love it! So easy to use and leaves no sharp edges. Also fits perfectly in a drawer not like an electric can opener that takes up space on a counter or the hand held old type that hurts your hands. Just position on any size can ,hit start button and that's it."—Patricia

    Price: $19.99

    4. A stainless-steel seasoning injector that will make you look like a pro in the kitchen. Seriously, this is how the chefs make your steaks taste so good at the restaurant.

    White hand injecting seasoning into a chicken

    Promising review: "This set works so well to get the seasoning in the right spot. It made my dishes so good, because it puts the seasoning in the exact spot I need it!"—Nicolas

    Price: $21.99 (originally $29.00)

    5. A pasta maker to take the stress out of trying a new homemade recipe. With this gadget, you can jump right in.

    Pasta maker with fresh pasta inside

    Promising review: "Perfect for our needs. Sturdy, has lots of settings for the thickness of your pasta. Easy to clean."—May

    Price: $34.99 (originally $54.99)

    6. A microwave bacon cooker that will make getting the perfect crisp way easier, without the risk of getting an oil burn!

    Raw bacon on the bacon cooker

    Promising review: "Works great! Love it and would recommend to anyone."—Diane

    Price: $17.99 (originally $19.99)

    7. A cordless hand mixer for the time right after you've binge-watched Great British Bake Off and you want to try your hand at a spongey cake without getting a dreaded hand cramp, like if you used a normal whisk.

    Hand mixer standing up beside cookie dough

    This set comes with a chef's knife, paring knife, two santoku knives, and a utility knife.

    Promising review: "This cordless mixer has just as much power as it’s corded companions. I have yet to run out of charge while using it. It is pretty quiet so that’s a plus. It also will not tip over when not in use. Highly recommend!"—Amy

    Price: $99.99

    8. A cute, yet practical utensil holder (to match your new cutting board?) because I know you and your roommates are over getting your drawers stuck because you tried to stuff cooking utensils in there with the silverware.

    Wooden utensil holder

    Promising review: "Great price, perfect for my kitchen counter. Holds about 12 large cooking utensils. I would recommend this product."—Tonia

    Price: $11.99 (originally $20.99)

    9. A professional knife set so you can stop risking injury every time you chop veggies. Seriously, it's time to upgrade from the one knife you took from your parents' house when you moved out. These'll make eating greens a lot easier!

    Image displaying 5 knives of various sizes

    Promising review: "These knives are great, fast shipping and awesome packaging...thank you"—Kelly

    Price: $94.99 (originally $199.99)

    10. An over-the-sink drying rack that prevents the really gross water build-up that happens inside/under normal drying racks. Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about!

    Dish rack holding two bowls

    Promising review: "Absolutely perfect design and fit. Saw a friend with something similar and is a MUST HAVE. Heat resistant, a washing rack, and rods are very sturdy to support a heavy drying rack. Saves on counter top space and still allows full access to other side of sink. So happy with purchase!"—Cameron

    Price: $24.95 (originally $50.00)

    11. A pressure cooker that screams "I'm a good cook," while whispering "and also lazy." If you've got limited time, but you're trying to stop ordering so much Uber Eats, this is the gadget for you.

    Pressure cooker with veggies inside.

    Promising review: "This 6-quart pressure cooker has has allowed me to defrost, cook, broil, air fry, my meals all from one pot! I've done frozen chicken, beef, pork, and vegetables without heating up my kitchen. It is fast, easy to use and cooks my food to a tender, tasty and then crisp air fried finish. This method of cooking does make meats super tender and I am enjoying looking forward to finding new ways of adapting my recipes to this pressure cooker. I am highly impressed with the versatility, and ease of use. The cooker is easy to clean, and allows me to make great tasting meals in a relatively short amount of time." —FlawlessRedhead91

    Price: $95.99 (originally $129.98)

    12. An electric coffee grinder in case you keep forgetting to grind your coffee beans at the store.

    Electric coffee grinder with coffee beans and an espresso beside it

    Promising review: "This grinder is quiet, quick and easy to use. I ground coffee beans and it was so easy to grind, done in seconds and easy to clean. I even ground some dried onion and it ground it very fine. This is a great addition to my kitchen."—Brooke

    Price: $21.99

    13. An espresso maker that is so cute you will surely buy fewer expensive lattes because you want to make TikToks of yourself using it. Plus, it's way more straightforward than a coffee machine and more environmentally friendly than a Keurig.

    White espresso maker on a wooden tray

    Promising review: "Absolutely beautiful, it's better in person. I made delicious Cuban coffee and it was easy to clean. Matches perfectly with my kitchen theme."—Nancy

    Price: $22.99

    14. A milk frother, because I am clearly invested in making your homemade coffee as good as mine has become with all these fun products. This is one hundred percent the best product to buy to immediately elevate your at-home coffee routine.

    Milk frother in various colors

    This doesn't have any reviews which has completely shocked me because I have the exact same milk frother and I can't shut up about it. So, here is me telling you to buy this milk frother with reckless abandon because you won't regret it. It works on oat milk, too!

    Price: $39.99

    15. A heat-resistant spoon rest, which is perfect for those of us who have lost one too many spoons because they melted resting on hot pots or pans.

    Silicone spoon resting on the spoon rest

    Promising review: "This is great! I have one and I got one for my daughter also. Very sturdy and washes up nicely!"—Janet

    Price: $14.99

    16. A rapid defrosting tray to use when you realize you forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer 10 minutes before your mom gets home. You'll never have to figure out how to defrost in the microwave again.

    Piece of meat defrosting on the tray

    Promising review: "Works just as described. It's been a real time-saver." —Kathy

    Price: $17.99 (originally $25)

    17. A wall-mounted paper towel holder so you can save counter space and seem like an adult who has their life together by having a dedicated spot for your paper towels.

    Paper towel propped on the towel holder

    Promising review: "Just the right size and sturdy as well"—Diane

    Price: $9.42

    18. A mug tree to show off the cute mug collection I know you're hoarding (and to stop breaking mugs while getting them out of the cabinets).

    A mug tree holding a variety of white mugs

    Promising review: "I’ve been wanting to get a mug tree for a while now and I’m so glad I got this one! The shipment came quick and it was so easy to assemble. Absolutely love! I would definitely recommend!"—Karen

    Price: $22.99 (originally $34.99)

    19. An egg cooker so you never have to google "how long to boil eggs" ever again. An actual game-changer and lifesaver.

    An egg cooker with several eggs inside

    Promising review: "Looove this!!!! Eggs were perfectly cooked (hard boiled) & super easy to crack open!!! Shell peeled off easily!!!"—Shelby

    Price: $22.99 (originally $29.99)

    20. A circulator cooker (aka sous vide) that is one of the most impressive contraptions ever created. My coworker once used it to cook a steak under his desk during the work day! Talk about working smarter, not harder.

    An image comparing sous vide cooking to traditional cooking.

    Promising review: "Also bought as a surprise gift. Quick delivery. Recipient was very happy with it."—Rosalie

    Price: $79.99 (originally $101.99)

    21. A kitchenware divider so you can finally store your pans in a way that doesn't cause a ruckus every time you take one single pan out.

    Storage unit carrying several cast iron pans.

    Promising review: "Awesome space saver! Holds a ton of weight too! Recommend, and will be buying another one."—Anonymous

    Price: $25.99 (originally $42.99)

    22. A little kitchen scale, which makes it so much easier to keep your sourdough-making phase alive if you've been trying to get perfect amounts using just measuring cups.

    A kitchen scale with walnuts on it.

    Promising review: "Right out of the box it’s a beautiful scale, slim, lightweight and nice white glass finish. I love that it can be charged so we don’t have to waste batteries using it. I really enjoy the feature that allows me to add weights of multiple ingredients at once while cooking. I highly recommend this scale."—Kevbot4

    Price: $49.94 (originally $65.00)

    23. A wine decanter which looks super impressive, makes your wine taste better, and will also impress your guests who have no idea what a wine decanter is.

    A decanter with red wine inside

    Promising review: "I’ve had this decanter for a year and I absolutely love it. It is super easy to clean with just a little bit of soap and water. No need to wipe to get rid of water spots, it stays pretty clean. Takes about 30 minutes to air the wine."—Kitcia

    Price: $63.99 (originally $72.50)

    24. A set of four silicone egg rings to ensure your fried eggs turn out perfect every. single. time. If you're like me, your yolk may get away from you every once in a while. This prevents that unpleasant scenario!

    One silicone egg ring with an egg inside

    Promising review: "The egg doesn’t spread all over the pan!!!!"—santa

    Price: $13.99 (originally $34.99)

    25. A shelving rack to store your spices. It has lots of space if you're like me and you accidentally buy a new thing of ginger "just in case" despite already having several unopened spice bottles.

    Spice rack with many spices on it

    Promising review: "It makes THE best use if space in your cabinet for spices/oils/vinegars/etc. I love that it’s expandable too! It’s great quality and I am glad I ordered it."—Barb D.

    Price: $19.99

    26. A spice grinder that will look cute sitting on your counter when you're not using it to grind fresh pepper. It could be the first step in starting to do more things in the kitchen from scratch!

    Pepper in the spice grinder.

    Promising review: "Received my spice grinder the other day and used it twice already. Love it!!"—Anonymous

    Price: $27.99

    27. A pasta drying rack so you can make enough fresh pasta to save for later, without having to come up with innovative and sketchy places to hang your drying pasta.

    Fresh pasta hanging to dry on a bamboo rack

    Promising review: "Use this all the time to hang homemade pasta. Works great and stores easily"—Marilyn

    Price: $20.65

    28. A lemon squeezer that gets out the very last bits of juice in the lemon that you can't possible squeeze out with just your hands.

    A yellow and green lemon and lime squeezer

    I have this product and it has been a game changer for me. I love using lemons (and limes) in my cooking and this has made it so much easier to get all of the juice out without making it feel like you're wasting any!

    Price: $26.99 (originally $44.99)

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