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27 Kitchen Products For People Who Love Cooking

Jul 02, 2023Jul 02, 2023

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Whether you're a "here's a pie I made you" kind of person or a "hey, wanna make a pie together" one, here's everything you need to make it happen.

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Promising review: “It was time to replace my old cutting boards after more years than I'd like to admit. I wanted to get wood as they're easy on a knife's edge. I came upon these. Made from bamboo, and why not be sustainable when it's easy to do so. Used cutting board oil as directed. After three months of use, I can see these are really great cutting boards. They look good, they're lightweight, yet don't slide around the counter, which can be dangerous. I really look forward to using them, and if you treat them right (occasional oiling) they clean up very easy. I have put raw chicken on them and have lived to tell the story. And my knives have remained sharp for longer than before. Very happy with this purchase. If you're in the market for cutting boards, or any of the other products that Royal Craft Wood makes, buy them, you won't regret it.” —Mike8307

Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in three colors).

Promising review: “Most-used tool in my kitchen! This olive oil dispenser has completely transformed my cooking experience. Not only is it a convenient way to store and dispense olive oil, but it also makes me feel like a pro every time I use it. The sleek design and easy-to-use functionality gives it a professional-grade feel, and I find myself channeling my inner Gordon Ramsay as I add the perfect amount of oil to my dishes.

Moreover, the dispenser's precision spout allows for accurate pouring and minimal mess, making it a must-have for any home cook. It has become a staple in my kitchen, and I cannot imagine cooking without it. Overall, I highly recommend this product to anyone who loves to cook and wants to take their kitchen game to the next level.” —IamNazarene

Get it from Amazon for $9.48+ (available in four colors/styles).

Promising review: “I love garlic! However, I hate cleaning our old stainless-steel, crushing-type garlic press. It's a literal nightmare to deal with that thing. On a complete whim, I decided to give Gracula a shot, thinking it was a cute novelty, but novelty stuff is always the lowest quality version of that thing, so the purchase was entirely for the joke of it.

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST PURCHASES I HAVE EVER MADE!!! This little buddy handles about 3–5 cloves at a time (depending on size) and is the easiest garlic-processing-item to clean IN THE HISTORY OF EVER!! You may need to shake a little hard to get some of the minced garlic out, and if it gets into the little hole in the center, you'll have to grab a chopstick or a fork with the right size tine to get in there, but other than that, it takes literal seconds to clean!

I will be buying this for everyone I know and possibly preventing divorce with this little kitchen friend.” —Grace

Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

The set includes a chef’s knife, a slicing knife, a serrated bread knife, a santoku knife, a utility knife, and a paring knife, plus guards for all the blades.

Promising review: “Love, love, love these! Lightweight, colors are brilliant, each knife has its own case (awesome), the tips are really sharp, and they're easy to handle. You can't lose them, or their cases, because the bright colors make them easy to spot if you put them in the wrong drawer, or you’re at a potluck and someone tries to make off with it. These would make a great gift.” —DDancho

Get it from Amazon for $27.73.

Promising review: “Best knife I’ve ever owned. Have ditched all my others. Feels great in the hand. Perfect weight. Holds a very sharp edge. I’ll be buying more.” —Penni

Get it from Food52 for $29.99+ (originally $49; available in four colors).

Promising review: “Life-changing!! I hate cooking so much. Chopping is a pain and takes too long. My eyes water when cutting onions. This product has made my life so much easier. I don’t dread cooking. It takes mere moments and zero tears to chop an entire onion. A pile of potatoes? Chopped in minutes. Meal prep time is considerably shorter! So easy to clean too – just give a good rinse, use the tools to take anything off that’s stuck, and pop those babies into the dishwasher to use tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day.” —Kayla

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three colors).

This is the set I use. They’re great — solid; easy to clean; basically, everything you could want from your everyday cooking utensils. My most-used items are the flippers, the solid spoon, the whisk, the tongs, and the spoonula — but I’ve had cause to use literally every piece in the set, so I have never, ever regretted having them all. (Just, y'know, in case this many pieces seems like overkill. It's not. I promise.)

For the curious, the full set includes a solid spoon, a slotted spoon, a solid turner, a slotted turner, a pasta spider, a ladle, a basting brush, a spatula, a spoonula, a whisk, a set of tongs, measuring spoons, measuring cups, a silicone spoon rest, and a holder to corral it all — and a bunch of S-hooks, if you’d rather hang your utensils than keep them in the storage jar.

Promising review: “Let’s just say BUY THESE. For the longest time I’ve been living with mismatched kitchen utensils and I’d had enough. I honestly picked these because they’re so pretty, I didn’t even read the reviews. To say they exceed my expectations is an understatement. The items came individually wrapped, and securely packed. The silicone tools are firm, not flimsy at all. 10/10, will buy again!” —kari

Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in eight colors).

Promising review: “Love this! I bought this to replace an existing utensil holder and this one is BY FAR better quality than any I've had in the past. The design is adorable as well!” —Katie

Get it from Amazon for $21.46+ (available in three colors).

Promising review: “My old knife block just was not longer ‘cutting’ it, as I have collected so many quality knives over the years and the slots just did not line up with what I now own. Enter this handy dandy genius of a knife block. It looks very sleek and nice, is easy to use, is super sturdy, and works on everything from a paring knife to a cleaver. It even has a place for your steel. There is plenty of space for probably up to a dozen knives of varying sizes. It keeps them and you safe as the sturdy interior sleeves hold the knives well and keep them well separated from each other. So happy I found this product.” —Happycat52

Get it from Amazon for $36.89 (also available in four additional styles).

Promising review: “Four sets and counting! This is our fourth purchase of Our Place cookware and we LOVE everything about it. The versatility means we can clean out our cabinets and the ease of cleaning has absolutely spoiled us for any other pans. People we really like now get Our Place pans for gifts!” —Gabrielle H.

Get it from Our Place for $150 (available in 10 colors).

Promising review: "This is an amazing piece of cookware. It cooks roasts, stews and soups to perfection! Cleanup is easy. And it's pretty too, so you can serve from it." —jll

Get it from Target for $79.99 (available in two colors).

Promising review: “Great pot! I've been using this pot (3-quart size) for about three weeks now and couldn't be happier with it. A problem I had been having with my current, lesser-quality pots is that they wouldn't lie flat on my glass-top electric stove and would heat unevenly and even rock back and forth as they heated.

This pot is SUCH a difference! First of all, it's much heavier than my other pots, but not at all unwieldy. The bottom has stayed perfectly flat and conducts heat into the interior quickly and efficiently. I can boil water twice as fast in this pot than my other ones. Besides boiling water, I've also used this pot for browning meat, and food doesn't stick (although there is NO Teflon or other nonstick coating).

The handle is riveted on and stays cool. The lid, however, gets hot and requires a pot holder for handling. All in all, I love this pot and want to save up to get other sizes!” —S. Wilson

Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

I’ve had this exact Krups grinder in my kitchen for close to a decade now; speaking of grinding coffee, that’s what I primarily use it for. But it’s game for pretty much anything you might need to grind down, accomplishing its task quickly and easily, whether that’s dark roast or fancy peppercorns!

Promising review: “This is the real deal for spice grinding! It's ideal for grinding spices to a fine powder for any quantity above two teaspoons or so. For smaller quantities you might want to go manual with a mortar and pestle.

It's odd that the manual doesn't say more about spices. Everyone knows it's the go-to device for them, it's recommended by pretty much all the reviewers who have tested it and you can't go five minutes on a foody message board without someone singing its praises. Happily, you don't need a manual because the rocket surgery involved in grinding the stuff is pretty minimal. I use it almost daily for recipes in the kitchen and even for making large batches.

One warning: If you have this device, you'll probably never be happy with a commercial spice mixture again. I make my own chili powder, curry powder, cajun spices, grind my own cumin, make my own meat rubs, and even have batches of spice mixtures I use less frequently like berbere. Seriously. Go taste your chili powder right now. Is it old and skanky? If it's fresh, do you find yourself wishing it were hotter/milder/more complex/sweeter/smokier/whatever? If you said yes, you need this product.” —Greg M.

Get it from Amazon for $21.58.

Promising review: “A must-have! Why I never converted earlier from the stainless steel to silicone is beyond me!!! These are awesome. Easy to clean, easy to store, easy, easy, easy. Also durable and functional.” —Tracy

Get them from Amazon for $15.99.

Wood Crafted Designs is a small biz based in Richboro, Pennsylvania that specializes in pyrography-decorated home goods and customization.

Promising review: “Well worth the wait! This shop/owner truly delivered on giving the full 'Etsy' shop experience. Shopping small is rewarding as is, but my package arrived with my name free handed on it and even the shipping tape matched the aesthetic of the shop itself. Along with my gorgeous measuring spoons came a hand-written 'thank you' as well as a little pouch giving a promo-code for my next purchase...which is totally happening! THANK YOU SO MUCH.” —Eileen

Get them from Wood Crafted Designs on Etsy for $22.

Promising review: “I absolutely love these. Easy to use, they look lovely on the counter, and they’re acrylic, so they don’t break easily, which is nice because sometimes I knock them over. Also easy to fill. Highly recommend getting pink Himalayan sea salt, and a multicolored peppercorn to really add to their nice look!” —Fdesorte

Get them from Amazon for $25.99.

Promising review: “What did I do before this tool? Major cooking hack!!!! Love, love, love this tool. Preparing herbs became so much easier!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available individually or in a two-pack).

KbOriginalsetc is a small pottery studio based in Wisconsin that specializes in hand-thrown and hand-glazed earthenware and stoneware kitchen and home goods.

Promising review: “I LOVE these measuring cups! My whole family has commented on them and asked where they came from. They’re so unique and special to use. Very well made and would be a lovely housewarming gift!” —Christina Boyle

Get them from KbOriginalsetc on Etsy for $39.

Promising review: “Unbelievably perfect rolling pin! I've always used rolling pins with handles and thought I'd give this one a try. I love it. I have much better control and it's so easy to clean. Easier to keep the dough the same thickness when cutting out biscuits. Best purchase I've made in a while.” —Evelyn T.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two wood species).

Promising review: “These babies are great! I was just using random bowls in my cupboard for ‘prep.’ But with these babies I’m not dirtying a measuring cup AND a bowl because they’re measuring cups, too. And they’re marked at the half level as well. Plus, they’re cute, light, dishwasher-safe, and they nest! Win-win-win!” —Kathi B.

Get them from Food52 for $20 (available in three color combinations).

Promising review: “Practical and pretty! Love these! They were recommended by a recipe blogger I follow and I'm glad I purchased. They are super cute and the perfect size to hold spices, etc. when I pr- measure ingredients for a recipe I’m making. Love the leaf colors too! My kids use them for dipping sauces, so... bonus!” —Maureenmc

Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.94+ (available in five color combinations).

This Artisan Series option has a bowl with a 5-quart capacity, whirls about at 10 different speeds, and comes equipped with a pouring shield, a dough hook, a paddle attachment, and a wire whip.

Promising review: “OMG, I am in LOVE with my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. It makes the process of baking bread, cakes, and cookies so easy. While the batter is whipping, you can start on some of the cleanup. The splatter/pour guard that comes with the mixer is also a tremendous help to control the flour spilling out. Would not trade it for anything in the world. I plan on using this each time I bake.” —Jacqueline

Get it from Wayfair for $449.99 (available in 19 colors).

Promising review: “These trivets are perfect. They look great in my kitchen, can be stacked for storage, and do exactly what they’re supposed to: protect my counter from hot pots and scratches. I have two sets in the gray (because I use them for everything), and I bought a set in blue as a gift. The price is great, too.” —JAM

Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.98 (available in four color combinations).

Promising review: “Gorgeous pie dish! Gave this to a friend for his birthday. Filled with a blueberry pie! Automatically scallops the pie crust edges. Mint color is fabulous.” —Supermom

Get it from Anthropologie for $44 (available in two colors).

Promising review: “Keeps butter fresh and spreadable! I’ve been loving my new Sweese Butter Crock. As simple as packing in a stick of softened butter into the top of the crock and then filling with cold water to the line on the bottom of the crock. Keeps my butter spreadable and fresh on the counter for days. I replace with fresh cold water daily to maximize freshness. Recommend for when spreading butter on fresh bread, corn on the cob, and steamed vegetables. Great hostess gift, thank you gift, or housewarming gift.” —M. Murphy

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in seven colors).

Promising review: “New to me! I've never used anything but cloth oven mitts, but what an upgrade these are! They bend very easily which makes it easy to grasp pots, pans, casserole dishes, and cookie sheets. They're also easy to wipe clean. Love the light aqua color. Bought my daughter a set as well, and she likes the trivets so much that she hung them on her kitchen wall. Very happy with this product!” —driveshusbandnuts

Get them from Amazon for $19.98 (available in six colors; also available without the trivets).

Reviewers say he’s also great for holding things other than cooking tools, too, by the way — pens, for instance, and scissors, and all sorts of office supplies.

Promising review: “Cuteness overload! Frankly I just like to look at him, but he valiantly holds my wooden spoon up high over the pot. I also put him on the edge of the pot to allow steam to escape. Quality is good, so he would make a nice inexpensive gift for the cook.” —marcia grau

Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two colors; also available in Viking, dog, and witch styles).

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