A pack of shockingly absorbent reusable Swedish dishcloths for an eco-friendly alternative to disposable sponges and paper towels. Unlike regular dishcloths, these can be sanitized in the dishwasher or microwave between uses so you know it’s not harboring any unwanted germs.
A fume-free oven cleaner to cut through tough, baked-on grease and stubborn stains without making your home smell like a vat of chemicals.
A pack of reusable silicone lids that have a seemingly endless list of uses. Top off a saucepan, store leftovers, keep food warm while cooking — all without needing to use any single-use plastic wrap!
A handheld milk frother to make *whipping* up coffee shop–quality drinks at home a breeze. Because if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that sometimes life calls on us to be our own barista.
Reusable produce bags that’ll help cut down your single-use plastic consumption at the grocery store or farmers market! Plus, these have a drawstring closure, which is way more convenient than standing in the middle of the aisle trying to knot the top of those flimsy plastic bags.
A child-safe wooden knife for the young chef in your life who’s eager to help in the kitchen, but who you’re not so eager to hand a sharp blade. This will help them safely learn all about food prep!
A pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet that’s ready to use right out of the box, so you can get straight to cooking up your family’s favorite recipes.
A jar of roasted garlic aioli for anyone who lives by the “never enough garlic” cooking motto. This mayonnaise-based spread can go on anything and everything from fish to french fries.
A playful Mickey Mouse waffle maker for anyone whose mornings could use a little Disney magic. Reviewers say the end result makes it feel like you’re sitting down to breakfast at a Disney park!
A Dash rapid egg cooker to make your morning egg prep 1,000x easier. Get boiled, poached, or scrambled eggs in just a couple of minutes, and weighing in at just ONE POUND, it’s perfect for small apartment kitchens, dorm rooms, or RV travel!
A The Golden Girls dishwasher magnet so your favorite ladies can let your housemates know the status of the dishes. No more stray dirty forks in a load of freshly cleaned dishes.
A silicone grease container necessary for any bacon lover who’s interested in not clogging up their plumbing by pouring grease down the drain. Better than mason jar storage, it has a built-in strainer to catch all those bacon bits and can be frozen to preserve grease for future cooking jobs.
A DIY hot sauce kit for the spice lover who’d enjoy creating their own custom concoction. This kit includes everything necessary to get started and allows for ample experimentation to find that perfect flavor/spice combination.
A 3-in-1 avocado tool so you can split, pit, and slice avocadoes with ease. Now the only hard part is eating the avocado in that small window between not ripe and rotten.
A do-everything Always Pan designed to replace eight pieces of cookware. Saute, steam, serve, and so much more with this nonstick beauty, which comes with a lockable lid, steamer basket, pouring spout, and a nesting spatula with a built-in rest.
A compact knife sharpener that’s easy to store and will keep your blades in tiptop shape. I didn’t know vigorously sawing through potatoes wasn’t normal until I learned you actually should be sharpening your knives, like, ALL the time!
A bunch of Rubbermaid food storage containers with leak-proof lids that are microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe and won’t stain after a week of storing your saucy leftovers!
A space-saving drawer organizer so you can actually find the cutlery you need when you need it instead of rummaging through a pile of potentially painful pointy things.
An eco-friendly washable sponge to replace the probably-kinda-smelly disposable sponge you’re currently using. These work just as well, and can be tossed in the washing machine or dishwasher and reused again and again!
A nonstick microwave pasta cooker for the need-it-now noodle lover. This easy-to-use container cooks and drains so you get perfect al dente pasta every time without dirtying multiple dishes!
An Instant Pot Ultra that does the work of seven kitchen appliances in one compact cooker, saving you invaluable kitchen space while making it easy to whip up delectable meals fast.
A money-saving Bluapple freshness ball that’ll extend the life of fruits and vegetables by just existing in-proximity to your produce.
A sugar-saving bear to turn your hard-as-rock clump of brown sugar into a soft pile of ready-to-use sweetness (and keep it that way).
A gorgeous monogrammed mug that makes the perfect personalized gift for a friend — or yourself!
A set of reusable nonstick oven liners to catch spills from all those drippy pies, pizzas, and casseroles! To clean, just rinse by hand or wash on the top rack of the dishwasher.
A handy corn butterer that makes slicing and applying butter waaaayyy easier thanks to its curved shape.
A sweet-and-spicy bottle of Mike’s Hot Honey for a quick and easy way to crank up the flavor on your favorite foods.
A Takeya cold brew maker with an airtight seal that’ll keep your coffee tasting so fresh, I won’t even judge you cranking up the heat while you down that cold coffee like water in the dead of winter.
A bamboo cutting board with seven color-coded mats that prevent cross contamination and make food prep organization a breeze. Plus, all these cutting mats store inside the wooden base, saving you tons of space.
Reusable Stasher food storage bags to make ditching those single-use plastic bags so much easier! These airtight baggies come in a range of sizes and are safe to use in the microwave and freezer. Then just toss ’em in the dishwasher for easy cleaning!
A pair of light saber chopsticks for an out of this world mealtime experience any Star Wars fan will love! Beware, only true masters of the Force will be able to yield these glowing tools of (food) destruction.
A wine aerator spout designed to optimally oxygenate wine as you pour. It enhances the flavor or even the cheapest bottles, perfect for winos with expensive taste on a budget.
A too-cute Dracula garlic crusher that minces several cloves with a simple twist of his head. Keep your hands odor free and the vampires at bay. Well, all of them except this one!
A you-hate-to-love-it dad joke mug for anyone who has need of an emergency arsenal of groan-worthy jokes with their morning joe.
A handy-dandy digital meat thermometer with a backlit display to instantly tell whether your meat is cooked through. No need to poke and prod your chicken breast wondering if it’s going to give you food poisoning with this around!
Some Maldon sea salt flakes that are basically the gold-standard for salt. One of life’s simple pleasures, this gourmet spice cabinet staple can enhance *literally* any dish.
A pack of nonstick, reusable toaster bags for the grilled cheese lover who’s too lazy to actually ever make one (you have to get out the pan, and it’s a whole thing). With these, you can make toasted sandwiches of all kinds right in the toaster without clogging it up with crumbs and melted cheese.
A spoon/colander combo that dramatically simplifies the draining and scooping process. Sometimes fishing out the strainer and lifting that heavy, hot pot is just too much — so someone came up with a better way! Thank goodness.
A decadent pumpkin pie sauce for getting that beloved PSL flavor anytime, anywhere.
A pair of meat shredder claws that look like a fun Wolverine toy, but are actually incredibly effective at shredding meat quickly and easily. One session with these and you’ll scoff at the thought of poking at a pork shoulder with two forks again.
What Gordon Ramsay would say about your new and improved kitchen:
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