30 Kitchen Products That Look Cool *And* Work Well

30 Kitchen Products That Look Cool *And* Work Well

Because your kitchen can be filled with products that have both beauty and brains.

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

1.

A magnetic utensil set that’ll fit together nicely on your counter and take up minimal space while still being super easy to grab when you’re cooking dinner.


Amazon

The set comes with a slotted spatula, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, solid spoon, and ladle. They’re all dishwasher-safe and heat-safe up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit.

Promising review: “I have been eyeballing this product for some time and just decided to buy it. It is functional and space-saving which I love. The utensils themselves are very sturdy and thick, not flimsy at all. The magnets are not as strong as I thought they would be but they hold up, so it’s not a problem. Overall, they are really nice, and I love the colors too!” —Diana M.

Get a set from Amazon for $28 (available in four different color varieties).

2.

A pitcher set so absolutely breathtaking you may feel like you’re living at Buckingham Palace when you get a drink from it.


Karen Jai Home

Karen Jai Home is a Black woman-owned business that sells luxury home decor accessories. This set comes with a pitcher and two glasses.

Get the set of three from Karen Jai Home for $89 (available in 12 styles and variations).

3.

A Kochblume spill stopper you can put on top of your pot and then can walk away knowing that the water won’t overflow onto the stove whenever it *finally* decides to boil.


Amazon

Promising review: “Wow wow wow, I have no words to describe how great this product is. I’m a mom with a large family who cooks and bakes all the time, and there is never a time that something doesn’t spill over even when standing and watching the pot. With this, life has just gotten easy. I think I’m throwing out all my pot covers after using this.”—Rackel

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in black, green, and red).

4.

A wine decanter to make that cheap bottle you bought seem not as cheap by aerating it to make the flavor even stronger.


Amazon

Promising review: “This is perfect for a cocktail party. It is really attractive and unique. It’s quite lightweight but looks elegant and expensive.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.98.

5.

An Always pan designed to replace eight pieces of cookware, and look good while doing it. This means you can have a decluttered cabinet and yet still make all the different kids of food you want.


Our Place

Our Place is a WOC-founded brand bringing inventive cookware and kitchen products. You can braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, boil, and more with this pan. It does the same job as a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. The spatula is designed with an integrated spoon rest. The pan is dishwasher-safe and only weighs 3 lbs.

Promising review: “My Always pan is going to be my new favorite cooking ware. It’s super versatile and absolutely beautiful. I love the functionality that it possesses and the versatility range, someone really thought about all the best way to cook with this! Safe, easy to clean, and beautiful to look at! Makes you want to cook more delicious meals all day long!” —Celyn V.

Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in four colors).

6.

A flower trivet mat meant to protect your tabletop from hot dishes while also acting as super cute wall decor when you’re not using them.


Amazon

Promising review: “I simply love these trivets. I used them as a decoration on my kitchen wall. When needed, I just place them on the table for my hot dishes. They clean in a breeze and the color is great. The price is so reasonable that if I didn’t need them, I still would have bought them. You will not be disappointed with this item.” —redhead

Get a set of three from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 11 colors).

7.

A spice grinder worth the price because not only are they beautiful enough to sit on your oh-so-precious counter, but they’re designed to grind spices to whatever your desired coarseness is. It’ll be like dining at a 5-star restaurant every night.


Food52

Get it from Food52 for $39+ (available in either small or large and two colors in each size).

8.

Or a DIY spice grinder you’ll ~twist~ and then ~shout~ out how cool it is to be able to grind fresh spices in a matter of seconds.


WP

W&P is a business that specializes in creating food and beverage products that are both beautiful and functional for your everyday life. When you grind spices right before cooking with them, they’ll be the most aromatic and flavorful. This handheld grinder gives you the ability to customize how much or how little you grind your spices.

Get it from W&P for $35 (available in peach, white, and grey).

9.

Swedish dish cloths that absorb up to 15 times their own weight, so you can use them to clean your whole kitchen in one swoop and then throw them in the dishwasher when you’re done.


Amazon

They can also be put in the washing machine!

Promising review: “I originally picked these up to use in lieu of nasty, nasty dishrags that invoke my inner THIS IS NOT CLEAN demon. Since then, I have used them for everything from cleaning the kitchen to wiping up spills. After I use then, I just toss in the wash and they are ready to go again. They are the perfect size and do an excellent job on every task to which I have applied them. They come in a variety of fun prints, and I have yet to wear one out. Paper towel usage has taken a real nosedive, which is a good thing given its relative scarcity at present.” —sandra simpson-kraft

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.61 (available in two sizes and 11 styles).

10.

A soy sauce cruet you’ll be ~soy~ glad you have on hand when you order your favorite dumplings, and they forget to add the soy sauce…again.


East Fork

East Fork is a small business making ceramics and glassware from Asheville, North Carolina. This cruet is designed for soy sauce but can also be used for vinegars and oils.

Get it from East Fork for $45.

11.

A slotted spoon you’ll be in disbe-leaf over. You’ll be ~falling~ for this spoon for years to come.


Amazon

Promising review: “My husband rolled his eyes when he saw I bought this since we already had a plain black one. But even he has gotten into it and totally gets that it adds a little fun in the otherwise boring kitchen utensils. It’s great, and I love using it!” —Ryan H

Get it from Amazon for $15.20.

12.

A set of dip dishes perfectly sized to hold small things, such as sauces during dinner or even a snack. You’ll be surprised by how often you use these little things.


Year & Day

Year & Day is a small business creating ceramics, flatware, and glass in Los Angeles that is then made in Europe. The set includes one dish of each color: grey, pink, white, and black. The dishes are dishwasher, freezer, and microwave safe, and they can even be put in the oven up to 480 degrees.

Get the set of four from Year & Day for $26.

13.

A cute little pie bird that will do wonders for you when you make a pie. Yep, that’s right, this little thing makes sure the crust cooks evenly, stops the pie from boiling over and making a mess in your oven, *and* distributes the moisture so you don’t get a soggy bottom. Mary Berry would be so proud!


Amazon

This pie bird is freezer-, microwave-, oven-, broiler-, and dishwasher- safe,

Promising review: “Amazing what difference this bird can make to your pie! I definitely made the best apple pie I’ve ever made with this little device. For the first time ever, my pie did not spill out juices onto the pan below or into the stove, and the crust was flaky and crisper than it has ever been. I really cannot speak highly enough of how well this pie bird worked. If you make pies, you need one of these!” —Happylakedreamer

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in nine colors).

14.

A spoon rest you’ll be ~spotted~ using all the time because it will prevent your kitchen from getting so messy as you’ll have a place to set your spoon down after stirring your spaghetti sauce.


West Elm

Get it from West Elm for $26 (available in polka dots and sprinkles).

15.

A colander designed so that it will expand and fit perfectly into your sink so you can easily strain and wash your food without awkwardly trying to balance it all in your sink.


Amazon

Promising review: “I’m obsessed with this. I leave it in my sink always. It makes washing fruits or draining pasta so much easier and has such a simple clean up. It also adds a nice pop of color to my kitchen. I highly recommend it.” —Alyssa

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in pink and white).

16.

A floral platter you don’t even have to have a dinner party to use — a random Tuesday all by yourself is a perfectly good reason to break this beauty out.


Anthropologie

The platter is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Get it from Anthropologie for $38.

17.

Waterproof plastic bag holders that’ll disguise the plastic bags you accumulate but still make it simple to grab one whenever you need.


Amazon

Promising review: “These are really cute and they can hold a ton of plastic bags! I had an entire cabinet where we would throw bags every time we came home from shopping. I stuffed all of those bags into these and now I have a free cabinet to use! I love these little things!” —Maquillaje by Mollie

Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.99.

18.

A measuring cup set you’ll feel absolutely regal using as you binge The Great British Bake-Off and then decide to try baking something for yourself.


Amazon

Promising review: “These are beautiful! It’s a wonderful set! They are heavy-duty and have a great expensive look without costing a fortune!” —K. LaNou

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

19.

A glass juicer that just might be the ~zest~ addition to your cooking collection because you can easily pour the juice from the dish after you’re done juicing the fruit.


Food52

Promising review: “What a beautiful and well-made juicer. I find myself using it more often than expected, so that’s a plus!” —Kimberly C.

Get it from Food52 for $42 (available in four colors).

20.

Color-coded cutting boards with symbols on each one so that you don’t accidentally cut your veggies on the same board as your meat. 😬


Amazon

This set includes one bamboo cutting board and seven color-coded mats. The mats can be stored inside the bamboo board.

Promising review: “One of our biggest issues in the kitchen is always the prep space! I loved the idea of this cutting board simply because of the different mats that come with it. Since there are many mats that are labeled for different purposes, cross-contamination is never an issue. Additionally, cleanup is really easy as we no longer have to clean a wooden board and then maintain the board after washing damage. Great purchase!” —K. Vance

Get it from Amazon for $26.92.

21.

A cold brew tea bottle that has a built-in filter so you can make tea and store it in your fridge to be ready for your next ~tea time~.


Amazon

Promising review: “I’ve only had this teapot for a few days but it’s making excellent cold brew iced tea that’s helping me get through the first week in July in New York without an air conditioner. I’m considering buying a second! As another reviewer noted, I don’t think it would be good for tea that’s mostly fannings, but for larger leaf, it should be fine. I bet you could make a mean gyokuru in this sucker!” —Amy

Get it from Amazon for $23.50 (available in two sizes and seven colors and styles).

22.

A utensil set designed with a silicone head and wood base for a sleek yet useful design so you can replace the mismatched set you’ve been using for a few too many years now.


Karibe

Karibe is a Black-owned small business that sells durable cookware from New Jersey. This set of utensils should be hand-washed.

Get the 10-piece set from Karibe for $45.99.

23.

A sleek silverware tray because just letting your utensils sit in a pile really shouldn’t ~slide~ anymore. You’re better than that.


Amazon

Promising review: “I thought this would be handy, and help with space management in a small apartment. It turned out to be absolutely perfect. It keeps the silverware clean, and stores a lot in a very small space. I love it. I got two because I inherited my grandmother’s silverware, so there are two types of forks and two types of spoons, and I wanted things separate and organized. Two organizers fit side-by-side in a standard apartment drawer.” —Jerimi

Get it from Amazon for $9.17.

24.

Salt and pepper shakers to ~shake~ up your table decor with something won’t overpower the whole look.


Jungalow

Jungalow is a Black woman-owned business founded by Justina Blakeney filled with home collections designed in Los Angeles. For every purchase, at least two trees are planted.

Get the set of two from Jungalow for $42.

25.

A mini speckled ceramic pourer perfectly sized to fit just the right amount of creamer you need for your coffee.


cord x clay

cord x clay is a WOC-owned small business that has been making fiber art and ceramics since 2017. The pourer holds about 30 ml.

Get it from cord x clay on Etsy for $18 (available light and dark yellow).

26.

A set of stainless-steel teaspoons you can use to stir in said cream in your coffee and bring an added bit of happiness to your morning.


Amazon

Promising review: “I love these little spoons. They’re kept in a jar next to the coffee maker so I can pick a flower for the day. They’ve all been run through the dishwasher numerous times and don’t show any wear after several months. I also ordered them as a gift for a friend after purchasing them for myself.” —GBohnes

Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9.89.

27.

A fruit slicer set that comes with a watermelon slicer and scooper, a strawberry slicer, and a peach pitter to make cutting and thus enjoying fruit a tad bit easier.


Food 52

Get the set of three from Food 52 for $28.

28.

A colander dish – it’ll be a ~berry~ good addition to your kitchen because it will give you an easy way to store *and* wash your berries.


Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.

29.

A genie lamp stopper that will (sadly) only grant one wish: easy and controlled pouring.


Amazon

Promising review: “This is functional and adorable! It does a great job at preventing oil from leaking down the side of my olive oil bottle, and it hasn’t popped off while pouring.” —Smith S.

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

30.

And an absolutely beautiful colored stemware set worth the investment because you’ll love drinking wine from them for years to come.


Estelle Colored Glass

Estelle Colored Glass is a Black woman-owned business creating hand-blown glassware. The glasses are hand wash only.

Get the set of six from Estelle Colored Glass for $175.

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