If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time squinting at products on Amazon (or, more rarely at Bed, Bath, and Beyond) and wondering not only if they’re worth the money, but whether or not I’ll actually use them for more than a month once they’re in my house.
Because let’s face it – as cool as something looks, if it doesn’t fit easily into your daily routine, you can forget about it getting any use at all.
These 12 kitchen products have been tested and loved, though, and people really think they’re worth the money. In the end, you’ll still have to decide, so check them out and start thinking!
#12. Stainless steel cookware
If you’ve never tried it, here’s why you should – and you’ll never go back to any other kind of cookware, either. It’s an investment, but if you spend time in the kitchen, it’s worth it!
#11. An electric can opener
Have you ever cursed out your regular can opener? Just me? You need one.
#10. A KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Yes, they’re pricey. But yes, if you’re someone who bakes regularly, you’ll also use it on a weekly basis and it makes your life so much easier.
#9. A soda maker
If you love La Croix but are going broke feeding your habit, this might be the investment for you.
#8. A Brita water pitcher
If you don’t have a fridge that offers filtered water, this pitcher is awesome and your water is always chilled.
#7. The Instant Pot
You’ve seen your friends talking about these, no doubt, and trying their best to grab one on sale. The reason? You can cook your entire dinner in one pot, from frozen, in like 30 minutes. A must for busy parents who still want to cook healthy at home.
#6. These amazing mixing bowls
They’re stainless steel, are different sizes, have lids, and have built in graters. I mean. What?
#5. Professional Blender
Make your daily smoothie from the comfort of your own home!
#4. Frozen Yogurt + Ice Cream Maker
Because we all have both kinds of people in our lives, and everyone needs a treat now and then. If you’re a family who eats ice cream on a weekly basis, this beauty will make it fresh and delicious in less than 20 minutes.
#3. A vacuum sealer
If you’re someone who sees a good deal and buys in bulk, you’ll need to invest in one of these to make sure your food tastes as good coming out of the freezer as it did going in. Trust me.
#2. Electric kettle.
If you’re over your Keurig and have gone to a French press or Aeropress (love both), or if you just prefer tea to coffee, why haven’t you already bought an electric kettle? They make pretty ones these days, too,
#1. A good food processor.
Once again, if you’re not someone who cooks regularly, then this would just take up counter and/or storage space but if you do, it’s an investment that’s going to make your life a whole lot easier.