When it comes to my house and my kitchen, I'm always changing it up. I love to mix and match my style, and bring in new pieces that fit my mood. But, there are always a few items that tend to stay the same. My favorite pair of salad tongs, or the perfect mixing bowls I use for baking are among a few of those staple items.
We've written about hundred (and hundreds...) of products over the years, and we've found that many Amazon shoppers have these staple items, too! From handy knives to wooden spoons with over 10,000 positive reviews, these are the holy grail kitchen products that you need to know about.
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This Manual Whipped Cream Maker Is So Fastvia Amazon
In less time than it takes to locate and plug in your beaters, you can have freshly made whipped cream with no electric tools or batteries! This hand-powered whipped cream maker actually pushes air into the cream, making thick, fluffy clouds in no time at all. It's so easy and quick to use, plus clean-up is a breeze.
Keep Your Coffee Pods Closevia Amazon
If you like a lot of different flavors of coffee but find it a challenge to store everything neatly and still be able to reach everything, this rolling coffee pod drawer will solve all your problems. (O.K., maybe not all your problems, but at least your coffee problems.) This drawer holds up to 36 pods, and its design allows you to place it right under your existing coffee pot without taking up extra room.
This Knife Sharpener That Restores Dull, Crappy Bladesvia Amazon
Ever try to cut a tomato with a dull knife? It's not fun — but neither is cutting anything else when your knives are crappy. Luckily, this knife sharpener can help restore old blades to their previous ultra-sharp state. It's way cheaper than getting your knives professionally sharpened, and it'll even work with ceramic blades, as well as scissors.
These Can Coozies Are Perfect For Spike Seltzervia Amazon
I've jumped on the spiked seltzer train, and I'm not lookin' back! Which is why I'm in love with these can coozies made for tall, slim cans that these types of drinks tend to come in. You'll get a set of five colorful coozies - each friend can have their own assigned color to tell drinks apart! Reviewers love these for high-quality construction and great value, plus they just work super well at keeping drinks cold.
This Banana Filler Is Geniusvia Amazon
I've never seen this tool before, but I have to say this banana filler is pretty genius. It cores and fills the banana in one go without the mess! Just think how yummy it would be to eat a peanut butter or Nutella-filled banana as a snack.
This Metal Wire Storage Basket Will Help Tidy Away Computer Cablesvia Amazon
I discovered a very convenient way to hide all my computer cables through @katvpt 's TikTok. This was perfect for cleaning up my home office space, and these metal wire baskets are very affordable on Amazon. Now all you need is a little DIY renovation under your desk.
These Kitchen Utensils Are Beyond Cutevia Amazon
How cute are these person-shaped kitchen utensils? You get the full works in this set, from whisk to ice cream scoop, all in bright, cheerful colors. This would be amazing for someone's first apartment!
This Pizza Cutter Works So Cleanlyvia Amazon
Homemade pizza nights are a thing around here, but it's so annoying to saw away at the crust when I'm trying to cut slices. Enter this pizza cutter which uses a super sharp blade to easily glide through the thickest deep dish pizza or the crunchiest thin crust. So much easier than using a knife, and safer, too so the kids can even use it!
The Nutrichopper Can Chop, Slice, Cube, and Wedge Ingredientsvia Amazon
I've been on a healthy food kick, so I'm constantly chopping fruits and veggies. I need help! That's why I'm ordering the Nutrichopper, a handy gadget that makes it effortless to produce neat, uniform slices every time. It comes with a portion container that the slicer locks onto, or you can slice directly into the bowl or pan. There are three interchangeable stainless steel blade attachments to get the size and shape of cuts desired.
Sip In Style With These S'Well Tumblersvia Amazon
I seldom leave the house without a tumbler or water bottle of some type. (Honestly, I could probably have ended that sentence after "house.") Anywho ... This 20-ounce stainless steel travel mug from S'well is a bit smaller than I like to tote around, but it's so adorable, I must just do it anyway. I'm loving the woodgrain look of the teakwood and the fun patterns, from florals to marbles and geodes.
A Dough Whisk That Replaces Five Utensils In Your Kitchenvia Amazon
Not only is this dough whisk extra-sturdy, but it's also incredibly versatile. One reviewer raved about how it replaced five utensils in their kitchen, writing that it works as "a whisk for early stirring of doughs, a wooden spoon for final mixes, a big chopstick I use for stirring my sourdough starter when I feed it, and a fork for mixing pancake batter, scone dough and Welsh-cake dough. Now this one does it all — and better."
These Pickle Wine Stoppers Are A Definite Conversation Startervia Amazon
If you need a conversation starter at your next get-together, these pickle wine stoppers are a sure bet. Absurdly cute, they do a great job of keeping wine fresh while looking very unique. You'll get a set of two, so you can share with a friend or coworker that shares your sense of humor and love of wine!
This Suction Cup Can Cooler Sticks to Any Smooth Surfacevia Amazon
Keep your favorite beverage cool and safe with this handy Suction Cup Can Cooler. One happy customer wrote, "Releases easily by lifting straight up and keeps your bevy cold for a long time. I love that a portion of the proceeds go to improving the marine environment."
This Butter Spreader Works Like A Charmvia Amazon
Trying to spread cold butter on your toast is pretty much the worst - it never works and ends up tearing up your bread. Try this butter spreader that creates tiny curls of butter that spread evenly even if you've just taken the butter out of the fridge. It's made of durable stainless steel with a smooth grip that's a pleasure to use.
This Electric Wine Opener Is Lightning Fastvia Amazon
This electric wine opener couldn't be easier or faster to use - just place it over the neck of your wine bottle, press a button, and in seven seconds, you have a bottle ready to drink! That's much faster than I can open one by hand! And this kit comes with everything you need, including a wine pouring spout, bottle stopper, and foil cutter
These Adorable Sheep Containers Are Great for Office Supplies, Bathroom Goods and Morevia Amazon
These adorable little sheep containers come in your choice of black or white, with a clear body revealing the contents. They're great on the desktop for holding paper clips, thumbtacks, and more. Or, you can use them in the bathroom for cotton swabs, cotton balls, and makeup applicators. And if you're not feeling the sheep, grab yourself one of these handy containers with an elephant design -- also in white or black.
This Globe Whiskey Decanter With Glasses Is a Work of Artvia Amazon
This whiskey decanter is made of hand-blown glass with an etched globe design and an antique ship inside. It's a truly unique item to display on your bar. And it makes an amazing gift for the cocktail enthusiast in your life! The two wisely glasses that come with the set have a matching globe pattern etched in them. The gold stopper for the decanter is the perfect final touch.
This Rotary Grater/Slicer for Perfect Slices and Spiralsvia Amazon
This is a classic TV commercial gadget, the kind where the spokesmodel prepares a zillion veggies in a minute while the audience oohs and aahs. The Rotary Grater/Slicer includes interchangeable blades for grating, slicing, and spiraling. It's genius at grating cheese and also works well for chopping nuts.
A Food Scale That Comes With Its Own Bowlvia Amazon
Even if you don't measure out your portions, a food scale like this one can be incredibly helpful when you're baking — especially if the recipe is written using the metric system. Everything is made from stainless steel (including the bowl), and it even features a built-in temperature sensor, as well as a timer.
The ThawMax Safely Defrosts Meat in Half the Timevia Amazon
We've all been there. You need to defrost meat for a recipe, but you don't have time to leave it in the fridge overnight. Your choices are to microwave it (which ruins the meat), leave it out on the counter (which invites bacteria to grow), or--your best choice!--use the ThawMax. One five-star review says, "I was pleasantly surprised at how well this tray works to defrost food quickly! So handy to have around the kitchen."
This Insulated Wine Tumbler That Everybody Can Appreciatevia Amazon
It doesn't matter if you even like drinking wine — this tumbler is still a great gift. Not only are the walls insulated to help keep your drinks cold, but it's also sweatproof, and shatterproof. So go ahead and drop it as many times as you like, because this stainless steel baby ain't breaking.
Your Guests Will Be Hypnotized When You Serve Them on This Rotating Spiral-Print Serving Plattervia Amazon
Talk about a colorful pop of fun! This spiral-print serving platter is a Lazy Susan. Just set it on the table and top it with small dishes. Guests can turn it this way and that to get the item they're looking for. Let's just hope those spirals and the rotating don't get anyone so dizzy they pass out in the guacamole!
The TacoCat Holds More Than Just Tacos: Use It for Napkins, Dish Sponges, Remote Controls and Morevia Amazon
It's hard to beat the cuteness of this TacoCat holder. You get one per pack, and it has a sturdy cat base and a silicone sleeve insert. Both are dishwasher safe. These are a great way to serve tacos, but you can also use them to display napkins on the table, or just about anything else. Pictures from Amazon reviewers show the TacoCat holding remote controls, napkins, Korean barbecue, and more.
This Ultra-Sharp Serrated Knife Never Needs Sharpeningvia Amazon
If you only owned one knife, this would be the right one to get! Versatile and an excellent value for the price, this Ultra-Sharp Serrated Knife is perfect for slicing bread, vegetables, and meat. Thanks to the triple-serrated design, it never needs sharpening and will stay razor-sharp forever.
These Beer Coozies Work Super Well
You can't have a great patio party without ice-cold beverages to cool people down, which is why I love these insanely popular bottle coozies. Whether they're holding beer or soda, these coozies are made from extra-thick neoprene for insulation and have a neat zipper for a really close fit to keep in the cold. These would also be a great hostess gift for the next outdoor party you're invited to!
Hire An (Automatic) Sous Chefvia Amazon
Have you ever wished for an extra set of hands in the kitchen? Or, even an extra set of hands in the morning? This automatic stirrer gives you just that. Now, you can start oatmeal or hot chocolate in the mornings and walk off to finish getting the kids ready without worrying about your mixtures bubbling over or burning on the bottom. This stirrer has three-speed options and is battery-operated.
The Mad Hungry Cooking Utensils Will Never Scratch Cookwarevia Amazon
Functional and beautiful, this set of Mad Hungry Cooking Utensils is made from sustainable acacia wood, resulting in sturdy, lightweight cooking tools that are gentle on cookware. They're earning top ratings on Amazon; one satisfied customer writes, "The tools are very good for the expensive pans you want to protect from scratching, e.g. Le Crueset, Staub, etc. Each one is versatile and has a place in cooking. Easy to clean and better than the standard wooden spoon or fork."
These Reusable Storage Bags Are Eco-Friendly And Cute
I got my husband this set of reusable storage bags for his daily PB&J sammy at work, but they also come with smaller snack-sized bags for the kids' lunches and gallon-sized bags for big-batch cooking and freezer meals. It's easy to be eco-friendly and organized with this set that generates so much less plastic waste.
This Multi-Purpose Tool Goes Together Like Beer and Lime
The Citrus Saw Bottle Opener takes care of two issues in one - opening your drink and adding that fresh-squeezed lime! The Citrus Saw is a must-have at any summer party. You can even put it in the dishwasher to clean off the sticky lime juice.
This Double Decker Dish Rack
Our dishrack can always use an update, especially when it gets all grody from food residue and other grime. This one's a tiered design, which lets you dry more dishes at once. It's great for small kitchens or for anyone who wants their dish rack to have a smaller footprint.
This Compost Bin Helps Your Garden Grow
Where I live, there's a town-wide compost program where you leave your scraps out each week, then receive your share of compost for your garden sometime later. The only downside? The price to join made my eyes water. Why pay when you can DIY for a lot cheaper? All you need is a compost bin like this one to keep your veggie and fruit scraps in, then transfer to an outside pile when it's full. Come spring, your garden's going to get a huge boost from stuff you were going to throw out anyway!
These Herb Scissors Raise Your Dinner Game
Trying to come up with dinner ideas every night for oh, the rest of your life is a giant pain. Before you resort to boring baked chicken again, try your hand at spicing things up with these herb scissors that make it easy to get creative in the kitchen. Fresh herbs make EVERYTHING taste a million times better but they're fiddly to cut into tiny pieces, so just use this five blade chopper to make the job go so much faster.
This Bodum French Press Is A Household Staple
My husband's had one of these Bodum French Press coffeemakers since before I met him, which is going on 15 years now, and he still uses it weekly to make delicious cups of joe. I think what makes it so good is the simplicity of the design and the quality construction that makes it last and last. If you bought an off-brand one, who knows how long it'd work? Definitely not 15 years.
This 14-Piece Knife Set With Wooden Block Is an Outstanding Value
The very first knife set I ever bought looked a lot like this one, but it cost a heck of a lot more! This 14-piece knife set is a tremendous value and would be an ideal starter set for anyone setting up a kitchen and getting ready to cook. I love that it includes a wooden block for safe storage (plus it looks great on the counter).
These Bag Sealers Do So Much More
These bag sealers are extra adorable and work well for their intended purpose, but I've used them for all sorts of things around the house. They're excellent for cable and cord management, anchoring blanket forts, heck you could probably even use it as a ponytail holder if you were in a pinch. We use these daily in the kitchen and beyond - I wasn't expecting much when I bought them but they've proven their worth over and over again.
This Set of Four Ice Tea Spoons With Straw Handles Are Luxurious and Useful at Once
These iced tea straws/spoons are so beautiful! You can get them in silver, gold, black or multicolor. Use the spoon end to mix your drink, and then sip it through the straw at the other end. You don't have to reserve them for iced tea either: they're a perfect option for a gorgeous summer cocktail. They're made of stainless steel and are titanium plated for rust resistance.
This Tea Holder Will Store Your Tea Bags
Keep the kitchen more organized by using this tea and accessory holder. You can keep pouches of tea leaves in different sections so that you can easily take out the one you want. You can even use it in your room for storing ornaments and hair clips. The best part is that you can see each type of tea at a glance. No more digging through a messy drawer for your favorite tea.