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We all know a diehard coffee fan. The truth of the matter, though, is that getting a good coffee at home, well, it’s not so easy. And, while some may prefer to head out to the local coffee shop for their morning brew, let’s just say not all of us have pockets that deep. We went out and rounded up some of our editor-favorite bean-brewing helpers so you can give the gift of sustained morning joy this holiday season.

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Our favorite gifts to give and receive are the ones that help us out in the best room in any house. (The kitchen. Duh!) That’s right, kitchen gifts are the best gifts! A cast iron pan that produces a perfect sear, a new appliance that cuts down on prep time — we can see your own wish list getting longer already. Whether you’re picking out something for yourself, shopping for a beginner cook, or grabbing a gift for a home cook extraordinaire, you can’t go wrong with any of these picks.
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Your local specialty grocery store surely has some great last-minute options you can pick up in a pinch, but if you have the foresight to plan and order ahead, these picks are sure to impress and delight the host you hand one over to. And, if you’re lucky, this thoughtful gift might just get you a spot on the guest list for their next party.

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Whether you're looking for stock your kitchen, replace your old Dutch oven, or for a gift, this ultimate guide to the best pots and pans has something for everyone. Our list of Kitchn Essentials has all the tools and gadgets that will make you a better cook (and make life in the kitchen easier).
Whether you’re making breakfast, cooking a weeknight dinner, or doing some weekend baking, having the right tools makes a huge difference. We rounded up the best tools and gadgets you need in your kitchen including thermometers, spatulas, bowsl, measuring implements and more.
Whether you're looking for a new pot, for a gift, or a replacement for your pans, this list has something for everyone. Kitchn Essentials is our list of tools and gadgets we honestly think will make us all better cooks. Here's our guide to the best pots and pans to buy for your kitchen.

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Credit: Lauren Kolyn Credit: Lauren KolynSingle-task kitchen tools can take up a lot of precious drawer, cupboard, and counter space very quickly, but theres a reason they exist: they fulfill a very specific purpose. While some may seem gimmicky at first glance, there are others that have stood the test of time and developed a loyal following due to how easy they make kitchen life, from prep work to cooking to pouring a cup of cold brew coffee. There are even tools to help you make toast without
Credit: Rochelle Bilow Credit: Rochelle BilowStirring a new jar of natural peanut butter is …. not my favorite thing. It always takes a fair bit of elbow grease, and it’s never not messy (see: oil splatters all over my countertops). But part of what makes the job so obnoxious — all that rich fat — is exactly what makes natural PB so delicious, so when I heard that there was a new hack on the block for stirring it, I decided to investigate. @feelgoodfoodie Don’t
Credit: Sarah Crowley/Apartment Therapy Credit: Sarah Crowley/Apartment TherapyMany of the items I’ve brought home from IKEA were never on my original list. You know how it goes: You plan a trip to pick up that bed frame, or a new plant stand, or a dining table, and then as you weave through the store you see a cute wine glass, or a fun little fake plant, or a smart storage bin and you think What’s the harm in adding this to my cart? And then you get to check-out and your total is tr

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10 Unitasking Kitchen Tools That Are Totally Worth It, According to These Home Cooks
Credit: Lauren Kolyn Credit: Lauren KolynSingle-task kitchen tools can take up a lot of precious drawer, cupboard, and counter space very quickly, but theres a reason they exist: they fulfill a very specific purpose. While some may seem gimmicky at first glance, there are others that have stood the test of time and developed a loyal following due to how easy they make kitchen life, from prep work to cooking to pouring a cup of cold brew coffee. There are even tools to help you make toast without
a hand holding a glass jar filled with peanut butter on top of a metal counter
Can You Really Mix Oily Peanut Butter with a Milk Frother? I Decided to Find Out for Myself.
Credit: Rochelle Bilow Credit: Rochelle BilowStirring a new jar of natural peanut butter is …. not my favorite thing. It always takes a fair bit of elbow grease, and it’s never not messy (see: oil splatters all over my countertops). But part of what makes the job so obnoxious — all that rich fat — is exactly what makes natural PB so delicious, so when I heard that there was a new hack on the block for stirring it, I decided to investigate. @feelgoodfoodie Don’t
a woman holding a blue shopping bag with plants in it and a dog laying on the floor
This Is the Best 49 Cents You Can Possibly Spend at IKEA
Credit: Sarah Crowley/Apartment Therapy Credit: Sarah Crowley/Apartment TherapyMany of the items I’ve brought home from IKEA were never on my original list. You know how it goes: You plan a trip to pick up that bed frame, or a new plant stand, or a dining table, and then as you weave through the store you see a cute wine glass, or a fun little fake plant, or a smart storage bin and you think What’s the harm in adding this to my cart? And then you get to check-out and your total is tr
Credit: Made In Credit: Made InNo matter where your brand loyalty lies when it comes to cookware, its incredibly refreshing to find a company that really listens to its customers. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Made In, the direct-to-consumer kitchen brand famous for their line of professional-quality pans, bakeware, tabletop goods, and knives that are so popular, theyve amassed repeat waiting lists, only for customers to be treated to special edition color launches and re-releases of som Treats, Knives, Popular, Cutlery Set, Thekitchn, Bread Knife, Boning Knife, Sells, Chef
You Can Now Buy Made In’s Popular Paring Knife à la Carte — Hurry Before It Sells Out
Credit: Made In Credit: Made InNo matter where your brand loyalty lies when it comes to cookware, its incredibly refreshing to find a company that really listens to its customers. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Made In, the direct-to-consumer kitchen brand famous for their line of professional-quality pans, bakeware, tabletop goods, and knives that are so popular, theyve amassed repeat waiting lists, only for customers to be treated to special edition color launches and re-releases of som
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We Didn’t Think It Was Possible to Love a Lemon Juicer This Much
Credit: Photography: Tara Donna; Food Styling: Cyd McDowell Credit: Photography: Tara Donna; Food Styling: Cyd McDowellIf you havent read our story on the single best method for juicing lemons, stop. Read it! Really, well wait! And if you have and need a little a refresher (get it, cause lemonade is refreshing?), the answer is a handheld juice squeezer. While we didnt test one brands handheld juicer against another (the story was more about finding the best method), we do have a favorite: the Ch
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Cyd McDowell Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Cyd McDowellWhen I was a kid, my parents used to go to local craft fairs and sell a very small selection of handmade goods. There were these little wooden plaques with hooks and my dad would personalize each one with a Dremel tool right there on the spot. There were cookbook stands with little hand-painted chefs, clocks, and glass cutting boards (also with the hand-painted chef). Their craft busine Cooking, Fresh, Slow Cooker, Test Kitchen, Professional Kitchen, Professional Kitchen Equipment, Cooker, Weeknight Dinner
PSA: You Might Be Using the Absolute WORST Kind of Cutting Board
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Cyd McDowell Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Cyd McDowellWhen I was a kid, my parents used to go to local craft fairs and sell a very small selection of handmade goods. There were these little wooden plaques with hooks and my dad would personalize each one with a Dremel tool right there on the spot. There were cookbook stands with little hand-painted chefs, clocks, and glass cutting boards (also with the hand-painted chef). Their craft busine
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Our Favorite Vacuums for Cleaning Kitchens (Plus, a $15 Mop Several Editors Swear By)
Credit: Sarah Crowley Credit: Sarah CrowleyRaise your hand if youve never had to deal with flour splattered all over your kitchen floor, broken china pieces that find their way into teeny-tiny corners, or even sticky leftovers from last nights cooking adventure. A wild guess, but likely zero hands shot up in the air. Kitchen messes are inevitable, and while a broom can help sweep up bigger disasters, for a deeper, more thorough clean, youll need a good, quality vacuum. Not only can a vacuum help
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If You Cook Pasta (Ever), You Need This $15 Tool
Credit: Joe Lingeman Credit: Joe LingemanMy spider strainer is one of my most used (and most essential) kitchen tools. In fact, I reach for it so much, I was fully prepared to fight hard for it to make our list of Kitchn Essentials but I didnt have to. Two years in a row, my fellow editors decided it was a must-have for home cooks. Turns out, we all agree that spiders are game-changers when it comes to cooking pasta at home. Confession: We also love it for a slew of other kitchen tasks!AmazonHiw
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The Tiny Dutch Oven I’m Getting My Mom After a Very Terrible Year
Credit: Joe Lingeman Credit: Joe LingemanIve been looking at this blinking cursor for a while now. I decided I wanted to write this story for Kitchn, but then found myself unsure of where to start. Ive just been sitting here, watching the cursor fade in and out. Blink. Blink. Blink. As I write this, its five days before the one-year anniversary of my dads passing. He passed away suddenly when we were all still fairly early in our lockdowns. (We actually dont know if COVID killed my dad we didnt
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The $7 Wine Tool I Still Use from My Old Waitressing Days
Credit: Joe Lingeman Credit: Joe LingemanYou may have heard this confession from me before on this site, but I was terrible server. I waited tables throughout high school and college and I was, well, not great at it. I worked as a cocktail waitress at a cool, seasonal place where boaters could dock on the Delaware River to have a meal or a drink. I worked at a nicer Italian establishment where crumbs were brushed off the tables between courses. And I worked at all sorts of places in between. My
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One of the Most Versatile Tools in My Kitchen Is NOT What You’d Expect
Credit: Hinterhaus Productions | Getty Images Credit: Hinterhaus Productions | Getty ImagesOne of my most-used kitchen tools is small, costs less than $25, and made up of nearly a dozen nesting pieces and fits in the shallowest of drawers. Any guesses? Im talking about my biscuit cutter set.In addition to biscuits, I also use these cutters to punch out dumpling wrappers, cannoli rounds, mini hand-pies, ravioli, and so much more. In fact, I find myself using my set multiple times in a day. How, y
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This TikTok Trick Will Prove That Your Wooden Spoons Are Super Dirty
Credit: Sarah Crowley Credit: Sarah CrowleyI learn something new on TikTok almost every day, from how to make my own frozen frappe (it only takes 30 minutes in the freezer) to how to release pent-up aggression on a head of lettuce (it sounds weirder than it is, I promise). And then theres cleaning TikTok.Many of the tricks I stumble upon are ones I already know about (but are probably news to people who arent stay-at-home moms in their 30s). For example, its no news to me that baking soda can ab
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The Kitchen Tool You Should Try Next, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Credit: Jessica Isaac Credit: Jessica IsaacWhen it comes to kitchen tools and accessories, your options are literally endless. The kitchen market is flooded with everything from non-stick pans to immersion blenders to every kind of knife you could possibly imagine, and it can be extremely overwhelming to figure out what you need.Why not let your Zodiac sign do the legwork and guide you to the products that will complement your personality and help you shine in the kitchen? Perhaps youre a practi
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This $20 IKEA Find Creates Counter Space Out of Thin Air
Credit: Esteban Cortez Credit: Esteban CortezWhen my partner and I first laid eyes on our current apartment, we instantly fell in love. We’d found an affordable place with soaring ceilings, airy rooms, and proximity to the train (we live in Chicago). So what if it didn’t have any kitchen counters?We were, of course, in for a rude awakening. With just one 16×24-inch corner of flat surface area available to us — where we had to put the dish drying rack — we had nowhere
four different colored pots sitting on top of a green mat next to a baseball field
Le Creuset Just Launched a New, Limited-Edition Collection — and It’s a Home Run
Credit: Le Creuset Credit: Le CreusetWhen I think of what to cook with the help of my trusty Le Creuset Dutch oven, summery ratatouille, crusty sourdough boules, and classic moules-frites are some of the first things that come to mind. But, the storied brands latest launch has me thinking ballpark Brats simmered with sauerkraut might be more appropriate. Today, Le Creuset announced the latest additions to their lineup of extremely covetable cookware, and they might quickly become kitchen MVPs fo