60+ Life-Changing Kitchen Items Every Household Needs

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Even the most enthusiastic home cooks can attest to the daily struggle of whipping up a fresh meal. Sprinkle in a demanding work schedule and kids and it becomes an even greater challenge, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways to lessen the load. We've uncovered the hottest kitchen gifts that make everything from tackling a weeknight meal in minutes to making the perfect cup of cold brew a piece of cake. Whether you're looking to buy a big-ticket item for someone to treasure for a lifetime or a budget-friendly gift they would have never thought to buy, these products will become their go-to kitchen staples.

Additional reporting by Angela Elias and Erin Cullum

Coffee Panda Cold Brew Maker

Coffee Panda Cold Brew Maker

Instead of brewing a pot of coffee or running to the nearest coffee shop for an afternoon pick-me-up, keep this Coffee Panda Cold Brew Maker ($30) in your fridge for a seriously delicious homemade cold brew that's a cinch to make. Just make sure you have a coffee grinder on hand!

Hurom Citrus Juicer

Hurom Citrus Juicer

Whether you're juicing oranges or grapefruits to drink for breakfast, lemons for an easy vinaigrette, or a bag of limes for killer margaritas, Hurom's new Citrus Juicer ($127, originally $149) makes the job a thousand times easier. The powerful but surprisingly quiet motor extracts every last drop of juice so there's zero waste, and clean up is so simple, you won't think twice about using it for the smallest or biggest juicing jobs!

Bonavita Gooseneck Electric Variable Temperature Kettle

Bonavita Gooseneck Electric Variable Temperature Kettle

If you take tea and pour-over coffee seriously, a high-quality electric kettle is worth investing in. We're partial to the Bonavita Gooseneck Electric Variable Temperature Kettle ($95), which heats quickly, can be set to any temperature, and has a gooseneck — perfect for making pour-over coffee.

Google Home Mini

Google Home Mini

Think of this Google Home Mini ($49) as a built-in personal assistant for hands-free help while you're meal-prepping. The voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant is ready to answer any questions, make any calls, or control your other smart devices.

Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro NB90901 900-Watt Professional Series

Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro NB90901 900-Watt Professional Series

If you're looking for a way to conveniently blend smoothies with minimal clean-up in a compact size, this Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro NB90901 900-Watt Professional Series ($80, originally 100) is the way to go.

Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven

Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven

The price tag of a Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven ($150-$435) might make you cringe at first, but trust us: buying one of these is an "adulting" moment you won't regret later. It's the best dutch oven ever, thanks to its cast-iron lid, enameled exterior, ability to cook anything in or out of the oven, and undeniably chic look. One of our writers swears, "There is no piece in my kitchen that works as hard and looks as good."

All-Clad 11" Hard Anodized Nonstick Square Grill

All-Clad 11" Hard Anodized Nonstick Square Grill

When the thought of standing outside to flip burgers just doesn't sound appealing (hello, rainy weather!), consider this All-Clad 11" Hard Anodized Nonstick Square Grill ($82) your go-to for deliciously grilled dinners from the convenience of your stovetop.

Mikasa Julie Set of Four Stemless Wine Glasses

Mikasa Julie Set of Four Stemless Wine Glasses

Who can be bothered with handwashing wine glasses? This Mikasa Julie Set of Four Stemless Wine Glasses ($24) is made from high-quality crystal that can withstand the dishwasher.

Breville The Smart OvenTM Convection Toaster Oven

Breville The Smart OvenTM Convection Toaster Oven

Until your double-oven dreams become a reality, this Breville The Smart OvenTM Convection Toaster Oven ($270) is the next-best thing.

OXO Good Grips Silicone Garlic Peeler
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OXO Good Grips Silicone Garlic Peeler

Let's be real: peeling garlic is the worst. And while it might seem silly to buy a utensil that only serves one purpose, this OXO Good Grips Silicone Garlic Peeler ($7) truly is the best and fastest way to peel garlic, no smashing required.

The Ringer

The Ringer

Slightly weird name, completely amazing result: The Ringer ($22). We forever said goodbye to steel-wool pads and discovered the best way to clean a cast-iron skillet is with this nifty scrubber.

Cuisinart Elemental 8-Cup Food Processor with 3-Cup Bowl in Gunmetal

Cuisinart Elemental 8-Cup Food Processor with 3-Cup Bowl in Gunmetal

The Cuisinart Elemental 8-Cup Food Processor with 3-Cup Bowl in Gunmetal ($100) is a staple piece for any new cook.

Vitamix 5200 Blender

Vitamix 5200 Blender

The Vitamix 5200 Blender ($450, originally $550) is the perfect blender, from smoothies to sauces.

T-fal Pure Cook Nonstick Aluminum 12-Piece Cookware Set

T-fal Pure Cook Nonstick Aluminum 12-Piece Cookware Set

The T-fal Pure Cook Nonstick Aluminum 12-Piece Cookware Set ($60) has all that you need to experiment with recipes.

46 Piece Silicone Bakeware Set

46 Piece Silicone Bakeware Set

The 46 Piece Silicone Bakeware Set ($42) is the ultimate set for bakers.

10 Glass Regular Mouth Mason Jars, 16 Ounce

10 Glass Regular Mouth Mason Jars, 16 Ounce

You can never go wrong with 10 Glass Regular Mouth Mason Jars, 16 Ounce ($25) since everyone needs storage.

Organic Bamboo Cutting Boards With Juice Groove

Organic Bamboo Cutting Boards With Juice Groove

The Organic Bamboo Cutting Boards With Juice Groove ($28) are good-quality cutting boards on a budget.

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
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KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer ($480) is a dream come true for any baker.

Homestia 10 Piece Gold Cooking and Baking Utensil Set Stainless Steel

Homestia 10 Piece Gold Cooking and Baking Utensil Set Stainless Steel

There is nothing more gorgeous than the Homestia 10 Piece Gold Cooking and Baking Utensil Set Stainless Steel ($26).

Made by Design 3 Piece Glass Bakeware Set

Made by Design 3 Piece Glass Bakeware Set

The Made by Design 3 Piece Glass Bakeware Set ($15) is a classic for baking enthusiasts.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor

Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor ($150, originally $260) is a space saver!

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece POP Container Value Set

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece POP Container Value Set

The OXO Good Grips 3-Piece POP Container Value Set ($30) is storage done right.

Nordic Ware Pizza Baking Set
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Nordic Ware Pizza Baking Set

The Nordic Ware Pizza Baking Set ($11) is perfect for pizza or even as a charcuterie board.

Made by Design Set of 10 Glass Mixing Bowls
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Made by Design Set of 10 Glass Mixing Bowls

You can't go wrong with these chic Made by Design Set of 10 Glass Mixing Bowls ($23).

Made by Design 6 Piece Aluminized Steel Bakeware Set
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Made by Design 6 Piece Aluminized Steel Bakeware Set

The Made by Design 6 Piece Aluminized Steel Bakeware Set ($40) is for the cook who loves gold.

Solem Double Wall Espresso Cups
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Solem Double Wall Espresso Cups

They'll love drinking their morning brew from these stylish Solem Double Wall Espresso Cups ($17 for four, originally $30).

Tuscany Crystal Red Wine Glasses
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Tuscany Crystal Red Wine Glasses

They'll enjoy drinking from these Tuscany Crystal Red Wine Glasses ($50 for four, originally $72).

Le Creuset Enamel on Steel Whistling Stovetop Kettle
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Le Creuset Enamel on Steel Whistling Stovetop Kettle

This Le Creuset Enamel on Steel Whistling Stovetop Kettle ($75, originally $140) comes in four other cool choices.

Oster Digital French Door Toaster Oven
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Oster Digital French Door Toaster Oven

Get this Oster Digital French Door Toaster Oven ($230, originally $250) for the chef in your life.

KitchenAid Pasta Maker Attachment
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KitchenAid Pasta Maker Attachment

We all know someone who would love this KitchenAid Pasta Maker Attachment ($75, originally $100).

Moccamaster 10-Cup Coffee Maker
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Moccamaster 10-Cup Coffee Maker

If they're a coffee fan, get them the cool Moccamaster 10-Cup Coffee Maker ($329).

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle
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Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

This stylish Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle ($149) heats up water fast and will look great on their countertop.

Fellow Clyde Stovetop Tea Kettle
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Fellow Clyde Stovetop Tea Kettle

This Fellow Clyde Stovetop Tea Kettle ($99) will look stylish on your stovetop.

Our Place Drinking Glasses
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Our Place Drinking Glasses

If you love Our Place's popular pan, then you'll want to try its newest multicolored Drinking Glasses ($50).

West Elm Sway Mugs
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West Elm Sway Mugs

Drink your morning brew from these cute West Elm Sway Mugs ($9-$34).

Our Place Always Pan
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Our Place Always Pan

Now that they may be making lunch every day, they need a good pan. Get them this popular Our Place Always Pan ($145).

Breadsmart Artisan Bread Making Kit
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Breadsmart Artisan Bread Making Kit

If they're obsessed with making bread, they'll want this Breadsmart Artisan Bread Making Kit ($35).

Dash Express Egg Cooker
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Dash Express Egg Cooker

This Dash Express Egg Cooker ($20) is an awesome, affordable gadget they'll use over and over again.

Automatic Milk Frother
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Automatic Milk Frother

An Automatic Milk Frother ($40) makes at-home coffee feel like a real experience.

Krups Electric Coffee Grinder
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Krups Electric Coffee Grinder

With the Krups Electric Coffee Grinder ($16, originally $30), everyone's lives become so much easier.

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Sunrise Stoneware Mug
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Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Sunrise Stoneware Mug

Brighten up gloomy mornings with this Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Sunrise Stoneware Mug ($5).

Threshold 15" Acacia Wood Round Serving Platter
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Threshold 15" Acacia Wood Round Serving Platter

Charcuterie board enthusiasts will love the Threshold 15" Acacia Wood Round Serving Platter ($17).

PowerXL Vortex Air Fryer
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PowerXL Vortex Air Fryer

Your loved ones will thank you endlessly for the PowerXL Vortex Air Fryer ($45, originally $60).

Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee Maker
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Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee Maker

Coffee-lovers will appreciate the Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee Maker ($20).

Tenswall Portable Personal Size Blender
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Tenswall Portable Personal Size Blender

They can make delicious smoothies in this Tenswall Portable Personal Size Blender ($22).

Emoji Smiley Face Pancake Pan
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Emoji Smiley Face Pancake Pan

Morning treats will be more fun with this Emoji Smiley Face Pancake Pan ($25, originally $30).

FoodVille MF05 Rechargeable Handheld Milk Frother
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FoodVille MF05 Rechargeable Handheld Milk Frother

If they love making their own lattes, especially Dalgona coffees, then they need the FoodVille MF05 Rechargeable Handheld Milk Frother ($13, originally $20).

Vegetable Chopper Pro Onion Chopper
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Vegetable Chopper Pro Onion Chopper

This Vegetable Chopper Pro Onion Chopper ($47) is like having a kitchen assistant to help speed up prepping time.

DASH Safe Slice Mandoline for Vegetables
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DASH Safe Slice Mandoline for Vegetables

This DASH Safe Slice Mandoline for Vegetables ($40) will be your perfect cooking assitant.

Digital Kitchen Food Scale and Measuring Cup
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Digital Kitchen Food Scale and Measuring Cup

You'll never misread a measurement again with this handy Digital Kitchen Food Scale and Measuring Cup ($30).

Hamilton Beach Power Elite Electric Blender
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Hamilton Beach Power Elite Electric Blender

Make morning smoothies with this Hamilton Beach Power Elite Electric Blender ($30).

KitchenArt Select-A-Spice Auto-Measure Carousel
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KitchenArt Select-A-Spice Auto-Measure Carousel

This KitchenArt Select-A-Spice Auto-Measure Carousel ($30) is a total game changer.

Large Bamboo Cutting Board with Drawers
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Large Bamboo Cutting Board with Drawers

You can cut up several things at once with this genius Large Bamboo Cutting Board with Drawers ($39).

Campbell's
Campbell's Tomato Soup
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Campbell's Tomato Soup

This Campbell's Tomato Soup ($1) makes a great base for so many recipes. The recipient will smile, and be kind of excited to add it to their latest holiday dish.