20 Kitchen Products You Should Buy at Ikea — and 3 You Shouldn't
It's easy to get overwhelmed by Ikea's seemingly endless selection of kitchen products, and it's important to know which ones are truly worth the purchase. Some of the store's budget-friendly cooking tools simply can't be beat, while others are worth skipping in the interest of investing in a higher-quality product. Ahead, see the 20 Ikea kitchen products we highly recommend, plus the three that you'll thank yourself for bypassing.
Pick Up: Coffee Mugs
It's incredibly tempting to buy all the adorable mugs from places like Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, but let's face it: they're not the cheapest. Ikea has plenty of mugs like the Finstilt patterned mug ($3) that are not only cute but also budget friendly.
One kitchen product that's worth investing in is a high-quality, nonstick skillet (I swear by Sur La Table's Anodized Nonstick skillets, which start at $50). While Ikea's pans ($25) are appealing because of their low prices, they won't last as long, can warp easily, and don't have the best nonstick abilities.
Skip: Chef's Knives
Investing in a high-quality chef's knife is one of the most important things you could do as a cook (for both efficiency and safety reasons). While Ikea's chef's knife ($17) is a total steal, it's worth investing in a more expensive knife if you plan to do lots of slicing and dicing in the kitchen.