So you have your basic measuring cups and you're squared away when it comes to cookie sheets. But sometimes you just need to stock up on pretty new kitchen gadgets, whether for look or for function. I recall the day like it was yesterday (and maybe it was, since I've been researching this article, but shhh) when I finally bit the bullet to replace my generic IKEA plates and bowls with something much prettier and "adult." You, too, can feel the same excitement that I did! I promise, hitting "add to cart" on these new kitchen must-haves will itch that shopping scratch. Plus, you'll get some great new decor and functional pieces at way discounted prices. Score!
1. Zwilling J.A. Henckels Holm Oak Pro Knives
Any professional (and not-so-pro) home cook needs a hella good knife. So no, you won't see any cheap 10-piece, $100 knife sets here. It's time to ditch the butcher block for something a little sharper. (See what we did there?) Start small with a 5.5-inch prep knife for chopping, slicing, and dicing. And, sign up for Food52 emails for an additional $10 off your first order.
2. Staub Essential French Oven, 3.75QT
It might be mid-summer but that doesn't mean you can't stock up on cookware for the chillier months. Enter the French oven, which can withstand heads up to 500 degrees and is perfect for casseroles and stews. Each color is more than 25% off, but we're partial to the sleek matte black with silver handle.
3. Demeyere 5 Plus Fry Pan
Like the prep knife before it, it's time to ditch those years-old pots and pans for something with more substance. And, at almost $100 off, there's no excuse not to buy the 9.5-inch stainless steel pan. It's stovetop and broiler safe up to 500 degrees, and is perfect for meats for five times the sear. We don't exactly know what that means, but we do know that seared meats taste delicious, and that's reason enough for us to buy this beautiful pan.
4. Mango Wood Chopping Board Set
Whether you give this as a gift or keep it for yourself, you'll be happy you spent the $28 on these two wooden cutting boards. Use one for raw meats and the other for dicing veggies and more.
5. Mercury Glass Serving Bowl
Toss this glass serving bowl onto the center of your table for showcasing seasonal fruit, save it for special occasions (raise your hand if you think this is perfect for serving dessert to your friends!), or keep it on the counter for onions, garlic, and other root veggies that you need during your nightly cooking sessions. The options are endless for this pretty beveled bowl.
6. Brass-Dotted Barware
Opening bottles of cheap wine is hard. And because we all have that electric wine opener that we're too embarrassed to use in company, spend the $13 for an adorable white and brass opener that you can keep near your bottles without feeling ashamed. And when you can't actually open the bottles with the marble, brass, and stainless steel opener—go for the battery-powered one.
7. All-Clad Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set
Okay, we admit that we bashed pot and pan sets earlier, but we hadn't yet stumbled upon this glorious 10-piece All-Clad set at Macy's. (By the way, they are having a huge house and home sale this weekend, so the following items from Macy's is by no means a comprehensive list.) Yes, you're still spending nearly $700 on this set, but there is a lifetime guarantee for the 8-inch fry pan, 10-inch fry pan, 2-quart covered saucepan, 3-quart covered saucepan, 3-quart covered sauté pan, and 8-quart covered stockpot.
8. Smeg 4-Slice Toaster
The cream-colored toaster adds a nostalgic touch of vintage charm to any kitchen. The retro-inspired toaster can toast 4 pieces of bread at a time but is still large enough for thicker carbs like bagels.
9. KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan 5 Qt. Stand Mixer
Need we say more when it comes to the classic KitchenAid standing mixer? All 27 colors are on sale this weekend at a whopping 36% off. If your kitchen is more on the subdued side, opt for a surprising color like buttercup yellow for your buttercreams.
10. Martha Stewart Collection Copper-Plated Measuring Cups
We need a new set of simple (and simply beautiful!) measuring cups, hence these copper-plated beauties making the list. However, if copper in general is your bag, baby, Martha Stewart created a whole line of copper-colored bowls, measuring spoons, teapots, and more. Here, you get what you need with one cup, one-half cup, one-fourth cup, and one-third cup.
11. 16-Piece Athens Dinnerware Set
Replace your dated dishware and plain white plates with an eye-catching pattern. Bonus, the water color-esque pattern isn't so overwhelming that'll it clash with the rest of your serving platters and decor. This ceramic set comes with 4 dinner plates, 4 dessert plates, 4 bowls, and 4 mugs, but at this price you could double up and get twice the dinnerware for a full blown dinner party.
12. Ombre Brunch Tumbler + Carafe Set
Here's your excuse to host that brunch, or to test that bookmarked sangria recipe that you've been meaning to try. Four glass tumblers are accompanied by a large carafe for serving those aperitifs and so much more. The base of the glasses are tinted a rosy pink that fade into clear glass for a trendy ombré look.
13. Keurig K10/K15 MINI Plus Brewing System
Solo living or the only person in your house who drinks coffee? (Is it rude to ask what's wrong with the rest of your family? Coffee is life!) Keurig sells handy single-cup coffee machines for small counters and caffeinated brains. Our favorite colors (oasis mint green and ruby red) plus a few others are $20 off, so if you're thinking "damn, I wish I had a cup of coffee while I'm reading this," hit shop now!
14. Flatware 5 pc Set Copper
We love copper! So naturally we love this copper flatware set from Target. The set comes with 1 salad fork, 1 dinner fork, 1 knife, 1 large spoon, and 1 small spoon, so stock up on a few sets of these now before the price increases. The matte flatware will pair perfectly with your new dinnerware with its hint of copper coloring.
15. Kate Spade New York Rainey Street Gift Set
And to wrap it all up, you need to protect your digits from all of your near gear while still looking cute! Kate Spade is offering their three-piece set (towel, oven mitt, and pot holder), at the fraction of the original cost. It's totes adorbs, too, with watercolor-painted apples and pears and red lining.
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