13 Kitchen Gadgets Worth Splurging On
When it comes to kitchen gadgets, many of the products out in the world are unnecessary. Do you really need a strawberry corer? Or a toaster that perfectly matches your kitchen curtains? What about a cheeseboard for every day of the week? Of course not—none of those items are necessary for preparing healthy, satisfying meals. But do you want them all anyway? Absolutely.
Whether you’re getting way ahead on your wedding registry, mapping out your ideal kitchen, looking to treat yourself, or simply window-shopping, these are the kitchen tools and gadgets that will make every visitor stop to admire your cookspace.
KitchenAid Copper Metallic Series Stand Mixer
You may have a KitchenAid mixer you know and love—hey, don’t we all?—but that doesn’t mean you can’t ogle this shiny number, which undoubtedly will make your kitchen seem more upscale immediately.
To buy: $600, crateandbarrel.com
Whether you’re going for rustic charm or for modern sheen, this stainless steel, copper-finished kettle has your back.
To buy: $128, westelm.com
Smeg Pastel Blue Toaster
Smeg’s retro refrigerators are legendary, and this compact toaster (available in two- or four-slice models) has the same playful lines capable of jazzing up any cookspace. (Also available in cream, mint green, and silver.)
To buy: From $150, crateandbarrel.com
Elephant Cheese Board
Serve cheese (or fruit, or meat, or even cookies and other treats) in style all summer long with this handcrafted board.
To buy: $68, anthropologie.com
KitchenAid 5-Speed Aqua Sky Diamond Vortex Blender
This blender boasts restaurant-quality vortex blending, so you can whip up a perfect smoothie every time … and the cheery hue will make every morning feel a little brighter, even before breakfast.
To buy: $150, crateandbarrel.com
Gold Measuring Cups
Okay, they’re not solid gold (just a gold finish), but you don’t have to tell anyone that.
To buy: $28, westelm.com
Smeg Cream Retro Electric Kettle
Felix Can Opener
Copper plating and classic white handles give this can opener a modern edge that you can revel in every time you open a can of beans.
To buy: $22, anthropologie.com
Charlotte Street Rectangular Baker
Light blue swirls lend this dish a playful, vibrant feel—but it also packs major cooking power. (Bonus: It’s microwave- and dishwasher-safe!)
To buy: $95, katespade.com
Lorelai Cake Stand
Yes, of course you can (and should) use it for cakes, but this classic platter can also hold cupcakes, cookies, finger sandwiches, and more. You can even put it on display, by itself or staged in a kitchen vignette on a high shelf or the windowsill.
To buy: $68, anthropologie.com
KitchenAid Aqua Sky Blue Digital Convection Oven
This small-but-mighty gizmo will bring full-size oven performance—and Tiffany & Co.–esque style—to your counter so you can cook all summer long, sans steamy kitchen.
To buy: $280, crateandbarrel.com
Dottie Honey Pot
Get your honey fix every morning and evening with this charming container.
To buy: $20, anthropologie.com
Grade A Gold Egg Holder
Pulling out this shiny piece at your next home brunch can give you an air of ostentatiousness: Not always a bad thing, especially when it means you get to have something like this floating around your home.
To buy: $25, cb2.com