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Just 22 Things For Your Kitchen With Over 10K Five-Star Reviews

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Cream of the crop cookware, appliances, utensils, and cleaning products for the kitchen.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.


A colorful knife set so you can start a color-coding system as you quickly prep fruits, veggies, and meats. It has over 23,000 5-star reviews!

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The set includes an 8-inch chef knife, an 8-inch slicing knife, an 8-inch serrated bread knife, a 7-inch santoku knife, a 6.5-inch utility knife, and a 3.5-inch paring knife with corresponding covers. These knives come with nonstick coating makes slicing foods less of a hassle, but avoid putting these in the dishwasher or cleaning with hot water to keep the coating intact.

Check out this BuzzFeeder’s Cuisinart’s colorful knife set review for more info!

Promising review: “These are really nice. I specifically purchased this brand because I have used it in the past and have never been disappointed. They are really sharp. I have had them for a while now and cook every day.” —Cecilia

Get them from Amazon for $16.57.


An Always Pan with over 10,000 5-star reviews that’ll be a dream to have in your kitchen, according to happy reviewers. This pan is so multi-functional, it’ll replace eight pieces of cookware — use it to fry, steam, strain, stir, sauté, and make sauces in.

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Promising review: “When I got my Always Pan in a light purplish-pink color, my boyfriend and I were living with his parents for various pandemic-related reasons — which meant it got used pretty much every day, sometimes multiple times a day. The nonstick was fabulous, but we noticed pretty early on that every little splash, dribble, or other hot grease moment stuck on the outside of the pan pretty permanently, and no amount of scrubbing really made any difference. One reason it got so bad is because in that house, the pans in the heaviest rotation tend to (very practically!) get stored out on the stove, so even when this was just sitting on the back burner not cooking anything, it got splashed a few times. None of this affected how well the pan cooked of course, but if keeping your Always Pan in perfect shape for the aesthetic deeply matters to you, I think it’s all something to consider before buying in a lighter color.” —Natalie Brown, BuzzFeed Staff

Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in eight colors). 


A veggie chopper so you can chop half an onion and loads of other veggies uniformly with one big press into the blade! This baby has over 23,000 5-star reviews.

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This device comes with four interchangeable blades so you can julienne, chop, slice, and cut easily. It is BPA free and can be fully disassembled and put in the top rack of the dishwasher. It also has a soft-grip handle to make prepping your ingredients easy on your hands.

Promising review: “Analyzed a few similar products before finalizing on this one and I am very glad that I did. Very sturdy, good-quality product, easy to clean at least most of the parts. Little tough to clean the small dice blade as veggies get trapped in the small squares as expected. Small tip: stack small veggie pieces up to three or four and press; it cuts neatly. But if you spread it out, it’s tough to press and the blade could get damaged. Using it every single day for chopping onion, tomato, cucumber, zucchini, few hard veggies like carrots and beets. Oh boy… It chops them so nicely.” —Hari Baskar

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.


Heavy-duty cleaning wipes to handle microwave explosions and tough-to-tackle splatters from anywhere from the microwave to the countertop, and beyond.


These wipes are non-abrasive so they’re also safe to use on smooth surfaces like car exteriors. And they have over 35,000 5-star reviews!

Promising review: “This is one of the best cleaning products I’ve ever used, vastly superior to any of the other cleaning or disinfecting wipes I’ve used. They work for almost everything including glass, providing you use a microfiber cloth to polish the glass and remove any streaks after cleaning. I use them for all of my bathroom cleaning except toilet bowls, kitchen surfaces (granite, stainless steel, glass, etc.) fabric and vinyl upholstery, auto interiors and exteriors, garden hoses, and more. They are also great as hand cleaning wipes.” —Jim in Florida

Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $13.94.


A milk frother that’ll keep you from over-spending on frothy, foamy delicious drinks from the cafe every morning. Now you’ll have everything you need to make your own lattes!

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This frother has over 37,000 5-star reviews.

Promising review:I use this at least once per day. I froth my creamer before putting coffee in my cup, and it’s like a decadent coffee shop-style coffee! Works super fast. To clean, you simply rinse the wire under warm water, then place it on the stand to air dry. I have to change the batteries maybe every two months or so, but that’s with daily, sometimes multiple uses per day. If you’re on the fence about buying this, just do it! You won’t regret it!” —Beth E

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 32 styles).


A handheld KitchenAid mixer with 16,000 5-star reviews and for good reason. Reviewers say it’s lightweight to handle but powerful when it comes to mixing batters, beating meringues, whipping cream, and whatever else you may use it for!


Promising review: “Love, love, love my new mixer. It’s a nice balanced weight in my hand and I love the speeds. I was nicely surprised at its quality. I looked at many before I chose this one. It was a perfect choice!” —Nancy

Get it from Wayfair for $54.99 (available in 19 colors; it’s also available from Amazon for $49.99).


Or an investment-worthy Kitchen Aid stand mixer with 40,000 5-star reviews. If you’re a baker or someone who cooks every day, you’ll be glad you spent ~the dough~ on this glorious machine — reviewers say it’s a major time saver and a workhorse in the kitchen.


The 10-speed mixer comes with a flat beater, a coated dough hook, a six-wire whip, a bowl and bowl lid, and a pouring shield. The 5-quart stainless-steel bowl can mix dough for nine dozen cookies or four loaves of bread in a single batch!

Promising review: “OMG, I am in LOVE with my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. It makes the process of baking bread, cakes, and cookies so easy. While the batter is whipping, you can start on some of the clean-up. The splatter/pour guard that comes with the mixer is also a tremendous help to control the flour spilling up. My sister and sister-in-law both have KitchenAid mixers and we all use them to mix up our goodies. The Artisan Stand Mixer is a blessing in disguise and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! Would not trade it for anything in the world. I plan on using this each time I bake.” —Jacqueline

Get it from Wayfair for $429.99 (available in 23 colors). 


And a tilt-head flex-edge beater with over 37,000 5-star reviews for anyone who needs the perfect accessory for their new or already owned KitchenAid stand mixer. It’s coated with nonstick and designed *just* right for scraping the edge of your mixing bowl — ensuring not a drop of your precious batter or frosting goes to waste!


Promising review: “I love this! I don’t have to scrape down the sides anymore, this beater gets everything. I highly recommend it!” —Leigh Ann

Get it from Wayfair for $34.99 (it’s also available from Amazon for $34). 


A cutlery organizer designed to declutter your utensils, even if you’re working with small drawers. It’s heavy-duty, and reviewers say it fits a set for 12!

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And it has over 45,000 5-star reviews.

Promising review: “Fits my drawer like a glove AND holds my set for 12! Heavy gauge plastic construction that does not give even when fully loaded. This has opened up so much more space in my drawer making it easier to find other serving pieces and the odd items in that drawer. Love it, highly recommend it. Before purchasing, measure your drawers to make sure it will fit. I love that it can lie parallel to the drawer front. I was concerned that my flatware would stick out too tall for my stock cabinetry drawer, but that is not a problem.” —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


An Instant Pot that truly does it all, and fast as heck, too. This baby consolidates a rice cooker, slow cooker, pressure cooker (and more!) into an absolute unit, and it can make 20-minute mashed potatoes. No wonder it has over 141,000 5-star reviews!


The IP’s seven functions are: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. I have one at home and I use it all the time to whip up quick meals. I love the sauté function — it gets nice and hot really quickly. I use my IP more than I use my oven TBH. 

Check out Instant Pot Hacks from Tasty to see more fun ways you can use your IP.

Promising review: “Now we’re talking!!! This Mini Instant 3-quart Pot Duo is even better (for me) than the full-sized one, and here’s why — smaller footprint — same stellar results! Added bonus: I don’t overeat all week long, trying to put away 1/2 gallon of chili or soup — not to mention that pulled pork pile! I unboxed it and pressure tested the IP on soft-boiled eggs — wow, bliss — all in under 10 minutes! If you are in an apt or tiny house — or — wanna take this camping, this is perfect. I am totally taking this camping!!! 🙂 Buy this and use it every day — I do! Brilliant little product that easily earns a place on my countertop! Did I mention it’s so cute? Tiny almost… 👍” —UnderEmployed

Get it from Amazon for $66.32+ (available in three sizes).


An electric egg cooker so you can get perfectly done soft- or hard-boiled eggs whenever you need them. This device has 12,000 5-star reviews — deviled eggs will never be easier!


This powerful egg machine makes hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and individual omelets.

Promising review: “I eat a hard-boiled egg every day and always forget about them while they’re cooking so this was the perfect solution. It hard-boiled my eggs perfectly. They were also super easy to peel which was a big plus!! It does create kind of a weird smell and some brown residue after the eggs cook on the outside of the shell where it was sitting in the egg cooker, but after peeling the inside was totally normal.” —Ann

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in seven colors).


A durable Dutch oven that’ll be there for you through it all, whether you are making marinara and meatballs for the fam or just want to make one big soup for yourself and feast on leftovers for days. Did I mention Dutch oven jalapeño cheddar bread exists?


This Dutch oven has over 17,000 5-star reviews.

Check out our list of five ingredient baking recipes, including many easy no-knead recipes you can make in a Dutch oven.

Promising review:I use this pot literally every day! I’m in love with it. It is my go-to even when I would normally use a smaller vessel. Because it’s enameled it prevents burning and gets all of those little crispy bits in the bottom that you want for flavor. And cleanup is a cinch! If you haven’t used a pot like this before it may take some getting used to because when it heats up nothing is safe to touch with your bare hands, even the lid. But that’s how it heats so evenly. I was a little concerned at first buying the Amazon brand but after two years it has held up so much better than I would have expected. Living in my RV and constantly being on the road I expected there would be a few chips from all the bumps on the road. It is still in day-one condition. Love!” —

Get it from Amazon for $41.49+ (available in three sizes and three colors).


A 25-piece kitchen utensil set so you can be sure you have a kitchen stocked with all the tools you need. The handles are made of high-grade stainless steel to ensure they last!


This set includes 25 cooking utensils such as shears, spatulas, a cheese grater, tongs, a ladle, peelers, a can opener, measuring spoons, and more. 

Promising review: “This is JUST what I was looking for. We are getting ready to move after 10 years and I needed some of these basic kitchen utensils replaced badly. This set was perfect! Right down to the measuring spoons and pizza cutter!” —Melissa Kasch

Get them from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four colors). 


A handheld soap dispensing brush to help you scrub up pots and pans without reaching for the bottle of dish soap in the process. This little baby has 12,000 5-star reviews.

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Promising review: “Love, love, love this little kitchen tool!! So useful to just squeeze a little soap on the dishes and scrub off the gunk! It doesn’t ever smell, but I replace the head when it starts to get discolored or worn. So much better than dish cloths or sponges, as they get stinky and lost in the water.” —Trisha

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


A small but mighty Magic Bullet blender that’ll be a big help in the kitchen. Consider your guacamole made, your onions chopped, and your midday power smoothie handled.


This set includes the blender, additional blender cups, blades, a recipe book, and more. 

It has over 45,000 5-star reviews and I personally swear by this little powerhouse as well — read my full review of the Magic Bullet to learn more!

Promising review: “I have owned three Bullet blenders; this one replaces one I left at my old house with my roommate. They last SO LONG!! My professional chef fiancé is impressed with the power, and it sits on our counter easily and we are really short on space in a Tiny House. Gone are any excuses for no breakfast. I blend us each a protein shake and the cleanup is a dream! I do not like cooking or doing dishes. I wish I could make every meal in this! I used to have a job I had to pack lunch for, and I used the screw-on lid daily. I made my power smoothie and packed it in my lunch box every day. Honestly, this is the most important item in my kitchen.” —KA707

Get it from Amazon for $39.85.


Your other pans won’t be able to hold a candle to this baby. It’s pre-seasoned with 100% natural vegetable oil and has an assist handle for better control. Not to mention the 80,000 5-star reviews!

Promising review: “I wanted to get away from PFA-laden Teflon so I went back to the basics -— cast iron— for my eggs every morning. This pan is the perfect size. My eggs are perfect every morning. The description says it is pre-seasoned but I find that it takes a few months to really get good. I still use a small amount of oil every day but much less than I used at the beginning. Overall this is exactly what I was looking for and I love it!” —Gatoralum

Get a 6.5-inch cast-iron pan from Amazon for $9.90+ (available in 12 sizes and four styles).


And a silicone hot handle holder used by yours truly, so you don’t burn your little hands as you go to shake up your fries and have to spend 10 minutes running your fingers under cold water before continuing your meal (speaking from experience here). It has 50,000 5-star reviews.

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It is absolutely fantastic to be able to grab the handle of a cast-iron pan like it’s a normal pan and go about cooking without burning myself. Now that I’ve started using this sleeve I will never use a cast-iron pan without it and recommend everyone make this improvement in their life! Not to mention, it’s much safer than using a cloth pan holder, as told by the review below. 

Promising review: “We literally burned through two cloth hot handles before we stumbled upon this silicone one. Seriously, for basic safety/fire-hazard purposes, if you are currently using a cloth hot handle and have an electric stovetop, you need to switch to this one. We, unfortunately, didn’t think about this until one caught on fire (I know, I know). We use our cast-iron skillet every day with this handle, and so far after six months, it is still good as new. It stays on securely, is easy to clean, and while it takes a little maneuvering to pull off of the handle, it is not difficult to pull off.” —CF

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in six colors).


A set of dishwasher cleaning tablets with 43,000 5-star reviews to keep your dishwasher nearly as clean as new. Just pop one in with a cycle of dirty dishes and they’ll come out super sparkly and clean.


Promising review: “I love, love, love this product. My Bosch dishwasher looks brand-new again. I used to buy expensive products to clean the inside of my dishwasher, but they were very inferior to this product. This will be my dishwasher beautifier from now on. Buy with confidence, it’s worth a try.” —schana

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.39.


An anti-fatigue floor mat so you can help prevent back and foot pain while you’re standing for long periods of time in the kitchen. No wonder it has over 20,000 5-star reviews!


Promising review: “My kitchen floor is tile and after a half-day of making bread, cookies, or brownies, or even prepping to can jams, my feet and toes would cramp at night. I needed relief! The Sky Mats kitchen mat is perfect. It’s a perfect size for my kitchen workspace and amazingly comfortable to stand on while I chop, knead, stir, and mix. I spilled strawberry jam on it and thought I’d created a permanent sticky spot, but it cleaned up without a trace. I can sweep it clean after a day in the kitchen. Best of all, I don’t have cramps in my toes and legs at night. Love my mat!” —Judith

Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in three sizes and 11 colors).


A versatile and compact air fryer with 13,000 5-star reviews that’s totally worth the small amount of counter space it takes up. You can use it to make perfectly crisp frozen foods, handmade veggie burgers, chickpea snacks, grilled cheeses, chicken wings, and much much more!

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Promising review: “i love this product. it makes any vegetable a fantastic fry. and it’s perfect for the vegetarian stuck in a rut. I’ve improvised new recipes with it such as veggie burgers made with tofu, sweet potato, and peppers — just mix up, form into patties, and put into this machine. it is very easy to use and versatile and you can stir or check on items as they bake with no problem. It’s extremely easy to clean too. I highly recommended it!” —bev miller

Get it from Amazon for $47.14+ (available in four colors).


A set of airtight containers to use for food prep, leftover and lunch storage, or to heat up pasta sauce for your din without using a pot or making a big mess of the microwave in the process.


These have 33,000 5-star reviews!

Promising review: “Not only is this collection nice to look at, these are also durable! I heat my lunch every day in these and they have lasted many months with no leaking so far. They don’t stain (oils, tomato sauce), and the medium and large containers use the same lids — making for less clutter. We bought them as a set and have used every size. Larger bins have been great for leftovers that normally take up several containers. Our cookies from over a week ago are still fresh because the airtight lid pushes out air before you clamp down the sides. So worth it!” —#toolazyfortarget

Get a 14-piece (including lids) set from Amazon for $29.99.


And an easy-to-use digital scale ideal for anyone who cooks every day and uses precise amounts of ingredients. It converts measurements for you as well, and it’s boasting 66,000 5-star reviews.


Promising review: “I really like how easy it is to use. You just put the bowl on, turn on the scale, and it zeros out, easy. You can really go from grams to ounces to everything else easily. The accuracy seems good. I weighed my 2 pound weights and they were 2 pounds LOL. I don’t have any complaints for everyday use.” —Artissmart

Get it from Amazon for $12.99. 

You digging into the food you’ll make in your well-stocked kitchen:

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