37 Small Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen

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37 Small Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen

I spend more time than I like to admit browsing Amazon. And one of my favorite things to look at is home items. Luckily, I moved about two months ago, so I had an excuse for my excessive shopping. One of my favorite parts of any home is the kitchen. And while I don’t consider myself to be a master chef, I love cooking and trying out new recipes. Therefore, I spend a decent amount of time in the kitchen. I mean, we pretty much all eat three times a day–so that adds up!

While exploring Amazon’s home items, I discovered so many different products that are easy and affordable ways to upgrade your kitchen and keep you organized. From kitchen organizers that make finding ingredients easier than ever to cooking items such as spatulas and measuring cups that cut down the time it takes to cook, it all exists on Amazon. I’m doing the shopping for you so all you have to do is click “add to cart.” So what are you waiting for? These 37 kitchen items will transform your space.

We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We are a participant in the Amazon affiliate program and we may have additional affiliate relationships with some of the products featured here – as such, our company may receive a share of sales from links on this page. Prices on Amazon fluctuate so anything mentioned below might change as soon as we publish it!

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Get Perfectly Cooked Food With This Meat Thermometer

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There’s nothing tastier than a home-cooked burger or a nice cut of steak. In fact, they’re some of my favorite meals. But getting the temperatures of the food just right can be a little tricky. This thermometer gives you a temp reading quickly (with high accuracy), so you know exactly when your food is ready to be eaten.

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This Pizza Cutter Will Have You Feeling Like A Pro

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There’s something about this pizza cutter that makes me feel fancy as heck. It’s extremely sharp, easy to handle, and gives you perfectly sliced pizza every single time. Plus, it can be used on pie, brownies, bread, herbs, and more. And it comes with a cover, so you won’t slice yourself when you’re grabbing it out of a drawer.

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Open Jars With Ease With This Jar Opener

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Who needs to be strong when you can use this jar opener instead? Hide it under your cabinet, place a jar into the V-shaped socket, and watch how easily the lid pops off–no matter how stubborn the jar is.

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Keep Your Water Bottles Clean With These Brushes

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This is my PSA to you–clean your water bottles. I know it seems a little redundant since there’s just water in it, but it still needs to be cleaned! And these brushes make the cleaning super easy. The set of 5 fits in pretty much any bottle you could possibly imagine.

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This Splatter Screen Will Protect You While You Cook

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If you’ve cooked (even just once or twice), you may be familiar with spitting oil on you and your countertops. It’s painful and frustrating to clean. With this splatter screen, you can protect yourself and your kitchen. And because it has a fine mesh screen, you can still let out steam while you cook.

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These Salt And Pepper Grinders Are Super Modern

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These salt and pepper grinders are an easy upgrade that won’t cost you much. They’re far more modern and aesthetically pleasing than the ones you’d get at the grocery store. Plus they’re easily refillable when the time comes.

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Brew Your Own Beer And Kombucha With These Glass Bottles

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If you love beer or kombucha (two very different things, I know), and you’re interested in making your own at home, you need these glass bottles. With them you can batch multiple bottles at a time, so you can enjoy your concoctions throughout the week!

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Store Your Veggies In Style With These Canisters

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Housing your veggies–especially your garlic, potatoes, onions–is extremely important to keep them lasting longer. These canisters are not only adorable and would fit right in with a farmhouse-styled home, but they also do a great job of keeping your food fresh.

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Make The Perfect Latte With This Milk Frother

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​If you’re like me, then you probably spend more money than you should on coffee. A couple of years ago, I got an espresso machine and it changed the way I get my caffeine. When I got this milk frother, my coffee game leveled up in the best way possible. Heat the milk of your choice for a delicious hot latte, or froth your milk for some tasty cold foam.

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Every Baker Needs These Mixing Bowls

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With six different sizes, these mixing bowls are ideal for every chef and baker–amateur or pro alike. They’re high-quality, versatile, functional, and great for all kinds of cooking.

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Keep Your Pots And Pans Looking New With These Spatulas

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I use spatulas like these all day long. From cooking eggs in the morning to heating up some of my favorite Trader Joe’s frozen meals, they’re so so handy. And while you can get them at most stores, this four-piece set is an absolute steal.

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Keep Your Counters Clean With This Cutting Board

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If you like to do a lot of hosting, you need this cutting board. It has raised ridges in the center so your meat stays in place and it has deep grooves that will catch all the liquid, so you don’t have to make a mess of your countertop.

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This Whipped Cream Dispenser Will Make You Look Like A Pro Baker

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Want to wow your friends and family when you serve them your famous hot chocolate or mouth-wateringly delicious cupcakes? Use this whipped cream dispenser. Everyone will think that you went to a bakery–that’s how pretty it’ll make your food.

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Stay Organized With These Storage Containers

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Want to completely organize your home Marie Condo style? Start with these storage containers. They’re ideal for dry goods like cereal, grains, pasta, rice, oats, etc. And because they vary in size, they’re easily stacked and can fit pretty much anywhere!

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Keep Track Of Your Sponge With This Sponge Holder

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Stop losing your sponge in the piles of dishes in your sink with this sponge holder. It matches those veggie canisters I mentioned earlier (just saying), and it’s also just an extremely useful little knick-knack that makes a big difference.

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This Glass Pitcher Is Great For Entertaining

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Speaking of hosting, if you have people over often, then you most likely know the importance of batching beverages. This pitcher makes it a piece of cake. Not only can you make your favorite drink of choice in it, but you can also then serve it in it too.

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Wine Lovers Need This Decanter

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Whether you drink wine or not, this decanter can be used for a wide variety of reasons. Use it to aerate your wine to impress your friends, or hold your mimosa so you look extra fancy. No matter how you use it, it makes you look like a true adult.

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Perfect Your Recipes With This Measuring Cup Set

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Take the guesswork out of cooking with these measuring cups. The stainless steel construction is made to last a lifetime. Plus they’re just very aesthetically pleasing and look great in your kitchen.

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Make Your Own Coffee (And Save Money) With This Coffee Maker

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I hate to admit it, but I’ve spent a lot of money at Starbucks lately. And while it may not seem expensive at the time, those coffees quickly add up. Save yourself some money (and time) with this coffee maker. It gives you fuller flavor thanks to its ultra-fine mesh filter and it makes a couple of cups, so you can enjoy some throughout the day.

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Become Your Own Bartender With This Bartending Kit

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If there’s one thing that I learned I loved last year it was bartending. There’s something about mixing different liquors, juices, and other ingredients to create the perfect tasty cocktail to pair with your dinner. Become a pro in an instant with this bartending kit. It has everything you need to make every cocktail under the sun.

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Keep Your Condiments In Order With This Pantry Organizer

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The most important aspect of cooking is spice. Under seasoned food is a big no-no. But spices–and condiments for that matter–take up a lot of space. If you don’t have a ton of kitchen storage, I recommend using this pantry organizer. It has 24 pockets that are easily accessible, so you can house all of the ingredients you need for delicious meals.

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This Cutlery Set Will Last You Years

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I just recently moved and had to get all new houseware. I chose this silverware set because of its cheap price tag and raving reviews. Its sleek design was just an added bonus. For under $15, you get 20 pieces–enough for four people. I’ve never come across a better deal than this.

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Prevent Accidents With This Knife Block Organizer

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Tired of a bulky knife block on the kitchen counter? Then you need this knife block. It lies flat so you can store it in your drawer and you’d never know that it is there. It fits 11 knives so you’ll have plenty of room for your cutlery.

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This Baking Rack Won’t Warp On You

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Everyone needs at least one sturdy baking rack in their kitchen. Even if you never bake, you never know when you may need it. And because this one is so high quality, you never have to worry about it warping on you.

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Your Butter Will Be Ready To Spread Immediately With This Butter Dish

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There’s nothing better than butter that cuts and spreads with ease. That’s why I typically leave mine out on the counter for a few hours before I use it–let it soften up. So I use this butter dish! I can keep it in the fridge when I’m not using it and then move it to the counter extremely easily when I’m ready. And because it has a lid, it never makes a mess.

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Protect Your Hands With These Oven Mitts

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Say goodbye to third-degree burns forever with these oven mitts. They are heat-resistant, flame-retardant, and offer a non-slip grip. And because they go up higher, you’re less likely to burn your forearms.

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Your Pantry Will Thank You When You Use This Can Organizer

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If your household has a lot of canned goods in the pantry, you may be familiar with the clutter they can cause. Especially since they’re so bulky. This can organizer is the perfect way to organize your cans so you know exactly where everything is at all times.

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Chop Up Veggies In An Instant With This Chopper

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Chopping veggies has never been easier with this chopper. All you have to do is throw your salad in a bowl and chop away. The two different blades get the job done quickly and efficiently.

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Keep Your Wine At The Perfect Temp With This Wine Chiller

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This wine chiller set is an absolute must-have for any wine lover. The stainless steel bottle holds a full bottle of wine, plus it comes with two glasses so you can share with friends and family. Not to mention the insulation keeps everything nice and chilled.

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Warm Up In The Morning With Your Coffee In This Mug

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There’s nothing worse than making a hot cup of coffee in the morning only for it to get cold in a matter of minutes. This mug can help keep your tea and coffee hot for longer, so you don’t have to rush to drink it as soon as you make it.

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This Coffee Canister Will Keep Your Beans Fresh

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Although I am more of a Nespresso machine gal myself, I know people love using old fashion coffee beans and a grinder. This coffee canister keeps your beans as fresh as possible, locking in the flavor as much as possible.

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Avoid Sauce Stains With This Spoon Rest

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Keep your kitchen counters clean while you make your favorite meals with this spoon rest. It holds your spoon while you’re not using it to mix and taste test your recipes, so you can avoid getting your homemade sauce all over the kitchen. Oh, and did I mention the fact that it matches the sponge holder and canisters?

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Make Multiple Cups Of Tea With This Teapot

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I absolutely love cozying up with a cup of tea every night, especially when it’s a little chilly out. This teapot saves you the step of steeping your tea by allowing you to do so in the teapot as it warms up. It brews 3-4 cups of tea, making it the perfect choice for tea parties.

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These Glasses Are Perfect For Cocktails

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Good glassware is an absolute must as you get older. And while I am approaching my 30s, I still try to be as budget-friendly as possible. That’s why I knew I had to have these glasses the minute I saw them. Their sleek design will never go out of style, and you get six for under $25.

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Prevent Back Pain While Cooking With This Anti-Fatigue Mat

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If you spend a lot of time on your feet at home, you may find this anti-fatigue mat to be a true lifesaver. The soft foam core helps reduce stress on your knees, muscles, and joints, so you can stand for longer periods of time without the pain.

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Bake Your Favorite Breads In This Pan

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If you’re not a big baker but you want to start, I recommend starting with bread. They’re pretty easy to make and they’re always delicious. That’s where this loaf pan comes in. Not only is great for bread, but it is also ideal for casseroles, pasta, meatloaf, pound cake, and more.

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Don’t Drink Watered Down Whiskey With These Whiskey Stones

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A nice cold glass of whiskey is great after a long day. But you don’t want to water it down with ice. That’s why you use whiskey stones like this instead. Keep them in the freezer when you’re not using them and then add a couple to your glass before enjoying it and you will have the best cocktail ever.

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