20 Kitchen Essentials For Your Home Under $200

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20 Kitchen Essentials For Your Home Under $200

If you've just moved in with your boyfriend and realize you both have none of the most important kitchen items, or you and your wife need to restock after years of kitchen use, this is the place for you.

Whether you're a fan of cooking, eating, or being a dinner guest, these 20 kitchen items are essential for your home, and best part yet, they are well under $200. So treat your kitchen like you'd want to be treated; fill it with all the kitchen-must haves!

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1. Wine Aerator - $14.95

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First things first... a wine aerator. Whether you're pouring for yourself or for others, this gadget is a must have in any kitchen. Pop it in to a bottle of red wine that has been sitting out for a few days and your wine will taste fresh and delicious, like a glass should! Add some oxygen to your cheap bottle of wine and you'll be happy you purchased such a sophisticated product.

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2. 12 Piece Self-Sharpening Cutlery Knife Block Set - $79.99

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Having sharp knifes is probably one of the most important purchases you will need to make for your kitchen. Not only do you use them everyday but dull knifes are often times more dangerous. This set contains an inner sharpening tool that sharpens the larger knives every time you take it out. A genius addition to an already important set for any chefs kitchen.

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3. Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 10-1/4-Inch Square Skillet Grill, Cerise - $179.95

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If you don't have the luxury of owning an outside grill, this will be your new best friend. The ridges "impart tasty grill marks on food and allow for lower-fat cooking". Your steaks, shrimp, and chicken don't have to take a hit if you live in a small space! Just make sure you can hand wash this skillet as it needs some TLC.

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4. Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board - $16.99

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I mean, you need a cutting board to chop, dice, and slice. Plastic cutting boards should be used for raw chicken and such sensitive animal products. The nice thing about bamboo, or wood, cutting boards means easy clean up and durability while maintaining a stylish aesthetic.

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5. 10 Piece Set Stackable European Made Lead Free Glass Bowls - $39.95

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Glass bowls are more stylish, yes, but this bundle will save you money. From salads to dipping sauces, the wide range of sizes will have you cooking like a pro thanks to the convenience of all ten bowls.

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6. Immersion Blender with Whisk Attachment - $16.92

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If you're making your own whipped cream or thickening a nice winter soup, this bad boy is necessary. With the added bonus of the whisk attachment, you can go from cooking carbs to baking sweets, this inexpensive hand held device will change how you cook.

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7. Digital Kitchen Timer - $11.53

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If you think your phone's timer will suffice, you won't be happy if it lands in egg batter. This easy to read timer can be placed anywhere in your kitchen for easy access. Better yet, this timer comes with a hassle-free replacement and lifetime limited warranty. The clocks ticking! Oh man, sorry about that pun.

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8. Cookbook Stand - $59.95

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There are so many great cookbooks out there, all with interesting and delicious recipes. To follow a recipe you need to be organized, and what better way than a proper cookbook stand. Simply place your cookbook, opened to the page of said recipe, and get to cooking. When you're done, it's easy to break down and store so you can utilize as much counter space as possible.

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9. Kitchen Aid Scissor Shears - $9.50

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Beyond opening packaging, kitchen shears will be vital to your happiness. Cutting poultry or lettuce, it'll cut your prep time in half. Best of all, throw them in the dishwasher for easy clean up without worrying about bacteria or other gross things.

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10. Stainless Steel Colander - $16.95

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Your pasta will thank you later. If you think you don't need a colander, you haven't used a proper one. Set it in the sink or hold it on your own but your spaghetti, vegetables, or fruit will be cooked, washed, and cleaned with very little effort, or clean up, on your end. Easy and efficient? Sign us up.

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11. Measuring Spoons & Cups - $29.99

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A pretty "no duh" purchase, right? Unless you're an expert and like to eyeball measurements, invest in this bundle and your meals will have all the right flavors.

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12. Spoon Rest - $9.59

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When you're moving and grooving in your kitchen, you don't want to set your spoon on a potentially unsanitized area. God forbid your authentic pomodoro sauce gets on a cutting board intended for raw chicken. This really cool spoon rest will leave your stovetop pasta sauce-less and prepping areas clean.

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13. Kitchen Tongs, Set of 2 - $10.49

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Tongs, ta-ton-ton-tongsssss! I love these tongs. Tossing salads or taking something hot out of the oven, tongs might be one of the most important tools in a kitchen. This set of 2 comes in different sizes, perfect for grilling-season. With comfortable grips, you won't be pinching your fingers anytime soon.

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14. Stainless Steel Can Opener - $16.99

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I recently invested in a proper can opener and I'm a little embarrassed it didn't happen sooner. A bad can opener is so bad, it'll make you avoid eating or opening canned goods. This one is so nice, it's worth every penny. It'll cut (ha) out any danger you might feel when opening a metal can.

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15. Fifteen Pack Kitchen Towels - $15.97

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Another incredibly useful and utilized addition to any kitchen is well, a towel. They are hard workers in any kitchen, cleaning up messes, drying important dishes, and acting as napkins to a million guests. That's why we found a fifteen pack for under $20. It's a pretty design, durable fabric, and will make your guests feel like they are dining in a Nancy Meyer's movie. Chic and sustainable? Ohhhh yessss please!

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16.Three Piece Baking Sheets - $20.99

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I used these last night and I was so excited. Some baking sheets will become unbalanced at high temperatures, leaving your cookies or Brussel sprouts to cook unevenly. Not this set. Sturdy and easy to clean, they will make baking your goodies that much easier.

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17. Cuisinart Sauce Pan With Lid - $51.35

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This is one of the best pans I've ever cooked with. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing but it cleans really well, unlike a cheap version I have too. I use it almost every night and it still looks brand new. It's worth the price because you'll have it for longer than most pans.

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18. Utensil Drawer Organizer - $16.89

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Another must-have because well, the alternative sounds miserable. This organizer will keep all your utensils where they need to be. It looks sharp and can fit it most drawers. With the five options you can include other utensils like measuring spoons in their place as well.

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19. Instant Pot - $129.95

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Instant Pots are taking off. Better than a crockpot, it'll cook chicken in 15 minutes, salmon in no time at all, and rice! It is a beautiful invention that you will use everyday. Find a cookbook that'll have you exploring new recipes with the help of your friendly Instant Pot.

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20. Twenty-Eight Piece Pyrex Food Storage - $36.50

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Plastic containers get warped, smell weird, and can leak into your nice new laptop bag at any moment. Just me? Cool. This 28 piece set won't do any of that, thanks to the glass material. Strong, durable, and easy to clean, your work lunches won't seem so bad now.

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