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When moving into your first apartment or house, it can be overwhelming to figure out exactly what your space needs — which is where we come in! Today, we are tackling the kitchen and saying goodbye to old knives and rusted pots by breaking down for you our favorite starter kitchen essentials. We’ve got you covered when it comes to crafting a legit adult kitchen, so see which products top our list of favorites in the video above and shop them all below.
Every cook, whether an amateur or professional, needs a great knife set. This Chef Knife Set from Home Hero is under $30 and is one of “Amazon’s Choice” knife sets. This kit comes with a knife sharpener, a safety finger guard and cutlery stand, in addition to the set’s five stainless steel knives.
Shop: Home Hero Chef Knife Set, $24.99
Once you have your knife set ready to go, it’s time to get a great cutting board. This model from Seville Classics is perfect for those that like to multi-task in the kitchen. Coming with seven color-coded BPA-free cutting mats for everything from raw chicken to fruit, this durable bamboo cutting board is outfitted to assist you in keeping things clean in the kitchen by helping you to keep them separate.
Shop: Seville Classics Easy-to-Clean Bamboo Cutting Board, $24.22 (orig. $29.99)
The Instant Pot is a legend and no.1 best-seller on Amazon for a reason! This 7-in1 multi-use pressure cooker can easily make everything from chili to yogurt to rice to cake, taking the place of your steamer, rice cooker, food warmer and more. Plus, the Instant Pot comes in various sizes (three, six and eight quarts to be exact) so you can bring home the perfect size cooker for your kitchen.
Shop: Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, $64.95 (orig. $99.95)
If you are looking for a blender that won’t take up much real estate on your kitchen counter, the Magic Bullet might be for you! This blender can make smoothies, dips and sauces in just a few seconds thanks to the fact that it chops, blends, grates, grinds, purees and whips with ease. We also love that you can use the blending containers as cups—just add lids and take your smoothies to go.
Shop: Magic Bullet Blender, $39.99
An adult kitchen isn’t complete without a set of wine glasses! These stemless glasses (that come in a set of four) from JoyJolt are perfect for red or white wine, or really any drink of your choice. Plus, this set is shatter-resistant and only $15 so you don’t have to be too precious with them. And to top it off, these glasses are dishwasher-safe, so clean up is a breeze.
Shop: JoyJolt Spirits Stemless Wine Glasses, $14.95 (orig. $21.95)
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