SMEG Stand Mixer
Get ready to swoon! This 10-speed retro-looking mixer – which includes a wire whisk, flat beater and dough hook – will be the focal point on your countertop. It comes in a variety of gorgeous colors, but we’re enamored with this pastel green.
Global Classic 5-Piece Knife Set with Magnetic Bar
From a favorite brand among CE editors, these Japanese-style knives are made with high-carbon stainless steel with no wood or plastic handle for easier cleaning. The set comes with four knives – a chef’s, paring knife, vegetable and utility – plus a cool-looking magnetic rail to proudly display your wares.
All-Clad 4-Qt Slow Cooker with Ceramic Insert
Perfectly sized for a smaller family, this stainless steel model with glass lid and digital controls looks just about as classy as a slow cooker can get. Because it’s only 4 quarts, it takes up less of your valuable countertop real estate.
Ultra 10-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker The Instant Pot has reached cult status, and we can understand why – with the ability to sauté, pressure-cook, make rice and more, it makes many of your other kitchen tools redundant. The newest model has 10 settings including new programs for sterilizing, eggs and cakes.
Lagostina Opera Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set
You’re covered for all your cooking needs with this Italian-made set with heat-resistant handles that includes two skillets, two saucepans, a casserole and a stewpot. This brand has been around for more than 100 years for a reason – they make good-lookin’ cookware with even heat distribution.
Cuisinart Elemental 13 Cup Food Processor with Dicing
A food processor is a mainstay in any kitchen, and we love this intuitive, easy-to-use model with two different-size blades, a slicing disk and a dough blade.
Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000S
This juicer works at a low speed, so fruits and vegetables get processed without being heated, keeping many of the nutrients such as vitamins and enzymes intact. It also has an extra-wide feed tube and fits compactly on your countertop.
Excalibur 5-Tray, 26-Hr Timer, Solid Door
Make your own dried fruits and fruit leathers, jerky and even granola with this classic model with five removable trays and a timer. Our favorite use? Making our own probiotic-rich yogurt.
$250, excaliburdehydrator.com for where to buy
Le Creuset 5.5 Qt. Dutch Oven
Seamlessly go from stove top to oven with this enameled cast iron Dutch oven – this sure-to-be-heirloom piece gives you the benefits of cast iron (such as maintaining an even cooking temperature) without having to season it.
This sleek brushed stainless steel model comes with four pre-programmed settings such as smoothies and frozen desserts. It comes with two blending jars, one of which can be used as a travel cup for a nutritious smoothie on the run.