14 Fancy Kitchen Essentials That Only *Look* Expensive
Even if your paycheck is more Dollar Store than Saks Fifth Avenue, there are a surprising number of ways to go upscale in the kitchen for under $50. For a relatively reasonable price you can have kitchen gadgets that look Insta-influencer approved. Click through our favorites.
CB2 Shiny Gold Cheese Grater ($10): Your aged cheddar never looked so good.
Bodum Chambord 8 Cup Coffee Press ($30): You could get a fancy pod machine, but nothing says "decadence" like having the time to French press a cup each morning.
Crate and Barrel French Kitchen Marble Mortar and Pestle ($30): Buying pre-ground spices is the key to expediency, but this is how you get the freshest ground spices for your morning smoothie.
Escali Digital Food Scale Tan ($30): Weighing your ingredients is the most effective way to prepare baked goods, but even if you never bake a loaf of bread in your life, this gold scale will jazz up your countertops.
CB2 Brushed Gold Kitchen Clips, Set of 3 ($15): Keep your secret chip stash from going stale in gilded style.
Umbra Xdry Folding Dish Rack + Mat ($34): This sleek black folding rack can be hidden away for more counter space, but it looks so graceful you won't want it going anywhere.
CB2 Chill Gold Ice Cream Scoop ($20): How else would you scoop your Halo Top goodness? With a regular spoon? Hard pass.
Rifle Paper Co. Juliet Rose Recipe Box & Cards ($34): These floral beauties are so much prettier and — let's face it, easier to use — than those screenshots you've been working with.
CB2 2-piece brushed gold colander set ($35): These colanders will look so good holding all those farmers market fruits and veggies.
West Elm Marble Cookbook Stand ($29): Admit it, this is a better solution that hanging your tablet from the cupboard knobs above the counter.
Anthropologie Bistro Canister ($18+): These cheeky canisters will class up any nook you put 'em in.
Hoan 3pk Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set Gold ($25): Mix your salads or serve chips in style. You got this.
West Elm Gold Measuring Cups ($36): Master chef status: Secured.
Denim Classic Cuisine Cotton Cooking Apron ($20): Keep yourself flour-free and looking just as good as your kitchen with this pale pink apron.
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