Even though your kitchen may be fully stocked with the essentials
, there are some quirky cooking tools that are worth your counter space. After you've invested in basics like a microplane
and mortar and pestle
, it's time to add a little more pizzazz and personality to your kitchen with these 14 products.
Cat Buy Me Love Bowl Cover Set ($15):
Ditch the plastic wrap in favor of these cat-printed bowl covers. Being eco-friendly has never been so adorable.
Cat Silicone Egg Mold ($10):
Creepy or just downright hilarious? We'll go with... a little bit of both. This silicone cat egg mold will help you make your next brunch unforgettable.
Heart-Shaped Mini Waffle Maker ($18):
Round and square waffles are a little boring if you ask us. Mini heart-shaped waffles, on the other hand, make waking up for breakfast every morning a treat.
Dino Dining Taco Holder ($12):
Trying to juggle two tacos at once is no joke. That's why we're into this dino-riffic taco holder that takes care of business for you.
Electric Matcha Whisk ($25):
Whisking matcha takes some serious muscle, especially if you drink it on the regs. Protect yourself from carpal tunnel with this handy electric matcha whisk.
Llama Tea Infuser ($10):
A cup of tea is even cozier when there's a little llama peeking up over the edge of your cup. Just fill the silicone infuser with loose tea, then let it sit in your mug of hot water until the brew reaches your preferred strength.
Nessie Ladle ($18):
Serve soup from a ladle that looks like the Loch Ness monster. You'll want a second helping just so you can use it again.
Noodle Bowl + Chopsticks Set ($14):
Tired of food-covered chopsticks leaving a mess on your table or rolling onto the ground? This noodle bowl has a built-in chopstick rest.
Party Ice Luge ($16):
Liven up your next party with this countertop ice luge. If you don't drink alcohol, it'll help tame the burn of ginger-turmeric shots too!
Shaved Ice Maker ($40):
If you find yourself asking, "Do I really need a shaved ice maker taking up space on my counter?", the answer is always yes. This one has a cute robin's egg blue and white color scheme and churns out fluffy shaved ice in seconds for icy frozen cocktails and artisanal snow cones.
Tiered Crane Sculpture ($328):
Is it really even high tea if you aren't eating your pastries off an elegant tiered crane sculpture? Yeah, we didn't think so.
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(Photos via Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Modcloth)