37 Contemporary Kitchen Decor and Appliances That Will Upgrade Your Kitchen | 22 Words
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My dream kitchen is a glamorous yet down-to-earth area that is simply dripping with vintage chic. I want rose gold and Tiffany blue everywhere, with a dotting of bright reds and springtime yellow. It's a bright place that would be featured in Vogue or ... well, a culinary magazine. Can you picture your dream kitchen?

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Speaking of rose gold, you've probably seen those Moscow Mule mugs that have always been very trendy. We love a modern kitchen with copper wares and chic, contemporary accents. These products from Amazon we've picked out for you have a smattering of all of the above to really take your kitchen and dining spaces to the next level. Start out small and work your way towards your ideal kitchen. We hope you love these items as much as we do!

This Wok Is What's Missing From Your Cookware Setup

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Have you ever cooked on a wok? Take your fav stirfry dishes to the next level using this pre-seasoned wok. Its shape makes it so that all the ingredients get a nice even fryin', while the wooden handle ensures your hands don't take any of the heat. The other great thing about woks is that it'll imbue itself with flavor over time. Plus, how pro will you look to your dinner guests when you're tossing veggies and noodles in this?

These Chic Candlesticks Will Elevate Your Dining Room

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These candlesticks are some of my favorites. I love how clean the lines are, while the trendy colors elevate my living area. They come in gold, silver, rose gold, and matte black. The last two are my personal favs, and I love switching out the candles depending on what kind of mood I'm trying to set.

This Handy Little Device Makes Whisking Eggs a Breeze

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I grew up whisking eggs with chopsticks so I was a little wary about trying a contraption that did the job for me. I gotta say, though, being an avid egg lover, this egg-beating device has taken a lot of strain off of my wrists. Perfect for when you don't want to get out the big beater. You simply press a button and let it whisk you away on an egg-cellent adventure. :D

These Storage Containers Turn Your Counter Into A Continental Breakfast Hub

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Taking stuff that comes in bags and boxes and transferring them to a plastic container will never fail to yield a sophisticated and organized result. You know I'm right. This set of four storage containers are perfect for cereals, rice, pasta, dog treats, etc. You name it, it'll probably (maybe) hold it. They have an easy-to-open lid to pour from, or you can take the whole top off if you need to scoop directly from the container.

This Pan Organizer Keeps Even the Heaviest Cast Irons In Order

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Pan racks are kind of where it's at in 2021, ladies and gents. Gone are the days of stacking them haphazardly on top of one another while hoping that the next time you cook, you don't happen to need the one at the very bottom. These are especially great if you lack cupboard space and need a way to keep everything neat and tidy. This particular pan organizer is made to hold heavy-duty cookware such as cast iron pans.

This Smashed Burger Press Is Strong, Silent and Stylish

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... And stoic, and standoffish ... If you love homemade burgers, you'll definitely want to invest in a burger press. That way, you'll get balanced patties that cook evenly instead of ones that look like the remnants of play-doh time at daycare. This patty press from Cuisinart is lookin' real clean and professional. It's easy to use and looks even better atop a grill.

This Chic Food Scale Will Upgrade Your Space and Your Cooking System

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Having a food scale has truly changed my life. Especially when it comes to baking, where precise measurements are so much more important than in cooking, being able to measure to the ounce instead of doing a rough guesstimate using cups and teaspoons has made such a huge difference in the results. Like they say, cooking is an art but baking is a science. This scale, with its clean lines and stainless steel surface that prevents bacteria growth, will make you look and feel extra professional.

These Copper Mugs Make At-Home Cocktail Hour Fancy AND Frugal

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Copper Moscow Mule mugs are truly peak cocktail chic, change my mind. The rich rose gold contrasts so gorgeously against the vibrant greens of limes and fresh mint that it's impossible to not drool at pictures like this one. This set comes as a 4-pack, making it perfect for you, your boo, and two of your most stylish friends.

These Collapsible Bowls Save Your Leftovers and Your Cupboard Space

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Collapsable Tupperware is a godsend for someone who has like two and a half drawers I can dedicate to storing kitchenware. These things collapse into a thin, rubberized plate (hence the name) and expand easily for everything from bento lunches to leftovers.

These Coasters Have 'Contemporary Chic' Down

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Is it just me, or do coasters become more and more enticing with age? As in, your age. I've found that the older I get, the more excited I am when I notice that the person's house I'm visiting has coasters galore just ready to hold drinks at the drop of a hat (on a hat rack, we're not animals). I had to get some for my own place, of course, and I went with this wooden set that comes in a matching box. They look gorgeous and make it so I don't have to keep worrying about rings on my furniture.

This Dutch Oven Is a Necessary Addition to Your Cookware This Fall

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Dutch ovens are so coveted- for good reason, of course. Their durability and performance are unmatched! This one from La Cuisine is a great option if you're not willing to drop an entire paycheck on one kitchen item. It works wonderfully for a variety of meals, from bread-making to hearty stews to luscious desserts.

This Stylish Cast Iron Pan is Pre-Seasoned For Ease-of-Use

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Much like with the wok, if you haven't used a cast-iron pan for classics such as frittatas and casseroles, you're seriously missing out. This is a 3-piece set, meaning you get three different sizes. Now you can bake an apple pie, making pesto pasta, and fry up some bacon or garlic bread, all at the same time.

This Multipurpose Can Opener From KitchenAid Does More Than Open Cans

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This can-an-beer opener is made in a sleek, minimalist design. Perfect for recreating your favorite My Drunk Kitchen episodes. The handles are ergonomic and I love the giant knob. It makes turning a breeze and doesn't make the ol' carpal tunnel flare-up.

This Instant Bevvy Freezer Gives You Iced Coffee In Seconds

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I love iced coffee as much as the next gal, but making it is kind of a pain in the you-know-what. The main problem is that you can't really brew instant coffee and also have it be delicious. After several summers of suffering from melted ice in slightly cold coffee, I finally splurged on this Hyper Chiller and I haven't regretted it. You can use it for tea or even lemonade, as well; this heavenly device doesn't discriminate.

This Blender Makes Smoothies and Sauces Too Easy

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Before you have a blender at your daily disposal, you wouldn't even know what you were missing. Once you get used to that morning smoothie goodness, though (not to mention the ability to blend soup ingredients without "finely chopping" first), life is never quite the same without it.

This Set of Copper Pans Is So Beautiful You'll Love Watching Your Food Cook

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This set of copperware is exactly the kind of thing I'm talking about when I gush about rose gold kitchen everything. It's a beautiful set, with saucepans and frying pans of varying sizes, as well as a gorgeous, stainless-steel steamer basket that you can dual-use to pre-wash the veggies in. I really like the contrasting silver handles and lid designs, as well.

These Spice Jars Are As Roomy As They Are Stylish

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I feel like filled spice jars are the "properly made bed" of the kitchen. There's nothing quite like smoothing out the duvet and fluffing each pillow before gently plopping them atop your bedspread. Except, of course, for screwing the lid of the last spice jar you needed to fill. The space just kind of comes together as a whole after that. These ones are fairly roomy so you don't have to refill as often, and have nice, wide mouths for ease of use.

These Espresso Mugs Bring The Chic Cafe Experience Home

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As an avid coffee lover, these cute, double-walled espresso cups are one of my favorite purchases. They look and feel so fancy and its insulated design makes it pretty good at keeping my coffee warm while I drink. I love bringing these out on a Sunday morning for me and my partner and serve fresh espresso alongside warmed scones or muffins.

These Ladle Holders Prevent Messier Stovetops and Counters

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One of my biggest kitchen pet peeves is having to put the ladle, spatula, what have you on the stove- or countertop. It creates a sticky mess that I can't clean up right away without having to do it over and over. Investing in one of these utensil holders was a really great idea. They're made of silicone and can hold four at a time.

This Superb Glass Pitcher Sure Packs A Punch

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We're getting closer to the holidays, which means Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas feasts. Of course, you need to have punch at these gatherings. Since the punch bowl is feeling a little unsanitary, I found this awesome giant pitcher. It holds as much if not more than a bowl would and no one is going to be double-dipping or sneezing and coughing into it.

This Cheat Sheet Set Makes Air Frying Easy Peasy

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Having an air fryer changed my life, but it was a hassle to have to Google cooking times for various things every single time I wanted to fry something, especially since it meant getting batter on my phone screen. I really like these magnetic guides, as they blend seamlessly in with my other magnets on the fridge, and have everything from meatballs to apple chips.

These Long Handled Spoons Are Parfait For Dessert

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I really like super long spoons, for some reason. I think they just make me feel extra fancy. I find these work really well for parfaits and desserts, as well as stirring cocktails and coffee drinks. They're stainless steel and the 4-pack means your guests can have fancy pudding, too.

These Veggie Containers Keep Produce Crisp and Fresh For Days

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I often don't buy a lot of vegetables or fruit when I'm shopping because I can't eat them quickly enough. I also like to prep everything for easy cooking later. However, I find the veggies, once washed and chopped, have a tendency to wilt faster. I'd heard of these produce storage bins and decided to try them out. I've found they keep everything really crisp and I actually get excited to open the fridge just to see all the vibrant, bright colors neatly packed and ready to go.

This Wine Decanter Takes Your Wine Several Price Tiers Higher Than It Really Is

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Decanting wine is something I still haven't gotten used to; maybe I never will. I'm always impressed and satisfied with how fancy and elegant it looks on the table. I like to get it out for date nights and company, though sometimes I'll indulge myself and do a fancy lil' Me evening. Fingers crossed I don't break this one anytime soon.

This Mountable Paper Towel Holder Reduces Clutter While Increasing Accessibility

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Mounting things is kind of addicting, not gonna lie. Of course, some things it just makes sense to keep off of the counters. This includes paper towels, which too often take up a whole appliance-worth of space. Having a wall-hanging paper towel has made me happier and that's not an exaggeration. It's easy to just tug and tear a piece off, rather than having to steady a standing holder with your other hand.

This Glass Kettle Is Ultra-Chic and Totally Safe For Stovetop Use

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Glass appliances tend to look pretty modern and stylish just because they're made of glass. I was kind of surprised to find a kettle that was made of glass, though, considering every time I've heated up glass on the stove, it exploded. This whistling kettle is way more durable than your average drinkware, though. You can boil water right on the element. The plastic handle ensures you don't burn yourself when you go to pick it up.

This Pots and Pans Organizer Adds Professional Chef Vibes To Your Home Kitchen

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Hanging pots and pans is another easy way to spruce up your kitchen area. It certainly gives off that restaurant feel. Especially if you have really pretty cookware that you'd like to look at as much as cook with, you'll find a lot of enjoyment in this steel, double-tiered shelving unit with S-hooks.

These Mason Jars Are Awesome For Storing Everything From Sauces to Salads

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I love mason jars. Does that make me a hipster? Also, do people still care about hipsters? I feel old. Anyway, mason jars are amazing for their versatility. You don't even have to make jam to get good use out of em. They make great drinkware, as well as receptacles for overnight oats, salad kits, and the like. These ones from Ball have so far fared nicely and managed to stay unbroken despite my best efforts.

This Set of Rose Gold Wine Goblets Are Beautiful and Unique

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More rose gold? You bet, girl. I love these goblets. They feel so elegant in your hand and have a gorgeous shine to them. If you're anything like me, you try to find as many unbreakable alternatives to your favorite things. For me, that's wine and wine glasses. Finding stainless steel ones are already great. But finding rose gold stainless steel goblets? I'm in heaven.

This Hot-n-Cold Thermos Keeps Your Drink The Temperature You Love

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This thermos is not as plain as it looks. It's able to hold hot and cold temps super well and never judges you for drinking milk warm but hot chocolate cold (it literally has hot in the name). I really like its sleek design and a monochromatic finish.

This Electronic Sharpener Keeps Your Knives Lookin' (and Feelin') Sharp

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Having always used a whetstone to sharpen my good knives, I was wary of trying out an electric one. What if it damaged my knives/ What if it makes it too sharp? I've since had the path lit for me and can say confidently that this electric sharpener is amazing. It has three depths, depending on the size of your knife and a bright LED to let you know it's on.

This Wire Fruit Basket Looks Like It Would Fit Right In At The MoMA

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A wire fruit basket? Talk about in style. This looks like something you'd find in Gigi Hadid's apartment. With its matte black color and geometric designs, it does look very contemporary indeed. It is still functional, which I love, and the fruits look somehow better in this than their old, wooden bowl. Next step is advanced still life drawing.

This Rose Gold Wine Stopper Is So Gorgeous

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Another rose gold item, this wine stopper is a beautiful reusable option for recorking those 'good' wines that don't deserve to be drunk all in one night and slept through. It's super easy to use: just pop it in and then when you want more to drink, you simply push the lever and easily pour one out.

This Ice Bucket Cheers With You On During Game Day

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Any game or party needs a good ice bucket, and this happy-go-lucky round tin is a perfect option. This one holds more than enough ice to keep several beers, wine, and (faux) champagne cold throughout the day. Gameday would not be the same without some ice colds, amirite?

These Stainless Steel Holders Are The Perfect Addition to Taco Tuesdays

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Taco Tuesday is a brilliant tradition that I've come to love ever since I started making my own tacos. My favorites are the soft-shell, fish taco-style, but those are the hardest to present and keep pretty. I decided enough was enough, one day, and splurged on these taco holders. They're culinary-grade stainless steel and hold three tacos each. Perfect for date night (with or without another person).

This Chopsticks Set Gives Your Sushi Night A Prettier And More Authentic Feel

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I grew up in an Asian household so I've always used chopsticks for as long as I can remember. Of course, the ones I grew up with were not as fun or cute as this colorful set. Rather, they were duller and usually unfinished wood. When I lost my last pair of chopsticks (I only had the one), I decided to buy this set. Not only do I not run out of chopsticks now, but other people don't have to use the disposable ones. Saving the environment is cool!

These Ice Cube Trays Make Storing and Using Ice A Breeze

These ones come in a pack of three and are made of flexible silicone. They stack really nicely and it's super easy to push the ice out of the tray. No smacking or struggling means you can channel that energy into your workout or whatever y'all crazy kids do these days.