7 Kitchen Gadgets That Are Totally Worth the Splurge

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Kitchen Gadgets Worth the Splurge
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Look, we've seen our fair share of over-the-top kitchen gadgets, including giant Darth Vader grills, Dolce & Gabbana mixers and $400 juicers that do the same job as a pair of bare hands. But that doesn't mean every expensive appliance deserves the same judgmental side-eye.

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Sure, these seven gadgets might cost more than those faded plastic measuring cups you first bought in college, but we promise these splurges are #worthit.

 KitchenAid Artisan Mixer ($429)

No matter how decked out your kitchen might already be, you can't call yourself a cook until one of these shiny workhorses is sitting on your countertop—preferably in a color that matches your dish towels.


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 Instant Pot IP-Smart Bluetooth Pressure Cooker

It's never too late to jump on the cult-cooking bandwagon, especially with this high-tech model that let's you use your phone to churn out speedy dinners in a fraction of the time.

 Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker ($89)

You might not think you have room for one of these bad boys, but one bite into a homemade, crispy waffle laden with syrup, and your mind will be changed. Plus, you'll own brunch among your circle of friends for years to come.


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 Cuisinart Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker

Prepare to be a summer superstar with this Rolls-Royce of ice cream makers. A built-in refrigeration unit means you can continuously (and spontaneously) crank out quarts of homemade mint chocolate chip. Because ice cream cravings wait for no one.

 Vitamix Blender ($495)

This ain't just any old smoothie maker. An MVP of both home and restaurant kitchens alike, this high-power blender can do everything from grinding spices into a fine dust to puréeing the most ethereally smooth soups to ever hit your bowl. And, yes, it can also make your kale smoothie.

 EdgeStar 30 Bottle Wine Cooler

For the serious winos out there, this 30-bottle fridge is perfect for storing your collection of rosé—or $1 canned sparklers—at the ideal sipping temperature.

⑦ Cuisinart Elite Collection Food Processor ($250)

Sure, you can pretend to be a masochist who enjoys making piecrust or pesto by hand, but once this jack-of-all-trades enters your kitchen, it'll become a constant countertop fixture.


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