9 Brand-New Kitchen Products That’ll Make Your Life So Much Better

published Mar 22, 2024
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I love attending a home-focused trade show, whether it’s devoted to kitchen and bath products, design, or something else. They’re amazing for learning about a new talented maker or a company that’s doing something cool in the home space, or just spotting an emerging trend in the design world. The latest show on my radar? The Inspired Home, which is all about housewares that run the gamut from countertop appliances and kitchen gadgets to cleaning products and organizing items. I searched high and low for the best home products coming out of The Inspired Home show for 2024 that wrapped earlier this week in Chicago. Here’s what earned The Kitchn’s “Best in Show” seal — and what you should keep your eye out for when it hits stores this year (if it’s not available already).

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1. Le Creuset Alpine Series Outdoor Cookware

Now you can take the Le Creuset cooking experience outside with the brand’s new Alpine Series collection, a new line of enameled cast-iron pieces designed for use over an open flame. Choose from an outdoor skillet, a square grill basket, and a pizza pan, or scoop up all three pieces for a better price. The skillet’s great for steaks, breakfast sandwiches, and eggs, while the basket is suited to veggies, french fries, shellfish, and more. The pizza pan makes a mean pie, but you can also use it for burgers, pancakes, and other dishes.

Buy: Le Creuset Alpine Series Outdoor Cookware, $500.00 for a 3-piece set from Williams Sonoma

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2. Staub Stackable Set

Picture your favorite cast-iron cookware from Staub — Dutch oven, braiser, grill pan, and fry pan — only stackable with a single universal lid. That’s exactly what this space-saving, four-piece nestable set is all about, and it’s an ingenious gift for any apartment-dwelling home chef who’s short on storage.

Buy: Staub Stackable 4 Piece Set, $499.95 from Williams Sonoma

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3. Farberware Build-A-Board

If butter or charcuterie boards are your love language, you’re going to want one of these handyFarberware Build-A-Board sets for transporting the goods to parties and the like. The generously sized bamboo board comes with built-in compartments for easy, Instagram-friendly board building, and the tightly fitting lid locks into place so your snacks won’t slide when you’re on the move.

Buy: Farberware Build-A-Board, $28.45 from Amazon

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4. Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven with Grill

As if Cuisinart’s hybrid toaster oven air fryer couldn’t get any better, now it comes with a double-sided grill and griddle plate that’s perfect for anything from searing steaks to making pancakes. This new functionality brings the machine up to eight different cooking modes — all in a fairly compact countertop footprint.

Buy: Air Fryer Toaster Oven with Grill, $229.95 from Cuisinart

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5. Joseph Joesph Space 10-Piece Cookware Set

Space-saving cookware isn’t a totally new concept (see Staub’s Stackable Set above), but Joseph Joseph is taking this idea to the max with its first-ever cookware release, the 13-piece Space collection, which was five years in the making. Not only do many of these pieces nest in one another for easy storage, but the ergonomic stainless steel handles also fold inward, making pieces very, very compact. You don’t have to compromise on function for these features, either. Pots and pans feature heavy gauge aluminum construction coated with a nontoxic ceramic so you can make all your favorite dishes and enjoy the easy cleanup. Look for these items to launch at JosephJoseph.com and select Macy’s and Williams Sonoma stores soon.

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6. Omega Batch Juicer

Juicing is a good way to work more fruits and veggies into your diet, but doing it at home can be a royal pain in the you know what. Enter the Omega Batch Juicer, which promises to solve your biggest juicing issues by first making easy work out of produce — it’s large enough to insert pieces in whole, so forget prepping. Because the machine features an all-in-one auger and juicing screen-less design, it’s also a cinch to clean too. Sure, it’s an investment up front but definitely cheaper than purchasing a $15 elixir at a juice bar on the regular.

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7. Riedel the Key to Wine Red Wine Set

Your favorite reds have never tasted better, thanks to this set of specialized red wine glasses. There’s a glass for every kind of grape — think thin-, medium-, and thick-skinned options — so you can match your varietal’s grapes with a corresponding tumbler.

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8. GIR Drying Rack

Need a little more drying space in your kitchen for the things you hand wash? Why not take advantage of the sink area, and roll one of these racks out above it? Designed with a grate-like form for placing items and a little basket for utensils, nothing will get forgotten in this smart space-saver that rolls up for easy storage when not in use. 

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9. Beautiful Perfect Grind Programmable Single-Serve Coffee Maker

Fans of Drew Barrymore’s stylish, affordable countertop appliance line will be happy to know the latest addition, a single-serve coffee maker with a built-in burr grinder, can supercharge your morning routine. It also means no more waiting for — or wasting — a full pot, which is good news for anyone who lives alone or just wants an afternoon caffeine jolt. And no need to buy pods for this model, either; it takes standard beans or pre-ground coffee. 

Buy: Beautiful Perfect Grind Programmable Single Serve Coffee Maker, $99.00 from Walmart