While we make a lot of product recommendations on Kitchn, there are a few brands and items we often revisit. We can never say enough about a good chef's knife, for example, or about OXO.
The company's line of tools and gadgets features products that have been thoughtfully designed and make everyday cooking tasks extra easy. We've loved the brand for a long time, and it turns out our readers are equally devoted.
Here are the 10 products that are most popular with our readers.
10. OXO Good Grips 4-Cup Fat Separator, $15
A fat separator is not something we reach for all that much outside of the holidays, but this version is good enough to earn its keep for the rest of the year. It's got measurement markings, a stopper for fridge storage, and the spout's smart positioning pours out the good juices — not the fat.
9. OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Angled Measuring Cup Set, $20 for three
Get it really right on the first pour — OXO's liquid measuring cups include both metric and standard measuring on the side. And there's angled measurement markings (in cups and ounces) that can be viewed from above, which means you don't have to awkwardly bend or hover down by the countertop while pouring.
Is an avocado slicer totally necessary? Maybe not, but if you are a guac enthusiast, you could do worse than to invest in this uni-tasker. The soft grip makes it easy to slice into the fruit, stainless steel blades grab the pit (while the hole in the middle of the pitter lets you pop the pit into the trash), and the grid creates perfect slices and scoops them out.
There are plenty of spiralizers on the market, but this one wins high points with small details. One of the best features: The ability to suction it to a counter (to keep it from wobbling!) at the flip of a switch. The included three blades come with a storage case, which packs away into the spiralizer for storage.
When it comes to truly compact spiralizer storage, however, it's hard to beat OXO's mini version. With three blade options that stack neatly, this model requires a bit more elbow grease than the larger countertop spiralizer, but will still handle things like carrots and zucchini with ease.
Don't need a whole set of liquid measuring cups? This two-cup version is the most popular stand-alone option of the angled measuring cups. And it's the perfect size for most kitchen jobs.
Designed specifically for measuring sticky or goopy foods — like syrups, peanut butter, and honey — the plunger on this measuring cup scrapes down the sides as you push it and the ingredients plop out into your bowl. The two parts of the measuring cup separate for easy cleaning.
Good Grips really lives up to its name here, with tongs that are comfortable and easy to use — even in small hands. The locking mechanism makes storage a breeze.
This whisk stands out from more basic ones because the handle is super soft and comfy — something you'll really appreciate when making your own whipped cream. Plus, the sturdy wires will stand the test of time.
The number-one most popular OXO item among Kitchn readers is by far the most humble: a cutting board. This one is improved with nonstick handles that also act as grips to hold the board in place on the counter while you work. Both sides are also food-safe and durable, allowing you to do double-duty and not worry about cross-contamination.
How many of these items do you have? Which ones do you want? Discuss in the comments below!