I've Been Obsessed With This Narrow Drawer Organizer for Almost 4 Years
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
It's just $12!
Feb 28, 2022
I Put Aluminum Foil in My Dishwasher — And My Silverware Has Never Been Shinier
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
You don't want to miss this easy tip!
Mar 14, 2022
Before & After: A Utensil Drawer Gets a Stylish, Streamlined New Look for Less than $25
Before & After
It's organized AND pretty!
Feb 16, 2022
We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Tarnished Silverware — And Found 2 Ridiculously Effective Winners
Cleaning Showdown
One of the winners uses ingredients you likely already have in your pantry!
Oct 17, 2021
This Affordable Dinnerware Set for 2 Is Perfect for Small Kitchens
Don't buy (and store!) what you don't need.
Jul 30, 2021
One of Our Favorite Small Cookware Brands Is Having a Rare Sale You Can’t Afford to Miss
Score up to 25 percent off of editor-approved kitchen finds.
Jun 22, 2021
You Can Finally Shop Made In’s Brand-New Tabletop Collection (While It’s Still in Stock!)
Plateware and flatware never looked this good!
Sep 3, 2020
Normann Copenhagen: Modern Danish Design For the Kitchen and TableTools
You may not think you know Normann Copenhagen, but chances are you’d recognize a few of their classic pieces. (Remember this peeler? Or this tea egg? Or these fun beater whisks?) Fans of modern design also know that you can find Normann Copenhagen pieces at stores like Horne, Huset, and The Modern Shop, but the brand has its own online webshop as well where you can peruse and purchase the full beautiful line.
Jul 17, 2020
The Flatware Set That Breaks the RulesTools
Flatware isn’t just silver anymore. It comes in various hues of gold, not to mention bronze, matte black, and pink enamel. Basically, the new rule of flatware is that there are no rules — and we’re totally on board. Still, we can’t decide what to make of this shimmery set we spotted in CB2’s pre-fall catalog. The stainless steel set is like a mullet: It has a fairly classic silhouette, but the iridescent finish says, “let’s get this party started.
Dec 17, 2019
The 9 Must-Have Costco Buys for Thanksgiving
Stock up on the best rolls of all time, pumpkin pie, and legit everything you'll need to make this dinner happen.
Nov 4, 2019
The Wedding Gifts That Have Lasted as Long as My Marriage
These things aren't just for registries — they're for anyone looking to stock a kitchen.
Sep 21, 2019
10 Silverware Organizers for In and Out of the DrawerKitchen
In an ideal kitchen, you have plenty of space to store all your utensils, containers, pots, pans, and flatware. But if you’re a renter or in need of a kitchen remodel, you might not be that lucky — which means you’ll have to get creative. Finding creative solutions for storing your flatware can be a challenge, but we’ve rounded up 10 options that should fit almost every kitchen scenario imaginable.
Sep 12, 2019
The Best Hidden Gems at IKEA, According to Our ReadersTools
Like Trader Joe’s, Costco, and Target, IKEA has its own cult following. And even infrequent IKEA shoppers have probably heard of the RÅSKOG Utility Cart and the BILLY Bookcase. But for every one of those super-popular products, there are a dozen lesser-known ones. So we polled our readers, loyal IKEA shoppers, to dig up some of the best, most underrated products. This way, there’s less pressure on you when you’re wandering through that snake-like maze.
Jun 9, 2019
5 Entertaining Souvenirs I Bring Home from My TravelsKitchen
I travel a lot for work and fun, and shopping while abroad is one of my favorite things to do. With all the idiosyncratic treasures out there to be had, and the thrill of the hunt, bargain, and score, I actually prefer shopping in foreign locales! Plus, the items I bring home evoke fond memories every time I use them. Here are the five souvenirs I always bring home in my suitcase. I love tea and the magic of tea salons all over the world, so whenever I go somewhere, I seek out these hideaways.
May 24, 2019
My Favorite Travel Souvenir: Japanese Ice Cream SpoonsTools
I’ve wanted to write about my Japanese ice cream spoons for years, but because I haven’t been able to find them anywhere outside of Japan, it just didn’t seem fair to rave about how they are the perfect spoons for eating ice cream, how my guests always love them, and how beautiful they are if you, the readers, couldn’t buy a set of your own.
May 24, 2019
Setting the Table: Favorite Serving Dishes, Tableware, Linens, and Inspirational IdeasKitchen
A beautifully set table is a lesson in balance, the shaping and bringing together of both the practical and the decorative. Our tabletop and dining posts this year focused on that delicate balance, with recommendations on everything from our favorite no-fuss serving dishes to pretty polka-dot table linens, from classic carafes to gorgeous gold flatware.
May 2, 2019
The Standing Spreader Knife: Could This Be the Smartest Invention Ever?Kitchen
You see the picture, so I don’t need need to explain what this is, but I’m going to anyway. A standing knife. I repeat: a standing knife. In other words, a knife that doesn’t leave a mess of peanut butter or jam or cream cheese all over your countertop. The future is here, people. I should be clear and say that this is really a spreader knife, not a regular dining knife.
May 2, 2019
10 Pieces of Silverware With Way Too Much AttitudeKitchen
Silverware is intended to help you eat. It helps you raise food from a bowl or plate in a civilized way and place that substance in your mouth. When it goes beyond the call of duty to, say, help you spin spaghetti or tell you you’re eating too fast, well that’s just not OK. Here are ten pieces of silverware that need to be told, gently, that at the table it’s better to be seen, not heard.
May 2, 2019
Why the Sterling Silver Iced Tea Spoon Is Good for So Much More Than TeaKitchen
When we got married, my aunt gave us two sterling silver iced tea spoons, promising I could use them for so much more than tea. Which is good, because — get ready to take away my Southern card — I don’t like iced tea. I know. But my aunt was right. These spoons are good for so much more. This Mother’s Day, maybe your mom would love to put her feet up on the ottoman and sip a lovely glass of lavender iced tea with lemon.
May 2, 2019
Why I Saved the Kid-Sized FlatwareKitchen
When our kids (now 16, 13, and 8 — how did that happen?) were little, I loved the sheer cuteness of Ikea’s set of kids’ stainless steel flatware. In all honesty, they didn’t get much use, since by the time the kids were eating food that required them, they were big enough to use adult-sized cutlery. But this little set of flatware still gets a lot of play in our house — at cocktail parties.
May 1, 2019
3 Classic Flatware Sets from DanskTools
When my husband and I registered for our wedding, we had a hard time picking out flatware. It was one of the few things we sincerely needed as a new household; between us we had a hodgepodge of cheap IKEA flatware and mismatched, often bent pieces scavenged from past roommates. But somehow everything we looked at seemed either too florid or too modern, with heavy shapes and edges.
May 1, 2019
Paint It Black: The Chicest Option for Your FlatwareTools
When it comes to style, there’s nothing quite as chic as black. From the classic little black dress to the black leather jacket, you can’t go wrong. And now you can carry that aesthetic through to your dinner table, thanks to this flatware set from Menu and Norm Architects. We’re actually a bit surprised that we haven’t seen more matte black flatware on the market.
May 1, 2019
Over the Rainbow and into Your KitchenTools
We’ve noticed a new trend in kitchen goods popping up lately: metallic rainbow. It’s slightly reminiscent of a hologram or the rainbow you see on an oil spot in the parking lot. As strange as it may seem, we’re kind of into it. Let’s start with the one that would be the biggest commitment to this multi-colored trend: rainbow flatware.
May 1, 2019
You’ll Never Guess the Number-One Registry ItemKitchen
This week we’re doing a bit of a deep dive into some of the current trends in wedding registries. After all, we’re just a few weeks away from the official start of wedding season. Registry site Zola has given us a look at the most popular items that couples on their site are registering for, and when we saw the number-one pick last month, we were kind of blown away. Any guesses as to what it might be? Did you guess gold flatware? Neither did we.
May 1, 2019
The Surprisingly Frustrating Quest for Good SilverwarePeople
I didn’t give much thought to my flatware set until I realized, quite suddenly, that I really disliked it. The dull forks do a terrible job of spearing food, the knives are bottom-heavy and always fall off the plate, and the spoons… well, the spoons are okay. After talking to my fellow editors about this problem, I realized this is a common complaint. It’s really hard to find a good set of silverware. I got my Gourmet Settings silverware set from Target 10 years ago.
Sep 10, 2013
The Best Way to Eat a Salad? With a Pair of ChopsticksSkills
While living in Japan, I learned to eat almost every type of food with chopsticks. It didn’t take long to realize I had been eating salad like a chump my whole life.Think about it. Spearing a flat, floppy piece of lettuce with a fork is at best a mild challenge and at worst an awkward way to smear dressing over half your cheek. Poking a fork through a rock-hard crouton usually cleaves it into two pieces of rock-hard crouton, which you have to try to scoop onto your fork.
Jul 15, 2013