There's obviously lots to love about IKEA. The 79-cent dish towels! The IKEA Family program! All the fun groceries! Our list literally goes on and on. We do, however, also have a list of the things we do not love at IKEA. That list is a lot shorter, but we're pretty firm on it.
Here are the three things Kitchn editors simply will not buy from IKEA. Take a look and then weigh in with your thoughts.
"The worst kitchen item in nearly every Airbnb kitchen is almost always the flatware. And that flatware is usually from IKEA. I get that it's inexpensive, but it's not the solution. I'd rather have fewer pieces of a really good set, than a massive set of stuff that's super chintzy." — Faith Durand, Editor-in-Chief
2. Food storage containers
"I put these in the dishwasher (maybe that was my bad, but IKEA's website says they're dishwasher-safe!) and the gaskets warped, so they no longer seal properly. I briefly thought about buying replacement gaskets, but I didn't see the outcome being any different." — Lauren Masur, Staff Writer
3. Utensil crocks
"I have been needing a great utensil crock to hold all my spatulas and wooden spoons for a while now. IKEA is usually a go-to of mine for all sorts of things, but I just can't bring myself to buy one of their crocks. They're all so darn industrial and I want something pretty — and ideally marble — that will be more of a centerpiece than a utility." — Ariel Knutson, News & Culture Editor
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What about you? What kitchen or dining-related items will you just not buy from IKEA?