The Top 10 Things The Kitchn Readers Bought in June

updated Jul 4, 2024
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We find, test, and review a lot of products here at The Kitchn, and when they resonate with our readers, the work feels that much more rewarding. Whether we’re covering a new go-to piece of cookware or a cleaning tool that leaves counters sparkling, it’s always interesting to see which picks get picked up by you. Last month we covered a number of cool products that made both cooking and organizing more efficient. When June came to a close, we once again wondered, which of those gadgets did you love, too?

We took a look through the data and were delighted to find that so many of our favorite kitchen tools have been such major hits with our audience, from a pitcher in the shape of a Mason jar you’ll use all summer long to a new Le Creuset dish you can use to prepare all kinds of meals. Some of the top performers were expected, while others served as somewhat of a surprise. And, because you’re also probably curious to know which products your fellow readers have been using, we’re sharing the list. The products below are the best of the best — according to, well, you!

1 / 10
Le Creuset
$115.99
was $183.00

Although it's a recent addition to the brand’s lineup, Le Creuset's traditional round balti dish is already selling like hotcakes. Suited for everything from stews to stir-fry, it’s ideal for any meal that includes marinated meats and veggies. If you’ve been avoiding grabbing the brand's Dutch Oven because of its size, this one’s a less weighty option.

2 / 10
Amazon
$9.99

If your home is particularly prone to dust, this thin duster might be the all-in-one cleaning solution you’ve been looking for. It’s perfect for hard-to-reach areas, like under the sofa, behind the washing machine, or around the toilet. Contributor Shifrah noted in her review of the duster that she's now able to clean under furniture without having to move it, and all for just $10.

3 / 10
Walmart
$65.99
was $129.99

One of the most popular reader products of June was this five-tier collapsible storage shelf. The sturdy metal unit is perfect if you don’t have enough storage space for all of your kitchen gear, garage items, or basically anything else. Each shelf can hold up to 250 pounds, and the lockable wheels allow you to move in between spots easily. Best of all, when it’s not in use, it folds down to save space.

4 / 10
Amazon
$17.99

This clever butter dish is unlike any other we've seen. Its flip-top lid is attached to the base, making it all one piece. As a result, the lid never touches your butter or the counter, and you don’t have to worry about where to set the lid. The dish also takes up minimal space thanks to its compact size, but it can still hold two regular sticks of butter. No wonder readers love it!

5 / 10
Via Carota
$69.00

Recently, famed restaurant Via Carota launched a line of bottled sparkling cocktails, including a classic Spritz and Paloma, plus fizzy versions of a Negroni Sbagliato, White Negroni, and French 75. The ready-to-drink cocktails, which can be served chilled or over ice, are sold in packs of 10 for $69. Mark, our director of commerce, wrote that the cocktails transported him back to his Italy vacation, adding that he'll "definitely be drinking them all summer long."

6 / 10
Amazon
$19.92
was $25.00

Enjoy more refreshing summer beverages, from iced tea to lemonade, with the help of this snazzy Mason jar-inspired pitcher. It's made of durable, high-grade glass, which is also thick and scratch-resistant. You’ll definitely want to show it off when you have people over; just imagine how cute it'll look sitting on your counter or outdoor patio table.

7 / 10
QVC.com
$48.00

With these editor-loved bagels from QVC, you’re getting everything the name suggests: just bagels, and nothing else. Specifically, they're free of artificial colors, preservatives, and other unwanted substances. Even better still, the bagels are made in New York! You'll also love their kettle-boiled texture, which is crunchy yet soft, as well as the fact that they ship fresh.

8 / 10
Amazon
$39.99
was $49.99

If stashing dishes on the sides of your sink isn't an option in your kitchen, try making the most of the space above your faucet instead. This multi-level dish-drying rack fits the bill, with two legs that stand on either side of your kitchen sink and allow you to dry dishes up in the air. The rack itself is designed super well too, with extra containers for holding cooking utensils and a dedicated spot for your sponge and dish soap.

9 / 10
Made In
$779.00
was $934.00

Whether you're looking to replace your entire cookware collection with something more reliable or you're just getting into home cooking for the first time, Made In’s 10-piece set has everything you need. It includes seven pots and pans in various sizes with lids, as well as a tin of their Carbon Steel Seasoning Wax. Meghan, The Kitchn's former food editor, can't recommend the set enough. "I’m even more impressed with Made In’s quality a year later than I was the day my set arrived," she wrote in her review. "Every single piece of cookware has stood up to a year of heavy cooking and cleaning without staining or wearing."

10 / 10
Amazon
$129.98
was $169.99

The ultimate all-in-one countertop appliance, this toaster oven from Panasonic lets you toast, bake, brown, and reheat and features a spacious interior despite its small footprint. Senior commerce editor Ian wrote in his review of the oven that it also works quickly and is super easy to clean. Amazon shoppers love it, too!