8 Kitchen Buys That Stack & Store Just as Beautifully as They Work
No offense to Marie Kondo, but it’s virtually impossible for a food-lover to really declutter their kitchen. It’s just that every gadget, tool, and utensil truly does spark joy! Plus, we need lots of this stuff!
Of course, the problem is where to put it all. No matter how small or big your kitchen is, there’s only so much we can fit in our cabinets. That’s where stackable and/or nesting accessories come in.
These finds all stack neatly or nest perfectly — and still do their intended jobs (very well, we might add!).
Grating fresh Parmesan cheese on top of a heaping plate of spaghetti? Adding some lemon zest to that refreshing cocktail? Turning that zucchini into some delicious zoodles? This set from OXO can do it all. It comes with three blades for slicing, grating, and spiralizing. And when you’re done, the pieces nest inside each other for storage.
Have you ever seen a set of cookware take up less space? Calphalon claims its smart, stacking design saves 30 percent of space. Plus, the three-layer nonstick interior can withstand scratches and gives food an even sear.
3. Joseph Joseph Nesting Bowls Set, $35
Plenty of mixing bowls nest together, but this nine-piece set also includes measuring cups and measuring spoons. So, basically everything you’ll need to make a batch of ooey, gooey chocolate chip cookies — in one spot.
4. Qimh Collapsible Colander Set, $16 for three
The verdict is still out on if you really need multiple colanders, but this collapsible find is too cool to leave out. And these three still take up less room than one regular colander.
Any avid meal prepper can tell you it’s important to have at least a few food storage containers at your disposal. However, food storage containers are notoriously bulky and can take up a ton of room in your cabinets. Made of a BPA-free plastic, these containers are freezer-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe. And while these containers can nest nicely inside each other, they can also collapse (to a third of their size!) and stack.
If OXO is famous for just one thing (although the brand is really known for so many great gadgets!), it’d be the iconic POP containers. They’re airtight, super satisfying to close (they really do make a pop!), and stack neatly in a pantry. Use them for dry goods, snacks, and more.
7. Joseph Joseph Nest Utensils, $22
Joseph Joseph for the win again! This cute set includes a slotted spatula, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, solid spoon, and a ladle. It’ll free up a drawer and take up less counter space than your average utensil crock.
8. Black + Blum Cutlery Set, $14
If you pack your lunch or just want to waste less single-use plastic, you’ll appreciate this set from Black + Blum. The pieces nest together so that you can just slide the whole thing right into your purse or lunch box.