The 7 Best Things Kitchn Staffers Recently Bought at Target

updated May 30, 2019
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One of the natural laws of the universe is that it’s impossible to enter a Target and purchase just one thing. Even if your list has exactly one item on it, you will inevitably be lured by the siren song of the dollar section, throwing your whole plan out the window. The same goes for shopping online at the big bullseye. Try as you might to fight it, Target has a powerful pull. Here at Kitchn, we just surrender to its mystical forces: “Take our money, Target!”

These are the fun finds we recently bought at Target.

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“I got this for my niece’s third birthday because scooping up ice cream is the most important thing a budding young cook should be learning about.” — Ariel Knutson, News and Culture Editor

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“I’ve always loved Mrs. Meyer’s regular all-purpose cleaning spray, but I recently discovered they make this concentrate that not only saves me tons of money but it’s also more environmentally-friendly!” — Sheela Prakash, Associate Food Editor

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“I just bought a stack of these plates and bowls for summer entertaining. At just $0.79 each, there’s no reason to buy disposable dinnerware — even for the biggest BBQ crowds.” — Patty Catalano, Contributor

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“My family is obsessed with caddies for organizing art supplies, picnic utensils, and cleaning supplies, but Target usually only carries them in summer. This one is from one of the store’s newest lines, Sun Squad, which we’re also obsessed with.” —Meghan Splawn, Associate Food Editor

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“Our house doesn’t have air conditioning — at ALL. Not even window units. (To be fair, it was built in 1750!) So we bought this in hopes that it’ll make the house feel less muggy in the summer. Hopefully it works and I won’t faint at the thought of turning my oven on!” — Lisa Freedman, Lifestyle Director

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“Now that the weather is nicer, I plan to eat every meal outside on my screened-in porch. I had an old, haggard IKEA table from my college years that I put out there and dressed up with this pretty linen tablecloth. It totally transformed the space!” —Lauren Kodiak, Managing Editor

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“I just ordered these blue and white cloth napkins (along with the Mrs. Meyers cleaning concentrate Sheela recommended!). I’ve been meaning to replace our old, worn napkins for a while, and love this classic print because it matches with just about everything.” — Kelli Foster, Associate Food Editor

What about you? What fun finds have picked up at Target lately?