31 Things From Sur La Table Youll Probably Wish Youd Bought Years Ago

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Wow, this list looks a lot like my wedding registry did.

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1.

A reversible cast-iron grill and griddle pan that’ll support you whether you find yourself wanting a fancy steak dinner or a stack of fluffy pancakes.


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Promising review: “I’ve had this griddle for a couple weeks now and have been very pleased with it. I’ve used it to make pancakes stove-top, steaks on the gas grill, as well as eggs and potato hash. With just a light rub of oil prior to cooking I haven’t had any problems with food sticking, it performs beautifully. It is a hefty piece of cookware though and one should use care moving it around to avoid personal injury or damage to things like glass stove tops. Be patient getting it up to temp, all the cast-iron soaks up a lot of heat before it’s ready to go.” —Brian L

Price: $68.95

2.

A Le Creuset Dutch oven you can use to take your new bread baking hobby to the next level. Don’t be ashamed — I know you’ve been stressing over what to name your sourdough starter.


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I’d name mine Pita Pan!

Promising review: “I have been wanting one of these forever, and when I saw it on sale, plus stay-at-home orders, I knew it was time! It is absolutely worth the hype and worth the price because I know I am getting a quality item. I got the artichoke green color and am in love. Get one, you will not regret it!” —Jessica F

Price: $359.95 (available in five colors)

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Stainless steel OXO Pop containers that’ll match all of your appliances and keep your pantry so neat and orderly Marie Kondo would burst into tears of joy upon seeing it.


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I have a bunch of Pop containers and I’ll never go back to anything else. They create such a nice seal at the top, they’re oddly fun to open and close, and they look so clean even when filled to the top. I have the classic white-top containers, but when I move I’ll definitely be upgrading to these chic ones.

Price: $17+ (available in .9 qt, 2.4 qt, and 4 qt)

4.

A French press to help you create the perfect cup of coffee in your own kitchen *and* help you save some dollars while cutting back on morning Starbucks runs.


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Promising review: “I was looking for one this size after spotting said item at a coffee shop a while back. It’s the perfect size for two cups of coffee or tea. Works great and looks great.” —Scott A

Price: $36.95+ (available in three sizes)

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A cooling rack that’ll ensure your famous chocolate chip cookies have a proper place to cool down (if you can wait that long before shoving one in your mouth, that is).


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Promising review: “Love these for cooling foods or using in the oven for bacon. They’re heavy-duty and clean easily — very nice!” —Joel H

Price: $15+ (available in sizes 12″ x 17″ and 12″ x 8″)

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A 7-piece measuring spoon set from OXO, because you should probably stop eyeballing how much salt goes into your recipes.


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Promising review: “A typical OXO utensil, well constructed, easy to use, and very functional. Rarely buy any other brand.” —Robert S

Price: $4.95

7.

A too-cute mini waffle maker that’ll inspire you to make a delicious breakfast every day of the week.


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Promising review: “I bought this as a little quarantine pick-me-up and could NOT be happier! The waffles cook quickly and evenly. It’s super easy to clean. We’ve used it every weekend.” —Susan M

Price: $11.96 (only available in aqua)

8.

An OXO pizza wheel you should probably invest in if you don’t have one already for when you attempt to make your own pie at home.


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Promising review: “One of the well respected TV cooking shows did a test on several pizza cutters and talked about what features to look for and those to avoid. This cutter is perfect. It has all the good features — thumb guard, a larger wheel, supports on both sides of the wheel and it does not a wheel cover that is difficult to clean. Very pleased.” —Janieal B

Price: $13

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A cast-iron grill press that’ll help you create restaurant-worthy paninis and burgers you’ll salivate over every time.


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Promising review: “Nice and heavy! Just what I needed and better than I expected! Couldn’t beat the price. I recommend this press to anyone who wants nice grill marks on the bottom of their steaks or whatever meat they’re using.” —Celeste J

Price: $12.95

10.

A KitchenAid food chopper to spare you the hassle of trying to finely chop ingredients *and* make sure all of your sauces and soups will be lump-free.


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Promising review: “I bought this chopper to replace my old one and I am absolutely thrilled with my choice! The KitchenAid Chopper chops and purees beautifully. I read other reviews and agree that it chops food more evenly and doesn’t leave big chunks. I also used it to purée canned beans for a recipe and was very impressed how well it worked.” —Cindy B

Price: $49.95

11.

Ceramic pie weights you’ll be so pleased you bought when you see how beautiful and even your next crust bakes.


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Promising review: “I use mine frequently over crumbled parchment paper but have never washed them (since they don’t touch anything but paper) and bought more for gifts — so handy.” —Ethel P

Price: $12

12.

A donut pan that’ll help you fulfill your craving for apple cider donuts even if it’s the middle of August.


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Promising review: “This pan is perfect for making a quick batch of weekend donuts! I lightly greased with butter before filling with the donut dough, and they all came out easily without sticking.” —Rachel G

Price: $9.96

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A marble cheese board with a built-in slicer so snacking while watching The Great British Baking Show for the 100th time will be easier than ever before.


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Promising review: “Great product. Strong marble stays cold and keeps the cheese cold. The slicer feels strong and sturdy and even comes with two back ups. Super affordable and will look nice at the next dinner party (whenever that is).” —Toby L

Price: $14.96

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An OXO small salad spinner for when you want to make a single serving and don’t want to rinse/dry an entire head of lettuce.


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Promising review: “I have two of these and use them for herbs and small amounts of green leafy veg, you know like a couple of handfuls of arugula at a time. Also I’ve found if I spin and then hold cilantro or parsley in these in the fridge, that is store those herbs in the spinner in the fridge, they stay ‘like new’ fresh for days longer than any other storage means. OXO designs are always intuitively easy to use, easy to clean up and long lasting for quality.” —Michele R

Price: $28

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A classic quilted oven mitt to protect your hands from pesky burns while you remove your baking sheet from the oven or bring your pot over to the sink to drain boiling water.


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Promising review: “Other reviewers mentioned they thought these were a bit thin, but I haven’t had any issues, even when taking my cast-iron Dutch oven out of the 450-degree oven. Works great and looks great for me!” —Victoria N

Price: $5.96

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Stainless-steel mixing bowls that’ll match all of your appliances — yes, even if you decide to go with that retro red fridge.


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Promising review: “Wanted bowls that were lighter to lift. These fit the bill100% and clean up beautifully. No scratching yet and love the non-slip bottom. Dare I say, they’re perfectly functional. Would have paid double the price they are so terrific .” —Meryl W

Price: $39.96 for three

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A classic Le Creuset tea kettle you can use to brew a cozy cup *and* add a pop of color to your stove top. Delightful!


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Promising review: “I bought this tea kettle to replace an old, blackened stainless-steel kettle when we got a new cook top. It is very nice looking on the stainless-steel cook top and easy to use (the handle is fixed and the lever you push to pour out the water is far enough away from the spout that you don’t burn your hand from the steam or any back splash). I worried at first that the capacity was a little small since for the whistle to work, you can’t fill it above a certain level, but that hasn’t proven to be a problem. It cleans very easily. Highly recommended!” —Laura S

Price: $85 (available in four colors)

18.

And a honey dipper that’ll make you feel like you’re at a quaint little café the next time you make yourself a cup of tea.

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Refillable salt and pepper grinders with nonslip grips so you can enthusiastically season your meals like Instagram’s Salt Bae.


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They arrive filled with salt and pepper!

Promising review: “So far they are excellent. They work well and are comfortable to use, and the design prevents wayward salt and pepper from landing on the table. A bit larger than I expected but certainly not a problem.” —Mark P

Price: $25 each

20.

A French rolling pin that’ll help you channel your inner artisan baker as you flawlessly roll out your pie, tart, or cookie dough.


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The rolling pin measures 20.5 inches X 1.75 inches.

Promising review: “So far, this has been used to roll out dough and to break up nuts into pieces. It performs well, feels great, looks good. A pleasure to use. Thanks to whoever designed it and to whoever made it!” —Margaret R

Price: $16

21.

A delicate porcelain ramekin with ribbed sides you can count on to make even your simple recipe for baked mac ‘n’ cheese look Instagram-worthy.


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Promising review: “These are the perfect size for so many things, custards, whipped desserts, nut bowls, almost anything you can think of! I am totally pleased with them and they are a great value item!” —J A

Price: $2+ (available in 1 oz or 7 oz)

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A cookie scoop, so all of your precious balls of dough will come out *exactly* the same size and look simply stunning before you gobble ’em up.


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I have one of these and it has been a game changer when making cookies. I love that each one comes out the same size, making it easier than ever to know precisely how many will fit on my baking sheet.

Price: $14+ (available in sizes S–L)

23.

A milk frother that’ll transform your hot chocolate into one out of a Hallmark Christmas movie scene. Delish.


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Promising review: “I’ve had other frothers, the type with wire loop wrapped around the bottom loop. It worked fine, but this is definitely better. It whips up my milk quickly and it’s easy to clean. It really does make my coffee taste better.” —Sandra Y

Price: $10 (available in two colors)

24.

A splurge-worthy 7-quart KitchenAid stand mixer you’ve probably been debating buying for years now — go ahead, it’s worth it.


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Promising review: “This is one of the best mixers you can buy. This is my second one. The first one is still running and have had it for years, but wanted a bigger model. This works great and you will not be disappointed. I will let you know that it is heavy so that is the only thing that is kind of a down side but it is heavy duty. You get what you pay for here.” —William E

Price: $629.95 (available in black or white)

25.

Handle protectors you can slip onto your pots and pans to ensure you have a strong grip while transferring them off the stove. No burns in this house, people!


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Promising review: “I bought the Lodge holders to use on the cast iron skillet and they become too hot to the touch. This product works as promised. I can move the skillet without concern for burning my hand.” —Dorothy M

Price: $8 for two

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Wooden salad hands, so the next time your parents come over for dinner you won’t have to serve them with mis-matched utensils and then hear about how unprepared you were for the rest of the month.


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Promising review: “These salad servers are awesome, they have a longer, easy to hold handle and scooping salad onto plate is very easy. No mess! Also great to toss the salad with!” —Marta C

Price: $16

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A standard apron that’ll protect your clothes from being dusted in flour, caked in batter, or splattered with oil.


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Promising review: “What you would expect for the price. Neck strap is looped so it is adjustable but can’t come apart. Hardware is a huge upgrade from usual D-rings. Tie straps generously long — you can wrap them around the front if you want. Nice medium weight denim. Two pockets in front. It is a big piece of material and provides generous coverage. Nothing I would change.” —Colin Y

Price: $59.95

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A bread cutter shaped like a monster you can use to bring an egg-stra fun element to your typically boring breakfast.

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A compact digital thermometer for when the recipe you’re following says “cook until the inside measures 400 degrees” you won’t feel like you’re making a wild guess when you take your food out of the oven sans-thermometer.


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Promising review: “This thermometer is perfect for a quick temperature check, I have used in meat, breads and even liquids. It is easy to clean and store.” —Jacquelyn Y

Price: $15

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Metal straws you can add to your homemade iced coffee, a soda, or even just a glass of water to make it feel fancy while also being more eco-friendly. Win-win!


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Price: $18 for a set of four and a straw cleaner (available in three styles)

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And a Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Compressor that’ll seem like a pricey purchase at first but then feel priceless after you successfully make your first batch of homemade ice cream.


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I saw Claire Saffitz use this bad boy in an episode of Gourmet Makes while making a replica of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream — there is *no* comparison. It’s an expensive item but one you’ll definitely get a lot of use out of in the long run.

Promising review: “We read an article in Sunset Magazine about The Best Ice Cream Makers, and they rated this as the BEST! We decided to splurge and couldn’t be happier! We made a few of the recipes that came with it and all were good, however we have since gone VEGAN! We now make THE BEST Vegan Ice Cream with coconut milk or almond milk! It’s so nice not having to deal with ice and salt like our old machine, or with having to remember to pre-freeze something that never really works! With this machine, you can decide you want yummy ice cream in an hour or so, put the ingredients in, push the button and wait for the ‘Ice Cream Man’ song to play and ENJOY! We highly recommend this product!” —Kimberli

Price: $429.95

What the photo shoot you’ll have with your new Sur La Table products will look like:


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Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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