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KitchenAid Artisan Black Tie Stand Mixer
Sonal Dutt, food & lifestyle director: Each year, KitchenAid unveils a new limited-edition stand mixer design. And, folks, feast your eyes on this 2017 beauty. The new monochromatic mixer with all-black finishes—including a cast-iron matte black finish, black stainless-steel bowl and all-black accessories—is just oh-so-sleek. Seriously, I feel fabulous just having it on my countertop—even if I don't actually mix anything in it. (Although, for the record, I made Fixer Upper Chip and Joanna Gaines' chocolate chip bundt cake recipe last night and, I swear, it looked more chic than any other cake I've baked.) The company is only making 500 all-black models, and each one is individually numbered on the trim band so you know it's official. Not surprisingly, they're going fast. Stars like Jordin Sparks, Minka Kelly, Kristen Cavallari and Tamron Hall have all requested models, too.
BUY IT: $999; kitchenaid.com
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Tovolo Cupcake Scoop
Ana Calderone, associate food editor:
I'm a bit of a cupcake fanatic (see here, here, and here). So when I got my hands on this tool my world was kind of rocked. The scoop measures and dispenses the precise amount of batter you need to make a standard-size cupcake. Genius! Though I like to think my creations were pretty perfect to begin with, now I know they are.
BUY IT: $8.95; williams-sonoma.com
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Scanpan Square Grill Pan
Shay Spence, deputy food editor: In the summer I am all about my charcoal grill, but now that fall is around the corner I'm coming to terms with the fact that most of my grilling will soon be happening indoors. After years of trial and error with grill pans that are either impossible to clean or don't heat evenly, I've finally found one I love. This pan is sturdy yet surprisingly lightweight so it heats up quickly, and gets those perfect grillmarks on meats and veggies for Instagram-worthy food photos. The best part is it's totally non-stick, which makes cleanup a breeze. It's a bit on the pricey side, to be sure, but it's worth the investment for how often you'll use it — and you won't need to replace it for many years to come.
BUY IT: $139.95; williams-sonoma.com
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Chef'n Twist Handheld Spiralizer
Grace Gavilanes, writer-reporter: I've been trying to eat healthier these past few months, and this spiralizer makes it all the more easy. While I'm not the best at making the meals I cook look super pretty, this tool does the hard work for me in slicing veggies into spirals — three types, to be exact (Thick Ribbon, Thin Spaghetti, Shoe String). I haven't been this excited for salads and zucchini spaghetti in a REALLY long time.
BUY IT: $24.99; amazon.com
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Rabbit Wine Aerator Pourer
Maria Yagoda, writer-reporter: If you're like me, you buy bottles of wine under $10 when you're trying to stick to a budget (or plan on making a giant vat of sangria.) Using an aerator, a devise through which you pour your wine into the glass, actually improves the wine's flavor. We swear its powers can even work onthe $5.99 bottle of pinot noir that's been gathering dust in your cabinet.
BUY IT: $13 each; amazon.com
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Rainbow Nesting Container Set
Elliot Stokes, deputy art director: My leftovers look good in these colorful nesting containers. Perfect for smaller spaces, the 6-piece set features snap-together lids and are microwave safe.
BUY IT: $35, store.moma.org
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No Kid Hungry Chef Series Silicone Spatulas
Sonal Dutt, food & lifestyle director: I love these heat-resistant spatulas as much for their durable, flexible heads (to get into those tight corners of a pan) as I do for their adorable designs created by stars like Jimmy Kimmel, Chrissy Teigen, Ayesha Curry and Ina Garten. (I'm particularly obsessed with Jimmy's spot-on self portrait!) The best part: Proceeds from sales benefit No Kid Hungry, which aims to end childhood hunger in America.
BUY IT: $12.95 each; williams-sonoma.com