The Best Kitchen Items to Buy at Cost Plus World Market Right Now
We love Cost Plus World Market for its unique furniture and home decor, but it sells amazing kitchen items, too. Here's what your kitchen needs now.
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Who says measuring spoons have to be strictly utilitarian? These pretty ceramic spoons ($10) brighten up your gadget drawer, and since they nest inside one another and neatly tie together, there’s no need to dig around for a loose, disorganized set. They make a great gift (perhaps as part of this bakers’ gift basket)—but we wouldn’t blame you if you kept them for yourself.
Dingy kitchen towels, begone. This set of two towels ($16) features watercolor illustrations of garden veggies, including seasonally-appropriate gourds, pumpkins and squash that add a whimsical touch to your kitchen decor. Their soft, absorbent cotton makes for easy mess cleanup and dish drying, so you won’t want to put them away when the season ends.
Serve up casseroles and side dishes in a ceramic baker that’s equally as beautiful as your creation. With its modern, neutral color scheme, this ribbed stoneware dish ($25) is versatile in both design and use. Its two handles make the dish easy to transfer from oven to table, no extra presentation needed. Use it to tote one of our top 10 potluck recipes.
If the mood for a waffle strikes while you’re nowhere near a continental breakfast, don’t worry: This mini waffle maker ($15) has you covered. Its adorable aqua color actually looks pretty sitting atop your counter, and its compact size stows away for easier storage than a traditional waffle maker. Plus, it makes amazing mini waffles—just plug it in and go.
Quiches, cobblers and desserts deserve better-than-basic ramekins (see some of our favorite quiche recipes here). This set of two textured stoneware ramekins ($4) are microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe, not to mention looking lovely sitting atop your table. Bring them to your next potluck, and your food won’t be the only talk of the party.
You’ll enjoy your favorite teas even more than usual when you prep them in this specialty kettle ($25). It has all the usual features like a stainless steel construction, wood handles that don’t overheat and a low boiling point, but with a pretty one-of-a-kind design. Since each one is hand-crafted, each kettle’s pattern is totally unique.
If there’s any cookbook that deserves a spot in your kitchen (other than Taste of Home cookbooks, of course!), it’s this one. Salt Fat Acid Heat ($38) teaches good cooking down to the very most basic level, so you can master everyday dishes and complex recipes with the right fundamentals.
What’s more appropriate than cooking a pumpkin pie in a dish that’s actually shaped like a pumpkin? (Find our Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie recipe here.) This elegant white enamel pie dish ($15) comes with a pumpkin top, perfect for serving from Labor Day to Thanksgiving and beyond.
If your kitchen is still lacking a tagine, add this one ($30) to your cart immediately. Long used in Moroccan culture to perfectly slow-cook tender, flavorful and juicy meats and vegetables, it’ll soon become one of the most essential items in your kitchen. Plus, this design is so pretty, you won’t want to hide it away. Check out our slow-cooked Moroccan chicken.
So you’ve gone through the labor of love of making cookies for your family (check out our Ultimate Guide to Baking Cookies here), now you need a pretty place to store them. Enter this cute cookie jar ($15), which keeps a watchful eye over who (who, who) keeps stealing the cookies.
Stow away tea leaves, coffee beans, sugar or whatever else needs an airtight place to live in this set of four hand-painted canisters ($28). Their cork lids and geometric patterns gives them a slight boho look, so you’ll love the pop they add to your kitchen along with how well they protect your dry goods.