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Essential Items & Products Every Kitchen Requires to Feel Complete

Kitchen's these days are more important than the dining room nobody goes in. Here we showcase the top products every kitchen requires to keep things fresh in 2018.

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The kitchen. What used to just be the place meals were made is now more than just a food preparation area. Kitchens in 2018 have become places to hang-out, catch-up, prepare epic meals, and sip a cup of fresh morning coffee. But no kitchen can be the oasis of memorable meals and moments without a well laid out floor plan, essentials, and tools to get any meal off the recipe book and onto the table.

Looking for products every kitchen requires can be daunting and leave you missing key aspects and overstocking things that will never be used. From measuring cups to cutting boards and everything in between, finding high quality kitchen essentials is as easy as 1-2-3 with our top kitchen must-haves of 2018. 

Gas Range Stove by Kenmore

One of the products every kitchen requires is a great gas range oven. The Kenmore Freestanding Gas Range Stainless Steel model includes 4.2 cubic feet of capacity with 5 sealed burners giving you the ultimate cooktop versatility. This high quality kitchen essential has a 14,200 BTU Power Burner to heat up food faster than anything else on the market. The center oval burner is great for the griddle and the bottom broil and serve drawer makes for the best steak and vegetable dishes around. If ordered through Amazon, this item comes with room of choice delivery, unboxing, item hook-up, and free optional haul-away at checkout.

Side by Side Refrigerator by Kenmore

The refrigerator is one of the most sought after products every kitchen requires in 2018. With new technology making its way on the scene in refrigerators, knowing which one brings kitchen tools to the next level is vital. The Kenmore Elite Side-by Side refrigerator features a stainless steel design with 21.9 cubic feet of interior space. The in-door dispenser and built-in filter delivers clean ice and water at the press of a button. With GeniusCool technology, the refrigerator works with the Multi Air Flow technology to maintain optimal temperatures and humidity inside. The gallon sized door bins, dairy shelf, and tall item accommodation make room a non-issue. Not into stinky refrigerators? The CleanFlow air filter sends air through a specialized filter to rid of odors and maintains fresh air throughout. This refrigerator dimensions feature a length of 34.38 inches with a width of 32.75 inches and stands 66.75 inches tall. 

Dishwasher by Frigidaire

Dishes get dirty. Cleaning them should not ruin the night. With the Frigidaire Built-in Dishwasher, cleaning messy dishes is now a worry of the past. When considering kitchen tools, any home cook would tell you the value of an  easy-to-use cleaning cycle, light and heavy wash options, removable filtration, and self cleaning filters. The interior features premium stainless steel for maximum durability.  The high temperature Wash Delay Start gives you flexibility of when to wash or not. Rated a top ENERGY STAR(R) appliance and ADA Compliant China/Crystal Cycle you can rest assured this dishwasher will handle any and all washing needs.

3-Light Drum Pendant by Wrought Studio

Cooking is hard to do in the dark. That is why every kitchen needs quality, beautiful, and long lasting lights. As one of the top products every kitchen requires, the Cataldo 3-Light Drum Pendant is a solid choice for any look. The unique design can work on vaulted ceilings with a rod length of 12" and 6" high. The top of the pendant is opened and the fixture design is a drum shape. With a max wattage output per bulb of 60 watts, the low wattage look adds a comfortable feel to any room size. The set comes with 3 lights and is made of primarily metal. Each set comes with a 1 year warranty. Last but not least, this set takes LED bulbs for even more energy savings. 

Counter Stool by Winsome

Have a seat. With the Winsome Saddle Seat, these 24 inch walnut counter stools are not just for looks. These high quality kitchen essentials are easy to clean solid wood construction designed in the U.S. The stools ship ready to assemble with all hardware and tools included. One saddle seat offers a stylish look with backless construction. Made with solid beechwood, the wide contoured top also has sturdy square legs. Each stool is available in 24-inch and 29-inch heights. 

15 Piece Nonstick Cookware Set by Vremi

We hit the mother load. Every kitchen needs a good set of pots and pans. From saucepans to dutch ovens, glass lids and nonstick cooking utensils, this set has it all. This 15 piece cookware kit includes 4 pots with 4 glass lids and 2 sauce/frying pans. It's made from durable, non-toxic food grade aluminum with enameled exterior offer an oven safe variety to choose from. The saucepan set has capacity range from 1 to 4.2 qt and is oven safe up to 480°F. The cooking utensils feature 5 non-stick, heat resistant, BPA free black nylon that won't warp or scratch. The hand wash only set is great for any size kitchen and need. 

Braided Area Rug by Jute Flynn

Your feet should not be forgotten in the kitchen. The Natural Chunky Braided Jute Flynn area rug is a product every kitchen requires in 2018. The handcrafted 100% natural braided jute with a chunky basketweave texture features a cotton backing that eliminates rug shedding and prevents slipping on floor surfaces. Since these are such custom rugs, slight variations may occur in ordering. Available in standard and floor runner sizes, its neutral hue fits easily into any decor setting. These rugs are made in India and come in a variety of sizes from 2.5' to 8' wide.

Coffee Pot by Hamilton Beach

But first, coffee. It is no question how important coffee is to a kitchen. The Hamilton Beach coffee maker has everything you need from a solo cup to a pot made for more. Featuring 2 ways to brew coffee, single serve or full pot, the 1 or 12 glass carafe is perfect for staying in or going out. The single serve side works only with loose ground coffee or disk-shaped pods (check sizing for right brand). You can even put in the best instant coffee brands! With a 950 Watt brew strength function for bold or regular coffee, the easy to clean and fully programmable coffee set up is no joke in the kitchen. With auto shutoff and brew capacity up to 14 ounces in travel mug (not-included), you will not be disappointed. 

Knife Set by Stone Boomer

A chef’s knife is a valuable part of any kitchen; there are many high quality chef knives under $100. But this all together product includes a 8" chef knife, 8" bread knife, 8" carving knife, 5" utility knife, 3½" paring knife, 4½" Steak knife, scissors, sharpener, and a stand. Each stainless-steel blade complies with certification from the FDA for the home and commercial use. The classic lightweight knives fit perfectly in your hand to maximize control and ensure comfort. The acrylic block for the counter easy holds all knives for a beautiful display on the countertop. Each knife set is designed in the USA and features a lifetime warranty. 

Convection Oven by Morning Star

It's a good morning with the Morning Star Infrared XL Capacity Convection Oven. With no Pre-Heat necessary, this unit cooks food up to 40% faster than traditional toaster ovens. The extra large size unit measures 21"x 13" x 13.5" and fits 12 slices of bread, a 12" pizza, or full chicken. Rated one of Amazon's top products every kitchen requires, the convection function easy-to-use preset settings offer a quick selection of cooking needs. Each unit comes with a baking sheet, wire rack, removable crumb tray, non-stick interior & stainless steel front. It's one of the best toaster ovens to make meals easy. No matter what you need to cook, it can be done in the digital toaster oven by Morning Star. 

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