When it comes to upgrading your kitchen appliances, it's not always easy to sort out the best products from the mediocre ones. What is helpful, however, is a smattering of user data that can lead you to the best brands and the most reliable products. That's why we religiously check the Amazon 'Most Wished For' lists when it comes time to make a new purchase.
Here are the 20 'Most Wished For' kitchen and dining items that just might be perfect for you, your mom, or the person with a birthday coming up.
This manual coffee grinder is not only small enough to fit into a bag for a last minute camping trip, but it would seamlessly blend into cubicle space for fresh coffee grounds when the midday slump hits.
The best part? It's currently running a special - buy 5 of these bad boys, and receive 10% off your total purchase.
19. Your Kitchen Guru Best Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Grinder Set
This stainless steel salt and pepper grinder set promises it will never corrode or lose its shine. The adjustable grind settings let you adjust from flaky sea salt to finely crushed kosher salt.
For $38.99, this is truly a set that will last forever and fits into nearly any design aesthetic. It's also available for free 2-day shipping through Amazon Prime.
18. Touchscreen Digital Meat Thermometer
This digital meat thermometer includes three items in its package: two batteries, an eBook, and a stainless steel bottle opener to stand the test of time.
Distinguish digitally between different kinds of meat using the device and get the perfect temperature every single time. It's currently on a Day Deal for only $18.95 down from $80.00. Never guess about whether your main course is finished or not - checking the temperature is the only way to tell.
17. Outdoor/Indoor Patio Heater
This 1500W Outdoor/Indoor Heater Combo can be mounted on the wall or stand freely using its base. Controlled using a remote, the infrared heater has three heat modes and comes with a six-foot cord.
At $299.99 with free shipping, this is the perfect appliance to be sure you can enjoy your patio, no matter what time of year it is. The seamless design of this heater helps it blend into the landscape, as opposed to bulkily sticking out like a sore thumb.
16. Silicone Pastry Brush Set of 4
This 4-pack of GLOUE silicone pastry brushes are perfect for the grill-master or the baked goods maven in your life. Dishwasher safe and heat resistant up to 450°F, these brushes feature stainless steel as a base to be sure they'll withstand the test of time.
At only $8.99 with free 2-day shipping for Prime members, these brushes are a steal. Use them to baste chicken on the grill, brush baking sheets with olive oil, apply a thin coat of brown sugar to bacon - the possibilities are endless.
15. Heavy-Duty Kitchen Shears and Stainless Steel Duel Julienne & Vegetable Peeler
This set of heavy-duty kitchen shears and the dual julienne and vegetable peeler from GLOUE is an incredible deal for a multi-purpose set. It's often hard to find sturdy kitchen shears and peelers - this set completely erases that headache for only $15.95 with free 2-day shipping for Prime Members.
The kitchen shears are made of one straight blade and one serrated blade perfect for everything from butterflying chicken to scaling fish. The dual peeler is perfect for potatoes, apples, and even chocolate.
14. Tanors Ceramic Burr Manual Coffee Grinder
This manual, stainless steel coffee grinder comes with a water-resistant travel bag and a cleaning brush. Rust-resistant, this coffee grinder will fit onto any kitchen counter seamlessly. It's designed specifically for an Aeropress, but at $8.99, it would be equally perfect for French Press coffee users.
It features a fresh sealed storage container and only weighs 12 ounces in total. The compact size is great for those who travel often, whether it be to the woods for camping or to a hotel for a business trip.
13. Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker
The 6-quart model of the Instant Pot, the hottest and most efficient kitchen appliance on the market today, is an ideal size to feed a family of five regularly. For only $105.95 with free shipping, it will seriously change the way you cooker.
With 24-hour delayed cook settings and an automatic warming feature, there isn't much this multi-cooker can do. Its functions include: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté/browning, yogurt maker, steamer, and warmer. If you want to read more about the Instant Pot, check out this personal review I wrote, along with 10 Instant Pot recipes that show the range of the appliance.
12. Zumati French Press, 34-Ounce Coffee and Tea Maker
As someone who has a French Press at home, I can confidently say there's no better way to fix yourself a quality cup of coffee at home. This Zumati French Press model is perfect for not only coffee and tea, but would be great for cold brew methods, iced tea, and fruit lemonades.
For only $15.99 with free 2-day shipping for Prime members, this French Press is heat-resistant and rust-resistant due to its stainless steel plunger. It also comes with two extra screen filters, meaning you can replace them as necessary with ease.
11. Essential Wine Aerator
This wine aerator, priced at $12.89, is a simple approach to a must-have item for any wine-lover. An aerator is the key to making every wine taste like a bottle from the depths of winery in Italy.
Aerators work to enhance the flavor, smell, and finishing notes of wines. Simply hold this aerator over your wine glass and pour the wine through it. How easy is that?
10. 3-in-1 Multifunctional Peeler
Most of the items on this list either serve one purpose really well, like grinding coffee, or serve multi-purposes just as well. This DONGJI multi-functional peeler is in the latter category and is a must-have for every kitchen.
With a non-slip handle grip and a 360-swivel, it can easily handle everything from hefty potatoes and apples to more delicate foods like cucumbers and carrots. For only $9.99 with free 2-day shipping for Prime members, there's no reason why this shouldn't be in your utensil drawer.
9. Silicone Tongs
These DONGJI silicone stainless steel tongs come in a 2-pack and are a kitchen essential regardless of how big your kitchen is or where you live.
For $11.99, you'll get both the 9-inch tongs and the 12-inch tongs and they're both eligible for free 2-day shipping with Prime members.
8. Diamond Ceramic Knife Sharpener
Oh, the best part? It comes with a lifetime guarantee and warranty from Amado. How can you beat that?
7. Vinera Wine Bottle Foil Remover
This 4-wheel wine bottle foil cutter with magnets is a tried and true necessity for everyone who keeps bottles of wine in their kitchen. It can be so agitating to struggle with removing the foil - why struggle when for only $5.00, you can have a nifty little tool that helps you out?
The best part of this gadget is that it has magnets so it effortlessly lives on your refrigerator and out of the way until you need it most.
6. Stainless Steel Turner/Spatula
Never melt those useless plastic utensils again - it's time to upgrade to the big leagues with this seriously high-grade stainless steel.
5. Watermelon Fruit Slicer, Corer, and Server
This watermelon fruit slicer, corer, and server by KitchUSA takes all the frustration out of watermelon season by being completely designed to handle cutting through the odd shape of the watermelon.
At only $12.95 (it's currently on sale from $26.99), this dishwasher-safe tool will help you create even more delicious treats with ease.
4. Rabbit Corkscrew Wine Opener Kit
This wine opener toolkit from Amado includes a rabbit corkscrew that's designed to easily open bottles of wine, a foil cutter, a base stand for the opener, a spare screw, and a bottle cork.
The product, priced at $39.77, has earned some fantastic customer reviews and also comes with a lifetime warranty guarantee from Amado, which explains why this is a 'most wished for' item.
3. Vinara Essential Red Wine Aerator, Pourer, and Decanter
The aerator mixes just the right amount of air into the wine during the pouring process so each glass is as perfect as one from a winery.
2. Vinara Wine Bottle Opener
This air pump wine bottle opener from Vinara is as easy to use as 1-2-3 and is perfect for the wine lover in your life (or yourself). At $9.95, it's practically a necessity and one that will delight anyone who struggles with opening corks (everyone).
It also comes with a lifetime limited warranty and pairs well with the aerator above.
1. Milk Frother
Without further ado, meet the Most Wished For item in Kitchen and Dining on Amazon: the Amado milk frother for lattés, cappuccino, macchiato, and hot chocolate.
Priced at $15.00, it's a serious steal considering you'd be giving up those fancy coffees once you have your own magical tool that makes everything taste delicious.