13 New Kitchen Items You'll Actually Use—And Will Look Great on Your Grid

Stunning both on Insta and IRL.

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I'm all about efficiency when it comes to keeping myself—and my friends—fed. I'm constantly searching for recipes that are simple yet satisfying, and keeping my cookware in tip-top shape for everyday use. While it's (mostly) about how the food tastes, I'll never pass up an opportunity to make my kitchen and dining area beautiful: I serve feasts in colorful cocottes, grab my chicest dish towels to keep my hands burn-free, and store my flaky sea salt in a pretty tin.

Like most foodies, it gives me a lot of satisfaction to fill my camera roll with photos of everything I eat and prepare, both to admire privately and share with my Instagram followers. But that doesn't mean we have to sacrifice great tools for the perfect photo. Instead of choosing between utilitarian workhorses and cute knickknacks that sit in your cupboard untouched, stock your drawers with these MVP kitchen items, below, that churn out great results and will take your mealtime Instagram posts to the next level.

Taylore Glynn is the Beauty and Health Editor at Marie Claire, covering skincare, makeup, fragrance, wellness, and more. If you need her, she’s probably roasting a chicken, flying solo at the movies, or drinking a bad Negroni at JFK.