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10 Essential Buys To Freshen Up Your Kitchen

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    One of the great consolations of a frigid winter is the excuse to stay in. Especially after the holiday hustle and bustle, quiet evenings work wonders — and with less on the weeknight agenda, there’s plenty of time to devote to cooking a meal. Not only will you warm the house, but we bet you'll also lure wayfaring friends in from the cold to share the spoils.

    Here, we've found 10 bright, brilliant takes on culinary standards, from magnetic bottle openers to silicone strainers, that add to the pleasure of meal prep. If you don’t already think of your kitchen as a happy place, prepare for that to change.

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    The hole-punched half of this cleverly shaped colander is designed for easy draining. The other half makes serving pasta a cinch.

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    No squinting required. The analog dials on these timers make it easy to eyeball how much longer a dish needs to cook.

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    Use this screen-printed towel to dry your hands in the kitchen — or, better yet, hang it on the wall like the piece of art it is.

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    Talk about mess-free. This innovative opener separates bottle from cap with a bent black nail and is equipped with a magnet to prevent loose lids from falling.

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    Wash produce atop a polypropylene strainer that keeps food off the bottoms of dirty kitchen sinks. This one’s flat, so it's easy to clean and simple to store.