Hunker Editors' Favorite Finds From Food52

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Whether it's gadgets, decor, or furniture, in Hunker Recommends, our editors only put their stamp of approval on the very best.

Food52 has quite the backstory. It began as a site to simply bring cooks together, and then it grew to include a phone hotline to help those with real-time food questions, an online recipe book, a shop, and — most recently — a line of in-house products dubbed Five Two. The Food52 shop offers thoughtful, beautiful home pieces made by artisans at mid-range price points. We love it because it's chock-full of game-changing pieces we never even knew we needed, such as spoon rests and bowl covers. Scroll down to see our editors' personal favorites.

Estelle Colored Glass Hand-Blown Cake Stand, $225

"The only thing I don't love about baking (and I ​really​ love baking) is finding a way to store my precious goods. Throwing them in a plastic container always feels like sacrilege because I put a lot of love into my desserts. I fully believe that this cake stand would make that problem disappear — especially if I found a glass dome to go with it. That colored glass is the perfect pedestal for beloved baked goods." — Anna Gragert, Senior Lifestyle Editor

Menu Salt & Pepper Bottle Grinders, $82

"Aside from looking like gorgeous decor pieces when left out on my countertop, these salt and pepper grinders are comfortable to grip, easy to twist, and simple to refill. Bonus: They store with the grinder facing up, so no more spice residue all over the place!" — Lacey Won, Senior Social Media Manager

I had my eye on this salt & pepper set for a while before I actually decided to purchase it because the price seemed high for a basic item. I couldn't seem to forget about these cute Scandinavian grinders, so I splurged! I must say they spark joy for me in my kitchen or placed on my dining table, and I'm very content with the purchase. — Lauren Blassberg, Senior Operations & Strategy Manager

Food52 x GreenPan Nonstick Skillet (set of 2), $92

"Thanks to my small apartment kitchen with little cabinet space, I needed to hang some of my cookware on hooks which meant they were on display. I had never purchased "fancy" skillets and decided I wanted some cute colors to show off since these pans wouldn't be tucked away in a drawer. These nonstick and nontoxic pans fit the bill with a chic brass handle and multiple color options. You need to cook on low to medium heat with high smoke point oil or butter, but you can also slide from the stovetop into the oven up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit." — Lauren Blassberg, Senior Operations & Strategy Manager

Yamazaki Home Wood-Handled Dish Rack in Food52 Grey, $78

"When I moved into my new apartment, this dish rack was one of the first things that I purchased and I absolutely adore it! As far as dish racks go, this one looks pretty chic. First of all, the gray/purple hue is so dreamy and the wood handle detail adds a dash of Scandi flair. But, besides its undeniable good looks, it's also super functional and really easy to clean." — Ariane Moore, Design Editor

Ekobo Baby Feeding Set, $23

"I'm always on the lookout for kids' items that don't look too baby-ish or have loud colors, and this Baby Feeding Set definitely fits the bill. The colors are muted and elegant, and the dishware itself is made of recycled bamboo and is BPA-free so I know it's safe for my miniature diner. The dish set doesn't look completely out of place in the cabinets — perfect for the parent who has no desire for their house to look like a daycare center." — Jamie Birdwell-Branson, Senior Utility Editor

The Rope Co. Nautical Rope Doormat, $79 - $174

"Yes, these doormats are on the pricier side — I recognize that — and yet, they're worth every penny. Made from tough marine-grade rope, and designed with UV protection, these doormats stand the test of time. I've had mine for over a year and it is hands down my favorite doormat. After the many shoes and dog paws that walk upon it, it still looks good. (I have mine in the color Charcoal.) — Laurie Grossman, Editorial Director

Wilder Condiments Small Batch Mustard Trio, $22

"I'm a big fan of making charcuterie boards at home for an occasional little pick-me-up and this mustard trio would totally elevate my boards. You get three flavors: classic, sweet and hot, and jalapeño. They're made in California, too!" — Eva Recinos, Associate Editor

Five Two 12-Inch Covered Nonstick Skillet, $99

"It's a non-toxic pan that's large enough to make a huge meal — I've found that most non-toxic pans are a bit too small in diameter — cooks evenly, super easy cleanup, and the glass lid accommodates so many different recipes." — Leonora Epstein, Senior Content Director

Zip Top Reusable Silicone Store & Serve Sets, from $25

"I am always looking for new ways to save money and the environment. These silicone bags are perfect for keeping food frozen without freezer burn and handy for keeping snacks and cereal fresh." — Colette Dazé, Hunker House Manager

Food52 Five Two Essential Stock Pot, $119

"This pot is perfect for pasta, soup, etc., can go in the oven, and has a built-in strainer in the top (not to mention super cute). But the biggest draw for me is that it can go in the DISHWASHER! Bonus: It's cheaper than Le Creuset!" — Kendra Zager, Manager of Audience Development

Five Two Airtight Silicone Lids, $40

"I'll be honest: I originally received these gifts for free in a press package. But, that said, they are probably at the top of the list for my most-used kitchen products. I'm constantly reaching for one to cover soup or other dishes in the microwave, throw over a bowl of meal-prepped veggies or beans in the fridge, or just give dinner prep a bit of steam on the stove. They're dishwasher-safe, but also super easy to wipe clean in seconds, and I love that I'm using less cling wrap, foil, and paper towels." — Katie Maguire, Commerce Editor


Katie is the Commerce Editor at Hunker. She has previously been on staff at Shape Magazine, Well+Good, and PureWow, and has spent her life perfecting the art of online shopping.

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