12 Chic Kitchen Gadgets That You'll Actually Want to Show off on Your Counter

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While you may not be able to renovate your entire kitchen, you could invest in sleek kitchen devices that not only look super cool, but also make your life much easier — whether it's making your cold brew overnight, creating perfect cheese whirls for homemade pasta, or upgrading your old IKEA garbage can to a no-touch version with voice control. We rounded up 12 kitchen gadgets that are way chicer than they have any business being. For once, you won't want to tuck away your gizmos in cabinets and drawers, but rather put them on display.

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1. Hario Cold Brew Coffee Bottle, $34

This Japanese-designed wine-bottle-shaped carafe is made from durable glass and has a tapered silicone top for no-mess pouring. Just mix your coffee grounds with water (the mesh filter is already inside of the bottle), let it brew overnight for eight hours, and start your morning with delicious cold brew.

2. Schoolhouse Electric Stainless Steel Straws, $14

Eco-friendly and reusable, pop these stainless steel straws in your iced latte or display them on a bar cart so guests can use them with cocktails. What's also great? They come with a bristle brush for easy cleaning and are dishwasher-safe.

3. Atlas Marcato Pasta Machine, $99.95

Making homemade pasta has never been easier with this sleek, Italian-made pasta machine. It includes two pasta rollers — one for spaghetti and the other for fettuccine or linguine — and has an optional attachment, which rolls, stuffs, and crimps dough to make pillowy ravioli.

4. Bamboozle Bamboo Compost Bin, $40

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Compost, but make it fashion. Made of biodegradable and durable bamboo (read: it'll last forever and have a low impact when you retire it), this adorable little container has a breathable lid, odor-blocking carbon filter, and slim bamboo handle. It's freezer-safe, but also makes for a chic countertop composter that you don't have to hide away.

5. ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide, $179

This sleek sous vide is half the size of other machines on the market and is even small enough to be tucked away into a kitchen top drawer. It heats up quickly, cooks your food to the perfect temperature, and uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect with your phone, so you don't have to be tethered to the kitchen.

6. Yoshikawa Butter Spreader, $12.13

The simple design of this stainless steel butter knife features tiny perforations that'll turn a brick of butter into meltable curly strands, or flip the knife over and use the serrated edge to help spread butter over your toast. While it looks expensive (and fancy!), it'll cost you less than $15.

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7. Alessi 9093 Kettle, $118

Designed by American architect Michael Graves in 1985, this sought-after kettle is influenced by art deco and pop art and is meant to bring its users joy. The best part is a small bird perched on the spout that whistles when the water starts to boil!

8. Boska Ceramic Fondue Set, $80

Great for gathering around — whether you're enjoying cheese dip over book club or melted chocolate after a dinner party — this fondue set comes fully accessorized with a burner, stainless steel base, oak-handled pot, and four fondue prongs. Cut up fruit, veggies, bread, and even sweets like marshmallows and cheesecake to dip in the pot.

9. Menu New Norm Bottle Grinders (set of two), $74.95

Cleverly resembling small ceramic bottles, these discreet grinders can be used for salt, pepper, spices, grains, nuts, seeds, and more. Plus, they look stunning as part of an everyday tablescape and make an elegant wedding shower gift.

10. Simple Human Rectangular Sensor Can, $200

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Who says garbage cans have to be eyesores? This rose gold can uses voice control to open (just say "open can"), making throwing trash away quick, efficient, and less messy when your hands are sticky from cooking.

11. Boska Wooden Cheese and Chocolate Curler, $79

Your sharpest knife can't compete against this curler. Get paper-thin whirls by setting a block of cheese or chocolate on top of the European oak plate and twisting the lever. Add the shaved cheese to pasta or chocolate to ice cream — your guests are bound to be impressed.

12. Aarke Sparkling Water Carbonator, $199

Inspired by French and Italian cafes, this stainless steel water carbonator creates bubbly water in a snap at home. It includes one reusable bottle that you can store in the fridge for ice-cold sparkling water. While it might be a splurge, think about all the money you'll save in the long run not having to buy sparkling water form the grocery store.

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Susan Brickell is a New York-based writer and editor obsessed with cozy jungalow spaces, chic athleisure, and the newest skincare trends.