You can't beat these kitchen bargains at the Scandi superstore
Written byMaya WongSeptember 27, 2019
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Affordable Additions to Your Kitchen
We love an easy kitchen upgrade—especially when it’s low-lift and affordable. That’s where IKEA, one of our favorite sources for deceptively expensive-looking household items, comes into play. Sure, the store’s giant warehouse space and minimalistic Scandinavian pieces are fascinating, but the Swedish superstore is more than a marketplace for big-ticket items like bed frames and sofas. These under-$20 options will spruce up a dining table, upgrade your kitchen, or become your new favorite kitchen tool.
Make your cooking process a little bit easier with this convenient grater that allows you to grate cheese without shreds flying everywhere. Cheese goes straight into the container, and you can just pop it in the fridge to store right after.
CHOSIGT Grater with Container
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Thismatte-glazed plate is sleek and modern while still being sturdy enough to stack in the cupboard or throw in the dishwasher. You can buy the entire set for $34.99 and mix and match colors for a customized but put-together look.
DINERA Plate in Gray-Blue
Enamel plates aren’t exclusive to camping meals. These plates may be kid-proof, easy to clean, and al fresco-friendly, but they’re also super-chic.
A shallow bowl like this one can work as a serving plate for pasta and salads or even as a makeshift bowl for storing fresh produce. The subtle green hue feels fresh, which is exactly the vibe you want to bring into your kitchen, right?
Made with tempered glass to hold both hot and cold drinks, this 34 oz. carafe is a straightforward, simple basic to keep in your kitchen for everyday use. Make iced tea, infuse water with fruit—the world of beverages is your oyster.
IKEA 365+ Carafe with Stopper
If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, you will probably identify with the statement that there’s always room for fresh, new hand towels. These simple, soft ones feel uniform without being too matchy-matchy. Plus, they have loops for easy hanging and storing.
KUNGSKAKTUS Dish Towel
The glowing reviews of this bread knife (4.9 out of 5 stars) are enough to justify the super-affordable $18 price. The stainless steel blade on this 9-inch tool comes with a 15-year limited warranty, so feel free to cut into any and all crusty French bread with abandon.
IKEA 365+ Bread Knife
This bowl gives you the look of bone porcelain without the hefty price tag. Plus its 5-inch size makes it the perfect vessel for all those fall soups you’re going to make.
We love these French bistro-style cups for their timelessness, meaning you won’t tire of the look for a while. They also work for both hot and cold drinks, so you can use them for both your almond milk lattes and orange juice.
If “warm minimalism” sounds like your home decor vibe, this bowl will fit right in. It’s durable and easy to clean since it’s made of bamboo, and it’s versatile enough to work for popcorn, fresh fruit, or grain-based salads.
RUNDLIG Serving Bowl
This flat-edged wooden spoon allows you to reach every crevice and corner of the pan. Plus, it’s hard to argue with a $1.99 price.
Stock up on Swedish snacks and treats like these thin Scandinavian-style pancakes. Just heat and serve with fruit jam and a dollop of whipped cream, and you've got a quick yet special breakfast.
PANNKAKOR Frozen Pancakes
An IKEA—and Swedish—signature, this organic lingonberry jam can be used on toast, pancakes, or yogurt. Of course, you can also eat it with meatballs if you want to keep it traditional.