Valentine’s Day is replete with plenty of bouquets of roses and heart-shaped boxes filled with truffles. But if you and yours are simply jaded by Valentine’s Day tropes—yet still want to buy a gift—there are other ways to show affection without adhering to the overdone. How about a bright kitchen appliance to add to the collection, in shades of red and pink?
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Luckily, there are a host of brands and companies who love to ramp up colors, rather than sticking to the traditional shades of blacks, grays, and whites. Check out our selection of pink and red kitchen-themed gifts that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Dish towels are a great way to brighten up the kitchen. And while they’re certainly not glamorous, they’re a bona fide necessity for any home cook. Buy Now
It doesn’t get much cuter than this adorable mini rice cooker. Just add water and rice, press the cook button, and you’ll have two cups of rice in record time. The pot can also steam pasta and vegetables.Buy Now
Food52’s own line of knives comes in a variety of colors, but for Valentine’s Day there’s nothing better than the rhubarb: a dusty pink color. Buy the full set of three, complete with a chef’s knife, serrated knife, and paring knife—or just add one to the collection. Buy Now
Upgrade those boring white dishes with this set of matte pink dinner plates from Anthropologie. The rose-colored plates are complete with concentric circles and painted brown on the rim. Bowls and mugs can be purchased to round out the collection. Buy Now
The darling of direct-to-consumer kitchenware, Great Jones has succeeded in producing a Dutch oven that’s just as cute as it is functional. The enameled cast-iron oven can move from the stove to the oven, prepped to sear and braise just about anything. And in a deep red (aptly called marinara), the Dutchess is sure to stand out in any kitchen. Buy Now
Make toasting cool again with this vintage-style toaster, painted pink. Six browning levels and three presets (reheat, defrost, and bagel) mean you can toast bread, bagels, pop tarts, and waffles to your heart’s delight.Buy Now
With the KitchenAid food processor, you can slice, chop, and blend nonstop. The machine comes with five slicers, plus a 3-cup mini bowl for when you’re working with only a small amount of food. Buy Now
Nothing brings back the nostalgia of the ‘50s like the products from SMEG. This retro espresso machine, in glorious red, makes whipping up a mug of espresso easy with its sleek body and trimmed down process—putting the art of espresso first, rather than excess gadgets.Buy Now
Save nearly 37% percent when purchasing this KitchenAid stand mixer. The mixer, in empire red, makes it easier to complete all your baking necessities—from creaming butter and sugar to mixing pizza dough—with a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whisk.Buy Now
This cute, compact juicer can blend everything from smoothies to juices, almond milk, and sorbet. Buy Now
For the cook who only wants to use eco-friendly cookware, Caraway Home is here to save the day. The cookware line is non-toxic, complete with ceramic nonstick pots and pans. The set, in a luxurious shade of pink, includes a fry pan, 3-quart sauce pan with a lid, 6.5-quart Dutch oven with lid, four magnetic pan racks, and a canvas lid holder with hooks. Buy Now
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Header image courtesy of Anthropologie.