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15 Things Our Community Couldn’t Stop Buying in January

An electric sweater shaver, Italian flatware, and a Staub cast-iron skillet were just three of the Shop's best sellers.

February  1, 2023
Photo by Ty Mecham

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The first month of every years tends to unfold in a similar fashion. Resolutions are made, lifestyle changes (or tweaks) are set in motion, and time seems to pass somehow simultaneously at lightning speed and at a snail’s pace. However, we made it. It is officially February.

If you’re looking to add to or update your dinnerware collection, shave off the pilling that’s been accumulating on your favorite winter sweaters, or finally start dabbling in bread making this month, you’re not alone. We’ve pulled together 15 of our Shop’s best sellers from January to highlight how our community kicked off 2023.

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1. Staub Cast Iron Tall Cocotte, 5QT, $514 $149.99+

As you've absolutely heard by now, winter is soup season, so it's no surprise that this Staub Cocotte was a hit. With an almost five-star rating and over 100 reviews, it's a community favorite. (Psst! It's currently on sale for more than 50 percent off, so now might be the time to treat yourself.)

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2. Casafina Modern Classic Ceramic Dinnerware, $74+

Maybe winter dinner parties are on the rise, or people felt it was time to upgrade their dinnerware collections, because these ceramic dishes were added to many carts last month. Available as the full 12-piece set or individual sets of four, you can mix and match the bowl and plate options to create a color palette you love.

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3. Emile Henry French Ceramic Fruit Storage Bowl, $110+

This dual-level ceramic fruit bowl has been a favorite for months, and we understand why. The clever design allows you to keep potatoes, onions, or not-quite-ripe fruits separate from quick-to-rot produce like bananas, peaches, and avocados—all while calling the same bowl home.

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4. Hestan Provisions OvenBond Stainless-Steel Ovenware, $80+

If meal prepping is on your mind (or perhaps a delicious sheet-pan dinner) now is the time to try these stainless-steel pans from Hestan. They have a 4.8-star rating for a reason.

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5. Neat Method Grid Storage Basket, $34+

Keep things organized in your home with these versatile storage baskets. Available in four different sizes (small, medium, large, and square), they can keep anything like pantry staples, socks, or even toiletries in their place.

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6. Blomus Sono Bathroom Accessories, $53+

If you're looking to streamline your bathroom design or replace your old basics, this matte and modern plunger, toilet brush, and waste bin will do the trick.

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7. Five Two Over-the-Sink Dish Drying Rack, $45 $36

If you're limited on kitchen counter space and don't have a dishwasher (or prefer to hand wash), this silicone drying rack will give you everything you need. It can easily sit over single or double sinks, has a pouch specifically designed for silverware, is dishwasher friendly, and can even double as a trivet for hot plates (it's heat-safe up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit).

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8. Mepra Italian Flatware, Fantasia Color Flatware Set, $99.50+

Back on the dinner-party bandwagon, this Italian flatware set is an ideal choice for anyone looking to replace their old, dull, or outdated silverware with forks, knives, and spoons available in an array of different hues and color pairings.

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9. Staub Enameled Cast Iron Skillet, 11’’, $343 $179.99+

Cast-iron cookware has always been a popular topic among both home cooks and professional chefs. There's the intricacy of seasoning your pan, guides to caring for it over the years, and raving love letters that can make the splurge for one seem worth it. If you've been looking for an excuse to give cast-iron cooking a try, we've got the Staub skillet for you (and it's on sale).

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10. Recycled Clay Stacked Organic Dinnerware, $90+

These handmade Portuguese plates and bowls (attention blate fans) are made from recycled clay and come in a variety of colors that will fit well in any earth-toned home.

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11. Stackable Bodega Glasses, $55+

If you're someone who likes to entertain, is always misplacing cups, or has a big family, these stackable glasses are a fantastic option for your cabinet. Stock up with the complete 36-piece set, or start with the smaller 12-piece set of these space-saving, multipurpose glasses.

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12. Steamery Pilo 2 Fabric Shaver, $65+

It happens every winter: You pull your favorite sweaters out from under your bed or the depths of your closet shelves, only to find there's leftover pilling from the last sweater season. If the manual approach to removing them doesn't suit you (some people use reusable razors or small scissors), try this automatic fabric shaver. Gentle enough to keep even your finest fabrics safe, while powerful enough to cut away pesky lint and pills, your oldest sweaters will look like new.

Photo by Mark Weinberg

13. Food52 x Dansk Købenstyle Saucepan, $72+

Seeing these stackable saucepans on the best-seller's list shouldn't be a surprise. Available in both one- or two-quart options, they're fantastic vessels for your favorite soups, sauces, stocks, or fondues (and the lids work overtime as a heat-safe trivet for your table).

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14. Mepra Italian Flatware, Linea, $99.50

If you want new flatware and like to stick to classic designs, Mepra's Linea Italian collection is right up your alley. Available in both shiny and matte brushed stainless steel, gold brushed, Champagne brushed, and black, you can streamline your forks, knives, and spoons, or mix and match, to the dinnerware aesthetic you desire.

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15. Raisenne Dough Riser, $69+

So much of bread making has to do with your environment. The temperature and humidity of your space can play a big role in how your loaf rises, which can make even the most seasoned bread maker a little nervous. This electric dough riser takes out the guesswork with built-in heating circuits that help you get your perfect rise, regardless of the weather.

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Julia is a Senior Editor here at Food52 and a freelance writer. She has written for Grub Street, Eater, PUNCH, Edible Brooklyn, and more. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.