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Our 52 Most Popular Products of All Time

A French ceramic fruit bowl, space-saving hangers, and a nonstick skillet—here are some favorites our community has loved over the years.

May  2, 2023
Photo by Rocky Luten

Have you ever wondered what our most popular products of all time are? Which kitchen and home goods have stood the test of time since our Shop was born in 2009? Which items would be voted MVP year, after year, if our Shop was a baseball team? If you answered yes to any of these, you're in luck.

We've scoured over the years of data—compared numbers, read endless reviews, and analyzed rankings—to find our 52 best-selling products of all time. Buckle up, get your scrolling finger ready, and see if any of your personal favorites made the cut.

Reviews have been lightly edited for grammar and clarity.

1. Five Two Over-the-Sink Dish Drying Rack

We can't scream it from the rooftops loud enough: You need this multi-purpose, space-saving dish drying rack.

“For those who don’t have a dishwasher and need a space to dry dishes, this is the simplest and cleverest alternative I’ve come across. It has cleaned up and streamlined the look of my sink area with this one item.” —Victoria M., community member

2. Five Two Everyday Soft Cotton Cloth Napkins

Seven different colors, nearly impossible to wrinkle, and machine-washable? It doesn't get much better than this.

“These napkins are perfect in every way. I hope Food 52 always carries them, as I never plan to buy any other napkins again. They are large, sturdy, and beautiful.” —Rosalie P., community member

3. Stackable Bodega Glasses

These stackable beauties allow you to stock up on glassware without adding clutter to your cabinets.

“We are so fond of this glassware that we included them in our family cafe. They look beautiful stacked on our shelves and have a modern, minimal aesthetic! We love getting creative with them—they are so versatile to use!” —Kendra F., community member

4. Five Two Airtight Silicone Lids

No more scrambling to find the right container to store your leftovers—these silicone lids fit easily over the bowl, pot, or pan it was cooked in.

“I absolutely love these. No more wasting plastic wrap to cover bowls in the fridge or scrabbling through the cupboard for that ONE lid that fits a particular pan. Cover a bowl, press the handle on the top, and the lid creates an airtight seal.” —Laura K., community member

5. European Space-Saving Hangers

Keeping your closet nice and tidy is simple with these space-saving hangers. Available in four different colors and eight size bundles, you can find the right assortment for your closet needs.

“The hangers are incredible. They make more room in my closet and their design ensures that no clothes will land on the floor.” —Laurie W., community member

6. Cast-Iron Spice Grinder

Grind your own spices with this spice grinder made from durable cast iron.

“Much better than my mortar and pestle. Has nice heft to it.” —John W., community member

7. Five Two Ultimate Apron with Built-In Pot Holders

This apron is the ultimate multitasker every home cook needs in their kitchen.

“Not only is it cute, but the pockets and potholders make it the perfect kitchen accessory! The material is good quality and I love the color. Not to mention, I no longer have grease and flour on my clothes after cooking.” —Jean M., community member

8. Five Two Silicone Oven Mitts

These best-selling mitts come in five colors, have magnets and hooks for easy hanging, are machine-washable, and feature a tall design to protect your arms even more.

“Finally mitts that prevent burns above my wrist!” —Judith B., community member

9. Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Baking Sheets

Every home cook needs a set of baking sheets they can rely on. Warp-resistant and available in seven sizes, these from Nordic Ware do the trick.

“I love my new sheet pans. They provide an even cook and are a breeze to clean.” —Elizabeth S., community member

10. Food52 x Staub Round Cocotte

This two-in-one cocotte and grill-pan duo brings a whole new meaning to one-pot wonders.

“I love this cocotte. I have had it for a couple of weeks and have already used it more than my other cookware combined! Even made a pizza in it. I used the grill top for sandwiches and it left nice grill marks. It cleans easily. I will purchase Staub for future needs of Dutch ovens and iron pans.” —Marcy T., community member

11. Five Two Compostable Sponge Cleaning Cloths

When it comes to making eco-conscious swaps in your home, the key is starting off simple. Just one of these compostable cleaning cloths replaces up to 17 rolls of paper towels.

“They’re so much better than sponges and are helping to detach me from paper towels.” —Pat L., community member

12. Yamazaki Home Wood-Handled Dish Rack

If you prefer to wash some of your dishes or glassware by hand, you'll need a nice dish rack. This one is neat, compact, and will look good sitting on your counter.

“This dish rack holds a surprising amount. I was a little concerned it would be too big for our counter (we live in NY where kitchen space is at a premium) but it blends in nicely and doesn’t take away storage space.” —Alison D., community member

13. Casafina Modern Classic Ceramic Dinnerware

This ceramic dinnerware set has been a monthly best-seller all year and we understand why. Beautifully designed, sturdy, and available in seven colors, they're an easy favorite.

“I love these dishes! The colors, the shapes, and the quality is excellent! I worried that they’d be too heavy, but they’re fine. My partner loves the generously sized pasta bowls too!” —Jennifer G., community member

14. The Rope Co. Braided Nautical Lobster Rope Doormat

A doormat is an easy way to prevent tracking dirt, dust, or debris into your home. Not only is this braided version available in nine colors, it's also on sale right now.

“Great quality. Beautiful design. Prompt delivery. Love it!” —Francesca T., community member

15. Five Two Wool Dryer Balls

Have you heard about how these dryer balls can cut your drying time in half?

“I was skeptical that they would actually do anything but tried them out anyway! They lessened drying time and prevented clothing from knotting up. Recommend!” —Kat D., community member

16. Mepal Microwavable Nested Storage Bowls

If you're running low on reusable storage containers or need to restock your collection entirely, look no further than these microwavable bowls. They come in a four-piece shallow or four-piece deep set and 11 colors, giving you plenty to choose from.

“On a scale of 1-10, these Mepal bowls score way off the continuum for a 10++++! They are SUPER easy to clean (whether in the dishwasher or by hand), they hold a nice variety of food, the lids stay on securely, and they look so nice!” —Patricia, community member

17. Blomus Sono Bathroom Accessories

Swap out your old toilet brush, plunger, and trash can for a monochromatic, modern, and minimalistic trio.

“10/10. Looks great, easy to clean, heavy, and good quality.” —Kathryn B., community member

18. Souper Cubes

If you're looking for a kitchen accessory that'll make meal prepping easier, these Souper Cubes are a must. This silicone set makes portioning out soup, pasta, and even pre-blended smoothies a breeze.

“I now have two of the 1-cups and 2-cups, and they are in constant rotation: stock, stew, pesto, sauces, even leftover portions of casseroles!” —Maia N., community member

19. Uashmama Modular Snap & Separate Laundry Bags

Keep things organized with these Italian bags that are perfect for sorting laundry, keeping toys organized, or sorting recycling.

“I know these are called laundry bags, but I got one for my recycling, and it's been great. The handles make it easy to carry my paper and plastic all the way to my apartment building's recycling bin (it's a haul) and it wipes down easy too. What was I doing using tiny paper bags before?” —Maurine H., community member

20. JK Adams Lovely Baking Rolling Pin Set

These extra-wide, super-accurate pins are baker-made with rolling out just the right dough in mind. And with a smooth wax finish, that dough will stay on the table, not cling to the pin.

“These are beautiful pieces certainly worthy of a 10! [They are] so easy to work with. I keep mine on display for all to see.” —Tony C., community member

21. Multi-Pocket Canvas Market Tote

This bag is one you'll want on your shoulder for any errand-filled day. With six or eight pockets (it depends on the color you purchase), an exterior strap to hold flowers, and sturdy vegan-leather handles, you're set for whatever the day holds.

“I thought I was going to keep this in my car for grocery shopping, but it turns out that I have loaded it up completely for work. It holds my laptop, my lunch, my papers, my cords, my umbrella, my water bottle, and more. Guess I need to save up for a second one!” —Katie H., community member

22. Emile Henry French Ceramic Fruit Storage Bowl

This layered fruit bowl is made from sturdy, scratch-resistant clay, features a temperature-controlling cork top, and has small holes that offer air circulation without letting light into the bottom bowl.

“Looks great on my island, holds a good amount of fruit on the top part and I love the secret compartment below for potatoes and onions. Genius idea. So happy with this!” —Alex C., community member

23. Capabunga Cheese Vault

Storing cheese in plastic wrap or mismatched containers is a fast way to have both moldy cheese and a cluttered refrigerator. This vault has two versions—one for soft cheeses, one for hard cheeses—and comes in three colors that'll look great in your fridge.

“Love this little guy! [It] keeps our cheeses fresh without wrestling plastic wrap, makes [our] fridge look incredibly organized and [is] colorful.” —Eliza P., community member

24. Food52 x Dansk Købenstyle Saucepan

Dansk's Købenstyle collection is something any cookware collector is well acquainted with. Beautifully designed, durable, and versatile, these colorful saucepans are an easy thing to love.

“I adore this saucepan! It's a significant upgrade from my [previous] cookware. It heats so evenly, nothing sticks, and the trivet lid is clever and useful.” —Lia E., community member

25. Food52 x GreenPan Ceramic Nonstick Wooden-Handled Fry Pan

A diamond-infused ceramic nonstick coating, a textured surface that helps with oil distribution, a thick aluminum base, and water-resistant wooden handles? What does this nonstick fry pan not have?

“These pans are beautiful, easy to clean, and great performers. I find that I use the 10-inch pan almost daily. Would highly recommend.” —Alene C., community member

26. Mosser Colored Glass Cake Stand

Your desserts deserve a proper place to shine in the spotlight. This Mosser cake stand is just that.

“Adorable cake stand and doesn’t take up much room.” —Sue C., community member

27. Hawkins New York Essential Stoneware Dinnerware

Spruce up your dinnerware collection with a two-, four-, or 16-piece set of these beautiful dishes. If you're unsure of which color you want (there are six to choose from), remember, you can always mix and match to build your perfect color palette.

“This dinnerware set is just beautiful. [It's] the perfect shade of pink in the modern style of my dreams.” —Renee J., community member

28. Five Two Essential Kitchen Towels

The quick-drying, ultra-absorbent kitchen towels of your dreams.

“Large, absorbent, [has a] loop in the right place for hanging, and they get better with time!” —Sharon T., community member

29. Handmade Collapsible Woven Food Tent

Keep bugs, dust, and debris away from your food at your next outdoor dinner, picnic, or barbecue with help from this food tent.

“Not only does this tent look really lovely over a bowl of fresh fruit or vegetables on my counter, it [also] keeps my cats from being able to knock them down on the floor when I’m not looking!” —Suzanne B., community member

30. Yamazaki Double Decker Dish Rack

If you prefer a dish rack that has a little bit of height, look no further.

“This rack is sturdy and fits a full round of dishes easily. [It's] just what I was looking for and looks great, too!” —Elizabeth M., community member

31. Italian Classic Cocktail Glasses

Beautiful cocktails should be sipped out of equally beautiful glassware.

“These are perfect! [The Nick & Nora four-piece set is] lovely and the right size and shape for so many cocktails.” —Bridget M., community member

32. Frieling Brotform Banneton Bread Proofing Baskets

If you love to bake your own homemade bread (or are looking to start), add a couple of these proofing baskets to your cart.

“What a difference the proofing basket made. The bread goes from ordinary to amazing—it looks and tastes beautiful.” —Nancy C., community member

33. Vintage-Inspired Persian Vinyl Kitchen Mats & Runners

Don't worry about spills or stains. These vinyl kitchen mats are easy to clean, virtually impossible to stain, and even have padding for extra cushion when cooking.

“This is the rug I never knew I needed! I took a chance when it was on sale and am so happy I did—it has great cushion, is easy to clean, & looks fantastic!” —Kelly K., community member

34. Bee's Wrap Reusable Food Wraps

Plastic wrap is so in the past.

“They're wonderful. So much better than using plastic wrap and they're so easy to clean. They're terrific!” —Jean B., community member

35. Sun Shelter Pop-Up Tent

Grab this before your first beach day of the season. Kicking off summer isn't nearly as fun when you're sunburnt or feel like a melting popsicle sitting directly under the sun.

“Lightweight, easy to put up, and enough space for a few people to have some partial shade at the beach. Way better than an umbrella and the stripes are so cute!” —Jennifer N., community member

36. Five Two Bamboo Double Sided Cutting Board

This board is available in three sizes, features a handy phone slot that helps with easy recipe following, and is on sale right now.

“Love this cutting board. Beautiful & functional. The extra-deep groove makes it great for cutting up juicy food.” —Jennifer M., community member

37. Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers

No more throwing away half-used bell peppers or dried-out lemon halves.

“My family loves these to cover small bowls and jars in the fridge instead of disposable wraps, and to save cut produce like cucumbers, lemons, and onions from drying out in the fridge. Very useful.” —Jenna S., community member

38. Barebones Living Japanese Walnut Garden Scissors

Whether you're swiping some flowers from the garden or trimming the ends of store-bought tulips, these garden scissors can help.

“I've been wanting garden scissors for some time and had looked at a few, but I wanted a well-made product. These scissors are exactly what I wanted: well made, very sturdy, sharp, and beautiful. I look forward to using them for many, many years.” —Petra T., community member

39. Mepal Microwavable Nested Storage Boxes

Choose between a shallow or deep size and seven different colors to build the container collection that works for your food-storage needs.

“Outstanding.” —Lisa S., community member

40. Five Two Organic Cotton Reusable Produce Bags

Keeping your refrigerator's produce drawers organized is easy with these reusable produce bags. They're made from breathable cotton, have their tare weights listed on each bag to help with streamlining your trip to the grocery store's weigh station, and come in two weaves—a net weave like a French market tote and a close-weave cloth bag for smaller items.

“We have been using all the bags and they are very useful and easy to use. We appreciate the variety of sizes and are enjoying the solid and mesh varieties.” —Lisa F., community member

41. FLÎKR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace

Now you can toast s'mores without building a full-on fire. Just pour in a bit of rubbing alcohol, grab a match, and you’ve got yourself a fire.

“This is so fun and easy to use. We have been enjoying s’mores inside. It’s clean and fun—highly recommend!” —Debra Z., community member

42. Mepra Italian Flatware, Fantasia Color Flatware Set

With 13 individual colors and six pre-curated color combinations to choose from, scooping up this set is an easy way to add a pop of color to your dining table.

“More than I expected! The colors and styling are beautiful and each individual utensil has a good weight. I'm very pleased with the purchase.” —Linda M., community member

43. Hasegawa Lucano Lightweight Japanese Step Ladder

No more precariously perching on your counter to reach that top-shelf item. With four different step-height options, this lightweight step ladder can lend a helping hand for the height you need.

“Everyone should have multiples of this ladder in their home. They are sturdy and look beautiful!” —Lourdes B., community member

44. Super Soft Bath Mat

There's no excuse to track water all over your bathroom floor. Step onto one of these super soft bath mats instead.

“This soft mat is woven in a lovely pattern and adds a lot of comfort and style to my bathroom.” —Jamie M., community member

45. Food52 x Dansk Købenstyle Casserole

Perfect for casseroles, soups, stews, and any other big-pot dish you can dream up.

“Having the right tools in the kitchen really makes a world of difference. This beauty heats evenly and maintains temperature for perfect results every time. Cooking is more enjoyable, especially with the warm yellow, it's a bit of sunshine.” —Jasmine W., community member

46. Bamboo 7-Piece Nested Mixing Bowl Set

A mixing bowl set that won't add unnecessary clutter to your kitchen cabinets? Now that's the dream.

“Best nesting bowl set I’ve ever owned. [They're] lightweight, [have] more sizes than usually found in sets like this, [and are] oh so pretty.” —Sheri A., community member

47. Vinglacé Wine Bottle Cooler & Wine Glass

No more sipping on lukewarm wine or prosecco thanks to this bottle holder that'll keep your sip of choice chilled and crisp.

“We were pleasantly surprised at how well this worked. It really keeps your wine chilled. Even my sommelier uncle was impressed!” —Kathryn K., community member

48. Five Two Essential Knives

Choose from an 8-inch chef's knife, a 9-inch serrated knife, or a 3.5-inch paring knife to round out your kitchen knife set however you need.

“[This is] a multitasking dream tool. [It has a ] sharp blade that holds its edge [and a] handle [that] feels substantial in my hand—will buy another.”—Penni O., community member

49. Plant the Box Scented Candles

Not only do these candles smell like the plants they're named after, but you can also plant the biodegradable, seed-infused box for a future surprise.

“The fragrance of each candle is so true to the fresh smell of the herbs. I love the aroma in my kitchen. Wonderful purchase!” —Deborah M., community member

50. Steele Canvas Elevated Laundry Basket

Keep laundry day organized with this rolling laundry basket. Choose from five different colors and sizes to find the right one for your space.

“A perfect fit in my tiny laundry room. Sturdy and holds a lot. Absolutely love it.” —Stacey L., community member

51. Barebones Living LED Rechargeable Railroad Lantern

This is the perfect patio accessory. Many spring and summer nights can be spent playing cards or board games, and this rechargeable lantern will help you see if someone's trying to cheat at Monopoly or eyeing your cards during poker.

“It looks old school but with rechargeable batteries and adjustable lights, it’s a modern marvel. Love it.” —Peg J., community member

52. Food52 x Staub Multi-Use Braiser with Glass Lid

This braising dish can handle more than just stew, roasts, or short ribs—you can rely on it for making shakshuka, pancakes, or even baking fruit crumbles.

“I love this braiser, everything I've cooked in it so far has been amazing and it's pretty to look at on the stove or table, too.” —Kirstys T., community member

What's your all-time favorite product from our Shop? Let us know in the comments below!

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Quenta V. August 26, 2023
The Rattan Big Luggy Rolling Market Cart! It's the best. I've had two - I drug the first one around the crappy streets/sidewalks in NYC for seven years before it lost a wheel. I got another one within a week! It is so versatile! Can use it for the market, to pick up a few bottles of wine, take a load of clothes to the Goodwill. I'll always own one of these!
CW May 7, 2023
Where might I find the frosted carafe with the cork stopper shown in the article’s picture??