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Get that luxury kitchen vibe on a budget with these 5 staples you'll actually use every day

Affordable luxury is easier to achieve now more than ever. Many brands — especially in the kitchen and cooking spaces — create and design products that meet the mark in quality, design and price.

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Whether you’re trying to upgrade your kitchen aesthetic or just need a new affordable stainless steel cookware set or premium (yet affordable) gold flatware, these five products will instantly give you that “luxury kitchen on a budget” feel. Best of all, you’ll use them every day — so no wasting money over here!

From this sleek and elegant Bodum Gooseneck Electric Water Kettle that’s the perfect dupe for expensive alternatives to these ceramic Main Plates that will impress guests the next time you host, check out the five best affordable luxury kitchen staples you’ll use every single day.

Gooseneck electric kettles don't just look gorgeous on your countertop; they have an extremely useful purpose. While traditional kettles are more prone to water splatters given their wide opening, gooseneck electric kettles give you a more controlled pour that leads to little to no hot water splatters.

While several brands like Fellow and Balmuda have quality gooseneck electric kettles for $150 and above, this one from trusted kitchenware brand Bodum has many of the same features at a fraction of the price.

It comes in two chic finishes (matte black and matte chrome) and, like the two pricier options, has an elegant, ergonomic design that gives you full control over the speed and consistency of the water flow. Also, it's worth mentioning that over 11,000 Amazon shoppers say this is the kettle to buy.

$33 at Amazon
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$40 at Bodum

If you've ever been to a wedding or a restaurant where you've used gold stainless steel cutlery, you know first-hand how elegant and luxurious they feel and look — and this 20-piece set from QVC's BFF Collection is the perfect example of achieving this on a budget.

With this set, you'll easily elevate your everyday meals or occasion dinners thanks to their gorgeous gold tones and comfortable stems that are easy to hold. I own these, and I love how practical they are — an element where lots of goldtone cutlery meets the mark. The fork, spoon and knife surface areas are wide enough to fit average amounts of food, allowing you to eat like a human and not a child, always having to refill your fork or spoon.

This set includes four dinner knives, four dinner forks, four cake forks, four tablespoons and four teaspoons.

If you're not feeling the green stems, there's an ivory option at the same price.

$87 at QVC

I can't rave about these dinner plates enough. I've owned these for over four years, and they remain the most resilient, elegant and practical plates I've ever used and owned. I also get so many compliments whenever I've served guests with them.

Created by the brand that rose to fame with the iconic Always Pan, these ceramic, porcelain main plates are hand-painted and have a lip to keep sauces or gravy from spilling out the edges. They're also microwave- and dishwasher-safe and come in three colors and two quantities (a set of four and a set of eight).

I have the set of four in the color spice and recently bought a friend the steam colorway for their housewarming — they're that good.

$40 at Our Place

It's no secret that stainless steel cookware is notoriously expensive — we're talking hundreds of dollars. This is because they're the most durable surface for cooking (especially with high heat) and work seamlessly on the stovetop and in the oven.

There is, however, one set that thousands of Amazon shoppers say is easy to use, has that premium stainless steel craftsmanship at an affordable price and doesn't stain easily.

Cook N Home's 10-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set has the coveted "Amazon's Choice" label, indicating that Amazon editors highly recommend it, and it is currently retailing for just $72!

It comes with two saucepans with lids, a casserole pan with a lid, a stockpot with a lid and a 10-inch frying pan with a lid.

$59 at Amazon

If there's one kitchen staple that I use every single day, multiple times throughout the day, it's my dish rack, and this one from simplehuman has been my tried-and-true for some time.

Its stainless steel build sets this one apart from the cheaper and even more expensive options out there. Most people forget they must clean their dish racks as much as they wash their dishes. A stainless steel dish rack makes this so much easier since it's as easy as wiping the surface down and washing the grate with soap and water as you would a dinner plate.

This one from simplehuman has been my favorite for years since its thoughtful design includes compartments for wine glasses, mugs, flatware and more. It comes in two sizes (standard and compact, perfect for kitchens with limited countertop space) and the brand also recently added a matte black option to the lineup.

$80 at simplehuman

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