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Best pink and red kitchen gifts for Valentine's Day

For you and yours.

Tired of Valentine's Day tropes like bouquets of roses or heart-shaped boxes of truffles, but still want to buy a gift for the occasion? A bright red or pink kitchen appliance is a creative and thoughtful idea that will actually get practical use.

Read more: The best Valentine's Day gifts for food lovers

Luckily, there are plenty of brands and companies that love to ramp up colors, rather than sticking to the traditional shades of black, gray and white. Check out our selection of pink and red kitchen gifts that are perfect for Valentine's Day.

Amazon

Dish towels are a great way to brighten up the kitchen. And while this kitchen gift is certainly not glamorous, they're a bona fide necessity for any home cook. 

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Sur La Table

It doesn't get much cuter than this adorable mini rice cooker, which is currently available for half price. Just add water and rice, press the cook button and you'll have two cups of rice in record time. The pot is the perfect kitchen gift for a foodie and can also steam pasta and vegetables.

$25 at Amazon
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Food52

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. 

Anthropologie

Upgrade those boring white dishes with this set of matte pink dinner plates from Anthropologie. The rose-colored plates are decorated with concentric circles and painted brown on the rim. Bowls and mugs can be purchased to round out this kitchen gift idea. 

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Great Jones

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 cookware can move from the stove to the oven, prepped to sear and braise just about anything. And in a light pink (aptly called macaron), the Dutchess is sure to stand out in any kitchen. 

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Make toasting cool again with this vintage-style toaster, painted red or 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 content.

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Bed, Bath & Beyond

With this KitchenAid food processor, you can slice, chop and blend nonstop. This kitchen tool comes with five slicers, plus a 3-cup mini bowl for when you're working with only a small amount of food. 

Bloomingdales

Nothing brings back the nostalgia of the '50s like the products from SMEG. This retro espresso machine in glorious red is an excellent gift for a coffee lover and makes whipping up a mug of espresso easy. With its sleek body and trimmed-down process, it puts the art of espresso first, rather than excess gadgets.

$530 at Amazon
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Bed, Bath & Beyond

Save 20% when purchasing this KitchenAid stand mixer. The mixer, in guava glaze color, makes it easier to complete all your baking necessities -- from creaming butter and sugar to mixing pizza or cookie dough -- with a flat beater, dough hook, wire whisk and pouring shield.

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Amazon

This cute, compact juicer can blend everything from smoothies to juices, almond milk and sorbet.

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Caraway Home

For the cook who only wants to use eco-friendly cookware, Caraway Home is here to save the day. The cookware line is nontoxic, complete with ceramic nonstick pots and pans. The set, in a luxurious shade of pink called "perracotta" (pink plus terracotta), consists of a fry pan, a 3-quart sauce pan with a lid, a 6.5-quart Dutch oven with lid, four magnetic pan racks and a canvas lid holder with hooks.

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