34 Products Anyone With A Kitchen Just Needs To Own Already
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1.A cooktop cleaning kit because look: you’re using the thing to make your meals, so naturally it’s going to get dirty. Sometimes things fall out of the pot, sometimes things splatter from the pan, and sometimes burns happen because you’re too busy dancing to the Jonas Brothers and forgot about your pasta… not speaking from personal experience or anything!
Comes with a 10 oz. bottle of cooktop cleaner, a cleaning pad, and a scraper. It helps to clean grease, stains, and remove burnt and baked-on deposits.
Promising review: “As soon as I used this stuff, I couldn’t believe it! We had a new stove that I didn’t clean for months and assumed the burnt pea juice (my enemy) would just be a new stain forever. However, after one application, it was basically gone. I used the scraper that came with it and did one more small application on just that spot, and it was gone! Every time I use this it looks like my stove could be brand new.” —Christi Lambertson
Get it from Amazon for $11.27.
2.An Instant Pot sure to become your new go-to kitchen gadget — this thing is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer, and sauté-r all in one, so it’s here to make your hectic life feel a lot less hectic.
It can prepare food up to 70% faster than other methods. It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sautéing and slow-cooking. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe!
Promising review: “This is probably the only kitchen appliance I’ve ever bought that has earned permanent status on my kitchen counter. I use it at least three times a week. It’s particularly perfect for vegans and WFPB-eaters. I can cook beans and grains from scratch in no time! Such a wonderful investment. I liked it so much that I got one for each of my sisters for the holidays. Best. Thing. Ever.” —cynthia w. rogers
Get it from Amazon for $59.92/3 qt., $49/6 qt., or $79/8 qt.
3.A six-pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets so the machine you rely on to clean the things you use to eat isn’t gunking them up even more.
These tablets remove odor-causing residue and help get rid of lime and mineral build-up that naturally occurs inside dishwashers. The tablet is designed to last throughout the entire wash cycle, and is recommended for use about once a month. These are safe to use in stainless steel tub and plastic tub dishwashers.
Promising review: “After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in a magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!” —Sheila
Get them from Amazon for $4.44.
4.A salad spinner that’ll make cleaning your greens and other produce as easy as the literal push of a button. Then you can lift up the colander, drain the water, put it back into the clear outer bowl, and voilà, you have a pretty serving bowl as well!
Features a soft, non-slip knob that locks down for easy storage, and a non-slip ring and wide base to prevent it slipping off the counter. The clear bowl part can be used for serving, while the basket can be used as a colander. All parts are BPA-free, and can be disassembled. This is top rack–dishwasher safe!
Promising review: “I LOVE this salad spinner! It has become an essential item in my kitchen. I can now easily throw together a salad very quickly. I’ve used it for rinsing and spinning a variety of lettuces, and they all have come out beautifully clean and crisp. I’ve also used the spinner for cherry and grape tomatoes, as well as berries. I am definitely eating more salad now than I was before. The prep is SO much simpler with this spinner. The spinner is the size of a large salad bowl, and it does take up space in the kitchen. I made room for it on my utility cart, though, because it is well worth it to have it handy.” —Janice
Get it from Amazon for $29.99.
5.A rapid egg cooker for preparing a wide variety of eggs — hard-boiled, poached, scrambled, and omelets — how EGGciting!!!
Features an auto-shutoff function! It can boil up to six eggs at a time, poach up to two eggs at a time, or make an omelet! Includes a poaching tray, and omelet tray, a six-egg holder tray, a measuring cup, a recipe book, and access to a recipe database. All non-electric parts are dishwasher-safe! And be sure to check out our write-up of this awesome egg cooker!
Promising review: “I don’t like watching my pot to find out when the water starts boiling, so I bought this. It delivers perfect eggs by steaming them until the water placed in the device has evaporated. The exact amount of water is added to the cooker before it steams the eggs — there is a measuring line on the plastic cup that comes with the device. Next to each measuring line are the following words: ‘hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, etc.’ Fill the cup with water to the line for the egg type you want, and then add the water to the device. Then simply puncture each egg with a spike that is attached to the measuring cup, place the eggs in the device with the hole on top (duh). You close it, press the button on front and walk away. When an alarm sounds, it turns off automatically. Your eggs are done. No need to watch water boil. No need for daily cleaning. It’s quite small. Love this thing. For the price, what’s not to like?” —SunscreenAl
Get it from Amazon for $18.57+ (available in five colors).
6.A Silpat baking mat so you can easily take your yummerz off the pan quickly. We want you to spend more time eating than wrestling.
No need for butter, grease, oil, or sprays when using this! It’s made of fiberglass mesh and food-grade silicone that provides even heat distribution and baking/browning. It’s FDA-, NSF-, and Kosher-certified, and safe to use in the oven and freezer — it can withstand temperatures between -40 and 482 degrees F.
Promising review: “These are fantastic! I have been getting into baking cookies with my daughter lately and I just can’t get over the fact that these SilPat Silicone Mats produce perfect looking cookies every time. I had previously purchased two from Williams-Sonoma so I was happy to see that Amazon carried the same brand. Now we bake a ton of cookies all at the same time and they all come out looking amazing!” —Kindle Customer
Get it from Amazon for $24.95.
7.A hard water boosting powder that’ll give your kitchenware a tougher clean than just detergent alone will give. Plus, it leaves behind a fresh lemon scent, and, personally, I’m a sucker for anything lemon-scented.
Just add this to your pre-wash chamber with detergent. If you don’t have a pre-wash chamber, don’t fret. Just add 2 tbsp. to the bottom of your dishwasher!
Promising review: “I could not get my flatware to come out clean from the dishwasher and I wondered if it was the hard water. I was using up to three soap blocks in each load with only partial improvement. I used this the first time and voilà! Perfectly clean flatware for the first time. I LOVE this!” —Susan A
Get it from Amazon for $5.97.
8.An adjustable rack for keeping all of your under-the-sink items accessible and orderly.
Has an expandable rail, and four adjustable height levels.
Promising review: “I was super impressed with the quality of this item. It did not fit under my sink as I was hoping, but that was my fault as I didn’t measure before ordering. But what’s great about this item is that it is adjustable in many ways and I was still able to finagle it to meet my needs. You are able to adjust the height of the shelves to three different heights. And then it also adjusts in width to your precise needs. ” —staceym
Get it from Amazon for $19.87+ (available in two finishes).
9.A KitchenAid stand mixer with a wire whip, burnished flat beater, spiral dough hook, and pouring shield attachments to use in all of your baking adventures. But the fun doesn’t stop there, you can purchase additional attachments like a spiralizer, a pasta roller/cutter, a slicer/shredder, a pasta press, and more!
This stand mixer has 10 different speeds from very slow stir all the way to very fast whip to meet all your prepping needs. It comes with a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip. It features a 5 qt. stainless-steel bowl, a head tilt back for easier access, and a two-piece pouring shield.
Promising review: “I bought this for my wife to help with our annual massive Christmas cookie bake-off. We had this thing filled to the brim with various types of dough and icing all day, and it kept up with ease. Everything worked great. The motor seemed to keep up without any straining. Going to this from a decent hand-mixer was like going from a Kia to a Mercedes. We’re eager to get and use some more attachments!” —M Smith
Get it from Amazon for $499.95 (available in various colors).
10.A two-piece strainer and bowl set for pouring in, let’s say, some yummy al dente pasta, lifting the strainer and letting the bowl catch the water, pouring the water into the sink (or using it to make some sauce with your leftover pasta water), and using the whole set as a colorful serving bowl.
Includes one bowl and one colander. Features a stylish design and comfy grip handle. It’s stackable for compact storage, and has a non-slip silicone bowl. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe!
Get it from BuzzFeed’s Tasty line exclusively at Walmart for $10.97 (originally $12.44, available in two colors).
11.A pair of silicone trivets that can be used as pot holders, spoon rests, jar openers, and large drink coasters — and come in a variety of fun colors so you can get ones that’ll match your kitchen’s aesthetic.
These are made of FDA-approved silicone that doesn’t stain, mold, mildew, or absorb odors. They’re also heat-resistant to temps of up to 442 degrees F. Plus, they’re dishwasher-safe!
Promising review: “These pads are great! They lay flat or hang and look nice sitting on the counter (where a normal oven mitt would not). They are very flexible, and the little nubs are great for gripping pans, and they work wonderfully to block heat from hands and counters. Color is exactly the same as in the photos.” —Madeleine
Get them from Amazon for $10.97 (available in 10 colors).
12.A can of oven cleaner spray for ensuring the appliance you use to cook the food you consume is, uh, clean and not greasy and grimy.
Good for use on ovens, broilers, and barbecue grills. Only takes about five minutes to spot clean.
Promising review: “My oven was in bad shape. I had tried doing the whole baking soda and peroxide trick, but it made things worse. I tried this after seeing it on a BuzzFeed article and it actually worked! Let it sit for about four hours and the nastiness wipes off effortlessly.” —Natalie C
Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (originally $8.20).
13.A pan rack that you are definitely gonna thank yourself for buying on those nights you get home from work exhausted, and need to make dinner, and the last thing you feel like doing is wrestling your way through your cabinets just to find the right size.
This can hold up to five pans with vertical installation and four pans with horizontal installation.
Promising review: “This rack is perfect. I put my largest skillet on the bottom and smallest at the top. I did not secure the rack with the screws that came with it, so I can easily move it if I re-arrange my pots and pans area. Even without securing it to the cabinet, it works perfectly and doesn’t shift when I remove a pan. I will be buying another one of these for our cabin. I have already recommended this rack to friends.” —CustomerO
Get it from Amazon for $14.87 (originally $24.99).
14.A three-piece food storage container set will help preserve the life of your produce and leftovers — because I’m gonna go out on a whim here and assume you didn’t spend all that money on groceries just to throw them away in the garbage soon after because you forgot to eat them in one day.
These containers feature FreshVent technology to regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide flow, as well as a CrispTray to help keep moisture away. These are dishwasher-safe! Read our write-up of these wonderful food storage containers.
Promising review: “I wish I’d have gotten these sooner. I’m a vegetarian, so I eat a lot of produce anyway, and recently my husband has started eating healthier, so we eat even more. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator in these containers almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. These keep blackberries for a really long time. Lettuce (even washed and cut up) has lasted close to three weeks. The real miracle is how long they keep zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days, but these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I’ve kept cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, sliced bell peppers, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I’ve had fantastic results with all of them.” —Laura
Get it from Amazon for $26.99.
15.A dual breakfast sandwich maker for ensuring you start your day in the most delicious way without having to wake up earlier to head to McDonald’s.
It only takes about five minutes to make your breakfast sandwich. The surfaces are covered with durable, nonstick coating, and all removable parts are dishwasher-safe. Comes with some recipes for inspo, and PSA: If using meat, it must be pre-cooked.
Promising review: “I’m gadget-crazy and bought this on a whim, and I’m pretty impressed. I used Pam spray, English muffins, ham, cheese, and an egg. I heated it up a little past the recommended time, set a timer for five minutes, used tongs to lift up the compartments and whaddya know! A perfect, cute little sandwich! I pulled it out with a plastic spatula and set it on a tiny cookie rack to cool so the bottom wouldn’t get soggy. Nothing leaked, nothing stuck. Very compact and tidy. Let the contraption cool, then rinse and wipe.” —Amazoniac
Get it from Amazon for $39.68.
16.A lasagna trio pan that’ll allow you to whip up THREE, that’s right, THREE, different types of lasagna at the SAME TIME. Because it’s 2019, and we can do that.
Made of heavy-weight aluminized steel for the best heat conduction and even baking and releasing. It’s silicone-based, and made with non-stick coating. The pan is dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommending to extend product life.
Promising review: “As someone who has a child, (now a teenager), that will not eat any form of cheese, this pan is amazing! I typically avoid making any food that has cheese mixed into it, but now I can make him a section without cheese, and the rest of us our regular cheesy goodness. Another benefit to this pan is how well the portions slice. One cut with the spatula gives you a perfectly formed square. Each section makes four regular-sized portions for our family.” —thelastcoyote101
Get it from Amazon for $23.67.
17.A 12-piece colorful knife set for not only adding a pop of color into your kitchen, but safely ensuring you’re not cross-contaminating during meal prep.
The set includes six knives with corresponding covers – an 8″ chef knife, an 8″ slicing knife, an 8″ serrated bread knife, a 7″ santoku knife, a 6.5″ utility knife, and a 3.5″ pairing knife. A non-stick coating makes slicing any and all foods less of a hassle. Just avoid putting these in the dishwasher or cleaning with hot water. If you need one more push to be convinced, check out this BuzzFeeder’s review! And check out our picks for the best chef’s knives on BuzzFeed Reviews!
Promising review: “I saw this set in a BuzzFeed article and bought it despite having an okay block set. I’m really glad I bought these. They are super sharp, versatile, and the guards are nice so I can keep the knives in a drawer. I still have the knife block but I use these most of the time. The fun colors are a plus and the price can’t be beat. Although I’m not much of a cook, I think these are still plenty sufficient for most kitchens. It’s a bummer having to hand-wash them, but that’s a first-world problem in the first degree. This would be an ideal gift for a new graduate/college student/housewarming.” —theworldofdale
Get it from Amazon for $19.89.
18.A container lid organizer that’ll prevent you from having to search your kitchen high and low for the lid that matches the size of the container you’re using. Not that I know from personal experience or anything what this struggle is like…
Holder is divided into three sections and is BPA- and chlorine-free, food-safe, and made of shatter-resistant plastic. Recommended to clean with mild soap and water.
Promising review: “I have several different types of tupperware and 90% of the lids I have fit into this easily. Now I can stack the actual containers separately without leaving the lids to just sit next to them, taking up space, or standing on their sides, ready to fall out if I move anything. It’s been a while since I’ve heard my husband complain about the tupperware cabinet in general, so for that reason alone I’m glad I purchased this, lol.” —KB
Get it from Amazon for $12.99.
19.A two-pack of Bar Keepers Friend multi-purpose cleaner to get your kitchen and cookware (see superb exhibit below), looking shinier than Chip Skylark’s teeth.
For those who are fans of the Bar Keepers Friend Classic Cleanser and Polish, this delivers the same results, but in a pre-mixed formula to make for a quicker clean. It works well against rust stains, tarnish, mineral deposits, soap scum, and indoor and outdoor grime, and is especially good on the following surfaces: stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper alloys, aluminum, ceramic, porcelain, glass, corian. Recommended to use in the kitchen (sinks, cookware, stove cooktops and exteriors, oven door windows, non-stone countertops, and plates to buff out knife marks), bathroom (sinks, bathtubs, showers, faucets, toilets, tile, and grout), and outdoors (rust stains, grills, vehicles, siding, and sporting equipment).
Promising review: “I was so bummed when I scratched up my pretty white sink with pots and pans. I thought I’d need to have it replaced or try to sand it and refinish it somehow, but I bought this stuff as a last ditch effort to fix it myself. It takes some elbow grease to make them go away, the scratches don’t just wipe off. But if you scrub at them for a few minutes they melt away pretty quickly. After two rounds my sink looks nearly brand new again. It also worked on a few mineral stains in my bathtub that I thought were permanent after soft scrub failed to remove them. Again, a little of this stuff, the scrubby side of a blue sponge, a little bit of effort and they were gone!” —Dan Borden
Get them from Amazon for $9.29.
20.A 3-in-1 avocado slicer for splitting, pitting, and slicing the green stuff known as nature’s butter. Less time fanagling with silverware and more time eating avocado toast — win/win.
Features a soft, comfy non-slip grip. This is dishwasher-safe!
Promising review: “I used to laugh at this kind of product until my friend was using hers. It made it all so easy! Honestly, I can’t believe someone as clumsy as me was functioning without it. Where I used to use a knife and spoon or fork to deal with avocados, it’s now just this one thing. Each part of the tool does its job really well, and it’s easy to clean. Love it so much. Even if you’re not a clever tool kinda person, just get it. It’s worth it.” —kikikitten
Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
21.A sous vide that will have you making five-star restaurant-worthy meals without needing to trek out into the cold, cruel world and spend a million dollars at a fine dining establishment.
The temperature range is 32–197 degrees F. The cooker can be controlled right from your phone, so you don’t even have to stay in the kitchen while cooking. It also provides cooking notifications, and stays connected through Bluetooth from up to 30 feet away. Plus, you get access to over 1,000 recipes, so you’ll have inspiration for yummy meals! Get the Anova app here.
Promising review: “Since I started cooking sous vide, my family says my cooking has gone to a new level. I started with the original Anova, and just recently picked up this Nano. The Nano is awesome because it’s much smaller vs. the first Anova, making it easier to store in a drawer or something. It sounds trivial but by making it easier to grab. Set-up is so much quicker, and I can cook a beef roast for 30 hours without adding ANY water. If you’re just starting out in sous vide, I recommend this cooker.” —Jeff Nichols
Get it from Amazon for $97.97.
22.A veggie spiralizer for making “vegetable pasta,” with just the turn of a handle. Yep, it’s really that easy. Now all you need to do is cook it up with your favorite sauce and toppings!
It comes with seven interchangeable blades and four e-books filled with delish recipes; the spiralizer has a lifetime warranty and is easy to take apart for top-rack dishwashing.
Promising review: “You’re not going to find a better built, better functioning spiralizer anywhere! I wasn’t planning on buying one — I started out just researching. After researching the various models and reading reviews, I thought, ‘I gotta get me one of those.’ This is probably one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. My girlfriend just bought one two weeks ago and after seeing mine, said said there’s no comparison. She’s sending hers back!” —Marie Walker
Get it from Amazon for $29.99.
23.An over-the-cabinet bag holder so you have an easy spot to put your shopping bags when you come back from the store, rather than leaving them strewn across the counters… or worse… ending up in the garbage, never to be used again.
It can hold up to about 50 bags!
Promising review: “I love this so much! I have been looking for something for all of the grocery bags I keep! We use these for our bathroom trash bags. This little thing is a awesome. And my kids can easily reach inside and get a bag out! Love it!” —Lindsey T.
Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in nine finishes).
24.A vegetable chopper for those who wanna cook homemade meals, but are so daunted by the thought of prepping the ingredients, they’re already ordering Seamless a fourth night in a row.
It holds up to 4 cups at a time! Includes stainless steel discs, a cleaning brush, and a recipe e-book for inspo! This is FDA-certified, BPA-free, and all parts are dishwasher-safe!
Promising review: “I have been using the regular onion chopper and I always break them. I found that the design for this new chopper concentrates weight and pressure to prevent cracking. It looks stronger and I like that it has different types of knives. Personally, I can not live without a chopper because I love preparing ceviche and I refuse to spend hours cutting vegetables. Yesterday I even cut an apple and my daughter was happy to eat it (usually it takes a lot to make her eat fruits). My rating is 5 stars.” —e. baron
Get it from Amazon for $20.99.
25.A bakeware pan rack that’ll make going to grab the cookie sheet or muffin tin, or whatever it is you may need, a lot less hectic than having to go through the pile and lift up every item until you get the right one.
This features seven adjustable dividers, and has soft non-slip feet to ensure everything stays in place!
Promising review: “We have one kitchen drawer and very awkward cabinets in our apartment so organizing was an ever-changing and maddening puzzle. Frustrated with the challenge, I went online came across this product which originally seemed expensive. In my desperation, I decided to try it out anyway. I ended up loving it and bought three more at that price. I’m happy to recommend this product to others in the same situation especially with the price cut. It’s very sturdy and takes only seconds to set up!” —Elizabeth Giordano
Get it from Amazon for $17.99.
26.An avocado keeper for preserving the freshness of the delicious green stuff, because watching it turn brown before you even get a chance to enjoy it is the WORST.
This is dishwasher-safe!
Promising review: “I have NO idea how this works, I just now know it does! I cut an avocado in half, put it in this keeper and THREE days later it was as if I had JUST cut it!!! NO browning. My avo was VERY ripe! No need to add lime or anything before wrapping up, just put it into this mystifying avo keeper, even with the pit, and ENJOY when you want! PLEASE don’t think I wasn’t highly skeptical too, as I was ready to return it before I even opened it!!” —Keith Gauthier
Get it from Amazon for $4.99.
27.A three-pack of non-stick oven liners to catch things like crumbs and other food particles/residue, so all you have to do is clean these liners and not the oven itself.
These are PFOA-, and BPA-free, and works well in electric and gas ovens, microwaves, toasters, and can also be used as a grill or baking mat, or pan liner. They’re non-stick, reusable, can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees F, and dishwasher-safe!
Promising review: “I love these liners. When stuff drips, I can just take it out and clean it in my sink in soapy water or throw it in the dishwasher. Don’t have to scrub the bottom of the oven. Just remove the liner carefully. Less need to turn on the self-cleaning feature and endure the smells and smoke that are emitted as part of that process. The worst is usually the floor of the oven and this minimizes the problem.” —wifi-er
Get them from Amazon for $11.99.
28.A cold brew coffee maker that’ll help you whip up a delicious iced coffee treat — pro tip: do it the night before so it has time to chill while you’re asleep, and all you have to do in the morning is pour and go.
It yields about four servings of delicious coffee, features an airtight, leak-proof lid that helps to lock in freshness and flavor, a non-slip silicone handle, and fits in most refrigerator doors. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Need more convincing on this amazing coffeemaker? Check out our review of the fabulous Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker.
Promising review: “Delicious iced coffee! Don’t be fooled by getting an iced coffee at Starbucks and paying almost four bucks. For less than a dollar, you can brew your own cold brew coffee at home. The best part is that cold brew has 60 percent less acid then regular coffee does. So go ahead acid reflux sufferers have that second cup! I used some gourmet beans from a local coffee roaster for $15 and ground them myself. The coffee was far better than Starbucks could ever dream of making. Best of all I get three days worth of coffee for around $2 worth of beans. Pretty amazing.” —Robert Klaproth
Get it from Amazon for $18.97 (originally $19.99).
29.A spice rack drawer organizer to make looking for your favorite seasonings super easy, and preventing messy clutter.
Promising review: “This is one of the favorite things I’ve ever purchased from Amazon! They are so customizable and allow you to cut them and shape them to any drawer size. I think this will be my go-to gift for all of my friends who love cooking as much as I do! Freeing up cabinet space and having something that can so easily be rinsed off in the sink makes this a for sure buy!” —momonono
Get it from Amazon for $14.39+ (available in two sizes).
30.A set of reusable silicone baking cups will make baking your yummy treats a greener and more frugal experience. You won’t have to keep buying new cups because you’ll never run out.
These food-grade silicone cups are freezer-, microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe, and can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees F. Comes in the colors pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
Promising review: “These little thingies are perfect! I made some muffins with them and they came out incredibly easily with no residue on the cups at all. I didn’t have to use grease or anything. The colors are bright and fun, and they you plenty of each color. These are slightly smaller than a regular cupcake pan/liner, which is actually perfect for my purposes. As others have mentioned, the cups are a bit on the flimsy side, so make sure they’re on a baking sheet before you fill them because they can be difficult to transport once full.” —kapplejack
Get them from Amazon for $7.99/12, or $9.99/24.
31.A Crock-Pot so you can just throw in your ingredients in the morning before heading to work, and come home at night to a mouthwatering, comforting hot meal.
This 7 quart slow cooker can serve up about eight or more people, and can fit a 6 pound roast. It features an easy-to-use locking lid so you can prevent leaks on-the-go. You can set it to high for quicker cooking, or set on low for more of a slow roast, with a warm setting to keep food warm, but no longer cooking until you’re ready to serve. The lid and removable stoneware are dishwasher-safe!
Promising review: “I’ve had one of these for a few years and it’s my favorite of all my slow cookers. My sister borrowed it once, and promptly put it on her Christmas wishlist. Its oblong shape allows it to fit comfortably on counters, breakfast bars, etc., without ‘overhanging,’ and risking being knocked over. The locking lid with the rubberized ring is great when transporting it, (no leaking, even when using liners). The other thing I really appreciate is the ‘warm’ option. It has allowed food to stay warm for hours without continuing to cook it, (which the low function does).” —Bast
Get it from Amazon for $29.69+ (available in three colors).
32.A bread keeper for extending the shelf-life of loaves, because you didn’t go GET THAT BREAD, just for it to go BAD.
It helps to keep bread and baked goods fresher longer. The air vent is adjustable for a variety of conditions — closed for dry conditions and opened for humid conditions. The magnetic closure helps keep it snapped shut and secure. Plus, this is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe!
Promising review: “I love these. Years ago, I was looking for a bread box and just couldn’t find one that would allow me to cut the bread and put it right back in the box easily. I love that you can cut the bread on the front and that it is magnetic and how it expands. Soooo handy. I have two of them, so I can rotate, or sometimes both of them have bread in them. This would be easy for cookies or any baked goods you want to get in and out of easily on your counter. Really love this product.” —Walnut Farm Designs
Get it from Amazon for $19.49.
33.An air fryer to turn all of your favorite foods into deliciously crispy versions, minus all the yucky oils! Chicken tenders and french fries for dinner every night? Yes please.
All you have to do is put your food in the fryer basket, set the temp and the timer, and your food will come out crispy and delish. The auto-shutoff feature will help prevent overcooking, and the cool-touch handle means no hand burns when pulling your food out. Comes with a recipe book for inspo! And if you need further convincing, check out a BuzzFeeder’s review (#1).
Promising review: “This little gem does exactly what you want it to do. Mozzarella sticks, wings, pizza snacks come out perfectly. Takes a little while to find out just how long to do each snack, but once you get used to it, just perfect. Not for large amounts, but for one or two people it’s great. Takes up very little space.” —Swimmer
Get it from Amazon for $36.50+ (available in five colors).
34.A can organizer so the next time you just want a dang bowl of soup for dinner, you don’t have to sift through the cans of vegetables, sauce, and beans first just to find what you want.
You can store up to 46 cans and jars of various sizes on this rack! It has six adjustable plastic dividers, and boasts sturdy-construction!
Promising review: “We just moved into an apartment that has no pantry and limited cabinet space. I assembled this in two minutes, no tools required! I use it for my ziplock bags/foil/slow cooker liners as well! It works great as a multi-shelving unit. Two of my friends have seen this and have already bought one. Every house needs one of these!” —Annie
Get it from Amazon for $18.87+ (available in two finishes).
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