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30 Things That'll Make You Actually Want To Eat Your Leftovers

A Crock-Pot portable food warmer, Bee's Wrap, seven flavored Tabasco sauces, and 27 other things that'll make leftovers way better!

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1. A lunch container that separates your leftovers into wet and dry so nothing gets soggy.

This BPA-free container is dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. Promising Review: "I love this container. I put a salad under and food to warm in the microwave on top. I store it sideways in my lunch box and it never leaks. The rubber sealer can be easily removed for cleaning. Awesome!" —SusanGet it from Amazon for $14.99 (also available for salads for $17.95).
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This BPA-free container is dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe.

Promising Review: "I love this container. I put a salad under and food to warm in the microwave on top. I store it sideways in my lunch box and it never leaks. The rubber sealer can be easily removed for cleaning. Awesome!" —Susan

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (also available for salads for $17.95).

2. A set of two silicone avocado huggers to prevent the leftover half of your beloved avocado from browning to death.

Set includes a small and a large for different-sized avocados. The pit pocket can be pushed in or out depending on which half you are saving. They are top rack–dishwasher safe. Promising Review: I wasn't sure these would truly fit avocados, but I gave them a try and I love them! They work great. The avocados don't turn brown when stored in these and they fit well." —MagareeshiGet them from Amazon for $10.95.
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Set includes a small and a large for different-sized avocados. The pit pocket can be pushed in or out depending on which half you are saving. They are top rack–dishwasher safe.

Promising Review: I wasn't sure these would truly fit avocados, but I gave them a try and I love them! They work great. The avocados don't turn brown when stored in these and they fit well." —Magareeshi

Get them from Amazon for $10.95.

3. A set of four silicone food huggers as a versatile tool for covering containers of leftovers like chili or soup or putting directly onto leftover produce.

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These are BPA-free and top rack–dishwasher safe.

Promising Review: "These are my favorite kitchen accessories! I usually only cook for myself and often have half a lemon or most of a cucumber left and these are great for saving my fruits and veggies. They wash in the dishwasher and are much easier to use than saran wrap." —Anna D. Hovet

Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

4. A roll of freezer labels so you never forget what's in that random container you put in the freezer what seems like years ago or how long it's actually been in there.

The box contains 100 labels!Get them from Amazon for $6.04 or Jet for $6.45.
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The box contains 100 labels!

Get them from Amazon for $6.04 or Jet for $6.45.

5. A vacuum sealer to package and preserve food, like grilled chicken or other things you've prepared in bulk, but want to save for future meals.

Set Includes 3-quart bags, 2-gallon bags, one 11" x 10" roll, vacuum, and accessory hose. Keeps food fresh for up to five times longer and prevents freezer burn. Be sure to allow your food to reach room temperature before vacuum sealing it. Some foods that can't be vacuum sealed include: soft cheeses, raw bananas or mushrooms, whole apples, and certain other raw vegetables. Find a full list and more FAQs regarding the FoodSaver vacuum sealer here. Check out our post on the shelf life of different foods here. Promising Review: "I've had three different models of the FoodSaver over the past 10 years, and this is the best yet. It's lightweight, easy to use, great seal, smaller shelf/counter footprint, and the cord wraps inside the bottom of the case. The cord is under three feet long, so you do have to have space on the counter close to an outlet to use this. It does well with all the freezer bags I've used, and with the suction tube for canisters and the refrigerator bags." —BillGet it from Amazon for $59 or Walmart for $59.
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Set Includes 3-quart bags, 2-gallon bags, one 11" x 10" roll, vacuum, and accessory hose. Keeps food fresh for up to five times longer and prevents freezer burn. Be sure to allow your food to reach room temperature before vacuum sealing it. Some foods that can't be vacuum sealed include: soft cheeses, raw bananas or mushrooms, whole apples, and certain other raw vegetables. Find a full list and more FAQs regarding the FoodSaver vacuum sealer here. Check out our post on the shelf life of different foods here.

Promising Review: "I've had three different models of the FoodSaver over the past 10 years, and this is the best yet. It's lightweight, easy to use, great seal, smaller shelf/counter footprint, and the cord wraps inside the bottom of the case. The cord is under three feet long, so you do have to have space on the counter close to an outlet to use this. It does well with all the freezer bags I've used, and with the suction tube for canisters and the refrigerator bags." —Bill

Get it from Amazon for $59 or Walmart for $59.

6. A box of heat seal bags you'll need for any vacuum sealer.

Promising Review: "I have used the FoodSaver bags for a couple of years and they always seal well. We get larger quantities of food, split them up, and freeze them. The results from the FoodSaver are very pronounced when comparing them to freezer bags with zippers, etc. The food comes out (even months later) as fresh tasting as it was when it went into the FoodSaver bags." —Tom T.Get them from Amazon for $17.99.
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Promising Review: "I have used the FoodSaver bags for a couple of years and they always seal well. We get larger quantities of food, split them up, and freeze them. The results from the FoodSaver are very pronounced when comparing them to freezer bags with zippers, etc. The food comes out (even months later) as fresh tasting as it was when it went into the FoodSaver bags." —Tom T.

Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

7. A Guac-lock because if you happen to have any guac left over (a rare occurrence) this can keep it fresh until you're ready to eat the rest of it... probably like 10 minutes later.

This is top rack–dishwasher safe. It can fit 12–24 ounces of guacamole or other dips. Promising Review: "Wow! This contraption really works!! I make guacamole from scratch several times a month. I had a system that involved an air-tight container, cling wrap to remove all the air the surface of the guacamole, then another layer of cling wrap before placing the top on the container. It was a hassle and only helped the guacamole last a few days. Even then, the guacamole would turn somewhat brown and would lose its fresh flavor. This container truly preserves my fresh guacamole. I'm on day seven and the guacamole is still bright green and flavor has hardly been lost. I'm very pleased! I bought one for a gift as well!" —Mary B. M.Check out our full review here!Get it from Amazon for $18.97 or The Container Store for $19.99.
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This is top rack–dishwasher safe. It can fit 12–24 ounces of guacamole or other dips.

Promising Review: "Wow! This contraption really works!! I make guacamole from scratch several times a month. I had a system that involved an air-tight container, cling wrap to remove all the air the surface of the guacamole, then another layer of cling wrap before placing the top on the container. It was a hassle and only helped the guacamole last a few days. Even then, the guacamole would turn somewhat brown and would lose its fresh flavor. This container truly preserves my fresh guacamole. I'm on day seven and the guacamole is still bright green and flavor has hardly been lost. I'm very pleased! I bought one for a gift as well!" —Mary B. M.

Check out our full review here!

Get it from Amazon for $18.97 or The Container Store for $19.99.

8. A set of seven flavored Tobasco sauces for spicing up leftovers. The different flavors could help it feel like a different meal than it was last night!

Get it from Amazon for $44.66.
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Get it from Amazon for $44.66.

9. A baking soda odor absorber to keep any pungent leftovers from contaminating your other non-smelly leftovers.

Promising Review: "Definitely recommended! A great product for its cost. It is not bulky like most baking soda holders. It adds a nice unique feature to the fridge. I definitely love it. It is very easy to clean and maintain." —JasonGet it from Amazon for $13.99.
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Promising Review: "Definitely recommended! A great product for its cost. It is not bulky like most baking soda holders. It adds a nice unique feature to the fridge. I definitely love it. It is very easy to clean and maintain." —Jason

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

10. A microwaveable soup mug that'll finally make it possible to bring soup leftovers to work without messes and spills!

These BPA-free mugs are dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. Promising Review: "AWESOME!!! I use this to heat my entire can of chunky soup at work. The vented lid keeps soup from splattering all over the microwave. The handle does not get hot so I can hold it to eat immediately. The vent can also be closed to form a tight seal to put in the fridge if you want to save the rest for later or throw it back in your lunch bag without worrying about keeping it upright or spilling. I'm buying one for all of my co-workers for Christmas. You can't beat the price!" —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes).
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These BPA-free mugs are dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe.

Promising Review: "AWESOME!!! I use this to heat my entire can of chunky soup at work. The vented lid keeps soup from splattering all over the microwave. The handle does not get hot so I can hold it to eat immediately. The vent can also be closed to form a tight seal to put in the fridge if you want to save the rest for later or throw it back in your lunch bag without worrying about keeping it upright or spilling. I'm buying one for all of my co-workers for Christmas. You can't beat the price!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes).

11. A set of seven Bee's Wraps as a natural alternative to plastic bags that can be reused for one year. Save your food and the planet!

Set includes two small, two medium, two large, and one extra-large for bread. They are made of organic cotton and coated in beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. They can be washed with mild soap and air dried for reuse. They last for up to a year of regular use if taken care of properly. Promising Review: "I LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!!! I have been wanting to buy these for a quite while now. There was no coupon or sale in a year, so I finally decided to invest in the full price. No regrets! These are fantastic and work like a charm. The bread stayed fresh the whole week, no dryness, no mold, just yummy bread. They are perfect for sandwiches and other things too. And, they smell great (just like honey)! If they get dirty just a quick rinse is enough. I would buy them all over again!" —Kristina T.Get them from Amazon for $42.
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Set includes two small, two medium, two large, and one extra-large for bread. They are made of organic cotton and coated in beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. They can be washed with mild soap and air dried for reuse. They last for up to a year of regular use if taken care of properly.

Promising Review: "I LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!!! I have been wanting to buy these for a quite while now. There was no coupon or sale in a year, so I finally decided to invest in the full price. No regrets! These are fantastic and work like a charm. The bread stayed fresh the whole week, no dryness, no mold, just yummy bread. They are perfect for sandwiches and other things too. And, they smell great (just like honey)! If they get dirty just a quick rinse is enough. I would buy them all over again!" —Kristina T.

Get them from Amazon for $42.

12. A collapsible microwave cover for reheating your leftovers to perfection while protecting your microwave from splatters.

This BPA-free microwave cover is heat resistant up to 600 degrees. It's also dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. Promising Review: "This works wonderfully. I got tired of using paper towels. Half the time they would fall into the middle of the bowls, especially soup bowls, when heating them up in the microwave or we'd get splatters of sauce and other foods throughout the inside of the microwave so I decided to give this a try. It is cool and it pops out into three different sizes. There's no splatter, no mess, and it cleans up easily. I recommend this to anyone who uses paper towels to cover microwave dishes when heating up food. No more wasting tons of paper towels which are not cheap anymore." —SteubenOhioGet it from Amazon for $7.99.
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This BPA-free microwave cover is heat resistant up to 600 degrees. It's also dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

Promising Review: "This works wonderfully. I got tired of using paper towels. Half the time they would fall into the middle of the bowls, especially soup bowls, when heating them up in the microwave or we'd get splatters of sauce and other foods throughout the inside of the microwave so I decided to give this a try. It is cool and it pops out into three different sizes. There's no splatter, no mess, and it cleans up easily. I recommend this to anyone who uses paper towels to cover microwave dishes when heating up food. No more wasting tons of paper towels which are not cheap anymore." —SteubenOhio

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

13. A stacking container set for toting around small portions of leftovers for snacking.

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These BPA-free containers are dishwasher- and freezer-safe.

Promising Review: "I absolutely love these!! My grandma was recently in the hospital for an extended period of time. We took turns doing the night shift. Of course the cafeteria is closed and after a while, nothing looks good in the vending machine. I loaded these up with snacks. The larger one is very versatile. I've added chili, another time cottage cheese, and another time stew with no leakage. I've used them since for car trips, the movie theater, etc. These help me keep track of my calories and protein intake. I reach for my 'Go Stack' before stopping at the drive-thru. Would definitely purchase again." —T. Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $11.49 (available in eight colors) or Walmart for $10.99.

14. A set of four glass food storage containers because it'll be a lot easier to remember what leftovers you have in your fridge if they're stored in see-through containers.

Includes leakproof sauce cups. Dishwasher-, oven-, and microwave-safe.Get them from Amazon for $28.99.
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Includes leakproof sauce cups. Dishwasher-, oven-, and microwave-safe.

Get them from Amazon for $28.99.

15. A Crack-Pot portable food warmer to get all the warm deliciousness of a slow cooker on to go!

This 20-ounce pot is perfect for personal use and it's dishwasher-safe. Promising Review: "Everyone needs one of these! My hubs works nights so he is usually asleep through dinner time. I just put some in his little Crock-Pot and he has hot food for lunch. Must have for anyone looking to save money on food costs, or really anyone that eats at work during the day. The removable dish from inside makes cleaning it super easy." —Amazon Customer Get it from Amazon for $19.89 (available in four colors) or Walmart for $16.58+ (available in three colors).
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This 20-ounce pot is perfect for personal use and it's dishwasher-safe.

Promising Review: "Everyone needs one of these! My hubs works nights so he is usually asleep through dinner time. I just put some in his little Crock-Pot and he has hot food for lunch. Must have for anyone looking to save money on food costs, or really anyone that eats at work during the day. The removable dish from inside makes cleaning it super easy." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.89 (available in four colors) or Walmart for $16.58+ (available in three colors).

16. A set of two bag stands that's going to make pouring leftovers into baggies easy peasy!

Get them from Amazon for $9.57, or Jet for $11.99.
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Get them from Amazon for $9.57, or Jet for $11.99.

17. A panini press so leftovers can easily be turned into delicious pressed sandwiches!

Promising Review: "HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, THIS IS THE GREATEST INVENTION EVER. Buy it and make yourself a damn sandwich! Mind. Blown. YOU'RE WELCOME." —D WilkieGet it from Amazon for $29.74, Walmart for $24.94, or Jet for $24.94.
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Promising Review: "HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, THIS IS THE GREATEST INVENTION EVER. Buy it and make yourself a damn sandwich! Mind. Blown. YOU'RE WELCOME." —D Wilkie

Get it from Amazon for $29.74, Walmart for $24.94, or Jet for $24.94.

18. Or a waffle maker which will transform any leftover with its waffely goodness like this truly inspiring idea for repurposing Thanksgiving stuffing!

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Get it from Amazon for $29 or Walmart for $29.

Check out our post for more awesome waffle maker ideas here!

19. A rotating pizza oven for reheating last night's leftover slices if you're not a cold pizza kinda person.

Promising Review: "I bought this to cook 'take and bake' pizza in motel rooms. I first started it up and made toast, another difficult thing to do on the road. It worked great! My wife and I make pizza from scratch about once a week and we eat the leftovers for lunch during the week. This turned out to be the best pizza warming device we have ever tried. It now has a home on the counter and is used several times a week." —DstabqGet it from Amazon for $49.90, Walmart for $49.90, or Jet for $49.90.
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Promising Review: "I bought this to cook 'take and bake' pizza in motel rooms. I first started it up and made toast, another difficult thing to do on the road. It worked great! My wife and I make pizza from scratch about once a week and we eat the leftovers for lunch during the week. This turned out to be the best pizza warming device we have ever tried. It now has a home on the counter and is used several times a week." —Dstabq

Get it from Amazon for $49.90, Walmart for $49.90, or Jet for $49.90.

20. A silicone lid that can suction on top of any bowl or cup and keep its contents fresh.

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These BPA-free lids are heat resistant up to 550 degrees. They're also dishwasher-safe.

Promising Review: "I love all of these lids. I have one or two in each size and use them regularly. They are so easy to clean and I hate plastic wrap. Not just because of the wastefulness but because it always sticks to everything but the thing I want to cover. They are pricey but soooooo worth every penny!" — ConsumerX

Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in five sizes and seven colors) or The Grommet for $7.95+ available in five sizes and four colors).

21. A produce protector to add to fruit salads or bowls of guacamole that you can't finish in one sitting to prevent them from browning.

Promising Review: "I have used this for years. It's very good for fresh fruit and fruit salads. Things like peaches and apples don't brown. The container lasts a long time as you don't need much. It's a good price at Walmart." —MrsMacBeeGet it from Walmart for $4.33.
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Promising Review: "I have used this for years. It's very good for fresh fruit and fruit salads. Things like peaches and apples don't brown. The container lasts a long time as you don't need much. It's a good price at Walmart." —MrsMacBee

Get it from Walmart for $4.33.

22. A set of reusable silicone bags with an airtight seal that'll keep your leftovers fresh and save you money on disposable plastic bags.

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These are dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe.

Get a set of four from Amazon for $18.99.

23. Or, if you prefer to toss dirty bags rather than wash and reuse them, a box of freezer-safe bags should provide the convenience that makes eating leftovers more enjoyable.

Get three boxes from Amazon for $12.68.
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Get three boxes from Amazon for $12.68.

24. A set of 20 three-compartment plastic containers to make packing lunch a cinch!

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The containers are dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe! They are also BPA-free, and stain- and odor-resistant.

Get them from Amazon for $20.99.

25. A food processor because if you have absolutely no desire to eat the same thing yet again, totally repurposing it into a new recipe may be the best solution.

The bowl, lid, and blades are dishwasher-safe. Promising Review: "WOW! Where has this product been all my life. Or a better question, why did I wait so long to get one. We had some ham leftover from Christmas and decided to make ham salad. I heard from friends how easy it was with a food processor so I ordered this one from Amazon yesterday and got it today (Prime is great and the distribution center must have been close). I've always liked Hamilton Beach products and this one is no exception. It's powerful, easy to use and clean, and it whipped up the best ham salad I've had since my Mom used an old hand grinder to make it up when I was a kid." —OkieBoyGet it from Amazon for $29.85, Jet for $29.85, or Walmart for $29.85.
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The bowl, lid, and blades are dishwasher-safe.

Promising Review: "WOW! Where has this product been all my life. Or a better question, why did I wait so long to get one. We had some ham leftover from Christmas and decided to make ham salad. I heard from friends how easy it was with a food processor so I ordered this one from Amazon yesterday and got it today (Prime is great and the distribution center must have been close). I've always liked Hamilton Beach products and this one is no exception. It's powerful, easy to use and clean, and it whipped up the best ham salad I've had since my Mom used an old hand grinder to make it up when I was a kid." —OkieBoy

Get it from Amazon for $29.85, Jet for $29.85, or Walmart for $29.85.

26. A six-pack of stretchable silicone covers that'll easily stretch over oddly shaped jars, bowls, pots, and more, creating an airtight seal that'll lock in freshness.

These are dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. Get them from Amazon for $11.98.
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These are dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe.

Get them from Amazon for $11.98.

27. An air fryer perfect for giving frozen leftovers new life!

The detachable basket is dishwasher-safe.Promising Review: "My husband researched air fryers, as he was wanting one. After quite a bit of research, he settled on the Costzon 1500W Electric Air Fryer. We have had it for three days, and have used it five or six times already. This air fryer is very easy to use. We hit the ground running, and haven't looked back since. The food comes ouT crispy without the grease. Yes! No grease and less calories!" —Sarah LanchinCheck out why one BuzzFeeder loves a similar air fryer here. Get it from Amazon for $64.99 (available in two colors), Jet for $64.99, or Walmart for $64.99.
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The detachable basket is dishwasher-safe.

Promising Review: "My husband researched air fryers, as he was wanting one. After quite a bit of research, he settled on the Costzon 1500W Electric Air Fryer. We have had it for three days, and have used it five or six times already. This air fryer is very easy to use. We hit the ground running, and haven't looked back since. The food comes ouT crispy without the grease. Yes! No grease and less calories!" —Sarah Lanchin

Check out why one BuzzFeeder loves a similar air fryer here.

Get it from Amazon for $64.99 (available in two colors), Jet for $64.99, or Walmart for $64.99.

28. A set of two stackable freezer shelves so you can add some much needed organization to your jam-packed freezer.

Get them from Walmart for $21.99.
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Get them from Walmart for $21.99.

29. A waxed canvas lunch bag, which is way cooler than a basic brown paper bag! You are going to love taking your leftovers out of this every day!

Get it from WAAMIndustries on Etsy for $24 (available in 12 colors).
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Get it from WAAMIndustries on Etsy for $24 (available in 12 colors).

30. And if all else fails... a cheese melter can add some gooey goodness to your leftovers and I guarantee they will taste amazing!

Get it from UncommonGoods for $24.99.
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Get it from UncommonGoods for $24.99.

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