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    35 Probably Life-Changing Kitchen Products That’ll Save You Money In The Long Run

    Time to stop spending your entire paycheque on takeout.

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    1. A pack of magical Freshpaper sheets that will keep your breads and pastries from going bad right after you buy them. They're also biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable, so you won't be creating unnecessary waste.

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    They have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that help fend off mould and fight spoilage, and can be slid into any bag, container, or paper sleeve.

    Get a pack of eight on Amazon Canada for $12.99+. Also available for produce.

    2. A set of plant-based scrub sponges made from cacti (yep, actual cacti). They only cost a little more than the sponges you'd buy at the grocery store, but they'll last a lot longer.

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    They have no added colours or chemicals.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $5.97. Also available in a pack of six.

    3. A set of zip-sealed sandwich bags designed so that you can use them over and over again. They're leakproof, so you can store everything from apple sauce to salad dressing in 'em.

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    These ones are BPA-, chloride-, silicone- and lead-free. They're also freezer- and dishwasher-safe.

    Get a mixed pack of five on Amazon Canada for $5.99. Also available in a pack of six.

    4. A set of silicone baking mats that'll save you from buying rolls and rolls of parchment paper. They’ll keep food from sticking to your pans without the help of cooking spray, and they’re super easy to clean.

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    If you've got a sweet tooth, there's also a version specifically for macarons.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $20.77. Also available in a set of two.

    5. A set of flexible silicone lids that you can stretch over bowls to seal in flavour. It comes with six different sizes that fit everything from cans of tuna to giant mixing bowls.

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    They're safe to put in the microwave, freezer, and dishwasher.

    Get a set of 12 on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    6. A microwave popcorn bowl that requires zero oil, so all you need is kernels. Reviewers love how they no longer create extra waste with popcorn bags and say it's super easy to clean and use.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.25.

    7. A fridge-friendly container set that uses ventilated lids to keep all of your pre-cut produce fresher for longer. Now you won't have to throw all your fruits and veggies in the compost because you're a slow eater.

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    One BuzzFeed writer put it to the test and was impressed by how it extended the life of her strawberries and spinach by over a week, compared to their regular containers.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $24.97. They can also be purchased individually in three different sizes and in larger sets.

    8. A roll of cheese storage paper that regulates humidity to keep your favourite bries, havartis, and cheddars from getting too moist or too dry. Reviewers say it keeps cheese tasting fresh and combats mould like nothing else.

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    Get 15 sheets on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in bag form.

    9. A set of bestselling silicone cupcake liners so that you can satisfy your sweet tooth without buying anything wrappers. They're also great for whipping up individual omelets and egg bites, if you like prepping your breakfasts in advance.

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    These ones don't need any greasing or cooking spray, and are stain and odour resistant.

    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $10.99. Also available in a pack of 24.

    10. A roll of machine washable bamboo sheets that are stronger and more absorbent than typical paper towels. They're soft enough to wipe your face with, so you can use them in place of washcloths, too.

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    Each roll comes with 20 sheets, which can replace 60 traditional paper towel rolls.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in packs of two and four.

    11. A bottle emptying kit that'll help you get at every last drop of your barbecue sauce, salad dressing, marinade, and everything in between. It fits most plastic standard screw-top bottles, so you don't need to stress about sizing.

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    The set includes six dispensing stands, which can be used alone or with one of the six adapters for bottles with smaller necks.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.36. Also available in a larger set.

    12. A set of reusable Keurig cups so you can brew your favourite beans in single portions. Reviewers say that they're easy to clean and will help you keep you from spending some serious cash on coffee.

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    They're compatible with the K-Duo, K-Cafe, K-Cafe K83, K-Latte, K45 Elite, K-Classic, and K-Compact.

    Get a set of six for $14.99.

    13. Or a glass cold brew maker, if iced coffee is more your thing. The filter can handle even the finest ground coffee, and you can use it for iced tea, too.

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    It comes with a spoon that can be clipped right onto your coffee bag to help you measure out the perfect portion.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99+. Also available in a larger size.

    14. A pack of mouldable, reusable Bees Wraps that'll eliminate your need for cling film. Just use the heat of your hands to put them into action.

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    I actually own these and looooove them. They're made of organic cotton treated with jojoba oil and tree resin and work just like the alternative but are washable, reusable, and compostable. They're also a lot thicker, so they can hold more watery foods, like tofu, without any leakage.

    Get a pack of assorted sizes from Amazon Canada for $29.99. Available in three colours.

    15. A pack of bestselling nut milk bags that you can use to strain your non-dairy milks and juices in the comfort of your own home. Reviewers love how these have a tight weave, so little to no pulp gets through.

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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $8.95.

    16. An avocado seed sprouting ring that'll help you turn your pits into trees. Guac costs extra? NBD, you have plenty at home now, thanks to this bad boy.

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    Place your pit in the plastic ring, toss it in a bowl of water, and let nature do its thing.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    17. And an petite airtight container that'll keep your guacamole fresh for days, so you don't waste a perfectly good batch of chip dip. Kiss the days of brown guac buh-byeeee.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.18.

    18. A salad chopper and bowl, because it's time to stop spending your paycheck on pricey premade caesars, cobbs, and Waldorfs. It can cut through cheese, veggies, fruit, and lettuce, so you can craft the perfect healthy meal with ease.

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    Reviewers say it's a must-have if you're trying to eat more greens.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.24. You can also purchase the salad chopper individually.

    19. An Instant Pot that'll eliminate your need for a ton of your single-use gadgets and generally make your meal prepping adventures a breeze. It's also great for people who love homecooked meals, but hate the process of cooking.

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    One BuzzFeed writer is obsessed with how versatile this gadget is. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, egg cooker, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer, so everything else in your kitchen will probably start gathering dust.

    Get an eight-quart Instant Pot on Amazon Canada for $139.97+. Available in two other sizes and three bundle options.

    20. A microwave egg cooker that makes a fluffy lil' omelet that's the perfect size for an English muffin, so you won't have to pay big bucks for a breakfast sammy ever again. You can use it to poach and scramble, too, if that's more your style.

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    It's made of BPA- and phthalate-free plastic, and is dishwasher, microwave, fridge, and freezer safe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $5.

    21. Or a breakfast sandwich maker if you're feeling a little fancier. The instructions are simple: pile in the ingredients, let them cook for a few minutes, then slide out the plates to assemble the sandwich.

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    It comes with a recipe book if you're in need of some breakfast inspo. All removable parts are dishwasher safe, so it's easy to clean, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $40.10.

    22. A Click and Grow garden that'll have you feeling like a seasoned botanist while barely lifting a finger. If you want to save big bucks on organic produce at the farmers market, this will do the trick.

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    It's super simple to use: just drop the included plant pods, fill it with water, plug it in, and let it get down to business. It comes with three basil plant pods, but you can purchase different varieties, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $124.95.

    23. A BuzzFeed Tasty seasoning kit that'll inspire you to cook meals instead of ordering takeout every night. These blends are packed with flavour and will save you from buying a ton of different single spices to create your own bespoke blends.

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    It includes Fiery (Sriracha, lime, and garlic), Zesty (lemon, thyme, and basil), Hearty (garlic, red bell pepper, and paprika), Jazzy (green bell pepper, paprika, and garlic), and Savory (tomato, basil, and oregano).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.71.

    24. A 20-piece set of latched storage containers that'll keep your pantry essentials from going prematurely stale. They take up a lot less space than the boxes and bags they're packaged in and will make your cupboards look like Pinterest goals.

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    They're made of BPA-free, stain-resistant material, and are dishwasher-safe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $70.92. Also available in an eight-piece set.

    25. A meal-planning journal with stickers and labels that you can use to plot out your meals days (or weeks!) in advance, so you never overbuy at the grocery store. It has space to record what you'll be eating, your meal prep strategy, and your weekly shopping list.

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    It also has a handy conversion chart and spaces to write down your favourite recipes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.87 for the notebook with stickers. You can also purchase the notebook by itself for $22.87.

    26. A stackable bento box that has two levels and comes with a divider, so you can customize it to fit your meal perfectly. It's so sleek and stylish that it'll probs inspire you to bring your lunch instead of buying it.

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    It's BPA-free and is safe to put in the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer. Utensils aren't included, but you can grab them here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99. Available in five colours.

    27. A petite herb keeper that will help your cilantro, basil, parsley, and more last for up to ten days longer than they normally would. If you struggle with eating all your herbs before they go bad, you probably need this.

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    This one comes with three removable dividers, has a clear lid so you can see your herbs, and air vents in the lid to help them breathe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $40.23.

    28. A pair of vacuum seal wine stoppers, in case you don't finish every last drop. These can keep your wine fresh for up to ten days, so you can take your sweet time polishing it off and won't have to keep buying more bottles.

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    They're made of food grade stainless steel and have internal silicone airtight seals, so you don't have to worry about leakage.

    Get a pack of two rose gold stoppers on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in black.

    29. A collapsible bread box that adjusts to fit your loaf perfectly and will keep it fresher for longer. The lid also folds down to act as a cutting board, so you don't need to create additional dishes when you want a piece of toast.

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    It perfectly fits machine-sized loaves when expanded to its full size, and is BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    30. A stainless steel kitchen bar that'll remove smelly cooking odours from your hands and won't melt down like regular soap, so you can use it over and over again. You don't even need water to make it work!

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    It's dishwasher safe, so you can just throw it in with your bowls and plates if it gets dirty.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    31. A dual-ended melon baller so you never have to buy premade fruit salad again. One reviewer says it can also be used on potatoes, if you love a good BBQ side dish.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    32. A stainless steel pasta measurer so you won't accidentally cook extra portions of pasta. Now you won't be eating leftover noodles for days (unless you want to).

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    It has measurers for one, two, three, and four portions. It's also rust-resistant and dishwasher-safe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.97.

    33. A pre-seasoned cast iron pan that'll last you a lifetime of searing, sautéing, baking, broiling, braising, and frying. Reviewers are impressed by how it actually gets better over time and how sturdy it is.

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    It has a loop in its handle, making it easy to hang.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.95+. Available in eleven sizes.

    34. A personal-sized Ninja blender that has the power to crush through whole fruits, vegetables, and ice within seconds. Now you can make your own protein shake instead of spending $15 at your local smoothie bar (no shade, we've all been there).

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    It has built-in blender programs, so you don't have to guess how long your bowl or beverage will take to blend. The set includes three cups with sealable lids, so you can take your smoothies on the go.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $127.69.

    35. And finally, a family-size air fryer that'll give you all the joys of fried food without even hitting up a drive-thru. It will crisp up your food in less time than it takes to preheat your oven — and it shuts off automatically, so you don’t have to worry about overcooking.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $143.22+. Available in four colours.

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