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17 Kitchen Products Under $25 That Will Actually Last

A waffle maker, fry pan, panini press, and other products that won't break after only one week of use.

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2. A breakfast sandwich maker because being hangry in the morning is never a good time. BACON, EGG, AND CHEESES BEFORE WORK — WYA?

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This everlasting sandwich maker contains dishwasher-safe removable parts, and the surfaces are covered with a nonstick coating AKA no food will get left (erm, burned) behind.

Promising review: "I love love love this — it works perfectly! I've had mine for over two years, and it is used at least twice a day by someone in my house. It makes a great, easy grilled cheese sandwich for the little one, as well as awesome breakfast sandwiches for the adults." —Celle

Get it from Amazon for $22.12 or from Hamilton Beach for $24.99.

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3. A slow cooker to make the the french toast casserole, apple cinnamon oatmeal, or stuffed peppers of your dreams. Wow. There's drool on my keyboard right now.

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This 1.5 quart slow cooker comes with a removable inner pot, as well as cool-to-the-touch-you-won't-burn-yourself handles, a dishwasher-safe tempered glass lid, and three temperature settings: low, high, and keep warm.

Promising review: "I purchased this little bad boy over two years ago, and have used it often since then! This slow cooker is definitely on the small side, but as the saying goes — this thing is small but mighty, plus it doesn't take up a ton of countertop space. I use it mainly for stews, chili, and side dishes. It always performs well!" —Big Game James

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $11.08.

4. A four-cup coffee maker that's the epitome of the "bang for your buck" phrase. This precious caffeine baby is so inexpensive, but will last for years and years.

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Promising review: "I bought mine in 2011, and use it at least once daily: it works great, is easy to clean, is portable when necessary, and it doesn't take up much space. Like any coffee maker, you have to run vinegar through it on occasion to keep mineral buildup out of the tube. (I like that this machine makes it easy to get rid of the remaining vinegar — just hold the unplugged machine over the sink. Then, just run a cup or so of water through a cycle to get the last bits out.) FYI, I've been drinking coffee for more than 35 years." —Deb

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

5. A citrus juicer to take brunch to the next level. Hello, mimosas mixed with FRESH-SQUEEZED OJ. Plus, this thing has a three-year warranty — yahoo!

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So, how does this work? WELL! Just hold your freshly-cut fruit of choice — which doesn't have to be an orange, you can use this on grapefruits, limes, etc.! — on top of the juicer, press the fruit down on the top spinner, and you'll have fresh-squeezed juice in a matter of seconds. This juicer also has pulp-control settings (high, medium, and low) to give you as much or as little pulp as you want.

Promising review: "This is a great unit that is available in several different colors to accommodate most any décor, plus it boasts a three year warranty in the owner’s manual. I recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade to an electric juicer!" —B.

Get it from Amazon for $22.49 (available in three colors).

6. A stovetop grill pan designed with a ridged cook surface, which steers excess fat and grease away from the food you're cooking. #health

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7. A food chopper that makes all kind of food — veggies! meat! chocolate! nuts! — quiver in fear. They know they don't stand a chance.

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This handheld chopper holds up to 16 ounces of food, and can mince and grind everything from garlic and onion to chicken and cheese (those foods don't sound super appealing together, but I'm sure you know what I mean).

Promising review: "We've had this thing for almost two years now, and it still works like it's brand new. We have put meat and every kind of vegetable through it, it's easy to assemble, and the blade is sharp. For the price, you can't beat it!" —Sondra Crist

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

8. A stovetop popcorn maker because concession stands are overpriced and I am on a budget.

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This nifty popcorn maker can make up to five quarts of popcorn in about three minutes. Just pour in the kernels and stir the wooden handle — this'll keep the popcorn rotating, ensuring that none of the kernels will overcook or burn.

Promising review: "We've had our popcorn popper for a couple of years now, and we STILL love it. If you're looking for a great popcorn popper, this is it! It's easy to clean and easy to use." —CJMacAt

Get it from Amazon for $24.96.

9. A personal blender complete with a travel lid, meaning you can drink your delicious smoothie on-the-go. How you like them apples, you ask? Blended.

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Promising review: "I bought this blender over a year ago and it's still going strong, even after continuous, daily use. I've been making fruit smoothies every day, and it still works as great as the day I bought it! Plus, clean-up is always very quick, and I don't have to worry about space on the counter." —Jade

Get it from Amazon for $14.85.

10. A panini press for gourmet sandwiches that are "chef-kisses-fingers," "this-panini-would-cost-$15-at-a-café" good.

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These non-stick griddles will seriously toast your toastie to perfection.

Promising review: "I've had this for over a year, and it's so great for the price: it's simple, easy-to-use, and requires no fuss. I even purchased another one as a gift to a coworker!" —TS

Get it from Amazon, Jet, or Walmart for $20.

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11. A hand mixer complete with two wire beaters, two dough hooks, a whisk, and six speeds for pastries that would put even Betty Crocker to shame.

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Psst, all of these attachments are dishwasher-safe! AND! This mixer comes with a little storage case.

Promising review: "This has got to be the best hand mixe — I've tried a bunch of other mixers and brands, and they die after only a few cookie or cake mixes. But I bought this one a few years back, and it still works just as good as the day I bought it...and I use it a lot." —Mike

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $19.94.

13. A waffle maker made with nonstick plates, because no piece of your waffle should get left behind. Now repeat after me: EASY HOMEMADE WAFFLES.

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This waffle maker has cool-touch handles (you know, so you don't burn your hands), as well as an adjustable temperature control.

Promising review: "When they say this thing is non-stick, they are NOT KIDDING. I've had this for over a year now, and I've made waffles, brownies (which I would TOTALLY recommend — all you need is an extra egg), and cake in it. After I use it, I simply run my finger or a paper towel through the ridges to clean it, which only takes a minute or two. It works amazing, and I love it so much!" —Molly M.

Get it from Amazon or Jet for $17.88.

Check out our full review of this waffle maker here (#8!).

14. A rapid cooker that takes the ~hard~ work out of making hard-boiled eggs...and all other egg-based snacks.

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All you have to do is fill it with water, add up to six eggs, and BAM! When the eggs are done cookin', this handy gadget will automatically shut off. And don't worry, cleanup time won't take forever — the removable parts of this cooker are dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "I bought this egg cooker for the first time a year and a half ago, and it is awesome! I usually hate having a single-purpose appliances in my kitchen, but this is totally worth it. This cooker makes PERFECT eggs every single time I use it." —A. M. Hinshaw

Get it from Amazon for $23.57 or Walmart for $24.95.

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15. A moka espresso maker to deliver you a hot cup of deliciousness in ~5 minutes. Starbucks, who? Dunkin, what?

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This espresso maker (which was made in Italy so it has to be amazing, okay?) promises a rich, delicious espresso and a two-year warranty.

Promising review: "I've had this espresso make for a couple years now, and it has seriously spoiled me. It takes a little time to make, but it makes the best cup of espresso — I can't say that enough. In the time I've owned this pot, I've bought a couple of machines ranging up to $300. But out of all of them, this little pot still make the richest, most full-flavored cup I've ever had. It just amazes me." —Stephen Cirelli

Get it from Amazon for $20.20.

16. A frying pan so great, it will probably be used in the finest establishments known to man. The Krusty Krab, for example.

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This has a limited lifetime warranty!

Get it from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $15.48 (available in three colors).

17. An electric fryer perfect for days when you want something — to quote the dear Fairy Godmother from Shrek 2 — deep-friend and covered in chocolate. #iconic

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This nifty thing can make all your favorite foods. French fries! Shrimp! Fried chicken! ONION RINGS! Plus, it makes sure that no oil goes to waste: just pour in four cups, use the included scoop to take out your delicious food, and then snap on the lid — you know, so you can reuse your oil later on.

Promising review: "This little guy is perfect for my kitchen countertop! It has a detachable power cord and a handy lid for the top, so you can reuse your oil. It also comes with a handy little scoop/spatula: there's no temperature gauge, so just plug it in and within minutes, you'll be ready to fry up some goodies. I've had this for about two years now — I use it all the time and it still works perfectly!" —Kristie House

Get it from Amazon for $24.49 or Walmart for $24.90.