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    28 Things That Will Make You Basically Want To Live In Your Kitchen

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    1. A splatter screen if you enjoy cooking but dislike being physically assaulted by bacon grease popping off the pan every morning.,

    A bonus: You no longer have to worry about wiping down your stove, countertop and cabinets after you're done.

    Promising Review: "After putting it off for years making do with a cheap-o splatter screen, I finally purchased a new one. This one is great quality, and my husband and I think it will last nicely for many years to come. I love the reinforcing 'cross-members' and little feet to set it down on the counter without leaving a grease outline. I know you can always buy the cheapest one out there, but it is usually (in my opinion) worth it to spend a bit more for a quality product!" —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.47 (available in three sizes).

    2. A Belgian waffle maker to help you step your breakfast game up beyond frozen toaster waffles. This nonstick, anti-overflow model from Chefman seems great for novice cooks. You’d actually have to try very hard to NOT make a perfect waffle in this thing.


    A bonus: There’s a small light that lets you know when your waffles are done, and reviewers say the machine is very easy to clean!

    Promising review: “Being a senior citizen, I've had a number of waffle makers over the years. This is by far the best one ever. I used the accompanying measuring cup to pour the batter and it worked like a charm. It really is non-stick as well. Love the deep well to catch overflow. No dripping down the sides. Shade selector is a great feature. Cleanup was so easy. Just wipe with a damp paper towel. No fuss, no mess. I would definitely recommend this Chefman model to anyone in the market for a waffle maker.” —Anonymous Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors).

    3. A pack of toaster bags for your grilled-cheese cravings — you may be too good for toaster waffles, but who wouldn't enjoy a warm and cheesy toaster sandwich?

    grilled cheeses in bags in a toaster

    No more lifting the bread with a spatula to see if your sandwich is burnt beyond belief or completely untoasted. Knowing you, it's likely one of each on either side.

    Promising review: "I purchased these for the office to end the endless fights about the dirty toaster and toaster oven and THEY DO MAGIC. Everyone is happy, toaster is clean, peace is restored! Food is heated evenly." —Marina

    Get three bags from Amazon for $6.99.

    4. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey that you might as well top every meal off with. It's absurd how many things you can add this condiment to.

    The bottle of honey honey pouring onto a pepperoni pizza

    Promising review: "It's just the right amount of heat to make it interesting, but not so hot that it'll interfere with other flavors. One of my peeves about spicy versions of normally nonspicy items is that it's often all about the heat but the flavors imparted by the chiles aren't particularly noticeable or interesting. This honey has a great chile FLAVOR to it, in addition to the heat, but it doesn't overwhelm the flavor of the honey at all. I like it on buttered toast and on fried chicken equally well, and this has definitely become a staple 'sauce' for me!" —S. Ferguson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A set of airtight food storage containers to create a Pinterest pantry fit for an influencer. Plus they're freezer and top rack dishwasher-safe, and BPA-free!

    a pantry organized with about twenty labeled containers

    Promising review: "These containers have completely transformed my pantry. I now own several sets of these and absolutely love them. I add chalkboard labels and write not only the name of the container contents, but any expiration dates and serving sizes. They are air tight and have kept food from going stale." —Serenityrulez

    Get a 10-piece set from Amazon for $49.50.

    6. A set of very modern looking geometric trays that you can use to serve guests with.

    the full set of trays holding a mug and a few coffee beans

    Much like the food storage containers, these also look like they've come straight out of a Pinterest post.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. Some fridge bins to save you some space *and* maybe a little bit of grocery money as well, since you'll actually be able to see what's in there and won't mistakenly buy things you don't need.

    a refrigerator with its contents neatly organized in clear bins

    Promising review: "These fridge bins look terrific. My refrigerator looks very organized, and I don't have to worry about spills causing a major mess in there. I can locate things quickly, which is especially helpful when going grocery shopping. I can't tell you how many times I've bought something that I already had but couldn't see in my unorganized fridge. Love it!" —funnygirl

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $31.99.

    8. A drawer set that'll look cool as hell when you post your morning tea on Instagram.

    the white draw set with each compartment holding packages of tea

    Promising review: "It allows me to keep track of which tea bags I have and it neatly organizes them. It doesn't take up a lot of room in my cupboard, which is another nice perk." —Judi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    9. And a beautiful yoga mug to sip from. Peaceful poses decorating your morning tea could make for a very meta form of meditation.

    model's hand holding a mug with animated brown-skinned people in bright workout clothes doing yoga poses
    Etsy / TheTriniGee

    Promising review: "Makes me smile and breathe in good air each time I open my cabinet....I reach for it a lot! Keeps my coffee/tea hot. Whimsical and inspiring! Great service, quick shipping." —Ksglover1

    Get it from TheTriniGee on Etsy for $20.

    10. A roasted garlic aioli that overly enthusiastic condiment lovers (aka us here at BuzzFeed) have sworn by all year.

    a spoon filled with the roasted garlic condiment next to an open jar
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    This amazing condiment, which is essentially a mayo-garlic-mustard flavor bomb, has been reviewed on this site at length. But here's a quick refresher of the many ways it can be used:

    "As a sandwich spread, a dipping sauce, a creamy salad dressing, AND a quick midnight snack (a spoonful of this in your mouth will CHANGE YOUR LIFE)."

    Get it from Stonewall Kitchen for $7.95.

    11. A veggie spiralizer to help you make homemade zoodles that'll taste way fresher than the pre-packaged ones people buy at the store.,

    It has a finger protector, and a container with a bottom lid — so you can automatically and easily catch all your zoodles as you spiralize! Plus, there are three blade settings for thin, medium, or ribbon zoodles.

    Promising Review: "I love how compact this spiralizer is. Other ones are so big and bulky that you can’t store or wash them easily. This one fits in a drawer and is very easy to clean. The blade slices through the vegetables quickly and easily. It’s cheap enough that if the blade ever gets too dull, you could easily purchase a new one and not feel bad about it. The price is great, and you’re getting a quality item. It has a base to it where you can store the spiralized veggie, as well. You don’t have to directly slice into a bowl. Great product. Very happy with this purchase." —Derek

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    12. A garlic chopper that works almost like a children's toy. Just fill it with garlic, roll it around like a Hot Wheels car, and boom — you've successfully prepped an ingredient without slicing your fingers.

    Promising review: "Love! Love! Love the Garlic Zoom! Mincing garlic has never been easy or fun until now. It makes mince work out of garlic, onion, chilis and herbs. I'm not sure what I love most about this little gadget. Not smelling stinky garlic fingers all night? No burning fingers or eyes from chopping a super hot chili? Or mincing fresh herbs in a blink of an eye? Anything I can throw in the Garlic Zoom I zoom. It's fun! I have a problem wrist from an injury and an arm and hand that suffers from nerve damage. I can still manage to zoom this." —Kennedy Collins

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. And a prep-and-pour cutting board so you don't waste any of that freshly chopped garlic when adding it to your meal., Sur La Table

    Promising Review: "This cutting board is amazing! After chopping your veggies, this board makes transferring them into a pan, pot, or mixing bowl extremely easy and efficient. Just pick up the board using the handle, and the cutting boards transforms into a funnel to effortlessly drop the contents of the cutting board into a pan. It's great and we love it!" —Tiffany J

    Get it from Sur La Table for $9.99.

    14. A hard-boiled egg peeler that's also pretty fun to use. Just add 1/4 cup of water to the peeler with the hard-boiled egg inside, shake it like a little maraca, and the shell magically slips off. It's science!


    Promising Review: "Guys. I was so skeptical, but I was desperate as the holidays neared because I had three Christmas parties to attend where everyone wanted me to make deviled eggs. So I had, like, 50 eggs to peel. I swear that I was peeling two eggs per minute with this — I had a timer set for other stuff I was making — and was able to peel 20 eggs in 10 minutes. But this does take some getting used to. My first set of trial eggs were a disaster. I learned to dip each egg in an ice bath for a few seconds before sticking them in the peeler as instructed. Then, I'd shake the peeler and could peel the egg shell off like butter. 😍It made me not dread making deviled eggs anymore! Completely worth the investment!!" —Sara Wallace

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in eight colors).

    15. Or an electric egg cooker so simple you'll feel like it cooked your breakfast for you. It can make hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and even individual omelets.

    an electric egg cooker filled with eggs next to a plate of deviled eggs

    Promising review: "I bought this egg cooker for the first time a year and a half ago, and it is awesome. I hate having a single-purpose appliance in my kitchen, but this is worth it. Making hard-boiled eggs was always hit or miss for me, even if it was timed perfectly. (I admit I forgot about the eggs more than once!) This cooker makes PERFECT eggs every single time, to the exact hardness I desire with no green ring on the yolk. Even better, the shell slides off without taking half the egg white with it! My favorite use is to pop some eggs in when I get home and prep a salad. By the time the salad is ready, the eggs are done. I can even leave the kitchen and still hear when they are done because of the buzzer. I've purchased five more of them for family for Christmas this year and can't wait to get everyone on board the Dash Go Egg Cooker train!" —A. M. Hinshaw

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    16. An Instant Pot to save you from having to master multiple appliances. This thing is basically a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all in one.


    Read our full review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the 3-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the 8-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three sizes).

    17. A three-in-one avocado slicer that allows you to split the shell, remove the pit, and slice through that creamy green goodness basically all at once.

    Promising review: "Avocado? Yes, please! This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation. The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. Really happy I bought this!" —NPR Man

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. An electric spice and coffee grinder that'll help make your mornings AND your meals much more interesting. This Hamilton Beach model is of course great for coffee drinkers, but the most creative use for it would be to grind fresh herbs for homemade seasonings.

    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: “I’ve had it for about a week, and I’ve used it every morning since I got it. I’m totally happy with it. It says it’s a lot quieter than other brands, and I believe that it is. Obviously it’s not silent, but it’s probably one-third as loud as an average blender. It’s quick and easy to use — just put your beans in, put the cap on, and push the button a few times to grind 'em up. Maybe one longer burst to really get them ground.”—Rad Astronaut

    Get it from Amazon for $18.07.

    19. And a battery-operated milk frother to go with your grinder. It'll make you feel like a fancy barista even if you're a relatively new coffee drinker.

    Amazon, Amazon / Via

    Promising review: “This is an amazing product! Within a minute, you can easily fine tune the speed. Design is very natural for the hand. I like the thumb press as opposed to the side activation on my previous frother. The soft touch body is comfortable to hold. I also like the lifetime guarantee from the company should there be any issues down the road. The included stand makes it simple to store inside the cabinet or on the countertop. Look at the photo above. The picture was taken at least two minutes after it was whipped.”—Jesus S

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    20. A pair of tabletop cereal dispensers for those of us who like to snack on Cheerios well into the afternoon.

    the cereal dispensing canisters side by side with knobs to release the food

    Promising review: "This is listed as a cereal dispenser — but we purchased it for a cat and dog food dispenser. What a GREAT PRODUCT. This lovely piece of equipment sits on our kitchen cabinet and holds/dispenses our cat and dog dry food each day. No more lifting heavy bags all the time. Fill up the containers once and you have a week or two of ease. Just place your pet dish under the spout, turn the wheel and the dish fills up. Looks good and fun to turn the dials." —Jennifer from Greensboro, NC

    Get it from Wayfair for $33.99 (available in three styles).

    21. A pack of super-strong magnets, which will keep your beer/soda cold and handy at all times.,

    Promising review: "Of all the things I have bought that I didn't need, this is one of my favorites. Beer is hard to get out of the cardboard carrier in the top of my fridge. While just taking them out and sitting them on the shelf would have solved this problem as well. This solution is more fun. They float and technically it does make a tiny bit of extra space under the beer for small things like cheese or something." —AbbyValentine

    Get a set of two strips (six magnets) from Amazon for $29.99.

    22. A digital bread maker, since baking became a popular self-care hobby during the pandemic. This particular bread maker is apparently so easy to use, even experts who once preferred more old school methods wish they discovered it sooner. It'll be great for people just now discovering this surprisingly soothing coping mechanism.

    Amazon, Amazon / Via

    Promising review: “This is my first time using a bread machine. I used to knead dough by hand. It was very tiring. Since I bought this bread machine, I have completely liberated my hands. Anyone can become a master baker with this machine. If you don't know many recipes, you can make all kinds of bread according to the cookbook that comes with it. I used it to make sausage bread. My family loves it!”—honglong yu

    Get it from Amazon for $149.98.

    23. A sous vide precision cooker, which slow cooks your meats to perfection even when they're wrapped in plastic. The long and short of it is that it circulates water to the exact temperature needed to prepare certain meals. Think of it as a device that you can use to turn a pot into an air fryer — except there's water!

    a person placing meat wrapped in plastic into the cooker

    Promising review: "This is miles ahead of the competition. It's powerful, heating up my water more than twice as fast as my Instant Pot model; also, it generates a much stronger current. Both of these enable it to warm 17 gallons (much more if in the right container), which I think is its main selling point. As far as build, this thing is just perfect. Large Min and Max water area, very adjustable, and able to work 24/7 with no issues."—Aaron Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $290.

    24. A can holder and kitchen wrap organizer that'll basically make the nonperishables in your cabinets as accessible as an aisle in the grocery store.

    the metal can holder fully stocked on a kitchen counter

    Promising review: "My pantry is much more organized and looks amazing! These racks have adjustable dividers so almost any size can will fit nicely. Looking forward to buying more!" —Regis

    Get it from Amazon for $26.87.

    25. A sleek and minimalistic transparent knife block that looks very classy and barely takes up any counter space.

    the cylindrical transparent knife block holding a set of four knives

    Promising review: "I’ve been trying to organize my kitchen drawers for some time now. This knife holder fits all of my knives! I don’t worry about stabbing myself reaching into the drawer anymore. It doesn’t take up a lot of room on the counter. I love it! It holds the knives securely." —Tam

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    26. A set of coffee pod drawers if you're still working remotely and thus looking for ways to make your home feel more like an office — I present to you, everyone's favorite part of the break room.

    the four tier drawer displaying a massive collection of coffee pods

    It can hold 72 K-Cup pods.

    Promising review: "This storage unit is awesome! To me, one of the great joys of my Keurig machine is the tremendous variety of K-Cups available. This unit plays into the 'variety is the spice of life' theme perfectly. Because it holds 72 pods at one time, and also because of the four drawers, it allows great flexibility in how you choose to sort your coffee. Currently, I use one drawer for dark roast, one for medium roast, one for light roast, and one for flavored and decaf pods. The drawers slide in and out easily. The unit looks nice sitting next to the Keurig machine. You know how some people like to open the refrigerator door(s) and just stare into it trying to decide what to eat. I do that with this storage drawer, opening one drawer at a time and then moving to another drawer if nothing struck my fancy with the first drawer. It is an important part of my coffee experience." —Ari's Poppy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    27. Or an inexpensive cold brew maker that BuzzFeed has been sharing with the world for ages — if our other readers love it, so will you!

    A cold brew maker on a kitchen counter next to a glass filled with iced coffee and a small bowl of coffee beans

    Checkout our full review of this incredible little thing here.

    Promising review: "I don't know how I ever functioned without this. It's my first cold coffee brewer. I'm usually a daily drive-thru cold coffee drinker. I haven't purchased a coffee for two weeks since having this! I found it super easy to brew. I haven't had a single coffee ground get through the filter, and I used fine ground coffee that I found on clearance just to try it. I usually just add milk and a flavored liquid creamer. I also made a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, and added in good vanilla extract when I removed it from the heat) and use that with a little milk sometimes. I haven't made a single glass of iced coffee that I couldn't drink. So simple! Don't hesitate to try it!"—Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes).

    28. A Golden Girls dishwasher magnet you can use to let everyone in the house know whether the load in the machine is clean or dirty. It'll make living with roommates (elderly or otherwise) a whole lot easier.


    You just have to remember to turn it at the appropriate time.

    Promising review: "It's a great-looking magnet and it made my boyfriend smile when he saw it. It's also just super helpful to have because now the kids don't load dirty dishes when the dishwasher is full of clean dishes. I'm really happy with it!"—Nicole

    Get it from TheRedSwanGiftShop on Etsy for $7.95.

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