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    29 Kitchen Products From Amazon That Have Thousands Of 5-Star Reviews For A Reason

    We're talking star items that will become your new favorite kitchen must-haves.

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    1. A SodaStream bubbly water maker that will definitely elevate your kitchen game. It will feel so luxurious to always have sparkly water on hand and it will make for easy cocktails, as well as a nice non-alcoholic beverage option while entertaining.

    BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer's Soda Stream with caption "sparkling water in seconds"
    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: “There are several reviews about the fizz not being strong enough. I was mad about it when I first got it. After deciding to try it again for the 4th time, I thought maybe I wasn't pushing it as far down as it could go. I pushed it as far down as I could in 5 bursts and it's the most amazing fizz ever! PUSH THE BUTTON WAY DOWN! Very satisfied now!” —Kim J.

    Price: $139.99

    To learn more about why a BuzzFeed Shopping editor loves this, check out her full Soda Stream review

    2. A hot and cold blender for the person who needs a blender for smoothies and pureeing soups and other hot items. This blender truly is the best of both worlds and its shape blade ensures each meal comes out as intended.

    Promising review: "This blender is the bomb!!! I LOVE this blender!!! I read tons of reviews and looked in stores and just had a hard time choosing. I’m so glad I got this one. I love that is has a glass pitched that is well made. It’s a tad heavy but that’s ok! I have been making smoothies since I got it!! It blends and chops everything up so well. It crushes the ice flawlessly!! It has the option to use heat which is great for soups and other things too. I couldn’t be happier with a blender as I am this one." —Whattajewell

    Price: $79.99

    3. A six-piece cast iron cookware set so you'll never be without your beloved cast iron. It's perfect for making eggs, wilting spinach, and so many other cooking tasks that require super even heating.

    The six-piece cast iron cookware set being used by a reviewer to make dosas

    Promising review: "If you're looking for a really crispy crust, this is the pan for you. Just heat it up before placing your dough on it and it sizzles. We haven't ordered pizza since I got this pan. It makes the best pizza and takeout/delivery is unappealing since tasting pizza made at home with this awesome piece of equipment. Just love it." —Bee Grandma

    Price: $85.99 (available in four sizes)

    4. A bento box-style lunch container with a reusable fork, because there's never been a better time to up your at-home meal prep game. It's as simple as cutting up some fruits and veggies for a mid-work day snack — this tray will not only organize everything and keep food from getting soggy, but it will also look super pleasing.

     bento box style lunch container in green, holding salad in the bottom and veggies and dressing on the top divided portion

    Promising review: "This container is fabulous! I love how I can fit a lot of healthy salad in the main compartment, then load up the tray with fresh snacks. It's fabulous to be free of the old separate little containers or the Ziplock bags that get lost with other stuff, and it's nice to be able to see everything in one place. The unit closes up securely, the cover over the fork stays put, the dressing container doesn't leak at all. It's top-shelf dishwasher safe. I can't think of anything bad to say about it. Here's a picture of all the food I was able to fit in mine. (The green water bottle is a separate item of course)." —Sand Box

    Price: $14.99 (available in eight colors)

    5. A temperature control heated smart mug for the person who's always forgetting to drink their coffee before it gets cold. It's a great way to keep from wasting a perfectly good cup of coffee and give yourself a little time extension while cooking breakfast in the morning.

    the temperature control heated smart mug in black

    Promising review: “I have been using this mug for about 4 months now. Non-heated mugs are dead to me. I usually leave the mug sitting on its coaster, so I can not attest to the battery life. I often get called away from my desk and this mug sits and faithfully keeps my coffee warm. It will shut itself off after three hours of inactivity, or if it is empty. Otherwise, I can leave it sitting on my desk, come back in an hour, and enjoy my still hot coffee. If you do not often leave your coffee cup unattended, then this is probably not worth it. However, if you find yourself returning to a cold cup of coffee on a regular basis, then this is a Godsend. One thing that I have learned about it is to rinse the cup immediately after emptying it. If you leave just a few drops of liquid in the bottom - especially if there is sugar in them - they will "cook" onto the bottom. A quick rinse under the faucet will prevent this.” —Jon

    Price: $129.95 (available in two colors)

    6. A heavy-duty shelving unit so you can have the baking rack or pantry of your dreams. It's a great addition to any kitchen and will be sure to help you keep things a bit more organized.

    the heavy-duty shelving unit

    Promising review: “This works great for organizing laundry I am able to easily fit a total of 8 laundry baskets on this and it keeps all my family's clothes organized and makes cleaning them a breeze. Super easy to build (I can hardly ever build anything and I built this with no problem) very sturdy even with 8 VERY full laundry baskets. Love this would purchase again!” —RADRachelle

    Price: $58.36

    7. A six-pack of dish towels that makes cooking way more of a joy. Cleaning up is arguably the worst part of spending time in the kitchen, and with these super absorbent towels, it will feel like less of a chore.

    the colorful dish towels

    Promising review: “You see the title kitchen towels during your search and say, I like those, and add them to your cart. Upon arrival, I opened these shook them out and literally went WHOA! These towels are big towels. You see the measurements 16”x25” and it seems normal. Well these are bigger than normal. They are a great size. They are soft, and absorb well. I wanted the checkered multi-color towels for my kitchen, and like these a lot. The colors are nice. They are sewn well, and plenty of towels to dry the dishes easily after each meal.” —Hope❤️

    Price: $17.99

    8. A 12-pack of food storage containers, because I've never been one to turn down leftovers and I hope you aren't either. It makes cooking so satisfying to know you'll be able to enjoy the meal you've made more than once and that you can store all the components separately so it stays as fresh as possible. Yay meal prep!

    The reviewer's photo of the pack of 12 food storage containers holding meals

    Promising review: "I like the locking lids. I use the containers daily for food storage of leftovers and fruits that I prepare for snacks and need to refrigerate." —Tery

    Price: $34.99

    9. A three-piece measuring cup set for the person who wants to cut their cooking time in half. This set is the perfect way to do some prep before you engage in your next cooking or baking project so you won't ever worry you don't have what you need on hand.

    the three-piece measuring cup set

    Promising review: “I learned about pyrex in Chemistry class. Ever since I have been using pyrex. I noticed this deal on four pyrex cups. These cups are virtually unbreakable. I do have some at home already as I have been using them ever since Chemistry class. We have tiled floors in the kitchen. I do not know if it was luck, but my wife has dropped our cup several times without it breaking. She is a bit clumsy, but do not tell her I said that because I will say it is a lie. But they are great with high and low temperatures. They withstand boiling water and freezing in the freezer. I bought these but one cup is basically 20 dollars. I could not pass up the offer of getting (4) four cups in various sizes for such a low price. They are real pyrex. My wife was delighted, because she usually breaks measuring cups and regular cups. I am going to buy another set. I recommend this set. It is very well worth the price. They are easy to clean. I love them.” —German

    Price: $17.99 (available in three styles and two patterns)

    10. A roll-up dish drying rack because there's nothing better than *not* having to waste time in your day drying dishes — let gravity do that for you!

    the roll up dish drying rack

    Promising review: “Easy to store. Sturdy. I got rid of my dish rack because it took up too much counter space for me (I stay in an apartment) I hate clutter and it was other things that needed that counter space (recently had a baby) so had to make room for things and it worked out great. When I'm done I pit it right under the sink and it rolls up which is even better. Great buy.” —Nicole

    Price: $17.88 (available in two sizes)

    11. A set of mixing bowls so you can ensure you have every possible size you could need to embark on your next baking project. Plus, they can be used as serving and salad bowls so you can ensure they'll be a super utilized item., Amazon

    Promising review: “I bought these for the bowls and didn’t realize it came with so many extras!! Bowls are fantastic, good and thick, and the lids are great. They don’t slide all over the counter. The utensils are pretty nice. The silicon is one piece so they don’t come apart like some do." —Toni

    Price: $33.99 (available in three colors)

    12. A 15-piece kitchen knife set that is a great way to inspire some new recipe ideas. There's nothing worse (or more dangerous) than cutting with a dull knife and having a fresh set will definitely get you in the mood to create.

    the 15 piece kitchen knife set

    Promising review: “These knives are solid and well-balanced. Construction is precise and they look great in a place setting. Although I am keeping the knives in my existing kitchen knife block, the block that came with this set is well-made and attractive. So far, I have used these knives on boneless chicken breasts and they definitely provided a smooth and effortless cut; no tearing. They have now been through the dishwasher and came out with no signs of discoloration or rust. All in all, a great value.” —Randyinnewyork

    Price: $99

    13. A single-serve coffee machine for the person who doesn't want to make a whole pot of coffee at 2 pm. It's perfect for those that live alone or live in a household where they're the only coffee drinker.

    the single-serve coffee machine in white

    Promising review: “Had it for a few days now, everything works great. It takes almost no space up on the counter, I love this 5-inch wide size. Having the water reservoir is very convenient...I had considered some of the other models where you fill up each cup manually, but am glad I decided on this one, you can make several cups and not have to refill. Coffee comes out at a nice temperature, not scalding, but the temperature coffee should really be, just hot enough. Using normal k-pods, no issues so far. Having the three sizes is also helpful, I didn't think I'd want this, but it turns out it is useful. I would recommend and would purchase again.” —Joe A

    Price: $79.99 (available in two colors)

    14. A set of three cast iron skillets so you won't waste any space with larger pans than necessary. It's perfect for cooking bacon and eggs and is sure to make your breakfast routine a whole lot more exciting.

    The cast iron skillet

    Promising review: "This cast iron skillets are so nice and sturdy. I already seasoned mine and they work as well as the expensive version. So happy with my purchase. I might be getting a few as presents." —Maria J Cordero

    Price: $54.95

    15. A 24-piece glass food storage set because saving food doesn't have to be a hassle. These perfectly portioned containers will make food waste a thing of the past and you'll never forget what you have in the fridge.

    the 24 piece glass food storage set in gray

    Promising review: “Best bargain ever!! I bet you can't find a GLASS 24-piece container set under $30 just like that, or maybe you can but I know I couldn't. Thank you Amazon for saving me hellla money. They arrived within a week, very well packaged to prevent breaks and scratches. I put them in a sink full of water and antibacterial soap and rinsed and air dried them without a problem. (:” —Maira

    Price: $39.99 (available in two colors)

    16. An Instant Pot that's a great way to meal prep if you aren't into the whole cooking every meal on the fly thing. It's perfect for families and will definitely get you excited for leftovers.

    the instant pot

    Promising review: “I've been using the 6 qt IP, but always had way too much food leftover. I bought the 3 qt mini for use in our camping trailer. However, I ended up dragging it home and using it there. It's a perfect size for just the wife and myself. Things have gotten to the point that my wife says, 'I don't want to cook. Pull out the little pot (IP mini) and make dinner (spaghetti, soup, whatever).' My fault for becoming proficient with the use of the Instant Pots. When we have company to dinner, I use the 6 qt. IP. I love it! Just had to order a stainless 3 qt. liner pot for it (with a silicon lid) in case I need to put something in it in the refrigerator...or use it to cook something separately.” —grandma m

    Price: $149.99 (available in four sizes and two styles)

    17. A 24-piece food storage container so you can keep everything in your life super organized. Plus, they come with labels so you won't end up confusing your salt with sugar or vice versa.


    Promising review: “OK...full disclosure...I bought 2 different brands of food storage containers for my pantry. This brand is by FAR the best on the market! I love that the containers are clear and not opaque. It is very easy to see what is inside and how much of each product you have left. The labels are cute and random different shapes. I really liked that. The stickers for the labels were easy to remove. The chalk marker has a nice fine tip that makes label making easy to read. I also really like the closing mechanism on the containers. The other brand I bought was really a struggle to put the lids on securely. These, I have full confidence that when I reach for my rice and tip the container that the lid is snug and those nightmare accidental spills simply will not happen. The closure would even be easy for someone with arthritis or shaky hands to use. I highly recommend this product as it is 100% the best quality food storage container on the market. You will have a forever customer with me!” —NavyMom

    Price: $69.97 

    18. A soap dispenser for the person who wants every part of their home to look put-together. If you aren't into the wastefulness of disposable soap bottles or just plain don't like the look of them, this is for you.

    Promising review: “I waited to write my review after using this new soap dispenser for at least a week. After weekish, this item has met my expectations, it doesn’t drip or leak!! Not sure about rust, I haven’t had it long enough for that, but it replaced a different brand new dispenser that leaked/dripped as soon as I started using it and this isn’t doing that. I love this one so much, I ordered two more to replace older ones that have started to rust. They have a clean simple look that goes well in the bathroom or kitchen.” —Diane Katzdorn

    Price: $8.69

    19. A motion sensor trash can because if your hands are covered in garlic, oil, or any other common cooking ingredient, you won't want to be opening cabinets every time you want to throw something out.

    Promising review: “So far so good! Didn’t come with the c-cell batteries so I had to order separately on amazon. I bought this because my dog goes through my trash when I’m gone. The motion sensor is perfect. It’s a little smaller than my old trash can but I still like it. I like the dots that count down until it closes by itself. Looks very modern, quite a step up from my old one!” —Jessica

    Price: $129.97 (available in two sizes)

    20. A dish soap dispenser so you can ensure you're getting the right amount of soap every time you do a dish. It's a nifty invention that will also save you time and energy distributing soap onto your sponge every few minutes.

    the dish soap dispenser

    Promising review: “Works awesome 👌. Instead of picking up my large package of Dawn and dropping it into the sink almost every time to do the dishes, I just push down on the sponge and a good size is detergent pops up and your all set. Works great. I would buy again and definitely recommend.” —Cynthia Vincent

    Price: $9.99

    21. A 13-piece set of pots and pans that's a great value for the purchase. Where else can you get a 13-piece kitchen set for under $60? Truly a killer deal.


    Promising review: “This is my second review...haha...but I don't know how to add to the first one. BUY THESE! Yesterday I made an omelet and forgot to turn the burner off afterward. That pan sat on my gas flame burner, with bits of butter (which was not necessary for non-stick, just for flavor...) for TWO HOURS before I realized my stupidity! I soaked the pan overnight and it is as good as new today!!!! I have been using the pans, almost daily, for a couple of weeks now. I am absolutely THRILLED with them. I wish I could work for this company!” —LuMcC

    Price: $59.99 (available in four sizes)

    22. An Alexa Echo Dot for the person who needs to set multiple cooking timers at a time (hello, it me). It's a major help when you're trying to keep track of timing on multiple items and will keep you from accidentally over or undercooking stuff.

    reviewer's picture of the alexa in their kitchen

    Promising review:I use this dot all the time as my kitchen timer and to listen to music. I have one in the living room too and I love the 'play music everywhere' feature so we can listen to the music surround sound! Or only in one place at a time. We use the one in the living room to control the fire tv some and sometimes she gets confused but it sure is an extra convenience overall. I definitely like the clock face and that you can adjust the brightness of the display. I also love that the timer countdown is shown on the display. The music quality is great for us. I am curious how much better the larger echo sound might be, but I like the clock feature so much I don’t think I would want the big blank ball. Definitely would be more interested if there was a clock available on that model. The dots are great though for now. I will probably get more for other rooms in the future.” —Triplemom

    Price: $59.99

    23. A pack of kitchen towels because we could all use some good classic kitchen towels. Whether you're substituting them for napkins at a dinner party or just cleaning up every day spills, these are a total godsend.

    the white and blue kitchen towels

    Promising review: “These are above and beyond perfect! They are crisp cotton. The workmanship on these is sturdy and durable! I go through about 4/5 a day cleaning after a baby- these get bleached & washed and look better with every wash! I will buy these again for my bathrooms. They get softer after wash and are great for hand and face towels, or tea towels! They are ideal for cooking! Very great bargain, also!” —That One Hippie Chic

    Price: $19.99 (available in three sizes and three colors)

    24. An oil sprayer so you can save time spent adding oil to the pan or drizzling it on top of fish or poultry. It's a great addition to any kitchen and will be sure to become your new favorite purchase.

    reviewer spraying vegetables with the oil spray

    Promising review: “I was a little nervous at first because the first few 'sprays' were more like squirts, but it mists the oil really well!! You just have to press the button down quickly. I use it for avocado oil since that's what I use for most of my cooking, and it works perfectly. A lot cheaper over time and better for the environment than buying cans of sprayable avocado oil.” —Stevi

    Price: $12.99

    25. A multi-purpose masher for the person who appreciates an all-in-one kitchen gadget. This potato and veggie masher and juice squeezer all rolled into a single sleek product will definitely help you get the ball rolling on your weekly meals with minimal cleanup.


    Promising review: "Sturdy, well-made, and easy to use. Potatoes don't push out around the sides. Good sized 'pot.' They all go through the bottom holes. Don't buy the ones with the holes around the cylinder. They just don't do as good/efficient a job as this one with the holes on the bottom only." —AZJake

    Price: $23.95

    26. A snap-on strainer so you can strain your pasta (or anything!) without having the food go straight into your sink. It's a little protective guard for your precious carbs and I think that's pretty cool, especially when you're trying to make food in a flash and don't have time for mishaps.

    the snap-on strainer in red draining pasta water

    Promising review: "This worked so well for draining beef grease from my large 12" fry pan. There was no leaking whatsoever like I was afraid of. It poured perfectly into a small cup. I also used it to drain hot water from boiling noodles for the same dinner! I had tried everything to drain fat, from spooning it out, turkey battering it, and most recently trying to scoop it out and pat it dry. This is a lifesaver! I cannot wait to use it again!" —Ashley M

    Price: $15.99+ (available in five colors)

    27. An electric knife sharpener so you can always ensure your knives are mincing-ready. It's a great way to keep your kitchen products in great shape with minimal effort, because dull knives lead to kitchen accidents, and who needs that?


    Promising review: "This works like a champion!! I initially tried it out on an old pair of dulled scissors, and voila! They are now like new!! From there I went on a knife sharpening binge and it worked like a charm!! Wonderful product; easy to use and very efficient. I love this!! Highly recommend." —Patricia D.

    Price: $9.99+ (available in two colors)

    28. A Cuisinart timed coffee machine because I don't know about you, but coffee is an essential point of my meal prep, morning, and day. This nifty machine allows you to set your coffee to be ready at a certain time so you won't have to shuffle around grounding beans in the morning and can get your day started ASAP.

    The Cuisinart coffee machine in silver

    Promising review: "This coffee maker is amazing. Not only is it a really great color, but it makes super hot and delicious coffee! Our previous setup was our Keurig and then a smaller carafe Ninja. Keurig is just outrageous in the price of pods and it's so incredibly wasteful. Ninja is just junk. It liked to decide when and if it would make what you told it to make and the pot cracked after the first few weeks. Our Keurig started leaking on Wednesday so we needed a replacement for both of them immediately. My mother has this same pot in the silver stainless and she really likes it, so she purchased this one for us. It came within a day. It is very easy to set up! I just brewed our first pot this morning and wow! Finally, I don't need to used four or five pods each morning! Make sure to register un online when you get it. We couldn't be happier with this machine." —Darlene

    Price: $86.49 (available in three sizes and 11 colors)

    29. A sous vide cooker because if you're looking for a meal that's cooked quickly and uniformly, this is for you. All it takes is pressing a button to get a meal that's cooked to perfection.

    Promising review: "My old sous vide was dying, so I picked this up on the Prime Day in October. This has totally exceeded my expectations! I didn’t expect much because it was much less expensive than the major brands. I’ve used this sous vide wand a LOT doing bulk cooking and prepping for holiday meals, and it has been spot on every single time. I find the app the easiest way to use the wand — temp setting and times are a breeze. This is way less fussy than my last sous vide wand, and has a lot more features. Tip: if you’re new to sous vide, try making bacon. Oh my word, it literally melts in your mouth! I use thick cut bacon, the entire package, sous vide and store. In the mornings I pull off one or two pieces for breakfast and toss them in the cast iron skillet with my eggs, so the edges crisp up. Perfectly crisp, melt in your mouth bacon. No oven method or any other is better!" —Heather Tenney

    Price: $80.99

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