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    26 Products From Amazon That’ll Help You Actually Meal-Prep Before Every Week

    Because we could definitely use the help.

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    1. A set of mixing bowls with airtight lids that make for perfect marination, bread rising, and everything in between so you can have fresh bread for breakfast every week. Say goodbye to the days of single-use plastic and trying not to crumple your plastic wrap.

    The set of mixing bowls with airtight lids in green, orange, yellow, purple, and red

    Promising review: "I really like that these have color-coded tops. I am always losing or can’t find which top fits on what container. These are perfect. Very happy with my purchase." —PSL84

    Price: $29.99 for a set of five

    2. 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 clean up.


    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

    3. An oil spray bottle set, because there's no better way to add a little lubrication to your pan than to spritz it with some oil. It's perfect for greasing baking sheets for cookies, preparing pans for veggies, and adding oil to your pan on the fly because who has time to start over?

    The olive oil spray bottle in clear with a silver lid

    Promising review: "I use this all the time! I never used to buy Pam or cooking spray, but now that I have this, I use it all the time. It makes baking so easy with muffin tins, bundt cake pans, and baking pans. I use it to sauté things in a pan too. I love that I know exactly what's in the oil and I can choose which oil to put in it. Definitely recommend!" —Christine

    Price: $13.99 for a set of two plus two cleaning brushes

    4. 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 green version on a pot of pasta

    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)

    5. A seven-piece storage container set that will help keep your pastas and grains fresher. It's an easy way to upgrade any kitchen and you'll be glad to have everything ready and labeled so you can prepare your meals without digging around for ingredients in the back of your pantry.

    reviewer's seven-piece storage container set

    Promising review: "Love these. I was able to condense so much space in my cabinets. These would be great for an open cabinet floor plan. They look nice on my counter. Love the stackable concept. The seal is airtight. 10/10." —Lupita

    Price: $26.99+ (available in three colors)

    6. A multi-purpose chopping tool for those of us who love to cook but could pass on the tedious chopping process. This will cut down on your time spent in the kitchen and help with the clean-up by acting as a slicer, mincer, chopper, cutter, dicer, and a container for spare ingredients.

    reviewer's cooking tool chopping onions, with different blades

    It's got eight interchangeable blades!

    Promising review: "So many uses! I love, love, love this Mueller Pro-Series Multi Chopper/Slicer! I have tried others, and they didn't stand up to the chopping, slicing, or shredding needs that this one does! Others have also been so poorly made that I cut myself. This one has safety and functionality in its design. I am so glad that I purchased this. This is a must-have for all kitchens! Fried potatoes, zucchini, potatoes for potato soup, any and all veggies! It also works for meat as well — diced ham for soups! It's incredible, and the price is so affordable." —Rebecca M

    Price: $25.97

    7. An over-the-sink drying rack, because sometimes the best cooking solution is the one that helps take the effort out of the most time-consuming tasks. If you spend tons of time doing dishes, this will cut that in half so you can focus on getting your meals ready for the week.

    The over the sink drying rack holding dishes in a reviewer's kitchen

    Promising review: "This item contrasts a bit with the kitchen space, but it really is practical. It’s very sturdy and I added weight on the top racks (10 lb watermelon) and put pressure on the racks on top at the front to see if it’d tip over; it didn’t. The design of the legs distributes the weight evenly to prevent it from tipping over. I didn’t use all of the hooks, but still had space for everything. The cutting board holder on the leg slips off often if you touch it, but it’s not a big deal. Everything else is really great. I was tired of having a drying mat that got soaked every time we did the dishes, which also smelled funny sometimes, gross!In rWe no longer have that drying mat problem and there’s a lot more counter space that can be used in this small kitchen. " —Veelagirl07

    Price: $79.95 (available in two colors)

    8. 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)

    9. An over-the-door storage organizer that makes keeping cling wrap, aluminum foil, and other similarly shaped kitchen items within reach super simple. Plus, it's hidden from view yet still accessible so you can quickly wrap things up for later and keep your food for the week fresh.

    reviewer's over the door storage organizer holding trash bags and foil

    Promising review: "This organizer is so useful! I recently moved and ended up with a much smaller kitchen, so I've been doing everything I can to make sure there's a place for everything and no wasted space. Luckily, I have pretty wide cabinets, so this works out perfectly. I have one holding my cutting boards (four standard plastic boards) and another holding my foil, cling wrap, and parchment paper boxes. The organizer is super easy to assemble and it's completely versatile — you can hang it over the cabinet door or attach it to the wall/cabinet door, which means it's great for renters and owners." —Kerry

    Price: $14.97

    10. An oil-less air fryer for the people who are all about the air fryer trend, but aren't sure which reviews to follow to the perfect one. This large no-oil machine has over 1,000 positive reviews and temperature control so you can have your food ready in a flash and with little to no effort.


    Promising review: "I've been shopping for an AirFryer for months but most of them are small (< 3 quarts) and only cook a partial meal. When I came across this one it was just what I was looking for. It's 16 quarts in size, allowing me to cook more than one type of food at a time, and it comes with a spacer to accommodate your height of the cooktop to prevent drying out meats, plus you can see your food as it cooks. I love the recipe book that comes with it as well." —LEELEE

    Price: $72.95+ (available in five colors)

    11. 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)

    12. A set of 24 kitchen utensils so you can keep your kitchen well-stocked. It's a great way to ensure you have all the tools that you need at your disposal for your recipes without having to constantly wash and dry dishes while you're trying to set up your meals.

    the set of 24 kitchen utensils on a reviewer&#x27;s countertop

    This set includes a soup ladle, solid spoon, slotted spoon, solid turner, slotted turner, potato pusher, can opener, whisk, grater, spatula, tongs, ice cream scooper, wine opener peeler, measuring cups, and measuring spoons.

    Promising review: "Everything works great and so glad I got this set. The spatulas are sturdy and don't melt with simple use. The spoons and ladle are sturdy and not flimsy. Ice cream scoop stands up to hard-as-a-rock ice cream for the most part, especially if you move it along with the pointed tip. Peeler is super sharp and works nicely with thick peels. Love the tongs because they grip well with raw meat and don't slide. Haven't used the whisk or potato masher yet but will soon. Overall I'm super happy with this purchase and can't complain at all." —Carli White

    Price: $19.99+ (available in two colors)

    13. A collapsible kitchen colander that will make draining ingredients so much easier. Plus, this will save you big money on paper towels and time drying off your berries, which is great for your schedule, wallet, and the environment.

    The reviewer&#x27;s photo of the green collapsable strainer in their sink

    Promising review: "Saw this at a friend's house and had to get one. As much as I appreciate that it can collapse for storage, the telescoping arms are what got me to actually buy it. The arms extend far enough for even a farmhouse sink and are strong enough to hold a pot of potatoes. This frees up both my hands for holding a heavy pot (no scalding) and keeps the food from sitting in the water. It was shipped quickly and was packed well." —Bast

    Price: $13.99 (available in three colors)

    14. A lid container, because lids are one of the easiest items to lose in cupboards and in drawers. It's a simple addition to any kitchen, but will keep things looking super tidy and help with the frustrating process of finding a lid to your containers that are already full of food.

    reviewer&#x27;s lid organizer in white

    Promising review: "This is a great caddy for all of those maverick Tupperware lids that disappear like socks in a laundry room. I was able to fit quite a few into it. It comes with five separators to cordon off different sizes/shapes of lids and consolidate two of three previous lids bins into this one. Plus, according to their card insert, the company is a small woman-owned business, which I’m always happy to support." —Bridget D.

    Price: $19.99+ (available in three sizes)

    15. A Clever Cutter that's the perfect food cutter. This multi-purpose item is a fruit and vegetable slicer and meat cutter, acting as a knife and scissors combo that is integral to every kitchen and will help with nearly any meal you're working on.

    the half knife, half scissor tool being used to cut a cucumber

    The knife can also be used separately!

    Promising review: "This product is amazing and innovative. No need of a cutting board now. The blade is strong and works like a scissor. I tried cutting potato, onion, and bell pepper and it worked great. I highly recommend this product for easy cutting." —Shome

    Price: $14.49

    16. A set of 13 mixing bowls so you can always have the appropriate sized bowl on hand. Say goodbye to the days of having to wash your dirty dishes from your lunch prep before embarking on your dinner project (because everyone knows that's doing the dishes too many times!).

    The colorful set

    This set includes two mixer bowls, one colander with a handle, one mesh strainer sifter, four measuring cups, and five measuring spoons.

    Promising review: "This mixing bowl set is colorful, versatile and fun to use. The pieces are fairly durable, easy to use and easy to clean. The handles are a bit flimsy and the material gets very static, so herbs stick like crazy to the cups. The strainer has a hole in the center, it's bent and it's a little too flexible. It's not as sturdy as I'd like it to be, but I'm still giving 5 stars because I'm fairly happy with the rest of the set. The bright colors make me happy and this set allows my natural herbal product and supplement-making process to be even more positive than it already is. Yep, this mixing bowl set is certainly Instagram-worthy. You got your camera phone ready?" —♡ Pain ₩arrior ♡

    Price: $25.06

    17. A 17-piece nonstick cookware set that will take all the fuss out of the cooking process. Nonstick means less clean-up and with this amount of products, you won't have to quickly wipe out your skillet or pot to start on your next meal for the week.

    The reviewer&#x27;s photo of the 17 piece nonstick cookware set hanging in a kitchen

    This set includes an 8" fry pan, 10.25" fry pan, 11.5" fry pan with lid, 10.25" square griddle, 1-quart saucepan with lid, 2-quart saucepan with lid, 3-quart saucepan with lid, 3.5-quart deep sauté, 5-quart Dutch oven with lid, 3-quart steamer insert with two side handles, and one "egg wonder" fry pan.

    Promising review: "I have owned a lot of cookware and did a lot of research before purchasing this product. If you do not care about using your pots and pans in the oven, this is the best non-stick cookware you are going to find under the $700 price point and maybe even at all. This is NOT normal T-Fal cookware, the coating is COMPLETELY different and much more hard. I have owned a few T-Fal Ultimate products for over seven years and have used metal on them many times, they still look and act brand new. If you are looking for a premier set of cookware that isn't for oven cooking, look no further." —A. Dorman

    Price: $202.68 (available in four sizes and two styles)

    18. A utensil rest for the person who's always making soups and stews and a big mess along with it. It's the perfect way to try your concoctions without getting your counters messy every time you take a taste or a stir.

    The utensil spoon rest in dark gray holding a spoon and spatula

    Promising review: "This product is really tender and soft. It’s too good of a quality to be a kitchen gadget and has so many meticulously divided parts are fabulous to hold different items. Definitely highly recommend!" —HANNAH

    Price: $8.49 (available in two colors)

    19. 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&#x27;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

    20. A 10-piece carbon steel cookware set that will definitely inspire some new baking ideas. It's a simple way to add the muffin tins and loaf pans into your kitchen that you may not already have so you can make loafs and egg muffins for a grab and go breakfast.

    The full set

    This set includes baking pan, pizza pan, small cookie sheet, two round pans, square pan, loaf pan, big cookie sheet, and 12- and 24-cup muffin pans.

    Promising review: "I bought these for my mother who is an avid baker and pizza maker! She was very impressed and absolutely loves them. She was floored by the high quality of these pans. They feel heavy because they are made of carbon STEEL and NOT made of cheap material that you see at department stores. The silicone red handles are a nice addition that prevents you from getting burnt. She has made pizza, loaf cake, granola bars, and cupcakes in these pans. They are non-stick which makes for very easy clean up. For the price and quality, this is an unbeatable deal!" —Sam M

    Price: $71.69 (available in three styles)

    21. A set of fridge and freezer bins for those who appreciate a super organized fridge. It's great for holding cans, eggs, and fruits and veggies so everything will have its place. Plus, if you're big on organization, it will make finding your deconstructed meal way easier so you won't waste any time throwing together ingredients., Amazon

    Promising review: "We love these bins! They fit perfectly in the fridge and we even used the extras in our pantry. The kids can pick and choose from each one for their lunches!" —Julie

    Price: $35.85 for a set of six

    22. 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 4 or 5 pods each morning! Make sure to register un online when you get it. We couldn't be happier with this machine." —Darlene

    Price: $99.95 (available in three sizes and 11 colors)

    23. A set of Fangsun dressing containers so you can take your condiments to go. It's perfect for dips, salad dressings, and garnishes so you can construct your perfect meal no matter where you are.

    The set of Fangsun dressing containers with pink, green, and blue lids

    Promising review: "Perfect size for carrying or storing a personal size of dressing, sauce, or dip. The steel is very good quality as are the thick silicone lids. I experienced nothing leaking from any of the 3 containers. Have both hand washed these and also run them through the dishwasher. And they came out perfectly clean... no residue left stuck. Much better than plastic containers." —Reena

    Price: $14.99 (available in five colors)

    24. A set of terry dishtowels that will make a big difference in not only the functionality but also the aesthetic of your kitchen. It's so essential to have extra kitchen towels on hand for quick clean-ups and spills. Plus, it will make your space look way more put-together.

    Person mopping up a spill with the dish towel

    Promising review: "So far these are great. I washed them before using (as recommended) and they washed up beautifully. I got the green and it is just what I expected based on the picture. They are very absorbent and work great in the kitchen for drying dishes, hands, counters. My only wish would be an option without white- I have a lot of trouble keeping my whites white (a reflection of me, not the product- ha!). They seem like they will last a long time, but when the time comes I will buy again." —mum 2-5

    Price: $13.99 (available in 15 colors and two sizes)

    25. An insulated meal prep bag for the person who's back to work, but not ready to give up their opportunity to eat well and save money doing it every day. It's a great way to ensure your meals stay at the temp they should and it's super compact so it'll hardly be a chore to bring along during your day.

    The insulated meal prep bag holding plastic containers full of meals

    Promising review: "Great product. I can take all three meals snacks and my protein shake and even then have room for a phone and other small items. This is awesome." —Joshua

    Price: $18.95

    26. A double-tiered egg cooker because there's no better way to put on breakfast for the whole family than a specialty product that won't leave even the largest pot overcrowded. Say goodbye to the days of overcooked eggs or cracking shells as you plop them in the pot of boiling water and hello to a perfect and simple meal.

    The double-tiered egg cooker in black

    Promising review: "The best thing about the Bella double tier egg cooker is its small size. I love that it is so compact and stores easily yet can boil an entire dozen eggs at one time. We’ve hard-boiled, poached, and made omelets and have all turned out great. The omelet tray is the perfect size for making egg sandwiches. Very easy to use with the built-in timer and measuring cup. Clean-up is a breeze." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $24.99

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