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    31 Seriously Useful Under $20 Cooking Products From Target

    From all the best deals on pots and pans to nifty cooking gadgets that you never knew you needed, here are some must-haves that won't break the bank.

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    1. A nonstick covered saucepan that is perfect for all your cooking needs, no matter how basic or intricate. It comes with a shatter-proof glass lid and is oven-safe for up to 350 degrees.

    The nonstick saucepan in black with a glass lid

    Promising review: "Planning on getting another one! I actually don’t use it for sauce, but I do like using it to make beans, rice and soups" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    2. An 8-inch strainer for the carb connoisseur who has been making lots of pasta as of late. It has a soft nongrip handle making it super easy to remove run under cool water for draining purposes and was designed with a lip for easier pouring.


    Promising review: "I love that the strainer has a lip for easy use in a bowl." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $10.99

    3. A small casserole dish with glass cover so you can move your food from the oven to the counter to the freezer with ease. It's stain- and odor-resistant, too, so you know it'll stay in the best possible condition.

    The casserole dish holding a spinach dip

    Promising review: "Great casserole dish..and pretty too. Love the cover with its white handle." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $17.69

    4. A copper ceramic nonstick pan, because everyone knows copper makes for the best cookware. It's made from aluminum for even heating and comes with an easy hold handle for maximum comfort.

    The nonstick pan with eggs easily slipping off onto a plate

    Promising review: "Works wonders, makes meals faster, and it’s super nonstick" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $16.99 (available in two colors)

    5. A pressure cooker bakeware sling that makes lifting bakeware out of the pressure cooker as safe and easy a process as possible. Its handles interlock to fit under the pressure cooker so your food can be made without interruption.

    Person using the bakeware sling to make souffles

    Promising review: "This sturdy sling will make it easy and safe to remove hot pans, etc. from my instant pot. It is much better than the rack that came with the instant pot." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    6. An enamel stock pot, because who doesn't love making broths once the weather drops below 55 degrees? It's lightweight enough to handle easily but sturdy enough to withstand high temperatures ideal for making stews and other specialties.

    The blue enamel crockpot with speckle design

    Promising review: "It's perfect...needed to replace a pot and this is just fine." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $11.99

    7. A quick-pop popcorn maker that is perfect for the TV aficionado. It's as easy as popping it in the microwave, can make up to six cups, and can be used as a serving bowl.

    The red popcorn maker being used as a bowl

    Promising review: "Works super well! Switched to this so we can have oil/ butter-free popcorn and it works perfectly. Great price and easy to use." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $6.49

    8. A plastic plate cover so you can make sure your food stays as fresh as possible and doesn't get all over your microwave. It's as good for keeping your food from splattering as it is locking in freshness.

    The microwave plate cover in clear plastic

    Promising review: "Easy to use and drastically cuts down on microwave clean-up! It does say to clean the splatter guard after each use so that’s a lot of cleanup, as well." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $1.79

    9. A simply clean saute pan for cooking veggies, meat, and more. It has a thermo-spot indicator that lets you know when the pan is properly preheated and it's dishwasher-safe for an easy cleanup.

    The saute pan in black being used to cook veggies on a burner

    Promising review: "Love this skillet. I've had it more than a year, it's been so easy to use and clean." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $19.99 (available in two colors)

    10. A microwave two-cavity egg poacher that is perfect for keeping your eggs from breaking during the very delicate poaching process. It's super useful for creating breakfast in a hurry and is dishwasher-safe, too.

    The egg poacher

    Promising review: "Great little gadget. Good stocking stuffer. Want to try omelet gadget too." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $12.00

    11. A 3-quart Pyrex easy-grab baking pan with lid because there's nothing better than reducing clean-up by having a two-in-one product. It's dishwasher-, microwave-, and oven-safe so it's basically indestructible.

    The pan making a cherry crumble

    Promising review: "I love it. This is a must-have for all bakers and cookers. The handles make the world of difference." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $13.99

    12. A three-piece cast aluminum caldero set that is perfect for soups, stews, and everything in-between (and in-between sizes). It naturally seasons over time and comes with three different sizes for all your cooking needs, big or small.

    The aluminum pots with their lids in three different sizes

    Promising review: "Bought these for my camper. They are lightweight and work perfectly for all my cooking needs in our small space. I love the set. Highly recommend. Nothing has stuck to them so far. They wash well too." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    13. An aluminum roaster with rack for the cook who likes to make a roast chicken as leftovers for the week ahead. It's nonstick and super easy to use either with the portable rack or without.

    The black cookware roaster with an aluminum roasting rack

    Promising review: "Very good quality. Has nice handles. Easy to clean." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $12.99

    14. A dishwasher-safe frying pan so you can always have a clean pan on hand and a hot meal waiting for you. It's made with super even heating so you can rest assure all your goodies are getting their moment in the sun.

    The mini nonstick pan making steak

    Promising review: "This pan is all I wanted. It's lightweight and easy to toss an omelet. The pan is really nonstick and very easy to clean. Highly recommend for this price." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $14.99 (available in two colors)

    15. A broiler pan that's perfect for roasting your favorite meats. It has slits that are perfect for draining juices, can be used outdoors and indoors alike, and can withstand temperatures up to 1,025 degrees.

    The broiler pan in black

    Promising review: "This is great for the price, fits the description, and is perfect for my needs. I particularly like that it is a porcelain-enameled coating, a safe coating, as I detest the nonstick coatings that are toxic if overheated." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $19.39

    16. A pressure cooker steamer for the chef who loves everything steamed, from dumplings to veggies. It has heat-resistant silicone handles and fits seamlessly in a pressure cooker for maximum usability.

    The silicone pressure cooker steamer in green with handles

    Promising review: "This steamer holds a lot of veggies, etc. You can safely remove hot items. It is easy to clean. It stores easily when rolled up. I like silicone products for my instant pot. They can take the heat and are safe to handle when hot." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    17. A stainless-steel steamer with extendable handles that has a telescoping handle so it can be easily removed from pots of boiling water. Plus, its folding feet make it super compact.


    Promising review: "It's very sturdy and easy to use. I highly recommend." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    18. A double burner griddle, because the phrase double trouble definitely applies. This handy kitchen gadget makes it super easy to evenly heat tortillas, eggs, and any of your other flat favorites.

    The black non-stick griddle with cool touch handles

    Promising review: "I love this griddle, it’s easy to use with every meal. Super quick cleanup!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $15.99

    19. A microwave plate cover for the cook who doesn't quite love cleaning as much as they do cooking. It safeguards against splatter and keeps food warm after cooking.

    The plate cover being used over spaghetti

    Promising review: "Quality material, holds up well with dishwasher and microwave use. We love that it keeps our microwave clean, and if it gets messy we can just run it through the dishwasher. " —Target Reviewer

    Price: $16.95

    20. A glass cover for pots and pans, because there's no better way to get a pot of water boiling in a jiffy or keeping your sauces from spilling over. Plus it's dishwasher-safe, so it's super easy to clean.

    The 11 inch clear glass cover in a dishwasher

    Promising review: "Bought this for a 12-inch Cuisinart pan that didn't come with a lid. Fits perfectly and works great." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $15.99

    21. A two-sided round bacon and meat grill so you can heat up bagels, pizza, or and any of your favorite flat treats. It rotates on a turntable so it's really easy to access.

    The two-sided round bacon and meat grill in white

    Promising review: "I have had one of these for many years, and needed another for a second home. This one is better as it has a pour space for draining the fat away to dispose of after cooking. This is important for septic systems, as the fat is harmful. It comes clean in the dishwasher." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $18

    22. An odor-absorbing splatter guard for the cook who prizes keeping a clean kitchen above all else. It prevents oils and sauces from escaping the pan, and, better yet, keeps all the cooking smells in the pan.

    The odor-absorbing splatter guard in gray

    Promising review: "OMGGGGG this screen literally solves all problems on the stove & stove top and countertops. No splatters.... no oil stains... no mess!!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    23. A mini griddle pan so you can whip up your favorite pancakes or eggs in no time. Plus, it has both a nonstick interior and exterior so cleanup has never been easier.

    The nonstick mini griddle in black

    Promising review: "Just a PERFECT little pan to grab for quick grilled cheese!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $5

    24. A silicone pressure cooker rack, because there's no better way to utilize the tools you already have than to upgrade them. It uses heat-resistant silicone and is designed specifically to fit in pressure and multicookers for a snug and efficient fit.

    The silicone pressure cooker rack in red

    Promising review: "So much easier to clean than the metal rack that instant pots come with!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $11.99

    25. A rapid mac cooker so you can get your mac 'n' cheese to your impatient children in a jiffy. It's easy to clean and is perfect for popping in the microwave.

    The microwavable rapid mac cooker in orange

    Promising review: "I ordered this to speed up the cooking time for macaroni and cheese for my twins, because let's face it... Toddlers are completely impatient! This has been an absolute lifesaver! Mac 'n' cheese in five minutes, microwave-safe, and dishwasher-safe? Yes, please! Every mom needs this! Especially mommas of multiples like me!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $6.99

    26. A tortilla press for the cook who loves a specialty tool. It has an 8-inch press surface and makes cooking as easy as pressing down the clamp.

    The tortilla press in silver with a handle for leverage

    Promising review: "We make tortillas every day and I had an injury in my hand so this one really helped. Totally in love with this." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $14.39

    27. A soft-handled can opener, because what's better than a multipurpose product? It's a can and bottle opener all in one, so you can sit back and let your gadget do the rest.

    The soft handled can opener in black

    Promising review: "We upgraded to this can opener after suffering through an old can opener with a poor grip. This is so comfortable, easy to puncture cans, and feels like quality." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $12.99

    28. An glass top food scale so you can be sure all your very precise measurements are also very accurate. Plus, it only measures up to 11 lbs.

    The glass top food scale in black with glass top

    It does metric measurements like grams and kgs.

    Promising review: "This is a great scale! I use it for shipping out small packages and it weighs them perfectly. I have had it for a year now and I haven’t had to change the battery yet." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $19.79

    29. A corkscrew that's perfect for the no-muss no-fuss quarantine chef. It has a nonstick screw and nonslip grip so it's super low maintenance.

    The corkscrew

    Promising review: "Works like a charm so far. Seems sturdy and well made. Easy to use." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $7.99

    30. A swivel peeler for the perfectionist cook, because Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, if you're like us, you're going to be peeling a lot of sweet potatoes. It rotates to fit the shape of the food being peeled and has a blemish remover to make each veggie the best it can be.

    The swivel peeler in black with a blemish remover

    Promising review: "This is the second time I have purchased. Works great, put it in dishwasher too!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $8.99

    31. A digital kitchen thermometer, because there's no better way to know if your meat dish has been cooked all the way through than whipping out the thermometer. It's fast, efficient, waterproof, and easy to clean.

    The digital kitchen thermometer in gray with its protective cover

    Promising review: "Easy to use and works great!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $14.99

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