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    Updated on Aug 3, 2020. Posted on Aug 1, 2020

    31 Helpful Things From Target That You'll Probably End Up Using Again And Again

    From electric wine openers and stackable, space-saving pans to smart doorbells and top-of-the-line vacuum cleaners, the products below will help you live your best life.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A handheld FoodSaver vacuum sealer to help keep foods fresh. Fully charge the device and you'll be able to seal up to 60 1-quart bags. By removing excess air from your produce, pantry items, meat, and more, you'll be able to extend their shelf life for future enjoyment.

    The small vacuum sealer next to a bag of celery
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    Promising review: "Love this handheld vacuum sealer. I have a larger (more expensive) food saver unit that has a corded vacuum sealer attachment and it’s quite loud. I got this small sealer to have while my larger unit gets serviced. This handheld sealer is so small it doesn’t take up any space on the counter and it’s ultra-quiet so I can use it while my kids are napping and not have to worry about waking them up. I will be using this one for vacuum sealing over my larger unit when I get it back." –Target reviewer

    Price: $24.99

    2. A 10-piece Rubbermaid leak-proof food storage container set for folks who like to food prep. The best part about these containers is that they're stackable, so they'll help you keep your fridge organized, too.

    The set of containers filled with food
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    Promising review: "These are a must-have. Before these, my food was easily wasted and leftovers would be in the back of the fridge. These are a game-changer. They keep the fridge organized and food easily accessible. We have less food wasted now." –Target reviewer

    Price: $19.99 (includes five containers with lids)

    3. A set of leak-proof Ball lid jars that'll keep spills at bay. Whether you're storing dry goods, liquids, or using your Ball jars to actually can goods, these innovative lids will be super helpful.

    The jars filled with food
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    Promising review: "These are the perfect lids for chia seed pudding and overnight oats. The lids make shaking contents easy and no mess!" –Target reviewer

    Price: $4.89

    4. An OXO deep clean brush set to get into all the little nooks and crannies of your home (and your grout) when cleaning. This set comes with two brushes with hard-yet-flexible bristles to really remove any built-up gunk. And, for areas that are particularly stubborn, there's a little scraper on one end of one of the brushes.

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    Promising review: "These are a tiny size for a big clean. They're the perfect brushes for small corners and grout lines." –Target reviewer

    Price: $6.99

    5. A 9-piece Calphalon pan set that will help you hone your cooking skills. The nonstick pans are designed to stack on top of each other and save space in the process, so they won't become a jumbled mess in your kitchen cabinet.

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    This set includes an 8-inch fry pan, 2.5-quart saucepan with cover, 3-quart sauté pan with cover, 10-inch fry pan, 4-quart chef's pan, and 5-quart Dutch oven with cover.

    Promising review: "I love these pans. I wish I had bought them years ago. Nothing sticks to them. They are dishwasher-safe but I wash them by hand. The flat lids are totally incredible. The lids go on tight and I can lower the heat when the lid is on. I plan on buying more of these. I bought them for the space-saving but I have to say I have them on my counters for everyone to see them! I love the hard-anodized cookware. They have stay-cool handles. I can stack them in all different ways. I love them! They are easy to clean and high-quality. I feel like a fancy cook now. I use these for all three meals every day." –Target reviewer

    Price: $249.99

    6. An OXO avocado slicer to make pitting and slicing your favorite fruit easier than ever. The 3-in-1 kitchen tool splits, pits, and slices avocados in record time, and it's dishwasher-safe when all is said and done.

    The avocado slicer
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    Promising review: "I love this kitchen tool for avocados! I saw my friend use one while visiting her home a couple of weeks ago. I came home and ordered three — one for me and two for gifts. It works exactly like I hoped and is safer than using a knife." –Target reviewer

    Price: $9.99

    7. An Oster counter top skillet for whipping up hash browns, veggies, and more. The 16-inch design is particularly fab for cooking any frozen pasta dish — take it from someone who grew up using it religiously with Bertolli's many varieties.

    The countertop skillet
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    Promising review: "I love this electric skillet! It's much bigger than I expected and I was so happy to see it has high sides, so I can use it as a deep fryer if I would ever want to. The bone in chicken breasts I cooked in it turned out beautifully browned with crispy skins. I was a bit apprehensive about the ceramic finish, but it is awesome! Nothing sticks and it cleans easily. I would recommend this electric skillet to anyone. Oster is a very good brand also." –Target reviewer

    Price: $39.99

    8. A SodaStream sparkling water maker to help you save money on your beverage habits. This easy-to-use appliance lets you turn any water into bubbly goodness and, with the right accessories, you can even make your own soda!

    The sparkling water maker
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    Promising review: "I got this for my dad who drinks multiple bottles of sparkling water a day, thinking he would think it's too much effort and kinda skeptical myself about how it works. But oh my gosh, I want one myself after watching him use it! It's so easy to use and take less than a minute to make, including filling up the water bottle. The flavor add-ins taste like real soda, it's insane! I wish the CO2 cartridges lasted longer and were cheaper, but it still beats buying packs of sparkling water every month." –Target reviewer

    Price: $129.99

    9. A Tile keychain for keeping track of your most valuable positions. You can attach the electronic accessory to your keys, phone, wallet — whatever you want — and if you misplace it, you can ping on your phone to find where it is.

    Tiles attached to various items such as a water bottle, wallet, headphones, and a backpack
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    Promising review: "I bought this for my husband as a gift and he loved it ! It’s easy to set up and plays a loud melody. Another cool thing about this gadget is that it’s connected to your phone so if you can’t find your phone you can press the tile button twice and your phone will loudly play a melody even if your phone is on silent. I ended up buying him a tile for his wallet too and now considering to buy more for our TV remotes." –Target reviewer

    Price: $24.99

    10. A Dyson V11 Animal Cord-free Vacuum that is admittedly pricey, but also 100% worth it. By fully charging it, you'll be able to vacuum your home without the hassle of tripping over a cord. What's more, the suction is genuinely unmatched, which will help keep your home spick and span. My home has never looked cleaner than with my Dyson. And, if you love extra utility, you'll enjoy that this vacuum comes with a mounting mechanism so you can hang it on the wall for convenient use.

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    Promising review: "I love this cordless vacuum!! It cleans great and it so nice not to have to deal with hanging onto the cord or it getting in the way!! Dyson products are expensive but well made and worth the price!" –Target reviewer

    Price: $599.99

    11. A WEMO Mini Smart Outlet Plug for anyone who regularly leaves their home and worries they forgot to turn something off. These Wi-Fi enabled plugs connect to your smartphone so that you can check to ensure they're off even when you're away from home.

    The smart plug
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    Promising review: "I recommend these. They're very affordable and easy to connect to Google Home." –Target reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    12. A Conair fabric steamer to make getting rid of wrinkles and creases easier than ever. And thanks to the high heat, it sanitizes your clothes in the process.

    Model steaming a shirt
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    This plug-in steamer is small but mighty. Simply run, hold it about 6 inches away from the garment you're working with and move it from top to bottom. You'll be stoked with the results.

    Price: $55.99

    13. A Keurig K-Mini Single-Serve Coffee Maker that comes in super handy when you need a quick cup of joe. At less than 5 inches wide, the little java wonder will fit anywhere in your home. No wonder it has thousands of glowing reviews!

    The coffee maker in black
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    Promising review: "I love this Keurig Mini!!! It’s so convenient and gives me that extra push to finish the day strong when I start to feel sluggish in the afternoon. The coffee taste so good and fresh; it’s all done in less than two minutes!!" –Target reviewer

    Price: $79.99 (originally $89.99; available in four colors)

    14. A 4-pack of 32-ounce aqua Ball jars to help you stay on top of your hydration goals. You can also use the jumbo jars as flower vases, so they're a versatile addition to any kitchen and home as a whole.

    The jar filled with water and flowers
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    Promising review: "Love the color of these jars. Very sturdy and can hold quite a bit." –Target reviewer

    Price: $9.99

    15. A 4-piece Rubbermaid container set so your pantry can look as organized as possible. The tall, leak-proof containers will not only help keep your food fresh, they'll add a streamlined appearance to your food storage, too.

    The containers filled with flour, sugar, and snacks
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    Promising review: "These are some of the most amazing containers. Yes, a bit pricey but so easy to open and close. I love how they are clear and you can see what is in the container — and who doesn’t love a container that is freezer, dishwasher, and microwave safe? They make my life so much easier with their versatility. They're worth every penny spent." – Target reviewer

    Price: $37.99 (for four containers with lids)

    16. An Instant Pot 8-quart Duo Crisp Combo Electric Pressure Cooker Air Fryer that will help make meal prepping easier than ever. In addition to the classic Instant Pot (which can cook an entire meal in under 10 minutes), this pot also comes with the Air Fryer lid, so you can create crispy sides, fried chicken, and more.

    The Instant Pot
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    Promising review: "This is amazing! I love it. Bought a second one for my mom. If it weren’t so heavy, I’d get one for my grandma as well. We make multiple meals a week with this. Makes amazing egg bites. Cooks artichokes quick and they don’t get mushy. This is so much easier and faster." –Target reviewer

    Price: $179.99

    17. A 12-inch Calphalon grill pan to help you achieve backyard-BBQ flavor even when the weather won't let you actually grill out. The nonstick pan heats up quickly, has cool-handle technology so you won't burn your hands, and can be washed in the dishwasher. What more could you want?

    The grill pan
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    Promising review: "This is a great product for a good price. The kitchenware stores have grilling pans for twice the price. This is a good value." –Target reviewer

    Price: $39.99

    18. A Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver container that will help keep your veggies fresh for days on end. The vented container regulates oxygen and carbon dioxide flow and has a crisp tray to keep moisture away from easily-soilable veggies.

    The containers
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    Promising review: "This was recommended to me by a friend. I was skeptical, so I only bought 1. I used it to store grapes. The grapes stayed firm for two weeks! I was very surprised. Normally, I end up having to throw away a bag of grapes, because they've gotten too soft and moldy after a week. I definitely will buy more." –Target reviewer

    Price: $13.99

    19. A Google Nest Hub to help you feel organized as you start and end your day (or, if you're working from home, all day long). The Hub keeps all your notifications, calendar events, reminders, photos, and music in one place, and lets you control other smart devices from its screen. What's more, thanks to Voice Match, you can ask it for recipes for easy cooking.

    The Google Nest Hub
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    Promising review: "I bought the Google Hub to go with my Hello doorbell. It provides a very clear picture of my front door but also has many other great features. I can use voice control to access the weather, the news, cooking videos, listen to music, and so much more. The best part, in my opinion, is the Google photo slideshow that runs when the other features mentioned above or not in use." –Target reviewer

    Price: $89.99

    20. A rose-gold KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer so you can whip up any baked good you can imagine. This durable stainless appliance makes mixing ingredients easier than ever — no wonder it's been a must-have for decades.

    The stand mixer in the color "toffee delight"
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    KitchenAid mixers have been a staple in my family for decades. The appliance is synonymous with the best-tasting cookies, fluffiest cakes, and most delicious pies. It's a must for anyone who loves to bake — especially now that they come in so many pretty colors.

    Price: $379.99 (typically available in more than a dozen colors, but often sells out and re-stocks).

    21. A Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier that'll keep the air in your home as fresh and circulated as possible. The coolest part about the high-tech purifier fan is that it connects to an app on your smartphone so that you can see the air quality of your home in real-time.

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    Promising review: "We bought this for our bedroom because we have 3 dogs and they share the bedroom with us and they can be pretty stinky sometimes. The air purifier + fan is exactly what we needed to freshen up the room and improve the air quality. We have a 15 x 24-foot room and it works great in such a large space. It also has an app that you can monitor the air quality and turn it on and off from the app." –Target reviewer

    Price: $399.99

    22. A digital kitchen thermometer to ensure you're never eating undercooked meat. The waterproof design is built with an auto-shut-off, so you don't have to worry about it accidentally running out of battery power.

    The digital meat thermometer
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    Promising review: "I’ve owned many meat thermometers. This one works well." –Target reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    23. A Calphalon counter top oven for days when you need a little extra cooking space. Whether you're preparing for a big holiday meal or simply don't want to use your oven, this best-selling cooking appliance will come in handy.

    The countertop oven
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    Promising review: "I upgraded from a basic toaster oven I got from Wal-Mart years ago. I have to say that I am well-pleased so far. I love the fact that it has a digital timer and not just a manual dial with a number on it. I also love the fact that it preheats. I strongly recommend this product." –Target reviewer

    Price: $159.99

    24. A 15-piece, self-sharpening knife set that will help you make the most of your meal prep. The aesthetically-pleasing knife block even comes with a pair of kitchen shears!

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    Promising review: "Great knife set. I really enjoy the the labels on the knife handles and the self sharpening feature is very useful. I gave four stars because the layout of the block is a little awkward since the scissors are down low and in front of the rest of the knives. Overall happy with the set and would purchase again." –Target reviewer

    Price: $129.99

    25. A Ring doorbell security accessory so you know who's at your door whenever, wherever. The best-selling doorbell camera sends you a mobile alert anytime someone rings or triggers the motion sensors — even if you're not home. Best of all, it has night vision so even if someone pops by (or, God forbid, tries to break in), you'll be alerted.

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    Promising review: "This is great! I upgraded to this from The Nest Hello Video Doorbell. Even though this doesn’t record 24/7, it still records every movement. Including cars passing by." –Target reviewer

    Price: $249.99

    26. A chic wood-frame chalkboard calendar to keep your schedule front and center at all times. Best of all, it's undated, so you can use it for years and years.

    The chalkboard calendar on a wall
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    Promising review: "I love that it came with the chalk pencil and that it’s a magnetic board as well. I highly recommend it!" –Target reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    27. A Conair fabric shaver that'll ensure your clothes look in tip-top shape before leaving your home. This ultra-gentle shaver will get rid of even the tiniest pills, without ever snagging your clothes.

    The fabric shaver
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    Promising review: "Love this gadget...always looking for mini -obots that actually work and make my life easier. De-pilled my ugly, gargantuan couch that was like a whale collecting barnacles..totally worked! I was hoping it would tear holes in my eyesore couch so I could justify buying a new one, but it gently, yet forcefully shaved it’s ugly nubs to perfection! Drats and yay! Great lil gadget!" –Target reviewer

    Price: $11.99

    28. An OXO angled measuring cup for folks who get fed up having to read measurements from the side. This best-selling measuring device is designed so that you can read the measurement from above. Plus, unlike many measuring cups, it's made with plastic, so it's less likely to break.

    the measuring cup
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    Promising review: "I started with the one cup size and now have added the 2-cup one. These are genius and I'm not at all surprised that they are from OXO. If you are not familiar with their products check them out. The idea of not having to hold the cup up in front of your face to look at the measurements is a game-changer. The measurements are accurate and it's incredibly convenient. I've had my 1 cup size for about 2 years and it has held up wonderfully to wear and tear. What more could you possibly want? Your only decision is what size to get!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $8.99

    29. A KitchenAid splatter screen to make cooking bacon less dangerous. Dramatic, I know. But seriously, this shield will keep grease in the pan so you won't jump at the slightest pop of grease while cooking.

    The splatter screen being used to cover a pan that's cooking meat
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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! The product is very sturdy and totally does what it needs to! I cook a lot and I hate when my whole house starts smelling and grease starts flying. This really helps with the smell and splatter. I also have never put this in the dishwasher. I wash it by hand because I want to make sure it lasts longer." –Target reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    30. A Brita BPA-free water pitcher that ensures you're drinking the freshest water possible. Simply put the filter in, fill it with water, and pop it in the fridge (or on the counter if you prefer room-temp). Easy, peasy.

    The water pitcher
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    Promising review: "I've been using this filter for a month and have no complaints. It's a good size and I fill it up once a day." –Target reviewer

    Price: $34.99 (available in three colors)

    31. And an Oster electric wine opener to make cracking open your favorite bottle of vino less of a hassle. Simply poke it, press the button, et voila! No broken corks ever again.

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    Promising review: "I've had this item for about a week now and love it! It makes removing corks so easily." –Target reviewer

    Price: $19.99

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