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    Get The Most Out Of Your Kitchen With These 43 Products

    It's time to burn, baby burn.

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    1. A Ninja 2-in-1 toaster flip pretty much the perfect kitchen essential because it can not only toast your bagels and pop tarts, but you can flip it down and it's an oven capable of baking, broiling, or reheating your favorite snacks. Might I suggest some chicken nuggies? 

    a product photo of the appliance showing how it goes from a toaster to a toaster oven
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I had my eye on this for a while but thought the price was a bit steep. When my toaster broke I decided to purchase it. So far I’m very happy! The toaster makes evenly toasted bread and bagels. I love that it I have the option to use the toaster oven and it also is multifunctional. I made s’mores and used the broil feature and I think they came out perfectly!" —Michelle Grams

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (originally $129.99). 

    2. A seven-blade spiralizer not only easy to use, but oh-so-satisfying to watch, too. 

    a product shot of the spiralizer and seven blades it comes with
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I used this three times the first week after it arrived. Perfect for zucchini and yellow squash. It's helped me reduce bad carbs with veggies, and it's much easier and quicker than cutting up noodles by hand. Looking forward to using with other veggies." —Jocegrace

    "I was pretty iffy about whether this spiralizer was really going to be put to use or not. I've had it for a few months now and I use it all the time! My kitchen is pretty small, so I end up using it on my glass stove top a lot which isn't the *best* place for the suction cups since it still slides. What I've found, though, is that the suction cups are more bonus than necessary since I can hold it in place with my left hand and push and crank with my right. This thing is a breeze to clean, and if I'm feeling lazy I love that it's dishwasher safe. Not gonna lie, I eat a lot more salads and potatoes now. I love being able to easily incorporate more veggies into my salads and actually being able to have a bite with ALL of them without pushing the limits of my mouth's capacity (thanks angel hair slicer). Being able to thinly slice potatoes is a dinner life saver. I used to just totally skip making side dishes with dinner because I didn't want my potatoes to still be cooking when everything else was already done. Now I can bake them in just a few minutes, or toss them in with whatever's in the pan last minute, no problem. So yeah, I love having a spiralizer, and I love that this one is reasonably priced, easy to clean, and can easily handle tough foods like potatoes." —Jacki

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in three blade quantities). 

    3. A food scale in case your lifestyle requires certain dietary restrictions or you want to be super precise with your recipes. And as a reviewer pointed out, it can also weigh puppies. 

    Promising review: "I'm very happy with this purchase. It comes with its own batteries, is sleek, has an attractive design, and is easy to operate. My husband has kidney disease, and we are weighing protein. This device allows food to be placed directly on the scale — no bowls or other dishes needed. Directions are easy to understand. It doesn't take much room, so I keep it on the counter. Good price and good tool for every kitchen." —G. Quigley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes and four finishes). 

    4. Or a stainless-steel digital food scale with a bowl you can remove to use as a mixing bowl. 

    a product shot of the food scale
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It's convenient to have and the bowl is big enough to hold lots of potatoes and veggies. I make my own dog food and everything needs to be weighed in large amounts. I'm very happy with this little scale." —Angelika Pelland

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in two colors). 

    5. A ziplock bag organizer so you can grab the exact size bag you need and they won't go swimming all over the drawer. It'll also help you to notice when your low on sandwich bags. 

    Promising review: "You need this drawer organizing system. Before I bought the item, its removable back and capacity to accommodate pint sliders were what first drew my eye. I sorted my drawer as soon as it arrived because it came very promptly. Although the removable back is highly slippery, it is well-tensioned so that it won't fall off randomly and will open smoothly when needed. It also included nonslip dots, which was a wonderful addition. The product seems more upscale thanks to the engraved labels. It functions as promised and is very worthwhile given the cost!" —Andy Phan

    Get it from Amazon for $27.97

    6. A box grater conveniently designed with a container to catch the food as you grate it. There's even a measuring cup on the container in case your recipe only calls for you to grate so much. 

    a product photo of the grater on top of the measuring cup it comes with
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this grater. Each side has a different size grater on it, making it quite versatile, and the box that attaches underneath is very convenient. The box also comes with a lid to keep your unused grated substances fresh. The handle is soft and very comfortable to hold and both the bottom edges of the grater and of the measuring box are lined with rubber to prevent slipping. This is a fantastic grater and you certainly can't beat the price. I would highly recommend this to everyone." —R. Collier

    Get it from Amazon for $22.86.

    7. A four-pack of silicone pot holders you can use as trivets, spoon rests, and more. 

    the potholders
    a reviewer using the silicone pot holder to remove something from the oven

    Promising review: "The colors look different in person but they are good. Just nice little silicone mats, a nice size. I did not think I would need four but I find myself using them so often that I am glad I have extras." —Tabitha

    "These are the prettiest colors and just what I wanted. Threw out finally all my old ones and love these. You can also use them to screw off jar tops etc. Great item!" —Lormorev

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in nine color combos). 

    8. A steel wok made from blue carbon steel that retains heat, seasoning, and has the slick properties of a cast-iron skillet.  It's perfect for creating delicious stir-fry and deep-fried veggies. 

    a product shot of the wok
    Made In

    Promising review: "It's the best wok I've ever cooked with! I’m American Chinese and was looking for a high quality wok. After seasoning it on stove top and in the oven, it was perfect! Fried scrambled eggs for my fried rice and it was perfect!" —Josephine K.

    "The Carbon Steel Wok is a 10 out of 10. Easy to clean and cooking is a pleasure. The quality is what I expect from Made-In products and it doesn't disappoint. It heats evenly and I can't wait to try new recipes that I wouldn't have attempted before with my old wok. Thanks Made-In for a wonderful product" —Tina N.

    Get it from Made In for $119

    9. A cereal and snack dispenser for easy breezy mornings. It's like a hotel complimentary breakfast only the people vacationing in your home won't be checking out by noon. 

    Promising review: "We have three kids and a very small kitchen with very little cabinet/counter space. We used to keep our cereal boxes on top of our refrigerator, but I've been trying to de-clutter, and also come up with a solution for our kids to be able to get their own cereal in the mornings. THIS IS IT!!!! It looks great on our counter and we have very little space, so it fits just right! This has been the perfect solution to giving our kids the independence they need to get their own breakfast! It has been a lifesaver!!! Love it!!!" —tenle

    Get it from Amazon for $17.68+ (available in eight different sizes and colors). 

    10. A scrap trap that'll erase post-meal cleaning. As you cut, shop, and skin, you can simply move those scraps to the trap. Dump and done! 

    This also includes a brush/scraper that fits neatly in the front pocket to easily swipe scraps and crumbs into the container.

    Promising review: "Works just as described. It is so convenient to push scraps from the counter or cutting board into the scrap trap. Even though it is too big, place a plastic shopping bag in before you fill it and you will have the scraps bagged when you are done. It keeps things neat when doing prep work. Also bought one as a gift; everyone who cooks should have one." —SR

    Get it from Amazon for $19.65.

    11. A useful and chic 17-piece knife set encased in an acrylic block that'll make you look like one of the cooking elite. Cooking is much easier with knives that cut to the chase, and this set will not disappoint. You can cut 'til your heart's content with no excess left on the blade, thanks to their nonstick coating. 

    A transparent acrylic block with the knives sticking inside
    The knives on cutting boards with meat, tomatoes, and herbs
    Amazon

    The set comes with 13 knives, a pair of kitchen scissors, a peeler, and a two-stage knife sharpener.

    Promising review: "These knives are great! They stay super sharp, they’re comfortable to hold, and I love how much counter space it leaves as opposed to a big bulky knife block. Fits perfectly in my minimalist kitchen!!! And it looks great on my counter, being one of the few things that I keep on my countertop! It is the perfect amount of knives without being too many knives (I don’t like things in excess)! I have never had a cheese knife before, and this baby is my favorite one in the whole set! LOL! It slices through hard cheeses like butter! Have not tried on soft cheese, but I’m sure it’ll be great because it is super sharp! I can’t say enough about how much I love these knives!!" —Sadie Allen

    Get a 17-piece set from Amazon for $68.99+ (available in two colors).

    12. A perfectly sized Frywall to protect you AND your kitchen from oil splatters. 

    cooktop with a pan with the cone-shaped frywall creating a larger guard to catch oil from it
    Amazon

    BTW, it's BPA-free, FDA-compliant, heat-resistant up to 450 degrees, and dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "The Frywall works very well and I am very pleased with it. My range top is black and you can see each little spot of grease. Before now I got really tired of cleaning my range top thoroughly each time I fried anything. You have made my life much easier. Thanks." —Laurie J. Englehardt

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in four colors).

    13. A set of reusable nonstick oven liners because anything that makes kitchen cleanup easier is an automatic must-have. The best thing about these oven liners is that they're dishwasher safe. It's easier to pop this in the washer than to deep-clean your entire oven.

    A pie in oven dripping oils onto sleek oven liner
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These liners are life changing! I never thought I needed them until a friend raved about them. Cleanup is so simple, no more melted cheese or sauces burnt to the bottom of my ovens. I love that I can cut down to size to fit my toaster oven also. My husband enjoys grilling with the liners now, as he doesn't have to line the grill with aluminum foil which he found so annoying, deterring him from grilling. This product really has simplified my life in the kitchen and I love it." —Kindle Custommer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A seven-piece cookware set — nothing inspires you to give cooking another try like needing an excuse to use your beautiful new nonstick ceramic pan. This cookware set has everything you need to make a variety of dishes.

    the 7 piece cookware set in orange
    a pan and dutch oven from the set in a baby blue color with food inside
    @caraway_home / Via www.instagram.com, @caraway_home / Via www.instagram.com

    The set comes with a sauté pan ready to make the perfect fried eggs or sautéed veggies, a sauce pan for mac 'n' cheese and sauces, a sauté pan perfect for stir-fries, and a dutch oven that'll be your go-to for pastas, roasts, and more.

    Promising review: "This set o’ pots and pans is wondrous. Perfect for beginner chefs and the roll up your sleeves 'I know what I’m doing' type. Even cooking temperatures throughout. I knows this because I’ve hunted for the cold spots and they simply don’t exist. The design is miraculously minimal yet somehow reminiscent of something my grandmother would have been seen using (ergo; timeless). If you couldn’t tell already, I dig these ladies, as will you. Take care of them and they’ll take care of you. 10/10 would recommend." —Joe

    Get it from Caraway for $395 (originally $545; available in nine colors).

    15. A 100% natural oven cleaning kit with an eco-friendly formula to gently and quickly scrub away all of that built-up crud in your oven. Who is this grown-up using environmentally friendly products and actually cleaning their oven? You are!

    A gif of a person cleaning their over using the scrub
    the oven cleaner with a water bottle and scrub pad
    Everneat / Etsy, Everneat / Etsy

    Everneat is a small business based in Fairfield, Connecticut specializing in natural cleaning products and tools. The kit includes a jar of oven scrub, an all-purpose cleaner, and a metallic sponge that should be used in conjunction to get the best results. 

    Promising review: "I admit, I was skeptical — but this stuff is like magic! I got the kit, and the concentrate cleaner and oven scrub both worked so well I could hardly believe it. I wish I'd taken before and after pictures!" —Paige NewMyer

    Get it from Everneat on Etsy for $39.99 (available in three scents).

    16. Dishwasher cleaning tablets to clear out all the leftover residue, limescale, and other mineral buildup.

    the inside of a reviewer's dishwasher looking dirty
    the same dishwasher now looking cleaner after using a tablet

    These tablets remove odor-causing residue and help get rid of lime and mineral build-up that naturally occurs inside dishwashers. The tablet is designed to last throughout the entire wash cycle, and is recommended for use about once a month. These are safe to use in stainless-steel tub and plastic tub dishwashers.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in a magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. A pot lid rack and pan organizer rack so you can avoid all those clanging noises every time you reach for a pan to make mac 'n' cheese.

    the top photo a messy cabinet with pans and lids everywhere the bottom photo a neat cabinet with pans organized on the rack and the lid organizer hanging on the door of the cabinet

    18. A cult favorite Instant Pot Duo that will do just about anything you want it to. It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all rolled into one nifty appliance.

    reviewer pressing the saute button on the cooker. there are also buttons for things like soup, poultry, slow cook, rice, yogurt, and porridge
    a reviewer cooking meat sauce and spaghetti in the pot, with the text

    Check out BuzzFeed's full Instant Pot review.

    Promising review: "There are so many people who say they can't cook, but I swear I'm on a whole new level of not being able to cook. This little appliance helps expand our menu and I have learned to do so much with it. I love how easy it is and how I throw everything in and it comes out done. No stirring and not many messy dishes. I still don't love it for meats, but I think that's just a matter of needing to experiment more with them. I seriously can't believe how many foods can be cooked in here! I found a recipe for a mac 'n' cheese that everyone loves. It's only five ingredients and only requires washing a cheese grater and the pot, and it only takes 20 minutes. Before this I had never once made spaghetti with meat sauce. Now I do it all the time. Again, I only have ONE thing to clean afterward. If I tried doing with without the Instant Pot, I would have a pan for the meat, pot for the pasta, and the strainer. It only takes about 20 minutes start to finish. Since I usually don't have to do many dishes with the Instant Pot, I tend to enjoy experimenting. My family is constantly surprised at how much this has changed how we eat. I love that when we have a last minute neighborhood get-together and I can whip up a pasta dish and veggie real quick." —Aundrea

    Get it from Amazon for $69+ (available in three sizes).

    19. A pre-seasoned Lodge cast-iron skillet, a must-have kitchen staple that'll pretty much make everything you cook taste better.

    salmon and asparagus sitting in the cast-iron skillet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I used this straight out of the box to cook two pieces of chicken breast. I used olive oil and butter to prevent any sticking and to further season the skillet. I did not notice any sticking to the skillet. After I seared both sides of the chicken, I then let it finish in the oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. All I can say is wow! I love this skillet already, and this is my first time using it! I'd never used anything comparable to a cast-iron skillet. Never again am I going back to frying chicken, or any meat for that matter, on a regular pan. This was well worth the investment. If you're looking at this, just buy it." —Eric

    Get the 10.25" size from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in eight sizes).

    20. A two-stage knife sharpener to keep your blades sharp for all of the chopping and dicing you'll be doing in the future.

    a knife being sharpened
    Amazon

    Read our full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener!

    Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) nonserrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening but unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago. I saw this gadget and decided to try it. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'Coarse' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8 to 10 times. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I've been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I've saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives. I don't know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!" —Schelly L. Wagoner

    Get it from Amazon for $9.86 (available in four colors).

    21. A one-handed spice and pepper grinder perfect for adding freshly ground spices to your meal.

    two of the grinders one with salt inside and one with pepper inside
    Amazon

    Dreamfarm is a small business that makes problem-solving products for the kitchen. 

    Promising review: "I have been looking for a quality and easy to use pepper grinder for at least a decade. I have been disappointed with every purchase. This grinder is amazing!!!!!

    - easy to use
    - quality materials
    - easy to refill
    - additional jar for additional spices for grinding
    - versatile use (one or two) hands
    - great overall grind
    - modern aesthetic

    I am really happy with my purchase and I show it off to everyone who will listen to me. My dog is not overly impressed, but he is the exception." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in two styles and with an extra jar).

    22. A book stand that'll keep your cookbook open and in place while you're hands-deep into your new recipe.

    reviewer photo of the a cookbook in the cookbook holder
    a dish that looks just like the dish in the cookbook that's inside the cookbook holder

    Promising review: "Love this stand! It is adjustable so you can alter the angle you’d like to view your book, and the page holders work great. Exactly what I was looking for. Well-packaged and arrived on time. It now has a permanent home in our kitchen!" —KCB

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes).