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    43 Things To Make All Of Your Kitchen Dreams Come True

    Whether you're dreaming of a clean, organized kitchen or some cool gadgets to make cooking more fun, we've got you covered.

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    1. A super-handy pancake batter bottle so you can make perfectly round and uniform pancakes to surprise your family with. Heck — you can even go the extra mile and make some Mickey Mouse–shaped ones!

    reviewer holding a full bottle dispenser above mickey mouse shaped pancakes in a pan

    This dispenser will also help you make the batter faster — just add the pancake mix and the wet ingredients, then shake to combine!

    Promising review: “So, my son absolutely loves Mickey and I couldn't wait to make him some Mickey pancakes using my new pancake pen! I love that both ends open for easy batter pouring and cleaning! It also allows me to keep the batter for longer if I don't use it all at once. No spilling or splattering, just perfect Mickey pancakes and the excitement on my son's face is all worth it!” —Kelly Daniel 

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    2. Or a mini waffle maker for anyone with limited kitchen storage space who still wants to treat themselves to a delicious homemade brunch on Sunday morning.

    mini waffle maker making a waffle

    I love this little appliance! It heats up fast, it cooks the waffle batter in minutes, and it barely takes up any space in my cabinet. Fun tip I use all the time: The waffles are the perfect size to use as the "bread" in a breakfast sandwich.

    Promising review: "This mini waffle maker saves me time, energy, and money every morning! I use my protein pancake mix to make a quick egg and cheese sandwich, or enjoy classic waffles with fruit. Such an easy cleanup and perfect for my small apartment kitchen." —cm

    Get it from Target for $9.99 (available in six colors).

    3. A pack of oven liners that protect the bottom of your oven from those awful drips and spills that happen when you're cooking up a casserole. Much easier to clean this than your entire oven!

    pie in oven; beneath, the mat on a rack, catching the sugary drips from the edges of the pie

    When the oven has cooled off, all you have to do is take out the liner and wash it in the sink or dishwasher! Make sure you don't put the liner on the very bottom of your oven (it's really hot down there!) Instead, place it on the lowest rack of your oven. 

    Promising review: "I have often lined my oven with a custom-fit pan, or with simple aluminum foil, but after cleaning my oven recently, I decided I needed something a bit more hearty than my standard silver-colored sheet liner. I ordered these before Thanksgiving and put them to the test the day before and the day of. My oven was on at least 350 degrees for 12 hours one day and six hours the next. The mat held up perfectly. No wrinkling or buckling due to the heat, no melting, and thanks to the liner, my sweet potato casserole with the butter and pecan and marshmallow topping that bubbled up left no mess in my oven. Once the oven cooled, the crisp-baked mess brushed right off and the mat went right back into the oven!" —Pepperite

    Get a pack of three of this oven liner on Amazon for $12.99.

    4. And an oven scrub cleaner If you can't remember the last time you gave the inside of your oven a deep clean. Now you won't smell that burnt cheese that's been stuck to the bottom since 2019 every time you turn on the oven!

    Cleaning Studio / Etsy

    This oven scrub is made out of 100% plant- and mineral-derived ingredients. To clean your oven, apply the scrub over the oven surface including the interior glass, scrub with a metallic or scouring sponge, then use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe the surface.

    Cleaning Studio is a small business based in Fairfield, Connecticut, that specializes in natural cleaning products and microfiber cloths.

    Promising review: "This is the first time in my 50+ years that I have actually enjoyed cleaning my oven. And no, I am not joking! This product is effective, easy to work with, smells amazing, AND I only used a tiny amount of product!!! I don't think I could imagine a way to improve this product. Highly highly recommend it!!! Well worth any wait." —Diane Coury

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in plastic or glass jars).

    5. A tofu press to squeeze all of that water out of your tofu so it comes out nice and crispy when you cook it up. The water collects at the bottom of the press, so you can easily dump it out when you're done.


    Promising review: "I've been a vegan for 13 years and I can't believe I went this long without a tofu press. So much more enjoyable cooking with tofu after pressing it. This press is different than all the rest as it has a tray that catches all the water. You can put the whole thing in the fridge and it's hassle-free. Take it out the next day and drain the liquid and you're good to go. The other presses require a plate underneath and some require tightening and adjustments as it presses. I'll admit after reading some of the reviews here of users with broken Tofuture presses I was hesitant to order but I've just been careful with mine and haven't had any problems so far." —Conner

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    6. A hands-free electric can opener so you can stop fumbling around with your flimsy can opener that hurts your hand anyway. It's also kinda fun to press a button and watch this lil gadget do its thing!,

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mother, who has some problems with arthritis, and when we gathered around to see if it worked, we were all pretty impressed. It left the edge of the can crimped in a way that avoids those sharp edges, which I personally have been sliced by several times. At first, it didn't seem like it was working, but then we lifted it and boom! Open can. I might get one for myself, honestly." —Rachel C.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in four colors).

    7. A four-pack of easy-to-clean coffee filters for Keurigs that you can use over and over again with your favorite coffee instead of buying those single-use K-Cups that can really add up on your grocery bill over time.,

    You can also use this with loose-leaf tea!

    Promising review: "I have a reusable K-Cup at home, but when someone brought a single-serve Keurig to work, I felt like the evil machine in Fern Gully every time I made a cup of coffee. I bought these reusable K-Cups because they were affordable and I was hopeful that they would fit the machine. They work great! The only thing is because the lid is a tiny bit thicker than the disposable K-Cups, you have to push down a little harder and make sure the lid is actually latched. More than once it has flung the K-Cup out at me when it springs back open. Other than that one minor detail, they're great! I would definitely recommend and purchase again." —I Love Board Games

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95+ (also available in a six-pack).

    8. And cleaning pods to use in your Keurig coffee machine if you notice your morning cup is starting to taste a bit stale and weird lately. Bacteria and mold can actually develop within your coffee maker, so just use this nontoxic, plant-based cleaning pod like you would a regular K-Cup, and you'll be back in business.

    Promising review: "Ten stars!! Pictures are worth 1,000 words, folks. I haven’t cleaned my Keurig in years...yes it’s nasty but I guess I never really thought about it. As you can see from start to finish...the water was BLACK in the beginning, now it is CLEAR! I can’t wait to clean my Keurig every week (it’s too easy not to do it) plus I'll enjoy tomorrow’s cup of joe. Amazing product. Easy to use. No smell. I already bought two more boxes." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $15.38.

    9. A macramé fruit hammock because even your apples and oranges deserve to kick back and relax. But seriously, this ingenious storage solution frees up your counter space while also reminding you of all the fresh fruit you should eat before it goes bad!

    Knapp's Knots / Via Etsy

    Knapp's Knots is a San Diego–based small business owned by Anastasia Knapp, who is quite possibly making the cutest macramé and wood crafts you've ever seen.

    Promising review: "I hated having a pile of fruit on my countertops. Bowls and baskets were always too big or small and taking up precious counter space. This is the perfect, cute and functional solution! I was able to screw in the hooks by hand — quick and easy installation." —taylormschulte

    Get it from Knapp's Knots on Etsy for $27.90+ (available in two sizes and 11 colors).

    10. A pack of washable refrigerator liner mats — it'll prevent any dreaded spills from drying, getting crusty, and becoming impossible to clean off. Plus: It'll instantly make your fridge look so much more put together!

    Just use a damp towel or a Clorox wipe to wipe down these mats!

    Promising review: "These were the best things I have discovered for keeping my refrigerator shelves clean. Wipes off with a cinch. I hope to buy more soon. To get them to adhere to your shelves, just use a damp cloth and wipe the shelf then lay the mat down. Then they don't move on you. I love the bright colors. It makes my refrigerator feel so much more appetizing." —Traci5384

    Get a nine-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A snap-on pasta strainer if you're making a big batch of pasta and don't want to have to dump the entire thing into a separate colander. Just clip this onto the side of your pot, tip out all the water, and get back to cooking!

    A model straining pasta from a green strainer clipped to the sides of the pot

    Promising review: "I've owned this for about six months, and I couldn't imagine cooking without it. I hate strainers. They are bulky and fill up the dishwasher, I'm lazy, whatever. This strainer is a lifesaver. Clip it on your pan, strain, and voilà! And it is so easy to clean. A little hot water and it's good to go for the next round. I highly recommend this gadget; it will retire your current strainer." —Viola Evens

    Get it from Amazon for $15.48 (available in five colors).

    12. A set of three dough presses so you can make your own ravioli, empanadas, dumplings, hand pies, calzones — basically, any kind of recipe that involves food inside of dough!,

    You can even use the back of it to stamp out perfectly round pieces of dough to fill with the delicious fillings.

    Promising review: "This was a great purchase for the price. I was making empanadas and folding them by hand, which didn’t look too good. This set helps me cut them easily into circles and then easily presses them closed. Consistent look each time! I like that there are three sizes in the set so I can make them according to my mood. Easy to wash and use. Would highly recommend for the price and functionality!" —Sox

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $6.17.

    13. A wine saver to preserve the taste and quality of the wine after you've uncorked it. It'll keep your wine tasting new for up to a week!


    Place the cap on, pump until you hear a "click," and yahoo! Your wine is safely stored!

    Promising review: "Having downed a bottle or two in my life, I've always been flummoxed as to how to store the wine afterwards. I'm quite picky and the taste of 'blown' wine is disgusting. This is the solution. The stoppers fit perfectly (naturally) and the vacuum pump is also perfect. Just pump until you hear the click and the job is done. Easy to release the pressure and re-enjoy the wine. For the cost of wine, the minor expense of this pump-and-stopper system pays for itself immediately. In vino veritas!" —erik

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two colors).

    14. A roll of heavy-duty, eco-friendly, machine-washable, reusable bamboo towels worth buying if you realize you spend way too much on paper towel rolls in a month and also want to cut down on your waste.

    Model's hand's holding a small watermelon in bamboo towel under running water

    You'll receive 20 sheets a roll, and the sheets are machine washable and reusable up to 120+ times before discarding.

    Promising review: "Wow. I just used these for the first time to wash my windows. I get a lot of oily dirt from the road, and it usually smears around and gets stuck in whatever old washcloth or sock I am using. As soon as I dropped these in my bucket of soapy water and gave them a little scrub, the dirt lifted right out like magic. Next used them to clean crumbs and spills out of my fridge and freezer and same thing — they rinsed clean (almost clean) right away. There's some dirt still in them, but I'll put them through the wash next." —SBP

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. A versatile chop, slice, and dice unit with the power to cut up all your ingredients in the fraction of the time it would take you to use a regular knife. Meal prep just got so much easier!,

    This unit comes with three interchangeable chopping blades, three grater blades, and two slicer blades. It also comes with holding containers to house all the blades, a cleaning fork, and a safety holder.

    Promising review: "I got this because I am slow at chopping veggies with a knife and it works great. It takes no time at all to have fully diced onions now. When I have a bunch of stuff to chop at once, I can just chop, let it go into the catch bin below, chop the next thing, etc., and when I'm done, dump everything into my pot for dinner. Cleaning is also super easy. The pieces come apart for individual cleaning and you can throw the whole thing in the dishwasher." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    16. A set of porcelain serving bowls perfect for salads, grain bowls, or pasta — you'll feel like you're eating at an Instagram-famous restaurant when you serve your lunch in these gorgeous dishes!

    model holding one pink dish with salad in it with another one holding apples in it below it

    Promising review: "I ordered two sets of these bowls to use as pasta bowls and serving bowls. They are gorgeous and generously sized. Perfect for side dishes, main pasta meals, or large salads. Each one has unique marbled markings, which makes them even more fun to use. They hold up great in the dishwasher and are seeing regular use due to being so versatile. LOVE them." —Kindle Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in two colors).

    17. A pack of 30 multicolored, PVC-coated steel wire utility clips so you'll always have one at the ready whenever you open up a new bag of chips., Amazon

    Promising review: "These clips are sturdy, dishwasher safe, and can be used for just about anything. They keep my cereal and chip bags closed tightly, can clip several items together on my desk, and look great when hanging student work in my classroom." —TwistedChick

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in other quantities and color combinations).

    18. An ingenious sandwich cutter and sealer so you can transform a regular PB&J into an exact replica of those Uncrustables sandwiches your kid loves. Not only will you save money, you can customize the sandwich to your liking: extra-crunchy peanut butter? Peach jam? Go for it!


    Promising review: "These have been a GAME CHANGER in this house!! My son has always begged me for Uncrustables but my wallet didn’t agree with them. I LOVE being able to make them at home and customize them to exactly what they would like them filled with! I make two weeks' worth of sandwiches at a time and store them in sandwich bags in the freezer so in the morning during the school year we can just grab and go! Love them!" —Katherine Smaczniak

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $19.96.

    19. A trio of professional-quality knives because nothing's as satisfying in the kitchen as slicing, dicing, and cutting your ingredients with a razor-sharp edge. A priceless investment for anyone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, this sophisticated knife set is sure to last you years and years.

    three knives stored upright in a wooden block
    Material Kitchen

    The set comes with the Almost 4" knife, the serrated 6" knife, and the 8" knife.

    Material Kitchen is an Asian-owned small business that sells high-quality kitchenware meant for home cooks.

    Promising review: "Absolutely in love with these knives. Not only are they beautiful to work with, they look like a piece of art on my kitchen counter. They make slicing any type of food item completely effortless. They glide through without feeling heavy. The grip is perfect for my small hands. I would highly recommend purchasing these knives." —Claudine P.

    Get the three-piece knife set from Material Kitchen for $155 (available in three handle colors) and get the stand for $75 (available in two colors).

    20. A cold brew maker so you can have coffee shop–quality iced coffee waiting in your fridge when you wake up in the morning, bleary-eyed and in need of caffeine ASAP.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    To use, add coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), and let it brew for 12–24 hours. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our Tayeka cold brew maker review for more!

    Promising review: "This coffee maker is my BEST FRIEND! I use this every day, it's so easy to use! My coffee comes out perfect every time. I'm a cold-coffee drinker and I put about 8–10 scoops of freshly ground coffee into the filter. I let it sit overnight and the next morning, I remove the filter and dump the grounds. It makes four days' worth of coffee and I love that it's ready to go for me, especially since I wake up at 4:50 a.m. and I need to make my coffee quickly! It's very easy to clean as well." —Panda

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    21. And a milk frother for making fancy lattes from the comfort of your own home. Yes, your local coffee shop might miss seeing your face every morning, but now you'll be saving money while still enjoying professional-quality drinks every day.,

    It comes with both heating and frothing whisks.

    Promising review: "I'd always used espresso machines to steam milk in the past — I had no idea these things existed! My S.O. drinks a chai every morning, and buying it from the coffee shop was adding up. For this small investment, I have made delicious homemade chai, café au lait, and hot cocoas every single day! The machine has worked reliably for months, and is very easy to clean. Quick rinse and a wash with soap in the evening. The milk on 'froth' mode is delightfully fluffy and very tasty." —Leopard Print

    Get it from Amazon for $49.96.

    22. A Rubbermaid produce saver if you're sick and tired of discovering that the fruit you bought four days ago has already gone bad. Reviewers say this food container will prolong the life of your fresh produce for WEEKS longer than normal!

    A wilting strawberry stored in the original container and a much fresher-looking strawberry stored in the produce saver
    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    The containers are BPA-free and dishwasher safe. They feature vents to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, keeping your produce fresher for longer.

    Promising review: "I bought my fruit on Friday and ordered this immediately because I’m so sick of throwing my fruit away if I don’t eat it in a few days. It’s been a WEEK now and my strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries (all in this one big container) are STILL FRESH! I’m going to start buying more fresh fruit now that I know it won’t be wasted and thrown away in a few days. Highly recommend this product if you’re like me and can’t eat a whole pineapple, strawberries, and other fruit fast!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $11.30+ (available in multiple sizes and quantities).

    Check out our full Rubbermaid produce saver food containers review for more info!

    23. A multipurpose, heat-resistant mat that will help you out with so many tasks in the kitchen — use it to grab a hot pot handle, as a drying mat, as a spoon rest while you're cooking, or as a trivet for hot dishes at the dining table.


    The mat is 12 inches in diameter, making it the perfect fit for most microwave turntables.

    Promising review: "I’m a habitual canned-soup eater. In the past I’ve burned my hands many times getting the bowls out of the microwave, and also dealt with explosive soup in the microwave that needed to be cleaned. This is a game changer! I lay it across my soup bowl, cook it, the fold down the sides to protect my hands from heat while I carry it to the table to eat." —JeanBean

    Get it from Amazon for $7.93.

    24. An extra-large silicone ice tray perfect for freezing large amounts of soup or broth for you to eat later. It's a genius meal-prepping hack: Make a huge batch of soup, freeze the leftovers, and you have meals for the rest of the week!,

    Now you won't be tempted to buy takeout for lunch every day when you have delicious soup waiting for you in the freezer!

    Promising review: "This product is an absolute game changer for folks who cook in volume for food prep or just to store leftovers in an efficient, organized way! I saw these on a different site and definitely hesitated for a while due to the price. Finally sucked it up and ordered, couldn't be happier! I've made soups, enchilada sauce, chili, breakfast casserole, etc.! Great for portion sizing! My freezer is becoming much more organized, giving me more room! I've told everyone about these! Just love them!" —Deborah L. Hughes

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $36.99.

    25. A three-in-one avocado slicer that can split your avocado, remove the pit, and make beautifully even slices with ease. This might become your most reached-for tool, especially if you're a big avocado toast fan.


    It's also a much safer alternative to using a regular knife and getting the dreaded "avocado hand."

    Promising review: "So worth the space in the kitchen! This thing really does what it says. I love mine and use it all the time. Pit removal is super easy with this, no more knife-prying. I didn't think the cutting tool would be as effective as it is — but it works great as well. No complaints on this product — would buy again!" —K. Cyr

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A set of OXO food storage containers with an airtight seal to keep your food fresher for longer. Because the containers are clear, you'll be able to see exactly how much of each ingredient you have left.

    a reviewer's cabinet full of OXO food storage containers

    Push down the button on the top to activate the airtight seal. To open, just push down again for the button to pop up. The lid also comes apart for easier cleaning.

    Promising review: "Love the OXO pop-top canisters! They seal well and open easily with a press to the pop-top. I have arthritis in my hands and these are fabulous and so easy to open, yet so secure when the lid is popped close. Also has a useful knob on the bottom of the lid so you can stick an OXO scoop inside the container to the lid rather than down in whatever you are storing in the container." —Lori A. Fregin

    Get a 10-piece set from Amazon for $104.95.

    27. A Bacon Sponge — a 100% organic cotton towel — can absorb TEN TIMES its weight in liquid! Now you won't have to use nearly half a roll of paper towels just to absorb the grease and oil from cooking bacon.

    Pile of bacon sitting on the quilted cloth
    Green City Living / Etsy

    To clean the towel, soak in hot water and a degreaser soap for 15 to 20 minutes.

    Green City Living is a small business based in Denver that specializes in reusable and eco-friendly home goods. They donate 2.5% of sales to Climate Emergency Fund, an organization that supports climate activists.

    Promising review: "These are amazing!!! They work! And no stains!!! I was concerned that since I don’t use Dawn or a big-name-brand dish soap, my Earth-friendly soap might not cut the grease as well, but that was not the case! My Bacon Sponge is perfectly clean and spotless! I love it! So glad I ordered two! I couldn’t be more pleased!!!" —cattealover

    Get it from Green City Living on Etsy for $12 (shipping costs $3.12) or from Amazon for $13.50.

    28. A knife sharpener that will keep your knives cutting as well as the day you bought them. No need to get them professionally sharpened — this gadget does the job for you so you can get back to chopping veggies in no time.

    Person using a kitchenIQ small knife sharpener to sharpen knife

    You can use it to sharpen both straight-edge and serrated knives. Use the coarse sharpening slot to sharpen dull or damaged knives with just a few pulls, and then use the fine slot to finish and polish the edge.

    Promising review: "I've never sharpened my Calphalon knives. I've had them for three to four years. The last time I cut meat I worked up a sweat because the knives were so dull. Tonight I sharpened them and the chicken cuts like butter!!! I'm in heaven!" —wine.wife

    Get it from Amazon for $10.17+ (available in two colors).

    29. A set of silicone baking mats to prevent your baked goods from sticking to the pan. Bonus: These reusable mats are much more sustainable and budget-friendly than the single-use parchment paper you usually use to line your pans., Amazon

    Promising review: "These baking mats are absolutely fantastic. The quality is superb, and SUCH a good price. I use them for just about everything I put in the oven: oven pizzas, cookies, you name it! I also love that besides food sliding easily off the nonstick surface, they help protect all my baking sheets and such. It’s also super handy to just throw them in the top shelf of the dishwasher or even just wipe clean. Update: I’ve had these mats and used them almost daily for nearly a year now. They still look brand new and I have had no problems with staining, melting, or wear. When using them, I cook most items at 375 degrees but have used them at up to 425 degrees several times with no issues so far. These things are fantastic and have paid for themselves many times over in the superior nonstick surface, ease of cleanup, and the cost of parchment paper and or/aluminum foil I used prior to discovering these." —Jezzhani

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.44.

    30. A cutlery drawer organizer so you can actually find your favorite fork for once (admit it — we all have a favorite fork). The space-saving design also frees up the rest of your drawer.

    Reviewer photo of cutlery neatly organized

    One tray fits up to 24 pieces of cutlery.

    Promising review: "THE BEST silverware storage organizer compartments I’ve EVER had in my entire life! We have a large family and therefore have the need for a lot of silverware. Unfortunately we have a small, shallow, and narrow drawer in our house but it was always full! Constantly disorganized before, and now amazingly organized. The only reason I would hesitate would be if your drawer is not adequately deep, but from reading reviews people said if they had 3.5 inches of depth it would be just fine which is exactly what I have and there’s adequate drawer depth for me. I measured my skinny drawer and realized I still had space for two units and took the plunge and am so glad I did! Silverware goes quickly from the dishwasher straight into the drawer and you don’t have to stack perfectly to put a lot in!!! ADD IT TO YOUR CART NOW, you’ll be glad you did if you have the same problem as we did!" —oceantiff

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in a larger version for $24 and a knife version for $11.99).

    31. A stove gap cover to stop crumbs or spills from collecting in that annoying spot between your stove and your counter. Messy cooks: This one's made for you.,

    The gap covers are dishwasher safe and can also be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. You can also cut the gap covers to perfectly fit the measurements of your kitchen.

    Promising review: "I didn’t realize how nasty it was under my stove until we pulled it out to fix it. There were things under there I knew I hadn’t cooked in years. These little rubber flaps help and are easy to wipe down. They just fit right in between the stove and the counter. I worried they’d be noticeable, but once I got used to them they just fit with the stove. I hardly notice they are there!" —Scarlett

    Get a two pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    32. A set of angled measuring cups so you don't have to bring the cup up to eye level or bend down to see how much you've poured in. Why didn't I think of this?!

    three angled measuring cups shot from above that show eggs, sugar, and milk in them

    It makes cooking and baking so much easier, and your measurements will be more accurate! The set comes with 1-cup, 2-cup, and 4-cup angled measuring cups.

    Promising review: "This is a very inventive design for something that cooks use every day. I originally purchased the 2-cup model of the OXO measuring cup and liked it so much that I decided to buy the set. These are so much more usable than the Pyrex or Anchor traditional glass measuring cups because they so much easier to read. I have some Anchor measuring cups that are 20+ years old and the red markings have faded and are really hard to see. Since the OXO can be read from the top, the measuring cup can rest on the counter for accurate measurement. No more holding it up in the air like a mad scientist measuring out liquids! Even the rubberized handle is well designed. Since these are made from clear plastic, they are very lightweight. The handle goes all the way to the counter to stabilize the measuring cup. It's very well thought out." —Bocaboy

    Get the set from Amazon for $20.84.

    33. A popular microwave pasta cooker to make whipping a yummy bowl of noodles somehow even easier?! All you have to do is place the container with the pasta and water in the microwave, and in a few minutes they'll be ready to eat!

    A model straining water out of a transparent rectangular cooker full of pasta

    The water drains straight out of the maker, so no need to dirty a colander!

    Promising review: "I don't want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man...I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures and the Fasta Pasta helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week. If not more. First of all, I like spaghetti — either with normal Prego-type sauce or sometimes just with butter and Romano cheese sprinkled on. But I'm lazy and impatient and don't like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps and a big cleanup afterwards. The Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly measured spaghetti; it's faster than boiling water in a big pot then having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time; and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot; no colander; no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy-to-clean Fasta Pasta and a pot to heat up the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" —Smilin Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    34. A turntable so even that bottle of mustard way at the back of your shelf can be easily reached with just a quick spin. No more emptying out the entire cabinet for one item anymore!

    The nonskid surface of the turntable keeps everything in place as you spin it.

    Promising review: "This corner cabinet went from barely accessible and crammed to tidy, accessible, and more spacious! It was so hard to get to anything in this cabinet without knocking a million things over and I knew there had to be a better solution. This lazy Susan was the perfect fix and the price is so cheap considering how smooth its spin is. I was a little worried that it would help me access a handful of things, but ultimately take up so much space that less fit in the cabinet in general. Not the case! By moving the lazy Susan to one side, I can easily access everything on it as well as store things on the other side. Now I'm trying to figure out all the cabinets in our home I can add one of these to." —Sayre Alexandra

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in six colors).

    35. A rapid egg cooker for easily whipping up your preferred style of eggs in the morning. If you're a big breakfast person, you absolutely need this in your life.


    You can cook up to six eggs at a time. Make hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, or individual omelets in a matter of minutes!

    Promising review: "If you eat hard-boiled eggs often this is absolutely 100% worth the money just for that. Eggs come out perfect every time. No green rings. No rubbery whites. Easy to peel every time. It's easy, faster than boiling water, and every egg turns out the same. Makes other kinds of eggs too, and according to the booklet you can steam veggies and other things in it too. But OMG even if you only ever used it for hard-boiled eggs it's worth it. I don't think I've ever given a product 5 stars like this before. Also, skeptics: Yes, I know boiling eggs isn't hard. It's the consistent results with even less effort that's remarkable." –Crockery

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in seven colors).

    36. An Instant Pot aka the true MVP of any kitchen. This seven-in-one kitchen gadget acts as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, warmer, and you can sauté in it. It's almost like there's a teeny tiny private chef hiding in this thing magically whipping up tasty recipes!

    The Instant Pot with lid removed

    This handy kitchen gadget has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer!

    Promising review: "I love my Instant Pot. I own a traditional pressure cooker that I rarely used because I felt like I needed to constantly watch it, so I was reluctant to invest in an Instant Pot. I am so glad I did. I have used it at least twice a week since I bought it and sometimes three or four times. I have done everything from cook hard-boiled eggs to cook ribs to bake a cheesecake. I almost never use my other slower cooker, because I can brown meat right in the Instant Pot and use the slow cooker setting. My most used accessories are the steamer basket ($15.52), springform pan ($10.99), extra liner ($24.99) and extra sealing ring ($10.91). The least used is the hard-boiled egg steamer rack ($14.72; the steamer basket holds a lot more and is easier to use). If my Instant Pot died tomorrow, I would feel certain that I had more than gotten my money's worth and immediately buy another." —mickey

    Get it from Amazon for $61+ (available in three sizes).

    37. A *super*-compact eight-in-one spiralizer perfect for anyone wanting to add some variety to their recipes. Looking to try out zoodles? Need to grate some fancy cheese? Want to throw in some freshly squeezed juice? This thing can do all of that, and then some!

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    It's also very safe to use thanks to the finger guard it comes with, and it has measurements on the inside of the cup. Plus: All the different caps can stack on top of each other for easy storage.

    Promising review: "LOVE THIS. I absolutely love this. So far I've used the thicker spiralizer, two of the grater things, and then the juicer. I love how easy this makes keeping everything together. And it's sharp so it actually cuts through things without you needing to work super hard to do it. The only thing I don't love is that the spiralizers are a bit hard to clean, but I guess that's with all of them? Not sure, this is the first I've owned. But, overall, I'd recommend it :)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    38. An ice maker that sits on top of your countertop and makes gloriously perfect cubes as you go about your day. Leave those flimsy ice cube trays in your past because this is the ~cool~ upgrade you've been looking for.


    The maker can hold up to 70–80 cubes of ice, and it will alert you if it needs water, if ice is ready, or if it needs cleaning.

    Promising review: "We desperately needed a way to have more ice at our summer home, and this was the best purchase we’ve made to fix this! So easy to use and continually makes ice all day like we want it. We put the ice into the freezer as it continues to make it, so we never run out! So much better than constantly making trips to the gas station and spending money on bags of ice! So worth the purchase!" —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99.

    39. A set of beeswax wraps so you don't have to buy that flimsy plastic wrap anymore — these reusable wraps work way better at covering your leftovers anyway! You can also use this as an easy-to-clean placemat for your kids.


    You'll receive three all-natural, reusable, and eco-friendly beeswax wraps in three different sizes. They last up to one year, and you can wash them in cool, soapy water. For more care instructions, click here.

    Goldilocks is a small business based in Victoria, Canada, that specializes in sustainable, reusable products.

    Promising review: "So happy with my Goldilocks wraps! They’re so cute and practical and work awesome for storing all types of food. Highly recommend!!" —Kyra C.

    Get the three-pack from Goldilocks for $30 (available in multiple patterns).

    40. A large over-the-sink rack perfect for anyone without a dishwasher — just place all of your wet dishes on top of this rack, and the water drips right down into the sink. There's also a little basket to hold your soap and dish sponge!

    The black over-the-sink rack placed above a two-basin sink

    The compact but sizable rack can be adjusted based on the width of your sink (it stays in place with the aid of suction cups) and all of the parts can be disassembled and rinsed in the dishwasher.

    Promising review: "This purchase turned out to be one of the things I didn't know I needed until I had it. It functions as not only an over-sink drying rack, but also a cutlery holder, kitchen utensil holder, and a utility cleaning holder that can be used for cleaning supplies and brushes etc. The product is sturdy; the legs have suction cups so that it doesn't slide. It seems fairly durable in my nearly week of usage, and it's fairly configurable. All of the different sections can be placed in different spots to fit the aesthetic and function of whatever kind of kitchen you've got. It does come disassembled (the main truss) so there are some screws and washers and instructions on how to put it together, a process that took 10 minutes. Surprisingly good purchase, well worth the cost. I have so much free space now." —Darrel Pendergrass

    Get it from Amazon for $59.45 (available in black and silver).

    41. A compact bread maker if you're itching to become a novice baker but want a little help achieving that perfect loaf. This powerful appliance can do so much — you can decide what kind of crust you want, you can add in mix-ins like fruit or nuts, and you can even whip up gluten-free bread.


    Promising review: "My husband and I cannot stop baking. This arrived over a week ago and we have made two loaves or dough or jam daily! I can't speak for its longevity (I hope it's excellent, it seems sturdy!) but this puppy can crank out some delicious household staples. Pizza dough, fresh bread, *French* bread, bread with fruit or nuts, CAKE, and yes even JAM!! Amazing! It can tackle anything. Cleanup is ridiculously easy, just don't scratch the nonstick surface! The recipes need some tweaking to calibrate with your specific machine (I found that most needed more moisture), but some of the mistakes are still tasty! I was skeptical of the jam-making feature and ended up being extremely impressed." —Ether

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

    42. A prefilled grocery list with commonly bought items so you'll never forget to pick up what you need when you go shopping. There are even spaces to write in more specialized items, like that mint chocolate ice cream you're craving (or is that just me?!).

    a model checks of items on the pre-filled grocery list

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful grocery list. It has multiple sections pre-written and it even has some blanks in each section so that you can add any items that aren't already on the list. You can even put the list on the fridge because there are magnets on the back. Very handy. :)" —Lydia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    43. A cabinet door organizer if you haven't been able to figure out a good place to store awkwardly shaped things like cutting boards and aluminum foil.,

    Promising review: "This thing made my life so much easier. Instead of trying to shove all my tinfoil and sandwich bag boxes into one drawer I can now put them all in here. Saves space and fits great over cabinets! And it’s super easy to put together." —Maggie Hundshamer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.87.

    Now that the kitchen's all clean and you have the latest and greatest cooking gadgets, it's time for the fun part — making some yummy meals!


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