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    31 Seriously Useful Under-$20 Cooking Products From Target

    You don't have to spend big bucks to invest in high-quality, useful kitchen gadgets — these budget-friendly products will make cooking a whole lot easier for you and your wallet.

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    1. A matching pair of plaid oven mitts so you can handle all those hot dishes with ease and style. Added bonus: They're machine washable!

    The blue oven mitts
    Target

    Price: $9.99 (available in eight colors)

    2. A nonstick cooling rack that's perfect for cookies, muffins, and basically all your baked goods. And since no crumbs get left behind, nobody will notice if you sneak a cookie or two.

    The steel rack cooling macaroon cookies
    Target

    Promising review: "These are great! You can put them in the dishwasher, which I really like. I also like how they don’t wiggle around and lay still on a hard surface. They can handle the smallest of cookies too, without a chance of them slipping through. I bought two pkgs from the get go and don’t regret it!" —LGJ

    Price: $9

    3. A silicone baking mat if you're sick of going through roll after roll of parchment paper and tinfoil. This nonstick, oven-safe mat is a great eco-friendly, reusable alternative!

    A reviewer's photo of cookies on the mat
    MammaMay/Target

    Promising review: "I have a Silpat mat and this works just as well for half the cost. I’ve always had issues with my gas oven not cooking evenly, but these help so I don’t burn the cookie bottoms but still get them cooked through." —Katfern

    Price: $8

    4. A pastry dough blender because when a recipe says to "cut the butter in," you're going to want this handy tool. I can't remember how I ever made scones without it!

    Close up of the tool being used to cut butter into flour
    Target

    Promising review: "I have always used the two-knife method to cut butter into flour and always thought it worked well, until I bought this tool. This works quickly and without any effort. Should have purchased it sooner." —Anonymous

    Price: $13.99

    5. A bamboo turntable that makes it super easy to access your spices, oils, and other ingredients when cooking.

    A reviewer's photo of the turntable used to organize spices in their cabinet
    MJ/Target

    Promising review: "I wanted a lazy Susan for seasonings and whatnot to avoid knocking everything over when trying to reach the rear of cabinet and this worked perfectly. Love the wood color vs. the usual plastic ones." —Whitney

    Price: $13.69

    6. A stainless steel mixing bowl with a nonstick base and removable lid because everyone needs a sturdy cooking bowl in their kitchen.

    The bowl holding spinach salad
    Target

    Price: $7

    7. A USA-made microwave plate cover so you never have to clean up a food-splosion again. Plus, it's also great for keeping your food warm.

    The clear plate cover being placed over a dish of spaghetti
    Target

    Promising review: "I really like this microwave cover because it’s flat on top! We store the cover in the microwave since it’s used frequently, but sometimes I just want to reheat my coffee. It’s great to just be able to set something on top of it rather than remove it every time. (Yes, just me being lazy). It’s also great if you want to heat something that splatters and something that doesn’t (or has its own lid) on top, as long as you don’t cover the vent hole. It’s easy to wash and more sturdy than others I’ve seen." —Just me

    Price: $16.95

    8. A set of two nonstick frying pans with handy Thermo-Spot heat indicators that let you know *exactly* when your pan is hot and ready to cook.

    The larger fry pan sliding a egg onto a plat with no cooking residue left on pan
    Target

    Promising review: "We needed to replace our basic nonstick cookware. This bundle of two pans — small and medium — are perfect for making eggs, a stir fry, chicken, or most any meal for two...or small portions up to four. They cleaned up nicely and are ready for the next meal!" —Michele K

    Price: $19.99

    9. A small Cuisinart stainless steel pot with a clear lid since it's a cooking essential that's comes with a lifetime warranty.

    The pot cooking soup
    Target

    Promising review: "Used this pot for the first time last night to make gravy, and it couldn’t have been any better. Heats up fast and evenly, nothing got burnt or cooked onto the bottom. I highly recommend this pot if you are a single person or if you cook for just yourself a lot. I make a lot of gravy and soup. I work from home but my husband doesn’t, so soup for one at lunchtime! High-quality metal, thick, not thin or cheap feeling. Everything you would want in a pot."EmFlorida

    Price: $19.99

    10. A Houdini electric corkscrew that pulls off the most impressive stunt of all: flawlessly opening a wine bottle with just the press of a button...you know, for when you have to cook with wine...cause it's in the recipe, yeah.

    The electric corkscrew
    Target

    Promising review: "Yes, yes, yes, you need it. If you also hate/struggle opening a wine bottle with a traditional wine opener, this device is 100% WORTH IT!!! Can’t imagine using anything else and have totally brought it to use at friends/family homes." —Sjbry

    Price: $19.99

    11. A Bodum French press coffee maker if you love a fresh brew in the morning. Just load your favorite ground coffee, add water, and press! No filters, no hassle, no mess — just good ol' coffee while you cook up breakfast.

    The french press
    Target

    Promising review: "Love it! This replaces a well-loved, identical French press that gave me many years of service. Just the right amount of coffee, easy to use, easy to clean." —Linda

    Price: $19.99

    12. A six-speed hand mixer because even if you're the strongest person ever, sometimes mixing things by hand is just too much work.

    The mixer used to mix cookie dough
    Target

    Promising review: "It is lightweight for me, being a person with arthritis in both hands, and I love the storage case to put the whisk and beaters in. It fits perfectly in my cabinet." —Jojojosie

    Price: $17.99 (originally $22.99)

    13. An egg cooker so you can effortlessly boil or poach your eggs to perfection, making breakfast, snack time, and meal prep a whole lot easier.

    A reviewer's photo of the egg cooker boiling three eggs
    Anonymous/Target

    Promising review: "This is my second egg cooker. LOVE IT! Makes perfect hard-boiled eggs that PEEL! The poached eggs come out great and are so easy. Suggest breaking egg into small dish first, then pouring into poacher compartment. Less mess. Highly recommend." —Barb

    Price: $16.99

    14. A Black+Decker citrus juicer with self-reversing cones to make sure you get allllll the sweet juice you can out of that orange.

    A reviewer's photo of the juicer making orange juice
    MeghanK09/Target

    Promising review: "Excellent citrus juicer. Has few parts to clean. Looks neat when not in use with a clear plastic cover." —AP

    Price: $19.39

    15. A lid organizer with five adjustable dividers because life gets a whole lot easier when you don't have to spend five minutes digging around the cabinet trying to find the right lid to store the delicious food you just cooked up.

    A reviewer's photo of the organizer neatly storing her container lids
    Lindaj/Target

    Promising review: "I really didn’t think I needed one of these until I got one just to see if I liked it. I never realized how much useless stress I was going through by having my lids disorganized and messy. Such a time saver and it looks so cute! They hold all my Pyrex lids perfectly. Definitely worth the money." —Victoria M

    Price: $12.99

    16. A stunning metallic cookbook stand so you can easily read your recipes and don't accidentally spill something all over the page while cooking.

    Reviewer's photo of the stand holding her cookbook open
    Amberb/Target

    Promising review: "It’s stunning and makes my kitchen looks elegant. The design is modern and sleek." —Bloque

    Price: $15

    17. A roll of nonadhesive shelf liner that's nonslip on both sides to protect your drawers and make it easier to find your utensils when cooking.

    The liner in a drawer with utensils
    Target

    Promising review: "These are fantastic shelf or drawer liners. The fact they are nonadhesive but stay put! Easy to work with and to take out when you are done! You can even rinse them if want. Have used them in all my cabinets and drawers and just did the gray in my daughters apartment. They keep the shelves and drawers from getting marked up or if something spills. Perfect." —Azroamer

    Price: $4.99

    18. An expandable three-piece organizer so you can finally get all your spices organized in a way that makes them easy to read, find, and grab.

    MissL333/Target, Target

    Promising review: "I love having my herbs & spices in order." —Alymcaly

    Price: $19.99

    19. A waterproof digital thermometer since the trick to cooking perfectly moist and tender meats is all about hitting the right temperature.

    The thermometer with LCD screen
    Target

    Promising review: "Love that it’s digital so I can see the actual temperature numbers. Turns on and off and has a hold button. Can change from F/C." —Redheadgal

    Price: $14.99

    20. A pack of reusable, nonstick silicone baking cups because they're cute and colorful cupcake and muffin tins, but also because they're BPA free, easy to clean, and environmentally friendly.

    A green baking cup filled with a cupcake and a stack of the empty baking cups in the different colors
    Target

    Anyone else feeling inspired to make some Funfetti cupcakes, or is it just me?

    Promising review: "I've been happy with their performance so far. I love that I can use these on a flat oven tray and don't need to take out my muffin tin every time. They truly are nonstick so whatever you bake in them pops right out without sticking. I also love the colors." —Sv20

    Price: $9.99

    21. A speckled stone upright spoon rest to put an end to the constant drips and spills from your cooking utensils. A product you can really lean (your spoon) on!

    A wooden spoon rests firmly upright in the spoon rest
    Target

    Don't just take my word for it — take it from the more than 150 reviewers who gave this super handy and stylish product 5 stars.

    Price: $12.98 (available in four colors)

    22. A Lodge pot holder if you cook with cast iron dishes — you'll need this so you can actually touch the handle without burning yourself (those things get hot hot hot!).

    A warm Mexican casserole is served in a Lodge cast iron dish, with the red pot holder on the handle
    Target

    Promising review: "The Lodge pot holder is great. I love the bright red color to remind me that the pan is hot. It keeps my hand from getting burned, and reminds me to use a pot holder for the smaller handle grip on the other side." —Kern

    Price: $6.99

    23. A gorgeous, high-powered Zulay frother so you can transform your kitchen into a classy café by quickly and quietly frothing up your lattes, teas, eggs, and more!

    Two milk frothers are shown lying next to a steaming, frothy latte
    Target

    This neat gadget is battery powdered with stainless steel whisks and comes with a handy stand. 

    Promising review: "i bought this on a whim. Absolutely love it and got one for my mom, and she loves it too. I use it to make foamy coffee, matcha latte, and hot chocolate. It mixes powder with liquid really well and no more constant stirring to keep everything even while drinking! Been using it for a couple months every other day and haven't changed battery yet. Takes up little space and super useful." —kskin

    Price: $19.99 (originally $25.99, available in 22 colors)

    24. A Ninja express chopper to perfectly chop, mince, and puree with just the touch (or two) of a button! It's sleek, effective, and pretty epic...like a real ninja.

    The chopper contains tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro, with a plate of chips & salsa next to it
    Target

    Promising review: "This chopper is amazing! I actually brought it to replace my blender for smoothies and quickly realized all the amazing things it can do beyond my initial reason for the purchase. I have made the creamiest and best blended guacamole, as well as pico de gallo. It’s only one or two quick presses and the ingredients for the pico are prepped. The guac is maybe four to five quick presses and it’s completely blended. Very impressed and price is on point!! Also love how easy it is to assemble, store, and clean! Love it!" —Talia

    Price: $19.99

    25. A space-saving, budget-friendly personal blender because who doesn't want their own lil' smoothie bar? Plus, the blending container doubles as a smoothie cup.

    A reviewer's photo of the blender making a smoothie
    ImInPain/Target

    Promising review: "Convenient. This blender is easy to use and easy to clean. Great for smoothies. Lightweight and portable. I got the pink one...nice color." —screenname

    Price: $15.29

    26. A pair of stainless steel tongs with a soft, easy-grip handle that are great for flipping steaks, rotating potatoes, and more!

    The tongs
    Target

    Price: $3

    27. A set of two machine washable reusable sponges because cooking means you're also going to have clean the dishes — and these will make it easy each and every time.

    The two sponges
    Target

    Promising review: "Works well. Holds the dish soap well, nice thickness." —V

    Price: $14.99 (available in four colors)

    28. A cast aluminum lemon squeezer to make squeezing citrus fruits...well...easy peasy lemon squeezy. You can even hang it up for a bright and cheery wall decoration!

    The lemon squeezer
    Target

    Promising review: "Great quality. I purchased a stainless steel juicer online that was not strong enough to extract the juice from my lemons. This one does the job well, and I love the cheery yellow color." –Cheryl

    Price: $5.99

    29. A wood spoonula that's perfect for scooping, scraping, and flipping — all without scratching your pans and dishes.

    The spoonula scooping pie filling onto the crust dough
    Target

    Promising review: "Get this one. Has a nice weight to it, works as it should." —Tlc13

    Price: $8.99

    30. A set of measuring cups and spoons since you'll need them anytime you want to cook or bake something following a recipe.

    The cups and spoons
    Target

    Promising review: "Easy to use. I like the colors, and that the measurements are engraved/raised instead of printed on, which tends to rub off over time. Like the fact that I can separate spoons from cups. Great price." —Ders Grandma

    Price: $5

    31. A Corningware casserole dish that's super durable and extremely useful for all sorts of cooking tasks — it's oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe, *and* it won't absorb food odors or flavors.

    The white dish
    Target

    Promising review: "Excellent item. I love Corningware. It lasts forever. Very good product. Happy with purchase." —Nina

    Price: $17.69

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