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    40 Of The Best Kitchen Products Under $20 You Can Get On Amazon

    A mix of stylish and practical things that should probably be more than $20. (I'm not complaining, though.)

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    1. A rapid egg cooker, which prepares six eggs in any manner your heart desires β€” hard-, medium-, and soft-boiled eggs, two poached eggs, scrambled eggs, you name it.

    Promising review: "I love hard-boiled eggs for protein especially when I’m on the go as a student/worker but it’s hard to wait for the water to boil then put In the eggs and get ready all at the same time. This cooker is amazing!! Saves me time, it’s quick and I don’t have to watch it while it cooks β€” I can go get ready and then I hear a loud buzzer notifying me when the eggs are done! (The buzzer is really loud; sounds like a basketball game buzzer.) I was surprised how fast the eggs cooked." β€”OnAJourney

    Price: $19 (available in five colors)

    Read more about this product here.

    2. A mini single-serve blender for days you're running late to work but are still determined to have a nutritious, well-rounded breakfast.

    Promising review: "This blender is my new favorite! I hate β€” and I mean hate β€” having a lot of things on my counter. This blender is the perfect size that I don't mind leaving it out. It's great for morning smoothies. I use this blender three or four times a day for my protein shakes. The part I like most is that it's small and doesn't have a lot of parts and it's easy to clean." β€”Nicol

    Price: $15.98+ (available in white/black and white/red)

    And check out our picks for the best blenders on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    3. A French press coffee maker that'll make a great gift for the person in your life who would never be caught dead with a K-cup in their hand.

    Promising review: "This French press works perfectly for me. I'm a coffee snob and just can't drink the coffee provided at work. I use my press at work, and I'm toying with the idea of buying another to use at home. Coffee made in the press is so delicious." β€”LN8182

    Price: $16.96 (available in black and red)

    4. An indoor food compost bin you won't mind leaving out on the counter.

    Promising review: "I love this compost bin! It is very well designed. They actually tested all aspects of it. The one-handed operation is SO much better than having to lift off a lid like my old steel compost bin. The lid flips up/down very easily. The lid removes when you want to empty it out. The plastic inside is super smooth so there are no nooks or crannies for food to get caught. Most of the waste simply slips off and then you can just rinse it and you are good to go. I don't have to buy compost bags anymore either. There is no smell when it is on the counter. I was worried about it looking tacky on my counter because it is plastic, but is is so well designed that it even looks classy on my granite counter." β€”Susanne M. Millar

    Price: $19.99 (available in gray and white)

    Read our full review of it here.

    5. A potato masher that'll make you want to eat mashed potatoes with every meal (mad respect if you do).

    Or: You can mash your own avocados so you don't have to pay $20 for an avocado toast at a restaurant.

    Promising review: "This must be the best potato masher ever! We've all tried the usual types with holes, which require great effort with mediocre results, and you can get them at a dollar store. Then I switched to a handheld electric mixer, and if the speed is fast enough to mash the potatoes, it throws bits of potatoes around and requires too much milk. The design of THIS Dreamfarm Smood Masher is brilliant, and it worked so fast and so easily and so well that it was surreal. I thought I was dreaming. " β€”R. Olson

    Price: $14.80+ (available in black, blue, green, and red)

    6. A set of nonstick oven liners because you probably know the struggle of cleaning up crusted-over residue from the inside of your oven all too well.

    Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." β€”Artset Outset

    Price: $17.95 for a pack of three

    7. A curvy stainless steel flatware set sure to make you feel like you're eating off a pricey Scandinavian tasting menu.

    Price: $18.80+ (available in nine colorways)

    8. A "blue apple" case that'll save you big bucks on your difficult-to-maintain produce by extending its shelf life by two to three times.

    Promising review: "These REALLY work! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. Great product and have already bought many as gifts. They are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables." β€”Jacki

    Price: $19.99

    9. A set of unfussy drawer trays to organize all of your utensils.

    10. An eight-piece glass bowl set with lids that are the perfect size for meal prepping.

    Price: $17.50 (for an eight-piece set)

    11. And a sworn-by Magic Eraser, if the mere thought of cleanup always holds you back from meal-prepping.


    Promising review: "Basically the best cleaning tool ever. Walls, counters, sinks, toys, you name it, I've used a Magic Eraser on it. We have a light-color sink basin in the kitchen and I use these once a week to keep it sparkling white. I used to have to use heavy-duty cleaner but just a quick wipe down with the Magic Eraser and it's good as new!" β€”seven4eleven

    Price: $4.97 (for a four-pack)

    Plus, check out our picks for the best sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    12. An easy-to-use pot that'll allow you to cook rice and steam vegetables at the same time. Also: It can be used to make oatmeal, chili, and soup!

    Promising review: "It's difficult to eat healthy while making time for work, leisure, and rest. Eating out a few nights a week gets expensive very fast. This little angel will put those worries behind. I was hesitant about purchasing this product, but this cooker will possibly save you hundreds of dollars throughout the year with quick, healthy, inexpensive dinners you can make. If you're single, this is the answer to all of your cooking woes." β€”Ricky

    Price: $18.43+ (available in white, red, and black)

    13. A set of spice-gripper clips to save tons of room in your cabinets.,

    Promising review: "OMG, I love these things! Such a simple idea; how did I ever live without them? They added a lot more room in my spice cupboard, and they’re great for my OCD(ish) tendencies. They hold all different circumferences of spice bottles. If some spices are too big to place all in the same connected row, you can cut off a tab and separate them. It doesn’t really affect the items on the shelves; you just have to push them back a little (maybe half an inch or so), so the spices have clearance when the door is shut." β€”Bridget D.

    Price: $9.87 (for six strips)

    14. A microfiber dish-drying mat with a marble design you'll love with every micro-fiber of your being.

    Price: $8.49

    15. A very helpful crab that, in a pinch, will open just about anything for you.

    Promising review: "Surprisingly good quality. The tools are sharp and sturdy. The scissors are the best quality I've seen on these multi-tools. Will make a great gift to somebody." β€”#1 Customer

    Price: $15.95

    16. An adjustable rolling pin so you always end up with the right dough thickness.

    Promising review: "Can I just say where have you been all my life? I ordered this specifically so I could use to make sugar cookies. It made my cookies go so much faster for a change! I used to get out a ruler trying to figure out if I had the right thickness or if the dough was rolled even enough (which I never did get right in the past). This roller allowed to me quickly and easily roll the whole batch of sugar cookies without getting frustrated! Super easy to use and cleanup was also a snap. Would recommend this to any baker out there!" β€”LAD

    Price: $19.95 (available in multicolor and blue)

    17. A rotary peeler with the choice of three different blade types, perfect for any fruit or vegetable.

    Promising review: "I actually hesitated in writing a review as these work so well I want to keep them a secret! I believe the shape and ease in holding this makes peeling so much easier! They come apart so they are a breeze to clean, and the blades are very sharp. I have now purchased several to have and to gift. Great item and design!" β€”Daisyloohoo.

    Price: $9.99 ($11.01 with handle)

    18. A set of multipurpose mesh bags that'll keep your fruits and veggies fresh for longer (but also hold toys, and protect clothes in the laundry, if you want to use 'em for that!).

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in love with these reusable mesh bags! I searched through all the different ones available on Amazon and finally decided on these. I liked the fact that they donate a portion of each sale, and I also love that they advertise you can throw these directly into the washing machine to clean them. Now down to what really matters. Since purchasing these two weeks ago, I haven't had to throw away any veggies or fruit! I have been able to keep everything fresh for days longer than usual because these bags let the food breathe!! It is also really nice that they come in a variety of sizes with multiple of each size. What the product description doesn't mention (and should) is that these can be used in the laundry to hold smaller items as well! I have a young son and he loves his WubbaNub pacifier. However they have little stuffed animals at the end and get dirty easily. Now that I have these bags, I just collect all the pacifiers and throw them in a bag and wash them together!! They are great for toy storage as well when you are traveling! I love them so much I am ordering another set for myself, and intend to order a set for my mother and mother-in-law as well. Absolutely amazing product!!!" β€”Lauren J

    Price: $14.97 (for a set of nine)

    19. A Le Creuset egg cup for your very own idyllic Call My By Your Name moment this season.

    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE! Holds my large eggs perfectly and even holds my XL eggs well too! Keeps them warm and holds them so they don't wobble while you spoon out your egg. The 'Caribbean blue' is lovely, because it is slightly darker at the center. There's enough space for the discarded shell and it won't tip if I am in a hurry. Yes, they can chip (it's ceramic), but they handle my teens (who often don't pay attention) and the dishwasher well. I expect to use these for the rest of my life." β€”WendyGrace

    Price: $9.95 (available in six colors)

    20. An avocado slicer that removes pits with one quick twist, so you don't have to worry about avocado hand.

    Promising review: "This is a great kitchen tool! The plastic edge cuts through the avocado skin easily but safely. The pit remover is a much easier way to remove the pit β€” and safer! The scoop end works very well too. Easy for making slices for sandwiches or salads. The perfect tool if you love to make guacamole!" β€”maxgsp2015

    Price: $9.99

    21. A pair of cut-resistant gloves, so the process can be as accident-free as possible.

    Promising review: "I bought the gloves because I had two nasty cuts in quick succession from a cheese grater. Anyone who has had injuries to their fingers knows how difficult it is to continue to do everyday activities and meal preparation while still protecting your wound. I received the gloves quickly after my order and pressed them into use immediately that evening. I am most impressed. My fingers/hands were protected from my very sharp grater and knife while I prepared dinner. I bought two pairs, one to keep and one to give as a gift. I am now going to buy a third pair in a larger size for a friend who also likes to cook but suffers from occasional run-ins with mandolines, graters, and knives. Great product!" β€”O'Hare

    Price: $10.99 (available in sizes S-XL)

    And read our full review here.

    22. A terracotta bear that's just very happy (or is that fear on his face? β€” hard to read, tbh) to be tossed in your jar of brown sugar and keep it fresh for up to six months.

    Promising review: "Had a large amount of brown sugar and couldn't keep it soft even in a tight container. I purchased new 5-quart jars for my flour, sugar, and so forth. I quickly realized my brown sugar was a ROCK! I purchased this, soaked it, and placed it in the sugar as instructed. Within hours it was soft again, which was amazing to me! I have about 2 lbs. of sugar in my jar currently; the jar it's in has a sealed gasket, but I haven't had to re-soak the bear yet (only a month in use currently). I would recommend this to anyone at this point! I'm just so mad I have wasted so much brown sugar over the years." β€”diosa

    Price: $5.61 (also available in three other shapes)

    23. A foldable cutting board so you can dump your sliced veggies right into your pot when you've finished.

    Price: $7.59+ (available in six colors)

    24. A cherry stoner to remove the pits from your cherries and not leave your kitchen looking like a crime scene in the process.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! I have never had a cherry pitter before, but I have tried all of the 'how to easily pit a cherry with random crap around your house tutorials online and always end up with a giant mess. This only has a minimal splatter that I can usually control by holding it over a bowl when pressing. It is super easy to use β€” even my 4-year-old can pit his own cherries. I specifically chose this model over a similar plastic one and I'm glad I did. This washes well, even when left out for a few hours covered in cherry juice. It isn't heavy at all and is much smaller than I expected." β€”Lisa Mai

    Price: $10.99

    25. A pair of multipurpose kitchen scissors with five different blades for all of your herb-chopping needs.

    Promising Review: "These scissors are the best tool ever! Instead of chopping up my fresh herbs and scraping them into whatever dish I'm making - I just hold the herbs over the dish and clip away. Fast, convenient, no mess, no fuss. In the morning, when I'm preparing a fresh salad to take to work, instead of having to drag out the knife and cutting board I just snip the fresh basil into the salad. If you flip the cover of the scissors around, the slotted side slides out the bits stuck in the scissors. Quick, easy and no waste. Love it!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $9.49

    26. An attachable "scrap trap" with a scraper (think: dustpan and broom for your countertops) that'll make the transfer of scraps to garbage as seamless as ever.

    27. A two-in-one whisk for making sauce and gravy preparation...well, gravy.


    Promising review: "We have SUCH limited drawer space, that this is a lifesaver. There's a small segment at the bottom you twist, and then...whisk!

    It's actually quite a good whisk, which I had wondered about. It's coated, so it won't scratch nonstick. It's top-rack dishwasher-safe and came super clean even after some gunky mixing." β€”J. Burnett

    Price: $4.42+ (available in green and multicolor)

    28. A dishwasher-safe cauliflower chopper to make homemade cauliflower rice easier than ever.

    It also works on broccoli!

    Promising review: "This was a purchase that I didn't need but I am so glad I got it! I love it. Made preparing cauliflower so much easier and safer." β€”Shorteh

    Price: $7.99

    29. A 5-quart nonstick sautΓ© pan with a lid, so you can finally make that ambitious dish you were worried would burn to a crisp in your other cookware.

    Promising review: "Could not buy a better pan for the money. This is my second one, and with proper care is bound to last as long as my previous one (seven years). To clean it, simply rinse it under hot water using a soft sponge and liquid dish soap; the heat of the water activates the nonstick, so leftover food slides right off. It is sturdy, yet light enough to handle, and it does not bow with high heat (unlike my $60 'bargain-priced' Calphalon). The small handle is really a lifesaver for handling the pan when it's filled with food. The cover fits perfectly." β€”R. Palermo

    Price: $14.06

    And check out our picks for the best nonstick pans on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    30. A very convenient corn stripper (it's also, miraculously, mess-free).

    Promising review: "While the cutting portion on both is similar, the OXO seems to slide through the corn, and I was able to strip six ears of corn in under five minutes; a task that would have taken me three times as long, with a much bigger mess with my Pampered Chef tool. The OXO was not only fast, but the catcher contained most of the mess β€” kernels flying everywhere β€” and did a good job weeding out the stray silks that remained stubbornly attached to the cob after shucking. It cut the kernels off cleanly, with no tough cob pieces attached (why I don't just like to use a chef's knife) and got to within the last row on the cob cleanly." β€”SW

    Price: $13.95

    31. An expandable shelf that you can put in your cabinets or on your kitchen counter to make use of vertical space.

    Promising review: "I love these Seville expandable shelves; they have completely transformed my kitchen cabinets. I have older-style wood, two-shelf cabinets that are very high. Before I bought these expandable shelves, I was stacking things on top of other things in order to take full advantage of the cabinets β€” what a hassle to get to stuff! These shelves were PERFECT for turning those two-shelf cabinets into four-shelf. They are super sturdy and easily expanded. Also, I find that they are quite attractive and blend nicely into the rest of the cabinet despite the expandable shelves being metal while the cabinets are colored a light beige-pale yellow color." β€”S. Blades

    Price: $17.99

    32. A set of classy stainless steel measuring cups so you don't have to play the guessing game again.

    Price: $9.95 (for a set of eight)

    33. A pack of oven-rack shields for anyone who is constantly burning themselves on their rack, whether they're taking protective measures or not.

    Promising review: "A must for my kitchen. It has prevented burns that I get constantly on my wrist and arm no matter how careful I am." β€”Beth Devener

    Price: $8.99 (for a three-pack)

    34. A clip-on strainer that won't drain you of your will to make delicious pasta (just your pasta water).

    Promising review: "I got sick of a large, clunky colander taking up space in my cupboard, so I decided to try this. I'm so glad I did! It bends to fit pretty much any size pan. The clips clamp on super tight, so I've never had to worry about it falling off. This is really easy to clean and take up very little space. Great little kitchen gadget!" β€”Ashley Rogers

    Price: $12.99+

    35. A tip-out tray for your cleaning supplies, if you have those false drawers under your sink that aren't pulling much weight.

    Promising review: "We remodeled our kitchen and have been trying to find ways to create more storage space and be more organized. This kit works out perfectly to make use of the false drawers in front of the sink. They were super easy to install β€” it only took me 10 minutes." β€”Z Miller

    Price: $18.43 (available in two sizes)

    36. An easy handheld spiralizer so you can say hello to zoodles every day of the week.

    Promising review: "For ease of use, storage size, and not having to deal with a jigsaw puzzle of parts, this is the spiralizer you'll reach for and actually use. I started spiralizing veggies with one of those double-coned pencil-sharpener-style gadgets a few years ago, but it was very limited and it broke a lot of my veggies without even spiralizing them. I then moved up to a fancy crank-style spiralizer with lots of parts and a catch basin, etc. It does a good job, but it's as much fun to get out of the cabinet as my food processor. I avoid it. This OXO, however, is just right. It makes me feel like Goldilocks, lol. I've used it with carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and beets (wear food-service gloves to avoid beet-stained hands) to make gorgeous and delicious veggie noodles. It's easy to use for large or small batches, and it cleans up quickly." β€”J Williamson

    Price: $14.99+ (available with one, two, or three blades)

    37. A pastry mould to make dumplings, pierogis, ravioli, pot stickers β€” the list goes on β€” with, truly, very little skill required.

    Promising review: "I am delighted to see how well made my new pastry press maker is, and the bottom edge is rounded off so I do not cut my hand. The hinges are well-made. The crimper has smooth edges to seal properly. The two different sizes are a plus β€” I can make medium or small empanadas or hand pies." β€”Steph 2

    Price: $11.99+ (available in two sizes)

    38. A sworn-by microwave pasta cooker for anyone who just doesn't have the time to wait around for water to boil. (Also ideal for college students and those with limited mobility.)

    Promising review: "I love to make pasta, but hate boiling a giant pot of water on the stove just to cook it. Now, I prepare it all the time; this makes it so fast and easy! It is great for making pasta salad in the summer, when I don't want to have to turn on the stove, and is great for camping as well. I love this so much, I actually purchased one for my stepdaughter and my best friend as well. Well-made and dishwasher-safe, I have used mine for well over a year and it is still in perfect condition. Never want to be without this again!" β€”SpikeysMommy

    Price: $14.99

    Read more about this product here.

    39. A pair of acacia wood salad utensils to serve some sophistication, as well as salad.

    Price: $9.99 (for the pair)

    40. And a squeeze station that sorts baby food and liquids into ready-to-go pouches β€” perfect for the overworked parent.

    Promising review: "I've had this for two years now and am writing a review now because I just busted it out to make some more stuff. It's not just for baby food. When I received it as a gift from my mom, I was ecstatic and immediately destroyed my kitchen making all kinds of baby food. It's very easy to use, easy to wash, easy to store. I LOVE IT!!! Now that my daughter is 2+, I use it to make yogurt pouches. I throw my yogurt in a food processor with a variety of fruits, blend well, fill using the squeeze station, and VOILA!! I have yogurt pouches that are good in the fridge/freezer without having to buy the ones from the store with god only knows what preservatives in it." β€”Jade Voyles

    Price: $19.79

    Some reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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