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    21 Practical Products From Food52 You’ll Wish You’d Bought Sooner

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    1. A set of portable straws made of platinum-grade silicone (arguably superior to glass, stainless-steel, or bamboo alternatives) so you can convert your whole family to an eco-friendly lifestyle.


    Includes: 10 straws, four travel cases, and four clean-up squeegees. (Oh, and everything is completely dishwasher-safe!)

    Promising review: "I was surprised at how comfy they were to drink from. I actually like these better than regular straws. A definite recommend." —Susan B.

    Price: $25

    2. An adjustable nonmedical cloth face mask to navigate public spaces safely and stylishly.

    Patterned cotton face masks with adjustable strings

    Promising review: "We were looking for a mask that did not gap on the sides. This mask is comfortable and fits perfectly. A little pricey but perfect! One hint: launder and air dry flat, folded in half. Do not iron!! There is a polyester lining that will melt if you try to iron the mask." —Carol

    Price: $22 (available in eight patterns; currently shipping out in 4 business days)

    By now you've probably seen the CDC's new guidelines recommending people wear nonmedical face coverings in public. These guidelines are in place primarily to protect people around you from droplets you might expel through breathing, talking, or coughing; even people without symptoms may still be at risk of spreading the virus. The masks don't have to be anything fancy — the primary functions are that they are breathable, cover your nose and mouth, and are tight enough that they don't leave loose space for droplets to escape. Ideally, face coverings will also be multi-layered — and even *better*, could include a pocket for a filter. But any kind of face covering is better than not having one. You can check out BuzzFeed's guide to the CDC's new face covering recommendations, which include answers to all your burning mask questions as well as tutorials for how to make your own!

    3. A magnetic washing machine organizing rack you'll appreciate if you're operating in tight quarters.

    Magnetic rack on side of washing machine holding slippers and broom

    Price: $58

    4. An acrylic collator bookend that, in addition to propping up your books, can also hold papers and folders for you in its built-in slots.

    Collator bookend in acrylic material holding files and magazines

    Price: $48 (for a set of two)

    And check out these other amazing bookends you'll want to add to your shelf immediately.

    5. A narrow storage cabinet to squeeze into your bathroom and conceal all of the toiletries you don't need prominently displayed.


    Promising review: "This cabinet fits perfectly next to my sink and keeps things like trash bags etc. organized, easily accessible, and out of sight." —Rvereen52

    Price: $120 (available in black and white)

    6. A classy cotton apron that's more than a sight for sore eyes — it'll offer you the luxury of "built-in pot holders" (protection for all your stovetop needs up to 250 degrees), adjustable straps and ties, and a handy conversion chart inside of a pocket.


    Promising review: "I am a cook and have four of these aprons. I love them. They are sturdy and wash very, very well. The size is nice, as I am a plus person. I’ve picked up other aprons here and there but these are my absolute favorite." —Nancy T.

    Price: $45 (available in five colors)

    7. A solar-powered tabletop lantern with a sensor that'll automatically turn it on at dusk.

    Tabletop lantern turned on outside

    Price: $28 (or a set of three for $75)

    8. An adjustable, double-decker dish rack that'll make the fact that you don't have a washer much less of a bummer.


    Promising review: "Much more sturdy than I thought it would be. I've been able to place large pots and pans and cutting boards in it and it does not tip over. Also takes up much less counter space than I thought" —Patty H.

    Price: $78

    9. A small but mighty fabric shaver to bring your favorite pilled sweater back to life.

    Three small fabric shavers lined up

    Promising review: "I knew that this would be a good one. I’ve experienced some in the past and they are not as powerful. This design is great too. I know it’s a little pricey but it is worth it." —Kiwana D.

    Price: $50 (available in three colors)

    10. A compact cooler with a strap that'll double as a sturdy seat when you throw that padded cover on.


    Price: $28

    11. A stain-resistant, canvas wine bag to make any excursion with liquor in tow less chaotic.


    Price: $26+ (available in seven colors; $34 with cooler)

    12. A set of recycled nylon packing cubes that'll turn the inside of your suitcase into a heavenly sight.


    Price: $55 (for three; available in three colors)

    13. A recycled bamboo serving tray for breakfast in bed whenever you please. (Being lazy is great when it doesn't come at the expense of the environment!)


    Promising review: "Useful and very pretty. I use these to hold plants, school work, or bring in items when entertaining." —Irma

    Price: $28 (available in four colors)

    14. A minimalist travel tumbler that'll maybe convince you to stop buying plastic water bottles every day.

    Seven travel tumblers in different colors standing upright on white marble surface

    Price: $38 (available in seven colors)

    15. A set of microwave-safe nesting storage bowls you can fill with food and then put directly in the microwave, essentially cutting out the middle man when it comes to transferring food. Less work = best work.


    Promising review: "At first, I thought this set (I got the deep set) was super pricey but I was sold on the beautiful colors and the positive reviews. Let me say, I will be ordering another set in shallow! These bowls are so beautiful, highly functional and nest so naturally so they don't take up very much room. Seriously, these bowls are so high quality and have been totally leakproof and 100% sealed in my experience so far. Did I mention the colors are beautiful? Will be purchasing many more sets!!" —mikaylahounchell

    Price: $62+ (available in seven colors and two sizes).

    16. A two-sided cutting board (your new best eco-friendly friend) for the freedom to choose between a juice groove and a clever phone slot.


    Promising review: "I have had so many cutting boards over the years but was never satisfied with them. This new Five Two Bamboo cutting board has changed that completely. It is a perfect size for slicing and dicing many veggies at the same time and love that I have both sides to use as an option. I also enjoy the option of the cell phone slot for reading recipes or music. Truly love this cutting board!" —melody W.

    Price: $59

    17. A reusable canvas lunch bag to finally cut out single-use materials in your on-the-go lunch routine.

    Four canvas reusable lunch bags grouped together

    Price: $44 (available in four colors)

    18. A set of stylish brass plant sticks for keeping your growing babies in line.

    Geometric brass plant sticks in pots

    Price: $64 (for six)

    19. A pair of plates with built-in slots to hold your stemware, so you don't have to worry about losing your champagne glass.

    Models holding plates with groove for holding wine glass

    Price: $48+ (for a pair; available in transparent, white, and onyx).

    20. A wood knife block you'll feel instantly drawn (or magnetized) to.


    Price: $140 (available in semi-circle, vertical, or leaning design and in white or natural wood)

    21. A linen wrap-around mitt to give yourself the gift of minimal burns while transporting hot cookware.

    Wrap-around linen mitt being used to hold a Staub pot

    Promising review: "So convenient and effective. It also looks very cute hanging on my oven! The color is very pretty and my husband even uses it." —Holly C.

    Price: $48+ (available in blue chambray, oatmeal chambray, and agrarian striped).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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