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    Updated on Oct 27, 2019. Posted on Oct 26, 2019

    31 Products That'll Upgrade Your Kitchen For Under $20

    Now we're cookin'.

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    1. A spice drawer organizer that'll give you some pretty impressive before and after pictures. Which is to say: No more holding your breath every time you open your jam-packed drawer of rogue spices.

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    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite things I've ever purchased from Amazon! They are so customizable and allow you to cut them and shape them to any drawer size. I think this will be my go-to gift for all of my friends who love cooking as much as I do! Freeing up cabinet space and having something that can so easily be rinsed off in the sink makes this a for sure buy!" —momonono

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (for a 6-pack).

    2. Or, a set of spice-gripper clips to save tons of room in your cabinets.

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    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." —Bridget D.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87 (for six strips).

    3. A tea house dispenser that'll literally give your teabags a home.

    Animi Causa

    Get it from Animi Causa for $18.99.

    4. A mountable jar opener to give you a hand with that wide container of apple sauce that you have to pass off to three people before finally cracking open. (Plus, it'll work on everything from nail polish to peanut butter.)

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this last year and have used it many times on many different lids, even use it to open gallon milk jugs when those pesky plastic attachments just won't seem to give. I haven't found anything I try that it won't open for me. No more banging on the counter, just hold it under my cabinet and slid it in the V shaped opening, give it a little twist to open, hardly any effort at all. It was easy to attach under the cabinet, I put mine so the wide opening faces forward. I personally think every house should have one of these." —Addie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.49.

    5. A can rack that'll make you say "yes I can have an organized cupboard for once in my life."

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    Promising review: "This can rack organizer is a great product that makes storing cans in a cupboard so much easier. Before we had this product, we were stacking the cans in rows, which was fine but hard to see what you still had. Every time you take a can, the next can rolls to the front. This rack saves us time and space and makes our seven-can soup recipe so much easier to make. I recommend this product to anyone who stores and uses canned foods often and for those looking to improve on storage and organization of their pantry." —Jason and Kelle

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    6. A set of reusable nonstick oven liners to catch cheeses, sauces, and other potential messes, and create much less work for you later.

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    Promising review: "These liners are life changing! I never thought I needed them until a friend raved about them. Clean up 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." —Melissa

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99.

    7. An attachable faucet caddy to say goodbye to the days of leaving your sponge and brush in the sink to accumulate gunk.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I can't stand suction-cup sponge holders; they are forever falling off into the sink, or tilting over and dropping the sponge into the bottom of the sink (exactly what I am trying to prevent!). This isn't letting your sponge go anywhere. It moves easily so you can clean around it, and no worrying about not getting it suctioned back on perfectly. My sponge dries perfectly in it too; I was worried water would pool in the bottom or the inside would get grimy quickly. I have zero complaints about it. I also love that my little cleaning brushes have their own space in the side." —Tina

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    8. A set of classy stainless steel measuring cups with etched measurements so you don't have to play the guessing game again. (Or use your hand-me-down plastic ones.)

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The metal is good quality, no rust even after multiple washes. The cups and spoons have a bit of heft to the hand, but not too much...this isn't an obscenely expensive Williams-Sonoma set, after all. However, they do add a bit more panache than typical cheap K-Mart sets, and certainly made to last longer. If your house is like my house, where guests tend to congregate in the kitchen while dinner is being made, this set not only gives off a good impression, but it performs well also." —J. Tant

    Get it from Amazon $11.97 (for a set of eight).

    9. A produce-saving container, if you know the struggle of consuming fruits before they mold over all too well — these things will end up paying for themselves with the quantity of food you preserve.

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    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, these work! I went on a 10-day trip to visit my mom and left my husband home with asparagus, strawberries, and spinach in the containers. He ate some of all of them, but there was plenty left when I got back and they were in perfect condition! I couldn’t believe it! These will save us a lot of money not throwing away food because we couldn’t get through it fast enough. (We shop at Costco and get large containers of produce.) These are TOTALLY worth getting and I will be getting a few more sizes. Excellent product!!!" —Elizabeth Walter

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in two sizes).

    Check out our full review of these Rubbermaid produce saver containers.

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

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    Promising review: "These are the most amazing cutting boards! It is so handy to be able to slice, dice, chop, and then fold it up and pour into a bowl. I love them and have them in three sizes!" —C. Whitten

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in five colors).

    11. A mini skillet that'll be perfect for individual servings of fried eggs, cookies, or brownies. Instead of splitting up into individual portions, you can enjoy your meal straight out of this thing if you so please.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these. I use them for individual cast iron skillet cookies. They make a great presentation, and the best thing is I can cheat and use the refrigerated cookies so its a quick on-hand dessert. With a scoop of ice cream, you are a star." —Cabinlife

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    See what won best cast iron skillets on BuzzFeed Reviews.

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

    Amazon

    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!" —seven4eleven

    Get it from Amazon for $4.69 (for a four-pack).

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

    13. Cleaning tablets to pop into your dirty mugs and give them the deep cleaning you simply don't have the energy (or time) to do by hand with a regular old bottle brush.

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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (for a pack of 12).

    Get a closer look at these Bottle Bright tablets for some impressive before and afters.

    14. A rotary peeler with the choice of three different blade types so you don't have to rifle through your drawer to find the right peeler.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I don't peel often, but when I do, it's with a Joseph Joseph Rotary Peeler, because it's a lean, green peeling machine. This has made peeling so much easier that I now sing opera while I make hashbrowns. I reserve my karaoke impulses for those times I'm slicing off sections of delicious carrots, because there's nothing like a little Bruno Mars whilst making your garden salad." —Daisyloohoo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.19 ($10.24 without handle).

    15. A pack of dip clips — that's a tiny bowl for dip that clips onto your plate — so you always have some added flavor at the ready without dirtying a bowl.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are just wonderful. My daughter loves to have ranch with just about anything, but hates it on her plate touching her food. This is perfect to put your dip or sauce in without having it run all over your plate." —Gael Fulcer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.78 (for four)

    16. A fume-free oven cleaner to completely wipe out those tough, baked-on spills.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been ~six years since my last oven cleaning... after seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour. The attached pictures speak for themselves." —William Fredericks

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    17. A knife sharpener that'll transform your hodgepodge of dull knives and make prepping your veggies a breeze.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) non-serrated 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. 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." —Schelly L. Wagoner

    Get it from Amazon for $5.31+ (available in three colors).

    Check out our review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener.

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

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    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." —The Wendy Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in six colors).

    19. A no-mess garlic roller that'll peel multiple cloves at once without crushing them in the process so you can have terrible breath but feel on top of the world.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow, I love this thing. Finally one of my biggest cooking annoyances — peeling garlic cloves — has become super fast and easy. In just a couple quick rolls the peel falls off the garlic cloves. Wish I'd bought it years ago!" —KP in Portland

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    20. A pack of wiener-dog corn holders that'll finally make you understand what a "corn dog" is.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Adorable corn holders — these work great and are a perfect host/hostess gift for the Dachshund lover in your life!" —Tizzie

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69 (for eight; also available in pig, cow, beer, and popcorn shapes).

    21. An avocado slicer to give you the ultimate upgrade: a slicing experience that is not fear-based ("avocado hand" is real!).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "What an awesome tool this is! I should have gotten one of these years ago! Living in SoCal, I get avocados from the farmer's market all year long and this incredible tool is just fantastic. The 'knife' is plastic, yet sharp and cuts through the skin like butter! Then you flip it on its side and place the prongs over the pit and push in. The pit comes out and you push from the opposite side and it releases right into the garbage can...no more dangerously stabbing the pit with a sharp knife to lift it out and then struggling to get it off the knife! Then flip the tool over for the third time and slide it from top to bottom for the PERFECT slices! LOVE OXO brand, and LOVE this." —MountainNurse,BSN

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A cleanser polish that'll do a killer job removing rust and tarnish from all your stainless steel (also porcelain, ceramic, and copper alloy) belongings and surfaces.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff is like magic! Straight up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain and even though it's not even a year old, is just holding on to all the coffee and tea staining. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with Bar Keepers Friend to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. Taking a look at the can, it's easy to find bunches of ways to use this stuff and each application is better than the last. Stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper, brass, fiberglass, corian, chrome and aluminum. See? Magic!" —Nicci Stephenson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (for three).

    23. A meal planner, so you can give your fridge door some love while upgrading the quality of your meals in the process.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "As a busy working mom, this is fantastic! I keep an ongoing list of groceries needed on the right side (I modify mine based on what store I am going to) and then what's for dinner on the left side. I have four teenagers and there is always someone who is asking, "What's for dinner?" so this does the trick as now they just need to look at the list! Perfect for the busy family, and LOVE the magnet on the back!" —Lauren T.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    24. A pair of multipurpose kitchen scissors with five different blades for all of your herb-chopping needs to be prepared for any meal prep that comes your way.

    Amazon

    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!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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

    Amazon

    It also works on broccoli!

    Promising review: "If you have problems, like I do (with arthritis in wrists) with strength in hands and wrists, this cauliflower chopper is GREAT! My husband has taken it away and uses it now to do the chopping because it's so much easier! It doesn't take a lot of room in the drawer either!" —Rhonnie

    Get it from Amazon $7.99.

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

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are great for protecting your hands/arms from accidentally hitting the hot metal racks when taking things in or out of the oven. I've burned myself more than a few times over the years before finding these.

    They are really easy to install on the racks, and very effective. I must admit that I've become a little less careful pulling things in and out of the oven and have hit my hand on the hot silicone. No burns!!!" —Wendi BArker

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (for a three-pack).

    27. A pastry mould to make dumplings, pierogis, ravioli, pot stickers — the list goes on — with, truly, very little skill required.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This little gadget does the job. I can make a batch of dumplings in no time at all now. It is well made and sturdy, and turns out perfect dumplings every time. I haven't made my own dough as yet but I have been buying the wonton wrappers which are square and cutting the dumpling wrappers out of them. This machine will just fit in the square so you have very little waste. I found that if you cut three or four at a time it works better. I would recommend this to a friend." —J. Thompson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).

    28. A set of silicone straws (with a cleaning brush) that'll upgrade you to green-friendly status.

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    Promising review: "I originally started out using the stainless steel straws — but I lived in this relentless, looming anxiety that I would chip my tooth on them...to the point where I dreaded using my straws. Which defeats the point! I thoroughly enjoy that you can chew on these. 😂 Five stars all around, they come with simple baggy to take them for travel, AND a cleaner utensil. They're super low maintenance, because they give you the proper care and cleaning tools. They also donate to the OCEANA campaign effort to save the ocean!" —Amy Marquez-Vincent

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95 (for 10).

    29. A pack of silicone sandwich bags to reduce your plastic usage and, potentially, turn you into a frequent work snacker.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've been complaining a lot about the amount of plastics bags used in my house, so I decided to buy eight of theses bags, and I'm not going back to the plastic ones. They're easy to clean, to wash, they don't leak, and they save a lot of space in my fridge. I am completely grateful for reusable bags, and I'll definitely buy more soon!" —T. A.

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99 (for three).

    30. A condiment fork for slyly extracting a pickle from your jar when the midnight craving hits.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best invention ever!!!! I wish I found this sooner! It comes with two sizes of the rubber ring that goes around a small or medium pickle jar. The little fork grabs even the biggest of pickles with ease. It's nice to not have vinegar smelling fingers from pickle diving for those last few precious pickles that are in the bottom of the jar!" —Jennifer

    Price: $6.99

    31. And a pack of slow cooker liners to make slow cooking even easier. Just remove the liners after you're done and you can completely skip the annoying clean-up that usually follows.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Why? Why would you want to scrub your giant slow cooker? Well, now you don't have to — these liners are the perfect solution for your crockpot needs. Simply place it in your crockpot like you would a trash bag, add all of your ingredients, cook, and then when you're all done...just trash the liner! I've been using these for years and I will never go back to scrubbing the tough cooked-on food from the day's cooking. I have never once had a liner with a leak and I really feel like Reynolds has helped make kitchen cleanup so much easier with this smart product." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98+.

    Check out our full review for Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners here (#4)!

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

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