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    37 Kitchen Products That May Make You Think, "Where Have You Been All My Life"

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    1. A set of plastic storage containers to keep your produce tasting fresh for much longer. If you constantly find yourself tossing out strawberries you totally forgot you bought, these containers will basically pay for themselves.

    Strawberry shriveled and discolored; strawberry plump and fully red

    Promising review: "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." —Laura

    Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $29.99.

    Read our full review of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks food storage containers!

    2. A rapid egg cooker so you can quickly cook all of those eggs sitting in your fridge before they go bad. Whether you like 'em boiled, poached, or scrambled, this little device does it all.

    Dash-branded black egg cooker on table next to eggs benedict

    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 — 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." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $17.46+ (available in five colors).

    Read our Dash Egg Cooker deep dive.

    3. A handmade organizer for plastic storage bags so you can easily grab whatever size you need without fumbling around with bulky boxes.

    Sandwich bag organizer placed on counter
    TeamSipCreations / Etsy

    TeamSipCreations is a small business based in Hurricane, Utah, that specializes in an array of wooden-made goods.

    Promising review: "This organizer fits perfectly in my kitchen drawer. I love it! A pleasure to do business with this shop." —Heidi MacDuff

    Get it from TeamSipCreations on Etsy for $26.99.

    4. A reliable nonstick frying pan with rave reviews, because every kitchen needs one. It'll provide even heat distribution for perfect searing and the three-layer nonstick coating is so durable it can stand up to metal utensils!

    Zwilling frying pan with potatoes and veggies inside

    Promising review: "I love the weight. It’s substantial enough to easily flip eggs and pancakes without a spatula but won’t break your wrist like cast iron. They passed the 'egg test' (so nonstick you can flip an egg with no fat). I am trying to eat healthier so it helps not needing so much oil. These make me look forward to cooking again. Ordering a set for my dad for his birthday!" —DianaKDL

    Get it from Zwilling for $49.99+ (originally $62+, available in four sizes).

    5. A set of portable silicone straws that will make it so much easier to finally say goodbye to single-use plastic. It also comes with four travel cases so you can take them with you and avoid the dreaded "They forgot to give me a straw!" moment at the drive through.


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

    Get it from Food52 for $25.

    6. A natural cleaning spray that works on a wide variety of surfaces so you can ditch all those bottles cluttering up your cabinets.

    Surface cleaner being sprayed onto stainless steel surface

    "Hello, it's me, a newly minted Laundress head. I started using this spray a few weeks ago and in the days since have completely lost control! I insist on cleaning every corner of my apartment with the sweet, ylang ylang-scented stuff. Did I mention it is the first product that's ever successfully worked to remove all the grime on my fridge? No choice but to stan." —Colin

    Get it from Laundress for $13.

    7. A reusable silicone bag that can be stored upright so you can add some order to the random leftovers in your fridge that are taking up way too much space. Unlike plastic sandwich bags, these are washable and reusable — so you'll never have to worry about running out!

    Blue storage bag containing broccoli being placed in microwave

    Plus, they're dishwasher- and microwave-safe!

    Promising review: "Well, these are amazing. I didn't expect them to be. I'm trying to replace disposable items in my home with more sustainable/eco-responsible items. I ordered these just to try. I did not expect to love them as much as I do. They are thick and sturdy. The top is easy to close, and it stays closed. Cleaning is a breeze because the opening is big enough to get your scrubber in there and really get it clean. A+++" —Grasshopper

    Get one from Amazon for $9.59+ (available in five sizes and in 12 colors).

    8. A set of travel cups with a spoon attached on the side so you can easily take your homemade yogurt parfaits and overnight oats with you on the go.


    Promising review: "EXACTLY was I was looking for. I am now motivated to bring yogurt/fruit/nuts from home without buying it. It really is leak-proof, spoon that stores on the side is sooo practical. No regrets." —chiqui

    Get a pack of four from Crystalia on Amazon for $25.45.

    9. A durable cutting board you can have personalized with an initial of your choice and your family's name so everybody knows your household means business in the kitchen. It even has a juice well to catch any drippings and help you avoid a mess from forming all over your countertops.

    Maple personalized cutting board
    Personalization Mall

    Promising review: "Purchased this as a wedding gift and was not disappointed. Beautiful wood and the personalization really made the grain pop. The service was fast and reliable. This may be my go-to wedding gift going forward." —Shopper

    Get it from Personalization Mall for $49.99+ (originally $69.99+, available in two sizes).

    10. An easily washable drip catcher so you'll no longer have a giant puddle at the back of your sink every time you wash some dishes.


    TwoLilacsStudio is a small Etsy shop based in Saint Helens, Oregon.

    Promising review: "LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care." —Alina

    Get it from TwoLilacsStudio on Etsy for $12+ (available in four sizes and 10 colors).

    11. This minimalist and super durable stainless steel travel tumbler with a functional handle built right onto the lid. It's also totally leak-proof, so you can throw it in your bag and not worry about spilling coffee everwhere.

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

    Get it from Food52 for $38 (available in seven colors).

    12. A variety pack of delicious flavored coffees from Maud's so you can switch up your brew on the daily. It includes flavors like Dreamy Creamy Salted Caramel and Cinnamon Roll With It, so you'll definitely never get bored.

    Box of Maud's Gourmet Coffee Flavored Coffee Variety Pack
    Maud's Gourmet Coffee

    Use our exclusive promo code BUZZMAUDS40CT to get $4.37 off 40-count Coffee Lover & Maud's Flavored Coffee Variety Packs through 6/30/21! You can also use code BUZZMAUDS100CT to get $6 off all 100-count coffee pods and free shipping.

    Promising review: "Ordered the mixed flavored pack and they are all delicious. You can actually taste the flavor after adding all the extras to your coffee. Customer service is top-notch. Will order again." —Meg P.

    Get a pack of 40 from Maud's Gourmet Coffee for $21.86 (originally $27).

    13. A two-stage knife sharpener to add some life back into those dull blades that you've owned for longer than you'd like to admit.

    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. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'coarse' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8-10 times. Bingo! 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. I don't know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!" —Schelly L. Wagoner

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    Read our full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener!

    14. An egg white separator that can hold up to four egg yolks at a time and is really just too adorable for words, so I'm going to stop typing now.


    PixieDustDivaStore is a small Etsy seller based in Los Angeles.

    Get it from PixieDustDivaStore on Etsy for $19.99 (available in four colors).

    15. A "scrap trap" that attaches to your drawers or cabinets so you can use the included scraper tool to easily scoop your chopped veggies and fruits into a compact container.


    Promising review: "I sometimes get suckered into kitchen gadgets that I never use, but this thing is awesome! Keeps the counter clean, you can either scoop the parts you want to put in the trash into this (strawberry stems, onion peels, etc.), or you can put the parts you want to use in here to make them easier to dump into the pan (broccoli florets, chopped peppers and onions, etc.). Makes it so much easier than trying to scrape chopped veggies off the cutting board into the pan and spilling them all over. Love this thing!" —*BeckyC*

    Get it from Amazon for $17.48.

    16. The beloved Always pan that can replace your fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest — so you can say hello to extra cabinet space!

    Our Place

    Promising review: "This pan make me excited to cook, which I've been doing a lot since it arrived!! It's SO easy to clean — like super quick and in comparison to cleaning my cast iron, it's a breeze!! The design is beautiful and super thoughtful with the place to hold the wooden utensil it comes with." —Andrea D.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in eight colors).

    17. A roll of bamboo paper towels that are way more durable and absorbent than the ones you have in your kitchen right now. They're also easily machine-washable up to 100 times, so you can basically cross paper towels off your grocery list forever.


    Promising review: "I've had these bamboo towels for a month now and am incredibly impressed with their performance! They're much larger than a regular paper towel, thicker, softer and more absorbent. I've washed the first ones I've torn off the roll several times now and they DO survive the laundry and perform just as well afterward. I've only used five bamboo towels this month, washed them and re-used. Several times. I would have been through a whole roll of Brawny by now. One caveat...when you wash them, you're supposed to air dry them, so I haven't sent any through the dryer. And I haven't needed to, because allowing them to air dry has not affected the quality of the towels when I 're-roll' them!" —A. Clark

    Get a roll from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A set of nesting storage bowls you can place right in the microwave, meaning less dishes at the end of the day and extra storage space!


    Get a set of four from Food52 for $64+ (available in 10 colors and two sizes).

    19. A pack of spice liners so you'll never have to fumble around in your drawers and cabinets to find the cinnamon. The soft fabric keeps the bottles in place and labels facing up, so your spice drawer will be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

    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 $15.99+ (available in two sizes).

    20. Or! A set of spice-gripper clips because your kitchen is way too small to not be utilizing literally every single inch of space inside your cabinet.

    Sets of spice-gripper clips hanging on the inside of a cabinet door

    Promising review: "OMG, I love these things! Such a simple idea; how did I ever live without them? ... 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 a set of six from Amazon for $9.97 (available in three colors and a pack of four).

    21. A set of fridge bins to add some order to your chaotic mess of groceries. And because you'll be able to actually see all your food, you might just end up using that bag of lettuce before it goes bad!

    Clear bins containing food inside fridge

    Promising review: "Product arrived exactly as described. The containers are sturdy, and work great! Before my fridge looked like a mess you'd find on an episode of Hoarders." —hari sharma

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $34.99.

    22. A mountable jar opener because you shouldn't have to use every bit of your upper body strength just to open a jar of jelly.

    Hand twisting mason jar on cabinet-mounted opener

    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 $14.95.

    23. An under-cabinet wine glass holder because wine glasses are 100% necessary in every kitchen but WOW do they take up so much space. Now you can just store them under the cabinet and consider them décor.

    Wine glasses hanging upside down on mounted wooden rack

    Promising review: "We love the look of our under-cabinet wineglass rack and the flexibility. We based the opening on the largest base wineglass we have (after reading another review) so all my everyday wineglasses fit nicely over our newly completed bar. It also works really nice as a drying rack for the wineglasses and we can grab glasses from the kitchen side and the great room/bar side." —M. Koelsch

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    24. An absolutely genius tool that lets you easily spread butter on your pans before cooking or directly on hot foods like corn on the cob or fresh bread. No more butterfingers!


    TheMagnetack is a small Etsy seller based in Miami.

    Get it from TheMagnetack on Etsy for $10.95.

    25. An innovative yogurt holder that will let you slide them on the side of your fridge instead of letting them take up valuable shelf space.


    StorageTheory Industries is a small business based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    Get it from StorageTheory on Etsy for $11.99.

    26. A set of classy stainless-steel measuring cups so you can stop eyeballing everything when you try out a new recipe you found on TikTok.

    A set of stainless steel measuring cups filled with baking ingredients

    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 a set of eight Amazon $12.97 (also available in a nine-piece and 12-piece set).

    27. A foldable cutting board so you can easily dump all of your veggies directly into the pot once you're done chopping.

    Green cutting board transporting mushrooms into stovetop

    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 $11.14+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

    28. A set of silicone muffin liners that are easily washable and reusable. The silicone material means your muffins and cupcakes will glide right out so you can immediately get to snacking.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these things. Can't believe I waited so long to try them. They don't come clean in my dishwasher for some reason, but hand-washing is probably better for them anyway. The jumbo size in particular is my favorite, but I have used them all. The others are about the same size as the disposable liners and the little rectangular ones are perfect for brownies and cute little banana bread muffins. May get a second set so I will have enough to do a full batch of cupcakes in one type." —Teresa A.

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.99.

    29. A digital food thermometer that gives an instant reading, so you can rest assured that your meats are cooked to the perfect temperature.

    Thermometer inserted into chicken reading "163F"

    Promising review: "This digital meat thermometer is the best I've ever had. I own others, but they are either too bulky to fit in the drawer or too hard to read. This one is small and lightweight; it's easy to pull out the probe and very easy to read the temperature. I purchased several as stocking stuffers for Christmas. They make a gift that will be appreciated for its size and ease of use, but most importantly, it will be a gift that gets used instead of put away in the closet." —Yardleydoc

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    30. A set of reusable nonstick oven liners that'll catch the lasagna that's bubbling over before it has a chance to reach the bottom and basically become a permanent part of your oven forever.

    Pie dripping onto oven liners

    Promising review: "These liners are life-changing! I never thought I needed them until a friend raved about them. Cleanup 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 $13.99.

    31. A sous vide precision cooker that connects to your smartphone so you'll never under/overcook your food again.

    Hand inserted bagged meat into sous vide

    A sous vide may seem complicated at first, but it's simple once you get the hang of it. You simply hook it onto your own pot, fill with water, add food in a sealed bag and set the device to the desired temperature.

    Promising review: "This is miles ahead of the competition. It's powerful, heating up my water more than twice as fast as my Instant Pot model; also, it generates a much stronger current. Both of these enable it to warm 17 gallons (much more if in the right container), which I think is its main selling point. As far as build, this thing is just perfect. Large Min and Max water area, very adjustable, and able to work 24/7 with no issues." —Aaron Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $385.13.

    32. A spill stopper so you can finally turn your back for one second without worrying about your pot of pasta boiling over and making a mess everywhere.

    A red silicone cover shielding boiling water from spililng over on pot

    Promising review: "Love this product! It does exactly what it is designed to do. It really works, has prevented many boil-overs for me. I can now make my oatmeal, pasta, or chicken broth without any worry of a messy spill-over. I no longer have to stand near the stove to watch for the boil-over point, I can do other things or get distracted while this marvelous invention takes care of whatever I am simmering or boiling. It is a great value, you get two of them and I gave one to my son who cooks. It is also easy to clean, you can pop the yellow flower off for easier cleaning." —Hey Mom

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

    33. An adjustable wrap stand so you can easily find your plastic wrap and aluminum foil — because be honest, you usually just throw them in a random cabinet and hope you remember where you put them later.


    Promising review: "Just what I needed! Great product! It stands perfectly well with or without boxes in it. It is a real game-changer for my cupboard because now my boxes are organized and not all mumble-jumbled falling out when I open the door!" —Bethay

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    34. A game-changing pan and pot lid organizer, because reaching for your favorite cookware shouldn't feel like playing a game of Jenga in your cabinet.

    Pans stacked on top of one another in organizer

    Can be used vertically or horizontally.

    Promising review: "This rack is perfect. I put my largest skillet on the bottom and smallest at the top. I did not secure the rack with the screws that came with it so I can easily move it if I rearrange my pots and pans area. Even without securing it to the cabinet, it works perfectly and doesn't shift when I remove a pan. I also appreciate the color: Others I have seen are shiny silver, which I did not want. I will be buying another one of these for our cabin. I have already recommended this rack to friends." —CustomerO

    Get it from Amazon for $16.87.

    35. A mess-free storage bin with a spout that will help you pour out a perfect serving of rice without spilling it everywhere.


    Promising review: "Love these sooo much I bought three! I use them to hold rice, homemade breadcrumbs, and coconut flour. The caps make a nice airtight lid and they're very convenient to use, always right where to need them to be. The sizing on the bin itself is a little tall, so I store these lying down in my cabinets, otherwise, they don't fit. If you are looking for something to store your grains/powders/crumbs/seeds/cereal/whatever in, these bins are AWESOME." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.92.

    36. A lazy Susan so you can spin all of your spices and canned goods instead of taking them out one-by-one just to find what you need.

    Sauces and wine placed on lazy susan in cabinet

    Promising review: "I put one of these turntables in the corner of every other shelf of my new pantry. I arranged the shelves in such a way that I had easy access to them and that tall items could be placed on them. They are super sturdy and the non-slip rubber surface is such a plus. The lip on the edges is great too! I would expect a turntable of this quality to be much more expensive (but happy they were so reasonably priced)!" —Sherry D. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.57+ (available in seven colors).

    37. And a Blue Apron subscription kit that will take all of the guesswork out of your meal planning for the week. The kit comes with all the ingredients you need — all you have to do is follow along with the easy recipes included. You might just discover a new go-to favorite meal along the way!

    Blue Apron/Instagram

    Get a subscription starting at $7.49 per serving (available in two and four serving options with 2–4 recipes per week).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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