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    Sep 27, 2017

    36 Kitchen Products You'll Wonder How You Ever Lived Without

    Make your time in the kitchen a little easier.

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    1. A three-pack of oven liners you can pull out and wash whenever there's a spill.

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    Nonstick, certified BPA- and PFOA-free, reusable, dishwasher-safe, and safe for temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Promising Review: "These products are genius! I HATED cleaning my oven because it was a such a pain. When the food that was stuck to the bottom would start to burn, then I would force myself to clean it. I would watch my husband cook pizza directly on the rack with NOTHING underneath and it would drive me bonkers knowing that I would have to clean the oven soon. Not anymore! These liners keep the bottom of my oven totally clean. And if something does drop, cleanup is so easy! They really are life changing!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $18.

    2. A silicone sink strainer because you don't have a garbage disposal — you need an easy way to catch and throw away all those things that lead to clogs.

    amazon.com

    Stain-resistant and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "Love this thing! They catch everything, which is important because I don't have a garbage disposal. Also, no more touching stuff that gets caught in the sink, since I can pop it inside out. I toss them in the dishwasher to clean them. This is my second set of them since my first set got tossed in a cross-country move; first thing I ordered for our new place." —Lette

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    3. A pair of cut-resistant gloves that'll actually protect your hands from any slicing and dicing.

    amazon.com

    Food-safe and machine-washable.

    Promising Review: "After my husband sliced his finger on our mandolin I decided to check out these gloves. We are both very impressed with how well they work. The company who sells these is also wonderful — they sent a follow-up e-mail to ensure that we liked the gloves and would have replaced or refunded our money if we weren't happy. The only thing I was concerned about when I ordered the gloves was if I was buying the right size. My husband and I have different hand sizes, but the medium is working well for both of us. And knowing that they would send a different size free of charge was wonderful. Now we don't have to worry about slicing off our fingers!" —That Author Guy's Wife

    Get them from Amazon for $13. (Available in three sizes.)

    4. A push-out ice cube tray so you can finally stop accidentally throwing ice cubes across the kitchen floor every time you try to get just one out.

    jet.com

    Top rack–dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "This was just what I was looking for. I can push out the individual cubes one by one rather than using some and having to throw away the rest. Good quality. Makes the right-sized ice cubes, too." —Kristyn S

    Get it from Jet for $4.

    5. A microwave cleaner you'll fill with water and vinegar to get the cleanest microwave ever.

    amazon.com

    BPA-free.

    Promising Review: "My microwave was FILTHY! Gross, nasty, and caked in nastiness. I decided to give this a try because the water and vinegar in the cup wasn't working. My Angry Mama worked like a charm! She got it clean. Yes, it still took some scrubbing from me, but the nastiness was wet and easy to get off. I'm tempted to let my microwave get dirty again just so I can use my Angry Mama another time!" —Laura_Mamato2

    Get it from Amazon for $3.

    6. A cutlery scrubber brush designed to make cleaning your knives totally safe and easy.

    amazon.com

    Wash by hand.

    Promising Review: "I use this under running water to very quickly wipe off extra food from forks/spoons/knives before placing them in the dishwasher. This extra step has eliminated dried food from remaining on my utensils after running through a wash cycle. Before, this task of wiping off my utensils would take three times longer and be less thorough." —R. Goldberg

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    7. A pack of stovetop burner protectors because your range is always a total mess after every use and these will make the cleanup a total breeze.

    amazon.com

    Nonstick and wash in hot soapy water, or in dishwasher.

    Promising Review: "My stovetop has never been easier to clean and has never been cleaner, too! My family loves to cook so there are always spices and sauces getting all over the stovetop. I put these mats down and everything that drips goes on to them, then I remove them to clean. The stove is spotless and the mats are easy to clean as well. They are very convenient and have made my life much easier." —Jamie

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $10. (Available in black or silver.)

    8. A berry keeper that keeps your produce fresher for longer than just a few hours.

    amazon.com

    Dishwasher-safe with a removable berry-colored base and lid.

    Promising Review: "This is my second berry keeper. They're perfect for holding two little containers of blueberries. I wash the blueberries, then lay them on a paper towel to dry. As I place the berries from the colander to the paper towel I sort them into three sections of very firm, medium, and soft. After they air dry I put the very firm berries on the bottom of the berry keeper. The medium berries go on the top section, and the soft berries are used that day, or next morning, on my cereal or oatmeal. The firm berries keep for at least a week in the berry keeper with the vent closed. Every so often I run the keeper through the dishwasher on the top shelf. Love it." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $5. (Also available for lettuce and vegetables.)

    9. A knife sharpener to make cutting your next tomato the easiest thing you'll do all day.

    amazon.com

    Has a coarse sharpener for dull and damaged knives, and a fine sharpener for quick touch-ups on already-sharp knives.

    Promising Review: "My chef brother-in-law was using my knives and said they were way too dull. I thought I would need to buy really expensive knives to get ones as sharp as his fancy chef's knives. I bought this little sharpener before I wasted a bunch of money on new knives and it was the best choice. In about 20 minutes, I had sharpened all the knives in my set. They work so much better now! I was seriously shocked and so glad that I didn't waste hundreds of dollars on fancy knives. It took a little trial and error to get the hang of it, but it was worth it. Also, my knives were so dull, I had to slide each knife through more than the instructions had said." —ShannonM

    Read our full review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $6. (Available in black, red, or green.)

    10. A guacamole preserving container, because guacamole is too delicious to not try everything we can to extend its life.

    amazon.com

    Made from shatterproof, odor-proof, stain-resistant, and BPA-free plastic. Top rack–dishwasher safe.

    Promising Review: "This contraption really works!! I make guacamole from scratch several times a month. I had a system that involved an air-tight container, cling wrap to remove all the air from the surface of the guacamole, then another layer of cling wrap before placing the top on the container. It was a hassle and only helped the guacamole last a few days. This container truly preserves my fresh guacamole. I'm on day seven and the guacamole is still bright green and flavor has hardly been lost. Very pleased! I bought one for a gift, as well!" —Mary B M

    Get it from Amazon for $17.

    11. A seven-pack of dishwasher-safe silicone stretch lids easily reused any time you have something that needs a lid.

    amazon.com

    Dishwasher- and freezer-safe.

    Promising Review: "I purchased these lids in error. I thought that I was ordering a different set of lids. When they arrived, I was disappointed that I had ordered wrong ones but I have to say, boy! Was I wrong! This was the best 'mistake' I made! They stretch and fit tight on any container. I love the variety of the lid sizes and they perform very well. I'm so glad I purchased these, even though it was in error." —shanry

    Get them from Amazon for $16.

    12. A cast-iron cleaner so you can care for and preserve the life of your favorite cooking pan.

    amazon.com

    Dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "I love my wife’s cooking and she loves cooking with cast-iron pans. Because she’s the cook, I’m the dishwasher. So I decided to try this stainless-steel cleaner. I couldn’t be happier! My wife made cheese burgers the other night, some of the cheese was baked into the pan, and I didn’t get to the pan until the next day. All I did was slightly warm up the pan and went to work on it. My wife walked through the kitchen later and was shocked to see how clean the pan was and even commented on it. Cleaning it was just as easy. I used a little Dawn soap, shuffled it around in my hand, and rinsed." —Eric

    Get it from Amazon for $15. And if you don't have a cast-iron pan yet, find one here.

    13. A stainless-steel odor remover to help you get rid of those smells that live on your hands after you prepare a delicious meal.

    amazon.com

    Dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "Just to test the limits of this product, I crushed garlic in my hand and rubbed it together vigorously between my hands for 30 seconds. Then I let it sit on my hands for five minutes. Afterward I washed my hands with just the bar. It worked! I'M A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE! I'm on a mission to give these out to all my foodie friends." —Reel

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    14. An avocado slicer that'll make eating your favorite fruit a safe, painless process.

    amazon.com

    Top rack–dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "I was skeptical that this thing would really be worth $10. But it's worth way more! Cutting up an avocado has gone from a process that probably used to take five minutes, require a hand wash-only knife, a butter knife, and a spoon, to a process that takes less than two minutes and requires only one dishwasher-safe utensil. My only regret is that I didn't buy this thing years ago." —Dan I.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    15. A four-pack of fruit and veggie life-extending liners for your refrigerator drawers, because you will forget about that eggplant you bought and these will help keep it still alive 'til you eventually remember.

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "I put little squares in my food storage containers for my weekly chopped veggies. They stayed fresh all week. Love them in my veggie drawer, too. I am amazed at how fresh the lettuce stays." —Chris D.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.

    16. A kale, chard, collard greens, and herb stripper designed to perfectly pluck those time-consuming favorites you love to eat so much.

    amazon.com

    Top rack–dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "I finally had the chance to use this today on some cilantro. I love cilantro but don't use it as much as I'd like because it is a bit time-consuming to get the leaves off all the stems. This little gadget was an amazing time saver. It was neat, too. The leaves separated from the stems easily and quickly. In less than one minute, I had plenty of cilantro leaves for my salad. I think I'm going to purchase these as gifts, too! I don't like to keep too many little kitchen gadgets because they all add up and take over cabinets and drawers, this one, however, is a must-have." —j3nnz

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    17. A pair of gap covers, because there shouldn't be a community of crumbs living between your stove and counter.

    amazon.com

    FDA-approved, food-grade, heat-resistant silicone that's dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "I can't believe how much crud I have cleaned out between my counter and stove. This lays in the opening between the two so nothing gets down the space between. Just lay it down — very easy and it stays put. It looks like it is part of the stove. It is easy to clean, just wipe off when you clean the stove or counter. I have had no problem with melting, as it is not on the burners, it is on the side of the stove. However, it is heat-resistant so the heat from the stove will not bother it." —Joanne

    Get them from Amazon for $10+. (Available in black, white, or semi-clear.)

    18. A set of labeled and flexible cutting boards so you can prevent any cross-contamination.

    amazon.com

    Non­stick and non­-toxic BPA-free material that's dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "Very smooth surface, nice non-slip texture on the back. If you've been using other plastic cutting mats with more surface texture, you are probably used to using some extra force to get your slices all the way through, fighting that texture. These being super smooth means you can chill out on the pressure and your knife moves smoother, too. Much easier all around, but you WILL want to change those habits; too much oomph on these and you'll slice up that smooth texture pretty quick." —K Wadsworth

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $15.

    19. An aluminum baking sheet designed to distribute heat perfectly so your cookies end up being the masterpiece you know they should be — just don't put it in the dishwasher.

    amazon.com

    Hand wash only.

    Promising Review: "We're just casual cooks, so it's hard to give a professional opinion of it, but I tried it out with my delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe, and the cookies came out better than on any other pan I've tried. They cooked up fluffier, with a nicer crisp on the outside, and a lot more tenderness inside. One thing to be careful of — if you run this through your dishwasher, say goodbye to the beautiful shine. It'll come out looking like it's been through a war zone. Still works fine, no rust or anything, just looks terrible now. Oops. Oh well, I guess it's just the nature of aluminum." —BeatsMcKickenstein

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    20. A set of silicone oven mitts and pot holders that'll prevent any second-degree burns on your hands or your countertops.

    amazon.com

    Heat-resistant, FDA-approved, BPA-free silicone with protection for up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Promising Review: "Quoting my girlfriend, 'They're grippy! And, and, uhh ummmm...they're grippy, I can't even feel the thing through the thing. They're the...I love them!' She was apparently drunk with quality and value. And they're reversible too, so I can use them on both hands without looking like a FOOL. They come off easy, I can just flop them on the counter." —Shane C.

    Get them from Amazon for $14. (Available in a variety of colors.)

    21. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets, because you can't get your dishes clean in a dirty dishwasher.

    amazon.com

    Safe to use with stainless-steel-tub and plastic-tub dishwashers.

    Promising Review: "The hard water residue I had inside my dishwasher was utterly disgusting. I followed the directions and am amazed that the inside of my dishwasher looks brand-new. Hard water stains and mineral deposits were everywhere but this product got rid of them entirely." —Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    22. A utensil rest that'll give you an organized and clean place to lay your tools while you cook.

    amazon.com

    Made of nonslip, heat-safe silicone.

    Promising Review: "Simple, practical, perfect! Allows me to cook several things at one time without all the stirring utensils getting cross-contaminated! Cleans easily. Win, win!" —M. Tompkins

    Get it from Amazon for $9. (Available in gray or green.)

    23. A clip-on strainer to make draining your pasta a much less complicated situation than normal.

    amazon.com

    Made of heat-resistant silicone and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "I've owned this for about six months, and I couldn't imagine cooking without it. I hate strainers. They are bulky, fill up the dishwasher, I'm lazy, whatever. This strainer is a life saver. Clip it on your pan, strain, and viola! And it is so easy to clean. A little hot water and it's good to go for the next round. I highly recommend this gadget, it will retire your current strainer." —Viola Evens

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    24. A jar opener to help get those impossible lids off those pickles you cannot wait another second to eat.

    jet.com

    Promising Review: "Because of my arthritis it's difficult for me to open jars. My husband ordered this but I was not convinced. I just thought another tool! At the beginning I wasn't sure on how to use it. I just got the hang of it and it works great for me. Just set it on top of the jar, press the green button, and let the tool do its work." —Carmela

    Get it from Jet for $20.

    25. A garlic press and chopper that'll make peeling and cutting garlic so easy you're going to be adding it to everything!

    amazon.com

    Rinse it under your faucet to clean.

    Promising Review: "I love this little press. It is so much easier on my hands, all you have to do is lean into it and rock it back and forth over the garlic. Not hard to clean, a simple brush will help get any errant pieces of garlic out of the holes. I typically cut the garlic up in a couple chunks, depending on the clove size, first." —Red0055

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    26. A boil-over safeguard so you can step away from your stove and not worry about coming back to a volcano of steaming water bubbles.

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    Heat-resistant up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Promising Review: "It works! In the picture I am boiling potatoes, and the bubbles are clearly over the pot height, but no mess! Great product!" —hollmarkristo

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    27. A pair of hands-free baggie holders to make that dance between the sauce pan and your plastic baggie a little easier.

    amazon.com

    Nonslip rubber base and adjustable arms.

    Promising Review: "These come in handy when I am either marinating something or putting leftovers away in a bag. They work great and they hold the bag up, even if I'm dropping large pieces of meat in them." —Elyzzle

    Get them from Amazon for $10.

    28. A pair of machine-washable door handle covers, because germs, fingerprints, and general filth — that's why.

    amazon.com

    Machine-washable linen and Velcro.

    Promising Review: "I really like the way these door handle covers look on my stainless-steel refrigerator. We all know just how easy it is to get finger prints all over the handles. So with these covers you are able to prevent them and stains. It gives your fridge a new look, kind of!" —Ty

    Get them from Amazon for $12. (Available in a variety of colors.)

    29. A lid and spoon rest for when you're in your cooking frenzy and need to make sure you have a place for everything.

    amazon.com

    Dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "Love this spoon rest and lid holder. Works perfectly without any problems, very stable — no tipping over, no matter how large the lid!" —Beth Mize

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    30. An onion chopper designed to perfectly cut and then store your chopped-up veggies.

    amazon.com

    FDA-certified, BPA-free, and all parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "5/5 for sure! I'm a mom of three little ones with another on the way and in my home we eat and love LOTS of fresh fruit and veggies. This product has changed my life. It saves me hours each week in the kitchen chopping and saves my wrist from flaring up from arthritis! (Young mom, old wrists.) The only real complaint I read about this product was the cleanup. I can guarantee that if you just rinse it off soon after you're finished, the clean up is a breeze. It also comes with a handy brush that helps clean it, too. I've already recommended this product to my close friends and family and I highly recommend it to you!" —AJ Jackson :)

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    31. A pack of ethylene-absorbing packets that'll absorb the gases in your fridge that cause fruits and veggies to go bad.

    amazon.com

    Organic and recyclable.

    Promising Review: "I didn't really expect this to work, but it was so cheap I figured it was worth a try. I can't believe a head of iceberg lettuce was still crisp after two weeks in the fridge. If I can stop throwing away a fraction of the produce I currently toss each week, I think it's worth it." —momin8er

    Get two holders and six absorbing packets from Amazon for $14.

    32. A water-bottle-cleaning brush set to help you get those crevices clean on even your most intricate kitchen supplies.

    amazon.com

    Set includes a long bottle brush, straw brush, and detail cleaner.

    Promising Review: "The smallest brush is my absolute favorite — it is very versatile. I use it to clean bottle caps, cupcake tins, threads on any screw-top type of container, and a variety of other small things. The other two brushes are also pretty handy. The big bottle brush I use for tumblers, mason jars, cold cups, and household drinking glasses. The thin straw brush is also handy. I have not had a reusable straw I have not been able to use it with." —Mkeshav

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    33. A set of salt and pepper grinders so you can upgrade your current situation.

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "These grinders work just great. I like the clear glass so I can see how much salt or pepper is left. I like them so much better than this other pair that I had that sat with the opening at the bottom where salt and pepper would get all over whatever surface you placed them on. I also like the lids that cover them when not in use. Very well-made." —Diana

    Get them from Amazon for $19.

    34. A cold brew iced coffee maker because your love for an icy caffeine fix is real and Starbucks is expensive.

    amazon.com

    Includes a detachable infuser, lid, and pitcher. BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "This makes really wonderful coffee. I've always liked coffee iced, and rarely drink it hot — so this coffee maker is pretty much a dream come true for me. Doesn't take up very much room in the fridge, and is well-made. I haven't tried it hot, but I imagine it would be good, too. Their claim that this way of brewing takes the bitterness and oily quality out of coffee is true. Also, the coffee keeps well in the fridge after you take the brew basket out." —M. Elaine Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    35. A heat- and flame-resistant glove to make pulling things out of the oven a little less world on fire.

    jet.com

    Allows protection from temperatures as high as 540 degrees Fahrenheit; outer surface of glove has a layer of Kevlar.

    Promising Review: "It works well as long as you don't hold on to the object too long. I used it to replace some light bulbs that were very hot and difficult to get unscrewed. The heat started to get to my fingers within about a minute. But if you're just taking things out of the oven (for which is was designed) or off a stove then it works!" —slowboat

    Get it from Jet for $29.

    36. And this programmable slow cooker that has over 21K positive reviews on Amazon and will make cooking dinner totally f#@%ing amazing.

    amazon.com

    Features 11 programmable digital controls — rice, soup/broth, meat/stew, bean/chili, sauté, porridge, steam, slow cook, yogurt, keep warm, and pressure cook. Up to 24-hour delay start, automatic keep warm setting for up to 10 hours, stainless steel inner cooking pot, food-grade, no chemical coating, three-ply bottom, dishwasher-safe. Comes with rice measuring cup, stainless steel steam rack without handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, condensation collector, and recipe booklet.

    Promising Review: "When I bought this Instant Pot during a frigid Montana winter, I thought it would come in handy for making comforting soups and stews on busy work nights, but it's become my favorite kitchen tool, even during the warmer weather. This is a quality made product and I am very happy with it. Some reviewers recommend buying an extra silicone lid seal to use for cooking desserts, as the seal does absorb the fragrance of savory, herbal, and garlic seasoned dishes, but I just remove the seal after use and spray it with white vinegar, wait a few minutes before rinsing and it cleans up practically odor-free between uses." —Lorraine

    Get a full rundown on this incredibly popular slow cooker here!

    Get it from Amazon for $70+. (Available in three sizes.)

    Life in the kitchen is going to be so much easier.

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