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    25 Kitchen Products That Are Totally Worth The Storage Space

    Here's to all the products that've made you say "I don't NEED it," when you knew you were absolutely wrong, deep down.

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    1. An Instant Pot — the next best thing to paying a chef's salary because it can handle 7(!!!!) kitchen tasks in one precious lil' appliance body.

    This baby serves as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer. Pinterest has been all about the Instant Pot for a few years and you should really hop on this bandwagon. Just check out a BuzzFeeder's review and Instant Pot recipes that'll basically cook themselves. Still unconvinced? Look at all the yummy Amazon reviewer photos.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE my IP! I am a baker and cook all the time, BUT I hate all the mess. So sometimes, I just don't cook. But I have had this a week already, and have cooked every day. Hard boiled eggs, oh my gosh! The peels LITERALLY fall off, no more trying to get them off. It took me 1.5 minutes to peel 10 eggs and I was taking my time. Last night, I decided I would try New York cheesecake. Talk about EASY? And it was done in 35 minutes! It took so much longer to just let it cool and put into the fridge. It was PERFECT! Seriously people, get one. READ THE BOOK, for safety etc. And go to Pinterest or YouTube and start grabbing those recipes. WOOHOO I LOVE IT!" —Starrstylist

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in 3-, 6-, or 8-quart sizes).

    2. A springform pan so nice you'll wanna buy it twice. Lucky for you, it comes in a set so you aren't limited to executing one recipe at a time!

    It's non-stick, dishwasher-safe, and BPA- and PFOA-free! Need help justifying not one but two springform pans? Here are nine delish recipes that'll sway you.

    Get two from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $17.74.

    3. A rapid egg cooker with two tiers, so making a dozen deviled eggs can be that much easier. And if you're not into the hard-boiled variety, this will whip them up just about any other way too.

    This lil' appliance can transform eggs into hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached, scrambled, or individual omelet masterpieces — all within minutes of the push start button!

    Promising review: "I originally purchased the smaller, 6-egg Dash egg cooker. I am always the one who brings the deviled eggs, and at New Year's this year I made 5 dozen. After using the 6-egg cooker I decided if I was going to do that again I'd have to get the one that cooks a dozen at a time. It's just as easy to use and lovely as the smaller version. The eggs are so much better cooked in steam than boiled — the whites are silky and smooth, and not rubbery like can sometimes happen when you boil." —J. VanMatre

    Get it from Amazon for $29.96+ (also available in red).

    4. A bread maker with a gluten-free setting to help GF folks whip up something they can get excited about without paying an arm and a leg at a fancy bakery.

    It has 12 settings, including French, gluten-free, quick bread, sweet, 1.5 lbs. express, 2 lbs. express, dough, jam, cake, whole grain, and bake! Ogle all the delish goodies from a BuzzFeeder who loves this machine.

    Promising review: "Since the bread machine arrived, I have made so much bread, and ingested more carbohydrates than any one person should. Making bread in this machine is super easy, and the product also comes with a handy recipe book. You can even delay the start of your bread so you'll come home to a perfectly timed fresh loaf." —Harper Hendrickson

    Get it from Jet for $37 or Walmart for $46.99.

    5. A deep fryer so it'll be NBD to cook for a crowd and state fair–style fried food sounds good.

    Has a 12-cup food capacity, includes three fry baskets, and some parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This thing is very versatile, works great, and I use it regularly. The removable grease container is much easier to clean than the typical deep fryer, but the heating element is a real pain in the keister to clean. The only problem I’ve had with it is that the heat from the oil has melted the very lower edge of the lid (which is very thin to start with), but it doesn’t interfere with the operation." —Sailorman

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (options with one or two baskets are cheaper).

    6. Or perhaps an air fryer as a lighter option to help satisfy any future hankerings for French fries or onion rings. Have you been on Pinterest lately? They're all the rage!,

    We all know about deep frying and the delicious results. If you think it sounds too good to be true but crave fried things for less calories, check out some amazing air fryer recipes.

    Promising review: "The first that I heard of this item was when I joined Nutrisystem. I ordered it and kept my fingers crossed. Wow, I am impressed. One quarter of the calories with great tasting food. Highly recommend this item for purchase if you would like to eat healthier but don’t want to give up taste." —Russell Boulet

    Get it from Amazon for $64.94+ (available in three colors),

    7. A cast-iron pizza pan for weaning your fam off of takeout pizza. (Um grilling out for pizza, anyone?)

    FYI, it's pre-seasoned!

    Promising review: "My husband scoffed when I told him I ordered this. Now it's the first pan he reaches for instead of the cookie sheet for oven baking. We love it for baking cookies and pizza crust turns out excellent every time. This baby was worth every penny and the extra big handles make it easy to handle putting in or taking out of the oven." —Lula

    Get it from Amazon for $39.97.

    Also check out a cast-iron skillet if you don't already own one!

    8. A KitchenAid mixer that'll let you mix 8 lbs. of mashed potatoes or enough dough for 13 dozen cookies at once. 'Nuff said.

    FYI, the 6-quart stainless steel bowl has a super comfortable handle. If you're still mulling over this buying decision, read why you should buy one already. Oh, and these things last forever.

    Promising review: "This is a monster!! This was a gift for my hubby and he loves it. We have also the KitchenAid classic 300 watts, and it looks like a toy compared to this. Great buy!!!" —NenaLiu

    Get it from Amazon for $249+ (available in three colors).

    9. And an immersion blender to handle all sorts of smaller tasks when you don't want to bother with dirtying another dish or pulling out your stand mixer.

    Includes a whisk attachment 2.5-cup BPA-free chopper attachment with lid locks,

    3-cup BPA-free blending jar with lid to serve or store for later. Oh and it's top rack–dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "Yes, the 'chrome' piece that covers the spindle and blade is actually plastic, but this is a quiet, powerful, and sturdy kitchen tool at a very reasonable price. Not to mention that cleanup is a breeze compared to those large food mills, and the added pieces also provide the functionality of a 'bullet' blender. If you don't own this type of blender, it's just because you haven't yet realized how easy and versatile it is — and this is a very good brand at a very good price." —James H.

    Get it from Amazon for $41.33+ (available in three colors).

    10. A sous vide cooker — it could turn you into an immersion circulator cooking convert once you realize it can make a cheap cut of steak taste like something from a fancy restaurant.

    Basically, sous vide cooking requires vacuum sealing your food and immersing it in water for consistent cooking temps that'll have you regret all those years you weren't do it. Go ahead, take a gander at sous vide recipes so good you'll side eye your oven. Now wipe the drool from your chin.

    Promising review: "My husband cooked perfectly medium rare steak today from package to plate in under three hours! Easy to use, clamp helps to use it with conventional curved cooking pots. Motorized water circulation ensures even distribution of hot water even in a large container! Steak was perfect medium rare for me, rare pink juicy meat in the center, evenly colored but no excessive runny red juices. Texture is even throughout! Which is incredible! No chewy tough ends or corners. He cooked a couple of Costco strip steaks, with uneven thickness...still perfect medium rare through and through!" —ghalib manjurr

    Get it from Amazon for $91.19.

    11. And a vacuum sealer starter kit that'll pair nicely with your sous vide cooker. Plus, it can finally help you store all those bulk buys in the freezer.

    Food sealed with this system can be stored in the freezer for up to three years!!! The set includes one accessory hose, three 1-quart vacuum seal bags, two 1-gallon vacuum seal bags, and one 11”x10’ vacuum seal roll.

    Promising review: "This ingenuous sealer has revolutionized our freezing process! No more sucking out air from ziplock freezer bags with straws. We've frozen raspberries, blueberries, snap peas, green beans, broccoli and cauliflower. With softer and juicier items the trick is to stop the vacuum before it automatically stops then manually hit the seal' button. If you let the machine do its thing to the end of the vac cycle, it will suck out the juices as well as the air and then the bag won't seal. It just takes a bit of watching. The beauty of the machine is its simplicity. No extra features to go wrong and because we don't have gallons of produce to freeze, we don't mind having to open the machine after each bag is sealed. Highly recommend using Food Saver bags as they are much tougher than other brands. Couldn't be happier with this purchase." —chegutu

    Get it from Amazon for $78.99.

    12. A salad dressing mixer to turn your old method of violently shaking the ingredients in a mason jar into ancient history.

    Its leakproof and airtight design lets you mix, serve, and store salad dressing in one convenient 1 3/4 cup capacity container.

    Promising review: "I am not a gadget person. Having noted that, this is the best kitchen tool I have added in a long time. I only use homemade dressing. I can measure right into it. The blade mechanism for storing works magnificently. While the dressing is refrigerated, it hardens up. I take it out at the beginning of salad preparation to let it soften a bit at room temperature. The blade is then strong enough to mix the dressing. I cannot remember the last time I was this happy (not just satisfied) with a product." —Kelly M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (also available in green).

    13. A pretty copper Dutch oven you'll find so many uses for that your other pieces of cookware will get jealous.

    It's non-stick, dishwasher-safe, and BPA- and PFOA-free! *And* it comes with a recipe book. BTW, here are some solid one-pot Dutch oven recipes for your perusing.

    Promising review: "I have been using this Dutch oven regularly for over three months. It looks as good as when I bought it. The non-stick is still completely intact. I love the handles, they are easy to hold and feel secure when handling." —Jean

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $27.88 (also available in blue and red).

    Also check out this cast-iron Dutch oven on Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes).

    14. A rolling garlic tool to do the smelly (but rewarding!) work of transforming whole cloves into minced garlic for you.

    Perhaps you've heard of the original garlic rolling tool (which a BuzzFeeder reviewed, BTW), but this is a bigger and better version. This lil' gadget chops as it rolls.

    Promising review: "We use garlic in a lot of recipes and this is a LIFE SAVER. Both my boyfriend and I use this and have fallen in love with it. Cuts my cooking time down immensely now that I don't have to mince 10 cloves of garlic for a recipe with just a knife and cutting board. I just throw a few in at a time, mince, and add more until I have what the recipe calls for." —cmego

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    15. A salad slicer for doing *so much* chopping and shredding that you'll forget you used to do it by hand.

    Slices or shreds vegetables, fruits, and cheese, and includes four interchangeable stainless-steel cones for cutting. The base wipes clean and all other parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I must have been raised by wolves, no offense to wolves I love them. But I have been wrestling with cheese graters forever. I bought this and my life changed. This is the easiest, simplest little tool I've ever owned of any of my appliances. It has two parts that need to be washed. Effortless grating, couldn't be happier-would be a great gift to give to another. I wish I had bought this 30 years ago." —1goddess

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

    16. A really excellent blender to quickly pulverize greens (think more than kale!), whip up delish hummus, and do the dang thing when it comes to homemade baby food.

    FYI, we tested out the best blenders and this one won out for the middle price point!

    Promising review: "We were frustrated with our old blender. It worked, but tended to leak, no matter how tightly we tried to screw in the blade part on the bottom of the pitcher. And with some things we tried to blend, the contents just wouldn't move around inside the blender enough to get the job done. Also it was often hard to get the blender pitcher screwed into the bottom unit correctly so that it would work. We looked through lots of reviews of various blenders, and decided that even though this was quite expensive it looked to be a lot better than what we had. We are very happy with this purchase. It's sooo much easier to use! We don't have to unscrew the blade from the pitcher. We don't have to screw the pitcher into the bottom unit. It just sets down easily. It's got a self-cleaning cycle. It's got a plastic tamper to help move the food around if needed. It's quick and powerful. What's not to love?" —Penny Ladnier

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99.

    17. A mixing bowl/strainer set that'll make you say "Colander? I don't know her."

    No, these aren't like your other mixing bowls. Just think of all the pasta noodles that won't end up in your sink drain!!! They're stackable, dishwasher-safe, and the bowl has a non-slip bottom.

    Promising review: "These two colanders are absolutely amazing! They are the perfect size for washing small fruits or large vegetables. The stackable feature also makes storage a breeze! Definitely love the elevated plastic feature at the bottom so food doesn't touch the bottom of the kitchen sink. These colanders are a great value for as durable as they are!" —Eliza

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Tasty Collection at Walmart for $9.97 (available in two color combos).

    18. A spiralizer set — it could seriously come in handy the next time you'd murder someone for some pad thai but prefer to go with a lighter, veggie noodle version.

    Ok, so even if you're not into zoodles, a spiralizer is an ~exciting~ way to add veggies into meals without the hardship of chopping. And one with a crank like this is easier to use than a pared-down version (trust me, I know). BTW, the pieces are made of BPA-free plastic and stainless-steel blades.

    Promising review: "I am a raw vegan and shredding zucchini has been such a pain. It eats up all my time and i often cut my fingers. However, with this I can be done and sitting down to eat a yummy dinner in less than 20 minutes, including wash time! I was surprised by how smooth and easy to operate it was. I was scared that i would constantly have to realign the zucchini, but u never have to. I was most surprised by the suction cups. I didn't think they would do much but wow they work perfectly. Don't hold down on the spiralizer with the hand that is not turning the crank. You do not need to. The suction cups hold it in place flawlessly. To release the suction cups, just kinda lift up a little corner of the cup and it will come off easy peasy." —EB

    Get them from Amazon for $23.55+ (available in several varieties).

    19. A mini food processor for chopping and grinding because how many times have you gotten psyched about a recipe and then realized it called for a food processor you don't own?

    Have you ever used a blender for a task that's *supposed* to be for a food processor? I have SEVERAL times and it ain't pretty. Anyway, this 3-cup work bowl is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this 3-cup mini food processor for almost two years now. I love it so much that I needed to finally give a review. I only cook for two, so it’s the perfect size for us. I’ve used it to make smoothies, grind nuts, and prepare sauces. I’ve even used it to grind oatmeal into oatmeal flour. I have a small kitchen and only have room for the most useful equipment/utensils. This one passes the test. It is also easy to clean…no nooks or crannies for food to get stuck in." —Value Guy

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+.

    20. A trio of produce savers that'll keep fresh goods from baby spinach to strawberries to zucchini in good condition for weeks. Weeks!

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    Sounds too good to be true? Read a BuzzFeeder's detailed review. Includes one 6.3-cup and two 17.3-cup containers with lids. BTW, they're dishwasher-safe and BPA-free!

    Promising review: "I am a vegetarian, so I eat a lot of produce anyway, and recently my husband has started eating healthier, as well, so we eat even more. 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. It keeps blackberries for a really long time. The lettuce (washed and cut up, even) has lasted close to three weeks. 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." —Laura

    Get them from Amazon for $45.49.

    21. A 3-in-1 avocado tool to dismantle your main guac ingredient without a slip of the knife.

    This top rack-dishwasher safe tool splits, pits, and slices avocados. Aka, it's well worth the space in your miscellaneous kitchen tool drawer.

    Promising review: "I thought it would be one of those gadgets filed at the back of the junk drawer in the 'waste of money' category. I was wrong. I eat avocado every day and they are messy to prepare and serve. The plastic knife has enough of a wedge to provide the mechanical advantage to cut through the skin and flesh of the avocado. But it is not as sharp as a regular knife. I do not think it would draw blood (as has happened to me when standard kitchen knives slip against a hard skin or slippery flesh). The center hole with 4 blades that bite into the avocado pit really do grasp and hold it as you rotate the slicer. The pit comes out effortlessly. And the slicer, which I thought would never work because the avocados that I buy are so small compared to the larger California Haas avocados, in one smooth move separates all the flesh from the skin while providing you with even slices. I thought this plastic slicer would mash the avocado and make instant guacamole in the skin. I never thought it could provide even perfect slices of avocado so easily. I keep this in the fridge vegetable bin right beside the avocados so that I do not even need to go to the drawer to get it." —Five Star One

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A sheet cake pan (with a lid! and super high sides!) because you should experience the the majesty that is The Pioneer Woman's chocolate sheet cake. Trust me. It'll change your life!,

    I've had this chocolate sheet cake recipe more than a dozen times in my life (thanks Mom!) and can confirm that it's *just* as good every time, if not better than I remember it being the last time I had it. But a family of four (maybe not even eight!) won't be able to finish it in one sitting, so that lid is essential. BTW, the cake pan is made of rust-resistant aluminum and should be hand-washed only.

    Promising review: "This pan does everything from baking, roasting, mise en place container, service platter, jello pan.... In other words, a kitchen workhorse. It's lightweight but very sturdy. The rolled rim keeps the pan from warping in the oven. Did I mention it also bakes a mean sheet cake? The great thing? It won't cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, I own a few of these and they are used everyday for something. I prefer these to the standard sheet cake pan because of the high sides." —Wil

    Get it from Amazon for $17.14.

    23. A fluted cake pan for making all kinds of delectable ringed creations like a sticky coffee bundt cake and food party rings.

    It has a non-stick coating that's BPA- and PFOA-free, and dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty Collection at Walmart for $8.87.

    24. An electric wine bottle opener that'll make you forget about your manual one in the back of your kitchen junk drawer.

    It opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge with a simple push-button operation.

    Promising review: "Excellent. Probably not the most trendy wine bottle opener on the market, but definitely one of the easiest to use. On the plus side, after opening around 1,500 bottles of wine, it only failed once. And that was an operator error. You do have to start the point of the corkscrew somewhere in the middle of the cork. If the corkscrew is inserted between the cork and the neck of the wine bottle, it will not work well. But I suppose that would be true of any corkscrew. Once charged it can easily open a dozen bottles of wine. I have not tried to open more than that. The foil cutter [which is stored in the the charging stand] is easy to locate and to and works very well. My wife is petite and starting to develop some arthritis in her hands. The design and size this opener makes it easy for my wife to grip and use. The only negative I can up with is that it is a bit large and since it does require recharging, so it would probably not travel well." —Frank Something

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    25. An adjustable measuring cup built to make the most of sticky ingredients your normal measuring cups can never quite stack up to.

    The smooth, rotating body and comfortable turning knob is perfect for measuring and dispensing peanut butter, honey, and other sticky ingredients. Oh, and it's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Many power-bar recipes I make frequently call for nut butter or agave syrup, both sticky, gluey substances. Tired of messing up measuring cups, spatulas to get the sticky stuff in, and then back out, of the cups, I thought I'd give this a try. Wonderful! Yes, you need a spatula to get the nut butter or sticky stuff into the measuring cup, but then you turn the outside, and the material spirals into your mixing bowl. Easy to use, your hands stay clean. When you done, you can soak it or toss it into the dishwasher and let the machinery do the dirty work." —QuinnCreative

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 1- or 2-cups).

    Don't worry, you'll still have room for your fruit friends in your kitchen.


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