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    Updated on Aug 20, 2019. Posted on Aug 17, 2019

    28 Kitchen Products That Made Me Think "Why Don't I Already Own This?"

    Now you'll know how you *could* have been living.

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    1. Dip clips that'll fit perfectly on the edge of a plate so everyone can double dip IN THEIR OWN personal dip bowls instead of the main one. Blech. Also, you always pour out too much in a regular bowl for yourself!

    Amazon

    Works on most plates, including paper plates. Has a 1/3-cup capacity and is dishwasher-safe.

    Get four from Amazon for $6.78.

    2. A mounted jar opener — it'll be a welcome addition for anyone with limited dexterity or who is just always having to tag in a partner to help open jars.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was bought for a physically challenged person who can't open ANY jars on their own. I installed it backward from the description — so the opening is facing away from you and you have to pull the jar TOWARD yourself. There's way more leverage available that way to open things. The person using it said, 'It's one of the best mobility aids I've ever used.' Unbelievable for just a jar opener but you can use it for pill bottles, milk lids, just anything with a twisting lid really." —wetcoast79

    Get it from Amazon for $16.49.

    3. An Instant Pot so you won't have to dead-eyed stare into space for 10 minutes once your friend group starts talking about all the delicious meals they've been making in this 7-in-1 appliance.

    Amazon

    So what will it do? It's a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer. (Phew.) Unconvinced? Read our full review of the Instant Pot.

    Promising review: "There are so many people who say they can't cook, but I swear I'm on a whole new level of not being able to cook. This little appliance helps expand our menu and I have learned to do so much with it. I will sum up in a nutshell, I love how easy it is and how everything I throw in it comes out done. No stirring and not many messy dishes. I still don't love it for meats, (which I don't eat much of anyway), but I think that's just a matter of needing to experiment more with them. I seriously can't believe how many foods can be cooked in here!" —Aundrea

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in three sizes).

    4. A tea bag organizer so you can find that one sleepytime bag without making your whole tea collection tumble in a very light but still annoying avalanche.

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    Promising review: "Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That's what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!" —Sarah C.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    5. A notched tray as a place for your food storage container lids to live that's not on top of their rightful containers. (You and I both know that takes up too much space in the drawer.)

    Amazon

    Holds up to 38 lids (26 small and 12 large), made of BPA-free plastic, hand-wash only, measures 11x7.75x3.75 inches.

    Promising review: "We have tons of Tupperware and the lids flying all over used to drive me bananas. This is one of those simple products that makes a big difference. It has three compartments to hold three different sized lids. We must have at least 25 lids in there and they all fit great. Kind of life changing!" —Jack

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    6. A cold-brew maker equipped with a coffee infuser you can *easily* wash that'll be a breeze to use. You've been meaning to buy one of these for ages. 'Tis time!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This coffee maker is my BEST FRIEND! I use this every day! My coffee comes out perfect every time. I'm a cold coffee drinker and I put about 8–10 scoops of freshly ground coffee into the filter. I let it sit overnight and the next morning, I remove the filter and dump the grounds. It makes four days' worth of coffee and I love that it's ready to go for me, especially since I wake up at 4:50 a.m. and I need to make my coffee quickly! It's very easy to clean as well. Make sure to remove the rubber linings inside the caps so that you can clean in the crevices. I would recommend rinsing the filter thoroughly as soon as you remove the coffee grounds. If you don't, the gentle filter will begin to 'stain' and be hard to wash by hand. If that happens, just throw it in the dishwasher and it comes out good as new!" —Panda

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two sizes).

    7. An adjustable drawer-organizing system that'll grow with you and your kitchen utensil arsenal.

    Amazon

    Made of dishwasher-safe silicone. Includes a nonslip basemat, and 15 reposition-able Divitz in three sizes.

    Promising review: "I have a really small drawer for mine and my son's utensils. Couldn't find anything that would fit the drawer. Baskets were too narrow, too big, not long enough...and a basket for forks, knives, and spoons was too much. THIS PRODUCT FIT PERFECTLY. I cut it to the size I needed and when I open the drawer, NOTHING MOVES." —Katia Uriarte

    Read our full review here (#11).

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in four colors).

    8. A squeegee measuring cup built for giving correct measurements on the stickiest of ingredients...which means you won't have to soak it to get the mess off afterward.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    9. A scale with an etched conversion chart ready to help you with all sorts of baking tasks, minus going back and forth to your phone to figure out those conversions!

    Macy's

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection at Macy's for $19.99.

    10. A cast-iron skillet so versatile, you'll be dizzy with all the possibilities.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "For me, a purchase like this is about an investment, and I want my investment to last a long time. I also really like that this is made in the USA. American-made products are just not easy to find anymore. But really, the proof in the quality of this cast iron was obvious when I made sweet potato corn bread and baked it in the oven in this skillet. It came out so nice and brown and moist." —Jan

    Get it from Amazon for $13.25+ (available in nine sizes).

    You can find our pick for the best cast iron skillet in three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    BTW, here's everything you need to know about cooking with cast-iron pans.

    11. A five-serving George Foreman grill for those times when you'd looooove to grill but who has the time to set yours up in the backyard? Oh, and the plates are dishwasher-safe!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We are grilling everything. Trying to get the cat in there but she's wise to our tricks. Seriously, we use it every day, from making Panera-style sandwiches in ciabatta rolls, cooking sausage patties, pork chops, chicken breasts and thighs — wipes clean, take it apart occasionally for a thorough washing, but usually a wipe down as it's cooling is enough. doesn't make popcorn very well, though." —William J. Price

    Get it from Amazon for $41+ (available in two colors).

    12. An adjustable wrap organizer that'll group your quart freezer bags and quart non-freezer bags in one place. It sounds totally unnecessary but is actually life-changing once you can reclaim 2/3rds of a cabinet shelf!

    Amazon

    Made from durable plastic and steel-coated wires. No mounting required.

    Promising review: "Love that you can adjust to the fit of each box. I use Press N Seal, foil, parchment paper, wax paper, sandwich bags, and quart freezer bags and they all fit great. It can also fit gallon freezer bags but you might lose a space due to the larger size box. It's very sturdy and doesn't take up too much space. I recommend this product." —Butterfly SA

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three styles).

    13. A motion-sensor trash can so you won't have to actually touch any part of the can when you've been handling raw kitchen and are just trying to get your meal prepping finished so you can catch up on your stories before the weekend's over.

    Amazon

    13-gallon stainless-steel construction. 6" above the infrared panel, the lid will open automatically Press the manual button OPEN on the control panel, the lid will open all the time, press CLOSE, then it will close. Powered by 4 D size batteries.

    Promising review: "It is easy to load the trash bag and the no-hands operation keeps everything neat, clean, and so easy to dispose of trash. The tight lid keeps all the odors inside the can. If you need to leave the lid open longer, for like shucking corn etc., all you need to do is turn off the power switch in the back of the lid. And all this for $45 is amazing." —happy

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    14. An adorable pot clip to hold up your spoon and let everything drip drip back into the pot so none of your prize chili goes to waste on a countertop spoon rest.

    Amazon

    It's made of silicone and stainless steel, and heat-resistant to 482°F-250°C.

    Promising review: "Simple yet brilliant is how to describe this little tool. Clips to any pot easily and securely and allows you to rest just about any kitchen utensil securely over the pot/dish. Drips simply end up back in the food and not on your counters. Silicone buttons protect against any scratching so this can be used safely be used on even the most expensive pots worry free." —KB

    Get it from Amazon for $8.38.

    15. A stackable can organizer so you don't have to figure out which soup can's rings will cozily fit into the lid of another.

    Amazon

    Made from heavy-gauge steel and can store up to 36 cans of various sizes.

    Promising review: "I originally just bought one but realized I had enough space in my pantry to stack two of them. Other reviewers said they had issues with the can rack falling over due to the weight. I have not had this issue. As long as the rack is on a steady surface and braced against two walls like I have in my pantry, it should be fine. Word of advice though, if you have small round cans of tuna or chicken don't put them on their sides. They don't roll well and they fall over. Three small cans of tuna can be stacked together on a shelf and two large cans of chicken can be stacked. They will slide this way. I absolutely love this can rack!! It saved me from the chaos of my pantry." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.87.

    16. A dishwasher-safe ice cream scoop with a no-slip handle to serve up that ice cream STAT. Your days of using a regular spoon to serve up your dessert (or dinner, no judgement!) are behind you.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This scoop is just like the one I used at my uncle's ice cream parlor, (I used to work for him as a teenager). Even if you've never worked at an ice cream parlor, the SUMO scoop will help you scoop like a pro. It's a weighty scoop, which helps scoop up ice cream with ease." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in five colors).

    17. A simple lil' egg separator ready to serve as sous chef in case you finally wanna attempt that souffle recipe that's been haunting you when you open up Pinterest.

    Amazon

    Top rack-dishwasher safe.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    18. A single-serving blender because you don't have time for the nonsense of pouring your concoction out of a regular-size blender to your to-go cup and THEN washing out that regular-size blender.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this blender because I wanted to start making myself a smoothie each morning to get in my fruit/vegetables for the day more easily. It's compact, holds just enough ingredients for a large single-serve, and works great. I usually put in a banana, frozen fruit, coconut milk, and protein powder. It blends very quickly and without any clumps. I have a very expensive full-sized blender that isn't that fast! Best part is that I can just flip, unscrew the blender, and pop on the lid for quick travel out the door to work after. It's made my life easier in the mornings and having a real breakfast has helped my energy level. I'm very pleased." —Crystal

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors).

    19. A 3-in-1 herb-roller designed with a retractable blade for safe storage and easy clean up. It strips herbs from their stems, it minces them up, and it scrapes them all together. Soo, really all the work.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I feel safe using, cleaning, and storing this mincer. It fits nicely in the palm for easy mincing. The blades are easily removed for cleaning and equally as easy to reattach. And the blades retract for safe storage." —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    20. A Frywall made to protect yourself and your kitchen from unwanted stains and splatters while you cook on the highest heats! You know what's even better than delicious food? Not getting hurt while making it!!!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I used my Frywall for the first time tonight to fry sole filets. Worked like a charm. I was surprised by the amount of oil that accumulated on the Frywall. That's grease that would have ordinarily gone unto the stove, counter and wall!" —ezreader

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (also available in green).

    21. A rapid egg cooker that'll do wonders for adding some protein to your diet or helping you perfect your at-home Eggs Benedict.

    Amazon

    My friend Marissa bought one after I wrote about it in a story and she loves it so much she bought a SECOND one. Just for herself! She has zero regrets and has threatened to buy a third. (She lives by herself.)

    Promising review: "If hard-boiled eggs are at all a part of your life, this device will change everything. Reclaim lost hours, catch up on missed TV, reconnect with old friends and family — anything is possible with the free time you'll find at your disposal as you drop 6 eggs into this beast, press a button, and then walk away. What will you do? High-intensity exercise? Model building? Learn a second language? I hear your concern. 'What if I become so engrossed in my newfound love of taxonomy that I forget about my eggs?' Fear not, efficient chef. Like the trump of Gabriel himself, the unmistakable tone of this technological marvel could rouse the dead and will bring you running to your fresh-and-ready ova's side. The Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker is what mankind has been working towards since the first roundish stone was shaped into a wheel. Witness the apex of human innovation! Did not love the poaching tray." —J. Mercer Crenshaw

    Get it from Amazon for $19.84+ (available in five colors).

    22. Magnetic measuring spoons with round spoons for liquid ingredients and narrow spoons for reaching into spice jars. Solving ALL of life's problems, more or less.

    Amazon

    No more bothering with a key ring–like getup for storing your oft-used tools in a drawer.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    23. A salad dressing shaker that comes with a blending ball to help mix things up back to a delicious consistency once the ingredients of your homemade dressing start to separate.

    Amazon

    This 2.5-cup salad dressing shaker is perfect for making creamy salad dressings, vinaigrettes, and marinades. It has an easy open-and-close spout for one-handed operation and printed markings for measuring. Stain-resistant and BPA-free.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in Tritan or glass).

    24. A splatter-proof cookbook holder so those glossy pages will stay in tip-top shape and in place while you're wrist-deep in a bunch of wet ingredients.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $37.95. And check out a cheaper model for $17.24.

    25. A set of four ziplock bag holders to serve as an extra set of hands when you need to put leftovers into bags or meal prep some freeze and dump slow cooker dinners. No more slumped bags and wasted ingredients!

    Amazon

    Just so you know, the arms extend to accommodate larger bags!

    Get four from Amazon for $9.66.

    26. A microwave tortilla warmer in case you have a convection stovetop and can't heat 'em up one by one the old-fashioned way. (It also works for rolls and buns!)

    Amazon

    I gave my mom this tortilla warmer a few years ago and she uses it for everything from dinner rolls to hot dog buns. And it keeps its contents nice and warm for as long as your meal lasts! Oh, and it was featured on America's Test Kitchen as a solid pick (in case you think I'm a liar).

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    27. An oven thermometer so you can rest assured that when your oven says it's 350 degrees, it's *actually* 350 degrees.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought a brand new Bosch dual fuel range. The stove is five-burner gas but the oven is electric. I wasn't sure my oven was giving me a true reading so I wanted something to test it for accuracy. I put it into the oven, pushed bake 350, and let it preheat and chime when it hit that temp. Then I waited another five minutes just to be sure. Lo and behold, when I opened the oven door, it said 350 degrees RIGHT ON THE BUTTON (SEE PHOTO). Now I know when I set the oven to 350, it's going to be correct and accurate." —Lwos

    Get it from Amazon for $6.30.

    28. And a legendary 3-in-1 avocado tool that'll cut open, pit, and slice up that green thing that, tbh you spent too much cash on every week. Gotta ~safely~ make the most of it!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is currently my favorite tool in the kitchen. All it took was slicing my hand once with a chef knife to look for a better avocado tool, and here it is. Performs as desired and doesn't cut your hands even if you slip (like I'm prone to). Plenty of real chefs don't like uni-taskers, but since I slice an avocado every morning, this is a huge help for me." —David Wynn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

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