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    Updated on Aug 23, 2020. Posted on Aug 8, 2020

    28 Kitchen Products That May Make You Think "Why Don't I Already Own This?"

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    1. 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.

    hands using a spoon to dip into a spice jar
    Amazon

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

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A microwave tortilla warmer that you should actually use for stuff like warming up rolls, and hot dog and burger buns. (Always opt for heating up tortillas on the stovetop can you can!)

    circular tortilla warmer with tortillas and pitas coming out of it
    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). In case you've never heated up tortillas on the stovetop (what I mean by the proper way), here's an YouTube video tutorial. It's totally game-changing.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.21.

    3. 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!

    plate of fries with dip clip attached to the plate with ketchup in it
    Amazon

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

    Get eight from Amazon for $8.25.

    4. 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.

    hand holding mason jar up to the cabinet-mounted can opener
    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 $12.90.

    5. 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.

    open Instant Pot with wooden spoon sticking out of it on a kitchen counter with a lot of ingredients
    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 $59.99+ (available in four sizes).

    6. 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.)

    clear tray for organizing food storage container lids
    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 $13.99.

    7. 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.

    8. 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!

    cold brew coffee maker with handle and glass of iced coffee
    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 $32.36.

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

    open kitchen drawer with red silicone organizer with bits you can move around for a custom fit
    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 of the DrawerDecor Customizable Organizer here (#11).

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

    10. 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.

    the measuring cup pouring out olive oil
    Amazon

    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. Well-designed and easy to use." —QuinnCreative

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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

    cast iron pan with salmon and asparagus in it
    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.

    12. 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!

    open grill with five hamburger patties on it with grill marks
    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 $49.78+ (also available in black).

    13. 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!

    storage caddy with adjustable sections for boxes of aluminum foil and cling wrap
    Amazon

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

    Promising review: "I love this "shelf". I've tried other racks that just didn't work. This rack let's you customize your setup easily and quickly. Yes it will hold the family size boxes. I can even get a baggie without taking the whole box out." —Heatherk

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    14. 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.

    the trash can
    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 $48.99.

    15. 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.

    big pot of soup with wooden spoon balanced on clip that looks like a lobster claw
    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 $9.15.

    16. 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.

    stainless steel open shelf with cans on it
    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.

    17. 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 is the best ice cream scoop I have ever owned. I had one from Pampered Chef that was very good, but it was misplaced at a potluck and I couldn't get another. I took a chance on this because of the great reviews. My wife used it first as I insisted she try it to see if it was everything it was reported to be — and she was very impressed. Worked great on deep freezer ice cream. Easy to use, easy to clean, easy to store!" —craigspofford

    Get it from Amazon for $11.96.

    18. 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.

    egg separator attached to side of bowl with the white dripping into the bowl
    Amazon

    Top rack-dishwasher safe.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    19. A grating bowl set for tidier meal prep that'll store easily.

    the bowl with the three grating attachment
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This mixing bowl is amazing and can be used for so many purposes. I love the small hole in the middle of the lid and the three attachments that come with it. This makes it very easy to slice or grate different vegetables or cheese to add directly into a salad or just be able to keep everything in the bowl without making a mess.

    But for me, the biggest benefit of the hole is the fact that I can use a mixer inside the bowl without splattering the ingredients everywhere. This is very helpful when making a cake or brownies!

    The rubber bottom is also great, since it keeps the bowl from sliding on your counter. I expect this bowl to last me for years because of the solid construction." —Ernest Stalnaker

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful on Amazon for $29.99.

    20. 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.

    person putting berries and ice into the blender bottle
    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 $19.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. 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.

    hand using the tool to roll cut, scrape, and strip herbs
    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.

    22. 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!!!

    green cone-like Frywall on pot of marinara sauce on tidy countertop
    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 $18.95.

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

    the egg cooker with six eggs inside
    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 $14.99+ (available in five colors).

    24. 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.

    shaker with olive oil in it
    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).

    25. 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.

    cookbook in the holder
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This stand/protector is perfect for my needs. I've been cooking out of cookbooks a lot in my tiny kitchen and I get the pages dirty EVERY TIME. I used this for the first time last night and it was perfect!

    Some reviewers mentioned it was hard to see because it sits upright. No, i had no problems. It's angled enough to comfortable refer to it without moving it. I was so pleasantly surprised this stand worked so well! Great price as well. It has no wood so easier to clean and keep pristine. I LOVE this thing! Best purchase!" —tjoy

    Get it from Amazon for $17.70.

    26. 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!

    stands with adjustable height sides to hold up ziplock bags
    Amazon

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

    Get four from Amazon for $9.66.

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

    thermometer inside an oven
    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 $7.

    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!

    tool on counter beside of avocado toast
    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.

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