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Life's too short not to be adding avocado hot sauce to every single dish you consume.

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1. A jar of za'atar, a Middle Eastern spice blend of thyme, toasted sesame seeds, and sumac that you'll find yourself sprinkling on just about every meal your whip up to add a little extra savory, spicy depth to it.

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Promising review: "This za'atar is the best quality I have found. I've also found that the balance of sumac and thyme to be just right. This instantly spices up my boring meal prep food and I put it on my chicken, meats, salads, yogurt, or just in olive oil — basically it makes everything taste so much better. I highly recommend it!" —TC

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

2. A set of three dough presses in different sizes perfect for hand pies, dumplings, ravioli, calzones, empanadas, and truly any delicious thing you can think of that you want tucked into a pillow of warm carbs.

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Promising review: "This was a great purchase for the price. I was making empanadas and folding them by hand, which didn’t look too good. This set helps me cut them easily into circles and then easily presses them close. Consistent look each time! I like that there are three sizes in the set so I can make them according to my mood. Easy to wash and use. Would highly recommend for the price and functionality!" —Sox

Get a set of three from Amazon for $6.75.

3. A bottle of gluten-free, Paleo- and keto-friendly avocado hot sauce to both delight and emotionally confuse your tastebuds with a combo of creamy avo + HEAT so delicious you'll never get bored of your own cooking ever again.

Reviewer image of a taco with the hot sauce on it
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The question is less what can you put it on and more what *can't* you put it on. Reviewers mention salads, burritos, eggs, burgers, sandwiches, and steak.

Promising review: "Flavorful and with just the right amount of kick. I lay this stuff on my meal prep foods to give it an extra oomph." —Lazara Lando

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three flavors).

4. A silicone donut pan that can also be used for homemade bagels, essentially covering the only two essential food groups.

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Psst — here's an extremely easy-to-follow Greek yogurt bagel recipe (plus a lot of reviewers mention using this for keto bagels, if that lights your fire).

Promising review: "This silicone pan is great! I had been wanting to try making baked donuts and didn’t realize how easy it is! Pan is easy to use, clean and the donuts came out of pan easily and without breaking/sticking to the pan." —Tyler

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

5. A two-pack of TikTok-famous Dan-O's seasoning to instantly make any "blah" dish feel like it came straight out of a fancy restaurant kitchen — this low-sodium, hecka flavorful option is made with dried herbs, citrus, and granulated onion and garlic that reviewers love to jazz up everything from fish to beef to eggs to veggies.

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Dan O's seasoning is a small business established in 2017 that gained popularity after taking to TikTok during the pandemic, where the company now has 1.5 million followers with plenty of droolworthy food content.

Promising review: "The best seasoning I've ever had. I literally put it on everything. I love to cook and I put this on just about anything I grill or make on the stove too. Amazing stuff and the guy who created this seems like a hell of a dude. Has a fun YouTube Channel and his personality is real solid. He's passionate about his product and I bought some and it did not disappoint." —Kevin L. Kemper

Get a pack of two (one original, one spicy) from Amazon for $16.95.

6. A waffle bowl maker that doubles as a burrito bowl maker, so basically every meal and dessert is taken care of for the rest of your life.

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Promising review: "This is the ninth Dash mini appliance I've bought and I love it. It's small; enough for one person. Easy to use. Easy to clean. Heats up pretty quickly. Doesn't take too long to cook my waffle bowl. I've only done it using shredded cheese and a couple of minutes was all it needed. Need to try it with other stuff, but so far, I'm happy with it." —Geovanny and Doris

Get it from Amazon for $17.95 (available in four colors).

7. A beginner-friendly fermenting kit complete with everything you need to "set it and forget it." TBH, you might get so obsessed with fermenting everything you have to buy more jars to keep up with yourself.

Three jars of fermenting beets, carrots, and cucumbers
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Each kit comes with three fermenting lids with airlock valves, date setters, and an easy release tab, as well as an oxygen extractor. The lids are compatible with most wide mouth mason jars (you can snag four Ball mason jars on Amazon for $12.72).

Promising review: "I have now been using my Easy Fermenter for several months. I continue to be delighted with the results. My favorite recipes are a cabbage/carrot sauerkraut, and a blend of fermented peppers (some sweet, some hot). I have recommended these fermenting lids to many of my friends because they make fermenting foods so incredibly easy! You will NOT be disappointed." —K. Dixon

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

8. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey, a miracle condiment you can add to any boring "blah" meal you're making at home to instantly make it taste like the nectar of the gods.

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TBH, this stuff can be slathered on anything, but pro tip while you're here: Drizzle it on grilled cheese.

Promising review: "This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I'll never know. Makes the best vinaigrette ever and quick pan sauces for pork; plus, it adds unexpected zip to dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times, and everyone gets hooked." —Martha Ronemus

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Check out BuzzFeed's review of Mike's Hot Honey for more info!

9. A trio lasagna pan designed so that every single piece is a crispy "edge piece," and people in the family with different lasagna preferences can customize their own versions (sometimes you just gotta drown the whole thing in cheese, you dig me?).

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FYI, you can 6,000% use these for brownies, blondies, and bread too.

Promising review: "As someone who has a child (now a teenager) who will not eat any form of cheese, this pan is amazing! I typically avoid making any food that has cheese mixed into it but now I can make him a section without cheese and the rest of us our regular cheesy goodness. Another benefit to this pan is how well the portions slice. One cut with the spatula gives you a perfectly formed square. Each section makes four regular sized portions for our family." —TLC

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

10. A teensy electric ice cream maker to give you all the joy of home! made! ice cream!! without the veritable nightmare of trying to figure out how to shove a hulking container in your freezer.

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Promising review: "This is a high quality product, affordable, fast, very easy to use — just one to three steps to make a great ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt with a simple recipe book. If I who do not like and can't follow instructions can use it, anybody can, no assembly required. And since you could control your own ingredients, you could make it healthy (or not) and it's delicious and fresh. I am an ice cream lover and was looking to buy an ice cream maker so I can make it at anytime at home. You can make a smaller portion just for yourself or more servings to share with others. Very enjoyable product, I would highly recommend it." —Kulanan M.

Get it from Amazon for $24.02.

11. A set of nonstick, reusable toaster oven bags that will let you make grilled cheese, paninis, and toasted sammies right in the toaster.

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(Psst — you can also use these to reheat french fries, pizza, and even mini tacos, and get all that glorious heat without them getting all soggy from the microwave. Leftovers just got lit.)

Promising review: "I had no idea how well these would work. You can put toast or rolls or anything that will fit in the slot — even if it has jelly or spread or anything on it — in the bag in the toaster and it doesn't hurt the toaster, and the food comes out warm." —mare36

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

12. The Always Pan from Our Place, which is perfect for anyone who has big culinary ambitions, but needs a (highly functional!) nudge. This BuzzFeed-beloved nonstick pan is actually eight pieces of cookware in one, and is designed braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, serve, and store. Basically, if you can dream it, you can cook it in this bb.

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Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping writer Taylor Steele has to say about the Always Pan: "As someone who neither enjoys cooking nor is particularly good at it, the Always Pan has made being in the kitchen feel like less of a chore. Having one pan that can do everything means I don't have to second-guess every cooking decision I make. I can boil and prepare pasta in it. And I can roast Brussels sprouts. And I can make the perfect fried egg. And I can steam dumplings. The best part is that everything slides so seamlessly out of the pan and onto the plate, which also makes clean up super fast and easy. Both the amateur (read: reluctant) cook and the more seasoned chef will enjoy creating fan favorites and new recipes in the Always Pan!"

Also, BuzzFeeders LOVE this pan. Here's our review of the Always Pan, in which seven members of our team weigh in everything they love about it, from the nonstick coating to the versatility to the ~aesthetic~.

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

13. A variety pack of grain pilaf mixes in flavors so delicious that you'll be mixing and matching them with all your favorite foods in no time. Bonus for any efficient meal preppers out there: it cooks in five minutes!

A plate of the Yassa flavored pilaf fully cooked
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Yolélé is a Black-owned, New York-based business established in 2017 that connects smallholder farmers in West Africa with local and global markets, and specializes in products inspired by traditional West African dishes. 

The three flavors include Afro-Funk (dawadawa and herbs), Jollof (tomato and bell pepper, and Yassa! (onion, lime, and chili). 

Promising review: "We ordered the variety pack and love all of them! This stuff is seriously good, and so quick and easy to make. Excellent quick and healthy meal...just throw in some chopped veggies and meat/tofu, and dinner is done in minutes. It’s also good cold, as a salad. Will definitely make this a staple in our house." —Kate in the Northwest 

Get three-pack variety pack from Amazon for $16.95

14. A tin of cocktail sugar or salt for the rims of your at-home cocktails that come in so many inventive flavors you might just call the Food Network to get your own bartending show.

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I recently started putting this on my end-of-the-week whiskey drink (quarantine has made me go full Mad Men, who knew!!) and it is SO darn satisfying. I tried the citrus petals version, and it's got a light lemon, faint floral, and vaguely minty taste with its sweetness that just makes the whole experience a delight and a half. The container it comes in is actually quite wide, so what we did was pour lemon juice on the top half to prep the rim, and a bit of sugar in the bottom half to coat it. In other news, I am officially too fancy to exist.

Promising review: "Since COVID-19 I have become my own bartender. Taco Tuesdays and margaritas! The lime comes through so well with this salt. I use it for Bloody Marys as well. It is thick and chunky so its a learning curve to get the right amount of salt on. Don't press down too hard if you don't like a lot of salt. I do like extra salt but my husband said it was a little much for him, so I have mastered just a light salt for him." —cobrajet427

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine flavors).

15. A tiny milk frother that makes rich, creamy froths in seconds, making you as powerful as the Starbucks mermaid herself. It also doesn't need to be plugged in, cleans with a quick stream of hot running water, and is teensy for storing.

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Promising review: "A MUST-have. All of my friends and family had this so naturally I had to get one and I am obsessed. Makes every homemade coffee taste like you went out and bought one. Very affordable and worth every penny. I love that is comes with a cute holder for it." —Kayla Dillinger

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five styles).

16. Plus a cold brew coffee maker so quick and easy to use that your blood might just become 90% caffeine soon. All you have to do is add coffee to the airtight brewer, add your water to the coffee maker, and pop it in the fridge overnight. BOOM, caffeine city.

A pitcher of cold brew coffee next to a cup of creamed cold brew
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Promising review: "I have been drinking caffeinated beverages everyday for half my life. Usually brewing hot then cooling it down with ice which was quite a process to do every morning. Then I came across this cold brew pitcher and thought I'd give it a try. It's great, easy to use and clean, very convenient, lasts for a couple weeks, I love it! Making a pitcher of coffee take less time than a normal brewer and makes enough for at least one cup a day for about a week, depending on how much coffee concentrate is used. I haven't used my normal coffee or espresso machine since I got this cold brew system. The coffee seems to taste better as well, not a huge difference but it's somewhat noticeable." —Jeremy Birnbaum

Check out BuzzFeed's review of this cold brew coffee maker for more info!

Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in three colors).

17. A silicone baking mat for your sheet pan, so you can get experimenting with sheet-pan dinners and baking bonanzas without having to scrub all the evidence off for an hour.

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Promising review: "Our hopes in purchasing this product was to eliminate the need of parchment or foil paper. So we put it to the ultimate test by making fathead dough and rolling it out directly onto the silicone baking mat. I could not believe it didn't stick during the rolling out or the actual baking process. We continuously put it to the test and we've not had any issues as of yet. We just love this great find!!!" —Amazon Customer

Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.45.

18. A set of porcelain ramekins to experiment with single-serving foods like mac 'n' cheese, quiches, and desserts, so you can inspire yourself to mix things up by letting your usual plate take a vacation.

A reviewer image of the ramekin's used for quiche, veggies, and creme brulee
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TBH, even if you don't cook something revolutionary in these, eating out of a lil' ramekin is an Experience (TM). Here are some fun ramekin recipes to try out if you take the plunge.

Promising review: "These ramekins are great! They are the perfect 4-oz size and look beautiful. I used them to make some creme brûlée and they came out so adorable. They come well packaged and are easy to clean. They bake well and are pretty nonstick. Overall I am very happy with my purchase." —adc.jdc.522

Get a set of six from Amazon for $13.50.

19. A microwave pasta maker so easy to use that truly all you have to do is stick in water and uncooked pasta and let the microwave do its thing.

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Some reviewers mention this is also a handy way to cut down their salt intake, since they're not using as much of it to boil water!

Promising review: "Boiling a huge pan of water, cooking pasta, draining pasta — it's kind of a process. I didn't realize how messy and time-consuming it actually was until I got this. Last night, I put egg noodles in it, added some water, cooked for 12 minutes, drained, and added butter and chopped Spam with some salt and pepper, and that was a satisfying and filling dish. Good with leftover baked beans! After you experiment with the proportions and get familiar with using the cooker in your microwave, it's pretty much drama-free." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

20. A reviewer-beloved (and extremely gift-able!) Stonewall Kitchen Crepe Mix so superbly delicious that you're going to invest in at least ten more emergency tubs of Nutella to keep up with yourself.

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Promising review: "We keep returning to buy this every time we go through it. The only tricky part I struggled with is adding the melted butter to the mix without it clumping up, so adding the egg first and cooling the butter back down helps. We have a crepe pan, but it works just as well in a non-stick skillet, over medium heat. Every weekend we'll make either pancakes or crepes at least once because our son loves it, and we've settled in on the Stonewall Kitchen mixes for both. It's a couple dollars more, but the whole family likes it and makes the morning a little special." —Becky S.

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

21. A personal blender that saves you an extra step by blending it in a portable cup you can drink it from. Basically you can dump in your produce, shake it up, pop the top off, and be on your merry green way.

A small blender with a transparent cup full of purple blended fruit
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Promising review: "I truly love this blender!!! Used to spend $6 to $7 on smoothies, not to mention having to be out and about in order to get one. I literally dump all my ingredients for the smoothie into this blender and hit the button. In 30 seconds I have a delicious smoothie. I use regular old bagged frozen vegetables and fruits, soften them up in the microwave for 60 to 90 seconds, dumped in with whatever else I want for that smoothie, ranging from banana, yogurt, milk, chia seeds, oatmeal, cacao powder, a fruit cup, Splenda, unsweetened cacao, chopped walnuts, chopped up ice. Literally less than 30 seconds I have a perfectly blended smoothie. I'm honestly amazed. Recommend this to everybody, point blank!" —Germany Jones

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

22. A simple silicone bread maker that proves you don't need any expensive equipment or complicated instructions to make delicious bread at home — in fact, you can mix the ingredients right into the silicone maker and pop it right into the oven.

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Promising review: "This mixing bowl invention is genius. Bread making always makes such a mess, but with the Lekue Silicone Bread Maker, I can mix, proof, and bake all in one bowl. It was a big advantage for proofing wetter dough like crusty artisan or sourdough because transferring that wetter dough out of the proofing container without degassing it was always a challenge. Being able to do everything in one container is extremely helpful. Also, by having the Lekue wrap around the bread during baking helps to trap some steam for those desirable holes in artisan bread." —Keek

Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

23. A compact AeroGarden so not only will you have a ton of mouthwatering fresh ingredients for new dishes on hand, but you'll be motivated to actually use them to their full potential, because you are a Proud Plant Parent (TM) now. Each of these comes with basil, parsley, dill, thyme, and mint, so basically you're the fanciest chef on your block.

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This bb comes with LED grow lights so you can grow all year round, and works just as well in small spaces that don't get much light!

Promising review: "We like to use fresh herbs in our cooking, but when we buy them at the store, we usually end up using half the package and the rest go bad. This product has added a nice green element to our kitchen and a good amount of herbs to use. The plants sprouted and grew exactly as described in the instructions. It has also been fun to watch the process." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $99.97+ (available in three colors).

24. Or even a mushroom growing kit that grows right there in the packaging, so you can add some sweet, sweet umami flavors to new dishes by sautéing, roasting, or air frying them up.

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Back To The Roots is a California-based small business founded by two college friends that specializes in indoor gardening kits with a mission to reconnect families to food.

Psst — if you have not put mushrooms in your air fryer, my friend, you have not yet lived the full human experience. Also, this growing kit comes with some recipes to get you started!

Promising review: "This product has been so much fun to watch! I followed the directions, exactly as written, and the mushrooms began growing within three to four days. I will say that I did soak them for close to 10 hours before putting them back in the box to grow and I believe this helped a ton. I also kept the box inside by a window with the blinds closed in order for them to get indirect sunlight. The mushrooms grew tremendously for almost a week before they started to shrink so I clipped them to cook with and they were DELICIOUS! This was such a fun product and process to watch. I am now in the process of trying to get a second batch of shrooms from the same box— fingers crossed!" —Steph A

Get it from Amazon for $22.85.

25. A bottle of cult-favorite Truff truffle-infused hot sauce, which *extremely* lives up to its hype — the combination of its heat and the calm of the umami truffle flavor instantly turn everything you put it in into a delicious emotional rollercoaster. Psst — in 2020 it was even one of Oprah's Favorite Things!

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Here's what BuzzFeeder and air fryer recipe extraordinaire Hannah Loewentheil has to say about this sauce:

"There's one ingredient that makes even my most average home cooking taste amazing, and it's this truffle-infused hot sauce. I first heard about Truff on a list of Oprah's favorite things, and I knew she would never lead me astray. So I quickly realized I needed Truff in my own kitchen.

There are three kids of Truff hot sauces: the classic black truffle sauce, a 'hotter' sauce, and the crown jewel, the creme de la creme, a white truffle hot sauce. Look, the white truffle–infused hot sauce quite literally tastes like heaven, but IMO, the classic black truffle hot sauce is the most versatile and a staple in my kitchen. And while at first $20+ seemed like an absurd price to pay for hot sauce, this stuff is worth the price tag. I mean...truffles. And here's the thing: I've tried plenty of truffle-infused hot sauces, olive oils, and what-nots in the past, but they often taste overpowering or low-quality. Truff hot sauces are the perfect balance of decadent truffle, heat, spice, and a tiny bit of sweetness. Now I'm completely and most likely irrevocably hooked to this liquid gold. I slather it on pretty much everything savory from eggs and tacos to sandwiches and fried rice. If you're looking for a way to add flavor to your home cooking or turn basic meals into pure extravagance, you should probably invest in a bottle of Truff."

Get Truff from Amazon: the black truffle hot sauce for $17.98, the "hotter" sauce for $17.98, and the white truffle hot sauce for $31.49.

26. A pair of shredder claws that carve all your meats up faster than Wolverine can blink, giving them the perfect consistency for sandwiches, tacos, and (mostly importantly of all) chip dips.

The claws resting on a bowl of shredded chicken
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Promising review: "My pork shoulder always tastes good, but I'm too lazy to pull or chop it properly. These claws really made short, pretty easy work of that job. I used them just as described: I put the meat on and took it off, cut off a portion, dug in, and started pulling. You can make your pieces as big or small as you like. Much easier than with a fork or knife. They just work. I think, after writing this, I'm going to go put a shoulder on right now." —Edwin C. Kebschull

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

27. An air fryer that can cook so many different dishes using the power of rapid air technology that it'll spoil you for other methods of cooking forever. Perfectly crisped french fries, veggies, and chicken wings in less than 20 minutes — no oil required.

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If you're looking for some fun inspo, BuzzFeed assembled a list of copycat air fryer recipes you can make in lockdown, including copycat McDonald's fries, copycat KFC biscuits, and copycat Taco Bell crunch wraps.

Promising review: "I have been thinking of getting an air fryer for a while now. The price point and the comments regarding customer service finally pushed me to purchase this fryer. Best cooking gadget I have ever purchased! I have had it for four days and have used it every day! I have made fries, fish, shrimp, potatoes, and bacon in this marvel! The flavor is amazing and I have not used any oil yet. I did purchase an accessory kit but have not used it yet — still making things as it came. I am great at burning things in the pan and in the oven. I really like how you can open the basket to check the food as it is cooking without losing the time or the temperature. I have not burned one thing! It is extremely easy to clean! It is large, but I WILL make room for it on my counter!" —CK

Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in four colors).

28. A collapsible microwave popcorn maker that doubles as a serving bowl, so you can have warm, buttery movie theater popcorn on your Friday movie nights.

A purple bowl with popped corn inside of it and a clear lid on top
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All you have to do is add generic kernels + whatever oils or butters you feel in your heart, and you'll be raring to go. Psst — a lot of reviewers (including MEEE) swear by Flavacol, a movie theater popcorn salt dupe, on Amazon for $9.80!

Promising review: "For years I've been looking for a better way to do popcorn without the microwave bags. I even tried a small popcorn machine but it was such a hassle to clean. This silicone bowl is perfect!!! I can use my own choice of kernels along with butter, oil, salt to make the best popcorn south of the north pole!!" —Scott S. 

Psst — if you're looking for way to add some pizzazz to your snack, check out BuzzFeed's ideas for flavoring popcorn!

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 16 other colors).

29. An extremely nostalgia-inducing flameless s'mores maker (complete with four roasting forks!) so you can live your best summer camp life all year long.

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Promising review: "I bought this for myself as a treat — my whole family uses it regularly and my friends all use it when we have parties. We have s'mores on the weekly anymore because it's so convenient and yummy! I can't recommend this s'mores maker enough, it's super easy to use and clean — my one complaint is that now I'm out of graham crackers and have to go get more! Haha! Would buy again and highly recommended!" —Fadden1

Get it from Amazon for $34.44.

30. A pack of French vanilla-flavored Nutpods, an unsweetened dairy-free creamer made with almonds and coconuts to give your coffee a subtle, frothy flavor in the a.m. This is also vegan, gluten-free, and keto- and Paleo-friendly for anyone with dietary restrictions or preferences.

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Nutpods is a Washington-based, woman-founded business established in 2015 that specializes in dairy-free products made without artificial sweeteners.

Promising review: "I’m relatively new to the Nutpods scene, and I’m loving it! Original flavor, French Vanilla and this summer’s amazing Vanilla Lemon! Nutpods are equally delicious in coffee or tea, and hot chocolate. I just bought the Pumpkin Spice Nutpods and tucked inside the box was a note with a sneak peek of the exciting new flavors coming out in time for the holiday season! Peppermint Mocha and Dark Chocolate Orange?!?! YES!!! Nutpods are rich and creamy with no added sugar. Completely vegan, which is what led me to try them in the first place. Nutpods saved my hot beverages as a new vegan. AMAZING!!!" —Jennifer

Get a pack of four 11.2-ounce cartons from Amazon for $14.95.

31. A small but effective rice cooker that steams meat and veggies in one compartment while the rice cooks below, so you can make a full-fledged fancy meal with one tiny appliance.

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Promising review: "For a novice rice-cooker it's a great machine. I was used to making the typical American quick-cook rice. Didn't know what I was missing until I ordered some REAL rice and utilized this cooker. Wow, what a difference. Good purchase, delivered quickly during these uncertain times, and easy to use. Good deal." —Richard G. Capitano

Get it from Amazon for $29.92 (available in two colors).

32. A *super* compact eight-in-one spiralizer that also grates cheese, juices fruits, and cuts ribbons, and more. All you have to do is change out one of the interlocking caps for a new function. Fresh squeezed OJ? Zoodles in the air fryer? Grated Parmesan on your pasta? Done, done, and done. (And you never have to say "when"!!)

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I purchased this because it was my cheapest option for making zoodles, and also because my apartment was the size of a shoebox and there was no room for anything bigger. I LOVE how easy it is to swap out the caps to do other things, too — I've started grating my own cheeses and feel very fancy. But mostly I just love that it's very safe to use (it comes with a finger guard!), super easy to figure out, very compact, and even has measurements on the inside of the cup if you're ever portioning things out for a recipe.

Promising review: "LOVE THIS. I absolutely love this. So far I've used the thicker spiralizer, two of the grater things, and then the juicer. I love how easy this makes keeping everything together. And it's sharp so it actually cuts through things without you needing to work super hard to do it. The only thing I don't love is that the spiralizers are a bit hard to clean, but I guess that's with all of them? Not sure, this is the first I've owned. But, overall I'd recommend it :)" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

33. A sushi-making kit perfect for beginners, so you can finally learn how to take the fate of your rolls into your own hands.

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Promising review: "The entire Bamboo Sushi Kit is absolutely well made, easy to use, easy to clean, high-end restaurant quality, and durable. it was very nicely packaged, and instructions clear, in-depth and very easy to follow. No one (myself included) in my household has ever made sushi before but (thanks to the enclosed instructions), there were no issues making it. My daughter did an awesome job utilizing these products to make 'FISH-FREE SUSHI' with Pickled Ginger on top, was delectable! Finally, I highly recommend this set. It comes at a small cost but don't let that deter you — the quality and overall aforementioned features is undoubtedly above and beyond excellent, thus (IMO), it is the perfect product! Loooooove it!" —Liza

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

34. A silicone muffin mold handy enough to cook single-sized portions of eggs, pastries, and muffins without a ton of nonstick prep, and with ridiculously easy cleanup.

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Promising review: "OMGosh I love this thing!!! I've always wanted one but too lazy to get one and finally got one. I love love love it!!! I use it to make eggs, veggies, and muffins. Just spray a little Pam on it and the muffins puffed up so beautifully and they literally fell out of the silicone pan!! Love it!!! Highly recommend!!" —Julie Frey

Get one from Amazon for $9.99.

35. A rapid egg cooker that I am warning you right now is going to become your only personality trait. It can make soft, medium, *and* hard-boiled eggs in addition to poaching, scrambling, and making omelets out of them. Not only will it amp up your breakfast game, but it'll amp up your ramen, egg salad, and even burrito game, too.

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I've owned one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years, and especially love it during quarantine — it simplifies breakfast because I know no matter what weird assortment of groceries I'm working with, there are precooked eggs to add some protein to it (I like mine medium-boiled 🍳). If my dinner is boring or seems like it needs a little extra "oomph" to it, I'll throw in an egg from this too. Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume and sing a little song instead!

Promising review: "You know those objects that are totally unnecessary, but you see them and fall in love and live forever in happiness with your random kitschy thing? This is that thing. I saw this egg cooker on a BuzzFeed list and, even though I am a fully functioning adult who has never had trouble cooking eggs before in my life, I knew I had to have it. I have not been disappointed. It makes especially lovely, perfectly round omelets with minimal cleanup required. Hard and soft boiled eggs cook evenly and taste great. The poached eggs are tender and melt in your mouth over toast." —Sonnet A. Fitzgerald

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

36. A three-in-one avocado slicer, because truly, what meal hasn't been improved by adding gobs of avocado to it? This little gadget will more than earn its keep by taking care of those pesky pits and giving you slices so perfectly portioned you'll be tempted to tackle every wacky avocado toast combo you can think of.

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I sincerely wish I weren't using this post to confess all my culinary sins, but I also sometimes put peanut butter on my avocado toast?? If you want to take a less reckless approach, here are some delicious avocado toast recipes to try.

As for this tool — this three-in-one bb can split an avocado with its pointy tip, remove the pit with its center, and make perfectly even slices with the bottom — a much safer alternative to using a regular knife and potential falling prey to the dreaded "avocado hand."

Promising review: "So worth the space in the kitchen! This thing really does what it says. I love mine and use it all the time. Pit removal is super easy with this, no more knife-prying. I didn't think the cutting tool would be as effective as it is, but it works great as well. No complaints on this product — would buy again!" —K. Cyr

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

37. An eight-pack of ready-to-eat refried beans with a 12-month shelf life, so anytime you're looking for a quick, easy, and decidedly filling work-from-home lunch on a day when you feel like your brain's gone through the ringer, you can enjoy some ~sustenance~ instead of frowning angrily at the pantry like it'll manifest lunch for you.

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A Dozen Cousins is a San Francisco-based, Black-owned small business that specializes in 100% plant-based food and provides an annual grant and volunteer support to nonprofits working to eliminate socioeconomic health disparities in the US.

Each of these packs comes with four packs of black beans and four packs of pinto beans, which can be heated up in the microwave in 60 seconds.

Promising review: "What a great, convenient, healthy meal solution! I used the Cuban Black Beans in a breakfast bowl with scrambled eggs and they were an awesome addition. So easy to heat up in the microwave in their pouch and mix right in with the rest of my bowl. I’ll definitely order these again to help me save time on my meal prep. I can feel really good about this company’s social mission to help families in under-served communities eat well!" —Amy

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $29.99.

38. A panini press to make you gorgeous Panera-level sandwiches with whatever you happen to have stocked in the fridge.

A reviewer's perfectly pressed sandwich
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Word to the wise — it'll also cook pizza and open-faced sandwiches. Infinite cheese toast = infinite possibilities.

Promising review: "I am very happy with this panini press. I was a little leery because of the low price but my worry was unfounded. The packaging was easy to open and easy to remove the press. The plates heat up fast and are easy to wipe off. I was feeling lazy one day do I used this to cook burgers. It worked very well. I think I'll even try a steak on it! Very happy I made this purchase!" —Iowagal4

Get it from Amazon for $30.42 (available in three colors).

39. A breakfast sandwich maker that simultaneously cooks an egg, toasts bread, warms precooked meat, and melts cheese into the perfect sammie in less than five minutes.

Egg bacon cheese sandwich sitting in front of the metal cylinder shaped cooker
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Promising review: "I am actually excited for my weekday breakfast now. These homemade mcmuffins are so good! My favorite version uses sliced tomatoes, Swiss cheese, and precooked bacon (from Costco). So many options, so easy! My kindergartener and my teenager both love it. I may have to buy another one for our family. It's also easy to clean with a quick wipe-down." —Joolie

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

40. A pineapple cutter that will peel, core, and slice up your fruit in a matter of seconds, so you can stop ~pining~ for your pineapple and start putting it in your mouth.

A cored pineapple next to perfectly chopped fruit
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Promising review: "This has worked exactly as advertised and as everyone reviewing it says. I can't believe how easy it is. I'm eating pineapples all the time now instead of buying them and throwing them away in a week because I'm too lazy to cut them." —RR

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

41. An egg waffle pan to help you make Hong Kong-style egg waffles, a popular street food you can wrap around something sweet or savory.

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Psst — if you're looking for a recipe to get you started, the Tasty team made Hong Kong-style egg waffles that'll make you drool.

Promising review: "I have recently purchased this cookware that I wanted for a VERY long time but was hesitated because of the price. But I finally did it and am not looking back. This traditional Hong Kong Street Vendor Style Eggertte Waffle pan brings many childhood memories back with everyone I know. I give this pan 5 stars because of its quality and durability. I have used this pan about 100 times because I am trying to perfect the original recipe and the pan still looks and feels brand new. I cannot be happier with this purchase and would recommend this all my friends." —PDUBSNY

Get it from Amazon for $53.

42. A nine-in-one pressure cooker equipped to make *deep breath* stews, soups, rice, eggs, yogurt, porridge, and veggies, among a bajillion other simple, cost-effective ideas you can try in the free recipe book it comes with.

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Psst — this pressure cooker was also one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2019!

Promising review: "This product is just so convenient and easy to use! I like to cook but not when I am alone (I get lazy), but this pressure cooker has saved my life from eating junk food to cooking delicious meals for myself again! I don’t have to be by the kitchen keeping and eye open that it wont catch on fire as the cooker is safe and it won’t burn my meals. It also has the option of keeping the food warm after it's cooked, which is super convenient for me as I always get caught up in something ending with a cold or reheated meal. Everybody can use it with ease and everything that comes out of it is delicious! I will keep experimenting with all of its nine cooking features and trying the recipes they post on IG." —Jorchual G.

Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in three colors and one other size).

43. A pair of herb scissors with five blades, so you can have fresh! garden! herbs!!! in all your salads and sprinkled on all your favorite dishes, with so little effort that you'll be whipping this out out three times a day.

Reviewer chopping basil into a salad
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Promising review: "I like to grow herbs and use them in salads, soups, and many other recipes. I received these Jenaluca Herb Scissors as a birthday gift, and can't believe how fast and easy it is to cut up cilantro, basil, parsley, lovage, etc. My husband tried them today too for the first time while making guacamole, and found that slicing the cilantro went very quickly. The storage case-cleaner is very efficiently designed too. I ordered four of these sets to give as gifts." —Lucille P. Nawara

Get it from Amazon for $14.87.

44. A portable George Foreman grill for anyone whose heart says "BURGERS IN THE SUNSHINE!!" but whose outside space says "I am so small." This has a nonstick coating and a removable stand, so you can cook on a table top or in the grass.

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Promising review: "This is the perfect grill for my apartment balcony. It was easy to clean and it's really nonstick. In comparison to other brands, this actually heat up the plate instead of heating lights. It cooked really well and was very easy to install. I would definitely recommend to purchase this if you have a small balcony." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $109.99+ (available in two colors).

45. An immersion blender for all the roasty toasty soups you deserve to sip while you're snuggled in front of the fireplace (or at the very least, that Netflix special that's just an hour of someone's fireplace).

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Promising review: "Amazing blender! I've had other (cheap) models of immersion blenders. While they did what they were supposed to do, they did not have quality that this Mueller one has. I absolutely ADORE that the piece that does the work is all stainless, not cheap plastic. I use mine mostly for doing soups, and it does a wonderful job even on 'tough' kohlrabi. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a GOOD immersion blender!" —Judy D.

Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

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