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    26 Products That'll Somehow Make Eating And Drinking Even Better

    Your taste buds are about to go for a *trip*.

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    1. A jar spatula that scoops up those last bits of food in every jar, so you never have to despair at missing out on lost morsels of peanut butter or Nutella again.

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    Promising review: "No more waste! I love this spatula. Narrow enough to get inside the jar to get every last bit of peanut butter, Nutella, jelly, mayo ... You name it! They even though of the stuff under the rim! The spatula's bottom edge is perfect for getting under the rim of the container. Love this thing! Now I need to find a miniature version for makeup containers." —DisneyMom

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in five colors).

    2. A pair of glowing lightsaber chopsticks so you can bring balance to the Force *and* to your sushi — whether you're repping the dark side or the light.

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    Bonus: A lot of people have used these to decorate some out-of-this-galaxy Star Wars-themed cakes, if you want to scroll through the reviews for inspo!

    Promising review: "I bought these for my daughter's birthday as she and her hubby are huge Star Wars fans. I took them out to make sure they work and was wonderfully surprised at how adorable these are! The lights are bright and they are exactly as pictured. Best of all, my daughter LOVED them. Big hit, great buy!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $14.97.

    3. A vegetable spiralizer that comes with five interchangeable blade settings to magic your plain old veggies into stir fries, zoodle dishes, soups, and more. For the nervous veggie choppers among us out there, it also suctions securely to counter surfaces for easy use and is designed to make the grinding process of spiralizing a total breeze.

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    Promising review: "I've never had a spiralizer and was hoping to jazz up mealtime a bit. This unit is easy to use right out of the box. It cleans up quickly. I immediately had to make some sweet potato chips for a snack, and they were delicious. I will experiment with the blades a bit to find the perfect size string fries. I made cucumber salad in a minute! I keep it on my countertop to remind me to use it whenever possible. Not disappointed. The suction mechanism on the bottom securely fastens it to the countertop. Love it!" —Lily's Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97.

    4. A milk frother to make everything you drink taste like it was lovingly handcrafted by a barista instead of you blearily in the kitchen without pants. It's also teensy for storing and cleans with a quick stream of hot running water, so even the laziest among us can get 'gram-worthy drinks.

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    Promising review: "I’m a barista at Starbucks so obviously I know how I like my coffee. For a while I was using an immersion blender to froth my milk for my morning cup of coffee, but it just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do. I finally bought this frother and I’m so so happy with it!! It doesn’t need to be plugged in so it takes up way less space. It is a lot quieter than the blender, and I can use any size cup I want because the frother is so small. Not only can I heat up my milk for a hot coffee, but I can also use it just the same with cold milk for my iced coffee!! Highly recommend this product!!" —Heather Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 10 colors).

    5. A mini waffle maker that will let you eat your (figurative) heart out. If you're waffling on the waffles, you can also use it for hash browns, paninis, biscuits, and even (gasp) PIZZA. If you can dream it, you can mini waffle it.

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    Promising review: "Seriously I love this thing more than my regular sized waffle maker!! It makes waffles that are a tad smaller than Eggo waffles. They are a perfect size. My kids love that I am willing to make waffles in it on weekdays instead of just on weekends with my other one. So easy to use...no clean up is necessary. The waffles come out perfectly every time, no spray needed! Almost thinking I should get another one ... hmmmm. You will not be sorry with this little guy ... a keeper!" —Thefabfive

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in red and nine other non-heart-shaped colors).

    6. A skull-shaped ice mold to put an extra spook factor in your cocktails — and also seriously haunt up the rest of your life. These molds also work for making soaps, birthday candles, chocolate, and fondant, covering all your miscellaneous undead needs.

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    Promising review: "Got these to make ice cubes for a Halloween party. It's very easy to use and easy to clean. The cubes come out perfectly. I'm probably going to try to use it to make chocolate skulls next." —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.49.

    7. A fondue pot that holds up to three glorious pounds of cheese, chocolate, caramel, broth, or whatever warm edible liquid you feel in your heart. Plus, the utensils are color coded, so everyone will remember which is theirs when the food-dipping frenzy begins.

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    Promising review:Bought this electric fondue maker, after reading the reviews. AWESOME! I had some friends in last night for dinner. Made a simple fall squash soup, heated up the fondue, sliced some bread and apples, threw together a salad. It was so easy I am going to do it over and over again forever! Guests were delighted! And I was free to do all of the other things I needed to get done. No smell from fuel, no concerns about controlling the flame. I am so happy with this machine I plan to give one to each of my adult kids for Christmas! Did I mention it was AWESOME!" —justanordinarygyrl

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95.

    8. A set of eye-catching rainbow cutting board mats for jazzing up your kitchen and making your life a whole lot easier, to boot — with little icons on each mat to help you avoid cross-contamination, dishwasher-friendly material, and flexibility for when you're showing off your cooking skills.

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    Promising review: "I really like these flexible plastic cutting boards for my kitchen. In my book, they are tried and true because this is the second set I've acquired. My first set is getting worn out after 10 years, so this a new one to replace them. I like the color coding & food symbols to delineate which type of food one should chop on it. I also like the dishwasher-safe plastic because I can machine wash them and know they've been sterilized. If you happen to drop them, they don't break. You can also pick them with the chopped food on it and sweep them into a bowl or pan with a knife. It's easy! For storage, they don't take hardly any cabinet space. They also do not retain the odor of foods like fish or onions." —EEMF

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $16.99.

    9. A pancake batter mixer that lets you blend your ingredients by shaking it like a Bop It, then using the spout as a "pancake pen" to create griddle artistry. Plus, once you're done eating your masterpiece, the cleanup is as easy as filling it with warm soap and water and shaking it again.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this thing! Breakfast has never been faster or easier! And it doesn't make noise that will wake everyone up while I am mixing. The silicone tip is real silicone (for those wondering about the pinch test) and does good against cast iron. I have never been able to get my pancakes this fluffy until now! So great! Planning on buying more from this brand! It is also super easy to clean. The bottom comes off to fill it up and it turns into a holder for the bottle by setting the top into the bottom setting. It suggests putting in your liquid first them your mix but if making a large amount you might have to gently tap it a bit." —KC Hunter

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    10. A gorgeous dutch oven designed to stand the test of time and look chic as heck sitting on your counter waiting for you to channel your inner Ina Garten. It also has some big Le Creuset energy, but with a much more reasonable price tag — theirs run in the $350 range in this approximate size.

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    Promising review: "I bought it because I've always wanted an enameled Dutch oven, but could never justify spending the money on a Le Creuset. I wasn't expecting very much out of this, considering how inexpensive it was, but it is decent! The enamel is thick and even, and I can tell this will last many years! Maybe not quite the heirloom quality of the expensive French brand, but very impressive for the price!" —Matthew T Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in four sizes and four colors).

    11. An Instant Pot that will prove itself to be the real kitchen MVP by whipping up everything from soups to meat dishes to eggs to rice to — wait for it — CAKE.

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    If you haven't used an Instant Pot to make cake yet, a delicious PSA: you can follow that dream with this bundt cake pan you can get that fits into a six-quart Instant Pot and this bundt cake Instant Pot recipe from someone doing the good work.

    Promising review: "I've had it for only two weeks and I swear I haven't touched my stove or pans. So easy to use and so many functions. You can sauté meat, make hardboiled eggs, perfect rice and beans, steam vegetables in a matter of minutes. The Instapot community is large and there are always recipes to be shared. So simple to use and clean. I've made anything from perfectly hard boiled eggs whose shells just fall off on their own, to soups, mongolian beef and spaghetti! I am so glad I jumped in the Instant Pot bandwagon and cannot wait to purchase accessories in the future to make cheesecake and other things." —yestfl

    Get it from Amazon for $69.

    12. A collection of teensy fruit and vegetable cut-outs, so you can live inside a Pinterest post and eat it, too. Plus, you use the cut out bits from one fruit to wedge another fruit into it, like fruit-ception!

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    Promising review: "Perfect for lunch box fun!! We use them to cut cute shapes for cheese and fruit. Our daughter loves opening up her box to see what shapes she got that day! Definitely recommend." —Wade

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. A spaghetti monster colander that is truly the definition of a mood. It's also dishwasher safe and BPA-free, making it as practical as it is monstrous.

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    Promising review: "My wife received this as an Xmas gift from myself, and she smiles every time she pulls it out from its home in the cabinet. That alone makes it worth five stars in my book, but it's also sized nicely (just slightly smaller than a "standard' colander), is made of very strong plastic, and has extremely expressive eyes which make for great handles. What's not to like? May he bless you all with his noodly appendages. Ramen." —Gentleman Rook

    Bonus: Reviewers are noting that this also doubles as an unexpectedly cute hat.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.60.

    14. A rapid egg cooker so versatile it can cook eggs in five different ways, all just using the steam from the water you measure into the machine. Plus, for the meal preppers out there, you can get a week's worth of hard-boiled or medium-boiled eggs for breakfasts on the go in a matter of minutes — an egg-cellent timesaver, if I do say so myself.

    Dome-shaped egg cooker with six eggs cooking inside of it
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    I own one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for more than two years. Perfectly medium-boiled eggs every time. I even bought one for my parents so I could spread its majesty to them as well (but also mostly so I could use it when I come to visit, if we're being real). Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume!

    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 omelettes 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 $19.99 (available in five colors).

    15. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, a bestselling book turned Netflix series that helps people at any level master those four elements in a given dish to best serve your taste buds, whether it's a bunch of loose ingredients you're whipping together from your fridge or a full-on multi-course meal. It's every bit as much a guidebook as it is a taste philosophy.

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    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my sister. I flipped through it extensively when it came in. I love it so much I am going to buy two more — one for a friend and one for me! I am a very visual person and the pictures in here are awesome. I love that they aren't photos, but rather hand-drawn-looking pics done in a watercolor way. I love the recipes that are full page visuals. There is lots of humor throughout. Make no mistake though, this is a cooking book, NOT a cookbook. It is teaching methods and how-to techniques. Yes, there is a section in the back third of the book with recipes to apply all you have learned. I love everything about this book. Can't wait to really dive into my copy. I highly recommend it." —Lisa Loo

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98.

    16. A set of produce saver storage containers designed to keep your fruits and veggies fresh longer, so you can take your sweet time going through this week's grocery haul without panic-throwing all your produce into dishes where they don't belong.

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    Fellow BuzzFeed staffer Natalie Brown tried these on strawberries and spinach and literally called them a "miracle."

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. What kind of witchcraft could these small plastic bin be born from that would make them somehow extend the life of our otherwise short lived produce. Well let me tell you, if it was witchcraft that produced these containers then call the Sanderson sisters and get them rolling on another batch! Down here in south eastern Virginia the produce is terrible! We couldn’t get strawberries to last for more then 3 or 4 days. They’re so much cheaper to buy in the large containers but then we had to eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner just to make sure they were gone before they started to get too soft and juicy. I was beginning to dislike strawberries. And that, ladies and gentlemen, would be a crime in and of itself. But along came these wonderful containers. They more than doubled the life of our berries allowing me to once again think to myself 'eh, maybe this meal I will have kiwi.'" —Michael Territo

    Get them from Amazon for $15.29.

    17. A pair of dinosaur tea strainers that will give your breakfast the Loch Ness vibes it deserves. The connecting top and bottom are specifically designed not to let any loose bits of tea escape — unlike dear Nessie, who continues to evade human eyes.

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    Promising review: "I tried out my tea infusers for the first time this morning and I like them very much! I like how the two pieces snap together, unlike traditional tea infusers, because it allows for less tea leaves escaping into the tea. I did have some of the smallest leaves make their way out of the bigger holes in the tilevo infuser, but very little, and I think my tea leaves had gotten crushed and caused that. I love the silicone material because you can handle practically all parts of the infuser straight out of the tea without getting burnt. I also like to squeeze my leaves to get more flavor, and the bottom of the infuser held the expanded leaves very well and allowed me to do that without making a mess like other tea infusers I have tried. Love the long, sturdy design where you don't have to worry about anything falling down into your tea." —Emily S. Mcadam

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95.

    18. A microwave pasta cooker to spare you from the tyranny of waiting a full five minutes to bring water to a boil by letting you cook full pasta dishes with a few taps of a button. It'll also level up your cheesy pasta game with lasagna, ravioli, and our supreme ruler, mac and cheese.

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    Promising review: "I don't want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man...I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures and the Fasta Pasta helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week. If not more. First of all, I like spaghetti — either with normal Prego-type sauce or sometimes just with butter and Romano cheese sprinkled on. But I'm lazy and impatient and don't like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps, and a big clean up afterwards. The Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly-measured spaghetti; it's faster than boiling water in a big pot then having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time; and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot; no colander; no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy to clean Fasta Pasta, and a pot to heat up the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" —Smilin Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. An air fryer that can cook so many different dishes using the power of rapid air technology that you'll want to try something new in it every day of the week. Perfectly crisped french fries and chicken wings in 20 minutes, no oil required!! The future is now.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical of getting an air fryer. I found this model at a pretty decent price and it is a decent size. I have literally been cooking everything in this air fryer and couldn't be happier. Just wish I would have pulled the trigger earlier. The LCD screen allows you to very easily set the time and temperature. Only bad thing can be cleaning if you make something messy, but I usually just throw it in my dishwasher and it comes out nice. Definitely recommend!" —Parker

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

    20. A sushi-making kit designed for beginners, so you can take the fate of your California rolls into your own hands without worrying about them becoming a California blob. It can accommodate different sizes of sushi roll, too, so you can stick to your regular fare or shake it up with different ingredients (mango, anyone?).

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    Promising review: "When people started talking about how even their child could make sushi rolls with this, I knew that I had to try it. I'm a decent cook, but when it comes to operating even the simplest of apparatuses, I'm not the most talented person. But, lo and behold, when I used this kit, making the rolls was easy and as quick as this task will ever get. I just stuff some pre-cut carrot matchsticks, some thin avocado slices, some thin (seeded) cucumber slices, and roll the nori and rice into a lovely roll. This one goes out to all those adults that never try anything new because why bother: You can do this!!!" —Mr. Martha Stewart

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    21. A food warming lunchbox that plugs into an outlet at your desk (or wherever this road called life takes you) and cooks or heats up a meal so it'll be oven fresh when you're ready to eat it. You hear that? All of the overpriced lunch spots near your office are shaking.

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    Bonus: A few reviewers purchased a converter ($17.99 on Amazon) so they could warm food in their cars when they were on the go!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my wife. She is a photographer for Lifetouch and they don't always get a lunch at noon, sometimes later. She plugs this in when she starts setting up her equipment at her location, and leaves it plugged in while she works. She said it works PERFECT and is so happy she has it. It keeps it at the perfect temperature after everything is heated up." —Matt Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in eight colors).

    22. A set of glass meal prep containers with air tight seals that people swear by, but perhaps far more importantly will make your fridge look like Kim Kardashian's once you stack them inside. They're also oven and microwave safe, so you won't even have to waste your time hunting for a plate when you heat these babies up.

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    Promising review: "These are spectacular!!! They are airtight so the week's food I do for lunches and such stay fresh for the whole week. They are strong and very durable. The four-part latching system ensures your food is completely sealed. The seal ring is removable for easy cleaning. The nice pop-top vent allows food to cool if packed in hot. Once cool, close pop-top and stick in the fridge. Husband is rough on things including his lunch box and so far these are holding up so nicely!! Many others I have tried have been broken in a matter of days. I love these!!!" —Deborah

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $18.99.

    23. A set of reusable toaster oven bags to help you make grilled cheese, paninis, and toasted sammies right in the toaster. Better yet, you can 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.

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    Promising review: "I've mastered the break room toaster like a boss with these. Grilled cheese sandwiches turn out awesome. Pizza, fried chicken tenders, french fries, taquitos, mini burritos, day old pastries (like that last cream cheese danish) ... if they will fit down in a toaster slot, you can put the food in these toaster bags and crisp them back up again. No more soggy, rubbery chicken and pizza. Sure, you may have to squish it flat so that the food item will fit. You may even have to fold a slice of pizza in half to fit. A little imagination and you can re-heat or cook any pocket-sized food or appetizer, all neatly contained by your reusable toaster bag. You need these." —Ginger Gish

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $11.74.

    24. A mini immersion blender that you can use with your hand to whip up a smoothie right in the glass without a full-scale blending production. It also works for making milkshakes (important!), salsas (also important!), and soup (less important, but you do you!), so a whole new culinary world is at your literal fingertips.

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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.

    25. A rotary cheese grater so you add a lil' cheesy something to every one of your dishes without that bone-crushing 20 seconds of silence after the waiter at Olive Garden starts grating and says, "Say when."

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    Promising review: "Love this tool. Should have found out about these years ago. Amazing grater. Makes beautiful curls of cheese with almost no effort! Super easy to clean and open and take apart. Highly recommend. Great gift." —sandy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    26. A digital kitchen scale that comes with its own removable bowl, so you can make sure your meals and baked treats come out to absolute *chef's kiss* perfection every time. It also comes equipped with different modes to easily toggle between ounces, grams, and milliliters, depending on whether you're weighing solid or liquid ingredients.

    An adorable bonus, if you want some Wholesome Content (TM) today — pet owners are using it to weigh their teensy puppies and birds! Pics are in the reviews ❤️.

    Promising review: Love, love, love this little kitchen scale! I just started ketogenic diet and need to make sure I am measuring appropriate portion sizes/weights. I looked through several reviews of many scales on Amazon before selecting this one. I had purchased two other scales in the past, but this one has a much larger bowl, and it measures both weight and volume (in conventional and metric systems). I am very pleased with this scale. Would definitely recommend!!" —Amazonaholic

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

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