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    53 Products To Upgrade Your Kitchen Situation That Don't Cost Much Money

    Honestly, this universal jar opener might just make you and your pickle jars too powerful for your own good.

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    1. A dishwasher magnet so nobody ever has to do the awkward guessing game of "what is the current status of this plate I want to eat off of" (or worse, nobody accidentally puts a bunch of dirty dishes away 😬).

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    Promising review: "I bought this because of a TikTok video. Super cool and now nobody has to ask me if the dishes are clean or not." —D. Washington

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. A stuffed-patty mold to elevator your burger game like WHOA. These are specially designed to hold the contents of the patty in place so you can truly go to clown town experimenting with the inside of your burgers, whether you're stuffing them with cheese, veggies, or — dare I suggest!! — Ritz crackers??

    A burger cut in half so the stuffed middle of the patty is visible next to the stuffed patty mold
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    Promising review: "This actually works, and you can fill with a lot of stuffing (which surprised me). The device is very well designed and easy to use once you figure out which part is which. I was very surprised at the size of the indentation for filling. I put in: a slice and a half of cooked bacon, some sliced peppers, and small chunks of cheddar cheese. DELICIOUS! No leakage on my George Foreman grill. Worked great. They are big burgers, so you might end up sharing. Enjoy! It's a great tool at a great price. You can make pizza burgers, Mexican burgers, whatever you can imagine." —BarbZ

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A bottle of wood polish to instantly make your scuffed up kitchen cabinets, hardwood floors, and table look so spanking new that you'll wonder if it's not actually wood polish but a time machine. Why get professional restoration when you've got a $9 secret weapon??

    Image of water stained wood cabinet with the wood looking completely restored in after pic
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    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who jumped up and scratched places; we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. Take a look at the pictures to see the before-and-afters. This stuff was like a Magic Eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.98.

    4. A lazy Susan turntable for your pantry or fridge that will make storing and perusing your condiment stash so much more painless, since you can access the sriracha without ketchup, mustard, and a half-eaten tub of frosting landing on your unsuspecting toe.

    A small white turn table in a fridge with condiments on top of it
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    Promising review: "Our fridge is extremely deep and we’re constantly 'losing' or forgetting what items we have in the back, but not anymore! The nonstick pad works great to keep heavy or large items from falling off, and with a touch of a finger, you can completely spin around. I’m so happy with this product, I’ll be purchasing more for other areas of my house:-)" —Moorefoto17

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    5. A magnetic hanging utensil set that includes (*DEEP BREATH*) a slotted spatula, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, solid spoon, and a ladle, all designed to nest into each other so you'll have them at the tip of your fingers whenever you get ambitious in the kitchen.

    The utensils sitting upright and stacked in their holder in shades of blue and green
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    Someone gifted me one of these many moons ago, and the utensils have held up for over four years! They're still as perfectly magnetized and functional as they were when they first arrived, and I barely ever notice them even though my counter space is approximately that of a lunch tray (wish I were kidding!!!).

    Promising review: "We travel full-time and move every three months so everything has to be compact and packable. These replaced five other kitchen utensils that did not nest in each other. They sit on the counter ready to use. They are sturdy and have been used in nonstick ceramic and cast-iron pans. Very happy with this set." —Justice Talbot

    Get a set from Amazon for $28 (available in three other color varieties).

    6. An internet-beloved OXO measuring cup with transparent measurements on the side *and* angled in the middle so you can see exactly how much you're measuring from a bird's-eye view.

    The transparent angled measuring cup with oil inside
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    It also comes equipped with a soft grip handle and a deeply convenient angled nozzle, and is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Our old liquid measuring cups were beginning to get worn and very hard to read. I had seen these angled measuring cups before and wanted to give them a try, so I bought two (2-cup versions) to replace our existing cups. I've only gotten to use them a handful of times, but I can already tell you they are better than traditional measuring cups. I have good eyesight, so reading a traditional measuring cup isn't a problem. However, I've always disliked having to lean over to watch the cup fill up, or start/stop filling to make sure I have what I need. With the overhead reading, I can pour my liquid in and know exactly when to stop. In my opinion, this is the only way measuring cups should be made in the future." —SK

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A pair of cut-resistant gloves for anyone whose hands aren't quite as steady as their love for thick-cut meats and thinly sliced veggies — these are designed to be four times stronger (!!) than leather to keep your digits safe.

    Model wearing grey gloves while cooking meat
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    Promising review: "I bought the gloves because I had two nasty cuts in quick succession from a cheese grater. Anyone who has had injuries to their fingers knows how difficult it is to continue to do everyday activities and meal preparation while still protecting your wound. I received the gloves quickly after my order and pressed them into use immediately that evening. I am most impressed. My fingers/hands were protected from my very sharp grater and knife while I prepared dinner. I bought two pairs, one to keep and one to give as a gift. I am now going to buy a third pair in a larger size for a friend who also likes to cook but suffers from occasional run-ins with mandolines, graters, and knives. Great product!" —O'Hare

    Psst — check out BuzzFeed's full review of NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves for more deets.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49 (available in sizes S-XL and two colors).

    8. A chic freezer storage chart you can frame both as decor *and* a handy way to save yourself from frozen cheesecake-related food poisoning (not that it would stop me, but you do you).

    A black and white printable of freezer storage times for different types of food
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    Alchera Designs is a Germany-based Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in organizational and decorative printables.

    Promising review: "We purchased these for a birthday gift for our chef friend and had them printed on matte poster, they looked amazing, he loved them so much. Thank you so much for the awesome designs!" —Sarah

    Get it from Alchera Designs on Etsy for $5.90.

    9. A universal jar opener that is a true investment in steering clear of my least favorite hobby, "Knocking on the neighbor's door to see if they can get the darn Nutella jar open." Not only will this do the trick every time, but it doesn't take up *any* extra drawer space.

    A model using a white round jar opener mounted under a cabinet to pull a lid off a jar
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    You can easily install it with peel-and-stick adhesive and the three included screws. It also works on things as small as nail polish and water bottles!

    Promising review: "I've tried a million different tools and gadgets for help opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters. There was one reviewer who suggested placing the opener with the sharp end of the V closest to you and with it placed in the front, right corner under your cabinet. I followed those directions and it works perfectly and easily. I've already placed an order for another one as a gift for my sister." —moorecats

    Get it from Amazon for $14.75.

    10. A color-coded Cuisinart knife set so not only will you have the perfect blade for each task like a true profesh, but you'll be able to avoid cross-contamination without having to pause and wipe everything down every time you transition to a new food 🌈.

    The knives, each of which is a different color of the rainbow
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    It includes a chef's knife, paring knife, bread knife, slicing knife, utility knife, and santoku knife. Psst — the knives don't come with this a holder, but you can snag an easy-to-install magnetic bar for knives on Amazon if you want to display them like this reviewer did! 

    Promising review: "This is my best buy of the month, and best knife buy of the year. Yeah, I've had sharper, better-quality knives in the past, but for hundreds of dollars more. For basic kitchen use, this is the set to buy. I like that they're colorful, because I've already been able to familiarize myself with which knife is which color and what I need to use them for. I haven't had to sharpen them yet and I've been using them pretty steadily for about a month. The blade cases they come with are extremely handy. I like that I don't have to use a knife block. These fit nicely in my drawer. At this price, they are worth every penny. I wouldn't have a problem spending $40–$50 for these knives." —GWP

    Get a set of six knives with covers from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. Plus a two-stage knife-sharpener, because those blades you bought back in the day?? They're probably super dull by now, even if you haven't noticed since it's happened over time. But as all the pros know, sharper knives = faster, safer cooking, so you can ~refresh~ them with this.

    Hands running a knife through the small sharpener
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    Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) nonserrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening but, unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago. I saw this gadget and decided to try it. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'Coarse' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8–10 times. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I've been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I've saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives. I don't know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!" —Schelly L. Wagoner

    Read our full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener for more deets.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in three colors).

    12. 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. Freshly 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 recently purchased this because it was my cheapest option for making zoodles, and also because my apartment is 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 $12.99.

    13. A popular microwave pasta cooker to make cooking pasta somehow...even...easier? Truly all you have to do is put water and dry noodles in it, hit the microwave buttons, and strain it right out of the container. Noodles on noodles, y'all.

    A model straining water out of a transparent rectangular cooker full of pasta
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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 $16.98.

    14. A pair of glowing light saber chopsticks that'll bring balance to the Force *and* to your sushi — whether you're repping the dark side or the light.

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    As you can see from the above GIF, I bought these for myself, and I love them to pieces. TBH, I use them as decor every bit as much as I use them to eat. Sometimes I just keep them in my work area to light them up during the day to feel fancy. They toggle back and forth between a bunch of different colors, like red, blue, yellow, purple, and multicolor, so you can either make them match *or* have a red and blue one together and bring ~balance~ to the Force.

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a friend's birthday present (he is a sushi waiter) and these are flippin' AMAZING. I ordered two sets by mistake, but I am totally keeping the second pair for another gift (or for myself!). These are sure to be great conversation pieces and attention-getters. Way to go!" —T. Redwood

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $12.97.

    15. A fume-free oven cleaner that's gentle enough that you don't need protective gloves to use it, but tough enough that it'll erase the evidence of all your baking misadventures and that time you fell asleep while cooking pizza rolls.

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    Promising review: "Mine just came in the mail today and I used it right away — it works fantastically! My oven is an electric, probably slightly on the older side, and has been badly stained since before I moved into my current unit. I have tried everything I could think of to get it clean prior to finding this product and nothing worked. But after doing the two hour treatment it is almost all gone but for a few small specs here and there. I have just sprayed it again to see if those will come off too without an overnight treatment (just out of curiosity, it's perfectly clean as it is). I would recommend this product to anyone who wants an oven cleaner that works and is easy to use." —Lis Zupp

    Get it from Amazon for $3.87.

    16. 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 $10.93.

    17. A slim cutlery drawer organizer for anyone who is looking to make the most of their drawer space *and* make it that much easier to put their cutlery away.

    A rectangular silverware organizer that fits neatly into the side of a drawer
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    Promising review: "This was a quarantine impulse buy for me: I suddenly want everything in my home perfectly organized. This was great — the top row fits my set of steak knives and the bottom row holds miscellaneous knives for chopping." —MKB from CT

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    18. Plus a two-tier knife organizer that holds up to nine knives — much easier than opening the drawer and feeling slightly menaced by the sound of them all rattling in there when all you really needed to grab was a cheese grater.

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    Promising review: "This knife organizer is the greatest thing ever. I have tiny kitchen drawers and cabinets, and two young children. I took all my sharp things and stuck them in a drawer, and my husband complained that the knives were haphazardly stuck in the drawer, and he always would nearly cut himself looking for a knife. So I bought this, which fits in my ridiculously small drawers very well, and I am able to neatly stack my knives and have a nice organized drawer that you won't cut yourself in if you're looking for a knife. I can't say enough good things about this organizer!" —Sloan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four colors).

    19. A minimalist geometric wine holder to give your kitchen a little understated "look, I've got my life together" flair.

    A geometric beehive shaped gold wine holder with room for seven bottles
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my best friend and she loved it! I love the honeycomb shape and that it can hold a good amount of bottles. It’s a beautiful, Art Deco-esque piece that will suit any kitchen space or space to serve/show off your wine collection." —Arin

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    20. 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: "I became interested in this product while watching TikToks. I have been adding it to so many things. I use it in spaghetti, on fish, and one of my favorites is to add it to popcorn. My husband had to ask why my popcorn smelled like steak. I love the fact that it is low sodium as well. I am not a fan of extra salt and most foods already have plenty of salt but need some seasoning. This should be your go-to seasoning." —Heartcri

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

    21. A ridiculously popular (like, over 80,000 5-star reviews) Lodge pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet you can use to sauté, sear, bake, broil, braise, fry, *or* grill. It's also built to last for decades, whether you're using it on the reg in the oven to make pillowy biscuits or on the stove to make the kind of steak that'll waft through your whole house.

    The black skillet with a long handle and a second helper handle with salmon and veggies inside
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this skillet! I've used it on the stove:gas and electric (on glass tops do not drag this skillet on it, it will scratch the glass) as well as over fire outdoors. I've owned it for eight months now and it still looks as new as it did eight months ago. Make sure to research how to clean your cast iron cookware and always heat them up to evaporate any surface moisture after cleaning before oiling. I've made many different foods in this, Utica Greens, bacon, eggs, steak, pizza...etc. All have come out perfect. Be aware this skillet is huge so make sure you have room to store it and it is also heavy...About 12 pounds I think, so my wife does have trouble moving it, I also need two hands to carry the sucker especially when it's loaded with food! I would say I would buy this again, but I see this skillet lasting forever!" —Tinkerman

    Get it from Amazon for $17.90 (available in 12 varieties). 

    22. A set of restaurant-worthy shallow pasta bowls to make you feel like you're genuinely ~plating~ all your meals like a professional — this is like a bowl and a plate had a very stylish, SUPER convenient baby for all your pasta and salad needs.

    White plate slightly curved like a bowl with food in it
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    Promising review: "These bowls are great. I lived my entire life until now without owning shallow bowls. I’ve been eating spaghetti off of a plate like some kind of wild animal. My life is forever changed." —JessieMo

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $31.42.

    23. Or a deep, bizarrely chic salad bowl that'll make your work-from-home lunch feel like it's getting served to you at a fancy café.

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    A fun fact about me is that I am a slob, and when I eat salad, I go to CLOWN TOWN on it. I recently purchased one of these bowls for my lunch salads and I could not love it more. The depth is very satisfying for tossing all my odds and ends into, I've *seriously* minimized the spills, and this is super duper easy to clean. Now if I could just stop myself from insufferably Instagramming all my lunches, I'd be set!!

    Promising review: "Love them. Use them for salads and they work really well without spilling any salad off the plate. Also use for large fruit salads. I'm sure that spaghetti would also work. Definitely worth the price." —Enjoy Coffee

    Get it from Amazon for $6.33+ (available in four sizes).

    24. 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.

    25. A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for larger chargers, so your air fryer doesn't have to fight with your toaster and your blender *and* your phone for the outlet (it even comes with two USB chargers!). Bonus: it has a night-light if you wanna grab a kitchen snack without waking up half the house.

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    Promising review: "These things are amazing. I have one in almost every room of my house. The light is just enough to be able to see at night to use the restroom or navigate the house without turning every light on. I love that the USB ports are built in — no more looking for an adapter. AND the plugs are set far enough apart you can plug some of the bigger things like Google assistant or large AC adapters and still have plenty of room!!! These are a must have in a tech or smart home." —SeiranCrow

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    26. A set of fast-acting Keurig cleaner pods you can simply put through a cycle on the machine to get rid of all the crusted on grinds and residue that are *definitely* affecting the taste of your coffee, even if you haven't noticed over time.

    Reviewer image of the cleaning K-cup in a Keurig machine
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    Promising review: "Love, love, love this. Have used other products but they were not only complicated to use but did not do a great job. This one really works well and is very simple to use! I have used the same metal mug for my morning coffee for about three years now and it got really stained. I used this product one time and the stains were removed. The coffee maker looks like new again. Soooo happy! Going to buy some for my son and will rebuy this for sure! The price is most reasonable also. Win/Win." —pennywrites

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    27. A 3D-printed appliance cord organizer you can discretely attach to the backs of your larger kitchen appliances to keep the cords from becoming a veritable jungle on your already limited counter space.

    A white cord organizer attached to the back of a white Kitchen-Aid mixer with the cord wrapped around it
    3D Home Solutions/Etsy

    3D Home Solutions is a Texas-based Etsy shop that specializes in 3D-printed homewares. Each cord organizer comes with a medium-sized Command strip for easy installation and removal.

    Promising review: "Received this super fast! And it works amazing!!! I don’t have to worry about my cord to my mixer just bunched up or wrapped around the base. Went on super easy, very durable from what I can tell. And the cord easily clips into place. I love how much this is helping me save space! Thank you again!!" —Cat Cisneros

    Get it from 3D Home Solutions on Etsy for $10 (available in three colors).

    28. A produce saver storage container designed with special vents 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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    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE these! We buy only organic produce which does not tend to last very long and when you pay as much as we do for organic you don't want it going bad so fast. My favorite thing about these is that it keeps my lettuce crisp and fresh for weeks not days. I've been able to buy bunches of lettuce and keep them in the fridge for several weeks. I keep the second container for strawberries, asparagus, blueberries, etc. and it keeps them fresh for way longer now. Not only that but it prevents them from molding after only a few days so I'm not worried about having to eat my strawberries in two days now. Will definitely be buying more in the future. Totally worth every penny and super easy to wash and dry." —Jessica

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the produce savers for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $10.69 (available in multiple sizes and sets).

    29. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner you can plop into your sink, run a little water on, and let its blue magic fizz its way up to the top while clearing out all the gunk and gross smells from your culinary adventures in one go.

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    Promising review: "This stuff really cleans my sink and disposal of the foul odor that sometimes develops. I've tried everything to get rid of the smell from the garbage disposal: Vinegar, bleach, ice, various other products, baking soda, baking soda with vinegar, boiling water...nothing seemed to get rid of the smell for long, but this stuff does. I like it so much that I ordered it online because I couldn't find it again at the grocery store." —Carol L. Hill

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $10.13.

    30. A snap-on pasta strainer to free your pasta from its hot juices straight from the pot, and spare you storage space boot (is it just me or are colanders always in the business of being exactly in the way of whatever it is you need?). Psst — these are also a game-changer for washing your fruit, too!

    A model straining pasta from a green strainer clipped to the sides of the pot
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've owned this for about six months, and I couldn't imagine cooking without it. I hate strainers. They are bulky and fill up the dishwasher, I'm lazy, whatever. This strainer is a lifesaver. Clip it on your pan, strain, and voila! And it is so easy to clean. A little hot water and it's good to go for the next round. I highly recommend this gadget, it will retire your current strainer." —Viola Evens

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66 (available in four colors).

    31. A sneaky little K-Cup storage drawer to neatly hide all your coffee pods and accoutrements, and also give your Keurig a little kitchen throne to put all the other appliances in their place.

    black drawer underneath a keurig holding various k-cups
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    Each of these holds up to 36 standard-sized K-Cups.

    Promising review: "I am so glad I got this. It makes for such great streamlined storage. Keeps things tidy and neat, and also helps me keep track of how many cups I have left to determine whether or not I need to add to my grocery list. It is very sturdy and I fit my machine on top. The top is very durable, hard plastic and does not buckle with the weight of the machine filled with water on top." —tunisianswife

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

    32. A jar of internet-beloved The Pink Stuff, which will tackle all the miscellaneous, caked-on stains in your kitchen from the hard water-stained sink to the grimy stove to whatever that mystery goop is that hardened on the bottom drawer of your fridge.

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    A lot of people compare it to the Magic Eraser in paste form, so even your weirdest, most stubborn stains will meet their match.

    Promising review: "I used this product for my stove because it's one thing I dislike like cleaning. I have used multiple degreaser sprays and they all are so toxic and don't work for me. The Magic Eraser was okay but I used several at a time and I had to scrub so hard. But this product oh my goodness, legit a miracle. It doesn't have any type of smell. I put the paste on a cloth, clean the area then wipe it off with a damp cloth and voilà, magic!" —May

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    33. A set of stackable fridge drawers so you never reach in for a seltzer and have three bags of shredded cheese and an apple fall out on you again. The transparency of these is also great because it reminds you to eat your fruits + veggies before they go bad!

    reviewer's fridge with food organized in each shelf
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    Promising review: "Excellent organization system! I once opened the fridge often, always looking for something I hadn't seen the last time I checked. The thing is — I often found something new because it just wasn't organized in a functional way. Now, with this system, I find what I'm looking for the first time. And when a bin is empty, I know I need to buy more of that product and just ask my smart home to add that item to my shopping list. Very grateful for the sense of calm and control that this fridge organization system has given me, and for all of the food that is no longer going bad in the back of the fridge!" —Chelsea T.

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $29.99.

    34. Plus a set of fully customizable waterproof stickers designed for fridge use, so you can neatly organize all your fridge's contents (and gently remind anyone who might look to *disrupt* that fragile order that the cheese does have its own rightful drawer, DEAREST).

    KW Printables/Etsy

    KW Printables is a Florida-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in customizable vinyl decals, planning printables, and gifts.

    Promising review: "Lovely shop owner, extremely prompt with answering all my questions. Very helpful to ensure I got the correct sizes for my labels. Fast turn around time and speedy shipping! I decided on grey labels and love that they almost blend in and aren’t so bold!!! Love having my fridge labeled!" —Krysta Buchholz

    Get it from KW Printables on Etsy for $2.50 per label (available in multiple colors and sizes).

    35. A three-in-one avocado slicer small enough to slide into your utensil drawer – it'll more than earn its keep by taking care of those pesky pits and giving you slices so perfectly portioned you'll break your friends' Instagram feeds.

    Amazon

    This three-in-one tool 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.

    36. 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.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    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).

    37. A reusable microfiber Swiffer mop pad that reviewers love not only because it's ready for action again right after a wash cycle, but because it picks up a *ton* more dirt, gunk, and debris than the disposable mops do. Your kitchen floor is finally gonna shine ✨.

    Reviewer image of dirty mop head
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought these for the same reasons most do — to be more environmentally friendly. I like the size of my Swiffer Sweeper, but always felt like I wasn't getting my floors fully clean. We recently got a new apartment, and I always like to deep clean before we do any major moving. I used them dry and wet. I've always been disappointed with how the disposable pads from Swiffer (barely) picked up dog fur and crumbs, but as you can see in the picture it picked up so much! This was already after using a traditional broom. Then using them wet with diluted Mrs. Meyer's cleaning concentrate — wow! The water was BLACK by the time I was all done with our downstairs area. They were so easy to Velcro on and off, wet or dry. Once I was all done, getting them off and doing a quick rinse wasn't hard at all. I love that I am supporting a small family business with all the convenience of Amazon. I will definitely buy again (if i ever have to). I am so excited to use these for years to come and have a cleaner house than I ever have before!!" —Kathryn Willer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    Psst — if you don't already have one, you can get a standard Swiffer on Amazon for $14.97

    38. An electric potato peeler that whoops, just got a permanent spot on your counter. Not only does it effortlessly peel potatoes, but it can handle pretty much any peeled produce you throw at it, from apples to kiwis to oranges to tomatoes. (To be clear, though, your highest priority should *always* be mashed potato-ing.)

    youtube.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love it! It's light and easy to use. When I use a potato peeler I was always peeling too much potato with the peel. This blade is fine and only gets the skin, in seconds. Except for the 'poles' of the potato but I don't mind. It's easy to clean if you have a sprayer to just rinse off the spikes where you insert your potatoes. Small enough and doesn't take up much room." —yestfl

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    39. A prep-and-pour cutting board that lets you cut up your goods and then ~fashoooom~ them straight into a pot or a pan without any extras falling to the floor and immediately getting claimed by a four-legged friend.

    youtube.com, Sur La Table

    Promising Review: "This cutting board is amazing! After chopping your veggies, this board makes transferring them into a pan, pot, or mixing bowl extremely easy and efficient. Just pick up the board using the handle, and the cutting boards transforms into a funnel to effortlessly drop the contents of the cutting board into a pan. It's great and we love it!" —Tiffany J

    Get it from Sur La Table for $19.95.

    40. A set of glass meal prep containers that are safe in the oven and the microwave, meaning you can cook, reheat, and eat out of 'em without ever bothering to go find a plate. Plus, these lids are tighter than the Pentagon.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Perfect for eco-friendly meal prep. I was looking to use less plastic and more glass in my meal storage which is why I ended up buying this set. The glass is thick and really durable, the lids fit snugly and everything is dishwasher-safe. I feel better knowing I don't have chemicals leaching into my food. Well made product." —HoorayForCoffee

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $27.99.

    41. A micro-mitt for your fingers perfect for when you need to get teensy things out of hot spaces like air fryers, the microwave, or the toaster (I'm looking DIRECTLY at you, every English muffin I have ever consumed).

    A model using a tiny oven mitt that just covers their fingers and thumb
    The Tiny Craft Closet/Etsy

    The Tiny Craft Closet is an Arizona-based Etsy shop established in 2014 that specializes in pot holders, kitchenwares, apparel, and gifts.

    Promising review: "I received an air fryer for Christmas and these mini pot holders are perfect! The material is cute and washes well. Very well made!!! Thank you!" —Debbie Grooms

    Get it from The Tiny Craft Closet on Etsy for $6 (available in 50 prints).

    42. A universal over-cabinet towel bar with a foam backing to protect your cabinets, so you'll always have a hand towel at your fingertips when you inevitably explode red sauce all over your kitchen trying to get that godforsaken lid off the jar. (Why do the things we love hurt us the most??)

    towel bar hanging over cabinet with towel hanging on the bar
    Amazon

    Promising review: "There was really no place in my kitchen to hang dishtowels, except for the oven handles. I got one of these to try on the cabinet door. The brushed finish is sort of neutral, and does not stand out. The first one worked out so well that I ordered another 14-inch and two of the next smaller size, so that I can now hang four dish towels (or dish cloths) without using the oven. I am very happy with these, wish I had gotten them sooner." —Mamachills

    Get it from Amazon for $10.09 (available in two sizes).

    43. A set of dishwasher cleaning tablets you can pop into a cycle with your dirty dishes to wipe out all the extra grime and that funky smell you can never seem to get rid of no matter how hard you try. You don't even need to scrub — these do all the work for you!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Saved me from buying a new dishwasher!I have to admit that I was skeptical that this product was actually going to do anything. I’ve noticed my dishwasher wasn’t cleaning dishes very well lately, and I did everything I could to get it working properly again, but was ready to finally give up and buy a new dishwasher. I bought these tablets thinking they were designed to eliminate odors, but I was willing to give them a shot before buying a whole new dishwasher. I put one in the bottom of the dishwasher last night per the instructions and woke up to completely clean dishes for the first time in weeks. They look perfect. I don’t know why these tablets work but they absolutely did and I am a happy customer!" —B. Turner

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    44. A set of customizable spice labels so you can organize your kitchen to your *precise* aesthetic and really commit to your "I'm a professional chef now" self-insert fanfic.

    Three jars of spices with the labels parsley, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper
    Real + Vibrant/Etsy

    Real + Vibrant is a woman-owned, Seattle-based Etsy shop that specializes in modern labels for your home and kitchen.

    Promising review: "I LOVE my labels! They are so cute. I couldn’t wait to get them on my jars. I’ve gotten so many compliments on them already! Also, the seller is super sweet. I love how she sent a picture of them to me beforehand to make sure they were to my liking and she even sent me a second sheet of labels for free! I would definitely recommend buying from her to anyone." —maceyriley

    Get them from Real + Vibrant on Etsy for $10+ (available in multiple sizes).

    Psst — if you're looking for a set of minimalist spice containers in the style above, you can score a set of 12 on Amazon for $29.99

    45. A heavy duty grout cleaner you only need to let sit for 10 minutes before you can scrub the dirt and grime off all those sneaky crevices of your old kitchen and bathroom tiles.

    A tiled floor with dirty grout and an after pic of the grout completely white
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We moved into our house a year ago and I’ve been on a quest to clean the grout next to the stove ever since then. I’ve tried everything — store products, DIY solutions, Pinterest recommendations, you name it. As a last resort I got this and holy cow! I left it on for three minutes as a spot test at first and I could already see a huge difference. I then did two more rounds letting it sit for five minutes each. The scent's not bad, it was fine if I had the window open, it was just being down close to it that got me. Seriously, stop looking and buy this." —Britney Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    46. A set of rainbow flatware to make every meal feel so upscale and trendy you might just make your entire kitchen a rainbow oasis 🌈.

    Rainbow tinted silverware on a plate
    Amazon

    Promising review: "OMG I’m in love with the color of these!!! They’re so beautiful and shiny!! I thought maybe they would be too much cleaning for me cuz I don’t want to have to polish my silverware every time I wash them! I just don’t have time for that but thankfully that isn’t an issue with these they come out of the dishwasher all bright and pretty looking brand-new!!! They seem to be a good quality all the way around!!! I definitely recommend getting these!!! I had a dinner party and my guests all had to know where I got my unicorn silverware!! Lol I think they should be renamed for sure!! Unicorn silverware is a very fitting name for these!!" —Katie Eagle

    Get a 20-piece set from Amazon for $23.99 (available in eight sets).

    47. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey, so you can add a pinch of sweet and a kick of spice to — well, just about anything. If you can dream it, you can Hot Honey it. (Pro-tip, though: drizzle it on grilled cheese.)

    A model drizzling hot honey over pizza
    Amazon

    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, quick pan sauces for pork, unexpected zip in dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times and everyone gets hooked." —Martha Ronemus

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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    48. A salt and pepper grinder for ridiculously fresh, delicious seasoning on everything you make — a nice bonus is that these are an *excellent* dupe for other grinders that can get upwards of $100 with the same functionality and look.

    Two glass grinders with stainless steel tops full of pepper and sea salt
    amazon.com

    These each hold about 6 ounces to minimize refills, and the knob at the top lets you adjust your coarseness settings so you can get your desired pepper and salt thickness juuuuust right.

    Promising review: "This set fit the bill for me — it has an easy to use adjustable grind setting and I like the top feature where you can grind into the lid for larger spice needs. My pepper (purchased separately) gives off a nice scent and peppery bite to foods that was missing from prior grinders. I guess you could spend three times as much for a grinder, but at this point, I don't see an advantage. All that and the (family-owned) company reaches out for any assistance needed and even has a 'Chief Happiness Officer.' You gotta love that title. I am pleased to own the set and would not hesitate to give as a gift."Jane Doe

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.99.

    49. A sandwich bag organizer to finally tame what I like to call the "nonsense drawer," aka where I have indiscriminately shoved all the the kitchen items I like to use a lot and accidentally created a whirlpool of half-empty bag boxes in a zillion sizes.

    A wooden organizer with space for gallon, snack, sandwich, and quart-sized bags
    Southern Miss Design/Etsy

    Southern Miss Design is a South Carolina-based Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in custom vinyl monograms, organizational items, and gifts.

    Promising review: "Great product! Just what was needed for organizing my ziploc bags!" —Jessica Hyde

    Get it from Southern Miss Design on Etsy for $32.50+ (available assembled or unassembled).

    50. A trio lasagna pan designed to perfectly crisp all of your edges, because TBH, life is too short to settle for soggy lasagna.

    amazon.com

    FYI, you can 6,000% use these for brownies, blondies, and bread, too. This is also great for making several kinds of lasagna at once, if you and other fam members have different preferences!

    Promising review: "There's nothing but good coming from this pan! Yummy crunchy edges on every piece! I made three different kinds of lasagna in this pan and all I can say is that there were already plans for the next batch before this one was gone! This pan is heavy duty, has an awesome nonstick coating, and will definitely stand up to much use. The recipe called for spraying the pan with nonstick spray but it was completely unnecessary. Have already suggested this pan to others." —srenee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    51. A rapid corn and potato cooker because sometimes you don't just need a potato, you need a potato right the heck now. This uses steam to thoroughly cook it all the way through in three to five minutes to cut down on wait time (and unfully cooked potato disappointment).

    two slot container with cooked potato and corn inside
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I used the rapid corn and potato cooker for both corn on the cob and for baked potatoes. This rapid cooker is wonderful to use, less time and no mess to clean up. Both corn and potato takes only three minutes in the microwave with the rapid cooker, taste of food is great. Can also use this for steamed veggies." —Abe 

    Get it from Amazon for $13.44

    52. 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
    amazon.com

    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 crème 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.

    53. A mini waffle maker that churns out adorably-sized, perfectly cooked-through waffles in mere minutes — not to mention hash browns, paninis, biscuits, and even (gasp) PIZZA. Why go to the International House of Pancakes when you can just become it?

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Here's a BuzzFeed-tested recipe for four-ingredient banana waffles to get you started, plus a whole slew of inspo from an article on surprising things you can make in a waffle maker (waffled tomato grilled cheese, y'all).

    Promising review: "YES! Tiny Eggo-sized waffles! Put anything into it — hash browns, tater tots, waffle mix, canned biscuits! Add nuts and berries and things! It even comes with a little recipe booklet! It fits in the palm of your hand, you could literally stuff it in the back of a drawer, but you won't, because as soon as you get it everyone wants mini waffles for every meal. It heats up super fast and is a breeze to clean. If you're making a whole mess of waffles, be sure to give it a quick spritz of nonstick spray every couple waffles or so, so it doesn't rend your delicious waffles asunder. Excellent value." —Bryce Pierce

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in ten shape and color varieties).

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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