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    25 Products For Your Kitchen That Are Actually Worth Spending Your Money On

    Making dinner's about to get a lot easier.

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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most useful thing they own: here are their helpful suggestions for your kitchen.

    1. A potato ricer for making the smooth mashed potatoes of your dreams.

    You can also use one to make tomato sauce or fruit purees.

    Suggested by laurenrosef2.

    Get it from Walmart for $10.58 (comes with two interchangeable disks).

    2. A non-stick press to make perfectly formed burgers in no time.


    "It makes burger night so much easier!" —rachelb41beb5974

    Get it from Walmart for $7.99 (hand-wash only).

    3. A device that crushes garlic almost instantly for anyone who doesn't want their finger to smell like you were eating pasta with your hands.

    "Game changer." —Cassandra Huete, Facebook

    Get it from Walmart for $9.95.

    4. An air fryer gadget so you can fry food in a much healthier way (with little or no oil).

    "It looks like it's from Star Trek, cooks everything to a perfect crisp with no oil, and is stupid easy to clean (everything is dishwasher-safe). It's the best kitchen appliance I've ever bought!" —Ian Patrick Zaballero Baer, Facebook

    Get it from Walmart for $39+ (3.2 quart, available in two colors. Eight preprogrammed cooking options, dishwasher-safe frying basket).

    5. A set of toilet brushes to save time on cleaning the dishes.


    "I buy Dollar Tree toilet brushes, but use them for my dishes! They can swirl pots and cups clean so much more easily than the brushes made for dishes. And I hate getting my hands wet, so don't tell me sponges are better — they're just smelly and gross." —Beth Morehart, Facebook

    Head to a dollar store to get your own or get a set of two from Walmart for $9.97.

    Or check out our picks for the best kitchen sponge on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    6. A stainless-steel guillotine for safely slicing bagels in half so you can enjoy them much faster.


    "I found a gadget in my drawer and was like, 'What is this strange contraption?' — it turned out to be a bagel cutter! Ugh! Where were you all my life?!" —hannahrossi2404

    Get it from Jet for $30.66 (comes with built-in finger guard).

    7. An oven that can bake, broil, barbecue, roast, grill, steam, dehydrate, and air-fry.

    Features: 85% less energy and 50% faster cooking than a standard oven, 10 power levels, cooks up to a 10 lbs. turkey, reversible 0.25" cooking rack, porcelain enamel liner pan, parts are dishwasher-safe (except power head).

    "My NuWave makes cooking things way easier. Things don't sit in their own fat and drippings, but the food is still juicy. If I'm making burgers, fries go on the top rack with burgers on the bottom, and it only takes about 10 minutes for food I don't feel guilty about. Also (since I have two), it makes Thanksgiving so awesome. I use one for turkey, and one for ham: It cuts the time in half and it tastes better than the oven." —Alisha Cogdell, Facebook

    Get it from Walmart for $99.95.

    8. A silicone pad to help you open up jars, may your hands be forever spared.

    "I have this thin silicone pad that you can use to open jars or even bottles. It's a lot better than the pain of trying to open things with your bare hands." —ccwalks9

    Get it from Jet for $4.84 (dishwasher-safe).

    9. An easy-to-use, easy-to-clean coffee grinder so you can get the most out of making coffee at home.

    Features: nine grind levels, quantity selector from 2–12 cups, auto-stop.

    "My Krups coffee bean grinder has been a soldier in the army of my life. It also keeps me from just chewing the beans while sipping hot water." —heidiaffeldth

    Get it from Walmart for $38.

    10. A basic, easy-to-use slow cooker that'll handle family meals, stews, cakes, and make easy, ready to eat breakfast.

    Features: stainless steel 6-quart, digital timer counts down cooking time, programmed cooking times from 30 minutes to 20 hours, auto-shift to warm, lid-mounted locking system for portability.

    "It's not just for stews! You can bake cakes, roast meat that melts in the mouth, and make porridge to wake up to warm and already made on a cold frosty morning — plus loads more. I'd be lost without mine." —Amii Mitchell, Facebook

    Get a 6-quart slow cooker from Walmart for $49.99.

    11. A water boiler for anyone who wants to have hot drinks whenever you want them without all the fuss.

    Features: keeps water hot at a set temperature for as long as it's plugged in, four temperature settings, one-touch electric dispensing system.

    "My Zojirushi water boiler boils water and keeps it at a near boiling temperature so I can have tea (or other hot beverages) without having to boil water each time." —wl2262

    Get it from Walmart for $157.74.

    12. A countertop dishwasher because people who have small kitchens deserve to get the dishes done with ease.

    Features: can wash up to six standard place settings, push-button controls, stainless-steel interior includes a sliding rack, silverware basket, and cup shelf for easy loading

    "Hands down the best money I. Have. Ever. Spent." —elleh400b602e8

    Get it from Walmart for $294.99.

    13. A rotating oven to heat pizza and other frozen treats to the ~perfect~ level of crispness.

    Features: makes both fresh and frozen crusts, turns continually for even cooking, timer with automatic shutoff

    "As a college student, I'm basically on the frozen food diet, and my Pizazz oven thing makes preparing pizza and other pizza-themed food so much easier. Plus, pizza rolls were never meant to be microwaved…the crispness is what I live for."


    It'll also work for chicken wings, potato skins, and more.

    Get it from Walmart for $49.90.

    14. A spiral vegetable cutter for making healthy "pasta" that'll cook up in just a few minutes.

    "I bought a Veggetti thinking it would probably end up in my bottom cabinet with all the other useless kitchen tools — amazingly, this one really works. I use it to make healthier pasta and sliced vegetables all the time. It's quick and simple to use and you can just toss it in the dishwasher." —katem463e6412b

    Get it from Jet for $23.50 (three stainless-steel blades included).

    15. An office-style water cooler so you can have fresh cold water even if your tap water is the worst.

    "We have a water cooler at my house, like the kind you find in offices. My family LOVES fresh cold water, but our tap water sucks. We all adore it and we get the bottles delivered to our house monthly, so it's super easy. Plus, now we have a supply of water in case of an emergency." —SteelRaven

    Get it from Jet for $199.95 (3 or 5 gal. bottle replacements).

    16. A Nespresso machine to act as your in-home barista and save you money in the long run.

    "Some friends were moving overseas and I bought some of their stuff. When I turned up to collect everything at their house, they asked if I also wanted their coffee machine: I said yes and I've used it every day since. I haven't been to the local coffee shop since I got it and $1 per coffee is a heck of a lot more sustainable than $5 per coffee!" —Esme Eastment, Facebook

    Get it from Walmart for $209.99 (makes coffee or espresso from capsules).

    17. A press that'll make preparing tofu a breeze. You can use it to make your own tofu, or to press the water out of store-bought tofu.

    Features: comes with reusable cheesecloth, makes up to 2 lbs., of tofu per batch, dishwasher-safe.

    "I eat a lot of tofu and usually when you cook it, the first step is to press the water out — this process tended to involve wrapping the tofu in a towel, stacking heavy books on top of it and leaving it for a few hours... until I bought an actual tofu press online. My life has changed." —Diego Plaza, Facebook

    Get it from Walmart for $12.69.

    18. An immersion blender — it's perfect for making dips, soups, or smoothies.

    Features: 300 Watt motor, easy-grip handle, push button, dual speed, crush ice feature, dishwasher-safe shaft

    "I am now the queen of soup! Make a giant batch and freeze it — boom, dinner for days!" —Izab

    Get it from Jet for $22.86.

    19. A stand mixer that'll quickly become the holy grail of your kitchen – use it for baking, family sized mashed potatoes, kneading bread, shredding meat, and more.

    Features: Tilt-Head Design allows clear access to the bowl to easily add ingredients for a recipe. 10 optimized speeds, 59-point planetary mixing action. Five-quart stainless steel bowl with comfortable handle. Offers enough capacity to mix dough for nine dozen cookies, four loaves of bread, or seven pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch. Dishwasher-safe bowl.

    Set Includes: coated flat beater, coated dough hook, wire whip, pouring shield

    "I thought I would end up using my KitchenAid stand mixer only for Christmas cookies, but I use it for everything: shredding chicken, mashing potatoes, slicing veggies... I got rid of my food processor and use only this. And there's the strainer that's perfect for straining onions out of store made pasta sauce. For all the time it saves, it was totally worth the investment."


    Find out what else you can use a KitchenAid mixer.

    Get it from Walmart for $259.

    20. An electricity-saving convection oven — it just may cook faster and more efficiently than your regular oven.

    Features: fits two 6"x10" loaf pans, two 12” pizzas, or two 9"x 3" casseroles, revolving rotisserie – meat self-bastes as it turns – fits a 5 lb. chicken or roast, bake and broil settings with two hour timer

    "Since it's just me and my husband, it allows me to cook while using significantly less electricity. Not only does it save us money on our energy bill each month, it also cooks much faster than a larger oven."


    Get it from Jet for $79.

    21. A magnetic oven mitt you can stick to your fridge for safekeeping so it's always ~handy~.

    "I never ever lose it in a drawer." —andrea

    Get it from Walmart for $9.95 (available in two colors).

    22. A SaladShooter to be your own personal slicing and shredding machine when making a salad just feels like too much.

    Beyond slicing and dicing, this model can also grate, chop, and crumble.

    Suggested by Bucky James Dio, Facebook.

    Get it from Jet for $32.87 (comes with slicing and shredding cones, dishwasher-safe).

    23. A classic cast-iron skillet for cooking, baking, frying, and making many one-pan meals.

    "As someone who cooks all the time, my cast iron skillet has been the best thing I've ever bought. I use it all the time, and once it's well seasoned it's the best non-stick pan ever."

    —Alessandra Ragusin, Facebook

    Check out 21 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes You Should Try for some meal inspiration.

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

    Get it from Walmart for $39.97 (12" cast iron, hand-wash only).

    24. A rotisserie oven so you can cook a whole chicken, reheat sides, and clean up in a breeze.

    Features: eight multi-functions for rotisserie, broil, bake, toast, keep warm, plus oven-top grill, griddle and steamer with dome lid, convection heating for even heat distribution, faster cooking times, heat selector function switch, bakes up to 12" pizzas, temperature control knob, 60-minute timer control knob, auto shut-off and signal bell

    "You know the one from the late night infomercial? 'Set it and FORGET IT'? Yep, that one. Mine can cook for up to three people and clean up is a dream."


    Get it from Walmart for $73.99.

    25. And a trusty, compact wine opener with a lever-pull design to start an evening in off right.

    "It just understands me." —Jan Bevilacqua, Facebook

    Get it from Jet for $37.39.

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