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    28 Products That Will Make Cooking At Home So Much Easier

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    1. A cooker that'll make fluffy rice right in the microwave.

    Get it from Jet for $32.14.

    2. A Pioneer Woman cookbook stand for keeping the recipe legible and grease-free.

    Get it from Walmart for $21.84.

    3. Flexible measuring cups to make pouring ingredients (wet and dry) so much easier.

    Get a set of three from Walmart for $24.99.

    4. A pre-seasoned cast-iron pan that'll be your new go-to when you just don't know what to have for dinner.

    Get it from Walmart for $7.73 (10.5").

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    5. A sectioned frying pan to make cooking a full meal in one pan ridiculously simple.

    🙌 And only ONE pan to wash. 🙌

    Get it from Jet for $49.99.

    6. An app-controlled Crock-Pot can do all the work for you (while you're AT work).

    The Crock-Pot uses WeMo technology to connect to the internet, which you can then control from an app on your phone! You can start it, adjust the cooking temperature, and adjust cooking time remotely.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the app! It's great to be able to start dinner from work. Dinner is ready when we get home! Wish I would've had this years ago." –Kly26

    Get it from Jet for $85.

    7. A greens stripper that'll take most of the chore out of eating kale.

    Other than the chore of, ya know, eating a salad.

    Get it from Walmart for $9.33.

    8. A pair of herb scissors to make adding extra fresh flavor to recipes a no brainer.

    Get them from Jet for $11.99.

    9. A steamer that makes healthy fish, poultry, shellfish, veggies (and even dumplings!) in no time flat.

    The steamer has two steam bowls to cook veggies and meat separately, with a five-quart total capacity overall. It has a 60-minute auto-off timer, so it will shut off when the food is done, or when the water is gone. Just add water to the bottom, set the timer, and you're all done!

    Promising review: "Love the small space it takes up in my cabinet, but large steaming capacity with both trays. It works perfectly and unlike the other steamers I’ve had, it doesn’t have multiple parts to the base. Easy to use, clean and store. –Colleen

    Get it from Walmart for $18.73.

    10. A one-hand salad spinner to keep washed greens fresh and crisp in your fridge for days.

    Makes the perfect side to you dinner in no time at all.

    Get it from Walmart for $31.99.

    11. A cheery plastic guard that'll protect the fingers of even the most inept chopper.

    Get it from Walmart for $4.99.

    12. A refillable mister for seasoning your food and pans — saving you oil (and money) in the meantime.

    Get it from Jet for $9.99 or from Walmart for $10.18.

    13. A nine-piece nesting set for outfitting your kitchen all at once.

    It includes a mixing bowl, colander, sieve, spouted bowl, measuring cups, and measuring spoons.

    Get it from Jet for $56.17.

    14. A peeler to make julienning veggies and making mashed potatoes ~almost~ a joy.

    Get it from Walmart for $3.97.

    15. A clip-on strainer that can attach to any mixing bowl or pot for perfect straining.

    Get it from Walmart for $9.69.

    16. A two-in-one whiteboard and timer so you can keep track of your boiling pasta, roasting veggies, broiling chicken, and baking cake all at once.

    Get it from Walmart for $18.99.

    17. An easy to use sushi-making kit that'll cut down on your sushi bar bills.

    Get it from Walmart for $12.58.

    18. A pair of bear paw shredding claws to make restaurant-quality pulled meat in your own kitchen.

    Get them from Jet for $12.95.

    19. A cutting board with a removable tray that'll increase your chopping space.,

    Just toss the ends and garbage in the tray and slide your freshly chopped ingredients right into the pan or pot.

    Get it from Walmart for $22.50.

    20. A pull-down rack to keep your favorite spices and flavors at arm's reach in even the most convoluted kitchen space.

    Get it from Walmart for $25.19.

    21. A chopping cube for peeling and dicing garlic, and keeping your fingers from smelling for the rest of the day.

    It can also take care of mushrooms, onions, and other veggies!

    Get it from Walmart for $15.95.

    22. A microplane that'll let you add as much cheese as you want to your pasta — without the waiter judging you when you never say "when."

    Get it from Jet for $13.16.

    23. An air fryer for whipping up fries, wings, and more without any oil whatsoever.

    Promising review: "Easy of use, my family uses it all the time. Try hot dogs in it. wow. We've tried, biscuits, hamburgers, pork chops, chicken, French fries, fish sticks, burritos, and veggies." —Mattc

    Get it from Walmart for $99.

    24. A handy spiralizer to prep zoodles and other veggie noodles in less time than it takes to boil pasta.

    Get it from Walmart for $9.88.

    25. Or a microwave pasta cooker with a built-in strainer that'll look actually cool.

    Get it from Walmart for $19.56.

    26. An herb saver so you can keep cut herbs fresh for up to ~three weeks~ — just add water.

    Get it from Walmart for $13.12.

    27. A gripping spatula that'll make flipping everything (even eggs) a no-brainer.

    Get it from Walmart for $8.81 (available in two colors).

    28. A two-compartment set for making perfect chocolate fondue (in the microwave!) in five minutes.

    Add water to the double-boiler bowl, add your chocolate, and heat away. Chocolate will stay warm for up to an hour. Set includes four fondue picks.

    Get it from Walmart for $22.99.

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