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    37 Things For Anyone Who Wants A Kitchen That Can Make You Say "Chef's Kiss"

    Including a fruit soft-serve maker, fridge bins for groceries, and more great kitchen essentials you'll use again and again.

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    1. A silverware sorter that'll take up minimal room in a kitchen drawer, but still holds up to 24 pieces of cutlery. Your forks, knives, and spoons will be organized and accessible when you need them for meals, *and* you just might free up extra drawer space. 

    on left, reviewer's messy cluttered kitchen drawer with various utensils, measuring cups, and scissors
    on right, reviewer's same drawer all organized with silver silverware sorter on the left side

    Promising reviews: "I have a tiny kitchen with only three drawers, so space is at a premium. My silverware organizer took up almost all of one drawer, so this organizer is a godsend. You can fit quite a few spoons etc. in each slot. My beater attachments fit perfectly into the top two hollows. I will say I have to flip my forks over face down in order to be able to shut and open my drawer, but then the drawer itself is kind of shallow. You NEED this if you have a small kitchen with few drawers!" —mialro

    "I saw this product on social media and had to try it. It fits perfect and freed up so much space in my drawer. I have a smaller kitchen and only have one drawer, so this was a must. I put a before-and-after picture (editor's note: see the before and after photos above)." —Emily

    Get it on Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    2. A Yonanas fruit soft-serve maker so you can turn bananas, berries, and mangos into a yummy frozen treat. Reviewers swear by this gadget and say it creates a dessert that tastes like creamy ice cream or sorbet. 😲 Slice and freeze over ripe fruit, place frozen fruit into the chute, and you'll have something sweet to eat in little time!

    The black device on a table with sorbet in a bowl under it
    A close up of a reviewer's yellow and red sorbet

    The machine's removable parts are also top-rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

    Promising review: "I saw one of these in action at a friends house like five years ago and thought it was just a made up memory, because making ice cream out of solely frozen fruit seems wild. But when I saw a TikTok about it I immediately went to Amazon and bought it. Literally this was the BEST decision of my life. I cannot believe still how amazing this thing is! It makes the creamiest, best tasting fruit ice cream ever. It’s easy to take apart and clean, and super easy to use." —DMCKAY

    Get it from Amazon for $48.75+ (available in six colors). 

    3. The Pink Stuff cleaning paste that's so popular on TikTok for a reason — it'll tackle stubborn stains on your stove, sink, and more areas that've been neglected in your kitchen. The before-and-after photos below speak for themselves and you'll be glad your cookware doesn't look rusty anymore. 😲 

    on top: blue pots with rusty bottoms. on bottom: same pots with shiny, silver bottoms after using The Pink Stuff to clean them
    reviewer pic of clean sink side (left) after using The Pink Stuff versus dirty sink side (right)

    Promising review: "I’ve seen this product all over TikTok and so I decided to order it to see if it’d work a miracle on my glass top stove that is disgusting and has crust and stains I hadn’t been able to get rid of. I’ve tried all the products for glass tops and none of them worked to remove all the junk. I used this, scrubbed a bit, and wiped it away with a damp cloth and BAM my glass top is clean, shiny and looks brand-new again!! Highly recommend! I can’t wait to see what it does with my tile grout!" —Kristi

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (also available in a 2-pack).

    4. A magnetic stove shelf because it'll magically give you extra space for condiments, spices, and oils. Place this on top of your stove and you'll have all the cooking essentials you'll need within arm's reach. 

    This stovetop shelf comes in three different sizes (20 inches, 24 inches, and 30 inches) for your cooking area!

    Promising review: "The shelf is made for 30" stoves and fits perfectly. Our stove's back was slightly curved and could not hold any items. With this shelf, we now can store a timer, essential condiments, like salt and garlic powder, a pepper shaker and several other items used frequently. The shelf looks good, cleans easily, and was exactly as advertised." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    5. A three-in-one veggie chopper, slicer, and spiralizer so you can have plant-based ingredients ready and not waste time chopping them up. You'll get perfectly diced cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions for every meal in minutes 👏.

    tiny carrots in a three-in-one veggie chopper, slicer, and spiralizer
    neatly diced carrots created wit the same veggie chopper

    Promising review: "Needed something to take the edge off Taco Tuesdays and all the veggie chopping. We were able to cut down prep to five minutes versus 15 minutes, and use the extra time to enjoy a conversation with family during dinner. Do yourself a favor and pick up this lifesaver for at-home cooks." —Mark Marin II

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    6. A set of plastic storage containers that'll help extend the life of produce for up to two FREAKING weeks! You won't have to toss fruits or veggies frequently and you'll spare yourself the hassle of multiple grocery store trips. 

    BuzzFeed editor Natalie Brown's before-and-after photo showing plump, juicy results of storing produce in produce savers on left vs the wilted strawberry from original container
    Natalie Brown/BuzzFeed

    This two-piece set comes with one 2.5-cup and one 17.3-cup container with lids!

    BuzzFeed editor Natalie Brown tested these storage containers — see above pictures! — and said: "On March 5, I put half of my fresh strawberries in the medium-sized container and left the other half in the clamshell container they came in from the store. And here they are 10 days later, on March 15! The berry I left in the original container's dehydrated and blemished, with wrinkled, crunchy leaves. But the produce-saver strawb's as fresh as it was on day one!" Read more of her Rubbermaid FreshWorks food storage containers review.

    Reviewers also swear by these storage containers that helped keep their fruits and veggies fresh:

    "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now." —Laura

    "The quality of fresh produce begins to degrade after two or three days, but I'm not willing to shop more than once a week. These Rubbermaid containers really solved that problem. I purchased fresh leaf lettuce and raspberries, rinsed them thoroughly, spun the lettuce dry, and placed the items in the food saver containers. Eight days later the lettuce is still fresh. The berries remained fresh for five days until they were all eaten. Over the years, I would hate to calculate how much money I've wasted throwing away wilted or spoiled lettuce and rotted berries. The savings from discarded produce will pay for these containers quickly." —M. Hughes

    Get a two-piece set from Amazon for $30 (also available separately in three sizes).

    7. An all-natural oven scrub for your oven that's been dirty for a long time. Pumice stone and essential oils help remove grime from oven racks and the interior glass panel of your oven door. You'll be glad that pie goo from three weeks ago is finally gone with a quick cleaning session.

    the jar of scrub
    gif of model using towel to wipe up oven scrub
    Everneat/Etsy

    Apply the scrub to dirty oven surfaces, scour each area with a metallic or scoring sponge, then wipe with a damp microfiber cloth, that's it!

    Everneat is a small business based in Fairfield, Connecticut, that sells natural cleaning essentials.

    Promising review: "I finally got time to use this product, and I am super impressed!! It worked just as promised, and the glass in my oven is finally clean! I cannot believe it. I have used everything I could find to clean my oven, and Everneat is now my go-to product. It smells amazing and works like magic!!" —Melanie McKaba

    Get it from Everneat on Etsy for $19.99

    8. And a set of oven liners to help catch crumbs and drips to prevent 'em from making a big mess. You'll be so happy you didn't have to spend hours cleaning after baking desserts.

    the black oven liners catching droplets from a pie
    someone washing the oven liners in a sink
    Amazon

    Note: It's recommended that you check what type of oven you have before purchasing these liners. If your gas oven or electric oven has a hidden heating element, place a liner on the lowest rack (not on the bottom of the oven). For electric ovens that have a visible heating element, place a liner underneath the heating element at the bottom of the oven. 

    Promising review: "I got tired of cleaning the bottom of my oven out after every drip and spill, or running the 'oven clean' option, which uses up so much energy and makes my house HOT during the process. I used to have foil on the bottom of the oven to help with spills, and that improved things greatly — but then you have to replace the foil after a while. I had to cut them to size, which was easy to do with a simple pair of household scissors. Then I placed them in the oven (they look nice!), and I waited for it to get messy. I cooked something super messy and finally needed to clean the liner. It was SO easy; I put it in the sink and used my sink sprayer and everything immediately slid right off the liner. No problem! I have a double oven, so I was glad this pack came with more than one. I have one in each oven and one on standby in case I need it. I know that having a dirty oven isn't the worst thing in the world, but if it matters to you, try these!" —Hpg

    Get a 3-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. Stick-on lights that'll give your kitchen a soothing glow, no matter what time of day it is. The cabinets above your appliances and counters will be *chef's kiss* amazing with a little illuminating. 

    This kit includes a remote that can adjust the brightness! 

    Promising reviews: "These lights made a HUGE difference in our new kitchen! In the before picture (editor's note: see photo above), the counters are dark and dreary, and with the lights, it’s bright and inviting! I LOVE them! And I love that they are electric and not battery operated! Perfect!!" —Dawn M

    "This is a wonderful product; just what I wanted. Super easy to install, and I love that it breaks off into sections so you don’t have any hanging over to hide. The remote is awesome, and there are lots of brightness settings. I’m going to use these everywhere!" —Queen Halloween

    Get the six-piece kit from Amazon for $17.84 (available in three light colors).

    10. And a surface cover to make your boring countertops look *way better* than they did before. Everyone will be asking, "Did you redo part of your kitchen?!" when IRL, you just stuck on this marble-print adhesive and didn't get expensive renovations. 

    before review picture of black kitchen counters
    after review picture of same countertops with the white marble adhesive surface cover

    This marble-print surface cover is so easy to use: Measure your kitchen countertop, cut the amount you'll need, peel off the adhesive liner, and stick it on! Some reviewers also recommend using a credit card to gently smooth out any bubbles that may pop up in the process.

    If you want to spruce up other areas around home, this cover also works great for cabinets and other pieces of furniture (bookcases, desks, dressers, and more).

    Promising review: "Great value for the money! As with all peel-and-stick products, it is very easy to get air bubbles underneath, which will show (I have yet to master this skill), but the results are amazing when you get it right. We used this for our kitchen countertops as we rent and could not replace it, and although I do not expect this to hold up forever, it has been put through some use for a month now and still looks like new. It has not discolored or moved/peeled and looks great! I messed up a couple times while installing the film, and it is easy enough to cover up with an extra piece of film to overlap any mistakes. Highly recommend for anyone who is renting but wants to spruce up the kitchen without spending too much money!" —Caroline Klar

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in five sizes).

    11. disposer foaming cleanser because when was the last time you ~actually~ cleaned your kitchen garbage disposal? It's easy to use and looks like a mini volcano erupting from your sink. Your stinky drain will thank you for this foamy and super-clean treatment. 

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a BuzzFeed article. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions, literally takes 5 minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! you have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. The smaller bag lasted me about six weeks, as I didn't feel the need the clean the disposal weekly like the packaging recommended. But let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!!" —VadersGirl

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $4.25.

    12. A 15-piece set of airtight containers for your pantry that's the definition of mess. Grab boxes of cereal, spaghetti, and crackers, and transfer it all into these clear vessels. It'll look like you hired a professional organizer, because all your food will be clearly visible and lined up in near-perfect rows on shelves. 

    reviewer photo of messy cabinets filled with packages of food
    reviewer photo of the same cabinet with the foot neatly stored and organized in clear labeled containers

    This set comes with one tall container (2.5 quarts/2.8 liters), four large containers (1.8 quarts/2.0 liters), six medium containers (1.3 quarts/1.4 liters), four small containers (0.7 quarts/0.8 liters), and 24 reusable labels.

    Promising review: "I love these storage containers. They are good to look at, durable, and worth every penny. I used them in my cabinet that was very unorganized. I had opened packages of dried beans on one side and packages of grains and dried powered mixes on the other side. Things would spill over and look terrible. This is part of a renovation in my kitchen so, when my cabinets are restored they will look amazing. I plan on purchasing another set to complete the upper cabinets as well and finish this cabinet. They seal well and come in different sizes. The seal will definitely keep everything out, and freshness in, as well as, you know what's in the container. And, the labels are an added touch. The taller ones don't fit in my kitchen cabinet, however, after my kitchen renovation, they will look fabulous on my new counters. I've sent the pictures to all my friends of the finished cabinet and they are super envious. Don't walk to purchase these containers, run!" —Sharon

    Get it from Amazon for $27.19 (available in three colors).

    13. A gorgeous Always Pan to replace the messy stack of cookware in your kitchen: This multipurpose gem has a vented top, a nonstick surface, a steaming basket, and a wooden spoon that attaches to the handle. You can use it to boil noodles, fry eggs, and sauté meat and veggies!

    dark pink Always Pan with attachable spoon on blue tile kitchen counter
    pink Always Pan filled with a chicken pot pie that's not sticking to the bottom of it
    Our Place, Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    This pan is made to replace the following cookware: a fry pan, a sauté pan, a steamer, a skillet, a saucepan, a saucier, a nonstick pan, a spatula, and a spoon rest. 

    Promising review: "We are loving our new multi-purpose skillet/pan. It is our 'go-to' stove top cooking now for everything from breakfast eggs, to sauté-ing, or steaming the evening veggies. It is a delight to finally find a well-made skillet that doesn't allow food to stick to it. Thank you." —Our Place Customer

    Get it from Our Place for $108 (originally $145; available in nine colors).

    Want to learn more about this great cooking essential? Check out our full review of the Always pan.

    14. washable drip catcher that'll prevent the counter space next to your faucet and sink from turning into a massive puddle after you wash dishes. This absorbent pad soaks up excess droplets, so you don't have to waste time wiping up water spills.

    gray rectangular sin bib around the faucet
    Hustle & Sew / Etsy

    Hustle & Sew is a small business based in Saint Helens, Oregon that sells cute home essentials.

    Promising review: "LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care." —Alina

    Get it from Hustle & Sew on Etsy for $13.50+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    15. Dash Rapid egg cooker because it makes ~eggcellent~ hard-boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, poached eggs, and omelets for your entire crew. This gadget cooks up to six (yes, six!) eggs at once without a stove. Place eggies inside, set a timer, and the buzzer will go off in a few minutes when they're done. 

    blue Dash Rapid egg cooker with six eggs cooking inside next to sliced hard-boiled eggs
    BuzzFeed writer Marquaysa Battle shows delicious hard-boiled eggs they made with the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
    Amazon, Marquaysa Battle / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeeder Marquaysa Battle swears by this small gadget, which has helped her whip up quick breakfasts in the morning and requires minimal cleanup. You can read more of her Dash Rapid Egg Cooker review.

    Promising review: "How does a busy mom who loves to start the day with a hearty breakfast squeeze in a bit of yoga before the day begins? With this handy hard-boiled egg maker! I just plug this baby in, pour in the water and add my eggs, and a few minutes later, voila! my eggs are made. I pop some bread in the toaster, and let the eggs cool while I do a 15-minute yoga routine before the family descends on the kitchen for breakfast. It is so convenient and makes me smile! It's a great way to start the day!" —J. Austin

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in eight colors).

    16. And a breakfast sandwich maker to whip up a heavenly combo of eggs, peppers, and ham on an English muffin whenever you are craving brunch. Just place your ingredients into this multi-layer press and bam, breakfast is served. No more using a million pans to get the job done. 

    black single-serve breakfast sandwich maker with english muffin sandwich heating inside
    cooked english muffin breakfast sandwich with orange slices around it

    Promising review: "I am actually excited for my weekday breakfast now. These homemade McMuffins are so good! My favorite version uses sliced tomatoes, Swiss cheese, and precooked bacon. So many options, so easy! My kindergartner and my teenager both love it. It's also easy to clean with a quick wipe down." —Joolie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in five colors).

    17. A set of shelf bins that'll transform your chaotic fridge into an organized hub for all your groceries. Five drawers and a sleek egg holder will help you remember where you put away condiments, drinks, produce, and even those lil' yogurt cups that somehow always end up on the wrong shelf.

    reviewer's fridge before using the shelves
    same fridge with organized groceries

    Promising review: "I’m in love! I don’t know if it's my obsession with being organized but it’s a game changer! No longer trying to reach for stuff in the back of the fridge and knock over a bunch of stuff in the process. I just slide it out grab what I want and slide it back!" —Libbey Durkee

    Get a 6-pack from Amazon for $19.54 (also available in packs of 12).

    18. A color-coded Cuisinart knife set so you can remember which cutlery to use if you're chopping up meat, veggies, and fruits. It'll brighten up your cooking area and be a big help for meal prep (no more worrying about cross-contamination if you're working with different foods).

    This set comes with a chef's knife, paring knife, bread knife, slicing knife, utility knife, and santoku knife. These knives don't come with a holder, but you can buy an easy-to-install magnetic bar for knives on Amazon if you'd like to keep them by your stove!

    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.

    19. Magnetic spice containers because digging through a drawer or cabinet to find ingredients is not fun. These small jars attach to the side of your fridge and come with easy-to-read labels. You'll be able to find basil, onion powder, and other seasonings in seconds!

    silver magnetic spice containers on side of reviewer's fridge
    same spice containers filled with spices on side of another black fridge

    Promising review: "My family cooks a lot and we had two drawers jammed full of spices and it was always a pain to find them. These magnetic spice tins are amazing. We have them stuck to the side of our fridge and it's such a nice, colorful, off-the-counter way to store them. I don't have to dig through drawers anymore to find what I'm looking for, and it makes me remember that we have spices when I'm cooking something without a specific recipe. We started out by ordering two sets, and just purchased a third. They are high-quality, visually appealing, and just all-around awesome." —Anne Saulnier

    Get the set of 12 from Amazon for