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    26 Clever Kitchen Products That’ll Make You Say “I Need That”

    Everything in here makes me want to restock my entire kitchen.

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    1. A two-in-one juicer/zester featuring a non-slip base and dishwasher-safe zesting plate that'll help you ~squeeze~ the day.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $12.99.

    2. A stove counter gap cover people swear by for keeping food from falling into the perilous gap between the stove and counter tops.


    Promising review: "This product is glossy and added a beautiful touch to our newly remodeled kitchen. They stay in place, wipe up easily, and keep food and anything else from getting in between the stove and counter tops." —Lisa Maier

    Get them from Amazon for $9.29+ (two colors).

    3. A set of very smart racks designed to hold open plastic bags so you don't have to. Food prep just got way easier!

    Promising review: "I make lots of freezer meals for myself and our daughters. Most of the time, I am making multiple servings of the same recipe. Before, I would have to pour ingredients into one bag, squish the air out, seal, set aside and start over. NOW, I set up how ever many bags I am making of the one recipe. Once the recipe is done, I place the freezer meals into each hands-free baggy, remove one at a time, seal, DONE!" —LV

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.97.

    4. A set of food savers that'll also double as jar lids and keep everything fresh and *avocontrol.*


    Set includes: four BPA-free and dishwasher-safe huggers

    Promising review: "I did a side-by-side comparison: half an avocado in plastic wrap next to half an avocado in a hugger. Did the same for half a tomato. These food huggers did a much better job! No browning and very minimal wrinkling. Made a delicious salad after my little experiment, too!" —KBA312

    Get them from Amazon for $7.19.

    5. A stainless-steel kettle with a stay-cool wooden handle so you can safely pour a cup of tea with the water still boiling.


    Features: 2.5 quart, stainless steel, removable, wide-mouth lid for easy cleaning, soft-touch, stay-cool handle for safe, comfortable grip, easy-open trigger spout

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $39.99.

    6. A heavy-duty spiralizer that's super easy to use and easy to take apart for top-rack dishwashing — everyone at your next dinner party will want one!


    Set includes: seven interchangeable blades, lifetime warranty, and four e-books filled with delish recipes.

    Promising review: "You're not going to find a better built, better functioning spiralizer anywhere! I wasn't planning on buying one — I started out just researching. After researching the various models and reading reviews, I thought, 'I gotta get me one of those.' This is probably one of the best purchases I've ever made. My girlfriend just bought one two weeks ago and after seeing mine, said said there's no comparison. She's sending hers back!" —Marie Walker

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    7. A collapsible colander ready to steam veggies, strain pasta, prevent water from boiling over, and collapse down to store.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $14.99.

    8. A set of reusable silicone baking cups for anyone who is tired of their cupcakes, egg bites, and other creations sticking in the oven.


    Features: made with food-grade silicone; freezer-, microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe.

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    9. A dishwasher-safe adjustable measuring cup you'll use every time you're in need of a sticky ingredient. Measuring the peanut butter you need for this peanut butter swirl boxed brownie recipe has never been easier.

    Amazon, Tasty

    Promising review: "Excellent OXO quality in an adjustable measuring cup especially made for sticky items such as peanut butter, honey, yogurt and other gooey ingredients. I use this almost every day and will probably get another one as an extra to have on hand. It gets every bit of sticky ingredients out of the cup and it's dishwasher-safe. A must for any kitchen, especially for bakers." —E. Deland

    Check out more drool-worthy peanut butter recipes from Tasty.

    Get them from Amazon: the one-cup measure for $14.73 or the two-cup measure for $11.99

    10. A two piece oven grip you can ~depan~ on when you need to pick up a hot pan, adjust the baking racks in the oven, or cover a splattering pot!


    Features: heat-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe.

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $20.99.

    11. A garlic press to peel, slice, dice, grate, and store garlic and keep your hands odor free in the process.


    All components are dishwasher-safe and it includes two interchangeable blades.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    12. A handy kitchen scale so you can accurately measure ingredients and convert measurements without getting flour all over your keyboard as you Google how many ounces are in a pound for the 100th time.


    This scale measures pounds, grams, ounces, fluid ounce, and milliliters. It comes with batteries, and has an easy-to-read screen.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $19.99.

    13. A breakfast sandwich maker for anyone who is tempted by breakfast sandwiches near and far (me), and needs a quick way to whip them up at home.


    Promising review: "The appliance comes with several recipe ideas and they're all great. This is an extremely versatile device, and it's great knowing you can make a quick breakfast sandwich with higher-quality ingredients than what's available at fast food places, and for a lot cheaper. Cleanup is easy as the center pieces slide out and are dishwasher-safe, and the top and bottom plates wipe clean very easily. If you're a sandwich-maker skeptic, I implore you to give this appliance a try." —Coketown

    Get it from Amazon for $23.57 (four colors).

    14. A non-sick cast-iron grill pan that just may grill up the tastiest steak of all time, no outdoor grill needed.


    This versatile pan cooks and bakes evenly, and the ridges will help drain oils and evenly distribute heat. The pan is also pre-seasoned in vegetable oil for a non-stick release.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $42.99.

    15. A pair of bear claws the whole family will want to try — these will shred up your pulled pork like a 600 lb. grizzly coming out of hibernation.

    Promising review: "They are very solid in construction and very comfortable to hold while shredding. When I first received these, my wife thought they were gimmicky and questioned my purchase. I let her try them on a pulled pork and she didn't want to give them back!" —Sean Thomas

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95 (six colors).

    16. A set of stainless-steel mixing bowls complete with handles, lids, and grating and slicing inserts so you never waste money on subpar bowls again.


    Set includes: 1.5-quart, a 3-quart, and a 5-quart bowl

    Features: non-slip bottoms and measurements etched on the inside; lids; spouts for easy pouring.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $71.99.

    17. And a single mixing bowl with graters and slicers to ensure you can have at least one bowl to grate potots in for this sweet potato breakfast cup recipe; in case you've already committed to ~another~ set.

    Macy's, Goodful

    This babe features a lid for easy mixing, graters and slicers for efficient food prep right into the bowl, and a center piece for storage.

    Set includes: 5-quart bowl, a coarse grater, a fine grater, a slicer, and cutout lid with removable piece.

    Feast your eyes on the full recipe for the sweet potato cups from Goodful.

    Get the prep bowl from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $23.99.

    18. An investment-worthy countertop garden that has everything you need to enjoy a variety of fresh herbs from home, even if you don't have space for an outdoor garden.


    This plant-growing babe features an energy-efficient LED light that automatically turn on and off, and the system reminds you when to water and add plant food!

    Set includes: Thai basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Genovese basil, and Miracle-Gro plant food

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $129.99 (three colors).

    19. A mess-free batter dispenser for anyone who wants to save time and make perfect cupcakes, muffins, pancakes, and more with ease.,

    Get it from Amazon for $12.45 (four cup capacity).

    20. A small but mighty air fryer so you can indulge in crispy fries, homemade wings, frozen dumplings, roasted veggies, mozzarella sticks, and more fried goodies using hot air and little-to-no oil.


    I have the aqua model at home, and it works wonders by circulating hot air around your food. It only takes two minutes to preheat and cooks way faster than the oven!

    Promising review: "This little gem does exactly what you want it to do. Mozzarella sticks, wings, pizza snacks come out perfectly. Takes a little while to find out just how long to do each snack, but once you get used to it, just perfect. Not for large amounts, but for one or two people it's great. Takes up very little space." —Swimmer

    Check out 18 Recipes That’ll Make You Want An Air Fryer Right Now for more delicious ideas.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (five colors).

    21. A microwave-cleaning mama who shall clean even the dirtiest microwave with just a little bit of steam.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.77.

    22. And a microwave omelette maker that'll help you assemble an *eggcellent* breakfast when you're running late in the morning and have no time to wait for a pan to heat up.


    Promising review: "I really like my Lekue Omelette Maker because it is quicker and easier than doing it the regular, old fashioned way. The best feature is not having to use oil because of the non-stick quality of the material used. I throw in raw veggies and microwave for a minute or so, then add cheese and eggs, and my omelettes come out perfect." —Dreamreader

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    23. A clever cutting board with two pull-out drawers, because you deserve a place to hold veggies and scraps — not to mention it doubles as a fancy-looking cheese board!


    Features: made of food-safe wood and materials, BPA-free drawers are freezer-, dishwasher-, and microwave-safe; easy to clean surface

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    24. A wine, cider, or water infuser (depending on your mood) you'll pour worry-free drinks from; thanks to the leaf-proof lid.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $16.79.

    25. A cauliflower/broccoli stalk chopper for anyone who wants to be well on their way to garlic parmesan cauliflower bites for dinner.

    Amazon, Tasty

    Promising review: "I love cauliflower, but what a pain it is to cut off the little florets. This actually works, and works well. It doesn't seem very sharp, but it sure preps like it is." —Animal Lover

    Get the recipe for cauliflower bites four ways from Tasty.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    26. And a set of versatile beechwood utensils you can safely use on non-stick surfaces. Any spoon that can gently hold one single Brussel sprout to check if the rest are done is a good spoon.


    Set includes: a spoon, a pointed spoon, and a turner.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $14.99.

    Cheers to a cleverly stocked kitchen!


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