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    42 Kitchen Products To Gift To Yourself This Year

    A gorgeous bread box, fancy olive oil, a chic toaster, and more.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A milk frother to pack a powerful, spinning punch despite looking rather delicate. It'll help transform your hot chocolate into one out of a Hallmark Christmas movie scene. Delish.

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    I invested in one of these this year and I'm so glad I did — I use it to make lattes at home and have saved a lot of dollars without having to run out to Starbucks every morning (just...once a week or so instead hehe).

    Promising review: "OMG, this milk frother makes my homemade latte taste like it was made by a barista. It was perfect. So perfect that I bought a second one for my brother who loves coffee to use. I've already recommended it to some coworkers. It has changed my coffee-drinking life. This comes highly recommended." —Michelle Pirestani

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 17 colors).

    2. A set of LED light saber chopsticks you'll probably misplace in your utensil drawer but then have the opportunity to exclaim "THESE are the ones I've been looking for!" once you've finally find them.

    amazon.com, Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    I know for a fact that BuzzFeed editor Emma Lord treats herself to sushi every Friday and takes her "treat yo' self" meal a step further by devouring it with these fun chopsticks.

    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 them in red and green from Amazon for $18.97.

    3. An oil mister that'll help you perfectly cover all of your ingredients without getting your hands covered in grease.

    reviewer spraying vegetables with the oil spray
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a great item for lightly spraying salads, roasting vegetables, or adding some oil to a prepared plate of pasta. Avoids using more oil than necessary so that’s a savings right there. I also use it to put a light coating of oil on all my cast-iron cookware to prevent rust. Best of all, it looks great on the dinner table. Lots of uses which really makes it an asset in the kitchen. It seems that it should last a while so I think it is worth the few bucks spent." —Clancy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. A handheld garlic press you'll be ready to *rock 'n' roll* with right out of the package — don't plan to invite any vampires over for dinner.

    the rolling handheld garlic press
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Easy to use! Easy to clean! Superior to a press and easier to use! No need for hesitation! Go ahead and buy it! You won't be disappointed!" — T. Star

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two sizes).

    5. An Always Pan, complete with a nonstick surface, vented top, mesh basket for steaming, and high-quality spoon that hooks onto the handle — you'll basically only ever want to use this pan. My apologies to your current ones.

    Our Place, Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Bek O'Connell loves her Our Place pan:

    "I have and love this pan! It just feels really nice to hold. The nesting spoon is absolutely genius, everything cooks evenly, and food just glides right off with minimal effort. If you hate scrubbing, consider getting this! Also, Our Place was founded by Shiza Shahid, along with Amir Tehrani and Zach Rosner. She's a Pakistani social entrepreneur who also co-founded the nonprofit Malala Fund, which promotes education for young girls."

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

    Check out our full review of Our Place's Always Pan.

    6. A charcuterie board set complete with knives and a hidden drawer to store 'em in and an extra circular tray — a must-have for the at-home chef who is forever prepping a delicious spread for their loved ones.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Really like how it comes with secure packaging!!! The quality of the cheeseboard is great compared to a previous one I bought. It’s easy and convenient to cut the cheese and ham using their cutlery set. And I really like how the cutlery set is stored in a drawer under the display portion of the cheeseboard which prevents children from reaching it. The drawer comes out completely for easier cleaning to get rid of the crumbs. I’m also satisfied with the bonus items that comes with the cheeseboard. I can use the smaller board for cutting small items and using the kitchen set for cooking and serving. Would buy one more for Christmas gift!!!" —Ruijie Duan

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    7. A 5-quart KitchenAid stand mixer, because you're the one doing all the hard work in the kitchen so you truly deserve this spurge-worthy gadget.

    a pink stand mixer
    Wayfair

    This 5-quart bowl can hold up to nine cups of flour, nine DOZEN cookies, seven pounds of mashed potatoes....you get the point.

    Promising review: "I love it! I’ve been wanting one for years and the color is just perfect. I can’t wait to make all of my holiday goodies with my new best friend!" —Kellee

    Get it from Wayfair for $429.99 (available in 23 colors).

    8. A compact 8-in-1 spiralizer that'll grate cheese, juice fruits, cut ribbon, and *so* much more. This lil' gadget really does it all.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    BuzzFeed editor *and* zoodle-lover Emma Lord is obsessed with this gadget:

    "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 $16.99.

    9. An air fryer (from the makers of the INSTANT POT!!), perfect for anyone who hasn't always been a big fan of leftovers but wants to make the most of all their delicious homemade meals. Best of all? You can crisp up your fave foods without all that oil.

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Hannah Loewentheil finally caved and bought an air fryer while in quarantine, and she's glad she did:

    "I'd been contemplating buying an air fryer for quite some time, but it wasn't until I found myself cooking every night with my family due to COVID-19 that I finally decided it was the right time to get one. Friends of mine were raving about their new Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, so after reading similar feedback on Amazon, I decided it looked like a winner. And it happens to be made by the same company that makes the crowd-favorite Instant Pot. I figured I would be using this appliance primarily as air air fryer, but as an added bonus, it can also roast, broil, bake, re-heat, and dehydrate food.

    I've had this air fryer for about three weeks now, and I can honestly say it's become the hero of my kitchen. It preheats quickly, it's large enough to hold a good amount of food at once, it's easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I've been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you're cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don't get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don't mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there's no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn't believe I made this at home!!"

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    Check out the full review, plus some air fryer recipe suggestions for more!

    10. A Magic Bullet blender you can count on to help you recreate the green juice or smoothies you used to pick up on your way to the office.

    a model blending fruit in the magic bullet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I use this almost every morning. This was my savior during the quarantine part of the pandemic when I was working from home. I was able to easily make smoothies for breakfast or a snack instead of eating junk. Blended quickly and easily, easy to clean, and came with so many cups and travel options I was able to continue my healthy habit when I went back to work!" —Marissa Vittorio

    Get it from Amazon for $29.88.

    11. An instant-read digital thermometer, so you'll never have to guess "is my steak cooked?" again. You can grill with confidence!

    The thermometer and sheath
    Amazon

    Promising review: "As a working chef for over 30 years, I've gone through dozens of thermometers, and this one stands out. I actually purchased this by accident while buying several thermometers to try with the intent of buying a dozen for my crew. I was looking for thermometers that can be field-calibrated and as far as I can tell, this one can't. But I intend to buy more of these because they are accurate, easy to read, and just more pleasant to use. They are tough, and I love the ring on the end; I keep this one hanging on a hook near our ranges so I don't have to hunt it down. It does not ride easily in my chef's coat, but that is due to the longer probe. Which I LOVE. In two weeks I have used this one thermometer over 130 times, all with pleasure." —Cetaceous Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    12. Delicious Brightland olive oil in a gorgeous bottle that is way more than a pretty face — its been UV-coated to protect the contents from damaging light.

    a white bottle with a clean brightland label on it near carrots
    Brightland Co.

    I've had the pleasure of trying this olive oil and it really is worth the money! Yes, the bottle is pretty and looks lovely on the counter, but the taste is also fantastic! This specific version has nutty notes of green tomato and green pear and is ideal for enjoying on salads and in marinades. Brightland Co. is a WOC–owned small business.

    Promising review: "The flavor inside of this olive oil is amazing, along with it being a beautiful centerpiece in my kitchen. Every single time someone walks in they ask about it. I went ahead and order the entire kit and have all of the different varieties with the beautiful gold spouts to go across the top for ease and elegance. Love this product" —Candice M

    Get it from Brightland Co. for $37.

    13. A kitchen gadget you can use to dice onions in a flash — save your uncontrollable crying for the next time you watch The Notebook.

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    Promising review: "I had another chopper that worked perfectly fine, but when I saw OXO had come out with one, I ordered it. As expected, I liked it much better than the first, which I gave to a friend. I particularly like that it is deeper and not as long, so stuff doesn't pile up under the chopping surface, and the best feature is that it has a hole in one end so you can simply dump it over a bowl when it's full. The little plastic grid is a nuisance, though, so I just don't use it. As long as you rinse it immediately, food doesn't usually stick too badly. OXO has the best-designed products in my kitchen. I wish they'd design a self-cooking and self-cleaning stove top." —Springlering

    Get it from Amazon for $20.94.

    14. A carbon steel wok, because the regular ol' frying pans you have simply won't cut it when you want to attempt to make an outrageously delicious stir fry.

    Food52

    I have this wok and it's fantastic! My husband is the main chef in our house and he was super excited to try this pan out — it did not disappoint. We made stir fry vegetables and chicken in it. It was so much easier to combine everything into one deep pan and we served the meal directly out of it. Honestly, the GIF (as seen above) from the site has inspired me to make pasta in it next!

    Promising review: "I love this carbon steel wok! Not only did it arrive perfectly pre-seasoned, it cooks food evenly and deliciously! I really love it and I am so glad I decided to get one." —Jade D.

    Get it from Food52 for $129.

    15. A grape, strawberry, and tomato cutter so you can flawlessly slice 'em in half the way chefs do on all of those fancy cooking shows.

    A model using the device to level tomatoes to cut them in half
    Amazon

    You can also use this to safely cut bagels and slices of meats that you're trying to cut through the middle of!

    Promising review: "This item is the best kitchen helper. First time using it I was apprehensive about it really working, but it works like a charm. Put my tomatoes in first literally slicing them immediately, then my green olives...perfect. I know I will be making more salads and healthy veggie trays with this food cutter." —Cynthia

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    16. Cut-resistant gloves — a must-have for anyone who isn't super confident in their knife skills and would like to keep all of their digits.

    Amazon

    You can even pop these in the washing machine for a thorough cleaning.

    Promising review: "Not sure how these gloves would work with a buzz saw, but wearing them has changed my life as an oyster shucker (which is why I bought them). Absolutely perfect! I can hold the oyster in my hand and go for it without fear of the shell slicing my hands. The knife has slipped a few times to stab me, and it stopped that as well. Super easy wash up as well." —Footsie

    Get them from Amazon for $11.49 (available in sizes S—XL).

    17. A bottle of Truff truffle-infused hot sauce you'll probably want to start planning your meals around — it's THAT good.

    BuzzFeed / Hannah Loewentheil

    Promising review: "If you are new to hot sauce in general, or looking for a safe thing to try or gift to an enthusiast in your life, give the original bottle a try. If you handle heat well and are looking to venture into flavor country, the Red Bottle is life changing. Truff is an experience that all hot sauce enthusiasts need to try at least once." —Spacemonkey

    Get Truff from Amazon: the black truffle hot sauce for $17.09, the "hotter" sauce for $17.98, and the white truffle hot sauce for $34.99.

    18. A splurge-worthy cookie jar you can fill with your famous gingerbread all winter long (and then continue to sneak treats out of while no one is looking, hehe).

    a pretty wintry ceramic cookie jar
    Anthropologiie

    This item is backordered but is expected to be back in stock on November 17.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $98.

    19. A stylish microfiber dish-drying mat that'll provide you with a place to dry your seemingly endless stack of dishes — no excuses!

    Reviewer photo of the marble mat on a counter
    amazon.com

    It absorbs four times its weight in water and it's machine washable!

    Promising review: "Well I don't know what took me so long to buy these. I used to line my counter with towels and I had to replace them every couple of days so they wouldn't smell like wet stinky towel. Well I bought these and I wanted to see how long they last without having any smelly odor and it has been a month and they smell just fine. I dry some glasses directly on the mat and I tested them and there is no weird lingering odor. I have no windows in my kitchen due to the weird layout of my condo. I wash dishes at least twice a day. I know that sounds ridiculous and when my experiment is over I will be washing these every week. To give you some context I am super sensitive to smells; I replace my sponge every three to four days even though I ring it out after each use and I hang dry it. I just can't stand smelly things." —Esme Ramirez

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 12 colors).

    20. A knife set with a clear base, so every time you're in need of a specific knife you won't have to play a game of mental roulette to grab the correct one on the first try.

    A clear acrylic base holding cooking knives
    amazon.com

    This set comes with a chef's knife, bread knife, paring knife, carving/filet knife, and a utility knife.

    Promising review: "The Mueller company has created another fantastic product. The value for the cost is incredible. This company makes such quality products for super-reasonable prices. I'm so impressed. These knives work magically and look so professional in their stand. This package includes every knife one needs, including kitchen scissors and even a knife sharpener. I used the paring knife, right out of the box and made a beautiful salad. The peeler is one of the best I've ever used. I'm going to make pizza for dinner just so I can try the pizza knife. I highly recommend this set. I'm so pleased. I will forever look at Mueller products first whenever I am in need of anything. Bravo!" —Ash333

    Get a seven-piece set from Amazon for $14.97 (available in two sets).

    21. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of your oven from the river of cheese that sometimes escapes from that one casserole you actually know how to make.

    the oven liner covered in goo on the bottom of an oven
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These liners are life-changing! I never thought I needed them until a friend raved about them. Cleanup is so simple, no more melted cheese or sauces burnt to the bottom of my ovens. I love that I can cut them down to size to fit my toaster oven. My husband enjoys grilling with the liners now, he doesn't have to line the grill with aluminum foil which he found so annoying, deterring him from grilling. This product really has simplified my life in the kitchen and I love it." —Kindle Custommer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99.

    22. A Nespresso Vertuo coffee and espresso maker that'll have your favorite drink ready in minutes — say goodbye to your cranky morning mood.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    It heats up in 15 seconds and has a 40-ounce water tank so you don't have to fill it every morning.

    Promising review: "I like iced coffee with high caffeine. This fits the bill perfectly and is a joy to use and drink. My Starbucks monthly bill has come down considerably after buying this unit, and I'm ready to hit the ground running that much sooner in the morning. I especially enjoy the self cleaning feature and the ability to run it for smaller or larger cup sizes. Truly a premium product." —David T.

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95+ (available in three colors, plus in bundle options with the Aeroccino milk frother).

    23. A comfortable and cute cross-back apron you can count on to protect your clothes from *~the elements~* also known as erratic oil splashes.

    CatePaperCo / Etsy

    CatePaperCo is a small business based in Washington, DC that primarily sells art prints and supplies.

    Get it from CatePaperCo on Etsy for $18 (available in three colors).

    24. A cookie scoop, so all of your precious balls of dough will come out *exactly* the same size and look simply stunning before everyone in the house gobbles 'em up.

    a reviewer photo of cookie dough balls neatly arranged and the same size behind the cookie scoop
    amazon.com

    I have one of these and it has been a game changer when making cookies. I love that each one comes out the same size, making it easier than ever to know precisely how many will fit on my baking sheet.

    Promising review: "Why didn't I have one of these in my kitchen drawer before?! I bought the medium-sized scoop originally to make a large batch of cookies for Christmas, but today it came handy when I had leftover batter from my banana bread recipe and it made the perfect scoop to fill a regular-sized cupcake liner! Now I'm thinking about getting the small size for my mini-cupcakes! Super easy and they came out perfectly uniform and totally beats trying to use a spoon! Handles have a nice silicone grip too and help with hand fatigue. :-)" —Michi K

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–L).

    25. A Cuisinart Griddler, so you can make mouthwatering burgers all year long whether it's 20 or 90 degrees outside.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Using this lil' grill is so simple! Throw your meat on, close the top, and BOOM — dinner is served. I've been using one for years and it's wonderful for making grilled chicken, burgers, grilled veggies, and paninis.

    Promising review: "Excellent addition to our kitchen. Good build quality, You can use this for a lot of different food but it is great for grilled cheese sandwiches. The griddle works well on pancakes and has plenty of heat to do the job. Easy and quick to clean." —Jazzperk

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    26. A KitchenAid food chopper to spare you the hassle of trying to finely chop ingredients *and* make sure all of your sauces and soups will be lump-free.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a perfect size for a small counter. It stores both blades and the cord wraps nicely. It is large enough to chop a large onion. It has a variable speed which is great for controlling particle size. It seems well-made, very little vibration and is very attractive." —D Powell

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in five styles).

    27. A toaster so aesthetically pleasing it might just encourage you to upgrade all of your other appliances. Apologies in advance.

    Reviewer photo of a pale green toaster surrounded by toast and a French press
    amazon.com

    It has SEVEN toasting options!

    Promising review: "Is it possible...can a toaster be...this sexy? Yes. Absolutely yes. This sexy toaster fit right in to my farmhouse style kitchen with its cool mint-green color and retro vibes. I have made toast with it and a toasted sandwich with cream cheese and thin-sliced turkey — it was delicious! This toaster pops so quiet I missed it, twice!!! My toast was cold, but then I noticed this amazing thing also has a REHEAT button!!! So no worries if you miss that pop sound. It has four slots and they are the wide and long type meaning those fancier breads fit without squishing the sides of your slice. It has a bagel setting, as well as that nifty reheat button so your toast doesn't get burnt or overly crispy if you aren't hovering over it and miss it pop up and have to re-toast it." —Alice R.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three colors).

    28. Airtight containers that'll make the fancy pasta you always find yourself buying double as dinner and home decor.

    three glass canisters with grains in them and silver lids
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Dried pasta never looked so good! Wow these are really great, saves space in the pantry while storing food beautifully. I’m leaving mine out because I can’t stop admiring how cool it looks. The quality is good to thick glass and shiny stainless steel. You cannot go wrong. Simple and nice kitchen upgrade!" —Chloe

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $29.99.

    29. A culinary blow torch so you can *finally* make your own baked Alaska after watching various chefs do it on TV for years.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This mini torch is easy to use with an adjustable flame. It's not too fancy shmancy, but it's not expensive either. It does everything I need it to do including lighting candles that have burned too far down to reach with a match. (although I know that's not its intent at all) Unfortunately it doesn't arrive with butane; but once you fill it, it lasts a pretty long time!" —Vero

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    30. A batter dispenser, that'll help you create perfectly round, fluffy pancakes that honestly could be featured on the cover of a magazine.

    the batter dispenser next to perfectly round pancakes
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Finally a kitchen utensil that saves time, mess, and frustration! I ordered this because my 10-year-old daughter loves to make pancakes but she also leaves an incredible mess. She also loves to make cupcakes and that's even a double mess. Upon receiving the batter dispenser, my daughter took it out of the package and started making pancakes right away without my instructions. She loved the ease to make the pancakes in the container and then one click on the pan with no mess." —Jim Hudson

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    31. A 5-in-1 baking mix you can use to make delicious treats like pancakes, muffins, cakes... you get the point. It's chock full of deliciousness and should be a staple item for anyone who likes to bake on a whim.

    the baking mix next to waffles shaped like hearts
    partake foods / Via instagram.com

    Partake Foods is a Black woman-owned small business that sells baked goods and baking mixes that use allergy-free ingredients.

    Promising review: "We're a gluten-free, dairy-free house that has been seeking a versatile baking mix for our family without having to add half a dozen other ingredients in the process. This mix really has done it for us. We've made pancakes, waffles and muffins with the mix and they've all come out great. The fact that we can trust the ingredients because they're from Partake is a big bonus." —BMG

    Get it from Partake Foods for $45.99.

    32. A bread box that'll look *so* charming on your kitchen counter and give you yet another reason to stock up on bagels this weekend.

    The light wooden bread box with two shelves full of baked foods and a sliding door
    Nature Above / Etsy

    Nature Above is a small business based in Brooklyn, New York.

    Promising review: "The product is well made and fits the item description. The assembly required two people, one to hold the pieces in places and another to screw in the screws, but was relatively easy to do." —Olivia Rayburn

    Get it from Nature Above on Etsy for $45.99.

    33. A coffee and spice grinder you can use to make your go-to morning beverage that much easier to whip up (especially when you're still feeling super sleepy).

    the coffee grinder grinding up beans
    Sur La Table

    BuzzFeed editor Melanie Aman has been using this while in quarantine the past year and is a fan!

    Promising review: "Been using this for my morning French press beans, and it is so straightforward and easy to use to one's needs. I haven't done any super deep cleaning of it yet but the design makes me think that'll be easy — all the surfaces inside are easy to access and clean out as needed." —Erin B.

    Get it from Sur La Table for $19.95.

    34. A breakfast sandwich maker for those rainy Sunday mornings where all you want is a cure to your hangover but can't physically venture farther than the kitchen.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "FAM. I need you to lissssssten. I would give this product 87 stars if I could. You'd think it would be one of those gimmicky kitchen appliances that barely even works. EXCEPT you're wrong. It's amazing. It's quick. Look. Lissssten. You put the ingredients in and about two minutes later your tummy is all like 'oh yesssss.' Basically. Just buy it. Purchase the sammich maker. You're welcome." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    35. An herb stripper to help you utilize all the pieces you actually like to eat from your favorite herbs without having to painstakingly remove all the bitter stems. Yuck.

    The herb strippers in various colors
    MudPotteryAndGlass / Etsy

    MudPotteryAndGlass is a small business based in Mendocino, California, that specializes in unique glass and ceramic gifts.

    Promising review: "Thank you for the herb stripper. I used it to make my mother's recipe for parsley potatoes and it worked wonderfully. I will order again!" —Cynthia Huddleston

    Get it from MudPotteryAndGlass on Etsy for $17.50 (available in nine colors).

    36. A nonstick microwave pasta cooker you'll pat yourself on the back for ordering when you're starving and don't want to wait for water to boil before diving into your favorite pasta.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "One of those 'why didn't I think of this?' kind of things. It makes cooking pasta so easy and foolproof! No trying to bend/break pasta to get it to fit into a round pan. The instructions tell you exactly how long to microwave it for the different size proportions." —EQUUS

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    37. A handheld knife sharpener you can use to bring your most-used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying your countertop or cutting boards.

    someone using the small, handheld knife sharpener
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Buying this knife sharpener has changed my life! I used to burn water, but now I'm on par with chefs like Gordon Ramsay! My knives are so sharp that I could cut off a finger and would not even notice. Paper thin tomatoes and onions for a tuna fish sandwich? Not a problem! Thank you KitchenIQ, my life will never be the same." —J.W.

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

    Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.

    38. A handy corn butterer to ensure each kernel is coated in that golden goodness without much of a hassle or mess.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I purchased the corn butter knife early in the summer — just in time for corn season. Since it comes in a set of two, I gave one to my daughter and son-in-law; their comment was, 'Why hasn't anyone ever thought of this before?!' It's a MUCH better solution than rolling the cob in a slab of butter!" —Anne

    Get a two-pack from The Grommet for $13.95.

    39. A rapid egg cooker you can use to make your breakfast faster than you can say, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"

    Amazon, amazon.com

    One little machine that can whip up hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs and omelets? Sounds magical! And let me tell you — it is. Get one of these egg-cellent appliances ASAP.

    Promising review: "This egg cooker is some sort of insane magic. It is brilliant...totally changed my life and is my new best friend in the kitchen. Super simple to use, instructions are extremely clear, with pictures and some recipes to get you going, and the different types of eggs you can cook with this is incredible: hard boiled, poached (!!!) and an omelet. We didn't even have to try it a few times to get it right — first time the eggs came out the most perfect I've ever cooked them and all I did was follow a few basic instruction steps, then walk away and listen for the buzzer. Even the buzzer at the end is more than a sound...it's music that my son and I dance to in the kitchen. I'm in heaven. All for such a low price. I can die happy now:)" —Amazon Customer

    Check out our deep dive into the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker here.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in six colors).

    40. A HyperChiller to cool your favorite drink in less than a minute. A must-have if you're like me and prefer to drink iced coffee all year. Yes, that includes when it's 25 degrees out in the middle of January.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "For those not fully familiar with how it works, what it's accomplishing is trying to surround your liquid with as much ice-behind-metal as possible. So, it has a center chamber of ice behind the metal, then an outer chamber of ice. The inner chamber fits inside the outer with about a cup's worth of space that's between the inner and outer chamber. This exposes your liquid to the greatest surface area of super-cold metal that they can, and since your liquid is only touching metal, and not the ice itself, it doesn't matter the temperature of the liquid poured in. You can pour in boiling water and while it may end up melting a bunch of the ice behind the metal, none of that water will mix with your drink. So, whether you're chilling a wine, dropping hot coffee to cool it off, or just wanting to rapidly drop the temp of that fresh lemonade you made without making it watery, this will get that done." —P. Ericksen

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    41. A silicone grease container with a built-in strainer to catch leftover bacon bits — you can pop it in the freezer and use it for future cooking endeavors.

    The Grommet

    This reusable, silicone design is safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, resists stains and odors, and holds one cup of cooled grease.

    Promising review: "After using just about anything that wouldn't melt, this is the best bacon grease container ever. Easy to use, easy to clean...love the piggy!" —Michael

    Get it from The Grommet for $15.

    42. And a cutting board and strainer combo, because who wouldn't appreciate a two-in-one item that'll save 'em room in their kitchen?

    a white and red cutting board with a strainer built into it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite things I have purchased for our tiny apartment! It's a pretty good size cutting board and I can see it fitting over most sinks. I LOVE the bowl inside that can let wet ingredients drain liquid directly into the sink. It's seriously SO nice to have this when you're limited on counter space!" —Atara

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    You, after treating yourself to a whole new slew of kitchen products:

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