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    43 Kitchen Products With Such Good Reviews You May Want To Test Them Yourself

    "Come hungry, leave happy," —IHOP, and you after shopping this post on an empty stomach.

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    1. A cooling and baking rack so versatile you can use it to both chill your freshly baked sweets and roast veggies. Best of both worlds, amiright!?


    Promising review: "Great product, it held up well to baking, broiling, and scrubbed clean with basic kitchen scrubby. It fit perfectly in my standard cookie sheet and kept my food out of the grease! No warping or bending with heat or cold water. Would recommend for all your jalapeño popper and baked wing needs! Good product for the price. And very thoughtful customer service whom followed up to ensure I was happy with it." —emilyashley315

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. An OXO dish squeegee that'll help you scrape off burnt-on bits from your dishes and have you and your roommates actually arguing over who GETS to do the dishes.


    Promising review: "OXO has such wonderful kitchen equipment and this is no exception. It does a much better job than a Brillo pad and lasts longer too." —Emily Peters

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    3. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of your oven from any overflow/oozing and let you continue on pretending you're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry-free.


    Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." —Artset Outset

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99.

    4. A Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver container you can use to keep those fruits and veggies you picked up at the farmer's market fresh for as long as possible.


    Promising review: "We bought one of these just to try them out. We live in Montana and the veggies just don't seem to last as long as they did when we lived in AZ or WA. I put some baby spinach in one of the containers and nine days later the spinach literally looks as good as the day I bought it. I bought a three-pack from Amazon and just threw a bunch of mixed berries in one and broccoli in another. I am extremely happy with my purchase." —pettyolives

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in small or medium).

    Check out our full review of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers.

    5. A brown sugar bear that is as cute as it is functional and'll keep your sugar from getting hard as a rock over time. When the mood strikes to whip up something delicious you won't have to head out to the store for an extra ingredient.


    Promising review: "After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar, After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar...two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" —Sneezeloaf

    Get it from Amazon for $5.61.

    6. 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.


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

    Promising review: "After my husband sliced his finger on our mandolin I decided to check out these gloves. We are both very impressed with how well they work. The company who sells these is also wonderful — they sent a follow-up email to ensure that we liked the gloves and would have replaced or refunded our money if we weren't happy. The only thing I was concerned about when I ordered the gloves was if I was buying the right size. My husband and I have different hand sizes, but the medium is working well for both of us. And knowing that they would send a different size free of charge was wonderful. Now we don't have to worry about slicing off our fingers!" —That Author Guy's Wife

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

    7. An OXO no-spill ice cube tray made of silicone so you'll be able to pop 'em out as needed without any struggle., Amazon

    Promising review: "I have owned this ice cube tray for approximately four months and I have loved every day we've had together. I've considered inviting people into my home and offering them a glass of water just so they can watch in awe as I peel back the silicone top and cool the crap out of their drink. The ice cubes taste like fresh ice and the name does not lie — these ice cubes DO NOT SPILL. I sometimes turn it upside down in my freezer just to spice things up." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two styles).

    8. Reusable produce bags you can bring to the supermarket, load up with your fave veggies, then toss right into the fridge for a hassle-free shopping/storing experience.


    Promising review: "SO good, SO handy, SO ecological (without being nerdy). Simple: put grapes into one bag, tomatoes in another, green beans in another... well, you get the idea. No thin plastic bags to figure out how to open without cursing or have to dispose of. Leave these bags untied so checker has access to price, then secure the top. These bags are plenty large enough for big heads of lettuce, tons of grapes, tomatoes, etc., and they go under your faucet for thorough rinsing. You drain the contents and put the bags directly in the fridge. They are sturdily made, close perfectly, and easy to fold and carry into a grocery store. They are exactly as shown. This is a quality product. I recommend 100%." —C. Hascoat

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $9.97+ (also available in a pack of 11).

    9. Or eco-friendly beeswax food wraps that'll save you lots of dollars on tin foil and keep your leftovers fresh.


    Promising review: "Can't recommend these beeswax wraps enough. The antimicrobial aspect of the beeswax keeps fruits and vegetables super fresh for much longer than plastic bags. They keep bread soft and fresh for much longer than ziplocks. They are so much better for the environment, and they can be reused for months. We have been using our set for almost two years and they are still as good as new. No waste! Just make sure to wash them with cool water, as warm/hot water will melt the wax." —Publisher

    Get a three-pack (one small, medium, and large) from Amazon for $18+ (available in four styles).

    10. 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.


    Promising review: "I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product ! Now I don't have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore." —Rodrigo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

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

    11. An inexpensive cold brew maker that'll let you make as much cold brew as you want (AKA... A LOT) from the comfort of your own home.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Start saving your hard earned dollars and make your own iced coffee at home! Thanks to this amazing iced cold brew maker from Takeya, you can easily sip on your favorite drink without breaking the bank. Almost 2.5K hyped-up amazon reviewers gave this gadget five stars — so you know it's gotta be good.

    Promising review: "I purchased this to make cold brew coffee at the office. My coworkers and I were going to the local siren at least 3-4 times a week for our afternoon pick me up. It was starting to become a serious drain financially. We all chipped in to get this pitcher and take turns buying beans. Get them ground for a French press, or super coarse, and you'll have a pretty good replica. The instructions for making cold brew are pretty easy. Of course you'll get some micro grinds that will make its way through the filter but that's to be expected. We've seriously cut down our caffeine expenditures by 50-75%." —DT

    Get it from Amazon for $21.

    Check out our full review of the Tayeka cold brew maker here!

    12. 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 your kitchen., Amazon

    Promising review: "FAM. I need you to lissssssen. 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).

    13. A simple cooktop burner that'll work as an amazing alternative to cooking on a full stovetop and is essential if you've been itching to start filming your own top-down cooking tutorials.

    I can think of so many reasons why you'd need one of these lil' cooktop burners. They're great if you live in a tiny apartment that doesn't fit a full stove, excellent if you're having work done on your kitchen but still want to cook a meal at home, or if you need a portable cooktop. The options are endless!

    Promising review: "Bought two Duxtop 8100MCs back in March 9, 2016, and still working perfectly as of today January 8, 2018. I use them frequently with induction pot to make Mongolian hotpot and a cast-iron pan for grilling steak. Easy to control heat, and high heat is useful when you want to get the water to reach boiling temperature quickly. Once you've got it where you want, reduce the heat to medium to prevent burning." —sfbay5555

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in two styles).

    14. A three-speed hand blender so you can make lump-free soups and delectable smoothies without taking up extra cabinet space.


    I actually have this exact hand blender and have used it to make pesto, blend soups, and milkshakes. It's very efficient and obviously much slimmer than a full-sized blender, so it fits neatly into my kitchen cabinets.

    Promising review: "I love this stick blender!!! We don’t have space in our kitchen for any more appliances but I really wanted to replace our old blender. I found this immersion blender with all the attachments, and for the price — I had to try it out. I’ve used almost all the attachments (except the whisk), and have never had any issues blending a single thing. I’ve chopped almonds, walnuts and cashews, vegetables and garlic in the chopping attachment with no issue. I’ve used the blender and tall cup for sweet potatoes and for soup. I really don’t think I’ll need a blender anytime soon; this little thing is super powerful and a true space saver!" —Jaime_Ranay

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in white or black).

    15. A rapid egg cooker that'll make your breakfast faster than you can say, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?".


    One little machine that can whip up hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs and omelettes? Sounds magical! And let me tell you — it is. Get one of these egg-cellent appliances ASAP. Read our deep dive into the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker.

    Promising review: "If you are on the fence about getting one of these, GET ONE. It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg, no guesswork. Just have an ice bath ready next to the cooker and let the eggs sit for a minute or two in there...peels come right off :) Makes healthy eating a breeze in the morning! Where has this been all my life!??!?" —rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $18.70+ (available in five colors).

    16. An affordable rice cooker, so you can prepare up to 8 cups of any type of rice with just the click of a button.,

    I have this exact rice cooker and I could not be happier with it. My husband insisted we buy it to make our lives a little easier when trying to make nutritious meals during the week. It does all the work for you so you can prep the rest of your meal while your rice cooks — it's fantastic. I mean, over 6K Amazon customers have taken the time to give it a five-star review! So, I'm not alone in my obsession with this lil' appliance.

    Promising review: "Aroma Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer is going to be your best friend if you cook and eat rice often. The last thing you want is uncooked, hard rice that’s not edible or burnt. There are many cheaper alternatives with a single switch that can cook or keep warm, but this rice cooker can delay up to 15 hours, which is perfect to get it ready for coming home after work. I’ve tried out a few rice cookers myself, and this works perfectly to prepare some steamy rice that’s just right. You scoop rice, pour into the bowl, rinse, add enough water, press the button, wait, and eat. I’m sure even a caveman could do it!" —Normal Consumer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.92+ (available in three styles).

    17. Silicone baking mats to keep your baking sheets nice 'n' clean. Let's be honest, no one enjoys scraping their pans for an hour after making dinner.


    Promising review: "My husband bought me these on Amazon and I am SO pleased with them! I truly wish I had purchased them years ago. They are, as stated, non-stick, easy to clean, and durable. I use them probably four to five times a week, at least, and they have held up well for about four months now. I would recommend this brand for the price, for sure, and would likely purchase again if these ever wore out!" —J & K Smith

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.62.

    Learn more about the Artisan Silicone Baking Mats here!

    18. A utensil organizer to prevent you from reaching into a hot mess of a drawer only to either A.) accidentally stab yourself with a rogue knife or B.) realize you don't have a single clean spoon to eat with.


    Promising review: "I bought two of these, and I’m very pleased with them. The non-slip feature on the bottom is great — you won’t have cutlery sliding around when you open and close your drawers. I would highly recommend." —Chelsea C.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors and three styles).

    19. An electric coffee grinder with over 10K five-star reviews that'll save you from exerting yourself too much while preparing your fave beverage., Amazon

    I can't tell you how many times I have watched my husband relentlessly try to grind coffee beans in a handheld grinder. It takes SOOOO long and is the last thing you want to do before you've had any caffeine. This awesome electric grinder takes all the hard work out of grinding, well, anything! It is said to grind up to three ounces of coffee beans in seconds. Pretty amazing.

    Promising review: "We use this grinder daily for coffee beans. I have used it for grinding coriander seeds, and it did that just as well. It is a nice size, and looks good on the counter. It is easy to use, and easy to clean. I actually can get most of the coffee grounds out just by brushing around with the edge of a plastic measuring spoon, since the grounds want to stick by static electricity after you run the grinder. This is about my favorite small appliance (in a close race with the toaster)." —Elizabeth Mckenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $18.94+ (available in four styles).

    20. Non-stick donut pans you'll be so glad you own come the middle of summer when you irrationally find yourself craving an apple cider donut.


    Promising review: "Bought donut pans for baking vegan donuts!! Amazon delivered them, gave them a quick wash and got our first two dozen baked the same night! We baked a lemon with a lemon zest glaze and a pumpkin spice with cinnamon maple glaze! The pans are of great quality, no sticking, even baking and easy clean up! Perfect! Can’t wait to try some more recipes! So much fun!!" —J

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.50+ (available in gray or orange).

    21. An electric food chopper to cut down your meal prep time so you can spend those precious hours binge-watching Friends for the hundredth time instead.,

    Promising review: "I already have a food processor but it's large and heavy, and not the easiest to clean. It doesn't get used much unless I really, really need it. Going on Whole30, I knew I was going to be doing a lot more food prep, and I wanted something that took up less space and was easier to clean, so I snagged one of these. I have used it regularly ever since, and it's been great! The dual blade is really great at chopping things fast and evenly. They are exceptionally sharp, so watch out when washing it!" —Sharon Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    22. A ~professional~ blender, so you can start your mornings off right with a healthy smoothie or end your nights with a delicious milkshake.


    Guys, more than 2,000 Amazon customers took the time to give this blender a five-star review. This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews affordable pick for the best blender!

    Promising review: "This thing is a marvel of smart design and high-quality precision manufacturing. They do not lie...fill it with ice cubes, run it, and you get snow! Because it has blades top to bottom this baby kicks out my breakfast smoothie in less than a minute. Everything is good. The pour spout stays open when pouring by magnets or magic, I can't tell, but it stays up and never opens when blending. The pitcher locks onto the motor logically and effortlessly. Clean up is easy: warm water and a drop of soap, run on high for a minute and rinse. DONE! It's even really easy to clean the base, sealed and wipeable all around. Bummed I didn't get one of these long ago." —James R.

    Get it from Amazon for $75.95.

    23. An easy-to-read dishwasher magnet to alert everyone in your home whether the machine is currently filled with dirty dishes or if they're ready to be put away. The trick is ignoring the "clean" sign until someone else eventually does it ;)


    Promising review: "I could not be more happy with this product. I've recently moved to care for my mother with Alzheimer's. This has stopped the incessant question of clean or dirty. Well made and durable!" —jedismama2010

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three styles).

    24. Or the ever-popular Instant Pot with so many uses you'll need to take a deep breath before deciding what you should make with it first.

    Instant Pots are having a MAJOR moment these days, so it's time to jump on the bandwagon and get your own if you don't have one already! This bad boy is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and food warmer, plus it can sauté. I don't really think further explanation is necessary. Read our full review of The Instant Pot.

    Promising review: "I've had it for only two weeks and I swear I haven't touched my stove or pans. So easy to use and so many functions. You can sauté meat, make hardboiled eggs, perfect rice and beans, and steam vegetables in a matter of minutes. The Instant Pot community is large and there are always recipes to be shared. So simple to use and clean. I've made anything from perfectly hard boiled eggs whose shells just fall off on their own, to soups, Mongolian beef and spaghetti! I am so glad I jumped in the instant pot bandwagon and cannot wait to purchase accessories in the future to make cheesecake and other things." —yestfl

    Get it from Amazon for $64.95+ (available in 3-quart, 6-quart, or 8-quart).

    25. An electric indoor grill, so you can make mouthwatering burgers all year long whether it's 20 or 90 degrees outside.


    Using this lil' grill is so simple a monkey could probably do it. Throw your meat on, close the top, and BOOM — dinner is served. It even has a viewing window so you can make sure your food isn't burning.

    Promising review: "Seriously, I love this grill. Recently moved into the city and can't use my grill so thought I'd give this a try. Man, it's amazing how well this works considering what it is and what it costs. I really can't see why anyone would have ANYTHING negative to say about it. The first two meals I cooked on it looked fantastic and tasted even better. Seriously, if you've been on the fence about this grill, get off and just buy it. You won't be disappointed." —AdventureChuck

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99+ (available in four styles).

    26. Stainless steel mixing bowls that'll nest nicely inside one another so you don't have to worry about where the heck you're going to store six bowls., Amazon

    Promising review: "These bowls are AWESOME! Whether I'm mixing cake batter or cookie dough, putting together pasta salad or mixing nuts before baking them for hostess gifts this past holiday season, these bowls were phenomenal. You can really get in there and stir up the contents whether you're using a hand mixer or a spatula. These were a great buy and I am delighted with them. I honestly use them every other day and they are great to store the finished product in until you're ready to pretty it up for serving. Can't say enough good things about this set of bowls." —Ema Nnep

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $24.99.

    27. A spiralizer you'll love so much it'll make you want to turn everything in your life into a noodle (but maybe just stick to veggies, OK?).


    Admittedly, I've realized I should probably start incorporating things other than pasta into my meal rotations because eating the same thing ALL THE TIME is super boring. But I love pasta. What's a not-so-great chef to do? Enter this lil' gadget. It's gonna be a game changer for your week night meals. Learn more about the Paderno World Cuisine spiralizer here!

    Promising review: "I love this little kitchen tool. I can make zucchini noodles in less time than it takes to boil water for regular noodles. It's super easy to use, just stick the end of your veggie over the 'hole' on the grating plate, press the crank end into the other end of the veggie, and start cranking. Voila: Zoodles. Cleaning is easy too. Everything comes apart. The white parts just rinse clean, and for the blades, I use a kitchen scrub brush." —Dreamer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in three styles).

    28. A Belgian waffle maker, just like the ones you'll find waiting for you during a hotel buffet breakfast. (And everyone knows those waffles are ALWAYS the best.)


    As the great Leslie Knope once said, "We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third."

    Promising review: "This is one incredible waffle maker. Bought it six months ago and it makes the BEST waffles. So easy to clean this machine. Use a little spray oil and waffles just won't stick; they lift out so easily and in one piece. Easy to tell when they're ready too, but you do have to watch for when the steam stops rising. These removable plates are so nice because they come off and go on so easily, and nothing seems to stick to them. While I wish it had an on/off switch and a longer electric cord, I wouldn't trade this waffle maker in for any other one on the market." —Rick

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in ceramic or nonstick).

    29. Or a soft serve machine that'll turn your favorite fruit into your new go-to dessert in no time at all.


    Promising review: "It is a true marvel of science, magically producing perfect frozen yogurt from fruit, yes that's right, magic. It blew my mind how similar it is to real ice cream. If you had placed a bowl in front of me, I dare say I would not recognize its true composition of pure fruit. Magic frozen yogurt which I am now guiltlessly consuming as I transcribe this very review." —Tosh

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    30. Reusable baking cups so you can say "see ya'!" to getting frustrated while attempting to peel the paper off your freshly baked muffins and cupcakes.


    And! It's way less wasteful and more environmentally friendly to reuse those colorful cups instead of paper ones!

    Promising review: "I have always wanted to buy silicone cups because I love to bake (but hate foil and paper cups), so I'm glad I finally got around to it. These are perfect. They are fun and colorful, and despite feeling thin, they are very durable and hold up to oven temperatures no problem. I didn't have to adjust baking times, or grease the cups. My muffins came out really easily with minimal residue. A little tedious to clean because the crumbs get caught in the grooves, but not a huge deal. I just flipped them inside out, and scrubbed with hot water and soap. I would definitely recommend these for any baker!" —Paula

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $5.86+ (also available in a set of 24).

    31. An OXO sink strainer with a silicone basket that can be easily inverted to get all that nasty gunk out without having to bang it aggressively inside your garbage can.


    Promising review: "It kills me to write this review since I never thought I would be writing a review for a sink strainer. I guess this means that I am officially getting old, but when you come across a well-engineered product that solves a problem for you, no matter how simple, it should get credit. This strainer allows full flow down the drain even when it is full of food particles so you can just clean it easily after you are all done. No food can sneak by due to the design and it even looks good. Pros: fits great, looks good, engineered perfectly, solves your kitchen sink drain issues. Cons: Makes you re-examine your life now that you are this excited about a sink strainer. QUICK UPDATE: It's been over four years and this sink strainer still hasn't broken in the kitchen sink. Also, I'm still pathetic enough to update a review for a sink strainer four years later." —CaptainDingle

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available with or without a stopper).

    32. A KitchenAid hand mixer to help you whip up your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe without wearing out your arm., Amazon

    Some of us (sadly) don't have the counter space for a full-sized KitchenAid mixer... yet. So, until that magical day comes we can still whip up delicious recipes using this fabulous seven-speed hand mixer. This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews mid-priced pick for best hand mixer!

    Promising review: "This product is great for a home chef who is often making recipes that require two different ingredients to be whipped or beaten and is too lazy to wash out the standing mixer bowl. I am frequently making cakes that need beaten egg whites and whipped fresh cream and this is a real time-saver. Over 20+ years as a family and consumer science teacher and now a home chef predominantly, I've purchased more than my fair share of hand mixers. I was glad to find this quality product available at reasonable price." —Classy Counselor

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99+ (available in seven colors).

    33. A 14-cup food processor that'll bring any stress you've had over a difficult recipe to a grinding halt.


    Promising review: "My old food processor died a horrible death by introducing itself to the floor from counter height. I looked around for a while before finally deciding on this one for a variety of reasons — I liked the safety features, being able to load in extra items while the blades are running, and the power it seemed to have. After having this for several months, I'm super happy my old processor took the plunge. This is one of the few appliances I keep on my counter because I use it several times a week. It shreds well, it cuts well, it chops things into oblivion. I've even used it to make dough and cheeseballs; it didn't walk all over the counter or budge at all. It ate through a 10-pound bag of onions in minutes! I'd definitely buy this again in the future so long as it doesn't burn out on me in the next few years." —Bernstein

    Get it from Amazon for $154.72+ (available in nine colors).

    34. An electric wine bottle opener to make you the envy of all your friends while they're home struggling to open their bottle of red by hand. Suckersssss.


    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for both my mother and step mother on Mother's day. They both love it. My mom has arthritis pretty bad in her hands but loves wine. This product saves her hands from having to grip and twist the cork bottle opener. You can have a bottle of wine opened in four seconds with this product. The foil remover is super spiffy too because no more sliding a knife carefully around the edge! Just place over the foil, grip together and twist in one motion. This is a great product and as soon as I'm not broke anymore I'm getting myself one." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three styles).

    35. A vacuum sealer that'll help you preserve your produce, marinate your meats, and generally have a bit more fun in the kitchen.,

    Promising review: "I'm so pleased with this food vacuum sealer. Our other food sealer broke but I hated that thing (obviously different brand). It was bulky, loud, and difficult to use. This one is slim, sleek, and easy to use. No more multiple times just trying to get a bag to seal. It worked flawlessly and I really put it through it's paces right out of the box with having to package about 60 lbs. of meat. Thank you for making such a great product." —Bryan E. Long

    Get it from Amazon for $44.13+ (available in four styles).

    36. Shredder claws to prevent you from burning your fingertips while also helping you finally get a smidge closer to flawlessly replicating your grandma's famous pulled pork recipe.


    Promising review: "Works well for shredding larger portions of meat, like pork. Plastic appears to be of higher quality. Sufficient room in the opening for most finger and hand sizes. The pointed tips shouldn't cause injury unless you're careless. I'd highly recommend the use of quality protective gloves; you're not only dealing with the mess of shredding itself but also, most likely, some elevated temperature food." —Legardi11

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in seven colors).

    37. A batter dispenser, so you can create perfectly round, fluffy pancakes that honestly could be featured on the cover of Bon Appetit magazine.


    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 $18.99.

    38. A KitchenAid Stand Mixer, aka the holy grail of appliances, you've definitely been eyeing forever in hopes of taking your baking game to the next level.

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    While it does cost a pretty penny, it is so worth it. With over 6.8K five-star reviews on Amazon, this item pretty much speaks for itself. It comes in so many colors, you can decorate your whole kitchen around it — and don't get me started on the features! It has 10 optimized speeds that can take any on recipe you throw at it, has a tilt-head design for easy cleaning, and comes with four attachments.

    Promising review: "I had to wear earplugs when using my old mixer, it was so loud and always sounded like it was overloaded! This one is not only quiet but much better at mixing! The beater gets to the edges much better, and the added bonus of the pouring shield has me in baking heaven! If you are concerned about spending a lot of money for a mixer, don't. You get what you pay for and hands down this is THE best mixer of all! I wish I'd gone ahead and spent the money for it the first time around! I think the most difficult part of the purchase was choosing a color!" —Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $299.95+ (available in 51 colors).

    39. An herb stripping gadget, so you'll have one less reason to NOT add extra greens like kale and chard into your meals. Sorry not sorry.


    Promising review: "I finally had the chance to use this today on some cilantro. I love cilantro but don't use it as much as I'd like because it is a bit time-consuming to get the leaves off all the stems. This little gadget was an amazing time saver. It was neat, too. The leaves separated from the stems easily and quickly. In less than one minute, I had plenty of cilantro leaves for my salad. I think I'm going to purchase these as gifts, too! I don't like to keep too many little kitchen gadgets because they all add up and take over cabinets and drawers. This one, however, is a must-have." —j3nnz

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    40. A seven-piece stainless steel knife set because the chances that yours are from your first apartment and have likely seen better days is very, very high.


    Promising review: "This is one good-looking knife set, and the knives work very well. The thin design of the holder doesn't take up a lot of space, yet keeps your knives very handy. If you're short on counter space, but don't want to rummage through a drawer to find a knife, this set is perfect. It looks great on our predominantly black granite counters against the tan stone backsplash. I would definitely buy this product again!" —Cheryl

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99.

    41. A magnetic strip to free up counter and drawer space for all the other gadgets you've just read about in this article (my apologies).


    Promising review: "I want to order another one!!! I wish I had thought to purchase one of these sooner. The magnet is strong and holds plenty of my everyday knives. I decided to put on the side of my fridge and it hold perfectly when you remove the back and stick directly on. I didn't need anything extra to hold it in place either. I'd like to get one more for the rest of tools because this so much better than the block! Now I have more counter space." –RayJoni07

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

    42. A reversible cast iron grill/griddle pan you'll find yourself using almost every night of the week whether you're frying up some bacon or grilling some chicken.


    Promising review: "High quality! Love this griddle. I have cooked Brauts, steak, chicken breasts, cubed chicken, pancakes, bacon, eggs (scrambled, fried, omelette), ribs....oh, them ribs man!, fried noodles.....and more, but damn this is a good piece of cookware! I use it on my glass top cook top with no issues, just need to be mindful when moving it around. If you use on a glass cook top, you will notice the separate hot spots above the burners, so the middle of the griddle isn't as hot but this is the nature of that type of cook top and not a flaw with the griddle. Very happy with this let's cook some food!" —error1loading

    Get it from Amazon for $44.90.

    43. And an espresso machine that'll assist you in making the lattes of your dreams without having to get out of your pajamas, which is pretty much all I want out of life, TBH., Amazon

    While, yes, the initial spend on this machine is pricey, just think of all the dollars you'll save by not hitting up your local coffee shop or Starbucks every day!

    Promising review: "Fantastic espresso machine. You get your grinder (with adjustable dosage, and two dials to change the coarseness — the second adjustment is directly inside the grinder), pump, steam wand, hot water spout, and a nice tamper all in one machine! The accessories you get with it are great as well: the porta-filter holder (duh), four baskets (single- and double-serve with single walls and the same in double-wall setup), precision dosage razor, frothing pitcher, and the cleaning kit. Really don't need much more than this, so if you're looking for a serious espresso machine with all included, this one is it. And the 1,600+ reviews and average over 4.3 stars just proves that." —D & R

    Get it from Amazon for $568.99 .

    Is anyone else's stomach rumbling?

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