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    38 Things For Your Kitchen That Don't Cost A Lot But Will Be Used Often

    You can only keep one: a pink mini food processor or LED light saber chopsticks. Which will it be???

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    1. A Bluapple that'll preserve the freshness of your produce by up to THREE MONTHS, can you believe?! All you have to do is toss it in your crisper drawer and let it do its thing.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These REALLY work! We have to move them away from our fresh fruit so it would ripen! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. This is a great product, and I have already bought many as gifts. They don't seem to work on tomatoes, but they are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables." —Jacki

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. All-natural biodegradable cleaning tablets to remove tough stains and odors from your favorite reusable water bottle or tea kettle — no more "does this water taste weird?" moments.

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    Promising review: "Finished using it five minutes ago and it’s the best! My husband uses a Stanley thermos daily to take coffee to work. He tries to remember to rinse it out every day, but that doesn’t always happen. I got the package today, filled the thermos with water, dropped in a tablet, and let it sit. I promptly forgot about it for a few hours. Initially, I was disappointed when I dumped the water, as it was barely tinged brown. Then I put fresh water in, covered the top, shook it, and OMG. The crap that came out was disgusting, yet fascinating. I looked in the thermos and saw almost nothing but sparkly silver! There was a little crud left in the top third of the thermos, but it’s a really tall one, so I wasn’t surprised. Got the bottle brush, swished twice, and bam! All clean! No fumes, no smell, no nothing, just clean. I used to struggle cleaning it with baking soda, vinegar, the brush, soap, and elbow grease. Screw that. I will forever use only these tablets! Here’s to better tasting (and way less gross) coffee!" —BranchingOut

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8+ (available in packs of 12 or 36).

    3. A pink Cuisinart mini food processor that's *practically perfect in every way* and'll add a pop of color to your kitchen gear.

    the pink mini food processor
    Macy's

    Cuisinart donates up to $32K annually to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation from all sales of their "Pink and Proud" products throughout the month of October.

    Promising review: "I'm a fairly experienced and discriminating cook. Recently moved and somehow lost my old food processor. Now that it's just me I thought I'd downgrade to something that doesn't take up so much counter space. This food processor does the job really well. I grind a lot of nuts and vegetables and it works well for everything. Perfect for one person or maybe two. If you need more than that you will need a bigger food processor. The only thing I can't do is grate potatoes for hash browns. But the small size is a good tradeoff for me." —ActiveOne

    Get it from Macy's for $39.99.

    4. 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.

    Amazon

    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 $13.99.

    5. And a "Star Baker" apron that'll *REALLY* make you feel like you're prepping to be on the show (are you ok?) and protect your clothing at the same time.

    a model wearing a red apron with the words "star baker" on it in white and a decorative flourish below the words
    HumorStyle / Etsy

    Promising review: "I got this in the Navy blue. The print on the apron looked and felt to be on there really well. Just a super cute item for cooks/bakers who are a fan of the show!!!" —Andrea Lishen

    Get it from HumorStyle on Etsy for $22.99 (available in four colors).

    6. A Trade Coffee Subscription to provide you with new beans to try that have been personally selected just for you — you won't even have to leave the house!

    to the left: coffee being poured into a mug, to the right: cold brew coffee in a glass
    tradecoffeeco / Via instagram.com

    My husband has said this is the best thing I've ever gotten for him — and he's verrrrrry snobby about his coffee. He looks forward to the monthly deliveries and loves that he gets to test out different beans all the time. This site will ask you a series of questions like "how do you usually make your coffee at home?" and "what is your coffee experience level?" and then pair you with a coffee Trade thinks you'd be best suited for. It's like having a barista customize your drink for you all the time! You can choose "The Classics" subscription in which you'll get one to two 12 oz bags per order or "The Hookup" which gets you one pricier 12 oz bag.

    Get it from Trade Coffee starting at $12.50.

    Psst: if you prefer iced drinks (ahem, me) check out their new cold brew coffee subscription!

    7. A customized Starbucks cup that'll let you combine your obsession with Disney and caffeine into one glittering tumbler.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, For The Love Of Pixie Dust

    Anyone who frequents the Disney Parks is familiar with the many Starbucks located around the property. The cups they use there are super cute and you can often have your name written (correctly!) with a Mickey or Minnie next to it. Carry that kind of magic around with you no matter where you are by purchasing this spectacular tumbler! You can even request a character of your choice to make it extra special. I have a bunch of these (there's so many cute designs) and def suggest you snag your own.

    Get it from For the Love of Pixie Dust for $21.

    8. A stainless-steel cleaner to make your appliances so shiny you won't be able to stop staring at your own reflection in them (spoiler: you look GOOD!).

    amazon.com

    This plant-based cleaner will remove streaks, smudges, and fingerprints from all stainless steel surfaces — sounds very therapeutic to me!

    Promising review: "THIS Therapy Premium Stainless Steel Cleaner is AMAZING. New dishwasher and and a hungry dog are NOT compatible! Our small dog, 12 pounds, had a habit of stretching up her front paws and scratching her nails on the dishwasher while her food was prepared. Not even days had gone by and the new dishwasher had little thin claw scratches all down the front. I had stopped her by placing a footstool to block her, but other family members had not, despite my instructions. I tried several cleaners and had resigned to having a scratched appliance. But ONE try with the Therapy cleaner — yes, a *miracle*. The scratches cannot be seen at all — polished right out of sight. The dishwasher looks even better than when fresh out of the box — it is gleaming. I eagerly shared the success with my kitchen remodeler, who installs many appliances, and I hope others can restore their stainless products. Try it!" —L. Peterson

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    9. Stainless-steel collapsible straws from BuzzFeed's Goodful line for your morning (and afternoon) iced coffee, no more disposable plastic for you!

    the metal straws with blue silicone tips placed in different sized glasses
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a two-pack of stainless-steel collapsible straws with silicone tips. You get the two straws, a cleaning brush, and a drawstring bag for storage. The silicone ends come off for cleaning and they are different colors so you know whose is whose. These are good for people who don't like drinking straight from the can or bottle. My elderly mother has trouble lifting her arm far enough to drink from water bottles so she uses straws, and she likes these because she now has her own straw she can use wherever she is. Saves using plastic straws and the storage bag easily fits in a pocket or purse." —John

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line on Amazon for $12.99.

    10. A ceramic cooktop cleaning kit to keep your stove looking brand-new. Burnt-on grease? I don't know her.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "We, regrettably, had not properly cleaned our glass stove top for six months. We’d wipe and clean with generic products we had, but nothing removed the deep stains. It was not properly maintained by the previous tenants either, so I wasn’t hopeful we’d get it back to its original appearance. It looked horrible. My mom recommended this product to me and she uses it faithfully. With help of the razor, this product completely transformed our stove top. It looks like it was just installed. I’m so happy and relieved. This will be a must-have item in our kitchen for years to come." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98.

    11. Heavy duty scour pads that'll help you revive your most-used baking sheet so you can get back to trying to create the world's best chocolate chip cookie.

    the green scrubbing pad being used on a dirty baking sheet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are the only pads I use for my pots and pans. They will not scratch your cookware or bakeware. I have used them for over 30 years and I love them. Don't use off-brand as they are not the same." —MerryChristmas

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $6.61.

    12. An 8-inch strainer with a nonslip grip handle, a must-have for anyone who is often making single servings of pasta and is tired of having to strain it in a massive colander.

    Target

    Promising review: "I love that the strainer has a lip for easy use in a bowl." —Target Reviewer

    Get it from Target for $10.99

    13. A starter set of spices from Spice Tribe that'll help you take the flavor of your boring weeknight recipes to the next level with just a shake.

    spicetribe / Via instagram.com, Spice Tribe

    My husband and I have been cooking at home now more than ever, so we figured it was time to branch out a bit and try out some new ways to improve our meals. We recently picked up a set of spices from Spice Tribe, a company that works directly with small farms around the world to procure their spices. The flavors are *unreal* and their website offers a ton of recipes designed to go with each spice!

    Get a starter set from Spice Tribe for $24.99.

    14. An inexpensive cold brew maker so you can make as much cold brew as you want (AKA... A LOT.)

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    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 13.9K hyped-up Amazon reviewers gave this gadget 5 stars — so you know it's gotta be good.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $21.64.

    15. Home Chef's meal delivery service, a must-have for anyone who has been vowing to stop ordering out multiple times a week and would benefit from some at-home cooking guidance.

    realhomechef / Via instagram.com, realhomechef / Via instagram.com

    Home Chef has a huuuuge menu of recipes to choose from — and they change weekly so you can *mix it up* and prevent yourself from getting burnt out on eating the same things all the team. You can note dietary restrictions/preferences while selecting your meals and also make choices based on how long the meal will take to cook. When your selections arrive on your doorstep (no trip to the supermarket!) they'll also come with recipe steps, so you won't even need to call your mom for help!

    Get a subscription from Home Chef for $6.99+ per serving (you can choose between two or four servings).

    16. A floral tin recipe box from Rifle Paper Co. to help you *try* and break the habit of calling your mom to ask "how long do I bake the cookies for?" since you'll be able to pull the instructions out as needed.

    Amazon, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    I have one of these and have surprised myself by actually using it over the years. Anytime my husband or I try making something new and it comes out good we write it down and add it to the box! This recipe tin comes 24 recipe cards and 12 recipe dividers. Also it's just super cute.

    Promising review: "I ordered this for myself and absolutely love it, it’s even prettier in person! Larger than I expected too, It’s perfect! I’m going to order my mom one for her birthday." —MaddMom09

    Get it from Amazon for $33+ (available in three styles).

    17. 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. Bobby Flay would be proud.

    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.

    18. A milk frother that'll transform your hot chocolate into one out of a Hallmark Christmas movie scene. Delish.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    I bought this recently and have been using it to make pumpkin spice tea lattes — I can't wait to test it out with hot chocolate later this month!

    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 $14.99 (available in 17 colors).

    19. And pumpkin spice tea, filled with cinnamon, ginger, clove and black tea leaves that *might* make you consider making your morning latte at home instead.

    Tea Forte, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    If you're not ready for pumpkin spice season, please keep that to yourself and let me HAVE THIS. Anyways, I received a sample box of Tea Forte's Pumpkin Spice Tea and immediately wanted to crack it open and create my own version of a PSL at home. The tea was simple to brew thanks to its pyramid-shaped bag (no messy loose leaves). I added some frothed milk and a dash of cinnamon and was happily surprised by how close it tasted to the real thing! You can find me hunkering down with my favorite mug filled with this drink for all of ~spooky szn~.

    Get a box of 10 from Tea Forte for $22.

    20. 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 $19.99 (available in five colors).

    21. A five-in-one wine aerator, stopper, pourer, filter, and re-corker that'll become your go-to housewarming gift because, honestly, no home should be without one.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are amazing! I bought one in New York at a winery not thinking it would change my life but it did! This is the perfect topper so you can put your wine back in the fridge on its side and not have to worry about it spilling. It was a great aerator too. You don't need all the tools when you have this little guy. I bought three in total. One for my mom, too!" —Jenna

    Get it from Amazon for $9.55.

    22. 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, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This machine is amazeballs! You need one in your home. It works great and makes delicious breakfast sandwiches. This appliance has changed my life." —clint smith

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    23. 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 finally find them.

    amazon.com, Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    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 two pairs from Amazon for $12.97.

    24. A SinkShroom strainer you won't know how you lived without because it'll keep your kitchen sink unclogged no matter how much gunk you fill it with.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    I bought this for myself (since I'm clearly a REAL adult) and OMG. This thing REALLY works. Usually when my husband makes sauce from scratch I'm left with chunks of tomatoes throughout my sink and water that WILL NOT drain — that was until I bought the SinkShroom. My mom was so impressed she bought one, too. It's a serious game-changer.

    Promising review: "I’ve been a fan of the SinkShroom and TubShroom, and this is the best product from the line so far. My kitchen sinks simply do not clog any more, so there’s no more reaching into a bunch of water to unclog anything with my hand." —Brady Amerson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    25. Shredder claws so you won't have to suffer from burnt fingertips while trying to finally get a smidge closer to flawlessly replicating your grandma's famous pulled pork recipe.

    a reviewer using the claws to shred chicken
    amazon.com

    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 fiur colors).

    26. A garbage-disposal foaming cleaner to scrub away the stinky grime that builds up on the blades and in the pipes.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Look at that foam go!

    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried-and-true." —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $5.80.

    27. Primal Kitchen's Organic Ketchup, a must-have for anyone who has been looking to cut down on sugar but would never give up their favorite condiment (ahem, me).

    a bottle of the ketchup next to two tomatoes
    Amazon

    I'm one of those people who could eat ketchup with everything — mac 'n' cheese, grilled cheese, hot dogs (despite my dad saying that's childish), whatever! However, typical ketchup is packed with sugar. I figured it was time for me to try and cut back on that extra intake and try a more health alternative. Enter: Primal Kitchen's ketchup. It's the only organic/unsweetened version of ketchup I've tried that actually tastes good! Even kids would give this a go — seriously. They also have a spicy version if you want to take your condiment game to the next level ;).

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.50+ (also available in another set with one regular ketchup and one spicy).

    28. A microwave two-cavity egg poacher you can use to recreate your favorite overpriced brunch order in a snap from the comfort of your own home.

    The egg poacher with two yolks in it
    Target

    Promising review: "Great little gadget. Good stocking stuffer. Want to try omelet gadget too." —Target Reviewer

    Get it from Target for $12

    29. A rustic wooden stand that'll hold your cookbook or tablet so you'll be able to follow along with any recipe hands-free.

    the wooden cookbook holder that is somewhat shaped like a cutting board
    Amazon

    Promising review "This cutting board style wood cookbook and iPad stand holder is very nice! I like the style and the convenience of having it in the kitchen. It doesn't take up too much counter space and works very well for my cookbook." —Jynnifer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three styles).

    30. Stainless-steel flatware, so you can replace the mismatched set you've been using since college and recycle all the sporks you've likely had stowed away "just in case."

    a set of silverware with scalloped edges
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this flatware! Seriously amazing deal, just a ridiculously good value, so I figured I would order a set because I had three mismatched sets of flatware in my drawer. These pieces are much heavier and sturdier and better quality than my previous flatware was, including the Oneida set that was my 'nicer' stuff. And the matching set of serving pieces are so nice. I don’t feel embarrassed about my mismatched forks and spoons anymore, these are nice enough for guests and sturdy enough for every day. Love it!" —evs

    Get a 20-piece set from Amazon for $20.49+ (also available in 45 or 65-piece sets and 8 styles).

    31. A sheet pan with individual wells that'll help you live out your dreams of making personalized brownies and miniature lasagnas.

    Pampered Chef

    Promising review: "Bought this brownie for many different uses, but have used it only for banana bread, in the first month. We always fight our loaves of banana bread to get them baked in the center, without burning the outside. This pan is PERFECT!!! One banana bread recipe fills the 12 spaces just right. We love having 12 baby loaves that are baked perfectly, with lots of good edges. Can't wait to try some other foods in this fabulous pan." —Grammy of four

    Get it from Pampered Chef for $25.

    32. An automatic pan stirrer with a timer, perfect for any aspiring chef who tends to get a little absent-minded while following a recipe.

    the automatic stirrer in a pan
    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "My husband loves to cook. We have two very small children, so while his meals are mostly yummy, they are also sometimes burnt. :) This was perfect for him. He's able to turn it on, run into the next room to save the day with a plastic bag and a washcloth for whatever blowout-esque mess I'm dealing with, forget he's cooking, run back into the kitchen frantically when he remembers, and arrive only to find the meal practically cooking itself. Best. Gift. Ever." —Jake the ChefturnedDaddy

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    33. A microwave splatter cover so you can *finally* reheat your leftovers in peace — and by that I mean without sauce exploding all over everything.

    a split image with the top showing a gross microwave and the bottom showing a clean microwave with the clear, dome-like cover over a plate
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We have been needing one of these forever. I finally ordered one. It definitely keeps the splatter off the microwave and keeps steam contained for more even reheating. If you reheat food or plates in the microwave, this is a must have for every kitchen. I'm buying a second one to keep at work since my lunch is often leftovers or takeout. This washes well and fits over every plate and dish I have used. It doesn't get hung up on sides so allows the turntable to rotate freely." —Jill B.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ available in two styles).

    34. A handheld soap dispensing brush that might just make you want to clean your dishes — it looks kinda fun, doesn't it?

    oxo / Via instagram.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm loving this little brush. I had purchased another dish brush a while back from the grocery store and the bristles were so stiff that it often splattered soap everywhere. This one isn't like that. The bristles are stiff, but soft enough that they tend to cling to what you're brushing, so they don't cause that splatter effect. I also like that you can open the whole thing up by taking its top off to refill it, giving you plenty of room to pour in the dish soap. The ability to easily remove and replace the brush is another very handy feature. Both are easy to do and it's well made, so they're not likely to come open or undone unexpectedly." —Elliria

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    35. A cookie scoop, so all of your precious balls of dough will come out *exactly* the same size and look simply stunning before you gobble '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).

    36. 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. Do you hear that? It's Duff Goldman applauding you.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 $5.93.

    37. A pack of super-strong magnets you can attach to the top of your fridge to ensure your drink of choice is *always* refreshingly cold without taking up space for leftovers.

    kickstarter.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Of all the things I have bought that I didn't need, this is one of my favorites. Beer is hard to get out of the cardboard carrier in the top of my fridge. While just taking them out and sitting them on the shelf would have solved this problem as well. This solution is more fun. They float and technically it does make a tiny bit of extra space under the beer for small things like cheese or something." —AbbyValentine

    Get a set of two strips (six magnets) from Amazon for $29.99.

    38. And an ironic garlic chopper inspired by Dracula to make you smile and prevent your fingers from smelling like pungent garlic all day.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    You can also use it to chop nuts, fruits, and veggies!

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for my friend who is a fantastic cook — she uses fresh ingredients almost exclusively — but pressing fresh garlic is a task usually delegated. No longer — Gracula is there for her. She uses him nearly every time she needs garlic (which is basically daily) and months later still makes a point of saying how much she enjoys the gift. I'm pretty sure she likes it better than other gifts I've gotten her which were more expensive/thought out, and I'm fairly certain it's what took me from 'good friend' to 'best friend,' but it be that way sometimes. Anyway, definitely recommended for people who cook with garlic and have a sense of humor." —L

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    My husband when he realizes I'm *actually* going to try to cook dinner:

    Netflix

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