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    27 Products Under $30 You Pretty Much Need If You Have A Small Kitchen

    Cooking out of a shoebox of a kitchen doesn't *have* to be as difficult as it seems.

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    1. This wire sink caddy that conveniently hangs inside your sink so you can keep your sponges and dish soap off the counter, where you could actually set other things.


    And unlike with suction cup caddies that stick to the sink's wall, you won't have to worry about this falling off and crashing into your dirty dishes.

    Promising review: "It may sound silly that something this small and simple should make me so happy, but it does, every day, and many times a day. I was so sick and tired of those dumb suction cups always giving way and things dropping into the sink. This basket is PERFECT!!!!! It's out of the way and leaves plenty of room for working in the sink. It has plenty of room for a sponge, sink stopper, and scrub and nail brushes, with room to spare — AND DOESN'T FALL DOWN!!!! The basket holds tight because the brace on the other side is bent inward slightly and provides tension. So the basket moves easily when you want it to, but doesn't easily slide around when you don't." —Raina

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. A set of stainless steel mixing bowls designed to seamlessly "nest" inside one another to ensure they don't take up more than their fair share of space under your cramped cupboard.


    The set comes with bowls in sizes ranging from 3/4 quart to 8 quarts, so they're perfect for anything from quickly beating an egg for breakfast to baking a triple-layer cake and whenever you need multiple mixing bowls.

    Promising review: "We've never had a proper matching set of mixing bowls, so I was really excited to finally have these. The largest of the bowls was surprisingly big! It almost didn't fit in our cabinet. I'm really happy with the variety of the sizes included and am very happy with how they've held up so far. Admittedly, the metal does seem to be slightly thin, but I have no basis for comparison, so that may just be how they are. Even considering that, they don't seem to be of poor quality. I love that they nest together, as that saves us a ton of space in our already cramped kitchen." —JRobida

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $24.99 (also available in a set of five).

    3. This handy little milk frother that'll allow you to whip up a deliciously foamy latte or cappuccino without the need for a clunky machine with a frother.


    It's powered by two AA batteries (not included) and even comes with a stand.

    Promising review: "I’m a barista at Starbucks, so obviously I know how I like my coffee. For a while I was using an immersion blender to froth my milk for my morning cup of coffee, but it just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do. I finally bought this frother, and I’m so so happy with it!! It doesn’t need to be plugged in, so it takes up way less space. It is a lot quieter than the blender, and I can use any size cup I want because the frother is so small. Not only can I heat up my milk for a hot coffee, but I can also use it just the same with cold milk for my iced coffee!! Highly recommend this product!!" —Heather Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59 (available in nine colors).

    4. An over-the-sink cutting board and strainer to make washing and chopping your produce simpler because you can complete both steps over the sink instead of cluttering the kitchen counter. Plus, the straining bowl is collapsible, which helps it take up minimal storage space.


    It's also dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This is an extremely useful cutting board, with the collapsible bowl for washing vegetables and/or fruits, draining them, or depositing scraps. It fits nicely over my sink and is easily cleaned and stored. Find myself using it every day!" —Patty Boh

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

    5. And this over-the-sink drying rack so you can let your latest batch of newly washed cups and bowls air-dry without adding clutter to your already full countertop.


    It conveniently rolls up so you can easily store it away when you don't need it. It comes in three sizes, so you should, of course, measure your sink before ordering!

    Promising review: "I bought one of these for my kitchen at home. I try not to hand-wash things, but there are a few things I just have to. I love how this can be as big or small as I need and I'm not taking up any counter space with it. I bought this rack for my friend who just got a camper. For space-saving in her camper, this is great! She was very excited and may not take it out of her kitchen at home!!!" —Jagroo

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98+ (available in three sizes).

    6. These collapsible silicone food storage containers that fold down to a fraction of their actual size (depending on how much food you're storing), thus saving you *both* valuable storage and fridge space.

    The containers are BPA-free and microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe. The brand notes that you may notice a slight smell that is common for manufactured products, but you can just fill the containers with equal parts vinegar and water to remove the smell.

    Promising review: "These are great storage containers. First, I really love the way they collapse for easier storage. Very easy to do, and it saves quite a bit of room. It's even nice when I take my lunch to work to finish and collapse the container so I have a smaller package to carry home, as my lunch sack is soft-sided and foldable. The containers are easy to open and close; I have had some food containers that I can't get open to save my life. These have silicone bottoms, allowing them to fold." —Pagnardc

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A three-in-one avocado slicer for splitting, pitting, and slicing through your daily avocado fix — if you love avos and have space for just one unitasking tool in your drawers, it probably should be this one.


    The serrated blade lets you easily cut through an avocado without accidentally cutting yourself. The pitter is designed to remove even stubborn pits, without the risks of trying to aim a knife to hit it just so. In addition, the fan blade slicer removes the fruit from its skin while simultaneously cutting it into seven ~perfect~ slices.

    Promising review: "I used to laugh at this kind of product until my friend was using hers. It made it all so easy! Honestly, I can't believe someone as clumsy as I am was functioning without it. Where I used to use a knife and spoon or fork to deal with avocados, it's now just this one thing. Each part of the tool does its job really well, and it's easy to clean. Love it so much. Even if you're not a clever tool kinda person, just get it. It's worth it." —Kikikitten

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A 4-inch-wide cutlery tray because it actually takes up half the drawer space of other organizers, yet still stores the same amount of silverware.


    Promising review: "Yes, this little utensil tray is really that good! I went from using 12 inches of horizontal space in a lovely but huge wooden utensil tray to using about 4 inches. It stores my butter knives, steak knives, spoons, forks, and a slew of little teaspoons. I'd guess that the max capacity for each slot is about 10 pieces. For example, I fit four butter knives and four steak knives into the first/knife slot easily, with good wiggle room. This is such a great design. Using this tray opened up about half of my 18-inch-wide drawer, which allowed me to decompress the other drawers in my kitchen a bit. I highly recommend this item. It's worth every penny." —Kathleen Cooke

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

    9. A stainless steel magnetic knife strip you can mount on your fridge or backsplash so you can store your shears without taking up ANY countertop or drawer space.


    Promising review: "The magnetic knife bar looks beautiful on my refrigerator and saves valuable drawer/counter space while I'm in a small apartment. It has a mounting bracket if you want to mount it on the wall, but on the fridge it holds up with a full rack of knives without additional support. I followed the included directions on how to remove the backing for mounting and just stuck the bar on the side of my refrigerator. I'm very happy with this product!" —Lux et Umbra

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    10. This adjustable rack that accommodates four heights and can almost double the number of items you can store in the same space under your sink.


    Promising review: "I was super impressed with the quality of this item. It did not fit under my sink as I was hoping, but that was my fault because I didn’t measure before ordering. But what’s great about this item is that it is adjustable in many ways, and I was still able to finagle it to meet my needs. You are able to adjust the height of the shelves to three different heights. And then it also adjusts in width to your precise needs. " —Staceym

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in three finishes).

    11. A spice organizer that you can trim to fit the inside of your drawer so you can actually see all your options for flavoring food. A teensy kitchen is still no excuse for an unorganized one, after all.

    It can store up to 24 full-size round spice bottles.

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite things I've ever purchased from Amazon! The liners are so customizable and allow you to cut them and shape them to any drawer size. I think this will be my go-to gift for all of my friends who love cooking as much as I do! Freeing up cabinet space and having something that can so easily be rinsed off in the sink makes this a for-sure buy!" —Momonono

    Get a 10-foot cut-to-fit roll from Amazon for $15.99.

    12. These five-blade herb scissors that can eliminate the need for a cutting board because you can pretty much just snip your fresh herbs straight into your pot or bowl!


    Promising review: "These scissors are the best tool ever! Instead of chopping up my fresh herbs and scraping them into whatever dish I'm making, I just hold the herbs over the dish and clip away. Fast, convenient, no mess, no fuss. In the morning, when I'm preparing a fresh salad to take to work, instead of having to drag out the knife and cutting board, I just snip the fresh basil into the salad. If you flip the cover of the scissors around, the slotted side slides out the bits stuck in the scissors. Quick, easy, and no waste. Love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. A knife sharpener with two grooves: one for giving coarse, dull knives a major revamp and the other for polishing the now-sharp knife and doing quick touch-ups. It's easy to use and takes up practically no space in your drawer.


    Promising review: "This thing is pretty awesome. I love that it's so small. Space is a commodity in our kitchen, and it tucks away beautifully in our silverware drawer. I tried it out on our most used kitchen knife, which hasn't been sharpened in over two years and is a bit beat up. After just a couple of minutes of effort, it is functioning MUCH better. Especially for this price, I couldn't be more pleased." —ATXMomma

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

    Elizabeth Lilly, an editor here at BuzzFeed, wrote an in-depth review on the knife sharpener so you can learn even more.

    14. This compact cold-brew maker that'll grant you your coffee fix without the need for an obnoxiously big brewing machine.


    Promising review: "So my husband has become obsessed with cold brew. I bought this for him for his birthday, and oh my gosh, it is amazing. It’s so easy to use, and the coffee tastes great. It’s easy to clean, and it doesn’t take up so much space the way most kitchen gadgets do. If you like cold brew and are looking to save some money, buy this! You won’t regret it." —Kendall Wood

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two sizes).

    15. A magnetic grocery list notepad you can stick right on your fridge so you 1) never forget anything at the grocery store and 2) won't have yet another notepad taking up your already limited counter space.


    Promising review: "I put these right on the front of the fridge. I tend to run to the grocery store for one thing I forgot and end up with a whole buggyful. I'm thinking this will surely save me trips to the store and money that I usually waste buying something else. There are extra lines to write in anything that's not listed. Perfect!" —C.D.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.36 (available in six colors).

    16. The Flavor Bible, a cookbook and guide to creating dishes using mouthwatering combinations of ingredients, textures, and temperatures so you pretty much don't need to buy any other dust-collecting cookbook ever again.


    Promising review: "This book does not have recipes. It offers wonderful suggestions for what goes with what. Have you ever stared at a chicken, tired of the same old same old, wondering what to do for something different? This book has hundreds of suggestions. You have to be willing to try new combinations, but you won't regret it. Over the years, we both have learned so much about flavors, what goes with what. My confidence in preparing meals for my family has grown steadily. If I could only keep five books, this would be one of them. My husband and I have given this as housewarming gift three times. It has always been well received." —NotinKSanymore

    Get a hardcover copy from Amazon for $24.49 (also available as a paperback copy and for the Kindle).

    17. A veggie spiralizer that's handy enough to help you make easy veggie noodles from scratch, but also small enough to fit perfectly in your drawers.


    It is dishwasher-safe and can be used on zucchini, squash, carrots, and even potatoes.

    Promising review: "I almost bought a countertop spiralizer before realizing I didn’t have the counter space. I 'settled' for this instead. Haha! As it turns out, I thoroughly enjoy this little gadget! Works great! I use it nearly every day. It is one of my favorite kitchen tools. Very highly recommend this!" —Luke316

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A silicone and stainless steel pot clip so you can rest your dirty cooking spoon somewhere that isn't your tiny countertop, which is already completely filled with your cutting board and ingredients.


    Promising review: "Works very well to keep a variety of different-size kitchen utensils from ending up at the bottom of my pot. It's also nice because it allows the utensil to drain back into the pot, and the angle is adjustable. I give it my recommendation!" —Jackie K.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.74 (available in packs of one, two, three, and six).

    19. This space-saving tea organizer to ensure that those bulky tea boxes never overstay their welcome ever again. Not only does this organizer save space on your counter or in your cupboard, but it's also an easy way for you to actually see all your tea options when you're in need of a warm cup.,

    Promising review: "I have a ridiculous amount of tea (loose leaf and bagged). This product worked marvelously! It lives up to its promise of holding over 150 tea bags (if you utilize the bottom drawers as well)! It looks very nice on my counter. I've even been able to stack my little tins of loose-leaf tea on top and beside it to create a nice little tea corner." —JCBrown

    Get it from Amazon for $12.40+ (available in three colors).

    20. A set of salad bowls with bamboo cutting board lids that also fit a fork and knife — this pretty much encompasses all the stages of salad prep in one single useful product (as opposed to several different ones).

    Promising review: "Beautiful and very useful set of bowls! I bought the first set as a gift, but when I saw them, I knew I would have to order a set for myself. We take food to work and have potlucks all the time, and being able to store the serving utensils in the lid is slick!" —Cindy C.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    21. This stackable, two-tier basket drawer that helps you get the most out of narrow cabinet space by acting as a shelf where you can neatly stack cans and condiments on top of one another.,

    Promising review: "This product has been a lifesaver in our kitchen. We were able to rid our countertops of the utensil holder, which was totally inefficient. The cooking utensils fell out all the time, were a pain in the rear to retrieve, and just plain unsightly. This new item is not only efficient but is also used for multitasking. It serves to hold all the cooking utensils that are necessary to run a kitchen, but it gives us extra counter space by using the top to store our bread and such. I would highly recommend that those who are considering purchasing this item think outside the box for additional uses." —Janice M. Likens

    Get it from Amazon for $23.97.

    22. An over-the-door pocket organizer you can use for storing pantry snacks instead of leaving them inside the giant bulk boxes you have no place to put.

    You don't have to use it just for snacks — it can also be used for kitchen cleaning products, utensils, spices, and other items.

    Promising review: "So this didn’t fit on my front door, but I do use it now on my water heater door as a spice-and-sauce holder, and I actually like it. We have a tiny apartment, so we definitely need the extra storage." —Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.27 (available in three colors).

    23. Or this slide-out storage tower for keeping bottles and jars of your cooking necessities — like oil, vinegar, and baking soda — out of sight (and out of the way) until you actually need them.

    Promising review: "I got two of these. They are so perfect. I put one between my washing machine and the wall to hold extra socks and dryer sheets. The other I put between my fridge and pantry to keep dog treats and other random things on. They work very well! Mine were easy to assemble, and they roll in and out very nicely. I definitely recommend these for space-saving storage!" —Araielle

    Get it from Amazon for $26.41+ (available in two colors and as a three-tier or five-tier tower).

    24. A wire shelf basket meant to add a little extra storage space underneath your kitchen and pantry shelves so you can take advantage of otherwise wasted vertical space.


    Promising review: "I want to redo my pantry but just don't have the time or money right now. So I bought two of these baskets and a can organizer, and I am so happy I did. These baskets allow me to get things like rice and bagged beans and the like off the shelves to allow for space for boxes and cans. They fit well and are well made. I would definitely buy again." —Laurel312

    Get it from Amazon for $9.79+ (available in three sizes).

    25. An over–the–cabinet door organizer to conveniently stow away your cutting board, baking pans, and other items when you've searched every last kitchen crevice for some storage space and can't find any.


    Promising review: "As advertised, this works really well for the small cutting boards we have. It saves us space so that we don't have to keep them on the kitchen counter. I love this product for storing trash bags, sponges, etc." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    26. These collapsible silicone measuring cups to free up a little more space in your drawers. Every inch counts!


    They're also dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I bought these for my daughter, who is just getting into baking, and she absolutely loves them! Easy to use and easy to clean — plus, it saves space for storage! We all know the feeling of trying to close the drawer and having the bulky cups keep it from closing!" —Stacy Logrippo

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. And a collapsible 6-quart colander with extendable handles so it 1) suits the width of your sink and 2) allows you to wash and drain large amounts of produce at once without being a hassle to store.


    It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This was supposed to be a temporary tool because my wire colander is packed away. This one has handles that extend to fit your sink, just like my other one. However, this colander takes up a third of the space. In a small kitchen without a lot of cupboard space, this is a huge plus. Yes, I love it. I'm not looking for the old one anymore." —L. Brinkley

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in five colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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