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    Updated on Jul 23, 2020. Posted on Jul 15, 2020

    26 Kitchen Products You'll Actually Use Over And Over Again

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    1. A mounted dispenser set that'll let you and your family effortlessly pour bowl after bowl of your favorite cereal without taking up any counter space. Just mount it to the wall with a double-sided adhesive, fill the canisters with almost anything your heart desires, and voila!

    The three-dispenser set mounted to the wall and full of cereal, pasta, and coffee beans
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "We like it! My girls were excited to start using it and now always want to help pour their cereal. I just wish they were a little bit wider to put more in the storage other than that it’s great." —Ingrid

    Get it from Wayfair for $34.99 (originally $70).

    2. A sleek infusion pitcher so you can enjoy a glass of refreshing fruit water whenever you please.

    The pitcher with raspberries in the infuser section
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I had to have one of these after I went on a Disney Cruise [two years ago] and they had a lot of infused water in their spa. I was not disappointed with my purchase! This makes water so refreshing! It’s a great way to get some flavor in the water without adding tons of calories and sugars. Best purchase! I even got my mother-in-law one for Mother’s Day and she loves it too!" —Olivia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. This Instant Pot that combines the amazing powers of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and warmer ALL into one unearthly device. Plus, this thing is so smart that it'll actually adjust the heating on its own to give you a perfectly cooked dish — your regular, 'ol pot or pan can't do that.

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    Promising review: "I grew up with my mom cooking in the old-fashioned type pressure cooker that breathed steam and rattled like a dragon and scared me to death. I swore that I would never use one myself! Then my adult daughter got an Instant Pot and kept telling me how great they are, and now I have an Instant Pot too! The instructions are long so plan on taking some time to read through them all. You can also download a user's guide and print out all 50 some pages as well, which I did. There are videos that help a little bit. Once you are ready to cook, be prepared to think nothing is happening because this cooker is quiet. I would think each time I used it that I would open it and the raw meal would be staring me in the face. But no! Tender meats and veggies in no time at all!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $79+ (available in 3-, 6-, and 8-quart pots and in three styles).

    4. This air fryer for when you want to enjoy a plate of french fries or chicken wings (or basically any little snack of choice) but without any extra grease or oil. Honestly, you'll probably want to cook everything in this cute 'lil guy and you'll forget all about your stove top and oven.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical of getting an air fryer. I found this model at a pretty decent price and it is a decent size. I have literally been cooking everything in this air fryer and couldn't be happier. Just wish I would have pulled the trigger earlier. The LCD screen allows you to very easily set the time and temperature. Only bad thing can be cleaning if you make something messy, but I usually just throw it in my dishwasher and it comes out nice. Definitely recommend!" —Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $75.99+ (available in four colors).

    5. A pretty dinner plate you'll want to buy five of and use for literally everything you eat because it'll make you feel like you created a dish fit for royalty.

    The white plate with a red embroidered style design
    Effortless Composition

    Effortless Composition is a Black-owned, woman-owned company that brings customers artisanal pieces to upgrade your space.

    Get it from Effortless Composition for $15.

    6. A lid opener that'll make it almost *too* easy to remove all those pesky jar lids that always leave your hand and wrist throbbing after numerous attempts to open them.

    Amazon

    This cool doohickey actually has four differently sized spaces so it can fit almost any bottle or jar.

    Promising review: "This jar opener is like magic. It grips those lids tremendously without a lot of squeezing effort, which unfortunately now that I am 70 years old is needed. With arthritis in my right hand, it is very difficult for me to open anything and this jar opener makes it a breeze. Don’t do without it any longer, you will thank this review later." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.07+ (available in packs of one or two).

    7. This One & Done Seasoning you'll want to add to literally everything you cook for top-notch flavor. Salt and pepper who?

    The bottle of seasoning next to a slab of cooked meat
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The girlfriend always asks while cooking, 'What should I put on this chicken or pork?' BAM! Problem solved! Kickass seasoning, cheap, but really does go great on pretty much any kind of meat! Especially fish, or any kind of seafood! It DOES have a kick to it, so if you don't like spicy you may not like it. It's not crazy hot, just a hint of spice in there." —Drew Patterson

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

    8. These heat-resistant mini silicone spatulas to make sure you get the last bit of everything from the bottom of every jar. There WILL come many, many times when you grab the Nutella jar only to find that you have to scrape the bottom clean if you still want to enjoy it on bread.

    Amazon

    The spatulas are heat resistant for up to 446 degrees and dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "These are mini spatulas that have proven perfect for the small baking! They are only six inches long but durable enough to empty those jars and cans that have those very irritating lips on them! I've used these many times already with both cold and heated items and have worked wonderfully! It's nice to have six so with my larger recipes I don't have to keep rinsing off the one spatula anymore and one for each item! I also ran them in the dishwasher and they held up just fine! I'm super glad I purchased these!" —Nels1cin

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $5.99.

    9. This clip-on strainer you'll want to buy it ASAP if you've burnt your hands ad nauseam while trying to strain boiling water out of your food. And if you just can't get enough of pasta and rice, this thing'll pretty much pay for itself after the first couple of uses.

    The strainer attached to a pot, covering half the pot, and draining the water from pasta
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am so happy I purchased this strainer. I was really tired of trying to lure an unsuspecting (yet hungry) family member to hold the strainer so I didn't burn my hands or dump the pasta or vegetables into the sink. This strainer is a time and aggravation saver. It's kind of small, so I wasn't sure I would like it, but it even works on my large (8-quart+) pots. I have some Revere pots with the rolled lid and KitchenAid that flare out a bit. The strainer works great on both. I have used this several times and it has never slipped off. I usually cook one pound of pasta at a time and it holds up well. I like the flexibility of the strainer to work with varied sizes. The other good thing is that this hardly takes up any space at all." —Jersey girl

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A set of four glass canisters to organize your dry pantry items and actually see what you're reaching for (and how much is left) without having to open the top and check inside each and every jar.

    The four glass jars on a surface
    Wayfair

    Get a set of four from Wayfair for $24.99.

    11. A julienne peeler for quickly achieving perfect, uniform veggie slices (and not accidentally cutting your finger in the process).

    A reviewer photo of the peeler and a bowl of shredded carrots
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am very afraid of mandolines, peelers, and slicers so when it came time for julienne peelers I did a lot of research to find one that was safe and easy to use and doing my homework paid off. This peeler is easy to use and safe (assuming that you are careful too when using it). It has a cover for the cutting part so storage is safe too. Washing is easy by hand or dishwasher. It is all stainless-steel so I don't expect it is going to rust. the handle is very comfortable on the hand too. I have used it on soft vegetables like zucchini and hard vegetables like green papaya and it worked great." —A. Mwangi

    Get it from Amazon for $16.73.

    12. This multi-purpose soap bar you'll reach for whether you're trying to cut through those tough grease stains on your dishes or wipe your counter top and table clean.

    The bar of soap styled on a surface
    PUR Home

    This Black-owned business prides itself on introducing nontoxic and eco-friendly products to your home, so this spray is free of sulfates, parabens, dyes, ammonia, and synthetic fragrances. And, it can be used on toilets, counter tops, appliances, baseboards, floors, walls, upholstery, tables, car interiors, and even your child's crib and toys.

    Get it from PUR Home for $15 (available in lavender and grapefruit, rosemary citrus, citrus, mint, and unscented).

    13. A silicone freezer tray that'll preserve perfectly portioned leftovers until you're ready to eat them again. Plus, it'll keep your refrigerator from getting overly cluttered with containers full of soups, pastas, and more.

    Reviewer photos showing the trays filled with a green smoothie and pasta sauce, respectively, and the pasta serving heated and the juice serving in a glass
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    Some customers even used it to prep smoothies for the entire week by freezing and then adding a bit of warm water to thaw! It comes with a lid to help maintain freshness and keep out odors. It's made of food-safe silicone that's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This is the best invention since sliced bread! How many times have you thrown out soup that you forgot about in your fridge??? Well, say goodbye to spoiled soup! Finally, a way to store measured quantities of broth, but I love to use mine for soup and...wait for it...SMOOTHIES! These cubes are the best for freezing measured quantities of smoothies, simply throw one in the Vitamix, and boom! You have a fresh, already icy cold smoothie for breakfast or a snack! For anyone with limited freezer space which, let's face it, is most of us, this is a real gem. I was a bit worried about how easily the cubes would slide out, but no problems at all! The best part is how easy the frozen cubes of food store in a gallon sized ziplock bag so you can reuse the cube tray. AND they are dishwasher-safe??? Souper Cubes, why did you take so long to come into my life!??! I can't wait until the holiday season so I can gift these as stocking stuffers — to anyone I know, you now know your gift." —jane s. catalano

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in packs of two).

    14. This microwave omelet maker if — try as you might — you just waste so much time attempting to fold your omelet over only to end up with messy edges and a destroyed, eggy mess. This'll help you whip up a delicious breakfast in under five minutes every day.

    The omelette maker next to an omelet
    Amazon

    This is made of 100% platinum silicone that's resistant to high temperatures and is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This brings omelets to my weekday breakfast. I've been trying to eat a low-carb diet, and the idea of eggs for breakfast appeals to me. But, I am *so* NOT a morning person; and getting up early to stir a low-n-slow scramble just does not work for me. I've tried microwaving eggs in custard cups but they always turned out either soupy and underdone or firm but dry and rubbery. But this makes them Just Right, every time, in two minutes flat. That's less time than it takes me to brew my coffee. Two or three eggs, some herbs, a few chopped veggies, and perhaps a sprinkle of cheese makes for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast." —Vanilla Chameleon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    15. A garlic chopper that'll efficiently dice up garlic without forcing you to break out your cutting board. Just place the garlic in the lid and ~roll it~ across a flat surface to chop that garlic.

    The round, wheel-shaped garlic chopper with garlic inside
    Amazon

    After you fill it with garlic, simply roll it around to chop up the garlic. It saves time and fingers.

    Promising review: "Love! Love! Love the Garlic Zoom! Mincing garlic has never been easy or fun until now. It makes mince work out of garlic, onion, chilis and herbs. I'm not sure what I love most about this little gadget. Not smelling stinky garlic fingers all night? No burning fingers or eyes from chopping a super hot chili? Or mincing fresh herbs in a blink of an eye? Anything I can throw in the GarlicZoom I zoom. It's fun! I have a problem wrist from an injury and an arm and hand that suffers from nerve damage. I can still manage to zoom this." —Kennedy Collins

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    16. This Vitamix blender with the power to crush almost anything in a matter of minutes thanks to its stainless-steel blades and 10 different speed settings. You can turn whole almonds into almond butter and frozen fruit into a refreshing smoothie in just minutes.

    BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "The holy grail blender, y'all. I grew up with a Vitamix (big, tall, classic model), and since being on my own I have really missed it. I tried food processors (because they're cheaper), less expensive blenders, immersion blenders, etc. Nothing came close to what a Vitamix can do. If you're wondering if it's worth the price, I would give a resounding YES. It's so supportive of a healthy diet (smoothies, soups, scratch-made dips and salsas, nut milks and butters, etc.), and it's stupid easy to use AND clean. What sold me ultimately was 1) the smaller size (the classic ones are larger), and 2) I thought about how much I spend (or would like to spend) at my local smoothie/juice bar. A 16 oz. smoothie costs a ridiculous $8-9, and a juice at least that much, if not more. If I could afford it, I would have gotten one daily. So, this Vitamix pays for itself in about a month." —lovespuppies

    Get it from Amazon for $332.56+ (available in three colors).

    Read our full Vitamix blender review on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    17. A compact cold brew maker so you can get your ice-cold caffeine fix as soon as you wake up. Hell, you can even pour yourself three cups a day if you really wanted to and you won't have to spend an additional $6 on each cup.

    A diagram showing instructing you to pour coffee into the filter, brew it in the pitcher and enjoy the cold brew
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was wasting money every single morning at Starbucks on coffee I didn't even like until the Takeya came into my life. I went from spending $90 to $100 on coffee a month to under $10. This is how I make my coffee: I fill up the tube about three quarters of the way full of coffee grounds (so it's extra concentrated) on Saturday night. On Monday morning I remove the coffee grounds and pour three parts coffee and one part cold water over ice in my to go cup with a splash of coconut milk. Adding the water to it makes it so I can make five cups of coffee — good for one every morning for the entire work week. That way I don't have to worry about running out since it takes about 36 hours to make. It's that easy! Not only does it save me money but it also saves me all the time I spent waiting in the drive through (I live in Seattle where lines for coffee get long!) Bottom line is it's totally worth it if you're trying to find ways to cut back on spending." —Katie Bee

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (also available in a larger two-quart size).

    18. This grocery list notepad you'll stick on your fridge and use throughout the week to jot down anything you've run out of.

    The grocery list organized by category for foods you've run out of
    Amazon

    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 buggy full. 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!" —CD

    Get it from Amazon for $6.36 (available in four colors and in keto and vegetarian versions).

    19. An easy-breezy pineapple corer because summer's here and you might find yourself dreaming about piña coladas, pineapple upside-down cake, and homemade Dole whip more and more.

    A reviewer photo showing the tool and showing perfect pineapple slices
    amazon.com

    Cut off the top of your pineapple, twist the corer into the fruit (kind of like a wine bottle corkscrew), then pull it out. You now have a cored and spiral-cut pineapple in minutes!

    Promising review: "OMG! Why did I take so long to get one of these? I would typically spend two or three minutes slicing up a pineapple and I LOVE pineapple so its pretty common for me. Now, I can do it in 30 seconds, and that was the first time not knowing what I was doing or what to expect. I suspect I'll have this down to 10 seconds on the next go round. Love IT! Oh, BTW, it is sturdy and seems like it should last a while." —riverseine

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98.

    20. These silicone cups that'll ensure perfectly poached eggs — no need to cack an egg over water and vinegar and swirl like your at-home brunch depends on it.

    An image showing how to spray the cup with oil, crack an egg inside the cup, and place it in a covered pot of bowling water
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are just the coolest things ever! I have tried several times in he past to make poached eggs, and never could get the hang of it. Earlier this year, I stayed in a hotel that had a beautiful tray of poached eggs on their buffet table every morning, and they were so good. Now I can make beautiful poached eggs at home with these poacher cups...and it's fun and never makes a mess. The pot doesn't even get dirty because the cups float! Such a great idea, and definitely worth the price!" –Katie W.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $10.95.

    21. An avocado tool to help you cut, core, and slice your way through your daily avocado toast fix.

    The avocado tool with an end for cutting, a bladed hole for removing the pit, and a web for creating perfect slices
    Amazon

    It'll slice open the fruit, painlessly (aka no knife needed) pop out the pit, and create perfectly Instagrammable slices.

    Promising review: "Avocado? Yes, Please! This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation. The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. Really happy I bought this!" —NPR Man

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. This multi-blade vegetable slicer for perfect, uniform slices of cucumbers, carrots, beets — whatever — every time. Now you'll never complain about ingredient prep taking too long!

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    Promising review: “I was looking for a mandoline slicer that would last and I found it! This slicer is made of thick, heavy-duty plastic, cleans easily, and hasn't warped over the last several months even with dishwasher cleaning. The super sharp blades store neatly in a plastic case, and the slicer’s body collapses for easy storage. This is a huge advantage over other slicers! A variety of blades are included, which will cut any vegetable or fruit any way you want it. The adjustable knob makes it easy to get the perfect thickness. Each 'click' makes a difference of about 1 mm, so you can be very exact with cuts. I use this most often to thinly slice apples to make baked apple chips or thinly slice tomatoes for homemade pizza, but I've used it for many other things. No decrease in performance after several months of use and the blades are still razor-sharp. In fact, the blades are so sharp that it can be tempting to use the slicer without the hand guard. Don't do it. Save yourself (and your fingers) a trip to urgent care.” —S. Berry

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    23. An *adorable* ANIMAL-SHAPED SPOON HOLDER(!!) that fits snugly on the edge of your pot so you can stop dirtying you countertop with wet, messy spoons from stirring your pot.

    The pig shaped holder sitting on the edge of a pot with the spoon in its mouth
    Amazon

    Promising review: “I. Am. So. Excited. I got these (the rooster and the pig) as a gift for my dad who LOVES to cook, but always forgets and leaves cooking utensil in the bowl instead of the counter. He's always burning himself, so when I found these, I had to buy them. It's hard to forget and leave a spatula in a hot bowl when you have a red rooster sitting on the side of it. He'll get it for Christmas, and I can't wait to see his reaction. The packaging for these is also really simple and they have pictures of how they work so I'm not afraid he won't understand when he opens them. I can tell that they're good quality products just by handling them, and they're so much more detailed in person then what you see in the pictures. I love these. I might buy some for myself.” —Vinneya

    Get it from Amazon for $6.72 (also available as a rooster and a chicken).

    24. This 48-needle meat tenderizer to help you achieve juicy slabs of cooked meat. It creates "heat channels" that'll reduce cooking time by up to 40% so you have less moisture loss. Bye, bye dried-out steak!

    A hand putting the needles through a piece of meat
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This wonder tool does an awesome job tenderizing meat....from the largest standing rib roast all the way down to the skinniest pork chop or round steak. Those of you who like to marinate your meat will find this tool to be a God-sent savior as it provides hundreds of holes for the marinade and spices to soak into. I used to pound my chops with a metal mallet until there were holes right through it, and the poor pork chop was only a mere third of its original thickness. NO MORE! Now I use my Klemoo to poke a thousand holes on each side and the thickness never changes, but you can cut it with a fork when done. I use it on all meats: beef, pork, veal...even chicken and turkey. It works wonders!" —Wet Bruce

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (also available in white).

    25. A microwave rice cooker that'll give you perfectly steamed rice while it eliminates the need for you to wash a pot and a strainer when you're done.

    The steamer with a lid and spoon and a bowl of cooked rice
    Amazon

    The four-piece set includes a cooker, a locking lid, a rice paddle, and a measuring cup. It also comes with a set of instructions and can make up to SIX FREAKIN' CUPS of rice, oats, quinoa, and more in just a few minutes. The entire thing is also dishwasher-safe and you can also use it to make steamed veggies.

    Promising review: "I love this little rice pot! It comes with a measuring cup, rice paddle, and directions to make the perfect pot of rice in the microwave! It would be an excellent gift for a college student or someone (like me) who loves rice but just can’t seem to get the hang of making it on the stovetop. It is easy to clean and dishwasher-safe! I can’t say enough how much I enjoy this little pot!!" —living_with_ms

    Get a four-piece set from Amazon for $9.99 (also available as a five-piece set).

    26. And this little oven thermometer because it'll give you a more accurate reading on your oven temperature so when you follow your recipes to a T, you won't somehow be left with burnt or undercooked dishes.

    The thermometer on an oven rack
    Amazon

    It reads between 60 and 580 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Promising review: "I bought this after persistent frustration with my oven. I live in a rental apartment and my oven is pretty crappy. I was suspicious that it wasn't as hot as it claimed to be when I preheated it. This isn't such a big deal if you're just throwing a frozen pizza in the oven for 20 minutes, but I like to cook. I feel like my oven has been cheating on me. I needed to catch it in the act. Am I a crummy baker, or is my oven the culprit? So, I bought this thermometer. The result: My oven really does suck! When it beeps for 350 degrees, the thermometer reads 300 degrees. Goodbye, delicious chicken parmigiana; hello salmonella! Goodbye, carefully scheduled 7:30 p.m. dinner; hello, 8:15 p.m. apologies and wine on an empty stomach! This thermometer is like a private investigator who reassures you that you're not paranoid." —Jordan Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $7 (also available in versions for the refrigerator and freezer).

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