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17 Kitchen Tools Your Mom Will Be So Proud That You Own

Actually *using* them all is a tomorrow problem.

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1. An instant-read meat thermometer that will make you feel like a true salmonella-prevention specialist.

Get it from Amazon for $10.32.
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Get it from Amazon for $10.32.

2. A pair of herb scissors — it'll chop faster than you can spell "julienne."

Get them for $9.99 from Amazon.
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Get them for $9.99 from Amazon.

3. A set of labeled cutting boards so you can have a separate one for meat, veggies, and fruits.

They're flexible so you can scoop things right into the trash. Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.99.
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They're flexible so you can scoop things right into the trash.

Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.99.

4. A veggie spiralizer that comes in its own bag - because you know moms love things that have their own containers.

It even comes with a brush to clean itself! Your mom will probably just steal this from you bc it's so freaking genius. Get it from Amazon for $13.97.
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It even comes with a brush to clean itself! Your mom will probably just steal this from you bc it's so freaking genius.

Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

5. "For the price of one fancy coffee, you could make 10 of your own at home!" - Moms, before they see you have this milk frother in your drawer.

Get it from Amazon for $6.73.
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Get it from Amazon for $6.73.

6. A silicon baking sheet that makes washing up after baking as easy as finishing the whole batch in one sitting.

Get a set of 2 from Amazon for $9.62.
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Get a set of 2 from Amazon for $9.62.

7. A pizza stone — it's secretly for re-heating leftover slices to the perfect level of crisp-ness, but could be used for homemade pizza one day, too.

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Get it for $12.84 from Amazon.

8. A perfectly seasoned cast-iron skillet that's just sitting on your stove top for easy access.

Bonus points when you tell her you researched it, and this is the Best Mid-Priced Skillet around according to BuzzFeed Reviews. Get a 12-inch for $24.99 at Amazon.
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Bonus points when you tell her you researched it, and this is the Best Mid-Priced Skillet around according to BuzzFeed Reviews.

Get a 12-inch for $24.99 at Amazon.

9. A microplane zester for grating parmesan cheese onto your "salads"...aka into a bowl that you spoon directly into your mouth.

Also great for grating lemon zest, garlic, nutmeg and non-cheese items if you want to be all superior about it. Get it from Amazon for $11.60.
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Also great for grating lemon zest, garlic, nutmeg and non-cheese items if you want to be all superior about it.

Get it from Amazon for $11.60.

10. And a pair of slice-proof kitchen gloves so you can grate without getting grated yourself.

Available in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large for $9.99 on Amazon.
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Available in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large for $9.99 on Amazon.

11. A cover for reheating leftovers that will prevent those notorious microwave crime scenes.

Get if for $7.99 on Amazon.
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Get if for $7.99 on Amazon.

12. A matching utensil set so you can have a spatula for every dish (or just do dishes slightly less often).

Get it from Amazon for $15.97.
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Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

13. A set of silverware that actually matches!

Get this classy matte black set with 20-pieces for $38 on Amazon.
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Get this classy matte black set with 20-pieces for $38 on Amazon.

14. A sponge holder to make you less squeamish about finally doing all the dishes.

Wet sponge = major avoidanceGet it in 7 different colors for $6.99 on Amazon.
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Wet sponge = major avoidance

Get it in 7 different colors for $6.99 on Amazon.

15. A decorative paper towel holder that will keep your rolls from drifting.

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Get it for $12.85 on Amazon.

16. A pre-filled spice rack (it ALSO comes with free spice refills for 5 years).

Talk about a good investment. It's like paying $.36 per spice per year! #mathGet it for $33 from Amazon.
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Talk about a good investment. It's like paying $.36 per spice per year! #math

Get it for $33 from Amazon.

17. A bottle that will let you make, pour, and store your own salad dressings.

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Also great for making dips and marinades.

Get it on Amazon for $14.13.

You know what they say: impress your mom, impress your self. Get your kitchen in order, kid!

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