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    38 Food And Kitchen Products Our Readers Are Loving In 2021

    Ingenious cooking tools, tasty sauces and seasonings, problem-solving cleaning supplies, and other things you'll wish were already in your kitchen.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A very fun light saber ice pop holder to help you keep your hands from getting all cold and sticky while you enjoying a refreshing snack.

    long ice pops with the felt holders on them that make them look like light sabers
    Sewmanyfuntimes / Etsy

    Sewmanyfuntimes is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based shop with tons of cute felt accessories and party supplies.

    Promising review: "Amazing popsicle holders!! I, personally use Pedialyte pops-and their shape fits the holders perfectly. Good purchase!" —Tayla Fields

    Get it from Sewmanyfuntimes on Etsy for $3.50+ (available in multiple quantities).

    2. A five-in-one aerator that'll instantly make even cheap wine taste better. But that's not all! It'll also 1) filter out cork and keep bugs and debris from getting inside, 2) make it easy to pour without splashing, 3) reseal the bottle if you wanna store some for later, *and* 4) prevent leaks whether you store it upright or on its side!

    Promising review: "I am normally a pretty harsh critic about the products I purchase and normally don't even leave reviews. However this product, for the price, is quite outstanding. 1) I normally spill wine on the counter, don't notice it and thus I leave a stain. Not with this product. I did not splash one drop. Nor did any of it dribble down the side of the bottle to leave a wine ring on the counter or in the fridge. Awesome. 2) It probably was my imagination but I tried it with this wine I normally have and I swear it tastes better. Maybe it is the aeration or maybe I just willed it so, but either way it was improved. 3) If I just put the bottle in the fridge door to cool down, when I close the door the wine has been known to spill. Not with this Corker! No matter how hard I slammed the door, not a drop was spilled. 4) Lastly, some of the wines I get may not be the best (shocker) and they have sediment at the bottom. Normally my last drink from a bottle would entail me jumping up from the couch to go spit out the remnants from the bottom of the bottle. Not any more. This baby has a mini filter that saves me from the horrible dirt/cork feeling against my tongue. Just one of the above mentioned solutions would make this product a grand slam value, all of them make it the best product I have come across for under $10!!!" —Joshua Castro

    Get it from Amazon for $9.56.

    3. A cult-favorite popcorn salt to give you instant movie theater flavor by using fine season salt flakes that actually stick to the kernels instead of just falling to the bottom of the bowl like ground salt. Anyone who has worked at theaters, amusement parks, or carnivals has probably seen this secret ingredient that the pros don't want you to know about, so if you're looking for that classic flavor — start here!

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed,

    Our family recently unearthed this because beloved To All The Boys I've Loved Before author Jenny Han mentioned that it was her secret to delicious popcorn, and it may have just wrecked me for other at-home popcorn for the rest of my life. It genuinely tastes just as salty and buttery and savory as fresh movie theater popcorn. I inhaled it so fast that every single one of my organs lit up in mild alarm.

    Promising review: "I used to use Flavacol during my time working at an amusement park and popping popcorn for hungry guests, so I knew this was what the 'professionals' use. I am happy to report that using this does make your popcorn taste like it was just popped at a movie theater. I like to put a little bit of oil on my kernels, mix in some Flavacol, and then add it to the pot of oil on my stove top when it's hot enough (as opposed to sprinkling it on top of freshly popped corn, which I could see easily accidentally adding too much). It also means that I'm no longer loading up my popcorn with additional toppings like butter or plain salt. Yum!" —Kate R.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.80.

    4. A pack of organic and recyclable ethylene-absorbing BluApple packets that'll help keep your fruits and veggies fresh in the fridge instead of going bad before you even get the chance to use them.


    Promising review: "In my drunken stupor, I purchased these thinking were ben wa balls. Boy was I wrong. But I'm so happy with my purchase because these keep my produce fresher for much longer than normal. Nothing is worse than buying red bell peppers at the store and having them start wilting after four days. These should be in everyone's fridges!" —The Waites

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. A Takeya cold brew maker so you can stop overpaying for your fave daily beverage. This awesome device features an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Just add up to 6 tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you've got some delicious coffee.

    Promising review: "This was my first cold brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher." —shackelforrd

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review to learn more about why we love it.

    6. A BPA-free "Bacon Bin" so you always have somewhere to dispose of that pan full of grease that *isn't* the sink. Your plumbing will thank you, and now you'll be able to safely store the grease for other cooking uses, since this bin includes a strainer to ensure that no bacon bits can get through.

    Pot drizzling grease into a silicone container to store grease
    The Grommet

    Once it the grease hardens, you can scoop out for easy disposal, or reuse in other recipes.

    Promising review: "After using just about anything that wouldn't melt, this is the best bacon grease container ever. Easy to use, easy to the piggy!" —Michael

    Get it from The Grommet for $15.

    7. A pair of BPA-free, reusable glowing chopsticks so you can use ~The Force~ to scoop up that last bit of rice.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    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 them from Amazon for $11.98.

    8. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets you should try before giving up on your machine altogether. If you're dishes are coming out of the wash still dirty, or you're noticing an unpleasant odor, these might be all you need to fix the problem!

    Reviewer photo showing a cup and silverware before and after using the cleaning tablets

    These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue that accumulates inside your dishwasher over time, as well as remove lime and mineral build-up. Using Affresh tablets once a month can prolong the life of your dishwasher and make it more effective at doing its job: cleaning your dishes.

    Promising review: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build up and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, or build up around the door seals. I'm going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher." —Martoune

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    9. An amazing Always pan designed to replace eight pieces of cookware so preparing a variety of dishes can be a lot less complicated.

    Our Place

    Our Place is a WOC-founded brand bringing inventive cookware and kitchen products. You can braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, and more with this pan. It does the same job as a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. The spatula is designed to fit neatly on the pan's handle. The pan is dishwasher-safe and only weighs 3 pounds.

    Long, but worthwhile promising review: "I bought this pan not sure it was going to live up to the hype. Yeah, it was cute (I got the green color to match my kitchen color palette) but I've bought plenty of cute, millennial-branded products that turned out to be all style and no substance. How good could it be? It's phenomenal. I got it three weeks ago and since then the only time I've used a different pan was when the Always pan was already in use for one dish and I needed to cook something else. 

The nonstick coating is great. Eggs don't stick! Dried-on sauce doesn't stick! Yesterday's oatmeal doesn't stick! It all just wipes off with almost no scrubbing, which is great, because I have no desire to put this pan in the dishwasher, because what if I need to cook something?!

 The pan surface heats up really quickly! I cooked on my normal boring stove, and I was shocked how much faster my pasta water came to a boil.

 The pan surface also heats really evenly, and is amazing at searing. I cooked steak in it last night, hoping I wasn't making a mistake by using nonstick instead of cast iron, but it gave the steaks a flawless sear, way more even than my cast-iron pan. I was super impressed.

 I love the built-in spatula rest. So much. My only comment on the pan is that the hole in the spatula could be just a hair larger so that it doesn't require any leveraging to remove from the rest, but very minor complaint.

 Love the steamer/strainer basket. Haven't used it for steaming yet, but love it for pasta. It's so much easier to just lift all the pasta out and leave the pasta water behind than carry the whole pan of boiling water over to the sink to pour out, all the while terrified that one of my cats will come in and get boiling water splashed on them or something.

 I love the lid, especially the steam vent feature. It's really great for cooking grains. 

Basically, this pan is totally worth what you spend on it. I'm moving in six months and I'm planning to donate most of my cookware when I do. Very confident that I won't miss any of it, thanks to this pan." —Abigail R.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in six colors).

    10. And a spruce steamer basket you can use for flawlessly steamed veggies, fish, dumplings and much more. It fits right on top of the Always pan, and even comes with bamboo cooking chopsticks and 15 paper liners. Goodbye soggy veggies, don't let the door hit ya on the way out!

    Our Place

    Get it from Our Place for $30.

    11. A two-stage electric knife-sharpener to bring even the dullest blades back to life. Why buy new knives when you have this thing?

    Hands running a knife through the small sharpener

    Read our full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener!

    Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) nonserrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening but unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago. I saw this gadget and decided to try it. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'Coarse' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8-10 times. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I've been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I've saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives. I don't know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!" —Schelly L. Wagoner

    Get it from Amazon for $11.08 (available in four colors).

    12. A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit – it'll make it easy peasy to remove the years worth of crud stuck to your stove top that you've been staring at, hoping it'll magically disappear one day. Cue the grateful reviewers who thought they'd never be able to get their stove totally clean.

    It comes with a bottle of cleaner, a scraper, and a cleaning pad.

    Promising review: "Works amazing! I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years, only wiped it down with random multi cleaners that never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product...AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. As others have said, it will leave your cooktop shiny and new. Even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off — 98% better. The key is to use very little product. Let it dry to a haze and wipe with a clean dry cotton towel (just like waxing a car). If you aren't getting a mirrored finish, it's because you've used too much product and not enough elbow grease to polish it off." —B. Swartwood

    Get it from Amazon for $9.79.

    13. An adorable cat spoon that just wants to hang its lil' paws over the side of your cup and make you smile., Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now, I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup my fingers don't get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it's absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I'm away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine." —Brianna S.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.39.

    14. A Spatty Daddy set so you can easily get to every last bit of food stuck in virtually any bottle's hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. After all, you paid for those remnants! Why let them go to waste?

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed,

    It's also great for makeup bottles!

    These are FDA- and USDA-approved, and BPA-free. Plus, they're made of sturdy, resilient, and flexible material, and they're dishwasher-safe! Wanna learn more? Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Spatty Daddy!

    Promising review: "You don't realize how much makeup you waste until you get one and scrape out the bottom of your foundation/concealer. Easily another week or two more of product with this!" —juliechanghong

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. A KitchenAid attachment organizer you can mount with screws or command strips for anyone whose whisk, dough hook, or paddle is taking up way too much precious cabinet space.

    The attachments and organizer hanging from a cabinet
    3D Home Solution / Etsy

    Choose from either Command strips or wood screws to attach to your cabinetry (shoutout to renters who want their security deposits back).

    3D Home Solution is based in Texas and makes all kinds of home organization solutions that'll make you think "Huh, why didn't I think of that?"

    Get it from 3D Home Solution on Etsy for $12 (available in three colors).

    16. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription to take your tastebuds on a world tour via the finest coffee from around the globe — all delivered directly to your doorstep!

    A cup of coffee surrounded by pouches of different types of coffee
    @atlascoffeeclub / Via

    Choose between a half bag of coffee (about 15 cups), a single bag of coffee (about 30 cups), or a double bag of coffee (about 60 cups) for every two weeks or every four weeks. Choose from a light to medium roast (fruit, berry, citrus, chocolate), medium to dark roast (chocolate, bold, rich, full-body), or all roast types, and either in whole-bean or ground form. You'll also receive flavor notes, a postcard, and brewing tips!

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club starting at $9.

    17. An adorable Animal Crossing cookie cutter both kids and adults will love. Collect all your favorite villagers, and try out the included sugar cookie recipe for a tasty treat!

    TrinketSlotCrafts / Etsy

    TrinketSlotCrafts is a small business based in Los Angeles that sells a fun array of gamer jewelry and cookie cutters.

    These cookie cutters are made of food-safe plastic and are free of dyes/coloring, BPA, and phthalates. They're recyclable, but not dishwasher-safe, so be sure to hand-wash after each use! Options includes Tom Nook, Isabelle, KK Slider, Marshal, Stitches, Raymond, and the ever famous Animal Crossing leaf. If you can't decide, you can purchase all of them in a set for $35!

    Promising review: "Just got these today and they’re adorable! I love that a sugar cookie recipe was included with the cutters. Can’t wait to make cookies with these!" —Stephanie Miranda

    Get it from TrinketSlotCrafts on Etsy for $8+ (available in seven styles and as a set).

    18. A set of multi-purpose silicone lids that mean it when they say they're airtight. Just watch this gif of my coworker lifting a heavy bowl of cookie dough with just the handle of one of these lightweight but strong lids! Use them as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap when covering leftovers, try them out as saucepan lids (they're heat-safe!), let them keep dinner warm while you scramble to get the whole fam around the table, and more! Did I mention they're also *dishwasher safe*? ~swoon~.

    Rachel Dunkel / Via BuzzFeed

    To read more about BuzzFeed Editor Rachel Dunkel's intense love of these lids, check out her full review of them here.

    Promising review: "These have come in handy way more than I thought. Helps with covering food prep, when reheating in the microwave, and storing leftovers. Since we have been working from home my husband loves the small lids for his coffee cup." —Sarah

    Get it from Food52 for $40 for a set of five

    19. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey that'll add a warming kick to your hot beverage, cocktail, dinner, dessert — THERE ARE NO RULES! This honey is infused with chili peppers for a sweet and spicy combo that's not overwhelmingly hot, but adds a complex flavor reviewers can't get enough of. It's also super soothing for sore throats and colds.

    Model drizzling the hot honey over pizza

    Promising Review: "Lovely in tea. This is my new sore throat reliever. Stirred into hot tea, it’s not intensely hot at all, but adds a soothing warm sweetness that really helped." —CAM

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    And read one BuzzFeeder's full review to learn more reasons why we love this stuff.

    20. A stuffed patty mold to turn boring ol' burgers into something more exciting. It'll help you create the perfect little space for delicious fillings before sealing up your patty nicely to avoid ingredients oozing out and burning during the cooking process. You'll end up with perfectly sized patties full of juicy and delicious flavor in every bite!

    A burger cut in half so the stuffed middle of the patty is visible next to the stuffed patty mold

    Promising review: "This actually works, and you can fill with a lot of stuffing (which surprised me). The device is very well-designed and easy to use once you figure out which part is which. I was very surprised at the size of the indentation for filling. I put in: a slice and a half of cooked bacon, some sliced peppers, and small chunks of cheddar cheese. DELICIOUS! No leakage on my George Foreman grill. Worked great. They are big burgers, so you might end up sharing. Enjoy! It's a great tool, at a great price. You can make pizza burgers, Mexican burgers, whatever you can imagine." —BarbZ

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. An all-natural oven scrub designed to make oven disasters a lot *less* disastrous. It's made with gritty pumice stone so you can easily scrape out those burnt-on bits on the sides, racks, and even on the door's glass panel.

    the jar of scrub

    Promising review: "Finally tackled the rings on our stove top with this scrub and a reusable paper towel (as I was worried about using a scourer on an easily scratched surface) and the rings came right off! These are those 'oh, crap, the pot boiled over' rings that I ignored that lead to my stove top looking a bit crusty. The oven scrub ate them right off and left my oven and stove top looking great." —Jessie Bono

    Cleaning Studio is a small Etsy shop based in Fairfield, Connecticut that specializes in cleaning products.

    Get it from CleaningStudio on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in plastic or glass jar).

    22. A wooden children's "knife" so your little one can safely help out in the kitchen without fear of injury. Kids think it's super fun, while parents can breathe easy knowing there are not sharp blades involved.

    kids using the wooden knives to chop apples
    JUstenbois / Etsy

    JUstenbois is a small business based in Bolton-Est, Canada that sells eco-friendly, zero-waste wooden kitchenware.

    Promising review: "This is perfect! My daughter loves it so much. It fits perfectly in her tiny hands, and the quality is superb." —Petite momo

    Get it from JUstenbois on Etsy for $16.75.

    23. An Everyplate subscription so you can skip the grocery store and receive three to five meals per week that are super easy to make and will save you a lot of time and effort, especially if meal prepping isn't your strong suit.

    Every Plate

    Every week, choose between 13 different meal options (including vegetarian recipes) to keep things fresh!

    Promising review: ""Planning meals and going to the grocery store is the actual bane of my existence. The fact that EveryPlate sends me everything I need at a very affordable price is such a weight lifted off my shoulders! This photo is of a real recipe I've made, and loved, and have actually recreated on my own many times since! I've been using EveryPlate pretty regularly for over two years and there has never been a recipe I (a novice chef, at best) couldn't handle." —Danielle Healy, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Everyplate for $4.99/serving plus $8.99 for shipping (available in servings of two or four and three, four, or five meals per week).

    24. A minimalist silverware tray to give you wayyyy more drawer space, keep your silverware nicely organized, and make emptying the dishwasher a lot easier.

    The organizer in grey with silverware organized at an angle inside

    It also comes in a version just for knives and one for kitchen utensils and gadgets.

    Promising review: "I thought this would be handy, and help with space management in a small apartment. It turned out to be absolutely perfect. It keeps the silverware clean, and stores a lot in a very small space. I love it. I got two, because I inherited my grandmothers silverware, so there are two types of forks and two types of spoons, and I wanted things separate and organized. Two organizers fit side-by-side in a standard apartment drawer. After getting these, I picked up the knife organizer, and it’s just as handy and useful." —Jerimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A microwave pasta maker that lets you make perfect al dente pasta...IN THE MICROWAVE. Just insert noodles and water, stick it in the microwave, and you'll have delicious pasta in minutes. No mess or sticking!


    Promising review: "I love pasta, but I hate *making* pasta. Too many pots, pans, strainer, cleanup, etc. Forget it. And after a long day at work when I am craving pasta, all I want to do is eat right away. This pasta cooker cooked pasta better than I have ever cooked pasta in my life. I am Italian, so as you can imagine I have eaten (and made myself) a LOT of pasta. This product is a game changer. It was extremely easy to use, cooked quickly, and it came out PERFECTLY. Not over cooked, a little al dente, but not firm. Perfection. Now I have no excuse not to cook pasta for myself (and my husband) practically every day. BUY THIS. It will change your life." —Hope Lanza

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    Read more on this microwave pasta cooker here.

    26. A variety pack of Truff sauces — featuring the Original, Hotter, and White Truff hot sauces — ready to throw a party for your tastebuds and work their way into way more meals and snacks than you'd expect!

    Truff, Jonathan Mazzei / BuzzFeed

    This stuff is excellent and really grows on you! The first time I tried it, I wasn't entirely sure how I felt, but by the end of the first week, I found myself reaching for it with almost every meal. While all three options have a lot of similarities, they each have their own distinct personality. At first, they were all a little creamier and almost...tomato-y (?) tasting than I expected. Then, I realized there was NO dairy or tomato present at all, but a thickness and slight sweetness almost reminiscent of red bell peppers. The truffle flavor is present but subtle, and the sauce has a solid kick without being overwhelmingly hot. As far as the differences between the three, the White Truff sauce is a hint sweeter than the other two, the Original has a slightly earthier flavor than the others, and the extra spiciness of the Hotter Truff sauce spreads through the mouth quicker and is definitely hotter than the rest. Verdict: They're all really good! So far, these sauces have shined brightest when added to a nice tomato sauce, drizzled over a slice of pizza, scooped up by crispy french fries, and, believe it or not, even added to a salad dressing, but that's still barely scratching the surface! Plus it comes in a very classy looking box that's great for gifts.

    Get it from Amazon or Truff for $69.99, or try just the Original for $17.98, the White Truff sauce for $34.99, and Hotter Truff sauce for $17.98.

    27. A cute cup holder brilliantly crafted to make schlepping your favorite beverage around a whole lot more convenient. It even has pockets for reusable straws!

    A person holding a cup holder with a smoothie inside it
    DreamyDaisyy / Etsy

    Dreamy Daisyy is a small business based in Washington DC that specializes in backpacks and accessories.

    Promising review: "I love this sooo so much! I’m a barista and pretty regularly take iced lattes with me after my shift and this is the perfect accessory to carry my drink with me while I walk to my car or pick up some lunch down the street! It’s so helpful especially when my hands are full. It’s super sturdy so I don’t have to worry about my drink going anywhere. Plus it grabs people’s attention! I’ve gotten lots of compliments on it!" —Maggie C.

    Get it from DreamyDaisyy on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in five colors).

    28. A variety pack of Baked by Melissa's latest and greatest cupcakes because, let's face it, you wanna try as many of their delicious flavors as possible. You will not regret this decision.

    assorted baked by melissa cupcake flavors
    Baked by Melissa

    I just want everyone to know that Baked by Melissa chocolate chip pancake and red velvet cupcakes are the best ever.

    Promising review: "I initially bought this to gift, but they looked so good I kept them. I'm glad I did, because every cupcake is a flavor explosion." —joe

    Get it from Baked by Melissa starting at $32.

    29. A set of two blooming tea flowers so you can make delicious tea that also looks gorgeous!

    two containers with one filled with pink foil balls and the other with purple foil ball and a clear tea cup with tea and a blooming yellow flower inside
    The Grommet

    To brew the tea, just pour three cups of boiling water over an unwrapped ball and wait for three to five minutes for the tea to bloom. The scents you can choose from are Brilliant Berry, Coconut Escape, Lush Lavender, Powerful Pomegranate, and Regal Jasmine.

    Promising review: "This is nifty and cute. My wife and granddaughter enjoyed sharing some tea time together." —Ralph

    Get it from The Grommet for $19.95 (available in six flavors).

    30. A magnetized air fryer cooking cheat sheet for anyone who could use some quick tips on the best way to use their air fryer to make *80* foods including pizza, chicken nuggets, seafood, fries, and more!

    A spiraled notebook style cheat sheet with tabs for tips and tricks and different kinds of meat
    Willa Flare/Etsy

    Willa Flare is a California-based Etsy shop that specializes in cooking guides and other home goods.

    Promising review: "I love it! I am not a cooker so this kind of help is greatly appreciated. The product is of great quality and was shipped fast. Thanks!" —Francisca

    Get it from Willa Flare on Etsy for $12.99 (this item ships for free!).

    31. An unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook that'll bring your 100 of your fave amusement park snacks right into your own kitchen.


    Promising review: "Beautiful hardcover cookbook with so many yummy Disney recipes from the parks! There's lots of Disney foodie history in it plus recipes that look easy to follow with high quality ingredients. There are even fun maps inside of each of the parks and where the food is located. As an avid Disney fan I have never seen a cookbook like this. I am very excited to try some recipes out. I highly recommend this cookbook for any Disney fan whether they cook or not! It would even make a beautiful decoration in a kitchen." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    32. A How To Cook Everything: The Basics cookbook for anyone who wants to get more into cooking but doesn't know where to start. This book's chock full of delicious recipes, organized from the easiest to the most difficult so you can work your way up no matter what skill level you're at.

    the cover of the book with an egg on it

    Promising review: "I just turned 25, and I was beginning to find my lack of cooking skills both embarrassing and unhealthy. I started searching for a cookbook to help me become a better chef. I usually got recipes online, but they tended to be either too complicated or too expensive, so I eventually settled on this book. I am not exaggerating when I say that this book has turned my culinary life around. I cook pretty frequently now, and I almost exclusively cook recipes from this book. I love the great tutorials, the organization (recipes are arranged in each chapter from easiest to most difficult), and the fact that recipes are simple, affordable, yet flavorful. I would say that if you are a beginner cook, this is absolutely the one cookbook to buy. It's affordable, well-written, and will teach you how to cook fantastic meals." — Patrick Rinker

    Get it from Amazon for $18.19.

    33. A pack of slow cooker liners because nothing talks me out of making food quite like dreading the cleanup. Well, dread no more, because these'll keep your Crock-Pot from needing any attention from you once the food is in your belly.

    plastic liners with two different foods in each

    Promising review: "WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THE MAGIC OF SLOW COOKERS RIGHT WHEN THEY BECAME A THING!? Seriously, this thing is a busy person's savior, or in my case, a lazy person's dream! This one is plenty large enough and incredibly easy to use. Reviews say this one runs a bit hotter than most, but I've followed a handful of recipes and their cook times seem to be accurate. I really love that this model will automatically switch to keep warm after the timer you set expires. That's crucial for me because I work ten hour shifts and most recipes even on low are about eight hours. That keep warm feature makes sure my food isn't burnt, but still warm when I get home." —Peter Q.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98+.

    34. A trio lasagna pan so everyone in your house can stop fighting over the crispy edge piece — now they're *all* the crispy edge piece! Also, now that family member that likes wayyy too much cheese on their lasagna can customize their own without it getting all over the rest. Not a lasagna fan? This thing is great for brownies, bread, and other baked goods too!,

    Promising review: "As someone who has a child (now a teenager) that will not eat any form of cheese, this pan is amazing! I typically avoid making any food that has cheese mixed into it but now I can make him a section without cheese and the rest of us our regular cheesy goodness. Another benefit to this pan is how well the portions slice. One cut with the spatula gives you a perfectly formed square. Each section makes four regular sized portions for our family." —TLC

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two colors).

    35. A jar of Za'atar you will always wanna have on hand in the kitchen. This delicious Middle Eastern spice blend is made with wild thyme, sesame seeds, sumac, salt, and sunflower oil, and it's great on hummus, meats, bread, olive oil, nuts, pizza, and more., Amazon

    Promising review: "This za'atar is the best quality I have found. I've also found that the balance of sumac and thyme to be just right. This instantly spices up my boring meal prep food and I put it on my chicken, meats, salads, yogurt, or just in olive oil — basically it makes everything taste so much better. I highly recommend it!" —TC

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

    36. A mindblowingly brilliant Whiskware pancake batter mixer because making batter doesn't have to be a pain. Just add your ingredients, toss in the BlenderBall, shake, and pour the mixture out of the convenient spout designed to make it easy to drop the perfect amount out and even draw shapes or patterns.


    All parts are top-rack dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this thing! Breakfast has never been faster or easier! And it doesn't make noise that will wake everyone up while I am mixing. The silicone tip is real silicone (for those wondering about the pinch test) and does well against cast-iron. I have never been able to get my pancakes this fluffy until now! So great! Planning on buying more from this brand! It is also super easy to clean. The bottom comes off to fill it up and it turns into a holder for the bottle by setting the top into the bottom setting. It suggests putting in your liquid first then your mix but if making a large amount you might have to gently tap it a bit." —KC Hunter

    Get it from Amazon for $11.70.

    37. A five-piece set of break-resistant plastic bowls ideal for mixing, storing, meal prep, and serving. They come with tight-fitting lids to avoid leaks and spills, *and* they're dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

    pile of bowls

    Promising review: "This set is wonderful. The rubber ring in the bottom does a great job of keeping the bowl in place. Stacking bowls with their lids inside the others helps keep them all in one place without taking up too much space." —JH

    Get it from Target for $30.

    38. And finally, a magnetic visual grocery list to help you remember what you need to pick up at the store so you don't go all that way and forget that one thing you need.

    the visual grocery list

    Elwyn is the small business that created this nifty little grocery list to make it easier to see what you need and involve the whole family.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my 87-year-old dad who doesn't go out to the market anymore since the pandemic. I do his shopping but his lists were so disorganized. Now he can circle what he wants and add any specifics on the side. And I don't have to go through his list over and over as I try to get everything on his list. Plus the drawings prompt his memory for items he wants. I'm very pleased with this purchase." —pat

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

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