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    Sep. 20, 2019

    31 Money-Saving Kitchen Products That Are Actually Worth It

    Smart savings so you can buy more snacks!

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    1. Ethylene gas–absorbing apples for anyone tired of fresh produce spoiling before they can use it — the company claims these'll save the average household up to $600 per year.

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    They can keep produce fresher for two to three times longer. Each packet inside the Bluapple lasts three months, and you can order replacement packets as needed.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $36.36.

    2. A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant to remove limescale, rust, grease, and other nasty buildup so your machine runs more efficiently than ever (aka you do *not* have to replace your whole unit if your dishes just aren't getting as clean as they used to) — while you just sit back and relax. It even kills Salmonella and E. coli!


    Get a pack of three tablets from Amazon Canada for $7.97.

    3. A mini waffle iron perfect for making a big batch, which you can then freeze and toast whenever you need a quick breakfast.

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    When you make much cheaper and tastier waffles than the ones in the freezer aisle, you will finally be able to ~leggo that Eggo~.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99+.

    4. A knife sharpener with two grooves (one for coarse sharpening and one for quick touch-ups) to make your year-old knives slice like brand new.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    Learn more about this handy sharpener in our editor's in-depth review, and check out our picks for the best chef's knife on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    5. A roll of ~bamboo~ paper towels you can toss in the washing machine and reuse over *120 times*. They're super-absorbent and durable, but are soft enough to use on your skin, too. You can even use them on your Swiffer!

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    One roll of these will tackle a number of messes equivalent to 60 ROLLS of conventional paper towels.

    Get a roll from Amazon Canada for $33.06.

    6. A panini press with a floating lid that can perfectly grill up any size sandwich — and at a way smaller price tag than an airplane ticket to Italy...or a trip to your local deli on the regular.

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    And it stores vertically for compact storage in even the teeniest kitchens.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $50.13.

    And if you prefer making grilled cheese the old-fashioned way, check out our picks for the best cast-iron skillet on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    7. A six-quart programmable slow-cooker that'll save you money on gas — while making it easier to buy and prepare meals ingredients in bulk. You deserve a set-it-and-forget-it dinner after a long day, too.

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    You can set it to cook anywhere from 30 minutes to 18 hours, and the digital timer displays how long is left (perfect for any impatient kiddos to check on dinner). Aaaaand the crock and lid are both dishwasher safe!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $68.61.

    8. A set of reusable grocery bags to help you shop greener and save money if your local stores charge you for plastic bags — basically, buying these makes a lot of ~cents~.

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    Get a set of five bags from Amazon Canada for $18.99+.

    9. A set of reusable snack and sandwich bags so you can stop buying and tossing disposable ones ever again — and convince you to actually bring lunch to work once in a while. Snacks!!

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    They're leak-safe and freezer-safe, too.

    Get a set of three from Amazon Canada for $9.98.

    10. Cheese storage paper guaranteed to keep your cheddar sharp, your Parmesan poppin', and your Brie better than ever for way, way longer.

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    The paper breathes just the right amount, maintaining the perfect humidity and mimicking the environment that cheese is aged in.

    Get a package of 15 11"x14" sheets of cheese paper from Amazon Canada for $17.99 (also available in larger packs).

    11. A Nespresso Vertuo that'll save both counter space ~aNd~ the amount of money you spend at your local coffee shop on high-quality espressos and coffees.

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    It comes with a milk frother, so say hello to delicious lattes and cappuccinos, too. I have one of these bbs and it makes your morning brew quick + delicious — ideal for pre-caffeinated brains!

    Get it from Amazon for $175.47+.

    12. Or if you're a Keurig person, a set of reusable pods so you can make your favorite coffee without shelling out on individual K-Cups.

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    Get a six-pack from Amazon Canada for $18.45.

    13. A fume-free oven cleaner you can spray on, leave for a minute, and then wipe away for an oven so clean, you'll think it was swapped out for a new model overnight.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $4.47.

    14. A microwave popper so you can buy your kernels in bulk (no dumb little bags!) and top your popcorn with WHATEVER you choose — no oil required, if you don't want to add it!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.45.

    15. A two-in-one citrus reamer and saver that'll both make juice and store it so you don't waste a whole lemon or orange on a recipe that only requires a little.

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    AND it has measurements printed right on it for even more convenience.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for 17.94.

    16. A brown sugar–softening bear so you won't ever check your pantry before making chocolate chip cookies or your morning oatmeal, only to find rock-hard brown sugar you now have to toss. It'll stay soft and scoop-able every time.

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    Just soak it in water for 20 minutes and pop in the container. You can *also* use it without soaking to absorb moisture, keeping foods like pretzels, crackers, chips — and even salt — nice and dry.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.95.

    17. A vacuum-sealing wine saver to remove air and keep your wine fresh for up to a week — great for people who drink one glass a day or use wine for cooking!


    Put the stopper in your open bottle, attach the vacuum sealer, and pump out the air. When you hear the patented click, that means it's sealed! The vacuum seal prevents oxidization (because there's no air next to the wine), preserving the taste.

    Get a wine saver with two stoppers from Amazon Canada for $17+ (also available in larger sets with more stoppers).

    Learn more about this stopper in If You Like Wine, Boy Do You Need This Vacuum-Sealing Bottle Stopper.

    18. A grocery list notepad so you 1) never forget anything at the grocery store, and 2) stop wasting money on impulse purchases you don't *actually* need. Stick to the list!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.83.

    19. A bottle-emptying stand sure to change your sauce-loving life forever and prove that BBQ sauce, ketchup, honey, and other condiments are good to the last drop.

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    Get a pack of six from Amazon Canada for $33.15.

    20. A Feed n Wax Wood conditioner reviewers swear by to bring their scratched, worn-out, and dull tables, cabinets, and drawers to new life. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than a kitchen remodel.

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    It'll basically erase years of damage (looking at you, drink rings) and polish up beautifully in minutes, bringing out the natural colour and sheen of your pieces — whether the wood is finished or unfinished — *and* add a layer of protection.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    21. A quick and easy breakfast sandwich maker so you can enjoy a hot and satisfying brekkie without having to make a pit stop on the way to work — or shelling out those extra bucks.

    It'll cook eggs, veggies, meats, and toast up English muffins, biscuits, and even small bagels. It comes with a recipe book with ideas, and you can TOSS THE REMOVABLE PARTS IN THE DISHWASHER! Breakfast is ready in five!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.

    22. A salad dressing shaker with measurements printed on the side, an airtight seal, and a one-handed lever for easy pouring of your very own homemade vinaigrettes and dressings.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.79 (available in two sizes and three colours).

    23. A salad spinner to keep your greens washed and fresh for crisp salads whenever you want. You'll never be surprised looking into a sad bowl of wilted and spoiled greens. "But....I *just* bought these!!"

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    This one makes it easy to pour out excess water, and the base can be used as a salad bowl!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    24. Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers with venting technology to keep produce fresh for up to 80% longer.

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    The vents regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide and keeps moisture away so your strawberries taste freshly-picked days and days and days later. I recently got a couple of these and a bunch of basil and strawberries stayed fresh for SO LONG!!

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $9.99+ each (available in two sizes and in sets of multiples).

    Check out our full review of these game-changing containers!

    25. Bread-saving sheets that'll say "no more, mould!" and keep your favorite baked goods fresher for up to four times longer.

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    The sheets contain a blend of spices that naturally prevent fungus and bacteria and last about a month each.

    Get a pack of eight sheets from Amazon Canada for $12.99 (also available in a version for produce).

    26. A sink cleaner and polish formulated to use on stainless steel AND porcelain sinks (plus cast iron, corian, acrylic, and more) to restore that just-like-new shine *and* protect against further damage. That new sink you've been wanting? It can wait, now.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.81.

    27. A sushi-making kit guaranteed to reduce your takeout bills if you're a big-time roll lover.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.55.

    28. A filtering Nalgene water bottle that'll provide great-tasting water on the go, without having to schlep massive packs of the bottled stuff from Loblaws.

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    It has a coconut shell–based carbon fiber mesh filter built right in to remove particulates and contaminates from your tap water.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $47 (available in four colours).

    29. An airtight cold brew maker so you can get your ice-cold caffeine fix immediately upon waking up. Waiting in that Starbucks before even having your coffee? No thank you!

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    Air tight = your coffee won't taste like the Chinese food leftovers that are *also* in your fridge.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    WOW LOOK, it's ANOTHER product I personally own and love! My Starbucks cold brew habit cut back *significantly* when I bought this. Check out my review of this iced coffee maker for all the deets!

    30. And a set of reusable straws so you can fully replicate that Starbucks iced-coffee feeling without actually going there — aka you'll help save money AND save the turtles.

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    Plus, they come with a narrow brush for easy cleaning.

    Get a set of eight (four straight, four bent) from Amazon Canada for $7.99.

    31. A ~guac lock~ container that'll press alllllllll the air out so your precious dip won't turn brown or get mushy. Leftover guac? Miracles DO happen.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.

    The more money you save, the more you have to spend on food!