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    20 Kitchen Products Worth Sacrificing Storage Space For

    Even if your cabinets are busting at the seams, you still need these things!

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    1. A KitchenAid stand mixer that'll basically do all the work for you. Just toss all the ingredients in and let this baby do its magic.


    The mixer has a five-quart stainless steel bowl and comes with a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, a six-wire whip, and a pouring shield to help you whip up any delectable bake with ease. Want more info? Check out Here's Why A KitchenAid Mixer Might Change Your Life.

    Promising review: "I have put off getting a stand mixer for years until I took a gluten-free cooking class and saw how easy it was to make cookies. I have had the mixer for about one month now and have used it several times. I love it! it is such a sturdy unit and I know it will last a lifetime. I highly recommend this to someone who cooks things from scratch. It is worth the counter space it takes up." —S Buist

    Get it from Amazon for $279.95+ (available in 44 colors).

    2. An 7-in-1 Instant Pot so you can dump a bunch of ingredients into one pot, make a yummy meal, and clean up faster than you can say bon appétit.


    This baby serves as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker and warmer. Pinterest has been all about the Instant Pot for a few years and you should really hop on this bandwagon. Just check out a BuzzFeeder's review and Instant Pot recipes that'll basically cook themselves. Still unconvinced? Look at all the yummy Amazon reviewer photos.

    Promising review: "Oh My Gosh! Everything you make in this tastes better! Who can beat a wonderful from-scratch chicken noodle soup in eight minutes? Where has this been all my life? It's so wonderful to know we can eat a delicious meal with no fuss, even if I did forget to defrost things and I'm exhausted after a full day of work. Yes, I have put every frozen food imaginable in it, and just added a few minutes cooking time. Turns out great. My husband loves rice and it cooks up perfect rice every time. So far, we've used it for just about every kind of food without a fail. Plus, it's safe! I know pressure cookers have gotten a bad rap over the years, but this one is different. It replaces many other appliances, too. I keep it out on the counter, and our countertop space is limited, but it's worth it." —OneFriendToAnother

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95+.

    3. A mighty food processor that can can dice and chop anything from a carrot to an onion, puree delicious dips/sauces, and grate your favorite cheese. No more onion tears, smelly hands, or saucy messes is a huge win, imho.


    It has a two speed pulse control and a 450 watt motor. The large chute feed can fit a whole block of cheese and reduces pre-cutting. The bowl, lids, and blades are dishwasher safe, making chopping, mixing and pureeing easy and mess-free!

    Promising review: "This little food processor does the job of slicing, dicing, chopping and paring in one. I recently decided to go the vegetarian way and I can honestly say this machine makes it so much easier to make healthy meals in minutes! You cannot beat the price. If you have a small kitchen or small cabinets, it may not fit totally. I had to rearrange some stuff in my cabinet since I don't have the counter space, but it's still worth it! It's not that big, but in a small area, it can be the dominant kitchen appliance." —JR

    Get it from Amazon for $38.96+.

    4. A three-tier steamer so you can kill two birds with one stone by popping your veggies in and letting them steam while you fold your laundry.


    The baskets are dishwasher safe! You can also make eggs and rice in this nifty lil' contraption, so you can multi-task during meal prep and breakfast as well.

    Promising review: "I love this appliance. Easy to clean and BPA-free. It works great as I do eat all plant based and steam a lot. The rice cooked in 45 minutes, which is great. It has definitely earned a space on the counter." —Elaine Bridges

    Get it from Amazon for $35.97.

    5. A four-in-one vegetable chopper that'll keep your kitchen nice and tidy during meal prep. Liquids won't drip off the side of your cutting board, veggies won't fly across the kitchen, and you can easily transfer them from the container to the pot.


    This comes with three interchangeable blades for dicing, chopping and slicing. You can also use this to keep your prepped vegetables nice and fresh in the fridge until you're ready to cook with them. Hand-washing is recommended, but you can wash this in the top rack of your dishwasher.

    Promising review: "Works great! Exactly like I expected. I bought this mainly for chopping onions. I HATE chopping onions!!! This does a wonderful job!" —Chris48195

    Get it from Walmart for $16.99 (also available in a seven-in-one chopper for $17.21).

    6. A fat skimmer to quickly and easily separate fat from cooking juices so you can use all that flavorful yumminess to make a delicious sauce or gravy.


    Promising review: "Very useful and the larger size is worth the space. I’ve had the small version for years and really like it. The only downside was having to do multiple batches. The big one takes a lot of cabinet space but saves me time." —J. Hay

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A five-blade spiralizer set so you can have zoodles or curly fries pronto. It's designed to handle even the hardest of veggies, so just pop 'em in, crank the handle, and you'll be on your way.


    The set includes five blades: a 2mm blade for angel hair zoodles, a 3mm blade for fine shredding, a coarse shredding blade, a curly fries blade, and a flat blade that creates ribbons. It's dishwasher safe for a hassle-free clean up.

    Promising review: "I was going to throw down on the KitchenAid spiral attachment, but a friend recommended this to me. I saved a lot of cash and am incredibly impressed with how well this works for our needs. The suction cups to hold it to the counter top are great, as are the various different size blades. My husband who never used to eat zucchini now lives on zucchini noodles. It has diversified our veggie diet by tons! It is a little clutter-ish for small kitchens and storage space, but worth the effort to find it a place to live." —Windfox

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    8. An air fryer that crisps up food using less oil but still gives your chicken cutlets that amazing crunch that you love. You can also grill, roast, or bake anything you want with its innovative heating technology designed to cook your food evenly and to the perfect temperature *without* having to use a thermometer.


    This air fryer has a non-stick pan, heat resistant handle, and a detachable dishwasher safe basket, so it’s just as easy to cook the food as it is to clean up! It comes with an auto shut off timer (0–30 mins) and adjustable temperature settings (180°F-400°F). You'll also receive a recipe book to help you prepare your favorite fried, baked, or grilled food.

    Promising review: "Really easy to use. Food tastes great without oils. Sweet potato fries, chicken breasts, pork, beef and veggies all are easy to prepare and taste great. The basket size is more than adequate for two. You'll need some countertop space, but it's totally worth that and the money." —Les Page

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    9. A breakfast sandwich maker so you can fulfill your BEC craving using just one device. To clean up, pop all the removable parts in the dishwasher.


    Prepare your favorite breakfast sandwiches with anything from pre-cooked meat, eggs, cheese, or your favorite veggie toppings!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this since it’s a unitasker, but was impressed when I saw my friend use one. This makes great sandwiches so quickly and easily, and clean up is a breeze. There are a large number of recipes that can be made with this sandwich maker and it is so much easier and faster than cooking your eggs, meat, cheese, and English muffin separately on the stove. This is one unitasker that is worth the kitchen space." —Kymberly Pease

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    10. A set of produce savers that'll keep your fruits and veggies fresh much longer than a normal storage container can.

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    Check out a BuzzFeed writer's in-depth review on these produce savers.

    Promising review: "I like them. They are easy to clean, go in dishwasher. They have a few different sizes, the only downfall is they take up a lot of space, but well worth it as they do help produce last longer! :)" —Tori

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $44.49.

    11. A George Foreman grill so you can grill your favorite foods all year round. The plates are removable, so you can easily scrub them instead of dumping the whole device in the sink.


    Promising review: "Worth the space it takes on the counter. It's made cheaply but that's what I expect for the price paid. The body is cheap plastic. The non-stick grill plates look to be of good quality though and that's probably what should matter the most. There's no on/off switch and I basically just plug it in and out. Cleaning is super easy; the grill plates pop up with the tap of two fingers and it's also easy to put them back. The temperature is very good and reasonably even across the whole surface. I've made grilled chicken/salmon, grilled cheese sandwiches, paninis and they all tasted great. " —AldabTheGreat

    Get it from Amazon for $24.96.

    12. A rapid egg maker so you can get perfect and easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs every time, using absolutely zero effort.


    You can make hard boiled eggs, soft boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and individual omelets all with this one gadget! The auto-shut off function prevents overcooking, and the buzzer will alert you when your eggs are ready. Plus, check out why this rapid egg cooker is Tasty chef approved.

    Promising review: "I started out with the smaller Dash electric egg cooker (6 eggs) and loved it so much that I graduated to the larger version (12 eggs). It makes the perfect hardboiled egg. There is no grey around the yolks. This machine is consistent. I also use it for poached eggs. I recommend spraying it with oil spray and put the eggs on a paper towel to drain. They come out perfectly! If you eat a lot of eggs or egg whites, this machine is a must. Worth the space it occupies in the cabinet." —DR

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four colors).

    13. A no-mess waffle maker that'll easily make such amazing, diner-quality breakfasts, you'll be willing to trash your expensive fine china just to make room for this thing.


    This waffle maker is designed with deeper grids so the batter does not overflow and seep out the sides. It also comes with a pre-measured batter cup to avoid spillage. The grids are non-stick and you can adjust the temperature based on whether you're in the mood for a crispy or dough-y waffle.

    Promising review: "I love this waffle maker! It's easy to use and the mess-free canal around the edges helps to keep the countertop from getting messy when you overfill. I like the option to change the heat settings because depending on what I make in the waffle maker I sometimes like it crispy or softer." —SeattleP

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    14. A 10-piece non-stick cookware set so you can use all the pots and pans you need to make a meal and pop them into the dishwasher. No cleanup = no problem.


    The set includes a 9.5" fry pan, two quart saucepan with a lid, 11" grill pan, three quart saucepan with a lid, four quart jumbo cooker with a lid and helper handle, six quart Dutch oven with a lid, and a recipe booklet.

    Promising review: "I come from background in four-star restaurants and these pans are just awesome. I have been looking for pans of this quality for years and wanted to buy stainless, but after reading the reviews I decided to buy these. I saved about $500 and it's the best thing I ever did. Not only are they lovely to look at but, but they brown food evenly and boil quickly. I just made a large batch of spaghetti sauce and rinsed the pan, and it washed very well with no stains." —Nona

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $119.99 (originally $214.99).

    15. A mixing bowl with cheese-grating lid inserts so you can ~cut the cheese~ without making a mess. You can also use the center hole as a splatter guard when using a hand mixer.


    Includes a five quart stainless steel bowl, lid and three grating plates (fine, coarse, and slice). It has a non-slip silicone base and is dishwasher safe.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $29.99 (originally $42.99) or a similar style from Amazon for $39.99.

    16. A bagel cutter so your bagel will be evenly cut and won't end up looking like an abstract art project. Oh, you also won't have to use a sharp knife that might cut your finger off.


    Promising review: "Now our kids can slice their breakfast bagels on their own without me worrying that they'll slice a finger-tip off! It works really well. It takes up a wee bit of space on the kitchen counter, but it is so well worth it." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.76.

    17. A griddle with a warming and drip tray so you can serve your family a warm and delicious brekky in a jiffy without grease splattering everywhere.


    Promising review: "I’ve had this product for almost two years. I purchased it when living in a dorm room and it was wonderful to have for the tight space. Now I use it to make breakfast (pancakes, bacon, and hashbrowns all at once) because it’s only one thing to clean. It can be a little difficult to store because it’s big and bulky, but overall has been well worth it. It still works great." —Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    18. A Dutch oven perfect for making one-pot dump meals like stews or soups, which means less cleanup in the long run.,

    Promising review: "I'm a retired professional chef and quite picky about my equipment. The construction, glaze and weight of the iron is excellent. I have looked at several other brands over years and find this brand to be excellent for the dollar value. The heavy cast iron and thick enameled glaze is the perfect solution for all tomatoes sauces and to any dish that is simmered or braised. This is a cornerstone piece in my kitchen for dishes that require hours of even cooking." —WineWoman

    Get it from Amazon for $42.88+ (available in four colors).

    19. A three-speed juicer, because you spend a ton of money getting a juice every morning, so you may as well make your own at half the cost.


    You can fit a whole apple or a whole a peeled orange in the 65mm mouth, saving prep time. Powered by a 400 watt motor, the juicer has three speeds and can juice hard fruits and vegetables *without* leaving pulp and creating foam.

    Promising review: "I've had this juicer for a few weeks now and absolutely swear by it. I juice various fruits and vegetables every single day and the results are fantastic! The juicer is SO easy to take apart and clean. It even comes with a little brush that works wonders! I couldn't recommend this more." —Ashley S.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    20. A old-fashioned popcorn maker so you can get movie theater–quality popcorn in the comfort of your own home.


    To get delicious popcorn, you put oil/butter, any desired seasoning and popcorn kernels in the pot. Then, turn your stove on medium-high heat and occasionally turn the crank as the oil melts to combine all ingredients. Once the popcorn gets popping, continuously crank to avoid sticking or burning. Cranking will get more difficult as the popcorn fills the pot, and once it is filled to the brim with popcorn, put in a bowl and serve!

    Promising review: "This makes the best popcorn next to a movie theatre. It blows microwave popcorn and the electric air popper out of the water. I use Arrowhead Mills Organic Yellow Popcorn and turn the stove to medium. To really crack up the kids, get the blue kernels. I add 1 spoonful of coconut oil and a pat of butter. Let them melt for about a minute while spinning the crank. Add popcorn and swirl it around to coat it real good. Roughly three minutes later, delicious popcorn." —Rick

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

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