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31 Cheap Things To Treat Your Kitchen To Right Now

Your kitchen is hungry for these fun finds.

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1. Pet-shaped bento box picks to add a little extra fun to your food.

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They're great for kids' school lunches, but they're also a much cuter alternative to boring old toothpicks for adults. Grown-ups need whimsy too, dammit!

Promising review: "These are so cute! I got them to put into my girls' school lunches. They'll be surprised and happy to see these little forks in their lunch. It's the little things that make their day. If you want to add a little surprise to lunches that can be reused, get these. They also make for good conversation starters." —Dymar

Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $5.

2. A pretty two-quart jug that's pitcher perfect.

It's part of Food Network star Ree Drummond's super pretty (and super affordable) Pioneer Woman collection.Promising review: "This pitcher is so cute! It's functional, heavy, and very sturdy. The handle is well-balanced and secure. The colors and floral design are so pretty. I'm going to have to find a place to display it, because I can't bring myself to store it away in a cabinet when it's not in use." —DixiesCuinaryGuruGet it from Walmart for $11.40 or Jet for $12.88.
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It's part of Food Network star Ree Drummond's super pretty (and super affordable) Pioneer Woman collection.

Promising review: "This pitcher is so cute! It's functional, heavy, and very sturdy. The handle is well-balanced and secure. The colors and floral design are so pretty. I'm going to have to find a place to display it, because I can't bring myself to store it away in a cabinet when it's not in use." —DixiesCuinaryGuru

Get it from Walmart for $11.40 or Jet for $12.88.

3. A nylon Totoro apron that'll keep a smile on your face and food off your clothes.

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Get it from Amazon for $8.76.

4. A set of cheery cherry measuring spoons ready to pit-ch in and help you tackle a new recipe.

It includes a tablespoon, half tablespoon, teaspoon, and half teaspoon, plus the cute leaf works as an egg strainer!Get it from Modcloth for $19 or get a similar set from Amazon for $14.49.
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It includes a tablespoon, half tablespoon, teaspoon, and half teaspoon, plus the cute leaf works as an egg strainer!

Get it from Modcloth for $19 or get a similar set from Amazon for $14.49.

5. Clever, flexible cutting mats with labels for meat, fish, poultry, and veggies to help avoid cross contamination and make cooking a big meal a little less hectic.

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The material is also resistant to odor- and stain-causing bacteria, so all in all they're a dream for a germaphobe like me.

Promising review: "I'm digging these cutting mats. I've had them for a while now and I use them a lot. I put them in the bottom rack of the dishwasher and they always come out nicely. I can chop the heck out of stuff and then fold the mat to dump said stuff into a pot or pan. I like the little icons telling me what mat to use, and I appreciate having four of them on days when I'm cooking up a storm. I have sharp knives and I cut hard, but I haven't cut through these." —Carmen

Get a set of four from Amazon for $7.72.

And if you need to stock up on supplies for cleanup, check out our pick for the best cheap kitchen sponge on BuzzFeed Reviews!

6. A dish towel with just a pinch of attitude.

Your nosy guests: "Wow, this is so good! What did you put in here?"You: "It's called talent, Susan."Get it from Amazon for $12.88 or Modcloth for $13.
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Your nosy guests: "Wow, this is so good! What did you put in here?"

You: "It's called talent, Susan."

Get it from Amazon for $12.88 or Modcloth for $13.

7. A three-in-one avocado tool to make enjoying the most millennial of fruits a total breeze.

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It's a knife, a pitter, and a slicer all in one, for every stage of the avocado prep process. Plus, it's safe to wash on the top rack of the dishwasher, which is good because you're gonna want to use this thing a LOT.

Promising review: "This tool is awesome. The knife makes it easy to cut open the fruit. The pit remover works well — you just push it onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer, which makes beautiful slices for a great presentation. The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. I'm really happy I bought this tool!" —NPR MAN

Get it from Walmart for $5.99 or Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

8. A dotty mug set by The Pioneer Woman for anyone who takes their coffee with a little cream and sugar and just a touch of whimsy.

Promising review: "These mugs are pretty much the happy medium between huge mugs and those tiny ones. They hold a very good sized cup of coffee with cream and sugar! The coloring is more off-white than in photos, but the color combination looks great and has a hand-painted quality to it. Overall, they're very beautiful mugs, and so far very durable."—JHamBGet a set of four from Walmart or Jet for $15.88.
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Promising review: "These mugs are pretty much the happy medium between huge mugs and those tiny ones. They hold a very good sized cup of coffee with cream and sugar! The coloring is more off-white than in photos, but the color combination looks great and has a hand-painted quality to it. Overall, they're very beautiful mugs, and so far very durable."—JHamB

Get a set of four from Walmart or Jet for $15.88.

9. An adorable, nonstick mini griddle that Chef Gusteau would totally approve of — with this thing, anyone can cook.

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You can cook tons of different things on it, from skillet chocolate chip cookies to omlettes to meat. You'll never be stuck in a food rut again — it comes with a recipe book and and info on how to access the brand's online database with even more ideas.

Promising review: "I LOVE this little gem. The portion size is perfect for one and you can get creative. It cooks stir-fry-size meats quickly and perfectly. It makes a grilled cheese on a small bun perfectly and cooks an egg perfectly. Clean up is so easy and quick; I love not messing up a pan and the stove. I like to eat, but for me, cooking for one is not especially fun. This is almost fun and so easy. All I really use now is this, the microwave, and a coffee pot. The kitchen stays immaculate!" —Jaiyen

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven colors).

10. A multi-functional pirate bottle opener yer sure ter love matey, whether yer openin' a bottle o' wine er a bottle o' rum.

Promising review: "Best drunk purchase my wife and I ever made. This is absolutely a character piece that we enjoy having in our kitchen/bar area. Not only does the leg serve as a corkscrew, but this bad boy is a bottle opener and has a foil cutter, so it's basically an all-in-one bar tool. Do yourself a favor and get drunk, buy the pirate corkscrew, have it arrive, be surprised, thank thy former drunk self, and enjoy owning a pirate corkscrew. I would even buy a replacement sober, that's how much I really enjoy having him in my bar!" —m cookGet it from Amazon for $15.
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Promising review: "Best drunk purchase my wife and I ever made. This is absolutely a character piece that we enjoy having in our kitchen/bar area. Not only does the leg serve as a corkscrew, but this bad boy is a bottle opener and has a foil cutter, so it's basically an all-in-one bar tool. Do yourself a favor and get drunk, buy the pirate corkscrew, have it arrive, be surprised, thank thy former drunk self, and enjoy owning a pirate corkscrew. I would even buy a replacement sober, that's how much I really enjoy having him in my bar!" —m cook

Get it from Amazon for $15.

11. Drool-worthy chocolate bars stuffed with extra deliciousness like marshmallows and graham crackers or potato chips.

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Other available bars include bacon, cookies and cream, and milk chocolate pretzel.

Get the s'mores bar or the potato chip bar from Dylan's Candy Bar for $3.25. Find more yummy bars here.

12. A colorful 15-piece baking set featuring basically everything you need to get started on Great British Bake Off–worthy treats for under $20 (!!!).

It includes a seven quart mixing bowl with a lid, five measuring cups, five measuring spoons, a whisk, a spatula, and a spoonula — aka all the musts, whether you're a beginner or a pro.Get it from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $19.96.
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It includes a seven quart mixing bowl with a lid, five measuring cups, five measuring spoons, a whisk, a spatula, and a spoonula — aka all the musts, whether you're a beginner or a pro.

Get it from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $19.96.

13. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, which might just make you a better cook than Molly Weasley and Kreacher combined.

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It includes over 150 magical recipes, from treacle tarts to rock cakes, each of which begins with a description of where it was mentioned in the books. The only thing this book won't do is conjure the food for you — after all, food is one of the five exceptions to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration.

Promising review: "I originally bought this for my daughter, but once it arrived and I started leafing through the pages, I decided to keep it for myself. There are recipes for cakes and desserts as well as main dishes, meat pies, soups, etc. They're easy to follow and delicious. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something different in a cookbook. One of my favorites is Kreacher's French Onion Soup. I've made that and the homemade fudge several times. Plus, the index has a listing of the characters and their specific favorites." —G. Samosuk

Get it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $10.99+ or from a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

14. Geeky, beaker-shaped oil and vinegar bottles that may inspire you to cook more often than just periodic-ally.

Does anyone else remember that Magic School Bus episode where they talk about how cooking is basically chemistry? This set is for anyone who subscribes to that theory.Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.87 or Walmart for $19.99.
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Does anyone else remember that Magic School Bus episode where they talk about how cooking is basically chemistry? This set is for anyone who subscribes to that theory.

Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.87 or Walmart for $19.99.

15. A LOL-worthy pasta portion measurer that'll tell you the right amount to make for kids, adults, or for when you're so hungry you could eat a horse or T. rex.

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Promising review: "This measures out the perfect amount plus that one more bite you definitely need." —Katelen

Get the horse from Amazon for $11.69 or the T. rex from Walmart for $19.99.

16. A pretty cookie jar rhino who'll charge onto your countertop and put all your other kitchen decor to shame.

This cookie jar is part of Target's beautiful new home line Opalhouse.Promising review: "Target cookie jars are a bit smaller than what one might usually think of when picturing a cookie jar, but the designs are really fun. This gave me a good chuckle when I saw it — who thinks up these designs? I hope it spreads smiles to all who enter my kitchen and reminds people to donate and help save wildlife! Overall the quality is good and I'm happy with my purchase." —SeastarGet it from Target for $19.99.
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This cookie jar is part of Target's beautiful new home line Opalhouse.

Promising review: "Target cookie jars are a bit smaller than what one might usually think of when picturing a cookie jar, but the designs are really fun. This gave me a good chuckle when I saw it — who thinks up these designs? I hope it spreads smiles to all who enter my kitchen and reminds people to donate and help save wildlife! Overall the quality is good and I'm happy with my purchase." —Seastar

Get it from Target for $19.99.

17. A compact veggie spiralizer to get you to actually enjoy eating your vegetables.

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The most popular use is to make healthier, I-can't-believe-it's-not pasta out of sliced zucchini, but you can also use this device to julienne veggies for stir fry or spiral or shred potatoes to make fries and latkes. Check out BuzzFeed's full review here.

Promising review: "There are two options with this device: one side makes very thin strips and the other makes thick strips. Each zucchini made about two cups of 'noodles' and cooked down to about one and a half cups. I got several zucchini, mushrooms, light pasta sauce, and chicken meatballs and made 'spaghetti' for dinner. It was fabulous! It really is an excellent substitute for pasta! I was shocked at how close to al dente pasta the texture was. All I did was sauté it for a few minutes!" —Amy K. Anderson

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 or Jet for $13.49.

18. A cheeky oven mitt that'll warn your friends not to fuck with you when you're cooking.

Promising review: "I absolutely love this. It's cute and functional. I've gotten so many compliments on it. It's a conversation piece and I love to see it in my kitchen." —Sunshine KGet it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in eight sayings).
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Promising review: "I absolutely love this. It's cute and functional. I've gotten so many compliments on it. It's a conversation piece and I love to see it in my kitchen." —Sunshine K

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in eight sayings).

19. A cute meal planning pad to ensure you never end up staring blankly into a fridge stocked with only strawberries and mayonnaise ever again.

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Because let's face it, 90% of adulting is figuring out where and when and what you're gonna eat.

Promising review: "I love this! It makes shopping so much easier since you can keep track of the whole week. My hubby can add his requests even if we're on different schedules! The designs are fantastic and it's nice, sturdy paper. I will be ordering again." —Carolyn

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

20. Rocket ship baking cups for creating the cutest cupcakes in the entire universe.

Get a set of six from ThinkGeek for $3.99.
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Get a set of six from ThinkGeek for $3.99.

21. A set of stainless steel straws for a very chic (and sustainable) drinking experience.

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Check out BuzzFeed's full review here (#6).

Promising review: "I use a straw pretty much every day and I've always hated throwing them away, so I would wash and reuse them a few times. These are very close in size to the disposable ones and have a nice bend to them. I was worried they'd get too cold when I drink or too hot when I wash, but they don’t. The included brush is the perfect size for cleaning them out. I was also concerned that they’d give a metallic taste to my drinks, but I haven’t noticed any. I definitely recommend these straws!" —Keely M

Get a set of four straws and a cleaning brush from Amazon for $6.89 or a similar set of six and two cleaning brushes from Walmart for $6.95.

22. An aww-worthy mug from which to sip your tea as you catch up on all the latest llama drama.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8.
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8.

23. A funky pineapple ice cube mold for adding a tropical touch to all your summer drinks.

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Promising review: "These trays are so cute! I bought two and I've been using them since the summer. I'm really happy with them. It's so easy to get the ice cubes out because of how flexible they are." —Frances

Get it from Amazon for $4.49 or a similar one from Walmart for $6.99.

24. A nautical spoon rest you'll definitely want to whale-come into your kitchen.

Get it from Anthropologie for $12.
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Get it from Anthropologie for $12.

25. A hilarious stack of cocktail napkins that'll give new meaning to the phrase "dirty money."

Get them from Francesca's for $10.
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Get them from Francesca's for $10.

26. A set of unicorn salt and pepper shakers, which are the perfect counterparts to your legendary homemade chips and dip.

Get them from Amazon for $12, Walmart for $13.89, or Jet for $15.60.
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Get them from Amazon for $12, Walmart for $13.89, or Jet for $15.60.

27. A gorgeous drink dispenser all your party guests will think you spent a bunch of money on.

It holds up to 6.9 liters and is made of plastic rather than heavy glass, making it perfect for adding a posh touch to your next outdoor soirée.Promising review: "This is easy to use and clean, with a beautiful design! I love it." —JamieGet it from Target for $12.99 (available in five colors).
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It holds up to 6.9 liters and is made of plastic rather than heavy glass, making it perfect for adding a posh touch to your next outdoor soirée.

Promising review: "This is easy to use and clean, with a beautiful design! I love it." —Jamie

Get it from Target for $12.99 (available in five colors).

28. A Sailor Moon bottle stopper that'll harness the magic of the moon to keep the night's drinks fresh even once the sun comes up.

Promising review: "This wine stopper is amazing. It's adorable and HEAVY. This isn't a cheap plastic bauble — it's the real deal." —KyuuketsukiNikoGet it from Box Lunch for $14.32 or Amazon for $17.99.
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Promising review: "This wine stopper is amazing. It's adorable and HEAVY. This isn't a cheap plastic bauble — it's the real deal." —KyuuketsukiNiko

Get it from Box Lunch for $14.32 or Amazon for $17.99.

29. Some quirky monster bag clips so you don't have to be afraid of your snacks going stale.

Promising review: "These clips are adorable! I've been using them for about five months now and they're really sturdy. I haven't had a single one break. I was worried they'd be cheaper quality because they seem like a novelty item, but I'm happy to report that they're very good bag clips." —JACharronGet a set of six from Amazon for $3.99 or a set of 12 from Walmart or Jet for $11.48.
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Promising review: "These clips are adorable! I've been using them for about five months now and they're really sturdy. I haven't had a single one break. I was worried they'd be cheaper quality because they seem like a novelty item, but I'm happy to report that they're very good bag clips." —JACharron

Get a set of six from Amazon for $3.99 or a set of 12 from Walmart or Jet for $11.48.

30. Positively precious mouse cheese knives, which'll up your hosting game without putting a big ro-dent in your budget.

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Promising review: "These unique and cute cheese knives are any cheese lover's delight! If you like hosting people and serving a good cheese plate, these knives are perfect. The quality and the finish are great, the knives are sharp, and the handles are easy to hold and use. Plus, it's such a clever design. You'll be sure to receive compliments when you use them to serve guests, just as I have every time!" —Duvi

Get a set of three from Amazon for $14.14.

31. And finally, some scrumptious six-month-aged white cheddar that doesn't actually cost a lot of cheddar.

Name one thing in life better than cheese, I'll wait.Get it from Murray's Cheese for $9.99/pound.
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Name one thing in life better than cheese, I'll wait.

Get it from Murray's Cheese for $9.99/pound.

Because at the end of the day, nothing is more exciting than food.

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