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34 Things Under $20 That'll Simply Make Your Kitchen Better

A mix of cute and practical things to make your kitchen the best it's ever been.

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1. A skull cheeseboard and knife set you need if you've ever thought, give me cheese or give me ~death~.

Get it from ModCloth for $19.
ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $19.

2. Stoneware measuring cups guaranteed to make you feel like you live in a cottage and are Sleeping Beauty's fairy godmothers.

Oh, and they're dishwasher and microwave safe!Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.86 (available in three colors).
Amazon

Oh, and they're dishwasher and microwave safe!

Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.86 (available in three colors).

3. An over-the-door organizer that can hold a variety of things like cutting boards, cleaners, and cooking sprays. Get creative people, the kitchen is your oyster!

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Psst! It comes with screws so you don't have to use the hangers if they don't fit on your cabinet. With that being said, you should definitely measure before buying if you *do* want to hang it over the cabinet door.

Promising review: "I am so happy to have found this major space saver! I always struggle to find a place to store my cutting boards. I worry about how clean they are when I leave them on the counter. I love the fact that they are now tucked away and won't get dirty! I am able to fit two, 3/4-inch thick wood boards, as well as two thin plastic ones. My largest board is 16 inches tall and it fits with plenty of room to close the door. Yes, you can see the hangers on the outside of the door, but they are very discrete. All-in-all a fantastic buy!" —madeline audrey

Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

4. And for the other door, a shopping bag holder because we're all adults here and it's time to stop shoving them in the back of your cabinets.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three set sizes and colors).
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three set sizes and colors).

5. A dinosaur serving utensil because if you're dishin' out pasta with anything but this, then what are you even doing?!

ModCloth

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 or ModCloth for $9.

6. A handy juicer and zester that'll help your kitchen graduate from basic college level, to fancy adult status.

Get it on sale from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $12.99 (originally $18.99).
Macy's

Get it on sale from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $12.99 (originally $18.99).

7. A caddy to keep your sponges and soaps in a nice, organized place — you know, 'cause sinks are FILTHY places! Don't leave your sponges in the sink, people!

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Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

8. A compact hand mixer with a retractable cord and a compartment for storing the beaters. Just think, you'll never misplace the attachments because they all stay together!

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Promising review: "I got this because I've been cooking and baking every day and many recipes call for a mixer. Works great! The cord is nice and long and the beaters pop right in easily. They store on the side of the machine which is so smart and means I won't lose them. There are three speeds. It's just a really nice, simple mixer." —melissa l.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in four colors).

Check out BuzzFeed Review's verdict on the best handheld mixers!

9. A coffee pod organizer for all those tea, sugar packets, K-cups, and creamers you have tossed around in random drawers.

Promising review: "I love this storage item! It works perfect on my coffee island and helps keep the coffee pods organized. I worried about it breaking because it is made of plastic, but I have had this for six months now and it is still working perfectly — and that is with daily use, multiple times a day!" —Mr. and Mrs. RabidouxGet it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in nine style/color combinations).
Amazon

Promising review: "I love this storage item! It works perfect on my coffee island and helps keep the coffee pods organized. I worried about it breaking because it is made of plastic, but I have had this for six months now and it is still working perfectly — and that is with daily use, multiple times a day!" —Mr. and Mrs. Rabidoux

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in nine style/color combinations).

10. A collapsible colander that can conveniently break down into a smaller unit so it takes up significantly less cabinet space!

Macy's

Get it on sale from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $14.99 (originally $21.99).

11. A drink vessel rack you can use to better organize your never-ending collection of water (...and wine) bottles.

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Promising review: "These are great! I was searching for a way to organize my water bottles and smoothie shaker jugs. I've moved these things all over the place, from a coat closet, corner kitchen cabinet, lazy Susan thing...always a disaster. They were either inconvenient to get at or constantly falling over, causing a mess. This fixes all that. Now I can keep them in kitchen cabinet where they belong and actually see what's what! They come in a different number of bottle holders from single to six across, and are stackable. So no matter where you need to fit, there is likely a solution." —Hollie

Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

12. Or! An under-cabinet wine rack because having vino in an easy-to-reach place is grownup rule number one.

Get it from Amazon for $15.80.
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $15.80.

13. Plus, a wine glass holder for storing your finest of stemware. You so fancy.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

14. A two-in-one strainer and bowl set that'll make it even easier to wash fruit, drain pasta, and save your food from falling down the drain.

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Promising review: "Wonderful product! I can strain things without worrying about the water in the sink flowing back into the colander, keep noodles in water while I make bundles, soak vegetables and easily strain later, and I can even use the bowl for mixing. It is a little flimsy, but that's expected because it is a softer plastic. I plan to buy more as gifts. Love the color too!" —Scooter1203

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

15. A pack of silicone food huggers so you stop wasting half-eaten veggies and fruits. Think of these handy things as makeshift caps for any type of bottle or container!

Promising review: "These are awesome! I had a vintage orange juice jar from the '70s and I half-heartedly looked for a cork lid to fit it for years. I came across these and decided to go for it. Glad I did! I juice a full bottle every two days and now I have a lid. It looks nice, goes well, and it's just the right color. Best of all, it's easy to get on and off, even with just one free hand. Don't know how I ever did without it!" —MountainNurseBSNGet a four-pack from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two color sets).
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Promising review: "These are awesome! I had a vintage orange juice jar from the '70s and I half-heartedly looked for a cork lid to fit it for years. I came across these and decided to go for it. Glad I did! I juice a full bottle every two days and now I have a lid. It looks nice, goes well, and it's just the right color. Best of all, it's easy to get on and off, even with just one free hand. Don't know how I ever did without it!" —MountainNurseBSN

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two color sets).

16. A mini silicone tool set that can handle smaller cooking jobs — and take up little real estate in already-crowded drawers.

These lil' cuties are heat resistant up to 425 degrees. Get it on sale from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $14.99 (originally $21.99).
Macy's

These lil' cuties are heat resistant up to 425 degrees.

Get it on sale from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $14.99 (originally $21.99).

17. An air purifying bag deodorizer to keep your fridge from smelling like something died in it.

These bags come with a little suction cup to make hanging easy.Promising review: "This is absolutely amazing! It really works at keeping my refrigerator odor free. I clean my fridge once a week before shopping, but I can smell spills and certain foods once I open the door, and I get nauseous, However, now with this I smell nothing. Works 100 times better than baking soda and I usually forget to change the box every 30 days. I like it has a suction cup so I can hang anywhere in my fridge without it getting spilled like the baking soda box that I was constantly standing back up after it kept getting knocked over. This is also eco-friendly; another bonus!" —KGet it from Amazon for $8.49.
Amazon

These bags come with a little suction cup to make hanging easy.

Promising review: "This is absolutely amazing! It really works at keeping my refrigerator odor free. I clean my fridge once a week before shopping, but I can smell spills and certain foods once I open the door, and I get nauseous, However, now with this I smell nothing. Works 100 times better than baking soda and I usually forget to change the box every 30 days. I like it has a suction cup so I can hang anywhere in my fridge without it getting spilled like the baking soda box that I was constantly standing back up after it kept getting knocked over. This is also eco-friendly; another bonus!" —K

Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

18. A boil-over safeguard so you can step away from your stove and not worry about coming back to a volcano of steaming water bubbles.

This handy thing is heat-resistant up to 400ºF.Promising review: "It works! In the picture, I am boiling potatoes, and the bubbles are clearly over the pot height, but no mess! Great product!" —hollmarkristoGet it from Amazon for $15.90.
hollmarkristo / amazon.com

This handy thing is heat-resistant up to 400ºF.

Promising review: "It works! In the picture, I am boiling potatoes, and the bubbles are clearly over the pot height, but no mess! Great product!" —hollmarkristo

Get it from Amazon for $15.90.

19. A hand sign ice tray your chilled beverages will give two thumbs up for.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8.
Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8.

20. An over-the-door shoe organizer — yes, I am serious — to hang in the pantry for holding snacks, baby food, water bottles, household cleaners, and lots of other things!

Check out BuzzFeed's write-up on this organizer to find out other creative ways this thing can be used!Promising review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product! I used it in my pantry for snacks! I love being able to see everything when you open the door, and the kids love being able to just grab a snack and go. Plus, there are no more empty snack boxes in my pantry!" —Mila McClainGet it from Amazon for $7.87.
Zsuzsa C. Lovasy / amazon.com / Mila McClain / amazon.com /

Check out BuzzFeed's write-up on this organizer to find out other creative ways this thing can be used!

Promising review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product! I used it in my pantry for snacks! I love being able to see everything when you open the door, and the kids love being able to just grab a snack and go. Plus, there are no more empty snack boxes in my pantry!" —Mila McClain

Get it from Amazon for $7.87.

21. Woodland critter clips that'll keep your chips fresher thanks to the magic of the forest — oh, and by tightly sealing the bag back up after opening.

Get a set of six for $3.99.
Amazon

Get a set of six for $3.99.

22. An adjustable measuring cup with two measurements (cups and ounces) so you can rid your drawers of all those random plastic sets and save some darn room.

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These are also super helpful when it comes to measuring out stickier substances as this reviewer mentions:

Promising review: "Many power-bar recipes I make frequently call for nut butter or agave syrup, both sticky, gluey substances. Tired of messing up measuring cups and spatulas to get the sticky stuff in, and then back out, of the cups, I thought I'd give this a try. Wonderful! Yes, you need a spatula to get the nut butter or sticky stuff into the measuring cup, but then you turn the outside, and the material spirals into your mixing bowl. Easy to use, your hands stay clean. When you're done, you can soak it or toss it into the dishwasher and let the machinery do the dirty work. Well-designed and easy to use." —QuinnCreative

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two sizes).

23. Taco holders to keep all the good stuff from falling out because baby, your tacos are worth it.

Promising review: "I just love these taco holders. Gone are the days when tacos have to be propped up with rice and beans! Not only are they oven and dishwasher safe, but they fit right on a standard plate for serving. Kids can handle picking tacos up and setting them back down without losing contents. Plus, they are fun looking!" —EvetteGet a set of two from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in two set sizes).
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Promising review: "I just love these taco holders. Gone are the days when tacos have to be propped up with rice and beans! Not only are they oven and dishwasher safe, but they fit right on a standard plate for serving. Kids can handle picking tacos up and setting them back down without losing contents. Plus, they are fun looking!" —Evette

Get a set of two from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in two set sizes).

24. A beautiful, crystal-like water bottle (with a lock-lid and straw!) that'll probably make all the other ones in your cabinet jealous.

Promising review: "This pretty cup makes it MUCH easier for me to drink five of these a day than any other bottle or glass I've had before. Maybe it's that it's see-through and easy to drink out of with a straw, like some type of psychological trick, but it works! I usually have water with fresh lemon in it and carry it around with me. Highly recommend." —Jana SchuberthGet it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in six colors).
Amazon

Promising review: "This pretty cup makes it MUCH easier for me to drink five of these a day than any other bottle or glass I've had before. Maybe it's that it's see-through and easy to drink out of with a straw, like some type of psychological trick, but it works! I usually have water with fresh lemon in it and carry it around with me. Highly recommend." —Jana Schuberth

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in six colors).

25. A Death Star timer to let you know when your food is ready by emitting green lasers and playing Star Wars sound effects. Please order this right now.

Promising review: "This is a GREAT item! It works great! There is even a little button to push if you just want to make the noise. I've used it several times and never had any problems. Just make sure before first use, that you turn the timer all the way and let it end with the timer noise, then it's ready to be set for any time. Make sure to read directions. Many people are not aware of how these types of timers work." —SaraGet it from Amazon for $17.99.
Amazon

Promising review: "This is a GREAT item! It works great! There is even a little button to push if you just want to make the noise. I've used it several times and never had any problems. Just make sure before first use, that you turn the timer all the way and let it end with the timer noise, then it's ready to be set for any time. Make sure to read directions. Many people are not aware of how these types of timers work." —Sara

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

26. A baggy rack that can clip to bags and prop them up so you can get all your leftovers safely inside without the fuss of spills.

Promising review: "I make lots of freezer meals for myself and our daughters, and this was suggested to me by a friend. It came exactly as described. Most of the time, I am making multiple servings of the same recipe. Before, I would have to pour ingredients into one bag, squish the air out, seal, set aside, and start over. NOW, I set up how ever many bags I am making, and once the recipe is done, I place the freezer meals into each hands-free baggy, then remove one at a time, seal, and DONE!!!!" —LVGet a two-pack from Amazon for $11.97+ (available in six set sizes).
Amazon

Promising review: "I make lots of freezer meals for myself and our daughters, and this was suggested to me by a friend. It came exactly as described. Most of the time, I am making multiple servings of the same recipe. Before, I would have to pour ingredients into one bag, squish the air out, seal, set aside, and start over. NOW, I set up how ever many bags I am making, and once the recipe is done, I place the freezer meals into each hands-free baggy, then remove one at a time, seal, and DONE!!!!" —LV

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.97+ (available in six set sizes).

27. A dishwasher magnet you can switch back and forth to indicate if the dishes are clean or dirty. Now you won't have to wonder if you're eating off a dirty plate!

Promising review: "We have kept saying that we needed a magnet every time that my husband would unload dirty dishes and put them away in the cupboards!! This solves so much frustration! It has a nice magnet backing for use on dishwashers with stainless fronts, and little sticky circles to use on a plastic front. You don't have to pick the magnet off to change the sign — the little door on the magnet easily slides from left to right, showing either the 'clean' or the 'dirty' sign. I thought at first that this magnet was too large, but I've decided that it's just right. We like seeing it clearly. It doesn't look tacky. Just what we needed!" —Never Too Old To LearnGet it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in two colors).
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Promising review: "We have kept saying that we needed a magnet every time that my husband would unload dirty dishes and put them away in the cupboards!! This solves so much frustration! It has a nice magnet backing for use on dishwashers with stainless fronts, and little sticky circles to use on a plastic front. You don't have to pick the magnet off to change the sign — the little door on the magnet easily slides from left to right, showing either the 'clean' or the 'dirty' sign. I thought at first that this magnet was too large, but I've decided that it's just right. We like seeing it clearly. It doesn't look tacky. Just what we needed!" —Never Too Old To Learn

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in two colors).

28. A pair of claw shredders you'll want to get your ~paws~ on ASAP for all of your meat carving and pulling needs.

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in six colors).
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in six colors).

29. An herb razor with different sized slots for quickly shearing all kinds of leafy greens. Think: kale, rosemary, parsley, and so on.

Uncommon Goods

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $15, or something similar from Amazon for $4.49.

30. A whetstone that'll keep your best knives at peak sharpness.

Promising review: "Gets my knives RIDICULOUSLY sharp. Works equally well on cheap stamped steel knives and forged stainless steel ones too...I have an $11 steel blade that can now cut thru ripe tomatoes with nothing more than the weight of the blade resting on top and a little back and forth." —balconioGet it from Amazon for $11.90.
Amazon

Promising review: "Gets my knives RIDICULOUSLY sharp. Works equally well on cheap stamped steel knives and forged stainless steel ones too...I have an $11 steel blade that can now cut thru ripe tomatoes with nothing more than the weight of the blade resting on top and a little back and forth." —balconio

Get it from Amazon for $11.90.

31. A fume-free oven cleaner for removing all of the grease and grime that built up after that one Thanksgiving you hosted in 2016.

Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been ~six years since my last oven cleaning... after seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour. The attached pictures speak for themselves." —William FredericksGet it from Amazon for $5.97.
William Fredericks / amazon.com

Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been ~six years since my last oven cleaning... after seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour. The attached pictures speak for themselves." —William Fredericks

Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

32. A batter dispenser designed to release the perfect amount of batter every time so you're always making the best freakin' cupcakes and pancakes in the cleanest way possible.

Amazon

Promising review: "Loved it so much, I bought a second one! We have four children, and breakfast is a huge part of our day but sleep is precious. I use one dispenser for pancakes, and another for eggs prepared the night before to be scrambled or turned into omelets. Mealtime is so much more efficient, and cleaning up is easy. The portion control is great. They are very durable as well, they've been dropped and survived intact!" —Tacuma Clemons

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

33. Storage bins that'll transform your refrigerator and cabinets from drab (and very cluttered) to fab (and organized).

Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99.
Amazon

Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99.

34. And a Lazy Susan turntable to organize cluttered cabinets and countertops into a tidy wonderland where you can *actually* find things!

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Promising review: "I put one of these 18-inch turntables in the corner of every other shelf of my new pantry. I arranged the shelves in such a way that I had easy access to them and that tall items could be placed on them. They are super sturdy and the non-slip rubbery surface is such a plus. The lip on the edges is great, too! I would expect a turntable of this quality to be much more expensive (but happy they were so reasonably priced!). Kudos to Amazon for their speedy service, too! I ordered two 10 inch turntables just like these for short bottled items on my narrow shelves, too." —Sherry D. Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes and colors).

Your kitchen will now be at its absolute best: Clean, organized, and filled with cute things.

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