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    27 Kitchen Products That Actually Do What They Say They Will

    Worth the drawer or counter space! The products in this post were updated in June 2018.

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    1. A microwave rice cooker that makes perfectly steamed rice every time, without the mess or hassle of using a pot or traditional rice cooker. Plus, you can pop the whole thing in the dishwasher!

    You can also use it to make steamed veggies!

    Promising review: "I've had this for seven months now, and I think it's still my favorite tool in my entire kitchen. I eat a ton of rice, and I love how easy this is to use and how easy it is to clean. It comes out consistently every time. I hated how messy cooking on the stove is, and my electric cooker got mold down inside the part that you can't wash. With this, there's no mess, and there's nowhere you can't clean or that can trap mold or bacteria. I can throw every part of it into the dishwasher after I'm done with it. It's awesome! I wish I'd had this back in college." β€”C. Stone

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in four colors).

    2. A stainless steel bar that'll actually rid your hands of foul odors (even fish, garlic, and onions!).

    Promising review: "For years we have been just using large metal spoons or the sides of our metal sink to remove various odors from our hands (i.e. after chopping garlic or onions). Finally, I said to myself, 'Self, we need to move into the 21st century and get a metal bar'....and Ta-Daaaaah! I am really glad that we bought this because it looks really nice and it works so much better than a spoon or sink. For anyone that doesn't believe that this type of thing works, go ahead and chop 10 cloves of garlic and then rub your hands on this bar under cold running water. The results will speak for themselves. I would highly recommend this to anyone." β€”Sergio DaSilveira

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. Clip-on stands to keep your bags upright while pouring in leftovers for storage; you won't waste another morsel.

    They're *also* great for air drying bags you've washed out to reuse.

    Promising review: "I cook all of my meals and freeze them once a month. These stands have been a godsend. I can prep, pack, and freeze six meals in under 10 minutes. That means in an hour I knock out more than a month's worth of dinners for my family of eight. This holds the smallest and tallest bags and keeps the outside of the bag clean. These bags have saved us so much money. These are not flimsy and are made from sturdy material, yet fold flat for easy storage. I could go on and on about these; they are such a great product." β€”Joshua Wilson

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.97.

    4. A stainless steel electric corkscrew that opens a bottle in seconds, seriously reducing the amount of time you have to wait before having a glass of wine.

    It comes with a cool charging stand that glows blue, and the opener will open up to 30 bottles on a single charge!

    Promising review: "I had one of the earliest electric wine openers, but it finally gave up the ghost. Boy, am I glad now! This new one is fantastic! It's really easy to use, takes no effort β€” you don't have to hang onto the bottle so it doesn't spin, like my old one β€” and it looks attractive on the counter." β€”Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. An air fryer with seven-built in programs for perfectly cooked fries, wings, and so much more with little or *no* oil.

    Promising review: "I couldn't believe that is machine would fry without oil and food would come out crispy. Boy, was I wrong. This air fryer is fantastic, and all the foods that I have prepared in this thing have come out very, very delicious. My hamburgers come out nice and juicy, and the fries come out nice and crispy, and not limp. I have made cheese sticks and also shrimp, and they come out crispy and delicious. I don't have to use any oil when I use this, and that makes me very happy. It was great using this in the summer, because I didn't have to use my oven. I am a big, big, fan of air fryers. The GoWise is great, and the price is very reasonable. I just love, love this product." β€”Mluz

    Get it from Amazon for $77.99.

    6. An omelet maker that delivers a delicious and healthy breakfast from the microwave to your plate in just minutes β€” and tastes like it was made on the stove!

    Promising review: "This brings omelets to my weekday breakfast. I've been trying to eat a low-carb diet, and the idea of eggs for breakfast appeals to me. But, I am *so* NOT a morning person; and getting up early to stir a low-n-slow scramble just does not work for me. I've tried microwaving eggs in custard cups but they always turned out either soupy & underdone or firm but dry & rubbery. But this makes them Just Right, every time, in two minutes flat. That's less time than it takes me to brew my coffee. Two or three eggs, some herbs, a few chopped veggies, and perhaps a sprinkle of cheese makes for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast." β€”Vanilla Chameleon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.00.

    7. A double-chambered chopper to blend or dice perfectly sized veggies TWO at a time with just the pull of a string.

    It comes with two whisking blades and two cutting blades for all your culinary needs.

    Promising review: "This thing is bad to the bone. So freaking easy. I just love pulling this to chop! Once I've chopped, I just put the whole container in the fridge and serve as I need for recipes. Very good buy for the price." β€”VictoriaPDX to FLL

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    8. A Instant Pot with seven functions, including (deep breath) pressure cooking, slow-cooking, making rice, sautΓ©ing, making yogurt, steaming food...and keeping your dinner warm.

    Promising review: "My wife kept telling me we should get this. For months I resisted. We had a Crock-Pot, so why bother? We finally got this on sale on black Friday, and I LOVE IT. Quicker than a Crock-Pot and better end results. You can season your protein and cook it with veggies (which take on the flavor as well). After using this, anything you cook in a Crock-Pot seems like a warm, swampy product. Anything you cook in this is moist, flavorful, tender excellence in just a fraction of the time. Do not hesitate to buy this product β€” you will thank yourself for meals to come." β€”Jon

    Get the six-quart size from Amazon for $99.95. Also available in five-quart and eight-quart sizes.

    9. A pineapple corer perfect 🎢 if you like piña coladas 🎢... and not spending a fortune on pre-cut pineapple.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. It works great! I prefer buying whole pineapples for a couple bucks (or even less on sale) vs. a much marked up price for the pre-cut stuff. However, it used to take me 20 mins to go through the whole process of cutting off all the inedible bits, even after watching multiple youtube videos on what was the 'best' way. I can now be completely done with the process in less than two minutes. Cut off the top, drill, and extract. That's it! I'm more than happy to sacrifice just a bit of usable fruit in trade for a 10x time savings!" β€”CS

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    10. A two-level steamer that cooks fish, meat, and veggies healthily and deliciously β€” and is perfect for even people who cannot cook AT ALL.

    Promising review: "This steamer is so easy to use and easy to clean. I cooked chicken in it (marinated and normally seasoned) and it tasted delicious. I like to bake chicken (never ate steamed chicken) and I was so surprised how much I loved the steamer chicken! The chicken was perfectly cooked and the veggies were so soft and yummy. I am in love with this steamer!!!!" β€”Melissa Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97.

    11. A slicer and storage container with five different blade types so you can grate, slice, julienne, peel, and chop for all your cheese and veggie needs.

    Promising review: "The five blade options are all very sharp and easy to change out. The unit is self-contained and compact for easy storage; would recommend to others." β€”Yorkie8044

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

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

    Promising review: "These claws are just what you need for shredding pork, chicken, beef or any other items. The points are sharp, narrow, and long and work well as a pair. It's much more efficient and quicker than using two forks. I thought I might have been a little extravagant in ordering this but now I realize it is very useful beyond shredding β€” e. g., holding a watermelon with one hand/claw as you cut with the other hand." β€”J. Renfrow

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95. Available in six colors.

    13. Cheese storage paper that'll keep your favorite fromages fresh for far, far longer.

    Promising review: "Before I bought this cheese paper I would do the cheese search in the refrigerator. After buying cheeses, opening them, and then rewrapping them in heaven knows what (namely plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and plastic containers), it was always the same result: moldy cheese. This box contains the paper in sheets plus some stickers that you can write on with the name of the cheese and the date it was wrapped or even sell by date. There are also pictures of a sheep, cow, and goat so the source can be identified by circling or checking one of them! What I also like is that the cheeses can be rewrapped after use and amazingly the stickers still stick! The paper can also be cut to size to wrap smaller cheeses. So far I have noted that the cheeses have stayed fresh with not a trace of mold. I highly recommend this product to all cheese lovers!" β€”Prairie Woman

    Get a package of 15 large sheets from Amazon for $12.95.

    14. A chopping bowl guaranteed to change your salad game as you know it; just toss in your greens and veggies, run your knife through the slots, rinse, and you're good to go.

    Promising review: "It is such a time saver; just stick your ingredients in and start slicing. I really don't have time to individually slice things, due to having three little kids running around. So this is perfect for my needs. I put lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes in the cutter bowl, and my salad came out perfect in half the time! It is made out of HDPE+PP Food Grade Material so that always is a plus! It is also dishwasher safe! The plastic isn't flimsy at all and it seems to be sturdy. I would recommend this product to anyone." β€”Dan Cakir

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    15. An herb saver for anyone who is tired of their cilantro, basil, and mint spoiling in the fridge before they can use them; this'll keep 'em fresh for up to two weeks longer!

    Promising review: "I love cilantro, but not every single day. I get frustrated when I find an especially fragrant batch on sale and can't use it all. I've tried different ways of preserving the shelf life on it, but usually I only get about a week out of it at best. On a side-by-side test, this container actually outlasted all other means of storage by almost two weeks. The only downside was the difficulty trying to get all of the leaves into the container and closing it cleanly. Also, be sure to change the water in the bottom every few days." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.75.

    16. An egg peeler that'll save your fingers, especially if you love deviled eggs or egg salad, or you just eat a hard-boiled egg on the daily.

    Promising review: "Wow wow wow. This product works! By the time my coffee finished brewing, I had peeled ten eggs. I used to be so frustrated (I love to make deviled eggs) because of how hard boiled eggs are to peel. Half the egg stayed on the shell and the eggs were not appetizing to look at. Every frustrated egg peeler knows what I am talking about. I was skeptical. It was not expensive, it was simple looking, how could this work? Even the hard ones I was able to peel. I got the skin and all. Some of the eggs slipped out the shell and the almost the entire shell was in tact. You will never boil eggs again without one." β€”May McD

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.95.

    17. A Silpat silicone baking mat to make stuck-on food a thing of the past.

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I have been getting into baking cookies with my daughter lately and I just can't get over the fact that these SilPat Silicone Mats produce perfect looking cookies every time. I had previously purchased two from Williams-Sonoma so I was happy to see that Amazon carried the same brand. Now we bake a ton of cookies all at the same time and they all come out looking amazing!" β€”Kindle Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $22.62.

    18. A Ninja blender that totally ~crushes it~ in literal seconds. Plus, it comes with two on-the-go cups you can blend right into!

    Promising review: "We replaced an expensive blender ($400) that died after five or six years with this blender. We researched many more expensive ones and then decided to try this one. It is very powerful and straightforward to use. It is powerful and easy to clean too. We really like the cups that come with it for a quick personal smoothie! The design for pouring is very nice also! We have had no issues chopping up ice, ice cream, sherbet, yogurt and fruit (sliced apples, bananas, avocados, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries), celery, peanut butter, peanuts and a lot more. It has been two months using it and we really are glad we purchased this blender as it does everything we need β€” smoothies, shakes, desserts, puddings and energy drinks!" β€”Ronald J. Weagley

    Get it from Amazon for $119.

    19. An adjustable rolling pin with removable rings to let you roll out cookie dough or pie crust to an exact thickness in no time flat.

    Promising review: "I am really bad at judging dough thickness and, since I'm very detail-oriented (that's the nice way of saying I'm a raving lunatic perfectionist), it was driving me CRAZY whenever I made cookies where I needed to roll out the dough. I kept a ruler in the kitchen and was going nuts trying to keep my dough thickness consistent. That of course took much longer so my dough would warm and be harder to work with. So I finally broke down and ordered this pin before the holidays. The result: I love this rolling pin. Now, it is so easy to make my gingerbread, shortbread, and sugar cookies. I don't have to worry about rolling too thin so it's very quick to roll the dough. And I especially love that my six-year-old son uses it very easily as well. Getting the rings on and off is easy and the sizes on the rings are marked. I highly recommend this rolling pin!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    20. An air popper that'll finally cure your microwave popcorn addiction; you'll save time and money, and you'll skip the chemicals and preservatives that are in the microwave stuff.

    It can pop 18 cups of popcorn in two and a half minutes, doesn't leave kernels unpopped, and you can add whatever toppings you want!

    Promising review: "Works just like the other more expensive cousin...but at a bargain price. I like that you don't have all the chemicals from the microwave bagged corn. This is just pure grease-less popcorn making. Of course, I do like to add real butter on them, and some salt, but all those other weird-ass preservatives are absent, and that's good for the kidneys and liver. Very few unpopped kernels are left over, which is also a BIG plus, compared to the microwave, which seems to be around 10% or more wasted." β€”Grand Poobah

    Get it from Amazon for $22.90+ (available in three colors).

    21. An ice tray with a spill-proof lid so you can store the tray in the freezer sideways or at an angle.

    AND it'll keep your cubes from getting that funky freezer smell.

    Promising review: "Do you feel the need to research even the smallest purchases before you commit? Well then, this is the review for you, because I spent a solid hour researching ice cube trays upon moving into my new apartment. Amazon reviewers, you've done it again! I have owned this ice cube tray for approximately four months and I have loved every day we've had together. I've considered inviting people into my home and offering them a glass of water just so they can watch in awe as I peel back the silicone top and cool the crap out of their drink. The ice cubes taste like fresh ice and the name does not lie -- these ice cubes DO NOT SPILL. I sometimes turn it upside down in my freezer just to spice things up." β€”Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A quad of silicone cups that ensure perfectly poached eggs with no hassle and no need for swirling water or vinegar.

    Promising review: "These are just the coolest things ever! I have tried several times in he past to make poached eggs, and never could get the hang of it. Earlier this year, I stayed in a hotel that had a beautiful tray of poached eggs on their buffet table every morning, and hey were so good. Now I can make beautiful poached eggs at home with these poacher cups...and it's fun and never makes a mess. The pot doesn't even get dirty because the cups float! Such a great idea, and definitely worth the price!" –Katie W.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.95.

    23. A roasting oven with a self-basting lid for crispy-on-the-outside, moist-on-the-inside roast, chicken, turkey, and more.

    Promising review: "I never write reviews but for this item I truly felt the need. It claims it can cook a 20lb turkey in two hours. It claims it's self-basting and that your end result will be perfect. It claims it frees up oven space and is less stressful. I'm here to tell you I was terrified we were going to end up with Chinese take out on Thanksgiving day but I just didn't have enough oven space to do it all - so I tried it. From this point forward I will NEVER cook a turkey in the oven again!! This little gem did EVERYTHING it claimed and then some!! Our turkey was praised by everyone and I can tell you it was seriously moist and cooked to perfection. It really did cook it in the two hours. I can't wait for Christmas to put my ham in it!! Don't be scared β€” you won't regret this purchase!" β€”Valeria A. Blanke

    Get it from Amazon for $48.49.

    24. A rapid egg cooker you're sure to think is ~eggsquisite~; it can make hard-, medium-, or soft-boiled eggs, *plus* poached or scrambled eggs and omelets.

    Did I mention it's dishwasher safe, too?

    Promising review: "If hard-boiled eggs are at all a part of your life, this device will change everything. Reclaim lost hours, catch up on missed TV, reconnect with old friends and family -β€”anything is possible with the free time you'll find at your disposal as you drop six eggs into this beast, press a button, and then walk away. What will you do? High-intensity exercise? Model building? Learn a second language? I hear your concern. 'What if I become so engrossed in my newfound love of taxonomy that I forget about my eggs?' Fear not, efficient chef. Like the trump of Gabriel himself, the unmistakable tone of this technological marvel could rouse the dead and will bring you running to your fresh-and-ready ova's side. The Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker is what mankind has been working towards since the first roundish stone was shaped into a wheel. Witness the apex of human innovation!" β€”J. Mercer Crenshaw

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    25. A cult-favorite breakfast sandwich maker that has 2,229 five-star reviews for a reason.

    Promising review: "FAM. I need you to lissssssgen. I would give this product 87 stars if I could. This thing was delivered to my doorstep in two business days, and will provide a lifetime of joy for me. You'd think it would be one of those gimmicky kitchen appliances that barely even works. EXCEPT you're wrong. It's amazing. It's quick. Look. Lissssten. You put the ingredients in and about two minutes later your tummy is all like 'oh yesssss.' Basically. Just buy it. Purchase the sammich maker. You're welcome." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.74.

    26. A corn stripper for anyone who ~literally cannot~ with cobs...or just wants to add delicious corn to salads and more!

    Promising review: "Someone I know is getting dental work done that makes eating corn directly off the cob difficult. Okay, it's me. This product is very easy to use, just twist as you pull the cob thru the cutter and the corn falls right off. I love corn on the cob and now it's easier and neater than ever! I usually hate taking up space for something that only does one thing but I've made an exception for this item." β€”Jazzfan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    27. And (of course) an avocado tool to add some of that green goodness to every meal and help you eat guacamole guaca-more.

    Promising review: "Avocado? Yes, Please! This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation. The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. Really happy I bought this!" β€”NPR Man

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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