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27 Amazing Kitchen Products That Will Actually Save You Money

Cook up some savings. The products in this post were updated in June 2018.

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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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Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16.95.

Promising review: "This product works so much better than I thought it would! Worth every penny. The little ethylene gas (produce lets off this gas and it speeds up it's demise) absorbing packet goes into the apple and you just toss it in your product drawer. Easy peasy! This pack comes with two apples and enough packets to last a full year. I have had strawberries last over a week in the drawer (no fuzzy mold or squishy spots). This has resulted in less waste and I am sure that they have more than paid for themselves in food savings in just a couple of months. So glad I gave these a try." —Lisa C.

And get a year's worth of replacement packets from Amazon for $12.49.

2. An herb saver that'll keep your favorite flavorful greens fresh for up to *three weeks* — no more tossing half a bunch of brown and soggy basil or cilantro.

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Get it from Amazon for $10.75.

Promising review: "Really shocked and impressed with how well this thing has proven over time to extend the usability of fresh herbs. I also love not having to buy/replace them so frequently, previously resulting in so much waste of unused herbs that merely went bad before I could use them up. Stores well due to upright and small 'footprint' in the fridge. Very happy with this purchase." —Tootles

3. A mini waffle iron perfect for making a big batch of waffles, 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 for $9.99+ (available in eight colors).

Promising review: "This little waffle maker is so perfect! It makes the perfect-size waffles, the smaller ones you would get out of the freezer section at the grocery store. I just buy some mix and make a huge batch to freeze for my son, and he just pops them in the toaster. I also made a bunch to make waffle sandwiches for my daughter. Healthier and a lot cheaper. I make those up and freeze them as well to be able to just pop them in the microwave." —SnoopyHJ

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4. A bottle-emptying stand that will 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 for $19.95.

Promising review: "This gadget is FANTASTIC. We placed it first on a squeeze bottle of honey, always aggravated that the last third of a bottle of honey was so difficult to have at the ready. It doesn't change the height of the bottle so it will store on the same shelf. It allows us to keep the honey stored upside down so every drop will be at the ready as the bottle empties. So impressed that it has a fail-safe cap so it closes off automatically when done squeezing the product and eliminates concerns of leakage. They are substantially constructed and should last a very long time." —O. Sutherland

5. A roll of ~bamboo~ paper towels you can toss in the washing machine and reuse over 120 times!

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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 for $7.59.

Promising review: "This is the second roll I've purchased. Have used same roll for 2–3 years! Seems utterly ridiculous to pay $8 for 'paper towels...but these are much more than that. They last darn near forever. I use in place of sink cloths. They live in a bit of soapy water and stay fairly clean this way. Get softer as they age and absorb spills when damp. When they get overly marred by stains, I use them in the garage or for the really filthy jobs. Microfiber does not clean nearly as well as these do. Worth the price, hands down." —wapf convert

6. A slow-cooker that saves you money on gas and electricity and also makes cooking (and buying) in bulk more logical.

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Get it from Amazon for $42.90.

Promising review: "I use it all the time for roasts, soups, sauces and dips too!! Love the locking lid for traveling to family get-togethers; and the programmable settings. I can program it to turn off when I'm not home and it keeps my food warm until I come home and remove the lid. So convenient... and it doesn't heat up my home in the summer when it's sooo hot! It saves me time, money (it uses very little energy to cook) and keeps my home cool! Would definitely buy another one." —Intellighter

7. A Food Saver to vacuum-seal any food under the sun, making it perfect for anyone who has been burned by freezer burn before.

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Get it from Amazon for $49.88.

Promising review: "This is one of my favorite appliances! I can vacuum-seal just about anything from cheese, to meat, to frozen foods. Lunch meat especially stays fresh for so much longer than normal. I also found that I can seal many other items like brown sugar, which keeps it from clumping in hardened lumps. I also take things like chicken broth and gravies, freeze them in small containers, then remove the frozen blocks and vacuum seal for longer storage times than just refrigeration. Sealing is fast and efficient, saves me money and time, and I'm so happy I purchased this item!!" —Carmen Vaillancourt

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8. A set of reusable grocery bags that'll 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 them from Amazon for $4.99 each of a set of five for $14.95.

Promising review: "Love this bag. I keep it in my hand bag and I’ve cut down on using plastic bags. It holds quite a bit and folds up nicely in its own pocket." —Amazon Customer

9. A set of reusable snack and sandwich bags to keep you from buying disposable ones ever again — and convince you to actually bring lunch to work once in a while.

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They're leak-safe and freezer-safe!

Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.99.

Promising review: "I felt horrible throwing away so many plastic bags before I got these. They are seriously durable and leakproof. Perfect for meals to go and for organizing." —Laura Nicole

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 for $9.62.

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!" —Prairie Woman

11. A Nespresso Vertuo that saves 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!

Get it from Amazon for $233.97.

Promising review: "We are impressed! I am on my second cappuccino as I write this review. The coffee is rich, creamy and so flavorful! The machine is very easy to use, convenient, and gives you an aromatic and very delicious cup of coffee in just a couple of minutes. It's a great value too. Each cup of coffee costs less than a dollar, saving you money over the competition! The milk frother is wonderful addition. Works great and adds depth and creaminess to your coffee! I just love this machine!" —Renee Beckman

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

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Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.95.

Promising review: "If you're worried about landfills, these reusable K-cups are the bomb. They are the exact right size, easy to fill and clean, and they make the perfect cup of coffee. In fact, I find that the coffee made with this leaves less grounds deposits in my cup, so that's actually superior. Anyway, you can save a lot of money by buying medium-ground coffee and filling these little things yourself. You can't go wrong if your goal is to save money and avoid dumping so much in landfills." —David Good

13. A sleek SodaStream that'll make you say, "La Croix? I don't know her."

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Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

Promising review: "I was skeptical about buying this, as I wasn't sure if it would save me any money. I don't drink soda; I mostly wanted it to make fresh seltzer water. Buying seltzer at the grocery store isn't as expensive as buying soda, but like everything else, it still adds up. After reading a ton of good reviews I bought this item. I was pleasantly surprised after a few weeks of having it. We've now had it about six months and it's used on a daily basis! I love having bubbly seltzer whenever I want it, and being able to skip the seltzer aisle and save $5–$10 every time we grocery shop is awesome! I ended up buying a couple of the SodaStream flavors (my favorite is the diet grapefruit) because I find that if you add just a couple drops, it tastes like flavored seltzer without being too sweet/sugary like soda. A fun/great product to have in your kitchen." —Hannah Filip

14. A vacuum 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!

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Get a wine saver with eight stoppers from Amazon for $21.51.

Promising review: "I purchased these in 2012, and found they will definitely help me keep the unused wine a lot longer without trying to stopper the bottles with the cork the bottle came with. For an amateur wine enthusiast like myself, this was a great help to allow the wine to be kept away from air that will flatten the flavors of the wine. It's not rocket science, just pump and listen for the 'pop,' which tells you the vacuum is good inside the bottle. Lasts a while, too. Of course if you keep more than a bottle or two, have more than a glass or two of wine every so often, one should get two, three or more of these. I am reordering, most definitely and will recommend purchasing these to anyone who likes wine or cooks with wine. A no-brainer." —Howie Bates

15. A two-in-one citrus reamer and saver that makes juice and stores 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 for $7.42.

Promising review: "Easy to use and easy to store leftovers in the fridge. I generally only need a tablespoon of lemon, lime, or orange juice at a time (for single serving dressings or recipe flavorings, not for juice drinking). So I juice the whole fruit and save the rest for next time right in this tool." —Jodi Vezzetti

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16. A lemon verbena soy candle to keep your kitchen smelling fresh; soy candles last far longer than regular wax candles.

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Get it from Amazon for $6.64 (available in four scents).

Promising review: "These candles smell amazing. I'm not typically a scented candle person, but the lavender scent is refreshing and unique. Plus, the soy candles burn for a long time (about twice as long as wax candles) and are better for the environment." —Liz G.

17. Airtight silicone lids that expand to fit whatever container you need them to. Say so long to plastic wrap and aluminum foil!

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They'll last and last and are both dishwasher and freezer safe.

Get a set of seven different sizes from Amazon for $15.97.

Promising review: "These are seriously the best invention ever! Now absolutely any container in your house works as a band-name plastic storage container. Pots, pans, mixing bowls, even a pitcher! I gave a set to my mom as a gift, and ordered one for myself. My mom made a batch of sangria for a weekend get-together, and was able to bring it to our house in her favorite pitcher — no spills at all, even in the backseat of the car on a 70-mile trip! I plan on buying a few more sets and permanently ending the dreaded lid search that happens every time I need to store leftovers. Seriously, these are worth it... buy a set and see for yourself!" —Kindle Customer

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.

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Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

Promising review: "I put these right on the front of the fridge. I tend to run to the grocery store for one thing I forgot and end up with a whole buggy full. I'm thinking this will surely save me trips to the store and money that I usually waste buying something else. There are extra lines to write in anything that's not listed. Perfect!" —CD

19. A suction cup basket that attaches to the side of your sink and lets your sponge drain, keeping bacteria at bay so it lasts longer without that funky smell.

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Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

Promising review: "No more stinky sponges! This allows the air to circulate well enough to prevent that. The suction works well too, hasn't fallen off once. It helps save money instead of buying more sponges all the time due to mildew and such." —Tee Q.

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20. A decorative soap dispenser to extend the life of your hand soap; just combine one part soap with five parts water, and the dispenser will create a lathery foam wash.

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Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99 (available in seven finishes).

Promising review: "I am so in love with these soap dispensers. They hold so much and look so classy. I though I would like the clear one the best but it turns out the baby blue one is my favorite! It is just so clean looking. I love it! I fill it 1/4 full with regular cream hand soap and the rest with water. It actually turns it in to foaming hand soap! We wash our hands A LOT and it has lasted a long time. They are pretty and are saving us some money!" —Heather

21. 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 for $14.95 (available in two sizes and two colors).

Promising review: "Best salad dressing shaker ever! This is really a great product if you like to make your own dressings. I find that many bottled dressings are too salty and full of preservatives as well. Making your own is embarrassingly easy and saves you money as well. The wide mouth makes it easy to add the oil, vinegar, etc. and it also has a handy rubber grip in case your hands are slippery!" —Ella Dedman

22. 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.

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Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

Promising review: "I don't know how I lived for 71 years WITHOUT this! I hate making salad, but I got very tired of buying expensive bags of greens only to have them spoil rapidly. This works perfectly and rapidly, is incredibly sturdy, and is great for sticking in the fridge and storing the greens or salad you have just spun in it. It has essentially changed the way I eat." —Fulene

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

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Get them from Amazon for $6.29+ each (also available in sets of multiples).

Promising review: "Great item! Day six with a salad in one, fresh green beans in one and mushrooms in the small one — they are ALL still fresh! Mushrooms, especially, get slimy after just a few days. No slime in the Freshworks containers!" —A. Bock

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24. Bread-saving sheets that say "no more, mold!" 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 for $7.98.

Promising review: "I have used Fresh Paper for fruits and vegetables, so I wondered if this new product would work for bread. I was really pleased with how well it worked. I had some fresh bagels from my favorite local shop; usually they mold within a few days but when I put a piece of Fresh Paper with them they were still fresh way longer than I expected! It also tested a piece with some dinner rolls I baked myself a few days before Thanksgiving. The ones I didn't bring to the dinner stayed fresh all weekend, and I could use them with dinner the week after!" —C. Elizabeth

25. A refillable olive oil spray bottle with a nonaerosol nozzle to help you use the right amount of oil every time, with no wasted product.

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Get it from Amazon for $16.57.

Promising review: "I use olive oil every day. I was buying a can of oil spray a week: pancakes, meats, sauté, stir-fry, etc. Now I can just use the bottle and spray directly on produce or meats. Originally, I thought that the 8-ounce would be too small, but oil is heavy and this is just right for my girls to use also. Tilt your pan or pot to spray due to the strong force. I never have to buy oil spray again. It helps me save money." —O. Watson

26. An 18-cup Brita dispenser that sits neatly in the fridge and provides great-tasting water for the whole family, without having to schlep massive packs of the bottled stuff from Costco.

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Get it from Amazon for $28.06.

Promising review: "We absolutely LOVE it. We had the pitcher before, but with three active people in the house, we were having to fill it up way too often. This one is huge, but takes up little room in the fridge. It slides in and out super easily. To fill it, all you need to do is open the top and let the sink fill it up. It even has handles on the side to be able to pick it up and put it back easily. It saves a ton of money and the environment not using plastic every day!" –Rebecca Cook

27. And 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 for $24.95.

Promising review: "As promised and advertised! Can't ask for better than that. I'm making my own sushi while saving tons of money! Fresher, healthier, and I've actually lost weight by changing my diet to more whole foods :)" —Eddie