Skip To Content

    27 Kitchen Products With Small Price Tags And Major Results

    Allllll under $25!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A rounded lettuce chopper with nylon serrated blades that'll easily cut and blend lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and all your other favorite toppings *right in the bowl*. Your kitchen is now a Sweetgreen; you're welcome.


    To clean it, just toss in the top rack of your dishwasher.

    Get it from Walmart for $21.39.

    2. A needled meat tenderizer to create "heat channels" that'll reduce cooking time by up to 40% — meaning less time for your meat to get dried out in the oven.


    Get it from Walmart for $7.89.

    3. A multifunctional cutting board with two sides: both are at an angle with a raised lid to catch breadcrumbs, sauce, juices, etc — use the side with the 3D grips to hold meat in place for carbing and the other side for non-meat items (slicing bread, cutting fruit, etc).


    Get it from Walmart for $23.22+ (available in four colors).

    4. An air popper that'll finally cure your microwave popcorn obsession; 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!

    Get it from Walmart for $18.78 (originally $29.99).

    Promising review: "I LOVE this air popper! I was spending at least $6.00-$8.00 a week buying organic popcorn from our local grocer and there were always a ton of unpopped kernels on the bottom of the bag. This air popper pops 98% of the kernels and does a great job! The kids love watching it pop and it takes only three minutes. Just don't use a shallow bowl when popping, as those last kernels can really fly out of there easily." —SoCalrunnergirl

    5. A dishwasher-safe ice cream scoop with a specialized head design and ergonomic grip to make dishing up a sundae feel less like arm day at the gym.


    Get it from Walmart for $8.77.

    Promising review: "I bought this scoop for myself and then ordered 16 more online and gave them to my neighbors for Christmas gifts because I loved it so much! The handle has a soft grip that doesn't hurt my hands, and the point on the one side of the scoop allows me to dig into even harder ice creams easily. It's great!" —Julie

    6. A set of shredding claws so you can transform a store-bought rotisserie chicken into a HUGE variety of meals with ease — and without burning your fingers or getting them greasy.


    Quesadillas, chicken salad, and fried rice OH MY! Seriously, the number of gourmet meals you can make with a grocery store chicken is ridiculous!! Plus, you don't have to worry about dealing with raw meat. 🙌

    Get them from Walmart for $9.99.

    7. A stainless steel garlic press (that'll mince it) so you can flavor your food without getting stinky fingers. You're a shortcut away from tiny pieces of flavorful minced garlic, without sweating or injuring yourself with a real knife.


    Then rock the press back and forth, and your perfectly minced pieces are ready to use!

    Get it from Walmart for $7.41.

    8. A pomegranate de-seeder that'll keep you from splurging on prepared fruit — just pop the cut-in-half pomegranate on top, and tap with a spoon until every seed comes out. Your favorite superfood is ready to eat, and you didn't even have to get super annoyed.


    Get it from Walmart for $18.99.

    9. A set of egg poaching baskets with perforated cups to mimic the traditional poaching method (aka swirling water around and around) without having to do any work — and so your egg stays perfectly round and never wisps away.


    Get a set of two from Walmart for $15.95.

    10. A stuffed patty mold that'll help you whip up a Jucy Lucy in the comfort of your own home — (you won't even have to wear pants).


    If you don't know what a Jucy Lucy is, you need to educate yourself (spoiler alert: it's a burger stuffed with molten cheese). And btw, that's not its only use: this baby can make little sliders too! And of course, regular burgers, too.

    Get it from Walmart for $8.49.

    Promising review: "Works well for perfectly sized burgers. No stick and cleans easily. Looked at many others at higher price point — this is a great value." —Rick

    11. A two-stage knife sharpener with one channel for coarse sharpening (like on those extremely dull 20-year-old knives in your drawer) and one channel for polishing and regular touch-ups, because chopping with dull knives isn't only tedious, it's also very dangerous.


    Get it from Walmart for $6.31+ (available in four colors).

    And check out our picks for the best chef's knives on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    12. A three-in-one avocado tool for anyone who's not quite so handy with a chef's knife. This gadget'll open your favorite green fruit up, pop out the pit, and slice and scoop perfectly every time.


    Get it from Walmart for $9.99.

    Promising review: "I love guacamole and this device saves me so much time. It cuts, deseeds, slices and mashes with ease." —Jfort

    13. A handheld spiralizer to make eating your veggies a bit more fun. Curly carrot salads (no tired lettuce here), cold sesame noodles with cucumber ribbons, pesto zoodle work lunches... getting your five a day in has never been so easy. Talk about adding a ~twist~ to your cooking!


    Get it from Walmart for $18.19.

    14. 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.

    Here's what you need to do: add a little water, toss your boiled egg inside, snap on the top, shake it a few times, and your completely shelled egg will be ready to eat in SECONDS.

    Get it from Walmart for $19.99.

    15. An easy-breezy pineapple corer perfect 🎶 if you like piña coladas 🎶... but not spending a fortune on pre-cut pineapple. This thing is so easy to use, it's like a tropical vacation in your kitchen.


    Get it from Walmart for $6.59 (available in two sizes).

    Promising review: "This is the absolute best thing! I'm just sorry it took me soooo long to purchase one! This is a must if you eat pineapple but hate cutting it! Its so easy to use and virtually no juice mess. Very happy with the purchase and 100% would recommend. I was a bit nervous due to the very reasonable price but wow it exceeded my expectations!" —cristy32483

    16. A tomato huller to remove the stem with a quick twist so you can quickly prep caprese salad or get started on that from-scratch tomato sauce lickety-split.


    It works on every variety, from heirloom to Campari to Beefsteak.

    Get it from Walmart for $10.55.

    17. A pair of herb scissors, because chopping scallions, basil, and other flavorful ingredients can be tedious, but compared to a regular knife, these multi-blade shears can get the job done in seconds.


    Get them from Walmart for $10.27.

    Promising review: "I finally have a tool to cut my fresh basil and parsley. I used to use a knife which often left me with pieces too big for my dishes. The handle is comfortable and the blades cut my scallions and herbs in a second. To clean just use the tip of the cover to pull off any residue, rinse and put them in the dishwasher. A very simple idea that works like a charm!" —BusyBusy

    18. A salad dressing bottle with recipes for flavorful homemade options printed right on the side so you can enjoy a wide variety of flavors and salad options without having to stick to the store-bought stuff.


    Get it from Walmart for $8.62.

    19. A foolproof cooker that'll make whipping up nutritious hardboiled eggs less...well...hard. No boiling water, no checking a timer.

    Hamilton Beach

    Just fill it with water (according to your chosen level of egg doneness), add up to six eggs, and turn on. The removable parts are also dishwasher safe, so get ready for this to be your new lazy best friend. You can also make poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and omelettes in this game-changing product.

    Get it from Walmart for $16.99.

    Promising review: "Seriously, I have no idea how I got along without this before. The boiled eggs peel perfectly and are cooked to perfection. The poached eggs are really nice as well. The only drawback is that you can't do more than seven eggs at a time." —LRWolfe

    20. A box of slow cooker liners, because the whole *point* of using a slow cooker is that it's supposed to be easy. And not having to scrub yours? That's ~truly~ easy.


    Get two boxes of eight from Walmart for $12.45.

    Promising review: "I will never again use the slow cooker without these liners. Clean up is so easy. No more soaking and scrubbing, just a normal wash!" —krimsonsky

    21. A spice *drawer* organizer to turn your messiest part of the kitchen into a clear, easy-to-read assortment of jars and labels. You'll never accidentally add cumin where you meant to add coriander again.


    Spice racks only *wish* they could. These drawer liners are made of a soft foam to keep your jars in the right position (label up!) so you can quickly grab what you need. And you can trim 'em to fit your drawers!

    Get a six-pack from Walmart for $12.99.

    22. A brown sugar–softening bear so you won't ever check your pantry before making chocolate chip cookies or your morning oatmeal, only to find rock-hard brown sugar. It'll stay soft and scoop-able every time.


    Get it from Walmart for $9.59.

    23. A microwave rice steamer that'll make perfectly fluffy (and never burnt) results 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!


    Get it from Walmart for $5.97.

    Promising review: "This is my second microwave rice cooker, my original lasted for years. We have brown rice every week and using the microwave instead of the stove top, in my opinion, is the best. If you are looking for a small cooker this fits the bill. Follow the enclosed instructions and you will have perfect, fluffy rice every time. You never have to worry about the rice boiling over, and all the pieces are dishwasher safe." —ShowMeTheBargain

    24. A nonstick fish spatula great for (surprise) SO MUCH more than fish! It has a beveled edge, meaning it slides right under anything (even delicate foods like eggs) for easy flipping or removing items from the pan. No more broken yolks in 2019.


    Get it from Walmart for $7.99.

    25. A stainless steel bar that'll actually rid your hands of foul odors (even fish, garlic, and onions!) without a lot of heavily scented soap or skin-irritating scrubbing.


    Get it from Walmart for $6.99.

    26. An silicone omelet maker that'll deliver a delicious and healthy breakfast from the microwave to your plate in just minutes — and will taste like it was made on the stove!


    Crack + whisk your eggs, add them + any ingredients to the omelette maker, and microwave. D O N E.

    Get it from Walmart for $14.69.

    27. A four-in-one chopper with three interchangeable blade lids and a storage lid to take the tears out of all that onion cutting — and keep the chopped veggies you aren't using in *this* recipe fresh for next time.


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

    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

    Hats off to all these budget-friendly helpers!


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!


    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form