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    38 Problem-Solving Products Anyone With A Kitchen Probably Needs

    Getting organized, eating well, and saving money — these'll help you do it all.

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    1. 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. Stick to the list!

    The pad, which says "all out of" and has check boxes of suggested grocery items, plus blank spaces you can write in

    2. 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.

    A hand holding the blue apple-shaped product above a fridge drawer full of produce

    3. A pack of sound-dampening bumpers you can stick right on noisy cabinets to keep you from being jarred awake with the BANG that indicates someone else's late-night or early-morning bowl of cereal.

    A cabinet door with clear bumper

    4. And a set of minimal labels (available in sets of 20, 40, or 80, depending on how extensive your collection is) so you can see everything laid out neatly — and you can just buy in bulk to refill!

    The 1.5"x1.5" label in "basil"

    5. An under-the-sink water filtration system to help you kiss your Brita goodbye and pour a glass of the good stuff straight from the tap.

    The system hooked up in the cabinet under a kitchen sink (it's about the size of a small fire extinguisher)

    6. A set of motion-sensing strip lights for installing effortless under-cabinet lighting (making your kitchen look more ~expensive~!) and brightening dark pantries.

    7. A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant to remove limescale, rust, grease, and other nasty buildup so your machine runs more efficiently than ever (aka you do *not* have to replace your whole unit if your dishes just aren't getting as clean as they used to) — while you just sit back and relax.

    8. A knife sharpener with two grooves (one for coarse sharpening and one for quick touch-ups) that'll make your year-old knives slice like brand-new.

    Hands sharpening a knife in the first groove

    9. Cheese storage paper guaranteed to keep your cheddar sharp, your Parmesan poppin', and your Brie better than ever for way, way longer. Now the only mold on your cheese will be the mold you...actually want there (cough, blue cheese, cough).

    The paper wrapped around a triangle of hard cheese

    10. An *odor-neutralizing* trashcan with a step-on opening mechanism so you don't have to touch it with your germy, chicken-breast hands.

    The stainless steel garbage can in a kitchen

    11. A vacuum-sealing 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!

    The vacuum sealing device, plus a stopper

    12. A 10-piece set of bulk food containers that'll make you say "ahhhhh" when you open your pantry door to discover a neat haven of food — and keep all your favorite ingredients (and more importantly, snacks) super fresh.

    Five containers with black lids, all in different sizes

    13. A six-piece set of refrigerator bins to increase your storage space and make organizing for lunches way, way easier.

    14. Antimicrobial silicone sponges that'll never get stinky — they're almost 100% resistant to mold and mildew, more durable than regular sponges, and won't scratch your pots and pans! AKA you won't be tossing a whole new sponge every other day.

    A model using the sponge, with the text "silicone. no odor. clean"

    15. A rack to neatly store all your pans, platters, or baking sheets, because it shouldn't take you 20 minutes to find the right pan when a craving for grilled cheese strikes.

    The rack holding pans vertically

    16. An over-the-door plastic bag organizer that'll restrain your collecting habits, corral your bags, and make it easy to grab one to use without disturbing the whole assortment. Just reach in the hole!

    Metal wire basket hanging over a cabinet door with a hole for reaching in and grabbing bags

    17. A bottle-emptying stand sure to change your sauce-loving life forever and prove that BBQ sauce, ketchup, honey, and other condiments are good to the last drop.

    A bottle of barbecue sauce right side up, and then the same bottle upside-down, using the stand, which forces all the sauce to the top

    18. Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers with venting technology that'll keep produce fresh for up to 80% longer.

    A BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer's image comparing a strawberry kept fresh in the Rubbermaid container with one kept in the original clamshell (significantly soft and mushy)

    19. A Cuisinart 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. "But....I *just* bought these!!"

    Hand turning the round crank to spin the salad spinner colander

    20. 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.

    A reviewer image of their spiralized pineapple and the empty pineapple "shell"

    21. A sink cleaner and polish formulated to use on stainless-steel AND porcelain sinks (plus cast-iron, Corian, acrylic, and more) to restore that just-like-new shine *and* protect against further damage. That new sink you've been wanting? It can wait, now.

    22. A set of five stainless-steel mixing bowls with silicone non-stick bottoms, because whether you're creaming together frosting, tossing together the ingredients for a pasta salad, or whisking eggs to make a scramble, you do NOT want your hard work to end up on the floor.

    Person using the bowls to beat eggs and store greens

    23. A set of pre-filled ant traps that are ready to use at the first sign of the picnic-crashers in your kitchen. Just open and leave it out, and you can get rid of the whole colony.

    Hand holding the traps, filled with ants

    24. A set of reusable liners to keep your oven cleaner than ever. No worries if your lasagna drips over or your sweet potatoes ooze a little — you won't have to scrub out the oven, just remove these when the oven cools and you can wash 'em right up in the sink.

    25. A ~guac lock~ container that'll press alllllllll the air out so your precious dip won't turn brown or get mushy. Leftover guac? Miracles DO happen.

    26. A clip-on strainer made of sturdy BPA-free silicone so you can drain your pasta one-handed! No more overcooked pasta while you try to unearth that giant colander.

    Hand pouring water out of a pot of pasta with the strainer clipped on

    27. A minimalist silverware tray that'll help you save drawer space, make emptying the dishwasher easier and keep the cutlery for becoming ~clutter-ly~.

    The grey tray in a drawer, filled with flatware

    28. A set of Rubbermaid containers with lids that snap onto the *bottom* of containers, meaning you'll never have to go on a 15-minute hunt for the right pair while your leftovers are sitting out.

    29. Or a storage lid organizer you'll wish you bought years and years (and years) ago. It'll end the nightmare of trying to figure out which lid belongs to which container (or losing a lid...sigh) and put a stop to the cascade of containers that rains on your head when trying to find the right size. Virgos, rejoice!

    The organizer in a drawer holding six sizes of container lids

    30. A sink caddy to keep your favorite scrubbing tools handy — without letting them sit in their own filth. This bb has a handy drip tray (with a built-in spout!) you can empty out every so often.

    The caddy sitting next to the kitchen faucet, filled with scrubbing brushes and sponges

    31. A stainless-steel Sink Shroom from the makers of the cult-fave TubShroom that'll blend right in with your sink and keep *all* the pesky food remnants from clogging your drain.

    Sink with the strainer in the strain

    32. A silicone safeguard to prevent your pot from boiling over and getting pasta water all over your cooktop. Are you as TIRED of scrubbing as I am?!

    A reviewer's pot not boiling over due to the silicone tool

    33. Bar Keepers Friend soft cleansing ~liquid~ that'll become your new kitchen cleaning BFF. Sinks, stained cookware, stainless-steel, faucets, and handles? CLEAN AT LAST!

    34. A Cerama Bryte cook top cleaning kit, which includes cook top cleaning solution, a scrubbing pad, and a scraper so you can absolutely remove every bit of baked- and caked-on food from any smooth range — no matter how long it's been there.

    35. A lemon-lavender soy candle made of soy wax (it burns slower than paraffin!) for a long-lasting fresh scent that'll fill your kitchen — but not overpower — if cooking or trash can smells get to be too much.

    The candle burning

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

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

    Row of plastic baggies being held open by the clips

    38. A stainless-steel bar that'll actually rid your hands of foul odors (even fish, garlic, and onions!). Just rub — with or *without* water — and the stink is gone.

    The soap bar-shaped stainless steel, with the text "rub away" on it

    Me, rewarding myself with a snack now that I've solved my kitchen problems