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    26 Kitchen Products You'll Actually Use, I Promise

    A mini skillet, can strainer, microwave pasta cooker, and 23 other somewhat random kitchen tools you'll actually put to good use — promise!

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    1. A tea pot for anyone who really puts the kettle to the metal and starts heating up drinks the minute it starts to feel chilly out.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $38.99.

    2. A mini skillet so you can make a single-serving dish without having to clean out a massive pan.


    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    3. A three-in-one Ninja kitchen set that'll blend and process just about every treat you can think of (looking at you, cookie dough).


    This kitchen system comes with a 1500-watt base, an eight-cup food processor bowl, a 72-ounce pitcher, and two 16-ounce to-go cups with lids.

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets! I haven’t really used the smoothie cups too much, but the food processor bowl and blender are a three to four times a week thing. With the blender, fill it up with ice, turn it on high and in seconds it has made snow, makes awesome daiquiris. The food processor bowl is really neat. It’s for a set of reduction gears in the base to slow down the blades. Homemade salsa in seconds, and it works very well for mixing cookie dough, pizza/bread dough, and ice even used it to mix beef/pork/veal for meatballs." —William Allen Horton

    Get it from Amazon for $150.64

    4. A toaster for anyone who doesn't have enough ~bread~ to feed their over-priced avocado toast needs and would rather save money by making it at home.


    Get it from Amazon for $18.96.

    5. A surprisingly appealing dish scrubber you can use to make your dishes fresh as a daisy.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors).

    6. A handle cover so that the only thing you might possibly risk burning is your food.


    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in three colors).

    7. A blooming teapot — a great idea for anyone who is trying to get their interest in fancy teas to ~blossom~.

    The complete tea gift set includes a glass teapot, two flowering teas, a tea warmer, four double wall teacup, and a removable glass infuser for loose leaf tea.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in three sizes).

    8. A three-pack of dishwasher-safe grill mats that are easy to clean and easy to cook with, so your parents can stop ~grilling~ you on how your cooking goals are going.


    Get them from Amazon for $24.95.

    9. A ceramic coated wok — you won't have to ~wok~ hard to make delicious meals in a piece this perfect.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $49.99.

    10. A microwave pasta maker that'll let you prepare, serve, and store a meal all in one container, saving tiny kitchens from unnecessary clutter.


    Promising review: "I bought this microwave pasta cooker at a time when I did not have a stove. Even though I have a stove now, I still use this cooker for dinner for myself sometimes because it works so well and quickly! The pasta comes out very soft and perfectly cooked. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water and works very well. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who needs a fast pasta cooker!" —Kelsi Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A set of stunning ceramic plates to make even the simplest dinners look fabulously fancy.

    Year & Day

    You can also build a personalized set with ceramic plates and bowls in different colors and sizes.

    Get a set of four from Year & Day for $44 (available in four colors) or get a 12-piece set in a similar style from Amazon for $50.49 (available in four colors).

    12. An odor control trash can to keep your kitchen smelling so clean you might forget you have trash in the first place.


    Promising review: "This is the perfect trash receptacle for a modern kitchen. I like that it is not electric, so you never have to worry about changing a battery or having the lifting mechanism wear out. It's easy to use if you have wet hands because you can step on the foot pedal and it lifts easily. It's a classy addition to any kitchen and keeps smells contained. I highly recommend this trash container!" —bearyhot

    Get it from Amazon for $79.86.

    13. A compact food chopper to manually chop just enough food for a serving of pesto, salsa, etc. Or take it on-the-go to make fresh and tasty treats at work.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A super useful Loch Ness ladel that can stand on its own inside your soup pot, keeping things from getting ~Nessie~ on your kitchen counter.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.90.

    15. A patterned cutting board that'll make you ~marble~ at how beautiful your prepped food looks.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    16. A can strainer, so you don't spill the beans (literally) when cooking up some surprise nachos for your pal.


    My pal is my stomach.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    17. A six-piece knife set that's gonna ~steal~ your heart when you see how well they work. Honestly, getting these is a seriously ~sharp~ idea.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $39.99.

    18. Or a set of galaxy knives for anyone who makes meals that are out of this world.


    Get a set of six from Amazon for $49.95.

    19. An Instant pot you can basically replace your entire kitchen with.


    This replaces nine common kitchen appliances. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, warm, sterilize... and oh, it makes cakes too.

    Promising Review: I deliberated over buying one of these for so long (over a year). I regret all of this deliberation, because now that I have it, I'm not sure how I lived without it. Rice turns out perfectly every time. It's amazing. I push a button and walk away and end up with edible rice every single time. I love that this has so many uses in our combined vegetarian/omnivorous household. This Instant Pot produced the only pork dish that my husband has ever liked. I made an amazing vegan curry. I've made soy milk, almond milk, and cashew milk yogurts, and they've all been fantastic. I'll never 'boil' an egg any other way ever again. Eggs turn out perfectly every time and they are so easy to peel. Stop deliberating and buy this now!" —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three sizes).

    20. A set of five foldable trivets to keep your counters safe from hot pots and pans without taking up any counter space.


    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $16.99.

    21. An iced tea tumbler that'll make a great gift for your sweet-tea... or yourself.


    Just add hot water and loose-leaf tea (or a tea bag) to the outer chamber, let it steep, then fill the inner chamber with ice and press it down into the outer chamber. That's it?! Yup. Feel free to drink it all in.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $19.99.

    22. A refrigerator odor eliminator so you can finally ~chill out~ when it comes to keeping your fridge smelling fresh.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    23. And a steaming microwave cleaner, because cleaning out a microwave is so gross you've almost considered no longer buying Hot Pockets. Almost.


    Just fill this gal up with water and vinegar and turn on the microwave. This'll steam up, loosening any food grime that has called your microwave home, and then you can easily wipe it away!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.29.

    24. A heat proof pastry brush — don't you dare brush off the compliments you're gonna get on your perfectly seasoned meats and treats when you start using this thing.


    Get it from Amazon for $10.89.

    25. A sous vide precision cooker so you can have a perfectly cooked... anything... any time! No, really.


    Attach the Anova Precision Cooker to any water-filled pot, put your food in a sealable bag, and set the time and temperature. The cooker heats and circulates the water to a precise temperature, cooking the food to an exact temperature. This cooking method increases tenderness and retains moisture (without worry of overcooking).

    Get it from Amazon for $126.96

    26. And an honest oven mitt that'll perfectly describe the food you make with all your new kitchen tools.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 14 styles).

    Once you have more than a spoon in your kitchen you can start using these tools to add some variety to your cereal-and-ice cream lifestyle.


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