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    Just 30 Products Since We All Gotta Eat

    If you plan to eat (or drink) anything...at all..for the rest of your life...you should check out these products.

    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 lasagna trio pan to help you prepare meals for everyone, regardless of their dietary restrictions. Mamma mia! *insert chef finger kiss*

    Baking pan with three sections — one with meat lasagna, one with vegetarian lasagna, and one with vegan lasagna
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've been making lasagna for my family for YEARS and always used a lasagna pan without sections. What a PAIN! It was harder to prepare, and when it came to cutting and serving..it was something I dreaded. Everyone wanted an 'end' that was crispy, Everyone wanted either a small piece or a large piece...so cutting it was impossible. With these trays, prep was a breeze, as was cutting any size because it didn't slip and slide. It was as easy as pie...and everyone got a 'crispy edge.' Cleaning was one, two three...NONSTICK! If there were 10 stars for this item, I would give it 10." —Linda Tesoroni

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. A snap-on silicone strainer for straining pasta, veggies, hard-boiled eggs, and more on your own with ease. It clips onto nearly any pot, big or small, so you don't lose any precious cargo when you dump out the water.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I live alone in a small apartment with a small kitchen that has very little storage space, and I often eat pasta. Using a colander means one more thing I have to wash (and store...and put away). I have a couple of hand strainers, but that makes things awkward, especially since I have a condition that makes it even more so. This little guy has made things so much easier! Its small size makes it easy to wash (by hand, for me) and then just toss in a drawer. It's sturdy, even the clips, so I don't feel I have to be gentle with it." —Jonathan Dowell

    Get it from Amazon for $15.49+ (also available in orange).

    3. A microwave veggie steamer if you can't be bothered to boil a large pot of water just for your single serving of veggies. This steamer has a 2-cup capacity, so it's great for anyone who's cooking (or steaming) for one.

    The steamer
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Perfect for me since I live alone. Just the right size!" —CSpears

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    4. A sweet pepper chowchow from Wanda's Cooking so you can take your cooking to the next level. Insert Emeril Lagasse's "Bam!" Treat yourself to a jar of this deliciously sweet and tangy blend of sweet peppers, vinegar, and onion and you'll never eat another boring meal.

    The jar
    Wanda's Cooking

    Wanda's Cooking is a Black-owned and woman-owned business helmed by chef Wanda Blake.

    Get it from Wanda's Cooking for $10 (also available in four other styles).

    5. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot that'll whip you up dinner (and plenty of leftovers) without you having to dirty every pot and pan you own.

    The Instant Pot
    Amazon

    This do-it-all kitchen appliance is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and warmer.

    Promising review: "Just got my 3-quart Instant Pot and have used it twice. I absolutely LOVE it. I wasn’t sure about ordering the 3-quart but was pleasantly surprised by the size. I’m just one person and this is the perfect size. Small footprint in counter and easy to use and clean. It came with a steamer trivet so I can steam lots of veggies. I highly recommend." —BMW1951

    Get it from Amazon for $69 for 3-quart Instant Pot (originally $79.95, also available in three sizes and three styles).

    Check out our in-depth Instant Pot review to learn more!

    6. The ~Guac-Lock~ because you love guac but know that you won't finish the whole avocado by yourself. This container pushes out the air that causes your avos to oxidize so you can enjoy guac and mashed avocados for toast for days without browning.

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    Promising review: "I love guacamole, but I'm the only person in my house that will eat it. Making guacamole for one is a waste of time, but making a standard recipe always ended up being a waste of guacamole. Enter the GuacLock. This DISHWASHER-SAFE (!!!!) kitchen gadget truly delivers! To be honest, I was skeptical and didn't expect much. I made guacamole three days ago and have enjoyed it every night since. No gross brown color. No off taste. On day three it was just as fresh as the day it was made. I've shared this product on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat; I feel like all of my friends need to know about this one. If you're actually reading reviews and trying to decide whether or not to add this to your cart. Stop. Just do it! You won't regret this purchase." —Allison Horis

    Get it from Amazon for $18.10.

    7. A pack of reusable toaster bags to help you satisfy your 2 a.m. cravings for a grilled cheese without you ever having to grease up a pan for a single sandwich. They're also fabulous for preventing cross contamination if you live with someone with food allergies (or you are that someone!).

    Sandwich in a bag in a toaster
    Amazon

    These reusable bags are good for 50 to 100 washes and can hold pizza, chicken nuggets, and pastries.

    Promising review: "I love using these! Since I live alone I don't like having to dirty a skillet to make just one sandwich. This makes a great sandwich in the toaster without any muss or fuss. They're easy to clean; just wipe it out or use a little soap and water if needed. The nonstick feature is very helpful." —Branwynmars

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A variety pack of A Dozen Cousins ready-to-eat seasoned beans for those nights when you need a quick, easy meal. Just pop them in the microwave, and they're ready in 60 seconds. Or, use them to zhuzh up leftovers so you can finally clear some fridge space.

    Amazon

    A Dozen Cousins is a Black-owned business founded by Ibraheem Basir and inspired by his the Creole, Caribbean, and Latin American flavors he ate growing up. The variety pack comes with Cuban Black Beans, Mexican Cowboy Pinto Beans, and Trini Chickpea Curry, Creole Red Beans, Refried Black Beans, and Classic Refried Pinto Beans.

    Promising review: "Canned beans from my local supermarket are always a disappointment so I stopped getting them. I don't have time to cook beans myself but A Dozen Cousins beans are fresh and taste terrific. I am trying to eat healthier and these are a great way to do that. I've been trying to avoid packaged, processed foods but the natural ingredients make these different. I can feel good about eating them. The beans are whole and not mashed-up like in cans. All of the varieties are seasoned well and versatile. I've had them on their own, in salads and in wrap sandwiches. I'm really happy to have found these and hope they continue to add new flavors and products. Do yourself a favor and order some. You won't regret it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $24.99.

    My coworker Marquaysa Battle has taste-tested these beans and swears by 'em! Check out her A Dozen Cousins review (#14) for her thoughts.

    9. A set of produce storage containers if you're tired of your fruits and veggies going bad approximately two seconds after you buy them. Your meals for one will taste better because you're cooking with produce that's still at peak freshness instead of soggy and overripe.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    Read my colleague's in-depth Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers review to see why she loves them.

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! I am single and live alone. Every time I buy produce it goes bad well before I can eat all of it. These REALLY work! I have put both grapes and strawberries in these containers and after a week they are just as good and fresh as the day I bought them. Same with lettuce and other veggies. It worked so well I ended up buying the bigger one as well. I have been recommending them to friends and they all love them. If you are thinking about getting this, just do it! You won't be sorry." —Knarferr

    Get a four-piece set from Amazon for $33.90.

    10. A jar of Trader Joe's Everything But The Elote Seasoning so you can add flavor of Mexican street corn to your favorite foods. This flavorful mixture of salt, chili pepper, cheese, chipotle, and cumin makes plain corn a treat, but it's also a tasty topping on popcorn, veggies, meat, eggs, and nuts — and that list barely scratches the surface.

    Trader Joe's

    Promising review: "You have to try this if you’re a fan of Mexican street corn. Oh dear god it is everything. I have tried it on scrambled eggs, sautéed vegetables and deviled eggs. Yum. The smoky buttery cheesy flavor is amazing." —ALEspo

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    11. Or a jar of Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Seasoning to sprinkle on everything, and I mean everything. It's great dusted on top of avocado toast, eggs, bagels, chicken, fish, veggies, and the list goes on.

    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    My colleague swears by this simple mixture of sea salt, onion, and garlic. Check out her Everything But The Bagel Seasoning review for more deets.

    Promising review: "Wow! Buy this. Just stop reading reviews and buy it now. Makes any dish better. I bought this over a week ago and have since used it on avocado toast, roasted veggies, crisped chickpeas, potato soup, grilled fish...just about everything!!! So delicious and no chemicals — just pure seasoning. Six stars!" —agora1031

    Get it from Amazon for $6.85.

    12. A Hot N Saucy hot sauce trio because it promises that meats, sides, and snacks will never be boring again.

    Three bottles of hot sauce in a row
    Hot N Saucy

    It comes with Garlic N Peperoncini, Beet N Fresno, and Sweet Potato N Habanero.

    Hot N Saucy is Black woman-owned and based in NYC.

    Get it from Hot N Saucy for $30.

    13. A sleek and compact air fryer to help you fry your favorite foods — like chicken wings, fries, tofu, and salmon — without much counter space or effort.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the perfect little air fryer for one person. It heats wonderfully and cooks food quickly. Chicken wings are my favorite thing to cook in this amazing little contraption, and they taste like they are fried in oil! I’m hooked. I’ve already recommended this product to a few friends." —Corey Sigle

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in five colors).

    14. A 15-piece set of airtight food containers for helping you achieve a pantry that looks like Clea and Joanna from The Home Edit stopped by. Yes, I know this is more of an organization product. But if you wanna eat, you gotta know what you have (and don't have).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have tried other brands of containers for airtight storage but they are a hassle to clean. This system is fantastic for airtight seal yet easy to clean. I like the variety of sizes, the cute labels, and the chalk marker. I will be ordering more!" —mds2006

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in four colors).

    15. A mini bag resealer if you never have chip clips when you need them. This thingamambob quickly cuts and seals bags so your kettle chips don't lose their crunch!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Such a cool product and for such a great price! I'm still getting used to the sealing part but it's kind of fun to seal random snacks that are in my pantry and now I don't have to worry about food getting stale! Now I don't have to have a whole bunch of rubber bands or chip clips." —Sean Bradley

    Get two from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors).

    16. A Vietnamese coffee and phin filter set so you can switch things up from your usual medium roast. Treat your tastebuds to a flavorful cup of joe and add condensed milk to make it authentic!

    Four photos showing the different steps of the brewing process
    Nguyen Coffee Supply

    This kit comes with a full-size bag of coffee and the phin filter.

    Nguyen Coffee Supply is a woman-owned and POC-owned company started by Sahra Nguyen, a first generation Vietnamese American. The beans are grown in Vietnam by Mr. Ton, a fourth-generation farmer who owns and operates a family farm in the Central Highlands in Vietnam.

    Promising review: "The phin filter kit and bag of coffee have given us endless pleasure as my husband loves the coffee and loves the reminder of his days drinking coffee in Da Lat years ago." —Jane Wood

    Get it from Nguyen Coffee Supply for $28+ (available as whole beans or grounds and in three coffee flavors).

    17. A truly ~egg-cellent~ rapid egg cooker that'll whip you up your very own omelette (or soft-, medium-, or hard-boiled eggs as well as poached eggies) without you ever having to dirty a pan. Reviewers even use it to steam frozen dumplings!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this! I take it with me traveling and cook right in the hotel. Make an omelet, roll it up in a tortilla, and it's a breakfast sandwich just like I like! Reheat leftovers and steam shrimp, crab, and pot stickers. Makes cooking for one busy person very simple. I keep one in my travel bag and another at home. Hard-boil eggs without the hassle of boiling water and cleaning a pot. Poached eggs are super simple and cleanup is a breeze. Everything stacks right under the lid, and it's small and compact." —CT_P

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

    18. A mouthwatering mini sampler set because more is more! It comes with containers of salsa negra, hibiscus jam, vanilla bean sugar, Mexican vanilla extract, and a sugar spoon that was made in Oaxaca.

    The set laid out on a blue background with confetti
    Lola's Mercadito / Etsy

    Lola's Mercadito, or "little shop," specializes in gourmet and artisan items inspired by Mexico's cuisine and culture. Lola, the shop owner, grew up Mexican-American in Southern California and spent many summers in her father's hometown Acámbaro, in Guanajuato. A portion of proceeds go to organizations that support women's advancement in business, education, and leadership.

    Promising review: "All of the items came safely packed and the cucharita is so adorable! Thanks for sharing your beautiful good with us!" —Marlee Mansfield

    Get it from Lola's Mercadito on Etsy for $35 (all items are available individually).

    19. A microwave pasta cooker to save the day when you want soft, cheesy, noodly carbs but don't want the hassle of boiling water, cleaning a giant pot, and struggling to strain your noods without spilling hot water everywhere.

    Amazon, youtube.com

    Read our review of the Fasta Pasta Microwave Cooker (#2 on the list)!

    Promising review: "I love pasta but as a single girl it has always been such a hassle with the big pot of boiling water and then the scrubbing just for one person. This little kitchen tool is a dream to use and clean. No more big pots of water!! No more spilled hot water and now more room in my cupboards. Big pots replaced with this one tiny tool. I've given one to all my single friends for the holidays." —AlamedaHardwear

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    20. A Souper Cube, a silicone freezing tray for storing perfectly portioned meals. Prep a recipe ahead of time and freeze them in these trays so you can quickly grab them as needed and defrost them for an easy dinner.

    amazon.com

    Each tray has four fill lines — 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 125 mL, and 250 mL — which is ideal for people who like to portion their food.

    Promising review: "So happy that I found these. I’m the only one in my household who enjoys soup year around. Have you ever tried to make homemade soup for one? I say it’s impossible! But no longer. I can brew up the stock pot with bone broth or my favorite home soup. Fill up my Souper Cubes, freeze, pop out, store my goodies in a freezer bag, and I’m ready for the next batch!" —Debbie R. Texas

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    21. A multi-purpose spatula if you have limited drawer space and need a do-it-all gadget that can replace multiple kitchen tools. The result = fewer things to wash after you're done eating.

    Hand using the spatula as a flipper, tongs, spatula, and turner
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a good looking spatula that is perfect for flipping pancakes and other similar things that a normal spatula would have a hard time gripping. The inside flap has corners covered by silicone that makes it easy to get under things and grab them. It felt a bit stiff at first but I’ve been using it for few days in a row, now it feels more flexible to handle, especially after being in dishwasher, or perhaps I got used to it. It’s a new product after all; takes some times to learn how to use it the best way. Good point is that flap is flexible both ways. It’s clever, it looks nice, and it works! I’d recommend it for sure." —Amazon Customer

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

    22. A hardworking oven cleaner so the burned remains of your baked creations don't affect the flavor of whatever you've got cooking.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "You just spray and then you wipe it clean the next morning and you are done." —Jason C

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $21.50.

    23. Some sweet hot chocolate bombs that'll make you ditch boring packaged cocoa mix ASAP. We all gotta eat (and drink!) so you might as well enjoy each sip!

    Box with nine chocolate bombs in different flavors
    904SweetTreatzStreet / Etsy

    904SweetTreatzStreet is small biz based in Jacksonville, Florida that sells one thing only — hot chocolate bombs — so you know they're gonna be good.

    Promising review: "OMG!!!! What a treat!!!! They were amazing!!!!!! Delicious, big, full of flavor!!!!" —Gladys Segarra

    Get four from 904SweetTreatzStreet on Etsy for $29.50 (available in eight flavors and in variety packs).

    24. A manual food chopper because it can slice and dice fruits, veggies, herbs, boneless meats, and ice with ease *and* without taking up a lot of space on your counters or hurting your ears with its shrieking mechanical whirring.

    Reviewer before and after photos showing roughly chopped veggies finely minced by the chopper
    amazon.com

    It's also dishwasher-safe (top rack only!) so cleanup is easy peasy.

    Promising review: "Love this thing. I’m single and live alone. I don’t need a full on food processor. This works great. Just be careful hand-cleaning so you don’t cut yourself open. The blades are extremely sharp." —Steve S.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.21+ (available in two colors).

    25. A jar of maple sugar to make you totally rethink sweeteners. Maple sugar has a delicious caramel-y flavor with the woodsy-ness of maple syrup. Yum! You can use it in place of regular cane sugar to sweeten recipes, add depth in spice mixtures, and so much more.

    The jar
    Passamaquoddy Maple

    Passamaquoddy Maple also sells — surprise surprise! — maple syrup harvested by the Passamaquoddy Tribe in northern Maine. In 2014 the tribe raised enough money to buy equipment for a sustainable sugar house and bottling facility and has since tapped more than 10,000 and produced thousands of gallons of maple syrup. These operations allowed them to create six full-time and seasonal jobs for the Passamaquoddy people.

    Get it from Passamaquoddy Maple for $5.50.

    26. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey for anyone who enjoys the sweet and spicy side of life. Drizzle it on pizza, ice cream, waffles, wings, cheeseboards, and even in cocktails to create something un-bee-lievably delicious.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This tastes good on everything! Obsessed! Putting this on warm biscuits has been my favorite so far! It makes everything better! I also put some in my coffee, which was amazing. High quality packaging and nice presentation as well." —Chicken Shack

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. A jar of Za'atar, a deliciously complex Middle Eastern spice blend you'll finish way too quickly — that's how good it is. This specific mix is made with thyme, toasted sesame seeds, and sumac, and will make a mouthwatering addition to meats, bread, olive oil, yogurt, and more.

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    Promising review: "This za'atar is the best quality I have found. I've also found that the balance of sumac and thyme to be just right. This instantly spices up my boring meal prep food and I put it on my chicken, meats, salads, yogurt, or just in olive oil — basically it makes everything taste so much better. I highly recommend it!" —TC

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. A heart-shaped mini waffle maker so breakfast doesn't look like another sad bowl of cereal. This lil' gadget weighs less than a pound, heats up in minutes, and also works with chaffles (low-carb cheese and egg waffles), paninis, hash browns, and even biscuit pizzas.

    The pink waffle maker
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this little machine. It makes the perfect size waffle for one person. I keep waffle mix on hand where all I have to do is add water. I can make two to three waffles pretty quick and there’s very little cleanup. The batter cooks quickly so I would recommend watching it closely. I spray a small amount of Pam and haven’t had any trouble removing my waffles when done. The machine is small enough that storage isn’t an issue. Plus the color is too cute!" —D

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Check out my colleague's Dash mini waffle maker review (she says the regular-shaped mini waffle maker [#2] turned her into a breakfast person!).

    29. A cold brew maker that'll come in handy if coffee is your lifeblood and you need at least three cups to get anything done.

    Diagram showing the three-step process of using the cold brew maker
    Amazon

    It brews a quart (4 cups), so you should have enough java to get you through the day (and maybe some left over for tomorrow).

    Promising review: "I love this thing and use it every day. It's simple to use, easy to clean, and has held up well to constant use. I pretty much always have it in use, either making or storing my cold brew, and have used it consistently for about six months so far. It is on the smaller side, so be aware: it makes approximately 3 to 12 ounces of brew at a time. Perfect for one person!" —jlferron

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    30. A 5-in-1 wine stopper because there's nothing worse than having to toss an almost-full bottle because a recipe only called for 1/3 cup of white wine for deglazing. Just pop this on (it's also an aerator, stopper, pourer, filter, and re-corker), and your open bottle of wine will be good to drink tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day.

    The stopper
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I recently visited Sonoma County for a wedding and wine tour weekend. Every winery we visited used these handy contraptions. They aren't the weird, bulbous aerators you may have seen on QVC or at some Traveling Vineyard party. They cost a fraction of those, fit perfectly, and pour beautifully. If you are a single person who loves wine but does not feel like drinking a full bottle fo wine every time you open one, these are perfect. I bought four. One for red, one for white, one for rose and one I case I opened another bottle. Definitely a great product." —Joseph M. Franco

    Get it from Amazon for $9.52.

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