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What's The Best $20 You've Spent In Your Kitchen?

Budget-friendly essentials FTW.

Stocking a kitchen can be expensive — but it doesn't have to be.

Pricey KitchenAid mixers or Vitamix blenders aside, we often find that the best kitchen essentials — and the ones we keep coming back to — are the affordable ones.

So we want to know: What's YOUR favorite budget-friendly kitchen staple?

Maybe it's a pair of bendable silicone ice trays — which are about a hundred times easier to use than the hard plastic ones:

Or a collapsible colander that takes up way less storage space than the standard ones:

Or maybe it's a pack of slow cooker liners that cut Crock Pot cleanup time in half:

These are $7.84 here.

Or an instant-read thermometer that takes the guess work out of grilling:

Whatever it is, we want to know. Share your favorite inexpensive kitchen items in the comments below and you might be featured in a future BuzzFeed post!