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    40 Bestselling Kitchen Products *So Many* People Have Bought, It's Time You Finally Tried Them

    Smart finds many readers and reviewers just like you have bought, so why haven't you?

    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 pack of six dishwasher tablets — running even just one will help eliminate any buildup in your dishwasher *and* those stains it keeps leaving on your clean dishes.

    Promising review: "Started getting white streaks all over my dishes. That never happened before. Thought it was my detergent and changed it, but no difference. Clean dishes with this weird white film on them. Wash them by hand, then put them back in the dishwasher, and white film again! Then I did an internet search to figure out what was going on (a dishwasher is an incredibly simple piece of machinery.) Found this! Bought it. Used it. Dishes are clean again!" —Carey Holzman

    Get it on Amazon for $5.99.

    2. A rapid egg cooker so breakfast becomes instantly easier and more delicious, without taking much more effort than pouring a standard bowl of cereal. It makes tasty omelettes plus hard-boiled, poached, and scrambled eggs in a jiffy with minimal dishes!

    the plastic cooker in teal, with six eggs nestled under a clear dome top

    And of course all the nonelectric parts are top-rack dishwasher-safe, which means cleanup's just as low-effort as cooking. 

    Marquaysa, an editor here at BuzzFeed, owns this, loves it, and says: "This thing may be small but it makes a big difference! When the eggs are done? Those babies are DELICIOUS! I threw some Himalayan salt, paprika, and a green herb mix on mine. I thought it would just help me on the many days when I feel too sluggish to really cook but it's actually good even when I'm bouncing off the walls and feeling up to making a full spread." 

    Promising review: "I saw this on a BuzzFeed list and, even though I am a fully functioning adult who has never had trouble cooking eggs, I had to have it. I have not been disappointed. It makes especially lovely, perfectly round omelets with minimal cleanup required. Hard and soft boiled eggs cook evenly and taste great. The poached eggs are tender and melt in your mouth over toast. As other reviews have mentioned, the timer alarm is LOUD. Like, a fire alarm mixed with an incoming nuclear missile alarm, but make it about 12 times louder. There's no way to turn it off, so prepare to muffle it up with some cotton and tape if you want to keep your ears. It's the perfect kitchen appliance. I grin from ear to ear every time I use it." —Sonnet A. Fitzgerald

    Get it on Amazon for $17.99+ (available in five colors).

    Read Marquaysa's full Dash Rapid Egg Cooker review for more!

    3. Some fizzing cleaning tablets that loosen seemingly permanent gunk from your travel coffee/tea mugs and pots so you can keep enjoying your favorite drinks out of your favorite containers they way you did when they were brand-new.

    Promising review: "I actually found this product on a BuzzFeed article on things that you can’t believe you don’t already own. I figured I’d give it a shot as we have plenty of gross-looking travel coffee mugs. I was not disappointed, in fact, I was blown away. I was amazed and even a tad disgusted at how gross they truly were." —Nanners1010

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    4. A set of super transparent, shatter-resistant, leak-proof, air-tight leftover and lunch containers so your leftover or meal prep game becomes a true work of art (and your soup or salad dressing never ends up seeping anywhere it's unwelcome).

    stack of three sizes of of completely clear containers full of food in a fridge; their lids seem to snap on

    These heavy-duty plastic containers are microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe. They even have little vents you can open so you can microwave them with the lid on, preventing splatters!

    Promising review: "Best upgrade! We'd been using plastic storage containers from the grocery store, where you pay $8 and get a bunch from a plastic bag company. My husband HATED those. They would stain, leak, or smell — even after they were cleaned. So when I saw these on BuzzFeed, I ordered a kit. We love them! Easy to clean, certain foods don't stain, not one leak has happened — and we eat soup and stir fry a lot for lunch. I immediately ordered five more so we could have a total of eight. We tend to do lunch at work 4/5 days. It was perfect. Also, the food seems to stay a bit fresher too, because of it being airtight. 100% would recommend to anyone looking for a good set of storage containers." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 10-piece set on Amazon for $17.99.

    And we stan these because we use them! For more, read our full Rubbermaid Brilliance Containers review.

    5. A spray cleaner that'll have your stainless steel appliances shining in less than a minute. All you have to do is spritz it a few times, then wipe down with the included microfiber cloth.

    hand wiping fridge, sprayed with white cleaner, using a microfiber cloth

    Promising review: "AMAZING Cleaner!!! I saw this on BuzzFeed and bought it right away. This product delivers on its promises. I used it on my fridge to get rid of fingerprints my son left from two years ago and it worked! Not only did it finally remove the prints easily, there was no chemical smell. A little goes a long way. I wish I had discovered this sooner!" —Agnes P Lau

    Get it on Amazon for $14.95.

    6. A splash catcher mat to sit around your faucet, so you completely avoid that pesky, gross puddle that always seems to collect there every single time you do dishes.

    reviewer's faucet with a narrow, grey towel-like mat extending several inches to either side
    Sarah Andrade / Etsy

    They're machine washable, too! 

    Promising review: "LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. Made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care. Highly recommended!" —Alina

    Get one from Two Lilacs Studio on Etsy for $12+ (available in four sizes and six colors). 

    7. An easy-to-use iced coffee maker that transforms regular old ground coffee into delicious cold brew concentrate overnight.

    Amazon, Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    You just scoop some ground coffee into the included screw-on filter, measure your water, stick it in the fridge, and let it work its magic! One reviewer mentions that they made a mark on the outside for the water height, and now don't even have to bother with measuring.

    Maitland, an editor here at BuzzFeed, bought this back in 2018 and still loves it! She says: "It's inexpensive, foolproof, and low-key stylish. The coffee keeps for days and days! And thanks to the airtight seal, the flavor will stay fresh and free of odors from other food in your fridge (looking at you, garlicky leftovers)."

    Promising review: "I found this on BuzzFeed and decided to get it for my husband. In all our five years together, I’m not sure I’ve ever bought him something he loved this much. We use it every single day, and we have an infant, so it’s constantly working overtime with us. It’s easy to use, and we just throw it in the dishwasher once a week or so. (We basically empty it and just make more coffee.) Definitely worth it." —KJ

    Get it on Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    Read Maitland's full Takeya cold brew maker review for more.

    8. A garbage disposal cleaner — its blue foam reaches every last nook and cranny, including the baffle's gross underside, to dissolve and wash away any and all smell-causing buildup.

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Very simple instructions, literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILA! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. The smaller bag lasted me about six weeks, as I didn't feel the need the clean the disposal weekly like the packaging recommended. But let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!!" —VadersGirl

    Get a pack of eight uses on Amazon for $10.22.

    9. A space-saving cutlery tray that capitalizes on vertical space to store the same number of forks, spoons, and knives without taking up the entire drawer. Yes, this means you'll suddenly have a half-empty drawer to use for even more organizing!

    The tray, taking up just a fraction of the drawer, with three full sections filled with silverware and one section divided in half, but also packed with silverware

    Your drawer does need to be at least 3 1/4 inches high for it to work, but in my experience at least, that's most drawers.

    Promising review: "So I stumbled upon this thing on one of those BuzzFeed kitchen gadget lists. The second I saw it I was intrigued. The wife and I were wanting a drawer separator for cutlery, but we couldn’t find anything that utilized space effectively. This thing is great at keeping things separated and is designed to use space well. We store our spoons, forks, and butter knives using this separator and still have space left over in our drawer to store oddly shaped utensils such as ramen spoons. It feels like the right tool to get the job done." —A.J.

    Get it on Amazon for $9.99 (also available in a larger double size and in a version for knives).

    10. A wood polish and conditioner ready to make your long-neglected cabinets and wood floors gleam like they haven't for years now, and all it takes is a simple wipe on, then wipe off.

    reviewer's wood cabinets before, with some water stains on the finish, and after, with no water stains and looking warmer and shinier

    Promising review: "Words cannot express how thrilled I am with this product. Dry, scuffed cabinets now look like NEW. You can watch this stuff work in seconds before your eyes. My bathrooms, laundry room and kitchen cabinets look like they were professionally refinished. This stuff is no joke. I actually feel stupid that I let the wood go so long without touching it up. It’s so easy, I shouldn’t have waited until the wood looked terrible." —Julie G

    Get it from Amazon for $12.48.

    FYI, if you're facing much damage that's a little worse than that, you might want to try their other (also well-reviewed!) product, called Restore-A-Finish, first; it does more to hide minor scratches, white heat rings, deep water marks, and stuff like that. The two products are actually made to be used together! Get that on Amazon for $7.99+.

    11. The iconic Instant Pot because it can seriously cut down on the amount of time it takes you to make a meal. I'm talking under 20 minutes, y'all, even if you're starting with frozen meat — and that meal's bound to come out incredibly delicious.

    Instant pot surrounded by a pasta dish, baked potatoes, and a green beans and rice dish

    All of the parts that get dirty are dishwasher safe. It comes in four different sizes; the 3-quart's good for 1-2 people, the 6-quart for 3-6 people, and the 8- and 10-quarts are best suited for large groups or if you're doing a lot of regular meal prep. This model's one that's great for beginners, and combines seven appliances in one: it's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, and yogurt maker. If you decide to get one, definitely check out these Instant Pot tips and tricks

    Promising review: "Best kitchen appliance that we've EVER owned!! The first month that we owned it we used it EVERY night. No joke. Meals came out very tasty, tough cuts of meat were tender, and cooking time was greatly reduced. Even after two years we still use it at least two times a week. Eight minutes on high pressure and an entire pot full of potatoes are fully cooked and ready to be mashed. Plus, there's no chance that the potatoes will boil over or make a mess. 

    This gem has helped us to try recipes that we would never try on a stove top, like Indian food or Chinese. The only thing that I don't like about it is that it takes up a ton of counter space. But I'll gladly make room for it because it has been a lifesaver. If you don't like to cook, if you cook for your family, if you are looking for more variety in your meals, or if you are just looking to save time, BUY THIS!! You will not regret it." —Ladyinred29

    Get the six-quart from Amazon for $88.94 (available in four sizes). 

    12. A bag of powdered cheddar for both DIY "box" mac 'n' cheese that doesn't limit you to the amount of cheese that comes in that little packet and for sprinkling on whatever you deem needs a little cheesiness, like popcorn, potatoes, scrambled eggs, or steamed veggies.

    review image of super cheesy mac and cheese next to bag of powdered cheddar and pasta

    Other reviewers like it in their potatoes, bread, and scrambled eggs.

    Promising review: "My 6-year-old son is super picky with his mac and cheese (as in, would only eat Kraft) so when he had to go gluten free it was one of the things he missed the most. We tried all of the prepackaged gluten-free ones and he hated them. We found that he liked Barilla brand gluten-free elbow pasta so I needed to find a gluten-free cheese to go with with it. This was a hit! I mixed it with a little milk and butter, and he ate two bowls. This is real cheese, all natural ingredients and they suggest keeping it refrigerated. I'm glad we finally found a replacement for his mac 'n' cheese!" —Naomi A. Dejesus Howard

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. A set of two miniature spatulas — they reach into even the deepest corners of makeup bottles and food jars so you can use every. last. bit. of product. Besides saving you $$ in the long run, it also accommodates your habit of procrastinating your grocery store runs, because yes, there is enough jelly left for that piece of toast, thank you very much., Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    Because be it artisanal mustard or a drugstore foundation, you paid good money for every ounce of that product! And yes, they actually work, like, really well — here's our Spatty review.

    Promising review: "So worth it! I'm so happy with it. You will definitely save money using this. I think about how much I could have saved if this was invented 30 years ago. I mostly use it for small makeup jars. I tested out the longer one on a 18-oz lotion and it worked fine. Some reviews complain about not being able to get every curve and corner of their container. ..oh please.! You get so much more than you would without it." —Liz

    Get the set of two — one with a 6-inch handle, and another with a 12-inch handle (for different tasks!) — on Amazon for $11.99.

    14. The ~Guac-Lock~, which squeezes all the air out of your guacamole so you don't have to scrape off a brown-ish layer when you go to eat the leftovers. You may only be able to eat so much your favorite garlicky avocado concoction in one night, but now you have an excuse to make a little extra to enjoy through the week!,

    No need to bother with any other half-baked hacks that theoretically keep the oxidation at bay.

    Promising review: "Rarely do I buy something that delivers 100% of what they claim it will. I'm happy to report that this completely lived up to my expectations. Truth be told, it works even better than I expected it to. I made a batch of guac a week ago. Two or three times during the week, I unlocked it, dipped a chip or two and then re-locked it. After a week, the guacamole is as fresh as if I made it this morning. I typically make a batch of guac each week and use it as a snack or as a spread on sandwiches. I also typically throw out one-third of the batch because it spoils before we can eat it. Not any more. I estimate the food I'm not wasting will actually pay for the Guac-Lock in about a month." —mhogan

    Get it on Amazon for $18.77.

    15. A filtered produce-saver container that actually does keep berries, lettuce, cucumbers, and all sorts of fruits and veg fresh for two full weeks, meaning you'll actually be able to enjoy eating them before they go bad!

    Amazon, Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    I tested them back in 2018 — and wrote a full Rubbermaid Freshworks review — and still use them and love them. The secret's in the lid: it's airtight except for a small filter that lets in the precise, best balance of fresh air. Plus its removable bottom lattice tray lets the air circulate all around the fruit and veg while keeping it out of any moisture. And it's top-rack dishwasher safe! The only thing to know: I always wash my produce first before putting it in the container, and make sure there isn't any mold on it at all, because the containers can accelerate mold if it's there.

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE these! My favorite thing about these is that it keeps my lettuce crisp and fresh for weeks not days. I've been able to buy bunches of lettuce and keep them in the fridge for several weeks. I keep the second container for strawberries, asparagus, blueberries, etc. and it keeps them fresh for way longer now. I'm not worried about having to eat my strawberries in two days now. Will definitely be buying more in the future. Totally worth every penny and super easy to wash and dry." —Jessica

    Get a set of three (two lettuce size and one strawberry size) on Amazon for $33.37.

    16. A Dash air fryer so you can enjoy all the crispy, flavor-packed deliciousness of your favorite fried foods — even when you buy 'em frozen from the grocery store — with a fraction of the fat, effort, and time. Think wings, fries, even veggie side dishes, made tasty and in 20 minutes or less!


    Reviewers say this 2.6-quart size is best for one to two people; if you're feeding a group, they also make a larger, 6 quart size.

    Promising review: "I love this air fryer! I think I’ve used it nearly every day since I got it. I’ve cooked wings twice, a pork chop, chicken tenders, pizza, okra — it’s so versatile and I have zero complaints so far. I have the small one but it is the perfect size for one person; to give you an idea, I was able to cook 10 chicken drumettes at one time. If you love fried food but don’t NEED the fried food, you will love it!" —Ami Lagergren

    Get it on Amazon for $48.41+ (available in five colors).

    17. A wine saver that vacuums all the extra oxygen out of your partially-finished bottle so it still tastes delicious up to a week after you open it. So yes, you can open a bottle and drink only one or two glasses a night until it's gone, instead of pouring the excess you couldn't finish out after two nights.

    You have to do the vacuuming yourself, but it's honestly not difficult at all! I've been using one for years and it still does its job with aplomb: you just quickly wet the bottom of the stopper under the tap, stick it in the bottle, and pump until you hear a clicking noise. I'm writing this on a Tuesday, and working on a bottle that I opened on Friday night, drank again on Sunday and Monday nights, and will finish tonight!

    Promising review: "My wife loves red wine. I don't. This means that when we open a bottle, she's had to do one of two things. 1) Drink it all at once. This leaves my wife in a pile on the bathroom floor. No fun. 2) Leave it open. The cheap stuff we buy goes bad pretty darn fast. This was a nice cheap vacuum that worked well and held a seal on a variety of sized bottles. My wife can enjoy a glass a day all week and not feel guilty about it going bad. I won't say that it's saved my marriage or anything like that, but it's nice little addition to our kitchen." —John

    Get a set of one pump plus two rubber "corks" on Amazon for $11.89+ (available in black or white).

    18. And a champagne / sparkling wine stopper so you can preserve all those precious, delicious bubbles for another night — no more pouring flat quarter-bottles down the drain the next morning. Just press it down until it seals, snap the two metal side-wings beneath the bottle's lip, then press the button on the top to pump out any extra air. Your bubbly will keep in the fridge for up to a week or so!

    It even makes another ~pop~ noise when you take it off again — which helps you know it's actually sealed well. I bought this last year and it really does help the bubbles last for a good two or three days! (I haven't ever waited longer than that to finish a bottle of sparkling, so I don't know exactly how long keeps champs fizzy.) It's definitely been worth it though, and paid for itself several times over in the amount of bubbly it's saved me from having to pour out!

    Promising review: "I love this stopper. It works better than anything else I've tried at keeping Champagne carbonated. The longest I've used it is five days and when I open the bottle it was still very fizzy; probably about three-quarters compared to when it was first opened. It can be a little tricky to make sure you get the sides snapped on but once you learn the trick it works great. When you take it off be sure to have your hand or a towel across the top as it has a lot of pressure." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    19. A bacon sponge that'll save you at least three paper towels every Sunday, because it absorbs all the grease and drippings, then easily washes clean in the sink with just a little hot water and dish soap.

    pile of bacon on white quilted cloth
    GreenCityLiving / Etsy

    GreenCityLiving is a Denver-based small business that carries all kinds of eco-friendly things for your home. Even better? They donate 1% of sales to Climate Emergency Fund, an organization that supports climate activists.

    Promising review: "These are amazing!!! They work! And no stains!!! I was concerned that since I don’t use Dawn or a big name brand dish soap, my earth-friendly soap might not cut the grease as well, but that was not the case! My bacon sponge is perfectly clean and spotless! I love it! So glad I ordered two! I couldn’t be more pleased!!!" —cattealover

    Get it from GreenCityLiving on Etsy for $10.

    20. A genius OXO measuring cup because it has measurements marked at an angle in the middle, letting you easily see how much you've poured in from above, no need to squat high school chemistry class style and peer at the side. (Unless you feel like it, of course — it still has measurements printed on the side, too.)

    oil pouring into cup from above, interior angled measurements make it easy to see it's 1 cup

    If that's not enough, it has other bells and whistles: it's dishwasher safe and features a soft grip handle and an angled nozzle! 

    Promising review: "Our old liquid measuring cups were beginning to get worn and very hard to read. I had seen these angled measuring cups before and wanted to give them a try, so I bought two (2-cup versions) to replace our existing cups. I've only gotten to use them a handful of times, but I can already tell you they are better than traditional measuring cups. I have good eyesight, so reading a traditional measuring cup isn't a problem. However, I've always disliked having to lean over to watch the cup fill up, or start/stop filling to make sure I have what I need. With the overhead reading, I can pour my liquid in and know exactly when to stop. In my opinion, this is the only way measuring cups should be made in the future." —SK

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in one cup or four cup sizes).

    21. A quick and easy microwave pasta cooker so you don't even have to wait for the water to boil for a perfectly al-dente dinner. Combine the noodles and water in the Fasta Pasta, program in 12 minutes of cooking time, and dinner's basically done for you. (And of course, it drains with no colander required and cleans up in the dishwasher!)


    Psst...those two holes on the lid in the left pic? They'll measure out single and double servings of some pastas for you!

    Katy, an editor here at BuzzFeed, LOVES to use this; she says: Two of the most basic facts about me are that 1) I love pasta and 2) I'm lazy as heck. Cooking pasta is pretty easy, even for someone like me who rarely cooks. But still, it's sometimes a little more than I want to do. What I really needed was something that could have the whole process done in under 15 minutes and that I could just toss in the dishwasher.

    Enter the Fasta Pasta (great name btw). I'm really amazed by what a game-changer it is, as well as how user-friendly it is. It comes with a booklet of instructions on how long to cook/how much pasta and water to use for all different shapes of pasta, plus there's an extended list on the product's website. All you have to do is measure out the pasta and fill the tub with water to the appropriate fill line, then microwave it on high for the noted amount of time. When it's done, you pop on the lid, which has convenient handles. I was nervous about using my bare hands to take this out of the microwave even with the handles, but amazingly it doesn't get that hot! The lid also has a built-in strainer, which is perfect for both helping you fill the Fasta Pasta with a precise amount of water and for straining once the pasta is cooked. Then voila! You've got pasta! Check out my full Fasta Pasta review (#2), and yes, please cast me in an infomercial about it."

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98.

    22. A reusable silicone zip bag because you can use it to pack snacks and sandwiches, steam veggies in the microwave, and even seal up sous vide (if you're fancy enough to cook like that)... all without adding a plastic baggie to the trash each time or buying a new box of plastic bags on a regular basis.


    Bonus: they're totally dishwasher-safe. (I have a couple myself and have used 'em for a couple of years. I run them through the top rack all the time!)

    Promising review: "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren't usually dishwasher safe. There are other silicone ones that need a separate rod to close them that you can easily lose. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. Can withstand any temperature/microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren't hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices." —Megan A.

    Get a sandwich-size bag on Amazon for $11.63+ (also available in half-gallon, snack, or pocket sizes, a bigger "stand up" size, or a bundle of four sizes).

    23. And a plastic bag storage box to keep everything exactly where you can easily find it, whether you've plunged full-speed-ahead into reusable zipper bag life or are still a regular user of the disposable kind.

    box with openings for gallon bags, quart bags, sandwich bags, and snack bags
    River Road Company / Etsy

    Several reviewers talk about how it fits perfectly in a drawer, but you could also use Command Picture-Hanging Strips to mount it on a wall in your pantry or on the back of a door! (It also comes with holes in the back if you wanted to hang it the old-fashioned way, instead.) 

    Promising review: "If you told my teenaged self that a plastic bag organizer is what would excite me at 32, I would have rolled my eyes...but here we are! Absolutely love this product. Quick shipping and great quality." —Ellen Blaize 

    Get it from River Road Company on Etsy for $29.50+ (available assembled or unassembled). 

    24. A bottle of Mike's Hot honey that experienced home chefs and newbies will obsess over alike — it makes adding just the right flavor to all kinds of dishes (from fruit to chicken to ice cream to pizza) almost too easy.

    bottle of honey next to wings

    If you're looking for something even spicier (looking at you, people who put Sriracha on everything), check out their Extra Hot version!

    Bek, an editor here at BuzzFeed, loves this honey! She says: "It's delicious on pizza, empanadas, tacos, burgers, chicken sandwiches, and CHEESE! This is a must for a good cheese plate. It's a little hot, but it's not overbearing, so it serves more to enhance flavors than to burn your mouth. It manages to blend in perfectly with whatever else you're eating. It's not honey on pizza; it's a delicious salty and sweet slice with just a little bit of heat." 

    Promising review: "I was a skeptic, but now I AM a believer. This mixed up honey is absolutely fabulous. I ordered three bottles more after my initial order. Why? Because it is really good on everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. Soft pretzels, toast, biscuits, waffles, cereal, yogurt, ice cream, and definitely pizza. Gives everything in your kitchen a small kick of sweet heat flavor without burning your mouth. I have told many of my friends about this magical elixir and they all agree — this is the BEST specialty honey any of us have ever had. Don’t hesitate to buy it. It is absolutely wonderful stuff. I most HIGHLY recommended!" —Jeff R. Clow

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    For more, read Bek's Mike's Hot Honey review!

    25. A small, rechargeable milk frother to take your homemade coffee drinks to the next Starbucks-worthy level in a matter of seconds, no need to invest in a fancy and complicated steamer situation.


    Promising review: "I’m a barista at Starbucks so obviously I know how I like my coffee. For a while I was using an immersion blender to froth my milk for my morning cup of coffee, but it just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do. I finally bought this frother and I’m so so happy with it!! It doesn’t need to be plugged in so it takes up way less space. It is a lot quieter than the blender, and I can use any size cup I want because the frother is so small. Not only can I heat up my milk for a hot coffee, but I can also use it just the same with cold milk for my iced coffee!! Highly recommend this product!!" —Heather Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in 26 colors).

    26. A three-in-one avocado tool that you definitely need if you eat at least one avocado a week — you'll be able to cut it open, pit it, then slice each half into seven perfectly even pieces before you can say "toast."


    Promising review: "I’ve owned mine for over three years now and use it regularly at home. The knife is more than sharp enough to cut an avocado in half quickly and easily but not sharp enough to cut skin. I’ve let my 10-year-old granddaughter use it all the time since she was seven. Pitting couldn't be easier or safer: three slightly rounded, blunted, recessed blades grab the pit, and the finger hole allows you to push it out easily. My blades are still fine after three+ years. Then in one fast easy motion I have seven even slices of avocado ready for my sandwich or salad. I didn’t even need to scrape it out with a spoon." —Tony C

    Get it on Amazon for $9.99.

    27. Some airtight OXO pop containers because they keep pantry staples fresh for longer than the original packaging ever possibly could and they'll make everything easy to find — that's money + time saved.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    They're designed to be incredibly efficient with the space on your shelves, the rounded corners make for easy pouring, and you press the button on top to open and seal the containers. This eight-piece baking set comes with five containers: two large ones for things like flour, two small ones that you can use for things like sprinkles or powdered sugar, and one medium one that's perfect to store brown sugar. It also has two plastic scoops that attach to the underside of the large container's lids, plus a terracotta brown sugar saver that you soak in water for 20 minutes then attach to the lid to keep your sugar soft.

    Promising review: "I've been using one of these for popcorn storage for years now and recently have bought several sets in different sizes to organize my pantry and countertops. I love how closely together they fit so that I can use every bit of space. The lids fit tightly and are interchangeable between units of the same size. The large ones come with scoops that snap onto the underside of the lid. I also bought the ring that you soak in water to help keep your brown sugar from becoming a rock and it works great! I've got these in four sizes and I love them all!" —Marilyn WK

    Get them from Amazon: the eight-piece baking set for $59.95, or check out their full selection of Pop containers (including stainless steel options) plus all the options for Pop jars and canisters.

    Thumbnail image credit: Emi A on Amazon.

    28. A knife sharpener so simple and effective that you won't want to put it away until every single blade in your drawer is as fiercely honed as when you very first bought it. Especially once you realize it's 1,000 times easier to slice and dice when each knife's at the peak of its power.

    Two hands using the knife sharpener. It balances on the edge of the counter and has a plastic grip to hold, and two sharpening slots (one labeled "coarse", one labeled "fine)

    Elizabeth, an editor here a BuzzFeed, swears by this sharpener: "The little sharpener comes with detailed instructions and actually fits in my knife drawer. I set it on the edge of my cutting board and pulled my knife through the coarse notch three times, per the instructions. With my newly sharpened knife I was able to slice through some mushrooms with no effort…even the stem! I also manhandled an onion and it was sooo easy slicing through the skin." 

    Promising review: "I use this on my high-end German knife and it performs as well as any expensive sharpener. If your "good" knife requires some fancy sharpener, perhaps the knife is the problem. I use this on three large kitchen knives as well as paring knives, and it keeps them all in tip-top shape. I do a lot of chopping, so having every knife tomato-ready is great. If you want an expensive sharpener, be my guest; for me, I'd prefer to spend my time USING sharp knives, rather than adding undetectable macho-sharpness I don't need. Find a couple of good videos before you start — the instructions are OK, but don't actually demonstrate all the features!" —Pinchas

    Get it on Amazon for $5.99.

    You can read Elizabeth's full knife sharpener review for more!

    29. A nonslip rubber jar opener so you can effortlessly open the stubbornest of lids with just a simple twist — both now and literally decades from now.

    hands using daisy-shaped circular opener to open a jar

    Promising review: "These work when nothing else does. I stole one from my mom 20 years ago when I moved out. I have used it numerous times for all these years, and it just gets better as it gets older. It will open anything, and makes my grip strong. I always wanted another one to keep on my RV. Then I found these — same product! Every home should have at least one." —Dianne

    Get one on Amazon for $4.32.

    30. A pack of six Keurig cleaning pods that don't require you to spend 30 minutes doing the whole vinegar / water routine if you don't want to. Just pop one in the machine as if it's a coffee pod, and run the rinse cycle through it several times.,

    The reviewer's picture on the above right shows the difference between the first rinse cycle they ran with the pod in, and the subsequent two: it got cleaner every time! I will say that these probably aren't as eco-friendly as sticking with the vinegar/water directions that came with your brewer, but if you know you're just never going to do that, these are a great alternative to keep your machine working well and coffee tasting good!

    Promising review: "I bought this product because the needle in my Keurig 2.0 keeps clogging causing inconsistent brew and taste. These cleaning cups fixed both of my issues and especially liked that it was really quick and easy to use… I put the cleaning pod in and ran one cycle, then took the pod out and ran a rinse cycle to clean out any leftover grinds. FAST, EASY, and GREAT results…VERY HAPPY!!" —Corey West

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    31. A collapsible microwave popcorn maker for low-waste freshly popped goodness that takes up basically zero storage space. Dump in some kernels and your favorite oil or butter, let the microwave do its thing, then enjoy nomming on it directly out of the bowl.

    Promising review: "This is a fast, effective and low-cost means to prepare popcorn. I got tired of paying a premium for microwave popcorn packets at the grocery. I didn’t want another appliance on my counter to air pop either. This was the perfect solution. I use inexpensive bulk popping corn, no oil or salt. I pull the Salbree out, expand it and add 1/4 cup of popping corn kernels in the base to the full line. I put it in the microwave for 3+ minutes and listen for the kernels to stop popping. Using the cool handles I lift it out of the microwave, give it a minute to cool and add just enough butter to give it flavor. Then I eat right out of the same bowl I cooked in. When done I dump out the few kernels that didn’t pop. I wash it out with dish soap and hot water, let it dry and then put it away for next time. Economical, safe, less oil and salt and only one bowl to clean. No new appliance and no metal in the microwave. Pure genius. A great value." —RobG

    Get it from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 17 colors).

    32. And a carton of Flavacol salt and butter flavoring, which is the exact same thing movie theaters use to make their popcorn taste so. darn. good. Just mix a little bit in with whatever oil you're using, pop that popcorn, and enjoy.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed,

    Several reviewers say a little goes a long way, which makes sense since this is meant to be used with those large popcorn machines!

    Emma, an editor here at BuzzFeed, is obsessed with this! She says: "Our family recently unearthed this because beloved To All The Boys I've Loved Before author Jenny Han mentioned that it was her secret to delicious popcorn, and it may have just wrecked me for other at-home popcorn for the rest of my life. It genuinely tastes just as salty and buttery and savory as fresh movie theater popcorn. I inhaled it so fast that every single one of my organs lit up in mild alarm."

    Promising review: "I used to use Flavacol during my time working at an amusement park and popping popcorn for hungry guests, so I knew this was what the "professionals" use. I am happy to report that using this does make your popcorn taste like it was just popped at a movie theater. I like to put a little bit of oil on my kernels, mix in some Flavacol, and then add it to the pot of oil on my stove top when it's hot enough (as opposed to sprinkling it on top of freshly popped corn, which I could see easily accidentally adding too much). It also means that I'm no longer loading up my popcorn with additional toppings like butter or plain salt. Yum!" —Kate R

    Get it on Amazon for $9.80.

    33. A variety pack of microwaveable pre-seasoned beans you'll find dozens of different ways to enjoy, because they're so darn easy: add 'em to soups and stews, enlist them as an instant side, spread them on tacos, spoon them over a bowl of pretty much can't go wrong here!, Amazon, Katy Herman/BuzzFeed

    They're made by Black-owned, San Francisco-based bean brand A Dozen Cousins; the pack includes a bag each of black beans, pinto beans, chickpea curry, red beans, refried black beans, and refried pinto beans. Everything's vegan and made with avocado oil.

    Katy, an editor here at BuzzFeed, enjoys eating these on a regular basis; she says: "I personally swear by their black beans, which I have just recently become completely obsessed with. They're so flavorful and perfectly seasoned and shockingly easy. Plus, one bag has about two small servings for one person, so I have leftovers the next day. I've been enjoying them with quesadillas and nachos, in homemade burrito bowls, and over microwave seasoned rice."

    Promising review: "Who writes a review about beans? Somebody who loves beans but had given up on them, until now. This is a great product. 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'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 liked in cans. All of the varieties are seasoned well and versatile. I've had them on their own, in salads, and in wrap sandwiches. Do yourself a favor and order some. You won't regret it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $29.99 (or $28.49 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    34. A set of clear, stackable fridge bins to help motivate you to get your meal prep on, or help everyone else actually put ingredients away in the proper place.

    reviewer's fridge with food organized in each shelf

    It comes with six bins: two narrower ones, two wider ones, an egg carton, and a beverage can holder. 

    Promising review: "Excellent organization system! I once opened the fridge often, always looking for something I hadn't seen the last time I checked. The thing is — I often found something new because it just wasn't organized in a functional way. Now, with this system, I find what I'm looking for the first time. And when a bin is empty, I know I need to buy more of that product and just ask my smart home to add that item to my shopping list. Very grateful for the sense of calm and control that this fridge organization system has given me, and for all of the food that is no longer going bad in the back of the fridge!" —Chelsea T.

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99.

    35. And a set of decals for your most-used bins so you can feel like a Professional Organizer every time you open your fridge, and make it even clearer to everyone where to find things.

    fridge with plastic bins labeled with black bold easy-to-read cursive
    FairyDustDecals / Etsy

    Promising review: "Absolutely love them. These are so stinking cute and super easy to put on." —Sarah Sanchez

    Get the pack of eight words from FairyDustDecals on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in five sizes and many colors. Each pack includes labels for fruits, vegetables, eggs, butter, yogurt, sauces, condiments, and cheese. If you have specific words you want, you can probably message the seller for something custom, too!)

    36. A pair of little plastic apples that absorb ethylene gas, which initially causes produce to ripen, but eventually causes it to spoil. Meaning that if you drop one of these in your produce drawer, all the produce there will last sooo much longer. (Or at least long enough so you get to eat it all!)

    A hand holding the small, blue apple-shaped container over a produce drawer

    Promising review: "These little things are huge when it comes to extending my produce life, across the board. My lettuce NEVER lasted this long (a full month and still crisp and no browning!) even with the green bags I used to use. My avocados just stay green for weeks on end. I have to take them out just to get them to ripen. How is that possible?! My jalapeños, alfalfa sprouts, cabbage, zucchini and squash, ALL last weeks on end. That’s major money savings for my household, as I typically throw away half my produce that goes bad before we can eat them. Anyway, they truly work. You can’t go wrong. I am beyond pleased." —RHR Paige

    Get a pack of two starter Bluapples on Amazon for $13.99 and a one-year refill pack for $11.99.

    37. A pineapple peeler, core-r, and slicer — it'll basically pay for itself (if you eat lots of pineapple) because you can stop paying markup prices for the pre-cut packages.

    A cored pineapple next to perfectly chopped fruit

    Promising review: "What a great little tool I didn't know I needed! It's very easy to use and it really does work. You can core a pineapple in about 10 seconds, it's great! So far, I've noticed two ways to do it: one where you send the corer all the way through the pineapple (this way is messy but easy because everything slides right out) or you can put the corer almost all the way through and yank out the core (less messy, a little more challenging). I've been using it the first way over the sink. Love this thing!" —LisaRi

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    38. A brilliant edge brownie pan so nobody has to be the polite person to take the too-gooey centerpiece. This way, YOU get an edge, and YOU get and edge, and we all get edge pieces! And eight lucky people get CORNER pieces, but that's twice as many as a regular pan.

    The pan, which has barriers in the middle that almost make it look like a maze shape. This reviewer has covered half the brownies with chocolate and peanut butter chips and the other half with sprinkles

    Besides brownies, it works well for non-dessert dishes that improve with crispy edge bits, like mac 'n' cheese, lasagna, or casseroles. A spatula and some brownie recipes are also included!

    Promising review: "My mom loves brownies. Growing up we'd fight over the corners and edge pieces, because those are our favorite. I bought this pan for my mom, and she loves it. Every piece is an edge, so there are no 'bad' brownies (not that the middles are bad, just a bit inferior to the edges in our opinions). When I visit, we all get as many edges as we want. I gave her this pan eight years ago and it's still in great shape." —ANM

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

    39. A Rapid Ramen Cooker because sometimes you just want to enjoy a hot, cheap, and delicious meal fast, with the most minimal dishes possible.


    Yes, this is the same cooker from Shark Tank! (The company now makes all kinds of rapid cookers, so take a peek if you're a regular oatmeal or brownie eater.) And they're all BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "Possibly the best thing I have ever purchased. Like legit, it cooks the ramen perfectly and it's super easy to clean. I gave the red one to my friend who is also an avid ramen lover. I don't even put the flavoring in anymore — I can just mix in kimchi with some fish and it's like using spaghetti. Seriously sweet when you don't want to clean up a million pots and pans or wait or sweat your butt off over a hot stove." —P Y

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49+ (available in six colors).

    40. A soy wax candle especially designed to eliminate any lingering cooking or pet odors. You'll have peace of mind knowing your kitchen always smells clean even if your nose is blinded by time (and love).

    the candle in a lavender green tea scent

    Promising reviews: "This smells so subtle and pleasant. I bought it to eliminate food smells after cooking. There is minimal throw on while it is burning, but I actually like that the smell remains subtle enough to notice but not so strong I have to put the candle out within the hour. I got the candle less than two weeks ago and have been using it nonstop!" —E

    "We moved into a house that stood empty for over a year and whose previous owner did not do a great job of cleaning up after pets. The kitchen smelled like cat pee, and NOTHING we tried could touch the odor. I found this candle via BuzzFeed, and I 100% recommend! The odor is gone after two days. Buy this candle, you won’t regret it!" —Meghan Arbuckle

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in 27 scents).

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