19 Life-Changing Kitchen Products That’ll Up Your Chef Game In 2016

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community what one life-changing item they wish they’d owned sooner. Here are the kitchen products they love the most.

1. An egg cooker.

“Eight boiled eggs at a time, perfectly cooked, because I can never time them right and end up forgetting about them every flippin’ time when I make them on the stove.” Submitted by Chesilin Laurita Suek, Facebook

Pick one up here.

2. A chopper that does not fuck around.

“The Vidalia Chop Wizard makes all my cooking prep work so easy and fast, especially when I’m making something that calls for a large amount of chopped or diced vegetables.” Submitted by alc10d

Here’s where to buy it.

3. A strawberry huller.

“Saves me from cuts and nicks, plus it’s dishwasher safe. Best 10 bucks I ever spent!” Submitted by Ani Villarreal

Here’s where to grab one.

4. A portable tea press.

“I got one from Tovolo about a year ago that makes the perfect cup of tea. I use it at least twice a day.” Submitted by meganf21

Pick one up here.

5. A rice maker.

“Bulk rice is cheaper than a box of minute rice, and the rice maker has a steamer tray for vegetables. Plus I can turn it on and go walk the dog and come back and it’s done! I use it two to three days a week!” Submitted by Mandy Hubbard, Facebook

Get it here.

6. A quality can opener.

“The kind that doesn’t leave a sharp edge. It’s an essential tool you’ll need right out of college, and having a good one makes life so much easier.” Submitted by melissab41964b040

Here’s a good one.

7. A water filter built right into your sink.

“It was relatively inexpensive (maybe $50 plus $30 refills every six months), but now my water tastes much better. You don’t notice the flavor from miles of skeezy, slimy pipes bringing the water to your house until it’s gone.” Submitted by kellyhascats

Here you go.

8. A solid butcher block cutting board.

“One that’s big and stays in place.” Submitted by cassidyo2

Find one here.

9. A Crock-Pot.

“On Sundays I’ll make a huge batch of something for lunch that week, and while waiting for it to cook I’ll do productive things like yoga and laundry.” Submitted by mercyd2

Pick one up here.

10. A waffle iron.

“So cheap to buy, so easy to use, and I look like a domestic goddess every weekend when I make waffles with fresh berries on top.” Submitted by katiek4ec98e0f9

Get one right here.

11. An electric kettle.

“Quick boil time, uses less energy, and there are a number of very stylish options out there. If you’re a tea drinker, it’s a no-brainer.” Submitted by andyh40bac3e90

This one seems nice.

12. A French press, for your caffeinated beverage of choice.

“Mmm loose leaf tea!” Submitted by lovegoodbyes

Here’s a classic.

13. A good water bottle.


“My S’well water bottle. Keeps things cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. Took mine to the beach for about five hours in 90º weather, left it in the car overnight, and it still had ice.” Submitted by Maddiejed

Grab a cold one here.

14. A SodaStream.

“It has saved money and valuable refrigerator real estate!” Submitted by caraf4f24364df

Here’s where to get it.

15. A food processor.

“I just bought one after years of doing everything by hand. The first time I used it, I laughed so maniacally that my husband came in to check that I wasn’t going insane.” Submitted by l42e2684ac

People seem to like this one.

16. An at-home espresso maker…

“A Nespresso machine. It’s glorious.” Submitted by meghanc29

Here you go.

17. …and a milk frother to complete that perfect morning cup.

“It lets me make lattes from home.” Submitted by jazzye2

Find it right here.

18. A powerful blender to help up your smoothie game.

“The NutriBullet (or just a good blender) helps me have a yummy, healthy breakfast/smoothie that takes seconds to make every freaking day.” Submitted by GoldenZ

Here you go.

19. And a soft-close garbage bin to put all of your scraps in.

“It’s a small thing, but it’s just a level of luxury that makes me smile every time I use it.” Submitted by hamzahalikhan543

Get one right here.

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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