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    29 Practical Things From Amazon That’ll Make A Huge Difference In Your Kitchen

    These practical items will save you time ~and~ money in the kitchen. It’s a win-win.

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    1. A kitchen cart with a stainless-steel top that’s easy to clean no matter what you’re cooking. The cart includes two hidden adjustable shelves, three storage drawers, a towel bar, and a spice rack. It’s also on wheels so it can be moved around.

    A kitchen cart on wheels with three drawers, a cabinet, and a stainless steel top

    2. A stainless-steel HexClad frying pan that’s so durable and easy to clean you won’t mind the hefty price tag. This 12-inch nonstick pan is PFOA-free and scratch-resistant, and can even go in the dishwasher if you don’t feel like cleaning it by hand. I’ve used this myself at least once a week for the last two years and it still looks brand-new.

    A reviewer cooking shrimp in the frying pan

    3. A sponge holder that’s also a soap dispenser so you can clean your dishes with minimal effort. Just push the sponge down to get it soaped up with one hand and wash away!

    The sponge holder with a sponge resting on top and soap in the bottom half

    4. An OXO chopper that’s great for chopping nuts, garlic, ginger and more. This gadget has a nonslip knob that makes chopping safe and efficient, and lets you scoop out your chopped ingredients smoothly so meal prep is a breeze. It’s also dishwasher-safe.

    The round chopper on a kitchen counter

    5. A semi-round trash can – it'll take up less space because you can lean it right up against a wall. This hands-free step trash can features a steel pedal and silent-close lid, and is also fingerprint-proof.

    The trash can up against a wall with a stainless steel finish and pedal at the bottom

    6. A 7-quart Crock-Pot because sometimes you need to cook a tasty meal for a big group. This helpful appliance can cook food for about nine people and boasts low and high cooking settings as well as a warming setting to keep your meal from getting cold.

    The Crock Pot cooking food on a kitchen counter

    7. A clip-on colander that adheres directly to your pot of pasta for pain-in-the-butt-free drainage. This gizmo can also fasten to pans and bowls, and is much smaller than a traditional colander.

    The colander clipped to the edge of a pot, draining water into a sink

    8. A ceramic egg separator to split the yolk from the white because sometimes you only want one part of the egg. This crafty little thing gets extra points from reviewers because, in addition to being efficient, it’s shaped like an adorable chicken.

    A model demonstrating how the egg separator separates the white and yolk of an egg

    9. A two-slice toaster that’ll make the perfect toast every time. This gadget has an LED touchscreen display that offers seven different toast options spanning varying degrees of doneness, and you can even specify whether your bread is fresh, frozen or if you just want it to be reheated. This toaster also works for waffles, bagels, Pop Tarts, English muffins and more.

    10. A dish drying rack you can place on top of your sink if you’re looking to save some space. This rack is nonslip, durable, and glassware friendly, meaning it’s suitable for just about all of your dishes. It’s also heat-resistant, which means it can double as a trivet.

    The dish drying rack drying several dishes on top of a sink

    11. An air fryer with an LED touchscreen that’s ridiculously easy to use. Reviewers love that this puppy has 13 cooking functions, including preset ones for French fries and fried chicken, and that it boasts 5.8-quart dishwasher-safe baskets that can fit plenty of food.

    12. A set of four industrial-style bar stools with backs for added comfort. However, if you like a cleaner look, the backs can be removed and the stools can be stacked for easy storage. Each chair has a wood seat and a metal frame, which goes with most decor styles.

    the stools around a table

    13. A Tupperware organizer to keep your kitchen cabinets neat and spacious. This organizer can hold containers and their lids, and features six adjustable compartments so you can also store dishes or cutting boards.

    The Tupperware organizer storing several containers and their lids in a cabinet

    14. A meal prep station that comes with a cutting board, 15 food containers and a removable trash bin. It also has eight crucial kitchen tools, including a slicer, zester, and juicer, to make cooking even easier.

    The meal prep station with an attached cutting board, storage containers and various cooking utensils

    15. A cutting board with a tablet holder so you can follow along with a recipe as you cook. It comes with elevated non-slip feet on all four corners and three dishwasher-safe prep bowls that fit inside a designated hole right on the surface of the board.

    The cutting board with a tablet holder and space for a prep dish

    16. An OXO spoon rest that also includes a pot lid holder so you can keep your kitchen counters as clean as possible. This dishwasher-safe piece is suitable for oversized utensils and lids, and even has heat-resistant silicone feet that prevent it from heating up on the stovetop.

    The spoon rest on a kitchen counter holding a pot lid and a spoon

    17. A watermelon slicer because summer is here and it might help to have a tool that can easily cut up what is undeniably the best fruit (deal with it). With this stainless steel slicer, you can cut bite-size watermelon cubes in seconds by pushing it through the flesh of an at least half-sliced watermelon.

    A reviewer cutting a watermelon

    18. A size-adjustable jar opener that sticks underneath your kitchen cabinet and stays out of sight but just close enough so you can open jars with a flick of the wrist. Your friends will basically think you turned into the hulk.

    19. An in-drawer knife rack because not everyone has enough counter space for a massive knife block. This bamboo rack has space for 15 knives and can fit in most standard drawers. If you’ve children around the house, this is also a safer way to store your knives.

    The rack holding several knives of the left side of a silverware drawer

    20. A Ninja blender that’ll whip up restaurant-quality smoothies in seconds. This professional-grade appliance has four preset modes as well as a 72-ounce pitcher that’s great for making large batches of dip or frozen cocktails.

    The blender filled with fruit and greens

    21. A nonstick grill pan so you can make hamburgers without firing up an actual grill. This dishwasher-safe pan has ridges that create sear marks, and is designed so heat is evenly distributed. It’s also suitable for all stove tops, except induction ones, and can go in the oven.

    The square pan cooking chicken and vegetables

    22. A durable ice cream ball that’ll manually make a pint of ice cream in about 30 minutes. Just toss some ice, rock salt, and ice cream mix inside and roll the ball around for a bit to get your frozen treat!

    23. A fridge turntable because you’re probably tired of fishing in your fridge for that dressing or sauce you want. This thing rotates 360 degrees and will hold a bunch of your condiments at once while keeping them organized, and comes with a silicone mat so nothing slips.

    The turntable holding several condiments on the top shelf of a fridge

    24. An electric hand mixer with six speeds so you can blend ingredients with ease. This appliance comes with two traditional beaters and a whisk, and features a built-in groove so you can rest it on the side of a bowl without making a mess. Reviewers love that this also has a snap-on storage case to keep everything together.

    25. An egg cooker that can cook up to six eggs in minutes. This must-have piece of machinery can make hard boiled eggs, soft boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs and individual omelets with the touch of a button.

    26. A spice rack with three tiers so you can see all of your spices and keep them in one place without taking up too much space in your pantry. Reviewers love that this bamboo piece is expandable so you can widen it when you need more storage space.

    The spice rack holding several spices and sauces on different tiers

    27. An egg cracker with a little edge that smoothly breaks an egg without damaging the yolk or making a mess. Reviewers love that this dishwasher-safe tool is great for kids to use and doubles as a spoon rest when you’re cooking.

    The egg cracker with a small ridge in the middle next to an egg

    28. A set of 24 air-tight food storage containers, because keeping your food and dry ingredients fresh is super important. This durable BPA-free set also comes with measuring spoons, a chalkboard marker and reusable chalkboard labels so you can stay organized.

    The food storage containers of various sizes, with labels, inside a pantry

    29. A touch-free simplehuman soap dispenser that’ll help you stay as clean as possible. This rechargeable dispenser can also be used to hold hand sanitizer and is equipped with a no-drip valve and clog-proof pump.

    The rose gold soap dispenser on a kitchen counter

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