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    1. A batter dispenser to get the perfect amount of batter out and onto the griddle or into a cupcake liner (or wherever else you may be pouring batter), with just the squeeze of a handle.

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    This dispenser is made of high quality BPA-free plastic and has a four cup capacity. All you have to do is fill it with your choice of batter, squeeze the handle to pour it out evenly, and it's dishwasher-safe, so then you can just pop it in there to clean!

    Promising review: "Finally a kitchen utensil that saves time, mess, and frustration! I ordered this because my 10-year-old daughter loves to make pancakes but she also leaves an incredible mess. She also loves to make cupcakes and that's even a double mess. Upon receiving the batter dispenser, my daughter took it out of the package and started making pancakes right away without my instructions. She loved the ease to make the pancakes in the container and then one click on the pan with no mess." —Jim Hudson

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    2. A Dash air fryer that'll have you enjoying "fried" versions of all your favorite foods, minus all the yucky oils.

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    Features a six quart capacity fryer basket, and an auto-shutoff function to prevent overcooking. All non-electric parts are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I was very glad to join the air fry bandwagon with this Dash Air Fryer. I have mostly used it for frozen foods such as egg rolls, chicken tenders, and fish fillets so far. I use parchment paper to help with the clean-up. In some cases it comes out better with no oil at all. Definitely a more nutritious cooking alternative!" —Michael from San Diego

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in four colors).

    3. A stainless steel cookware set perfect to get if you're in the market for a first-time set, or looking to upgrade a current set with something better.

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    All of the cookware is dishwasher-safe, oven-safe in temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and broiler-safe.

    Promising review: "I've been using these for three years now, and they are as good as new. We use the frying pan every single day and the pots at least weekly. They get a lot of use but we take good care of them. We avoid using metal on these and only use soft sponges to hand wash. When junk gets stuck on them (oil stains, burnt food...) we use a little Bar Keeper's Friend and they are as good as new. Beautiful set!" —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $199+ (available in three sizes).

    4. An Instant Pot that will pretty much become your new favorite gadget — this thing is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté-r, a yogurt maker, and a warmer all in ONE.

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    It can prepare food up to 70% faster than other methods. It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sautéing and slow-cooking. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe! Check out our write-up about the incredible Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three sizes).

    5. A rapid egg cooker so you don't have to waste your precious time standing over the stove waiting for your eggs to finish cooking. I own this, and lemme tell ya, it's a pretty wonderful thing being able to watch Netflix and not keep a hawk-eye view on my omelette in the mornings.

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    When I tell you that I think this is one of my all-time favorite purchases ever, I'm not EGGagerating.... but really, I'm not. I pretty much use this every single day. Let me start by saying that the pieces themselves were self-explanatory. I opened this when I was VERY hungry and therefore had no patience to read an instruction manual, and found it super quick to figure out what to do.

    It can boil up to six eggs at a time. It comes with a little measuring cup with a needle at one end that you simply pierce the larger top of the egg with, place the egg on one of the six slots of the tray with the pierced side facing up, fill the measuring cup to the soft, medium, or hard line depending on your preference, pour the water through center hole, cover the cooker, plug it in, and press the button. It makes a sound in the form of a pretty cute (and TBH, kinda catchy) song when it's ready, so you don't have to sit and wait around. This also comes with a poacher tray and an omelet tray that are just as easy to use! I've been on a kick with the omelet tray lately, because it's just a million times better than having to stand over the stove. Be sure to check out our write-up of this awesome egg cooker!

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

    6. A clip-on colander that'll make draining the liquid from the pot and pan incredibly easy and preparing dinner a lot less messy.

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    Designed to fit almost all round pots, pans, and bowls! It's compact and easy-to-store. Plus, it's BPA-free, FDA-approved, made of top-quality silicone, and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "After many years of failing to drain skillets and pots by using a lid, I searched for and bought this guy. Wow! I can't believe I lived without this for so long. It's a dream to drain water from pasta, and grease from meat. No slippage, and it works great. Just need to be a little careful if you've got a lot of food in the pot/pan, as some of it can escape over the top, but the use of a spoon to keep it at bay works well." —R. Higgins

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four colors).

    7. An induction cooktop you can pair then control with an app for incredibly precise cooking and even heating.

    Macy's

    Features dual precision temperature tracking, which helps take the guess work out of cooking! The cooktop is made of plastic/glass, and it's recommended to wipe clean!

    Promising review: "This is a nice cooktop with efficient cooking and multiple speeds of cooking. I had never used an induction cooktop, and I am amazed with the efficiency in which it heats up. I would definitely recommend this to anyone needing an excellent portable cooktop." —Cincocinco

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line at Macy's for $149.99.

    8. A veggie spiralizer for making "vegetable pasta," with just the turn of a handle. Yep, it's really that easy. Now all you need to do is cook it up with your favorite sauce and toppings!

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    It comes with seven interchangeable blades and four e-books filled with delish recipes; the spiralizer has a lifetime warranty and is easy to take apart for top-rack dishwashing.

    Promising review: "You're not going to find a better built, better functioning spiralizer anywhere! I wasn't planning on buying one — I started out just researching. After researching the various models and reading reviews, I thought, 'I gotta get me one of those.' This is probably one of the best purchases I've ever made. My girlfriend just bought one two weeks ago and after seeing mine, said said there's no comparison. She's sending hers back!" —Marie Walker

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    9. A microwave pasta maker that'll make it super easy to get a big bowl o' carbs after a long day. No stove, no stress!

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    It yields up to four servings at a time, and is top-rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I don't want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man... I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures, and the Fasta Pasta helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week, if not more. First of all, I like spaghetti, but I'm lazy and impatient and don't like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps, and a big clean up afterward. The Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly measured spaghetti; it's faster than boiling water in a big pot then having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot, no colander, no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy-to-clean Fasta Pasta, and a pot to heat up the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" —Smilin Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    10. A Sous Vide cooker to help you make restaurant-worthy meals with minimal effort. So minimal you don't even have to be in the kitchen while your food is cooking. I'm not kidding.

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    The temperature range is 32–197 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooker can be controlled right from your phone, so you don't even have to stay in the kitchen while cooking. It also provides cooking notifications, and stays connected through Bluetooth from up to 30 feet away. Plus, you get access to over 1,000 recipes, so you'll have inspiration for yummy meals! Get the Anova app here.

    Promising review: "Since I started cooking sous vide, my family says my cooking has gone to a new level. I started with the original Anova, and just recently picked up this Nano. The Nano is awesome because it's much smaller vs. the first Anova, making it easier to store in a drawer or something. It sounds trivial but by making it easier to grab. Set-up is so much quicker, and I can cook a beef roast for 30 hours without adding ANY water. If you're just starting out in sous vide, I recommend this cooker." —Jeff Nichols

    Get it from Amazon for $128.53.

    11. A breakfast sandwich maker for ensuring you start your day in the most delicious way.

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    It only takes about five minutes to make your breakfast sandwich. The surfaces are covered with durable, nonstick coating, and all removable parts are dishwasher-safe. Comes with some recipes for inspo, and PSA: If using meat, it must be pre-cooked.

    Promising review: "I'm gadget-crazy and bought this on a whim, and I'm pretty impressed. I used Pam spray, English muffins, ham, cheese, and an egg. I heated it up a little past the recommended time, set a timer for five minutes, used tongs to lift up the compartments and whaddya know! A perfect, cute little sandwich! I pulled it out with a plastic spatula and set it on a tiny cookie rack to cool so the bottom wouldn't get soggy. Nothing leaked, nothing stuck. Very compact and tidy. Let the contraption cool, then rinse and wipe." —Amazoniac

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    12. A mini silicone kitchen utensil set perfect for those looking for ~smaller~ versions of their handy utensils to easily fit and maneuver around smaller jars, cans, and containers.

    The utensil set
    Amazon

    Includes a rounded spatula, a pointed spatula, a spoon, an all-purpose spatula, and a basting brush. These are safe in temps of up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit!

    Promising review: "Whoever thought of making mini kitchen tools is a genius. How many times have I struggled to get the last out of the mayonnaise jar with a spatula that can't fit through the opening? Never again, thanks to Goodful's pack of five mini utensils. Each with wooden handles (for long lasting use) — there are three spatulas, a spoon, and a basting brush. You can use a straight-edged, curved-edge, or rounded-indented spatula for all your needs. I've used this on peanut butter, mayonnaise, salad dressing, and pickle relish. (Yes, I had a lot of goodies to make the past few days), and honey (for basting cookies). Thank you Goodful!" —Edie Nolan

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line on Amazon for $14.99.

    13. A grease splatter screen so you can cook up a storm without having to worry about dangerously hot oil hitting your skin.

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    This should fit most pots and pans. It's made of 304-grade stainless steel and extra-fine mesh to prevent 99% of splashes. It comes with a lifetime warranty.

    Promising review: "After putting it off for years making do with a cheap-o splatter screen, I finally purchased a new one. This one is great quality, and my husband and I think it will last nicely for many years to come. I love the reinforcing 'cross-members' and little feet to set it down on the counter without leaving a grease outline. I know you can always buy the cheapest one out there, but it is usually (in my opinion) worth it to spend a bit more for a quality product!" —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $10.90+ (available in four sizes).

    14. A lasagna trio pan that'll allow you to whip up THREE, that's right, THREE, different types of lasagna, or whatever else you choose to make in this pan, at the SAME TIME.

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    Made of heavy-weight aluminized steel for the best heat conduction and even baking and releasing. It's silicone-based, and made with non-stick coating. The pan is dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommending to extend product life.

    Promising review: "As someone who has a child, (now a teenager), that will not eat any form of cheese, this pan is amazing! I typically avoid making any food that has cheese mixed into it, but now I can make him a section without cheese, and the rest of us our regular cheesy goodness. Another benefit to this pan is how well the portions slice. One cut with the spatula gives you a perfectly formed square. Each section makes four regular-sized portions for our family." —thelastcoyote101

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. A 3-in-1 BBQ tool featuring a dual-spatula system with serrated edges for flipping and cutting food. It can also be used as tongs that are wide enough to grab a whole chicken or roast.

    A person flipping a burger on the grill with the BBQ tool
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Bought it for my son in law for Christmas, a grill master! Loved not burning his wrist on the big grill, and can pick up all large cuts of meat and small pieces of vegetable without a problem. Very well-made. Extremely pleased with this purchase!" —Joyce

    Get it from The Grommet for $16.95.

    16. A pre-seasoned cast iron skillet to seriously upgrade your cooking game, no matter what experience level you're at. Plus, look at how cool it looks to serve food from the pan itself? Refer to image below.

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    It comes pre-seasoned and ready to use. The handle of the skillet has a hole so you can hang the skillet when not using. Recommended to hand-wash!

    Promising review: "I adore this skillet. As long as you keep up with oiling and don't use dish soap on it, the non-stick surface holds up like a charm. It is heavy and I need to buy one of those cute things to put on the handle since it gets hot when you use it on the stove top, (as cast iron does), but it is everything I expected from my first cast iron pan. It has seen a few months of pretty consistent use and it is going strong. I love being able to pan sear and then pop things into the oven." —RDlenix

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 15 sizes).

    And check out our picks for the best cast-iron skillets on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    17. Slow cooker liners so you can line your slow cooker with one of these babies before putting in your ingredients to make clean-up super fast and simple.

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    These liners are BPA-free, safe with high temps., and are FDA-compliant. These fit 3–8 quart round or oval slow cookers. They also work well for keeping your cheesecakes dry in a water bath.

    Promising review: "I just purchased a slow cooker, so I ordered these liners. Man, am I glad I did! I used one to cook a whole chicken and then filled it with water to make stock once we finished eating the chicken. The liner held up to making the stock, water to the near top of the cooker, for 15 hours. Once I dipped the stock and bones out of it, all I had to do was gather the liner together at the top and throw it away. The cooker was spotless!! I had also cooked the chicken for eight hours. So, the liner held up for 23 hours of cooking without ripping at all. I am very pleased and will use them every time I use my slow cooker." —Linda Williams

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $2.98.

    18. A blender and food processor combo for delicious smoothies, juices, and milkshakes, and to make chopping up all of your ingredients for recipes super quick and easy.

    The white food processor and the blender next to it
    Macy's

    The blender itself features 700 Watts of blending power. The 3 cup food processor features a feed tube, a slicer shredder disc, and a chopper blade. The full-sized 56 ounce blender jar features four prong commercial-quality blade assembly! It also features pulse, high, and low rotary controls, and is made of plastic. The removable parts are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This blender/food processor is a powerful and useful kitchen must-have! I make smoothies for breakfast and the blender brings all of the ingredients together very fast. The food processor is also very powerful as it leaves veggies with the desired textures, and grates cheese very easily! Very durable and multi-functional." —GoodtoGo

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line at Macy's for $151.99.

    19. A veggie chopper to quickly chop, slice, dice, and spiralize your produce — you thought meal prepping was tedious, but now it's actually quite... enjoyable?!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Comes with four interchangeable blades so you can julienne, chop, slice, and cut easily! This is FDA-approved, BPA-free, and can be fully disassembled and put in the top rack of the dishwasher. It also has a soft-grip handle to make prepping your ingredients easy on your hands.

    Promising review: "I'm not usually a fan of kitchen gadgets because they either don't work as advertised or are more trouble than they're worth when it comes to cleaning them. But this little vegetable chopper is a great little tool that does a wonderful job of chopping and dicing very quickly and uniformly. It's also very easy to clean. I use it almost daily in my kitchen." —Izzy Luggs

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    20. A non-stick sectioned skillet for making all the different components of your meal in one convenient place, all on the same stove burner. My apologies to all of your other pans now feeling left out and under appreciated, sorry not sorry.

    Different food items all being cooked in the different compartments of the skillet
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    Features five compartments. It only requires one burner, and it's non-stick and stain-resistant. Plus, it features double layer non-stick coating that is PFOA-free. It's both oven- and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Now that I have cooked a few meals with this pan, I can honestly say that I will no longer be needing all my other pans. It just does it all. Cooking multiple ingredients at the same time and then infusing them together to mix the flavors is something that I have never been able to do before. Keep the pan at a medium heat to always get the best cook, because foods cook differently, and you can take your time in preparing your meal. I recommend this to pretty much anyone that likes to cook and mostly to the ones that dread it!" —Dan S

    Get it from Amazon for $42.98.

    21. Non-stick oven liners to catch things like crumbs and other food particles/residue, so all you have to do is clean these liners and not the oven itself.

    Amazon

    Comes with three! These are PFOA-, and BPA-free, and works well in electric and gas ovens, microwaves, toasters, and can also be used as a grill or baking mat, or pan liner. They're non-stick, reusable, can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I love these liners. When stuff drips, I can just take it out and clean it in my sink in soapy water or throw it in the dishwasher. Don't have to scrub the bottom of the oven. Just remove the liner carefully. Less need to turn on the self-cleaning feature and endure the smells and smoke that are emitted as part of that process. The worst is usually the floor of the oven and this minimizes the problem." —wifi-er

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    22. A stainless steel measuring cup and spoon set that'll prevent you from having to just wing it when it comes to getting the right amount of ingredients to use in a recipe.

    The various measuring cups and spoons holding dry ingredients
    Amazon

    All are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Great measuring cups and spoons. They are easy to take off the hook that connects them together. They store easily and fit right into each other. I have put these in the dishwasher several times and have not seen any type of rust marks, which I've seen happen before with other metal or stainless steel products. I'm overall happy with this purchase. They are priced well, the seller shipped promptly, and they were packaged well." —Erin with help from Earl the cat

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    23. Home Chef, while technically ~a service and not a product,~ sends you everything you need to make delicious meals right at home. No more gross combinations of random ingredients you think would taste good together, frozen dinners, or getting bored with the same old thing every week.

    Home Chef

    Pictured above: Steak and Wild Mushroom Risotto with toasted pine nuts and Asiago (left), Butternut Squash Alfredo Gnocchi with kale and Asiago cheese (right)

    Get it from Home Chef: two-person plan starting at $35.96/2 meals per week; four-person plan starting at $71.92/2 meals per week; six-person plan starting at $107.88/2 meals per week

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