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    44 Kitchen Products Anyone Moving Into Their First Apartment May Want To Own

    Because we don't want you to spend your rent money on ordering delivery every night.

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    1. Dishwasher cleaning tablets you simply pop into the machine, run a cycle, and voila — giving your machine a monthly clean is even easier than you imagined it would be.

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    These tablets remove odor-causing residue and help get rid of lime and mineral build-up that naturally occurs inside dishwashers. The tablet is designed to last throughout the entire wash cycle, and is recommended for use about once a month. These are safe to use in stainless steel tub and plastic tub dishwashers.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in a magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.99.

    2. An Instant Pot sure to become your go-to kitchen gadget — this thing is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer, and sauté-r all in one, so it's here to make cooking meals less time-consuming.

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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!

    Promising review: "This is probably the only kitchen appliance I've ever bought that has earned permanent status on my kitchen counter. I use it at least three times a week. It's particularly perfect for vegans and WFPB-eaters. I can cook beans and grains from scratch in no time! Such a wonderful investment. I liked it so much that I got one for each of my sisters for the holidays. Best. Thing. Ever." —cynthia w. rogers

    Get it from Amazon for $56.27/3 quart, $49/6 quart, or $79/8 quart

    3. A food storage container set that'll preserve the shelf life of your produce and leftovers — they're made for eating, not throwing in the garbage.

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    Includes one 2.5 cup container and one 17.3 cup container. Features a CrispTray to help keep moisture away and FreshVent technology to regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide flow. These are dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Read a BuzzFeeder's review of these amazing Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers.

    Promising review: "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." —Laura

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $26.99.

    4. A garbage disposal foaming cleanser to tackle eventual built-up grime and the nasty smells that'll leave you gagging.

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    Comes with four packets. The biodegradable packet cleans/scrubs away at grime and odor that cause build-up and yucky smells on sidewalls, blades, under the splashguard, and other hidden areas. They come in pre-measured drop-in packets and are recommended to use about once a week!

    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried-and-true." —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $6.39.

    5. A cold brew coffee maker so you can whip up a delicious iced coffee treat at home, without delving into rent money for a Starbucks drink — pro tip: do it the night before so it has time to chill while you're asleep, and then all you have to do in the morning is pour and go.

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    It yields about four servings of delicious coffee, features an airtight, leak-proof lid that helps to lock in freshness and flavor, a non-slip silicone handle, and fits in most refrigerator doors. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Need more convincing on this amazing coffeemaker? Check out our review of the fabulous Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

    Promising review: "Delicious iced coffee! Don’t be fooled by getting an iced coffee at Starbucks and paying almost four bucks. For less than a dollar, you can brew your own cold brew coffee at home. The best part is that cold brew has 60 percent less acid then regular coffee does. So go ahead acid reflux sufferers have that second cup! I used some gourmet beans from a local coffee roaster for $15 and ground them myself. The coffee was far better than Starbucks could ever dream of making. Best of all I get three days worth of coffee for around $2 worth of beans. Pretty amazing." —Robert Klaproth

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    6. A cooktop cleaning kit because look: you're using the thing to make your meals, so naturally it's going to get dirty. Sometimes things fall out of the pot, sometimes things splatter from the pan, and sometimes burns happen because you're too busy dancing to the Jonas Brothers and forgot about your pasta... not speaking from personal experience or anything!

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    Comes with a 10 ounce bottle of cooktop cleaner, a cleaning pad, and a scraper. It helps to clean grease, stains, and remove burnt and baked-on deposits.

    Promising review: "As soon as I used this stuff, I couldn't believe it! We had a new stove that I didn't clean for months and assumed the burnt pea juice (my enemy) would just be a new stain forever. However, after one application, it was basically gone. I used the scraper that came with it and did one more small application on just that spot, and it was gone! Every time I use this it looks like my stove could be brand new." —Christi Lambertson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

    7. A 3-in-1 avocado slicer for splitting, pitting, and slicing the green stuff known as nature's butter. Less time fanagling with silverware and more time eating avocado toast — win/win.

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    Features a soft, comfy non-slip grip. This is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I used to laugh at this kind of product until my friend was using hers. It made it all so easy! Honestly, I can't believe someone as clumsy as me was functioning without it. Where I used to use a knife and spoon or fork to deal with avocados, it's now just this one thing. Each part of the tool does its job really well, and it's easy to clean. Love it so much. Even if you're not a clever tool kinda person, just get it. It's worth it." —kikikitten

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    8. An adjustable rack to keep all of your under-the-sink items accessible and orderly.

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    Has an expandable rail, and four adjustable height levels.

    Promising review: "I was super impressed with the quality of this item. It did not fit under my sink as I was hoping, but that was my fault as I didn’t measure before ordering. But what’s great about this item is that it is adjustable in many ways and I was still able to finagle it to meet my needs. You are able to adjust the height of the shelves to three different heights. And then it also adjusts in width to your precise needs. " —staceym

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in two finishes).

    9. A strainer and bowl set for pouring in some yummy al dente pasta, lifting the strainer, letting the bowl catch the water, and then pouring the water into the sink. You can then use the whole set as a colorful serving bowl to impress your friends and family when they come over for dinner.

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    Includes one bowl and one colander. Features a stylish design and comfy grip handle. It's stackable for compact storage, and has a non-slip silicone bowl. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $9.97+ (available in two colors).

    10. Bar Keepers Friend multi-purpose cleaner to get your kitchen and cookware (see superb exhibit below), looking shinier than Chip Skylark's teeth.

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    For those who are fans of the Bar Keepers Friend Classic Cleanser and Polish, this delivers the same results, but in a pre-mixed formula to make for a quicker clean. It works well against rust stains, tarnish, mineral deposits, soap scum, and indoor and outdoor grime, and is especially good on the following surfaces: stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper alloys, aluminum, ceramic, porcelain, glass, corian. Recommended to use in the kitchen (sinks, cookware, stove cooktops and exteriors, oven door windows, non-stone countertops, and plates to buff out knife marks), bathroom (sinks, bathtubs, showers, faucets, toilets, tile, and grout), and outdoors (rust stains, grills, vehicles, siding, and sporting equipment).

    Promising review: "I was so bummed when I scratched up my pretty white sink with pots and pans. I thought I'd need to have it replaced or try to sand it and refinish it somehow, but I bought this stuff as a last ditch effort to fix it myself. It takes some elbow grease to make them go away, the scratches don't just wipe off. But if you scrub at them for a few minutes they melt away pretty quickly. After two rounds my sink looks nearly brand new again. It also worked on a few mineral stains in my bathtub that I thought were permanent after soft scrub failed to remove them. Again, a little of this stuff, the scrubby side of a blue sponge, a little bit of effort and they were gone!" —Dan Borden

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.29.

    11. 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 $29.99.

    12. 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.

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    Measuring cups include one 1 cup, one 1/2 cup, one 1/3 cup, and one 1/4 cup. Measuring spoons include one 1 tablespoon, one 1 teaspoon, one 1/2 teaspoon, and one 1/4 teaspoon. 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 $9.99.

    13. A can organizer that will give you a convenient place to store your canned soups, veggies, sauces, and more so they don't end up strewn all over the apartment or taking up precious storage space.

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    You can store up to 46 cans and jars of various sizes on this rack! It has six adjustable plastic dividers, and boasts sturdy-construction!

    Promising review: "We just moved into an apartment that has no pantry and limited cabinet space. I assembled this in two minutes, no tools required! I use it for my ziplock bags/foil/slow cooker liners as well! It works great as a multi-shelving unit. Two of my friends have seen this and have already bought one. Every house needs one of these!" —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $18.87+ (available in three finishes).

    14. A rapid egg cooker for preparing a wide variety of eggs — hard-boiled, poached, scrambled, and omelets — how EGGciting!!! I personally LOVE my egg cooker and the fact that it's cute enough to put on display, but tiny enough to stow away, and allows me to cook eggs SO FAST.

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    Features an auto-shutoff function! It can boil up to six eggs at a time, poach up to two eggs at a time, or make an omelet! Includes a poaching tray, and omelet tray, a six-egg holder tray, a measuring cup, a recipe book, and access to a recipe database. All non-electric parts are dishwasher-safe! And be sure to check out our write-up of this awesome egg cooker!

    Promising review: "I don't like watching my pot to find out when the water starts boiling, so I bought this. It delivers perfect eggs by steaming them until the water placed in the device has evaporated. The exact amount of water is added to the cooker before it steams the eggs — there is a measuring line on the plastic cup that comes with the device. Next to each measuring line are the following words: 'hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, etc.' Fill the cup with water to the line for the egg type you want, and then add the water to the device. Then simply puncture each egg with a spike that is attached to the measuring cup, place the eggs in the device with the hole on top (duh). You close it, press the button on front and walk away. When an alarm sounds, it turns off automatically. Your eggs are done. No need to watch water boil. No need for daily cleaning. It's quite small. Love this thing. For the price, what's not to like?" —SunscreenAl

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five colors).

    15. A hard water boosting powder that'll give your kitchenware a tougher clean than just detergent alone will give. Plus, it leaves behind a fresh lemon scent, and, personally, I'm a sucker for anything lemon-scented.

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    Just add this to your pre-wash chamber with detergent. If you don't have a pre-wash chamber, don't fret. Just add 2 tablespoons to the bottom of your dishwasher!

    Promising review: "I could not get my flatware to come out clean from the dishwasher and I wondered if it was the hard water. I was using up to three soap blocks in each load with only partial improvement. I used this the first time and voilà! Perfectly clean flatware for the first time. I LOVE this!" —Susan A

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    16. A colorful knife set for not only adding a pop of color into your kitchen, but safely ensuring you're not cross-contaminating during meal prep.

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    The set includes six knives with corresponding covers – an 8 inch chef knife, an 8 inch slicing knife, an 8 inch serrated bread knife, a 7 inch santoku knife, a 6.5 inch utility knife, and a 3.5 inch pairing knife. A non-stick coating makes slicing any and all foods less of a hassle. Just avoid putting these in the dishwasher or cleaning with hot water. If you need one more push to be convinced, check out this BuzzFeeder's review! And check out our picks for the best chef's knives on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "I saw this set in a BuzzFeed article and bought it despite having an okay block set. I'm really glad I bought these. They are super sharp, versatile, and the guards are nice so I can keep the knives in a drawer. I still have the knife block but I use these most of the time. The fun colors are a plus and the price can't be beat. Although I'm not much of a cook, I think these are still plenty sufficient for most kitchens. It's a bummer having to hand-wash them, but that's a first-world problem in the first degree. This would be an ideal gift for a new graduate/college student/housewarming." —theworldofdale

    Get them from Amazon for $17.59.

    17. A hanging basket that'll serve as a handy storage spot for things like plastic wrap and bags, but can also be used as a mini waste basket!

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    If using as a trash bin, this basket can accommodate 4 gallon trash bags, or you can just use plastic grocery bags!

    Promising review: "I hung this over one of the doors beneath my sink, and it is very handy. It is large and holds all my aluminum foil, handy wrap, wax paper, etc. I was afraid it would interfere with the magnetic cabinet locks I was installing to thwart my toddler grandson, but it did not. Much better product than I could find in any brick and mortar store." —Linda Cawthon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three shades).

    18. A Crock-Pot so you can just throw in your ingredients in the morning before heading to work or school, and come home at night to a mouthwatering, comforting hot meal.

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    This 7 quart slow cooker can serve up about eight or more people, and can fit a 6 pound roast. It features an easy-to-use locking lid so you can prevent leaks on-the-go. You can set it to high for quicker cooking, or set on low for more of a slow roast, with a warm setting to keep food warm, but no longer cooking until you're ready to serve. The lid and removable stoneware are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I've had one of these for a few years and it's my favorite of all my slow cookers. My sister borrowed it once, and promptly put it on her Christmas wishlist. Its oblong shape allows it to fit comfortably on counters, breakfast bars, etc., without 'overhanging,' and risking being knocked over. The locking lid with the rubberized ring is great when transporting it, (no leaking, even when using liners). The other thing I really appreciate is the 'warm' option. It has allowed food to stay warm for hours without continuing to cook it, (which the low function does)." —Bast

    Get it from Amazon for $29.50+ (available in three colors).

    19. A can of oven cleaner spray, because over time, grease and grime build-up are gonna happen, and it would be pretty repulsive to keep using your oven to cook things that you eat when it's that state.

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    Good for use on ovens, broilers, and barbecue grills. Only takes about five minutes to spot clean.

    Promising review: "My oven was in bad shape. I had tried doing the whole baking soda and peroxide trick, but it made things worse. I tried this after seeing it on a BuzzFeed article and it actually worked! Let it sit for about four hours and the nastiness wipes off effortlessly." —Natalie C

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97

    20. A wall mount to use as an easy way to hold your tools like brooms, mops, and more, rather than just putting them in the corner against the wall and hoping they don't fall down.

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    Promising review: "I have a small apartment and the broom closet was always a mess with the brooms hitting me in the face whenever I took the trash out. This saved me so much stress! The slots have little rollers and they move to fit just about any size mop or broom. There are also little hooks that can drop down if you want to hold towels or the dust pan, which is what I use it for. This is a must-have organizational tool!" —Jacqui Nibbelin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    21. A cookware set that'll get you set up with some essential pots, pans, and utensils that work as great as they'll look in your kitchen. I mean seriously, these come in such nice colors.

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    This 12-piece set includes two covered saucepans (1 quart, 3 quart), one 6 quart covered stockpot, two skillets (8 inch, 10 inch), one 3 quart covered sauté pan, one slotted turner, and one spoon. It's made of durable aluminum, hard enamel porcelain exteriors, and PFOA-free non-stick. The glass lids are shatter-resistant the pot/pan handles are made of dual-riveted rubberized stainless steel handles. They're oven safe to up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and are suitable for all stovetops, except induction.

    Promising review: "I waited a while to write this review because I'd had other enamel cookware before, (a different brand), that I initially loved, but as I used it, it quickly became very scorched looking on the bottom. Since I display my cookware on hooks in my kitchen, this was very unsightly. Well, I've been cooking with my beautiful Rachael Ray enamel cookware for nearly four months, and it's still as lovely as the day I took it out of the box. It's as functional as it is beautiful. I highly recommend this cookware, and will buy more in the future." —Bitsy C :-)

    Get it from Amazon for $118.99+ (available in seven colors).

    22. 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.

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    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 $11.99.

    23. A 5-in-1 tool that'll function as a slotted spoon, solid spoon, spatula, turner, and cutting tool because using multiple utensils at a time is soooo 2018.

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    This is made from tough nylon, is heat-resistant to temps of up 480 degrees Fahrenheit, and is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I love this uni-tool. I use it for sautéing veggies, scraping bowls, browning meats, tasting soup, testing macaroni for doneness, etc. I like that I can taste test with the spoon side and keep working with the other side. I randomly told my husband I wanted one for Christmas, and I am so glad I did. It's a useful kitchen gadget to have." —Lori Price

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    24. A spice rack drawer organizer to make looking for your favorite seasonings super easy, and preventing messy clutter with the limited kitchen space you may have.

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    Promising review: "This is one of the favorite things I've ever purchased from Amazon! They are so customizable and allow you to cut them and shape them to any drawer size. I think this will be my go-to gift for all of my friends who love cooking as much as I do! Freeing up cabinet space and having something that can so easily be rinsed off in the sink makes this a for sure buy!" —momonono

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    25. A pan rack that you are definitely gonna thank yourself for buying on those nights you get home exhausted, and need to make dinner, and the last thing you feel like doing is wrestling your way through your cabinets just to find the right size pan.

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    This can hold up to five pans with vertical installation and four pans with horizontal installation.

    Promising review: "This rack is perfect. I put my largest skillet on the bottom and smallest at the top. I did not secure the rack with the screws that came with it, so I can easily move it if I re-arrange my pots and pans area. Even without securing it to the cabinet, it works perfectly and doesn't shift when I remove a pan. I will be buying another one of these for our cabin. I have already recommended this rack to friends." —CustomerO

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87.

    26. A bakeware set to get you set up with the basics of what you need to make your favorite yummy treats. I'd say getting all set-up in your first apartment calls for a batch of celebratory cookies!

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    This six-piece set includes one 9x5 inch loaf pan, two round 9 inch cake pans, a 12-cup muffin pan, a 13x9 inch roast pan, and a 13x9 inch baking sheet. Bakeware is made of heavy-weight carbon steel for thorough, even heating, and non-stick coating to make releasing food and cleaning a seamless process. They're oven-safe in temperatures of up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and it's recommended to hand-wash only!

    Promising review: "After doing research, I realized this set was the best price for each bakeware item. I just started baking in earnest and I don't want to spend wildly on baking tools when I'm a mediocre baker. These are actually standard sizes and trays across most of the recipes I've encountered. Used most of them already and am loving them!" —V. Rogers

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    27. A salad spinner that'll make cleaning your greens and other produce as easy as the literal push of a button. Then you can lift up the colander, drain the water, put it back into the clear outer bowl, and whew, you have a pretty serving bowl as well!

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    Features a soft, non-slip knob that locks down for easy storage, and a non-slip ring and wide base to prevent it slipping off the counter. The clear bowl part can be used for serving, while the basket can be used as a colander. All parts are BPA-free, and can be disassembled. This is top rack–dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this salad spinner! It has become an essential item in my kitchen. I can now easily throw together a salad very quickly. I've used it for rinsing and spinning a variety of lettuces, and they all have come out beautifully clean and crisp. I've also used the spinner for cherry and grape tomatoes, as well as berries. I am definitely eating more salad now than I was before. The prep is SO much simpler with this spinner. The spinner is the size of a large salad bowl, and it does take up space in the kitchen. I made room for it on my utility cart, though, because it is well worth it to have it handy." —Janice

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    28. Refrigerator mats to prevent your fridge shelves from getting dirty and mildew-y. These can also slow-down the process of produce rotting, and help prevent them from getting bruised.

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    These are BPA-free and safe enough for food to come in contact!

    Promising review: "I bought a set of these to line my refrigerator shelves. They are heavy-duty and don't slide around. I love that I can clean them by just wiping them down, or removing them and returning them to the refrigerator without struggling to remove, clean, and replace the refrigerator shelves. After using them for a while, I bought a second set to complete the job. Love them!" —SHARON B.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.49 (available in five colors).

    29. A glass mixing bowl set great for food prep, and also just super simple, pretty serving bowls.

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    This three-piece set includes a one quart bowl, a 1 1/2 quart bowl, and a 2 1/2 quart bowl. Bowls are made of pure Pyrex glass and are microwave-, dishwasher-, preheated-oven, and freezer-safe! They won't stain or absorb yucky food odors, or catch left-behind flavors.

    Promising review: "We absolutely love these! They are a great size, and they have a good weight to them. They clean out easily, which is a huge improvement over my last mixing bowls. We only use these for mixing, so we haven't run into any issues with taking them from one extreme temperature to another. I do think it's worth noting, though, that it warns you not to do that right in the booklet that comes with the bowls. Clear as day, first page. We'll probably end up buying more and completely replacing our mixing bowls with these." —Orleana P.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.92.

    30. An apple slicer/corer for those who know the superior way to eat an apple is when it's cut up... and with some peanut butter on the side.

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    This baby will turn your fruit into 8 (or 16) even slices, while also removing the core. The cover that comes with it protects your precious hands from the blades, so that they can be used for other things, like eating your snack! Slicer is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Seriously, why has this never been invented before? It's the best thing in the history of apples! It cuts the apples the perfect size for kids, (and even adults), and the bottom base to push the blade all the way down is a game changer. I always hated cutting apples because the last push was annoying and made slices fly everywhere. This is easy and keeps them all attached. Love, love, love it!" —jbug

    Get it from Amazon for $7.52+ (available in three styles).

    31. A cutlery drawer organizer to consolidate your forks, knives, and spoons into one fabulous little tool.

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    Features cutlery icons for easy identification. They recommend to wash and dry this by hand!

    Promising review: "Yes, this little utensil tray is really that good! I went from using 12 inches of horizontal space in a lovely but huge wooden utensil tray to using about four inches (whatever the width of this godsend is). It stores my butter knives, steak knives, spoons, forks, and a slew of little teaspoons. I'd guess that the max capacity for each slot is about 10 pieces. For example, I fit four butter knives and four steak knives into the first/knife slot easily, with good wiggle room. This is such a great design. Using this tray opened up about half of my 18-inch wide drawer, which allowed me to decompress the other drawers in my kitchen a bit. I highly recommend this item. It's worth every penny." —Kathleen Cooke

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    32. 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 $14.99.

    33. A vegetable chopper for those who wanna cook homemade meals, but are so daunted by the thought of prepping all those ingredients, especially in a small apartment kitchen, they're already ordering Seamless a fourth night in a row.

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    It holds up to 4 cups at a time! Includes stainless steel discs, a cleaning brush, and a recipe e-book for inspo! This is FDA-certified, BPA-free, and all parts are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I have been using the regular onion chopper and I always break them. I found that the design for this new chopper concentrates weight and pressure to prevent cracking. It looks stronger and I like that it has different types of knives. Personally, I can not live without a chopper because I love preparing ceviche and I refuse to spend hours cutting vegetables. Yesterday I even cut an apple and my daughter was happy to eat it (usually it takes a lot to make her eat fruits). My rating is 5 stars." —e. baron

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    34. Reusable silicone food huggers to seal the tops of jars, containers, or even placing directly on a piece of produce you've already cut into, because you didn't buy food just to throw it away.

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    This set includes four BPA-free and dishwasher-safe huggers in each of the following sizes: 1.75 inch, 2.25 inch, 2.5 inch, and 3 inch.

    Promising review: "I did a side-by-side comparison: half an avocado in plastic wrap next to half an avocado in a hugger. Did the same for half a tomato. These food huggers did a much better job! No browning and very minimal wrinkling. Made a delicious salad after my little experiment, too!" —Barkley

    Get them from Amazon for $7.26+ (available in two colors).

    35. A front sink tray so you can keep your sponges, scrubbers, and brushes out of the sink, because, TBH, they don't really belong living at the bottom of it.

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    Includes one open tray, one accessory tray with a ring holder, and two pairs of hinges and mounting hardware.

    Promising review: "Love this! No more clutter of sponges and stoppers around the sink. We installed these when swapping out the sink. Installation with no sink in place is a breeze; otherwise I can see how it might be tricky. The hinges work well. They were a little stiff at first but loosened up in a day or two. They still close with a little "snap," which one time jettisoned the sponge into the under-sink cabinet — now I know where to look if it ever goes missing again. The trays can be slid off their mounting screws and rinsed out when they get a little dirty from storing the cleaning supplies." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $13.86+ (available in two sizes).

    36. Silicone trivets that can be used as pot holders, spoon rests, jar openers, and large drink coasters — and come in a variety of fun colors so you can get ones that'll match your kitchen's aesthetic.

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    These are made of FDA-approved silicone that doesn't stain, mold, mildew, or absorb odors. They're also heat-resistant to temps of up to 442 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, they're dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "These pads are great! They lay flat or hang and look nice sitting on the counter (where a normal oven mitt would not). They are very flexible, and the little nubs are great for gripping pans, and they work wonderfully to block heat from hands and counters. Color is exactly the same as in the photos." —Madeleine

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.27 (available in nine colors).

    37. A stainless steel flatware set for getting you set up with basic, but pretty utensils. Plus, the bigger sets are good for those who will be living with roomies or just really loving hosting guests for meals!

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    The 20-piece set includes service for four and comes with four salad forks, four dinner forks, four teaspoons, four dinner spoons, and four dinner knives. The 45-piece set includes service for eight and comes with eight dinner knives, eight dinner forks, eight salad forks, eight dinner spoons, eight teaspoons, one slotted serving spoon, one serving spoon, one serving fork, one sugar spoon, and one butter knife. The 65-piece set includes service for 12 and comes with 12 dinner knives, 12 dinner forks, 12 salad forks, 12 dinner spoons, 12 teaspoons, one slotted serving spoon, one serving spoon, one serving fork, one sugar spoon, and one butter knife. Everything is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I love this flatware! Seriously amazing deal, just a ridiculously good value, so I figured I would order a set because I had three mismatched sets of flatware in my drawer. These pieces are much heavier, and sturdier, and better quality than my previous flatware was, including the set that was my 'nicer' stuff. And the matching set of serving pieces are so nice. I don’t feel embarrassed about my mismatched forks and spoons anymore — these are nice enough for guests and sturdy enough for everyday. Love it!" —evs

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99/20-piece set, $44.99/45-piece set, or $62.31/65-piece set (available in four styles).

    38. A KitchenAid stand mixer with a wire whip, burnished flat beater, spiral dough hook, and pouring shield attachments to use in all of your baking adventures. But the fun doesn't stop there! You can purchase additional attachments like a spiralizer, a pasta roller/cutter, a slicer/shredder, a pasta press, and more!

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    This stand mixer has 10 different speeds from very slow stir all the way to very fast whip to meet all your prepping needs. It comes with a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip. It features a 5 quart stainless-steel bowl, a head tilt back for easier access, and a two-piece pouring shield.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my wife to help with our annual massive Christmas cookie bake-off. We had this thing filled to the brim with various types of dough and icing all day, and it kept up with ease. Everything worked great. The motor seemed to keep up without any straining. Going to this from a decent hand-mixer was like going from a Kia to a Mercedes. We're eager to get and use some more attachments!" —M Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $499.99 (available in various colors).

    39. A cabinet Lazy Susan to utilize for spices, condiments, or even things like vitamins and medication, so when you need to find one of those things, you can just give this a little spin, and there ya go!

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    Promising review: "I love this product. It is strong and sturdy. I've bought three for my cabinets. And they haven't broke, despite being dropped and stepped on by a 5-year-old who thought it was a good idea to use them to be a ballerina. They are easy to clean and use. I would definitely recommend for spices/medications, or anything kitchen cabinet related. I have one in the bathroom, and under the sink for the cleaning supplies as well, and we love it!" —Kay M.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.51+ (available in three colors).

    40. A Silpat baking mat so you can easily take your yummerz off the pan quickly. We want you to spend more time eating than wrestling.

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    No need for butter, grease, oil, or sprays when using this! It's made of fiberglass mesh and food-grade silicone that provides even heat distribution and baking/browning. It's FDA-, NSF-, and Kosher-certified, and safe to use in the oven and freezer — it can withstand temperatures between -40 and 482 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I have been getting into baking cookies with my daughter lately and I just can't get over the fact that these SilPat Silicone Mats produce perfect looking cookies every time. I had previously purchased two from Williams-Sonoma so I was happy to see that Amazon carried the same brand. Now we bake a ton of cookies all at the same time and they all come out looking amazing!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95.

    41. An immersion blender that'll do the most stellar job of helping you whip up yummy smoothies, mashed potatoes, homemade pasta sauces, and so much more!

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    It features adjustable blade speeds so you can ensure the perfect texture every time you puree, grind, juice, and chop. The components of the hand-blender are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I love this blender! I've always avoided making things that needed blending because my old blender was so hard to use. This thing is magic. I used it to puree some pumpkin for soup — it was down in literally a second. I tried to make tomatillo salsa in my old blender — the veggies just went round and round. I put the veggies in the Epica food bowl, pressed the button, and whoosh! I had salsa in like two seconds. I am thoroughly impressed!" —SingingChemist

    Get it from Amazon for $36.50.

    42. A bakeware pan rack to make going to grab the cookie sheet or muffin tin, or whatever it is you may need, a lot less hectic than having to go through the pile and lift up every item until you get the right one.

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    This features seven adjustable dividers, and has soft non-slip feet to ensure everything stays in place!

    Promising review: "We have one kitchen drawer and very awkward cabinets in our apartment so organizing was an ever-changing and maddening puzzle. Frustrated with the challenge, I went online came across this product which originally seemed expensive. In my desperation, I decided to try it out anyway. I ended up loving it and bought three more at that price. I'm happy to recommend this product to others in the same situation especially with the price cut. It's very sturdy and takes only seconds to set up!" —Elizabeth Giordano

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    43. A citrus juice squeezer so you can get fresh juice from lemons, limes, and even oranges to enhance your meals, and even your cocktails!

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    This useful gadget is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

    Promising review: "I used this product to squeeze an entire bag of lemons and one of limes. It worked very well and was easy to use. I was concerned that it would take a lot of force to get the juice out, but it didn't. This product is well-made with metal, not plastic. After using it, I can see why it has such great reviews." —Parental Units

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two colors).

    44. A five-blade herb scissor to help you make quick work of your herbs and not even bother with a cutting board.

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    Did you know this five-blade shear is the equivalent to 10 knife chops? Impressive, right? This is made of quality stainless-steel so it's dishwasher-safe, and it comes with a cover case for the blades when you're not using!

    Promising review: "These scissors are the best tool ever! Instead of chopping up my fresh herbs and scraping them into whatever dish I'm making, I just hold the herbs over the dish and clip away. Fast, convenient, no mess, no fuss. In the morning, when I'm preparing a fresh salad to take to work, instead of having to drag out the knife and cutting board, I just snip the fresh basil into the salad. If you flip the cover of the scissors around, the slotted side slides out the bits stuck in the scissors. Quick, easy, and no waste. Love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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