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    29 Kitchen Products That May Make You Think “Woah, I Didn’t Know Something Like That Even Existed”

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    1. A 3-in-1 burger press for preparing delicious stuffed burgers and veggie burgers, sliders, and regular burgers. So many stuffed burgers to try!!!

    Amazon

    Made with non-stick coating! Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I usually avoid these little gadgets because really, who actually needs something like this? But I'm eating my words now because I love the thing! After reading about the leftover stuff that winds up in store-bought hamburger I started grinding my own meats. It makes a huge difference and it's not that much work. These presses allow me to put some meat in the press and gently tap it into place for a perfect burger. Creating stuffed burgers is much easier than doing it manually. Best small ticket item I've purchased in quite a while." —NHShopper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A split decision pie pan to prevent you from having to choose between two yummy pie recipes, since now you can make BOTH! Or if you just want one pie recipe, but know that making a whole pie will eventually go to waste, you can just make half of it!

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    The pan is made of heavy-weight aluminized steel which allows for strong heat conduction and even baking. It also features non-stick coating for easy release. It's safe in temperatures of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I love cherry and he loves apple, but to make two pies would be such a waste since it's just the two of us at home, and buying store-bought pie just isn't the same. This was the perfect solution. I LOVE IT!" —Sherry S.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    3. A kitchen tower you can opt to use to hold things like plastic bags for food storage, or use as a bottle drying rack. Or you can alternate between the two.

    Amazon

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this amazing multi-use kitchen rack (#1).

    Promising review: "I stumbled on this product searching for something to dry bottles. I am so glad I took a chance on it. I love it for drying bottles. It does everything the reviews list. I was sold on it because it looked so easy to store, but honestly it hasn't left my counter top since it arrived. The way it opens and adjusts lends itself to any number of uses. My favorite part it that I can hold up large awkward items like cookie sheets and a 9x13 pan to dry. I have used it for holding open gallon bags to fill. Such a simple design and well executed." —My Old KY Home

    Get it from Amazon for $12.87+ (available in two colors).

    4. A colander spoon that'll help eliminate the struggle that is... well... dealing with colanders. Just scoop up your food directly from the pot!

    a person using the colander spoon to take fried food out of a pot of oil
    Amazon

    It's made from toughened nylon and is suitable for use on non-stick cookware. It's resistant to temps of up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit, and it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I've owned this for just over a month and I don't know how I lived without it! From spooning potatoes into boiling water without a mess to draining a full can of beans and far, far beyond, this scoop is a must-have in the kitchen. I find myself reaching for it every day. It has easily replaced the other spoons/scoops that I would usually use. You cannot go wrong with this purchase!" —Jill Clement

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    5. Cheese storage paper for preserving the freshness of your cheesy goodness. There is nothing more disappointing then pouring yourself a glass of wine, opening the fridge to take out the cheese that'll accompany said wine, and realizing it's moldy. Even though? You just bought it? This week?

    a piece of cheese on top of the storage paper
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Before I bought this cheese paper I would do the cheese search in the refrigerator. After buying cheeses, opening them, and then rewrapping them in heaven knows what (namely plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and plastic containers), it was always the same result: moldy cheese. This box contains the paper in sheets plus some stickers that you can write on with the name of the cheese and the date it was wrapped or even sell by date. There are also pictures of a sheep, cow, and goat so the source can be identified by circling or checking one of them! What I also like is that the cheeses can be rewrapped after use and amazingly the stickers still stick! The paper can also be cut to size to wrap smaller cheeses. So far I have noted that the cheeses have stayed fresh with not a trace of mold. I highly recommend this product to all cheese lovers!" —prairie woman

    Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $9.

    6. A handy utensil to slice, core, and scoop melons. Stop buying it pre-cut! It's more expensive that way and this gadget will make cutting it up so much more simple. You're welcome!

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    Promising review: "Love this product! It was worth the wait and you can't beat the price! When I purchased this product for my melon-loving mother I was hesitant it wouldn't work, but boy was I wrong. It makes cutting melon fun!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.27.

    7. Non-stick toaster bags so when your next craving for a midnight grilled cheese hits, you can simply pop it in the toaster, no pans needed.

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    Promising review: "I bought this for my elderly mom who loves grilled cheese sandwiches. I was skeptical that this bag on the toaster would work but it did! The only thing I would suggest is after you toast the sandwich, let it sit for a few minutes so the cheese melts better. I prepared it and gave it to her straight away. Bread was toasted on the outside. Clean up was easy. All in all impressive!" —Christopher Carnrick at Pirate Palms

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. Silicone stretch lids so you don't have to search your kitchen high and low for the right storage lid or deal with stubborn plastic wrap.

    the silicone stretch lids covering half cut-open fruits
    Amazon

    You'll receive seven silicone stretch lids ranging from sizes 2.8" to 9.1" diameters, plus a large bonus party bowl lid! These are free of BPA, lead, plastic, and phthalates. Plus, they're dishwasher- and freezer-safe!

    Promising review: "These lids are great! No more searching for the right lid. They're especially helpful for my glass bowls. I've never had success with plastic wrap, so these feel like a miracle. I love that they'll stretch to cover a bowl that's too full to fit it's lid, so finding the right container for leftovers just got a lot easier." —Vanessa Brannan

    Get them from Amazon for $14.97.

    9. A garlic chopper you simply roll back and forth to chop up fresh garlic. Not only is it easy, but, it's pretty fun. Mom only said I couldn't play with my food, she never said anything about not playing with my kitchen gadgets.

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    This is top-rack dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Love! Love! Love the Garlic Zoom! Mincing garlic has never been easy or fun until now. It makes mince work out of garlic, onion, chilis and herbs. I'm not sure what I love most about this little gadget. Not smelling stinky garlic fingers all night? No burning fingers or eyes from chopping a super hot chili? Or mincing fresh herbs in a blink of an eye? Anything I can throw in the GarlicZoom I zoom. It's fun! I have a problem wrist from an injury and an arm and hand that suffers from nerve damage. I can still manage to zoom this." —Kennedy Collins

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    10. A wooden children's "knife" so your kiddos can get the hang of chopping their food...safely.

    kids using the wooden knives to chop apples
    JUstenbois / Etsy

    JUstenbois is a small business based in Bolton-Est, Canada that sells eco-friendly, zero-waste wooden kitchenware.

    Promising review: "This is perfect! My daughter loves it so much. It fits perfectly in her tiny hands, and the quality is superb." —Petite momo

    Get it from JUstenbois for $17.53.

    11. A surface cover to transform your kitchen counters and tables into beautiful marble pieces, without needing to re-do your whole kitchen.

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    Check out our write-up of this inexpensive and super cool marble adhesive surface cover!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.09+ (available in four sizes).

    12. And while we're at it, some contact paper to make outdated appliances, drawers, shelves, cabinets, and more look like brand new stainless steel pieces.

    on the left, a reviewer's dishwasher, and on the right, the same dishwasher now looking like a new, stainless steel dishwasher with the contact paper on it
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    Promising review: "Amazing job at updating my wall oven. I searched for months trying to see what would be an alternative replacement to my dated wall oven (25 years old). The thing is, my old oven has always worked very well, so I couldn't really justify paying $2,000 to replace my working double wall oven only because of cosmetic reasons. Then it dawned on me that maybe if I updated the oven with this metal covering it would look like real stainless steel. So for literally the cost of $10 I updated my oven. The update is virtually unnoticeable unless you tell someone, and what's the best thing of all, it leaves no fingerprints. Best $10 I ever spent." —B. Lenj

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97 (available in four colors).

    13. A condiment fork perfect for attaching to the side of the pickle jar, so you can enjoy your crunchy, salty snack without dipping your hand in a pickle juice bath beforehand.

    Amazon

    This is top-rack dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "What a great little invention! Who knew that we needed one of these things, but what a handy little gadget to have. This comes with two rings, one that will fit a large jar of pickles and one for a small jar like the size those little sweet gherkins come in. The pickle fork thingy is easy to remove from the holder, and if you want to put it back in the holder after fishing out your pickles without rinsing it, no worries. The little pocket and the bottom can hold a lot of errant pickle juice. It works equally well on jars of olives. It makes removing an olive or two so much more...civilized!" —PT Cruiser

    Get it from Amazon for $17.75.

    14. A rolling pin that'll literally imprint fun Star Wars designs on your dough. Ready to chow down on the coolest-looking batch of cookies you've ever made?

    the star wars dough roller and cookies with various imprints on them made using the roller
    Pastrymade / Etsy

    Pastrymade is a woman-owned small business based in Warsaw, Poland that offers a unique and beautiful array of embossed rolling pins to bring your baked treats to the next level. Your kitchen? About to become a five-star bakery.

    Promising review: "My mom makes cookies with my nieces every Christmas. They are all big Star Wars fans and had a ball making cookies with this rolling pin. I would buy this again." —Alina C. Perez

    Get it from Pastrymade on Etsy for $24.95+ (available in two sizes).

    15. Spill stopper lids you simply place over your pots or pans while cooking to prevent unwanted spillage. Look, when I'm making pasta, I want to pass the time by watching Gilmore Girls uninterrupted, and I can't quite do that if I have to worry about water bubbling out of the pot. Rude.

    the spill stopper lid on top of a pot on the stove
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    They're made of BPA-free, food-grade silicone! They're resistant to temps of up to 482 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Promising review: "This lid works great to keep the heat in and I don't have to worry about the foamy water boiling over the pot and onto the stove. I love how I can get a rolling boil in the water, and I feel this helps cook the pasta faster. Thankfully there are the two little round 'handles' on the lid so that I can use tongs to lift up the lid on one side and let it drain back into the pot before removing the lid." —dh

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $18.99.

    16. An Instant Pot unicorn attachment that can be placed on top of the pressure cooker's steam release to help re-direct the flow of steam from traveling straight up. Not to mention, it'll be super fun to watch the steam come out of this little cutie's nose.

    SteamGeeks / Etsy

    SteamGeeks is a small business based in Denham Springs, LA that sells a fun assortment of unique accessories for the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, and KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

    Get it from SteamGeeks on Etsy for $13+ (available in 18 colors).

    17. 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 $19.99.

    18. Citrus peelers so you can enjoy your favorite citrus fruits without your hands smelling like them for the rest of the day.

    a person using the tool to peel back an orange peel
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Makes peeling oranges a breeze! I would sit there and try to use my nails and it would take me forever to peel an orange that sometimes I wouldn’t eat them because of the hassle. These little tools work great and make eating oranges easier." —Alexandria

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.99.

    19. A microwave bacon cooker that'll make it so simple to whip up that salty goodness. When you wake up in the morning, do you really feel taking a pan out, putting bacon into it, having to remember to flip the bacon, and wait — which step is it that you have to drain the grease from the pan? Yeah, no, forget that.

    on the left, raw bacon on the cooker in the microwave, and on the right, the same bacon now perfectly cooked on a plate with pancakes
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    Microwave time is just one minute per slice! The tray catches all the grease, and it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This is the best little gadget I have tried in a long time. I lay a paper towel on top and fold to drape over the edges to catch the splatters, program for one minute per slice of bacon, and that is it. If you have a full rack, 12 slices, you will take the rack out, remove the ones that are done, put back in, cook for additional one minutes until all are to your satisfaction. You can put the gadget into the dishwasher or wash in good soapy water and have it ready for the next use." —G. Carver

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    20. An Animal Crossing cookie cutter so you can whip up a batch of deliciously adorable treats to snack on while playing your favorite game.

    TrinketSlotCrafts / Etsy

    These cookie cutters are made of food-safe plastic and are free of dyes/coloring, BPA, and phthalates. They're recyclable, but not dishwasher-safe, so be sure to hand-wash after each use! Options includes Tom Nook, Isabelle, KK Slider, Marshal, Stitches, Raymond, and the ever-famous Animal Crossing leaf. If you can't decide, you can purchase all of them in a set for $35! TrinketSlotCrafts is a small business based in Los Angeles, CA that sells a fun array of gamer jewelry and cookie cutters.

    Promising review: "Just got these today and they’re adorable! I love that a sugar cookie recipe was included with the cutters. Can’t wait to make cookies with these!" —Stephanie Miranda

    Get it from TrinketSlotCrafts on Etsy for $8.

    21. A 3-in-1 super pot you can practically replace your stove with because it can be used to grill, slow cook, steam, simmer, and serve... can your stove serve people while they're sitting at the table? Uh, no it can't. Point proven.

    the super pot on a stove surrounded by different types of food and spices
    amazon.com

    Features a deep, large capacity 3 quart pot, and a large 10 inch grill. The non-electric parts are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Bought this to replace my stove. I can grill in it, fry fish, make soups, stews, and omelets, steam vegetables, and bake in it. I love it. It's easy on the electric bill and doesn't heat up the house." —William Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $35.18+ (available in two colors).

    22. A revolving spice rack that comes with labeled jars of spices filled with the spices themselves, as well as an online code so you can get free spice re-fills for FIVE YEARS! FIVE! FREAKING! YEARS!!! Sign me up.

    the spice rack filled with the various spice jars
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "Oh, this was a perfect piece for my kitchen. I was looking for a spice rack for over a month and Wayfair had the one I needed. The size perfectly fits on my kitchen counter. Love this!" —Van Doren

    Get it from Wayfair for $44.99.

    23. A knife sharpener, because over time your knives may lose their sharpness, and that shouldn't mean having to get rid of and replace them!

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    Check out our review of this amazing little knife sharpener!

    Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) non-serrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening but unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago. I saw this gadget and decided to try it. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'Coarse' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8-10 times. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I've been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I've saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives. I don't know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!" —Schelly L. Wagoner

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four colors).

    24. A pair of knife-protection gloves to ensure your fingers and hands are kept safe when handling the sharpest of knives in the kitchen. You have a delicious meal to prepare, there's no time for preventable injuries.

    a person wearing the gray gloves while cutting a piece of raw meat
    Amazon

    Check out our review of these wonderful safety gloves!

    Promising review: "I bought the gloves because I had two nasty cuts in quick succession from a cheese grater. Anyone who has had injuries to their fingers knows how difficult it is to continue to do everyday activities and meal preparation while still protecting your wound. I received the gloves quickly after my order and pressed them into use immediately that evening. I am most impressed. My fingers/hands were protected from my very sharp grater and knife while I prepared dinner. I bought two pairs, one to keep and one to give as a gift. I am now going to buy a third pair in a larger size for a friend who also likes to cook but suffers from occasional run-ins with mandolines, graters, and knives. Great product!" —O'Hare

    Get them from Amazon for $11.49+ (available in two colors, and sizes S—XL).

    25. 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.

    a reviewer photo of the divided skillet cooking various breakfast foods
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    This 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 $49.92.

    26. Silicone egg poaching cups for quickly and easily whipping up poached eggs — fixing yourself a delicious eggs Benedict next time you're hungover on a Sunday morning will be much more manageable to do now.

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    These are resistant to temps of up to 405 degrees Fahrenheit! Plus, they're dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I’m a huge fan of eggs Benedict, but I used to only order them at restaurants. I decided I wanted to try to make this breakfast at home. I searched through endless products on Amazon and I decided on these silicone poaching cups because of the great reviews and the price point. These are absolutely amazing and so incredibly easy to use. Don’t forget to spray a little cooking spray in before adding the egg." — Lindsey

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.97.

    27. A microwave popcorn bowl to make whipping up a delicious snack super quick and easy. Once it's all popped, you can add butter, oil, and seasonings of your choice!

    a reviewer photo of the popcorn bowl in magenta filled with popcorn
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    Promising review: "My favorite way to make popcorn! Just put the kernels in (nothing else), and put the lid on the bowl — it traps the heat and steam and rises up as the popcorn pops. Then, microwave a few minutes. I pour the popcorn into a big bowl and toss around with butter and salt. I wouldn't put butter or oil in this Salbree bowl or the silicone will get gunky/sticky. Then, just rinse clean. So easy and tastes way better than bagged popcorn! I even bought one for my mom as a gift and she loves hers, too." —Sarah Daniels

    Get it from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 23 colors).

    28. A ouija board cutting board so you can summon a spirit into your kitchen each time you cut up meat, fish, or produce. Just kidding...it WILL make your kitchen look super cool, tho!

    the black cutting board that looks like a ouija board
    Say10Crafts

    Say10Crafts is a small business that sells a variety of gothic, satanic, and occult clothing, home goods, face masks, and more spooky goodness!

    Get it from Say10Crafts on Etsy for $39.60+ (available in two sizes).

    29. A cocktail machine that'll turn your living space into the best bar in town. All you have to do is insert a cocktail pod of your choice, fill a bottle with the liquor to match, choose your cocktail strength, push a button, and enjoy!

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "When I first caught wind of the Bartesian premium cocktail machine ($349.99 on Amazon), my first thought was does anyone actually need this gadget? But after trying it for myself, I can say the answer is a firm YES, and here's why. I love making cocktails at home, and while I'm no bartender, I feel very comfortable shaking a spicy margarita, stirring a negroni, or whipping up a Pisco sour. But making craft cocktails at home requires many (often expensive) ingredients, bar tools, time and effort. With the Bartesian though, you can make fancy drinks with the click of a button — literally. Once you turn the Bartesian on, it prompts you to insert a cocktail capsule. The smart gadget recognizes the cocktail you're trying to make and will ensure you've placed the proper spirit in the bottle (I know, it's mind-blowing). Next, it prompts you to choose your cocktail strength (there's even a mocktail option), and to place a glass with ice underneath the spout. Next, the Bartesian will start pouring your craft cocktail. The whole process takes about 20 seconds and it's all very exciting. With many bars closed and people quarantining or feeling hesitant about going out to eat, this gadget allows you to make professional-quality cocktails at home." —Hannah Loewentheil

    Get it from Amazon for $349.85.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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