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    38 Kitchen Products On Amazon Our Readers Loved In 2017

    A two-in-one food chopper, slow cooker liners, and 36 other favorite products from our posts this year.

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    1. A pre-seasoned nonstick skillet for preparing all meals – eggs, chicken, vegetables, you name it, you can cook it up in here.

    Skillet comes pre-seasoned for your first use and with step-by-step instructions on how to season for future uses. Pan is made with a lovely lil' pouring spout so you can easily transfer pourable foods onto a plate or in a bowl, you know, better than the floor. Skillet is PFOA-free, cadmium-free, and oven-safe for up to 600 degrees F. To clean, hand-wash with a mild dish detergent.

    Promising Review: "It's true to its name. I have used this a dozen times and I literally don't even have to wash it, that's how non-stick it is. I just spray a little vegetable oil on there and I cook eggs, pancakes, chicken, fish, and not one thing has stuck. I'm extremely happy with my purchase. I use it, run it under water, and wipe it off with a paper towel, and it looks brand new again." β€”Kelsey J

    Price: $19.03

    2. A food storage container set that'll preserve the life of your precious produce, or any other foods you plan on saving longer.

    Four-piece set includes one 2.5-cup container, one 17.3-cup container, and their two corresponding lids. Containers are proven to keep produce fresh up to 80% longer, wahoo! And thanks to FreshVent technology, oxygen and carbon dioxide flow are regulated, which is also v good for the environment. Comes with a CrispTray to whisk away moisture, aka, no soggy fruits or veggies! Containers are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "These are amazing! I bought them primarily because I would buy berries, and they would go bad in a day or two. With these, I can buy a big container of strawberries, and I have had them stay good for almost a week! We eat them before we have a chance to see if it works longer. I hated throwing away food, and wasting all of that money. These are worth the money! I plan on buying more." β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $15.69+

    3. A pack of slow cooker liners to make cleaning up something you can do in less time than it took the ingredients to simmer.

    Liners are good for 3–6.5 quart round or oval-shaped slow cookers. They're made with a durable material that prevents even the heartiest and heaviest of recipes from breaking through them. Liners are FDA-compliant, BPA-free, made of high temperature-safe materials, and are to be thrown away after use.

    Promising Review: "I can't believe I've been using my slow cooker without these for so long. I finally bought them when I was making melted chocolate for my kids, and it made clean up SO EASY! Any time I plan to make something that I usually dread because of clean up, I am going to use these." β€”Jlavely

    Price: six for $2.50

    4. A sous vide for achieving restaurant-quality food without having to leave the house.

    Sous vide for those who are like, "WTF is that?" ensures even heating while cooking, and this one is extra special because it'll literally send notifications to your phone when your meal is ready via Bluetooth connectivity, so you don't have to sit around waiting.

    Promising Review: "I was so intimidated by this new kitchen gadget and then I used it to make some sous vide egg bites that were amazing! Then, I made steaks the same night that were a cheaper cut than I usually buy, and yet tastier and juicier than ever. I LOVE this sous vide, and couldn't be happier. Also, bought one as a gift, and have told so many folks at work how cool it is. There's an app for your phone that has recipes, a temperature guide, and a timer so your phone will beep when your food is done. AMAZING product! Can't wait to keep on cooking, and that's coming from someone who doesn't really like to cook!" β€”OlyGal55

    Price: $95.48

    5. An apple slicer/corer that'll make achieving perfect apple slices a mindless task: the hardest thing you have to decide = peanut butter or nah?

    This baby will turn your fruit into 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: β€œThis made it so much easier to make holiday pies! My old slicer only made eight slices and then I would have to slice them by hand to make them smaller, which ended up with uneven slices.” β€”D in MI

    Price: $10.99

    6. A pan rack to prevent cluttering those noisey guys in the cabinets. You'll have such an easier time finding them.

    Pan rack can comfortably hold up to five pans when installed vertically, and four pans when installed horizontally.

    Promising Review: β€œThis holder is wonderful! It’s very sturdy and strong, and all my pans except the wok fit beautifully into the rack. I actually no longer have pans falling all over themselves when I open my cabinet. I honestly do love it, and it was worth every penny.” β€”Book Lover

    Price: $16.87

    7. A pirate bottle opener so opening a bottle of Merlot becomes easy and not hARRd.

    Promising Review: "This opener is great! I absolutely love the style. Got one for myself and my brother, who recently started a new bartending job. He keeps this in his pocket at work and everyone loves it. I've had no troubles with the corkscrew, and I've opened bottles just fine with it--contrary to some other reviews. It's a novelty item, but quite functional." β€”Sylvia N.

    Price: $10.95

    8. A food chopper for those times when cutting up hard and pesky veggies is the one thing preventing you from making dinner, aka, most nights if you're like me.

    This two-in-one tool acts as both a knife and a cutting board (see above image for actual proof). Cut up fruits, veggies, meats, cheeses, and basically anything else you'd cup on a cutting board. On top of this miracle tool, it's also dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

    Promising Review: "This is one of the most convenient kitchen tools that I have ever owned. I had one for about 10 years and finally wore it out. I bought a new one, and use it nearly every day. It's wonderful for slicing vegetables, especially carrots and beets that are normally hard to cut." β€”Linda James

    Price: $6.59

    9. A popcorn maker that'll double as both a popper and a snack bowl, because multi-tasking is cool.

    Popcorn maker comes with a suction lid to prevent your yummy snack from overflowing. Bowl is collapsible so it's extra easy to store, and it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising Review: "Love this! No more microwave bags with scary additives! I use 1/3 cup of popcorn, add about a tablespoon of olive oil, maybe a dab of butter, and salt, and put this in the microwave for about 3 1/2 minutes. Pops 99% of the kernels, so no waste. The bowl does get hot so use hot pads or wrap in a towel to hold it in your lap after popping. Easy to wash, and compresses down to a very convenient small size for storage. This is beautifully and smartly designed. Five very big stars" β€”Rebecca Ellis

    Price: $20

    10. A colander to clip onto the pot, so all the yummy pasta ends up in a bowl and not the sink drain.

    Colander is made with clips that will virtually fit all pots, pans, and bowls. So if your excuse for not buying is you don't think it'll fit your pot, you now have no reason. Tool is BPA-free, FDA-approved, and dishwasher-safe, and comes with a one year warranty, so really, stop thinking of excuses and just buy the damn thing.

    Promising Review: "I LOVE this strainer!!!!! It drained my pasta perfectly, and I didn't lose any down the sink. Wow – I'm not usually impressed enough by something I've purchased on Amazon to write a review, but this thing is just amazing." β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $11.99+ Colors: three

    11. A tumbler you can fill with your favorite hot or cold drinks to ensure they stay the temperature you want them at.

    Lid locks and clicks into place to prevent liquids from getting EVERYWHERE (thank goodness). Tumbler has double-wall construction, which will keep cold drinks colder for longer and reduces unwanted condensation and

    Promising Review: "Nicely made, solid construction, and a different look from most of these thermal tumblers. I have so many different brands, sizes, and types, so I have quite a few to compare it to. I love that the top screws in, and the tab to cover the hole is very firm. The straw is color-matched and quite sturdy. I have already washed mine many times and it's holding up well." β€”Patrice M. Christian

    Price: $10.99 Colors: six

    12. A knife set that is truly great β€”don't let the pretty rainbow colors fool you, these bad boys can cut anything.

    Set includes six knives with corresponding covers – an 8" chef knife, an 8" slicing knife, an 8" serrated bread knife, a 7" santoku knife, a 6.5" utility knife, and a 3.5" pairing knife. A non-stick coating makes slicing any and all foods less of a hassle. Best to avoid putting in the dishwasher or cleaning with hot water – cold water is recommended.

    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." β€”theworldofdale

    Price: $16.89+ Colors: two

    13. A whiskey wedge β€” it wants to provide a more enjoyable whiskey-drinking experience by preventing ice from watering down your cocktail too quickly.

    Psssst... if you're looking to buy a whiskey wedge for yourself or a loved one, know that this is the only authorized seller. So, look no further. Set comes with a double Old Fashioned whiskey glass and a silicone ice form so you can freeze the wedge into the glass.

    Promising Review: "We absolutely LOVE these whiskey wedge glasses. They are simple to use, durable, and are such a hit at dinner parties and cocktail hour. The wedge stays solid for a very long time and melts at the appropriate pace so as to not water down your drink. The bourbon drinkers around here are very pleased with the water melt ratio in this glass and we have since ordered three more to add to our first purchase! Highly recommend!!" β€”Haley E.

    Price: $17.95

    14. A microwave omelette cooker that'll allow you to easily put eggs and fillings of choice in the microwave for an instant and delicious breakfast.

    Maker comes with a handy dandy recipe booklet to help get you inspired to make tasty omelette creations. Eggs take about five minutes to cook and maker is dishwasher-safe, made with 100% platinum silicone, and resistant to high temperatures.

    Promising Review: "This brings omelets to my weekday breakfast. I've been trying to eat a low-carb diet, and the idea of eggs for breakfast appeals to me. But, I am *so* NOT a morning person; and getting up early to stir a low-n-slow scramble just does not work for me. I've tried microwaving eggs in custard cups but they always turned out either soupy and underdone or firm but dry and rubbery. But this makes them Just Right, every time, in two minutes flat. That's less time than it takes me to brew my coffee. Two or three eggs, some herbs, a few chopped veggies, and perhaps a sprinkle of cheese makes for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast." β€”Vanilla Chameleon

    Price: $13.50

    15. A pair of scissors for cutting fresh herbs and keeping them in a usable, clean condition.

    Scissors are designed with a non-slip grip so cutting, chopping, and mincing herbs is a simple and quick task. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe so cleaning is easy too!

    Promising Review: "The scissor blades are sharp and cut cleanly through delicate leaves without crushing or tearing them. Much faster then my single blade when preparing for recipes. Cleaning is a breeze with the versatile cover and handy for storing. Would be a great gift for cooks!" β€”Susan Lambert

    Price: $10.29

    16. A cake decorating kit for impressing friends and family with your amazing bakery-quality treats.

    This 42-piece set includes 36 stainless steel icing tips, two reusable silicone pastry bags, two reusable plastic couplers, and two flower nails, allowing for various types of patterns on baked goods. Patterns included in kit: 11 open star tips, seven closed star tips, three french tips, three round tips, two plain tips, four leaf tips, three rose petal tips, and three special tips. Time to get to a baking.

    Promising Review: "This is a cute set, which was packaged perfectly. I will be making Christmas cookies this week. I'm so excited to try these out. Great price too!! The set comes with it's own case, all the tips, and two bags. Great value for the price!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $11.99

    17. A cold brew coffee system so you can whip up a delicious cup of caffeinated goodness without handing all your time and money over to Starbucks.

    System is made of durable borosilicate glass and comes with a silicone sleeve for easy gripping and allows you to utilize your own beans, sweeteners, and syrups for a brew you'll personally enjoy. If you're not satisfied within 30 days of your purchase, they'll refund you the full amount. Plus, it comes with a 40 recipe e-book, so you can learn how to be your own barista!

    Promising Review: β€œLove this product! Elegant, doesn’t take up too much room in the fridge. Great-tasting product with super simple ease. Never buy cold brew at the outrageous store prices again.” β€”Kelly S.

    Price: $22.97

    18. A drainer rack for stowing away wet dishes and cups to dry quickly without taking up too much room on the counter.

    Promising Review: "I LOVE this drain board. I have always had a love-hate relationship with a drainboard! This one will go across my sink AND you can put it on the counter with a drying mat if you happen to need the extra room. It has little feet so it stands quite well." β€”MARIE R.

    Price: $18.87

    19. A microwave rice cooker that'll make your favorite type of rice a quick button press away.

    Steamer can hold up to 11 cups of delish rice and comes with lid-locking clips, a steam release vent to prevent splatters, and a rice paddle for serving. Made with 100% virgin plastic, and is pthalate- and BPA-free. It's also microwave-, fridge-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe (top rack only).

    Promising Review: "I've had this for seven months now, and I think it's still my favorite tool in my entire kitchen. I eat a ton of rice, and I love how easy this is to use and how easy it is to clean. It comes out consistently every time. I hated how messy cooking on the stove is, and my electric cooker got mold down inside the part that you can't wash. With this, there's no mess, and there's nowhere you can't clean or that can trap mold or bacteria. I can throw every part of it into the dishwasher after I'm done with it. It's awesome! I wish I'd had this back in college." β€”C. Stone

    Price: $9.37

    20. A note pad for planning out your weekly meal schedule and shopping list so you don't spend money at the grocery store on things you don't need.

    Promising Review: "This pad helps me sit down weekly and schedule my menu. Too often I'd write out a bunch of meals, but forget we had other plans throughout the week. This helps guide me before I put together my shopping list." β€”Mommy Carter

    Price: $6.30

    21. A pair of bear oven mitts to make taking hot pans out of the oven a burn-free and more fun experience.

    Promising Review: "As a bear, I am often quite frustrated when I see bear paw-themed items that are not anatomically correct. You see, we have five toes. Five! So many products only have four. I feel slighted, cheated, insulted even, that so many companies don't even bother to check basic anatomy. These however have five, and therefore this product gets the Official Bear Maul of Approval. Now of course, bears don't have opposable thumbs, (except pandas, those lucky guys), but these are made for human use so I'll forgive that." β€”Mr. Bear

    Price: $17.98

    22. A pasta strainer to get water out of the pot while keeping pasta in... and can do so pretty whale.

    As if the fact that it's a whale wasn't enough reason to buy it, it's also BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "Not only is this cute, but functional! The handle is long enough for safety, and the lip fits against the pan perfectly." β€”Michelle

    Price: $7.01

    23. A personalized mug to gift the loved one who may physically live in a different state, but is always in your heart. Warning: crying will definitely ensue.

    Promising Review: "I am in love with mugs in general. I drink a lot of hot chocolate! I loved this because my mom lives in Missouri, while I live in Oregon. Since we don't live near each other I decided to get this mug for her for Christmas so we don't feel so far away. She loved the gift and I couldn't be happier with my purchase." β€”Alicia Dolan

    Price: $18.95+

    24. A funnel for measuring and pouring liquid ingredients in a neat AF way, because cleaning spills sucks.

    Promising Review: β€œThis little pitcher is a multi-purpose powerhouse. I use it not only for cupcake batter, but for pancakes, filling the electric kettle, filling the coffee pot, watering plants, watering the dog, filling small-mouthed bottles with mysterious substances, and measuring various liquids. It’s a tiny little work horse that sits quietly between jobs and eats very little. Not to mention, it’s dishwasher-safe. I give this little guy 2256699978 thumbs up.” β€”Karigig

    Price: $5.53+ Sizes: three

    25. A cauliflower stalk chopper so you can, you know, actually enjoy and eat your cauliflower, probably the reason you bought that thing.

    This lovely tool works great for a variety of other veggies, including broccoli! Features an ergonomic handle that'll be easy on the wrist while using, so those with arthritis can use it without worry. Item is dishwasher-safe and easy to store away.

    Promising Review: "I love cauliflower, but what a pain it is to cut off the little florettes. This actually works, and works well. It doesn't seem very sharp, but it sure preps like it is." β€”IBSuzyQ

    Price: $7.95

    26. A set of eye design food picks to practically bring foods to life – especially good with picky kid school lunches.

    Promising Review: "My daughters love it! They enjoy their lunch more than ever! Because of these cute eyes, their friends say, 'you have a fancy lunch.' They get a lot of compliments, so I am very happy." β€”Jenn

    Price: 10 for $5.40

    27. A pot clip for holding your cooking tool in place when you're not actively using it, because chances are you don't want to watch it fall into the pot of whatever yummy dish is cooking.

    Clip can hold tools of all sizes and is heart-resistant for temperatures up to 482 degrees F. Made of silicone and stainless steel, so yes, it is dishwasher-safe and wonderful.

    Promising Review: "This is super! No drippy spoon sliding off the spoon holder onto the range top. I tried it out the other day with broccoli cheese soup. It worked great. You should've been here for soup and homemade bread!" β€”Rita Runyon

    Price: $7.47

    28. A tumbler featuring rubber bands for challenging yourself to get your daily water intake in, it's so so SO important!

    Tumbler is double-walled to keep drinks colder longer and BPA-free and (top rack) dishwasher-safe. The coolest part of this cup are the colorful rubber bands it comes with to help you track your water intake. Either start with all the rubber bands on and take them off after each 20 oz. you finish, or start with nothing and add them as you go. It's fun either way!

    Promising Review: "I love this colorful tumbler. Double-walled insulation keeps my water chilly, and keeps condensation to a minimum. The larger straw size allows me to get a nice big drink with minimal effort. And best of all, the colorful bands help me keep track of how much I'm drinking so I can stay hydrated. I only wish this came in a bigger size!" β€”LisaN

    Price: $11.99+ Colors: five

    29. A batter mixer with a blenderball so you can easily shake, not stir all batter ingredients, and therefore get to cooking faster.

    Simply take your ingredients, add them to the bottle with the blenderball, and shake what your mama gave ya. To clean, just add soap and warm water for rinsing, and then put in the top rack of the dishwasher. Bottle holds up to 4.5 cups of batter and an easy-pour spout means having the ability to draw shapes, because pancakes in shapes are more fun to eat, damnit.

    Promising Review: "Such an easy way to prep, mix, and make pancakes for breakfast. Less mess and easy-to-store leftover mix. Also great for filling cupcakes. It's my new morning/breakfast companion." β€”TwinDuty2012

    Price: $14.99

    30. A dip clip for holding salsa, ranch, guac, etc., this way you're able to dip your snack and not drench it.

    Includes four mini side bowls to easily clip onto plates, including paper plates. Can hold up to 1/3 cup of dip and is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising Review: "These are just wonderful . My daughter loves to have ranch with just about anything, but hates it on her plate touching her food. This is perfect to put your dip or sauce in without having it run all over your plate." β€”Gael Fulcer

    Price: four for $5.99

    31. A unicorn wine holder that'll have a grand ole' time "drinking" your favorite wine, but don't worry, the bottle will be full when you go to open it.

    Promising Review: "This is the most unnecessary and AMAZING product I have ever purchased on Amazon. My little unicorn is so adorable. The quality and craftsmanship of this product is outstanding. Kudos! Now off to watch The Last Unicorn." β€”Ryan Smyser

    Price: $23.95

    32. A volcano microwave cleaner to do the opposite of spewing lava all over your microwave, by making for easier residue cleanup.

    All you need to do is add water and vinegar up to the markings and microwave for five to eight minutes on high heat, then use a sponge, rag, or napkin to wipe grime that'll now come right off. Add a few drops of lemon extract for a lemony-fresh scent.

    Promising Review: "Surprisingly awesome. I really thought this would be a flop, but it actually works AMAZINGLY!!! Made it so easy to clean my microwave, and if you are short like me, anything that makes it easier to reach up into a microwave is a win." β€”Anhalt918

    Price: $12.99 Colors: three

    33. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets so you can keep the apparatus cleaning your dirty dishes, clean too.

    Promising Review: "This was simple to use, smelled good, and I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the dishwasher after the recommended cleaning cycle. This product actually did what it advertises that it will do!" β€”Old Southern Charm

    Price: $5.99

    34. An electric kettle that looks as pretty as it is useful. If you're an avid tea drinker, this baby might just become your new favorite tool.

    Kettle has an auto-shutoff function, so if you forget to turn it off, don't fret.

    Promising Review: "Excellent product. I've had this for a few months now. After accidentally leaving a pot of water on the stove and nearly starting a fire, I decided it was time we invested in an electric kettle. I did hours of research beforehand, and I'm glad I arrived on this kettle. It boils the water efficiently and the LED lighting is quite attractive." β€”Michael Bolz

    Price: $21.59

    35. An under-cabinet hook for easily storing the fruit Gwen Stefani taught everyone how to spell.

    Promising Review: β€œThis is perfect, and exactly what I wanted! The installation is easy, and it folds away nicely when not in use. Great idea for keeping bananas off my table.” β€”Kerrin Kneeland

    Price: $6.99+ Colors: three

    36. A two-in-one whisk bound to become your new favorite kitchen product. Seriously this thing is incredible.

    This whisk is a mix of a ballon and flat whisk, and is equally good at mixing ingredients as it is at scraping them. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe so once you're done licking the brownie batter off, you can effectively clean it.

    Promising Review: "I'm so obsessed with this whisk that I bought two of them! I love how flat whisks are easy to clean and store, but miss the volume of balloon whisks. These are perfect. Plus, they're pretty sturdy, and have a rubberized coating, so you can even get some good bowl scraping action going! I use this more than any other kitchen tool." β€”Girl Detective

    Price: $6.99+ Colors: two

    37. A 42-piece set of food storage containers so basically, you shouldn't have any shortage of food storage containers until at least, like, 2020.

    As if these containers couldn't get better, they also happened to be BPA-free, and microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe. Set includes five 1/2 cup containers, five 1 1/4 cup containers, five two-cup containers, two three-cup containers, two five-cup containers, two seven-cup containers, and corresponding lids.

    Promising Review: "I love these. We use them all the time. They may cost a little more than other containers, but they are much sturdier so they last a lot longer, saving you the money of repurchasing in the long run. A lot of the widths are the same size too, so the tops are interchangeable. We always have leftovers so the the bigger pieces go along with that, and the smaller ones are great for packing lunches." β€”Brenner Konto

    Price: $14.55

    38. A cutlery brush for easily scrubbing knives, spoons, forks, and more to shiny, new condition.

    Promising Review: β€œI have no idea where this has been all my life. This is a REALLY effective, fast cleaner for all your knives. I have a large variety of knives and this really gets me to use them more because it makes cleaning and maintenance really simple. Whether it’s a Chinese cleaver, a carbon-steel chef’s knife, or even a long slicer β€” this makes sure you get all the big stuff off your knives quickly so you can just wipe it down to dry with a regular cloth.” β€”Sam

    Price: $6.23 Colors: two


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