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    41 Kitchen Products Under $20 That People Actually Swear By

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Cleaning K-Cups for the easiest, fastest way to get your beloved Keurig in the clean condition it should always be in to brew your favorite hot beverage.

    A reviewer photo of dirty-looking liquid that was cleaned out of the Keurig with the pod
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    All you have to do is put one of these babies in like you would with any other K-Cup, brew one large cycle, watch dirty water get cleaned out, throw the pod away, and then return to brewing your favs.

    Promising review: "We’ve had our Keurig for a few years, and with the exception of using only filtered water and dispensing hot water every so often, we’ve never cleaned the needle or K-Cup area. I used three cleaning cups back to back and WOW our machine was dirty! I'm so happy I purchased these! I’ll be keeping up on cleaning these more often." —Heather Garcia

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    2. Reusable silicone drinking straws — because we know about the increasing dangers of using plastic straws, and honestly paper and metal straws aren't a fun time.

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    Promising review: "I was kind of shocked at how good quality these straws are! They come in a neat little baggie that you can store them in, and with a straw cleaner as well! I don't usually leave reviews on products (even if I really like them), but they donate 100% of the proceeds of your order to OCEANA if you leave a review, and that's a HUGE plus for me. So not only do I really like the product, I get to share the good news through this review AND my payment gets donated to OCEANA. I really really appreciate that. 10/10 product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.94.

    3. Silicone stretch lids so you don't have to deal with the annoyingness that is stubborn plastic wrap or search your kitchen high and low until everything is a mess looking for the right-sized cover.

    The silicone stretch lids covered over half a pinapple, half  watermelon, and a container of chopped fruit
    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 $14.99.

    4. A garbage disposal foaming cleaner that'll tackle built-up grime and those nasty smells you gag at every time you go near your kitchen sink. It's truly so...disgusting.

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    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 $5.80.

    5. Bluapple – it helps to preserve the freshness of your produce by up to THREE MONTHS. Just toss it in the crisper drawer and stop tossing your fruits and veggies in the garbage sooner than you anticipated.

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    Promising review: "These REALLY work! We have to move them away from our fresh fruit so it would ripen! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. This is a great product, and I have already bought many as gifts. They don't seem to work on tomatoes, but they are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables." —Jacki

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    6. Bento lunch boxes for prepping perfectly balanced and pre-portioned lunches and dinners in advance. That is peak responsible adult if I've ever seen it.

    The bento boxes with one filled with chicken in the big compartment, and fruit and veggies in the two smaller compartments
    Amazon

    Comes with six containers! These are FDA-approved, BPA-free, and made with food-grade materials. They're microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe (top rack), and can withstand temps between -40 and 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Promising review: "These were exactly what I wanted, and I have been very pleased with them. In fact, they surpassed my expectations. Ample room and compartments for perfect work and school lunches. Very easy to pack. Very easy to clean. And they stack nicely on my storage shelf. You get enough with one order to pretty much handle an entire family's needs. I would definitely recommend them." —C.J. Balthrop

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $12.87.

    7. An oven cleaning spray so next time you go to open the oven door and pop in dinner, you're not tempted to puke all over it because of the yucky build-up you've let it accumulate.

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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 $16.13.

    8. Mike's Hot Honey that may just become your new go-to condiment. It's delicious on spicy foods, savory foods, sweet foods, heck, you may even be tempted to just hold the bottle over your mouth and just eat it directly from the bottle. You do you.

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    Check out our write-up of the delicious Mike's Hot Honey!

    Promising review: "I was a skeptic, but now I AM a believer. This mixed up honey is absolutely fabulous. I ordered three bottles more after my initial order. Why? Because it is really good on everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. Soft pretzels, toast, biscuits, waffles, cereal, yogurt, ice cream, and definitely pizza. Gives everything in your kitchen a small kick of sweet heat flavor without burning your mouth. I have told many of my friends about this magical elixir and they all agree — this is the BEST specialty honey any of us have ever had. Don’t hesitate to buy it. It is absolutely wonderful stuff. I most HIGHLY recommended!" —Jeff R. Clow

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

    9. A grocery list notepad so you can easily plan what you're gonna need on your next grocery run and budget accordingly! No more making lists in your head only to realize you forgot more than half of those items when you get home from the store.

    The notepad
    GodlyGorgeous / Etsy

    GodlyGorgeous is a Black-owned Etsy shop that makes truly gorgeous stationary and apparel. Be sure to shop all of the amazing offerings here!

    Promising review: "Strangely enough, good list pads are hard to find. These are perfect and arrived very quickly. Great vendor, great product, and great service. Will definitely be a repeat customer!" —Barbara Rogers

    Get it from GodlyGorgeous on Etsy for $8.50.

    10. A brown sugar bear you just soak in water for 20 minutes and then place in brown sugar to help it soften. We don't wanna see you have to chuck your hardened brown sugar just because you haven't used it in a while.

    The brown sugar bear next to a jar of brown sugar
    Amazon

    Promising review: "After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar, After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar...two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" —Sneezeloaf

    Get it from Amazon for $4.49.

    11. 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 $9.99.

    12. A dishwasher cleaning tablet you just pop inside the machine and run it through a cycle like normal. While that's happening, grab a pair of UV-protection glasses and brace yourself for how shiny your appliance is going to be when you open it... haha just kidding... unless?!

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    Comes with six tablets! 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, 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 tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    13. And while you're at it, you'll want to add these washing machine cleaning tablets to your cart, too, because they're just as easy, and we wanna help keep your appliances in tip-top shape.

    On the left, the inside of a reviewer's washing machine looking dirty, and on the right, the same reviewer's washing machine now looking clean
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    Comes with six tablets! These are safe to use with front-load washing machines and top-load washing machines, and both high efficiency and conventional machines. Recommended to use once a month!

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build-up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $11.99

    14. A divided Lazy Susan to keep your condiments in an accessible, orderly space.

    The divided Lazy Susan filled with various condiments inside someone's cabinet
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "This lazy Susan has worked wonders in my pantry and cabinets. I can find everything and it turns with no problems at all. Be sure to measure your space before purchasing so you know what size to get. I’ll be buying more!" —FariB

    Get it from The Container Store for $17.99.

    15. A cutlery drawer organizer so you can consolidate your forks, knives, and spoons into one fabulous little tool.

    A person putting a fork inside the cutlery organizer inside the drawer
    Amazon

    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 three colors).

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

    The utensil set
    Amazon

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

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

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line on Amazon for $12.99.

    17. 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.

    Amazon

    Comes with two! 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 $12.97 (available in five colors).

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

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

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

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

    19. Silicone baking mats to help you spend less time wrestling cookies off the baking sheet and more time eating.

    Cookies on top of the baking mat on a cookie sheet
    Amazon

    The mats are made of nonstick silicone and don't require oil, cooking spray, or parchment paper. They're oven-safe in temps of up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, fit in half-sheet-sized pans, and are top-rack dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I LOVE these mats. Excellent quality and price. There are many brands more expensive and these do the same thing. I live a low-fat, plant-based lifestyle so these mats eliminate the need and use of oil to roast vegetables, bake cookies, and other baked goods. They are so easy to clean and nonstick, so hot water and a soft rub and the mats clean them up well. I don't know how I did without them! I will never buy foil or parchment paper again. Potatoes are crispy without the use of oil too!" —Crystal Audas

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.99.

    20. A garlic keeper so that your fresh garlic stays in a dark place where it can still breathe thanks to the four openings.

    The white garlic keeper on a countertop
    CB2

    Promising review: "This garlic keeper is perfect. It can hold multiple cloves and keeps the garlic fresh in a cute container. It is perfect for my kitchen re-organization." —Bpaige

    Get it from CB2 for $7.95.

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

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    These 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 a pack of three from Amazon for $12.96.

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

    amazon.com, Amazon

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

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

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    24. A milk frother to allow you to enjoy a homemade latte or cappuccino with just the push of a button. It's a heck of a lot better than getting in your car, waiting in line at Starbucks where they use some fancy schmancy giant machine to whip up your (approximately) million-dollar concoction.

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    "So, I totally bought this on a whim on Prime Day. It was just one of those sporadic buying decisions that I had a feeling I'd use once and never use again. *I still live at home with my parents,* and they laughed at me for buying this, because I have a tendency to buy too many things that I don't get enough use out of. Well, here we are months later, and I think my parents might even like this milk frother a tad more than I do — my mom told all of her co-workers, all of our family friends, etc. Point blank, this makes a great latte, and my dad won't even drink coffee now if it's not frothed first! All you do is take it out of the box, pop in two AA batteries (not included), put it into your drink, press the button at the top, and bam! It's magic. I personally like to froth the milk a little first, then brew the coffee from my Keurig into the same cup, and then give it another little stir with the frother for good measure." —Samantha Wieder (aka, ME!)

    Get It from Amazon for $11.49 (available in 23 colors).

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

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

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

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

    26. 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.

    Amazon

    Comes with six mats! 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 mats from Amazon for $10.49 (available in five colors).

    27. 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.

    On the left, a mug looking dirty, and on the right, the same mug but after being cleaned
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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.

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

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

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

    Get it from The Grommet for $16.95.

    29. A springform pan to yield treats so tasty, The Cheesecake Factory will be left shaking.

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    This fits easily into both 6 and 8 quart pressure cookers. It's made with non-stick coating for even easier release. It's oven safe in temperatures of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Promising review: "So far so good! I have made several cheesecakes in the pressure cooker with this springform pan and they have turned out very well, except for the first one when I overfilled it and had a big mess. The springform releases easily and the pan clean-up is quick and easy. It makes a small, but delicious cheesecake, just don't overfill it." —Mom of teenagers

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in four sizes).

    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.

    A person slicing an apple with the slicer/corer
    Amazon

    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 $9.99.

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

    Amazon

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

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

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

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

    The measuring cups filled with various dry ingredients
    Amazon

    This set is dishwasher-safe.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    33. A better batter tool to serve as a whisk while stirring up brownie, cake, and cookie batter, and scraping the good stuff off the bowl and into the pan without needing a separate utensil.

    The batter tool being used to stir brownie batter
    Amazon

    The thick blades help to mix ingredients quickly to avoid over-beating. It has tapered silicone fins to help scrape the sides of the bowl clean. Plus, the silicone head has a long-lasting, stain-resistant color, and is heat-resistant to temps of up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical that a silicone whisk was actually going to be any better than a wooden spoon or wire whisk for mixing up pancake batter or muffins, but I'm a convert now. This thing is awesome — the silicone wings are great for scraping the sides of the bowl while you mix, and it's super fast to completely mix wet and dry ingredients without overbeating and toughening." —RegencyGarderobe

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in two colors).

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

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

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

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

    35. A decorating tool that'll help even the most beginner bakers look as if they just opened their own bakery.

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    Comes with four decorating tips, a fill tip, and two couplers, however this decorator can also be used with most standard Wilton tips! The cylinder, bottom ring, tips, and couplers are top-rack dishwasher-safe, while the plunger assembly must be hand-washed.

    Promising review: "I am not a baker by any means and when I do bake cupcakes, I loathe frosting them... but, in an attempt to save money on my daughter's birthday party I thought I would bake my own cupcakes, which meant I would have to frost them too. Desperate, I found this in my Amazon search to ease my decorating anxiety. It was easy to use, the cupcakes looked great, and clean up was super easy! I would buy again, and I will recommend to all my mommy friends!!!" —Sara Nich

    Get it from Amazon for $13.23.

    36. 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. No, this has never happened to me, of course not, why would you think that?!

    On the left, a cooktop looking dirty, and on the right, the same cooktop now looking clean after using the cleaning kit
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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

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    37. A cauliflower prep tool that'll make de-stalking the vegetable less chore-like. We want you to spend more time eating your veggies, not taking them apart.

    A person de-stalking the cauliflower using the prep tool
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    This tool features an ergonomic handle that'll be easy on the wrist while using, so those with arthritis can use it without worry. It's dishwasher-safe and easy to store.

    Promising review: "I love cauliflower, but what a pain it is to cut off the little florets. This actually works, and works well. It doesn't seem very sharp, but it sure preps like it is." —Animal Lover

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    38. A set of reusable silicone baking cups to make baking your yummy treats a greener and more frugal experience. You won't have to keep buying new cups because you'll never run out.

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    These food-grade silicone cups are freezer-, microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe, and can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Comes in the colors pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

    Promising review: "These little thingies are perfect! I made some muffins with them and they came out incredibly easily with no residue on the cups at all. I didn't have to use grease or anything. The colors are bright and fun, and they you plenty of each color. These are slightly smaller than a regular cupcake pan/liner, which is actually perfect for my purposes. As others have mentioned, the cups are a bit on the flimsy side, so make sure they're on a baking sheet before you fill them because they can be difficult to transport once full." —kapplejack

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99/12 or $11.99/24.

    39. A gorgeous stoneware plate that'll give your meal an instant five-star appeal.

    The stoneware plate in the four different patterns it comes in
    Effortless Composition

    Effortless Composition is a Black-owned home decor brand that doesn't just want you to live in your home, but to "love the hell out of every inch of it," thanks to their beautiful kitchenware, organization products, wall decor, and more. Check out everything Effortless Composition has to offer here.

    Promising review: "I love these plates. Cute design and easy to clean. They feel very durable." —Shontay B.

    Get it from Effortless Composition for $15 (available in four styles).

    40. 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 $14.99+ (available in five colors)

    41. 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 $10.99

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