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    28 Problem-Solving Kitchen Products You May Wanna Buy For The Under $25 Price Tag Alone

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    1. Magnetic pressure cooker cheat sheets you can simply attach to your cooker, or the fridge, or wherever you can put magnetic things in your kitchen. When it's time to cook meals, all you have to do is check the cook time on these things, and you're good to go.

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    Promising review: "This certainly is a handy, organized way to check Instant Pot cooking references for various foods. The highlighted portions are a little bit too shaded to easily see the print beneath but overall is well thought out. The item came quickly, well-packaged. Didn't even know this type thing existed." —mew

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. And on a similar note, you may also wanna get an air fryer cheat sheet so you can easily figure out cooking times and temperatures and learn helpful tips and tricks without ever having to pull up Google.

    Willa Flare / Etsy

    Willa Flare is an Etsy shop based in Port Hueneme, California that sells fun gifts like these cooking cheat sheets, Peloton-compatible phone holders, dishwasher magnets, and more!

    Promising review: "Very sturdy and I love the magnet on the back. Very convenient source for temperature and time when cooking with the air fryer." —WJVdesigns

    Get it from Willa Flare on Etsy for $12.99.

    3. 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.

    4. BluApple produce fresheners to help extend the life of your precious fruits and veggies two to three times longer. All you need to do is toss 'em into the produce drawer in the fridge and let them work their magic.

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    Promising review: "I'm so happy with my purchase because these keep my produce fresher for much longer than normal. Nothing is worse than buying red bell peppers at the store and having them start wilting after four days. These should be in everyone's fridges!" —The Waites

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. Dishwasher cleaning tablets so the machine you rely on to clean the things you use to eat isn't gunking them up even more.

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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, 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.

    6. Non-stick oven liners for catching 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 $12.99.

    7. A measurement conversion decal so you can refer to this handy cheat sheet while cooking and baking instead of having to constantly rely on a Google search.

    the decals hanging inside of a kitchen cabinet
    LatigoLace / Etsy

    LatigoLace is a small business that sells these super helpful, aesthetically-pleasing kitchen measurement decals to seriously help simplify the task of figuring out the right conversions.

    Promising review: "I am so happy with this purchase! It was one of the things on my list of things to better organize my kitchen! Great quality and just what I had hoped for!" —Ann Riley

    Get it from LatigoLace on Etsy for $13+ (available in four sizes, and two colors).

    8. 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 $13.88+ (available in five colors).

    9. Or colander spoon that'll help eliminate the struggle that is... well... dealing with colanders in the first place. 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
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    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).

    10. A pack of crochet scrubbers for a super cute way to tackle stubborn pot and pan messes, dirty tubs and sinks, and any other surface that could use a more efficient cleaning than sponges alone.

    assorted colorful pot scrubbers
    TripleSis Designs / Etsy

    TripleSis Designs is a family-owned Etsy shop that sells sweet gifts for weddings, holidays, birthdays, and more! 

    Promising review: "Why not scrub your enameled cast iron range ware with these pretty and colorful little pot scrubbers? Their flexibility allows you to get into crevices so your fingers can direct pressure. Way better than a nylon-covered sponge. I will buy more. These would probably be a nice part of a gift basket for someone moving into their first apartment." —Annalee Mintz

    Get a pack of three from TripleSis Designs on Etsy for $9.99+ (available in two colorways). 

    11. A handy utensil that'll 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: "This gadget is pretty neat; I am pretty happy with my purchase. I love eating watermelon, but hate cutting it into dices. It is so easy to use and completely transformed how we eat watermelon. If you don't own one, try it, you will love it." —Jiajian Xu

    Get it from Amazon for $12.37.

    12. 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 $14.99.

    13. A sink strainer to prevent your kitchen sink from clogging with food. Plus, the little fish attached serves the double purpose of making it easy to pull the strainer off for cleaning AND looking adorable.

    the yellow strainer with a little yellow duck in the middle
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    This is made of stainless steel and BPA-free plastic, so it won't rust!

    Promising review: "Adorable, fits perfectly, and is very sturdy. Saved my hand from fishing out food and utensils from the garbage disposal! Note that it is not dishwasher-safe, so don't make that mistake!" —Estee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.42 (available in six other options).

    14. 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.

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    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 $8.99.

    15. 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 $24.77.

    16. A cutlery drawer organizer that'll consolidate all of your forks, knives, and spoons into one fabulous little tool.

    person putting a fork into the gray cutlery organizer
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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.

    17. And a set of bamboo adjustable drawer dividers perfect for keeping things like cutlery, spices, and utensils organized in your drawers.

    the wooden dividers in a drawer organizing spices
    Frederica Training / Etsy

    Frederica Trading is an Etsy shop based in St. Simons Island, Georgia that sells wooden kitchen products. 

    Get a pack of two from Frederica Trading on Etsy for $19.90.

    18. A 3-in-1 avocado slicer to help you slice, pit, and scoop nature's butter in a pinch.

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    Features a soft, comfy nonslip 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.

    19. And an avocado keeper for preserving the freshness of the delicious green stuff, because watching it turn brown before you even get a chance to enjoy it is the WORST.

    Half of an avocado inside of the avocado keeper
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    This is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I have NO idea how this works, I just now know it does! I cut an avocado in half, put it in this keeper and THREE days later it was as if I had JUST cut it!!! NO browning. My avo was VERY ripe! No need to add lime or anything before wrapping up, just put it into this mystifying avo keeper, even with the pit, and ENJOY when you want! PLEASE don't think I wasn't highly skeptical too, as I was ready to return it before I even opened it!!" —Keith Gauthier

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    20. 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 on Etsy for $16.57.

    21. 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
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    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 $14.

    22. 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.

    23. 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 $11.99.

    24. 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
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    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 $4.79.

    25. 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 voila!

    lazy susan in reviewer's cabinet holding various condiments
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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 $8.99+ (available in seven colors).

    26. 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 $7.49+ (available in two colors).

    27. 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.

    A person pouring batter into the reusable silicone baking cups
    Amazon

    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.

    28. A Dash Rapid Egg Cooker that'll make whipping up your favorite eggs so quick and easy, you'll forget about the days you once had to spend standing over the stovetop waiting and waiting and waiting for your eggs to cook.

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    It also 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! There's a poaching tray, 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!

    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

    To learn more about this EGGcellent product, check out our write-up of the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker!

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

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