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    23 Kitchen Products Reviewers Say Actually Made Their Food Taste Better

    *applies everything bagel seasoning to...literally everything.*

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    1. A Dash air fryer that'll have you enjoying "fried" (aka, extra crispy) versions of all your favorite foods, minus all the yucky oils.,

    Features a 6-quart capacity fryer basket, and an auto-shutoff function to prevent overcooking. All non-electric parts are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This is a game-changer — no more deep frying in oil to get food that tastes great. Cooking made simple, and our whole family can use this device to make snacks and meals. french fries and wings taste better than in a restaurant, vegetables cooked crisp and hold more flavor, and pork and fish never tasted better. Cleaning the device is quick and easy. We couldn't be happier with this purchase." —Jonathan D Riley

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in five colors).

    2. Za'atar — an aromatic Middle Eastern spice mix combining flavors like thyme, oregano, marjoram, toasted sesame seeds, and salt. It'll instantly add the mouthwatering flavors of the Mediterranean to an array of foods.,

    Promising review: "This za'atar is the best quality I have found. I've also found that the balance of sumac and thyme to be just right. This instantly spices up my boring meal prep food and I put it on my chicken, meats, salads, yogurt, or just in olive oil — basically it makes everything taste so much better. I highly recommend it!" —TC

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    3. A sous vide cooker to help you make restaurant-worthy meals with minimal effort. So minimal you don't even have to be in the kitchen while your food is cooking. I'm not kidding.,

    The temperature range is 32–197 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooker can be controlled right from your phone, so you don't even have to stay in the kitchen while cooking. It also provides cooking notifications, and stays connected through Bluetooth from up to 30 feet away. Plus, you get access to over 1,000 recipes, so you'll have inspiration for yummy meals! Get the Anova app here.

    Promising review: "It really is a product that can change your life. I've always liked to cook, but never really did it consistently. Cooking with this has made it much easier to cook challenging proteins. Cheap cuts of meat now taste amazing and are really tender. 100% recommend!" —andres

    Get it from Amazon for $129.

    4. Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Seasoning that, I for one, could sprinkle on just about anything, including but not limited to avocado toast, eggs, homemade or store-bought bagels, regular toast, pasta — the possibilities are endless with this stuff.

    Sam Wieder / BuzzFeed,

    My Trader Joe's obsession only started a few years ago, but with that obsession came finding out products that I will be a lifelong customer to, and this seasoning is at the top of the list. I'm not a big fan of actual everything bagels, because of how messy they are, but I LOVE the everything flavor. This seasoning makes it possible to take that great everything bagel taste and apply it to other foods. (Plus, it's less messy than an actual everything bagel.) It's AMAZING, and it really does make things like avocado toast, bagels and eggs taste a million times better. I love this stuff so much, I wrote about it. So if you're interested in learning more, check it out here.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

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


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

    Promising review: "Really well-made product. It is sturdy and works great, I foresee this lasting for quite some time. It is very easy to use and can make stuffed burgers as well as regular burgers. I also bought the paper sheets recommended because then I can buy ground beef on sale and shape and freeze my own hamburger patties. It saves quite a bit of money to do it this way as opposed to buying already made ground beef patties, not to mention the taste is sooooo much better!" —deborah

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. Sir Kensington's Chipotle Mayo that I can personally tell you is INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS. As an avid chipotle mayo fan, I have tried tons of them, heard great things about this one, and now I'll never go back. It can be mixed into rice, eggs, and meat. You can add it tacos, sandwiches, and wraps. Plus, it makes for a great dip for veggies and chips!

    @sirkensingtons / Via, @sirkensingtons / Via

    So as I mentioned above, I'm a big fan of chipotle mayo, and an especially big fan of this brand. I could serious add this stuff to everything. It just makes everything taste more flavorful and delicious. It's creamy and a has a kick without being too spicy. Lately, I've been trying to eat more of a plant-based diet, and that unfortunately meant waving goodbye to this wonderful stuff... That is, until I discovered that Sir Kensington's makes a VEGAN version of their chipotle mayo, and I swear in that moment of realization, I heard angels singing. The vegan version is just as good as the regular version. Is there is anything Sir Kensington can't do?!

    Get a pack of two for $9.96, or get a jar of the vegan chipotle mayo from Amazon Fresh for $7.31.

    7. A garlic press featuring a soft-grip handle and a large chamber, so you can effortlessly chop up several cloves of fresh garlic at once. Fresh garlic is a million times better than pre-minced garlic and garlic powder.


    This is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Fresh garlic tastes so much better than powdered garlic. Garlic press works great. It has a high quality design and is easy to clean up." —Truebeliever

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    8. 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.,

    I bought this milk frother on a whim on Prime Day in 2019. When it first arrived at my house, my family thought it was a bit of a silly purchase. However, a year and a half later, I'm here to tell you that my family LOVES this little gadget and uses it all the time. It takes a good cup of coffee and practically transform it into a latte all by making it nice and frothy. It's especially nice on weekends and even weekdays with WFH, where we have more time to actually sit and enjoy our coffee-turned-lattes.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in 27 colors).

    9. Baker's Edge, a brownie pan to ensure each piece has at least two chewy edges, so fighting over the coveted end piece will become a thing of the past.

    The Baker's Edge brownie pan

    This fits most standard box mixes, and has a continuous chamber design so batter can be easily spread. Plus, it features nonstick coating and heavy-gauge cast aluminum construction. It includes a nylon spatula and brownie recipes for inspo.

    Promising review: "I love this pan. Well worth the money. I researched these types of pans before I bought it and this one had the best reviews so I decided to try it. The brownies also cut better when they have edges, and of course taste better." —Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

    10. 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 block of cheese next to the paper

    Promising review: "Tried with Swiss cheese and it kept it fresh and moist. So much better than the factory plastic wrap. Expensive, but if you are a cheese lover, well worth it." —Bob Johnson

    Get a pack of 15 sheets from Amazon for $9.

    11. An Instant Pot that will pretty much become your new favorite gadget — this thing is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté-r, a yogurt maker, and a warmer all in ONE.,

    It can prepare food up to 70% faster than other methods. It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sautéing and slow-cooking. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe! Check out our write-up about the incredible Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "Love, love, love my Instant Pot! I've had it for about four weeks and I use it about four to five times a week. I look online for different recipes and ideas how to use it. A lot of people say that it seems very overwhelming, but it's not bad at all. Just read the manual, look up recipes and ideas online, and try something simple like beans or rice for your first try. You'll get use to how it works. It's an awesome toy! I've made beans, rice, soups, roasts, whole chickens, cheese cakes, chili, homemade mac 'n' cheese, bone broth, etc. Everything tastes so much better in the Instant Pot!" —honeybee08

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three sizes).

    12. An infusion water bottle that'll allow you to add your favorite fruits, veggies, and herbs to the infuser, and make your water more flavorful and delicious.

    a reviewer holding the white bottle with strawberries and raspberries in the infuser

    Promising review: "Easy, stylish, and makes water taste better!" —LRP

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    13. A seasoning blend you're bound to want to put on everything the first time you try it — we're talking buttered corn (even canned corn!), popcorn, veggies, meat, seafood, tacos, and potatoes.

    Trader Joe's

    This is another favorite of mine from Trader Joe's! Although I don't use this one nearly as much as I use the everything bagel seasoning, I will say that I always put this on corn on the cob. This is also really delicious mixed in with some rice, on popcorn, poultry, and veggies. It adds a smoky, cheesy kick to your food, and IMO, anything that involves cheese flavor makes food taste better.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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

    the yellow and green citrus squeezer

    This useful gadget is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

    Promising review: "Love this gadget and I use it often. Squeezes juice effortlessly. Super easy clean-up, and sturdy. Fresh juice tastes way better than bottled." —Jenny K

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

    15. A coffee beans ice tray so you can make coffee ice cubes! Starting your morning off with an iced coffee that's too diluted because you used regular ice cubes doesn't sound so appealing when you think of coffee bean cubes.

    This is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Love this product. My iced coffee has never tasted better, and the coffee bean cubes are so, so cute!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    16. 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

    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: "Thin slices taste better! Makes my life so much easier! Great for pies and snacking — I truly love this and everyone who sees mine wants it.

    My first one broke after THREE YEARS of heavy use. At $10 a pop, who cares? I still got tremendous value from it at less than the cost of a penny per day. Bought a new one and have bought several as gifts. Hope they never stop making this." —ModernEsther

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

    17. Truffle hot sauce that'll basically be the most ~fancy~ hot sauce you've ever tried. It has the spiciness you love in hot sauce, of course, infused with a rich truffle taste. It's like eating at a 5-star restaurant, even if you're drizzling it onto a microwaved meal.

    a person pouring the truffle hot sauce on a slice of pepperoni pizza

    Promising review: "Purchased this because it was one of Oprah’s favorite things. As a truffle and Sriracha lover, this is what you get if they had a baby, but 10 times better. I highly recommend because it helps my food taste better." —Linzy nguyen

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

    18. Mike's Hot Honey – it just may 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.


    Check out our review of the wonderful Mike's Hot Honey!

    Promising review: I absolutely love this honey! I drizzle this over my fried chicken, and it just makes my already perfect chicken even better! It’s spicy and sweet. When you first taste it you're like 'where’s the heat?,' and then it hits you, and then fades away making you want another bite right away. Best thing I’ve bought in a while. Definitely worth it!" —angela

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A wine aerator you can stick into the bottle of your favorite vino, making your next glass taste better just by simply...pouring it.


    I bought this for my mom as part of a Mother's Day gift, and I'll be honest, I've gotten a lot more use out of it. It's so easy to use, I didn't even have to glance at the instructions, and I mean come on, when you're in the mood to kick back and sip a glass of pinot at the end of a long day, who feels like reading a manual? Not I! You literally just twist the pourer onto the decanter, stick the decanter spout into the bottle, and then pour into your glass. It's cool because you can literally see the bubbles forming at the top from it being aerated. And I did a taste test to see if I could actually tell the difference, or if this was just a phony claim...and it works. It really, actually works. It uses an air intake system to ensure an optimal amount of oxygen!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    20. An automatic bread maker to churn out delectable breads, cakes, and jams so yummy, your kitchen will feel like the cutest bakery in town.,

    This machine has 12 settings: French, quick bread (no yeast), sweet, 1.5-pound express, 2-pound express, dough, jam, cake, whole grain, and bake. It allows you to select your loaf size and between a light, medium, or dark crust setting. Includes an interior pan and two kneading paddles that are all dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Wow, what a great bread maker! We use this ALL the time. Bread is consistently awesome and tastes so much better than store-bought!! We just experiment with recipes online. Fun for kids to do, too!" —KristySchmisty

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    21. 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, the bacon cooker in a microwave, and on the right, the perfectly cooked bacon next to a stack of pancakes

    Microwave time is just one minute per slice! The tray catches all the grease, and it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This will pay for itself in weeks for me. I used to buy pre-cooked bacon, but with this I save money by buying uncooked bacon. Also, there's less fat, and the taste is better." —William J Sheffield

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    22. An organic date syrup that contains less sugar than honey and has a caramel taste, making it great to add to coffee, yogurt, tea, oatmeal, baked treats, and salad dressing recipes!


    Promising review: "Great flavor and makes my coffee taste so much better these days. I'm a fan and have been telling others about this syrup. Will continue ordering." —Liza

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99.

    23. A sushi-making kit for making your own fresh sushi! If you want to throw together a strange combination of ingredients, you can!


    This set includes a training frame, nonstick paddle, and the SushiQuik Roll cutter. It can make all roll sizes, includes rolls with rice on the outside. Plus, the sushi mat is detachable so it can be put in the dishwasher.

    Promising review: "Bought this for my husband, but I quickly took it over! Tastes so much better than grocery store sushi, and will save lots of money over the long term. Try it!" —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

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