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    13 Basic Kitchen Products That Got Me Through Living Alone As An Adult

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    1. This cookware set with a tawa, a kadhai and a frying pan, and four different cooking spoons that will usually be the most you will need to cook a meal for one – ₹1,099

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    2. This compact chopper that requires minimal effort and time to perfectly chop vegetables. You can just chuck an onion in, pull at the string a few times and voila! Very handy for when you're tired after college or work – ₹235

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    Our Buzzfeed colleague, Shreya Mali, bought the chopper and put its strength to test and see if it really lived up to the hype.

    Spoiler alert: It did better than any of us could imagine! It turned peanuts into fine powder in just a few minutes!

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    3. This 18-piece pack of baggie seals will keep your leftovers fresh for longer and make sure that the sugar you just bought isn't all lumped up because you forgot to empty it into an airtight container – ₹68

    A person using the baggie seals to seal clear plastic bags of food.
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    4. These silicone pinch grip mittens that can handle heat up to 482°F. They also come with little magnets on the inside that cling to metal utensils and reduce your risk of dropping them. Definitely an upgrade from the scraps of whatever cloth you can find – ₹350

     Top: A person using the mittens to take a hot plate out of the microwave; Bottom: A person using the mittens to hold a hot pan handle.
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    5. This 15-in-1 chopper, cutter, dicer that will do literally EVERYTHING you can do to a vegetable or a fruit with a knife, except in half the time. Over 13,000 people agree! – ₹479

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    6. This dual-speed Wonderchef manual food processor that you can use to chop and slice fruits and veggies, and knead dough in no time. I used this every day to turn tomatoes into paste for curries! – ₹1,299

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    7. This electric kettle from Pigeon that is a far more efficient way of heating water up and it does so in seconds! It is also the laziest but greatest Maggi-making tool – ₹796

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    8. This dish drying rack that will fit easily next to the sink and comes with a tray and outlet so that excess water can run out instead of pooling on the kitchen counter – ₹375

    The dish rack pictured with dishes on it.
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    9. These fridge organisers (set of 4) clip on to shelves and give you extra storage without taking up any space. They are especially helpful if you live with roommates and need to separate your food – ₹279

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    10. This set of 6 microwave-safe food storage containers so you don't have to store random leftovers in steel plates and then add another dish to the washing pile when you transfer it into a microwavable bowl – ₹649

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    11. This Tupperware multipurpose cooking tool that comes with an idli tray, strainer, and measurement spoon and can be used to cook rice, khichdi, dal, idli, or boil vegetables in under 15 minutes in a microwave. I am alive only because of it – ₹899

    The multipurpose cooking took pictured with a measuring spoon and idli maker.
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    12. This set of 6 stretchable heat and leakproof silicone lids that will fit over almost any bowl or mug you own. Listen, there're going to be leftovers and you won't have enough containers – ₹250

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    13. This silicone dough rolling mat that is not only a gazillion times lighter than a regular wood/marble chakla, but also has markings so you can roll in between the lines – ₹349

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