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    Updated on Oct 9, 2019. Posted on Oct 23, 2018

    20 Kitchen Products That’ll Give You Dramatic Before-And-After Photos

    "Woooow." — You, after seeing these pictures.

    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. A tea bag organizer so you can declutter your cabinets and get rid of those half-empty boxes.

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    Promising review: "Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That's what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!" —Sarah C.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    2. A plastic storage container that'll make your fresh produce last a lot longer.

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    One BuzzFeed editor swears by these containers — read her review!

    Promising review: "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." —Laura

    Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $22.98.

    3. A pack of spice liners to control the chaos in your kitchen drawers.

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    Promising review: "This is one of the favorite things I've ever purchased from Amazon! They are so customizable and allow you to cut them and shape them to any drawer size. I think this will be my go-to gift for all of my friends who love cooking as much as I do! Freeing up cabinet space and having something that can so easily be rinsed off in the sink makes this a for sure buy!" —momonono

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A bottle of stainless steel cleaner for polishing away those grimy fingerprints on your appliances.

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    Promising review: "Used other products where you had to rub and buff until your arm almost fell off. We've been doing a kitchen renovation and of course, the refrigerator is right in the middle of everything, dust and dirty hands — I thought I would never get it clean, I really wanted to buy a new refrigerator. I have an older GE profile fridge. It has stainless steel panels so the fingerprints really show, but you spray the stuff on, wipe it off, and it's amazing — no fingerprints! It's been a week and we're still in reno mode, either they're putting gloves on or using telekinesis to open the door. Not a spot! Love it, buying more!" —Alice Cuevas

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    5. A two-tier knife organizer so you don't accidentally cut yourself on a blade while rummaging through the drawers.

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    It can hold up to nine knives.

    Promising review: "This knife organizer is the greatest thing ever. I have tiny kitchen drawers and cabinets, and two young children. I took all my sharp things and stuck them in a drawer, and my husband complained that the knives were haphazardly stuck in the drawer, and he always would nearly cut himself looking for a knife. So I bought this, which fits in my ridiculously small drawers very well, and I am able to neatly stack my knives and have a nice organized drawer that you won't cut yourself in if you're looking for a knife. I can't say enough good things about this organizer!" —Sloan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot that'll basically cook dinner for you. Just dump in some ingredients, hit a button, and let it work its magic.

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    It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all rolled into one nifty appliance. Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about this pressure cooker. First, I got rid of several gadgets, which I love. I had two rice cookers, a slow cooker, and a food steamer. That has freed up so much room in my kitchen. Best of all, I am making some delicious dishes with this. When I cook meat on the stove top, it is hit or miss. The meat comes out tender and delicious every time I use the Instant Pot. If you are worried about the investment or about having yet another gadget, you can remedy this by selling the appliances that this makes obsolete on Craigslist and using the money towards your own Instant Pot." —mo

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A can rack to keep your collection of non-perishable food items neat and organized — no more haphazard stacks that could collapse at any moment!

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    This rack can store up to 36 cans of varying sizes.

    Promising review: "This can rack organizer is a great product that makes storing cans in a cupboard so much easier. Before we had this product, we were stacking the cans in rows, which was fine but hard to see what you still had. Every time you take a can, the next can rolls to the front. This rack saves us time and space and makes our seven-can soup recipe so much easier to make. I recommend this product to anyone who stores and uses canned foods often and for those looking to improve on storage and organization of their pantry." —Jason and Kelle

    Get it from Amazon for $24.87.

    8. A corn stripper for removing kernels swiftly and smoothly —it's so easy to use, you'll be smiling from ear to ear.

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    Promising review: "I bought this to help me prepare corn for freezing and canning. I honestly wasn't expecting it to work as well as it actually did (lol my track record with kitchen gizmos isn't the best). First, it's very easy to grip (and I have bad carpal tunnel so this can be an issue for me), and the way it's designed makes it very safe to use, there's no chance of fingers near the cutting blade. I used it initially on a dozen ears of farm stand sweet corn. I blanched the ears for four minutes then put them in an ice water bath. From there, I put them through this corn stripper. It took very little effort on my part, and the cobs were really well cleaned off. I did do a little knife scraping on the smaller tapered ends of the ears, but only there — it cleanly took off all the rest. It took me longer to blanch two batches of ears than it did to strip off all the corn, this made such quick work of the job. This first batch I'm intending to freeze, but I'm planning on canning a huge batch very soon and this fantastic little gizmo is going to shave off hours of work (pun completely intended!). I'm a VERY happy purchaser!" —Cynthia Jendrejcak

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    9. An "Angry Mama" microwave cleaner so scrubbing off week-old splatters won't be such a chore.

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    Just add water and vinegar and place this gadget in the microwave for 5–8 minutes on high heat. Afterward, wipe off with sponge, rag or napkin, and all the grime will come right off!

    Promising review: "I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't cleaned my microwave in about six months. It's an awful task. I ran Angry Mama one time, wiped down easily, then ran it one more time to get it detailed really clean. Highly recommend using it more often than once every six months for a super fast, super clean microwave!" —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    10. A powerful blender that can crush uncooked rice into a powder and whole almonds into a paste — all within a matter of minutes.

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    Promising review: "The holy grail blender, y'all. I grew up with a Vitamix (big, tall, classic model), and since being on my own I have really missed it. I tried food processors (because they're cheaper), less expensive blenders, immersion blenders, etc. Nothing came close to what a Vitamix can do. If you're wondering if it's worth the price, I would give a resounding YES. It's so supportive of a healthy diet (smoothies, soups, scratch-made dips and salsas, nut milks and butters, etc.), and it's stupid easy to use AND clean. What sold me ultimately was 1) the smaller size (the classic ones are larger), and 2) I thought about how much I spend (or would like to spend) at my local smoothie/juice bar. A 16 oz. smoothie costs a ridiculous $8-9, and a juice at least that much, if not more. If I could afford it, I would have gotten one daily. So, this Vitamix pays for itself in about a month." —lovespuppies

    Get it from Amazon for $349.95 (available in three colors).

    This is our pick for the best luxury blender on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    11. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend to tackle anything from rusty knives to grease-marked pans to stained porcelain sinks.

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    One reviewer said it even removed permanent marker!

    Promising review: "Bar Keeper's Friend should really be called 'Homeowner's Magician'! I purchased this cleanser in an attempt to revive our stainless steel knife set, which is a great moderately-priced set that has seen better days, and I'm extremely happy that I did. The cleanser not only took away the rust spots with minimal difficulty, but it returned them to their original luster! After cleaning our knives, I gave it a shot on our porcelain sink, which I typically have to douse in bleach cleaner to remove the stains from, causing the entire kitchen to be filled with noxious fumes... and it worked beautifully! The stains came clean, and it made the sink look pretty enough to eat off of." —Kat Ferrari

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.09.

    12. A pair of handheld scrapers for restoring your beloved cast-iron pan to a brand new state.

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    Promising review: "Necessary tool to clean your cast iron pots and pans. Perfectly contoured to the rounded corners used by Lodge in their pans so you'll get any food stuck to your pan off easily. The plastic is sturdy, malleable but not so much that it will deform. Been using them for a couple months now, and I haven't had them break, and since I still can't get a properly seasoned coating on my pans, I have a lot of food that sticks (my fault), but these scrapers get pretty much everything off easily." —JGtz

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.16.

    13. A pair of expandable and stackable shelves so you can fully utilize all the vertical space in your cabinets.

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    Promising review: "I really needed something to store my big pots and pans in the cabinet. I just took a chance and ordered this. I was worried that this is going to be very flimsy. I was wrong. It's very strong. I have expanded the rack and put two big pots/pans on top and two big ones on the bottom. It's amazing how much space my cabinet has now. This is really a good buy." —Mrspjr

    Get them from Amazon for $15.87 (available in two finishes).

    14. A pair of meat-shredding claws that'll work a lot faster than forks.

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    These are BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and heat-resistant up to 475 degrees.

    Promising review: "These work wonderfully! I originally purchased them because I was cooking for a group of 100+ on a trip. We made about 40 pounds of shredded chicken thighs. Having made the same meal about a year prior, and spending a couple of hours shredding chicken with two kitchen forks, we knew there had to be an easier way! Using these shredding claws, we shredded 40 pounds of thighs in about 45 minutes. There were two of us and we kept swapping out because shredding still hurts your back/shoulders. But these claws are so sharp and useful that it took less than half the time! I've since used them to make shredded pork at home and they also work wonderfully for that!" —H. L. Kern

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95 (available in six colors).

    15. A cleaning kit to transform your stained cooktop into a flawless mirror.

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    This set comes with a 10-ounce bottle of cooktop cleaner, one cleaning pad, and one scraper.

    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 Lambertson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    16. A storage rack for an easy way to access all your water bottles without having to shuffle them around.

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    Promising review: "Our kitchen was getting a bit cluttered with all our water bottles and thermoses. This was a great solution to maximize storage without having to remove bottles in the front to get to the ones located behind in the cabinets. I am thinking about getting another one down the road if we keep accumulating more bottles." —Matthew Cihaski

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. A pot lid rack and pan organizer rack so grabbing your favorite skillet doesn't result in an avalanche.

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    Promising review: "This product may have saved our marriage! A simple solution to a complex problem. Our cabinet that held the pans and lids turned into an avalanche of despair every time we wanted to use a pan. We gave up on trying to find the correct lid. Now we have a simple stack of pans in the cabinet with biggest on the bottom and smallest on top with their corresponding lids hanging in the same order from the door on this nifty organizer. My wife is still wondering what to do with the extra time and lack of stress every time she goes to grab a pan or lid." —AmosJK

    Get them from Amazon: lid rack for $15.99 and pan rack for $14.77

    18. A dishwasher cleaner that'll not only blast away layers of build-up but will also get rid of any stinky odors.

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    Promising review: "I tried everything to get out the brown buildup in my dishwasher. Nothing worked, and I continued to have eight years worth of nasty looking residue. I bought a bottle of Dishwasher Magic through Amazon. I was very skeptical but was ready to try anything. One bottle placed in the silverware tray, using the hottest cycle available, and the inside of my dishwasher looks like it's never been used. Great product!" —J. Fisher

    Get it from Amazon for $6.38.

    19. A spiral slicer to turn whole zucchinis (and other veggies) into delicious noodles.

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    Promising review: "This is a great product. I have used a spiral slicer that cost $50 and was a pain to clean for the last few years. The Veggetti works the same way as the one I've been using, costs less, and is easy to clean. I have only used it for zucchini, summer squash, and carrots. Every time, it consistently performs well and makes a nice spiral cut." —A. Hawkbird

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A bottle of fume-free cleaner for giving your oven a thorough wipe down. Haven't cleaned your oven in over half a decade? After this, no one will be able to tell.

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    Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been six years since my last oven cleaning... After seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour. The attached pictures speak for themselves." —William Fredericks

    Get it from Amazon for $5.91.

    There's only one word to describe these products:

    CW

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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