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    Updated on Jan 30, 2019. Posted on May 22, 2018

    28 Kitchen Products Under $25 That Are 100% Worth The Money

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    1. An electric egg cooker that'll save you serious time in the morning. Just hit cook, get ready for work, and ding! Eggs are ready for you in minutes.

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    It can make hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and individual omelets.

    Promising review: "I bought this egg cooker for the first time a year and a half ago, and it is awesome. I hate having a single-purpose appliance in my kitchen, but this is worth it. Making hard-boiled eggs was always hit or miss for me, even if it was timed perfectly. (I admit I forgot about the eggs more than once!) This cooker makes PERFECT eggs every single time, to the exact hardness I desire with no green ring on the yolk. Even better, the shell slides off without taking half the egg white with it! My favorite use is to pop some eggs in when I get home and prep a salad. By the time the salad is ready, the eggs are done. I can even leave the kitchen and still hear when they are done because of the buzzer. I've purchased five more of them for family for Christmas this year and can't wait to get everyone on board the Dash Go Egg Cooker train!" —A. M. Hinshaw

    Get it from Amazon for $19.79+ (available in three colors).

    2. A stainless steel bar to get rid of the most pungent of smells, such as garlic and raw fish.

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    Promising review: "I had heard that rubbing my hands with stainless steel after cutting onions or garlic would help to dissipate the odor that clings to my skin. This smell seems to last for hours, and I've tried many different methods to try and remove it but nothing seemed to work. I finally tried the stainless steel suggestion by rubbing my hands over the surface of my sink, and the scent was greatly reduced! Unfortunately trying to get between my fingers is difficult when using the steel sink, so I ordered this soap-shaped steel disc. It works great! I don't know why or how it works, but it DOES work! Just an FYI — I am a chef/owner of a small restaurant, and I cut a LOT of onions and garlic in the course of my work. I'm glad I found such a simple cure for my 'onion hands'!" —linda crawford kober

    Get it from Amazon for $1.72.

    3. A multipurpose rack you can use to hold storage/trash bags open as well as dry bottles on.

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    It folds flat for storage.

    Promising review: "I stumbled upon this product while searching for something to dry bottles. I am so glad I took a chance on it. I love it for drying bottles. It does everything the reviews list. I was sold on it because it looked so easy to store, but honestly, it hasn't left my countertop since it arrived. The way it opens and adjusts lends itself to any number of uses. My favorite part is that I can hold up large awkward items like cookie sheets and a 9"x13" pan to dry. I have used it for holding open gallon bags to fill. Such a simple design and well executed." —My Old KY Home

    Get it from Amazon for $17.

    4. A whisk/spatula tool for mixing batter or gravy, scraping the bowl clean, and even breaking up ground meat.

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    This tool is made of silicone and is heat resistant up to 600 degrees. It's dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This batter tool is great not only for batters but for stirring and breaking up foods such as ground beef while cooking. Great for making sauces, and it's heavy duty so it does not spray like a whisk can when whisking up a sauce. Easier to clean than a whisk, too. I loved this tool so much that I bought one for everyone in the family in the color they preferred." —Juliane

    Get it from Amazon for $11.45+ (available in four colors).

    5. A non-stick fluted tube pan guaranteed to give you perfectly shaped bakes every time.

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    Promising review: "Non-stick that is ACTUALLY non-stick. Without any prepping of the pan, the bundt cake came right out of the pan as soon as I turned it over, without taking any of the cake with it. Very heavy duty pan." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A fish turner that can get under pretty much anything, from a flaky filet to hot, gooey cookies.

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    Promising review: "This is my go-to turner when I'm cooking for anything — not just fish. I'm pretty particular about turners, which sounds odd, but if they aren't thin enough at the edge, it's hard to get them under the food. Metal is important so it's not floppy, and the length is great because it can hold larger pieces of food. Worth it." —Mary Schumann

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    And if you're looking for something that'll last you a lifetime, you can find our pick for the best cast iron skillet in three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    7. A 5-in-1 unitool you can use as a slotted spoon, a solid spoon, a spatula, a turner, and a cutting tool.

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    This tool is made from nylon and heat-resistant up to 480 degrees. It's also dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Give it a cap and a costume, this is the only thing I need in the kitchen! I am often looking for tools that can replace the other 30 I have collected in my kitchen. I have used this to flip grilled cheese, stir red beans and rice, strain brussel sprouts, and taste sauce. I use the flat edge to cut onions that were too large once in the pot and scrape the bottom of the pan. The uni-tool feels nice in my hand, has held up fine in multiple dishwashings, and has allowed me to toss a few kitchen tools that have become obsolete." —Hiawhatha

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A spill stopper so you won't have to scrub the stovetop (yet again) because the pasta boiled over.

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    It's made of heavy silicone that's heat-resistant up to 400 degrees and microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Works great. I got it as a Mother's Day gift for my mom since she's always boiling stuff over. Especially when family is over, the house is busy and she forgets about it and next thing you know, water is all over and then she has to scrub the stove the next day and well, she's retired and shouldn't have to do that. So I thought I would get this for her and see if it worked. It works and she loves it. No more boiling over the pots. When the family is over, it's always mashed potatoes or pasta so this saves her so much scrubbing the next day. I am glad I got it for her." —Chris w

    Get it from Amazon for $15.49 (available in four sizes and five colors).

    9. A microwave pasta cooker to save you on nights when you're too tired to cook (and too broke to order takeout).

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    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 $14.99.

    10. A flat colander that can do everything a regular colander can, as well as catch peelings and protect your sink.

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    It's made of food-safe polypropylene and 100% recyclable. It's also safe to submerge in boiling water and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This is a simple design that just makes so much sense. I have always had some kind of mat in the bottom of my sink to keep dishes from clanking around too much, but often times food strands would get looped around and stuck on it, making it a pain to clean up. This colander is soft enough to prevent that clanking of dishes but also solid enough to easily lift up and spray off, allowing food particles to slide right off and into the drain catch (no garbage disposal here). It's also great for rinsing and peeling vegetables, creating a large surface area (your whole sink) for catching flying peels, which you can then slide right into the trash. It seems like a bowl-shaped colander would be just as simple, but this design makes a ton of sense for my work style in the kitchen and does double-duty as a sink mat. A great multi-tasking piece that has eliminated multiple kitchen inconveniences." —loubee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in three colors).

    11. A non-stick baking mat (with helpful measurements) to use for prepping the dough as well as baking in the oven.

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    This silicone mat can withstand temperatures from -40°F to 480°F.

    Promising review: "I've never used these before, and I regret all of the time I've lost scrubbing baking dishes clean. Now those days are over for me. These clean up easily with soap and water, and the baking sheets are spotless. The really great thing about these mats is you can roll out the dough on the mat and place the mat directly on the baking sheet to go into the oven. Just lift and go. It's really great for making pizzas. I even use the pizza cutter on it without damaging the mat. Bonus: everything comes out beautifully. I haven't had any dough stick to the mat. Everything we've baked has an even, tawny color on the bottom." —bfcomedywriter

    Get it from Amazon for $12.11.

    12. A silicone spoonula (spoon + spatula) for all your stirring, scraping, and serving needs.

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    It's heat resistant up to 480 degrees, BPA-free, and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I had seen this item mentioned on America's Test Kitchen. Frankly, given how it looked, I couldn't understand how it could be better than spatulas and large spoons I already used in cooking. How wrong I was. This has become my favorite cooking tool and the one I use most often for sauteing, scrambling, etc. Before, when I would go to move things around in the pan and/or to scoop them out, the utensil never seemed to properly reach into corners and you ended up having to use your finger or another utensil to coax the items onto the spatula or spoon. Annoying and time-consuming when you're trying to get hot/warm items from the pan to your dining table. But this? Everything was easier, moved more smoothly, and the material was so flexible that everything could be easily scooped out, and, when needed, scraped up. The material is sturdy and easy to wash (we don't have a dishwasher, so it's by hand). I ordered a second one within days of my first purchase." —IRG

    Get it from Amazon for $8.24 (available in three colors).

    13. A pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet — it can go straight from the stovetop into the oven.

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    Promising review: "I used this straight out of the box to cook two pieces of chicken breast. I used olive oil and butter to prevent any sticking and to further season the skillet. I did not notice any sticking to the skillet. After I seared both sides of the chicken, I then let it finish in the oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. All I can say is wow! I love this skillet already, and this is my first time using it! I never used anything comparable to a cast iron skillet. Never again am I going back to frying chicken, or any meat for that matter, on a regular pan. This was well worth the investment. If your looking at this just buy it." —Eric

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98 (available in eight sizes).

    You can find our pick for the best cast iron skillet in three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    14. A pack of dishcloths that won't get soggy and stinky like sponges.

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    They stay odor-free without washing or microwaving and are safe to use on non-stick cookware.

    Promising review: "I bought a set in 2014, and I'm back to buy a second set now, only because three of the four from my previous set have mysteriously gone missing over the past month (I have a new housemate, but I'm not pointing any fingers...). They held up very well, they do a great job of scrubbing dishes without getting all grimy and smelly, and they're a cinch to clean by rinsing under running water, putting them in the dishwasher with the dishes, or tossing them in the laundry with the clothes. I won't go back to sponges or traditional dishcloths." —K. Bonner

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.

    15. A silicone trivet you shouldn't underestimate because it can double as a potholder and jar opener.

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    It's heat-resistant up to 442°F and 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 two-pack from Amazon for $11.90.

    16. A two-stage knife sharpener that'll restore dull blades to a razor sharp state.

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    Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) non-serrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening but unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago. I saw this gadget and decided to try it. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'Coarse' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8-10 times. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I've been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I've saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives. I don't know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!" —Schelly L. Wagoner

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A clip-on strainer so you can finally retire your clunky old colander.

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    It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love my new kitchen gadget! I've always dreaded bringing out that big ol' colander and having something extra to wash — especially if it was for something small like a box of mac and cheese. I'd then find myself struggling with trying to use the pot lid and losing half the food in the sink. I've only had this for a week or so, and I've already used it several times with different sized pots for different food items. Tonight it was used on my biggest pot for a large helping of spaghetti. It fits every pot perfectly, no food ends up in the sink, I can throw it in the dishwasher when done, and it doesn't take up a ton of space in the cabinet or in the dishwasher. Worth every penny!" —Tired

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. A set of non-stick muffin tins that'll also make non-muffin breakfast foods like mini frittatas and granola cups.

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    The non-stick coating is BPA- and PFOA-free, and it's dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "WOW, truly incredible product. I absolutely love these muffin pans. Not only do I love the blue silicone (so useful), the pan truly is the best I've used. I am an advanced baker and watch all of the Tasty Buzzfeed videos." —afm55

    Get a two-pack from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $13.33.

    19. An immersion blender (with a whisk attachment) for whipping up anything from mayonnaise to meringue.

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    The removable parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I bought this for making mayo, and it works wonderfully! Within seconds. I have been making attempts at making my own mayo for over a year and have succeeded once! This is amazing and has eliminated so much waste and frustration. I highly recommend this to anyone. Whip cream and mayo in seconds! Fantastic, a must have for every kitchen!" —Evan and Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $16.92.

    20. A cold brew maker because buying one iced coffee outside a day can add up.

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    It's dishwasher-safe and BPA-free and can make four servings of coffee (1 quart).

    Promising review: "I was wasting money every single morning at Starbucks on coffee I didn't even like until the Takeya came into my life. I went from spending $90 to $100 on coffee a month to under $10. Not only does it save me money but it also saves me all the time I spent waiting in the drive-through (I live in Seattle, lines for coffee get long!). Bottom line is it's totally worth it if you're trying to find ways to cut back on spending." —Katie Bee

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    21. A digital food scale (with a removable bowl) to get extremely precise with your recipes.

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    It works for both dry and liquid ingredients.

    Promising review: "This product is worth so much more than it cost. My last scale did not have a bowl that fits so nicely in it, so when I used to measure things, I had to be sure the bowl was centered to get the accurate weight. This measures fluid ounces in addition to pounds, and it also has its own bowl and stores so nicely in my utensil drawer. I no longer need multiple scales in my kitchen. This just made my cooking and baking a breeze." —JGL

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    22. A mixing bowl + measuring cup set that'll nest neatly for storage when it's not in use.

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    This seven-piece set includes one 1.75-qt (7.5-inch) medium mixing bowl, one 0.5-qt (6-inch) small mixing bowl with measurements, four measuring cups (1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/4 cup), and one tablespoon. Everything is made of BPA-free polypropylene plastic and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I had been eyeballing this set for some time. I finally ordered it, and I'm so glad I did. It seemed a little pricey but when I received them I realized why, and I think they are worth it. The bowls are very substantial and thick enough to handle whatever you are mixing. (I had flimsy plastic bowls before, and it does make a difference.) They stack perfectly and take up minimal room in my cabinet. I'm on a mission to declutter and minimize the junk in my life, and this really works for me. This replaced a lot of other bowls and I don't miss them. It's really everything I need, nesting in one place, easy to find (I haven't had to buy anything else). I recommend this for anyone trying to simplify their life!" —jmravinet

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three combos).

    23. A sharp chef's knife to make slicing and dicing so much easier.

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    Promising review: "I was a butcher for years and always used good knives for my work. Now, I love to cook but can't afford pricey knives. I saw the other reviews here and was very skeptical. After using this knife for two months as my main kitchen knife, I couldn't be any more impressed with it. I use and abuse it, throw it in the dishwasher and use it and abuse it again, and it keeps coming back for more. I use it on bone-in meats, veggies, tomatoes... whatever, and it retains its edge and still looks brand new. I haven't had to sharpen it at all yet, and it is still razor sharp. I highly recommend it." —HSHS Dad

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in eight colors).

    24. A set of storage containers for keeping your produce fresh for much longer.

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    These are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. Read a BuzzFeed editor's full review of these storage containers.

    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 set of two from Amazon for $14.99.

    25. A wall-mount grocery bag dispenser so you can finally declutter your plastic bag-filled drawers and cabinets.

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    Promising review: "What a nifty bag organizer! When I think back on all the time I've spent pressing out the air, flattening and then folding grocery bags so I could use them later as garbage sacks, it would be worth it to have paid $100+ for this handy bag organizer. Just stuff the bags in the opening until it's full. The bags stay in it. When you want to remove a bag, you simply grab one from the slot on the front and pull. It easily comes out. And the brushed stainless steel with black plastic on the ends is a vision of beauty to behold. Perfection if you are going to mount it in a visible location. Mine is going on the inside of the cabinet door under my kitchen sink. Doesn't matter if it's not easily seen. I should be able to look at beauty when I open my cabinet door, too. I highly recommend this item." —Lynne

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    26. A color-coded cutting board that can prevent cross-contamination and won't be a headache to clean.

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    This set includes one bamboo cutting board and seven flexible, BPA-free mats. The mats can be inserted inside the bamboo board for storage.

    Promising review: "Love this set! So easy to use and clean. Love having a different mat for the different food groups. I don’t know how I lived in the kitchen before this! No more cross-contamination either. Mats do well in the dishwasher, even on the bottom rack. Worth every penny." —MommaDukes

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    27. A tea bag organizer, if you want some dramatic before-and-after pantry photos.

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    This organizer can hold approximately 100 tea bags.

    Promising review: "I love tea. In fact, I don't drink coffee so I buy a lot of varieties of tea and then put it in my cabinet and promptly forget them. I finally saw this product and bought it to help organize them. Who knew I had so many different teas! I totally forgot I had most of them. Now I have a neat display of my teas and can easily choose what tea I am in the mood for without taking things out of my cupboard. It looks great on my countertop near my fridge and doesn't take a lot of room. Love it. It's my new favorite thing. Worth every penny. Now I think I need another one." —Kasia K

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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