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    25 Kitchen Products Under $10 That People Actually Swear By

    These tiny investments will pay off in a big way.

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    1. A veggie spiralizer for an easy way of making delish zucchini noodles from scratch. Bonus: it'll easily fit in your drawers.

    This spiral slicer has dual stainless-steel cutting blades for thick or thin pasta strands. It's dishwasher-safe and can be used on zucchini, squash, carrots, and even potatoes.

    Promising review: "I almost bought a countertop spiralizer before realizing I didn’t have the counter space. I 'settled' for this instead. Haha! As it turns out, I thoroughly enjoy this little gadget! Works great! I use it nearly every day. It is one of my favorite kitchen tools. Very highly recommend this!" —Luke316

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A stainless steel bar that'll erase the smell of garlic and fish from your hands.

    Promising review: "Definitely get one of these if you're thinking about it. I was skeptical, but it really works. I do a lot of cooking with garlic and onion and after one wash with this, my hands no longer smell like garlic or onions. Really worth having in the kitchen." —Nos

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. 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 Brussels 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.

    4. A set of stove counter gap covers to prevent crumbs and liquids from falling into the unreachable crevice.,

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much crud I have cleaned out between my counter and my stove. This lays in the opening between the two so nothing gets down into the space between. Just lay it down very easily, and it stays put. It looks like it is part of the stove. It is easy to clean; just wipe off when you clean the stove or counter. I have had no problem with melting as it is not on the burners, it is on the side of the stove. However, it is heat-resistant, so the heat from the stove will not bother it. I would definitely buy this again." —Joanne

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95+ (available two lengths and three colors).

    5. A manual food chopper for breaking up ground meats, mashing potatoes, or cutting up hard-boiled eggs.

    It'll even work in a non-stick pan.

    Promising review: "The chopper breaks up ground beef, turkey, etc., much more efficiently than can be done with a spatula or turner. I don't normally purchase incredibly specialized utensils if I can get by without them, however, I think this chopper is worth the money because it saves time and makes cooking easier. The nylon material is heat-resistant and seems durable, but the packaging still directs not to leave on a hot surface when not in use." —Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in three colors).

    6. A pack of dishcloths can dry quickly and remain odor-free — they'll last a lot longer than your average sponge.

    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 $7.99 (available in three colors).

    7. A silicone spoonula (spoon + spatula) you'll find yourself reaching for more than any other utensil.

    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 $8.94 (available in two colors).

    8. A spill stopper to catch a pasta-boil-over disaster before it happens.

    It measures 11.5-inches in diameter.

    Promising review: "Amazing!!! No more spilling, no more wiping constantly. I can open the little lid and check my soup and add ingredients, too. It fits all my big pots, and small pots and is easy to clean. Recommend to those who don't like to watch the pot the whole time." —Chloe

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. A stainless steel rack for a convenient spot to rest pot lids and cooking utensils. It'll catch any runoff water and sauce, and keep your countertop clean.

    One reviewer uses it to hold cutting boards.

    Promising review: "Great spoon rest/lid holder. I am always looking for a place to put the pot lid down when I am cooking. This keeps everything in one place — the spoon and lid. It doesn't take up a lot of room, and it keeps your mess contained. No more paper towels or dirtying up plates to rest my spoon and then having to clean where I set the lid down." —Busy Wife and Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    10. A fish spatula that'll get under anything — flaky fish fillets, gooey cookies, fried eggs, and more.

    Promising review: "I'm a chef at a seafood restaurant. I have used many fish spatulas, but this one has to be the best in quality, durability, and weight. It's light, and the edge never damages the fish — perfect for heavy-duty cooking." —Yolanda

    Get it from Amazon for $5.51.

    11. A flexible sink strainer so you can easily empty out food particles by pulling on the tab and inverting it.

    Promising review: "It kills me to write this review since I never thought I would be writing a review for a sink strainer. I guess this means that I am officially getting old but when you come across a well-engineered product that solves a problem for you, no matter how simple, it should get credit. This strainer allows full flow down the drain even when it is full of food particles, so you can just clean it easily after you are all done. No food can sneak by due to the design, and it even looks good. Pros: fits great, looks good, engineered perfectly, solves your kitchen sink drain issues. Cons: Makes you re-examine your life now that you are this excited about a sink strainer." —CaptainDingle

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    12. A pair of silicone-covered tongs to boldly go where no human hands have gone (deep into a hot oven or a boiling pot of water).

    These tongs are made of stainless steel and food-grade silicone. They're heat-resistant up to 480°F and BPA-free.

    Promising review: "I didn't know I could love a new kitchen tool so much. These tongs are so handy and each day I find a new wonderful use for them. They make it so easy to stir veggies that are cooking or just in a bowl to season and mix. They are wonderful for taking things out of a countertop oven or turning steaks or other meats. They are even great for getting to that item that dropped between a narrow space. But my favorite part of these tongs are the silicone-enhanced handles and tips. This design makes them quite non-slip and gentle on the food that you are grabbing. Wonderful design, very sturdy and well-made, nice design to keep them closed and compact for storing, and my favorite new kitchen tool." —R.Fraggle

    Get it from Amazon for $9.71 (available in two colors).

    13. A brush and squeegee combo for swiping any wet or dry spills on the countertop into the sink — it'll save you so much on paper towels.

    Promising review: "LOVE THIS PRODUCT! Saves me so many paper towels, easily washed in the dishwasher, and the small size saves space! Will always have one of these on hand for sure!" —Prime Time Review

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    14. A flat whisk that can do everything a regular ballon whisk can but will be a lot easier to clean.

    It's also dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This is one of my most-used cooking tools. What makes this whisk stand head and shoulders above the crowd of balloon whisks is the fact that it's flat — well, slightly dished, like a skeleton of a serving spoon — which makes it a snap to clean. It performs the usual whisking chores with aplomb, but can be wiped clean in a fraction of the time (and with a fraction of the water) required for a traditional balloon whisk." —Andy Baird

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. A digital food scale so you can be extra precise when measuring out coffee beans or baking ingredients.

    This digital scale ensures accuracy within 0.1 ounce/1 gram. It can support up to 11 pounds in weight.

    Promising review: "I love this scale. It's slim so it fits nicely in my drawer. It lets you zero out whatever you put on the scale, so you don't have to subtract the weight of the bowl from the weight of the food. Very handy. It's also extremely accurate and can weigh the smallest amount of food. It has a decent surface area also." —Carrie S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A terracotta bear to keep your brown sugar from congealing into a hard and unusable rock.

    Promising review: "If anyone claims that this product does not work, they MUST NOT be using it correctly! I was very apprehensive about this product but after tossing several bags of brown sugar because they literally were as hard as rocks, I decided to give it a try. I soaked it for about 20 minutes then dried it with a paper towel and stuck it in my brown sugar jar. I broke the 'sugar brick' into about eight chunks and stuck them in a large glass jar. After a week I was able to actually crumble some of it with my fingers. I soaked it again and two weeks later, when I was going to bake, the sugar was a lot softer and only had a few large clumps. I've had it now in the jar for almost two months and there are no clumps." —Pamela A Vazquez

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.54.

    17. An instant-read meat thermometer because it's the most accurate way to find out if the turkey is really cooked through.

    Promising review: "Love this little guy! The readout pops up very quickly, no more than a few seconds, which is very important when you are dealing with something in the oven, and you don't want the door open too long because of heat loss. I had it out on the counter prior to use, and it was registering 76 degrees, which I realized when I looked at my indoor thermometer was the ambient air temperature! Not just for meat I guess! Easy to read, easy to clean, just a swipe with a soapy sponge. It's also nice looking and sleek."—v

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors).

    18. A fabric liner for helping your veggies stay fresh in the crisper drawer. By absorbing excess moisture, it prevents produce from prematurely perishing.

    Each liner is 12" x 24" but you can trim it to fit your fridges shelves/drawers. They are reusable — simply machine wash on cold when they get dirty!

    Promising review: "Bought a new refrigerator so thought I would do it right. Great product — lets the air get under the fruit/veggies and keeps them fresh longer, and keeps the drawers cleaner, too." —M. Kopp

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $3.99.

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

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's review of this lil' knife sharpener!

    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+ (available in three colors).

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

    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 $8.10.

    21. A pair of bag racks to hold storage (or trash) bags open so both your hands can be free to scoop the food.

    Promising review: "These are very helpful, especially if you do freezer meals. They hold quart and gallon bags securely and reduce mess and spills. They pay for themselves if it keeps you from spilling one meal and having to waste the ingredients and time. They fold pretty flat and fit into a drawer nicely." —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.25. (I know these are technically over $10, but you get two!!!)

    22. A smart funnel for transfering the lasts bits of BBQ sauce or dish detergent from one bottle to another — hands-free.

    Promising review: "I purchased this for myself to try and then bought them as Christmas gifts. It gets every last drop of shampoo, lotion, soap, etc., out of the bottles. I've decided to buy another one for the kitchen for things like dressing, ketchup, mustard, and oils. Helps with clutter and will save money over time by not wasting the last bit in the containers." —Diane H

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

    23. A pack of long-lasting sponges that won't scratch up your nice pans or start to smell musty after a few days.

    Promising review: "Amazing! I have used Scrub Daddy and Scrub Mommy for years. I saw these and thought I'd give them a try. I will never buy anything else. For me, these are perfect. Perfect size, and I love the rectangle shape. They rinse clean, so no food debris stays behind. I used to use regular sponges, but they soured and smelled terrible. These Sponge Daddy sponges are perfection! They never smell or sour." —AdaminSD

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $14.70.

    This is our-pick for the best mid-price sponge on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    24. A 3-in-1 tool any ~hardcore~ avocado fan should get.

    It can safely split, pit, and slice avocados. Plus, it's top rack–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 $9.89.

    25. A set of silicone food huggers so you can abandon cellophane wrap forever. It'll even work on jars and cans.

    Promising review: "These have probably been around for a long time, but I just discovered them and think they're terrific. From my half lemons to half onions, they keep the 'other half' fresh and ready. No more waste here!" —Linda Brown

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two color sets).

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