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    45 Things For Anyone Who Spends Basically All Their Time In The Kitchen

    Both novice cooks and seasoned chefs will appreciate these useful products.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Heavy-duty cleaning wipes that'll remove sauce and grease splatters with ease.

    Amazon

    These wipes are non-abrasive so they're safe to use on smooth surfaces like car exteriors.

    Promising review: "I have a small kitchen, and everything tends to get an oily, greasy film on it very quickly. I don't have a tile backsplash or a range hood, and my fridge is right next to my stove, so the paint on the wall and the textured fridge get pretty disgusting. The tiniest little oil splatter seems to cover my whole kitchen. When these wipes arrived yesterday, I attacked my kitchen with them. They worked amazingly well! I didn't realize how much grease was really sticking to everything until I saw how disgusting the wipes were getting. Luckily, they're huge, so I was able to cover a lot before a needed a new one.

    I have very sensitive skin, and these didn't dry my hands out at all. I also get severe migraines, which are easily triggered by chemical smells, and these have a nice, lemony scent that didn't trigger me at all. 10 stars!" β€”Michele West

    Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $10.75.

    2. A compact binder for collecting all your favorite recipes (from grandma's secret casserole to that perfect cinnamon bun recipe you got off the internet).

    Amazon

    This ring binder comes with 25 4"x6" recipe cards, 50 clear plastic sleeves, and nine tab dividers with categories.

    Promising review: "I don't have too many recipes (since I'm not the best cook lol), so I was looking for a really cute recipe book just to keep my favorites! They supple a handful of stylish note cards that match the binder to input your recipes, which I really liked. Also, it is a really cute decoration to display in your kitchen, too!" β€”Al

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four designs).

    3. A cushy floor mat to save your feet from standing on the cold, hard kitchen floors for hours during food prep.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My kitchen floor is tile and after a half day of making bread, cookies, or brownies, or even prepping to can jams, my feet and toes would cramp at night. I needed relief! The Sky Mats kitchen mat is perfect. It's a perfect size for my kitchen workspace and amazingly comfortable to stand on while I chop, knead, stir, and mix. I spilled strawberry jam on it and thought I'd created a permanent sticky spot, but it cleaned up without a trace. I can sweep it clean after a day in the kitchen. Best of all, I don't have cramps in my toes and legs at night. Love my mat!" β€”Judith

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in three sizes and nine colors).

    4. An expandable spice rack so you can finally see and grab every bottle you have. No more emptying out the entire cabinet to find the pepper *or* buying another jar of pepper just to find out the first one was hidden in the back.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "With all our spices on one level, we had to take out every spice to get to the ones in the back. Now they are all visible and you can just reach in and take out the one you need. Easy peasy!" β€”Kindle Customer

    Get two-shelves from Amazon for $27.99.

    5. 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.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sautΓ© pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all rolled into one nifty appliance. Read our full review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" β€”Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $59.92+ (available in three sizes).

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

    amazon.com

    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." β€”JGtz

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $2.54.

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    One reviewer said it even removed permanent marker. Check out our full review of Bar Keeper's Friend!

    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." β€”Kat Ferrari

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A wall calendar by BuzzFeed's Tasty packed with fun and delicious recipes you can try each month. No more food ruts!

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    9. All-natural bottle cleaning tablets that'll dissolve decade-old coffee stains in your (supposedly) stainless steel thermos. The best part? No scrubbing required!

    amazon.com

    These are biodegradable and odor-free.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug β€” I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    10. 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.

    amazon.com

    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." β€”William Fredericks

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    11. A nifty little utensil to use as a slotted spoon, a turner, a solid spoon, a spatula, and a cutting tool.

    Joseph Joseph

    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 30 others 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 used 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." β€”Hiawhatha

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. An ice cube tray with a lid so you don't have to play freezer Tetris every time you refill it. Plus, it'll prevent the ice from tasting stale!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." β€”Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A powerful blender that can crush uncooked rice into a powder and whole almonds into a paste β€” all within a matter of minutes.

    BuzzFeed

    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." β€”lovespuppies

    Get it from Amazon for $289.95 (available in three colors).

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

    14. A low-maintenance countertop garden for having fresh herbs at your fingertips year-round (no matter how small or sun-less your apartment might be).

    Macy's

    The kit includes the countertop garden, Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, and Miracle-Gro plant food. I actually own the Goodful Aerogarden and can confirm that it's super duper easy to use, even for a beginner like me. It automatically alerts you when the plants need more food or water, so you don't need a green thumb for it to work. Plus, the herbs grow crazy fast, so you'll be able to use them for cooking in no time. Read my full review!

    Here's an excerpt: "I've never had a countertop garden before so I wasn't sure what to expect. But I am happy to report that after two weeks, ALL of the herbs have sprouted and the seedlings are in excellent shape β€” with basically zero effort on my part!" –Yi Yang

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $129.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A set of crystal clear storage containers with leak-proof lids to store leftovers.

    Amazon

    They're also BPA-free and dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. I basically threw out all my other containers after discovering how awesome these are. They are truly leak-proof β€” I can toss them into my bag without worrying about creating a mess and they have held up very well after repeated washing in the dishwasher. Mine are at least a year old and still crystal clear! Read my full review of the Rubbermaid Brilliance food storage containers!

    Promising review: "I am in the process of replacing all my storage containers with these. I cannot say enough good things about this product! These containers go from dishwasher to freezer storage without any issue. Started with a sample set to test whether they would bubble up in the microwave or stain, as I cook a lot of red sauce pasta and barbecue. They have passed every test with flying colors. These have not stained, bubbled (whitened), and hand washing or dishwasher β€” it doesn't make a difference, because they clean up great! Exceeded all expectations and I wish I would have bought these sooner. The best all around storage container I have ever used! Love them!" β€”Susanne S.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $29.97.

    16. A cold brew maker so you can make delicious iced joe at home instead of spending $$$ at a coffee shop. It has an airtight seal for keeping your drink fresh for days.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Just add coarse-ground coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), let it brew for 12–24 hours, and serve. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

    Promising review: "Bought this for my wife, and now I have become a cold-brew expert. Easy to use, easy to clean, and makes incredible-tasting coffee. This process removes all the bitterness and is easily our favorite way to enjoy our favorite drink. For the price you have to pay for cold brew at fancy coffee shops, this thing pays for itself pretty quickly. Try this once, and you'll love it." β€”Mark C

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    Or, check out our picks for the cold brew coffee makers at BuzzFeed Reviews!

    17. Fridge bins that'll not only save you space but will also save you money on groceries because you can actually see all your food.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These fridge bins look terrific. My refrigerator looks very organized, and I don't have to worry about spills causing a major mess in there. I can locate things quickly, which is especially helpful when going grocery shopping. I can't tell you how many times I've bought something that I already had but couldn't see in my unorganized fridge. Love it!" β€”funnygirl

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $31.50.

    18. A magnetic knife strip for a convenient and attractive way to store your cutting tools.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I want order another one! I wish I had thought to purchase one of these sooner. The magnet is strong and holds plenty of my everyday knives. I decided to put it on the side of my fridge and it holds perfectly. I didn't need anything extra to hold it in place either. I'd like to get one more for the rest of my tools because this is so much better than the block! Now I have more counter space." β€”RayJoni07

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

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

    amazon.com

    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." β€”Christi Lambertson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88.

    20. A sous vide precision cooker so you can get perfectly done meats, veggies, and even cheesecake every πŸ‘ single πŸ‘ time πŸ‘ .

    Amazon

    Sous vide, which means β€œunder vacuum” in French, refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath. This method ensures maximum tenderness and moisture retention β€” without worry of overcooking.

    Promising review: "Add this nifty gadget to your kitchen arsenal and get time back normally spent hovering over, carefully trying not to overcook meats! Not only that, but you'll have perfectly cooked meat every time! I used to never buy steaks because they were too difficult to perfectly cook without a grill, but now with this, all they need is a sear in a pan for a minute and you are ready to have the juiciest, well-cooked steak. This tackles more than just meat though, I have had success in cooking eggs in here as well, some of the silkiest, smoothest you will ever try. It's almost confusing at first when you taste it because they are so smooth, but once you have that first bite, you will clear the plate in no time. Take this, an Instant Pot, and an air fryer, and you'll be noticing that oven and stovetop staying A LOT cleaner." β€”Brian

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    21. A futuristic motion-sensor trash can that'll open automatically when you approach, which will come in handy when your hands are full or covered in sauce.

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I know, I know! It's crazy to be in love with a trash can, but I am. This thing is just great! Smooth, quiet, sleek β€” and the semi-round shape and footprint (size) was critical to where it could fit in my small kitchen! Now, you are talking to someone who, for years, never used a real trash can and only relied on loose grocery shopping bags for their trash. I didn't know what I was missing!" β€”Amazonshrimpy

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in five finishes).

    22. A pack of cleaning tablets for removing the lime and mineral build-up (as well any food residue) in your dishwasher, leaving it clean and odor-free.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I am amazed!" β€”Sheila

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $3.71.

    23. A set of airtight storage containers to empty dried goods into β€” it'll completely transform the look of your pantry and keep your ingredients fresh.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Read a BuzzFeed editor's review of these storage containers (#1 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "The sleek-looking containers keep food fresh and presentable, so you don't have to get a lecture when your mom visits and peeks into your cabinets. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate your various needs. So far I've used them for sugar, flour, cornmeal, Wheat Thins, spaghetti, pretzels, and almonds. Each container has a big button on top that you can press to open or seal the jar. It's so satisfying to pop these things open that I can't imagine using a different container system ever again." β€”Rebecca O'Connell

    Get a five-piece set from Amazon for $49.91.

    24. A digital food thermometer because you don't have super-powered eyes that can tell if the meat is under- or over-cooked. This one gives an instant temperature read!

    The red thermometer with its stainless steel reading needle inserted into a roasted turkey
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This digital meat thermometer is the best I've ever had. I own others, but they are either too bulky to fit in the drawer or too hard to read. This one is small and lightweight; it's easy to pull out the probe and very easy to read the temperature. I purchased several as stocking stuffers for Christmas. They make a gift that will be appreciated for its size and ease of use, but most importantly, it will be a gift that gets used instead of put away in the closet." β€”Yardleydoc

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    25. A roll-up dish-drying rack that can also be used as a prep board, a flat colander, and a large trivet.

    Amazon

    It's heat-resistant up to 400Β°F and can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

    Promising review: "It is incredibly versatile and a wonderful addition to our kitchen. So far I have used it for drying large items over the sink, filling a pot when the sink was already full, and as a counter trivet for a hot pan, and it performs beautifully in all these roles. The metal rods are strong and sturdy enough to hold heavy items, long enough to span our sink from multiple angles, and best of all, it rolls up for easy storage when not in use. All around a great kitchen tool, and I'll never be without one again." β€”T. Eicher

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 .

    26. A kitchen scale with a conversion chart etched on the measuring surface for following each recipe as precisely as possible.

    Macy's

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $13.93.

    27. A stoneware utensil and tablet holder to make following online recipes a whole lot easier.

    Uncommongoods

    Promising review: "As a kitchen utensil and tablet holder, the design is something you will want to display, but the function is gold. Trying to find somewhere to wedge a laptop and not interfere with the meal prep process or trying to use a tablet that wasn't always falling over or onto the floor was extremely trying. Having to keep walking across the kitchen while following a recipe is annoying at best and not a solution. On first use of this product, I'm happy to say those days are gone! The well is large enough to fit the necessary cooking utensils, or flowers if you like, along with a shelf that securely holds a tablet in place, yet remains compact enough not to interfere with meal prep at all. And having the convenience of your recipe at the right height and the right place β€” I cannot recommend this piece highly enough. Very well done!" β€”Mike

    Get it from Uncommongoods for $60.

    28. A lid holder caddy so you don't have to hunt down the right lid for your food storage container every damn time!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This does exactly what it says it does. It holds a variety of lid sizes and fits nicely inside the cabinet. It is so nice to be able to find the exact lid you are looking for without having to rummage around inside the cabinet. I would recommend this product." β€”shelby2289

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    29. A multipurpose stand that'll pull double duty as a plastic bag holder and bottle drying rack. It also folds flat for storage.

    Amazon

    I own this rack and use it daily! Read my review for more deets.

    Promising review: "I stumbled on this product 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 counter top since it arrived. The way it opens and adjusts lends itself to any number of uses. My favorite part it that I can hold up large awkward items like cookie sheets and a 9x13 pan to dry. I have used it for holding open gallon bags to fill. Such a simple design and well executed." β€”My Old KY Home

    Get it from Amazon for $15.80+ (available in two colors).

    30. A surprisingly versatile waffle maker for whipping up your fave brunch foods at home. Why go out when you can make it yourself?

    Oster

    Promising review: "Great waffle maker and a good value. We make everything in this: hashbrowns, mochi, waffles, green onion pancakes β€” you name it. We love it!" β€”J. Law

    Get it from Amazon for $17.88.

    31. A two-stage electric knife-sharpener to rejuvenate even the dullest of blades. And when you're done, it'll fit nicely in the drawers.

    Hands running a knife through the small sharpener
    Amazon

    Read our full review of the KitchenIQ 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!" β€”Schelly L. Wagoner

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

    32. A KitchenAid stand mixer with just about a million uses (especially when you add attachments) in the kitchen. It'll do all the hard work for you and last for decades.

    Amazon

    This 10-speed mixer has a five-quart stainless steel mixing bowl. It comes with a two-piece pouring shield with a large chute for adding ingredients as well as a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip.

    Promising review: "What can I say? Having had our KitchenAid for 25 years, I am impressed with the durability of the product. This was purchased as a Christmas gift for my son and daughter-in-law. Construction appears as solid on this one as on my 25-year-old KitchenAid. Considering how much abuse (never drop one on your toe!) ours has taken in a heavy use house hold, I wouldn't consider any other option. Pizza and bread dough is a breeze, as is pretty much anything else you throw at it. And the design still reminds me of the head of the creature in the movie 'Alien' for added coolness." β€”Steve RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $299 (available in 55 colors).

    33. A hanging garbage bag holder that won't crowd your counter space.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this product because I'm always chopping vegetables and cutting up meat. I would be making several trips to the trash. Now I'm able to make meal prep quicker, easier, and cleaner! A good way to use up some of those plastic bags from the grocery store, too!" β€”Ellen Holcomb

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    34. An automatic pan stirrer for those annoying recipes that call for continuous stirring. Now you can take a break and let this lil' gadget do all the work for you.

    The three-pronged stirrer in a pan
    UncommonGoods

    It has a built-in timer and runs on four AA batteries.

    Promising review: "Honestly I laughed at myself for buying this. I stopped laughing the first time I used it! What a help! It freed me up to do other things while it stirred the sauce that needed constant attention. Bought another one! Not laughing now!" β€”Luvdvm

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    35. A spill stopper to avoid worrying about that pot of pasta boiling over and wreaking havoc on your stovetop.

    Amazon

    This 11-inch spill stopper is made of silicone that's heat-resistant up to 400Β°F. It's also microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I was pretty skeptical but thought I would give it a try. I LOVE this spill stopper! I cooked up brown rice and usually have to deal with the pot boiling over at some point. This wonderful invention allowed for me to walk away to take care of a few things before coming back and turning down the heat. I was so happy that there was no spill-over to have to clean up. I would purchase this as a housewarming gift, a hostess gift...what a wonderful invention!" β€”KW

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97+ (available in three colors. Or, check out a cheaper version.

    36. A utensil and cutlery organizer tray, if your old system of tossing everything into a drawer just isn't cutting it anymore.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I loved this so much I bought one for the bestie who just bought a new house. My silverware drawer is organized for the first time in forever!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.41.

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

    BuzzFeed

    Read our full review of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks food 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." β€”Laura

    Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $26.99.

    38. A vacuum sealer perfect for sous vide cooking and keeping large amounts of food fresh for a long, long time. This is great if you like to buy in bulk!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a great vacuum sealer. It suctions quickly and firmly, is very easy to use, seals well, and is very easy to take apart and clean up. It worked great for the sale on hamburger I found, and I froze up about 10 one-pound packages and three pounds of cooked meatballs. This is really going to be a great money saver for me, as when I find good sales, I can vacuum seal up a bunch of items and store them for when I am ready to use them. I've used several brands in the past and have had difficulty getting them to suction all of the air out, but this one worked like a charm, absolutely no issues, once I got the hang of where the bags needed to be, I didn't have a single redo or glitch in the bunch." β€”Mel

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    39. A high-quality knife block set, if you've been meaning to upgrade from the budget set you currently own.

    Amazon

    Each set includes an 8-inch chef's knife, a 7-inch Santoku knife, an 8-inch bread knife, a 5-inch serrated utility knife, a 3.5-inch paring knife, and a walnut knife block.

    Promising review: "I simply love these knives! I have never had a good set of knives, and I thought it was time to splurge, and these are amazing! The set is beautiful, sharp, and cleans so well with just a sponge and a little soap and water. It takes just seconds to clean it and put it in the lovely wood block! They feel great in my hand, too!" β€”Myschief

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $179.97.

    40. A clip-on strainer to keep your food from falling into the sink. Bonus: Your hands won't come close to hot liquids!

    Amazon

    It's made of flexible silicone and designed to fit most pots and pans.

    Promising review: "Gone are the days of pouring into a separate strainer and then having to clean two different things for a simple bowl of cooked pasta. I'm not typically a raving fan of seemingly simple kitchen gadgets, but this handy little helper works exactly as advertised. Made of hearty silicon material, it's flexible enough to snap onto all of my pots, from my small 8" to my largest Dutch oven. Even better, the material doesn't conduct heat so I don't have to worry about burning my hands when pulling it off the pot after it's finished draining boiling hot water. I've even left it clipped onto a pot for a little while before draining the water off, and it shows no sign of melting or marring. This is a fantastic way to shave off a few precious seconds from the process and I'd highly recommend it." β€”J. Im

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99++ (available in four colors).

    41. A mini food processor that'll do all the messy prep work for you and isn't an eyesore.

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    It has a three-quart glass bowl and stainless steel blades, which are both dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This is the best food processor I have ever owned, it does an excellent job and is extremely easy to clean. As a bonus, there is no hole over the blade for stuff to slosh through onto the base. However, since the lid doesn't lock down and only sits on top so you can just push down to pulse, you can't really make a smoothie or shake in it. Get a shake maker or blender for that. It does just what it is supposed to as a processor." β€”William Thompson

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    42. A brush and squeegee combo for swiping spills on the countertop into the sink. You'll save a lot on paper towels.

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    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!" β€”Prime Time Review

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    43. A set of stove counter gap covers to keep crumbs (and liquids) from falling into the unreachable abyss.

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    These are heat-resistant up to 446Β°F so you don't have to worry about them melting while you cook. They're easy to wipe clean but you can also toss them into the dishwasher.

    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 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." β€”Joanne

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.95 (available in two lengths and three colors).

    44. A rotating utensil holder so you can quickly find and grab the tool you need.

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    Promising review: "I cook a LOT. I had a utensil holder, but it wasn't big enough so it was hard to slide the utensils in β€” and if it was semi-empty, they were tilting and falling. I threw it away and used a drawer but then was super sick of digging through everything to get what I needed, especially when you have something on the stove and you need it pronto. I ordered this and love it. It rotates so you can spin it around to get what you need really quickly, has three dividers in it (so the utensils aren't falling over every time you pull one out), and is big enough to fit everything. I have maxed it out with all my utensils β€” I have 16 cooking utensils in it at a time. It also looks really nice and sleek on the counter. I highly recommend this product." β€”Jessie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    45. A pan and pot lid organizer that'll keep your cabinets neat and make everything easily accessible.

    Amazon

    You can use it upright or on its side.

    Promising review: "I was tired of stacking my frying pans on top of each other and was looking for something to both organize my pans and give me easy access to them. Before this organizer, I would have to unstack several pans in order to get to the middle pan that I needed. Now, I can just reach in and immediately get the frying pan that I need without having to unstack. The quality of this organizer is pretty good." β€”Linda Roberson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in two colors).

    You, showing off your skills in the kitchen:

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