Amazon 36 Kitchen Products From Amazon That People Actually Swear By

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A 6-in-1 Instant Pot for those who – for some odd reason – still haven’t gotten on board with the amazing multi-purpose gadget. This can pressure cook, slow cook, rice cook, steam, warm, and sauté!


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This combines six kitchen appliances in one — pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steamer, and warmer. It can prepare food up to 70% faster than other kitchen gadgets! It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sauté and slow-cook. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe! Check out our review of the incredible Instant Pot!

Promising review: “This is probably the only kitchen appliance I’ve ever bought that has earned permanent status on my kitchen counter. I use it at least three times a week. It’s particularly perfect for vegans and WFPB-eaters. I can cook beans and grains from scratch in no time! Such a wonderful investment. I liked it so much that I got one for each of my sisters for the holidays. Best. Thing. Ever.” —cynthia w. rogers

Price: $44.81+ (available in two sizes)

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A rapid egg cooker to prepare your favorite style of the yummy breakfast food EGGtra quick — hard/medium/soft boiled, poached, scrambled, omelet — breakfast for dinner anyone?


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It also features an auto-shutoff function! It can boil up to six eggs at a time, poach up to two eggs at a time, or make an omelet! There’s a poaching tray, omelet tray, a six-egg holder tray, a measuring cup, a recipe book, and access to a recipe database. All non-electric parts are dishwasher-safe! To learn more about this EGGcellent product, check out our write-up of the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker!

Promising review: “I don’t like watching my pot to find out when the water starts boiling, so I bought this. It delivers perfect eggs by steaming them until the water placed in the device has evaporated. The exact amount of water is added to the cooker before it steams the eggs — there is a measuring line on the plastic cup that comes with the device. Next to each measuring line are the following words: ‘hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, etc.’ Fill the cup with water to the line for the egg type you want, and then add the water to the device. Then simply puncture each egg with a spike that is attached to the measuring cup, place the eggs in the device with the hole on top (duh). You close it, press the button on front and walk away. When an alarm sounds, it turns off automatically. Your eggs are done. No need to watch water boil. No need for daily cleaning. It’s quite small. Love this thing. For the price, what’s not to like?” —SunscreenAl

Price: $16.71+ (available in five colors)

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An air-vented bread storage container that’ll keep your loaf fresh even longer. You didn’t spend the time trekking to the store on a Sunday morning, or baking bread yourself just to have it go bad shortly after!


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Helps to keep bread and baked goods fresher longer. The air vent is adjustable for a variety of conditions — closed for dry conditions and opened for humid conditions. The magnetic closure helps keep it snapped shut and secure. Plus, this is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “I love these. Years ago, I was looking for a bread box and just couldn’t find one that would allow me to cut the bread and put it right back in the box easily. I love that you can cut the bread on the front and that it is magnetic and how it expands. Soooo handy. I have two of them, so I can rotate, or sometimes both of them have bread in them. This would be easy for cookies or any baked goods you want to get in and out of easily on your counter. Really love this product.” —Walnut Farm Designs

Price: $19.99

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A 3-in-one avocado slicer for splitting, pitting, and slicing nature’s butter seamlessly. Not like you needed an excuse to eat more avo, but if you were looking for one, this tool is the culprit of sudden increased consumption.


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Features a soft, comfy non-slip grip. This is 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

Price: $9.99

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A KitchenAid stand mixer to further fuel your baking endeavors. Whipping up your ingredients is about to become faster and easier, not to mention this thing is WORTH the investment, because it’s gonna last you for many, many years.


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This stand mixer has 10 different speeds from very slow stir all the way to very fast whip to meet all your prepping needs. It comes with a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip. It features a 5-quart stainless-steel bowl, a head tilt back for easier access, and a two-piece pouring shield.

Promising review: “I bought this for my wife to help with our annual massive Christmas cookie bake-off. We had this thing filled to the brim with various types of dough and icing all day, and it kept up with ease. Everything worked great. The motor seemed to keep up without any straining. Going to this from a decent hand-mixer was like going from a Kia to a Mercedes. We’re eager to get and use some more attachments!” —M Smith

Price: $499 (available in various colors)

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Reusable silicone baking cups that’ll make whipping up cupcakes, muffins, egg cups, or any other item you wish to make in a muffin tin a greener experience.


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Comes with 12 cups! Made with food-grade silicone, and are microwave-, freezer-, dishwasher-, and oven-safe (in temps up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit).

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“I was skeptical about silicone baking molds for several years, but after a few of my friends had good experiences, I decided to try some out. I’ve used these ones for several different muffin recipes. The first time, I coated them in oil, and subsequent uses I skipped this step without seeing much if any difference — the molds peel cleanly from the baked goods, are quick and easy to wash, and stack nicely in the cupboard. I haven’t seen any change in shape or discoloration. So happy — I won’t be buying any more paper liners! Kids are happy, too. They love the bright colors.” —MusicalMama

Price: $7.99

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An air fryer for turning all of your favorite foods into deliciously crispy versions, minus all the yucky oils! Chicken tenders and french fries for dinner every night? Yes please.


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All you have to do is put your food in the fryer basket, set the temp and the timer, and your food will come out crispy and delish. The auto-shutoff feature will help prevent overcooking, and the cool-touch handle means no hand burns when pulling your food out. Comes with a recipe book for inspo! And if you need further convincing, check out a BuzzFeeder’s review (#1) here.

Promising review: “This little gem does exactly what you want it to do. Mozzarella sticks, wings, pizza snacks come out perfectly. Takes a little while to find out just how long to do each snack, but once you get used to it, just perfect. Not for large amounts, but for one or two people it’s great. Takes up very little space.” —Swimmer

Price: $44.99+ (available in five colors)

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A pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet to seriously upgrade your cooking game, no matter what experience level you’re at. Plus, look at how cool it looks to serve food from the pan itself? Refer to image below.


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It comes pre-seasoned and ready to use. The handle of skillet has a hole so you can hang the skillet when not using. To clean, hand-wash with warm, soapy water. And check out our picks for the best cast-iron skillets on BuzzFeed Reviews!

Promising review: “I adore this skillet. As long as you keep up with oiling and don’t use dish soap on it, the non-stick surface holds up like a charm. It is heavy and I need to buy one of those cute things to put on the handle since it gets hot when you use it on the stove top, (as cast iron does), but it is everything I expected from my first cast-iron pan. It has seen a few months of pretty consistent use and it is going strong. I love being able to pan sear and then pop things into the oven.” —RDlenix

Price: $4.99+ (available in nine sizes)

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A cauliflower prep tool that’ll make de-stalking the vegetable less chore-like. We want you to spend more time eating your veggies, not taking them apart.


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This tool features an ergonomic handle that’ll be easy on the wrist while using, so those with arthritis can use it without worry. It’s dishwasher-safe and easy to store.

Promising review: “I love cauliflower, but what a pain it is to cut off the little florets. This actually works, and works well. It doesn’t seem very sharp, but it sure preps like it is.” —Animal Lover

Price: $7.19

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A colorful knife set for not only adding a pop of color into your kitchen, but safely ensuring you’re not cross-contaminating during meal prep.


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The set includes six knives with corresponding covers – an 8-inch chef knife, an 8-inch slicing knife, an 8-inch serrated bread knife, a 7-inch santoku knife, a 6.5-inch utility knife, and a 3.5-inch pairing knife. A non-stick coating makes slicing any and all foods less of a hassle. Just avoid putting these in the dishwasher or cleaning with hot water. If you need one more push to be convinced, check out this BuzzFeeder’s review! And check out our picks for the best chef’s knives on BuzzFeed Reviews!

Promising review: “I saw this set in a BuzzFeed article and bought it despite having an okay block set. I’m really glad I bought these. They are super sharp, versatile, and the guards are nice so I can keep the knives in a drawer. I still have the knife block but I use these most of the time. The fun colors are a plus and the price can’t be beat. Although I’m not much of a cook, I think these are still plenty sufficient for most kitchens. It’s a bummer having to hand-wash them, but that’s a first-world problem in the first degree. This would be an ideal gift for a new graduate/college student/housewarming.” —theworldofdale

Price: $16.97

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A cold brew coffee maker that’ll make prepping a delicious, refreshing glass of iced coffee so easy, you won’t even think about having to set your alarm 30 minutes earlier just to allot time sitting in the Starbucks drive-thru line.


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It yields about four servings of delicious coffee, features an airtight, leak-proof lid that helps to lock in freshness and flavor, a non-slip silicone handle, and fits in most refrigerator doors. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Need more convincing on this amazing coffeemaker? Check out our review of the fabulous Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

Promising review: “Delicious iced coffee! Don’t be fooled by getting an iced coffee at Starbucks and paying almost four bucks. For less than a dollar, you can brew your own cold brew coffee at home. The best part is that cold brew has 60 percent less acid then regular coffee does. So go ahead acid reflux sufferers have that second cup! I used some gourmet beans from a local coffee roaster for $15 and ground them myself. The coffee was far better than Starbucks could ever dream of making. Best of all I get three days worth of coffee for around $2 bucks worth of beans. Pretty amazing.” —Robert Klaproth

Price: $19.99

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A veggie spiralizer for making “vegetable pasta,” with just the turn of a handle. Yep, it’s really that easy. Now all you need to do is cook it up with your favorite sauce and toppings!


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It comes with seven interchangeable blades and four e-books filled with delish recipes; the spiralizer has a lifetime warranty and is easy to take apart for top-rack dishwashing.

Promising review: “You’re not going to find a better built, better functioning spiralizer anywhere! I wasn’t planning on buying one — I started out just researching. After researching the various models and reading reviews, I thought, ‘I gotta get me one of those.’ This is probably one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. My girlfriend just bought one two weeks ago and after seeing mine, said said there’s no comparison. She’s sending hers back!” —Marie Walker

Price: $29.97

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A breakfast sandwich maker to actually make you excited to get out of bed in the morning. Why trek all the way to your nearest McDonald’s when you can just use this baby?


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It only takes about five minutes to make your breakfast sandwich. The surfaces are covered with durable, nonstick coating, and all removable parts are dishwasher-safe. Comes with some recipes for inspo, and PSA: If using meat, it must be pre-cooked. Read our write-up of this cool breakfast sandwich maker!

Promising review: “I’m gadget-crazy and bought this on a whim, and I’m pretty impressed. I used Pam spray, English muffins, ham, cheese, and an egg. I heated it up a little past the recommended time, set a timer for five minutes, used tongs to lift up the compartments and whaddya know! A perfect, cute little sandwich! I pulled it out with a plastic spatula and set it on a tiny cookie rack to cool so the bottom wouldn’t get soggy. Nothing leaked, nothing stuck. Very compact and tidy. Let the contraption cool, then rinse and wipe.” —Amazoniac

Price: $24.99+ (available in three colors)

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A clip-on colander that’ll make draining the liquid from the pot and pan incredibly easy and preparing dinner a lot less messy.


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Designed to fit almost all round pots, pans, and bowls! It’s compact and easy-to-store. Plus, it’s BPA-free, FDA-approved, made of top-quality silicone, and dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “After many years of failing to drain skillets and pots by using a lid, I searched for and bought this guy. Wow! I can’t believe I lived without this for so long. It’s a dream to drain water from pasta, and grease from meat. No slippage, and it works great. Just need to be a little careful if you’ve got a lot of food in the pot/pan, as some of it can escape over the top, but the use of a spoon to keep it at bay works well.” —R. Higgins

Price: $16.99 (available in three colors)

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A Crock-Pot so you can just throw in your ingredients in the morning before heading to work, and come home at night to a mouthwatering, comforting hot meal.


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This 7-quart slow cooker can serve for about eight or more people, and can fit a 6-pound roast. It features an easy-to-use locking lid so you can prevent leaks on-the-go. You can set it to high for quicker cooking, or set on low for more of a slow roast, with a warm setting to keep food warm, but no longer cooking until you’re ready to serve. The lid and removable stoneware are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “I’ve had one of these for a few years and it’s my favorite of all my slow cookers. My sister borrowed it once, and promptly put it on her Christmas wishlist. Its oblong shape allows it to fit comfortably on counters, breakfast bars, etc., without ‘overhanging,’ and risking being knocked over. The locking lid with the rubberized ring is great when transporting it, (no leaking, even when using liners). The other thing I really appreciate is the ‘warm’ option. It has allowed food to stay warm for hours without continuing to cook it, (which the low function does).” —Bast

Price: $24.99+ (available in three colors)

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Slow cooker liners so you can line your slow cooker with one of these babies before putting in your ingredients to make clean-up super fast and simple.


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Comes with six in a pack! These liners are BPA-free, safe with high temps, and are FDA-compliant. These fit 3- to 8-quart round or oval slow cookers. They also work well for keeping your cheesecakes dry in a water bath.

Promising review: “I just purchased a slow cooker, so I ordered these liners. Man, am I glad I did! I used one to cook a whole chicken and then filled it with water to make stock once we finished eating the chicken. The liner held up to making the stock, water to the near top of the cooker, for 15 hours. Once I dipped the stock and bones out of it, all I had to do was gather the liner together at the top and throw it away. The cooker was spotless!! I had also cooked the chicken for eight hours. So, the liner held up for 23 hours of cooking without ripping at all. I am very pleased and will use them every time I use my slow cooker.” —Linda Williams

Price: $2.98

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A dessert decorating tool that’ll make your baked treats look like they were just purchased from a fancy schmancy bakery, but really, you did the work yourself in the comfort of your own home, in your pajamas.


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It comes with four decorating tips, a fill tip, and two couplers, however this decorator can also be used with most standard Wilton tips! The cylinder, bottom ring, tips, and couplers are top-rack dishwasher-safe, while the plunger assembly must be hand-washed.

Promising review: “I am not a baker by any means and when I do bake cupcakes, I loathe frosting them… but, in an attempt to save money on my daughter’s birthday party I thought I would bake my own cupcakes, which meant I would have to frost them too. Desperate, I found this in my Amazon search to ease my decorating anxiety. It was easy to use, the cupcakes looked great, and clean up was super easy! I would buy again, and I will recommend to all my mommy friends!!!” —Sara Nich

Price: $7.69 (originally $14.99)

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A countertop blender for making refreshing smoothies and milkshakes in a matter of just seconds, with just the push of a button.


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This blender has three speeds, a pulse option, and single-serve functions. It comes with two 16 ounce cups with to-go lids so you can take your drinks on-the-go. Plus, it’s BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. And check out our picks for the best blenders on BuzzFeed Reviews!

Promising review: “We replaced an expensive blender ($400) that died after five or six years. We researched many more expensive ones and then decided to try this one. It is very powerful and straightforward to use. It is powerful and easy to clean too. We really like the cups that come with it for a quick personal smoothie! The design for pouring is very nice also! We have had no issues chopping up ice, ice cream, sherbet, yogurt, and fruit (sliced apples, bananas, avocados, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries), celery, peanut butter, peanuts, and a lot more. It has been two months using it and we really are glad we purchased this blender as it does everything we need — smoothies, shakes, desserts, puddings and energy drinks!” —Ronald J. Weagley

Price: $99.98

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An automatic bread maker to churn out delectable breads, cakes, and jams so yummy, the little cafe in town might come to your house for a treat.


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This machine has 12 settings: French, quick bread (no yeast), sweet, 1.5 pound express, 2 pound express, dough, jam, cake, whole grain, and bake. It allows you to select your loaf size and between a light, medium, or dark crust setting. Includes an interior pan and two kneading paddles that are all dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “I haven’t had bread from the store since I bought this amazing bread maker. Love the taste and texture of the bread and happy that my bread is made without all the additives — something you won’t find from store-bought bread. This bread machine is easy to use and fool-proof. Never made bread at home until I bought this machine. One of the best buys for my kitchen in a long time. Just follow directions and use some common sense. I read online here to make sure to scrape down the sides of the bread maker as it is first making the dough, and I have NEVER had a bad-looking loaf! Need a great bread machine? This is it.” —Movie, freak

Price: $67.75

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A cookware set that’ll get you set up with some essential pots, pans, and utensils that work as great as they’ll look in your kitchen. I mean seriously, these come in such nice colors.


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Set includes two covered saucepans (1 quart, 3 quart), one 6-quart covered stockpot, two skillets (8 inch, 10 inch), one 3-quart covered sauté pan, one slotted turner, and one spoon. It’s made of durable aluminum, hard enamel porcelain exteriors, and PFOA-free non-stick. The glass lids are shatter-resistant the pot/pan handles are made of dual-riveted rubberized stainless steel handles. They’re oven safe to up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and are suitable for all stovetops, except induction.

Promising review: “I waited a while to write this review because I’d had other enamel cookware before, (a different brand), that I initially loved, but as I used it, it quickly became very scorched looking on the bottom. Since I display my cookware on hooks in my kitchen, this was very unsightly. Well, I’ve been cooking with my beautiful Rachael Ray enamel cookware for nearly four months, and it’s still as lovely as the day I took it out of the box. It’s as functional as it is beautiful. I highly recommend this cookware, and will buy more in the future.” —Bitsy C 🙂

Price: $116+ (available in seven colors)

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A sushi-making kit for sparing your wallet from yet another Postmates delivery. No offense to your fave sushi spot, it’s nothing personal, it’s just you’ve found out you’re capable of making fresh, yummy sushi all on your own.


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This set includes a training frame, nonstick paddle, and the SushiQuik Roll cutter. It can make all roll sizes, includes rolls with rice on the outside. Plus, the sushi mat is detachable so it can be put in the dishwasher.

Promising review: “As promised and advertised! Can’t ask for better than that. I’m making my own sushi while saving tons of money! Fresher, healthier, and I’ve actually lost weight by changing my diet to more whole foods :)” —Eddie

Price: $24.95

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Reusable silicone food huggers to seal the tops of jars, containers, or even placing directly on a piece of produce you’ve already cut into, because you didn’t buy food just to throw it away.


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Includes four BPA-free and dishwasher-safe huggers in each of the following sizes: 1.75 inch, 2.25 inch, 2.5 inch, and 3 inch.

Promising review: “I did a side-by-side comparison: half an avocado in plastic wrap next to half an avocado in a hugger. Did the same for half a tomato. These food huggers did a much better job! No browning and very minimal wrinkling. Made a delicious salad after my little experiment, too!” —Barkley

Price: $9.99

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A two-pack of silicone hot pads that’ll make handling hot pots, pans, dishes, and utensils safer. Assuming you’re not trying to burn your hand while cooking up some stir-fry, right?


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These are made of FDA-approved silicone that doesn’t stain, mold, mildew, or absorb odors. They’re also heat-resistant to temperatures of up to 442 degrees F. Plus, they’re 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

Price: $12.97 (available in seven colors)

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A chopper tool for cutting and dicing produce, meat, and cheese by just pressing down and voila — meal prep time cut in half.


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It holds up to 4 cups at a time and includes stainless-steel discs, a cleaning brush, and a recipe e-book for inspo! This is FDA-certified, BPA-free, and all parts are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “I have been using the regular onion chopper and I always break them. I found that the design for this new chopper concentrates weight and pressure to prevent cracking. It looks stronger and I like that it has different types of knives. Personally, I can not live without a chopper because I love preparing ceviche and I refuse to spend hours cutting vegetables. Yesterday I even cut an apple and my daughter was happy to eat it (usually it takes a lot to make her eat fruits). My rating is 5 stars.” —e. baron

Price: $20.97

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A springform pan to yield treats so tasty, The Cheesecake Factory will be left shaking.


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This fits easily into both 6- and 8-quart pressure cookers. It’s made with non-stick coating for even easier release. It’s oven safe in temperatures of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Promising review: “So far so good! I have made several cheesecakes in the pressure cooker with this springform pan and they have turned out very well, except for the first one when I overfilled it and had a big mess. The springform releases easily and the pan clean-up is quick and easy. It makes a small, but delicious cheesecake, just don’t overfill it.” —Mom of teenagers

Price: $9.99+ (available in four sizes)

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A grease splatter screen so you can cook up a storm without having to worry about dangerously hot oil hitting your skin.


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This should fit most pots and pans. It’s made of 304-grade stainless steel and extra-fine mesh to prevent 99% of splashes. It comes with a lifetime warranty.

Promising review: “After putting it off for years making do with a cheap-o splatter screen, I finally purchased a new one. This one is great quality, and my husband and I think it will last nicely for many years to come. I love the reinforcing ‘cross-members’ and little feet to set it down on the counter without leaving a grease outline. I know you can always buy the cheapest one out there, but it is usually (in my opinion) worth it to spend a bit more for a quality product!” —Julie

Price: $10.90+ (available in four sizes)

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A salad spinner for those whose biggest obstacle when it comes to preparing a nutritious salad is the whole having-to-rinse-your-greens thing.


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Features a soft, non-slip knob that locks down for easy storage, and a non-slip ring and wide base to prevent it slipping off the counter. The clear bowl part can be used for serving, while the basket can be used as a colander. All parts are BPA-free, and can be disassembled. This is top rack dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “I LOVE this salad spinner! It has become an essential item in my kitchen. I can now easily throw together a salad very quickly. I’ve used it for rinsing and spinning a variety of lettuces, and they all have come out beautifully clean and crisp. I’ve also used the spinner for cherry and grape tomatoes, as well as berries. I am definitely eating more salad now than I was before. The prep is SO much simpler with this spinner. The spinner is the size of a large salad bowl, and it does take up space in the kitchen. I made room for it on my utility cart, though, because it is well worth it to have it handy.” —Janice

Price: $29.95 (available in two colors)

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A silicone pastry mat with measurements to make rolling perfectly-sized cookies, pies, cakes, and other pastries easy, peazy, lemon cookie squeezy.


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This can measure dough or crusts between 6 inches and 15 inches. It’s marked with easy-to-read measurements and is made of flexible, non-stick silicone. It can also double as a baking liner and is heat-resistant to temps of up to 450 degrees F. It’s FDA-approved, and dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “This mat saved the day during my marathon baking sessions for Christmas. The mat stayed in place on my clean countertop so I could roll out pie crust and sugar cookies. I used the size guides to press out biscuit dough to the size of the pan before cutting out the circles to make sure I got the most out of each batch and they were uniform in size. The mat was easy to clean, dry off, and fold for storage. I’ve used Silpat-type mats in the past, and they worked well enough, but this mat is a perfect companion with the measurements and the fact that it can be folded to take up less room while leaving me free to use my Silpat mats for baking. This was supposed to be a Christmas present but my husband gave it to me early so I could utilize it and I’m so glad he did!” —Tawny9753

Price: $7.33

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A sous vide that will have you making five-star restaurant-worthy meals without needing to trek out into the cold, cruel world and spend a million dollars at a fine dining establishment.


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The temperature range is 32–197 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooker can be controlled right from your phone, so you don’t even have to stay in the kitchen while cooking. It also provides cooking notifications, and stays connected through Bluetooth from up to 30 feet away. Plus, you get access to over 1,000 recipes, so you’ll have inspiration for yummy meals! Get the Anova app here.

Promising review: “Since I started cooking sous vide, my family says my cooking has gone to a new level. I started with the original Anova, and just recently picked up this Nano. The Nano is awesome because it’s much smaller vs. the first Anova, making it easier to store in a drawer or something. It sounds trivial but by making it easier to grab. Set-up is so much quicker, and I can cook a beef roast for 30 hours without adding ANY water. If you’re just starting out in sous vide, I recommend this cooker.” —Jeff Nichols

Price: $99

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A microwave pasta maker to make it super easy to get a big bowl o’ carbs after a long day. No stove, no stress!


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It yields up to four servings at a time, and is top-rack dishwasher-safe.

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

Price: $14.99

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An avocado keeper for preserving the freshness of the precious green gold. I mean seriously, everything about avos are perfect EXCEPT for the fact they brown so quickly.


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This is dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “I have NO idea how this works, I just now know it does! I cut an avocado in half, put it in this keeper and THREE days later it was as if I had JUST cut it!!! NO browning. My avo was VERY ripe! No need to add lime or anything before wrapping up, just put it into this mystifying avo keeper, even with the pit, and ENJOY when you want! PLEASE don’t think I wasn’t highly skeptical too, as I was ready to return it before I even opened it!!” —Keith Gauthier

Price: $4.99

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A three-piece glass mixing bowl set great for food prep, and also just super simple, pretty serving bowls.


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Set includes a one quart bowl, a 1 1/2 quart bowl, and a 2 1/2 quart bowl. Bowls are made of pure Pyrex glass and are microwave-, dishwasher-, preheated-oven, and freezer-safe! They won’t stain or absorb yucky food odors, or catch left-behind flavors.

Promising review: “We absolutely love these! They are a great size, and they have a good weight to them. They clean out easily, which is a huge improvement over my last mixing bowls. We only use these for mixing, so we haven’t run into any issues with taking them from one extreme temperature to another. I do think it’s worth noting, though, that it warns you not to do that right in the booklet that comes with the bowls. Clear as day, first page. We’ll probably end up buying more and completely replacing our mixing bowls with these.” —Orleana P.

Price: $12.99

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A 65-piece stainless-steel flatware set for anyone looking to expand upon their silverware collection, or even replace it.


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This set includes 12 dinner knives, 12 dinner forks, 12 salad forks, 12 dinner spoons, 12 teaspoons, and a 5-piece serving set with a slotted serving spoon, serving spoon, serving fork, sugar spoon, and butter knife. These are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “I love this flatware! Seriously amazing deal, just a ridiculously good value, so I figured I would order a set because I had three mismatched sets of flatware in my drawer. These pieces are much heavier, and sturdier, and better quality than my previous flatware was, including the set that was my ‘nicer’ stuff. And the matching set of serving pieces are so nice. I don’t feel embarrassed about my mismatched forks and spoons anymore — these are nice enough for guests and sturdy enough for everyday. Love it!” —evs

Price: $51.85 (available in various styles)

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A stainless-steel measuring cup and spoon set to prevent you from having to just wing it when it comes to getting the right amount of ingredients to use in a recipe.


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Measuring cups include one 1 cup, one 1/2 cup, one 1/3 cup, and one 1/4 cup. Measuring spoons include one 1 tablespoon, one 1 teaspoon, one 1/2 teaspoon, and one 1/4 teaspoon. All are dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: “Great measuring cups and spoons. They are easy to take off the hook that connects them together. They store easily and fit right into each other. I have put these in the dishwasher several times and have not seen any type of rust marks, which I’ve seen happen before with other metal or stainless steel products. I’m overall happy with this purchase. They are priced well, the seller shipped promptly, and they were packaged well.” —Erin with help from Earl the cat

Price: $11.97

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An immersion blender that’ll do the most stellar job of helping you whip up yummy smoothies, mashed potatoes, homemade pasta sauces, and so much more!


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It features adjustable blade speeds so you can ensure the perfect texture every time you puree, grind, juice, and chop. The components of the hand-blender are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “I love this blender! I’ve always avoided making things that needed blending because my old blender was so hard to use. This thing is magic. I used it to puree some pumpkin for soup — it was down in literally a second. I tried to make tomatillo salsa in my old blender — the veggies just went round and round. I put the veggies in the Epica food bowl, pressed the button, and whoosh! I had salsa in like two seconds. I am thoroughly impressed!” —SingingChemist

Price: $36.50

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A citrus juice squeezer so you can get fresh juice from lemons, limes, and even oranges to enhance your meals, and even your cocktails!


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This useful gadget is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

Promising review: “I used this product to squeeze an entire bag of lemons and one of limes. It worked very well and was easy to use. I was concerned that it would take a lot of force to get the juice out, but it didn’t. This product is well-made with metal, not plastic. After using it, I can see why it has such great reviews.” —Parental Units

Price: $15.99+ (available in two colors)

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