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A rapid egg cooker, which prepares six eggs in any manner your heart desires — hard-, medium-, and soft-boiled eggs, two poached eggs, scrambled eggs, you name it.
Promising review: “I love hard-boiled eggs for protein especially when I’m on the go as a student/worker but it’s hard to wait for the water to boil then put In the eggs and get ready all at the same time. This cooker is amazing!! Saves me time, it’s quick and I don’t have to watch it while it cooks — I can go get ready and then I hear a loud buzzer notifying me when the eggs are done! (The buzzer is really loud; sounds like a basketball game buzzer.) I was surprised how fast the eggs cooked.” — Megan
Price: $14.99 (available in five colors)
more about the Dash Egg Cooker here.
A mini single-serve blender for days you’re running late to work but are still determined to have a nutritious, well-rounded breakfast.
Promising review: “This blender is my new favorite! I hate — and I mean hate — having a lot of things on my counter. This blender is the perfect size that I don’t mind leaving it out. It’s great for morning smoothies. I use this blender three or four times a day for my protein shakes. The part I like most is that it’s small and doesn’t have a lot of parts and it’s easy to clean.” — Nicol
Price: $10.85+ (available in white/black and white/red)
And check out our picks for the
best blenders on BuzzFeed Reviews.
A pre-seasoned iron skillet without synthetic coatings or chemicals that’ll get *even* better the more you use it.
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 15 sizes).
See what won
best cast iron skillets on BuzzFeed Reviews.
An easy oven cleaner that’ll casually destroy tough baked-on spills without the need to run out of your kitchen screaming from the harsh fumes. (No need to wear protective gloves either!)
Promising review: “My oven was in bad shape. I had tried doing the whole baking soda and peroxide trick, but it made things worse. I tried this after seeing it on a BuzzFeed article and it actually worked! Let it sit for about four hours and the nastiness wipes off effortlessly.” — Natalie C
A French press coffee maker that’ll make a great gift for the person in your life who would never be caught dead with a K-cup in their hand.
Promising review: “This French press works perfectly for me. I’m a coffee snob and just can’t drink the coffee provided at work. I use my press at work, and I’m toying with the idea of buying another to use at home. Coffee made in the press is so delicious.” — LN8182
Price: $19.06 (available in black and red)
A digital food thermometer so you never have to play the fun guessing game of “Will I Get Very Sick From Eating This Undercooked Meat?”
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.” — Yardleydoc
A Cerama-Bryte cooktop cleaning kit which includes cooktop cleaning solution, a scrubbing pad, and a scraper so you can finally banish those stubborn stains and burnt-on deposits.
Promising review: “This is a game changer! Had the hardest time finding something to clean my stove without scratching the surface. This thing works wonders. You can use the yellow sponge that comes with it or just use paper towels. Works great. It is also good on many surfaces, not just the stovetop. I recommended it to my family and they all loved it!” — BaiSam
Mike’s Hot Honey, the tasty and versatile condiment that has a truly devout following. You’ll want to put it on everything from pizzas to ice cream — believe us!
Promising review: “This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I’ll never know. Makes the best vinaigrette ever, quick pan sauces for pork, unexpected zip in dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times and everyone gets hooked.” — Martha Ronemus
full review of Mike’s Hot Honey.
Price: $8.48 (for a 12-ounce container)
An indoor food compost bin you won’t mind leaving out on the counter.
Promising review: “I never knew how awful my metal compost bin was until I got this beauty! Easy to open with one hand, the bag stays in place, and it’s lightweight. Everything that’s wrong with the traditional countertop compost bin, this bin solves. Life changing.” — Emma
A terracotta bear that’s just very happy (or is that fear on his face? — hard to read, tbh) to be tossed in your jar of brown sugar and keep it fresh for up to six months.
Promising review: “Not only do I use one of these little fellows for my brown sugar, I picked up a tip from someone else. If you take one of these little guys and don’t run him under water, but leave him perfectly dry, he will help keep your electronics such as cameras dry in the camera bags during humid months by absorbing the humidity. How perfect is that? A multi-tasking little fellow. Well worth getting multiples of. I’m sure I can find other uses as well.” — A.B.A.
Price: $7.89 (for two)
A sworn-by Magic Eraser, if the mere thought of cleanup always holds you back from meal-prepping.
Promising review: “Basically the best cleaning tool ever. Walls, counters, sinks, toys, you name it, I’ve used a Magic Eraser on it. We have a light-color sink basin in the kitchen and I use these once a week to keep it sparkling white. I used to have to use heavy-duty cleaner but just a quick wipe down with the Magic Eraser and it’s good as new!” — seven4eleven
Price: $4.97 (for a four-pack)
Plus, check out our picks for the
best sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews.
A super effective knife sharpener if you just saw Knives Out and your knife is OUT.
Promising review: “At first, I didn’t think it worked too well. But then I watched their YouTube video, and realized that you may have to pull the knife through the sharpener up to 10 times to get it sharp. After pulling through the knives about five times, the knives did indeed get very sharp. I pulled my knives through the ‘coarse’ side 5–6 times, then through the ‘fine’ side about 4 times.
Another tip I learned:
set the sharpener on the edge of the counter at a 45 degree angle. (That’s apparently what the v-shaped groove is for on the bottom of the sharpener.) When the sharpener is on the edge, you can pull the knives straight through and down without worrying about hitting the countertop and scratching it or breaking the tip off your knife.” — Jack
One of our editors owns this and loves it! Read her full
review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener!
A clean/dirty magnet for your dishwasher so there’s never any confusion over the status of the dishes.
Promising review: “It’s cute and little. Perfect for the dishwasher. Sticks easily on the dishwasher and doesn’t feel like it will fall off. Easy to rotate from clean to dirty.” — Tiffany
A set of nonstick oven liners because you probably know the struggle of cleaning up crusted-over residue from the inside of your oven all too well.
Promising review: “I expected to be happy, but I’m thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are.” — Artset Outset
Price: $13.99 for a pack of three)
A “blue apple” case that’ll save you big bucks on your difficult-to-maintain produce by extending its shelf life by two to three times.
Promising review: “These REALLY work! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. Great product and have already bought many as gifts. They are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables.” — Jacki
Price: $17.89 (for a pack of two)
A set of unfussy drawer trays to organize all of your utensils.
Promising review: “Solid and sturdy, they don’t move around in the drawer, they come in a number of sizes, and they make everything neat and tidy. The largest size in this set is long enough for a bottle brush, and the smallest size fits bottle openers, garlic press, small things like that.” — gingero
An eight-piece glass bowl set with lids that are the perfect size for meal prepping.
Promising review: “So, these, for me at least, have been perfect. They hold about 4 oz. and they seal very well. I’ve pre-chopped onions, garlic, ginger and stored them in my refrigerator for recipes I want to make in the next day or two. The lids are tight and they never leave an odor in the refrigerator. I’ve used plastic storage containers but they are generally larger than what I need and the chopped veggies don’t seem to last as long as they do in these little glass cups. Plus, I don’t have a lot of counter space and these take up very little. Since they are all the same size and stack well I don’t have to work around them. Makes pre-assembly and organizing ingredients easy and makes cooking a lot less stressful.” — Will O.
Price: $17.60 (for an eight-piece set)
An easy-to-use pot that’ll allow you to cook rice and steam vegetables at the same time. Also: It can be used to make oatmeal, chili, and soup!
Promising review: “It’s difficult to eat healthy while making time for work, leisure, and rest. Eating out a few nights a week gets expensive very fast. This little angel will put those worries behind. I was hesitant about purchasing this product, but this cooker will possibly save you hundreds of dollars throughout the year with quick, healthy, inexpensive dinners you can make. If you’re single, this is the answer to all of your cooking woes.” — Ricky
Price: $17.70+ (available in white, red, and black)
Promising review: “OMG, I love these things! Such a simple idea; how did I ever live without them? They added a lot more room in my spice cupboard, and they’re great for my OCD(ish) tendencies. They hold all different circumferences of spice bottles. If some spices are too big to place all in the same connected row, you can cut off a tab and separate them. It doesn’t really affect the items on the shelves; you just have to push them back a little (maybe half an inch or so), so the spices have clearance when the door is shut.” — Bridget D.
Price: $9.97 (for six strips)
A microfiber dish-drying mat with a marble design you’ll love with every micro-fiber of your being.
Promising review: “It’s super absorbent, dries out well with a brief hanging on a cupboard door, and is not getting that mildew smell that some dish mats can get over time.” — Sarosassah
A very helpful crab that, in a pinch, will open just about anything for you.
Promising review: “Surprisingly good quality. The tools are sharp and sturdy. The scissors are the best quality I’ve seen on these multi-tools. Will make a great gift to somebody.” — #1 Customer
Promising review: “Can I just say where have you been all my life? I ordered this specifically so I could use to make sugar cookies. It made my cookies go so much faster for a change! I used to get out a ruler trying to figure out if I had the right thickness or if the dough was rolled even enough (which I never did get right in the past). This roller allowed to me quickly and easily roll the whole batch of sugar cookies without getting frustrated! Super easy to use and cleanup was also a snap. Would recommend this to any baker out there!” — LAD
Price: $15.60+ (available in multicolor and blue)
A rotary peeler with the choice of three different blade types, perfect for any fruit or vegetable.
Promising review: “I don’t peel often, but when I do, it’s with a Joseph Joseph Rotary Peeler, because it’s a lean, green peeling machine. This has made peeling so much easier that I now sing opera while I make hashbrowns. I reserve my karaoke impulses for those times I’m slicing off sections of delicious carrots, because there’s nothing like a little Bruno Mars whilst making your garden salad.” — Amazon Customer.
Price: $7.88 ($11.01 with handle)
A set of multipurpose mesh bags that’ll keep your fruits and veggies fresh for longer (but also hold toys, and protect clothes in the laundry, if you want to use ’em for that!).
Promising review: “I am absolutely in love with these reusable mesh bags! I searched through all the different ones available on Amazon and finally decided on these. I liked the fact that they donate a portion of each sale, and I also love that they advertise you can throw these directly into the washing machine to clean them. Now down to what really matters. Since purchasing these two weeks ago, I haven’t had to throw away any veggies or fruit! I have been able to keep everything fresh for days longer than usual because these bags let the food breathe!! It is also really nice that they come in a variety of sizes with multiple of each size. What the product description doesn’t mention (and should) is that these can be used in the laundry to hold smaller items as well! I have a young son and he loves his WubbaNub pacifier. However they have little stuffed animals at the end and get dirty easily. Now that I have these bags, I just collect all the pacifiers and throw them in a bag and wash them together!! They are great for toy storage as well when you are traveling! I love them so much I am ordering another set for myself, and intend to order a set for my mother and mother-in-law as well. Absolutely amazing product!!!” — Lauren J
Price: $18.50 (for a set of nine)
A Le Creuset egg cup for your very own idyllic Call My By Your Name moment this season.
Promising review: “I LOVE THESE! Holds my large eggs perfectly and even holds my XL eggs well too! Keeps them warm and holds them so they don’t wobble while you spoon out your egg. The ‘Caribbean blue’ is lovely, because it is slightly darker at the center. There’s enough space for the discarded shell and it won’t tip if I am in a hurry. Yes, they can chip (it’s ceramic), but they handle my teens (who often don’t pay attention) and the dishwasher well. I expect to use these for the rest of my life.” — The Wendy Lady
Price: $9.95+ (available in six colors)
An avocado slicer that removes pits with one quick twist, so you don’t have to worry about avocado hand.
Promising review: “What an awesome tool this is! I should have gotten one of these years ago! Living in SoCal, I get avocados from the Farmer’s Market all year long and this incredible tool is just fantastic. The ‘knife’ is plastic, yet sharp and cuts through the skin like butter! Then you flip it on its side and place the prongs over the pit and push in. The pit comes out and you push from the opposite side and it releases right into the garbage can…no more dangerously stabbing the pit with a sharp knife to lift it out and then struggling to get it off the knife! Then flip the tool over for the third time and slide it from top to bottom for the PERFECT slices! LOVE OXO brand, and LOVE this.” — MountainNurse,BSN
A pair of cut-resistant gloves, so the process can be as accident-free as possible.
Promising review: “I bought the gloves because I had two nasty cuts in quick succession from a cheese grater. Anyone who has had injuries to their fingers knows how difficult it is to continue to do everyday activities and meal preparation while still protecting your wound. I received the gloves quickly after my order and pressed them into use immediately that evening. I am most impressed. My fingers/hands were protected from my very sharp grater and knife while I prepared dinner. I bought two pairs, one to keep and one to give as a gift. I am now going to buy a third pair in a larger size for a friend who also likes to cook but suffers from occasional run-ins with mandolines, graters, and knives. Great product!” — O’Hare
Price: $11.49 (available in sizes S-XL)
And read our
full review of NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves here.
A foldable cutting board so you can dump your sliced veggies right into your pot when you’ve finished.
Promising review: “These are the most amazing cutting boards! It is so handy to be able to slice, dice, chop, and then fold it up and pour into a bowl. I love them and have them in three sizes!” — C. Whitten
Price: $8.23+ (available in six colors)
A cherry stoner to remove the pits from your cherries and not leave your kitchen looking like a crime scene in the process.
Promising review: “I absolutely love this! I have never had a cherry pitter before, but I have tried all of the ‘how to easily pit a cherry with random crap around your house tutorials online and always end up with a giant mess. This only has a minimal splatter that I can usually control by holding it over a bowl when pressing. It is super easy to use — even my 4-year-old can pit his own cherries. I specifically chose this model over a similar plastic one and I’m glad I did. This washes well, even when left out for a few hours covered in cherry juice. It isn’t heavy at all and is much smaller than I expected.” — Lisa Mai
A pair of multipurpose kitchen scissors with five different blades for all of your herb-chopping needs.
Promising review: “I like to grow herbs and use them in salads, soups, and many other recipes. I received these Jenaluca Herb Scissors as a birthday gift, and can’t believe how fast and easy it is to cut up cilantro, basil, parsley, lovage, etc. My husband tried them today too for the first time while making guacamole, and found that slicing the cilantro went very quickly. The storage case-cleaner is very efficiently designed too. I ordered 4 of these sets to give as gifts.” — Amazon Customer
An attachable “scrap trap” with a scraper (think: dustpan and broom for your countertops) that’ll make the transfer of scraps to garbage as seamless as ever.
Promising review: “I sometimes get suckered into kitchen gadgets that I never use, but this thing is awesome! Keeps the counter clean, you can either scoop the parts you want to put in the trash into this (strawberry stems, onion peels, etc.), or you can put the parts you want to use in here to make them easier to dump into the pan (broccoli florets, chopped peppers and onions, etc.). Makes it so much easier than trying to scrape chopped veggies off the cutting board into the pan and spilling them all over. Love this thing!” — *BeckyC*
A dishwasher-safe cauliflower chopper to make homemade cauliflower rice easier than ever.
It also works on broccoli!
Promising review: “If you have problems, like I do (with arthritis in wrists) with strength in hands and wrists, this cauliflower chopper is GREAT! My husband has taken it away and uses it now to do the chopping because it’s so much easier! It doesn’t take a lot of room in the drawer either!” — Rhonnie
A set of classy stainless steel measuring cups so you don’t have to play the guessing game again.
Promising review: “I have been looking for something like this set for a while. When I mix a supplement from dry ingredients I want consistency and I get it with these. I use the two smallest ones the most. You won’t use these a lot but with some ingredients there is nothing better. I do have a scale that can weigh down to 1/7000th of a pound (in grains) but it is a pain to use. I just make the conversions, find out which spoon is close and note whether it is a level scope or mounded and go about my business from then on. The quality seems to be very good and they should last a long time.” — C. Burns
Price: $11.97 (for a set of eight)
A clip-on strainer that won’t drain you of your will to make delicious pasta (just your pasta water).
Promising review: “This item is fantastic! The primary pot on which I use the SNAP’N STRAIN is a non-stick stock pot that has a somewhat unusual lipped edge. Thus, I was a bit apprehensive that the SNAP’N STRAIN would not snap securely in place. Although it’s a bit of a tight fit, it does snap in place and hold securely to the non-stick sides of the pot. I can now strain pasta from the boiling pot by simply holding the pot’s handles and not have to hold a strainer in place —no more burned hands!” — tbn8vb
A tip-out tray for your cleaning supplies, if you have those false drawers under your sink that aren’t pulling much weight.
Promising review: “We remodeled our kitchen and have been trying to find ways to create more storage space and be more organized. This kit works out perfectly to make use of the false drawers in front of the sink. They were super easy to install — it only took me 10 minutes.” — Z Miller
Price: $18.43 (available in two sizes)
An easy handheld spiralizer so you can say hello to zoodles every day of the week.
Promising review: “For ease of use, storage size, and not having to deal with a jigsaw puzzle of parts, this is the spiralizer you’ll reach for and actually use. I started spiralizing veggies with one of those double-coned pencil-sharpener-style gadgets a few years ago, but it was very limited and it broke a lot of my veggies without even spiralizing them. I then moved up to a fancy crank-style spiralizer with lots of parts and a catch basin, etc. It does a good job, but it’s as much fun to get out of the cabinet as my food processor. I avoid it. This OXO, however, is just right. It makes me feel like Goldilocks, lol. I’ve used it with carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and beets (wear food-service gloves to avoid beet-stained hands) to make gorgeous and delicious veggie noodles. It’s easy to use for large or small batches, and it cleans up quickly.” — J Williamson
Price: $14.99+ (available with one, two, or three blades)
A sworn-by microwave pasta cooker for anyone who just doesn’t have the time to wait around for water to boil. (Also ideal for college students and those with limited mobility.)
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
more about the Fasta Pasta here.
And a squeeze station that sorts baby food and liquids into ready-to-go pouches — perfect for the overworked parent.
Promising review: “I’ve had this for two years now and am writing a review now because I just busted it out to make some more stuff. It’s not just for baby food. When I received it as a gift from my mom, I was ecstatic and immediately destroyed my kitchen making all kinds of baby food. It’s very easy to use, easy to wash, easy to store. I LOVE IT!!! Now that my daughter is 2+, I use it to make yogurt pouches. I throw my yogurt in a food processor with a variety of fruits, blend well, fill using the squeeze station, and VOILA!! I have yogurt pouches that are good in the fridge/freezer without having to buy the ones from the store with god only knows what preservatives in it.” — Jade Voyles
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