36 Things Your Kitchen Seriously Wants You To Buy

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A five-slot non stick pan so you can cook your breakfast and only have one thing to clean when you’re done.

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Promising review: “Now that I have cooked a few meals with this pan, I can honestly say that I will no longer be needing all my other pans. It just does it all. Cooking multiple ingredients at the same time and then infusing them together to mix the flavors is something that I have never been able to do before. Keep the pan at a medium heat to always get the best cook because food cook differently and you can take your time in preparing your meal. I recommend this to pretty much anyone that likes to cook and mostly to the ones that dread it! A++” —Dan S

Get it from Amazon for $45.82.


A magical machine that turns frozen fruit into a nice “ice cream” treat you’ll go ~bananas~ for.


Simply add a combination of frozen fruits or chocolate to create a “nice” cream treat everyone will enjoy.

Promising review: “I use this several times a week to make ‘ice cream’ from frozen bananas and other fruit. I do not eat dairy; this gives me that ice cream texture without the taste and consequences of dairy. It comes apart easily for cleaning and the parts are also dishwasher-safe. Be warned: it is very loud. I mean VERY loud. I use earplugs when I use it.” —Kathryn

Get it from Amazon for $38.99.


A multipurpose oven grip and splatter lid set to not only protect your hands from getting burnt, but also your kitchen from getting less messy, so it’s easier to clean up. I call that a win-win.


They’re heat-safe to 450 degrees, plus microwave and dishwasher-safe.

Get a set of two from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $11.43


A pair of onion goggles that are so chic, you’ll want to wear them everywhere you go…jk, they don’t look cute, but boy do they help you stop crying while you chop onions.


Promising review: “The only thing I don’t like about these goggles is the fact that I didn’t buy them years ago! These are practically magical. I love to cook with onion, and up until now I just resigned myself to it taking a while longer since I would periodically have to step back and get the tears under control to avoid cutting myself. But now! Holy moly — these work!! They’re comfortable, they don’t fog up, and like I said up front, I just wish I’d purchased them before. This is not a luxury item—it’s a necessity!!” —C. Eastwood

Get it from Amazon for $14.52+ (available in five colors).


A Rub-a-Way Bar you use to scrub your hands to get rid of all those unpleasant cooking smells (i.e. fish, garlic, ect.) that somehow are so hard to remove.


Promising review: “I was skeptical about this, but I read a lot of good reviews and just had to try it out for myself. This was a reasonable price, so I was very pleased with that. When I tried it the first time, I cut up onions, green peppers, and garlic. After washing my hands, I was like, “WOW! The smell is gone!” But then less than 5 minutes later the smell was right back. I then tried it again by rubbing my hands in bar soap and then lathering up, using this stainless steel bar. Viola! The smell was truly gone! I use it ALL the time now and am thinking about giving this as gifts for Christmas to my cooking friends! It’s cheap, useful, and really truly works! —DerSchuhmacher

Get it from Amazon for $8.09.


A handheld grater because adding freshly shredded cheese to your pasta will make you seem like a real chef, and that’s a fact.


Promising review: “I never really thought I’d need a grater in the kitchen, but I have been watching A LOT of Tasty recipe videos where grating veggies is actually a crucial step. Graters tend to take up SO much space, which is tough in a shared kitchen. This is the only space-saving grater I’ve found and it’s just as effective as any other! The blades are very sharp, and you get a very consistent result. It also rinses easily, so no need to worry about cutting yourself if you’re used to having scrub graters to get them clean. I’m super pleased with this and highly recommend to anyone with limited kitchen space!” —xtinaag

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Tasty collection for Walmart for $7.97 (available in four colors).


A mini waffle maker because sleeping in on Saturday morning is only made better when you make waffles for breakfast.


Promising review: “YES! This makes tiny Eggo-sized waffles! Plus, you can put anything into it— hash browns, tater tots, waffle mix, or even canned biscuits! Or you can add nuts and berries and things! It even comes with a little recipe booklet! It fits in the palm of your hand, and you could literally stuff it in the back of a drawer, but you won’t because as soon as you get it, everyone wants mini waffles for every meal. It heats up super fast and is a breeze to clean. If you’re making a whole mess of waffles, be sure to give it a quick spritz of nonstick spray every couple waffles or so, so it doesn’t rend your delicious waffles asunder. It’s an excellent value. Buy 10 of them and a food truck, and you’d be in business.” —Bryce Pierce

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in nine colors).


A sneaky storage tower to keep whatever products you don’t want guests to see out of sight. I’ll also help you take advantage of all the extra space your kitchen has to offer.


Promising Review: “I had exactly 5.5 inches between two tall cabinets in my kitchen. I bought two of these racks to use in that space and could not be more pleased! The plastic is heavy-duty, and the rack itself very sturdy. I was able to clear out my entire cabinet of all my spices, k-cups, and cooking oils. All of it fit nicely on this rack. Assembly was literally a snap — we had both racks put together as one in five minutes. My kitchen is very spacious, but the setup is bad, leaving me precious little in practical storage space. This was the perfect solution, at a very good price. I almost wish I had another gap between other cabinets so I could buy more.” —Lady Bronco

Get it on Amazon for $23.60+ (available in two sizes).


A corn stripper that easily removes corn from the cob so you can make your recipes that include corn even *more* delicious.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Side note, why is corn straight from the cob so much more delicious than any other corn your buy from the store?

Promising review: “So happy to find this new way to cut fresh corn from the cob! It’s much neater than using a knife. I like that it collects the kernels. It does take a bit of practice to do it well, but it’s worth it. :)” —Cindilou

Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $13.99.


A dehydrator to help you make delicious (and healthy!) snacks at home in little to no time.


Promising review: “I did a lot of research on these before buying. But I mean when you have over 3,000 reviews and you’re still at 4 1/2 stars, you can’t doubt this. It made the best jerky I’ve ever had! We used their spices (because they are free with it) and added soy sauce and red wine vinegar. It beats any store bought jerky! I kinda panicked not having a timer. But we have cell phones with them now. We’re doing fruit now! I can’t wait for it to be done. The aromas fill the whole house too! Don’t look anywhere else. This is the best!” —Erin M Biggs

Get it from Amazon for $58.70.


A door mounted pot lid rack that’ll help you ~keep a lid~ on the organization in your kitchen.

Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: “I love this door-mounted pot lid rack. I needed to add some extra storage due to some additions to our cookware, and this worked well for us. My husband put it on the door and said it was very easy. He did not use the screws that were sent with the rack as they were too long for our cabinet door, but he had some others readily available.” —LYNNKS

Get it from Amazon for $14.87.


A spoon designed specifically to help you dip cookies in milk and get them back out in one piece.

The Grommet

One word: BRILLIANT!

Get a set of four from The Grommet for $10.16.


A pair of shredder claws — you might feel like Wolverine when you use them, and that’s not a bad thing.


Promising review: “These claws are just what you need to shred pork, chicken, beef, or other items. The points are sharp, narrow, long, and work well as a pair. It’s much more efficient and quicker than using two forks. Even when I buy “pulled pork” from Trader Joe’s, and it’s already “pulled” this is an excellent tool for really shredding it properly. I thought I might have been a little extravagant in ordering this, but now I realize it is very useful beyond shredding. For example, you can hold a watermelon with one hand/claw as you cut with the other hand.” —J. Renfrow

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


A convenient multipurpose kitchen stand that can hold a pot lid and ladle while you cook…or even keep a cookbook open to make things a little easier.


Promising review: “I love this product! I have always had a difficult time removing hot and steamy lids from dishes with no place to put them without making a mess on my countertop. If placed upside down on the counter, then it’s too hot to pick back up. This stand works perfectly for all my lids from my heavy lid on the Dutch oven to small lids. It’s also great for large spoons and ladles without making a mess. I highly recommend it.” —Colleen R.

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in black and white).


A pack of grilled cheese bags to revolutionize how you make that delicious sandwich. Say goodbye to using the stove and hello to gooeyness in minutes using your toaster.

Uncommon Goods

Promising review: “This is GREAT for making a relatively mess-free, hot, quick meal on the run. Plus, it keeps my son’s gluten out of my gluten-free toaster!” —Mom of many cheese loving sons

Get a pack of three from Uncommon Goods for $9.99.


A stuffed burger press that will take your burger game to the next level. Your friends will be shook when they come over for your next barbecue and discover not only do your burgers have cheese on top of them, but also inside of them.😱


Promising review: “We just got this and have used it twice already! It does a great job of pressing the ground beef and sealing all the goodness inside. We’ve stuffed ours with cooked bacon pieces and cubed cheddar cheese. Cooked them in a cast iron skillet, putting the lid on the pan after they developed a nice crust on the outside and had the best and juiciest burgers ever!” —T. Jackson

Get it from Amazon for $10.73.


A KitchenAid immersion blender you’ll get so much use out of once you discover how easy it is to make smoothies, soups, dips, and so much more with this clever tool.


This kit comes with a blending arm, whisk attachment, chopper attachment, blending jar, and bag for safe storage.

Promising review: “We got our hands on the KitchenAid 3-Speed Hand Blender to whip up some cheesecakes, and it did a quality job. The blender lets you blend, crush, chop, puree, and whisk. The chopper attachment is great for processing harder cheeses, nuts, and creating graham cracker crusts. The included whisk attachment whips creams and egg whites to fluffy peaks. You could blend, crush, chop, whisk, and puree smoothies, sauces, baby food, soup and more. It creates endless culinary creations, quickly and conveniently.” —AmazonMunchies

Get it from Amazon for $44.95.


A spatula with a light that will ~illuminate~ how great your grilling skills really are.


Promising review: “I’m very happy with the quality of the metal spatula and the light is strong and lights up exactly what I need to see on the grill. It washes easily. I recommend this for any person who grills after sundown.” —Gretchen

Get it from The Grommet for $19.95.


A pack of flexible, plastic cutting board with food icons to prevent cross-contamination.


Promising review: “They’re thick enough to feel ‘substantial,’ but still flexible enough to curve to make transferring my sliced/diced ingredients into the pan or wok much easier. The non-slip ‘waffle-grip’ bottom works well on my solid-surface counter, too, with no slippage. And these are color-coded so that you can keep the poultry mat just for poultry, the fish mat just for fish, etc.” —L. Mountford

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $14.99.


A collapsible strainer that will make cooking pasta and frozen vegetables a hole lot easier.


The strainer is made from silicone, so it’s flexible and durable. It can also be used to steam veggies or as a lid when you boil pasta.

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $14.99.

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