A sink caddy to keep your favorite scrubbing tools handy — without letting them sit in their own filth. This bb has a handy drip tray (with a build-in spout!) you can empty out every so often.
Promising review: “I love all OXO products and am also happy with this purchase. I place my dish sponges in this and there is enough room for a brush as well. I like also the vent insert which keeps the sponges separate. The compartment at the bottom is a great idea in the design to allow for emptying water rather than letting it pool at the bottom. It is a separate compartment which is of clear plastic and allows you to visibly see if it needs emptying. Great product. Very satisfied.” —Amazon Customer
Ethylene gas–absorbing apples for anyone tired of fresh produce spoiling before they can use it — the company claims these’ll save the average household up to $600 per year.
They can keep produce fresher for two to three times longer. Each packet inside the Bluapple lasts three months, and you can order replacement packets as needed.
Promising review: “This product works so much better than I thought it would! Worth every penny. The little ethylene gas (produce lets off this gas and it speeds up it’s demise) absorbing packet goes into the apple and you just toss it in your product drawer. Easy peasy! This pack comes with two apples and enough packets to last a full year. I have had strawberries last over a week in the drawer (no fuzzy mold or squishy spots). This has resulted in less waste and I am sure that they have more than paid for themselves in food savings in just a couple of months. So glad I gave these a try.” —Lisa C.
A stainless steel Sink Shroom from the makers of the cult-fave TubShroom that’ll blend right in with your sink and keep *all* the pesky food remnants from clogging your drain.
That hollow black part in the middle? That’s designed so the sink will still drain, even if you have a big pot blocking it!
Promising review: “As someone on a septic system, we can’t have a garbage disposal. Consequently we’ve always lived by sink strainers. And I’ve tried and dealt with many different ones. But this is, far and away, the best I’ve even utilized. The holes are sized such that the tiny, meaningless stuff, goes through. And the design is such that even when full of gunk it still drains, and very well at that. Meanwhile, it doesn’t accidentally let gunk through that might clog your drain. In the end, it’s difficult to describe how great this is. Just drop the cash and check it out for yourself. You’ll be glad you did.” —R. Snare
And a sink cleaner and polish formulated to use on stainless steel AND porcelain sinks (plus cast iron, corian, acrylic, and more) to restore that just-like-new shine *and* protect against further damage. That new sink you’ve been wanting? It can wait, now.
Promising review: “This amazing product saved us $1,000. This product is amazing!. We have a kitchen sink that was so stained and scratched that we were shopping around for a new one. My wife stumbled on this product and we decided to give it a try. I used my drill with a soft buffing attachment, and after about 30 minutes, the sink was like brand new!! Highly recommend this product.” —Joseph Rodriguez
A roll of ~bamboo~ paper towels you can toss in the washing machine and reuse over *120 times*. They’re super-absorbent and durable, but are soft enough to use on your skin, too. You can even use them on your Swiffer!
One roll of these will tackle a number of messes equivalent to 60 ROLLS of conventional paper towels.
Promising review: “I’ve had these bamboo towels for a month now and am incredibly impressed with their performance! They’re much larger than a regular paper towel, thicker, softer and more absorbent. I’ve washed the first ones I’ve torn off the roll several times now and they DO survive the laundry and perform just as well afterward. I’ve only used five bamboo towels this month, washed them and re-used. Several times. I would have been through a whole roll of Brawny by now. One caveat…when you wash them, you’re supposed to air dry them, so I haven’t sent any through the dryer. And I haven’t needed to, because allowing them to air dry has not affected the quality of the towels when I ‘re-roll’ them!” —A. Clark
A KitchenAid stand mixer for any bakers or mashed potato lovers. Creaming butter just takes TOO LONG to do it with a hand mixer, and this machine will last for *years* (and years and years and years).
It has 10 speed settings, comes with a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip, and you can get TONS of attachments to make the most use out of this bb. Hello homemade pasta!
Promising review: “For years I’d used a hand mixer to make cookie dough and cake / brownie batters, and I’d go through so many mixers because none of them were strong enough. I finally decided to make the leap to a stand mixer and couldn’t be happier with how much easier baking is with it! Everything — from batter, dough and frosting, is so much easier and quicker to make. The ingredients are more thoroughly mixed than any hand mixer can do, and it makes every recipe better for it. I love that I can buy additional attachments to handle any future baking and cooking needs, so my investment goes farther and replaces the need for other appliances. KitchenAid stand mixers are the standard for a reason! I do recommend buying a cover to keep your stand mixer from getting dusty in between uses. It’s also a heavy machine, so you definitely want to make sure to keep the stand mixer on a counter close enough to an outlet — you don’t want to be lugging it around any more than necessary.” —Charlie
A knife sharpener with two grooves (one for coarse sharpening and one for quick touch-ups) to make your year-old knives slice like brand new.
Promising review: “I have had my set of knives for over 10 years. I was looking to replace them when someone recommended trying to sharpen them. I hated sharpening the knives with the sharpener they came with. I wanted something easy. This was it! I sharpened all my knives with it and they are like they were when I first purchased them. This knife sharpener made it quick and easy. It saved me a lot of money from purchasing a new set. If your knives are dull, give this a try. You can’t beat it for the price!” —M. Bell
Learn more about this handy sharpener in our editor’s in-depth review, and check out our picks for the best chef’s knife on BuzzFeed Reviews!
If you have stainless steel appliances, a must-have plant-based cleaner to remove streaks, marks, and fingerprints from all of your appliances with one wipe of the included microfiber cloth.
Promising review: “If you have a Subzero fridge, you know the struggle is real when it comes to keeping it clean. It’s a different type of stainless steel and shows all product residue. Then I found this stuff. Oh wow! A few seconds of polishing and it looks amazing!! it has never looked this good, this shiny, and this clean! Best product ever!” —Katerina
A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant to remove limescale, rust, grease, and other nasty buildup so your machine runs more efficiently than ever (aka you do *not* have to replace your whole unit if your dishes just aren’t getting as clean as they used to) — while you just sit back and relax. It even kills Salmonella and E. coli!
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 became aware that the water softener no longer was doing it’s job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. 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. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!” —Sheila
A set of Rubbermaid containers with lids that snap onto the *bottom* of containers, meaning you’ll never have to go on a 15-minute hunt for the right pair while your leftovers are sitting out.
The set includes five 0.5-cup, five 1.25-cup, five 2-cup, two 3-cup, two 5-cup, and two 7-cup containers, plus the lids (of course).
Promising review: “These are rated #1 and I can see why! They are microwave and dishwasher safe. I love how they stack together and that the lids fit a couple different sizes! Very sturdy and they look great! I hate dealing with container messes so much!! These have helped keep things more organized and makes it easy to find a lid or a container without losing my mind! The containers nest together, and the lids can stack on top of each other too. Locks firmly too! Yet it’s easy to take the lids off. Extra bonus for me! I’ve already washed them, and they came out perfectly! Love these!! I bought the 42 piece set. It had enough variety in container storage and lids! I’m very happy I bought these!! I highly recommend them!” —Geo
A silicone safeguard to prevent your pot from boiling over and getting pasta water all over your cooktop. Are you as TIRED of scrubbing as I am?!
A watched pot never boils, but an unwatched pot makes a huge mess. This bb is heat safe up to 482 degrees, so you can safely pee while your pasta cooks without dealing with the aftermath. You can even steam veggies right on top!
Promising review: “Love this product! It does exactly what it is designed to do. It really works, has prevented many boil overs for me. I can now make my oatmeal, pasta, or chicken broth without any worry of a messy spill-over. I no longer have to stand near the stove to watch for the boil-over point, I can do other things or get distracted while this marvelous invention takes care of whatever I am simmering or boiling. It is a great value, you get two of them and I gave one to my son who cooks. It is also easy to clean, you can pop the yellow flower off for easier cleaning.” —Hey Mom
An eight-quart programmable slow-cooker that’ll save you money on gas — while making it easier to buy and prepare meals ingredients in bulk. You deserve a set-it-and-forget-it dinner after a long day, too.
You can set it to cook anywhere from 30 minutes to 18 hours, and the digital timer displays how long is left (perfect for any impatient kiddos to check on dinner). Aaaaand the crock and lid are both dishwasher safe!
Promising review: “I’ve been using a slow cooker for years but needed a new one quickly so I could drop off a dish for an event. Grabbed this one and never looked back. Actually got one of these for my mom as a gift, too. It’s easy to set, cooks evenly and is easy to clean and to transport. I have a much more expensive slow cooker and I can’t tell a bit of difference in the final product; roasts, soups, any variation of chicken. Now the real question is how long will one of these last when compared to the pricey brands…I guess we’ll find out eventually but, for now, I think this is an amazing deal.” —Karri
A panini press with floating lids that can perfectly grill up any size sandwich — and at a way smaller price tag than an airplane ticket to Italy…or a trip to your local deli on the regular.
Promising review: “Freaking awesome! Who knew?! Just like the real thing, at a rock bottom price. This is one of the smartest purchases I have made in a while. This little machine works. The only thing is you have to remember to unplug. Love it. I am eating loads of veggies because of this little number, and saving money as well making my sandwiches at home.” —Customer
And if you prefer making grilled cheese the old-fashioned way, check out our picks for the best cast-iron skillet on BuzzFeed Reviews!
Cheese storage paper guaranteed to keep your cheddar sharp, your Parmesan poppin’, and your Brie better than ever for way, way longer. You know spaghetti with a little EVOO + parm is your go-to last minute dinner, so keep that parmesan FRESH!
The paper breathes just the right amount, maintaining the perfect humidity and mimicking the environment that cheese is aged in.
Promising review: “Before I bought this cheese paper I would do the cheese search in the refrigerator. After buying cheeses, opening them, and then rewrapping them in heaven knows what (namely plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and plastic containers), it was always the same result: moldy cheese. This box contains the paper in sheets plus some stickers that you can write on with the name of the cheese and the date it was wrapped or even sell by date. There are also pictures of a sheep, cow, and goat so the source can be identified by circling or checking one of them! What I also like is that the cheeses can be rewrapped after use and amazingly the stickers still stick! The paper can also be cut to size to wrap smaller cheeses. So far I have noted that the cheeses have stayed fresh with not a trace of mold. I highly recommend this product to all cheese lovers!” —Prairie Woman
Get a package of 15 11″x14″ sheets of cheese paper from Amazon for $9 (also available in larger packs).
A minimalist silverware tray that’ll help you save drawer space, make emptying the dishwasher easier and keep the cutlery for becoming ~clutter-ly~.
Promising review: “I thought this would be handy, and help with space management in a small apartment. It turned out to be absolutely perfect. It keeps the silverware clean, and stores a lot in a very small space. I love it. I got two, because I inherited my grandmothers silverware, so there are two types of forks and two types of spoons, and I wanted things separate and organized. Two organizers fit side-by-side in a standard apartment drawer. After getting these, I picked up the knife organizer, and it’s just as handy and useful.” —Jerimi
An Instant Pot for whipping up press-the-button-and-watch-the-magic-happen dishes and meals. Use it to make low-effort rice, pressure cooked dishes, slow cooked dishes, and so so so so so much more.
Promising review: “I can’t believe that I love this thing. All my friends were getting them and raving about it. But I absolutely hate my slow cooker, and I figured this device would be much the same. I finally decided to get one when my friend posted that she had made amazing carnitas in it. My husband is Mexican and carnitas are his favorite food, so I thought I’d get one to try it out and hope everyone was right. The first thing I made (after the water test) was the carnitas and they KNOCKED OUR SOCKS OFF. Then I made rice and it came out better than my old rice cooker. Tonight I made ribs and the entire family went wild. I’ve had this Instant Pot for roughly 48 hours and I’m already using it for a fourth time right now to make oatmeal. Get one. You will not be sorry.” —Regina Croskey-Corcoran
Get a six-quart Instant Pot from Amazon for $79 (also available in three-quart and eight-quart sizes).
Still wondering if this is right for you? Check out I Tried The Instant Pot That Everyone’s Obsessed With for an in-depth look.
An odor-neutralizing trashcan with a step-on opening mechanism so you don’t have to touch it with your germy, chicken-breast hands.
The best part? The lid closes *slowly* so it doesn’t make that loud BANG every time. You can get three-packs of odor filters for $18.76 — each filter last about three months.
Promising review: “Easy to use foot pedal. Doesn’t hit the wall and can be pushed all the way against the wall. Trash bag when put on can be tucked in between pull out and outer can so you don’t see it when its closed. Great size and I love the slow close lid. Seems very well made and looks great. Highly recommend.” —Amber
A clip-on strainer made of sturdy BPA-free silicone so you can drain your pasta one-handed! No more overcooked pasta while you try to unearth that giant colander.
Promising review: “Everyone should have one! I actually bought mine AND really love this thing. Works on every pot/pan I have, from my smallest saucepan, to a large brazier. It has sturdy clips that stay in place, even on heavy duty commercial kitchen pans with a pretty good lip on them. At times I dread getting down the colander for just a small amount of something since my colander is stacked in a cupboard usually buried under bowls. (yup, probably have too much kitchen stuff lol). This is easy to store this in a drawer and just get it out in a jiffy when needed. If I had a kitchen with limited space I’d sure have one of these instead of a colander. I like the snap n strain so much, I’ll be buying some for gifts, which IS the best rating I could give something. The awesome color is just an added bonus. I’ll be checking out more of Kitchen Gizmo’s products and if they are anything like the snap n strain I’ll be buying more from them” —Farm Girl
A set of reusable liners to keep your oven cleaner than ever. No worries if your lasagna drips over or your sweet potatoes ooze a little — you won’t have to scrub out the oven, just remove these when the oven cools and you can wash ’em right up in the sink.
Promising review: “I have used these liners for years. I hate cleaning my oven and this liner has saved me so much time and effort, not to mention my oven always looks like new. I should comment on the durability of these liners. It recommends that you remove the liner before initiating the self-cleaning feature on the oven. I admit that I have forgotten a couple times. Although it does the liner no good, it does stand up to the tremendous heat. I would recommend this liner for every busy person who has no time or desire to clean their oven. It’s amazing.” —Cartec
A Nutribullet for anyone who loves smoothies, hummus, soup, and other blended delicacies you don’t need to make A TON of at a time — but hates using extra dishes. Aka every single person.
Travel cup, no blender = one less thing to clean. This set includes the blender base, a tall cup, two short cups, a flat blade, an emulsifying blade, two re-sealable lids, and a manual with recipes!
Promising review: “I’ve owned my Nutribullet for about two months now, and I still can’t believe how amazing this product is!!! It makes getting healthy, nutritious food into your diet so incredibly easy. I can roll out of bed in the morning, grab an avocado, some nonfat plain yogurt, raw honey, flax seeds, and kale, blend up a delicious breakfast, AND clean everything up in less than 10 minutes. This blender is so seriously easy to clean. I love the cups that it comes with, too. It comes with a neat book full of recipes, although I haven’t tried any yet… I’m still having too much fun making up my own recipes