29 Kitchen Products Under $25 That Are 100% Worth The Money
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29 Kitchen Products Under $25 That Are 100% Worth The Money

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An electric egg cooker so simple you’ll feel like it cooked your breakfast for you. It can make hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and even individual omelets.


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Promising review: “I bought this egg cooker for the first time a year and a half ago, and it is awesome. I hate having a single-purpose appliance in my kitchen, but this is worth it. Making hard-boiled eggs was always hit-or-miss for me, even if it was timed perfectly. (I admit I forgot about the eggs more than once!) This cooker makes PERFECT eggs every single time, to the exact hardness I desire with no green ring on the yolk. Even better, the shell slides off without taking half the egg white with it! My favorite use is to pop some eggs in when I get home and prep a salad. By the time the salad is ready, the eggs are done. I can even leave the kitchen and still hear when they are done because of the buzzer. I’ve purchased five more of them for family for Christmas this year and can’t wait to get everyone on board the Dash Go Egg Cooker train!” —A. M. Hinshaw

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

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A stainless-steel bar if you’re tired of your hands smelling like the stuff that ultimately winds up in the garbage disposal when you’re done washing the dishes.


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Promising review: “This little bar of ‘soap’ does exactly what it is intended to do. Do you have a sponge or rag that has that…..odor? Simply wash your hands under the sink with this little guy and suddenly, your hands smell like hands again. I’ve used it after handling several smelly items that have a tendency to make an odor stick with you. It’s worked consistently every time.” —Jeremy

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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A multipurpose bag holder you can use to store a bunch of different things in the kitchen. As someone who cooks multiple times a day, I’d personally use this to hold small trash bags that I can throw things like egg shells, vegetable stems and potato skins into until I’m done preparing my meal — that way I don’t have to keep walking back and forth to the garbage can the whole time.


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Read our full review of the Yamazaki Multi Eco Stand (#1 on the list)!

Promising review: “I stumbled upon this product while searching for something to dry bottles. I am so glad I took a chance on it. I love it for drying bottles. It does everything the reviews list. I was sold on it because it looked so easy to store, but honestly, it hasn’t left my countertop since it arrived. The way it opens and adjusts lends itself to any number of uses. My favorite part is that I can hold up large awkward items like cookie sheets and a 9-inch x 13-inch pan to dry. I have used it for holding open gallon bags to fill. Such a simple design and well-executed.” —My Old KY Home

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in black and white).

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A silicone whisk that’s not only strong enough to mix things like eggs and batter, but can also break down ground meat as well.


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It’s heat resistant up to 600 degrees, and it’s dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: “This batter tool is great not only for batters but for stirring and breaking up foods such as ground beef while cooking. Great for making sauces, and it’s heavy duty so it does not spray like a whisk can when whisking up a sauce. Easier to clean than a whisk, too. I loved this tool so much that I bought one for everyone in the family in the color they preferred.” —Juliane

Get it from Amazon for $12.

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Or a manual food chopper, which is also excellent at breaking down ground meat. You can even use it to mash the heck out of some potatoes or to slice up hard boiled eggs.


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This food chopper is made of food-safe nylon and has no sharp edges. It’s safe to use with nonstick cookware.

Promising review: “The Chopper breaks up ground beef, turkey, etc. much more efficiently than can be done with a spatula or turner. I don’t normally purchase incredibly specialized utensils if I can get by without them, however I think this chopper is worth the money because it saves time and makes cooking easier.” —Karen

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

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A tea bag organizer that’ll make your cabinet feel a lot more aesthetically pleasing and far less cluttered.


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Promising review: “This is my favorite thing in the world. I love it. We ordered two and drilled holes in the back and hung [them] on the pantry wall. It cleared up a lot of shelf space and made it super easy to see my (vast) selection and easier to tell when one is running low. The plastic is sturdy and the bins have little guides on the bottom but they fit back easily if you take the whole drawer bin out. I’ve decided to make little labels for each as well. I’m completely obsessed and have been drinking LOTS more tea since it’s so fun to use.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three colors).

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And a beautiful yoga mug to sip your now perfectly organized tea from.


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Promising review: “Makes me smile and breathe in good air each time I open my cabinet….I reach for it a lot! Keeps my coffee/tea hot. Whimsical and inspiring! Great service, quick shipping.” —Ksglover1

Get it from TheTriniGee on Etsy for $20.90.

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A microwave pasta cooker for folks who are culinarily challenged and have given up on traditionally cooking pasta altogether.


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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

Get it from Amazon for $16.

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Or a spill stopper if you insist on boiling water to make your pasta but have a bad habit of walking away from the stove while it’s on.


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It’s made of heavy silicone that’s heat-resistant up to 400 degrees and microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: “Works great. I got it as a Mother’s Day gift for my mom since she’s always boiling stuff over. Especially when family is over, the house is busy and she forgets about it and next thing you know, water is all over and then she has to scrub the stove the next day and well, she’s retired and shouldn’t have to do that. So I thought I would get this for her and see if it worked. It works and she loves it. No more boiling over the pots. When the family is over, it’s always mashed potatoes or pasta so this saves her so much scrubbing the next day. I am glad I got it for her.” —Chris w

Get it from Amazon for $19.52+ (available in three colors).

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A 5-in-1 unitool that works as a slotted spoon, a solid spoon, a spatula, a turner, and a cutting tool. It’s basically a Swiss army knife, except…ya know…it’s not a knife.


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This tool is made from nylon and heat-resistant up to 480 degrees. It’s also dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: “Give it a cap and a costume, this is the only thing I need in the kitchen! I am often looking for tools that can replace the other 30 I have collected in my kitchen. I have used this to flip grilled cheese, stir red beans and rice, strain brussel sprouts, and taste sauce. I use the flat edge to cut onions that were too large once in the pot and scrape the bottom of the pan. The uni-tool feels nice in my hand, has held up fine in multiple dishwashings, and has allowed me to toss a few kitchen tools that have become obsolete.” —Hiawhatha

Get it from Amazon for $7.76.

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A silicone spoon spatula (yes, spoonulas exist) that allows you to stir, scrape, and serve with ease.


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Promising review: “A super common problem with spatulas is that they’re either too flexible to use effectively or so stiff that they may as well be a substitute for a wooden spoon. This spatula has a tough rigid handle that won’t bend when mixing thick doughs or scraping egg curds off the bottom of a skillet, and the blade has just enough bounce and flexibility to contour to the shape of bowls and pans and smooth out any inconsistencies in pressure you put on or let off while working with it. It does the work for you, which is exactly what a good spatula is supposed to do. Not to mention, it doesn’t melt or slough off little slivers during high heat cooking. This is an industry standard for a reason, and they’ve been making these forever — people still have the ones they bought decades ago. That was good enough reason for me to replace the dollar store spatula I had been using that was melting and softening under low heat cooking. An easy five stars.” —pooplover

Get it from Amazon for $11+ (available in three sizes).

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A Lodge cast-iron skillet pre-seasoned with 100% vegetable oil, so you don’t have to worry about synthetic coatings or chemicals getting into your food. It can go straight from the stovetop into the oven, making it a pretty versatile piece of cookware.


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Promising review: “I used this straight out of the box to cook two pieces of chicken breast. I used olive oil and butter to prevent any sticking and to further season the skillet. I did not notice any sticking to the skillet. After I seared both sides of the chicken, I then let it finish in the oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. All I can say is wow! I love this skillet already, and this is my first time using it! I never used anything comparable to a cast iron skillet. Never again am I going back to frying chicken, or any meat for that matter, on a regular pan. This was well worth the investment. If you’re looking at this, just buy it.” —Eric

Get the 10.25″ size from Amazon for $17.90 (available in eight sizes).


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Promising review: “Nonstick that is ACTUALLY nonstick. Without any prepping of the pan, the Bundt cake came right out of the pan as soon as I turned it over, without taking any of the cake with it. Very heavy duty pan.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $22.19+ (available in a multi-pack).

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A stain-restistant Japanese steel chef’s knife, which makes slicing and dicing a whole lot easier thanks to its ergonomic handle and anti-slip grip.


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Promising review: “I was a butcher for years and always used good knives for my work. Now, I love to cook but can’t afford pricey knives. I saw the other reviews here and was very skeptical. After using this knife for two months as my main kitchen knife, I couldn’t be any more impressed with it. I use and abuse it, throw it in the dishwasher and use it and abuse it again, and it keeps coming back for more. I use it on bone-in meats, veggies, tomatoes… whatever, and it retains its edge and still looks brand new. I haven’t had to sharpen it at all yet, and it is still razor sharp. I highly recommend it.” —HSHS Dad

Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in eight colors).

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And a two-stage knife sharpener to repair and restore that bad boy if it ever gets dull.


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Read our full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener!

Promising review: “Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) non-serrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening but unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago. I saw this gadget and decided to try it. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled ‘Coarse’ about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled ‘Fine’ another 8-10 times. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I’ve been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I’ve saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives. I don’t know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!” —Schelly L. Wagoner

Get it from Amazon for $5.95+ (available in three colors).

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A clip-on strainer that’ll take your colander game to the next level while freeing up one of your hands to wave goodbye to that steaming hot water flowing down the drain.


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It’s BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: “Love, love, love my new kitchen gadget! I’ve always dreaded bringing out that big ol’ colander and having something extra to wash — especially if it was for something small like a box of mac and cheese. I’d then find myself struggling with trying to use the pot lid and losing half the food in the sink. I’ve only had this for a week or so, and I’ve already used it several times with different sized pots for different food items. Tonight it was used on my biggest pot for a large helping of spaghetti. It fits every pot perfectly, no food ends up in the sink, I can throw it in the dishwasher when done, and it doesn’t take up a ton of space in the cabinet or in the dishwasher. Worth every penny!” —Tired

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two colors).

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A silicone trivet — don’t worry if you have no idea what that is (I had to use Google to find out it’s basically a coaster for cookware) — because it also doubles as a potholder and a jar opener.


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It’s heat-resistant up to 442 degrees F and 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

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.97 (available in nine colors).

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Or some actual potholders, like these Grace Jones and Black Lives Matter ones, if you’d like to support a Black-owned small business.


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DIY cocktail (or mocktail!) kits if you’re still inside and sorely miss the days of a professional bartender taking care of all your boozy (or virgin!) wants and needs.


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Each kit is enough to infuse 8 to 10 cocktails. Cheers!

Promising review: “This was fantastic! Quick shipping, too. I followed the steps completely and it tastes just like a Moscow Mule. Great to know it was made with all fruits and spices. There was no mystery about what was in my cocktail! Highly recommend and will definitely be purchasing from this shop again.”—Jay RA

Get the classic Moscow Mule kit from InBooze on Etsy for $15.30 (more kits available in 17 flavors).

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A handheld veggie slicer so you can stop wasting money on prepackaged zoodles at the grocery store. It’s also more compact than a spiralizer, so it’s better for people with limited storage space in the kitchen.


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This spiral slicer has dual stainless-steel cutting blades for thick or thin pasta strands. It’s dishwasher-safe and can be used on zucchini, squash, carrots, and even potatoes!

Promising review: “What a fantastic kitchen widget! I actually have a large spiralizer and never use it because it is a pain to get out and clean. I saw this and bought it and couldn’t be happier. Easy to use and easy to clean if you rinse and clean right away. The small and compact size makes this easy to store without taking up tons of space! The option for two different size of noodles is a nice feature!” —Jamie E.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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A pack of dishcloths that stay odor-free without washing or microwaving, and are safe to use on non-stick cookware — making them about a million times better than sponges.


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Promising review: “I bought a set in 2014, and I’m back to buy a second set now, only because three of the four from my previous set have mysteriously gone missing over the past month (I have a new housemate, but I’m not pointing any fingers…). They held up very well, they do a great job of scrubbing dishes without getting all grimy and smelly, and they’re a cinch to clean by rinsing under running water, putting them in the dishwasher with the dishes, or tossing them in the laundry with the clothes. I won’t go back to sponges or traditional dishcloths.” —K. Bonner

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.70+ (available in three colors).

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A Golden Girls dishwasher magnet you can use to let everyone in your home know whether the load in the machine is clean or dirty. It’ll make living with roommates (older or younger) a whole lot easier.


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You just have to remember to turn it at the appropriate time.

Promising review: “It’s a great-looking magnet and it made my boyfriend smile when he saw it. It’s also just super helpful to have because now the kids don’t load dirty dishes when the dishwasher is full of clean dishes. I’m really happy with it!”—Nicole

Get it from TheRedSwanGiftShop on Etsy for $7.95.

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A nonstick baking mat that comes with helpful measurements for prepping and can also withstand up to 480 degrees for baking.


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Promising review: “I’ve never used these before, and I regret all of the time I’ve lost scrubbing baking dishes clean. Now those days are over for me. These clean up easily with soap and water, and the baking sheets are spotless. The really great thing about these mats is you can roll out the dough on the mat and place the mat directly on the baking sheet to go into the oven. Just lift and go. It’s really great for making pizzas. I even use the pizza cutter on it without damaging the mat. Bonus: everything comes out beautifully. I haven’t had any dough stick to the mat. Everything we’ve baked has an even, tawny color on the bottom.” —bfcomedywriter

Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in five styles).

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A wall-mounted grocery bag dispenser for those of us who’ve participated in the longstanding family tradition of having one designated plastic bag to hold all other plastic bags.


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Promising review: “What a nifty bag organizer! When I think back on all the time I’ve spent pressing out the air, flattening and then folding grocery bags so I could use them later as garbage sacks, it would be worth it to have paid $100+ for this handy bag organizer. Just stuff the bags in the opening until it’s full. The bags stay in it. When you want to remove a bag, you simply grab one from the slot on the front and pull. It easily comes out. And the brushed stainless steel with black plastic on the ends is a vision of beauty to behold. Perfection if you are going to mount it in a visible location. Mine is going on the inside of the cabinet door under my kitchen sink. Doesn’t matter if it’s not easily seen. I should be able to look at beauty when I open my cabinet door, too. I highly recommend this item.” —Lynne

Get it from Amazon for $14.97.


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It’s dishwasher-safe and BPA-free and can make four servings of coffee (one quart). Read our full review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

Promising review: “I was wasting money every single morning at Starbucks on coffee I didn’t even like until the Takeya came into my life. I went from spending $90 to $100 on coffee a month to under $10. Not only does it save me money but it also saves me all the time I spent waiting in the drive-through (I live in Seattle, lines for coffee get long!). Bottom line is it’s totally worth it if you’re trying to find ways to cut back on spending.” —Katie Bee

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).


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Promising review: “These are the perfect replacement for some cheap plastic cutting mats that were worn out. They are a lot thicker than expected, with a non slip bottom. I’m impressed with the quality!” —Diane Cullum

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.98.

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A super straightforward waffle maker that’d allow you to make a five-star breakfast with minimal hassle. You’d actually have to try very hard to NOT make a perfect waffle in this thing.


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Promising review: “I’ve tried four different waffle makers. They all had issues; some were very hard to clean; some made terrible uneven waffles. Most cost at least twice as much as this unit. I tried it in desperation. I figured that if it didn’t work either, at least it was cheap. Boy, was I wrong. This unit MAKES THE BEST WAFFLES, IS SUPER EASY TO CLEAN, AND MAKES ALMOST NO MESS. Pay special attention to the ‘seasoning’ instructions. You wipe it down with a little veg oil and heat it up. Do this BEFORE making any waffles. The instructions say if waffles start to stick, just season it again. I’ve been using mine every weekend for a month, for a family of four, and haven’t had to re-season it yet. Perfect golden brown CRISPY waffles that fall right out of the unit. Almost zero cleanup. Great every time.” —Avid Reader

Get it from Amazon for $17.88.

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A manual food chopper – it can handle anything from large fruits and veggies to boneless meats. It also gives you full control over consistency whether you prefer big chunks or finely diced slices — it just depends on how many times you pull the lever.


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Promising review: “I had a dental surgery that requires soft foods for an extended timeframe. This thing has been insanely helpful! I’ve used it for everything from mincing mushrooms and onions to chopping up hamburgers. SO simple to use! I love it.” —Queenie547

Get it from Amazon for $15.21+ (available in two colors).

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Storage bin decals, because no BuzzFeed list would be complete without some good ol’ organizational content. This one goes out to everyone who has a label of some sort on damn near everything in their fridge.


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Each pack has labels for fruits, vegetables, eggs, butter, yogurt, sauces, condiments, and cheese. If you have specific words you want, you can also message the seller for custom decals, too!

Promising review: “Absolutely love them. These are so stinking cute and super easy to put on. Thank you!” —Sarah Sanchez

Get the pack of eight words from Fairy Dust Decals on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in five sizes and 25 colors.)

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