45 Kitchen Items That *Actually* Live Up To The Hype
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It comes with a small-dice blade, large-dice blade, spiral blade, and ribbon blade that are interchangeable and gives you the option to chop, slice, and julienne vegetables. Plus, you get a lid with a built-in chop and a storage container to hold the veggies.
Promising reviews: "My goodness, this gadget saves me so much time! There’s several different ways to cut your fruits or veggies, and you can just pop all the components in the dishwasher after. I love this thing." —Mia
"I love this thing!!... It makes dicing things like potatoes and onions so much quicker and easier. I personally prefer to dice my tomatoes by hand, but I tried it out and it works pretty good. It's fantastic at shredding cheese too, and contains it nicely in its little drawer. Which is my favorite feature btw.... you can swap out attachments without having to stop and clean stuff in between uses. I definitely recommend this product." —Jennifer
Get it from Amazon for $33.95+ (available in three colors).
The SodaStream also comes with a 60-liter Co2 cylinder and a one-liter BPA-free reusable carbonating bottle! Reviewers suggest also buying two CO2 cartridges and trying various natural fruit flavors to spice things up!
Promising review: "We are longtime Sodastream users...[it's an] absolute dream...easy to use, consistent, efficient. As good as the manual carbonator was this is even better. Just push the filled Sodastream bottle onto the One Touch, you don't even have to screw it in, hit the start button twice and in about 10 seconds you have a liter of fresh carbonated water. Can't emphasize enough how simple this is. We drink four or more liters of seltzer a day in the summer so this machine has gotten a fair bit of use since we set it up...100% reliable to date." —Tom Wolski
Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in black and white).
Check out BuzzFeed editor Abby Kass's full SodaStream review.
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 nonelectric parts are dishwasher-safe!
BuzzFeed's own Samantha Wieder absolutely loves this egg cooker:
"I love cooking, I really do, but there are two very inconvenient times that my cooking laziness strikes, and that is first thing in the morning when I wake up, and at the end of the day when it's time for dinner. Thankfully, in the morning, I now have this rapid egg cooker which allows me to make soft-, medium-, or hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, or an omelet, all without having to stand over the stove.
It's also a great way to whip up a high-protein snack during the day when you're busy with work, school, or just in the middle of a very important Netflix binge. The egg maker will let out a sound when your eggs are cooked, and then, all you have to do is enjoy them!"
Promising review: "I didn't believe the hype until I bought it for myself. My boiled eggs come out perfect EVERY TIME. Trust me, this is not one of those kitchen products you buy to make life easier that just ends up sitting on top of the cabinet collecting dust. If you are a deviled egg/hard boiled egg/omelet lover, YOU NEED THIS." —M. Brown
Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in eight colors).
Promising review: "Soooo good! If you like truffles, this is the hot sauce for you...The flavor is sweet and earthy with just a bit of spice (the black one is very mild and the hotter one is more like low medium heat). I'm eating it on everything! One of my favorite simple things to have it on is rice with just a little bit of butter and Truff. Unbelievably good!! The only problem is that I'll run out of it soon!" —L.
"Made some pulled pork and slapped this on it. Great taste and not overpowering with heat. Kicks in fast and smoothly blends with the food. Be smart and cop this!" —CHiP
Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in hot, hotter, white hot, and also as a Variety set for $69.99!).
Promising review: "Delicious. You can put Mike's Hot Honey on almost anything. I prefer to keep it simple by drizzling it over baked Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits. It's nice and sweet with a little kick. If you like spicy, you'll love this." —Billy H.
"Is Mike's Hot Honey pretty expensive? Yes, yes it is. Is it worth it? ALSO YES! I put this on everything. Macaroni, pizza, bread, meat, you name it! The flavor is absolutely incredible. 10/10." —Ryan C.
Get it from Amazon for $13.49.
I own the cream-colored sauté pan from this set, and OMG, the hype is absolutely real. This cookware is gorge in person, but I love that it's actually non-stick! It's so easy to cook on, it's easy to clean, and it's cute enough to leave on top of the stove for all (i.e. me) to see. I'd say it's definitely worth the investment!
Learn more about this cookware set in our full Caraway Pan Set review!
This set includes a 10.5" frying pan, 3-qt. saucepan and lid, 6.5-qt. Dutch oven and lid, 4.5-qt. sauté pan and lid, four modular magnetic pan racks, and a canvas lid holder with hooks.
Get the 12-piece set from Amazon for $395 (available in six colors) or straight from Caraway for $395 (originally $545; available in 10 colors).
You can also shop the pots and pans individually on Amazon or Caraway starting at $85.
Promising reviews: "I’m not a person who typically writes reviews but I love this blender. It was exactly what we needed! It blends everything that our old blender struggled with. Smoothies have become so much easier and it looks so sleek. The controls are intuitive and the to-go container is so convenient! Highly recommend!" —Steph B.
"There are so many things to love about this blender! Its sleek design, quiet motor, and overall look makes you proud to place it on your kitchen countertop. The most impressive part of the Beast is its blending power. The one minute interval program is the perfect length of time to ensure all of your ingredients are fully blended, no need to shake the bottle or re-blend multiple times! Each time I've used the Beast I've gotten smooth, creamy smoothies that taste amazing. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for the perfect blender!" —Allison K.
Get it from Amazon for $155 (available in three colors).
Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Beast Blender for more details.
BTW, you can also use the terracotta bear to keep things like chips and crackers nice and crispy — just use it dry!
Promising reviews: "This is truly everything it's hyped up to be. My husband placed it in an opened bag of hardened brown sugar to see what would happen. It took only 24 hours and when we opened the bag the next day, voilà! It was completely soft. Very nice product that does what it's designed to do and for a small price." —jsaves69
"[It's a] miracle bear! My brown sugar became as hard as concrete in the airtight container that we store it in. I heard that terracotta helped with keeping brown sugar soft over time and I decided to give it a shot. I definitely do not regret getting this little bear! I soaked it for 20 minutes and then pat it dry before I put in the container. I actually forgot about it for two days and...when I checked, the brown sugar was restored back to its soft and beautiful self! I highly recommend buying this bear. You won’t be disappointed! 🐻❤️" —KL
Get it from Amazon for $5.99.
Bee’s Wrap is a woman-founded business that's been handcrafting their eco-friendly product in Middlebury, Vermont, since 2012. The company works closely with a number of environmentally conscious groups including 1% for the Planet, The Bee Cause, The Rozalia Project, and National Geographic.
Promising review: "This product totally lives up to the hype. I feel like I'm doing something positive for the environment by using it, and it works really well so far! I'll likely buy more." —Rachel A.
"Can't recommend these beeswax wraps enough. The antimicrobial aspect of the beeswax keeps fruits and vegetables super fresh for much longer than plastic bags. They keep bread soft and fresh for much longer than Ziplocs. They are so much better for the environment, and they can be reused for months. We have been using our set for almost two years and they are still as good as new. No waste! Just make sure to wash them with cool water, as warm/hot water will melt the wax." —Publisher
Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.99.
Promising review: "I would give this product more stars if I could. I am a busy mom and my microwave often gets pushed to the end of my never ending to do list. So much so that I would have been too embarrassed to show anyone how gross it had gotten. I finally ordered this with the hope that it would at least help make the job a little bit easier. I was AMAZED! Seriously, the hardest part of the entire experience was trying to get the little mama’s head off to fill it and that only took a minute to figure out. I followed the directions carefully and then used a sponge to wipe off the grease and food bits. My microwave looks brand new. I will probably use a microfiber cloth next time though because the sponge pushed the mess around and wasn’t needed to scrub at all... If you dread cleaning your microwave order this, I’m telling you it really does work wonders!" —MJ
Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four colors).
Promising review: "I'm obsessed with it. This Cosori airfryer is incredibly easy to operate and clean. The design is sleek and appealing (I leave it out on my counter). And the results have greatly exceeded my expectations. I'm hooked and I think for the foreseeable future I will be using this almost every day. Here's just a few examples of what I've made so far:- Brussels sprouts: the results of cooking these at home in a normal gas oven have always sucked. While not quite restaurant quality (restaurants use oil fryers) the Cosori comes incredibly close and shaves about 10 min of cooking time.- Reheating french fries: This alone was worth the purchase. They were crispy and just as delicious from the night before.- Reheating steak that I cooked to a rare temp the night before on the pan: no complaints and super easy to clean afterwards.- Bacon: Way faster, way cleaner (and can easily save the bacon fat) and turned out perfect.I'm so excited to experiment more with this awesome machine. 5/5" —Nolan S.
Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors).
Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised at how much easier clean up is with these silicone mats. I’ve used them several times in my air fryer and they solved the problem of food sticking and made clean up afterwards a breeze. I still spray them with olive oil with whatever food I’m cooking and wash with soapy water when done. I liked them better than the aluminum foil I was using due to holes in them that allow air to circulate and to non stick. The silicone has no odor that I could detect. Quality material. Food gets browned and crispy. They fit perfectly in my Cosori air fryer." —Diane Lareau
Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.75+ (available in five sizes, including two round options).
I've had the green Always Pan for over a year now (that's mine above on the left!), and it's still one of my favorite things in my kitchen. I'm no chef by any means, but I can't help but be way more motivated with this cutie on my stove. It's got pour spouts, a built-in spoon rest, and a super-convenient non-stick (and non-toxic) coating! You can steam, strain, sauté, fry — the list goes on.
Promising review: "I purchased an Always Pan in 2020 and have since purchased two more as gifts, and two of the Perfect Pots. I love knowing that I am not cooking chemicals into my food while using these. They are super easy to clean, and I was really surprised that the exterior color does not get stained by food. It is definitely important to use only a super-soft sponge on the pan interior. Admittedly, I was skeptical at first given the price of the pan, but you can honestly tell that there is a high level of quality! Very happy with this purchase!" —Angelique O.
Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in seven colors).
Brightland Co. is small business based in California.
I've used these olive oils for everything from sautéing vegetables to dressing a salad. The taste difference in each is clear and both are SO good. As a person who would usually just grab the first olive oil I saw at Trader Joes, I can reaaally taste the higher quality ingredients. I've even ventured off to using their champagne and balsamic vinegar and OMG! It's all just *chef's kiss*. I highly highly recommend trying Brightland Co. for your kitchen endeavors.
Promising reviews: "Smooth and flavorful, these oils are almost magic. You can use them alone or added to whatever you're cooking. They add so much to my avocado and tomato salad…no dressing required!" —Linda C.
"I am on my third bottle of Brightland products and continue to be blown away by the quality and taste. The olive oil is incredibly fresh and has robust flavors that are soft, natural, and elevate all of my cooking from a simple egg to more intricate recipes. I also love the unique and elegant packaging as a minimalist. This company truly cares about the quality of their product and it shows in every bottle. I highly recommend Brightland to anyone looking for a top-notch olive oil." —Kaleigh
Get it from Amazon or straight from Brightland Co. for $74.
Promising review: "These things are flat-out AMAZING!! Area 51 Tech combined with Eye of Newt Magic Spells!! Unearthly non-stick capability!!! Arcane heat resistance!!! I've cooked fish, rolls, even BACON on these little miracles in the oven. Literally NOTHING hurts them, and everything bakes/cooks up beautifully! About all I haven't tried is taking them outside and testing different rifle rounds against them; but I'm willing to bet they make it at least up to .308. These. Things. Are. AMAZING!!!" —J. Erskine
Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.49.
Promising reviews: "Worth the hype! My disposal had been very smelly and no matter what I did, nothing helped. Citrus peels, vinegar, baking soda, bleach, you name it. Honestly I was shocked how well these work. I highly recommend if you’ve tried everything, they really work!" —CatReed
"This product is amazing. Every time I ran the dishwasher there was this horrible smell. So much that you could smell it throughout the apartment. I even started just hand-washing my dishes. But after about a week, the smell came back. I bought so many products to try and eliminate the smell, but after a couple of days, it would come back. Then I saw this product on BuzzFeed and thought to myself, why not? The first time I used it cleaned it out pretty well. Better than the other products. But then I used it a second time, and there was no smell. I'm going on two weeks of using my dishwasher, and I can't smell anything. I highly recommend this if you're having the same problem I was. This is by far the best kitchen cleaning product I've ever purchased." —khrystyne torres
Get it from Amazon for $5.29.
For the pasta lovers out there, here are some hearty five-ingredient pasta recipes to give a try, like pasta bolognese and creamy sausage and tortellini soup. Pro-tip: this microwave pasta maker works on lasagna and ravioli, too!
Promising review: "I've had this thing for less than twelve hours and I've used it three times ... IT'S MAGICAL. I eat a lot of pasta — like, A LOT. I probably eat pasta at least seven times a week; I love pasta! Boiling water is a pain and I've always hated having to wash the big pasta pan afterwards. Well this Fasta Pasta puts that to an end. Now all I have to do is measure my pasta, fill to the water line, and wait. It's kind of like Ronco's 'set it and forget it.'" —Kate Slater
Get it from Amazon for $16.99.
Plus, this Black-owned and invented product fits in all sinks no matter the size or type.
Promising review: "A package of frozen meat would have taken at least two days to thaw in the fridge. I used this for a 2-pound package a couple of days ago, and the meat was thawed within 90 minutes. One of the most practical kitchen gadgets I own." —Llda Schellhase
Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three colors).
Well, actually five minutes to be exact. Plus, if you want to make cleanup even easier, spray the rings and cooking plate with nonstick spray before use and after washing. And if you need some help with sandwich ideas, the maker comes with a recipe book filled with different combinations you can make.
Promising review: "Normally, I am skeptical of things like this, but I saw the reviews and decided to give it a try. This maker works perfectly! The eggs are cooked through, the eggs do NOT leak when poured into the tray, and even after just four minutes, a thick sausage patty was heated all the way through. I 100% recommended!" —Crispybit
Get it from Amazon for $46.99.
Promising reviews: "Best cooking item I've ever bought. It really pays to buy the absolute best sometimes, and this is it in Dutch ovens. I've used it at least twice a week since I bought it. It's such a delight to use." —Consuela S., Sur La Table customer
"A must-have for your kitchen. Beautiful, high quality. Even temperatures and great for roasting anything. So easy to clean also. The hardest decision is the color and size!" —Gail C., Sur La Table customer
Get a 5.5 qt. from Sur La Table for $419.95 (available in 12 colors) or from Amazon for $364.99+ (available in 10 colors).
Reviewers use this handheld blender for everything from making salsa and soups to beating eggs and frothing milk for coffee! The possibilities are endless with this kitchen gadget.
Promising reviews: "I got this after my old stand blender burned out while I was grinding oatmeal. I thought a stick blender would be able to work through dry ingredients a little better and keep from overheating. I'm happy to say that is the case. This little thing is very powerful for its size and really chops whatever you set it to. Its easy to assemble, disassemble, and clean and works great... Some people have commented that you can only use this for a minute at a time, trust me that is plenty. It is meant to be more of a pulsing blender and you move it around enough that a minute of actual operation will likely work through whatever you are blending." —Clara
"I LOVE it! I've intended to get a hand blender for years and finally just did it. I looked at ones that were much more expensive and was worried that this would be cheaply made (because you often get what you pay for). However, I have been pleasantly surprised with this one. At 500 watts it has serious power and it is super easy to use. I made tomato soup and it blended it in under a minute, then I just popped the bottom off and washed it! Super simple. Super happy with my purchase!" —amazonaddicted
"Worked great, feels sturdy, took on boiling temperature to blend, but the top of the shaft stayed cool. Great buy!" —Nol
Get it from Amazon for $34.97.
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: "The machine is perfect!!!! I already made two loaves of bread yesterday and am getting ready to make another loaf today. If you are lazy like me and would rather put all the ingredients into a machine and let it do all the work, this is the bread maker for you." —Pam Charmley
Get it from Amazon for $89.99.
Promising reviews: "I’m obsessed with this sprayer!! I think I want to buy a few more because they’re the perfect size and so versatile! 1) The main selling point was how stylish and classy they look… It really upgrades the look of the the typical oil sprays, and makes it look expensive!! 2) It saves a lot of money in the long run! Goodbye the days of me buying $4 olive oil spray and throwing away the canister with about a months use. I can use a giant jug of olive oil for maybe $15 and use this spray to refill about 10 times!! 3) The way it sprays is honestly flawless. The size is perfect to me, small enough to fit with the spices in the spice cabinet but not too small because it can still probably last a good while." —Monica
"This is a great item for lightly spraying salads, roasting vegetables, or adding some oil to a prepared plate of pasta. Avoids using more oil than necessary so that’s a saving right there. I also use it to put a light coating of oil on all my cast iron cookware to prevent rust. Best of all, it looks great on the dinner table. Lots of uses which really makes it an asset in the kitchen. It seems that it should last a while so I think it is worth the few bucks spent." —Clancy
Get it from Amazon for $12.99.
The six seed kits include Genovese and Thai basil, parsley, dill, thyme, and mint.
Get it straight from AeroGarden or from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in four colors and with multiple seed kits).
Promising review: "I had tried everything to get the hardware stains off my shower. CLR, metal scrubbing pads, vinegar, and many other things. I thought I'd end up having to replace all the faucets, knows, etc. I saw this in a BuzzFeed article and thought, no way it's THAT good... It's that good. It's better than good. It's wild how good it is. My shower looks better than new. It took rust stains off tile. It took years of hard water scale buildup off in seconds. It is literally a miracle product." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $5.97.
Need some coffee to go with? Try this variety pack of 60 K-Cups ($36.99) or these reusable K-Cups ($12.95) for a low-waste option.
Promising review: "It’s the PERFECT size for my dorm room. Super pretty color and super cute. Nothing bad to say about this product. Shipped quickly and works great. Can’t wait for my 2 a.m. essay coffees with this bad boy!" —Mary
Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in five colors).
To use, place one of these cleaning pods like you would any other K-Cup and brew one large cycle.
Promising review: "We’ve had our Keurig for a few years, and with the exception of using only filtered water and dispensing hot water every so often, we’ve never cleaned the needle or K-Cup area. I used three cleaning cups back to back and WOW our machine was dirty! I'm so happy I purchased these! I’ll be keeping up on cleaning these more often." —Heather Garcia
Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.45.
The temperature range is 32–197 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, you get access to over 1,000 recipes, so you'll have inspiration for yummy meals! Get the Anova app here.
Promising reviews: "After years of hearing about how great sous vide cooking is I finally pulled the trigger on this unit and it really does live up to the hype. Super easy to set up and the app provides a ton of recipes to use." —PL
"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. Setup 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
Get it from Amazon for $129+.
These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue that accumulates inside your dishwasher over time, as well as remove lime and mineral buildup. Using Affresh tablets once a month can prolong the life of your dishwasher and make it more effective at doing its job: cleaning your dishes.
Promising reviews: "BELIEVE THE HYPE! I tried the DIY methods of using baking soda then lemon. Also tried vinegar too...those worked for a bit but not as great as these things. Did one tablet and it's going on five months with biweekly cleaning of the food drain thing inside the dishwasher. No smell! Used to think it was a scam cause you don't get alot, but so far haven't needed to use another one! I'm sold!" —Meg
"I've seen this item on soo many BuzzFeed lists, so I figured I would try it during one of my cleaning sprees. Wow does it really work! I don't use my dishwasher often, so it often gets a little crusty looking...but I just threw one of these packets in there and ran a normal cycle and it got rid of all the yucky stuff! It's super simple to use and leaves your dishwasher fresh and clean without any leftover residue." —Christine Doan
Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.99.
Promising review: "This mini is perfect for everything that doesn't need the capacity of my full size KitchenAid. It's great for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc., but it's also ideal for making small-batch cookie dough, dinner rolls, single loaves of yeast bread, crumble toppings, and on and on." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $379.95+ (available in nine colors).
Promising reviews: "I was a little skeptical, but after using it in my kitchen I'm a believer. It lives up to the hype! I cook a lot and have used this bar after dicing onions, smashing garlic, and handling raw chicken — all of which I hate to smell on my hands for hours afterwards. The smells were gone after I used the Rub Away bar. Amazing!" —Dave'nJanna
"Definitely get one of these if you're thinking about it. I was skeptical, but it really works. I do a lot of cooking with garlic and onion and after one wash with this, my hands no longer smell like garlic or onions. Really worth having in the kitchen." —Nos
Get it from Amazon for $8.99.
Promising reviews: "Believe the hype! This thing is the real deal. I bought a second one because I love this iced coffee maker so much! This thing is a gamer changer. If you love iced coffee BUY IT NOW! You won’t regret it. So easy to use and clean. Unbelievable!" —Connie Howard
"I am a HUGE believer in the Takeya cold brew coffee maker for several reasons. I have two, one that I use at home, and one that I use in the field doing Army work or on deployments. It requires no electricity to make my delicious cold brew, it is plastic, and it is water-tight. This means in a pinch, I can throw it into the vehicle or into a bag and run out to a new location with no worries about breaking, spilling, or leaking...Overall, awesome investment and no real gripes." —electronmods
Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).
This 12.5 ounce cup chills all beverages except carbonated ones. You fill it with water and put it in the freezer for 12 hours before using it. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!
Promising review: "I bought this item for my husband as a Father's Day gift. He is a coffee 'freak' and loves espresso, though in the hot summer he enjoys cold coffee in the evenings after work. That usually involved making it in the morning and putting in the fridge. But this HyperChiller changed everything! We LOVE it! It really takes no more than 90 seconds to get the perfect ice-cold coffee!! If you want to be able to make an ice-cold drink in seconds, this item is for you!" —Lilia G.
Get it from Amazon for $23.56 (available in four colors).
Promising reviews: "Worth the money and hype!! I'm not one to hop onto trends but OMG I’m so happy I bought this!! It comes with three of them! They last a long time and they clean dishes and surfaces so well! It might look small but they are a great size (just add a bit of water)! Hot water is soft and cold water is for a hard sponge to get rough surfaces. Best purchase made!" —Aria Landa
"Believe the hype. It's better than I expected. I caved in to the web influencers and bought the Scrub Daddy, and was surprised at how much I use them and that they seriously work. No smells, rinse clean, no scratches and they dry fast. I bought the three pack and use one for the kitchen, one for the bathroom and one for my backyard furniture, bird baths, etc. They’re great and I will be buying more." —Tiger Essex
Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99.
This Instant Pot happens to be a #1 best seller with over 36,000 5-star reviews!
Promising reviews: "I thought the hype was just hype, but this is the kitchen tool I didn't know I would love as much as I do. From frozen to cooked chicken while retaining more moisture than any other method I am used to using." —Amanda T.
"If you're wondering if the hype about instant pots is legit, I'm here to tell you that it IS and you need one. It's really helped me since I frequently forget to thaw meat the night before. Also, being able to throw everything in and have a fantastic white chicken chili come out in less than an hour, is just ideal... It came with a little recipe booklet, as well as a cheat sheet of reference times for cooking, which is hugely helpful, since I don't always want to Google for every single thing I cook. It works as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, has a saute function, can cook rice, make yogurt, steam eggs, and basically anything else you want. It's been helpful for me because I've been able to branch out into different meats that I might not normally have the time or know-how to cook properly. If you're stressed about safety, this is reassuring because the directions are very clear, and it locks in. I was really freaked the first time I used it, and knew nothing about pressure cookers or Instant Pots at all the first day....Anyways, the amount of cupboard space this takes up is worth it, and if we had a bigger kitchen I would leave it out all the time on the counter. I love it THAT much." —emrev
Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three sizes).
This Instant Pot cheat sheet comes from MGQ, a small business based in the Bay Area.
Promising review: "I am so happy that I decided to give this product a try! What an amazing idea. I placed the smaller magnet right on the Instant Pot and use it daily for a quick reference. Instead of searching the cookbook or internet, I can just glance over and know in an instant how to program my IP for that particular product." —Olesya R
Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sizes and for air fryers).
Promising review: "I ordered a few different sets from this company and all seem really airtight so far. I like how they stack and am loving the label options. My pantry is looking really organized. Yay!" —Jackie
Get them from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in three colors).
Psst — a lot of reviewers with arthritis swear by these for pain-free, easy opening, and parents say it makes it a lot easier for kids to open jars, too!
Promising review: "Having had arthritis in my hands since my teens, I have used many jar/bottle openers out of necessity. The Oxo ones work well but wear out within a year because of the volume of usage. This fabulous opener has yet to find a container that it cannot easily open, even bottles of water with heavily sealed caps. I love it so much I ordered another one to have in two drawers on either end of my kitchen. This gripper does not exacerbate my carpel tunnel syndrome, either. I would give it more stars if I could." —Patrizia L.
Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 11 colors).
Promising review: "We love this rice maker! Prep time in just minutes... This has saved us so much time, especially when we need dinner done quickly! The rice comes out fully cooked... In the beginning, it may take a few tries, since all microwaves are different, (setting at 800) as recommended, you'll eventually know what amount of rice goes with what amount of water, etc.... I add salt to taste and a teaspoon of olive oil, and it comes out delish! When done, just turn it over on your serving plate or just serve it directly from the container... Afterward, just pop in the dishwasher, no hard rice scraping to do. Highly recommend!" —Ani
Get it from Amazon for $29.
Promising review: This is the best breakfast invention after the waffle maker. LOVE IT! As someone who makes pancakes or waffles three to four times a week (my kids are pretty spoiled, but breakfast is key to getting through the first part of the school day), this is the easiest and fastest way to get that done. I just add everything to the bottle, shake, and pour into the waffle maker or griddle. When I am done, just add some water, shake again, empty, and then place everything in the dishwasher." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $14.99.
P.S. it works for cutting bagels, chicken breasts, and cheese too! 👏
Promising review: "The Rapid Slicer is a fantastic addition to any cooks kitchen! It is an extremely high quality product that makes cutting so much faster. I really dislike making salad because of all the chopping. Now it is a breeze using the Rapid Slicer. I’m an economy Mom who will purchase meat in larger packages to save money. I use the Rapid Slicer to cut large chicken breasts, pork chops, etc. to make portion size cuts of meat. I don’t have a steady hand so my portion sizes used to be all over the place and now they are all even. I would recommend this product for all of the reasons." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).
Promising review: "Works amazing! I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years... Only wiped down with random multi cleaners which never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product... AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. As others have said it will leave your cooktop shiny and new... Even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off... 98% better. The key is to use very little product... Let dry to a haze and wipe with a clean dry cotton towel. (Just like waxing a car). If you aren't getting a mirrored finish it's because you've used too much product and not enough elbow grease to polish off." —B. Swartwood
Get it from Amazon for $13.03.
Promising review: "Best thing since sliced bread! I hate when my coffee gets cold. I was originally looking for one of those warming coasters, but then I saw the Ember mugs...there was no turning back. I can take my coffee with me into my bosses office and it still stays hot?? Yes please. I used that app and have adjusted my temp down to 127 degrees. It stays at that temperature the entire time. I’ve not had an issue with battery life either, doesn’t take me more than an hour to polish off a cup of coffee. I HIGHLY recommend." —Mathews
Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in black, red, white, and multiple metallic tons).
If you're someone who buys a specialty cup of coffee every single day (what's that, like $4 a cup now??) add in the cost of gas/transportation, and you're spending way more on coffee every year. This is definitely worth the investment in the long run!
Promising review: "I really love the way this machine works and the espresso and latte that I can make. It makes the espresso easily and much quicker than any machine I have used. The taste and texture of the lattes are beyond compare." — Tom T. (Make sure to check out the entire review, they give TONS of advice on use, benefits of the machine, and more.)
Get it from Amazon for $709.99+ (available in black and stainless steel).
Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.Promising reviews:this gadget saves me so much time! Promising review[it's an] absolute dream...easy to use, consistent, efficientin about 10 seconds you have a liter of fresh carbonated water. BuzzFeed's own Samantha Wieder absolutely loves this egg cooker: this rapid egg cooker which allows me to make soft-, medium-, or hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, or an omelet, all without having to stand over the stove.Promising review:I didn't believe the hype until I bought it for myself. Promising review:Promising reviewYou can put Mike's Hot Honey on almost anything.The flavor is absolutely incredible. 10/10. OMG, the hype is absolutely real. I love that it's actually non-stick! it's easy to cleanshop the pots and pans individually Promising reviews:It blends everything that our old blender struggled with.Its sleek design, quiet motor, and overall look makes you proud to place it on your kitchen countertopThe one minute interval program is the perfect length of time to ensure all of your ingredients are fully blended, no need to shake the bottle or re-blend multiple times!Promising reviews:This is truly everything it's hyped up to be. Promising reviewThis product totally lives up to the hype.The antimicrobial aspect of the beeswax keeps fruits and vegetables super fresh for much longer than plastic bags.We have been using our set for almost two years and they are still as good as new.Promising review:My microwave looks brand new.If you dread cleaning your microwave order this, I’m telling you it really does work wonders!Promising review:This Cosori airfryer is incredibly easy to operate and clean.the results have greatly exceeded my expectations.This alone was worth the purchase. They were crispy and just as delicious from the night before.Promising review:I was pleasantly surprised at how much easier clean up is with these silicone mats.they solved the problem of food sticking and made clean up afterwards a breeze.—Promising review:I love knowing that I am not cooking chemicals into my food while using these.only a super-soft sponge on the pan interior.—Promising reviews:The olive oil is incredibly fresh and has robust flavors that are soft, natural, and elevate all of my cookingPromising reviewI've cooked fish, rolls, even BACON on these little miracles in the oven. Literally NOTHING hurts them, and everything bakes/cooks up beautifully!Promising reviews:Worth the hype! Every time I ran the dishwasher there was this horrible smell. So much that you could smell it throughout the apartmentThen I saw this product on BuzzFeed and thought to myself, why not?This is by far the best kitchen cleaning product I've ever purchased.pasta bolognesecreamy sausage and tortellini soupworks on lasagna and ravioliPromising review:Boiling water is a pain and I've always hated having to wash the big pasta pan afterwards. Well this Fasta Pasta puts that to an end.Promising review:Promising review:The eggs are cooked through, the eggs do NOT leak when poured into the tray, and even after just four minutes, a thick sausage patty was heated all the way through.Promising reviews:Best cooking item I've ever boughtA must-have for your kitchen. Even temperatures and great for roastinganything.Promising reviews:This little thing is very powerful for its size and really chops whatever you set it to.a minute of actual operation will likely work through whatever you are blending.At 500 watts it has serious power and it is super easy to use.it blended it in under a minute, then I just popped the bottom off and washed it! Super simple.took on boiling temperature to blend, but the top of the shaft stayed cool.Promising review:If you are lazy like me and would rather put all the ingredients into a machine and let it do all the work, this is the bread maker for you.Promising reviews: " It saves a lot of money in the long run!I can use a giant jug of olive oil for maybe $15 and use this spray to refill about 10 times!! Lots of uses which really makes it an asset in the kitchen.Promising review:I saw this in a BuzzFeed article and thought, no way it's THAT good... It's that good. It's better than good. It's wild how good it is.Promising review:Promising review:I'm so happy I purchased these! I’ll be keeping up on cleaning these more often.Promising reviews:it really does live up to the hype. Promising reviews:BELIEVE THE HYPE! I've seen this item on soo many BuzzFeed lists, so I figured I would try it during one of my cleaning sprees. Wow does it really work!Promising review:Promising reviews:It lives up to the hype! . The smells were gone after I used the Rub Away barafter one wash with this, my hands no longer smell like garlic or onionsPromising reviews:Believe the hype! This thing is the real deal.in a pinch, I can throw it into the vehicle or into a bag and run out to a new location with no worries about breaking, spilling, or leaking...Promising review:It really takes no more than 90 seconds to get the perfect ice-cold coffee!!Promising reviewsWorth the money and hype!!They last a long time and they clean dishes and surfaces so well!Believe the hype. It's better than I expected.No smells, rinse clean, no scratches and they dry fast.Promising reviews: "I thought the hype was just hype, but this is the kitchen tool I didn't know I would love as much as I do. If you're wondering if the hype about instant pots is legit, I'm here to tell you that it IS and you need one.being able to throw everything in and have a fantastic white chicken chili come out in less than an hour, is just ideal It works as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, has a saute function, can cook rice, make yogurt, steam eggs, and basically anything else you want.if we had a bigger kitchen I would leave it out all the time on the counter. I love it THAT much.Promising review:Instead of searching the cookbook or internet, I can just glance over and know in an instant how to program my IP for that particular product.Promising review:Promising review:. This fabulous opener has yet to find a container that it cannot easily open, even bottles of water with heavily sealed caps. This gripper does not exacerbate my carpel tunnel syndrome, either. Promising review:Prep time in just minutes... This has saved us so much time, especially when we need dinner done quicklyPromising review:This is the best breakfast invention after the waffle maker. LOVE IT! As someone who makes pancakes or waffles three to four times a week, this is the easiest and fastest way to get that done.Promising review:I don’t have a steady hand so my portion sizes used to be all over the place and now they are all even.Promising review:The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference.Even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off... 98% better.Promising review:I can take my coffee with me into my bosses office and it still stays hot?? Yes please.Promising review:The taste and texture of the lattes are beyond compare.