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20 Useful Walmart Products That'll Actually Improve Your Kitchen

Smart products to make your kitchen great.

1. A garbage bowl, which Rachel Ray (and many reviewers) swear by to make prepping any meal easier — it's simply a place to put all your scraps while you cook, so you don't make trips back and forth to, well, the garbage.

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Eliminate those extra steps back and forth to speed up your cooking *and* have more energy. Of course, it's dishwasher safe!

Promising review: "I have this bowl in my kitchen and I have to say, it is definiely attractive with it's vibrant color. It's so cute that I would rather put my salads in it and use it as a serving dish than as it's directed use as a garbage bowl. There is a rubberized bottom which is great if you are using a slippery surface. I love it!" —Gem157

Get it from Walmart for $12.22 (four colors).

2. A lid rack to organize the clutter in your cabinets once and for all, so you can effortlessly find (and put away) whatever lid you need.

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Promising review: "Lids were all over the cabinet. Every time I needed a pot, five lids came flying out with it. This holds them all neatly and they take up much less room in the cabinet. I have lids for a large frying pan, pasta pot, two medium sauce pans, and a small sauce pan." —Ba58

Get it from Walmart for $7.33.

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3. A complete 11-piece set of red cookware to finally replace the dented hand-me-down pots and pans your parents gave you in college.

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Or even worse: the super cheap ones you bought and loved for many years that are now falling apart.

Promising review: "I was very hesitant about purchasing the white ceramic nonstick cookware because I always had the dark nonstick cookware in the past. Now, I will never go back to the dark nonstick. I am so happy that I made the decision to change. I've had them for over a month and used them about four or five days a week. Absolutely no problems whatsoever. This cookware is ONLY hand washable so if this is not for you, I recommend not to buy. I use only nylon utensils and ALWAYS let the pots & pans to cool before washing. I use a small amount of either olive oil, canola oil or butter to completely coat the cookware when cooking. I also let the pan preheat, but not too hot before adding anything and only use a Medium to Medium/High heat. The pans heat quickly and hold the heat very well. Chicken, pork chops & steak turn a nice crispy brown but the pans are a breeze to clean. Eggs, so far, just slide out of the pan. The cookware looks as new as the day I got them. I got the red set which is a beautiful deep red that looks very appealing in my apple-themed kitchen." —Sunshine

Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty Collection for Walmart for $79 (four colors).

4. A wrap and plastic bag organizer so you can free up an entire drawer, maximizing your overall kitchen storage.

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Promising review: "I had one of these for over thirty years, but it eventually it cracked. When we removed it to paint the cabinets, I was delighted to find they still made it! It's a very good product!" —Gemkat

Get it from Walmart for $7.42.

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5. A dishwasher-safe countertop grill because you still deserve to enjoy your favorite burgers, grilled chicken, and kebabs despite the season's frigid temperatures.

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Promising review: "This grill does everything I want it to do. The open grates means that the heat can really circulate and fat drips off immediately. I was worried about it steaming the food with the lid covered, but it is properly ventilated so the meat cook/grills/sears — NOT steams. I am able to get those delicious crispy bits on the edges and even cooking. Simple cleanup, and the nonstick grate plate washes easily, too. It is quite lightweight, which worried me about quality until I picked up the grate. It's heavy duty and should last a long time. Totally recommend." —Abcisme19

Get it from Walmart for $64.99.

6. A set of three stackable cooling racks that won't take up all your counter space while your cookies (or homemade fried chicken) come to the perfect temperature.

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Promising review: "I love them! I usually have my Thanksgiving pies all over the counter, but I was able to stack them on and under the racks (even in the fridge), which saved me a lot of counter space." —Dotb

Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $8.87.

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7. A nine-piece countertop blender — it makes smoothies so incredibly simple you'll actually have the time to enjoy one every single morning.

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You simply pack your ingredients in the cup, press down for a few seconds, and boom! Single-serving smoothie made, no big blender cleanup required.

Promising review: "I bought this about a month ago. I love it. So powerful — I can make smoothies and milkshakes (that are perfectly blended, no pulp!) in minutes. It's also super easy to clean up. The cups are pretty big. I use the smaller one more often unless I'm making a smoothie for two people." —Puppflow

Get it from Walmart for $79.

8. A handheld grater/zester perfect for all kinds of, well, grating: your favorite cheese, veggies, and ginger, plus zesting fruit for recipes and cocktails.

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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.

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9. A four-in-one chopper and slicer so you can dice fresh veggies in one swift motion, faster than you can say "cutting board".

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Chopping got ya down? This little gadget has your back.

Promising review: "I love the ease of it, and no runny eyes from chopping onions! Also, when you're chopping things ahead of time, just put the lid on and put in the refrigerator till ready for use. Wish I had bought one years ago! Highly recommend." —Faye

Get it from Walmart for $17.27.

10. A kitchen utensil treasure trove that will add happy, bright pops of color to your drawers, making cooking even more joyful than it already is.

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Get the entire set from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $11.99.

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11. An oil-less fryer so you can enjoy fried, baked, or roasted anything — chicken, fish, veggies, and yes, french fries — that cook up to 30% faster.

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The food basket (the part that gets dirty) is completely dishwasher safe, too, for no-effort cleanup. There really are lots of super easy (not to mention delicious) airfryer recipes to try!

Promising review: "This air fryer surprises me daily. The basket (3.5 qt) is a good size for a family size portion of whatever you're air-frying. The basket and casing are metal as is the inside of the machine. The front panel is all digital and very nice, it really works amazingly. I love that they add a handy cook book with this product and the clean up is easy. The inside basket has a release button so you can pop it out to clean it. The basket and casing are nonstick as well, easy clean up. Two thumbs up!! It's a mini oven without wasting energy and time using a standard oven." —Trina

Get it from Walmart for $49.99.

12. A tea organizer that fits up to 180 teabags because it's probably time to ditch the dozens of half-empty tea boxes cluttering up your cabinets.

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Promising review: "It's sturdy, stands on its own, holds nine types of tea, doesn't take up much room on the counter, and can be wall mounted. I feel well organized!" —jjay

Get it from Walmart for $14.99.

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13. A set of five nonstick pans so you'll be completely equipped to bake pretty much anything your heart desires — and clean everything in the dishwasher after it's done.

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It's made with a non-stick coating that's BPA and PFOA-free, so your baked goods release incredibly easily. Plus those colorful silicone inserts give your oven mitts a better grip as you hoist your master pieces out of the oven.

Promising review: "This is a great beginner bake set. Each piece is a crucial edition to a starter kitchen. I love the tiny pops of color, and each piece that comes in this set is absolutely necessary and super versatile. It gives you the capability to bake vegetables, meats, cakes, cupcakes, breads, muffins, banana nut breads and everything in between. They work great, they're durable, and they're a cute set." —Amy

Get them from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $26.34.

14. A set of spice grips you mount to your kitchen cabinet doors, so all your favorite seasonings are always within arm's reach.

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Plus you free up extra cabinet space! Some reviewers note they had trouble getting the racks to stay with the included adhesive tape: if you're concerned about that, try using small screws to hang 'em extra securely.

Promising review: "This a great space saver. I have a lot a of spices and it makes it so much easier to find what you want. For example, I have three different flavors of Mrs. Dash and three different type of garlic salt, now it's all right there when you open the door. And it was so easy to put up." —SatisfiedCustomer

Get a set that'll hold 20 spices from Walmart for $11.99.

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15. A set of three produce savers that really will keep berries, spinach, lettuce, bell peppers, and all kinds of fruit and veggies day-one fresh for nearly two full weeks.

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I've been using these containers for strawberries and spinach consistently for nine months now and they really do work — for more, read my full Rubbermaid Freshworks review. This pack of three is the perfect starter set: the small size works well for small berries, the medium for strawberries and peppers, and the large for spinach, lettuce, and brussels sprouts. (And other fruit and veg, of course!)

Promising review: "I received one of these in the Review program, and liked it so much I decided to purchase the set. They are great for any kind of produce. The vents allow just the right amount of oxygen and Co2. I am even using them for mushrooms! The product information states that the vents will last the length of the units themselves. These storage units are a little higher priced than some, but they will save me money in the paper towels, aluminum foil, and special bags I was using to keep produce fresh. And the quality of the units themselves is fantastic! They open and close well, too. One of my least favorite chores is wasting food... this is a great solution!" —valcin

Get the set of three containers from Walmart for $22.98.

16. A butter bell — it lets you keep spreadable butter out on your counter for up to 30 days, because there really is no substitute for the deliciousness of real butter spread on fresh-baked bread.

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Promising review: "I love that I my butter spreads so smoothly without leaving it sitting out in the open on my counter. It looks beautiful sitting on my table and is very easy to use. If you want to ditch your margarine, this is the item for you!!!" —MomOfTheSchmittHouse

Get it from Walmart for $6.20.

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17. An easy-to-clean super-cushioned gel mat that will give your feet and back some much needed relief from all the time you spend standing at your cutting board and sink.

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Promising review: "I've now bought two of these. One wasn't enough. Gelpro mats cost more than some—but oh my, they are so worth it. I've tried the cheaper mats and they're nowhere near as comfy. Most of them are hard to clean, too. I like to cook, and I really believe I'm less tired after when I stand on my Gelpro mats for the prep and washing up." —emarie

Get one from Walmart for $39.95+ (seven sizes available).

18. An Instant Pot because if you don't have one of these beauties yet, you're missing out on one of the fastest, easiest ways to cook incredible dinners — in less than an hour.

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Heard a little about it but want to learn more? Read one BuzzFeed writer's Instant Pot review (spoiler: she loves it).

Promising reviews: "This makes healthy cooking so easy and quick. I absolutely love this. I have used it almost every day since I got it. I can cook full meals in less time, so more eat in and less take out. Therefore, saving me both time and money. A whole rotisserie-style chicken in less than an hour, including prep time, and falls off the bones. Yumm." —MeeMa08

"Love it, has made cooking fun again. If you are hesitating don't. Just go to the Facebook Group "Instant Pot Community" and you will be convinced." —GrannyGe

Get it from Walmart for $79.

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19. An eight-setting vegetable spiralizer so you can sneak extra veggies into all kinds of meals, or even eat more dinners made up of ~mostly~ veggies.

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Promising review: "I really enjoy this product! After purchasing online (based on reviews from a healthy eating group on Facebook) I watched several videos of people actually using the product. When I received it, I immediately tried what I had, which was an apple. I did the ribbon cut. They were so thin. The next night we tried zucchini with the thick spiral blade, and I finished three zucchini in about five minutes. Getting the hang of how to maneuver your hands so it flows easily was interesting, but overall, it's what works for you. The liquid from the fruits/veggies is pretty messy on the base, and with it not being dishwasher safe it can be a little irritating to clean. But it's worth the purchase, hands down." —KiaT

Get one from Walmart for $14.88.

20. A stainless steel trash can that opens with a wave of your hand. Yes, that means you never have to touch it, even on a foot pedal, even when your hands are full or messy!

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Promising review: "If you often find yourself needing both hands to get your trash to the trash can, then this can is for you! It looks very nice, works great and doesn't take much space. I no longer have to look at the flaps of my plastic liner bags hanging over the edge with this can. It is designed to hide them inside the can. I like the on and off switch it has on the back for preserving battery life. I have a rather small kitchen and the slim design of these cans doesn't take up much space. I have two of them sitting side by side and they just look so nice. I'd recommend this can to everyone!" — Ladymich

Get it from Walmart for $49.78.

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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