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31 Affordable Things From Walmart That Might Make You Think “My Kitchen Needs An Upgrade”

Up your cooking game for less with these appliances, kitchen tools, and storage products.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. An Instant Pot Air Fryer so you can make all kinds of crispy restaurant-quality deliciousness with, like, no effort. Once you start using it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!

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Frying stuff is tricky, friend. You have to have the oil at the right temp, it splatters all over the place, and good luck trying to keep that falafel you're making from falling apart once it hits the pan. Air fryers help you get rid of all that ish, and cooks stuff faster and with less oil. That has all kinds of benefits, including making it so you can cook fast food-style copycat recipes at home, without sweating over a deep-fryer.

This latest generation model from those convenience-geniuses at Instant Pot has four built-in programs to air fry, roast, bake, and reheat for deep-fried flavor with almost no oil. The air fry basket is big enough to fit a 2-pound bag of fries or a 4-pound chicken.

By the way, you can also use this for reheating stuff. Try it with leftover pizza! Divine.

Promising review: "I love this air fryer. It's so easy to use and it has ample space. For example, you can put a whole Totino's pizza inside. Perfect for my teens. They can put a whole bag of pizza rolls in and just shake every five minutes. Comes out perfect every time. I have recommended to all of my family and friends. We all have one and we love it." —Aliska

Price: $89.95

2. A Tasty nonstick wok to cook up awesome dupes of your favorite stir-fried takeout dishes. The round shape lets you shimmy and shake your way to even heating, uniform coating with sauces and such.

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...like this Panda Express Orange Chicken recipe from Tasty!

The nonstick coating is PFOA-free and the flat steel base distributes heat evenly on all cooking surfaces, even induction cooktops. Best yet, this wok comes with a matching silicone helper handle, because you worked hard on that stir-fry, and it doesn't deserve to end up on the floor.

This is part of BuzzFeed's Tasty collection, exclusively at Walmart.

Promising review: "I love this wok. It has nice colorful handles. It stir fries veggies really well. I stir fried some vegetables fried rice, and it came out great. I love the 14-inch size because I can cook more for my family. Cleaning is a breeze. I am so glad that I purchased it." —Becky

Price: $19.88

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3. An electric milk frother, so you can have a delicious coffeehouse-style latte without ever leaving the house (or changing out of your pajamas).

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It excels at making the thick foam you need for a cappuccino, as well as lighter foams for lattes, and refreshing cool foams for iced coffee. There's even a warm setting so you can heat up milk without foam, perfect for bulletproof coffee, hot chocolate, and matcha tea. It's quick and quiet, and the removable lid and whisk are dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "This frother is amazing! I don't know why I lived my life without it before. Makes good quality foam and has the option of hot or cold. Very satisfied!" —Allison

Price: $29.92

4. A stainless-steel cocktail shaker for when you want to upgrade your kitchen to include a bar, but only have $22 and some cabinet space. Also, it's rainbow-colored, which is a fun way to ~shake it up~, as opposed to getting the regular-type silver-colored kind.

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The capacity is 16 ounces, which is plenty of space for ice, ingredients, and a hint of gay magic. Unfortunately, due to the delicate coating, this fab number isn't dishwasher-safe — but because it's made of smooth stainless steel, it'll be a breeze to wash, no matter what you put into it.

Promising review: "I love the design on this shaker with super cool shades in iridescent colors! The stainless-steel interior is another huge plus, because it makes it easy to care for, easy to clean and durable! I received this item as a gift. Of course, it's made to be a cocktail shaker, but I also think it could be used for making fun coffee drinks!" —Matt

Price: $21.97

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5. A Tasty Dutch 5-quart oven that's just as handsome and legendarily even-heating as something from Le Creuset, with the added benefit of a nonstick coating reviewers rave about. It's also 90% cheaper!

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Use it to make soups, stews, and braise to your heart's content. It's also ideal for all you convenience enthusiasts out there, because it works awesomely for one-pot meals and weekly meal prep.

This is part of BuzzFeed's Tasty collection, exclusively at Walmart.

Promising review: "I love this 5-quart Dutch oven. Not only does it look great, but it has become my go-to cookware for smaller meals or to prepare components of larger meals or recipes. It has all the features I look for: easy grip handles, tempered glass lid, nonstick coating, and it's dishwasher-safe. It can be used on a variety of cooking surfaces. I've used it on my glass-top stove and in the oven, but best of all, it is compatible with my standalone induction surface cooker. So convenient!" —Mom2wildthings

Price: $27.88

Check out Tasty's one pot Dutch oven recipes for some great ideas about how to use this pot.

6. A SodaStream sparkling water maker to have fizzy drinks on-demand, anytime you want them. You'll save money in the long run over buying bottled sparkling water, and it's better for the environment, too, because you're keeping disposable bottles out of the landfill.

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Making your own sparkling water and flavored beverages is super easy, and this model doesn't require electricity, so you can use it anywhere.

Promising review: "The SodaStream is very easy to use, and gives you wonderful-tasting water. It will save you a lot of money, in that it can replace buying soda pop. Also, it will lead to less waste in the garbage. And you'll get to enjoy a fresh, great-tasting beverage instead of unhealthy soda pop. This is a definite winner!" —Cheygail

Price: $69.99+ (available in three colors)

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7. A cushioned kitchen mat that supports your feet and back while standing for long periods of time, to make the experience of standing in your kitchen for long periods of time easier on your body.

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Creature comforts are always excellent upgrades, especially when they're less than $10.

Promising review: "I love this kitchen mat and how comfortable it is while standing to cook or wash dishes. The color and length are perfect. And, it stays in place on my tile floor, which I really like." —Jordan05

Price: $8.88+ (available in two sizes and colors)

8. A NutriBullet Pro 1000-watt blender to turn anything into a smooth and sippable superfood in under a minute. Reviewers swear it crushes ice and eviscerates tough greens with Vitamix-level ease, for 75% less. It comes with both a big blender cup and the smaller single-serving blender cup NutriBullet is famous for.

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Promising review: I'm impressed with this as a daily smoothie-maker. Easy to use, wash, and operate. A quieter blender than we expected, well. The extract button worked well with breaking down ice cubes, frozen fruits and vegetables.  Highly recommend." —Elizabeth

Price: $93

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9. A Lodge pre-seasoned cast-iron grill pan that reviewers swear is a big step up from basically all other pans when it comes to stovetop grilling. Despite being excellent, it probably costs less than the meat you're cooking in it.

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It leaves lovely char marks, just like your backyard BBQ, but it's also great for all kinds of cooking.

Promising review: "Of all the cast-iron pans I have owned, this is my favorite. It is super easy to keep clean and seasoned, and it makes food taste great. I stopped using all of my traditional ceramic pans for cooking meats and stick with this one." —JennyJen26

Price: $19.90

10. A pair of microserrated kitchen shears so you'll have an easier time fine-chopping herbs and vegetables. A lot of kitchen shears don't hold up well over time or have a hard time slicing well, but this well-made wonder is a super-snipper that's sure to last you a good long while... and costs less than ten bucks!

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Promising review: "I received these shears as a gift and found them to be very useful. They are sharp and easy to use in making small cuts in intricate patterns, as well as cutting though tougher material or making long cuts. The soft handles make it easy to hold your grip and make smooth cuts. I really like that they are stainless steel and will maintain their sharp edge longer than other shears I have owned in the past. The plastic holder makes it easy to carry the shears in a pocket or bag without damaging them or accidentally cutting anything." —Betsy

Price: $7.97

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11. A Tasty bamboo chopping and serving board that's a sweet upgrade, because it's got two different sides for you to take advantage of —plus, it's an attractive piece of kitchenware in and of itself. One side has a chopping block with a large juice well around the edge to prevent drips, while the serving side is elegantly smooth. Perfect for making ~and~ presenting all your culinary masterpieces!

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You know what's even better than upgrading to something that's both affordable and attractive? When it's multifunctional, too!

This eco-friendly bamboo bad boy measures 12" x 18", is easy to clean, and has comfy recessed handles that make it easier to maneuver around the kitchen and while serving.

This is part of BuzzFeed's Tasty collection, exclusively at Walmart.

Promising review: "The biggest thing that got my attention about this board is the groove around the edge of it. This has prevented so many spills of fruit and veggie juices! It can hold quite a bit of juice, too, and it's very easy to just dump it and rinse it in the sink. Once you are done slicing up your fruits or veggies, you can flip the board over and use it as a serving board!" —AmberMill86

Price: $23.09

12. A breakfast sandwich maker, so you can have everything you love about your morning BECSPK stop at the bodega, right in your own kitchen — without having to worry about cross-contamination or getting stuck behind that one person with nowhere to be who can't seem to make up their mind what to order.

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"I'll have a, uhhhh....." ...way less annoying morning, now that I can start my day with a delicious breakfast sandwich without leaving the house.

Based on the pricing at the delis in my neighborhood, this'll pay for itself after five or six sandwiches. And, if you've got food allergies like I do, an appliance like this means you can finally safely enjoy a breakfast sandwich without worrying about cross-contamination. The bread and any accoutrements go in the top and bottom compartments, and there's a little pan that cooks the egg. Wait three minutes, remove the egg griddle, and your sandwich is hot, assembled, and ready for your mouth. The removable parts are non-stick and dishwasher-safe. Reviewers agree it's as easy to clean as it is to use.

Promising review: "I absolutely love this little sandwich maker! As a matter of fact I'm eating one as I write this review. You can add your own fixins', just be careful of an overload. Makes a delicious breakfast sandwich in under five minutes! Clean up is a breeze due to the nonstick cooking surfaces. Great value!" —Charles

Price: $24.99+ (available in three colors)

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13. Rachael Ray nonstick bakeware that is nice and sturdy, even though it's also light and super affordable. These pans come with cool-touch silicone handles, so they're easy-peasy to take in and out of the oven. Reviewers rave that nothing sticks to them and they're really easy to clean. All that sounds pretty yum-o to me!

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Yep, they're all dishwasher safe.

Promising review: "I love my Rachael Ray baking pan. I use it to make cakes, corn bread and also for baking chicken. What the description says is true. Nothing sticks to this pan. A little of the chicken might stay in the pan but it is still easy clean up and you don't have to scour this pan. Just so easy to clean. I also like that this pan is lightweight. I have arthritis in my hands and I need lightweight baking pans. I would definitely recommend this to a friend and I am so happy with my purchase." —afamilyof3

Price: $11.87+ (available in seven types)

14. A set of three Pyrex measuring cups, so you can upgrade from "eyeballing it" to cooking with precision. They're super easy to read and are sure to be the last ones you'll ever buy, because the markings don't fade and the glass is almost completely unbreakable.

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I am still using a set that a relative bought in the late 1970s. They last a *long* time. 

The set comes with a 1-cup, a 2-cup, and a 4-cup.

Promising review: "I use these every day! From family cooking and baking to soap making, these are awesome! The measurements on them are easy to read and if you sit them in each other (large, medium, small), they store really well." —law1973

Price: $17.98

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15. A 10-piece set of unbreakable plastic Rubbermaid food storage containers that have so many advantages over old-style food containers, like lid clips and no-leak gaskets that *really* work. They're also pretty much scratch-proof, so they'll look great for a good long time.

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This set contains two 1.3-cup containers, two 3.2-cup containers, one 9.6-cup container, and lids. They're dishwasher-safe and ok to use in the microwave or freezer.

I've had my set since 2019, and swear by it for so many reasons. 

First, I'm incredibly clumsy (thanks autism!), so having something that I can drop without splattering last night's curry and/or sending sharp glass shards all over my floor is a ~huge~ win. 

Second, they're crystal clear, so you can see whatever's in them (and know it's going bad without having to stick your nose in for a big face full of "yuck!"). 

Third, the super-smooth plastic surface and detachable gaskets mean that they clean up *great* in the dishwasher, and you don't have to worry about crud getting caught where you can't see it.

Finally, they stack and store really efficiently — awesome for all y'all who, like me, have a kitchen whose size could be compared to a public bathroom stall (unfavorably, I might add). 

Promising review: "The plastic has proven to be scratch-free over time, I really like that. The lids have an amazing fit and hold even liquids leak-free. Even though the containers have fallen, I haven't had any issues with cracks occurring. The transparent look is simply brilliant, the ability to view the contents even from the thorough the lid is a feature that will always make me choose these containers." —Walmart Customer

Price: $19.98

16. An incredibly popular 2-pound bread-maker, so you can make bakery-quality bread in your kitchen, even if you don't have an oven. The cool thing about it is that it does most of the hard work of loaf baking for you, and helps out folks who don't have the mobility to mix or knead by hand.

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You gotta love something that helps more people to do things they love! 

I was surprised to learn that Paul Hollywood is actually a big fan of bread makers. The key to great bread is the preparation, and kneading is both really time-consuming and physically difficult, meaning it's not always accessible to everyone. Having a machine do the work is just fine by him.

This bread maker has a viewing window and twelve preprogrammed cycles including jam, cake, French, and gluten-free. "Scrummy!"

Promising review: "I bought another bread machine at twice the cost, and this is every bit as good. It's very quiet, easy to use and easy to clean up. The paddle rarely stays in the loaf, but if it does, it comes right out. The loaf is very easy to drop out of the pan when its done. I run this at least two times a week using it on several recipes, all without a hiccup. I haven't had a bad loaf yet. For this price, its a no-brainer! Get it, you'll be glad you did!" —Stardog55

Price: $88.77

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17. A set of super-sharp Cuisinart ceramic-coated knives that make cutting a breeze. They're color-coded so you can tell them apart, and come with plastic sleeves so you can just toss them in a drawer instead of using a knife block. Plus, the whole set costs less than you'd spend buying just one of them individually.

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These'll stay sharp even in a drawer, and can be safely retrieved from said drawer, because the covers protect the blades. And you'll save counter space.

I have them and they are indeed nice and sharp, even a few years after we got them. The ceramic coating makes them really easy to clean; nothing sticks, and they don't rust.  

The set comes with an 8-inch chef, serrated bread, and slicing knives, as well as a 6-1/2-inch serrated utility knife, a 7-inch Santoku knife, and a 3-1/2-inch paring knife.

Promising review: "Work wonderfully! The first time I used one of the knives, I was cutting a raw pork loin. I was amazed at how easily the knife sliced through it! It was like cutting *soft* butter. I used the little one to cut potatoes and it just breezed through." —Keely M

Price: $24.99

18. A basting/melting/steaming cover so you can make professionally-perfect fried eggs, bacon, and melted cheese for your burgers. Slap it on, sprinkle some water, and wait a minute for the steam to work its magic!

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Ever wonder why it seems like the cheese on your home-cooked skillet burgers isn't melting? Or why it seems like fried eggs take way longer than they should? It's because you need heat on ~all~ sides, not just from below. 

Promising review: "This is a great tool to have when cooking burgers and eggs. Just squirt a little water around what you're cooking, and then cover it with this dome. The steam from the water and the dome keeping that steam in really helps accelerate whatever you are cooking. Over-easy eggs are a breeze with that method if you don't like flipping them." —Rod Y

Price: $13.57

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19. A pan and lid organizer that's gonna make your cabinets look *soooo* good, it's basically the same as getting them redone! Reviewers love all the space it saves.

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It's enamel-coated, rust-resistant, and has five compartments.

Promising review: "I love this organizer, it's the best ever! It gives me the opportunity to keep all my pots and lids organized. It has made much more space and it's easy to find the pots and lids now. This lifesaver comes in a very small package but it made big things happen. If you have a cabinet full of unorganized pots, pans and lids, this is a must buy." —Chakralove

Price: $10.93

20. A cast-iron press for seared steaks, perfectly flat bacon, and curl-free burgers. It's easy to use, pre-seasoned, and so well-designed — it has grooves so heat and grease can escape and the coil handle stays nice and cool.

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If you love grilled cheese and you don't have one yet, you have no idea what you're missing out on!

it's made by Lodge, and because it's pre-seasoned, it's good to go right out of the box — you can immediately start enjoying all the savory possibilities afforded by insulation, a little pressure, and more even heat distribution. 

As you may remember from your middle school science classes, or any explainer on Instant Pots, increasing the pressure on something increases the heat it contains, without having to use any extra fuel. In this case, the press also reflects heat back into the food instead of letting it dissipate into the air, accelerating the cooking even moreso.

Promising review: "Great for making perfect bacon and hamburgers on the griddle. Very durable — you can hammer nails with it if you had to!" —Kenneth

Price: $20.99

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21. A Pioneer Woman floral oven mitt, pot holder, and a towel set that reviewers praise for being generously sized. Dry your dishes faster and take stuff out of the oven without singeing yourself!

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Because I struggle with hand-eye coordination, I used to have a tendency to zealously reach barehanded into the oven and burn myself on the hot rack, or, worse, the electric heating element. Safety first, friends! 

This gorgeous set comes with a glove-style mitt, a pot holder, and a towel. They're all machine-washable, of course.

Promising review: "All the items are large, including the kitchen towel. The pot holder has a pocket, which is a nice feature, the oven mitt's cuff goes a couple inches past my wrist which adds more protection against burns, and the towel is twice as large as my other kitchen towels, and actually completely dries dishes in one pass when you use the smooth side." —Christine

Price: $10.88

22. An eight-piece set of Pyrex glass mixing bowls with lids, so you always have the right size on-hand when you're cooking or serving. Plus, you can just pop any leftovers in the fridge when you're done.

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Reviewers love how the lids mean they can ditch wasteful disposable wraps and foils, and how the set saves space — the bowls stack with the lids on in your fridge, and nest with the lids off to save even more space in the cabinets when you're not using them. 

Convenience enthusiasts rejoice: they're dishwasher safe!

Promising review: "I love having all the right sizes for different tasks. It's so convenient the way they nest into each other makes for easy storage. I especially love the colorful lids so I don't have to use plastic wrap anymore, and I can stack other things on top because of the lids." —Terri

Price: $27.58

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23. A Keurig single-serve coffee maker, because this is 2021, and you deserve a way to make coffee that doesn't involve having to deal with messy grounds, waiting forever for your drink to brew, and huge quantities that you're never gonna finish anyway.

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Never suffer through warming plate-burned leftover coffee again!

This marvelous modern miracle uses pods to make fresh coffee, tea, and other hot beverages in less than a minute. To clean up, just toss out the pod, which is awesome because if you've ever had to deal with wet coffee grounds, you know that they're probably the grossest thing ever (they're always somehow hard and slimy at the same time and the smell, especially the day after — yuck!).

Promising review: "We love this Keurig coffee maker, it's changed our mornings for the better! It's so convenient and fast. I definitely recommend this to everyone!" —Akangeron

Price: $59+ (available in five colors)

24. A Tasty titanium ceramic cookware set that's like a kitchen makeover in-a-box because it has everything you need to get cookin'.

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The set includes (*inhales*): a 5.75" mini fry pan, an 8" fry pan, a 10" fry pan and lid, 1.5-quart saucepan and lid, a 2.5-quart saucepan and lid, 6-quart stockpot and lid, a 10" wok, a 15" x 10" baking sheet, five 34-ounce meal prep containers and lids, a slotted turner, a serving spoon, and five measuring cups (*whew!* that's a lot of stuff!).

This is part of BuzzFeed's Tasty collection, exclusively at Walmart.

Promising review: "This Dutch oven has quickly become my favorite pot. It is easy to clean, has diamond reinforced non-stick coating, a tempered glass lid, stainless steel base and comfort grip handles that do not get hot. The pot is dishwasher-safe, made with heavy-duty construction and comes with a lifetime warranty. Suitable for all cooking surfaces, induction, electric, gas and glass top. This is my most durable pot and I absolutely love it! I made a pot of vegetable soup yesterday, and today I'm cooking some navy beans, yum! I have used lots of different non-stick cookware and this one is way better than the rest. Get yours today, you will definitely love it! Great gift." —DPG46

Price: $79.96

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25. A Cuisinart 8-cup food processor so you can whip up a party-sized portion of salsa or hummus in just a few seconds. The efficiency is almost magical.

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Your friends will think you're some kind of kitchen witch, which is fine (just don't tell Dwight's Aunt Shirley). This food processor has 350 watts of power for quick and efficient chopping and slicing, and reversible shredding/slicing discs. All of the removable parts are dishwasher safe.

Promising review: "Easy-to-use, good power, pulse feature is great. Cuts up generous amounts of vegetables really well. It is easy to wash. Safety switch works: container and lid have to line up or else it won’t turn on. Looks great In stainless finish. Doesn’t take up too much space on the counter top, either. I would definitely recommend it." —Lionll

Price: $82.49

26. A 8-quart Instant Pot that'll save you time and expand your culinary horizons, because Instant Pots cook food up to ~70% faster~ than the stove. I use mine almost every day, and it's so darn easy, I find myself making all kinds of stuff I never would have tried before. Mac 'n' cheese? Yogurt? Cinnamon rolls? Yes, yes, yes!

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This model has a ton of great features, including 14 built-in smart programs to pasteurize, sauté, steam, pressure cook, and make soups, stews, chili, porridge, slow-cooked meats, yoghurt and more. It also has a 24-hour timer to delay cooking for up to a day, and an automatic warming function, so your food stays hot until you're ready to devour it. The inside pot is made from food-grade stainless-steel and totally dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "This is one of the best things I have bought in a long time! It really eases the chore of cooking! The foods we can make are unstoppable! I am in love with it!" —Emberfire

Price: $99

I wasn't kidding about those cinnamon rolls, friend. Want to learn how to do it? Check out this recipe from Tasty.

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27. A Brita tap water filtration system to level-up your clean drinking water game and save some cash in the process. You'll reach a net savings by the time you replace the internal filter, since each one cleans about 100 gallons of tap water — that's the same as 750 16-ounce water bottles!

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The cleanliness experts at Brita found a way for this thing to remove 60 contaminants from your tap water, including 99% of lead, chlorine, benzene, and asbestos (yuck!/yay!). It's got a little light on it that turns red when you need to replace the internal filter, so you can make sure your water is always fresh. And, just so you don't burn through that filter too quickly, the assembly has three modes: filtered water stream, unfiltered water stream, and unfiltered water spray.

Promising review: "I was surprised at how this was connected in just minutes and has the option of choosing the filtered water for drinking, regular tap water for cleaning up, or a spray of the tap water. It is so nice to have the choices so that you don't have to use the filtered water for simple cleaning tasks — saves time used through the filters so they don't have to be replaced as quickly. Great product!" —Trishaze

Price: $25.34

28. A Krups coffee grinder that'll turn whatever you toss in there into a fine powder in 10 seconds or less. It grinds evenly, and you have a lot of control over how fine you want to get it by just pulsing and watching through the see-through cap. I have one that I love using to grind fresh herbs and whole spices for curry.

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The one I have is actually from the mid-1990s, and was inherited from my grandmother. It *still* works great, 30 years later. 

I use this as an alternative to handheld grinders or a mortar and pestle, because it's quicker and gives you a more consistent grind. Also, since I'm still recovering from a broken arm, and already had fine motor skills issues anyway, I really appreciate that it can operated one-handed, by just pushing a button. The final texture can be quite fine, increasing the total surface area of whatever you put in it, making for better absorption.

Promising review: "A perfect fit for me! Just the right size, and I love the short cord which is very easy to hide behind the product itself. The grinding process is quiet and quick, under ten seconds for my preference. Very easy on and off top, which is a nice snug fit for no grounds leaking out. The price was also a perfect fit, very reasonable for this quality grinder." —Azalea

Price: $13.88

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29. A FoodSaver vacuum sealer to protect your foods and extend their shelf life up to five times longer in the fridge and twice as long in the pantry. The less you have to throw out, the more you're saving.

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Depending on how much spoiled food you usually toss out, this could save you a whole bunch of money.

Promising review: "If you like to have your food fresh for longer period and are tired of throwing food away because of spoilage or just that annoying freezer burn, then you are ready to invest into a good vacuum sealer system. We use our Food Saver to extend the storage life of our foods. I've been able to save so much money just because I can buy in bulk, use a bit at a time without foods going bad. The handheld sealer works great on the FoodSaver bags, it's quick and simple to use. This is a must for anyone who wants to buy food in bulk and wants and minimize food waste." —Nathan

Price: $189

If you get really into this, you're going to need more bags. Here's a multi-pack of the FoodSaver bags mentioned by the reviewer.

30. A Pioneer Woman 6-quart portable slow cooker that doesn't cost any more than a Crock-Pot, but has the neat additions of a beautiful watercolor flower pattern and a snap-on lid. It'll look gorgeous on your countertop, and keep you from spilling stuff when you want to take it to a potluck or party.

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These things are a huge convenience, especially if you're smart about how you use them. My darling parent used one as an alternative to takeout while they were working long hours and anticipated being too exhausted to make dinner when they finally got back home. They'd put a roast or curry or chicken on before work, and it'd be done by the time my sibling and I got home from school. It was always delicious and way cheaper than ordering in, proving once again that anyone raising kids on their own is a superhero.

Aside from the natty floral pattern, this slow cooker has some great features including easy-grip handles and a clips to hold the lid in place, in case you ever want to take your cooker to a second location and don't want to have to worry about au jus sloshing all over your back seat (and the ensuing detailing bill).

There's three heat settings, the stoneware crock lid is removable and dishwasher safe, and the 6-quart capacity has enough space to cook a 6-pound chicken or a 4-pound roast—enough to serve six or seven people at least.

Promising review: "I love everything about it! I've been needing a crockpot shaped like this one for a long time and I can't wait to put my roast in there! It's also very pretty and the handle is very convenient." —Debbie

Price: $24.96+ (available in two colors)

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31. A combination convection oven/air fryer/microwave that's a miracle of modern science because it's not only three awesome appliances in one; it can also convection cook and microwave ~at the same time~ so your food is ready lickety-split. It also has auto-reheat and sensor cooking! You'll save time, you'll save money, and you'll save counter space. Win-win-win!

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I don't know how anything could ever get better than this. That's it, I'm calling it: civilization has reached its peak.

Promising review: "This countertop chef does it all and then some. I did not realize there were appliances out there like this. The most impressive thing to me is that you can bake cookies or a cake with the included baking/roasting accessory, saving room in my oven for other things. You just type in the code and it will let you know when it has preheated so you can add the food to bake. Using the same baking/roasting accessory, you can roast a pound of potatoes in 46 minutes. I like that it has pre-sets for auto-reheating (and auto-cooking) too." —PinkTulips

Price: $98

Surprise! You can ~totally~ upgrade your kitchen without spending a whole lot of money.

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Bon appétit! 

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