Ok you don’t really have to have *every* single one, but they are helpful.
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A sink caddy to keep your favorite scrubbing tools handy — without letting them sit in their own filth. This bb has a handy drip tray (with a build-in spout!) you can empty out every so often.
Ethylene gas–absorbing apples for anyone tired of fresh produce spoiling before they can use it — the company claims these’ll save the average household up to $600 per year.
A stainless steel Sink Shroom from the makers of the cult-fave TubShroom that’ll blend right in with your sink and keep *all* the pesky food remnants from clogging your drain.
A roll of ~bamboo~ paper towels you can toss in the washing machine and reuse over *120 times*. They’re super-absorbent and durable, but are soft enough to use on your skin, too. You can even use them on your Swiffer!
A KitchenAid stand mixer for any bakers or mashed potato lovers. Creaming butter just takes TOO LONG to do it with a hand mixer, and this machine will last for *years* (and years and years and years).
A knife sharpener with two grooves (one for coarse sharpening and one for quick touch-ups) to make your year-old knives slice like brand new.
If you have stainless steel appliances, a must-have plant-based cleaner to remove streaks, marks, and fingerprints from all of your appliances with one wipe of the included microfiber cloth.
A set of Rubbermaid containers with lids that snap onto the *bottom* of containers, meaning you’ll never have to go on a 15-minute hunt for the right pair while your leftovers are sitting out.
A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant to remove limescale, rust, grease, and other nasty buildup so your machine runs more efficiently than ever (aka you do *not* have to replace your whole unit if your dishes just aren’t getting as clean as they used to) — while you just sit back and relax.
A six-quart programmable slow-cooker that’ll save you money on gas — while making it easier to buy and prepare meals ingredients in bulk. You deserve a set-it-and-forget-it dinner after a long day, too.
A silicone safeguard to prevent your pot from boiling over and getting pasta water all over your cooktop. Are you as TIRED of scrubbing as I am?!
A panini press with floating lids that can perfectly grill up any size sandwich — and at a way smaller price tag than an airplane ticket to Italy…or a trip to your local deli on the regular.
An Instant Pot for whipping up press-the-button-and-watch-the-magic-happen dishes and meals. Use it to make low-effort rice, pressure cooked dishes, slow cooked dishes, and so so so so so much more.
A minimalist silverware tray that’ll help you save drawer space, make emptying the dishwasher easier and keep the cutlery for becoming ~clutter-ly~.
An odor-neutralizing trashcan with a step-on opening mechanism so you don’t have to touch it with your germy, chicken-breast hands.
A set of telescoping stainless steel straws so you can sip your iced coffee (use it long!) or Aperol sprits (use it short!) without bothering a single sea turtle.
A clip-on strainer made of sturdy BPA-free silicone so you can drain your pasta one-handed! No more overcooked pasta while you try to unearth that giant colander.
A set of reusable liners to keep your oven cleaner than ever. No worries if your lasagna drips over or your sweet potatoes ooze a little — you won’t have to scrub out the oven, just remove these when the oven cools and you can wash ’em right up in the sink.
A Nutribullet with a full-size blender and two to-go blender cups for anyone who loves smoothies, hummus, soup, and other blended delicacies you don’t need to make A TON of at a time — but hates using extra dishes. Aka every single person.
A four-pack of flexible, nonskid cutting boards you can bend into a funnel shape for easy ingredient adding.
A Nespresso Vertuo that’ll save both counter space ~aNd~ the amount of money you spend at your local coffee shop on high-quality espressos and coffees.
Or if the iced stuff is more your thing, an airtight cold brew maker so you can get your ice-cold caffeine fix immediately upon waking up. Waiting in that Starbucks before even having your coffee? No thank you!
A fume-free oven cleaner you can spray on, leave for a minute, and then wipe away for an oven so clean, you’ll think it was swapped out for a new model overnight.
A grocery list notepad stuck right on your fridge so you 1) never forget anything at the grocery store, and 2) stop wasting money on impulse purchases you don’t *actually* need. Stick to the list!
A spice *drawer* organizer so you can turn the messiest part of the kitchen into a clear, easy-to-read assortment of jars and labels. You’ll save cabinet space AND never accidentally add cumin where you meant to add coriander again.
And a set of minimal labels (available in sets of 20, 40, or 80, depending on how extensive your collection is) so you can see everything laid out neatly — and you can just buy in bulk to refill!
A pack of sound-dampening bumpers you can stick right on noisy cabinets to keep you from being jarred awake with the BANG that indicates someone else’s late-night or early-morning bowl of cereal.
An under-the-sink water filtration system to help you kiss your Brita goodbye and pour a glass of the good stuff straight from the tap.
A set of motion-sensing strip lights for installing effortless under-cabinet lighting (making your kitchen look more ~expensive~!) and brightening dark pantries.
Antimicrobial silicone sponges that’ll never get stinky — they’re almost 100% resistant to mold and mildew, more durable than regular sponges, and won’t scratch your pots and pans!
A salad spinner to keep your greens washed and fresh for crisp salads whenever you want. You’ll never be surprised looking into a sad bowl of wilted and spoiled greens. “But….I *just* bought these!!”
A set of five stainless steel mixing bowls with silicone non-stick bottoms, because whether you’re creaming together frosting, tossing together the ingredients for a pasta salad, or whisking eggs to make a scramble, you do NOT want your hard work to end up on the floor.
A Cerama Bryte cook top cleaning kit, which includes cook top cleaning solution, a scrubbing pad, and a scraper so you can absolutely remove every bit of baked- and caked-on food from any smooth range — no matter how long it’s been there.
A pair of herb scissors guaranteed to make you say, “Chopping skills? Who needs ’em!” If you like adding flavor (which, you should) you need a pair of these.
Clip-on stands to keep your bags upright while pouring in leftovers for storage; you won’t waste another morsel spilling all over the floor. We’ve all been there, folks.
An air fryer so you can reheat leftovers (no more soggy fries!!!!!!!!) and whip up your favorite crunchy foods (hello wings!) with little… or NO… added oil. It circulates air to create a perfectly browned exterior, without the danger of a giant pot of hot oil.
A pair of claw shredders you’ll want to get your ~paws~ on ASAP for all of your meat carving and pulling needs.
A quad of silicone cups that’ll ensure perfectly poached eggs with no hassle and no need for swirling water or vinegar.
A set of silicone baking liners to make stuck-on foods (looking at you, fish!) a thing of the past. Just pop it on your sheet pan and bake away.
An avocado tool that might sound dumb, but is the go-to tool of over 3,400 five-star reviewers who call this an avocado game-changer.
And Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, a book that’ll teach you the building blocks of *how* to cook and build up flavors, not just recipes to follow. This is how you can start experimenting with recipes and flavors of your own!
Prepare, so you don’t end up like this:
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