Essentials aside (you’ve got your preferred non-toxic pots and pans, reliable set of knives, and chic glassware), today we’re sharing the items you either see in a friend’s home or in a tutorial and think, “Omg, I never knew I needed that.”
These are the tools and gadgets that aren’t obvious buys but end up being game-changers when you’re prepping meals and drinks (juices, cocktails, smoothies) in the kitchen. Like this sturdy citrus juicer and this spoon that drains unwanted oils and fat from soups and sauces. We did the sourcing for you and rounded up 10 items that will make your life so much easier when it comes to cooking and cleaning in the kitchen. Shop our under $50 picks every adult should own below.
Dish Drying Rack Stainless Steel Roll Up Over The Sink Drainer
A multi-use rack for drying dishes, rinsing produce, and lending more counter space. Plus, when you’re done you can roll it up and store it out of sight.
Fat Separator Skimmer Spoon
This stainless steel spoon/skimmer strains and separates oil and fat from soups and sauces.
A sturdy and simple way to make the freshest juice, whether you’re using it for your morning citrus or for a homemade margarita. It also looks way chicer than the cheesy plastic ones you may have owned once upon a time (just saying).
Latch the lid on tight with this reusable strap. It’s great for storing leftovers in the fridge or for commuting to a friend’s house with your homemade dish.
Snap N Strain Pot Strainer
Pasta lovers, this one’s for you.
Plastic Storage Bins
Use clear containers to organize items in your fridge. Life hack: opening a clutter-free fridge can help motivate you to want to actually cook and be in the kitchen more, promise.
Home Kitchen Gadgets
Slice, strip, and grate with this space-saving utensils set.
Platinum Silicone Food Grade Reusable Storage Bag
Keep your food fresh the eco-friendly way with these reusable pouches (if you haven’t already added them to your kitchen essentials).
Electric Mini Garlic Chopper
Sometimes the most annoying part of cooking is dealing with all the large devices. This small blender makes preparing quick meals much more enjoyable. Especially if you’re cooking for just yourself or a small group of people. It’s compact, easy to clean, and gets the job done.
Reusable Silicone Lids
Another way to make your home more sustainable. Instead of using single-use plastic wrap that’s a pain and less effective anyway, add these reusable lids to your kitchen container storage drawer.
And if you want to splurge over the $50 price point, we highly recommend this sleek and easy-to-use device to make homemade plant-based milk in just minutes.
Nutr Machine in Matte Black & Rose Gold
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