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Thermopop digital thermometer

This little lollipop of a digital thermometer is instant read, economical and tough. We use it every week! If you're looking for peace of mind when it comes to holiday food temperatures, we can't recommend it highly enough.

Lodge 6 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

This inexpensive Dutch oven is great on top of the stove for soups or in the oven for roasting and braising. You can even bake bread with it!

reusable snack bags

In addition to making it easy to transport your snacks, reusable snack bags reduce waste and save money over the long term. There are several options to choose from, but here is a list of some top-rated bags to get you started!

Nordic Ware Aluminum Half Sheet Pan

This highly rated and very reasonably priced sheet pan is perfect for roasting and baking.

Goldilocks Cookware

This kitchen supply company aims to bring high-quality cookware at an affordable price. If you're looking to up your home cooking game, start with the right tools.

over-the-sink rack

This roll-up rack is truly multipurpose! Use it to dry dishes, rinse produce, as an extra work surface or as a trivet for hot pots and pans.

OXO cutting board

Lightweight, durable and dishwasher-safe, this plastic cutting board reduces knife wear, collects liquids in side grooves and stays put with rubber feet.

PackIt cooler bags

PackIt is a foldable, freezable bag that keeps food and drinks cool for hours—no ice packs needed. The cooling technology is built into the walls of the bag.

OXO 9" tongs

How have we not mentioned these before? Reasonably priced, super versatile and easy to handle, these tongs can up your cooking and serving game.

silicone hot pad/trivets

These are a must in any kitchen! Great for protecting countertops and for handling hot pots and pans. They are durable, and easy to clean and store.

reusable beeswax food wrap

A sustainable alternative to single-use plastic food wrap, this can be washed and reused for up to a year!

all-purpose grinder

Think beyond coffee beans and use this versatile kitchen tool for grinding whole spices, chopping nuts and seeds and making homemade tea blends.

OXO 2-cup angled measuring cup

So handy because you don't have to crouch down to check your measurement!

silicone baking mat

Super helpful for working with all kinds of dough, and most can also be used as sheet pan liners in the oven. 

OXO handheld spiralizer

An easy way to make your own "zoodles" (zucchini noodles).

Swedish dishcloths

These paper-towel alternatives lasts several months and can be cleaned in the washing machine or dishwasher. 

spoonula

Is it a spoon? Is it a spatula? No, it's a spoonula! This multitasking tool is fun to use, easy to clean and won't scratch pans.

electric kettle

This highly-rated electric kettle delivers boiling water quickly without turning on the stove. 

bamboo pan scrapers

Tiny, yet essential gadget for safely and easily scraping stuck on foods from pots and pans.

wooden citrus reamer

Low-tech and inexpensive tool for citrus flavor. Reach for this when you need fresh lemon or lime juice.

OXO Good Grips kitchen scissors

A versatile kitchen must-have that easily cuts a variety of foods.

Sodastream sparkling water maker

The initial investment is definitely offset by the long-term money and packaging savings. 

Ecolution microwave popcorn popper

Perfect for making your own microwave popcorn (with butter if you choose)! 

rice cooker

This simple and inexpensive device can really help you streamline meal prep.

flat whisk

Gets into the edges of your pan, and is great for soups, sauces and puddings!

microplane rasp

We love to use this for citrus zest, hard cheese and even chocolate!

Victorinox 8-inch chef's knife

Every kitchen needs a solid, all-around knife that doesn't break the bank. We use this one and we love it!