While the phrase “game-changer” is thrown around quite a bit these days, these helpful kitchen products are just that, according to thousands of Amazon shoppers who gave them positive reviews and four to five-star ratings. And since most come in under $30, they all make for fun and affordable additions to your kitchen and great gifts for friends and family, too.
Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
With more than 11,400 five-star reviews, this best-selling cast iron skillet is by far the most popular on the retailer. The pre-seasoned skillet makes everything from savory dishes like homemade pizza and burgers to treats like ooey gooey s’mores and decadent brownies even more delicious.
Buy It! Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, $14.90 (orig. $26.68); amazon.com
KRUPS Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder
Home-brewed coffee that’s on par with your local coffee shop is just a 10-second pulse away thanks to this affordable stainless steel blade grinder with 8,800 five-star reviews. “An absolute must for anyone that enjoys freshly ground ‘whole-bean’ coffee made in a French Press!” one reviewer wrote. “Compare [it] to any chain coffee shop, you will never go back!”
Buy It! KRUPS Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder, $18.94 (orig. $29.99); amazon.com
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
Healthy eaters, meal preppers, and homecooks all agree that this 4.5-star egg cooker is a must-have. With its various trays and attachments, you can easily whip up fresh hard-boiled, poached, or scrambled eggs in just minutes. And thanks to its auto shut-off feature, you never have to worry about overcooking.
Buy It! Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, $15.99 (orig. $19.99); amazon.com
Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener
After a long day, the last thing you want to do is struggle to pour yourself a big glass of vino. Make it easy with this electric bottle opener that’s racked up more than 4,300 five-star reviews and has shoppers calling it the “best $17 I’ve ever spent.”
Buy It! Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener, $17.99; amazon.com
PowerLix Milk Frother Handheld Foam Maker
Whip up bulletproof coffee and other frothy drinks right at home with this 4.6-star handheld foam maker. While you could invest in a fancy machine or coffee equipment for your kitchen, this little gizmo is great for those who drink just a cup or two every day, and don’t want to spend times of time on cleanup.
Buy It! PowerLix Milk Frother Handheld Foam Maker, $14.99; amazon.com
Breville Compact Juice Extractor
Amazon shoppers swear by this affordable and easy-to-use juicer with one user calling it “one of the best investments I’ve ever made!” Thanks to its wide shoot, you can throw in whole pieces of fruit resulting in faster prep and less waste.
Buy It! Breville Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor, $99.95; amazon.com
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Treating yourself to a homemade bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich has never been easier. Use this compact appliance to whip up the tasty combo in just five minutes, or shake it up by using any kind of breakfast food you’re craving.
Buy It! Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, $24.99 (orig. $29.99); amazon.com
SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws
Get on board with the new plastic straw bans happening across the country with these reusable stainless steel ones, which come with an easy-to-use cleaning brush. Keep a few at home or in your desk drawer to ensure you’ve always got one on hand.
Buy It! Set of Four SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws, $3.99; amazon.com
Tovolo Leak-Free Sphere Ice Molds
While users love adding these to their whiskey drinks, these handy molds make slow-melting ice cubes that are also the perfect addition to all kinds of cocktails, fruity drinks, iced tea, cold brew coffee, as well as big batch party drinks and punches.
Buy It! Tovolo Leak-Free Sphere Ice Molds, $9.99 (orig. $11); amazon.com
AmazonBasics Silicone Baking Mats Two Pack
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker
If you consider cold brew a way of life, then this all-in-one iced coffee maker, which allows you to prep, store, and serve your java in one piece, is bound to change your morning routine. What’s more, it keeps coffee fresh for up to two weeks.
Buy It! Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $24.69; amazon.com
Yonanas 902 Classic Original Fruit Soft Serve Maker
This countertop appliance transforms your favorite fruits into guilt-free soft serve sans add-ins or other ingredients. Use the frozen fruit to make homemade sundaes, smoothie bowls, snacks, and more. You can even make your very own Disneyland-inspired Dole Whip right at home.
Buy It! Yonanas 902 Classic Original Fruit Soft Serve Maker, $39.99 (orig. $49.95); amazon.com