There are so many home and kitchen products on Amazon that look intriguing, but it can be hard when shopping online to filter out the products that are good, and then ones that are GREAT. Luckily for you, we've got you covered.
From veggie slicers that make your life easier to butter dishes that are a total conversation piece, these are the best kitchen, home, and dining products that you need to know about.
This Whale Butter Dish Has Built-In Measuring Linesvia Amazon
One of my kids recently broke our glass butter dish, so I went on Amazon to find a new one. I was delighted to find this Whale Butter Dish, which is an upgrade in every way. It's the prettiest shade of turquoise, includes built-in measuring lines, and it looks like an adorable whale!
This Smooth Edge Can Opener Operates With a Single Touchvia Amazon
This Smooth Edge Can Opener is one of the easiest kitchen appliances to use. It can even be done one-handed! Place the can on the blade, press the button, and it cuts around the side of the lid. The lid and edge remain completely smooth. No jagged edges or cut fingers!
Everybody Needs A Panini Press — Everybodyvia Amazon
Think you make a great sandwich? Trust me when I say that it'll be even greater if you toast it in this panini press. The non-stick heating plates won't latch onto your bread as it browns, while the floating plates adjust to fit any sandwich — no matter how stuffed it is.
These Classy Coffee Mugs Transition From Home To Officevia Amazon
How many Starbucks runs do you make in a week? One? Two? Seven or more? You don't have to admit it to me. But, if you're trying to save a little money, consider one of these cute and classy glass travel mugs. The lid has a quick-flip opening so you can drink and drive (not that kind of "drink and drive," please) and a silicone sleeve to protect your fingers from a too-hot glass.
Take Your Tortillas' Tempvia Amazon
Everyone knows when you're cooking a dish that calls for tortillas, what they really mean is warmed tortillas. This tortilla warmer will tackle one part of your kitchen prep so you can focus on dicing peppers or sprinkling cheese, and it looks just like the authentic warmers they use in your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant. It can also warm other delicacies like pancakes or waffles.
This Pickle Jar Has a Lift-Up Strainervia Amazon
My husband has started making his own pickles, so I'm getting him this Pickle Jar to encourage more of this tasty hobby. Made of sturdy plastic with a secure lid, the killer feature is the lift-up strainer that lets you access the food without dipping fingers into the brine. Works great with olives and maraschino cherries, too!
Keep Your Seltzers Cold With This Can Coolervia Amazon
Is there anything worse than a warm beer or seltzer? I can't think of much. As a desert dweller, there's nothing I love more than a cold beverage on a hot afternoon. But those hot temps tend to cause my drinks to get warm almost immediately–no exaggeration. Keep your drinks cold and avoid room temperature beer with this can cooler. It keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours with no condensation and sweating! Plus, it comes in a ton of cute designs that are meant for pool days.
This Witch Spoon Holder Is Too Cutevia Amazon
Whenever I'm cooking soups or stews, I tend to leave the spoon in the pot, which isn't a great idea since the handle always gets scorched. This witch spoon holder is such a cute idea, and it really works! It's a unique way to keep things tidier that adds such a dose of personality to whatever you're cooking up.
This Omelet Maker Improves Morningsvia Amazon
It's a miracle if I can get the kids to eat a measly piece of toast or a granola bar for breakfast on school mornings, then I feel guilty that they're not properly fueled to learn and play at school all day. They love omelets but it can be a pain to make plus dirties pans I don't have time to clean in the morning rush. Enter this omelet maker that makes it so easy to whip up a nutritious meal, just add the ingredients and it basically makes breakfast itself!
This Banana Filler Is Geniusvia Amazon
I've never seen this tool before, but I have to say this banana filler is pretty genius. It cores and fills the banana in one go without the mess! Just think how yummy it would be to eat a peanut butter or Nutella-filled banana as a snack.
A Guard That Protects Your Fingers From Nicks And Cutsvia Amazon
I can't even begin to count how many times I've sliced my hands in the kitchen, which was why I bought this handy lil' guard. It's made from stainless steel that won't rust, and I like how I'm able to slide my knife right up against it without having to worry about my fingers.
These Pickle Wine Stoppers Are A Definite Conversation Startervia Amazon
If you need a conversation starter at your next get-together, these pickle wine stoppers are a sure bet. Absurdly cute, they do a great job of keeping wine fresh while looking very unique. You'll get a set of two, so you can share with a friend or coworker that shares your sense of humor and love of wine!
This Insulated Wine Tumbler That Everybody Can Appreciatevia Amazon
It doesn't matter if you even like drinking wine — this tumbler is still a great gift. Not only are the walls insulated to help keep your drinks cold, but it's also sweatproof, and shatterproof. So go ahead and drop it as many times as you like, because this stainless steel baby ain't breaking.
This Suction Cup Can Cooler Sticks to Any Smooth Surfacevia Amazon
Keep your favorite beverage cool and safe with this handy Suction Cup Can Cooler. One happy customer wrote, "Releases easily by lifting straight up and keeps your bevy cold for a long time. I love that a portion of the proceeds goes to improving the marine environment."
There's Nothing Corny About This Onevia Amazon
The days are getting longer, and the weather is warming up, which can only mean one thing: Sweet corn season is nearly upon us. Steam your ears easily with this corn and potato steamer. I can't tell you how much time this would save from running water into a pot and then waiting for it to boil to drop your corn in. You can use it to steam other things, too, like carrots or hotdogs.
Your Guests Will Be Hypnotized When You Serve Them on This Rotating Spiral-Print Serving Plattervia Amazon
Talk about a colorful pop of fun! This spiral-print serving platter is a Lazy Susan. Just set it on the table and top it with small dishes. Guests can turn it this way and that to get the item they're looking for. Let's just hope those spirals and the rotating don't get anyone so dizzy they pass out in the guacamole!
The TacoCat Holds More Than Just Tacos: Use It for Napkins, Dish Sponges, Remote Controls and Morevia Amazon
It's hard to beat the cuteness of this TacoCat holder. You get one per pack, and it has a sturdy cat base and a silicone sleeve insert. Both are dishwasher safe. These are a great way to serve tacos, but you can also use them to display napkins on the table, or just about anything else. Pictures from Amazon reviewers show the TacoCat holding remote controls, napkins, Korean barbecue, and more.
These Beer Coozies Work Super Well
You can't have a great patio party without ice-cold beverages to cool people down, which is why I love these insanely popular bottle coozies. Whether they're holding beer or soda, these coozies are made from extra-thick neoprene for insulation and have a neat zipper for a really close fit to keep in the cold. These would also be a great hostess gift for the next outdoor party you're invited to!
The Bacon Bonanza for Crispy, Oven-Baked Baconvia Amazon
The Bacon Bonanza is a better way to cook bacon! The set includes a copper-colored pan and specially designed rack that holds up to 18 slices of bacon at an angle. This way, the bacon cooks faster while the grease drains away. The result is crisper, lower-fat bacon. One satisfied customer calls it, "the most delicious bacon I have ever had."
This Taco Holder Keeps Things Neatvia Amazon
We love Taco Tuesdays around here, but the shells can be hard for little kids to fill and hold. This taco holder makes it easy to do both since it keeps them upright, no tipping over and spilling. You'll get a set of six so everyone can have their own taco making station!
The Mad Hungry Cooking Utensils Will Never Scratch Cookwarevia Amazon
Functional and beautiful, this set of Mad Hungry Cooking Utensils is made from sustainable acacia wood, resulting in sturdy, lightweight cooking tools that are gentle on cookware. They're earning top ratings on Amazon; one satisfied customer writes, "The tools are very good for the expensive pans you want to protect from scratching, e.g. Le Crueset, Staub, etc. Each one is versatile and has a place in cooking. Easy to clean and better than the standard wooden spoon or fork."
The ThawMax Safely Defrosts Meat in Half the Timevia Amazon
We've all been there. You need to defrost meat for a recipe, but you don't have time to leave it in the fridge overnight. Your choices are to microwave it (which ruins the meat), leave it out on the counter (which invites bacteria to grow), or--your best choice!--use the ThawMax. One five-star review says, "I was pleasantly surprised at how well this tray works to defrost food quickly! So handy to have around the kitchen."
This Electric Wine Opener Is Lightning Fastvia Amazon
This electric wine opener couldn't be easier or faster to use - just place it over the neck of your wine bottle, press a button, and in seven seconds, you have a bottle ready to drink! That's much faster than I can open one by hand! And this kit comes with everything you need, including a wine pouring spout, bottle stopper, and foil cutter
This Garlic Rocker Keeps Your Hands Cleanvia Amazon
I love using garlic in my food, but not so much the lingering smell it leaves on my hands and under my fingernails. I use this garlic rocker to keep my hands clean and chop the garlic into a much finer mince than I could with a knife. I get great results every time and consider this to be a kitchen MVP that gets used multiple times a week.
This Meat Tenderizer Injects Marinade, Toovia Amazon
This meat tenderizer also injects marinade into your meat for the tenderest, most flavorful meal around. I love it since you can wait until the very last minute, like forgetful me often does, to marinate your meat and still get a fully infused marinade for deliciousness in every bite. You'll also get a 40% faster cooking time, according to the manufacturers!
This 8-Pack of Extra-Thick Cutting Boards Makes Meal Prep a Snapvia Amazon
My meal prep always involves a lot of vegetable chopping, so good cutting boards are essential. This eight-pack of extra-thick cutting boards was a real find. You get four large and four small boards that are lightweight but sturdy and dishwasher safe. And they each have anti-slip textured backs.
These Cutting Mats That Are Shockingly Usefulvia Amazon
You spend a ton of time washing your knives and cutting boards to keep everything clean, whereas these cutting mats help you prevent cross-contamination without having to scrub anything down. The grippy backs keep them in place as you chop ingredients, and you can even curl them into a funnel to transfer ingredients mess-free.
This Pot Strainer Takes Up No Roomvia Amazon
We cook a ton of pasta around here, so I feel like I'm always hauling the bulky colander out for draining. It takes up a lot of room and is kind of a pain to clean because pasta gets stuck in the sides. I was super excited to find this pot strainer that's very easy to store since it's basically flat and even easier to clean! Just hold it up to the lip of the pot and strain away!
You'll Pop, And You Won't Stopvia Amazon
I live for popcorn. It is quite literally one of my favorite foods and, while I enjoy it most at the movie theater, I'm not opposed to a good popcorn night at home. This popcorn popper heats evenly after you've added your kernels, butter or oil and desired seasonings so you don't end up with a bunch of unpopped kernels at the bottom of your bowl. Now ... what's on Netflix?
This Knife Sharpener That Restores Dull, Crappy Bladesvia Amazon
Ever try to cut a tomato with a dull knife? It's not fun — but neither is cutting anything else when your knives are crappy. Luckily, this knife sharpener can help restore old blades to their previous ultra-sharp state. It's way cheaper than getting your knives professionally sharpened, and it'll even work with ceramic blades, as well as scissors.
This Rotary Grater/Slicer for Perfect Slices and Spiralsvia Amazon
This is a classic TV commercial gadget, the kind where the spokesmodel prepares a zillion veggies in a minute while the audience oohs and aahs. The Rotary Grater/Slicer includes interchangeable blades for grating, slicing, and spiraling. It's genius at grating cheese and also works well for chopping nuts.
Keep Your Coffee Pods Closevia Amazon
If you like a lot of different flavors of coffee but find it a challenge to store everything neatly and still be able to reach everything, this rolling coffee pod drawer will solve all your problems. (O.K., maybe not all your problems, but at least your coffee problems.) This drawer holds up to 36 pods, and its design allows you to place it right under your existing coffee pot without taking up extra room.
This Bentgo Lunch Box Includes Utensils and Carrying Strapvia Amazon
This Bentgo stackable lunch box set is an elegant and practical way to pack a meal for work or school. The set includes two containers, a lid, utensils, and s carrying strap. Every purchase helps support the anti-hungry nonprofit organization, Feed the Children.
This Instant Pot Is One of the Bestselling Kitchen Items on Amazonvia Amazon
It's hard to find a kitchen gadget that Amazon buyers like more than this Instant Pot pressure cooker, available in 3, 6, 8, and 10-quart sizes. This cooker combines seven different appliances: Pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, food warmer, and yogurt maker. More than 150,000 Amazon buyers rate this baby 4.7 stars!
This Manual Whipped Cream Maker Is So Fastvia Amazon
In less time than it takes to locate and plug in your beaters, you can have freshly made whipped cream with no electric tools or batteries! This hand-powered whipped cream maker actually pushes air into the cream, making thick, fluffy clouds in no time at all. It's so easy and quick to use, plus clean-up is a breeze.
This Fork That Helps You Slice Ingredientsvia Amazon
Onions, potatoes, tomatoes, steak — you name it, this fork can hold it down so that it's easier to slice up. The prongs are made from stainless steel, while the pointed tips also work great for tenderizing meat.
A Gadget That Peels Veggies For Youvia Amazon
Just load up this automatic peeler with any potato, zucchini, carrot, or what-have-you, and it'll peel the skin for you while you sit back and watch. One-touch operation makes it incredibly easy to use, even if you're a total dingus when it comes to electronics — and reviewers loved how much time it saves them in the kitchen.