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The Best Kitchen Gadgets You Can Buy For Under $100

We rounded up a list of products people are raving about on Twitter.

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Recently, someone on Twitter posed the question, “What is an item under $100 you purchased that made your life noticeably better?” The answers ranged from acupressure mats to electric kettles and blackout blinds — and more than a few people mentioned the adoption fees they’d paid for their beloved four-legged friends — but the number of nifty kitchen gadgets we’d never even heard of before is what what really caught our eye.

From a silicone microwave popcorn maker to a cast iron skillet-cleaning gizmo made from what looks like chain mail, here are seven amazing — and amazingly affordable — items that have the potential to change your life (or at least make it a little easier). We’ve included the tweet that inspired each pick, along with the product, below. Keep scrolling to shop Twitter’s favorite kitchen gadgets that all cost less than $100!

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If you love making popcorn in the microwave, but don’t love the taste of microwave popcorn (and want to avoid the chemicals), you need this popcorn maker.

Zulay Kitchen Collapsible Silicone Popcorn Maker

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popcorn maker kitchen gadget
Amazon

Where to buy: $13.99, Amazon

  • Available in three colors
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Comes with a lifetime guarantee

Buttering your morning toast has never been easier than with this handy gadget!

The Original Butter Bell Crock

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butter bell kitchen gadget
Amazon

Where to buy: $26.95, Amazon

  • Available in 10 colors and designs
  • Made of high-grade, durable ceramic
  • Keeps butter at the perfect temperature

If digital thermometers are always conking out on you, try this fancy model that people are passionate about.

Thermapen Mk4

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thermapen kitchen gadget
ThermoWorks

Where to buy: $99, ThermoWorks

  • Reads in 2-3 seconds
  • Waterproof
  • Requires one AAA battery and has a 3,000 hour battery life

Level up your pizza night game with this heavy duty device!

NerdChef Steel Stone

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baking steel kitchen gadget
Amazon

Where to buy: $74.99, Amazon

  • Made of solid steel (it’s heavy!)
  • 20x higher conductivity than ceramic baking stones
  • Creates gorgeous crusts, better blistering, and faster cook times

The proper way to clean a cast iron skillet is a frequent subject of debate, but everyone seems to agree that this medieval-looking gizmo works great.

Original CM Scrubber Chainmail Scrubber

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chain mail scrubber kitchen gadget
Amazon

Where to buy: $19.99, Amazon

  • Measures 4″x4″
  • Lifetime replacement guarantee
  • Recommended by professional chefs

Although, this person prefers to use a Lodge scraper. At this price, why not try both and see which one you like best?

Lodge Pan Scraper

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Lodge scrapers kitchen gadget
Amazon

Where to buy: $9.99, Amazon

  • Set of two includes one red and one black scraper
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 4 different shaped corners can clean pans of any shape
  • Also removes gum and stickers

Does a travel cup qualify as a kitchen gadget? Enough people are crazy about this one that we thought it was worth including.

Yeti Rambler 30-Ounce Tumbler

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yeti cup kitchen gadget
Amazon

Where to buy: $34.98, Amazon

  •  Come with the YETI MagSlider Lid that uses a magnet to keep the top locked down
  • Dishwasher safe
  • BPA-free
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