These Are The Best-Selling Kitchen Essentials On Amazon

Whether you're a recent grad or just finally graduating from a nightly takeout habit, stocking your own kitchen can be a daunting task. There's so much to buy, so many options, and only so much money between now and payday.
Thankfully, there's also Amazon, where you can buy everything from cutting boards to yoga mats to shark costumes for your Chihuahua. Instead of shopping alone in the store, you are also able to weigh the opinions, ratings, and buying habits of millions of strangers. Suddenly, picking out a new knife doesn't seem so daunting.
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We sorted through Amazon's best-sellers lists for the kitchen essentials every well-stocked kitchen needs. As an added bonus, many of the best-sellers also just happen to be great deals, allowing you to save money and invest wisely at the same time.
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Chef's Knife
A good chef's knife is one of the few "must haves" for even the most basic kitchen. Great knives can run you hundreds of dollars, but iMarku's powerhouse has all the specs at a fraction of the price – just under $30.

iMarku 8-inch Chef's Knif,e $29.99, available at Amazon.
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Food Storage
An incredibly easy way to upgrade your motley assortment of old take-out and yogurt containers, Rubbermaid's set of 21 containers are perfect for everything from a side of salad dressing to Sunday night's leftovers.

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Containers, $19.87, available at Amazon.
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Spiralizer
Of the over 8,000 reviews of the spiralizer, nearly all  close to 80% — are five stars.

Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer, $29.99, available at Amazon.
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Small Blender
The Magic Bullet is a rarity in the land of infomercials — a product that actually does what it promises. Morning smoothie drinkers especially love how easy it is to make single-serve portions in a flash.

Magic Bullet Blender, $35.42, available at Amazon.
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Blender
Ninja blends everything from green smoothies to purees and nut milks for a fraction of the cost of its competitors.

SharkNinja Ninja Professional Blender, $99.99, available at Amazon.
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Shaker Bottle
BlenderBottle might not be particularly cute, but the super-tight seal and included steel ball makes it easy to blend smoothies (and keep them blended as you sip).

Blender Bottle BlenderBottle Classic Shaker, $7.99, available at Amazon.
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Mixing Bowls
Mix or prep everything from salads for a group to scrambled eggs for one with this set of stainless-steal mixing bowls. Unlike plastic mixing bowls, they're easy to clean and won't stain or absorb color or odors, and they nest for easy storage.

FineDine Stainless Steal Mixing Bowls, $21.95, available at Amazon.
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Hand Mixer
Good enough to get the job done at a great price, Hamilton Beach's basic hand mixer also comes with genius features like a snap-on storage case and a bowl rest feature for when you need a break when whipping up cookie dough or meringue.

Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer With Snap-On Case, $14.96, available at Amazon.
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Spatulas
Amazon's own line of basics includes everything from USB cables to this set of spatulas, perfect for stirring, scraping, and spreading at an incredibly affordable price.

AmazonBasics Silicone Spatula, $3.29, available at Amazon.
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Baking Sheets
Made with heavy-duty aluminum that won't warp over time, Nordic Ware's half-sheet is the perfect size for roasting veggies or meats for dinner, as well as cookies or brownies for dessert.

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet, $10.24, available at Amazon.
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Baking Mat
Another great AmazonBasics buy, the silicon mats fit in standard half-sheet pans and cut out the need for grease or cooking sprays and make clean up easier.

AmazonBasics Silicone Baking Mat, 2-pack, $13.55, available at Amazon.
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Can Opener
You can buy a cheap can opener that will get the job done and break in a year or two, or you can buy a can opener that has all kinds of features you had no idea you needed, like soft-touch turning and a magnetic lift that will keep you from fishing lids out of diced tomatoes forever.

Zyliss Lock N' Lift Can Opener, $13, available at Amazon.
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Pitcher Water Filters
Brita has plenty of styles of water filters on the market, but the original remains the most popular.

Brita 10 Cup Everyday Water Pitcher, $36.30, available at Amazon.
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Toaster
Black + Decker's two-slice model includes a defrosting option and crumb tray.

Black + Decker 2-Slice Toaster, $18.48, available at Amazon.
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Food Processor
The perfect size for everyday use, it's a great way to grate cheese, chop veggies, or make fresh pestos and salsas in a flash.

Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Food Processor, $29.85, available at Amazon.
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Small Food Processor
Better for small jobs, like prepping small amounts of vegetables or dicing garlic or grinding peppercorns.

Black + Decker One-Touch 1.5 Cup Electric Chopper, $14.38, available at Amazon.
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Coffee Maker
Cuisinart's programmable coffee maker allows you to wake up to the perfect amount of coffee at just the time you need it and can be set up to 24 hours in advance.

Cuisinart 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, $83.28, available at Amazon.
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Single-Serve Coffee Maker
The original Keurig brewer holds enough water for up to eight cups of coffee with no refilling required.

Keurig K5 Single Serve Coffee Maker, $92.33, available at Amazon.
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Cold Brew Coffee Maker
With a relatively simple design, Takeya's interior infuser allows you to steep coffee for up to 36 hours and pour immediately from the pitcher, no straining or filtering required.

Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $18.99, available at Amazon.
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Cutting Board
Bamboo is incredibly strong, meaning it will stand up to years of chopping better than traditional hardwoods or plastic, which are more likely to split or knick, leaving behind places for bacteria to grow. Bamboo is also a renewable resource, making it a greener option as well.

Totally Bamboo 3 Piece Cutting Board Set, $12.99, available at Amazon.
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Non-Stick Pan
Clean-up is the worst part of cooking (Unless you like doing dishes, in which case you should like the perfect roommate). Non-stick that keeps non-sticking for years is the perfect way to cut down on scrubbing and increase the amount of food that actually makes it to your plate, rather than cooking onto the pan.

Utopia Kitchen Induction Botom Aluminum Nonstick Frying Pan , $12.99, available at Amazon.
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