10 of the Most Popular Kitchen Products on Amazon

Keurig remains one of the most popular coffee companies on Amazon.
Keurig remains one of the most popular coffee companies on Amazon.
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Looking for some tools to shorten your time in the kitchen and make your food taste more delicious? Sometimes, the easiest way to do so is to just look at what everyone else is buying. That's why we pulled together a list of some of the best-selling kitchen accessories and appliances on Amazon. Though the rankings are always changing, these products have each reached the top spot this month in their respective categories.

1. Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker; $100

single-serve Keurig coffee machine in black color
The Keurig is perfect when you just want to brew up one cup of coffee.
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At less than 5 inches wide, this single-serve coffee maker is highly portable and ideal for small spaces. And while it’s mostly built to fill shorter cups, it can accommodate travel mugs up to 7 inches tall if you remove the attached drip tray. This Keurig coffee maker is compatible with most single-serve, disposable coffee capsules—but if you want to reduce waste, you can also prepare your own coffee grounds in this universal K-cup.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Yabano 4-Slice Toaster; $43

four-slice toaster with four croissants sitting on a warming tray
This toaster can also handle bigger pastries like croissants.
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The extra-wide bread slots on this four-slice toaster allow ample space to toast a variety of items, including bread, bagels, and waffles. And there's even a warming rack you can use on croissants and muffins. Plus, the removable crumb tray makes cleanup easier.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Amazon Basics Portable Hot Water Kettle; $22

silver-colored electric kettle
Forget about the microwave and get your water piping-hot in an electric kettle, instead.
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Using an electric kettle is the only proper way to make tea (heating your water in the microwave will only bring you ridicule). This kettle heats a liter of water in just a few minutes, and it easily detaches from its power base for easy pouring and serving.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Aroma Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker; $30

rice cooker

Did you know that film critic Roger Ebert wrote a book on his love for his rice cooker?

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The Aroma rice cooker can cook two to eight cups of brown rice, white rice, and instant rice at once, and it can even steam vegetables while rice or noodles cook below. In fact, you might be surprised by the impressive variety of foods that a rice cooker can prepare. Better yet, this one comes with a programmable delay timer for people on the go.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Sboly Personal Blender; $30

single-serve blender
Throw some protein powder and almond milk into a single-serve blender for a quick post-workout shake.
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This single-size blender is ideal for making smoothies and juices before you leave for work in the morning, but it can also be used to create simple sauces, jams, and salsas. This set comes with one portable bottle as well as a silicone ice tray you can use when blending those breakfast smoothies or post-workout shakes.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Dash Rapid Egg Cooker; $17

egg cooker
The Dash egg cooker can hard-boil six eggs in 16 minutes.
DASH/Amazon

With just the press of a button (and the use of a few accessories), this compact gadget from Dash can whip up hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, or an omelet, all within a few minutes. At $17, it’s a steal, and it’ll save you time in the morning when you’re looking up (again) the best way to scramble eggs or panicking over how to poach them for your eggs Benedict.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Belwares French Press; $27

Belwares French press.
French presses are also a great way to make homemade cold brew.
Belwares/Amazon

While instant coffee makers may be more convenient, a French press lets you have ultimate control over the strength and flavor of your coffee. Plus, you can use this 34-ounce French press to make tea, drinking chocolate, or cold brew. And since it features double-wall insulation, your coffee will stay hot, but the press won't burn your hands when you pour.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Crockpot 6-quart Portable Slow Cooker; $35

slow cooker
The Crockpot is about as dependable as you can get in a slow cooker.
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This 6-quart slow cooker is ideal for making dinners for large families (or for individuals with ample refrigerator space). Slow cookers are famously versatile—you can use yours to make anything from baked potatoes to jambalaya. Both the lid and the interior stoneware insert are dishwasher safe, making cleanup a breeze.

Buy it: Amazon

9. AUIIKIY's stainless steel professional chef knife; $20

An AUIIKIY chef's knife on Amazon.
AUIIKIY's knives are known as much for their quality as they are for their prices.
AUIIKIY/Amazon

This 8-inch knife is made of stainless steel and sports an ergonomic handle that makes it comfortable to hold while dealing with precise cuts of meat and vegetables. AUIIKIY pops up on so many "best of" lists partly because the price is far lower than some alternatives, but it also earned itself a 4.2-star rating from users on Amazon, so you're getting real quality here. This knife should fit the needs of both serious chefs and casual home cooks who just want a new toy to try out.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Vremi 15-piece nonstick cookware set; $55


The Vremi cookware set comes with four pots and two pans.
Vremi/Amazon

This 15-piece nonstick cookware kit from Vremi comes with a pot and pan set, along with accessories like a spatula, serving spoon, and a potato masher. Perfect for anyone just learning their way around a kitchen, you’ll be able to use the Dutch oven to simmer some stew, a frying pan for homemade egg sandwiches, and the saucepan to heat up some pesto. This is a dependable set that won't clear out your wallet.

Buy it: Amazon

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices, rankings, and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

Make Your Own Ship in a Bottle With This LEGO Set

This particular design was based off an idea from a long-time LEGO fan.
This particular design was based off an idea from a long-time LEGO fan.
LEGO/Amazon

Building a ship in a bottle doesn’t need to be a stodgy affair—especially when you’re doing it with LEGO bricks.

The 962-piece set ($70 on Amazon) is based on a design from Jake Sadovich, a longtime LEGO fan from Idaho. Sadovich spent three weeks designing his own version of a ship in a bottle using 1400 LEGO bricks before uploading images of the finished result to the LEGO Ideas site in November 2016. His project received the 10,000 supporters it needed to garner a review from the LEGO team in less than two months, and in August 2017, the company green-lit plans to build and sell an official set based on his design.

A LEGO ship in the bottle with the box.
Despite the ship's small size it has a lot of features.
LEGO/Amazon

Placed inside a bottle made of transparent bricks, the miniature ship boasts plenty of detailed features for its 5-inch-long size, including sails, six cannons, a crow’s nest, a compass (sorry, it isn’t a working one), and a flag. There's even a wax-sealed cork built out of LEGO bricks, too, as well as small LEGO pieces designed to serve as the water beneath the ship.

Some of the other fan-submitted LEGO Ideas projects the company has brought to life include the NASA Apollo Saturn V ($200) and a replica of the Central Perk set from Friends ($60).

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

Sling TV’s 14-Day Free Trial Gives You Access to Countless Movies and Shows, No Credit Card Required

Sling's 14-day free trial doesn't require a credit card, so you won't accidentally be charged once it's up.
Sling's 14-day free trial doesn't require a credit card, so you won't accidentally be charged once it's up.
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You’ve probably encountered more than one so-called free trial that required you to input a credit card to access it. And if you’re like many of us, you have probably forgotten to cancel the trial before the free period ended—more than once. But Sling TV is looking to offer users a free trial that’s, well, actually free. From now until April 5, new subscribers can access over 50,000 on-demand movies, 45 channels, and more during their free 14-day trial, no credit card required.

Fittingly dubbed the “Quarantine Special,” the free trial gives viewers access to a Sling Blue subscription, which offers channels like CNN, MSNBC, Bravo, A&E, Cartoon Network, Nick Jr., and more. The Blue subscription also allows you to stream on up to three devices simultaneously and record live shows on their cloud DVR.

Rather than having to sign up for a long-term contract like with traditional cable, Sling is a month-to-month service that allows you to stream content to your TV or computer/smartphone through web browsers, Roku, Amazon, iOS, and Android devices.

After the free trial, you have the option of signing up for the Sling Blue or Orange subscription, both of which are $20 for the first month and then $30 after that. There are a few key differences between the two. According to Tom’s Guide, with Orange, you won’t have access to NBC networks. And with Blue, you won’t be able to watch ESPN or the Disney Channel. Orange only lets you stream on one device at a time, whereas with Blue, you can stream on up to three simultaneously. However, you can swap between the two for no extra cost, or you could combine the subscriptions for $45 a month.

Much like Sling, Disney Plus also allows subscribers to enjoy seven days (with a credit card) for no cost, and you can get more details by heading here. And if you're looking for more ways to save money as a cord-cutter, check out our guide on the cheapest ways to do so.

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

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