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You don't have to be the next Julia Child to understand that the kitchen is the most important room of the house. (But, if you are, consider this our formal request to come over for dinner!) The kitchen is where you whip up a delish dish, reheat remnants of last night's takeout, and uncork a bottle of vino. But, regardless of your culinary comfort levels, cooking and prepping anything can be time-consuming and, sure, a little stressful.
After spending so much time in the kitchen over the past 18 months — cue the flashbacks of banana bread and sourdough — it's about time you lighten your load and pick up some helpful accessories. The good news is that upgrading your culinary space doesn't have to cost you a small fortune. Want proof? We've rounded up 16 epically useful kitchen accessories, all of which are under $20. It doesn't matter if you're making something tasty or cleaning up afterward, these picks are both time-saving and game-changing.