A Flat-Storage Citrus Juicer—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

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A countertop knife sharpener, extra-absorbent, double-sided tea towels, and an insulated serving bowl.

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Your old citrus juicer has jammed up the drawer for the last time. Those kitchen towels that no longer actually dry your dishes? Toss 'em. The water filter pitcher you've had since 2012—treat yourself to an an upgrade! You deserve it. Here's a lineup of must-have kitchen helpers and gadgets to make prepping, serving, and cleanup much, much easier.

Double-Sided Kitchen Towels


This adorable towel has a different design on each side. More importantly, it’s made of recycled plastic bottles (five!) and can absorb up to seven times its weight.

Price at time of publish: $18

Vacuum-Insulated Serving Bowl


A double-walled, stainless-steel serving bowl that keeps food cold—or hot—for hours on end? Get outta here! The large one holds 21/2 quarts.

Price at time of publish: $80

Semisolid (Zero-Waste) Dishwashing Soap


Make washing dishes butter—er, better. The refillable ceramic container hides a block of  semisolid soap—one of which can replace two or three bottles of the liquid stuff. Just dab the dish butter with a wet brush or sponge and get cleaning.

Price at time of publish: $20

Flat-Storage Citrus Juicer


For everyone who’s struggled to open a drawer because of their citrus squeezer: This one folds flat for storage. It juices fruit in one fluid motion, has a built-in seed catcher, and comes in three sizes for lemons, limes, and oranges.

Price at time of publish: From $15

Countertop Knife Sharpener


Knife sharpening is a tough task—this gadget makes it very easy. Just slide your blade through the slots until the LED indicator turns from red or yellow to green.

Price at time of publish: $60

Water Filter Carafe


Filter chlorine and metals out of your water, but keep the good guys (like magnesium and calcium). This borosilicate-glass pitcher with a carbon-fiber disk fills up with fresh H2O in two minutes.

Price at time of publish: $60

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