The 25 Best Home and Kitchen Essentials on Amazon Under $100
From quality cookware to fun gadgets, these are the best home and kitchen essentials under $100.
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If you’re like us, you’re always scouring Amazon for the best everyday deals. The retailer offers wallet-friendly prices on products from some of our favorite brands (looking at you, Ninja), as well as everyday gadgets that simply make life easier. We scoured Amazon for the best under-$100 home and kitchen essentials so you don’t have to. From smart meal prep supplies to five-star kitchen tools, they’ll keep your wallet—and home—happy.
Reusable Sandwich Bag
The best Amazon home essentials are those that double as sustainable replacements for everyday household items. That’s why we love these reusable storage bags from Stasher. Not only do they top our list of the best reusable silicone bags, they’re one of the best reusable items that saves you money in the long run. Grab one in every color and say goodbye to single-use plastic once and for all.
Jillian, a verified Amazon reviewer, dubs Stasher bags as her favorite eco-friendly purchase: “I love everything about Stasher bags! Fun colors, easy to open and close. My kids take them daily for snacks and I use them for storing fruits and veggies. I even have one for dog treats on the go!”
Electric Can Opener
If you’re still using a manual can opener, the Kitchen Mama electric can opener will change your ways for good. The handheld gadget sits on top of cans and opens them with the click of a button. Plus, it has a groove for removing lids, meaning your hand never has to touch the can.
Take it from the nearly 50,000 shoppers who give this prep tool from Amazon five-stars. “This is so easy to use,” writes verified Amazon reviewer, T. Williams. “Once you set it on the can lid and have it in place, you just touch the button, and it travels around the can lid and gives you a very clean cut. No sharp edges. I wish I had bought one years ago.”
File this under coffee products to be your own barista. The Cosori electric kettle boasts drink-specific heat settings for perfecting pour-over coffee or green tea. The best part? It’s Bluetooth-friendly, meaning you can heat up your morning cup without having to get out of bed. Talk about easy mornings!
Silicone Baking Mats
These silicone baking mats are a cookie baker’s dream come true. This two-pack creates a nonstick baking surface for any yummy treat. When goods are done baking, they gently glide off the mats—no scraping or tugging necessary. These mats keep baking pans free from residue, too! Grab one set for yourself and another as a gift for the cookie baker in your life.
Instant Iced Coffee Maker
True iced coffee lovers know every season is iced coffee season. But sometimes it’s hard to perfect that cold coffee goodness at home. Enter the HyperChiller. It makes rich iced coffee—no ice cubes necessary—in just one minute. We tried the HyperChiller and were impressed with how fast it turned our favorite brew into a cold cup of iced coffee (it really only takes 60 seconds!). It’s one of the best Amazon home essentials you’ll be happy to have when a cold cup of joe calls your name. Save yourself a trip to Starbucks.
Essential Oil Diffuser
We love Amazon home essentials that keep spaces smelling fresh, and this beautiful essential oil diffuser is just the trick. It blends in with home decor and creates a welcoming, cozy vibe. Just add your favorite essential oils, set a timer and enjoy relaxing aromas all day long.
Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap
There’s nothing basic about this Amazon home essential. Mrs. Meyer’s makes some of the best smelling hand soap, like this three pack of apple-scented soap. It’s non-drying, so it’s safe to use all day, everyday. Your hands will be smelling like an apple orchard in no time.
Kitchen Knife Block
A Chef’s knife is an essential kitchen tool every home chef should own. For under $100, this knife block supplies an eight-inch Chef’s knife, plus a serrated bread knife, utility knife, paring knife and more that store neatly in the included pine wood block. The knives are made from high-carbon, stainless-steel blades. Plus, the knife block comes with a knife sharpener. With over 17,000 five-star Amazon ratings, this knife set gets high marks for both quality and affordability.
“These are great knives,” shares Glory, a verified Amazon reviewer. “They feel good when you hold them, and they hold their sharpness. Yet, they’re easy to sharpen if necessary. I highly recommend them.”
The Cosori air fryer is every foodie’s best friend. And we love that this pick comes with food-specific presets. Whether you’re cooking fish, bacon, veggies or potatoes, the one-touch presets have your back for achieving the perfect crisp every time. Pair it with these essential air-fryer accessories.
Pots and Pans Organizer
The best Amazon home essentials are items that organize kitchen cabinets for you, like this heavy duty pots and pans rack. It holds up to 50 pounds, which is ideal for storing cast-iron skillets. It sits vertical or horizontal, depending on your cabinet’s size. As one of our favorite pots and pans organizers, you can’t go wrong with this pick.
Water Filter Pitcher
Water has never tasted cleaner than with this water filter pitcher from Amazon. The 10-cup capacity of the Brita water filter pitcher is ideal—that’s enough to fill three, 24-ounce water bottles at a time! Brita makes one of the best water filter pitcher models, so it’s safe to say this will last for years.
Taco night gets a makeover with these genius party essentials find—taco trays. Whether you prefer soft or hard shell tacos, these holders create a beautiful display while keeping ingredients intact. They make it feel like you’re dining out—minus the price tag.
A bamboo charcuterie board complete with little bowls and cheese knives? Yes, please! Whether you’re building a classic charcuterie board, getting adventurous with a hot chocolate board or crafting a trendy butter board, this bamboo board has all the serving essentials. It makes a beautiful cheese board gift idea, too. Bring on the boards!
Shark Steam Mop
Dirt stands no chance against this powerful steam mop. As one of the best Amazon home essentials under $100, shoppers love that it lifts away everyday grime that ordinary mops don’t always clean. Not to mention, it’s significantly more powerful (and easier to use) than a traditional mop. It comes with two reusable microfiber mop pads. Just add water!
Mary Edgerly, a verified Amazon reviewer attests to the steam mop’s ease of use: “Mopping is the bane of my existence. It would take me five ‘sessions’ to mop my kitchen and family area with a Swiffer Mop! This steam mop is easy to assemble, lightweight, easy to maneuver, adjustable and surprisingly effective! No need to buy extra cleaning products as the steam disinfects.”
Yes, you can snag a high quality air purifier from Amazon for under $100, too! This air purifier from Levoit is a compact pick that boasts several high-quality features. The HEPA filtration systems traps up to 99.97% of allergens and airborne particles, making it ideal for combatting allergies and congestion. It includes a night light and timer schedule for restful nights, as well as three fan speeds for optimal purifying.
Here’s one of our favorite Dutch ovens that doesn’t break the bank. The Amazon Basics Dutch oven is an affordable alternative to pricier picks. Nearly 30,000 shoppers give this Amazon top-seller five stars for its quality construction, durable capacity and longevity. The hardest part is picking the color you love best! But when you do, it’s one of those sleek Amazon kitchen finds that’s too pretty to hide.
Say goodbye to mincing garlic by hand once and for all. This stainless steel garlic press saves time prepping the ingredient while achieving a fine texture (read: no chunky garlic bits). Plus, it comes with a garlic peeler for fuss-free handling. Just take it from the more than 6,000 Amazon reviewers who give it five stars.
“This garlic press makes quick work of mincing garlic,” writes Kay Rod, a verified Amazon reviewer. “You can press your garlic straight into your dish and not lose all of the juices from the garlic, too.”
Psst! You might like to take a look at our list of the best garlic presses, too.
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
Don’t be fooled by the humility of this little cleaner. Not only do magic erasers work in the kitchen, bathroom and random areas of the home that need scuffs removed, they work on shoes, too. Our cleaning cabinets are stocked with these little scrubbers. They get all the scuffs and stains off of white shoes and leave every surface with a pristine clean.
Ninja Professional Blender
Ninja makes one of the best blenders around. At under $100, this Ninja Professional Blender is a steal for high quality blending and a 72-ounce capacity. Our Test Kitchen loves the versatility of Ninja Professional Blenders. They go from blending smoothies in the morning to perfecting rich soups in the evening. We’ll raise a glass (or a spoon) to that!
Treat yourself to one of the best Amazon home essentials, aka a cast-iron skillet. It comes complete with a glass lid and silicone grip handle. It’s also pre-seasoned, so all you have to supply is a crowd-pleasing recipe to fire up this versatile pan.
Instant Accu Slim Sous Vide
Instant Pot makes some of the best air fryers and rice cookers, as well as this sous vide immersion cooking gadget, which securely clamps to pots to evenly circulate heat. It boasts a digital touch screen with color-coded indicators that are easy to read even from a distance. With this device at the ready, you’ll be whipping up restaurant quality dishes in no time.
Mrs. Meyer’s Candle
Did you know that Amazon is home to some of the best fall candles? It’s true, and this acorn spice candle from Mrs. Meyer’s is the creme de la creme of autumnal scents. This pack comes with two candles that burn for 35 hours each. The whole house will smell like a fall forest in no time.
Shark Handheld Vacuum
Everyone has those areas in the home that are simply a pain to clean: Drawers, upholstery, window sills and even mattresses. Whatever the area, this Shark handheld vacuum makes it a breeze to freshen up. The vacuum delivers a powerful, high-speed suction and comes with different nozzle attachments designed for hard-to-reach crevices. It stores nicely in the included charging dock, too. It’s one of the best Amazon home essentials for fuss-free cleaning.
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