Cooking is a very manual and sometimes time-consuming process. This is perhaps the reason why there is a wide array of kitchen gadgets to choose from. Over the years, kitchen gadgets have evolved from the simple ones to the modern and convenient. They not only help you make cooking easier but it can even improve the food you’re cooking.
Have you already worked your way to being a master in the kitchen? Or are you just trying to navigate your way from the counter to the stove? No matter where you stand, a collection of kitchen gadgets is just what you need. Here are some of the coolest yet most useful kitchen gadgets in the market today.
1. Kusina Silicone Clip-on Pasta Strainer
The silicone clip-on pasta strainer from Kusina clips on to the side of your pot, no matter the size, to help you drain the water from your cooked pasta. It gets rid of those huge bowl strainers that are way bigger than your sink and add on to the dishes to be washed. This kitchen gadget can attach to pans and bowls too so you can use it whenever you need to drain off excess liquid from your cooking. It’s BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and very durable.
2. Takeya Iced Coffee Maker
Stop spending so much on that cold brew from the coffee shop across the street! With the Takeya iced coffee maker, you can make your own at home. This cold brew coffee maker comes with a BPA-free pitcher that can brew four servings of smooth coffee with ease. You can use any type of coffee grounds, so no need to throw away whatever you already got at home. It fits in most refrigerator doors and is dishwasher safe.
3. OXO Baker’s Dusting Wand
The OXO baker’s dusting wand lets you sprinkle your cakes, cookies, and pastries with confectioner’s sugar or cocoa powder evenly. Like most kitchen gadgets, this is dishwasher safe. It is small enough and does not take up as much space as your regular sieve or sifter.
4. SimplyNonSlip Silicone Sponge and Scrubber
Washing your dishes with traditional sponges and scrubbers can promote the spread of bacteria and germs. The silicone sponge from SimplyNonSlip solves that problem. It uses extremely sturdy bristles to scrub your plates and vegetables thoroughly. Not only that, but the scrubbers are also antibacterial and don’t retain water so you can say goodbye to smelly, moldy sponges!
5. Cuisinart Cheese Melting Pan
We all love the taste of gooey melted cheese but getting that perfect cheese melt can be tough. The cheese melting pan from Cuisinart was created to help you get that perfect layer of cheese on your food just right. It comes with a spatula to scrape the cheese right on your food for that insta-worthy plating.
6. StirMate Smart Pot Stirrer
Sometimes a recipe requires constant stirring, which can be extra time-consuming and take your time away from preparing other ingredients. This smart hands-free pot-stirrer from StirMate takes care of that for you. It’s ideal for soups, pasta sauces, cheese curds, and everything else that requires that kind of stirring. The smart stirrer’s batteries can be charged for half an hour and can stir up to 13 hours.
7. Kuhn Rikon Master Can Opener
The best kitchen gadgets are those that can perform multiple functions with one tool. The can opener from Kuhn Rikon does just that — it can open cans, pull-tabs, metal crown tops, plastic bottles, and metal lids. Not only that but it also has a tiny set of tweezers attached to its side to help you safely remove any sharp metal can lids.
8. Final Touch Watermelon Keg Tapping Kit
Who would ever need a punch bowl with this watermelon keg kit? This is one of the best kitchen gadgets for outdoor barbecues, picnics, and parties. Just hollow out the fruit, insert the shank and attach the faucet. Fill the hollowed-out fruit with any drink that suits your fancy and you have yourself an interesting drink dispenser. It works with any other big melon or gourd so get creative!
9. Starfrit Rotato Express
This useful kitchen tool is a total upgrade to your regular vegetable peeler and is a much safer alternative to peeling fruits and vegetables with a knife. The Rotato Express can peel fruits and vegetables of differing shapes and textures. Just fasten the fruit or vegetable on the bottom holder and lower the upper holder to secure it. Press the red button and the device does all the peeling for you. The rinds are all in one spiral strip that can be easily be collected and disposed of.
10. That! Inventions Warming Butter Knife
Made from heat conducting technology, this warming butter knife sources its heat from your hands to carve and spread cold and frozen butter. Cutting from a stick of butter and spreading it on your toast has never been this easy! It works well with other spreads too, especially if you’re the type of person who likes their spreads slightly melted.
11. Chef’n Cob Corn Stripper
Removing the kernels off a corn cob usually results in a total mess. The Chef’n Cob corn stripper can easily remove corn kernels from the cob in one quick twist-and-push motion. It has durable steel blades that help remove kernels easily and cleanly. Now you can make your favorite salads and sauces with no mess at all!
12. MasterChef 13-in-1 Pressure Cooker
This is one of the best kitchen gadgets for men who love to keep things simple. This pressure cooker has 13 programmable functions to cook rice, meat, stews, and a lot more. According to reviews, this is way better than Instant Pot, which is very promising. With its multiple functions, you can easily and quickly cook up a full meal in no time!
13. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Never have an excuse to skip breakfast again with this sandwich maker. It makes it easier than ever to cook and assemble your breakfast sandwich. With this sandwich maker, you can customize your sandwiches to your liking. Add whatever ingredients you like and layer it up to make your perfect sandwich in minutes!
14. Brieftons Food Chopper
With almost 3000 raving reviews online, you can never go wrong with kitchen gadgets like this. Made specifically for the hard task of chopping, this kitchen tool is equipped with stainless steel blades that make chopping and mincing food fast and easy. You can use it for a range of foods, from fruits and vegetables to meats, nuts, and herbs. This is one of those kitchen gadgets that make preparing food a breeze.
15. Dunky Cup
This kitchen accessory lets you dunk your cookies, minus the mess. The cup has three holders just the size of a sandwich cookie and a space enough for 8 oz of your favorite drink. Plus, when you buy your Dunky cup, it comes with four Oreo cookies. Enjoy your cookies the right way with this handy cup!
16. Whiskware Pancake Batter Mixer
This could be the fastest and easiest way for you to make that perfect pancake. This kitchen tool has a wide opening which makes it easier for you to toss the ingredients in. Once everything’s inside, shake well with the BlenderBall inside and you have your pancake mix ready to be squeezed out into any shape you like. You can even draw patterns using the pancake batter mixer if you like.
17. Dongming Avocado Slicer
The Dongming avocado slicer is made of an eco-friendly, BPA-free plastic that’s durable and easy to use. It has a stainless steel pitter that quickly removes the pit with one twist. The slicer completely removes the fruit from the skin and slices it evenly. If you love avocado, this is one of the kitchen gadgets for you!
18. Gamago Snow Globe Salt and Pepper Shakers
Salt and pepper shakers come in all different shapes and designs but this one takes the cake. These adorable snow globe salt and pepper shakers will look great as table decorations as well. Fill them up with your favorite seasonings and spices and let it snow on your food!
19. Alpha Grillers Garlic Press
The Alpha Grillers set makes preparing garlic so much easier. With the stainless steel garlic crusher, all you need to do is to put in your unpeeled whole garlic cloves inside and press to get a nice, garlic paste in no time. If you prefer to peel your cloves beforehand, the kit includes an FDA-approved silicone peeler tube. Put the garlic cloves inside and roll on a flat surface a couple of times to remove the peel.
20. Norpro Egg Timer
We know getting the perfect hard-boiled egg is a hit or miss at times. Put this egg timer with your eggs in the water and it will let you know when your eggs are cooked the way you want it. As the timer heats up, the timer changes color so you can tell when to take out your egg. Whether you like your eggs boiled soft, medium or hard, this timer makes the guesswork a lot easier.
21. Kitchen Pro 101 2-in-1 Spatula Tongs + Multipurpose Kitchen Cutter
This is another one of those kitchen accessories that have multiple uses so you need not fill your cabinets with multiple kitchen gadgets. This tong-spatula hybrid is made with a stainless steel frame and a silicone cradle to grab and scoop food with. It also comes with a multi-purpose knife/scissors gadget that works as a vegetable cutter, a fish scaler, and a bottle opener — plus, it even has a built-in mini cutting board!
22. Brieftons Spiralizer
Cut the carbs and make veggie noodles instead, with this spiralizer by Briefton. It comes with five clearly labeled blades that can give you a variety of cuts. Plus, it’s easy to store and stays firm on your countertop. Use your spiralized vegetables in a salad or on its own with some simple dressing for a healthier alternative to noodles.
23. Kilner Butter Churner
Make butter at home with this manual butter churner. Simply add heavy or whipping cream, crank the handle to stir and you’ll get batch of butter in about ten minutes. The mason jar design makes it easy to store on your kitchen countertop so you will always have fresh butter within reach.
24. The Ringer Cast Iron Skillet Cleaner
This chainmail cast iron cleaner is tough on grit but it also makes sure to retain the flavor of your cooking. All you need is warm water and a little bit of elbow grease and you’ve got yourself a clean pan — no detergent needed! It is a much more durable alternative to steel-wool pads and it can be used for much longer without falling apart.
25. Iulonee Baby Dino Tea Infuser
This super cute baby dino tea infuser from Iulonee is great for brewing that perfect cuppa. It is made of silicone and can be filled with either any powdered or loose leaf tea. Just pour in some hot water and let it steep for a couple of minutes before removing from your cup of tea.
26. HIC Harold Import Co Herb Prepper and Chopper
Remove leaves from their tough stems in a matter of seconds with this kitchen gadget. It has holes in different sizes that work with herbs and most leafy vegetables; slip the whole stalk through one of the holes and pull from the other end. The curved edge includes a blade to mince and chop your greens and herbs precisely.
27. Oster My Blend Blender
If you’re someone who loves a morning smoothie or making your workout shakes, this 2-in-1 travel bottle and blender is for you. Put in all your favorite fruits and ingredients, screw on the blade attachment and blend away! Once down, you can simply replace the blade attachment with the bottle cover provided for you to bring out on the go.
28. Vivaant Rotary Grater
Have you accidentally grated your fingers or knuckles when grating cheese? Protect yourself from such accidents with this rotary grater. It comes with two interchangeable stainless steel drums (fine for hard foods and coarse for soft foods) and two containers for storage. The handle is also interchangeable for left-handed or right-handed use. Its large holding bin is big enough to hold big chunks of food to grate at one go, compared to other rotary graters that are much smaller.
29. Kaycrown Vegetable Slicing Holder
This kitchen gadget holds your veggies in place so you can cut them safely and easily. By cutting in between the metal spikes, it acts as a guide to get evenly sliced vegetables. As a bonus, you also get a finger guard for when you want to get a closer, finer cut without hurting yourself in the process.
30. Grillaholics BBQ Meat Shredder Claws
This is the easy answer to shredding meat for your pulled-pork sandwiches. Use them to claw through meat to create perfect shreds. You can even use them to hold on to the meat for cutting so you don’t get your hands dirty. These durable BPA-free plastic claws can withstand temperatures as high as 450°F so go ahead and shred them straight off the grill.
While cooking at home for some may be fun, it may be a chore for others. It won’t hurt to get a little bit of convenience with the help of these kitchen gadgets. These kitchen gadgets can help transform your kitchen to become more modern and even become conversation starters over the dinner table.
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