Now we’re cooking!
There are so many products out there that claim to make your life easier. We’ve filtered through the fluff and found a few cool kitchen products that will actually come in handy. You spend so much time in your kitchen preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and that’s not to mention cleaning up afterwards...). These fun kitchen gadgets will help simplify the process and reduce the elbow grease spent on preparing a delicious meal. Practical and innovative, these ingenious kitchen accessories make great wedding and housewarming gifts, too. But we’re betting that you’ll buy a few of these quirky cooking tools for yourself.
Grape and Tomato Slicer
Slice those pesky grape tomatoes in one fell swoop.
BUY IT: $9.99; amazon.com
2-in-1 Oil and Vinegar Mister
Get perfect homemade salad dressing every. time.
BUY IT: $13.00; amazon.com
Sure, you’ve heard of zoodling. But look at this. Cabbage, sliced and ready for fresh, crunchy coleslaw.
BUY IT: $23.97; amazon.com
Adjustable Apple Slicer and Corer
Thick for dipping in caramel or thin for baking apple pie, this adjustable slicer and corer cuts apples however you like ‘em.
BUY IT: $18.96; williams-sonoma.com
Engraved Cheese Board with Built in Slicer
This party platter is a must-have for any entertainer’s home.
BUY IT: $60; etsy.com
Cherry and Olive Pitter
Ever try to pit an olive or cherry? Don’t, buy this instead.
BUY IT: $12.95; williams-sonoma.com
ShredMachine Meat Shredder
This ingenious tool makes shredding chicken, beef, pork, and fish super easy. Simply place the meat inside, cover with the lid, and rotate.
BUY IT: $22.79; amazon.com
Recyclable Protective Sleeves
Quit it with the flour and grease on the iPad.
BUY IT: $3.99; williams-sonoma.com
Serrated Butter Knife
Easily shred cold butter for easy toast application.
BUY IT: $10.87; amazon.com
Star Cupcake Molds
Transform your average muffin pan into this starry shape. These molds also work for chocolates, crayons, candles, hard candy, frozen juice, you name it.
BUY IT: $6.99; amazon.com
Silicone Nonstick Baking Mat
Sick of scrubbing your baking sheets? This silicone pan liner is designed so that even burnt sugar and fat rinses right off in warm, soapy water.
BUY IT: $13.95 for a set of 2; amazon.com
Heat-Conducting Butter Knife
This clever gadget absorbs heat from your hand and puts it straight into any rock-hard frozen food you’re trying to soften up.
BUY IT: $19.99; uncommongoods.com
Easy Pour Funnel
This handy little gadget pours so many things, from pancake mix to cupcake batter to caramel drizzle.
BUY IT: $7.12; amazon.com
Plenty of things will frustrate you in life. Don’t let one of them be a pickle jar.
BUY IT: $12.95; amazon.com
Tower Kitchen Multi-Tool Holder
This functional gadget airs out your drying water bottles, props up those plastic bags you’re scooping leftovers into, and even acts as a trash bag holder.
BUY IT: $17; amazon.com
Crushed Ice Tray
If you like crushed ice but don’t have a fancy freezer, this invention was made for you. Instead of ice cubes, the thin mold creates sheets of ice. Remove them by crushing the mold and voila! Crushed ice.
BUY IT: $12.00; amazon.com
Sombrero Bottle Juicer
This adorable guy makes it easy to infuse citrus juice into any water bottle.
BUY IT: $9.98; uncommongoods.com
Bottle Cleaning Beans
Are you sure that you’re getting all the grime out your water bottle?
BUY IT: $5.99; uncommongoods.com
Toaster Grilled Cheese Pouches
Pop a cheese sandwich into your toaster for the perfect, melted, mess-free lunch. Each bag can be reused up to 50 times!
BUY IT: $9.99; uncommongoods.com
No Break Pasta Pot and Strainer
It’s one of those things that you never knew you needed, but this would come in handy virtually every time you cook pasta.
BUY IT: $60; uncommongoods.com
Kitchen Gadgets Stainless-Steel Pineapple Slicer and Dicer
Never wrestle with a prickly pineapple again.
BUY IT: $15.96; williams-sonoma.com
Silicone Food Pod Cooking Basket and Strainer
Simultaneously gather, remove, and drain foods from boiling water – without burning your fingers or fishing around for that straggler.
BUY IT: $15.63; amazon.com
As if we needed another reason to seek out bagels.
BUY IT: $16.49; amazon.com
If you don’t have a salad spinner yet, get ready for your life to change. Yes, this device is literally life changing.
BUY IT: $29.95; amazon.com
This little guy has three different blades for standard, soft skin, and julienne peeling.
BUY IT: $13.00; amazon.com