12 Gadgets You Absolutely Need in Your Kitchen

Published on: Jul 16, 2020fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
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Everyone loves a good home-cooked meal. Except not everyone wants to spend hours in the kitchen cooking and cleaning. Makes sense. 

So we’re here to make the experience a bit more … enjoyable. Aka, we’re bringing you tools that’ll get the job done and make kitchen time a bit more fun. Imagine that.

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For when you wanna cut cherry tomatoes without them flying off the counter…
Get a better grip
$12.95, The Grommet

So you can easily slice through awkwardly shaped foods. Safely. You can even use the holder on raw meat to keep your hands clean. Boom.

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For when you wanna save that Sunday sauce for later in the week…
Soup Trays
Freeze it
$19.95, The Grommet

Think ice cubes, but bigger. This tray is perfect for soups, stews, sauces, and broths. Each compartment has measurement marks for portioning. Plus a lid to prevent spills. Dinner is served.

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For when that Sunday sauce explodes all over the inside of the microwave...
Angry Mama
Steam it off
$9.99, The Container Store

Literally. This gadget (that’s wearing a cute dress, NBD) produces steam to soften caked-on spills. So your cleaning time gets cut in half. No scrubbing necessary.

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For when you wanna steam veggies, fry bacon, and strain pasta…
Pot Insert
Use one tool
$38+, Food52

That can do it all. Made from silicone, this heat-safe pot insert can be used as a colander, trivet, splatter screen, and steaming basket. It’ll collapse when you need to store it. So yes, you can actually keep it in a drawer. Magic.

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For when you’re looking to avoid smelly garlic hands…
Garlic Peelers
Peel without touching
$5.99/set of 2, Amazon

Place a few cloves into the tube and roll. It’s that easy.

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For when you’re tired of watching your strawberries get soft after four days…
Produce Savers
Try a new container
$12.99+, The Container Store

These trap and absorb ethylene gas, so they keep your produce from spoiling. That’s right. Lettuce won’t wilt. Blueberries won’t mush. BTW, the carbon filter lasts 90 days and refills can be purchased in packs.

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For when you’re running low on cabinet space…
Nesting Bowls
Try nesting
$49.99, Target

And fit your mixing bowls, measuring spoons, sieve, and colander together. Neatly.

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For when you’re in the mood for avocado toast…
Avocado Tool
Prep in minutes
$9.99, Crate & Barrel

If ya can’t go to brunch, bring brunch to you. This three-in-one tool will cut into your avocado, remove the pit, and create clean, uniform slices. Impressive.

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For when you wanna chop herbs, not your fingers…
Herb Scissors
Use scissors
$12, Sur La Table

With five blades, you’ll be able to get fine slivers instead of large chunks. You can even cut directly over your sizzling pan.

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For when wiping down your kitchen counter is basically your new hobby…
Spoon Clip
Give your sauce spoon a proper home
$7.99, Crate & Barrel

This utensil clip can fit onto the rim of any pot or bowl. So your counter will never know it’s pasta night.

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For when you wanna get every last bit out of the peanut butter jar…
Peanut Butter Spoon
Scoop it out
$12, Uncommon Goods

Because nothing should go to waste. The curved spoon will reach every nook and cranny. So you can get your money’s worth.

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For when you’ve spent way too much time trying to finely dice an onion…
Put the knife down
$29.99, Amazon

This tool can chop, slice, grate, and spiralize. It’s got 12 blades total, a peeler, cleaning brush, and bin so your ingredients won’t be all over your kitchen countertop. Sigh of relief sold separately.

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PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. 

PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.

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