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    29 Useful Kitchen Products That Aren't Unitaskers

    You multitask like a pro, so shouldn't your kitchen tools do it too?

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    1. A three-blade rotary peeler that's very a-peel-ing because you can use on all different kinds of fruits and vegetables.


    It has a standard, serrated, and julienne blade to get the perfect peel on basically every fruit and vegetable. Plus, it's designed so both right and left-handed people can use it, and it's dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "This tool works great — easy to use, sharp, and efficient. I've had one for years and bought a couple more to give as a gift and an extra for myself. We've had one for years, and it still performs like new, but we couldn't risk it no longer being available at some point. Love it!" —CSGutz

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. A stand to make drying bottles *and* holding a plastic bag a breeze.


    Promising review: "I love the Yamazaki Home Tower. It has many uses and folds easily for storage. I have used it to dry cookie sheets and slow cooker lids, as well as water bottles. I have even used it to hold my 8"x10" recipes while baking." —Steven Doseck

    Get it from Amazon for $17 (available in black and white).

    3. A bowl and colander set for not only straining the pasta you eat every week (no judgement!), but also rinsing and washing fruits and vegetables. It's all about balance!


    Both the bowl and colander have nonslip silicone bottoms and are dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "This is a great set. I love the colors. Plus, it works great. I love that It comes with a bowl." —Meeko

    Get it from the BuzzFeed Tasty collection at Walmart for $10.97 (available in light blue/dark blue and blue/red).

    4. A silicone whisk with thick blades to mix ingredients quickly and stop you from over-beating. Plus, the blades work as a spatula to help you get every last drop of that delicious batter.


    Plus, it's heat resistant up to 600°F and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I love not having to use two separate tools to mix and then scrape down the bowl! This item is both sturdy and attractive, and it does exactly what it is supposed to do. I love it!" —Cathee

    Get it from Amazon for $11.45+ (available in red, black, and a pack of 6).

    5. An immersion hand blender set to make your cooking smooth, real smooth, no matter if you're making a smoothie, sauce, or soup.


    The set comes with a three-cup blending and storage jar with a lid, you can use as a travel mug, a two-cup chopping bowl, and a whisk you can attach.

    Promising review: "I love this blender! I've always avoided making things that needed blending because my old blender was so hard to use. This thing is magic. I used it to puree some pumpkin for soup — it was down in literally a second. I tried to make tomatillo salsa in my old blender — the veggies just want round and round. I put the veggies in the Epica food bowl, pressed the button, and whoosh! I had salsa in like two seconds. I am thoroughly impressed!" —SingingChemist

    Get it from Amazon for $38.50.

    6. A prep bowl with insertable grater attachments to prevent cheese from getting everywhere *but* the bowl.


    It includes a five-quart stainless steel bowl, lid, a fine grater, coarse grater, and a slicer.

    Promising review: "I normally used the food processor to grate cheese but did not like how it turned out (balls instead of slivers) or the fact that I had to wash the appliance by hand. This is quick, easy, and safe to use and can be thrown into the dishwasher." —KB44

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $29.99.

    7. A three-in-one breakfast station any big breakfast fan will be ~stoked~ to use for every meal. Because the best time to eat breakfast food = all the time.


    It has a coffee maker, which brews up to four cups of coffee at a time, a toaster oven, which toast up to four slices of bread at a time, and a family size non-stick griddle. Plus, it has a 30-minute timer with automatic shut off.

    Promising review: "This is a great multifunctional kitchen gadget. I've now purchased three of these for nieces and nephews. These are great for young folks in college, small apartments, etc. and anyone who lives alone. It's compact and economical. Plus, it's from a Nostalgia, which is brand I trust." —ddledgenet

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in blue and red).

    8. A can and bottle opener that'll free up some oh-so-sacred drawer space because you'll only need to buy one device instead of two.


    Promising review: "At first, I thought it was a bit expensive, but this handy little gadget is worth every penny. This can/bottle opener is so versatile, and as advertised, it opens a can with a smooth edge so you cannot cut yourself. Better yet, the food from the can does not get on the cutting mechanism. This is also a great bottle opener, and it also can remove those tight caps from two-liter soda bottles. It can also assist in removing the tops of soda cans by using the pointed tip, which looks like a bird's beak, by simply tucking it under the soda can tab. I'm so pleased with this, and I definitely plan on purchasing a few for holiday gifts." —David F.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50+ (available in red and black).

    9. A nonstick baking sheet to up your dinner game with easy sheet pan dinners and then turn around and make the most delicious dessert (cookies). We love a product that can do both!


    Promising review: "I love this non-stick cookie sheet! It truly is a nonstick baking sheet and doesn't rust or stain (so far)! The silicone handles are AMAZING. I can't imagine a baking sheet without the silicone grippers after using this one!" —afm55

    Get a two-pack from the BuzzFeed Tasty collection at Walmart for $17.74.

    10. A steamer and strainer that collapses into 1/10th the original size because cabinet space is a commodity no matter how big your kitchen is.

    The Grommet,

    It's made of stainless steel and heat-resistant, BPA-free plastic!

    Get it from the Grommet for $29.95 or Amazon for $26.50.

    11. An Instant Pot that just might revolutionize the way you cook because it does it all. Say goodbye to eating cereal for dinner and hello to delicious meals in a matter of minutes.


    It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all rolled into one snazzy appliance. (Check out our full review of the Instant Pot!)

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about this pressure cooker. First, I got rid of several gadgets, which I love. I had two rice cookers, a slow cooker, and a food steamer. That has freed up so much room in my kitchen. Best of all, I am making some delicious dishes with this. When I cook meat on the stove top, it is hit or miss. The meat comes out tender and delicious every time I use the Instant Pot. If you are worried about the investment or about having yet another gadget, you can remedy this by selling the appliances that this makes obsolete on Craigslist and using the money towards your own Instant Pot." —mo

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three sizes).

    12. A 3-in-1 coffeemaker for people who have a diverse taste in coffee and don't want multiple appliances. You can make both pour-over or French Press in this baby.


    Plus, the glass pitcher has a double-walled design to keep coffee hot for up to an hour or cold, if you prefer cold brew.

    Promising review: "I *love* this coffeemaker. My husband prefers a pour over, and I prefer french press, so this beautiful coffeemaker allows us to do either without having so many devices littering our counter. I love that the larger size allows us to make more than our previous pour over. And with the cork top, it stays warm longer than any other pour over we've tried. It's both beautiful and functional." — Liz

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $140.

    13. A pack of eco-friendly beeswax food wraps to help you cut down on your plastic use and help save the turtles in the process!


    You can use these to replace your need for both cling wrap and plastic bags and also feel like you're truly making a difference in the world. It all starts with one, and that one can be you!

    Promising review: "These are amazing. I really try to cut back on throw away products and this has helped so much. I love the smell that other buyers have talked about. When I wrap something, I just give it a hug to warm it up and help mold to whatever I am covering. They are even easy to clean!" —Ciaira Kyden

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $18+ (available in five designs).

    14. An over-the-sink dish drying rack you can as use as a heat-resistant trivet to hold hot pots or pans right after they come out of the oven.


    Promising review: "It is incredibly versatile and is a wonderful addition to our kitchen. So far I have used it for drying large items over the sink, filling a pot when the sink was already full, and as a counter trivet for a hot pan, and it performs beautifully in all these roles. The metal rods are strong and sturdy enough to hold heavy items, long enough to span our sink from multiple angles, and best of all, it rolls up for easy storage when not in use. All around a great kitchen tool, and I'll never be without one again." —T. Eicher

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    15. A titanium ceramic Dutch oven that'll quickly become your go-to pot as you whip up delicious meals.


    This five-quart pot has a stainless steel induction base suitable for cooking on all surfaces. It also has silicone handles so you don't burn your hands.

    Promising review: "This is a great little pot. First of all, it doesn't stick. Also, it's pretty enough to cook and serve. So far, I've made beef/vegetable stew and chicken tortilla soup, and everything turned out great. I love cooking from scratch, and this is the pot for it." —Doreen

    Get it from the BuzzFeed Tasty collection at Walmart for $23.54+ (available in red, blue, and orange).

    16. A super pot grill you can use for slow cooking, steaming, and simmering, oh my!


    Promising review: "Bought this to replace my stove. I can grill in it, fry fish, make soups, stews, and omelets, steam vegetables, and bake in it. I love it. It's easy on the electric bill and doesn't heat up the house." —William Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    17. A BBQ multitool with a removable flashlight to help you see the food when you grill at night.


    This tool is an extendable tongs, a spatula, a serrated knife, a removable flashlight, a bottle opener, and a grill scraper all in one!

    Promising review: "It really is a great item! Our patio is a little dark towards the evening, and the little flashlight helps my father see better." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    18. A multi-tool to basically give you the ability to take your kitchen ANYWHERE (or just save space if your kitchen is the size of a pea).


    This tool can basically do it all. No, really. Are you ready for the list of what it can do? It's a cheese grater, zester, garlic crusher, peeler, carving fork, stirring spoon, corkscrew, bottle opener, channel knife, serrated knife, small paring knife, and can opener all in one. 😱

    Promising review: "This is a unique gift for someone who enjoys cooking on the go or even a beginner cook who hasn't accumulated a lot of utensils yet (like a college student). This is a gift, so I can't comment on the durability yet, but it seems to be well built." —L.J.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $32.

    19. A pair of kitchen shears that should def make the ~cut~ because it can also help you strip herbs, which is super annoying on it's own.


    Plus, they come a part so you can clean them easily!

    Promising review: "I love these scissors. They are used daily in my kitchen. I love how they open into two pieces for easy cleaning. They cut through everything — chicken bone, plastic packaging, etc., and are great for snipping herbs from my garden. I buy them as wishing-well gifts at bridal showers for everyone I know." —Julie Wright

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95.

    20. A silicone trivet so versatile it will work harder than you do in the kitchen.


    Plus, they're heat resistant up to 442°F and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "These pads are great! They lay flat or hang and look nice sitting on the counter (where a normal oven mitt would not). They are very flexible, and the little nubs are great for gripping pans, and they work wonderfully to block heat from hands and counters. Color is exactly the same as in the photos." —Madeleine

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.65 (available in 10 colors).

    21. An "ultimate" silicone fork with 10 (yes, 10!) uses—mixing, mashing, stirring, flipping, blending, scrambling, serving, lifting, pulling, and separating.

    Sur La Table

    And it's dishwasher safe for easy cleaning!

    Promising review: "This fork is great! If I had to choose only one tool, I would go with it without any doubts. It is perfect for non-stick pans, and you can use it at high temperatures. I made guacamole using it, as well as mashed potatoes and omelets. Highly recommend!" —Natasha N

    Get it from Sur La Table for $9.95 (available in five colors).

    22. A mandoline set perfect for all your slicing and dicing needs. (Okay, it actual grates, not dices, but that didn't sound as nice!)


    The coarse grater is good for semi-soft cheeses, butter, apples, cabbage, potatoes, onions, and more while the medium grater can be used for hard cheeses, chocolate, carrots, zucchini, and more. Plus, this set also has a regular slicer and julienne slicer and a lid that also works as a container to collect and measure the food. Everything can be cleaned on the top rack of the dishwasher!

    Promising review: "I have a small kitchen, so I keep an eye on both a product's function and the space it takes up. This item is capable of so many things and smartly packs down to take up barely any space at all. My family and I have regularly used this for over two years, and it continues to work very well. Scalloped potatoes have never been easier to make!" —hike123

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 or Crate & Barrel for $29.99 (Plus, get 30% off with the code KITCHEN).

    23. A 5-in-1 utensil that'll make tasting one piece of pasta while it's cooking super easy as the water just drains out. Not to mention the other four things it does!


    It's also a solid spoon, spatula, turner, and cutting tool!

    Promising review: "I love this uni-tool. I use it for sautéing veggies, scraping bowls, browning meats, tasting soup, testing macaroni for doneness, etc. I like that I can taste test with the spoon side and keep working with the other side. I randomly told my husband I wanted one for Christmas, and I am so glad I did. It's a useful kitchen gadget to have." —Lori Price

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    24. An electric hot pot you'll be so egg-cited to use because it cooks noodles, steams vegetables, makes oatmeal, boils eggs, and reheats soup. Oh and not to mention it also boils water!


    It also includes an egg tray for making hardboiled eggs and a steamer tray for steaming veggies!

    Promising review: "I have steamed vegetables, boiled eggs, and steamed eggs in the pot with no problem. The eggs come out perfect and no cracking of shells. I have cooked rice in the pot also." —ertigers

    Get it from Walmart for $14.67.

    25. A tool that splits, pits, and slices avocado because just like guacamole you're ~extra~ and deserve a fancy tool like this.


    Promising review: "I used to laugh at this kind of product until my friend was using hers. It made it all so easy! Honestly, I can't believe someone as clumsy as me was functioning without it. Where I used to use a knife and spoon or fork to deal with avocados, it's now just this one thing. Each part of the tool does its job really well, and it's easy to clean. Love it so much. Even if you're not a clever tool kinda person, just get it. It's worth it." —kikikitten

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A griddler that may change the way you make sandwiches forever. Once you've turned your sandwich into a panini, there's no going back.


    You can use this as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle! The cooking plates are removable and dishwasher safe. Plus, there's an attached drip try and adjustable temperature controls.

    Promising review: "We started using this product when it arrived about two months ago, and we've literally used it every day. We've used it for both fresh and frozen meats, sandwiches, and the most perfect pancakes and bacon imaginable. The three cooking dials allow for a variety of temperatures ranging from 200°F to 425°F as well as high, medium, low, warm, and sear settings. The grill plates snap on and off easily and cleanup is even easier, whether hand washing or in the dishwasher. I definitely recommend this product." —De'Andrea Y. Westbrook

    Get it from Amazon for $72.

    27. A convenient kitchen stand that can hold a pot lid and ladle while you cook...or even keep a cookbook open to make things a little easier.


    Promising review: "I love this product! I have always had a difficult time removing hot and steamy lids from dishes with no place to put them without making a mess on my countertop. If placed upside down on the counter, then it's too hot to pick back up. This stand works perfectly for all my lids from my heavy lid on the Dutch oven to small lids. It's also great for large spoons and ladles without making a mess. I highly recommend it." —Colleen R.

    Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in black and white).

    28. A citrus juicer with a domed lid with measurements so you know exactly how much juice you're putting in your recipe instead of just throwing some in and shrugging while saying, "ehh, close enough".


    Promising review: "I love this little juicer. So quick and easy for juicing lemons (probably oranges too but so far I have only used it for lemons). Something about this design makes the juice easy to extract with little exertion on your part. I love how it collects the pulp in the strainer and you can pour out the juice collected at the bottom into a glass, quickly unscrew the bottom to dump the pulp in the trash or garbage disposal and rinse off. Voila. Great purchase, particularly for the price." —Gladys

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    29. A set of reusable food savers you can use to cover halves of fruits and vegetables and open jars and cans, so *you* can, once and for all, stop wasting food that decides to go bad when you put it in the fridge for a day or two.


    Promising review: "These are wonderful little covers for so many things. There are plenty of gadgety things in my kitchen that I barely use, but these I could use another set of. I find it really satisfying to snug these onto cut lemons and peppers and zucchini--no bulky containers in my fridge or plastic wrap to throw away. And my half-vegetables look so adorable with their colorful huggers. Just love these!" —Melissa Goldman

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.92+ (available in greens and berry color selection).

    You realizing how much space you're going to have in your kitchen with this multipurpose tools:

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