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    Updated on Mar 2, 2020. Posted on Feb 19, 2020

    27 Genius Kitchen Tools And Gadgets You'll Probably Wish You'd Known About Sooner

    You mean there's been an under-the-counter scraps bin this whole time?

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    1. These collapsible colanders fold flat for easy storage.

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    This set of three colanders collapse so that they fold flat, meaning they'll save you some serious space in your cupboards! Made from food-grade silicone, these colanders are BPA-free and come in a variety of different sizes.

    Price: £8.99 for three.

    2. Get the most out of your loaf with this adjustable bread keeper, which comes with useful slicing guides! You can adjust the covers to fit whatever size of loaf you've got.

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    The two shielding halves slide into each other, so you can adjust how close together or far apart they are based on the size of loaf you're dealing with (so basically, you won't have a nearly-finished loaf sitting in a big empty loaf tin that exposes it to oxygen). It comes with handy slicer guides too, which you can place your knife between to create even, easy slices!

    Price: £15.35.

    3. Make sure food doesn't end up down your drains with this pop-up silicone drain protector plug, which is way easier (and much less gross) to clean than the regular metal kinds.

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    It's got a flexible lip for a seamless fit in your sink, and it's designed to pop up when it's full with a single press for simple and easy emptying and cleaning. This stopper has gotten over 13,280 reviews with a 4.5-star average from customers who love how well it catches everything from hair to food, and because this tool is flexible, you can adjust its dome shape to fit deep and shallow drains!

    Price: £8.88.

    4. Save yourself from hot oil splatters with this protector screen, which has a fine mesh material that covers your frying pan without steaming the food inside.

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    Made from rust-resistant stainless steel, this useful tool has a folding handle for easy storage. The grid pattern on the top ensures oil splatters are minimised or removed entirely from your cooking process!

    Price: £8.39.

    5. Make sure your fruit and veg lasts longer and ensure your fridge smells fresher with this ethylene-absorbing fridge freshener.

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    Chuck one of these handy tools into your crisper and it'll work its produce-saving magic for up to three months (the pack of four should last you a year!). Customers are seriously impressed by how long it keeps their food fresh for.

    Price: £19.60 for four.

    6. This incredible tool doubles up as a measuring spoon and a bag clip.

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    Great for coffee, flour, and more, this stainless steel spoon has a sealing clip along its handle that firmly closes any bag you put it on.

    Price: £7.99.

    7. This tray will turn your water into LEGO-shaped ice cubes, and I just think it's important that you know it exists.

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    It's made from a flexible silicone material that means it's easy to push the ice cubes out once they're fully frozen, and it's easy to wash in the dishwasher or sink too!

    Price: £1.76.

    8. I'm losing my mind over this elephant-shaped utensil holder, which drains the excess water from your cooking tools into your sink via its adorable trunk(!).

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    This cute (and incredibly well-designed) little holder will prevent that annoying lil' puddle that can sometimes gather at the base of your utensil pots. Plus, I mean, just look at it.

    Price: £12.95.

    9. This tilted measuring jug shows you how much liquid is in there without you having to crouch down to see the levels.

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    This jug displays measurements in millilitres, fluid ounces, and cups on its sides and along a tilted band that faces upwards for easy reading from above. Wave goodbye to crouching down, emptying, and re-filling your jug every time you're a few millilitres over!

    Price: £7.15.

    10. This whisk comes with a cleaner that will get ~right into~ one of the hardest-to-clean kitchen tools around.

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    Pop it over the handle of your whisk and bring it up against the wires to remove the batter or mixture quickly in the cleanest way possible!

    Price: £15.02 for the wiper and the whisk.

    11. Not all ovens accurately display the temperature inside, and thanks to fluctuations in temperatures and other factors, that can really affect your cooking. This oven thermometer solves that problem!

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    Place it in your oven for an accurate reading of the temperature inside (don't worry, this thing can withstand temperatures of up to 300°C). Great for heat-sensitive bakes like meringues, this handy tool can hang from an oven rack or just stand in there for an easy reading!

    Price: £4.96.

    12. If you love to bake but hate cleaning up the flour and dough afterwards, this kneading board is for you. It's great for everything from bread to biscuit dough!

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    It's got markers that show you the dimensions of the dough you're rolling, and the circles make it easier to form perfectly round shapes. The material is flexible and easy to wash, so you can just roll it up and funnel the crumbs and dough into the bin. Its surface is non-stick and non-slip for minimal mess too!

    Price: £7.98.

    13. If your kitchen sink is missing a plug, this highly effective one is universal and made with food-grade silicone.

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    The silicone outer layer will create a firm stopper that fits a variety of different plugs! It won't move around either thanks to the strong suction cup underneath. Designed to fit all UK plugs, customers say this stopper is super effective!

    Price: £16.19.

    14. Wash down your sink and get into the nooks and crannies of your crockery and cutlery with this flexible hose that attaches right onto your taps.

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    Once it's attached, you can pull it down to use the hose function and push it back up again to resume normal tap function. It's made from rust-resistant stainless steel that's incredibly long-lasting.

    Price: £8.99.

    15. That gap between your hob and your countertops can be filled with this handy silicone strip!

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    It'll clip right into narrow spaces, and can be trimmed to fit any size of space you want to fill. The perfect way to ensure stains and crumbs don't fall down that hard-to-clean narrow gap between your oven and your countertops, the silicone material of this strip is waterproof and oil-proof too!

    Price: £7.99.

    16. This lemon juicer 1) is deep enough to ensure juice won't spill over the side of it, 2) has a handy pouring compartment, and 3) contains a useful filter which means seeds can't come through to the pouring section.

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    Juice your citrus fruits over the top of this handy tool and the basin underneath will gather all the liquid safely without any spills. Then, you can just tilt it forwards for an easy pour – the juice will come out without any seeds thanks to a handy filter between the two compartments!

    Price: £2.85.

    17. These handy bags will ensure you don't get those annoying wispy egg whites clouding up your pan every time you want to poach an egg.

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    Prop one of these bad boys open in a mug or glass, chuck an egg in, and then pop the whole thing into a pot of boiling water for about two minutes. You'll have perfectly-poached eggs and an easy-to-clean pan in no time!

    Price: £2.00 for 20 bags.

    18. This low-key genius bin clips right on top of your cupboard doors below your countertops, so you'll be able to clear away scraps seamlessly and neatly without the faff.

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    Attach its curved lip over the top of one of your cupboard doors, close them, and voila – you've got a handy place to put your scraps in no time that means you won't have to risk the mess and hassle of carrying them over to the bin!

    Price: £1.79.

    19. This cutlery organiser from Joseph Joseph takes up way less space than a regular drawer, and it'll help make sure you don't get your knives mixed up with your spoons either.

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    The tilted compartments slope upwards for space efficiency (plus, it'll make removing your knives and forks as easy as can be!). The distinct sections of this nifty lil' thing means your spoons won't get jumbled up with your knives the way they can in other organisers, too.

    Price: £14.99.

    20. These silicone baking mats are an eco-friendlier way to ensure that heat spreads evenly throughout your cooking.

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    These non-stick baking sheets are a great replacement for regular baking paper, because they're reusable and the silicone material distributes heat evenly throughout your bakes!

    Price: £10.69 for three.

    21. This garlic rocker is way easier to clean than a regular press, and it'll cover a larger surface area too!

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    Designed to finely chop your garlic rather than just crush it into a pulp-y mush, this stainless steel rocker is rust-resistant and easy to clean! Plus, the broad mincing section will cover a large section of cloves – just run this thing backwards and forwards over your garlic for a fine and easy mince!

    Price: £6.88.

    22. The double-sided buffer of this low-effort tool will get your blades sharp in no time.

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    The PowerGrip suction cup at the base of this sharpener will ensure it doesn't slip and silde around when you're using it! Just attach it to your countertops or table, run your blades through the buffer, and voila – sharper knives in no time.

    Price: £9.25.

    23. If the stickers on your oven are worn down and faded, we're in the same boat. Both of us should probably look into these replacement hob stickers, which will make cooking less of a guessing game!

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    They're transparent, so these stickers won't stand out against your oven no matter what colour it is. They're super strong too – these stickers are designed to withstand being cleaned without budging!

    Price: £4.95.

    24. These drain sticks dissolve slowly, breaking down the gunk and grease in your plug holes as they do.

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    Just pop them down your drains and leave them – that's it, you're done! They'll begin dissolving slowly over time, and the enzyme-packed formula will break down and flush out the gross stuff from inside your drains with zero effort from you. Customers say they leave a great smell behind them as well!

    Price: £7.99 for 72 pieces.

    25. These reusable coffee pods work with Dolce Gusto machines, and they'll help to reduce your waste and your spending.

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    Fill them with coffee using the tiny spoon provided, then just pop them in the machine like you would do normally! Once they're done, you can remove these easy-to-clean pods in a jiffy and reuse them up to 150 times each (so basically, this pack of three is likely to last you well over a year).

    Price: £7.99 for three.

    26. This useful sponge allows you to wash everything from your taps to your draining board to bigger pots and plates without getting your hands wet.

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    It's got a useful and durable plastic handle that'll protect your hands from suds and wet sponge material, and it'll help to clean everything from glass to ceramic to metal.

    Price: £2.49.

    27. This bamboo kitchen roll is reusable, so it's perfect if you go through what feels like a kilometre of the regular paper kind (which, same).

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    Super absorbent and soft to the touch, this reusable kitchen roll is strong and thick enough for even tough stains. You can get up to 65 uses out of one of these washable sheets, so it's a serious low-waste investment!

    Price: £8.43 for 20 sheets.