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30 Kitchen Gadgets On Amazon That'll Actually Make You Want To Cook In 2018

The new year is full of possibilities—like you becoming a person who cooks!

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1. An easy-to-use pot that will allow you to cook rice and steam vegetables at the same time. Also: It can be used to make oatmeal, chili, and soup!

Promising Review: "It's difficult to eat healthy while making time for work, leisure and rest. Eating out a few nights a week gets expensive very fast. This little angel will put those worries behind. I was hesitant about purchasing this product. As the old saying goes, "you get what you pay for." This cooker will possibly save you hundreds of dollars throughout the year with quick, healthy, inexpensive dinners you can make. If you're single, this is the answer to all of your cooking woes." —Ricky

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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2. A nonstick and dual-sided omelet maker for producing tasty omelets that, for once, aren't shapeless blobs.

Promising Review: "Best thing I've ever purchased!! I used this all the time when I didn't have time to actually sit around and cook an omelette so I would just crack two eggs in and just let it cook while I did my makeup. Also great for toasting sandwiches!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $51.53.

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3. And for making egg white omelets, you might consider calling in this yolk fish to separate your egg with its lips.

Promising Review: "I was happy with the yolk fish - it worked well, and was easy to clean. Way better than a plastic bottle." —Joe Killoran

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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4. A vacuum sealing system that will keep your produce and meats fresh for five times longer. It's also sous vide-safe!

Promising Review: "How in the world did I live this long without this phenomenal tool! It is the cat's meow! The best thing since air conditioning (I don't eat bread!). What a space saver, food saver, and money saver!!! I've been a vacuum sealing fool!! My husband is keeping close watch on our little pooch because he's afraid if the dog stops near me, I'll seal him up! =)" —Victory

Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

5. Speaking of sous vides: This high-end cooker that's half the size of most other sous vides and uses precise heating technology to make sure your meats are perfectly cooked every time.

Promising Review: "I'm thoroughly blown away by the build quality and performance of the Joule. I also own a Sansaire and have experience with an Anova as well and find the Joule to be far superior to both. Pros include: preparing 1 steak is just as easy as preparing 10 steaks, proteins have a lot of wiggle room on timing, and it's not just for steaks. (The juiciest chicken breasts you've ever had. Perfect eggs. Dead simple Hollandaise! Infused booze! Pre-buttered corn on the cob!) —Duane L.

Get it from Amazon for $178.96 (see something similar for $99.34).

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6. A vegetable spiralizer, because if you're not eating zoodles you're missing out.

Promising Review: "Pros: Powerful, stable, simple, three blades, blade storage, six good recipes. Cons: None evident. I’ve tried four spiralizers (three lathe-type and one hand-held), and this one from OXO is the best by far." —Wanderwoman

Get it from Amazon for $31.96.

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7. A spice carousel to save you space on your countertop (because you can stack as many rows of these as you want) and from over-salting your meal (because it dispenses exactly one-fourth teaspoon every time).

Promising Review: "A lot sturdier than I thought. I bought this kind of on a whim, and I LOVE it. It hangs from the cabinet, with a spacer. Or you can double-stack a couple. The spinning part has high quality bearings. You can get a measuring spoon in the top for old-school measuring, and there's a shaker in the rear. All in all, I was really surprised and absolutely adore this thing." —Jedidah

Get it from Amazon for $30.59.


8. A very helpful crab who, in a pinch, will open just about anything for you.

Promising Review: "Surprisingly good quality. The tools are sharp and sturdy. The scissors are the best quality I've seen on these multi tools. Will make a great gift to somebody." —#1 Customer

Get it from Amazon for $20.

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9. A potato masher that will make you want to eat mashed potatoes with every meal (an honorable decision).

Or: You can mash your own avocados so you don't have to pay $20 for an avocado toast out.

Promising Review: "This must be the best potato masher ever! We've all tried the usual types with holes, which require great effort with mediocre results, and you can get them at a dollar store. Then I switched to a handheld electric mixer, and if the speed is fast enough to mash the potatoes, it throws bits of potatoes around and requires too much milk. The design of THIS Dreamfarm Smood Masher is brilliant, and it worked so fast and so easily and so well that it was surreal. I thought I was dreaming. " —R. Olson

Get it from Amazon for $24.

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10. An adjustable rolling pin so you always end up with the right dough thickness.

Promising Review: "Can I just say where have you been all my life? I ordered this specifically so I could use to make sugar cookies. It made my cookies go so much faster for a change! I used to get out a ruler trying to figure out if I had the right thickness or if the dough was rolled even enough (which I never did get right in the past). This roller allowed to me quickly and easily roll the whole batch of sugar cookies without getting frustrated! Super easy to use and clean up was also a snap. Would recommend this to any baker out there!" —LAD

Get it from Amazon for $17.03.

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11. A rotary peeler with the choice of three different blade types, perfect for any fruit or vegetable.

Promising Review: "I actually hesitated in writing a review as these work so well I want to keep them a secret! I believe the shape and ease in holding this makes peeling so much easier! They come apart so they are a breeze to clean, and the blades are very sharp. I have now purchased several to have and to gift. Great item and design!" —Daisyloohoo.

Get it from Amazon for $12.47.

12. A chopping container that will catch your vegetables, fruits, and cheeses as you chop. Arguably, the best part: It will reduce onion vapors so you don't look like this while prepping.

Promising Review: "This thing is great. As someone that would eat out for every meal but is now trying to be more healthy I have found this device to be very helpful. It psychologically helps me start cooking instead of drive to the restaurant because it makes the idea of chopping vegetables somewhat less ominous. You do have to quarter things like onions first but they fit well diagonally. The hardest thing I have chopped is a bunch of garlic cloves at the same time and it worked fine." —Scott Behrens

Get it from Amazon for $36.54.

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13. An airfryer for frying with 75 percent less fat — it also has Gordon Ramsay's stamp of approval, FWIW.

Promising Review: "I opened it up and I was amazed at how simple the whole thing was. Just a boxy airfryer about the size of a keurig coffee maker with a removable basket and a two dials - one to set the cooking time and one to set the temperature. The instructions included a handy time/temp guide, but I decided to wing it (no pun intended) and toss in some french fries to give this a try. Although adding a little oil is optional, I did not add any to the fries. I set the timer for about 8 minutes and shook the basket every 2 or 3 minutes, and when the timer went off, I was astonished that the fries were totally done, totally crispy, and evenly cooked all the way through. My family and I all took our first bite and just looked at each other dumbfounded - it really works!" —NEPA Pizza Review

Get it from Amazon for $158.34.

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14. An avocado slicer that removes pits with one quick twist, so you don't have to worry about avocado hand.

Promising Review: "This is a great kitchen tool! The plastic edge cuts through the avocado skin easily but safely. The pit remover is a much easier way to remove the pit - and safer! The scoop end works very well too. Easy for making slices for sandwiches or salads. The perfect tool if you love to make guacamole!" —maxgsp2015

Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

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15. A stand mixer with the choice of 10 speed settings, to mix up your daily meal routine.

Promising Review: "Hands down this is the best mixer on the market. It has multiple tools which enable you to do many tasks in the kitchen. The mixing capability is superior to all other mixers, especially the old hand held models. I owned a KitchenAid hand mixer before purchasing this and now I think I was living in the stone age when comparing the two." —Tie Dye John

Get it from Amazon for $279 (available in 20 colors).

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16. An egg timer that will change colors to indicate the consistency of your boiled eggs, so you never have to play the guessing game again.

Get it from Amazon for $6.


17. A heavy-duty garlic press, because minced garlic belongs on everything.

Promising Review: "This Oye Garlic Press is absolutely perfect! It has the right shape and size, it's basket is removable for cleaning, it's easy to press without a great amount of force and its construction seems to be a very good quality. I was also impressed to see that when the garlic is being pressed, it does not run up the basket wall. All is pressed without the need to repress what has already been pressed!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

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18. A professional cream whipper that you can also decorate with for extra credit.

Promising Review: "I've made both regular whipped cream and coconut milk whipped cream and this charger works great.well worth the price if you love fresh whipped cream that takes only seconds to make!" –AARON

Get it from Amazon for $79.89.

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19. A cherry stoner to remove the pits from your cherries and not leave your kitchen looking like a crime scene in the process.

Promising Review: "I absolutely love this! I have never had a cherry pitter before, but I have tried all of the "how to easily pit a cherry with random crap around your house" tutorials online and always end up with a giant mess. This only has a minimal splatter that I can usually control by holding it over a bowl when pressing. It is super easy to use, even my four year old can pit his own cherries. I specifically chose this model over a similar plastic one and I'm glad I did. This washes well, even when left out for a few hours covered in cherry juice. It isn't heavy at all and is much smaller than I expected." —Lisa Mai

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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20. A pair of multipurpose kitchen scissors with five different blades for all of your herb chopping needs.

Promising Review: "These scissors are the best tool ever! Instead of chopping up my fresh herbs and scraping them into whatever dish I'm making - I just hold the herbs over the dish and clip away. Fast, convenient, no mess, no fuss. In the morning, when I'm preparing a fresh salad to take to work, instead of having to drag out the knife and cutting board I just snip the fresh basil into the salad. If you flip the cover of the scissors around, the slotted side slides out the bits stuck in the scissors. Quick, easy and no waste. Love it!" —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

21. An erupting volcano microwave cleaner to make cleaning fun and remind you of your science fair days.

Promising Review: "This is a great little gadget that is both fun and easy to use. Makes cleaning the microwave easy and leaves it smelling fresh. I think it would make a great, fun gift." —REGGIE'S MOM

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).


22. A two-in-one whisk for making sauce and gravy preparation...well, gravy.

Promising Review: "We have SUCH limited drawer space, that this is a life saver. There's a small segment at the bottom you twist, and then... whisk!

It's actually quite a good whisk, which I had wondered about. It's coated, so it won't scratch non-stick. It's top rack dishwasher safe and came super clean even after some gunky mixing." —J. Burnett

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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23. Or: A mini food processor that will help you achieve perfection with your homemade sauces.

Promising Review: "Such an awesome little power packed machine! By far my favorite food processor ever, and I've been in the culinary field for quite some time." —Jennifer

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

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24. A five-tray fruit dehydrator for making an easy, delicious snack.

The dehydrator is also ideal for beef jerky!

Promising Review: "This dehydrator works great and is constructed very well. It's digital interface allowed me to choose temperature to dehydrate at. This simple interface also comes with a built in timer. So even if you forget about your dehydrating food, there is nothing to have to worry about. It is extremely easy to use. The 6 different levels allowed for me to dehydrate many different fruits and foods at once." —Joe Stevenson

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

25. A citrus press that will separate the pulp from your meal or drink with little effort.

Promising Review: "I really like this gadget. I love lemon chicken, lemon pastries, lemon tea but juicing them using the little dish thing was the least favorite chore. This is quicker and less clean up. I made a lemon pound cake for friends and told them about it and where to buy it. This is my new kitchen buddy." —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

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26. A dishwasher-safe cauliflower chopper to make homemade cauliflower rice easier than ever.

It also works on broccoli!

Promising Review: "This was a purchase that I didn't need but I am so glad I got it! I love it. Made preparing Cauliflower so much easier and safer." —Shorteh

Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

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27. A spill-proof digital food scale that will give you the culinary confidence — but unfortunately not the hair — of Guy Fieri.

Promising Review: "This little scale is extremely easy to use, easy to clean and easy for me to read without my glasses! I am a professional cook who tests a lot of recipes. Ingredient proportions by weight are the most accurate--especially in baking. The 11 pound capacity of this scale makes it perfect for weighing small batch commercial test batches of dough (5 to 10 pounds). I use it for portion control recipes and portioning out bulk items. I also use the metric measure to translate European recipes." —EOS

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.


28. A very convenient corn stripper (it's also, miraculously, mess-free).

Promising Review: "While the cutting portion on both is similar, the OXO seems to slide through the corn, and I was able to strip six ears of corn in under five minutes; a task that would have taken me three times as long, with a much bigger mess with my Pampered Chef tool. The OXO was not only fast, but the catcher contained most of the mess—kernels flying everywhere—and did a good job weeding out the stray silks that remained stubbornly attached to the cob after shucking. It cut the kernels off cleanly, with no tough cob pieces attached (why I don't just like to use a chef's knife) and got to within the last row on the cob cleanly." —SW

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

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29. A "smoking gun" food smoker for infusing any food (or alcoholic beverage, for that matter) with a smokey flavor — no heat required.

Promising Review: "I use this with meat I've cooked with my sous vide cooker. It's not like cooking on the grill but it gives a subtle smoked flavor and if it's cold outside you don't have to go out and fire up the grill. I use charcoal and it would simply waste the charcoal just to smoke the meat." —Bill Berry

Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

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30. And a vertical waffle maker that will make you wonder why all waffle makers aren't designed this way.

Promising Review: "Makes waffles perfect every single time. Nothing sticks to it so you don't have to spray it and clean up is a breeze with a damp cloth. Small footprint so it stores away easily using very little space." —HRN7442

Get it from Amazon for $43.39.

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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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