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    24 Kitchen Contraptions That Are Clever As Heck

    So y'all can stop cooking in chaos.

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    1. This genius hand guard that'll prevent you from scraping your fingers while you grate the last inch of cheddar. Reviewers say it works like a charm as a guard for mandoline slicers, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    2. A milk bag organizer that'll save you from maneuvering all the contents of your fridge every time you buy more. It has a slot at the bottom that'll dispense a new bag, so you won't have to dig into the top to reach the last one.

    The milk bag dispensing organizer in a fridge beside a jar of green beans
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.72.

    3. A pair of over-cabinet bins you can use to catch excess food scraps while you cook. It'll save you from making a mess on your counter, which will make cleaning up a lot faster when you're done.

    A person holding a bin of food scraps over a cabinet door next to a cutting board
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    You can also use them in your bathroom for toiletries, if you've got little-to-no storage space.

    Get the set of two on Amazon Canada for $16.99+ (originally $18.99+). Available in three colours.

    4. This handy herb-stripping blade that'll speed up the process of destemming your rosemary sprigs. It also has a sharp edge you can use for chopping and scraping off your cutting board.

    A person holding the herb stripping blade, removing the silicone guard to reveal its sharp bladed edge
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    5. A pair of silicone gap fillers that'll save you from constantly lugging your oven out of place to sweep up crumbs and rogue pasta shells. It'll also significantly decrease your chance of attracting creepy crawlies, which is always a plus.

    A person trimming the silicone gap filler between a stove and counter so it sits flush
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    If it's too long, you can easily cut it with scissors so it'll sit flush with the edge of your counter.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.13 (originally $17.98).

    6. This stainless steel bar that'll help eliminate the lingering smell of food on your hands after you prep a meal. If you love cooking with garlic, onions, or fish, you'll definitely appreciate this baby (because as you probably already know, soap and water don't always do the trick).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    7. This roll-up drying rack that'll unfurl right over your sink whenever you need it. It's heat resistant, so it can double as a trivet when you're working with hot pots and pans, too.

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    It's stainless steel, but it's coated in silicone so it won't scratch your dishes or countertop.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.24. Available in two colours and in a larger size.

    8. Or this space-saving drying rack that'll let you air out cups, bottles, and other loose items, without cluttering up your countertop. It'll save moisture from getting trapped inside your glassware and canteens, so they won't end up smelling weird.

    The drying rack with bottles and food containers hanging off of its pegs
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    It comes apart, so you can easily fit it into your dishwasher when it needs a deep clean.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.34.

    9. This hilarious pizza cutter that you can wheel across that 'za to slice it up. It even has lil' handlebars!

    a bicycle-shaped pizza cutter slicing a pizza
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    10. This core remover and slicing tool that'll save you time cutting up fruits and veggies. If you're an avid baker, get excited for the quickest apple pie prep ever.

    a person using the coring and slicing tool
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    11. This magnetic knife bar that'll prevent your cutlery drawer from overflowing with sharp blades (no thanks). It'll also keep your countertop free of a knife block, for those of you who need the extra prep space.

    The knife bar on a wall in a kitchen holding up three large knives
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    You can also use it to display your tools and gardening supplies, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.99. Available in two sizes.

    12. This hanging shelf that'll give you extra space for pantry items, right on the side of your fridge. It's the perfect solution if you only have, like, two cupboards.

    A shelf hanging off of the top of a fridge
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    It comes with five removable S-shaped hooks you can use for oven mitts, measuring cups, or whatever else you like to have handy.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    13. This sleek compost bin that'll remind you to separate your trash. It comes with an odour-minimizing filter that pops into the lid, so you can keep it on your counter without inhaling a waft of trash every time you enter your kitchen.

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    Don't forget to grab some extra filters, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $38.11. Also available in white and in a mountable style.

    14. A set of heat-resitant kitchen utensils that'll stack oh-so neatly on your countertop (and save your drawers from getting jammed up). They're magnetic, so you won't have to worry about them toppling over.

    The kitchen utensils stacked neatly on a counter
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.02+. Available in four colour options.

    15. A slim roll-out shelf that'll transform the awkward gap between your fridge and counter into sweet, sweet storage space. Reviewers say it's the perfect thing to store go-to cooking supplies, like oils and spices.

    The three-tiered shelf between a counter and a fridge, stocked with snacks
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    You can also use it between your washer and dryer to stow laundry detergent and cleaning supplies.

    Get the three-tiered shelf on Amazon Canada for $49.61. Also available in four-tier and five-tier sizes.

    16. A silicone utensil holder that'll give your ladles and spatulas a designated spot to rest while you're cooking up a storm. It'll keep saucy drips off your counter for an easier clean up.

    Two cooking utensils resting between two of four notches on the silicone holder
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99+. Available in four colours.

    17. A collapsible colander that won't take up an entire cupboard. The handles expand too, so you can adjust it to fit your sink.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Available in three colours.

    18. A pack of reusable Keurig cups that'll let you brew whatever coffee grinds you'd like. Reviewers love that they're a cheaper (and greener) alternative to just buying pre-packaged pods all the time.

    Reusable k-cups on a newspaper next to a cup of coffee
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    Try some Kicking Horse coffee grounds while you're at it.

    Get the pack of nine on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    19. A magnetic paper towel holder you can pop on the side of your fridge. It'll keep your rolls off your counter and out of the way, but within arm's reach whenever you need it.

    A roll of paper towel on the magnetic rack
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.53.

    20. This nifty herb container that'll keep your fresh basil sprigs alive 'n' well until you're ready to use them.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.59. Available in two sizes.

    21. A pack of bottle-emptying stands that'll make sure you get every last drop of your olive oil, honey — literally any product that likes to stick to the bottom of the bottle.

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    It comes with three different sizes.

    Get the pack of six on Amazon Canada for $20.99.

    22. A 3-in-1 knife sharpener that'll help you extend the life of your blades, even if you aren't a professional chef (or blacksmith). It'll sharpen your straight and serrated knives, as well as your scissors, so you can stop getting frustrated with dull utensils that won't cut properly.

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    Just press the black switch down and it will suction to a flat surface, like your countertop.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    23. A discreet jar opener that'll make opening a new jar of pickles less of a chore (and save your hands from throbbing after a failed attempt). You're meant to mount it on the underside of a cupboard, so you'll always have easy access to it without it taking up precious counter space.

    A person using the mounted jar opener to open a lid
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.50 (originally $19.99).

    24. And finally, a bagel guillotine (!!) that'll save you from an uneven slice. It's especially great if you like to freeze your bagels ahead of time — this baby will really ~cut down~ on the time you spend trying to get even halves.

    a bagel inside of the bagel guillotine
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99+. Available in three colours.

    Congrats on making your kitchen a little more functional!


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