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34 Gifts That'll Make Cooking More Fun

The days of boring cooking gadgets are over.

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1. A mini waffle maker that will make them feel like a contestant on the Great British Bake Off. Throw any waffle mixes in here and when it's done they can top it off with whatever they like — chocolate, ice cream, the possibilities are endless!

2. A three-in-one avocado slicer for effortlessly slicing avo' and removing the pit. The no slip grip and stainless steel blades ensure they get seven pieces of deliciousness without any of the hassle.

Reviewer slicing avocado with product

3. A penguin-shaped egg cooker that is for the impatient person that's never heard the phrase "a watched pot never boils." Not only is this fun to look at, but it's multi-functional to boot! This three-in-one cook, store, and serve holder can be prepped the night before and instantly dropped into a pot the next day.

4. A divided skillet with three sections so they can cook their main dish and two sides at the same time. They'll save time by cooking everything on the same pan and reduce the number of cookware you have to wash. TL;DR: They'll get a tasty meal with the convenience of a TV dinner.

Reviewer sectioned pan in use on stove cooking meat and mushrooms

5. LED Light saber chopsticks which ensures you and your bestie can show off your most impressive jedi food tricks, like making an entire sushi roll disappear in under 60 seconds. May the force be with your stomachs!

6. A mini animal waffle maker that would make even Gordon Ramsey crack a smile. Perfect for the professional who is drowning in work and meetings before 9 a.m. with no time to cook. All they have to do is drop the batter in — they can set it and forget it!

Reviewer photo of animal waffle maker next to completed animal waffles on a plate

7. A chicken herb infuser for the jokester who can also whip up a delicious stew or soup. This is made from food-safe silicone and can be used in temperatures up to 450 degrees!

8. A pair of shredder claws so they can shred meat faster than Wolverine shreds villains. These claws are dishwasher-safe, melt proof (up to 450 degrees), and BPA-free.

Reviewer photo of shredder claws in use on chicken breast next to bowl of shredded chicken

9. A colorful knife set that's so pretty, it basically doubles as decor. This will brighten their kitchen *and* their meal prepping process.

10. A piggy wiggy timer so the person who is always one minute too late can create perfection. When Pillsbury says 10-14 minutes, they really mean it!

Reviewer photo of the piggy wiggy timer on table

11. A copy of The Burn Cookbook: An Unofficial Unauthorized Cookbook for Mean Girls Fans by Jonathan Bennett for the honorary Plastic in your crew. This is chock-full of Mean Girls-approved meals so you can finally make "Fetch-uccini Alfredo" happen or scarf down some "Are Buttermilk Pancakes A Carb."

12. A Disney Pixar slow cooker because the sweetest gift is the gift of nostalgia. The slow cooker features beloved characters from Toy Story, Monster's Inc, Finding Nemo, and more. Now they'll have plenty of time to enjoy a classic as they wait for their delicious meal.

Reviewer photo of  Disney Pixar slow cooker with meat inside

13. A fun cookie cutter and stamp set so cute, they'll be tempted to save their creations instead of eat them. This hilarious set includes cookie cutters in the shape of a heart, pi symbol, poop emoji, and a regular cookie stamp, plus it includes Rosanna Pansino's delicious vanilla almond sugar cookie recipe.

14. A spaghetti monster strainer for the fun pasta lover who's generosity and absurdity is rivaled only by Oprah. "You get a bowl of pasta! You get a bowl of pasta! And you get a bowl of pasta!"

A spaghetti monster strainer full of noodles on table next to various herbs and vegetables and a block of cheese

15. A ferociously funny pair of bear hand oven mitts which requires a minimum of five bear puns per use.

16. An olive oil and vinegar dispenser for lovers of birds and elegant design. This sleek bottle prevents the oxidation of oil and vinegar so it remains fresh and tasty.

17. Mitten tongs that will turn them into a lean mean ice-picking and meat-flipping machine. I mean seriously, they won't be able to resist picking up even the most random things with these delightful mitten tongs.

18. A mini pop cake maker for the person with a super sweet tooth who's about to go broke from buying a dozen a day at Starbucks. This compact cutie can bake up to nine cake pops in under five minutes so it basically pays for itself in one use.

19. A spiralizer with cutlery-grade stainless-steel blades able to turn a crunchy carrot into pasta in lightning speed. If they're looking for an easy way to incorporate veggies into their fave meals, then this spiral slicer is a must.

20. A mini waffle maker that they can use from dusk 'til dawn because not only does it make waffles, but it also makes hash browns and paninis. That means instant no-stress and no-mess breakfast, lunch, and dinner. **adds to cart**

21. A two-sided charcuterie board which is beautiful enough to make Lunchables look like caviar. It also doubles as a cutting board with ridges so that liquids don't spill onto their countertop.

22. A frozen yogurt machine that makes the perfect after dinner desert in under 20 minutes with no ice needed. They can just drop in their ingredients of choice (perfect for picky eaters or those with food allergies) and voilà — an instant bowl of deliciousness.

23. A Blue Apron subscription which sends them a variety of chef-designed recipes made to feed (and impress) multiple guests.

24. Two nonstick silicone donut molds that will make your friends forget all about Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme — they can add absolutely any ingredient or topping to these adorable trays for a perfect dessert. These are oven safe, dishwasher safe, and microwave safe.

25. A trio pan for making a three-course meal all at one time. Your friends will be flabbergasted by how they were able to cook up an appetizer, lasagna, and desert in under and hour.

26. A unicorn cupcake decorating kit so they can practice for that Great British Bake Off audition. The kit comes with all the liners, candles, sprinkles, and candy needed to make 12 delicious unicorn cupcakes — they can just pick up a box of their fav cake mix beforehand.

27. A microwave pasta cooker which was made for when they've had a long day or for when they're planning an ~ultra feast~ and run out of stovetop space. They'll just have to add water and pasta, put this in the microwave for 12 minutes, and that's it.

28. A Dracula garlic crusher that cuts, dices, and minces in seconds. This adorably spooky device is not just a one trick pony! It works on nuts, herbs, fruits and vegetables — simply load, twist, and voila!

29. A nonstick edge brownie pan which solves one of life's most annoying problems — fighting over who gets the delicious corner pieces of the brownie. Now peace will be restored in their household because every single bite is the corner piece with this nifty invention.

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