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    Updated on Sep 21, 2020. Posted on Sep 11, 2020

    20 Cool Kitchen Products You Actually May Not Have Seen Before

    A Memphis cookware set, Dracula garlic chopper, and other kitchen goods that'll have you like 🧐.

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    1. A set of plates with built-in slots so you can solve the age-old problem: how do I hold my plate, wineglass, and text the crew with just two hands?

    Wooden plate with built-in slot with wine glass hanging from it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "They exceeded my expectations. They are attractive, sturdy yet lightweight. These will be great for informal entertaining in home, outside, or even poolside. The cut out securely holds a wine glass and the cocktail area is sufficient for cheese, fruit, and/or other nibbles." β€”Cynthia J. Salim

    Get it from Amazon for $31.95 (for four).

    2. A mini crumb bug vacuum β€” the only bug, in fact, you'll be relieved to see on your kitchen counter after leaving a mess behind.

    Lady bug crumb vacuum being closed and opened
    Amazon

    Get it from the Amazon for $9.59 (available in two colors).

    3. An upright spiral fruit basket that'll give you art *and* smart vertical storage in one shiny package. As I always say, when life gives you lemons, it's time to spiral!

    An upright spiral fruit basket in stainless steel
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My family and I like this better than a fruit bowl . . . aside from the interesting display factor, it's also easier to see how much fruit you have left than having to peer into and/or root around in the fruit bowl." β€”The CB Hammer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.66+ (available in two sizes).

    4. A silicone safeguard if you've simply had it up to here (*points to the brim of pot*) with getting boiling pasta water all over your cook top.

    The flower-shaped spill stopper in red
    Amazon

    It's made of heavy silicone that's heat-resistant up to 400 degrees and microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Works great. I got it as a Mother's Day gift for my mom since she's always boiling stuff over. Especially when family is over, the house is busy and she forgets about it and next thing you know, water is all over and then she has to scrub the stove the next day and well, she's retired and shouldn't have to do that. So I thought I would get this for her and see if it worked. It works and she loves it. No more boiling over the pots. When the family is over, it's always mashed potatoes or pasta so this saves her so much scrubbing the next day. I am glad I got it for her." β€”Chris w

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in four sizes and five colors).

    5. A pair of aerating wineglasses for giving your cheap wine a big boost. And yourself: a much-needed Friday night activity.

    Wine being poured into aerating wineglass
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We tested them by comparing the wine before and after using the glass and there WAS a difference in the quality of the taste. Most items are mostly hype but this one seems to be real. Besides, it's cute to watch it flow." β€”KHofferMD

    Get it from Amazon for $50 (for a pair).

    6. A bubble cookware set to bring some Memphis heat to your stove top.

    Memphis design kitchen set
    MoMA Design Store

    Get the casserole pot for $76, sauce pot for $54, and frying pan for $40 from MoMA Design Store.

    7. A pie bird which, let's be clear, won't be totally foreign to a *certain* generation. But if you're a millennial: This'll prevent filling spillage, soggy bottoms (*Mary Berry voice*), and splitting.

    The pie bird baked at the center of a pie
    Amazon

    This pie bird is safe for the freezer, microwave, oven, broiler, and dishwasher!

    Promising review: "Amazing what difference this bird can make to your pie! I definitely made the best apple pie I've ever made with this little device. For the first time ever, my pie did not spill out juices onto the pan below or into the stove, and the crust was flaky and crisper than it has ever been. I really cannot speak highly enough of how well this pie bird worked. If you make pies, you need one of these!" β€”Happylakedreamer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in five colors).

    8. A tip-out tray for your cleaning supplies, if you have those false drawers under your sink that aren't pulling much weight.

    Tip-out tray attached to sink revealing sponges
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We remodeled our kitchen and have been trying to find ways to create more storage space and be more organized. This kit works out perfectly to make use of the false drawers in front of the sink. They were super easy to install β€” it only took me 10 minutes." β€”Z Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $22.50+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A "Rebin" β€” that's a 100% recycled plastic bin for your recycling β€” to make your paper corner as tidy as possible in the lead-up to recycling day.

    Recycled multi-colored plastic bins grouped together
    MoMA Design Store

    Get it from MoMA Design Store for $74 (available in three colors).

    10. A Dracula garlic chopper so you basically don't have to make any direct contact with the odorous ingredient. The only thing to fear is your breath (itself).

    Dracula garlic chopper
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this little guy. I found him on a BuzzFeed list and had to have it as soon as I saw it! I’ve minced as many as five cloves in it in seconds. Clean up is a breeze because he goes right in the dishwasher!" β€”Barbie

    Get it from Amazon for $17.20.

    11. A set of "lid masters" to snugly stack all the stray lids cluttering your kitchen cabinets (and falling on you every time you open the door).

    Food52

    Get it from Food52 for $40+ (for a set of four; also available in sets of six and eight).

    12. A hands-free stirrer if you'd rather skip the elbow grease and exert your energy elsewhere.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I enjoy soups and puddings but hate to stand at the stove for 30 minutes or whatever making sure the milk doesn't burn. The StirMATE solved my problem. I would recommend this item to everyone who cooks; what a great help in the kitchen." β€”Mary Jarvis

    Get it from Amazon for $58.60.

    13. A two-tier storage shelf to teach you to stop cutting corners and use your kitchen corners.

    Two-tier storage shelf in corner of kitchen
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $21.20.

    14. A foldable cutting board so you can dump your sliced veggies right into your pot when you've finished.

    Green folding cutting board
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are the most amazing cutting boards! It is so handy to be able to slice, dice, chop, and then fold it up and pour into a bowl. I love them and have them in three sizes!" β€”C. Whitten

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in five colors).

    15. An "Angry Mama" microwave cleaner that'll make you the opposite of an Angry Mama when you see how pristine the inside of your appliance is.

    The microwave cleaner, shaped like a woman's shoulders and head. Her head has tiny holes where the cleaning concoction will spurt from to clean the microwave
    Amazon

    Just add water and vinegar and place this gadget in the microwave for five to eight minutes on high heat. Afterward, wipe off with sponge, rag or napkin, and all the grime will come right off!

    Promising review: "I thought this might be a little gimmicky, but, I was willing to give it a try. I am glad I did! I barely had to touch the cleaning cloth to the walls of my microwave and the gunk just slid right off! Well worth it, especially for the price! If this doesn't work for you, ew, I would hate to see what the inside of your nasty microwave looks like." β€”W. Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    16. An adjustable plastic bag rack to solve that small (but irritating nonetheless) problem of bags folding in on themselves while you're trying to scoop food.

    The racks holding a ziplock bag open
    Amazon

    It folds down flat so it can fit into any kitchen gadget drawer.

    Promising review: "I use this thing way more than I thought I would. It's genius and something that you didn't know you needed until you use it. When I cook, I put food waste and scraps into a plastic bag, so they don't stink in my trash. This inexpensive, simple device is awesome. It solves that annoying problem of continually having to hold open the bag when putting scraps into it. I know, I know... first world problems, but seriously, when your hands are dirtied from cutting/prepping raw meat, I don't want to have to touch anything else." β€”CarDude

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.35.

    17. An adjustable measuring cup which'll mean one (or several) less things to wash after handling β€” every measurement needed is right in this one handy contraption. Plus: its rotating plunger will easily eject sticky ingredients like PB to save you the headache.

    A hand pouring oil out of the cylindrical measuring cup, which features precise measurements etched on the side
    Amazon

    It has a 2-cup capacity and is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. The silicone disk inside acts as a squeegee and scrapes off any leftover residue. It also comes apart completely for thorough cleaning.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest kitchen tool ever! I cook and bake often and was forever having to first dig for, then clean endless numbers of measuring cups; I actually had three sets. No more though. I just need this one extremely well made, adjustable measuring cup. It works perfectly for me for all kinds of things, such as flour, butter, syrups, dressings, oils, etc. If I am baking, I will first use it to measure the dry items. I then just wipe it out with a paper towel and measure out the butter, etc. This way involves less washing. The suction is as effective as day one, and the units of measure on it are clear and not at all faded." β€”Gabriella W.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. A flask-style water bottle that'll fit where other bottles don't in your bag.

    Model putting flask-style water bottle into bag
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This bottle is an eye-catcher β€” I get tons of compliments, people ask me all the time where I purchased my bottle. It's a great conversation piece. The bottle itself is very versatile and I love that it comes with two different lids β€” black and white. I get to change the lids depending on my mood. Plenty of people do ask me if I'm carrying a flask and it makes for a great laugh. The design actually makes it easier to carry in my purse than a traditional water bottle." β€”Jackiesomething

    Get it from Amazon for $36+ (available in four sizes).

    19. A two-sided cutting board (your new best eco-friendly friend) for the freedom to choose between a juice groove and a clever phone slot.

    Food52

    Promising review: "I have had so many cutting boards over the years but was never satisfied with them. This new Five Two Bamboo cutting board has changed that completely. It is a perfect size for slicing and dicing many veggies at the same time and love that I have both sides to use as an option. I also enjoy the option of the cellphone slot for reading recipes or music. Truly love this cutting board!" β€”melody W.

    Get it from Food52 for $59

    20. And linen wraparound mitt to give yourself the gift of minimal burns while transporting hot cookware.

    Wrap-around linen mitt being used to hold a Staub pot
    Food52

    Promising review: "So convenient and effective. It also looks very cute hanging on my oven! The color is very pretty and my husband even uses it." β€”Holly C.

    Get it from Food52 for $48+ (available in blue chambray, oatmeal chambray, and agrarian striped).

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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