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    19 Kitchen Products For Anyone Who’s Always Exhausted After Work

    You're not a colander, so stop straining yourself to get dinner on the table.

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    1. The miracle-working Instant Pot, which combines seven tools (including a pressure cooker, slow cooker, and rice cooker) in one appliance and prepares gourmet meals in a fraction of the time you're probably used to.

    2. Or, if it's just the rice cooker you're after, this Zojirushi — which cooks 10 perfect cups of rice in under an hour — is the cream of the crop.

    3. A nonstick cookware set, like Tasty's for Walmart, that offers great heat distribution, for even — and more importantly, fast — cooking.

    4. A set of nesting storage bowls that you can stick directly into the microwave and eat meals out of, effectively cutting out the annoying food-transfer step.

    5. A sworn-by microwave pasta cooker for anyone who just doesn't have the time to wait around for water to boil. (Also ideal for college students and those with limited mobility.)

    6. A no-oven-required pan that cooks brick-oven-style pizza in under three minutes — a much more efficient use of time and money than waiting for pizza delivery.

    7. For the overworked parent, a "squeeze station," which sorts baby food and liquids into ready-to-go pouches.

    8. A banana slicer that might just save your marriage? (But don't quote us on that — quote the promising reviewer below.)

    9. A meal planner, so you don't have to drain 50% of your energy on a Chopped-style scavenger hunt in your kitchen every time you get home from work.

    10. A fruit soft-serve maker, if you're looking for a healthy and easy dessert that utilizes the produce you already have hanging around the house.

    11. A speedy defrosting tray, for anyone who loves a good meat dinner but hates the process of waiting around for it to thaw.

    12. A rapid egg cooker, which prepares six eggs in any manner your heart desires — hard-, medium-, and soft-boiled eggs, two poached eggs, scrambled eggs, you name it.

    13. Or, if you'd rather treat yourself to a healthy omelet after work, this microwavable stoneware clay dish makes a killer one in under 45 (!) seconds.

    14. A two-in-one grill and griddle pan, so you can cut corners and cook two parts of the meal at once while keeping them separate.

    15. Multi-tool mason jars that consolidate spiralizing, juicing, and grating into one easy (and easily storable) contraption.

    16. A two-tier food steamer that you can use to quickly prepare meats, veggies, and grains all at once.

    17. A countertop convection toaster oven, which will feel like a level-up even when you're throwing in leftovers that would have otherwise gone in the microwave.

    18. An air fryer to give your meals a nice crunch without adding oil or complicated steps — just plug in your digits on its easy-to-use touch panel.

    19. An Aroma Housewares 3-in-1 Superpot, which has the capacity to turn any lazy dinner into an interactive, delicious shabu-shabu event. (That's a Japanese meal of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in water, for the uninitiated.)

    Or you can disregard all of this and just ask your dog to cover for the evening.

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