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    29 Gadgets And Recipes Everyone Who Loves To Cook Needs ASAP

    Just in case you needed any more motivation to whip up a cheesy garlic meatball ring or tiramisu mille-crepes.

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    1. A microwave ramen cooker to evenly boil noodles while you prep the rest of the recipe for these masterpieces they call ramen noodle bites.

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    The cooker is polypropylene- and BPA-free, and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This thing is not junk...very sturdy and probably will last a long time." —yophan89

    Get the recipe from BuzzFeed and the ramen cooker from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. A rolling garlic chopper that'll keep the flame alive with your vampire bae until you serve up this cheesy garlic bread meatball ring. Enjoy eating garlic bread solo in the daylight!

    amazon.com, tasty.co

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's ode to this lil' garlic gadget.

    Promising review: "I bought a garlic press and the holes were too small. All it did was mash the garlic. In desperation I bought this thinking that at least it would amuse me. It is wonderful. It chops the garlic perfectly. If you want it coarse, just roll it a little. If you want it finer, just keep rolling a little more. It is easy to use and clean. Wish I had this years ago." —Yankee Lady

    Get the recipe from Tasty and garlic chopper from Amazon for $8.95.

    3. A ravioli press to help you make some homemade ricotta ravioli for the books.

    amazon.com, buzzfeed.com

    Use this with the rolling pin you already own instead of a specialty pasta roller. Each press makes a dozen 1.5”/4cm raviolis.

    Promising review: "All ravioli makers require practice and experimentation (and patience!) but I am very pleased with the manufacturing quality and the results I get. It produces wonderfully uniform ravioli and saves time, although no tool makes handmade ravioli a speedy endeavor, exactly." —Eric H.

    Get the recipe from Amazon for $17.32.

    4. A rice cooker to whip up an incredibly fluffy cinnamon pancake that'll make your 'gram followers salivate. (And rightfully so.)

    buzzfeed.com, amazon.com

    Who knew you could make something besides rice in a rice cooker? You.

    Promising review: "The Aroma rice cooker is an excellent kitchen tool. Operation is fairly straightforward and provides excellent rice. One thing to watch out for is when steaming vegetables along with the rice will usually be done in about 12 minutes, however that is not the case if steaming vegetables by themselves. The rice will attenuate the steam and if you steam vegetables by themselves, the time required is less than half that time. Precise timing of the cooker is what will yield crispy vegetables and fluffy rice." —Joseph J. Cavazos

    Get the recipe from Tasty (also on YouTube) and the rice cooker from Amazon for $29.31+ .

    5. A rapid egg cooker — it'll mind your eggs to hard boiled perfection for these cobb salad deviled eggs you should most definitely bring to the next dinner party on your calendar.

    tasty.co, amazon.com

    This cooker (that my friend is obsessed with) can make hard boiled eggs, soft boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and omelets!

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS EGG COOKER for lots of reasons. I set it up for the eggs I want, add the level of the water for soft, medium, or hard eggs — now get this — turn on the machine and WALK AWAY. I can go get ready for work and my eggs are ready for me in seven minutes or less. There is no worry about the cooker causing a problem overheating, because it turns off by itself." —Julie Wolfe

    Get the full recipe from Tasty and the egg cooker from Amazon for $19.99+.

    6. An Instant Pot to handle this dupe for Disneyland's beef stew bread bowl in an effort to bring some Disney magic home without paying big bucks for the travel.

    tasty.co, amazon.com

    Still don't worship at the altar of The Instant Pot? One BuzzFeeder discovered it's a total game changer.

    Promising review: "All I can say is how DID I NOT buy one sooner?!?! It's like the TiVo or smart phone. Once you've tried them you wonder how you've lived without! I basically cooked a beef stew in 30 minutes! Can't beat that!" —Angie Amazon Addict

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the Instant Pot from Amazon for $79.95+.

    7. A cast-iron skillet — it isn't technically a gadget, but you can use it to slay all sorts of scrumptious things like this one-skillet chicken pot pie.

    tasty.co, amazon.com

    All the better for quick cleanup!

    Promising review: "This pan is the bomb! I've acquired a lot of Lodge stuff (it's cheap, after all), but this is the one I use constantly. I live alone and cook mostly for myself, so it's a bit large for some of my cooking; and if I cooked for a family of four, it might be too small; but this is the one that lives on my stovetop. Get the GC12 glass lid, too. You'll need it." —NomDePlume

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the skillet from Amazon for $14.90.

    And check out our picks for the best cast-iron skillet on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    8. A simple egg separator for making quick(er) work of these gorgeous tiramisu mille-crepes you just may get requests to make over and over again.

    amazon.com, buzzfeed.com

    The separator is top rack–dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "90% of the time, the egg whites strain through the three slits and the yolk stays cradled in the middle. That's as good as it's going to get for any egg separator. It's held in place on the rim of the bowl and has a nice edge to crack the egg on. It's the best one I've used. I bought three of them because I separate eggs every day and like having a clean one while I do the dishes with the other ones." —Dan

    Get the recipe from BuzzFeed (and YouTube), and the egg separator from Amazon for $4.99.

    9. A 7-in-1 slicer to speed up prep work so you're this much closer to these glorious garlic parmesan potato stackers.

    tasty.co, amazon.com

    The slicer is BPA-, PVC-, and phthalate-free, and top rack–dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "Great chopper. Works great on onions, carrots and potatoes. The only thing to remember is to cut the vegetables to size. I quarter potatoes and onions before chopping. I cut carrots into 3-inch long pieces." —S. B. Minden

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the 7-in-1 slicer from Amazon for $16.99.

    10. A shrimp cleaner for making this one-pot garlic tomato shrimp pasta even easier.

    amazon.com, tasty.co

    The tool is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I used to work at Red Lobster and peeled and deveined LOTS of shrimp, and this style is the best I’ve used. After using a lot of other deveiners, this is the only one I found that cuts through the shell, cleans out the vein, works quickly, and doesn’t create any waste. I had one of these for years and somehow lost it. I had to look hard to find this style of peeler/deveiner but wouldn’t settle for any other kind." —MerryDJ

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the shrimp cleaner from Amazon for $6.99.

    11. A trio of flexible silicone spatulas so no drip from this chocolate fudge ice cream cake recipe will go to waste.

    amazon.com

    Spatulas are heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, dishwasher-safe, stain- and odor-resistant, and BPA-free.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these spatulas. My wife and I moved about 6 months ago and somehow our set got misplaced. Alright, lost. Saw these on Amazon and immediately hit 'buy now.' Glad I did. Great heavy thick handles. The silicone is stiff enough to get the last little bit of brownie mix out of the bowl. But flexible enough to spread my mayonnaise the way I like it. Clean up is a breeze, in the dishwasher is cool. No problems. I would buy again in a heartbeat." —Moose

    Get the recipe from Tasty and trio of spatulas from Amazon for $7.19.

    12. A batter mixer/dispenser to help you claim your throne as master of breakfast with some adorable strawberry banana pancake skewers.

    amazon.com, tasty.co

    All mixer parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Does a great job of mixing batter and is mess-free when pouring batter into pan. Rate of batter deposited into pan is easy to control, which also allows you to make exactly the desired size of pancake. Really like ease of cleaning. Being able to store any excess batter in fridge is definite plus." —Amazon Customer

    Get the recipe from Tasty and batter pourer from Amazon for $14.99.

    13. A ~legit~ pizza cutter to make whipping up your own pizza creations (like these chicken alfredo dippers) seem waaay more appetizing than any takeout.

    amazon.com, tasty.co

    Promising review: "I used to use scissors to cut my freezer pizzas when they came out of the toaster oven and I felt like a total loser in the kitchen. But thanks to this badass pizza cutter, I'm now a classy chef." —Al

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the pizza cutter from Amazon for $6.99+.

    14. An air popper for getting some olive oil sea salt moringa popcorn into your mouth even faster!

    tasty.co, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Best popcorn maker I ever had. The first few times I had no un-popped kernels. It does depend on how much you want, though. If I want a small batch of popcorn then I will have many un-popped kernels. I think it has something to do with the weight, but if you pop a lot it works great." —volleyx91

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the popper from Amazon for $13.99.

    15. A cauliflower prep tool for dismantling the essential ingredient for scrumptious cauliflower tots.

    tasty.co, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is so worth your money. I love cauliflower but hate the mess I always make when I fix it. This stops all of that. Fast, easy, and no mess. Amazing!" —ron.smith

    Get the recipe from Tasty (and YouTube) and tool from Amazon for $5.97.

    16. A handheld grater — it won't limit your cheese options to the pre-shredded stuff for Lawrence Page's five-cheese mac and cheese.

    walmart.com, tasty.co

    Promising review: "Beautiful lime green color and the handle is easy to hold. It has a very large grating range, which is nice because you can get your job done fast. I thought it was a bit pricey but after receiving it I I can't complain because the quality is good." —DROMP

    Get the recipe from Tasty and grater from Tasty's collection at Walmart for $8.97 (available in four colors).

    17. A microwave pasta cooker — it'll take care of the noodles in this peanut noodle pasta salad while you worry about the rest.

    tasty.co, amazon.com

    Prep the rest of your recipe while you get perfect al dente pasta in the microwave...without having to worry about the water boiling over.

    Promising review: "I use less salt than I normally would when I cook pasta in the Fasta Pasta. Don't get me wrong, I salt my pasta like the sea when I cook it in a bunch of boiling water, but because there's less water to work with in the Fasta Pasta, I have to use less salt." —Kate Slater

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the pasta cooker from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. An herb stripper to help create this magnificent garlic herb crusted roast rack of lamb.

    amazon.com, tasty.co

    Promising review: "It's so useful if you love using fresh herbs. I use a ton of rosemary from my garden and usually I would have to pick the tiny leaves off bit by bit. It's so easy and I could not believe how clean the stem was after I pulled it through. This a big time saver for me!" —April Gant

    Get the recipe from Tasty or the herb stripper from Amazon for $7.99.

    19. An apple slicer for getting you from whole fruit to this apple slab pie.

    tasty.co, walmart.com

    Promising review: "Cuts well-shaped, thin slices. The fun part is when you flip the bottom under to do the last, complete cut and find you didn't slice a wedge of fingernail or thumb trying to push the last bit of apple through. Yea!" —fossilipps

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the apple slicer from Walmart for $9.99.

    20. A dressing shaker that'll keep the "just in case" extra dressing you made for your shrimp salad with creamy avocado dressing fresh for your empty-the-crisper-drawer salad.

    amazon.com, tasty.co

    The shaker is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "The little shaker has been perfect for making homemade salad dressing. The first salad dressing container I bought was basically just a glass bottle with screw-on lid. I didn't understand the need for shaking at first or the convenience the top opening would provide, but this is great. It is small, so might not work for a big family or dinner party, but for just two of us, it works great. It has survived the top shelf of our dishwasher with no problem." —Heather Rick

    Get the recipe from Tasty or shaker from Amazon for $14.95.

    21. A domed citrus juicer to catch lots o' fresh lemon juice for garlic parmesan-stuffed artichoke masterpieces.

    amazon.com, tasty.co

    Promising review: "This has to be the best lemon juicer ever. The build quality is excellent given the price. It usually needs to be washed or poured after one lemon. The measuring cover and base are also very useful if you use lemon to cook something." —Harry

    Get the recipe from Tasty (and YouTube) and the citrus juicer from Amazon for $4.91.

    22. A waffle maker that'll help the dream of a box brownie waffle sundae become your sweet, sweet reality.

    amazon.com, tasty.co

    Promising review: "When I realized that I could buy this little waffle maker for the cost of three boxes of Eggo waffles, I ordered it. It makes great waffles, even if you do have to wait a bit. I had no problem getting my waffles crispy on the outside and tender on the inside." —WSDareMe

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the waffle maker from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. A 3-in-1 avocado tool to ~safely~ dismantle the green fruit for a beautiful avocado chickpea salad with chili lime dressing.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the best kitchen gizmo I've bought in a long time. We eat a lot of avocados in my house. (We get them by the bag at Costco.)" —M.B.

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the tool from Amazon for $9.99.

    24. A show-stopping food chopper — it might spur you to make even more gram-worthy recipes like like some shrimp and asparagus stir fry.

    amazon.com, tasty.co

    This neat gadget will replace the need for a cutting board, meaning you'll have fewer dishes to wash!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this new kitchen tool. I was able to cut 5 lbs. of carrots in less than two minutes without any mess! Such a smart idea!" —Mary Elizabeth S 115

    Get the recipe from Tasty (and YouTube) and the chopper from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. An electric quesadilla maker to take flipping out of the equation when it comes to cheesy treats like some steak fajita quesadillas.

    amazon.com, buzzfeed.com

    Promising review: "It is way more versatile than just quesadillas. I also use it to create pocket snacks for breakfast with my coffee. One recipe is to put a 1/4-inch slice of cream cheese in each pocket area. Thinly slice an apple and distribute over the cream cheese. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cook. I try to eat low sugar, but you might want to sprinkle some brown sugar, too.” —V. Brown

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the quesadilla maker from Amazon for $23.99.

    26. A cast-iron pizza stone — it will pay for itself over and over again after you've mastered this brick oven-style pizza recipe that'll make you breakup with the pizza delivery guy.

    amazon.com, buzzfeed.com

    Anything that helps you make pizza is well worth the investment.

    Promising review: "If you're serious about making pizza, this is the only pan you'll ever need, regardless of technique. You can slap the dough down on a cold pan, top, bake, and you'll have a great soft pizza with a crispy crust. About the only pie it doesn't do is deep dish, but that's what your Lodge Frying Pan is for, and if you don't have one of those, you really need to take a long hard look at yourself and figure out what went wrong with your life." —monkeyrotica

    Get the recipe from Tasty (and YouTube) and pizza pan from Amazon for $39.97.

    27. A microwave omelet maker to earn you a few minutes of standing-up-in-the-kitchen sleep while it does its magic on a gorgeous Southwestern omelet.

    amazon.com, buzzfeed.com

    Promising review: "I've made several egg white/egg substitute omelets, bulking it up with veggies. It worked perfectly! The entire piece is plastic. However, it is sturdier than I thought it would be. Cleanup is amazingly easy — even stuck-on eggs come off easily with soap and water." —CraftyReader

    Get the recipe from Amazon for $8.49.

    28. A pair of claw-like meat shredders that'll have you feeling like Wolverine, except the only reason people are hunting you down is because they want a bite of your BQQ pulled chicken sandwiches.

    buzzfeed.com, amazon.com

    Yes, like a bear. But it's sooo much more efficient than doing the same with a fork and huge knife.

    Promising review: "We had a big BBQ party yesterday and used these for the first time to lift and shift the butt in the smoker and to manuver it in the carving pan. We used the Bear Claws to pull it and they also worked GREAT!" —Averie Nash

    Get the recipe from Tasty and the shredder claws set (with a pair of cooking gloves and silicone baster) from Amazon for $20.95.

    29. A set of reusable toaster bags to help elevate your grilled cheese game. Try this tomato jam grilled cheese for starters.

    amazon.com, thekitchykitchen.com

    They're also great for avoiding cross-contamination if someone in your household has food allergies.

    Promising review: "We had a small piece of leftover steak. I sliced it thin, took two slices of American rye bread (had to cut a half of an inch off so that it would fit in the toaster), put cilantro salad dressing and Norwegian cheese on each slice. Then I put the steak and fried onions on one slice, covered it with the other slice and put it in the toaster bag. Set the toaster to 5 (mid-setting on our toaster), put the bag in the ‘Single Slice’ slot and pushed down the lever. A few minutes later the bag popped up. I was surprised the bag could be handled without any gloves. The sandwich was nicely toasted and the cheese was melted. Some of the melted cheese was at the bottom of the bag. I reached in to see how messy it was going to clean up, but the melted cheese came out in one piece." —Tom in Pittsburgh

    Get the recipe from The Kitchy Kitchen and a three-pack of the toaster bags from Amazon for $8.49.

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