Skip To Content

    29 Gadgets That'll Make Cooking Way More Fun

    A polar bear trivet, monstrous pasta calendar, snotty egg separator, and more cool kitchen gadgets you'll be excited to use every day.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A garlic twist crusher that'll come in handy all year, not just around Halloween!


    You can twist it to chop garlic, nuts, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.20.

    2. A colorful gadget collection (including an emoji timer) for making every kitchen task feel peppier.


    Includes 1 emoji timer, 10-piece measuring spoon and cup set, 2 12" silicone spatula, 1 whisk, 2 tongs (7", 9"), and 3 Strainers (4", 6", 7").

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line at Walmart for $19.88.

    3. Bearly hairy trivets for livening up your tablescape come chow time.


    Dishwasher-safe and resistant to boiling water. Though according to reviewers, it may be a good idea to wait a few minutes between the oven and table for your dishes.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. A whale of a strainer to drain the yummiest of pasta and other items that could use a little less water.


    No need to dump the pasta into a regular colander!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

    5. A toothy dino to help spoon up those now-drained noods.


    It's top rack-dishwasher safe.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A trio of squirrels filed into position as lil' helpers when the time comes to stir (without making a mess).


    Get them from Amazon for $6.19.

    7. Magic wands you can whip around with flourish to get the perfect amount of seasoning on your dish.


    Get them from Amazon for $13.09.

    8. A whisk you could use to whip up your famous carrot cake.


    Top rack-dishwasher safe.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    9. A pizza circular saw that'll get you the right cut for that pie you poured all your blood, sweat, and tears into (hopefully not literally, tho).


    Has a removable shield for easy cleanup and is dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.89.

    10. Or a Poke ball cutter can help you catch a slice, even if your definition of "cooking" it is just putting it in a pre-heated oven.


    Get it from Amazon for $26.95.

    11. Kitchen shears *toucan* keep in a kitchen drawer for times when you need to tear into the plastic on that microwave dinner that tastes like it's made from scratch.


    Get them from Amazon for $10.

    12. A kooky colander — it might just help your kids eyeball pasta servings.


    Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

    13. A handy peeler that'll make quick, easy work of your ingredients so you have more time for monkeying around.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.37.

    14. Animal egg molds — the purrrfect addition to breakfast.


    Non-stick and scratch-resistant so they'll be fine to use in pans. Hand-washing recommended.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A sushi bazooka to pack ingredients into and then push out into a photogenic roll you'll want to show off to the masses and then gobble up.


    Promising review: "Super easy to use and the best thing I've ever seen! I don't have to go out and look for a good sushi place, I can just put what I want in my own homemade sushi and then sit on my couch watching Netflix. Pretty awesome for an antisocial chick." —Heather G.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    16. A dino taco holder you can make carry the load of two hard-shell tacos while you chop up ingredients.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.40 (also available in a NACHOsaurus and TACOsaurus). And also check out this taco truck.

    17. A snotty egg separator anyone with a sense of humor and a knack for involved recipes should appreciate.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.43.

    18. A squeegee measuring cup that'll be so satisfying, you'll seek out recipes with the stickiest of ingredients like honey and peanut butter.


    Dishwasher-safe and BPA-free.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 1- or 2-cup).

    19. A ghostly cherry pitter who won't disappear on you when it's time to whip up a delectable recipe.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    20. A staticky sponge holder for making hand-washing sessions a little more enjoyable.


    Mounted with two surface-safe suction cups and includes two polyester, non-scratching, dishwasher-safe sponges.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    21. A ravioli spoon rest that'll nestle your sauciest utensil.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.55 (also available as a pillow).

    22. A family of Nessies ready to assist with your *legendary* stew.


    Get them from Amazon for $37.90.

    23. A magic lamp to dispense the *right* amount of GOOD olive oil instead of a genie.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    24. A mouse trap that'll ensnare humans with its magic because who says you can't entertain with a charcuterie board while the real dinner cooks?


    Get it from Amazon for $18.61.

    25. And cheesy party plates to help guests load up on the good stuff while holding onto their wine.


    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $15.59.

    26. A pot-lifting daisy to help release some steam to avoid a bowl over.


    When things get really 💨💨💨, the daisy's petals will revolve.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.48.

    27. And a pot clip that'll help you out on while your famous chili everyone claws for cooks.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    28. Fearsome claws for lifting a slab of meat, holding it steady while slicing, or just shredding up savory staples.


    Heat-resistant up to 475 Fahrenheit and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "These claws are just what you need for shredding pork, chicken, beef or any other items. The points are sharp, narrow, and long and work well as a pair. It's much more efficient and quicker than using two forks. Even when I buy pulled pork from Trader Joe's and it's already 'pulled,' this is an excellent tool for really shredding it properly. I thought I might have been a little extravagant in ordering this, but now I realize it is very useful beyond shredding, e.g. holding a watermelon with one hand/claw as you cut with the other hand." —J. Renfrow

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95 (available in six colors).

    29. A rotating pizza oven that'll ~evenly~ whip up your food without turning up the heat in your kitchen like a regular oven. Nothing's more fun than something that'll do all the work for you.


    Promising review: "Between this, a FryDaddy, George Foreman grill, fridge, freezer, microwave, and Nutribullet at work I can make almost anything! totally awesome product, my lunches are down to about $3 each and amazingly better than any fast food near my work. It all fits on top of my toolbox that I'd just clutter with useless stuff anyway! Saves me oodles of money and actually makes me eat healthier throughout the month." —Ben

    Get it from Amazon for $43.99.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    Allison Krausman / BuzzFeed

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form