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    1. An Instant Pot so you won't have to dead-eyed stare into space for 10 minutes once your friend group starts talking about how this lil' 7-in-1 appliance does most of the dinner-making work for 'em.

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    So what will it do? It's a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer. (Phew.) Unconvinced? Read our full review of the Instant Pot.

    Promising review: "There are so many people who say they can't cook, but I swear I'm on a whole new level of not being able to cook. This little appliance helps expand our menu and I have learned to do so much with it. I will sum up in a nutshell, I love how easy it is and how everything I throw in it comes out done. No stirring and not many messy dishes. I still don't love it for meats, (which I don't eat much of anyway), but I think that's just a matter of needing to experiment more with them. I seriously can't believe how many foods can be cooked in here!" —Aundrea

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A mounted jar opener to make major moves in helping you open that jar of artichokes for your famous pasta you're making for yourself as a weeknight treat. Or if you have limited dexterity, it'll help you get to crackin' even faster on dinner.

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    Promising review: "This was bought for a physically challenged person who can't open ANY jars on their own. I installed it backward from the description — so the opening is facing away from you and you have to pull the jar TOWARD yourself. There's way more leverage available that way to open things. The person using it said, 'It's one of the best mobility aids I've ever used.' Unbelievable for just a jar opener but you can use it for pill bottles, milk lids, just anything with a twisting lid really." —wetcoast79

    Get it from Amazon for $16.49.

    3. A produce dicer that'll make onion tears and food prep mess a thing of the past! It comes with four blades and steady construction so that piece of produce stays where you want it! Plus, it'll do a bunch of spiralizing for ya'.

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    Promising review: "I love this veggie chopper. I often use it to make veggie soups and to make hashbrowns with onions and peppers. (Before this I would view that as far too much work due to the need to chop everything so finely.) I also use it to make zucchini spiral noodles for veggie 'spaghetti.' I appreciate the fact that it is easy to store the spare parts inside the spiralizer. Also, the brush is handy for cleaning." —SLC

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    4. A cold-brew maker equipped with a coffee infuser you can *easily* wash to eliminate some waste on your journey to becoming one of those people who make good coffee at home. It IS possible, folks!

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    Promising review: "This coffee maker is my BEST FRIEND! I use this every day! My coffee comes out perfect every time. I'm a cold coffee drinker and I put about 8–10 scoops of freshly ground coffee into the filter. I let it sit overnight and the next morning, I remove the filter and dump the grounds. It makes four days' worth of coffee and I love that it's ready to go for me, especially since I wake up at 4:50 a.m. and I need to make my coffee quickly! It's very easy to clean as well. Make sure to remove the rubber linings inside the caps so that you can clean in the crevices. I would recommend rinsing the filter thoroughly as soon as you remove the coffee grounds. If you don't, the gentle filter will begin to 'stain' and be hard to wash by hand. If that happens, just throw it in the dishwasher and it comes out good as new!" —Panda

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two sizes).

    5. A squeegee measuring cup built for giving correct measurements on the stickiest of ingredients — so it's time to whip out your grandmothers molasses cookie recipe again without the dreaded cleanup of yore!

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    Promising review: "Many power-bar recipes I make frequently call for nut butter or agave syrup, both sticky, gluey substances. Tired of messing up measuring cups, spatulas to get the sticky stuff in, and then back out, of the cups, I thought I'd give this a try. Wonderful! Yes, you need a spatula to get the nut butter or sticky stuff into the measuring cup, but then you turn the outside, and the material spirals into your mixing bowl. Easy to use, your hands stay clean. When you done, you can soak it or toss it into the dishwasher and let the machinery do the dirty work." —QuinnCreative

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A bluetooth-enabled sous vide cooker for bringing a restaurant-quality meal to your table without you having to mind the pot. It's much easier to use than to say out loud. Trust me.

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    This gadget makes the sous vide cooking technique easy at home with Bluetooth connectivity to keep a watch on whatever you're cooking. You simply place it in a pot and it heats and circulates the water, evenly cooking food to a precise temperature to guarantee perfect results every time. Cook everything from meats, fish and vegetables to soups, and desserts.

    Promising review: "This is the second Anova I've purchased. The first one was for myself, the second as a gift. This device is amazing. I've long envied the pro-kitchen's arsenal of spectacular gadgets, as I've got a passion for cooking and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. This gadget lets you experiment like the pros, at home. The Anova Culinary Precision Immersion Circulator allows the home chef to cook foods to the exact temperature for a set amount of time and it yields extraordinary results! There is a wealth of information online pertaining to the time and temperature of cooking specific proteins to perfection, but the Sous Vide technique also can help create some sublime vegetables, as well. With this awesome gadget, I've been able to prepare sublime short ribs, succulent chateaubriand, perfect poached salmon, and custardy-rich soft-cooked eggs. Do you NEED this gadget? No. But if you love to cook and experiment in the kitchen and consider yourself to be a bit of a culinary mad scientist, you will WANT it!" —Karen Evans-Popsack

    Get it from Amazon for $121.

    7. A vacuum-sealing machine to go with your new sous vide gadget *and* help you finally make the most of your Costco membership you resolved to get your money's worth out of in 2019.

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    Includes five medium vacuum bags and one extra-long vacuum bag roll.

    Promising review: "I'm so pleased with this food vacuum sealer. Our other food sealer broke but I hated that thing, (obviously a different brand). It was bulky, loud, and difficult to use. This is slim, sleek, and easy to use. No more multiple times just trying to get a bag to seal. It worked flawlessly and I really put it through its paces right out of the box with having to package about 60 lbs. of meat. Thank you for making such a great product." —Bryan E. Long

    Get it from Amazon for $53.27.

    8. A flexible pancake turner to achieve Leslie Knope–level breakfast goals. Ugly pancakes are still delicious, but you've got the means to turn out some beauts.

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    Promising review: "This guy has a *really* wide blade. It is so wide that you can made a *big* pancake and still slip under it with ease from any angle. Next, this guy is heat-resistant to 600 degrees F. Who cares? Well, yesterday my wife and I were making pancakes and she thought I had oiled the griddle and I thought she had oiled the griddle and...well, needless to say, the first pancake stuck and we had a quick recovery to perform. Got that sticky little devil up and off the griddle quickly and then turned my attention to getting the oil out and...Wait! Where did I put the new clown paddle flipper? Oh, down on the stove touching the burner! Ugh. But, unlike previous utensils unintentionally sacrificed to the fire gods, this flipper was completely unharmed." —MetaphoricalOldGuy

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    9. A fish turner to help you FINALLY make a decent salmon filet at home that still looks presentable. It'll also be clutch for transferring hot gooey cookies from the baking sheet.

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    Promising review: "This is my go-to turner when I'm cooking for anything — not just fish. I'm pretty particular about turners, which sounds odd, but if they aren't thin enough at the edge, it's hard to get them under the food. Metal is important so it's not floppy, and the length is great because it can hold larger pieces of food. Worth it." —Mary Schumann

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    10. Produce-saving storage containers that'll help you make your way through that pack of strawberries that was on sale. Or just help 'em last 'til you have time to whip up strawberry shortcake this weekend.

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    These are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. Read our review of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers!

    Promising review: "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." —Laura

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $23.96.

    11. A foldable cutting board so you don't have to sacrifice another single mushroom slice to the fiery pits of your gas stove. Wait, do you have your own cooking show?

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    Promising review: "My wife really likes this item. She was using our two large glass boards to cut everything on. Cleaning those larger boards took some effort. She chops a lot of small items on it and likes the way it folds in half, which makes it easy to pour the chopped items into other dishes. She then puts it in the dishwasher for washing. Would be very easy to hand wash as well." —P. Stein

    Get it from Amazon for $8.12+ (available in six colors).

    12. A kitchen scale with etched conversion charts you'll definitely be using next time you attempt that Scandinavian lifestyle blogger's cookie recipe you ran through Google translate.

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    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection at Macy's for $19.99.

    13. A pastry mat with measurements as a lil' helper for your great-aunt's homemade pie crust recipe you're tackling this weekend. It's gonna be delish!

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    Promising review: "This mat saved the day during my marathon baking sessions for Christmas. The mat stayed in place on my clean counter top so I could roll out pie crust and sugar cookies. I used the size guides to press out biscuit dough to the size of the pan before cutting out the circles to make sure I got the most out of each batch and they were uniform in size. The mat was easy to clean, dry off, and fold for storage." —Tawny9753

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    14. A macaron baking silicone mat because your bakery budget is going through the roof and why not try to make your fave dessert yourself?! This'll give you a bit of guidance!

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    Promising review: "I bought them for baking macarons and have to say that they are perfect. I like those circles. They are ideal for baking macarons. Moreover, I see no difference comparing with popular 'Silpat' baking mat which has a much higher price. Additionally, for those who cook macarons, I would also recommend a teflon baking mat to put it above silicone mat, so your macarons will be easier to get from the mat." —Artem Chernenko

    Get two from Amazon for $13.99.

    15. An adorable pot clip to hold up your spoon when you find yourself whipping up a feast for an army in a kitchen the size of a postage stamp and next to no counter space.

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    It's made of silicone and stainless steel, and heat-resistant to 482°F-250°C.

    Promising review: "Simple yet brilliant is how to describe this little tool. Clips to any pot easily and securely and allows you to rest just about any kitchen utensil securely over the pot/dish. Drips simply end up back in the food and not on your counters. Silicone buttons protect against any scratching so this can be used safely be used on even the most expensive pots worry free." —KB

    Get it from Amazon for $8.38.

    16. An excellent chef's knife to help you cut up those whole ingredients with finesse. ICYMI, cutting with dull knives is extremely dangerous!

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    Promising review: "I was a butcher for years and always used good knives for my work. Now, I love to cook but can't afford pricey knives. I saw the other reviews here and was very skeptical. After using this knife for two months as my main kitchen knife, I couldn't be any more impressed with it. I use and abuse it, throw it in the dishwasher and use it and abuse it again, and it keeps coming back for more. I use it on bone-in meats, veggies, tomatoes... whatever, and it retains its edge and still looks brand new. I haven't had to sharpen it at all yet, and it is still razor sharp. I highly recommend it." —HSHS Dad

    Get it from Amazon for $24.34 (available in eight colors).

    17. And cut-resistant gloves you should slip into really anytime you're about to pick up a knife. It doesn't hurt to be safe! Literally.

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    Promising review: "I am not a professional chef, I am simply a clumsy man and I hate cutting my hands. This glove, they come in a pair, has saved me a lot of irritation and screaming. Great product!" —A. Lopez

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in small to large sizes).

    18. A simple lil' egg separator ready to serve as sous chef in case you finally wanna attempt that souffle recipe that's been haunting you when you open up Pinterest.

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    Top rack-dishwasher safe.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    19. A flour sifter to help you better combine ingredients for smoother batter or dough. It's time to just shaking that bag of flour into a bowl. (I do it too.)

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    Promising review: "Yes, this sifter is better than any I have ever used. I only wish I had known that a turn handle would work this well years ago. I could not be happier. No more tapping and bumping my old squeeze handle on the counter trying to keep the flour moving through. Buying a second one for powdered sugar. I don't think I will ever use anything else again." —Wendy L. Simpson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    20. A set of four ziplock bag holders to serve as an extra set of hands when you need to put leftovers into bags or meal prep some freeze and dump slow cooker dinners. Yes, you can pull off that freezer meal prep!

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    Just so you know, the arms extend to accommodate larger bags!

    Get four from Amazon for $9.66.

    21. A stuffed burger press for creating a no-mess meat hug around delicious toppings like you're living in the year 3019.

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    Make cleanup even easier by using plastic wrap on the tool.

    Promising review: "The top has a protrusion that pushes the excess beef to the sides of the container, creating a perfect pocket for whatever toppings you care to add. Simply add some more ground beef to the top and press down with the top to create a perfect seal. The sealed burgers are easily extracted — the bottom plate can be pushed from below, allowing you to easily extract the burger without disturbing the contents or the shape. Drop them on the grill and you are ready to go. It really is as easy as that." —Christopher J. Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $10.86.

    22. A spill stopper to help mind those noods while you step away from the stove to make sure the kids haven't lit the house on fire.

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    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." —Chris w

    Get it from Amazon for $16.80+ (available in three colors).

    23. And a clip-on strainer to keep pasta from falling into your dirty sink. You splurged a bit on that fawn-cy ravioli. Don't let a single one go to waste!

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    It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love my new kitchen gadget! I've always dreaded bringing out that big ol' colander and having something extra to wash — especially if it was for something small like a box of mac and cheese. I'd then find myself struggling with trying to use the pot lid and losing half the food in the sink. I've only had this for a week or so, and I've already used it several times with different sized pots for different food items. Tonight it was used on my biggest pot for a large helping of spaghetti. It fits every pot perfectly, no food ends up in the sink, I can throw it in the dishwasher when done, and it doesn't take up a ton of space in the cabinet or in the dishwasher. Worth every penny!" —Tired

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

    24. A delightful lil' countertop compost bin in case you need a reminder that yes, you are trying to compost now. Let's stick with it!

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    This holds up to 3 quarts of food scraps with a vented lid and charcoal filter that absorbs odors, keeping your kitchen smelling fresh. Scraps easily slide out thanks to a drafted bucket shape, though you can place a plastic bag inside the bin if you prefer. In short, this is a good solution if you don't have an outdoor spot for your compost!

    Get it from Amazon for $30.36.

    25. A legendary 3-in-1 avocado tool that'll cut open, pit, and slice up that guac gem with finesse and WITHOUT spurting blood, perhaps most importantly!.

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    Promising review: "This is currently my favorite tool in the kitchen. All it took was slicing my hand once with a chef knife to look for a better avocado tool, and here it is. Performs as desired and doesn't cut your hands even if you slip (like I'm prone to). Plenty of real chefs don't like uni-taskers, but since I slice an avocado every morning, this is a huge help for me." —David Wynn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. Reusable toaster bags to whip up some mouthwatering grilled cheese in the toaster without worrying about crumbs or smoking cheese.

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    They also help prevent cross-contamination food allergies. Use them to reheat leftovers or defrost food in the microwave without making a mess. Transform your dinner with these 16 Ways To Take Your Grilled Cheese To The Next Level.

    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 a pack of three from Amazon for $8.49.

    27. A ramen microwave cooker built to make your noodles taste like you waited in line for hours at the hot new ramen joint.

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    This BPA-free and dishwasher-safe tool will cook up your ramen in three minutes. Try it out with one of these 17 Ramen Hacks That Will Make You Feel Fancy AF.

    Promising review: "I saw this on shark tank. My parents laughed at me for ordering it but after they tried the ramen they wanted one for themselves. First of all, the cooking time is significantly reduced. It's not mushy. It tastes like i made it on the stove. Theres a water fill line so the ramen comes out the same every time. And the handles on the side never burns your fingers. Amazing product"—Marcus McClellan

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in two colors).

    28. A sushi bazooka for pushing out the perfect roll. Every. Single. Time.

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    It's BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and works best when you use sushi rice.

    Promising review: "Made for the first time and was super easy and delish. I had difficulty closing and holding plunger at same time, but daughter helped. Looks pretty professional for first time ever. The bazooka is lightweight, but sturdy. Hope it holds up, because sushi is a hit with our granddaughters." —T. Hattaway

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. A ravioli maker and press for an endless stream of bragworthy 'grams.

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    Use this with the rolling pin you already own instead of a specialty pasta roller. Each press makes a dozen 1.5"/4cm raviolis. Impress yourself by adding an even more homemade twist on this Artichoke Ravioli Bake.

    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 it from Amazon for $14.41.

    30. A 14-cup food processor with a huge feed tube to get the job done in one fell swoop because you too were inspired to make a gingerbread version of your house after watching The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell. (R.I.P. Seriously Netflix, WHAT A MISTAKE CANCELLING THAT GEM!)

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    I digress.... Includes stainless-steel slicing disc, shredding disc, and new chopping blade. Has dishwasher-safe parts.

    Promising review: "I replaced my 35-year-old Cuisinart, which was the same capacity. The motor still worked but the bowl had small cracks. All the attachments from my old unit fit my new Cuisinart, which was an added bonus. Everything I have made in my new unit turned out well. I love the larger feed tube and consider it a big improvement, especially for slicing potatoes, etc. I find the unit very easy to use and have zero complaints. I love the large size because when I use it I don't have to worry about making two batches of everything. I haven't had it very long and only hope it will continue to hold up as well as my older unit." —Proud grandparent

    Get it from Amazon for $120.90+ (available in five varieties).

    So Rose wasn't all that helpful in the kitchen, but she was the true star of Curious Creations!

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