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19 Products To Keep You From Screwing Up Your Valentine's Day Dinner

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1. A dinner cookbook chock full of GOOD recipes because engagement chicken and sex pasta are just plain dumb.

Get it from Amazon for $21 or a signed copy from Food52 for $36.
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Get it from Amazon for $21 or a signed copy from Food52 for $36.

2. A dry rub seasoner for smearing on a tantalizing concoction.

Get it from Target for $9.99.Put the tool to the test with our One-Pan Baby Back Ribs Recipe here.
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Get it from Target for $9.99.

Put the tool to the test with our One-Pan Baby Back Ribs Recipe here.

3. A 3-in-1 avocado tool that let's you slit, pit, and slice up avocado for the perfect guac.

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.Make it work for its supper with our Chili Lime Tilapia With Avocado Crema recipe here.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

Make it work for its supper with our Chili Lime Tilapia With Avocado Crema recipe here.

4. A pair of cut-resistant gloves so you don't dress the salad in blood.

Get them from Amazon for $11.99+. / Available in four sizes.
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Get them from Amazon for $11.99+. / Available in four sizes.

5. This mandolin slicer to evenly slice cheese, veggies, and other oh-so-romantic eats for a top-notch presentation.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

6. A pretty place-setting sheet for serving (and easily cleaning up) the sloppiest of meals.

Get 50 sheets from High Fashion Home for $25.
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Get 50 sheets from High Fashion Home for $25.

7. A sushi bazooka so your SO thinks that you used a bamboo mat to make picturesque rolls.

Get it from Amazon for $8.37.Give it a go on one of these Non-Traditional Veggie Sushi Recipes here.
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Get it from Amazon for $8.37.

Give it a go on one of these Non-Traditional Veggie Sushi Recipes here.

8. A cauliflower tool for zipping through ingredient prep.

Get it from Amazon for $8.Use it on our Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos recipe here.
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Get it from Amazon for $8.

Use it on our Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos recipe here.

9. A silicone spatula that's heat-resistant up to 480 degrees F, will prevent a sitcom-style fire-alarm snafu.

Get it from Amazon for $6.95.Wield it on our Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry recipe here.
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Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

Wield it on our Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry recipe here.

10. An instructional pastry mat that'll help you master the art of rolling out dough.

Get it from Sur la Table for $15.96.Try it out on one of our Fabulous Pie recipes here.
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Get it from Sur la Table for $15.96.

Try it out on one of our Fabulous Pie recipes here.

11. A simple knife sharpener that gives you some versatility.

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.And check out our picks for the best chef's knife on BuzzFeed Reviews.
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Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

And check out our picks for the best chef's knife on BuzzFeed Reviews.

12. A seasoned cast-iron skillet that's ready for your culinary creations.

Get it from Amazon for $15.92. / Available in eight sizes.Put it to work with one of these Tantalizing Cast Iron Skillet Recipes here.And check out our picks for the best cast-iron skillet on BuzzFeed Reviews!
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Get it from Amazon for $15.92. / Available in eight sizes.

Put it to work with one of these Tantalizing Cast Iron Skillet Recipes here.

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

13. A lemon squeezer that'll help you juice up a variety of dishes.

Get it from Amazon for $7.49.Squeeze it out on our One-Pan Salmon Dinner recipe here.
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Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

Squeeze it out on our One-Pan Salmon Dinner recipe here.

14. A pot lid-holder and spoon rest to keep your counters (and dinner prep tools) pristine.

Get it from Amazon for $12.90.
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Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

15. A rapid egg cooker so there'll be one less thing you have to keep an eye on.

Get it from Amazon for $17.33+. / Available in three colors.Give it a go with one of these Crazy Deviled Egg Recipes here.
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Get it from Amazon for $17.33+. / Available in three colors.

Give it a go with one of these Crazy Deviled Egg Recipes here.

16. A scraper to rake up every morsel of dough and clear the way for more food prep.

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

17. A small cooking torch for melting cheese, browning meat, carmelizing sugar, and handling other fiery tasks.

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Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Fire it up for our Cookies and Crème Brûlée recipe here.

18. A pair of kitchen shears to cut through strips of bacon, romaine, whatever.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.Use them to make quick work of our Ramen Carbonara recipe here.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Use them to make quick work of our Ramen Carbonara recipe here.

19. And a microplane so you can actually get the perfect consistency of cheese or citrus zest that a grater just can't manage.

Get it from Amazon for $11.49.Wield it for dusting cheese on Chef Nyesha Arrington's Meaty Chili Spaghetti recipe here.
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Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

Wield it for dusting cheese on Chef Nyesha Arrington's Meaty Chili Spaghetti recipe here.

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