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    28 Kitchen Gadgets That'll Soothe Your Lazy Soul

    For when you want to eat all the food but don't want to do anything to make it.

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    1. A little silicone egg separator who'll do the work for you when it's time to bake something scrumptious, or whip up an egg white omelet.

    Promising review: "Love this idea. It's fast, simple, and easy to use and clean. I have no trouble using it with large eggs. I think the trick is to just be gentle and not forceful. This is definitely better than the wire holder I have been using!" —meissler

    Get it from Amazon for $12.96+ (available in three adorable animals).

    2. A set of dishwasher-safe bowl covers so you can slump these over leftovers and avoid the unnecessary washing of Tupperware.

    I am really ~feline~ these.

    Get a set of two from ModCloth for $15.

    3. A microwaveable pasta maker for anyone who has dreamt of cooking, straining, and eating pasta all with one device.

    Promising review: "I love using this to cook a variety of pasta. So far, I have used it to cook rigatoni, ravioli, and spaghetti. Follow the directions and the pasta will be perfect. The top is perfect for draining the liquid." —Jill Hay

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. And an attachable strainer that'll help you strain a pot of fusilli ~pasta~ than a speeding bullet. Okay maybe not that fast, but still this is a 10/10 product.

    Promising review: "Great strainer! Easy to use, easy to wash. I put it on when my pasta is done, tilt the pot over the drain, and aim the spout so the water goes right down the drain instead of pooling in the sink. It works equally well for large and small pots. A must-have for every kitchen!" —C. Sinclair

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    5. A set of non-stick cookware designed to fry, saute, stew, brown, and boil without sticking. Sometimes the motivation to cook strikes even the laziest ones (me), and it's best to have an easy to use, easy to clean set on hand.

    Set includes: 9.5" fry pan, 11" griddle pan, 1.5 qt. saucepan with glass lid, 2.5-quart saucepan with lid, 4-quart deep cooker with glass lid and helper handle, 6-quart Dutch oven with glass lid, recipe booklet

    Features: PFOA-free non-stick diamond reinforced coating, stay cool silicone handles, tempered glass lids with steam vent and grip knob

    Promising review: "I love these pots and pans. They cook evenly and are easy to clean. I won't put them in the dishwasher even though you can." —gypsy719

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $88 (available in three colors).

    6. And a set of three lazy tools equipped with pot hanging notches — perfect for using alongside non-stick cookware.

    Bye countertop mess!

    Set Includes: solid spoon, spoonula, and slotted spoon

    Get them from Bed Bath & Beyond for $19.99.

    7. A microwave bacon cooker so you can indulge your bacon cravings without turning on the stove, frying bacon, turning the bacon, de-greasing the bacon, soaking the pan, etc., etc., etc.

    Promising review: "This is the best little gadget I have tried in a long time. I lay a paper towel on top and fold to drape over the edges to catch the splatters, program for one minute per slice of bacon, and that is it. If you have a full rack, 12 slices, you will take the rack out, remove the ones that are done, put back in, cook for additional one minutes until all are to your satisfaction. You can put the gadget into the dishwasher or wash in good soapy water and have it ready for the next use." —G. Carver

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    8. And a small but mighty microwave cleaner that ~by oil accounts~ will magically clean up your microwave via steam, even if you haven't cleaned it in six months 😬.

    She is fierce, she is powerful, and I need her.

    Promising review: "I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't cleaned my microwave in about six months. It's an awful task. I ran Angry Mama one time, wiped it down easily, then ran it one more time to get it detailed really clean. Highly recommend using it more often than once every six months for a super fast, super clean microwave!" —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    9. A set of reusable ice cubes — they can leave you shivering with glee once you realize you never have to refill the ice cube tray again.

    Promising review: "We have been using these reusable ice cubes for the past couple of summers and LOVE them! I purchased several more of them to give to friends who are also obsessed with them. In the off months we keep them in the pantry and toss them in the freezer in large gallon bags to have on hand for our outdoor adventures. They are ingenious and we will probably buy more again in the future. But, for now they are holding up and we have reused them many, many times. Awesome invention!" —Karen

    Get a 45-pack from World Market for $5.99.

    10. An excellent salad spinner to make you say "lettuce romaine friends" to your leafy greens, instead of whatever usual cries of washing and drying lettuce agony you mutter.

    Promising review: "I love this! Works great and easy to use and clean. Makes salad making so much faster." —Steffani F.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+.

    11. And a stainless-steel, dishwasher-safe chop wizard that really leaves you no excuse but to make a salad every once in a while, or chop some veggies for an omelet/stir fry/chili. It can't get easier than this.

    Promising review: "I use mine every time I cook. It is very sturdy and durable. I have used it to chop hard carrots, celery, and LOTS of onions. You can chop a large onion quickly, easily, and uniformly. As you chop, you can see the measure of the chopped ingredient by turning the Chop Wizard vertically. This saves time and does not dirty up another measuring cup. I use the smaller grate to dice jalapeños, and freeze the diced peppers in silicone ice tray cubes for future recipes." —PrimeShopper

    Get it from Amazon for $19.40.

    12. A very strange device capable of making even stranger edible egg cylinders, because sometimes you have to get weird to cook hassle-free eggs.

    Promising review: "My husband loves this! I'm currently out of the country and left him fending for himself, and this machine basically does my morning job for him! He gets up, turns it on, and throws a couple eggs in. He jumps in the shower, and the eggs are done when he is ready! Really good fun and recommend this to everyone." —Vicky

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    13. A can opener featuring a cutting wheel that eliminates all sharp edges, and won't drop the lid of the can until the release is pressed. So basically, the best can opener ever.

    Time to open up a can of soup and call dinner done, amirite?

    Promising review: "Best can opener I've ever owned." —Kathy

    Get it from World Market $9.99.

    14. An almighty Instant Pot for anyone in need of a life-changing solution to being lazy and hungry. This babe is a pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow-cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, cake maker, warmer, and it can brown and sauté. It can also cook up to six times faster than ~other~ kitchen appliances, i.e. it can steam broccoli/peas in 60 seconds.

    It can also make mashed potatoes in 15 minutes, pressure cook a cheesecake in 30 mins, and give you slow-cooked shredded chicken tacos in under 30 minutes. Check out 21 Easy Instant Pot Recipes That’ll Basically Cook Themselves for more ideas.

    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've learned to do so much with it. I will sum it 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 seriously can't believe how many foods can be cooked in here! I am all of a sudden a much, much better cook! There are so many cookbooks for this, my favorite being Hip Pressure Cooking. This whole last month has been wonderful." —Aundrea

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in size 3-, 6-, and 9-quart sizes).

    15. A lazy Susan so you can *turn around* your lazy ways. Just kidding. It is a "too lazy to reach and look for this ingredient in the top shelf" person's dream.

    Promising review: "I bought these to help organize my pantry and make things easily visible. They perfectly suit my needs, and they have textured bases to keep items from sliding around." —Katherine

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    16. A breakfast sandwich maker you'll use every morning, noon, and night, because food doesn't get better than a machine slapping together a breakfast sandwich for you.

    Promising review: "My wife hates this, the reason? I use it A LOT. It's super easy to make sandwiches! I work from home, so on my break I'm able to make me a quick sandwich and eat it back at my desk. I need to experiment with something else besides breakfast, but this Is the best thing ever!" —Eric

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four colors, includes recipe book).

    17. An ingenious microwave rice cooker — it can make perfectly cooked rice for your rice-guzzling family every time.

    Set includes: 2L cooking pot, colander, measuring cup, and multi-purpose rice paddle

    Promising review: "It cooks beautifully textured rice — fluffy, tender, cooked right through but not clumpy or mushy. Zoom my rice photo, if you don't believe me. I have a 900 watt oven. I cooked four cups of (washed and drained) rice with five cups water, on 50% power (450 watt) for 18 minutes, then left it alone for 20 minutes before eating. Perfect! The minimalist design is gorgeous and functional — I love how the rice paddle is also the lid knob, pot handles and lid lock. Ingenious! Clean up is a breeze too." —JS

    Get it from Amazon for $20.25.

    18. A compact air fryer to whip up wings, French fries, roast vegetables, fry plantains, and more in less time than it takes to pre-heat your oven. I own this exact model, and it rules.

    The angel of my life. This babe can make a dozen chicken wings, or 1 lbs. of French fries at once 😍.

    Features: 1.6-quart capacity fryer basket, auto-shut off function, cool touch housing and handle, half the weight of a standard fryer, includes recipe guide companion cookbook with 15+ recipes

    Promising review: "This little gem does exactly what you want it to do. Mozzarella sticks, wings, and pizza snacks come out perfectly. Takes a little while to find out just how long to do each snack, but once you get used to it, just perfect. Takes up very little space." —Swimmer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in four colors).

    19. A little meatball maker so the next time you cook a spaghetti dinner, your lazy antics *meat* their *maker.* You can also use this for cake pops and ice cream!

    Suddenly I'm in the mood for a meatball sub.

    Promising review: "You're not a cook without these ball shapers. I use the large one to form turkey meat balls, which I bake in the oven. This way they are all the same size, and cook to finish 165° at same time. I do a pan of 24." —GOMERpyle9

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.92 (one M and one L).

    20. A set of produce savers for anyone who loves berries ~berry~ much, but doesn't love washing and drying them only to see them rot before their eyes. These are also great for preserving avocados without lemon juice/plastic wrap/praying for the best.

    Just dump your produce in here, wash before eating, and you're done! Check out this full review from Goodful.

    Promising review: "I love this! I use the little one to keep half avocados from going brown, and the large one to keep butter lettuce from wilting! The picture is the avocado after 24 hours in the fridge." —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    21. A bread machine (with a gluten-free setting) you can literally dump ingredients into, press a button, and a freshly-baked bread loaf will appear a few hours later.

    This is arguably easier than going out into the world to buy bread. Takes a bit more time, but it is totally worth it.

    Promising review: "I'm so pleased with this bread making machine. To have gluten-free bread in a little more than three hours is amazing. So simple to use and easy to clean up. I have recommended it to many of my friends." —Donna01

    Get it from Target or Walmart for $46.99.

    22. And a bamboo bread slicer that just may help you stop *loafing* around and cutting awkward-sized slices of bread. It's super easy to use, and it folds up for storage!

    Promising review: "I love this bread slicing guide! Easy to store, you can select different slice sizes, and it cleans up simply." —tracy matteson

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two sizes).

    23. A simplified Keurig single brew coffee maker and a dash reorder button for anyone who is way too lazy to wait longer than a few seconds for coffee, let alone hop on the computer to buy more K-cups.

    Promising review: "With my other Keurigs, I've noticed that lagging is common, especially when handling the screens. You have to touch and maneuver your selections instead of manually pressing buttons, so you're wasting time waiting as it stalls. With my K55, I don't have to worry about that. Be it your home or workplace, this basic version serves a piping hot cup of coffee without all of the frills. A simple press of a button and it's ready to go! A huge plus is the rhubarb color it comes in — absolutely beautiful!" —Noella Mai

    Get them from Amazon for $95.01+ (also available in four other models).

    24. A cute mug you'll sip from as you try to gather the energy to ~zoom~ through your morning.,

    Complete with a lid so when you're lost in lazy contemplation, your coffee will stay hot!

    Promising review (for the mug on the left): "I got this as a gift for a photographer friend of mine. It is adorable in person!" —Megan

    Get the mug on the left from ModCloth for $19, or the mug set on the right from Amazon for $13.95 (set includes no-spill lid, retractable lid, spoon, and a 13.5 oz. mug with stainless-steel interior).

    25. A convection oven just as dedicated to heating up frozen pizzas as you are. The pizza drawer is also great for preparing bruschetta and quesadillas.

    Explaining this purchase to your friends like: "This is the oven I use for when I make homemade pizza and bruschetta and definitely not the oven I use to heat up a frozen pizza and quesadilla at the same time."

    Features: 60-minute timer with auto-shutoff and bell signal, cooks quickly and browns food evenly, top and bottom crumb trays for easy cleaning

    Promising review: "My husband gave it to me as a gift for Mother's Day. I LOVE IT!! We have had pizza at least a dozen times. Baked lasagna, made my son's birthday cake and we warm/toast bread in it." —Juan T.

    Get it from from Amazon for $99.99.

    26. And a pizza cutter to make pizza cutting easy peasy, because no one wants to hear you mutter "cheesus crust" under your breath as you struggle to cut on through.

    Keep those puns to yourself, ~cheese~.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $5.44.

    27. A stainless-steel artichoke heart blade and scoop worthy of depending on when it's artichokester time (a time I just invented in which one prepares, roasts, and eats artichokes; the greatest vegetable here on earth).

    Get it from World Market for $14.99.

    28. And an apple cutter that'll be there for you the next time you want to eat a sliced apple but just cannot deal with the mere thought of getting out the knife and cutting board.,

    Promising review (for the red slicer): "This makes coring an apple or pear SO easy! I use it most mornings to prepare an apple or pear to bring to work. I've given one of these to my sister, and to my daughters. You should try it!" —cc

    Get the red slicer from Amazon for $10.50+ (16 slice cutter).

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