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    34 Things That'll Help You Improve Your Time In The Kitchen

    Fry food, brew coffee, and measure ingredients with ease, thanks to these gadgets that are *chef's kiss* amazing.

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    1. A veggie spiralizer because you can whip up a bunch of zoodle dishes without having to peel *and* chop up squash or zucchini beforehand. Spiralized veggies for tossing with pesto and stir-frying are coming right up.

    2. A Takeya cold brew maker that'll give you amazing iced coffee with minimal effort. It's so easy to use and will save you money (spending $5 on a cold brew every morning or afternoon can seriously hurt your wallet). All you need is coarse or French Press-ground beans and water to make your caffeine dreams come true. ☕

    BuzzFeed Editor Maitland Quitmeyer shows her Takeya cold brew maker next to a glass of iced coffee in her kitchen

    3. A five-in-one countertop cooker so you can prepare mouthwatering burgers, paninis, and salmon without an outdoor grill. It cooks food quickly *and* doesn't take hours to clean. You can still have a delicious barbecue, even if you're not dining al fresco.

    Gray and black 5-in-1 countertop cooker with fresh orange pepper slices, broccoli florets, and a slab of salmon

    4. Pretty soup crocks just begging to be filled with chili, chowder, and stew when you're in the mood for warm comfort food. Plus, you can pop one of these in the microwave or oven to heat up your food in minutes.

    5. A bamboo cutting board with a juice groove that'll catch any water or liquid while you're slicing fruit or veggies. The next time you're chopping up celery or a watermelon, you won't make a mess all over your counter and save so much time on cleanup.

    6. A knife sharpener that'll get your blades in perfect shape for dicing onions, meat, tofu, and more. All you have to do is slide your knife into one of the slots and pull the knife through the slot from heel to top in your direction. Chopping up ingredients will be SO much easier, especially when you need to get dinner on the table ASAP.

    Hand uses green Goodful knife sharpener to sharpen large silver knife

    7. An air fryer to make all the barbecue sides you can dream of: This baby quickly heats up fries, wings, and more delights without a nasty grease pool, thanks to air crisp technology. Plus, it fits up to 6 quarts of food if you are cooking for yourself and the fam!

    8. Essie Spice's Coco-For-Garlic sauce because your seafood, meat, and veggie meals need a major flavor upgrade. Just add this mouth-watering blend to whatever you're cooking and you won't have to sift through your pantry for more ingredients.

    Jar of Coco-For-Garlic filled with orange sauce on a table next to peppers, coconuts, and honey comb

    9. An all-in-one avocado slicer that divides, pits, *and* slices your avocados for you. This nifty gadget ~halves~ the time it'll take to get these fruits ready for guacamole and toast.

    10. A baking mat with a nonstick surface (and measurements!) so you can make bread, pies, and other baked goods with ease. Roll, knead, and cut dough without making a mess or using a slippery counter.

    Hands roll out slab of dough on white and red baking mat with measurements

    11. A breakfast sandwich maker to whip up a heavenly combo of eggs, peppers, and ham on an English muffin whenever you are craving brunch. Just place your ingredients into this multi-layer press and bam, breakfast is served. No more using a million pans to get the job done.

    12. A cast-iron skillet so you can cook yummy dishes like rosemary chicken, pasta with veggies, and veggie fajitas. If you're whipping up dinner for a party of two, three, four, or more, this pan will quickly heat up large quantities of food. It also has great heat retention, so your meals won't get cold when it's time to eat.

    Penne with meat crumbles, tomato, basil, and cheese in a black cast-iron skillet

    13. A four-in-one burger press to create homemade quarter-pound, half-pound, three quarter-pound, *and* restaurant-sized stuffed sliders. This tool makes molding so easy (no rolling pin required!) and your patties will be perfectly shaped for grilling.

    Black four-in-one burger press with ground meat, jalapeños, cheese, and onions inside

    14. A microwave bacon cooker because you'll get to eat crispy bacon and not spend so much time making it. This gadget cooks bacon in minutes and doesn't soak pieces in fat drippings. If your old skillet isn't ~meating~ your cooking expectations, this gadget def will.

    15. A citrus juicer that'll effectively squeeze lemon and orange halves without squirting juice everywhere or leaving seeds behind. It also has a dual-gear mechanism to help minimize achy hands and fingers.

    Yellow citrus juicer next to lemon slices

    16. A microwave pasta cooker for *chef's kiss* perfect spaghetti. Even if you don't have a stove, you can still make a delicious pasta dish in minutes. Just place your noodles in the container, add water, cook in the microwave, and drain. Bon appétit!

    17. A set of herb scissors because you'll save so much ~thyme~ on prepping ingredients before cooking. Five-blade shears help you avoid herb chunks and an ergonomic handle ensures a safe grip.

    Reviewer uses green pair of herb scissors to cut up fresh herbs on a cutting board

    18. A three-in-one veggie chopper, slicer, and spiralizer so you can have plant-based ingredients ready and not waste time chopping them up. You'll get perfectly diced cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions for every meal in minutes 👏.

    19. Measuring spoons that'll ~bee~ helpful if your recipes require spices, condiments, and sugar. They're marked with measurements, so you can easily scoop up ingredients when you're baking or cooking. Plus, don't they look so cute?!

    Wooden measuring spoons that say "Be Kind" with a bee design on the front

    20. A food chopper to ~cut~ your meal prep time in half and reduce the mess on your countertop. Mash ground meat, fruit, and veggies with ease in glass bowls and skillets.

    21. A Dash Rapid Egg Cooker because it makes ~eggcellent~ hard-boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, poached eggs, and omelets for your entire crew. This gadget cooks up to six (yes, six!) eggs at once. All you have to do is place the eggs inside, set a timer, and the buzzer will go off in a few minutes when they're done.

    22. A big waffle maker that'll cook up to four waffles (or Churaffles = a combination of churros and waffles) at a time for weekend brunch. Cleanup is also easy too, thanks to its nonstick surface that won't hold on to greasy residue.

    23. A pair of shredding claws for brisket, chicken, and pulled pork sandwiches. You can easily grasp and shred pieces of meat (no carving knife required) for your next barbecue or slow cooker meal. They're also melt-proof, so you won't have to worry about excessive heat ruining them.

    Hands use two black shredding claws to cut up pulled pork on a white plate

    24. A vacuum sealer because your fridge is way too packed and you don't want meat juice dripping all over your shelves. Make meal prep and food storage easy with this device, which compresses poultry, veggies, and leftovers into space-saving bags.

    25. A jar scraper spatula to help you scoop up every last bit of jam for bread. It's shaped like a cute platypus and also doubles up as a knife, so you can spread your PB&J or toast with ease (and not use a crappy spoon when you're hangry).

    Hand uses platapus-shaped jar scraper spatula to spread jam on piece of bread with peanut butter

    26. An AeroGarden so you can grow herbs and leafy greens right in your home. This indoor garden comes with Genovese basil, curly parsley, and dill seeds and it doesn't take up too much counter space. You're going to love having fresh ingredients on hand that don't require a grocery store trip.

    27. A mushroom-shaped funnel because it makes it quick and simple to pour olive oil and wine into bottles sans spills. It's also dishwasher safe and will be a cute addition to your kitchen tools.

    Liquid gets poured into mushroom-shaped funnel

    28. An electric hot pot that'll let you cook anything from ramen bowls to fried eggs in minutes. This gadget doesn't require a stove top and has an adjustable temp setting. Yes to chowing down on your incredible meal while chilling in bed.

    29. A NutriBullet blender you'll want to add to your kitchen counter if you love making smoothies and juices. This baby easily blends fruits and veggies, thanks to three precision speeds, and won't leave ice chunks in your drinks.

    Hand pours purple smoothie into cups after blending it in black NutriBullet blender

    30. A rotating pizza oven so you can bake a pepperoni, veggie, or plain pie with ease. You'll be glad you didn't have to wait hours for your cheesy creation to come to life, because this doesn't require preheating like a standard oven.

    Reviewer shows meat and cheese-covered pizza made with gray rotating pizza oven

    31. Reusable food storage bags that are leak-proof and hand-washable, so you don't have to throw them away after you use them. They'll work great for leftovers *and* will not take up too much space in your fridge.

    32. A smart pot-stirrer for times when you have to share kitchen space with fam or roommates. Clip this baby onto a pot and let it do the work for you, so you don't have to bump into each other while you're making chili or soup.

    Reviewer uses red and white pot stirrer on top of a silver pot

    33. An easy-to-clean compost bin so you can properly dispose of produce scraps while you're cooking. Its lid also seals in odors, so you won't be smelling banana peels or carrot slices before you empty it out.

    34. And a clip-on colander that'll be incredibly helpful if you're draining pasta with one hand. It easily fits on round pots and pans and gently lets water out. You won't have to worry about rotini or ravioli pieces falling in the sink anymore.

    Model uses silver pot with clip-on black strainer to strain water out of a batch of pasta in a sink

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