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    21 Products That'll Make It Easier To Cook At Home And Avoid Getting Takeout

    Time to save your coin and eat some delicious, homemade food!

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    1. This potato ricer that will give you silky smooth mashed potatoes every time.


    Whether you want to use mashed potatoes as a side dish, a soup ingredient or just to shovel into your mouth, this tool will make sure it's incredibly satisfying for all your senses. It also comes apart, so it's super easy to clean.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $30.

    2. This OXO Apple Slicer that cuts more than just apples into perfect wedges.

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    This gadget will cut and cork an apple into eight pieces, or you can use it to make potato wedges, a wedge salad or anything else your heart desires.

    Buy it from Catch for $14.99.

    3. This tofu press that will take the mess out of prepping your tofu, so that it's ready to be used in a delicious recipe.


    This three piece tool helps you extract the water from your tofu and it's small enough to keep in the fridge!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    4. This sushi making kit, which will teach you to make delicious maki rolls at home instead of ordering out for the fifth time this week.


    This kit comes with a step-by-step guide, so you won't be lost on where to start. It also comes with a rice paddle, a cutting guide — so each roll is perfectly shaped — and a training frame.

    Buy it from House for $39.99.

    5. This Fruit Windmill Cutter if you want your fruit salads to be particularly aesthetically pleasing.


    This fruit cutter is super easy to use — all you have to do is glide the blade over the fruit and the automatic cutting blade will do all the work for you. It's also a perfect tool for making perfectly shaped fruit kabobs!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $8.99.

    6. This smart rice cooker that adjusts the temperature as the rice cooks, so that it turns out perfect.


    This rice cooker has a 10 cup capacity, meaning it can make up to 25 servings at a time. You can also pre-set it, so you can put it on and forget about it until you're ready for a delicious rice-based dish.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $129.

    7. This compact slow cooker that will help you finally tackle the absolute delight that is low and slow cooking.


    You can use this slow cooker for three to four hours on high, or for eight to nine hours on slow. If you don't have time to make dinner when you get home, just throw in a few ingredients in the morning, set it to low and come home to a delicious and nutritious meal!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $38.

    8. Or if you don't want a million different appliances cluttering your kitchen, this instant pot does it all.


    You can use this instant pot as a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a pressure cooker, a steamer, a yoghurt maker and so much more.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $189.

    9. This 15-Piece Soft Grip Knife Set by Tasty, which will have you cutting, slicing and chopping like a pro without the hectic price tag.


    This set includes a chef's knife, bread knife, steak knives, all-purpose shears and loads more. The soft grip feature will keep them from slipping from your hand for a more controlled chop.

    Buy it from Big W for $59.

    10. This all-in-one mandoline slicer, so you don't have to spend heaps of time preparing your vegetables.


    Why bother with a knife when you can buy a tool that does it all? Plus, it stores all the contents in a neat, little container, leaving no mess and a stack of perfectly sliced potatoes.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $25.99.

    11. This NutriBullet that is so powerful, you'll never find random chunks in your morning smoothie ever again.


    Plus, it can be used for way more than just your regular smoothie. Try it with your favourite pesto, chutney, sauce, soup and dip recipe.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $138.

    12. These colour-coordinated chopping boards, so cross contamination won't ever be a factor in your kitchen.


    This kit comes with four chopping boards, one for raw fish, one for raw meat, one for cooked food and one for vegetables. It's also super handy if you happen to share a kitchen with anyone that has strict dietary requirements.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $53.38.

    13. This cast iron skillet that will make stove to oven cooking so much easier.

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    This skillet is one piece of forged iron and features lips on either side for easy pouring.

    If you're looking for inspiration on what you can make with your cast iron skillet, here are 21 recipes you can start with.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $26.99.

    14. And so you don't burn your fingers off, this silicone hot handle cover.


    This silicone handle holder is completely heatproof, so you can enjoy cooking or seasoning your cast iron skillet without bothering to use oven mitts or tea towels to protect your hands.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.70.

    15. This multi-use herb stripper that will allow you to add greenery to your dishes with minimal effort.

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    Adding a little fresh herb will elevate even the most boring dish to new heights, but sometimes getting those leaves off the stem can be a chore and half. This little gadget takes the hard work out of it completely — plus, it's super easy to clean.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.

    16. This pizza cutter that will make frozen pizzas so much easier to prepare — and faster preparation equals faster consumption.


    This cutter can be used to cut a variety of flatbreads, but you can also use it to finely chop herbs, onions and garlic.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.95.

    17. This baking mat, which is perfect for mastering the art of the macaron.


    You can either use this non-stick baking mat in the oven or as a guide when you're rolling dough to size.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $5.54.

    18. This avocado tool that will make having avo on toast so much easier.


    This tool includes a slicer, a cutter and something to get that slippery seed out with ease.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $2.95.

    19. This pack of reusable meal prep containers, which will force you to stop paying $15 for a sandwich every day.


    These meal prep containers are stackable for easy storing. Plus, they're microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. These ones are in a bento style, so you can keep your sauces and food separate which will make them extra fresh when you dig in at lunchtime.

    Buy a pack of 15 from Amazon Australia for $22.99.

    20. This sandwich press, which is a must because everything should be on panini level.


    This press not only maintains even pressure for optimal sandwich toasting, but it's also a perfect tool for cooking if you live in a studio with a single stove or don't have a kitchen at all. You can use it to cook eggs, various kinds of meat and even tofu.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.

    21. And finally, this cherry pitter, because throwing a handful of cherries into your mouth without worrying about pits is a luxury everyone should experience.

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    You can use this tool to pit cherries, olives and more. It's perfect for prepping your berries for desserts or just plain old eating.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.95.

    You, treating yourself at the end of this month because you saved all that money cooking at home:

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