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    23 Multi-Use Kitchen Gadgets That'll Save You So Much Space

    Give me a chopper, a blender, and mixer all in one please.

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    1. A compact air fryer for anyone who wants to fry up some wings, fries, dumplings, veggies, and more without any oil.

    I have the aqua model at home, and it works wonders by circulating hot air around your food. It only takes two minutes to preheat and cooks way faster than the oven!

    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. Not for large amounts, but for one or two people its great. Takes up very little space." —Swimmer

    ~Feast~ your eyes on 18 Recipes That’ll Make You Want An Air Fryer Right Now for more delish ideas.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (five colors).

    2. A multi-stand tower to dry bottles and give you a hands-free hold on bags for leftovers/food prep.

    Promising review: "I love it most as my 'garbage bag holder' while preparing food. I also use it to hold my cutting boards, and to dry pans and cookie sheets. And oh yea, works great to dry bottles!" —sks

    Get it from Amazon for $16+ (two colors), or get a three-pack of a smaller version from Amazon for $13.99.

    3. A 4-in-1 immersion blender that makes me realize I bought the wrong blender and now I'm sitting here like "wow you had the opportunity to change your life if only you'd known this small, wondrous babe existed." You should buy this and avoid a lifetime of regret while you still can.

    I'm throwing my blender in the trash and giving this a whirl, don't worry.

    Set includes: motorized handle, blending blades, aerating whisk, 2-Cup chopping bowl and cover, three-cup storage jar, and airtight lid

    Features: dishwasher-safe, stainless-steel attachments, two speeds, and can blend, chop, grind, and whip

    Promising review: "I love this stick blender. Over Thanksgiving week with food prep for 30 people, I deployed it repeatedly. It managed every task with ease. The components clean easily. It pureed my butternut squash to perfect smoothness. It mixed the deviled egg filling quickly and smoothly. As a test I attempted to chop my crackers for stuffing, and it powdered them quickly. Good to know. It chopped radish, celery, and onion easily for an appetizer. I blended my shortening, salt, and flour for pie crust — added the water, and had very fast dough ready to chill. The crust was smooth and flaky. I hope to get the longevity out of it. Thanks Epica for this great small appliance." —My Own Mind

    Get it from Amazon for $36.50.

    4. A 3-in-1 grill to cook up waffles, paninis, burgers, and grilled cheese, and become your best friend in the kitchen in no time.

    Promising review: "Very easy to use. We have used all three different plates, and we love the waffles. Paninis came out great, the kids love making their own. The grill plate we just used today and WOW is all I can say. How did I not buy this sooner?!" —Christine Raposo

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    5. A 2-in-1 can opener and bottle opener so you ~can~ do it all without a single sharp edge to show for it.

    Promising review: "I needed a new can opener, and I don't like electric ones. I wanted something that wouldn't leave sharp edges. This little gem more than delivers, and what a bonus to have all those other little ways of using it to open jars, bottles, etc. Having watched some videos, I knew how to line it up, and it worked like a charm. I almost couldn't even tell if the entire top had been opened, but I used the little grabber gizmo and it popped right off. Not a sharp edge to be found!" —eaglssong

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (three colors).

    6. An 8-in-1 kitchen gadget capable of so many things, it might make your head spin as you grate cheese, juice an orange, and separate eggs for the perfect breakfast.

    Set includes: funnel, juicer, grater, egg cracker, shredder, can opener, egg separator, and measuring cup

    Promising review: "It's a convenient way of storing a ton of kitchen tools I needed, and for only $10! I would say it's more than worth it if you don't have a majority of the tools, which I didn't, because I'm in college." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A powerful hand grater (featuring two grating sizes) designed to do only one thing, but it'll do it so well you'll use it for everything — grate cheese, chocolate, lemon zest, and veggies.

    Promising review: "Beautiful lime green color, and the handle is easy to hold. It has a very large grating range, which is nice because you can get your job done fast. I thought it was a bit pricey, but after receiving it; I I can't complain. The quality is good." —DROMP

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $7.97 (four colors).

    8. A strap n' strainer guaranteed to strain the water from pasta or grease from ground beef with ease.

    Promising review: "I use it to drain grease from cooked ground beef, and it does this to perfection. I use the Snap'N Strain on the pan and pour the hot grease into a small grease trap I keep on the stove (looks like a small old timey metal coffee pot). Later after cooling, it goes into my kitchen trash can without the worry of the hot grease melting the plastic trash bag. So short much for having to invent a high temp-resistant garbage bag, I have my solution with the Snap'N Strain. The product stays in place once clipped onto the pan, and works well with both 11" and 12-inch pans." —daSavage

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    9. A set of seven BPA-free silicone lids you can use for everything. Stretch them over ceramic/glass bowls, open cans, or even a half of a watermelon.

    Promising review: "This product HAS to receive five stars. I'm finally transitioning all of my Tupperware to glassware. I had some glass bowls without lids that I tend not to use for that reason. I bought these lids, and they are amazing! They work exactly as described." —Mom of two

    Get them from Amazon for $15.90 (set of seven lids in various sizes).

    10. A strainer and mixing bowl set to help you strain pasta, or wash and mix a salad; then stack them back together to save space.

    Promising review: "Great set. Love the colors. Works great. Love that It comes with a bowl." —Meeko

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $9.97 (two colors, dishwasher-safe).

    11. A sturdy, reusable set of zipper bags (that look like glass jars?!?) worth trying out. Reviewers like to use these to pack lunch, or give the gift of reusable storage along with homemade goodies.

    Promising review: "Adorable way to present homemade treats, or to pack a school lunch! Be sure to let the recipient know that these are dishwasher-safe and totally reusable. I purchased all three sizes, and I'm giving them all five stars." —JJ and the Boys

    Get a set of two from Amazon as an add-on for $2.99 (large).

    12. A 3-in-1 peeler for anyone who is giving their three separate peelers major side eye right now. These babes can peel cucumbers for sushi and peel soon-to-be mashed potatoes.

    Promising review: "Easy to use, easy to clean, compact, and very, very sharp." —Giannoula

    Get it from Target for $12.99.

    13. A set of Nessie gadgets who shall help you stir, strain, and make tea in the most adorable way possible.

    Set includes: colander spoon, tea Infuser, ladle

    Promising review: "It’s very cute and I love the tea infuser." —vash

    Get them from Amazon for $35.20.

    14. A dual strainer and steamer that'll somehow collapse down into a compact sliver. I absolutely need this in my kitchen 👀.

    Promising review: "Nice quality, compact (will fit in drawer). Bought this as gift for my daughter who has limited kitchen storage." —Nancy

    Get it from The Grommet for $29.95.

    15. A multi-use whisking device you can also use to break apart and brown meat, or mix and scrape batter. Bye rubber spatula!

    Promising review: "Great kitchen tool, multipurpose. My favorite use for it is browning hamburger. It breaks it up so easily, and it's easy to clean. Great price." —Robin J.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.45+ (four colors).

    16. A chopping, spiralizing, slicing, grating device meant to save you tons of time as it does it all for you.

    Set includes: seven interchangeable stainless blades: medium chopping blade, fine chopping blade, spiralizing julienne blade, ribbon blade, straight slicer blade, coarse grater, and julienne slicer blade

    Promising review: "Simply life changing. Haven’t tried all the blades yet, just four (out of seven). But it’s really great, and saves a LOT of time! Super easy to clean too." —Mariabs

    Get it from Amazon for $27.79.

    17. An investment-worthy Instant Pot capable of browning, steaming, pressure cooking, rice cooking, yogurt making, and more (at speeds way faster than the oven). Say bye to all the appliances taking up way too much space in the cabinets.

    Features: dishwasher-safe 3-ply bottom stainless steel inner pot, 12 built-in cooker programs (soup, meat/stew, cake, egg, sauté, steam, rice, porridge, pressure cook, keep warm, multigrain, and slow cook), 24-hour delayed start timer, up to six times faster than standard cooking, energy efficient

    Promising review: "This is the most awesome kitchen gadget ever! I love it and would recommend it to everyone. I made fall-apart pot roast in two hours instead of the seven hours my Crock Pot used to take. Perfect rice and homemade yogurt. I got rid of two slow-cookers, a yogurt maker (that sucked), a rice cooker, and a stove top pressure cooker (that also sucked). Get one of these!" —ColoradoSunshine

    Check out 21 easy Instant Pot recipes from Tasty.

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (three sizes).

    18. And a set of stackable steamer insert pans so you can steam rice above your main course and cook two things at the same time like some kind of magical kitchen wizard.

    Promising review: "Fits perfectly in my eight-quart Instant Pot. Nice and heavy, and seems to be of high quality. Made beef with broccoli in the Instant Pot with jasmine rice above using this product. Came out perfectly!" —Jaime Nutter

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (four sizes, compatible with 3, 6, and 8-quart Instant Pots).

    19. A 10-in-1 fruit cutter that'll make even the most reluctant dinner party host more creative in the kitchen.

    Set includes: masher, apple cutter, avocado scoop, citrus cutter, mesh cutter, lemon squeezer, bowl, grater, grapefruit squeezer, and fruit pick

    Promising review: "This fruit slicer is so creative. It is a whole set of fruit slicers, a 10-in-1 set. This is a multi-function unit, it even has an avocado scoop. I love the apple slicer the most. This slicer set was very helpful for my Thanksgiving party. I prepared different kinds of fruits, and it was very easy for me to prepared them because now I have this helpful slicer. I love it." —RW

    Get it from Amazon for $9.48.

    20. A set of four mixing bowls pretty enough to use as serving dishes. They also come with lids for storing leftovers and they all stack together for convenient storage.

    Promising review: 'These containers are FANTASTIC. I liked that they weren't glass because I'm pretty clumsy, and break glass often. The designs on these were very pretty. I originally bought them because I needed mixing bowls for baking purposes. The different sizes are incredibly useful. The fact that they all have their own airtight lid is even more useful. They go from being a prep container to holding all kinds of food. They're an awesome staple to have in the kitchen." —iAmKristofer

    Get them from Amazon for $34.11.

    21. A sturdy over-the-sink rack for anyone who needs a dish drying or juice prep station without taking up any more counter space.

    Promising review: "Best thing ever. I love how I can put it away when not in use and don’t have to have a separate dish drainer taking up counter space." —Molly

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    22. A 6-in-1 BBQ multi-tool who shall be there for you when it's 10 p.m. on a summer night and suddenly the craving for grilled hot dogs strikes.

    I've been wanting a hot dog all week, it happens.

    Tool includes: extendable tongs, spatula, serrated knife, removable flashlight, bottle opener, and grill scraper

    Promising review: "Perfect for camping. I love it, it saves so much space, and has so many uses!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99, Walmart for $22.99.

    23. And an almighty KitchenAid mixer that is kinda the only thing you need to buy from this post. Hook this babe up with some attachments, and you've got yourself a mixer, a beater, a juicer, a food processor, a food grinder, a spiralizer, and an ice cream maker.

    Features: Tilt-head design to easily add ingredients, soft start to avoid ingredient splash and flour puff by starting at a lower speed, enough capacity to mix up to five dozen cookies, a loaf of bread, a batch of guacamole, pulled pork, and more.

    Promising review: "Love this, it has changed my life. I like baking, but having to do everything by hand sucked. Getting this revolutionized my kitchen! I can't live without it. I also love the color, it's amazing. It really handles a lot, and it's easy to clean and easy to use. I just love it, will never go back. I can't wait to try the other attachments. You can do anything! Seller was great." —racerbone

    Check out a food processor attachment, spiralizer attachment, and ice cream maker attachment to get even more use from the KitchenAid mixer, and read about Why A KitchenAid Mixer Might Change Your Life.

    Get it from Amazon for $229.99+ (12 colors).

    You when the gadget only has one use:


    Reviews here have been edited for length and clarity.

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