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    22 Items Any Lazy Chef Would Want In Their Kitchen

    Because apparently you can't live off of pizza forever (or so I've been told).

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    Is there someone in your life who lives for nice meals but would rather heat up leftovers than take the time to make their own dinner? You can be the one to change that!

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    Encourage your favorite foodie to finally delve into the cooking world by gifting them these easy-to-use gifts even the laziest of chefs will make use of. Here are some suggestions:

    1. A Cuisinart Griddler, so any wannabe chef can make mouthwatering burgers without having to leave the house.


    Using the Griddler is so simple a monkey could probably do it. Throw your meat on, close the double grill pans, and BOOM — dinner is served. This product is perfect for those of us with small apartments (and therefore small kitchens). I'm not sure what I would do without mine!

    Get it from Walmart for $104.88.

    2. A cookie dough scoop that will be life-changing for the person in your family who always wants freshly baked cookies but usually resorts to pre-made tubes of dough.


    In my opinion, this is the *puts on Kanye voice* BEST BAKING ACCESSORY OF ALL TIME. I'm not a major baker, but when I do get down in the kitchen it's usually to make chocolate chip cookies. My mom gifted me this cookie scoop and it has been life-changing — not kidding. My fingers don't get sticky and my cookies all come out the same size. I can't say enough about this helpful gadget.

    Get it from Walmart for $9.99.

    3. A handheld grater, so your friend can painlessly shred cheese, chocolate, or whatever else their heart desires with minimal effort.


    I don't consider myself a seasoned chef by any means, but I admittedly make an AMAZING baked mac 'n' cheese. The hardest part of the recipe? Grating all the damn cheese! Halfway through the block of cheddar I'm suffering from discomfort and hand cramping. Don't let a crappy kitchen tool stand between you and your mac, ever. This item features a soft-grip handle — it's simply grate. ;)

    Promising review: "I never really thought I'd need a grater in the kitchen, but I have been watching A LOT of Tasty recipe videos where grating veggies is actually a crucial step. Graters tend to take up SO much space, which is tough in a shared kitchen. This is the only space-saving grater I've found and it's just as effective as any other! The blades are very sharp and you get a very consistent result. It also rinses easily, so no need to worry about cutting yourself if you're used to having scrub graters to get them clean. I'm super pleased with this and highly recommend to anyone with limited kitchen space!" —xtinaag

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $6.24+ (available in four colors).

    4. An electric knife that will have any chef slicing through, well, anything in record timing.


    While this kitchen tool sounds a little intimidating, it also seems pretty exciting to use. The knife can rapidly cut through meats, breads, and more without ever having to be sharpened. Say goodbye to prolonging dinner because your dull knives won't cut through your roast chicken! This is a great gift for the person who enjoys cooking but hates every other aspect of serving a meal.

    Promising review: "This is an absolute lifesaver. It gives you the ability to carve your meat neatly and quickly, making prep time almost nonexistent compared to the chef's knife I was using previously. Right out of the box, very quick assembly and setup — you are ready to go in about a minute. I've used it twice now and both times have had a positive experience. It makes a clean cut and can easily be put back in the drawer when I am done. Overall this makes carving quick and simple!!!!" —stacey99960

    Get it from Walmart for $12.97.

    5. A set of silicone baking mats to save any baker tons of dollars in parchment paper purchases and time spent cleaning pans.


    No one wants to destroy their first set of actually nice nonstick pans by baking cookies directly onto it, right? Save your relative's precious pans by gifting them a silicone baking mat to use every time they whip up treats for the family.

    Promising review: "I can recommend this product to everybody who loves to bake. It's easy to remove the baked cookie/food from the mat, almost without leaving any crumbs from the mat. It's so easy to clean on top of that." —ACGG

    Get it from Walmart for $13.99.

    6. A colorful measuring cup and spoon set, so your sibling who loves to cook can finally stop asking, "Should I have put this much flour in?" and actually measure precise amounts, saving time overall.


    Whether you want to gift this to an aspiring child chef or your grandparent who has been using the same measuring cups for ages, this stylish set is perfect for bakers of all ages!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $5.97.

    7. A 13-piece super slicer that will change the way any chef meal-preps forever.


    Ready to change your favorite cook's life? This one kitchen accessory can grate, slice, clean greens, separate yolks, julienne veggies, and so much more!

    Promising review: "I searched for replacement to my old, cracked lettuce spinner. The range was around $40 for reasonable one with cheap frayed rope to get it to spin. Then I came across this one. It looks like cheap plastic with a lot of little slicers and dicers, but this little guy is weighted down and spin-dries perfectly!" —flrhcarr

    Get it from Walmart for $10.97.

    8. A 19-piece kitchen utensil set, so your lazy friend can stop complaining that's they're missing the tools for that recipe they've been dying to try out.


    "Oh, it says I have sift the flour... Guess I can't make that cake after all." WRONG! After gifting your chef friend this full set of kitchen necessities, they'll never have a reason not to whip up a tasty snack again.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $12.88.

    9. An apple corer that will assist any chef in flawlessly dividing their fruit into eight pieces without utilizing ANY knife skills.


    Is there someone in your life who loves baking apple pies? Or maybe their go-to snack is an apple? If so, you've likely heard complaints about how long it takes them to perfectly cut up the fruit. Thanks to this handy tool, they can dice up this juicy fruit in under 30 seconds for a delicious snack, no whining included.

    Promising review: "I have had this for a few months now, I like it a lot. The blades are made of stainless steel and the handles a durable plastic. It works very well and I am very happy with it and I would buy it again. I also use it to slice onions, then I dice the onion slices smaller, it helps make quick work of a tedious job." —sjha

    Get it from Walmart for $3.97.

    10. A box of cinnamon swirl crumb cake and muffin mix for the extremely lazy baker who is still craving a "homemade" dessert.


    So your significant other vowed they would start making more meals at home instead of frequently eating out or ordering in? Awesome! Except for Sunday morning when they were supposed to whip up breakfast and accidentally overslept. Fear not: This crumb cake/muffin mix will help them feed the family and save face.

    Promising review: "My family likes these as muffins and they are absolutely amazing!!! The muffins are so light and delicate with a perfect cinnamon taste and the cinnamon crumble on top just make them better!!! I've tried several cinnamon muffins on the market and this brand is the best one hands down...and they're actually the cheapest!!" —QueenTiah

    Get it from Walmart for $4.96+ (available as a two-pack or five-pack).

    11. A 4-in-1 chopper that can slice, dice, and chop with just one motion — essential for anyone who's tired of cleaning cutting boards after meal-prepping.


    I always plan to meal-prep for the week, but then life gets in the way and I'm stuck emptying a can of soup into a container and calling it a day. With an easy-to-use gadget like this one, I (and the lazy chef in your life) can cut up tons of veggies and fruits with the most minimal effort for healthy meals all week long! So long, excuses.

    Promising review: "I love the ease of it, and no runny eyes from chopping onions! Also, when you're chopping things ahead of time, just put the lid on and put in the refrigerator till ready for use. Wish I had bought one years ago! Highly recommend." —Faye

    Get it from Walmart for $12.17.

    12. A pineapple corer for the lucky person in your life who likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain (but hates how long it takes to cut up fruit).


    You don't need to visit Hawaii to get the tropical drink of your dreams — all you need is this pineapple corer! It's small enough to fit in a stocking, but definitely a game changer for your luau-loving BFF who is usually too lazy or "tired" to help make any cocktails.

    Promising review: "I have seen these, but never used one. My husband had never seen one. After manually cutting pineapple and either losing a big chunk or having those ridges stuck to the pineapple, this thing is awesome! It takes about three minutes, max, to core and slice a pineapple perfectly! Well worth the money. I could have gotten a plastic one cheaper, but the metal one is worth the added expense." —Penny

    Get it from Walmart for $6.32.

    13. A Veggetti Pro that will transform an average dinner into a fancy one with just the turn of a handle.


    If your friend has already announced they will be eating healthier and cooking more in 2019, they will definitely love this spiralizer. All they have to do is insert their fave vegetable and turn the handle to create their favorite veggie noodles. It's so easy even the laziest of cooks will enjoy it.

    Promising review: "I had a small handheld spiralizer and it didn't do the job. This Veggetti is amazing in its design and function. It can be taken apart to clean easily. The blades store easily in the unit. There is a lever to suction the unit to the countertop so it doesn't slip. Honestly, I have a lot of kitchen gadgets and this one has really impressed me. The different-sized blades work really well and zucchini especially is a breeze to cut." —niknik

    Get it from Walmart for $13.88.

    14. An electric bottle opener, so your loved one can easily open their wine without taking their eyes off the stove.


    Lazy or not, no one likes to struggle with a corkscrew. Take all the stress out of opening a bottle of wine by gifting your chef friend this electric bottle opener — this way they can focus on making you dinner.

    Promising review: "My husband and I didn't think too much about this product. My sister-in-law, who know absolutely nothing about wine, bought it for us for Christmas. We tucked it away in a corner, until I decided to give it a try. We've been using it for two years now, and I must say that it blew me away. A great product that is reliable. Every time friends come over and we open up bottles of wine with it, they're always asking where we got it so that they can purchase one. Get one when you see one!" —pmoffat

    Get it from Walmart for $17.99.

    15. A 24-piece set of Pyrex storage containers that will guarantee your buddy will have more than enough ways to save the leftovers of the fantastic meal they just made.


    These glass containers are a blessing. They will hold all of your friend's delicious leftovers and keep their cabinets organized! So adult. The set comes with containers of all shapes and sizes and are both freezer- and microwave-safe.

    Get it from Walmart for $28.94.

    16. An avocado slicer and pitter, so the chef of your friend group can quickly get the guac ready without missing a minute of the big game.


    There won't be any more moaning or groaning over whose turn it is to make guac for Sunday Funday after you gift all of your friends one of these bad boys! Let lazy days remain that way by using this tool to prep get everyone's favorite dip ready to go in under five minutes.

    Get it from Walmart for $9.99.

    17. A Crock-Pot that will literally do all the cooking for you and your roomies without any of you having to lift a finger (basically).


    Never, and I mean NEVER, underestimate the power of a good Crock-Pot. This specific one is dishwasher-safe (yes!), has removable oval stoneware that doubles as a serving dish, and a convenient warm setting. It makes enough food to feed nine people — it's a lazy chef's dream come true.

    Promising review: "My mom had one, I have one, and now my young adult daughter has one! Trusted companion through time. Lots of competition out there, but I swore and swear by Crock-Pot. After visiting brick-and-mortar retailers, I convinced her she didn't need the 'digital' stuff. This product keeps it simple. The bonus was that it came with a cookbook — which is TERRIFIC! Who else could do it better? Thank you!" —kanek

    Get it from Walmart for $19.77.

    18. An electric tea kettle so the super-impatient host in your family can serve tea so fast even Queen Elizabeth II would approve.


    If you're anything like me, you hate waiting for water to boil, especially when it's for a beverage. I have one of these electric kettles and it has truly become my favorite kitchen appliance. With a click of a button your water will be roaring and ready to go.

    Promising review: "I love this kettle. I don't know why I waited so long to buy one. It's much safer than boiling water on the stove in a pot and then trying to pour scalding hot water into my French press coffee maker. Plus, I discovered all the other things I can use this for. It works great to pour over those instant noodles, or frozen vegetables as well, and of course teas and other instant meals. So much easier than microwaving, or boiling on a stove that can make a mess." —STCar

    Get it from Walmart for $19.99.

    19. This electric potato peeler to help any cook transform spuds into mashed potatoes at record speed.


    Whether you're team lumpy potatoes or team creamy potatoes, the one thing we can all agree on is that peeling said vegetable can be a real pain. Well, let me introduce you to the Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler. It peels both veggies and fruits (not JUST potatoes but...priorities). It is said to peel a potato in 10 seconds flat! I don't know about you, but I definitely need to try it out.

    Promising review: "My wife is suffering from arthritis, but her famous mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving and Christmas are a must. I bought this peeler to help take care of the 80 lbs of potatoes which needed peeling. My grandson and I did this task in about 40 minutes. This peeler was so efficient, little to no waste, and super easy to clean up. My wife has recommended this to about five friends so far, and all five are planning on buying it. A MUST to save those hands and fingers." —Helperhusband

    Get it from Walmart for $24.95.

    20. An oil-less fryer that is all the rage right now, perfect for a lazy chef who wants to cook healthier meals faster.


    Air-frying is having a moment right now. It's all my mom can talk about (that and the fact my chef of a dad feels they absolutely do not need one). If you're not familiar with this product, all you need to know is that it can bake, grill, fry, and roast meals up to 30% faster, and with a fraction of the oil you'd otherwise use. Pretty freakin' incredible. Any lazy chef needs one of these in their kitchen.

    Promising review: "This air fryer surprises me daily. The basket (3.5 qt) is a good size for a family size portion of whatever you're air-frying. The basket and casing are metal as is the inside of the machine. The front panel is all digital and very nice, it really works amazingly. I love that they add a handy cook book with this product and the clean up is easy. The inside basket has a release button so you can pop it out to clean it. The basket and casing are nonstick as well, easy clean up. Two thumbs up!! It's a mini oven without wasting energy and time using a standard oven." —Trina

    Get it from Walmart for $44.99.

    21. A NutriBullet, so your overambitious (but lazy) BFF can at least prepare fresh smoothies for both of you in the morning.


    With the new year creeping up on us, your cooking-obsessed friend may be rambling about incorporating more smoothies into their diet. Whether they're looking to make fruity mixtures or chop up veggies, this NutriBullet has got them covered.

    Promising review: "I bought this about a month ago. I love it. So powerful, I can make smoothies and milkshakes (that are perfectly blended, no pulp!) in minutes. It's also super easy to clean up. The cups are pretty big. I use the smaller one more often unless I'm making a smoothie for two people." —Puppflow

    Get it from Walmart for $79.

    22. And a microwave that will step up to the plate when your significant other inevitably exclaims they are simply too tired to make dinner.


    Yes, these gifts are supposed to encourage your loved one to not be lazy, but when the inevitable happens and they need a day off, this microwave will be there to save the day.

    Promising review: "This Frigidaire microwave does a wonderful job of cooking and heating food. It's a powerful microwave at 1100 watts, so it cooks quickly and evenly. It also has stainless steel trim, so it has a nice sleek modern look to it. I like that it also features a nicely sized glass turntable (11.22 inches), so you can cook some larger items in the microwave. I cooked a pre-made frozen family-size lasagna in it and it fit in there perfectly. Overall I'm really impressed with this microwave and would absolutely recommend it. It's a great microwave!" —LoveMyGoldfish

    Get it from Walmart for $89.

    Your lucky giftees, realizing cooking actually isn't THAT hard, after all:

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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