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    43 Kitchen Products That'll Make You Think "Why Didn't I Buy This Years Ago"

    Not quite sure how you've lasted all this time without a handheld frother.

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    1. An Always Pan, complete with a nonstick surface, vented top, mesh basket for steaming, and high-quality spoon that hooks onto the handle — you'll basically only ever want to use this pan. My apologies to your current ones.

    2. An air fryer (from the makers of the INSTANT POT!!), perfect for anyone who hasn't always been a big fan of leftovers but wants to make the most of all their delicious homemade meals. Best of all? You can crisp up your fave foods without all that oil.

    3. A milk frother to pack a powerful, spinning punch despite looking rather delicate. It'll help transform your hot chocolate into one out of a Hallmark Christmas movie scene. Delish.

    4. A set of LED light saber chopsticks you'll probably misplace in your utensil drawer but then have the opportunity to exclaim "THESE are the ones I've been looking for!" once you've finally find them.

    5. A Dracula garlic mincer that'll make even the most serious of chefs let out an audible giggle.

    The mincer that looks like Dracula (just twist the head to mince) with garlic bread

    6. A set of heat-safe microwave bowl holders so you'll never have to hear your roomie exclaiming "ow, ow, ow!" while taking their leftover pasta out of the microwave. Using these you can both happily eat your favorite meals in-hand on the couch while watching yet another season of Love Island.

    Model holding a bowl of soup resting in a red cloth holder
    Amazon

    Check out a TikTok of the microwave bowl holders in action. 

    Bonus — the insulation of these also keeps cold food like ice cream colder for longer (and helps prevent your fingers from freezing!). 

    Promising review: "Buy these for yourself and everyone you know. They are soft and fit a variety of sizes of bowls to put under them in the microwave and eat from. My kids love them. We bought some to gift to other people too, and I will get some for my son to use at college. Made of a heavy terry cloth that can be thrown right in the washer when needed. We used towels before under our bowls, but these cradle the bowls so are easier to hold. We bought some bigger plate sizes too." —Heidi J. 

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $15.99 (available in five color combos). 

    7. A 12-oz bottle of Mike's Hot Honey that'll help take the flavor of your boring weeknight recipes to the next level with just a drizzle.

    a bottle of mike's hot honey being drizzled on pizza

    8. A handheld garlic press you'll be ready to *rock 'n' roll* with right out of the package — don't plan to invite any vampires over for dinner.

    the rolling handheld garlic press

    9. An automatic pan stirrer with a timer, perfect for any aspiring chef who tends to get a little absent-minded while following a recipe.

    the automatic stirrer in a pan

    10. A compact eight-in-one spiralizer that'll grate cheese, juice fruits, cut ribbon, and *so* much more. This lil' gadget really does it all.

    11. A Magic Bullet blender you can count on to help you recreate the green juice or smoothies you used to pick up on your way to the office.

    a model blending fruit in the magic bullet

    12. A Bento-style kids lunch box to *hopefully* get kids excited about their lunch when you fill it with fun-shaped sandwiches and their favorite snacks.

    a reviewer's two purple bento boxes

    13. A KitchenAid Artisan Mini stand mixer (it holds 3.5 quarts!) that won't overtake your kitchen but will certainly help you bake dozens of cookies with way less effort.

    A reviewer's red mixer compared to the full size

    14. A set of "floating" kitchen knives in an acrylic case that'll make them actually want to crack open the cook book you bought for them last Christmas.

    knives in an acrylic holder

    15. An OXO Good Grips veggie brush that'll ensure your potatoes get a proper scrub down before you turn them into something delicious like fries or mashed potatoes (yuuuum).

    16. An instant-read digital thermometer, so you'll never have to guess "is my steak cooked?" again. You can grill with confidence!

    the instant-read digital thermometer

    17. A steel odor absorber you can count on to rid your hands of any lingering garlic, onion, or fishy scents. All you have to do is use it like a regular bar of soap — magical.

    the metal rub away bar

    18. An oil mister that'll help you perfectly cover all of your ingredients without getting your hands covered in grease.

    reviewer spraying vegetables with the oil spray

    19. A playful egg separator you'll definitely be *egg-cited* to test out — a must-have for any home bakers or fans of egg white omelettes.

    an orange fish-shaped tool sucking the yolk out of an egg

    20. An herb stripper to help you utilize all the pieces you actually like to eat from your favorite herbs without having to painstakingly remove all the bitter stems. Yuck.

    The herb strippers in various colors

    21. A pizza oven the entire family can enjoy — from rolling out the dough and adding toppings to watching it cook over the flame, this is one gift you'll get praised for.

    22. A handheld soap dispensing brush that might just make you want to clean your dishes — it looks kinda fun, doesn't it?

    23. A Nespresso Vertuo coffee and espresso maker that'll have your favorite drink ready in minutes — say goodbye to your cranky morning mood.

    a nespresso maker

    24. A cookie scoop, so all of your precious balls of dough will come out *exactly* the same size and look simply stunning before everyone in the house gobbles 'em up.

    a reviewer photo of cookie dough balls neatly arranged and the same size behind the cookie scoop

    25. A Cuisinart Griddler, so you can make mouthwatering burgers all year long whether it's 20 or 90 degrees outside.

    26. A KitchenAid food chopper to spare you the hassle of trying to finely chop ingredients *and* make sure all of your sauces and soups will be lump-free.

    27. A culinary blow torch so you can *finally* make your own baked Alaska after watching various chefs do it on TV for years.

    a reviewer's photo of the blow torch and a creme brule

    28. A coffee and spice grinder you can use to make your go-to morning beverage that much easier to whip up (especially when you're still feeling super sleepy).

    the coffee grinder grinding up beans

    29. A batter dispenser, that'll help you create perfectly round, fluffy pancakes that honestly could be featured on the cover of a magazine.

    the batter dispenser next to perfectly round pancakes

    30. A mandolin with 30 different cut options you can use to create one of those Pinterest-worthy vegetable platters shaped like a flower or a rainbow — so fun!

    31. A breakfast sandwich maker for those rainy Sunday mornings where all you want is a cure to your hangover but can't physically venture farther than the kitchen.

    32. A handheld knife sharpener you can use to bring your most-used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying your countertop or cutting boards. Bobby Flay would be proud.

    someone using the small, handheld knife sharpener

    33. A nonstick microwave pasta cooker you'll pat yourself on the back for ordering when you're starving and don't want to wait for water to boil before diving into your favorite pasta.

    34. A SinkShroom strainer you won't know how you lived without because it'll keep your kitchen sink unclogged no matter how much gunk you fill it with.

    35. A rapid egg cooker you can use to make your breakfast faster than you can say, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"

    36. A HyperChiller to cool your favorite drink in less than a minute. A must-have if you're like me and prefer to drink iced coffee all year. Yes, that includes when it's 25 degrees out in the middle of January.

    37. A cutting board and strainer combo, because who wouldn't appreciate a two-in-one item that'll save 'em room in their kitchen?

    a white and red cutting board with a strainer built into it

    38. A pasta machine that'll help you create the Sunday Funday of your carb-loving dreams — seriously, you can actually successfully get this done even on your first try!

    39. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of your oven from the river of cheese that sometimes escapes from that one casserole you actually know how to make.

    the oven liner covered in goo on the bottom of an oven

    40. A bottle of Truff truffle-infused hot sauce you'll probably want to start planning your meals around — it's THAT good.

    41. Cut-resistant gloves — a must-have for anyone who isn't super confident in their knife skills and would like to keep all of their digits.