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    38 Products You'll Probably Consider Your Saving Grace If You Barely Know How To Cook

    "Anyone can cook" —Ratatouille's Chef Gusteau and all of these products.

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    1. An ever-popular Instant Pot with so many uses you'll need to take a deep breath before deciding what to make with it first.

    2. 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

    3. 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!

    4. 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.

    5. 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

    6. 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.

    7. A handheld knife sharpener to bring that one single knife you own (and likely have been using to cut the wrong kinds of produce/meats...oops) back to life in a flash without destroying the countertop or cutting boards. Bobby Flay would be proud.

    someone using the small, handheld knife sharpener

    8. An air fryer (from the makers of the INSTANT POT!!), perfect for anyone who learned how to make a few great meals and chooses to eat the leftovers of 'em all week. Best of all? You can crisp up your fave foods without all that oil.

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

    10. A grape, strawberry, and tomato cutter so you can flawlessly slice 'em in half the way chef's do on all of those fancy cooking shows.

    A model using the device to level tomatoes to cut them in half

    11. A carbon steel wok, because the regular ol' frying pans you have simply won't cut it when you want to attempt to make an outrageously delicious stir fry.

    12. A bread maker you'll wonder why you waited so long to buy after realizing how absolutely incredible it is to have the scent of freshly baked bread wafting through your kitchen and how easy it is to use. Is anyone else drooling?

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

    a tube-like gadget with three prongs at the bottom that sit inside a pan and stir for you

    14. A reversible cast-iron grill and griddle pan that'll support you whether you find yourself wanting a fancy steak dinner or a stack of fluffy pancakes.

    two of the cast-iron pans side by side to show case the flat side and the ribbed grill side

    15. 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.

    someone pouring oil into the top of the chopper to make pesto

    16. 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!

    17. A rapid egg cooker to assist you in making eggs so beautifully they'd make Alton Brown cry tears of joy.

    18. A kitchen gadget you can use to dice onions in a flash — save your uncontrollable crying for the next time you watch The Notebook.

    19. 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.

    20. A cast-iron grill press to help you create restaurant-worthy paninis and burgers you'll salivate over every time.

    a cast iron rectangle press with a wooden handle on top of burgers

    21. A chopping tool that'll break up ground meat while it's already in the pan to ensure it's evenly distributed for perfect cooking. You can also use it on veggies and tofu, so don't be discouraged if you're not a big meat eater!

    a reviewer chopping meat in a pan with a red chopper tool

    22. An immersion blender you can count on to make recreating your favorite Panera soup a breeze — broccoli cheddar in a bread bowl here we come! It'll also help you make delightfully smooth sauces like a true cooking pro.

    the immersion blender

    23. 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

    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 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

    26. A compact eight-in-one spiralizer you can use to grate cheese, juice fruits, cut ribbon, and *so* much more. This lil' gadget really does it all.

    27. 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

    28. A silicone grease container with a built-in strainer to catch leftover bacon bits (AKA the one breakfast food you know how to cook) — you can pop it in the freezer and use it for future cooking endeavors.

    29. A smart Breville toaster oven, because the one you've been using from college is likely looking charred and a lil' gross — you deserve an upgrade.

    30. 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.

    31. 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

    32. 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

    33. 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

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

    The thermometer and sheath

    35. A set of flexible cutting boards, because if you're diving into cooking you'll soon likely find out you shouldn't just be chopping things up on a paper towel. Guilty.

    four think colored cutting boards

    36. An easy-to-use waffle maker, so at the very least if you haven't been able to master omelets or pancakes yet you can still put together a picture-perfect breakfast.

    a pink single waffle maker

    37. 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).

    38. And a Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven you can pass down to your children — truly worth the investment, especially if you've been looking to kick things up a notch in the kitchen.

    a forest green le creuset dutch oven

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