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    May 31, 2019

    26 Things To Upgrade Your Breakfast Food Game

    It's the most important meal of the day, so why not make it lit?

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    1. A sleek spice rack with *empty* bottles and labels so you can properly season the egg and hashbrown situation you've got cooking on the stove (*without* searching all the cabinets).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband loves to cook and asked me if I could buy him some spices. I figured a spice rack would be convenient, but the ones already filled with spices are a waste, since we don't use most of them." —LuvLyGrl

    Get it from Amazon for $25.87.

    2. A rapid egg cooker that'll basically do all the poaching, scrambling, and hard-boiling for you so you can have some dope breakfast on the way to work.

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    Basically, you place your eggs inside, set the timer, and watch them transform into hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs — or even poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and individual omelets! It boils up to six eggs at a time.

    Promising review: "I love this little cooker. First, it makes hard boiled eggs that are delicious and not cracked and it's very easy. I know that making boiled eggs is not actually difficult but I cannot explain how much easier it is to just put the eggs in the little cooker and walk away with no worries at all. I LOVE the little omelet tray. I have now prepped eggs mixed with turkey and veggies in containers and just pour them into the omelet tray in the morning, plug in the cooker and walk away and get ready. 10 minutes later I have a delicious and healthy breakfast ready to go! I've struggled with finding quick and healthy breakfast ideas that work for me (and aren't oatmeal) and this really is the answer! Also — the cooker is much smaller than I was picturing, which is super convenient for storage." —Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in five colors).

    Check out more info on this Tasty chef–approved gadget here!

    3. A pack of reusable silicone baking cups to make some blueberry muffins you can smother with butter and cinnamon.

    Amazon

    You can throw these bad boys right into the dishwasher after use, which means you'll be saving all that coin in the long run!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about silicone baking molds for several years, but after a few of my friends had good experiences, I decided to try some out. I've used these ones for several different muffin recipes. The first time, I coated them in oil, and subsequent uses I skipped this step without seeing much if any difference — the molds peel cleanly from the baked goods, are quick and easy to wash, and stack nicely in the cupboard. I haven't seen any change in shape or discoloration. So happy — I won't be buying any more paper liners! Kids are happy, too. They love the bright colors." —MusicalMama

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    4. An adjustable measuring cup with two measurements (cups and ounces) so you can finally get the right amount of flour for some homemade pancakes.

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    These are also super helpful when it comes to measuring out stickier substances as this reviewer mentions:

    Promising review: "Many power-bar recipes I make frequently call for nut butter or agave syrup, both sticky, gluey substances. Tired of messing up measuring cups and spatulas to get the sticky stuff in, and then back out, of the cups, I thought I'd give this a try. Wonderful! Yes, you need a spatula to get the nut butter or sticky stuff into the measuring cup, but then you turn the outside, and the material spirals into your mixing bowl. Easy to use, your hands stay clean. When you're done, you can soak it or toss it into the dishwasher and let the machinery do the dirty work. Well-designed and easy to use." —QuinnCreative

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two sizes).

    5. A multipurpose food dicer with seven interchangeable blades that'll make chopping, slicing, and grating easy — especially for those peppers and onions you'll wind up putting in your omelet.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a mandolin slicer, and love it. The only problem was, well, while it did its job, this also did that same job, and the job of my slicer/chopper, and a juicer. And this is a compact, all-in-one package that doesn't take up all the real estate like the separates take up. This shreds cheese, makes French fries, slices cucumbers, and juices my oranges. Using this all-in-one makes buying in bulk more effective, is cheaper, and then creates nicer looking meals. This is sharp, but safe as long as you use it properly." —James Robert Ratay, Jr.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    6. A knife sharpener, because having dull knives will probably get in the way of chopping up some potatoes for your world-famous hashbrowns.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This sharpener is AWESOME. I had an older Henckel knife that had been neglected and was in pretty rough shape, and this sharpener brought it back from the dead. It works great on serrated knives too. Excellent value, I am really glad I decided on this particular one, as I went back and forth on it several times. I highly recommend this for all your sharpening needs!" —Dave Becker

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    7. A highly-rated spoonula to assist with scrambling some fabulous eggs without scratching your pans.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Have you, like me, been looking unsuccessfully in kitchen supply stores for a silicone spatula that is not wimpy with an edge that collapses and lays flat under pressure? If so, this tool is for you. This spatula is exactly what I was looking for: silicone with a stiff edge that can scrape up the food to deglaze the skillet or pan; soft enough to cleanly scrape the corner of a mixing bowl of cake batter or frosting; sturdy handle without ridges or inserts that irritate the fingers when constantly stirring (e.g. making roux or risotto); does not pick up color or smell from food; and, has a spoon shape to maximize stirring, blending and folding. I cannot think of a single complaint about this tool. This spatula/spoon does everything so well, it deserves a five-star rating." —S. Parris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.94.

    8. A super cool microwave bacon cooker that'll efficiently cook your bacon within minutes, because there's nothing like a crispy slice with your waffles.

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    This cooker keeps the bacon from cooking in its own grease, and only takes one minute to cook per slice.

    Promising review: "My family loves bacon, especially my 8-year-old son. He eats bacon about five times a week. I had been using the bacon that comes in its own microwaveable pouch. It tasted fine but I didn’t like the nitrates and nitrites that came along with it. I used this bacon cooker for the first time this morning and my family was in love. Like people stated, you just cover the bacon with a paper towel and there is no mess. It was amazing to see how much fat collected in the pan. Definitely a must-buy!" —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    9. A quesadilla maker perfect for putting together the best breakfast quesadillas with the right amount of eggs and cheese for a true mouth orgasm.

    Walmart

    It features a non-stick surface and can cook up to six wedges in about five minutes!

    Promising review: "I've made quesadillas by putting them on a cookie sheet and putting it in the oven. The sides would come out a bit burned and hard, but still good. This quesadilla maker makes it so much easier and they come out PERFECT every time! Why did I wait so long to get one?" —MelindaG

    Get it from Walmart for $19.99.

    10. A cast iron skillet so all of your pancakes will have that buttery, crispy edge that you love oh so much.

    Amazon

    Get it exclusively from BuzzFeed's Goodful line at Macy's for $14.93 (originally $42.99).

    Check out this cast-iron skillet pancake receipe for inspiration!

    11. A non-stick frying pan that'll perfectly flip your flapjacks, scramble your eggs, and make a perfect omelet without breaking a sweat.

    Macy's

    Get it exclusively from BuzzFeed's Goodful line at Macy's for $9.93 (originally $28.99).

    12. A stuffed pancake pan to create that recipe you spotted on Pinterest. Make sure you have a glass of OJ to go with it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It works great! I seasoned it as I do to my cast iron skillets. I also use butter in each hole, which means no sticking. I like to make the vanilla batter and serve with a drizzle of melted butter and a strawberry sauce." —bookreader

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in three colors).

    13. A mini waffle stick maker, because you love having a bit of sweet goodness for your first meal of the day.

    Amazon

    It makes four sticks with its non-stick baking plates, so just pour your batter in, wait a couple of minutes, and voila!

    Promising review: "I had never used a waffle maker at home before, just those big bulky hotel ones, and wanted something small and easy to use. This is perfect. It fits right in the cupboard when not in use. It's perfect for making quick waffles for my two toddlers, who also like the on-the-go aspect of the stick waffles." —ShoppingCritic

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A hands-free Rollie egg maker for quick and easy (and unique!) eggs you'll wanna munch on again and again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased the Rollie to help with my New Year's resolutions to eat better. The Rollie fits the bill perfectly. Just throw a couple of eggs in and out comes perfectly cooled eggs within a few minutes. So long as you follow the instructions and use Pam or another anti-stick spray, the clean up is quick and very easy." —Luvinhistory

    Get it from Amazon for $20.85+ (available in two colors).

    15. A non-stick smiley face pancake pan so you can have a dash of happiness in every bite.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this pan. I'm able to make perfect small fluffy pancakes which are fun for everyone. I always leave one vacant so I can flip a pancake into another face instead of struggling to have the same face on both sides." —Coastie30

    Get it from Amazon for $23.46.

    16. An apple slicer to effortlessly make your simple but perfect breakfast snack that'll be a nice and easy way to start your morning.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This works exactly as advertised! One of the best purchases I have made! It cuts and cores easily with minimal difficulty! I love this product and have ordered more as gifts for friends! My eight-year-old grandson has used it with supervision." —Andromeda

    Get it from Amazon for $8.85.

    17. A handy crepe maker, because let's be real: sometimes you're just feeling something light, sweet and airy first thing in the AM, and you sure as hell couldn't make one with just your frying pan.

    Amazon

    Includes a wooden batter spreader and spatula!

    Promising review: "Perfect! Easy to use, cleans up great, and the temperature gets hot enough to actually make beautiful crepes. The tool took a bit of practice but it's a great item." —Di in OH

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    18. A mini donut maker that'll cook some mouth-watering additions to your morning coffee. You can even dunk it into your coffee like those cops you see in the movies.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very simple to use. Works just like a waffle iron. The little donuts come out so tiny and cute, and yummy too!" —cw

    Get it from Amazon for $14.36.

    19. A set of colorful poaching cups so you can finally master the true art of a runny egg for breakfast.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These things are fantastic. I am a total klutz in the kitchen. A complete non-cook. And yet two poached eggs came out perfectly the first time I used these little beauties." —Leland C. Sheppard

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $12.97.

    20. A breakfast sandwich maker with five different compartments that'll transform your sandwich game to the next level, all while not even knowing how to ACTUALLY cook!

    Amazon

    Has compartments for bread, eggs, meat, and the top layer of your sandwich so you can make the best bacon, egg, and cheese of all time!

    Promising review: "This is an amazing kitchen gadget that simply works every time. The first one went to college with my son. He used to eat frozen breakfast sandwiches, which were none too healthy. He loves this and uses it regularly for a healthier breakfast. The beauty of this device for a college student is it comes apart easily and simply wipes clean." —K Booth

    Get it from Amazon for $23.57.

    21. A handy blender with a removable to-go cup so you can make a yummy smoothie with the fruit and ice of your choice. Everyone needs their fruit intake to start the day, even if you don't have time to sit down and enjoy!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "All the people complaining about this blender breaking, overheating, or not being for everyday use are using it wrong. I bought one of these in 2013, use it five times a week, and it still works great." —Micheal Bryant

    Get it from Amazon for $17.59 (available in four colors).

    22. A mini waffle maker that'll simply make those Belgian waffles you've fallen in love with over and over again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I dig this little waffle maker. I was spending a crazy amount on frozen waffles for my kids, but with this I can make a bunch and freeze them. My kids are loving all the flavors I make now." —Danyen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in eight colors).

    23. An aluminum, non-stick frying pan with four compartments to properly (and simply!) cook your eggs and sausage patties at the same damn time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this about six months ago and I fry two eggs and two Canadian bacon slices most weekday mornings. It still works great. Non-stick. I also use them to make sausage patties. They're the perfect size to fit on an English muffin. Easy to clean. Perfect. Just what I wanted." —James A. Evarts

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    24. An adorable egg separator that'll do all the dirty work for you, so you can eat your egg whites in peace, because let's be real — it's totally time-consuming.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this idea. It's fast, simple, and easy to use. Also easy to clean as well. I have no trouble using it with large eggs." —meissler

    Get it from Amazon for $12.96 (availbale in three animals).

    25. A silicone mold can turn all your eggs into cool characters, because you love some variety in your food.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Makes two eggs more fun than two eggs NOT being a kitty face. It works quite well." —Moniva

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in six shapes).

    26. A microwave omelet maker to ensure that you'll actually create the most perfectly shaped batch of eggs in existence without it ever being on the actual stove. And the best part? It's all for you!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This brings omelets to my weekday breakfast. I've been trying to eat a low-carb diet, and the idea of eggs for breakfast appeals to me. But, I am *so* NOT a morning person; and getting up early to stir a low-n-slow scramble just does not work for me. I've tried microwaving eggs in custard cups but they always turned out either soupy and underdone or firm but dry and rubbery. But this makes them Just Right, every time, in two minutes flat. That's less time than it takes me to brew my coffee. Two or three eggs, some herbs, a few chopped veggies, and perhaps a sprinkle of cheese makes for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast." —Vanilla Chameleon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Here's to the most important meal of the day!

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