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    Mar. 30, 2020

    21 Kitchen Products That’ll Take Your Cooking Game To The Next Level

    If kitchen products excite you more than party invitations, this is for you.

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    1. A circular bamboo board and rocking cutter designed specially for chopping up herbs seamlessly. There are little holes in the cutter handle, so you can thread your herbs through and strip the leaves off in a jiffy, instead of picking out each leaf.

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    This set is super compact and won't take up a lot of space in your drawers. The manufacturer recommends washing it by hand.

    Get it from Indigo for $39.99.

    2. A 100% eco-friendly indoor gardening kit that'll help you grow your own cherry tomatoes. It contains everything you'll need, including two types of seeds: Mexican red currant and wild cherry tomato. Those homemade salad lunches are about to get even more flavourful.

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    The planter is made of waterproof, galvanized metal, too, so you can recycle it after you're done.

    Get it from Indigo for $24.50. Also available for growing herbs.

    3. Or if you're willing to spend a little more, this in-home gardening system will bring you fresh herbs and greens no matter what the weather. There's no soil, so there's no mess, and the UV lights provide the plants all the "sun" they'll need.

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    It comes with gourmet herb seeds, too!

    Get it from Walmart for $179.99.

    4. An express omelette maker that'll help you whip up omelets, pizza pockets, and frittatas like nobody's business. It takes the flipping and frying out of cooking a delicious and nutritious brekkie. Thanks to the split in the middle, you can make two totally different omelets at the same time, too!

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    Get it from Indigo for $28 (currently on sale, but originally $40).

    5. A case of mason jars that'll help you store, preserve, pickle, ferment, and serve your favourite things. They have snap-on lids that'll keep your food fresh and mould-free for longer, so you can keep the condiments coming!

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    I have several of these and I find myself using them daily for homemade preserves, single servings of soup, chopped veggies and fruit, and marinades and dressings. They especially come in handy for storing leftover canned tomatoes or olives.

    Get a case of 12 from Walmart for $9.47.

    6. A pastel blue stand mixer from Smeg that's the upgrade of your dreams. Not only does this mid-century mixer look absolutely beautiful, it performs like a totally powerhouse, too. There are ten adjustable speeds to choose from!

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    The stand mixer comes with a 4.8-litre steel bowl, a wire whisk, a dough hook, a spatula, and a pouring shield.

    Get it from Indigo for $599.99. Also available in chrome, red, and black.

    7. A food dehydrator, so you can make jerky, banana chips, crispy green beans, mango leather, dried mushrooms and herbs, and so much more! It's perfect for making high-nutrient, low-calorie snacks that are free of preservatives and added sugar and salt, so you can a punch of totally natural flavours.

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    Reviewers are elated with its performance and low energy usage, and say they they even make special snacks for their pets using it.

    Get it from Walmart for $73.97.

    8. A one-stop manual food processor that'll make you a meal-preppin' pro. Mash and purée things, chop up some tabouleh, freeze sliced veggies — the possibilities are endless.

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    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $39.99.

    9. A cute little mould that lets you make dumplings, fruit pies, ravioli, potstickers, pierogies, dumplings, or momos in seconds. You don't have to know the art of sealing dumplings closed to enjoy them! Just make a ton in one go and put 'em in your freezer to enjoy all month.

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    Get it from Walmart for $10.95.

    10. A nonstick smokeless grill that'll let you enjoy delicious grilled foods without the alarm in your apartment building going nuts. It sucks the smoke right back in, and all the hot grease drips down on a built-in tray. Just in time for spring BBQ!

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    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $159.99.

    11. A 3-in-1 avocado tool that'll make easy work of pitting, scooping, AND evenly slicing an avocado, so you can make some avo toast or guacamole in a fraction of the time it would usually take you.

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    Read a BuzzFeed writer's full review of this tool.

    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $12.99

    12. A gorgeous granite mortar and pestle, you can release the flavours of herbs and spices on another level. It's heavy, which means it'll stay put through the pounding. Also, it looks like a work of art.

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    I use mine to make fresh mint and garlic chutneys and they come out so freaking fragrant.

    Get it from Walmart for $34.97.

    13. A Philips air fryer, so you can fry, bake, or grill some hot and crispy foods without using extra oil. You can make fries with 75% less oil than usual! It comes with a recipe book, so you can take the daily dinner decision-making out of the equation.

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    There's an app for the fryer that has 200 recipes, too. Reviewers love how versatile this fryer is, and a surprising plus is that it also minimizes food odours from wafting (and staying) in the house.

    Get it from Walmart for $279.98.

    14. An electric pasta machine that'll help you make scrumptious pasta yourself. It has nine adjustable thicknesses, so you can make spaghetti or fettuccini (whatever you want, really). It also comes with a separate cutting tool, if you want shapes of your choice.

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    Reviewers say it's well worth the price, and warn that you won't want to go back to store-bought pasta once you taste fresh, homemade stuff.

    Get it from Walmart for $157.11.

    15. A sushi making kit, so you can eat your favourite Japanese food without needing to step out. Just follow the simple instructions provided to fill your sushi roll with your ingredients of choice, and enjoy!

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    Pick up some wasabi, too.

    Get it from Walmart for $28.97.

    16. A handy-dandy slicing tool that'll let you julienne veggies and fruits of your choice. It's shaped like a peeler, so using it is easy as 1-2-3. Go ahead and make a bowl of zoodles, pickle some carrots, or cook up crispy, thin fries.

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    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $10.99.

    17. A stainless steel rocking garlic crusher that will do all the hard work for you, so you can stop lazily putting garlic powder into everything. No more mincing, chopping, or getting your fingers all sticky and smelling of garlic!

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    Get it from Walmart for $12.77.

    18. A 3-in-1 burger patty press that makes shaping stuffed patties a quick, easy, and efficiently done task. Imagine popping some cheese and jalapeños into this bad boy and grilling the patty of your dreams. 🤤

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    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $14.99.

    19. An egg cooker that’ll take the guesswork out of soft-boiling. It cooks omelettes, boiled eggs, and even poached eggs!

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    Read a BuzzFeed writer's full review here.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters Canada for $34.

    20. A mini waffle maker that'll let you make the dreamiest breakfast (or dessert!) any time. The cooking surface is nonstick and easy to clean, and the machine comes with a recipe guide to help you go on your foodventure. Also, are we just going to ignore how cute the floral print is?

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $22.

    21. And lastly, a programmable slow cooker that'll allow you to enjoy all the flavours that escape food when it's being cooked without a lid. This cooker seals in the deliciousness and delivers the most mouthwatering results. Beef stew, here I come!

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    Get it from Walmart for $66.58.

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