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    Updated on Jun. 14, 2020. Posted on Jun. 11, 2020

    45 Kitchen Tools That Work So Well, They Deserve A Chef’s Kiss

    Cooking just got SO much easier.

    1. An animal-shaped utensil holder that clips right onto the side of a pot or pan. It will chomp right onto your spoons or spatulas, keeping them secure and keeping your countertops spotless.

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    You can find a witch-shaped version here.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.16+ Available in three styles.

    2. A small bowl that'll collect scraps while you're cutting or peeling foods. It'll hold up to eight cups of food waste and comes with a 2-in-1 brush and scraper that'll help you clean your countertops without damaging them or getting your hands dirty.

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    It has a hook on the back that fits over a drawer, so it doesn't take up any counter space.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.49.

    3. A Dracula-shaped garlic chopper that'll dice your cloves when you twist the little vampire's head. The garlic and odour stays trapped inside, so you won't have to deal with smelly garlic hands.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.89.

    4. A set of mini spatulas that'll help you get the last bit of food out of the container. The flexible silicone head and long, narrow handle can fit into any jar or bottle. And when the containers are cleaned out, they're in the perfect condition to be recycled!

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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $35.98.

    5. A dinosaur-shaped taco holder that'll make Taco Tuesday Jurassic-ally better. It can hold up to two shells, making it easier to stuff, carry, and eat tacos at the dinner table.

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    And when you're finished with it, you can put it in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.13.

    6. A pair of salad scissors, so you can slice fruits and vegetables as fast as Edward Scissorhands. You can easily chop produce right into the bowl, so you won't need a cutting board. Making a salad just got ten times easier!

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    The scissors can go into the dishwasher for cleaning and have a lock, so they can be stored safely.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.26.

    7. A mandoline slicer that'll cut your produce into clean, even slices in no time flat. It can slice your fruits and veggies as thin as one millimetre or as thick as four. The handle protects your hands from the blade and it'll fit over your bowl, so you don't have to transfer food from a cutting board.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    8. An electric griddle that'll create restaurant quality crepes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. It even comes with a batter spreader, so you can cook like a professional. And you can still make all your favourite breakfast foods like eggs and pancakes.

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    There are five heat levels, so you can control the temperature. Reviewers say it heats up quickly and it's easy to clean.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.95.

    9. A foldable cutting board that'll help you transfer your chopped veggies and spices into the pan when you're cooking. It'll lay flat while you're cutting and transforms into a funnel when you grip the handle.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.56+. Available in six colours.

    10. A cabinet tray that'll spin like a lazy Susan and save you from reaching to the back of your cupboard or fridge for your food items. And it has a non-slip surface, so your jars and bottles won't fall off when you're spinning it.

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    You can find a two-tiered tray here.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.12.

    11. A 3-in-1 avocado tool that'll help you split, pit, and slice like a total pro. If you enjoy having avo toast in the morning, it'll be the most useful gadget in your kitchen. And reviewers say it's easier and safer to use this tool compared to a knife.

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    "Let’s be honest, this was a complete impulse buy. Because generally, when it comes to kitchen gadgets, I’m always a little skeptical. The plastic blade dug right in and it was really easy to cut all around the avocado. REMOVING THE PIT: So easy and honestly wish I could do this for hours. I didn't need to use a lot of force to get the three spikes into the pit and it came out with a twist." —Sarah Aspler

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for 12.99+. Also available in green.

    12. A compact air fryer that'll crisp your foods without using oil, but still packs a punch when it comes to flavour. The basket is big enough to fit all your favourite foods, and it'll cook them faster than a traditional oven.

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    It's also incredibly lightweight and easy to store, making it a great kitchen gadget for small apartments or dorm rooms. Reviewers have used it to cook everything from chicken wings and french fries to fish and steak.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $75.

    13. A push-up measuring cup that's perfect for sticky ingredients like butter and honey, so you don't have to scrape them out with a spatula. It'll hold up to two cups of food, and you can still use it to measure dry ingredients, too!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.64.

    14. A small and savvy knife sharpener that'll restore your knives to their former glory. It'll protect your knives and countertop from unnecessary damage. It's designed with two slots: one that sharpens dull knives and another to polishes them to perfection.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    15. A silicone guard that'll prevent spills and oil splatters when you're cooking with an uncovered pan. Now you won't have to to clean up grease and oil from your stovetop.

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    It's compatible with 10-inch pans and is dishwasher safe.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.02.

    16. A fancy SodaStream that'll transform tap water into a glass of sparkling water in less than 30 seconds. It has three carbonation levels, so you can decide how fizzy you want your drink to be.

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    If you're someone who regularly enjoys a fizzy drink, you'll love this cost-saving and eco-friendly device. It comes with a mini carbonating cylinder, and water bottle.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $171.02.

    17. A pair of kitchen goggles that'll keep your eyes from watering while you're chopping onions. It's lined with foam to create a protective seal against your face, so the only tears you'll cry will be tears of joy.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.46+. Available in four colours.

    18. A slotted cooking spoon that'll scoop and drain foods from a hot pan, so you don't have to use a colander. It works well with vegetables, pasta, and fried foods, and it's made of silicone, so it'll withstand temperatures up to 200°C.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.11+. Available in three colours.

    19. An angry little mama that'll literally blow off steam to soften and lift dirt and food stains from your microwave, making it so much easier to clean. Fill the body with a bit of water and vinegar and put it in the microwave for seven minutes.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.48+. Available in three colours.

    20. A collapsible silicone popcorn bowl that'll make a batch of fluffy popcorn in three minutes. It comes with a lid to keep all the kernels inside and has handles on the sides, so you can easily and safely grasp it. All you need is a container of kernels!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.54.

    21. A breakfast sandwich maker that'll save you from buying your breakfast every morning. It'll cook all the ingredients in under five minutes, so you can enjoy a hot, homemade meal before you leave.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.

    22. A rotary peeler that'll make quick work of all your fruits and vegetables. The blades are made of stainless steel and come in different shapes to peel, cut, and slice your produce. It also has a small potato-eye remover tool on one corner.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.08

    23. A little brown bear that'll keep your brown sugar soft and moist for up to six months. Just soak it in water for 20 minutes and place it in the jar!

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    The clay bear can be used in cookie jars and marshmallow bags to keep them soft. Or you can use it dry (don't soak it) in your spice cupboard or chip bag to absorb moisture! Rinse with water to clean (soap isn't necessary).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.99+. Available in three shapes, and in sets of two.

    24. A pack of silicone food huggers that'll create a tight seal around your fruits and vegetables to make them last longer. They're reusable, dishwasher safe, and come in different sizes to accommodate a variety of produce.

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    You can also use them to reseal open jars and cans.

    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $21.49.

    25. A bestselling coffee maker and pitcher that'll help you make the perfect batch of iced coffee every time. You can store it in the fridge overnight (up to 36 hours) to let it brew, and you’ll wake up to four cups of delicious iced coffee.

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    "It's so delish, and it makes mornings far more bearable. It’s great for keeping in the office when that 3pm slump hits, but you don’t feel like going to a coffee shop (or spending $5 on cold brew). It's pretty concentrated, so you can either dilute it with water or milk, or just drink it straight with ice (I've done all three). Coarse or French Press-ground beans are suggested but TBH, I just use regular beans, and I don't have issues with grounds making their way into my coffee!" —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Takeya Iced Coffee Maker.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.77.

    26. An egg cooker that'll prepare hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, omelets, and scrambled eggs in minutes. It's an ~eggcellent~ gadget for anyone who likes to have more variety when they cook breakfast in the morning.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.72+. Available in five colours.

    27. A Breville smoking gun that'll take your cooking game to the next level. The machine uses cold smoke technology, so you can even use it on ice cream, butter, or cocktails, as well as meats and cheeses! It has two speeds, so you can choose a gentle or intense smoky flavour, and comes with hickory and applewood wood chips, so you can use it right away.

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    It also comes with four AA batteries, two replacement mesh filters, and a recipe book.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $99.99.

    28. A pair of storage bag holders you'll want around the next time you're meal prepping. The non-slip rubber base keeps the bag secure while the adjustable arms keep the bag open while you fill it. You can also use them to dry your reusable bags after you've cleaned them.

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    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    29. A Click and Grow countertop garden that'll turn your kitchen into a personal vegetable plot. It’s a super low-maintenance garden and can grow up to nine plants at a time. Now you can use fresh produce in your cooking year-round that’s completely free of herbicides or pesticides.

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    It comes with three basil plant pods, so you can start growing right away. It’s also super easy to use: just insert the plant pods, plug it in, fill it with water, and 🎶 let it grow, let it grow! 🎶

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $129.99.

    30. A bestselling KitchenAid stand mixer that'll unleash your inner Martha Stewart. The KitchenAid is the holy grail of cooking appliances and it comes with a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip to do all the heavy lifting.

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    I personally own one and I'm constantly looking for ways to use it. My favourite thing about it is the dough hook because it cut my kneading time by more than half and makes baking homemade bread easier than ever. It's a little pricey, but it's absolutely worth it in the long run!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $329.99. Available in 13 colours.

    31. A mixing tool that'll stir any sauce, batter, or gravy you're making. You can even use it to break up ground meat. The blade is thick enough to mix ingredients without over-stirring, and the silicone fins help scrape the sides of the bowl, so you don't need a spatula to get the last bit of batter out.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.76.

    32. A pasta measuring tool that'll help you measure the perfect portion of pasta every time. It's made of stainless steel, so it's super durable and won't rust. Plus, it'll prevent you from making extra servings of pasta, so nothing goes to waste.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.97.

    33. A tiny slotted spoon that'll help you get olives out the jar, without picking up any of the juice. It also comes with a stainless steel fork attachment that's designed to get pickles out of the jar, so you don't have to use your fingers.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.43.

    34. A game-changing batter dispenser tool that'll make cooking pancakes a piece of cake. It can hold up to four cups of batter and has a small lever along the handle, so you can control how much batter gets distributed.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.99.

    35. An emulsifying bottle, if you're someone who really likes making homemade salad dressings, sauces, and marinades. The bottle comes with a built-in blender ball that'll keep oil and vinegar mixed for up to an hour and a handy spout on the lid, so you can drizzle the perfect amount of tasty dressing over your salad.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.89.

    36. A cookbook holder that'll keep your cookbook or tablet at the perfect angle, so you can follow the recipe while cooking. It also has a helpful equivalents chart written on it, saving you from googling the right measurement every time.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $31.94.

    37. A microplane with razor-sharp edges, so you can grate or zest with ease. You can use it on cheese, garlic, citrus fruits and more to add an extra bite of flavour on your favourite meals.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.95.

    38. A heat-resistant rack puller that'll help you push and pull the racks in the oven. The silicone stick is easy to clean and keeps your hands and arms out of the oven.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.50+. Also available in a set of two.

    39. A three-blade spiralizer that'll transform regular fruits and vegetables into pasta. It comes with three stainless steel blades that'll make spaghetti, fettuccine, or ribbon noodles. Say hello to homemade zoodles!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $51.99.

    40. A collapsible colander that will stand the test of time — and save space in your cupboards, too. It can extend right over the sink, making fruit rinsing and pasta straining, easier than ever.

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    It’s made with non-toxic materials and is BPA free, heat resistant, and dishwasher safe.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99+. Available in blue and green.

    41. Or a silicone strainer that attaches right to your pots, pans, or bowls, making it easier and safer to drain hot water. It can withstand temperatures of 450°F, so it won’t melt or warp!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    42. A nonstick lasagna pan that's perfect for anyone who loves lasagna as much as Garfield. It split sinto sections, so you can make THREE different different types of lasagna and only clean ONE dirty pan.

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    You can also use the pan to make loaves of bread and cakes!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.22.

    43. A thick canvas apron that'll protect your clothes from getting dirty and provide you with a bunch of helpful cooking info. The apron has a measurement conversion chart, a meat doneness scale, and veggie cooking time chart, and it's all printed upside down, so you can read it easily. It's the ultimate life hack for any amateur cook.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.95+ Available in three styles.

    44. A pair of shredder claws, so you can shred meat like Wolverine in the kitchen. It'll protect your fingertips from getting burnt and make it way easier to prepare that pulled pork recipe you've been dying to try out.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    45. And finally, an Instant Pot that combines six different kitchen appliances into one and saves space while doing it! It'll replace the biggest and bulkiest of kitchen appliances like a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and steamer. Plus, it has 14 smart programs, so you can stew, steam, and slow cook all your favourite meals.

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    It also has an automatic feature that'll keep food warm for up to ten hours.

    "I'd always associated pressure cooking with cooking meat, since some cuts can take hours and hours in the oven but a quarter of that time (if not less!) in the pressure cooker. But the thing is...I don't eat meat. Still, both regular people on Pinterest and some of my favorite snooty cooking blogs have always had pretty amazing things to say about pressure cookers in general. So after months of kind of casually researching the thing, I gave in.

    In the three weeks since then, I've admittedly...become hooked, TBH. I can cook some of my go-to meals in less than half the time that it used to take. Meal-prepping the night before makes getting a killer dinner on the table much faster. (And you don’t even have to do it if you don’t want to.)" —Rachel Christensen

    Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the Instant Pot.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $77.88+. Available in three sizes.

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