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    38 Kitchen Tools And Gadgets That’ll Make Cooking Easier

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    1. An Instant Pot for anyone who loves to cook, but doesn't have a lot of time to make elaborate meals. It combines seven different kitchen appliances and saves space while doing it! Now you can cook everything in one pot, making it easier to clean up afterward.

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    The Instant Pot replaces the biggest and bulkiest of kitchen appliances like a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and steamer. It also has an automatic feature that'll keep food warm for up to 10 hours. Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the Instant Pot.

    Get a three-quart Instant Pot on Amazon Canada for $79.97+ (available in four sizes).

    2. 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 on Amazon Canada for $29.06.

    3. 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.

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    Reviewers say it's easier and safer to use this tool compared to a knife and it's small enough to put in their bag if they're having avocados for lunch. Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10+ (also available in white).

    4. 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 on Amazon Canada for $74.99.

    5. 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 on Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    6. 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 on Amazon Canada for $28.02.

    7. 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 mini tomato, three basil, and three green lettuce 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 on Amazon Canada for $259.95+ (available in three colours).

    8. A thick anti-fatigue mat that'll provide an extra cushion for your feet and save them from the cold, hard floor while you're cooking. It's also non-slip, waterproof, and super easy to clean.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.99 (available in three styles).

    9. 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 on Amazon Canada for $353.31+ (available in 19 colours).

    10. 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 on Amazon Canada for $15.40.

    11. 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 on Amazon Canada for $10.97.

    12. 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 on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    13. A 3-in-1 herb cutter that'll make slicing and dicing your herbs an effortless affair. This multipurpose device can strip, mince, and scrape herbs in minutes, so you can spend more time cooking and less time prepping ingredients.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.49.

    14. 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 on Amazon Canada for $49.99

    15. An egg shell peeler that'll crack, peel, and remove shells from soft or hard-boiled eggs. The blade is made of plastic, so it can crack raw eggs and is safe for children to use, too. Plus, it's small enough to fit in your bag, if you're planning to have boiled eggs for lunch.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.27.

    16. 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 on Amazon Canada for $31.93.

    17. A cookbook that'll help you master the cooking basics and inspire you to learn new recipes. It's filled with useful techniques, cooking hacks, and 150 recipes that are sure to make your mouth water. Reviewers say it's a great cookbook for beginners and the recipes are easy to follow.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.76 on hardcover (also available for Kindle).

    18. And 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, saving you from googling the right measurement every time.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.53.

    19. 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 on Amazon Canada for $19.39.

    20. 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 on Amazon Canada for $13.19.

    21. A set of heat-resistant cooking tools that even Julia Child would approve of. These non-stick silicone utensils are super durable and won't scratch your pots and pans while you're whipping up your next meal. Also, the two-toned aesthetic of this adorable utensil set provides a certain je ne sais quoi, no?

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    Get a set of 10 utensils on Amazon Canada for $32.99+ (available in three colours).

    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 on Amazon Canada for $24.25

    23. 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 on Amazon Canada for $35.98.

    24. 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 on Amazon Canada for $51.99.

    25. A finger guard that'll protect you while you're slicing and dicing food. It works for both your left and right hand and it's made of stainless steel that you can adjust for the perfect fit.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.19.

    26. A collapsible colander that will stand the test of time — and save you storage space, 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 on Amazon Canada for $15.99+ (available in five colours).

    27. 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 on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    28. 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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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $4.63+ (available in three shapes).

    29. A nonstick lasagna pan that's split into sections, so you can make THREE different recipes in ONE pan. It's perfect for anyone who loves lasagna as much as Garfield, because you can sample three different types of lasagna and only clean a single dirty pan.

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

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.20.

    30. 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 on Amazon Canada for $30.14+ (available in four styles).

    31. 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 on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    32. A mixing tool to 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 on Amazon Canada for $19.77.

    33. A tiny slotted spoon that'll help you get olives out the jar, without picking up any of 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 on Amazon Canada for $16.61.

    34. A marble cheese slicer that'll stay cool, making it the perfect surface to cut and serve cheese. It has a stainless steel wire cutter that never needs to be sharpened and easily slices hard and soft cheeses.

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    It comes with two replacement wires and plastic feet on the bottom to protect your countertop and table. To clean it, wash it by hand with soap and warm water, and dry with a towel preserve the stone.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    35. A set of stylish porcelain pinch bowls that'll come in handy when you're preparing all your ingredients for cooking. They're deep enough to hold liquids, and can also double as small serving bowls for dips or appetizers if you're hosting a dinner party.

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    Get a set of six on Amazon Canada for $29.02.

    36. 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 on Amazon Canada for $12.99+ (available in four colors).

    37. 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 on Amazon Canada for $27.50.

    38. And finally, a five-piece drawer organizer that'll transform your kitchen drawer or countertop into an orderly oasis for all your handy cooking tools. The boxes are made out of bamboo and come in different sizes, so you can arrange them in whatever way you like.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $37.99.

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