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    21 Useful And Fun Kitchen Products That Might Just Convince You To Start Cooking More

    Who knew you needed sushi-themed measuring cups?

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    1. A Dracula-shaped garlic chopper that chops cloves with a simple twist of his head — keeping your hands odor free. Most vampires don't like garlic, but this one will cut, dice, and mince it.

    Promising review: "This is a life-saver! It saves so much time when I'm using garlic in a recipe! It's super easy to use and dishwasher-safe, plus extremely adorable." —kaila

    Get it from Amazon for $17.20.

    2. A penguin-shaped egg holder and cooker with a compact — and adorable — design to save space when you store eggs in the fridge. Plus, it's heat-resistant so you can safely insert and remove eggs from a boiling pot (without accidentally cracking them).,

    Promising review: "I love hard-boiled eggs, but it's always been a hassle to gently lower them into a boiling pot of water with a spoon, and then scoop them back into the now-wet carton to cool. This solves all those problems. You simply load the eggs in, lower the holder into the boiling pot, pull it out, and store it in your fridge. No more extra steps or gingerly lowering eggs into the pot. Plus, they're adorable!" —Laura P

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    3. A handy rhinoceros blade sharpener that will keep your countertop quirky and your knives razor-sharp.

    A knife is sharpened using the rhino-shaped blade sharpener

    Promising review: "This little guy packs a powerful punch. I got this for my fiancé for Christmas so that he could sharpen his custom knife set, and it worked perfectly. It was small enough not to ruin or touch the custom design, but the blades were the perfect size to make his knives into a brand new set with some super sharp edges." —Isa Gutierrez

    Get it from Amazon for $15.30 (available in two colors).

    4. A strawberry prep bowl set to make setting aside your cooking or baking ingredients a little more sweet.

    Three strawberry-shaped bowls with a stem that functions as a holder
    Urban Outfitters

    Available as a set of three, which includes a small, medium, and large bowl.

    Promising review: "The bowls arrived in perfect condition and are absolutely adorable! They bring such a fun vibe to the kitchen and are fully functional." —brahn

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.

    5. A set of barn animal lid rests that clip onto the edge of your pot and prop the lid to let out steam. They're also made from heat-safe silicone so they won't scratch your pots.

    A pig, rooster, and sheep pig rests which fit perfectly on the pot to prop up the lid
    Sur la Table

    The set of three includes a pig, rooster, and sheep.

    Promising review: "They give just a small amount of lift to release steam, and they're cute, too! We also used them in the freezer to hold small plastic crates in place when separating vegetables or meats." —Jana T

    Get it from Sur la Table for $4.46 (originally $6.95; also available as a set of cats or dogs).

    6. An avocado multi-tool to pit, scoop, and cut avocados into perfection — and look pretty cute while doing it.

    The avocado multi-tool, which resembles an avocado with a smiling face, is used to scoop out an avocado
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "The fact that I'm able to slice, de-pit, and scoop all with one tool is great! I was able to make a massive bowl of fresh guacamole in no time. It's very cute too — would make a good gift!" —Matt

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $15.

    7. A set of measuring cups for sushi-lovers that comes with four cups that fit together to save space.


    Promising review: "The compact size and neat configuration add personality to my countertop without taking up space! I love these cups!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.20.

    8. A stainless-steel grater that's so easy to use, you'll ~bearly~ have to put in any effort.


    Promising review: "My husband is the cook, and he loves this gift. He said it’s easy to use and easy to clean. After using, he wipes it off with a sponge and places it in the dishwasher. I think it’s cute!" —JSLWBN

    Get it from Amazon for $15.70.

    9. A colorful spatula to bring a little charm to your kitchen and your cooking.

    Three spatulas with different patterns: a multi-colored geometric pattern, a quirky illustrated dog, and a pattern with colorful illustrated cats

    Promising review: "This spatula is absolutely beautiful! The color is vibrant, and the design is adorable!" —Stormynite

    Get it from Anthropologie for $10 (available in three colors).

    10. A cat egg mold that may just help you make purrfect eggs every morning.

    A cute sunny-side up egg shaped like a cat made with the mold
    Sur la Table

    Get it from Sur la Table for $10 (also available as a dog).

    11. A pancake maker to make the cutest cat, dog, panda, and reindeer-shaped pancakes you'll ever see.

    The pancake maker with a template that makes mini animal shapes
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This pancake maker makes the cutest pancakes ever. It's so easy to use, and in two minutes you have a bunch of pancakes perfect for dipping and sharing!" —samanthago

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $40.

    12. Or a dinosaur waffle maker in case you wanted to give your breakfast a prehistoric touch.

    The waffle maker has a template that makes mini pancakes of various dinosaur shapes
    Urban Outfitters

    Features shapes like a T-Rex, pterodactyl, stegosaurus, and more!

    Promising review: "This waffle maker is amazing!! It's nonstick and compact in size so it’s easy to store. Definitely worth it!" —MpaigeNew

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $40.

    13. A set of peas-in-a-pod salt and pepper shakers to make seasoning your food just a little more fun.

    Cute ceramic peas that are salt and pepper shakers that rest on a matching pod holder

    Promising review: "Bought these for my grandparents, and they loved them! There are little magnets under each shaker to help hold them in place. They came very well packaged with a lot of bubble wrap to ensure there wasn't any breakage, and they were exactly as pictured." —Brandy Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $15.49.

    14. A peach pot holder that's cute ~and~ functional. It's thick enough to protect you from oven heat and large enough to handle your larger pots.

    A colorful pot holder shaped like a peach

    Promising review: "This pot holder is better quality than I thought it’d be! Thick strong material and vibrant color as pictured. It’s a bit bigger than I imagined it would be, so it's perfect for bigger pots!" —Momosan

    Get it from Anthropologie for $16.

    15. A drumstick-shaped herb and spice infuser to keep all your ingredients together while you bring the ~flavor~ to soups and stews.


    Promising review: "I got this purely for a laugh, but I actually use it so much! This gives you the added flavor of bay leaves or herb bundles, but it cuts out the time spent fishing around for the leaves after they’ve simmered! I got every member in my family who cooks one! They get a huge chuckle for the shape, but unlike other gag gifts, these you will actually use!" —Kasey S

    Get it from Amazon for $13.90 (also available as a chili).

    16. A cactus juicer for all your freshly-squeezed citrus needs. It's designed with a basin and spout for easy pouring.

    A small and cute cactus-shaped juicer
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "It looks freaking cute in my kitchen and works well! I thought it might be too big to use limes with it, but it turned out fine. I normally just use my hands to quickly squeeze, but I just had to buy this. It looks so inconspicuous and can double as decoration. It’s also handy to pick out seeds." —Birb

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $25.

    17. A hilarious and easy-to-use egg separator that will save you the mess of trying to separate egg yolks and whites (and somehow getting it on your countertop in the process).

    A cute frog-shaped egg separator that separates egg yolks by holding them in its mouth

    Promising review: "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. I think the trick is to just be gentle and not forceful. This is definitely better than the wire holder I have been using!" —meissler

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available as a frog, fish, or pig).

    18. A pig-themed bacon bin grease holder to strain and store bacon grease so you can cook with it later or easily dispose it once it cools.

    Sur la Table

    Promising review: "Aside from being adorable in design, it's so easy to use. It's a practical and safe way to store bacon drippings for use later. The container doesn't take up much room in the freezer, either!" —Robin S

    Get it from Sur la Table for $14.95.

    19. A corn stripper that evenly removes kernels with a simple twist to get you ready for taco night in no time. It works with cobs of any size, plus the stainless-steel blades are hidden inside to avoid any injuries.

    A kernel-themed corn stripper shaped like a ring to fit over the corn
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "This thing does what it says. I was nervous because I didn't know how it would work with cobs of different sizes, but it does work! My family came to visit and were so shocked when they saw me use it. Everyone wanted to try it!" —Nae

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $8.

    20. A colorful spoon rest, because putting your cooking utensils on the countertop (and then having to clean it later) doesn't have to be a thing anymore.

    A spoon rest with a pretty and brightly-colored floral design

    Promising review: "I love the color it brings to my stove top! It seems to handle all size utensils, and it's easy to clean. What more could you want from a spoon rest?" —Naomiolsonyoga

    Get it from Anthropologie for $14.

    21. And a pair of bear claw shredders that may just make you feel like Wolverine next time you prepare pulled pork sandwiches. They're dishwasher-safe and ultra-sharp to make the process of shredding meat a whole lot faster.,

    Who needs a knife and fork?

    Promising review: "These work wonderfully! I originally purchased them because I was cooking for a group of over 100 on a trip, and we shredded 40 pounds of thighs in about 45 minutes. I made the same meal a year prior and spent a couple of hours shredding chicken with two kitchen forks. These claws are so sharp and useful that it took less than half the time! I've since used them to make shredded pork at home, and they also work wonderfully for that!" —H. L. Kern

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    Your kitchen — and stomach — will thank you.

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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