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    34 Kitchen Tools And Gadgets That People Actually Swear By

    According to reviewers, these kitchen tools are what's cookin'.

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    1. A bread maker that'll help you ~rise~ to the occasion whenever you want to bake a perfect loaf of bread. The partially closed design allows steam to circulate to keep your bread from drying out, while the openings on the side help heat disperse evenly, creating a golden crust.


    This is both microwave and dishwasher safe. It's capable of withstanding temperatures up to 428 degrees.

    Promising review: "I love this. It's very easy to use and to clean. I have been trying to make fresh bread every week and this is much easier than using my dutch oven. I have been trying different recipes with this bread maker and so far all have come out great!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.23.

    2. An electric knife that'll make cutting roast so much easier you'll be thrilled you and this inanimate object were able to ~meat~.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "I'm so glad I got this electric knife, whether I try a super thin slice or thick, each slice is perfect. I love it." —Cindy

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $49.99.

    3. Or a solid black ceramic paring knife great for detailed precision cutting. Honestly, reviewers find this a real ~cut~ above the rest.

    Person cutting Brussels sprouts in half with knife

    Promising review: "These knives are wonderful, they are extremely lightweight and easy to handle." —Joanna

    Get it from Kyocera for $39.95 or get the complete set from Amazon for $131.90.

    4. A pair of leakproof, silicone food storage bags you can use to store soups, sauces, and juuust about everything else. Bonus: these are both dishwasher and freezer safe!


    Promising review: "I have used these for storing cucumber soup and cut up fruit in the fridge. I've used it in the freezer for storing pieces of salmon. I have washed them by hand and prop them open to dry, although they are dishwasher safe. Pay attention to the direction putting on the green slide to lock the bag! Trying to slide It on the wrong way doesn’t work!" —Food52 Customer

    Get them from Food52 for $24+ (available in three sizes).

    5. A roll-up drying rack made with metal grates covered in soft silicone that'll prevent scratches and take up no space to store.

    Roll up rack over sink drying cups

    Promising review: "We have tried to minimize the amount of stuff taking up our kitchen countertop, so we got rid of the dish rack. I still wanted the ability to dry dishes and big pots/pans after cooking, so I got this rack. Thing is AWESOME. It is extremely versatile and rolls up neatly for storage under the sink or wherever else you'd want to store it. It repels water and makes cleaning it very simple. Gunk doesn't want to stay on it and anything that does stick to it comes right off with a light scrub and some dish soap. It doesn't smell at all and is lightweight, but very sturdy and able to hold two to three big pots and pans over the sink. You can also fold it in half if you want to access the sink but want to dry a pot or some glasses while washing." —Jay C.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.68.

    6. A stunning concrete turntable for foodies who know it's all about the presentation.

    Gray circular lazy Susan with raised lip
    Opus Artisan Concrete

    Promising review: "I’m blown away by the quality. The seller was so very helpful with helping me decide what color choice would work best with what I wanted to use it for. It’s exactly what the description says it is. So happy!!!!" —Kenzi

    Get it from Opus Artisan Concrete on Etsy for $55 (available in four colors).

    7. An adjustable rolling pin that hits the exact width you need your baked goods rolled out at. This thing works so well it'd be worth spending some serious ~dough~ on. Fortunately, the thrifty price is just as sweet as the things you're gonna make with it.


    Promising Review: "Can I just say where have you been all my life? I ordered this specifically so I could use to make sugar cookies. It made my cookies go so much faster for a change! I used to get out a ruler trying to figure out if I had the right thickness or if the dough was rolled even enough (which I never did get right in the past). This roller allowed to me quickly and easily roll the whole batch of sugar cookies without getting frustrated! Super easy to use and clean up was also a snap. Would recommend this to any baker out there!" —LAD

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two styles).

    8. A nitro cold brew maker sure to make you espres-so excited about your daily cup (or, um, cups) of coffee.

    Stainless steel cold brew maker with curved spout
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "This product is wonderful. I would buy it for every coffee lover in my life. You can mix and match flavors of coffee for a unique taste every refill. This product is meant to sit in the fridge (it's a cold brew!). My fridge isn't huge by any means but, while the coffee pot sits in the fridge, it never seems to be in my way! The coffee comes out delicious every time. It's very easy to use and easy to clean. I cant imagine a morning without a cold cup of this brew!" —Brooklyn

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $200.

    9. A partyclette you can keep out this winter when you want a meal as cozy as your home in the snow *and* when you want a chance to prove you're way past the microwave stage of cheese melting.

    Gadget over flame cooking cheese. Includes base and wood handle.

    Promising review: "This works just as described and produces delicious cheese for melting on veggies and bread. I love how portable and small it is – that's so much of the appeal, to not need a giant apparatus for something so simple and delicious. The cheese tastes amazing, the device looks cute, and the presentation is perfect to impress for dinner parties or just to use alone at home." —Em Addison

    Get it from Amazon for $24.03.

    10. A mandolin slicer with a precision grip handle and safety cap that'll help you chop 'til you drop, with no worries of a single cut or nick.

    Hand hold mandolin slicer with grip tool holding small vegetable

    Promising review: "This works perfectly. It's a very good price compared to similar products and the gripper seems to grip anything." —Martha

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    11. A pack of colorful reusable baking cups for home chefs who want waste-free treats that still look good enough to gobble up.

    Person peeling back cupcake cover showing flexibility and reusability

    This 12-pack of food-grade silicone cups are safe to use in the freezer, microwave, and oven. They can handle temperatures of up to 500 degrees and come in pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

    Promising review: "These little thingies are perfect! I made some muffins with them and they came out incredibly easily with no residue on the cups at all. I didn't have to use grease or anything. The colors are bright and fun, and they you plenty of each color. These are slightly smaller than a regular cupcake pan/liner, which is actually perfect for my purposes. As others have mentioned, the cups are a bit on the flimsy side, so make sure they're on a baking sheet before you fill them because they can be difficult to transport once full." —kapplejack

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. A microwave pasta maker that'll let you prepare, serve, and store a meal all in one container, saving tiny kitchens from unnecessary clutter.


    Promising review: "I bought this microwave pasta cooker at a time when I did not have a stove. Even though I have a stove now, I still use this cooker for dinner for myself sometimes because it works so well and quickly! The pasta comes out very soft and perfectly cooked. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water and works very well. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who needs a fast pasta cooker!" —Kelsi

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    13. A Lodge cast iron dutch oven – it's gonna change the way you bake, especially if you haven't jumped on the sourdough trend yet. This treasure is here to help.

    Pot over open flame stovetop

    Promising review: "I LOVE my cast iron. This pot is fantastic for all my soups and stews. It's better than a crock pot. By washing it out after each use and never using harsh stuff on it the cast iron will last forever." —Nan

    Get it from Target for $39.99.

    14. A thin knife block that'll ~clearly~ be the best way to store your kitchen knives in a safe (and chic) way.

    Clear knife block with five silver knives

    And check out our picks for the best chef's knives on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "How many ways can you say: Awesome!?! These are a great buy! They are very sharp (beware) and easily slice and dice! They look very polished on my kitchen counter, I love it! I'm so happy that I bought these!! They are a long-term keeper!!" —hillary

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (includes six knives and a block).

    15. A set of four egg cookers to use on mornings when you've gotta ~scramble~ to make a full breakfast that requires little clean up.


    Promising review: "These are adorable!!! They work so well! They're so cute and do the job! Be sure to grease these little cups with some olive oil or your oil of choice! Clean these with a soft sponge, nothing too abrasive, or you may scratch the silicone. Great buy! I love that there are four with four different colors! Shipped as promised!" —Claudia

    Get them from Amazon for $5.64.

    16. A rotary peeler with the choice of three different blade types, for perfectly peeling all your favorite fruits and vegetables – helping you ~produce~ some seriously impressive prep work.

    Peeler beside carros, a tomato, and a potato

    Promising Review: "I bought this to give my mother-in-law for Christmas. She is an avid baker and cook. She loved how simple it was to use and get creative in the kitchen." —Alta

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A refrigerator odor eliminator so you can finally ~chill out~ and stop worrying about your fridge smelling like the bottom of a trash bin.

    Baking soda holder designed to look like person in coat and mittens

    Promising review: "I finally found a fun container to put in my fridge and freezer that won't spill over. It makes me smile each time I see it. It's easy to use and I liked the feature that reminds you when to change out the baking soda." —RHGEDL

    Get it from Amazon for $11.01.

    18. A KitchenAid stand mixer with the choice of 10 speed settings to truly ~mix~ up your favorite meals.


    Promising Review: "Hands down this is the best mixer on the market. It has multiple tools which enable you to do many tasks in the kitchen. The mixing capability is superior to all other mixers, especially the old hand held models. I owned a KitchenAid hand mixer before purchasing this and now I think I was living in the stone age when comparing the two." —Tie Dye John

    Get it from Amazon for $399.

    19. A bestselling pair of kitchen shears for anyone who realized they've been doing their prep work all wrong after watching Always Be My Maybe.

    Dark colored kitchen shears
    Garret Wade

    Promising review: "These are simple and solid. They are heavy duty and they cut through just about anything. They will last a long time." —d.kerkhoff

    Get them from Garret Wade for $33.40.

    20. A heat proof pastry brush so you can brush up on your basting skills like a master chef.

    Brush smothering sauce on cooking meat

    Promising review: "I love the feel, texture, and quality of these basting brushes. I've used them on the grill, air fryer, and stove top and they proved to be solid. I was a little concerned about the ease of removal of bristles but honestly they stick solidly to the handle. This is light, easy to clean, and safe in high heats!" —City Chick

    Get it from Amazon for $13.89.

    21. A dishwasher safe garlic peeler – simply toss your garlic in, press down, and roll to get perfectly peeled garlic in seconds. This is gentle enough to keep your freshly peeled garlic cloves intact while the grip from the material will keep the peelings inside as your cloves pop out, making meal prep mercilessly simple.


    This includes a ventilated case for storage.

    Promising review: "OK, this is DEFINITELY not a gimmick! Follow the instructions and this will save you time and sanity in the kitchen! Roll it with minimal pressure and it works like a champ. It also rinses very easily and dries quick. The case has holes on either end to ensure it dries completely in between uses when you toss it in a drawer. I will never hand/knife smash garlic and fight with those pesky skins sticking to everything ever again." —ThatKasper

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    22. And a garlic grinder that'll make you say, "Dracula-la-la-la-la I can't hear you!" when the other grown-ups tell you it's too silly to be a respectable kitchen tool.

    Dracula shaped grinder

    Promising review: "I enjoy this garlic mincer. It is cute and very convenient. It crushes garlic nicely. I have not had any difficulties washing it." —Ash Felk

    Get it from Amazon for $17.20.

    23. A flexible spoon with a one-tablespoon measure that can stir, flip, and add the perfect amount of oil every time you sauté.

    Silicone spatula spoon with tablespoon mark

    It's heat resistant up to 600° and designed with an ergonomic handle, stiff nylon core, and flexible angled head for easy stirring. You can also get a blender spatula, jar scraper, and assorted sizes of spoons from the same link.

    Promising review: "I use this for EVERYTHING! Not just for scraping jars, but getting every last bit out of the protein powder, for scraping down the sides of batter bowls, for mixing soups and stews while cooking, even as a spoon for testing. I now have three of these (in different colors) so I'll always have one at the ready." —Paul J DeSimone

    Get it from Amazon for $7.65 (available in four colors).

    24. A pack of five airtight silicone lids in different sizes so you can securely store leftovers without waisting a punch of plastic wrap *or* wasting a bunch of time trying to find a perfectly sized container and lid.


    Promising review: "These are super Cute. I love the colors and they work great. The array of sizes they came in is also very handy. In fact, these are so much cuter than the other options available online that my friends decided to get the same set. If you took the time to google other silicone lids your eyes will burn. For my purposes these are perfect. Highly recommend." —DemiChang

    Get them from Food52 for $40.

    25. A digital food thermometer to get an instant temperature read, keeping you from being intimidated when cooking a turkey.

    Thermometer in cooked chicken

    Promising review: "This Digital meat thermometer is the best I've ever had. I own others but they are either too bulky to fit in the drawer, or too hard to read. This one is small, lightweight, it's easy to pull out the probe, and very easy to read the temperature. I purchased several as stocking stuffers for Christmas – just three months away! I highly recommend getting several with the holidays coming up. They make a gift that will be appreciated for it's size and ease of use, but, most importantly, it will be a gift that gets used instead of put away in the closet." —Kat29

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    26. A pack of seven dishwasher-safe stretch lids that stretch to fit fruits, blenders, and lonely plastic containers – no more digging through drawers of mismatched lids or covering things up with flimsy plastic wrap!

    Bowl of melon, half a pineapple, and half a watermelon covered by silicone lids

    These are also safe to use in the freezer.

    Promising Review: "I purchased these lids in error. I thought that I was ordering a different set of lids. When they arrived, I was disappointed that I had ordered wrong ones but I have to say, boy! Was I wrong! This was the best 'mistake' I made! They stretch and fit tight on any container. I love the variety of the lid sizes and they perform very well. I'm so glad I purchased these, even though it was in error." —shanry

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    27. A collapsible popcorn popper for movie-enthusiasts who love popcorn, but would also love an alternative to the microwave bags they've been using since childhood.

    Silicone popcorn cooker coming out of microwave

    This is dishwasher safe and BPA free.

    Promising review: "This thing is terrific! I used 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels, set for three and a half minutes. There were ONLY TWO unpopped kernels when I finished eating the popcorn. I have never seen such efficiency in any product in the last 40 years. If I didn't see it myself I would not believe it." —Gringras

    Get it from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 22 colors).

    28. An Instant Pot – this replaces nine common kitchen appliances. Use it as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, egg cooker, and more with its ability to sauté, steam, warm, and sterilize. Get ready to replace your entire kitchen with one tiny tool.

    Instant Pot

    Promising review: "I looked at this item for a long time before I finally decided to buy it. What I don't need is another device in my house, but I use my crockpot almost every weekend and loved the idea that I could cook stuff so much quicker with this.

    My first meal was a frozen salmon fillet and this was one of the selling points, that you can cook frozen food and it will be just fine. My problem is that I always forget to take food out of the freezer to thaw. I grabbed a frozen filet and per the directions that I found online I added water and lemon juice to the pot and sprayed the steamer rack with non stick spray. I put the filet on the rack and cooked it for four minutes. I didn't use any seasonings. The salmon was perfect and so yummy! I couldn't believe it.

    Over the weekend I made chili and mac and cheese. The chili only took 14 minutes after browning the meat and the mac and cheese took four minutes. I love this so much. I can't wait to cook more items using the different functions." —Debbie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in four sizes).

    29. A suction placemat that won't slide around when your toddler attempts to swipe away their uneaten broccoli bits.


    Promising review: "I am completely satisfied with this purchase! The mat itself is heavier than others I have seen and it does not slide around. It is also dishwasher safe which makes my life easier. I like the fact that there is a built in bowl because that also means I'm not cleaning a bowl and plate. The suction prevents the mats from sliding, it does not prevent anyone from peeling it off the table. Yes, my two year old does this occasionally but it isn't the placemat's fault." —Jennifer Heinrich

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four colors).

    30. A spaghetti strainer for when you have a ~monstrous~ appetite and need some carb-filled fun.

    Yellow colander with eyeball handles

    Promising review: "My wife received this as a gift from myself, and she smiles every time she pulls it out from its home in the cabinet. That alone makes it worth five stars in my book, but it's also sized nicely (just slightly smaller than a 'standard' colander), made of very strong plastic, and the extremely expressive eyes make for great handles. What's not to like?" —Gentlemen Rook

    Get it from Amazon for $18.90.

    31. A professional cream whipper to fill your dessert-loving heart to the brim (much like the bowl of whipped cream you eat after getting this).


    Promising Review: "I've made both regular whipped cream and coconut milk whipped cream and this charger works great. It's well worth the price if you love fresh whipped cream that takes only seconds to make!" –Aaron Ganowsky

    Get it from Amazon for $90.49.

    32. A sous vide precision cooker so you can have a perfectly cooked...anything...any time! No, really.

    Cooker attached to stainless steel pot with bagged steak being placed inside

    Attach the Anova Precision Cooker to any water-filled pot, put your food in a sealable bag, and set the time and temperature. The cooker heats and circulates the water to a precise temperature, cooking the food to an exact temperature. This cooking method increases tenderness and retains moisture (without worry of overcooking).

    Promising review: "This makes an eye of round roast as tender as a prime rib. Excellent product. Just plug the thing in, make sure your water level is good, and set it and forget it. This thing will cook absolutely perfect food every single time. I'm building a food truck and plan to buy another one or two of these to make my life easier." —Leeway63

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    33. A pack of three floral wine stoppers for people who can't finish a bottle to save their life but want to save that bottle for as long as possible.

    Daisy wine stopper inside upside down bottle of wine

    Promising review: "These work wonderfully! Best bottle stoppers I've had. Easy to put in and take out. You can lay the bottles on their side and they don't leak at all." —C K

    Get them from Amazon for $10.45.

    34. And finally, a cold-brew maker that's gonna delight coffee snobs who feel like they've ~bean~ looking for the perfect cold brew maker forever.

    Cold brew maker with clear container and sleek black handle/lid

    Promising review: "If you LOVE iced coffee (I drink it year round regardless of the weather), then you NEED this cold brewer. I work for Starbucks, and I love their cold brew. I was skeptical to make it at home, but I love mine more than theirs. It’s especially nice since Starbucks only brews one kind of beans for cold brew, but at home, you can brew your favorite kind. Absolutely love this, and it’s worth more than it costs. A must-buy for yourself or a wonderful gift for the coffee lover in your life!" —j.blaine

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

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