36 Kitchen Tools And Gadgets You Can Get On Amazon That People Actually Swear By
Galaxy knives, a silicone bread maker, an Alessi tea kettle, and 33 other kitchen tools reviewers swear by.
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crepe maker you simply heat up and dip into your batter. With this nifty tool you can effortlessly make a brunch worthy of a five-star Yelp review from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Promising review: "I LOVE this crepe maker! I love thin lacy french crepes and they turn out perfect every time on this. I have also made pancakes, including attempts at pancake art. It heats up quickly and changes to the desired level quickly as well. The nonstick surface is so easy to clean. Just wipes right off! This is my kitchen favorite and I am 100% satisfied with this purchase." — abc
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
A pack of four
reusable sandwich bags to satisfy savvy spenders who are sick of wasting money on disposable bags while saving money by bringing lunch from home.
Promising review: "I have been using plastic bags all my life, but I was unaware of the environmental impact. I wanted to make some switches that would eliminate plastic. After searching through many products and countless reviews on Amazon I decided to purchase these silicone bags. They are a great price for a product that could last years if properly taken care of. It saves me money in the long run since I don’t need to buy single use bags and it is helping the environment!! I highly recommend these. They can be used in many different ways, which is another plus. These have been an amazing investment." — Sam Rabens
roll-up drying rack made with metal grates covered in soft silicone that'll prevent scratches and take up no space to store.
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.
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
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.
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
A pack of colorful
reusable baking cups for home chefs who want waste-free treats that still look good enough to gobble up.
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
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 Murphy
Alessi tea kettle for anyone who believes the kitchen is the best place to show off functional and beautiful products.
Promising review: " This is capacious, sleek, practical, efficient, whimsical (the bird whistle and the delightful dots detail), gorgeous — in a word, perfect. It's entirely stainless steel, so it should last for ages. It has straightforward instructions which were accompanied by clear diagrams. Note the subtle, brilliant hints; the handle is blue because it's cool enough to touch, and the whistle is red because it's the part from which the steam blows out. I love and highly recommend this kettle." — HMM
Price: $105.60+ (available in four colors)
Bob Ross waffle maker that's gonna make your breakfast a real work of art.
Promising review: "I had to have this Bob Ross waffle maker so I could enjoy my Sunday morning breakfast watching Bob paint. The waffles come out light and fluffy like Bob’s hair. Each waffle is a masterpiece of culinary delight. The moment I pull it out of the iron, I put a pat of butter that gently melts into all the nooks and crannies. My knife and fork can sink into the waffle with unyielding ease as the steam rises and the syrup oozes all over. A treat for any Bob Ross fan." — Pattys Place
A pair of
reusable scrubbing gloves — a multitasking cleaning tool sure to make you the clever lifeskill-having adult you didn't even know you could be.
These are even dishwasher safe! Just be sure to throw them in the top rack. And if you don't have a dishwasher (hello friend, I feel you) toss these in boiling water and you're G2G!
Promising review: "These gloves are durable, sturdy, and heavy duty; not like the typical thin gloves you get from a store that have the design at the top cuff that leave a smell on the hands. These are what I was looking for – gloves that are useful for washing dishes, counters, and small areas I can't get with the sponge! I'm going buy another pair for my mother!! I'm loving them!!" — frank
Price: $7.55 (available in four colors)
knife block that'll ~clearly~ be the best way to store your kitchen knives in a safe (and chic) way.
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
Price: $22.99 (includes six knives and a block)
Or a set of
galaxy knives for anyone who makes meals that are out of this world.
Promising review: "This is a great set of knives! The graphics are top notch and the performance is also surprisingly good. Quality steel with a great edge that will hold up to honing and sharpening. I doubt the handles are full tang, but I'm very satisfied for the price point. They definitely draw the eye!!" — Colin Beech
Price: $49.95 (available in three styles)
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.
I've personally used these cups to make poached, hard-boiled, and scrambled eggs (I seriously hate washing eggs off a skillet).
Promising review: "This works perfectly for poaching my eggs. I love them! I spray each of them with a little olive oil spray and then put a cracked egg in. They slide out of the silicone easily and come out so beautiful!! My family loves them. I am going to have to order another set so I can make more at once!! These are made of high quality materials and have lovely colors." — Valerie Danielle Rittenhouse
A pair of frosted
unbreakable wine glasses – they're gonna be a safe and satisfying solution when past experience has taught you that drinking from breakable glasses in the hot tub is actually what makes you sweat.
Promising review: "These are awesome! They're bright and colorful, can’t break, and fun to use. They're also so unique that everyone comments on them. I bought them to use in our travel trailer and they are perfect. Originally I told my husband they were for his dinner glass of wine, but that was a silly restriction! I now use them for every beverage — I love the attention! They are unique and perfect!" — Momo
Price: $14.99 (available in four colors)
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.
Promising Review: "I actually hesitated in writing a review as these work so well I want to keep them a secret! I believe the shape and ease in holding this makes peeling so much easier! They come apart so they are a breeze to clean, and the blades are very sharp. I have now purchased several to have and to gift. Great item and design!" — Daisyloohoo
refrigerator odor eliminator so you can finally ~chill out~ and stop worrying about your fridge smelling like the bottom of a trash bin.
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
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
A heat proof
pastry brush so you can brush up on your basting skills like a master chef.
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
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
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.
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
flexible spoon with a one-tablespoon measure that can stir, flip, and add the perfect amount of oil every time you sauté.
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
Price: $9 (available in four colors)
digital food thermometer to get an instant temperature read, keeping you from being intimidated when cooking a turkey.
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 and lightweight; it's easy to pull out the probe and very easy to read the temperature. I purchased several as stocking stuffers for Christmas. They make a gift that will be appreciated for its size and ease of use, but most importantly, it will be a gift that gets used instead of put away in the closet." — Yardleydoc
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!
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
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.
This is dishwasher safe and BPA free.
Promising review: "We love popcorn in this house, and generally pop a giant bowlful at a time from an air popper for a movie night (seven family members). This silicone popper makes it MUCH more practical to pop just a serving or two without buying the nasty yellow waxy bagged microwave popcorn. The quality of popcorn is just as great as we've always been accustomed to, and the amount of unpopped (waste) corn is similar to bagged microwave popcorn — in other words, minimal." — HRA
Price: $15.90 (available in 15 colors)
food processor that'll slice, dice, shred, and puree all the live long day.
This has a 10-cup capacity!
Promising review: "This is a sturdy, basic kitchen tool for the home cook. So far, I have used it for chopping herbs, mincing onions, and pureeing tomatoes. It is very fast on soft foods, so a quick pulse is all it takes to achieve a fine mince. I have also used it to chop walnuts, and again, it is very efficient. I do not find it any noisier than other products of this type, and the rapid chop rate cuts down on the amount of time you have to listen to it! The large cup size was important to me so that I can process large batches at once, and the suction cup on the bottom keeps it from walking off the counter." — Carol Harrah
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.
Promising review: I deliberated over buying one of these for so long (over a year). I regret all of this deliberation, because now that I have it, I'm not sure how I lived without it. Rice turns out perfectly every time. It's amazing. I push a button and walk away and end up with edible rice every single time. I love that this has so many uses in our combined vegetarian/omnivorous household. This Instant Pot produced the only pork dish that my husband has ever liked. I made an amazing vegan curry. I've made soy milk, almond milk, and cashew milk yogurts, and they've all been fantastic. I'll never 'boil' an egg any other way ever again. Eggs turn out perfectly every time and they are so easy to peel. Stop deliberating and buy this now!" — Laura
Price: $49.95+ (available in three sizes)
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
Price: $23 (available in three colors)
spaghetti strainer for when you have a ~monstrous~ appetite and need some carb-filled fun.
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
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.well worth the price if you love fresh whipped cream that takes only seconds to make!" – AARON
sous vide precision cooker so you can have a perfectly cooked...anything...any time! No, really.
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
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.
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
flexible compost bin designed to fit comfortably on your counter so you can keep your compost going even if your apartment is five floors from the garden level.
This has a one-gallon capacity and a nonstick surface. The lid rotates to control airflow and odor and it easily inverts, so you can stay clean when removing compost. On top of all that, it's dishwasher safe!
Promising review: "This is the best thing I've bought for my kitchen in years! I absolutely LOVE this!! It's cute and pretty small, so I don't mind seeing it on my counter. I have had no issues with bugs (and I live in Florida!) or smell and it's sat on my counter for a up to a week with lots of stuff in it! My nine year old doesn't argue with me about emptying it because he thinks the way it inverts is so much fun! It is really easy to take apart and clean, the materials are very durable and high quality, and it's very sturdy yet light. I would recommend this to everyone!! Even if you don't compost, either start, or use it for garbage while prepping. It's so cute!!" — CMHoyman
cold-brew maker that's gonna delight coffee snobs who feel like they've ~bean~ looking for the perfect cold brew maker forever.
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
A pair of
multipurpose kitchen scissors sure to make chopping easy as ever with its five different blades — this thing has some serious ~herb~ appeal.
Promising review: "These scissors are the best tool ever! Instead of chopping up my fresh herbs and scraping them into whatever dish I'm making - I just hold the herbs over the dish and clip away. Fast, convenient, no mess, no fuss. In the morning, when I'm preparing a fresh salad to take to work, instead of having to drag out the knife and cutting board I just snip the fresh basil into the salad. If you flip the cover of the scissors around, the slotted side slides out the bits stuck in the scissors. Quick, easy and no waste. Love it!" — Amazon Customer
And finally, a
Twist Whisk you can turn into a ballon or flat whisk with the twist of your wrist.
Promising review: "I love this versatile whisk! It folds flat for storage and for use as a strong flat whisk. It’s amazing for custards and puddings to alternate styles while having to whisk a while. It’s been perfect for me for five years and I always wash in the dishwasher. Zero concerns." — L. L. Christopher
Price: $7.68+ (available in two colors)
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