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    24 Kitchen Products To Help Step Up Your Quarantine Meals

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    1. A heart-shaped mini waffle maker so breakfast doesn't look like another sad bowl of cereal. This lil' gadget weighs less than a pound, heats up in minutes, and also works with chaffles (low-carb cheese and egg waffles), paninis, hash browns, and even biscuit pizzas.

    The pink waffle maker

    2. And speaking of mini, a mini donut maker because there's more to quarantine desserts than brownies and banana bread. Plus, the nonstick baking plates make cleanup a breeze.

    3. Or a silicone donut pan if you want to try your hand at making these dough rings in the oven. It's also great for baking homemade bagels that'll make you swear off the store-bought kind.

    4. A pint-sized electric ice cream maker so you can make your own custom ice cream, sorbet, or gelato since you've basically tested all the flavors at the store during quarantine.

    5. A jar of Za'atar, a deliciously complex Middle Eastern spice blend that'll probably be gone before you know it — that's how good it is. This specific mix is made with thyme, toasted sesame seeds, and sumac, and will make a mouthwatering addition to meats, bread, olive oil, yogurt, and more.

    6. Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Seasoning to sprinkle on everything, and I mean everything. It's great dusted on top of avocado toast, eggs, bagels, chicken, fish, veggies, and the list goes on.

    7. And speaking of Trader Joe's, their Everything But The Elote Seasoning so you can add flavor of Mexican street corn to your favorite foods. This flavorful mixture of salt, chili pepper, cheese, chipotle, and cumin makes plain corn a treat, but it's also a tasty topping on popcorn, veggies, meat, eggs, and nuts — and that list barely scratches the surface.

    8. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey for anyone who enjoys the sweet and spicy side of life. Drizzle it on pizza, ice cream, waffles, wings, cheeseboards, and even in cocktails to create something un-bee-lievably delicious.

    9. A 5-in-1 wine stopper if you want to make your bottle of two-buck chuck taste so much more expensive. While this tool will mainly make your wine taste better, it aerates your vino, which can enhance the flavor of your meal.

    Wine bottle with stopper attached

    10. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot so you skip takeout tonight and chow down on tender beans, melt-in-your-mouth meats, and perfect rice every time.

    The Instant Pot

    11. A set of produce storage containers that'll extend the life of your favorite fruits and veggies. Your quarantine meals will taste better because you're cooking with produce that's still at peak freshness instead of soggy and overripe.

    12. A handheld milk frother to convince you to forgo a trip to a coffee shop in favor of making a luxurious latte at home.

    13. A lasagna trio pan for helping you prepare meals for everyone during quarantine, regardless of their dietary restrictions. Mamma mia! *insert chef finger kiss*

    Reviewer photo of the lasagna pan, which has three slots for a meat lasagna, a vegetarian lasagna, and a vegan lasagna

    14. A Souper Cube if the hassle of preparing a fresh meal from scratch has you boiling ramen every night. This silicone freezing tray stores perfectly portioned meals so you can prep a recipe ahead of time, freeze it in the tray, and defrost them for an easy meal.

    15. A fancy schmancy convertible toaster so you can perfectly brown your toast and bagels. It even has a built-in warming rack for heating your croissants.

    16. A set of mini silicone loaf pans if you, like everyone else, decided quarantine was the time to start baking banana bread or sourdough — and then quickly realized you did not have any of the equipment you needed. Baked goods easily slide out of these nonstick pans, plus they make cleanup easy peasy lemon squeezy.

    17. A terra-cotta bread warmer that'll keep your tortillas and rolls nice and toasty. With just a few extra minutes of prep, you'll enjoy warm, fluffy bread for all of dinner.

    The circular bread warmer

    18. A set of three dough presses to turn out fresh, restaurant-quality calzones, dumplings, empanadas, hand pies, and ravioli by hand instead of eating the same frozen meals for dinner every night.

    19. And eco-conscious reusable silicone bags for upgrading your boring quarantine meals in so many different ways. Use it to marinate meat, for sous vide, and to store food and keep it tasting fresh. Unlike regular plastic sandwich bags, these are dishwasher-safe so you can use them over and over again.

    The silicone bags with a salmon filet, herbs, and lemon

    20. A veggie cup gadget if you want to jazz up your quarantine snacks and appetizers. It turns your favorite veggies into bowls you can fill with other delicious ingredients.

    The tool next to two cucumbers that have been hollowed out and filled with quinoa and veggies

    21. A cast-iron grill press so you can get the perfect char on your burgers and paninis.

    The grill press sitting on a chicken breast on a grill

    22. An air fryer because it'll satisfy your love of crunchy, fried foods but do it without all the grease. You can make all your restaurant faves — like chicken wings, crispy breaded eggplant, charred veggies, and even donuts — with this magical appliance. It's even great for reheating foods that usually get soggy in the microwave, like pizza!

    23. A meat tenderizer that'll make your $10 steak taste like it cost 10 times that.

    The tenderizer, which looks like a stamp and has teeth that tenderize the meat

    24. A pizza stone to give your homemade 'za the taste and texture of your favorite crispy wood-fire pie. Use it with pastries, bread, and even frozen pizzas to ensure they cook evenly.

    The circular pizza stone

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