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    22 Cooking Products That Require Minimal Effort

    Because when you're hungry, the last thing you feel like doing is spending a million and one years cooking.

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    1. A dice set that'll help get you out of your cooking rut. It includes five primary dice (protein, cooking method, grain/carb, herb, and bonus ingredient), as well as four seasonal veggie dice to keep things fresh and interesting.

    2. A griddler so you can grill meat and veggies, or whip up a panini or grilled cheese, without having to turn on a stove or a barbecue.

    3. A Dash Rapid Egg Cooker that'll make whipping up your favorite eggs so quick and easy, you'll forget about the days you once had to spend standing over the stovetop waiting and waiting and waiting for your eggs to cook.

    4. A sous vide cooker to help you make restaurant-worthy meals with minimal effort. So minimal you don't even have to be in the kitchen while your food is cooking. I'm not kidding.

    5. A microwave bacon cooker that'll make it so simple to whip up that salty goodness. When you wake up in the morning, do you really feel taking a pan out, putting bacon into it, having to remember to flip the bacon, and wait — which step is it that you have to drain the grease from the pan? Yeah, no, forget that.

    on the left, raw bacon on the cooker in the microwave, and on the right, the same bacon now perfectly cooked on a plate with pancakes

    6. But if you really prefer to make your bacon in a pan, this bacon sponge makes for a greener and more efficient way to absorb excess grease. This can absorb grease 20 times faster than other types of fabrics/materials. Plus, it's reusable and compostable.

    7. A cauliflower prep tool that'll make de-stalking the vegetable less chore-like. We want you to spend more time eating your veggies, not taking them apart.

    A person de-stalking the cauliflower using the prep tool

    8. A high-quality Always Pan for cooking up your favorite foods and then cleaning everything up afterwards with ease.

    A meal BuzzFeed Editor Bek O'Connell cooked in the always pan

    9. An Instant Pot – it'll pretty much become your new favorite gadget: this thing is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté-r, a yogurt maker, and a warmer all in ONE.

    10. An Instant Pot unicorn attachment that can be placed on top of the pressure cooker's steam release to help re-direct the flow of steam from traveling straight up. Not to mention, it'll be super fun to watch the steam come out of this little cutie's nose.

    11. An automatic spice grinder so you can grind up herbs and spices and season your food with just the simple push of a button. Yes, it's really that easy.

    12. A clip-on colander that'll make draining the liquid from the pot and pan incredibly easy and preparing dinner a lot less messy.

    13. Or a colander spoon that'll help eliminate the struggle that is... well... dealing with colanders in the first place. Just scoop up your food directly from the pot!

    a person using the colander spoon to take fried food out of a pot of oil

    14. A garlic chopper you simply roll back and forth to chop up fresh garlic. Not only is it easy, but, it's pretty fun. Mom only said I couldn't play with my food, she never said anything about not playing with my kitchen gadgets.

    15. A microwave pasta maker that'll make it super easy to get a big bowl o' carbs after a long day. No stove, no stress!

    16. A 3-in-1 super pot you can practically replace your stove with because it can be used to grill, slow cook, steam, simmer, and serve... can your stove serve people while they're sitting at the table? Uh, no it can't. Point proven.

    the super pot on a stove surrounded by different types of food and spices

    17. A Dash air fryer that'll have you enjoying "fried" versions of all your favorite foods, minus all the yucky oils.

    18. Magnetic pressure cooker cheat sheets you can simply attach to your cooker, or the fridge, or wherever you can put magnetic things in your kitchen. When it's time to cook meals, all you have to do is check the cook time on these things, and you're good to go.

    19. And on a similar note, you may also wanna get an air fryer cheat sheet so you can easily figure out cooking times and temperatures and learn helpful tips and tricks without ever having to pull up Google.

    20. Non-stick toaster bags so when your next craving for a midnight grilled cheese hits, you can simply pop it in the toaster, no pans needed.

    21. Spill stopper lids you simply place over your pots or pans while cooking to prevent unwanted spillage. Look, when I'm making pasta, I want to pass the time by watching Gilmore Girls uninterrupted, and I can't quite do that if I have to worry about water bubbling out of the pot. Rude.

    the spill stopper lid on top of a pot on the stove

    22. A measurement conversion decal so you can refer to this handy cheat sheet while cooking and baking instead of having to constantly rely on a Google search.

    the decals hanging inside of a kitchen cabinet

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