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    Dec. 6, 2019

    25 Useful Kitchen Gadgets To Put On Your Holiday Wish List

    🎶On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a sous vide precision cooker🎶

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    1. An egg cooker for making six hard-boiled, soft-boiled, or poached eggs in under 10 minutes. You can even use it to cook an omelet.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $31.11+. Available in several colours.

    2. A genius gadget that'll turn freshly brewed hot coffee (or any non-carbonated drink, such as wine) into an iced one in a matter of minutes — without watering it down.

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    Fill the device with water and pop it into the freezer for 12 hours before using. It has a 12.5 oz. capacity and is dishwasher safe!

    Get it from Amazon Canada $50.81.

    3. A five-in-one utensil appropriately named the "Uni-tool" because it can be a slotted spoon, a turner, a solid spoon, a spatula, and a cutting tool.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    4. A sous vide precision cooker so you can get perfectly done meats, veggies, and even cheesecake every 👏 single 👏 time 👏 .

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    Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath. This method ensures maximum tenderness and moisture retention — without worry of overcooking.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $87.86.

    5. A bestselling crepe maker because let's face it — you would eat Nutella crepes every day if you could. And now you can.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $44.99.

    6. A Ninja Foodi that can be a pressure cooker, air fryer, slow cooker, steamer, and more. It comes with two cooking lids — a pressure lid (that lets you to pressure cook, steam, slow cook, and sauté) and a crisping lid (that allows you to air fry, bake, roast, and broil). Basically, it's the sous-chef you've always wished you had.

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    Not only can it cook food up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods, it can basically turn any dish into crispy, air-fried goodness. For example, you can use the pressure cook setting to whip up casseroles, stews, chilis, and desserts and then give it a crispy or bubbly layer of your favorite topping using the air fry setting. You can also throw in frozen foods (like chicken wings or mozzarella sticks) directly without having to thaw them out first. Of course, if you're not in the mood for fried food, you can always use it as a regular pressure cooker or slow cooker!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $199.99+ (available in two sizes).

    7. An indoor grill and electric griddle that'll grill burger patties, press paninis, fry bacon, and cook pancakes. So basically, 90% of my dietary needs.

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    This grill opens up 180 degrees so you can double the cooking space. It allows for cooking at low or high heat settings up to 400 degrees. The nonstick plates and drip tray are removable for easy, dishwasher-safe cleaning.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $88.28.

    8. An ice cube tray with a lid so you don't have to play freezer Tetris every time you refill it. Plus, it'll prevent the ice from tasting stale.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    9. A dual breakfast sandwich maker because 1) it's a great way to motivate you to actually eat breakfast 2) your roommates will also want one once they smell yours.

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    This handy gadget can cook two sandwiches in five minutes — that's less time than standing in line to wait for a McMuffin.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $61.36.

    10. A good old-fashioned pie bird your grandma probably uses and so should you. It'll 1) prevent the filling from boiling over and creating a mess in the oven 2) distribute moisture so the bottom doesn't get soggy 3) ensure the top crust cooks evenly without splitting.

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    This pie bird is safe for the freezer, microwave, oven, broiler, and dishwasher!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.55.

    11. A Vitamix Explorian blender that'll crush anything you throw its way and fit under your kitchen cabinets.

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    This is our luxury pick for the best kitchen blender on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Reviewers say that it's an investment, but you'll never have to buy another blender again. It can do way more than just make smoothies. You can use it to grind coffee beans, make cauliflower rice, shred chicken, make pizza dough, and more!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $389.99 (available in three colours).

    12. A vacuum sealer perfect for sous vide cooking and keeping large amounts of food fresh for a long, long time. This is great if you like to buy in bulk!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $69.99.

    13. A two-stage electric knife sharpener to rejuvenate even the dullest of blades. And when you're done, it'll fit nicely in the drawers.

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    Read our full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    14. A surprisingly versatile waffle maker for whipping up your fave brunch foods at home. Think of the money you'll save!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.88.

    15. A digital food thermometer because you don't have super-powered eyes that can tell if the meat is under- or over-cooked. This one gives an instant temperature read!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.44.

    16. A Nespresso machine that'll brew both espresso and coffee at the push of a button. It'll take less than a minute, which is perfect for when you're running late in the morning.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $202.18.

    17. A multi-function chopping board with a meat grip on one side and an angled cutting surface designed to catch any juices or crumbs.

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    The edges are also covered in silicone rubber to prevent slipping.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.99. Available in several colours.

    18. A cold-brew maker to please even the most discerning coffee fiend.

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    Just add coarse-ground coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), let it brew for 12–24 hours, and serve. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.95.

    19. A compact juice extractor, because making daily visits to the local juice shop gets suuuper expensive. Now you can turn any fruit around the house into a delicious drink.

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    It's our cheap pick for the best juicer on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $86.59.

    20. A three-blade spiralizer for exploring the healthy and delicious world of veggie pastas.

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    The three blades give you the options of spaghetti cut (1/8th inch), fettuccine cut (1/4th inch), or ribbon cut noodles. It comes with a blade box to keep blades clean, safe, and organized when not in use. A stronghold suction cup keeps the device from slipping on countertops.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $47.45.

    21. A cordless electric wine opener so you can get a bottle of red uncorked in just a few seconds.

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    This wine opener comes with a foil cutter.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $31.99.

    22. A pair of bear claws for tearing BBQ meat to shreds. You could use forks, but what's the fun in that?

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    23. A KitchenAid stand mixer 100% worth the ~dough~. Baking huge batches of gingerbread cookies will be an absolute breeze with this kitchen helper.

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    The 4.5-quart stainless steel bowl can mix dough for nine dozen cookies or four loaves of bread in a single batch! The mixer comes with a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, and a six-wire whip.

    Get it from Amazon Canad for $250. Available in several other colours.

    24. A frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream maker to serve up a homemade scoop that'll rival your favourite brand.

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    The best part is you get to decide what ingredients are used. For example, you can substitute maple syrup for sugar!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $114.38.

    25. And an almighty Instant Pot, which does just about anything you want it to. It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all rolled into one nifty appliance.

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    This handy kitchen gadget has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. Read our full review of the Instant Pot!

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+. Available in several sizes.

    Now it's time to get cooking!