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    28 Products That’ll Help You Level Up Your Cooking Game

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    1. A bottle of ghost pepper seasoning that'll set your mouth on fire, but also have you reaching for more. Be careful — reviewers warn that you shouldn't use too much at once or your lips might go numb. But if that's what you're into, you do you!

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    It's also sugar free, dairy free, and keto friendly.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99 (available in four flavours).

    2. Or a jar of Japanese chili miso oil that'll hit you with a medium-spice heat and an umami punch. You can use it to marinate meats, add flavour to stir fries, amp up salad dressings, or just eat it straight from the spoon.

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    Reviewers say it's extremely versatile and adds the perfect little kick to anything.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17 (available in three flavours and multipacks).

    3. A digital kitchen thermometer that'll ensure all your roasted meats are cooked to perfection, because nobody wants to eat undercooked chicken. It has over 26,000 five-star reviews and people love that you can switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    4. A potato ricer that'll give you the smoothest mashed potatoes you've ever seen outside of a restaurant. You can also use it on other boiled vegetables (like carrots and yams).

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    It comes with interchangeable thin, medium, and thick plates, so you can choose just how chunky you want your potatoes.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.89.

    5. A baguette pan that'll help you whip up wonderful French loafs (sourdough was so three months ago). It has a non-stick coating and perforations for airflow that'll make your bread light and airy on the inside, and golden and crisp on the outside.

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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    6. A pair of non-stick silicone baking mats that'll save you from scraping burnt-on chocolate chip cookies off your pan. It has over 12,000 five-star reviews and people love that it helps them cut down on both parchment paper and oil.

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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $19.29.

    7. A six-sided grater that'll help you prepare your cheeses and vegetables at your desired thickness. Use the finer sides to grate hard cheeses, use the bigger sides to shred veggies, or use the wide side to create strips of zucchini or cucumber.

    A hexagonal box grater beside grated cheese
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    8. A pair of multifunctional kitchen shears that you can use to butterfly chicken, cut through poultry bones, pop open a bottle cap, or crush open a walnut shell. It's made of durable stainless steel and has an ambidextrous handle, so everyone can use this handy tool.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    9. A rice cooker that'll give you perfectly cooked and fluffy rice, because standing over the stove to stir it is boring and can lead to soggy results. It'll also keep your rice warm after it's done cooking and can double as a steamer for veggies.

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    Reviewers love that the rice doesn't burn or stick to the bottom of the pot.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.97.

    10. Some squeeze bottles that'll help you replicate that beautifully-plated meal you saw on your favourite YouTube channel. You can use them for olive oil, salad dressing, sauce, and pretty much anything else (or just squeeze it directly into your mouth — I'm not judging).

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    Get a set of six bottles from Amazon Canada for $16.49.

    11. A trio of dough presses that'll help you create sealed treats that won't spill your filling all over the place. It'll cut your pastry into a perfect circle and crimp it closed after you've filled it.

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    They also work for empanadas, ravioli, and half-moon samosas.

    Get a set of three in different sizes from Amazon Canada for $7.99.

    12. A hamburger press that'll give you uniform patties every time, so everything always cooks evenly. It's made of nonstick aluminum, so your burgers won't get trapped in the press.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.99.

    13. An air fryer that'll help you fry up your favourite foods, but with drastically less oil. It uses a convection fan system that'll give your food a crispy texture without actually deep frying them.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $74.99.

    14. A spicy habanero hot sauce that'll add a yummy kick to everything from avocado toast to Caesars. It's made right here in Canada, and it was featured on Hot Ones, so you know it's legit!

    Avocado toast with hot sauce drizzled on it beside a bottle of hot sauce
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99 (available in four flavours and in multipacks).

    15. Or a bottle of hot honey that'll add a sweet and spicy kick to any meal. Reviewers say that it’s the perfect addition to a cup of tea when you're feeling under the weather.

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    "It's delicious on pizza, empanadas, tacos, burgers, chicken sandwiches, and CHEESE! This is a must for a good cheese plate.

    It's a little hot, but it's not overbearing, so it serves more to enhance flavours than to burn your mouth." — Rebecca O'Connell

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Mike's Hot Honey.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.34.

    16. An egg cooker that'll make you eggs almost any way you want them: poached, hardboiled, softboiled, scrambled, or as individual omelettes. It has almost 12,000 five-star reviews and people love that you just set it, walk away, and come back to a perfectly cooked breakfast.

    An egg cooking machine with six eggs in it and deviled eggs in the foreground
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.

    17. A pasta-measuring tool that'll tell you exactly how many noods you need, so you never make too much or too little. Just slide pasta into one of the four gauges and it'll give you the serving size you're looking for.

    A pasta measuring tool with spaghetti through one of the gauges
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.97.

    18. Or a pasta maker that'll let you live out your dreams of being an Italian chef. It has seven different settings that'll let you decide how thick you want the dough to be, so you're always left with perfectly-sized noodles.

    A sheet of pasta being passed through a pasta machine
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $44.95 (available in three colours).

    19. A crinkle cutter that'll help you craft restaurant-quality waffle fries and cute food garnishes from the comfort of your own kitchen. It's has a non-slip handle, so you won't injure yourself when you're slicing up a storm.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    20. A bottle of salted caramel syrup that'll give a rich, buttery kick to your coffee, cocktails, and desserts. Reviewers love that they can recreate their own version of café beverages at home, without spending a small fortune.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.98.

    21. A bottle of Joe Beef steak seasoning from the famous Montreal restaurant that’s packed with bold barbeque flavours like mustard and garlic. It brings in the flavours of the city’s famous smoked meat for a yummy blend that you'll reach for when you're marinating anything.

    A hand is sprinkling seasoning onto a piece of meat on a cutting board with a bottle of seasoning beside it
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    22. A cast iron grill press that'll squeeze the extra fat out of your meats and add impressive grill marks. It weighs almost three pounds, so you could also use it as a panini press for some delicious sandwiches.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.

    23. A mini blow torch, because playing with fire (responsibly!) is all kinds of fun. Use it to get that perfectly-crackly crème brûlée crust, or just to sear fruits to bring out their natural sweetness.

    A flow torch torching pizza vegetables and desserts
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.99.

    24. An ergonomic marinade syringe that you can use to inject your meat with seasoning when you don’t have time to let it soak up all the juices. It’ll leave your meat tender, juicy, and packed with flavour when it's cooked.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    25. A pre-seasoned cast iron skillet that you'll find yourself reaching for again and again, because you can use it to cook almost anything. Reviewers say it's super durable and will help you make the perfect steak.

    A cast iron skillet with salmon and asparagus
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    You can even use it over a campfire.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $35.36.

    26. A Dutch oven that'll help you cook up the most delicious sauces and stews. It's made of heavy-duty cast iron that'll ensure everything is cooked evenly. Now you can bake, broil, and roast, worry free.

    A stove with a Dutch open on it with a stew inside
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    You can also use this to store food, which makes cleanup even easier.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $53.99+ (available in three colours and in four sizes).

    27. A three-speed milk frother that'll whip you up delicious foamy goodness for your lattes and basically turn you into a professional barista. You can also use it for matcha, eggs, or butter coffee.

    A whisk being operated at three speeds with the foam getting bigger
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    Reviewers love that it's portable and can be taken on camping trips. It comes with two whisks.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    28. And lastly, a baker's dusting wand to add that *chef's kiss* moment to your pastries, even if they didn't turn out perfectly. You can sprinkle cocoa, powdered sugar, and spices on top of your wonderful treats and show them off on Instagram.

    Powdered sugar is being sifted onto cookies from a sifter
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.01.

    You after confidently whipping up delicious meals:

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