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    31 Kitchen Gadgets That'll Make You Feel Like A Pro Chef

    And best of all, almost everything is under $50!

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    1. A super flexible spatula that's designed to help keep delicate foods (like omelettes and fish filets) intact. The thin edges slide neatly under foods, and reviewers love that the silicone tips don't scratch up their cookware.

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    It's also a tad longer than traditional spatulas.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    2. A pancake batter mixer that doubles as a dispenser bottle, and will take the mess out of making Sunday brunch. Toss your ingredients in and the whisking ball will do the rest! It even features a pressure-release cap that'll prevent sputtering and spraying.

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    Reviewers say the batter turns out fluffy and perfectly mixed every time.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    3. These ~sheepish~ little pot lid lifters that reviewers say will help prevent things from boiling over. They fit securely over the edge of pots to help steam escape (and keep your soups, stews, and sauces from ending up on your cooktop).

    One sheep-shaped silicone lid lifter attached to the edge of a cast iron pot
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    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $18.75+ (available in two styles).

    4. These funky heat-resistant gloves that'll protect your grabbers from unpleasant oven-related ouchies. Unlike the mitts of years past, these ones are flexible, cut-proof, and cover all the way up to your elbow, so you can easily maneuver roasting racks and cookie plates.

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    Reviewers use these for summertime grilling, too, and say that the silicone grabbing dots make handling hot foods a lot easier.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $24.97.

    5. A cute little salt cellar, because the world's most popular spice deserves a place of honour in your kitchen. The dual compartments give you space for fancy, flaky salts and classic table salt — all in one cement container! And since it naturally regulates moisture, your salt won't turn into a large, solid mass, either.

    The open cellar filled with white salt with the wooden spoon dipped into it
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    Oh, and it comes with a neat wooden spoon, too, so you can scoop or pinch.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.55 .

    6. Some brightly-hued silicone fermenting lids that'll fit inside all your Mason jars, and help you make delectable pickles right at home. Thanks to their unique little spout, they help discharge the gases that build up during fermentation, while helping to keep your goods from going mouldy.

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    And the best part is that cleaning is a total breeze — just toss 'em in the dishwasher!

    Get a five-pack on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    7. Some cookware protectors that'll keep your pots and pans from getting scratched and dinged in your cupboards. Reviewers love how well it protects non-stick coatings, and you can even use them to protect fine china, too!

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    Each set comes with three different sizes, so you're basically guaranteed to have a perfect fit.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $19.50.

    8. This cute little tofu press that'll help you make delicious pressed soy, just the way you like it. Say goodbye to guessing which store-bought brand is soggy or flavourless — this little gadget not only squeezes out excess water, but helps marinades penetrate better.

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    Reviewers love that using the press allows them to precisely control the pressure, and say it's made tofu prep almost mess free.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $37.

    9. This cast iron care set that'll help get your cast iron pans looking basically brand new. You'll be able to remove stubborn rust stains, season the iron, and give it a good ol' fashioned scrubbing, so your cookware lasts for years and years.

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    Reviewers say this kit is the real deal, helping give their cast iron pans a slick, non-stick surface and eliminating stuck-on gunk. If you really want to amp up it's efficacy, get yourself a chain mail scrubber, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.99.

    10. A magical cherry pitting machine that'll quickly pop out the cherry pits, so you can enjoy the ~fruits~ of your labour that much faster. Reviewers say it's a huge time saver, and that it's super easy to clean, too!

    The cherry pitting machine on a kitchen counter next to a bowl of cherries
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $46.30.

    11. This rocking garlic press that'll save you a ton of prep time and protect your fingers from these delicious (yet pungent) nuggets. The rocking motion means you don't need to have Hulk strength for it to be effective, either! And reviewers say it's a great option for people with mobility issues, too.

    A person rocks the press over a garlic clove on a cutting board
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    It also comes with a silicone peeler tube that'll help get the papery skins off the cloves.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    12. This glass-washing brush, so you can get your mugs, cups, bottles, and glasses clean as a whistle. This baby features a suction cup mount, so you can stick it to your counter, sink, or anywhere else you want.

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    The double-sided brush takes care of greasy fingerprints and lipstick stains, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.39.

    13. A lovely cement utensil holder that'll withstand just about anything you can throw at it. It's heavy enough to stay upright, which is a blessing if you live in a house full of klutzy people. And it features a protective bottom, so it won't scratch up your counters or tabletops.

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    It can also be used as an impromptu wine bucket, or as a rustic vase, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.49.

    14. A squirrel-shaped rice scoop, so you can make sticky rice in the comfort of your kitchen (sans mess). The textured paddle is designed to prevent cling, so rice won't stick it when you're just trying to serve up some dinner.

    A close up of the squirrel shaped rice scoop placed neatly on a tabletop
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    And reviewers love that the little feet keep the paddle from resting on surfaces.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.86.

    15. A stainless steel spoon rest that'll keep your counters free of muck, and it won't absorb smells and flavours, either. The heat-resistant silicone base not only helps keep the rest cool to the touch (safe for lil' ones!) but also prevents it from sliding around your counter.

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    And reviewers love that the design allows for use with multiple utensils at once.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.40.

    16. This coffee canister that'll keep your beans fresh for longer. It may look like a standard container, but it's packed with handy features — like a two-way valve lid that locks out air and releases CO2, which keeps coffee beans from tasting stale.

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    Reviewers love how capacious it is, saying it keeps even huge bags of beans fresh 'til the last sip. You could even use it to store brown sugar, cereal, pet food, or other dry goods.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $52.45.

    17. A potato ricer that'll help you whip up the creamiest mashed potatoes and veggie purees ever. The twisting mechanism is way easier on hands than a traditional press, so you don't have to slave away for hours the next time you're craving some mash.

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    One reviewer said you don't even need to peel the taters to get amazing results.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.98.

    18. Or this neat veggie ricer, so you can save money on the store-bought stuff and just make it at home. It couldn't be any easier — the mechanism is designed to make short work of broccoli and cauliflower, without getting those annoying crumbs all over your counter.

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    And when you're done, just throw it in the dishwasher!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.75.

    19. A ravioli maker that'll take the strain and effort out of whipping up a batch of these delicious pockets. This maker will ensure you get uniform results every time — almost as good as your favourite Italian restaurant.

    A sheet of pasta with filled pockets is seen rolled over the ravioli maker
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    They're also super easy to freeze for later, too. Just pop 'em out of the mould and package!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    20. A dumpling press, so you can make pierogi and other dumplings right in your own kitchen. It's way easier than doing it by hand, too. Just lay your dough on the press, fill with your fave ingredients, and fold it over! Reviewers say you'll get perfectly crimped edges that'll keep the filling right where it should be.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.49+ (available in two styles and three sizes).

    21. A mini pretzel maker that'll conjure up some nostalgic memories of summer carnivals. This powerful little machine can pump out seven salty snacks in just a few minutes, so you can go from craving to reality in a flash.

    The open pretzel maker with fresh pretzels inside and a bowl of salty mini pretzels next to it
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    The cool-touch handle and non-stick coating make it really easy to use, too, so don't fret if your baking skills are *ahem* less than perfect.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $37.98 (also available as a mini donut maker, mini cupcake maker, and animal-shaped waffle maker).

    22. This powerful jar opener, so that no pickle will ever be out of reach again. Since this baby snaps onto just about any jar and needs minimal force to work, reviewers say they no longer have to rely on other people to get containers open.

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    It's also a fantastic tool to have if your hands are covered in kitchen goop and you're struggling to pop open that container of pasta sauce.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    23. This meatball maker that'll help you churn out delicious little balls of flavour while keeping the kitchen mess to a minimum. Meal-prepping for the week ahead? This mould's got your back. The two-part design means you can toss your balls in the freezer, too. Then just pop out however many you want!

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    And since the mould makes each meatball exactly the same size, it'll take the guesswork out of cooking, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    24. A non-stick hamburger press that'll give you perfect patties every single time. Just fill the press with the ground ingredients of your choice, and use the tamper press to form the burger. The entire gadget is non-stick, too, so removal is super easy.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    25. These badass meat-shredding claws that'll make short work of brisket, roasted chicken, or pulled pork. They may be lightweight, but they're incredibly hardworking, and specially engineered to help lift, turn, and shred just about any kind of protein.

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    Reviewers say they're sharp enough to customize your shred size from coarse to fine, depending on the recipe. Bonus: They make a fantastic back-scratcher, too! Just make sure you wash 'em first.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $26.50.

    26. A manual food chopper that uses a rip cord-like mechanism to help you with food prep. The stainless steel blades slice right through veggies, so you can spend less time prepping and more time actually enjoying your delicious creations.

    A person uses the food chopper to chop up tomatoes parsley red onion and peppers
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    And since it's manually powered, you have total control over the size of the chop.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    27. This silicone tamping mat that'll slip neatly over the corner of your countertop, and protect your surfaces the next time you're whipping up some espresso. Reviewers love that the non-slip material helps keep coffee spills to a minimum, too.

    A person tamps an espresso container on the silicone mat
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    And since it only needs a teeny-tiny amount of counter space, it's great for even the most microscopic kitchen.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.98.

    28. This non-stick silicone baking mat that'll make kneading, rolling, and shaping ~easy as pie~ while also keeping your workspace clean. Reviewers love that there's no need to flour it, and say it's hardy enough to stand up to cookie cutters, too.

    A person smashes a ball of dough onto the centre of the silicone baking mat
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    It's also easy to store and clean, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    29. These reusable silicone bags that can be used for marinating food, cooking things sous-vide style, and stashing snacks. The pinch-press seal keeps saucy foods contained, so leaks are basically a thing of the past. And unlike regular plastic bags, these contain no latex or PVC, either.

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    Oh, and you can even toss 'em in the freezer, dishwasher, or microwave. They're so versatile, you could even use them to store makeup and beauty products if you wanted.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.24+ (available in two colours).

    30. This folding steamer basket that'll make giving your fave veggies a steam bath easier than ever. Thanks to its expanding design, it'll fit inside just about any pot — Reviewers say it even fits their Instant Pots! And it even has little silicone feet, so it won't scratch up your non-stick cookware.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.63.

    31. And finally, a silicone egg bite mould that'll help you make perfect little nuggets of protein, without spending big bucks at coffee shops. And if you're not really into eggs, you can totally use it as a freezer mould — the silicone lid will keep gross freezer smells at bay.

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    They're also great cooking pockets for your pressure cooker. Reviewers say it also fits into Instant Pots!

    Get a pack of two molds on Amazon Canada for $15.98.

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