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    21 Kitchen Gadgets Under $20 That Are So Brilliant, You'll Wanna Tell Your Friends About Them

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    1. 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 won't need to have Hulk strength for it to be effective, either!

    A person rocks the press over a garlic clove on a cutting board
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    Reviewers say it's a great option for people with mobility issues, too. If that weren't enough, it also comes with a silicone peeler tube that'll help get the papery skins off the cloves.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    2. A pancake batter mixer that will take the mess out of making Sunday brunch. It doubles as a dispenser bottle and even features a pressure-release cap that'll prevent sputtering and spraying.

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    Toss your ingredients in and the whisking ball will do the rest! Reviewers say their batter turns out fluffy and perfectly mixed every time.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    3. This meat chopper that will un-clump your fave ground protein and help things cook more evenly. Plus, reviewers say it can even be used as a potato masher and mushroom chopper.

    A person chops ground meat in a pan with the chopping tool
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.43.

    4. A trio of Y-peelers that'll help you zip through meal prep while being way easier to use than paring knives. Reviewers say the edges are razor-sharp, so you won't have to struggle with your veggies while making dinner.

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    Each set comes with a serrated peeler for softer fruits and veggies, a julienne peeler, and a classic straight peeler with a built-in potato eyer.

    Get the set from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    5. A 2-in-1 silicone whisk that's basically the adult version of a Transformer. A quick twist and you can turn your whisk into a flexible spatula that'll handle delicate items (like fish) with basically zero effort.

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    Reviewers love that they can use just one tool to whip up an entire meal. And since the loops are coated in silicone, they won't damage non-stick cookware.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.49.

    6. An instant-read meat thermometer that'll take the guesswork out of meal time. Some of reviewers' fave features include the backlit screen (*chef's kiss* for nighttime barbecuing), pop-out probe, and magnetic backing.

    Someone inserting the meat thermometer into a freshly roasted chicken
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99 (also available in a pack of two).

    7. An extra-large produce saver that reviewers say has extended the life of their finicky veggies several times over. It can easily fit a whole head of romaine lettuce and has a special tray that'll keep the bottom from getting gross and soggy.

    The produce saving box inside a fridge; it is filled with fresh lettuce
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    The CO2 filter is built right into the lid, which means you won't have to fork over more dough every few weeks to keep things running smoothly. 

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.79 (also available in a set of three).

    8. A cauliflower prep tool that'll help you easily dislodge the florets from the tough stem. Reviewers say it's way safer and more ergonomic than using a regular ol' knife, while still being sharp enough for harder veggies (like cabbage and broccoli).

    A flatlay of the cauliflower prep tool next to a partially dismembered cauliflower
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.53.

    9. A 5-in-1 multitool that'll replace several gadgets in your drawers. This baby can flip, chop, spread, and scoop, and is gentle enough for non-stick cookware, too.

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    It's also heat resistant and can be tossed in the dishwasher when it's time to give it a clean.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    10. 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 to form the burger. The entire gadget is non-stick, too, so removal will be a breeze.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    11. This mango splitter that'll help you enjoy your fave tropical fruit without having to wrestle with the slippery pit. Reviewers like the close shave, which helps to minimize fruit waste during the pitting process.

    Someone using the mango slicer to pit a fresh mango
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.49.

    12. A set of dual-sided measuring spoons that'll measure out both dry and wet ingredients. The round ends are perfect for dosing out liquids, while the oval-shaped ends are designed to tuck neatly into spice jars.

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    The spoons are marked with both dry and wet measurement equivalents and are designed to magnetically nest into one another. Each set comes with seven spoons, plus a leveler.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.58.

    13. A six-sided box grater that will help you fly through meal prep all without having to dig around for multiple gadgets and gizmos. It has a comfy handle and a non-slip base, and reviewers say it's far superior to other, more-expensive graters they've tried.

    Someone shaving a carrot on the box grater
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    14. And this finger protector that'll keep you from destroying your digits while you shred your cheese. It also makes holding wet or slippery foods easier, so you won't accidentally slice yourself during meal prep.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    15. This special champagne cork that'll keep your bottle of bubbly fizzy to the last drop. Let's be honest, flat Prosecco just doesn't taste the same.

    A close up of the cork attached to a champagne bottle. there are two glasses of champagne in the background
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    Reviewers say it works well on other bottles, too, so ahead and pop it onto your kombucha or soft drink containers.

    Get it from Simons for $6.

    16. This snap-on kitchen strainer that'll make draining your pasta a cinch. The handy edge clips help it cling to pots, pans, and bowls of all sizes, so you can spend less time fiddling with your food and more time enjoying it.

    A person using the strainer to drain pasta over a sink
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    Reviewers say it's equally easy to use as it is to clean, so if you're looking for a low-maintenance kitchen gizmo, this is it.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99 (available in two colours).

    17. This magical dough-blending tool that'll help you break up large chunks of butter and batter, so your pastries always turn out flaky (never soggy). The stainless steel prongs are strong enough to withstand constant pressing and chopping, too. It's one kitchen accessory you definitely knead!

    A person kneads butter into a bowl full of flour
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    Reviewers love that the blades are sharp, so they don't need to press as hard to get the results they want.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    18. This soap-dispensing brush that'll tackle baked-on food and gross pet bowls with ease. This palm-sized wonder is slip resistant (even when wet), has tough nylon bristles, and it won't leak soap all over your counter, either.

    An overhead photo of a soapy metal pan with the scrubbing brush next to it
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    Reviewers say it's a huge improvement over a traditional dishwashing brush and helps to minimize wrist strain. Since you can get yourself replacement bristles, you know this is one gadget you'll have for a while.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.49.

    19. This cut-resistant glove that'll protect your hands from knife-related injuries. Each fingertip is covered in silicone, so nothing will slip from your grasp when you're slicing and dicing.

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    Since it's designed to be ambidextrous, you'll only need one for the entire family.

    Get it from Simons for $15.

    20. This petite herb stripper that'll trap any fragrant shrapnel in the attached bowl. Reviewers say it works great on all types of herbs (and not just the woody kind).

    A rosemary sprig inserted into one of the stripping holes of the herb stripper
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    It has four differently-sized holes in the stripper, so even plush herbs like basil don't stand a chance.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.45.

    21. And lastly, a heat-resistant silicone baking mat that'll help you ditch wasteful foils and parchment paper, once and for all. You couldn't find a more low-maintenance gizmo if you tried — it doesn't require greasing up and can be tossed in the dishwasher, too.

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    Get it from Simons for $12.

    My wallet loves these gadgets as much as I do.


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