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    24 Gadgets That'll Take Your Kitchen Game From Food Truck To Michelin Star

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    1. This two-in-one citrus press will make juicing lemons and limes easy peasy, lemon squeezy. It works on every kind of lemon and lime (of which there are apparently many), and keeps pesky seeds from ruining your meal.

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    Even though it's a manual press, it's light on the hands, and surprisingly easy to use. People are thrilled with how durable it is, so you know you're investing in a quality product.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    2. These heat-resistant silicone spatulas will make sure you never waste sauce or batter again. Each set contains four different sizes of utensil so you can scrape out every. Last. Drop.

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    The seamless design means no nasty food particles get caught in the crevices, especially if you leave them in the sink just a bit too long (no judgement).

    Get a set of four spatulas on Amazon Canada for $17.99 (available in five colours).

    3. Get yourself this cast iron Dutch oven, and thank me later. You can use it for baking, broiling, braising, roasting, or honestly just about everything else.

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    The heavy-duty cast iron ensures thorough, even cooking, and can also be used to marinate and store food. This ain't no lightweight cook set, though, so be mindful when maneuvering around the kitchen!

    Get a 4.5-quart Dutch oven on Amazon Canada for $53.54+ (available in four colours, and three sizes).

    4. This stainless steel Santoku knife will be your next best friend: the blade stays sharper for longer, drastically reducing hand strain, while the full tang blade ensures a stronger, more ergonomic handling.

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    Use it for slicing, dicing, crushing, and chopping. Get this popular knife sharpener to keep it in top shape!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.95.

    5. No chef's kitchen is complete without a sturdy butcher block cutting board. The beautiful acacia wood makes a great addition to any kitchen, and its natural texture will help keep your knives sharper than regular plastic boards.

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    The only downfall is that it is absolutely NOT suitable for the dishwasher, but you can keep it looking spick and span with some cutting board oil.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.42.

    6. This two-speed mini food processor will make time-consuming recipes like pesto, salsa, or hummus a breeze. It's like having an extra set of hands in the kitchen!

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    And since it's so small, cleaning it is as easy as throwing it into the top rack of the dishwasher, and it takes up minimal space in your already over-packed cupboards.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $48.98+ (available in 12 colours).

    7. This stainless steel over-the-sink extendable strainer makes rinsing or draining fruit and vegetables about 100 times easier. The non-slip handles fit onto any sink, and the micro mesh means tiny grains like rice or quinoa won't get washed down the drain!

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    Oh, and it's resistant to rust, stains, and corrosion, so it basically takes care of itself.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    8. A set of these stemless wine glasses will help you move away from your grandma's old-fashioned glassware (sorry, Grandma). This is the drinkware of the future!

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    They pair just as well with a casual BBQ dinner, as they do with a multi-course holiday feast. And they're lead free!

    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $16.95.

    9. This Belgian waffle maker will help you whip up a big ol' stack of waffles and impress your brunch guests. What, like it's hard?

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    It has a slew of awesome safety features, like cool-touch handles and auto shut-off. Plus the non-stick surface makes for really, really, REALLY easy clean-up. Check out a full review here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.97.

    10. Snag this SodaStream starter kit and never spend money on costly sparkling water again. It's sleek and easy to use, making it a great luxury purchase for a chef's kitchen.

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    Dose lacklustre cocktails with a little extra ~sparkle~, or add a hint of flavour with this three-pack of flavour essences. It only comes with a small canister of CO2, but you can get yourself a full size here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $133.03.

    11. These classic Mason jars are a blessing for storing all your homemade sauces, jams, doughs, pickles, vinaigrettes, overnight oats, soups, juices, marmalades, or literally ANYTHING else. They're classics for a reason: they'll keep your food fresh, and are stackable for easy storage.

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    With special sealing compounds and tightly-fitting lids, you'll avoid that really awful moment when you pull a miscellaneous container out of the back of your fridge and it's filled with some gross goop.

    Get a pack of 12 jars on Amazon Canada for $9.87.

    12. This gorgeous transparent glass kettle that you won't be able to take your eyes off of. They say a watched pot never boils, but who cares, when it looks this great!

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    It's easy to clean, and has auto shut-off and boil-dry safety protections. Plus, LOOK AT IT! It's like a Jacuzzi for your eyes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    13. Grind your favourite nuts, spices, and herbs with this highly-rated blade grinder. With just one touch, you can get finely-milled results that are perfect for whatever culinary adventure you're off on next.

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    Pro tip: avoiding using the same grinder for coffee as you do for herbs and nuts, as coffee beans have a really pervasive smell that might affect the taste of other ingredients.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.97.

    14. If you need a little help getting inspired, this critically-acclaimed and award-winning cult fave Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat has topped every bestseller list (including our holiday cookbook gift guide).

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    It features over 150 illustrations and 100 classic recipes you can use to take your culinary skills from lackluster to *chef's kiss*.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99+.

    15. Most home accidents take place in the kitchen, so armour up with these cut-resistant gloves. They'll protect your hands from mandolines, peelers, graters, and every other knife or blade.

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    They've got helpful little gripper dots, too, so you'll never have to worry about dropping something slippery or smooth (or looking foolish in front of your dinner guests).

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $6.90+ (available in three sizes).

    16. Entertaining isn't just about the food, so get this five-piece whiskey decanter set (complete with glasses!) and take your kitchen from frat house to swanky cocktail bar in a flash.

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    You can also use this naturally lead-free set to decant your favourite bourbon or Scotch, and it makes for a really great bar top display. The beautiful packaging makes it a fantastic gift for any alcohol aficionados in your life, too!

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $79.99.

    17. Whip up a batch of something scrumptious in these stainless steel mixing bowls that are not only easy to clean, but also stackable. They'll keep your kitchen looking neat and professional, no matter how long it takes you to get that chocolate chip cookie recipe right.

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    The set also comes with lids, so you can store your delicious creations in the fridge or freezer, or even use at your next family get-together.

    Get a set of five bowls on Amazon Canada for $28.99.

    18. Save time (and sanity) with this garlic peeling and pressing kit that's so excellent, it's quickly become one of the most used items in my kitchen.

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    Just drop a whole garlic clove into the silicone peeler, give it a quick roll, and BAM — peeled garlic. Then use the stainless steel press to quickly and efficiently smoosh that pesky allium.

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    19. Spark some meal inspo with this Breville smoking gun that will add a hit of smokiness to your fave foods. The cold smoke tech means you can even use it on things like ice cream or cocktails!

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    Have you ever had a smoked Old Fashioned? Or smoked chocolate mousse? Or a delectable smoked fruit platter? If you answered no to any of the above questions, this handy kitchen accessory will change👏 your👏 life👏. It comes with two types of wood chips (applewood and hickory) to get you up and running ASAP, plus four AA batteries, two replacement mesh filters, AND a recipe book (something tells me you won't need it).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $79.99.

    20. This stainless steel paring knife is razor sharp and ready to cut, peel, core, mince, chop, and skin anything you throw its way. It's a must-have for any home chef!

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    The high carbon content of the blade, plus the many Damascus steel layers, make it extra durable and wickedly sharp, so it's the optimal tool for all small kitchen tasks.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    21. Grind your own salt, crush your own red pepper, or just make really excellent guacamole with this granite mortar and pestle set. It might be a little more work than using an herb grinder, but many chefs swear by the mortar's ability to release effervescent and delectable flavours more effectively than other methods.

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    Customers are raving about what an excellent addition this makes to their kitchen, and you will be too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27 (available in seven sizes, and in cast iron, granite, or stainless steel).

    22. This super highly-rated and incredibly comprehensive spice rack gives you all the best ingredients to kickstart your culinary journey. It's got 24 bestselling herbs and spice blends, neatly contained on a wall-mounting wooden rack.

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    Making curry? Done. Goulash need a hint of paprika? Got some of that, too. Maybe your Caesar salad will taste better with some fresh ground pepper. This rack has your back. And it'll save you a TON of money versus buying each spice separately!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $140.99.

    23. If you're more into growing your own herbs, rather than buying them, you need to get yourself this super low-maintenance indoor herb garden. And you can grow vegetables, too!

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    Keep the water reservoir full, and let the garden work its magic. Once plugged in, the light cycle keeps a steady, LED light shining on your plant babies for 16 hours each day to ensure they grow up big and strong and delicious. And once you're bored of your current array, you can always snag yourself some replacement pods — there are over 50 pre-seeded pods to choose from.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $124.95 (available in three colours).

    24. And these multipurpose kitchen shears, that will make short work of chopping and mincing. They're designed to give you perfect, even strips and snips of herbs, chives, dried seaweed, lettuces, or other greens.

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    They're also comfy and lightweight, so you won't feel like you're hauling out garden shears every single time you want a little chive on your baked potato. And they come with a bonus herb stripper and two handy cleaning tools!

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    You, whipping your kitchen into shape with these gadgets:

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