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    Updated on Jul. 31, 2020. Posted on Jul. 14, 2020

    43 Genius Kitchen Accessories That'll Make You Feel Like You Hired A Sous Chef

    And many of them are under $40!

    1. This easy-to-use salad spinner that'll help you get your leafy greens clean and ready for munchin'. What makes this particular spinner special is the thoughtful little details, like a non-slip base, a one-handed knob, and a built-in brake so you don't end up spraying your kitchen with water droplets.

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    Reviewers love this guy, and say it's 100% worth the money. One reviewer even said the sturdy, easy-to-use design made them want to eat more salads!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.20.

    2. This silicone baking mat that'll be a huge help during your next baking adventure. The non-stick mat is designed to 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 easy to clean!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.95.

    3. This handheld bag sealer that'll help keep your food fresher for longer. This 2-in-1 gadget actually doubles as a bag cutter, too, so you can snip the excess and then seal it with some gentle heat to prevent spills and messes. Plus, it's a great way to prevent that unpleasant freezer-burn taste!

    A person uses the bag sealer to close a bag full of peanuts
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    It runs on two AA batteries but those aren't included, so make sure you snag some here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    4. These cute stackable ice cream tubs that'll help you store frosty summer treats with ease. These tiny little containers are awesome for storing your homemade desserts, and will save you a TON of space in the freezer, too. And reviewers say the silicone lids are easy to open, too, so you can spend less time wrestling with a frozen lid and more time enjoying a well-earned treat.

    A mini ice cream tub full of vanilla ice cream sits on a countertop with scattered sprinkles around it
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    Reviewers also mention that they have a slightly textured grip on the outside to keep the tub from slipping out of your hand.

    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $20.93.

    5. This yolk separator that'll easily gulp up egg yolks, while leaving the whites untouched. Squeeze the soft silicone cheeks, bring the mouth to the yolk, and release — easy peasy!

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    It might seem gimmicky, but it's not! Made of food-grade silicone, it's totally nonstick, and wonderfully easy to clean. Reviewers say there's a bit of a learning curve to getting it just right, but once you do, it's smooth sailing.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.90.

    6. These food-saving produce boxes that'll help keep your fruits and veggies from going mushy the moment after you buy them. They're equipped with a long-lasting carbon filter that absorbs ethylene gas (the stuff that makes food rot), while helping to prevent moisture build-up.

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    Reviewers say it's helped keep quick-spoiling foods, like spring mix or soft berries, fresh for a LOT longer than store-bought packaging. Plus, the built-in box can be used as a colander! Make sure you snag yourself some replacement carbon filters, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.49+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A foldable three-tier cooling rack, so you can finally go hog wild with cookie-baking without taking up your whole kitchen in the process. Reviewers love this space-saving little wonder — it's not only helped rekindle their love of baking, but also helps keep their counter space free for other tasks.

    A three tier cookie rack stands on a counter top full of different cookies
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    Plus, it folds up once you're done using it!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.99.

    8. Some cut-resistant gloves that are basically like kitchen armour. They'll protect hands from mandolines, peelers, graters, and every other knife or blade, so you can focus on your culinary creations instead of stressing about minor nicks and cuts.

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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.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $15.99 (available in four sizes).

    9. This soap-dispensing scrubbing brush that'll make cleaning pots and pans a breeze. This palm-sized scrubber is non-slip (even when wet), and has tough nylon bristles that tackled baked-on food, gross pet bowls, and just about any other kitchen mess with ease. And if that's not enough, it won't leak soap all over your counter!

    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, helping to minimizing wrist strain. And 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.

    10. A frozen herb keeper that'll basically turn any fresh leafy herb into a handy popsicle that you can chop or grate into your meals. Just pop in some freshly-washed herbs, and stash it in the freezer. When you're craving some herbal action, twist the top — then just cut or grate over your dish!

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    Reviewers say it's helped them manage waste, and to enjoy out-of-season herbs all year round.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.05.

    11. This single-serve pour-over coffee maker, so you can brew yourself a cup of java quickly and easily. It fits on basically any kind of container, whether it's your favourite mug or a to-go cup. Reviewers love that it makes a delicious brew, and say it's helped them waste less coffee if they're making a cup just for themselves.

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    One reviewer even used it to make themselves a cup of tea!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    12. 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 hard-working, specially engineered to help lift, turn, and obviously 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 $27.06.

    13. This stainless steel roll-up kitchen rack that'll help with dish drying and kitchen prep, without taking up all your precious counter space. The sturdy design has rubber tips to keep it locked in place, and when you're done, just roll it up and stash away!

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    Reviewers say it's lightweight, easy to clean, and can even be used as an impromptu baking rack or trivet.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    14. Some silicone egg poachers that'll be a tremendous help the next time you want to make some fancy Eggs Benny for Sunday brunch. These genius little doodads will keep eggs contained, while optimizing water flow so that you get a perfect egg — every time.

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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $22.53.

    15. An adjustable rolling pin that'll help you make perfect cookies, pastries, and pizzas. The removal discs allow you to customize the rolling thickness, so you can ACTUALLY make thin-crust pizza at home. Reviewers say it's also awesome for whipping up some homemade pasta!

    The rolling pin resting on a countertop with various bakeware scattered around
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99.

    16. A grassy bottle-drying rack, so your bottles, jars, and food containers can actually dry out after you wash them. The silicone nodes will keep everything upright, and the bottom rack will collect all the water — no more soaking wet countertops! Reviewers use it for everything from baby bottles to mugs to smoothie jars — heck, they even use it for toothbrushes, too.

    The drying racks on a kitchen counter with baby bottles perched on top of the grassy nodes
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    You can even get additional attachments to make drying bottles, jars, and other containers a lot easier.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.97.

    17. A collapsible silicone colander that'll help you drain your fruits and veggies and then disappear into your cupboard when you're not using it. The teeny-tiny holes allow for great drainage, without taking your pasta or grains with it. And reviewers say it's pretty robust, too, so you don't have to sacrifice function for durability.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.49 (also available as a strainer).

    18. A professional-grade electric knife sharpener, so you can keep your cooking skills ~cutting edge~. With three different grades of sharpening blades, you'll have razor-sharp blades in under two minutes — and reviewers agree that it works dramatically better than a wetstone!

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    Just slowly run your blade through the slots, working your way from left to right. And don't fret about any steel "dust" — that's perfectly normal and can be wiped up with a damp paper towel.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $60.29.

    19. A bottle stopper that's specially designed to preserve fizz in sparkling wine and champagne. Sure, a gilded cap looks fancy, but it's not just a pretty accessory — this baby is designed to withstand up to 13 pounds of pressure, so it won't pop off when you least expect it. And reviewers say it's kept their bottles bubbly for days after opening!

    A bottle of sparkling wine capped with the bottle stopper rests on a fridge shelf
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.66+ (available in three colours).

    20. 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.

    21. This whale-shaped strainer, because draining potatoes and pasta is basically an accident waiting to happen. No more using a scalding lid, or tipping it against the sink. Reviewers really love the sturdy design, too, so it'll last you a while.

    A person uses the whale strainer to drain a pot of scalding water over a stainless steel sink
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    Whale, what are you waiting for?

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.31.

    22. This neat herb-preserving hutch, so delicate herbs like dill, mint, or basil can last longer than five minutes in the fridge. The built-in dividers make it easy to keep herbs organized and tangle-free, and the clear top means you always know exactly how much you have left. Plus, the top is vented to allow circulation.

    The hutch lies on a stone surface, open and full of herbs, and is surrounded by artistically-arranged herbs and flowers
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.

    23. A wall-mounted paper towel holder that'll fit just about any size roll, thanks to the expandable spring core. Not only is it wildly space-saving, but it has a built-in ingenious ratchet system, so you can grab a single towel with ease — without worrying about unravelling the whole roll.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.32+ (available in three colours).

    24. This genius blade-cleaning brush that's specially designed to make washing cutlery and knives easy-peasy. It stores neatly on the edge of the sink or soap storage container, so it also won't clutter up your precious counter space!

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    It's also great for cleaning cutlery, too, if you don't happen to have a dishwasher.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.99+ (available in two colours).

    25. This cute Chilly Mama fridge and freezer odour absorber that's just the ticket to give your fridge a much-needed refresh. Look at her disappointed face. She can't believe you didn't take her home sooner.

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    Bad smells flow in, and fresh air flows out — just fill with baking soda (get some here). This reusable and dishwasher-safe kitchen tool is unquestionably heaven-scent.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.62 .

    26. An oil mister, so you never have to deal with globs of olive oil ever again. The trigger is specially designed to give you a customizable stream of oil, too — pull it fast to deliver light mist, or pull slowly for a steady, even stream. Best of all, it doesn't use any aerosols and doesn't require pumping.

    A person uses the mister to spritz a salad with olive oil
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    According to reviewers, it's a fantastic tool to help evenly coat a pan before frying, or to deliver a finishing spritz of infused oil.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.33.

    27. This measurement converter and cookbook stand that's like having an extra hand in the kitchen. Use it to keep your cookbook or tablet elevated — no more frantic cleaning of your favourite cookbook! And it folds up for easy storage.

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    It also has a handy measurement converter on it, so you don't have to do math the next time you're just trying to satisfy a sweet tooth. I can hear you breathing a sigh of relief already.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.32.

    28. These tiny herb shears that'll help you chop and snip all your favourite garnishes. Their ergonomic design makes them really user-friendly, and the spring-action hinge automatically opens after each cut to reduce hand strain.

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    The stainless steel blades stay sharp for longer, minimizing the need to sharpen. Plus, their unique look and comfortable design make them a great addition to any kitchen.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $21.60+ (available in three shear styles).

    29. An egg organizer that'll make it easy for you to take out one egg at a time, without pulling the whole carton out of the fridge. The raised sides will help keep your oeufs from spilling out, and the transparent top is awesome at keeping track of when you need to buy more.

    The egg organizer rests on a fridge shelf where fresh brown eggs are visible inside
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    Just lift the top and retrieve!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26 (available in two colours).

    30. A set of nesting kitchen utensils that'll save you TONS of space on your counter while still looking slick and stylish. It has all the tools you need to whip up a delicious meal — just pop them back into the magnetic storage stand once you're done!

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    And they're not just space saving, either. They're dishwasher safe, and heat resistant up to 200°C, so you know they're as hard working as they are useful.

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $32.02+ (available in three colours).

    31. 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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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    32. 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 $21.99.

    33. This ice cream sandwich cookie cutter and press, so you can make your fave summer treat right at home. The moulds are extra high (for maximum filling), and when you're done, you can just toss them in the dishwasher. We love a low-maintenance gadget!

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    Reviewers say there's one major flaw, though: They just can't stop eating their delicious creations!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.07.

    34. A magnetic organization rack that'll fit right on the door of your fridge. It has space for jars, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and everything else you find yourself reaching for often, so you don't have to rummage around with grimy hands.

    The magnetic rack is mounted on a fridge and loaded with utensils salt and pepper cookbooks and a dish towel
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.40. If your fridge door isn't magnetic or you're strapped for space, here's a mounted alternative you can put just about anywhere.

    35. A bamboo vegetable brush that'll help you get all the dirt and grime off your greens. The bristles are a combination of natural and recycled bristles, and are sturdy enough to clean veggies (without bruising or damaging them). You can even use it as a nail brush!

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    Reviewers say the unusual shape takes a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it's great for everything from apples to mushrooms.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.79.

    36. This set of lazy kitchen tools that'll rest easily on the edge of your cookware, and keep the rest of your kitchen free from sauce splatter (#bless). The durable silicone is heat resistant to 260°C, so don't stress if you forget about them when you pop your dish in the oven.

    The set of utensils all resting on different pots and pans in the kitchen
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    Reviewers also love how sturdy they are, and that they don't bend like other silicone utensils.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.15+ (available in two colours).

    37. A salad chopper and bowl that can cut through cheese, veggies, fruit, and lettuce, so you can craft the perfect healthy meal with ease. Reviewers say it's a must-have if you're trying to eat more greens. Plus, it'll save you a ton of time having to chop and prep each ingredient separately.

    A person rolls the chopping tool in the bowl to prep salad
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $52.46. You can also purchase the salad chopper individually.

    38. This one-handed rolling pizza cutter, so you can get yourself a slice of 'za with minimal effort. The contoured handle is designed to fit right in the palm of your hand — all you need is a tiny bit of pressure, and you've got yourself a hot, delicious slice.

    The rolling pizza cutter on a plain background
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.13+ (available in two colours).

    39. A divided cutlery holder that stacks your forks, knives, and spoons on top of each other and maximizes precious kitchen real estate. It only takes up a fraction of a drawer so you have more space for cooking tools and knickknacks.

    A person places a fork into the organizer
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    Say goodbye to accidentally stabbing yourself with a loose knife!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.03+ (available in three styles).

    40. This sandwich maker that's a one-stop-shop for breakfast. It can replace several frying pans AND a toaster, minimizing mess and clean-up. It makes two sandwiches in under two minutes, too, so it's great for those mornings when you're just a little behind schedule.

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    It even has a built-in timer so you know the *precise* second you can mow down on your delicious creation.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $54.99.

    41. A magnetic wall strip that you can attach your knives and scissors to. It takes up zero counter space and keeps your essential prep tools within reach and sight.

    The magnetic rack is mounted on the wall and has three knives attached to it
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    If your knives aren't magnetic, don't fret. Try this bamboo in-drawer knife organizer instead!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.99+ (available in two lengths).

    42. This pasta drying rack that'll make trying your hand at homemade pasta a little less stressful. With eight arms and a sturdy base, this baby will tackle everything from pappardelle to capellini.

    The pasta rack weighed down with two different kinds of noodles
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    Reviewers love that it not only holds a massive amount of pasta, but it also disassembles completely for easy clean-up.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.50.

    43. And this mini food processor that'll make meal prep a breeze, and save you a TON of money on take-out in the process. The two settings allow you to customize the size of the chop, and the petite size means it'll fit into just about any kitchen — even the tiny ones.

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    Now you can make some budget-friendly (but still delicious!) hummus that'll keep you healthy and satiated. More of a pesto person? This will whip it up in a minute and will make the perfect addition to pasta or chicken. It's compact, powerful, and easy to clean — at least SOMETHING in your life can be simple!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.98+ (available in 10 colours).

    Let's get cookin'!

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