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    38 Genius Kitchen Accessories That'll Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

    These brilliant gadgets will make you feel like you're a pro chef — even if you're not.

    1. A cob stripper that'll help you make the most out of summer's most quintessential food. Sure, slurping it off the cob might be fun, but using this handy gadget means you can easily shuck fresh corn into pies, breads, soups, and just about everything else.

    An overhead photo of the cob stripper halfway through stripping a corn cob

    2. 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.

    3. A collapsible dish rack that'll thrill anyone with minimal countertop real estate. Pop it up to hold large dishes, cooking utensils, or glassware with ease, then fold it flat when you're done. Reviewers say it makes a great addition to their campers, too!

    4. 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.

    5. 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

    6. This folding trash can that'll attach right onto any cabinet, and save you a whole lot of space in the process. Opening it is easy — just press and pull. Then snap it back into place when you're done! Keep in mind that it's a bit smaller than traditional garbage bins, but less trash is definitely not a bad thing.

    The trash can hung on the outside of a kitchen cabinet

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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.

    10. This frozen fruit-sicle tray, so you can make frozen treats for your tykes (and, let's be real, yourself) right at home. Purée your fave summer fruits, and drop them right in. Worried about messes? Don't be. Each popsicle holder has a wide base that's designed to catch errant fruit juices, so hands stay clean as a whistle.

    11. 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.

    12. An egg slicer that'll help you slice up your oeufs with ease. The aluminum body is super lightweight, but strong enough to cut right through egg whites like nobody's business. The best part? It's also fantastic for slicing mushrooms, cheese, and other softer food items!

    A person presses the egg slicer into a hard boiled egg

    13. 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, specially engineered to help lift, turn, and obviously shred just about any kind of protein.

    14. 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

    15. 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.

    16. A wash and drain dish tub that'll help you scrub-a-dub-dub like a pro. Use it to wash your pet's paws, soak dishes, or clean fruit (without worrying that you'll drop a blueberry down the sink). There's even a neat plug-strainer attachment, and two sturdy handles that'll make things even easier.

    17. 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

    18. 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.

    19. Some ultra-thin ice packs that'll be a ~blessing~ during the hottest days of the summer. Unlike the ice packs we may all remember from our youth, these are designed to fit inside lunch boxes, picnic bags, and coolers while taking up a teeny-tiny amount of space — which means more room for snacks and frosty drinks!

    An overhead shot of two slim ice packs on a counter next to a fresh salad

    20. 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

    21. 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.

    22. 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 recipes! And it folds up for easy storage, which is just a bonus.

    23. 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.

    24. This space-saving drying rack that'll finally give you a place to properly dry your bottles and jars. The vertical design takes up a tiny amount of counter space (#bless), and there's even a handy pocket in the top for drying lids and caps. Plus, each hook is tipped with silicone to prevent slippage and breakage. I'm not saying it's genius, but...it's pretty genius.

    The bottle rack laden with caps lids and bottles perched on a countertop

    25. 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

    26. 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

    27. A pancake dispenser that'll help make Sunday morning brunch delicious and mess free. The easy-squeeze handle and shut-off valve mean you can dispense a precise amount of batter, and reviewers say it's great for making funnel cakes, too. Just make sure your batter is on the thinner side, or the inner valve may get clogged up.

    A person dispenses batter onto a hot griddle to make pancakes

    28. 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!

    29. 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!

    30. 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 time. It makes two sandwiches in under two minutes, too, so it's great for those mornings when you're just a little behind schedule.

    31. 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.

    32. 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

    33. 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

    34. 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

    35. 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.

    36. This neat little citrus reamer that'll help juice all your fruits (without unleashing the scourge of seeds into all your food). The colander-like catcher stops seeds and pith from invading your food, while draining all the delicious citrus flavour.

    A person juices a lemon over a bowl where a few seeds are caught in the colander attachment

    37. This sleek battery-operated spice mill that'll be a fantastic gadget for anyone who's sick to death of working hard for a little fresh ground seasoning. The ceramic grinding core will never rust, dull, or taint the flavour of your seasonings, which means you can even grind coarse salt if you want.

    A person grinds salt onto a thick slab of steak

    38. And this mini food processor that'll make meal prep a breeze, and save you a TON of money on takeout 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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