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    32 Really Cool Kitchen Products That You'll Probably Be So Excited To Use

    Now you're cooking — faster (with this Instant Pot and veggie chopper) and easier (thanks to a breakfast sandwich maker and apple slicer) than ever.

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    1. A prep-and-pour cutting board because it lies flat for when you cut and prep your food, then, when you squeeze the handle, the sides of the board *fold up* to create a chute!, Sur La Table

    Promising Review: "This cutting board is amazing! After chopping your veggies, this board makes transferring them into a pan, pot, or mixing bowl extremely easy and efficient. Just pick up the board using the handle, and the cutting boards transforms into a funnel to effortlessly drop the contents of the cutting board into a pan. It's great and we love it!" —Tiffany J

    Get it from Sur La Table for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    2. This 30-piece kitchen tool set in a spinning caddy that will stock your kitchen and organize it in a super neat and accessible way! You don't need a single drawer.


    Buckle up, because we're counting. This set includes 1) an 8-inch chef knife, 2) a 6-inch bread knife, 3) a 5.5-inch serrated utility knife, 4) a 4.5-inch Santoku, 5) a 3-inch paring knife, 6-11) six 4.5-inch steak knives, 13) an all-purpose shear, 14) a sharpening steel, 15-18) a set of four measuring cups, 19-23) a set of five measuring spoons, 24) a basting spoon, 25) a slotted spoon, 26) a turner, 27) a spatula, 28) a mini spatula, 29) a can opener and 30) a peeler. All in the rotating caddy!

    Promising Review: "I love this set! It’s very practical and makes the perfect housewarming/wedding gift. We bought it because our old knife set had gotten too dull but we also needed utensils and a can opener. We got it all in one set with this!" —Beverly Bland

    Get it from Amazon for $35.42.

    3. A snap-on colander so you can snap it on the edge of your pot or pan and strain your food without needing another pot! Less strain and clean-up on your part.,

    Promising Review: "I cannot say enough good about this strainer. It fits all my pots from small to huge, even frying pans! I have strainers, colanders, every kind of lid converter — but this strainer is the best ever. When the pot is too heavy for me to hold when draining water, I can use this and still hold on with both hands. Then, when it is mostly drained, I set the pot in the sink to continue to drain. It washes up like a dream, or you can toss it in the dishwasher. I do not know how I lived without this strainer." —SGA

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    4. This heavy-duty vegetable chopper that will dice your veggies in one go. Then it catches the pieces in an attached container, so you don't have to worry about any mess.,

    The container holds up to four cups of diced veggies, and the chopper comes with two stainless steel blades: a 6.8 mm dicer and a 13.6 mm dicer. You also get a handy-dandy cleaning brush!

    Promising Review: "I use this regularly to chop many different kinds of vegetables, including onions, celery, mushrooms, and carrots. It works well for apples, too. I find that it is a terrific time saver. So far, mine doesn’t seem at all prone to breaking. It seems like it is very well made. I was concerned that it would be inconvenient to wash, and while it can be slightly challenging to get food out of the chopper, the nylon bristle brush that comes with it makes it an easy job! I have used it almost daily for several weeks now. I'm actually finding that I’m more eager to cook since getting this thing." —Owen Knowles

    Get it from Amazon for $20.97.

    5. A three-in-one avocado slicer for splitting, pitting, and slicing the official fruit of Millennials(TM) without the mess. This slicer has a non-slip grip and is dishwasher safe, so you can truly enjoy that avo-toast with as little effort as possible.

    Promising Review: "Avocado? Yes, please! This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation. The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. Really happy I bought this!" —NPR Man

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. An adjustable mandoline slicer so you can slice, julienne, or grate your cheese and vegetables in record time (and get to eating them faster, ofc). It comes with five blades: a slicer, a wavy blade, a shredder, a coarse shredder, and a grater!,

    Reviewers swear by this for scalloped potatoes, root veggie fries, (cinnamon) apple chips, tomatoes, onions, and more!

    Promising Review: "This Müller Austria V-Pro 5 Blade Mandolin Slicer is just amazing! It beats all the other slicer or whatever I had used before. It just does an absolutely great job every time. The slicer is very good quality and sturdy — not any cheap plastic thingy. It also can slice soooooo thin. It becomes so much fun using it for cooking! I love my mandoline slicer and have used it everyday since I bought it! Get this one, you are not gonna regret it!" —YTN

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    7. A veggie spiralizer that will easily turn your veggies into zoodles so you can stop paying extra for the pre-spiralized zucchini at the store.,

    It has a finger protector, and a container with a bottom lid — so you can automatically and easily catch all your zoodles as your spiralize! Plus, there are three blade settings for thin, medium, or ribbon zoodles.

    Promising Review: "I love how compact this spiralizer is. Other ones are so big and bulky that you can’t store or wash them easily. This one fits in a drawer and is very easy to clean. The blade slices through the vegetables quickly and easily. It’s cheap enough that if the blade ever gets too dull, you could easily purchase a new one and not feel bad about it. The price is great, and you’re getting a quality item. It has a base to it where you can store the spiralized veggie, as well. You don’t have to directly slice into a bowl. Great product. Very happy with this purchase." —Derek

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89.

    8. This amazing watermelon slicer (with a melon ball scoop!) because everyone wants watermelon but no one likes to cut it. Just pick what size cubes you want, push the slicker through, then get ready for a bowl of freshly diced watermelon!,

    Promising Review: "This tool is so handy!! I hate cutting watermelon, and this is so fast and easy to use and easy to wash. I cut a watermelon in less than five minutes. It cuts yellow watermelon, too!!! The included baller is great for the small, leftover, hard-to-reach places." —Andrea Draine

    Get it from Amazon on $12.77.

    9. A dry food dispenser so that you feel fancy every time you pour yourself a bowl of cereal. The containers also preserve freshness for over a month because who can ever properly reseal a cereal box?


    Promising Review: "Ohhhh. Just get this. Please get this. If you are reading this, your kids will take to it quickly. Morning are crazy in my house. My 3-year-old and 6-year-old can now make their own cereal, with less mess to clean up after. My 23-month-old wants to buuuut no, not yet. Anyway, this has made things less crazy in the morning. Just get it." —Just a mom

    Get a dual-dispenser from Amazon for $25.99 (available as a single dispenser and in two colors).

    10. The AeroGarden Sprout LED so you can grow your own fresh, gourmet herbs right in your own kitchen! They don't even need any soil — this grows up to three plants at a time in water. And, they can reach up to 10-inches tall!


    Promising Review: "This product is amazing. I bought it for my mother and sister for Christmas. My mother LOVES fresh herbs to use in her cooking, however, because she lives in NY, she can only grow her own during the summer months. This product gives her the ability to grow year round. It grows quickly and plentiful. She told me that the basil (her favorite) is so aromatic and flavorful. My sister loves it, too, as she likes to feed her son organic everything, so being able to grow indoors and not have to use pesticides is a huge plus." —Cpt. Jocco

    Get it from Amazon for $91.87.

    11. An amazing compact air fryer because you basically get to make all your fave foods without the extra fat and grease thanks to AirCrisp tech! Think of all the air-fried fries, chicken, and taquitos..., Amazon

    Promising Review: "Hands down the best $70 I have spent for something in the kitchen. Brussels sprouts, potatoes, chicken — you name it, and chances are there’s a way to air fry it." —lyssanicoleh

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in five colors).

    12. This set of three collapsible colanders that will let you strain food directly over your sink, then fold away for easy storage when you're done!


    The set includes a 2-quart, 4-quart, and 6-quart colander.

    Promising Review: "I’ve been looking for collapsing colanders/strainers with silicone for a while. These have plastic on them as well, but are mostly silicone. They fold up easily for storage and don’t take up a bunch of space. The largest strainer with the extender handles works well with our single bowl sink! They’re easy to wash and just need a little time to finish air drying all the little holes. I love these and would definitely purchase again." —Colby & Wife

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    13. A super Instant Pot because it septuples (like that? that means seven) as an electric pressure cooker, sterilizer, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute, yogurt maker, and warmer in ONE. That's literally six more appliances you don't need to buy or store because you have this one.,

    P.S. This has over 23,000 five-star reviews!

    Promising Review: "My wife kept telling me we should get this. For months I resisted. We had a slow cooker, so why bother? We finally got this, and I LOVE IT. It's quicker than a slow cooker and with better end results. You can season your protein and cook it with veggies (which take on the flavor as well). After using this, anything you cook in a slow cooker seems like a warm, swampy product. Anything you cook in this is moist, flavorful, and tender excellence that takes a fraction of the time. Do not hesitate to buy this product — you will thank yourself for meals to come." —Jon & Julia

    Get it from Amazon for $79+ (available in three sizes and in four styles).

    14. A multifunctional griddler so you can whip up some hearty pancakes, homey grilled cheeses, juicy steaks, or bougie paninis — to name a few. It's easy to use (with three selector knobs) and clean (you can pop the removable plates in the dishwasher), what more can you ask for?

    Amazon, Cuisinart

    For this baby, multifunctional means five cooking options! You can use griddle (flat) plates or grill (ridged) plates. Then, you can cook with it open (for the full griddler), closed (to sear meats or fish), or in a hinged-floating close to make paninis (so the top lays flat over the bottom!).

    Promising Review: "I can't give enough great compliments to this griddle. We had a Hamilton Beach griddle with two plates (one ribbed and the other flat), which we used consistently two or three times a week for many, many years. We finally replaced it and have decided that this one is better. There's no timer, so I don't have to keep resetting it. It also has controls for the heat, which is very useful. Instead two separate plates, these are reversible plates. We've made our usuals on it, such as hamburgers, steaks, chicken, Italian sausage, and peppers — even pressed sandwiches, like Cubans. All came out perfect! We also love that we can cook frozen meat on it. It's very convenient. Hooray for the Cuisinart griddle!!!" —Kristine M. Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    15. This swanky four-in-one 12-speed immersion blender that you can stick into the included blending jar for smoothies or milkshakes or sauces, then just remove and enjoy! No more pouring into and out of a blender.


    What's the four-in-one part, you ask? Well, it also comes with a 600-ml mixing beaker, a 500-ml food processor, and a whisk attachment, too!

    Promising Review: "This is my first immersion blender, and I wish I had purchased it sooner! I'm loving this, especially for smoothies. Plus, I can cook faster because I have help chopping veggies and garlic and onions, you name it. I live in a small place, so I don't really have room for a full-size blender, and this is perfect and easy to tuck away." —Marlowe Primack

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (also available in red).

    16. An eight-cup food processor because you know you've been wanting to try one, and this will let you chop up all your food to make the perfect hummus, fillings, and guac!

    A food processor with a white base and control for pulse, low, or high rotary, with a reversible slicing and shedding disk

    You can set the rotary to pulse, low, or high, and it comes with a reversible slicing and shedding disk for thin or thick cuts!

    Promising Review: "This eight-cup food processor is light and easy to use. I was impressed by the power and sharp blade. It was intuitive to use and easy to clean. The blade is quite sharp, but there is a blade protector for storage. It was light so you can put it in a cabinet and take it out without a safety concern. I used the pesto recipe that came with the processor, and that was yummy on pasta and sandwiches. Also chopped onions with out pulverizing them as some machines tend to do. All around good product." —Jim Lincoln

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection at Amazon for $79.95.

    17. Some five-blade herb scissors that will help you prep your herbs with, like, minimal effort. You can even cut the herbs up directly over your dish!

    A reviewer cuts kale into a bowl using the herb scissors

    Promising Review: "I like to grow herbs and use them in salads, soups, and many other recipes. I received these as a birthday gift, and I can't believe how fast and easy it is to cut up cilantro, basil, parsley, lovage, etc. My husband tried them today, too, for the first time while making guacamole, and he found that slicing the cilantro went very quickly. The storage case-cleaner is very efficiently designed too. I ordered four of these sets to give as gifts." —Lucille P. Nawara

    Get a pair from Amazon for $15.49.

    18. A kitchen utensil set and carousel because each utensil has a lip, so when you set it down, the spoon or spatula part doesn't. touch. the. counter. So no more messy counter or rinsing between uses!!!

    A model reaches for a spoon resting on the counter with the head lifted off thanks to the lip, and the carousel with the other utensils hooked onto it

    The set includes solid spoon, a slotted spoon, a ladle, a slotted turner, a flexible turner, and a spaghetti server.

    Promising Review: "I bought this set after hearing about the brand from a friend. This set feels heavy and well made. The rubber grips are beautiful. No issues to report after washing in the dishwasher — I have washed the smaller spatula at least 10 times at this point. The real kicker is the foot stand; it is so nice! My spatula will never need to be re-rinsed between pancake flips again (as a result of an unexpected interaction with a potentially contaminating countertop or unsavory paper towel)! Savings on paper-towels (to prop previous spatulas between flips) may increase!" —A Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99+ (available in nylon or stainless steel and in four colors).

    19. This creative herb zipper that will strip the leaves from your herbs straight into the measuring cup! All you gotta do is pull the herb through, and you're set.

    Sur La Table

    Promising Review: "This is a great device. I like it better than I expected to. Cilantro leaves stripped from the stems in seconds. Tarragon leaves cleanly removed with ease. Every home chef should have this really inexpensive time save." —ROBERT F

    Get it from Sur La Table $7.95.

    20. Okay, a Bluetooth Anova sous vide that will make the ~perfect~ meal every time. Just attach it to any pot, stick your sealed food in, and then cook it by using the built-in controls or the app! The future is truly here.


    Promising Review: "Since I started cooking sous vide, my family says my cooking has gone to a new level. I started with the original Anova and just recently picked up the Nano. The Nano is awesome because it's much smaller, making it easier to store in a drawer or something. It sounds trivial, but, by making it easier to grab, I'm more likely to use it. Setup is so much quicker, and I can cook a beef roast for 30 hours without adding ANY water. If you're just starting out in sous vide, I recommend this cooker." —Jeff Nichols

    Get it from Amazon for $129+ (available with different add-ons).

    21. This Takeya cold brew maker for four servings of cold brew so you can finally stop settling for iced Americanos.,

    Promising Review: "This coffee maker is my BEST FRIEND! I use this everyday, it's so easy to use! My coffee comes out perfectly every time. I'm a cold coffee drinker. I put about eight to 10 scoops of freshly ground coffee into the filter and let it sit overnight. This makes four days worth of coffee, and I love that it's ready to go — especially since I wake up early and need to my coffee quickly! It's very easy to clean as well. Make sure to clean the crevices and rinse the filter after removing the coffee grounds, otherwise, it may begin to stain. But if that happens, just throw it in the dishwasher, and it comes out good as new!" —Panda

    Get a 1-quart coffee maker from Amazon for $21.99 (available in two sizes and in four colors).

    22. An ingenious breakfast sandwich maker that will make you a custom, homemade breakfast sandwich without multiple frying pans or a toaster!,

    You can make your sandwich in about five minutes! Then just remove the parts and stick 'em in the dishwasher.

    Promising Review: "FAM. I need you to lissssssten. I would give this product 87 stars if I could. This thing was delivered to my doorstep in two business days, and will provide a lifetime of joy for me. You'd think it would be one of those gimmicky kitchen appliances that barely even works. EXCEPT you're wrong. It's amazing. It's quick. Look. Lissssten. You put the ingredients in and about two minutes later your tummy is all like 'oh yesssss.' Basically. Just buy it. Purchase the sammich maker. You're welcome." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four colors).

    23. A microwave pasta cooker so you can eat your carbs without the extra work! Seriously, no need to boil water or stir. You can measure, cook, and drain your pasta with just this!

    A model holds the Fasta Pasta, a rectangular container with cooked pasta inside, over a sink as they strain the water out

    Promising Review: "I don't want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man... I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures, and the Fasta Pasta helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week, if not more. First of all, I like spaghetti, but I'm lazy and impatient and don't like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps, and a big clean up afterward. The Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly measured spaghetti; it's faster than boiling water in a big pot then having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot, no colander, no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy-to-clean Fasta Pasta, and a pot to heat up the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" —Smilin Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    24. This handy grease splatter screen for when you're trying to cook at home like a normal person, but grease keeps poppin' off the pan to personally aggress you. (And no need to wipe down your whole stove and counter top and cabinets after!),

    Promising Review: "After putting it off for years making do with a cheap-o splatter screen, I finally purchased a new one. This one is great quality, and my husband and I think it will last nicely for many years to come. I love the reinforcing 'cross-members' and little feet to set it down on the counter without leaving a grease outline. I know you can always buy the cheapest one out there, but it is usually (in my opinion) worth it to spend a bit more for a quality product!" —Julie

    Get a 13-inch screen from Amazon for $13.47 (available in three sizes).

    25. A dessert decorator with multiple tips so that you can feel like you're on the Food Network the next time you ice your (cup)cakes!


    The multiple tips include: four decorating tips, a fill tip, and two couplers. Plus, it'll work with most standard Wilton tips!

    Promising Review: "Made cupcake decorating so much easier! The cupcakes came out so beautiful and I didn't need a piping bag to do it. Definitely a must have for beginner bakers!" —Ms. AB

    Get it from Amazon for $15.49.

    26. This classy French press that will brew you some premium coffee in four minutes. Starbucks who??,

    Promising Review: "Now I know what all the fuss is about! On my quest for the perfect coffee maker, I decided to try the French Press for the first time. I will never return to drip coffee again! I feel like I had real coffee for the first time in my life! Superb quality! It works great, does not seep through, and is easy to clean. I’ve had this for a few weeks and have no complaints. I highly recommend this to any true coffee lover! ☕️" —AJW

    Get a 34-ounce carafe from Amazon for $39.19 (available in two styles, in four sizes, and in five colors).

    27. A stainless steel mixing bowl with a non-slip bottom (so no more spills when you're aggressively mixing) and three grater inserts so that you can FINALLY grate directly into a bowl without wrestling the cheese grater to sit right!


    Promising Review: "I'm going to get a lot out of this bowl! Being able to mix inside it while having most of the top covered is amazing. Not getting flour all over the place is a nice perk. The grater inserts are going to be handy, too. I make a lot of cheese dips and grate my cheese, but that always ends up being a pain. Now it goes right into this bowl and can fit a lot of whatever you're grating. Materials are all solid and the bowl looks sharp. The blue tone is attractive. Plus, you can seal this bowl up without foil to toss it in the fridge or bring to a party." —August Chianese

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection at Amazon for $24.99.

    28. An automatic pan stirrer with a built-in timer for all those times you have to stand over your pan and keep stirring as you watch your food cook. Give your arm a break!

    A tube-like gadget with three prongs at the bottom sits inside a pan, automatically stirring the content

    Promising review: "My husband loves to cook. We have two very small children, so while his meals are mostly yummy, they are also sometimes burnt. :) This was perfect for him. He's able to turn it on, run into the next room to save the day with a plastic bag and a washcloth for whatever blowout-esque mess I'm dealing with, forget he's cooking, run back into the kitchen frantically when he remembers, and arrive only to find the meal practically cooking itself. Best. Gift. Ever." —Jake the ChefturnedDaddy

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    29. An automatic can opener so that you can stop asking other people to get it for ya! (It also comes with a built-in knife sharpener on the back and hidden bottle opener.),

    Promising Review: "My wife has some hand issues and was really struggling to open cans with a traditional hand opener. When we got this, I was concerned about the short power cord — UNTIL I REALIZED the cord is HIDDEN inside the case. Just PULL it out however far you need it. D'oh! Sure, it's in the manual but who reads those, eh? Anyway, my wife LOVES this thing, and it works perfectly every time. A+++." —UW85

    Get it from Amazon for $29.92+ (available with different add-ons).

    30. This apple slicer duo because apples taste so good but sometimes they can be a real pain to eat. No more peel caught between your teeth or having to eat around the core, just slice with this and you're good!


    Promising Review: "We love this kitchen gadget! It’s very sharp and makes cutting apples a breeze. I use it every day!" —Cappimo

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    31. The epic Dash egg cooker so you can easily make hard boiled, scrambled, or poached eggs — and we all know whatta pain poached eggs are to make — and even omelettes with, like, 0.01 percent effort.

    The Dash egg cooker makes hard boiled eggs with plates of finished, halved hard boiled eggs next to it

    Don't trust me? Check out my coworker Marquaysa's review of the Dash egg cooker!

    Promising Review: "I use this all the time and it works great! My husband thought I was wasting my money, and now he is hooked on using it, also. It is so easy to use. Once you put the eggs in, it takes about 12 to 15 minutes to cook, and the alarm goes off so you know they're done. Also, I don't know why, but the eggs seem to slide out of their shells as I peel when I use this. It also comes with another accessory (to make mini omelets or steamed veggies) and a recipe book — which I have not used yet but plan to. I love this! —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+.

    32. This hard-boiled egg peeler that will perfectly remove the shell so you don't have to stress about ruining the egg! Just fill it with a quarter cup of water and gently shake. Voila!


    Promising Review: "Guys. I was so skeptical, but I was desperate as the holidays neared because I had three Christmas parties to attend where everyone wanted me to make deviled eggs. So I had, like, 50 eggs to peel. I swear that I was peeling two eggs per minute with this — I had a timer set for other stuff I was making — and was able to peel 20 eggs in 10 minutes. But this does take some getting used to. My first set of trial eggs were a disaster. I learned to dip each egg in an ice bath for a few seconds before sticking them in the peeler as instructed. Then, I'd shake the peeler and could peel the egg shell off like butter. 😍It made me not dread making deviled eggs anymore! Completely worth the investment!!" —Sara Wallace

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in eight colors).

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