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    28 Useful Kitchen Products That Aren't Unitaskers

    An Instant Pot, a 3-in-1 avocado tool, a Dutch oven, and 25 other versatile kitchen products that have more than one use. Alton Brown would approve.

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    1. A rotary three-blade vegetable peeler as compact as it is versatile.

    This peeler comes with a standard blade, a serrated blade, and a julienne blade. It also has a potato eye remover. Throw it in the dishwasher for easy cleaning!

    Promising review: "This tool works great — easy to use, sharp, and efficient. I've had one for years and bought a couple more to give as a gift and an extra for myself. We've had one for years and it still performs like new, but we couldn't risk it no longer being available at some point. Love it!" —CSGutz

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. A bowl and colander set for rinsing produce, draining pasta, and serving fruits. The bowl can also be used for mixing batters or sauces on its own!


    This bowl and colander set features nonslip silicone bottoms. It's dishwasher safe!

    Get it from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $12.44 (available in two color combos).

    3. A multipurpose stand that'll pull double duty as a plastic bag holder and bottle drying rack.

    Promising review: "I love the Yamazaki Home Tower. It has many uses and folds easily for storage. I have used it to dry cookie sheets and slow cooker lids, as well as water bottles. I have even used it to hold my 8"x10" recipes while baking." —Steven Doseck

    Get it from Amazon for $17+ (available in two colors).

    4. A silicone whisk for stirring sauces, mixing batter or gravy, and breaking up ground meat. The tapered silicone fins can also scrape bowls clean like a spatula.

    This handy kitchen tool is dishwasher safe and heat resistant up to 600°F!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical that a silicone whisk was actually going to be any better than a wooden spoon or wire whisk for mixing up pancake batter or muffins, but I'm a convert now. This thing is awesome — the silicone wings are great for scraping the sides of the bowl while you mix, and it's super fast to completely mix wet and dry ingredients without overbeating and toughening." —RegencyGarderobe

    Get it from Amazon for $9+ (available in four colors).

    5. A set of stainless-steel mixing bowls with special grater lids and measurement marks on the inside, perfect for mixing and storing dough or salad.

    Each set includes five mixing bowls (1-quart, 1.75-quart, 2.25-quart, 3-quart, and 4-quart) and three grater attachments. The grater attachments can be removed and replaced with regular covers. The stainless-steel bowls have nonslip bottoms, so they won't move around while you whisk away. They're dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "These have worked out great so far! I have used them for both mixing and storage. Every time I've mixed salad and sealed with the lid, the greens have stayed fresh and crisp. The graters work nicely as well and make whipping together a quick Caesar salad with parmesan THAT much easier! There are units on the side of the bowls as well, which help with measuring for recipes. The rubber grip at the bottom of the bowl has come in handy a time or two during heavy whisking." —Brittany

    Get a five-piece set from Amazon for $37.99.

    6. An immersion blender set to make more than just smoothies. You can turn it into a hand mixer or a food processor using the included attachments!

    This immersion hand blender set comes with a three-cup blending/storage jar (with lid) that can double as a travel mug, a two-cup chopping bowl (with chopping blades and lid) for food processing and storage, and a whisk attachment. Everything except the handle is dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I love this blender! I've always avoided making things that needed blending because my old blender was so hard to use. This thing is magic. I used it to puree some pumpkin for soup — it was down in literally a second. I tried to make tomatillo salsa in my old blender — the veggies just want round and round. I put the veggies in the Epica food bowl, pressed the button, and whoosh! I had salsa in like two seconds. I am thoroughly impressed!" —SingingChemist

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    And check out our picks for the best blender on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    7. A 10-in-1 bar tool that'll be the only thing you need for hosting happy hour.

    This tool includes a muddler, stirrer, knife, channel knife, zester, reamer, jigger, bottle opener, corkscrew, and strainer!

    Promising review: "This tool is a truly great item to have in your kitchen or suitcase for those travel bar moments. It has a good heft to it that keep it stable when using all of its many tools. It also works really well and functions exactly as you need it, too. If you don't have enough space for a bar but need the tools to make a cocktail after a long day, this is the tool for you. It's compact, well built, and works wonders with helping to destress after a long day." —saxman930

    Get it from Amazon for $37.98.

    8. A nonstick cookie sheet you can also use to whip up savory snacks and tasty one-pan dinners.


    This cookie sheet has a nonstick coating that's free of BPA and PFOA! It's also dishwasher safe. Check out some delicious one-pan recipes here and here!

    Get a two-pack from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $17.74.

    9. A 3-in-1 breakfast station for anyone who's starved for counter space...and for eggs.

    The coffee maker brews up to four cups of coffee, and the toaster oven can fit up to four slices of bread at a time. It has a 30-minute timer with automatic shutoff. The removable oven tray and nonstick griddle make for easy cleaning.

    Promising review: "Great for any kitchen, dorm, senior living kitchen, home, office break area, camper, etc. Want hot chocolate, an English muffin toasted, all while frying the egg and sausage links in 10 minutes? You can do it with this little time saver. Perfectly packaged with instructions and a recipe book." —Charlene Littles

    Get it from Amazon for $54.45.

    10. A can and bottle opener, because why keep two gadgets in the drawer when you can have one?

    Promising review: "At first, I thought it was a bit expensive, but this handy little gadget is worth every penny. This can/bottle opener is so versatile, and as advertised, it opens a can with a smooth edge so you cannot cut yourself. Better yet, the food from the can does not get on the cutting mechanism. This is also a great bottle opener, and it also can remove those tight caps from two-liter soda bottles. It can also assist in removing the tops of soda cans by using the pointed tip, which looks like a bird's beak, by simply tucking it under the soda can tab. I'm so pleased with this, and I definitely plan on purchasing a few for holiday gifts." —David F.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.06 (available in three colors).

    11. A steamer and strainer that'll collapse into a thin strip when not in use.,

    It's made of stainless steel and heat-resistant, BPA-free plastic!

    Get it from the Grommet for $29.95 or Amazon for $30.

    12. An Instant Pot for anyone who wants to consolidate several kitchen appliances into one.

    It has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer! Check out a full review by a BuzzFeeder here!

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about this pressure cooker. First, I got rid of several gadgets, which I love. I had two rice cookers, a slow cooker, and a food steamer. That has freed up so much room in my kitchen. Best of all, I am making some delicious dishes with this. When I cook meat on the stove top, it is hit or miss. The meat comes out tender and delicious every time I use the Instant Pot. If you are worried about the investment or about having yet another gadget, you can remedy this by selling the appliances that this makes obsolete on Craigslist and using the money towards your own Instant Pot." —mo

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three sizes).

    13. A Ninja coffee bar with a built-in frother so you can make all your fave cafe drinks (like lattes or iced coffees) at home.

    This coffee machine doesn't use pods, so you can use any kind of ground coffee!

    Promising review: "I love coffee and drink a lot of it. This machine is fantastic, one of the very few that can rival Nespresso. This Ninja makes amazing coffee. None of that sad watery, weak, or bitter brew, just rich flavorful coffee, even in the classic/regular setting. The rich setting produces a strong but also not bitter or burnt coffee. Yes, the machine takes a few minutes to warm up, but it brews fast. Love the way everything loads from the front, so I don't have to move it around to reach the water reservoir. Great machine, highly recommend it." —reader412

    Get it from Amazon for $82.99.

    14. A multifunctional cake dome you can flip around and use as a salad or punch bowl.

    Promising review: "Love this multifunctional cake dome. I’ve only had it for three weeks and have already used it three different ways. As a candy dish for Halloween, as a veggie tray for a party I went to, and to cover my mom’s birthday cake. It is heavy glass and looks really nice." —Mary W.

    Get it from Amazon for $30.22.

    15. A titanium ceramic Dutch oven that'll be the one pot to rule them all. You can use it for slow cooking, braising, stewing, roasting, stir-frying, deep frying, aaand bread making.


    This five-quart Dutch oven has a stainless-steel induction base that's suitable for all cooking surfaces!

    Get it from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $27.88 (available in three colors).

    16. An over-the-sink dish drying rack to also use as a vegetable colander and prep surface for double sinks. It rolls up for storage!

    Promising review: "It is incredibly versatile and is a wonderful addition to our kitchen. So far I have used it for drying large items over the sink, filling a pot when the sink was already full, and as a counter trivet for a hot pan, and it performs beautifully in all these roles. The metal rods are strong and sturdy enough to hold heavy items, long enough to span our sink from multiple angles, and best of all, it rolls up for easy storage when not in use. All around a great kitchen tool, and I'll never be without one again." —T. Eicher

    Get it from Amazon for $23.98.

    And check out our picks for the best kitchen sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    17. A 3-in-1 super pot for cooking pretty much anything. It can grill, slow cook, steam, and simmer!

    You can also use it for hosting shabu-shabu/hotpot parties!

    Promising review: "Bought this to replace my stove. I can grill in it, fry fish, make soups, stews, and omelets, steam vegetables, and bake in it. I love it. It's easy on the electric bill and doesn't heat up the house." —William Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $35.97.

    18. A 6-in-1 BBQ multitool with a removable flashlight, perfect for grilling outdoors on a warm evening.

    This tool includes extendable tongs, a spatula, a serrated knife, a removable flashlight, a bottle opener, and a grill scraper!

    Promising review: "It really is a great item! Our patio is a little dark towards the evening, and the little flashlight helps my father see better." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    19. A pair of kitchen shears that can double as an herb stripper.

    These kitchen shears come apart for easy cleaning!

    Promising review: "I love these scissors. They are used daily in my kitchen. I love how they open into two pieces for easy cleaning. They cut through everything — chicken bone, plastic packaging, etc., and are great for snipping herbs from my garden. I buy them as wishing-well gifts at bridal showers for everyone I know." —Julie Wright

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95.

    20. A silicone trivet you really shouldn't underestimate, because it moonlights as a potholder and a jar opener.

    These silicone trivets are heat resistant up to 442°F and are dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "These pads are great! They lay flat or hang and look nice sitting on the counter (where a normal oven mitt would not). They are very flexible, and the little nubs are great for gripping pans, and they work wonderfully to block heat from hands and counters. Color is exactly the same as in the photos." —Madeleine

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.48 (available in eight colors).

    21. A colorful mandoline set sure to fulfill all your slicing and grating needs. The lid doubles as a container for collecting and measuring food!

    This set includes a coarse grater, a medium grater, a regular slicer, a julienne slicer, and a safety guard. Everything packs into one neat little box when not in use. The lid has non-slip feet to keep the container steady while in use. Everything is top rack–dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I have a small kitchen, so I keep an eye on both a product's function and the space it takes up. This item is capable of so many things and smartly packs down to take up barely any space at all. My family and I have regularly used this for over two years, and it continues to work very well. Scalloped potatoes have never been easier to make!" —hike123

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 or Crate & Barrel for $29.99.

    22. A nifty little utensil that can be a slotted spoon, a turner, a solid spoon, a spatula, and a cutting tool all in one.,

    It's safe for use with nonstick cookware and is heat resistant up to 200°C/392°F!

    Promising review: "I love this uni-tool. I use it for sautéing veggies, scraping bowls, browning meats, tasting soup, testing macaroni for doneness, etc. I like that I can taste test with the spoon side and keep working with the other side. I randomly told my husband I wanted one for Christmas, and I am so glad I did. It's a useful kitchen gadget to have." —Lori Price

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    23. A do-it-all chef's tool perfect for tiny-ass apartments or long camping trips. (I'm not kidding about it doing it all — it has 12 functions!!)

    This tool includes *deep breath*: a cheese grater, a zester, a garlic crusher, a peeler, a carving fork, a stirring spoon, a corkscrew, a bottle opener, a channel knife, a serrated knife, a small paring knife, and a can opener.

    Promising review: "This is a unique gift for someone who enjoys cooking on the go or even a beginner cook who hasn't accumulated a lot of utensils yet (like a college student). This is a gift, so I can't comment on the durability yet, but it seems to be well built." —L.J.

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $32.

    24. A large silicone fork appropriately named the "Ultimate Fork" because it can mix batter, mash avocados, stir-fry veggies, scramble eggs, lift poultry, flip burgers, separate pulled pork, scrape bowls, serve pasta, and more!

    It's dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "This fork is great! If I had to choose only one tool, I would go with it without any doubts. It is perfect for non-stick pans, and you can use it at high temperatures. I made guacamole using it, as well as mashed potatoes and omelets. Highly recommend!" —Natasha N

    Get it from Sur La Table for $9.95 (available in four colors).

    25. A 3-in-1 tool any ~hardcore~ avocado fan should get — it'll split, pit, and slice your favorite fruit in no time.

    Yes, avocado is a fruit. And this tool is top rack–dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I used to laugh at this kind of product until my friend was using hers. It made it all so easy! Honestly, I can't believe someone as clumsy as me was functioning without it. Where I used to use a knife and spoon or fork to deal with avocados, it's now just this one thing. Each part of the tool does its job really well, and it's easy to clean. Love it so much. Even if you're not a clever tool kinda person, just get it. It's worth it." —kikikitten

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    26. A ceramic rolling pin with a built-in flour shaker and ruler that'll delight any baker.

    Promising review: "I had purchased two of these rolling pins before for my daughters. I was tickled with the flouring addition. My granddaughter saw her mother's and liked it so much that I purchased this one for her birthday." —Rusty

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $19.99.

    27. An electric kettle you can use to boil eggs, cook noodles, steam vegetables, make oatmeal, and reheat soup. Obviously, you can also use it to boil water for your coffee/tea.

    This 32 oz. kettle has an easy-clean nonstick heating and cooking surface, so don't worry about food getting stuck in there. It comes with an egg tray for making hardboiled eggs and a steamer tray for steaming veggies!

    Promising review: "I have steamed vegetables, boiled eggs, and steamed eggs in the pot with no problem. The eggs come out perfect and no cracking of shells. I have cooked rice in the pot also." —ertigers

    Get it from Walmart for $14.69.

    28. A 5-in-1 griddler that'll make you say, "Paninis, pancakes, patties, oh my!" (But by no means are those the only things you can cook on it.),

    This appliance works as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle! It has removable and reversible 11-inch by 9-inch dishwasher safe, nonstick cooking plates. There is also an integrated drip tray and adjustable temperature controls!

    Promising review: "We started using this product when it arrived about two months ago, and we've literally used it every day. We've used it for both fresh and frozen meats, sandwiches, and the most perfect pancakes and bacon imaginable. The three cooking dials allow for a variety of temperatures ranging from 200°F to 425°F as well as high, medium, low, warm, and sear settings. The grill plates snap on and off easily and cleanup is even easier, whether hand washing or in the dishwasher. I definitely recommend this product." —De'Andrea Y. Westbrook

    Get it from Amazon for $63.99.

    When your picky chef friend tries one of your new kitchen tools:

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