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18 Useful Products Every Clumsy Cook Needs

The kitchen is a battlefield — these products might help prevent some unnecessary injuries.

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1. A cutting shield to keep ingredients in place and protect your fingers while you chop away.

It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. Watch this video on how to use this cutting shield.Get it from Walmart for $9.47.
Walmart

It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. Watch this video on how to use this cutting shield.

Get it from Walmart for $9.47.

2. A boil-over guard because the pasta always seems to erupt at the exact moment you turn away.

It's heat-resistant up to 500 degrees, and it's microwave- and top-rack dishwasher-safe. It measures 10" in diameter.Get it from Walmart for $9.83.
Walmart

It's heat-resistant up to 500 degrees, and it's microwave- and top-rack dishwasher-safe. It measures 10" in diameter.

Get it from Walmart for $9.83.

3. A silicone oven puller so you can check on your cookies while still keeping a safe distance from the hot oven.

Get it from Walmart for $9.99 or Jet for $6.53.
Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $9.99 or Jet for $6.53.

4. A set of stainless steel mixing bowls with non-slip silicone bottoms that won't budge while you whisk. The handle will also give you a better grip.

They won't shatter even if you drop them.Get a set of three from Walmart for $25.99.
Walmart

They won't shatter even if you drop them.

Get a set of three from Walmart for $25.99.

5. A cookbook stand with a splash guard to shield the pages from marinara sauce.

Get it from Jet for $12.24.
Jet

Get it from Jet for $12.24.

6. A knife sharpener because dull knives can be more dangerous than sharp ones — they require more pressure to cut, and you have less control over them.

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Get it from Walmart for $7.55 or Jet for $10.14.

7. A clip-on strainer so your hands don't have to go anywhere near the boiling water.

Get it from Walmart for $9.48.
Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $9.48.

8. A pack of soft and absorbent microfiber cloths for cleaning up those inevitable spills.

Get a 12-pack from Walmart for $13.
Walmart

Get a 12-pack from Walmart for $13.

9. A silicone pot holder to get a firm grip on the casserole dish. Bonus: it can also be a trivet/coaster, spoon rest, or jar opener.

They're dishwasher-safe.Get a six-pack from Walmart for $14.73.
Walmart

They're dishwasher-safe.

Get a six-pack from Walmart for $14.73.

10. A splatter guard that'll prevent hot grease from landing on your body and the kitchen counter.

This pictured medium size measures 10" in diameter. It's heat-resistant up to 450 degrees and dishwasher-safe.Get it from Walmart for $21.95 (also available in small and large).
Walmart

This pictured medium size measures 10" in diameter. It's heat-resistant up to 450 degrees and dishwasher-safe.

Get it from Walmart for $21.95 (also available in small and large).

11. A pair of extra-long oven mitts so your arms can get some protection as well.

Get them from Walmart for $8.12+ (available in three colors).
Walmart

Get them from Walmart for $8.12+ (available in three colors).

12. A pair of cut-resistant gloves, if your knife skills are not so sharp. (But don't cut your hand on purpose to test these gloves!)

Get them from Walmart for $8.34+ (available in four sizes).
Walmart

Get them from Walmart for $8.34+ (available in four sizes).

13. A tropical apron to save your outfit from spills and splatters. Luckily, it's so cute you'll want to wear it all the time.

It's made of 100% cotton and machine-washable.Get it from Jet for $27.97.
Jet

It's made of 100% cotton and machine-washable.

Get it from Jet for $27.97.

14. An electric can opener that'll deliver perfectly smooth edges instead of jagged ones.

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $29.85.
Walmart

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $29.85.

15. An air fryer so you can enjoy some crispy chicken wings without the risk of heating up a deep vat of frying oil.

This air fryer has a 3.2-quart capacity.Get it from Walmart for $39.
Walmart

This air fryer has a 3.2-quart capacity.

Get it from Walmart for $39.

16. A fire extinguisherjust in case something catches on fire. You can never be too prepared.

Get it from Walmart for $44.98 or Jet for $37.93.
Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $44.98 or Jet for $37.93.

17. A pack of silicone oven-rack guards your forearms will be very glad you bought.

They're heat-resistant up to 400 degrees.Get a two-pack from Walmart for $10.50.
Walmart

They're heat-resistant up to 400 degrees.

Get a two-pack from Walmart for $10.50.

18. A knife set with blade guards so you don't prick your fingers on them in the drawers.

This set includes an 8-inch chef's knife, an 8-inch bread knife, an 8-inch carving knife, a 7-inch Santuko knife, a 6-inch Santuko knife, and a 3.5-inch paring knife.Get it from Walmart for $7.97.
Walmart

This set includes an 8-inch chef's knife, an 8-inch bread knife, an 8-inch carving knife, a 7-inch Santuko knife, a 6-inch Santuko knife, and a 3.5-inch paring knife.

Get it from Walmart for $7.97.

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