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    22 Things That'll Literally Help You Make Food In 15 Minutes Or Less

    If you think 30-minute recipes are too much work, this is the post for you.

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    The title of this post is NOT an exaggeration. Every item below will actually make some kind of food (from a bite to a full-blown meal) in under 15 minutes!

    1. An Instant Pot that totally lives up to the hype.,

    It has seven different functions: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sautΓ©, yogurt maker, and warmer.

    Promising review: "The first thing I tried with the Instant Pot was two hard boiled eggs. They were ready in under 10 minutes total, from loading it with one cup of room temperature water to completely done. Amazing! Time is money and what I used to have to wait about 25 minutes for I can now do in under 10 minutes! Rice took about 12 minutes for two cups. I can literally have friends over and if we decide to have some rice with our dinner, I can make it and have it completely ready while they are practically still just pouring drinks. Amazing! I even tried making pasta, and it turned out great and in under seven minutes total. I just added enough pasta for a single serving, some pasta sauce out of a jar, and one cup of water. I used the manual setting for three minutes. After it was done, I quick released the steam and presto, perfect pasta!" β€”Mediahound

    Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A microwave omelet maker to provide you with a healthy breakfast in 45 seconds. / Via

    This stoneware dish is also microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe.

    Promising review: "Into a jar: one egg, salt and pepper, finely shredded cheese, diced veggies. Shake well. Spray dish with oil, put egg mixture in dish, and nuke for 45-48 seconds. Not enough food? Start toasting an English muffin or toast before starting the egg mix. It's a tasty and good for you breakfast and faster than fast food." β€”Suzanne

    Get it from Uncommongoods for $25.

    3. A microwave pasta maker that ensures you'll never have to eat take-out again.

    Promising review: "Amazing β€” who would have thought you could just microwave pasta? This WORKS! I measured the serving size with the holes, added the proper amount of water, and microwaved it for the recommended time. It was perfectly al dente. No stirring and the pasta did not stick together. I made a simple sauce and salad which was ready by the time the pasta was done. So 15-20 minutes from walking into the kitchen, you will sit down with your homemade dinner for one to four people. And the best is for the pasta, you only have to rinse and wipe out the plastic cooker. No baked on residue and no scrubbing out a strainer. The plastic seems very sturdy and high quality, so I believe it will last a long time." β€”d'Artagnan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A George Foreman grill to cook frozen and fresh meat in minutes.

    Promising review: "I have had George Foreman grills before, but this one is beyond expectations! I LOVE it! I have used it every day since I got it. It is so easy to use, and the clean up with the removable grids and the OXO Good Grips Brush is a snap. It does a steak in 5 -7 minutes. I took a frozen chicken breast out of the freezer and it cooked in 8-10 minutes! Best purchase I have made in a long time. I recommend this to anyone, especially if you are single β€” don't bother with a charcoal grill. This is better and faster!" β€”Susan P. Weston

    Get it from Amazon for $24.96.

    5. An electric kettle that doesn't just boil water β€” you can cook soups and noodles in it directly.

    Promising review: "My second one in six years! I love this little steamer for hot water, eggs, and steaming veggies! I've also prepared miso soups with veggies. It's also great to bring on a hotel stay that lacks basic kitchen items for families! (Breakfast or dinner in minutes for hungry little ones)." β€”Amazon Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $14.07.

    6. A sushi gadget for making perfectly shaped rolls every time.,

    Promising review: "Got this little gadget with a bunch of other sushi supplies. I wasn't keen on using a bamboo mat, and the reviews for this product sold it. It really is the easiest and quickest way to make PERFECT sushi. After the initial practice run, I was making finished rolls in about a minute. It's easy to clean too! Could not be happier with my purchase." β€”Trent M

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    7. A hot dog toaster that's ~frankly~ amazing.

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical, but it works awesome. Hot dogs are hot, buns are crispy and taste great. Beautiful red exterior. Clean up is easy with removable trays for bread and hot dogs. We have found that slim regular buns work best. Also open the buns up wide when you put them in the toaster. Toasted buns really are what makes it delicious. It takes three to four minutes. So far, no negatives. Teens and hubby use it the most, especially for a quick lunch." β€” Michele

    Get it from Amazon for $17.12.

    8. A breakfast sandwich maker so you can make egg McMuffins at home.

    Promising review: "I must admit I thought this seemed gimmicky β€” until I tried it. Super easy to use, easy to wipe up, and makes a delicious piping-hot breakfast sandwich every time. So fun to dream up new variations. Come up with your toppings as it heats, let it cook for 5 minutes, and voila, breakfast is ready! We use it almost every day now. The only con I can think of is that it doesn't fit a full-size bagel. Guess we'll get the mini bagels instead. Crumpets work fine and if you cut the corners off your bread that works great, too." β€”Karen Bramblet

    Get it from Amazon for $23.85. If you prefer to make two sandwiches at once, try the dual breakfast sandwich maker for $35.54.

    9. A pot with a grill plate that's extremely versatile and heats up quicker than your stove.

    It can grill, stew, steam, and simmer. You can also stir-fry in it.

    Promising review: "Admittedly, at first it seemed strange that this hot pot could boil and grill better than its $100+ counterparts. But I am now fully convinced of the validity of Amazon's customer review system. Boil: For hot pot, we add room temperature chicken broth and some spices. It takes about 6 minutes to get it to a rolling boil on the MAX setting. Much faster than my stove top. Grill: It takes about a minute to get to the searing temperature on MAX setting. I drop some cuts of Char Siu on it and get PERFECT grill marks in 30 seconds. Also, you can grill fish on this thing and it tastes amazing! Each piece of fish will have the crusty outer layer (yum) and a very moist interior. Steam: Just put food in and add some water. We steam spinach and broccoli in a few minutes. We recently started using this machine the same way that we would use our oven for baked ginger, onion, sugar, and soy chicken. The ingredients make a pretty amazing sauce and this machine will cook the drumstick chicken in 15 minutes. The exterior will have a nice glaze and the interior is super moist β€” almost wet β€” but cooked thoroughly." β€”Minoh Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $25.50.

    10. A cupcake maker for whipping up six full-size treats in less than 10 minutes.

    Promising review: "This makes cupcakes in a snap. It makes regular-size cupcakes in just minutes. I can have cupcakes made and sitting on a cooling rack in less time than it takes to heat up my gas oven. I have used paper and silicone cupcake liners and both work well. I even use it to cook biscuits, and they also cook in less time than it takes to heat my gas oven. Now I can make cupcakes or biscuits on a hot summer day without heating up my house. It would make a terrific gift." β€”Sandra R.

    Get it on Amazon for $32.99.

    11. A powerful toaster oven that's worth the money.

    Promising review:"I know what you're thinking: 'Whoa, that's a lot of money for a toaster oven.' It's worth it. I've bought the cheap ones for years and finally had enough, and this one is in a different ballpark. Perfectly toasted bagels in only two and a half minutes. That's over twice as fast as my last toaster oven, and better and more consistent results, too. First class for all the other frozen and reheat categories, too." β€”indy

    Get it from Amazon for $120.99.

    12. A dual basket steamer so you can cook a protein and vegetables at once.

    Promising review: "Perfect for steaming seafood, veggies, and awesome for rice! I keep it in the sink when using so the water goes down the drain. Works great. Trays go right in the dishwasher. Been using this for months. Also, cooks frozen chicken in 15 minutes! We also use this on the boat when we go to San Juan Island. I would purchase again." β€”Cory Tellevik

    Get it from Amazon for $37.28.

    13. A pizza maker that can do just about anything your oven can β€” in half the time!

    Promising review: "Instead of waiting 25 minutes for my oven to heat up to 425 degrees, I waited a mere 12 minutes for my pizza to go from frozen to bubbly-cheese-amazingness. You can cook almost anything on your Pizzazz you would cook in the oven. I might as well throw my oven away now that I have a Pizzazz. Just kidding. But seriously, get a Pizzazz." β€”Loni E

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    14. A microwave steam case for preparing a whole meal in under 15 minutes.

    Promising review: "I put chicken, cut up potatoes, and a little water plus spices. Three to four minutes in the microwave found everything cooked to perfection! I then added spicy peanut sauce to the chicken, a little butter and parsley to the taters, plus corn on the cob and tomatoes with vinegar and sugar, and we had a great meal in under 15 minutes! Haven't tried beef yet but it's on my list." β€”Moviegal246

    Get it from Amazon for $24.64.

    15. A microwave bacon cooker that's faster and less messy than a frying pan.

    Promising review: "It actually works very well. Thick-sliced bacon, eight slices, eight minutes on high (with an extra minute thrown on if it's not quite crisp enough). Happy with this. Be sure to throw a paper towel over it before turning it on, helps avoid splattering. Feels like it will last for a while." β€”Shilo

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    16. A Belgian waffle maker so you can enjoy a fresh waffle in the same time it takes to toast up a frozen one.,

    Promising review: "Great and efficient. Makes a perfect, round, golden waffle in about five minutes." β€”Melissa Noel

    Get it from Amazon for $17.01.

    17. An egg cooker that's a life-saver in the morning.

    Promising review: "This little gem is NOT one of those small appliances I get and put on a shelf until the someday that never comes. I LOVE THIS EGG COOKER for lots of reasons. The key to me is I set it up for the eggs I want, add the level of water in for soft, medium, or hard eggs β€” now get this β€” turn on the machine and WALK AWAY. I can go get ready for work and my eggs are ready for me in seven minutes or less. There is no worry about the cooker causing a problem and overheating because the unit turns off by itself. If I forget I cooked some eggs for some reason, I don't have to charge back home and turn it off. There is no concern of overheating and starting a fire. I appreciate that because I can eat healthier in the morning and save the expense of drive thru with hardly a blip of time in my routine. It's a great comfort." β€”Julia Wolfe

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in four colors).

    18. An air fryer so you can abandon fast food forever.,

    Promising review: "This air fryer is fantastic and is now my kitchen buddy when I want something quick without dirtying up the kitchen. It is handy and quite versatile. My favorite dishes with the air fryer: breaded flounder fillets, crinkle fries, and beer-battered onion rings β€” they're done in 15-20 minutes, and no freakin' mess." β€”DonSanAnto

    Get it from Amazon for $93.84.

    19. A sandwich press that doesn't back down from even the thickest of paninis.

    Promising review: "Quesadilla, grilled burrito, panini, fajita, any hot sandwich, or just Texas toast. This has paid for itself many times in the few months I've had it. The kids like it now when I only have 10 minutes to make dinner." β€”kmanuel

    Get it from Amazon for $32.68.

    20. A food processor for instantly turning your peanuts, chickpeas, and avocados into PB, hummus, and guac.

    Promising review: "I love this thing considering the price. I mostly use it to make my own peanut butter, and it takes about four minutes from start to finish." β€”Spiceguy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.85.

    21. A salad cutter to make chopping veggies a breeze. ~Lettuce~ celebrate this nifty kitchen tool.,

    Promising review: "This is pretty big β€” it's like half of the average lettuce. I gave this to my mom. She was so happy. She said she was able to make a salad in just one to two minutes. She just put the lettuce, cucumber, and tomato in and cut it all at once. This is a kitchen must-have!" β€”Heart

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A breakfast burrito maker that can also cook stuffed pancakes and crepes.

    Promising review: "I use this thing almost every day! It's so convenient to throw everything in it and walk away for 5 minutes and come back to a yummy breakfast burrito. If I'm out of tortillas I put a piece of bread in it instead, and it comes out perfectly toasted." β€”Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Prepare a meal at record speed!


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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