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    29 Useful Kitchen Gadgets That People Actually Swear By

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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite kitchen gadgets. Get ready, because here are the (amazing) answers!

    1. A compact air fryer that'll make you say, "Damn, these fries are crispy — I can't believe there's no oil in them!"

    2. A garlic twist for getting a perfect mince in a matter of seconds. It'll also keep the smell from getting on your hands.

    3. An immersion blender to whip up smoothies, soups, sauces, and batters.

    4. A julienne peeler so you can get thin and uniform strips of veggies for your salads and stir-frys.

    5. A splurge-worthy chef's knife that'll slice through ingredients like buttah.

    6. A surprisingly versatile waffle maker for whipping up your fave brunch foods at home. Think of the money you'll save!

    7. An ergonomic can opener with cushioned handles and a large turning knob to give you a better grip and smoother cut.

    8. A manual food chopper because cutting tomatoes and onions with a knife can be a pretty terrible experience.

    9. A rice cooker that'll be a lot more consistent than simmering rice over the stove — you'll get tasty results every time.

    10. A veggie spiralizer for an easy way to prepare zucchini noodles aka zoodles.

    11. An Instant Pot, which will do just about anything you want it to. It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all rolled into one nifty appliance.

    12. A sous vide precision cooker to trick others into thinking you're a culinary whiz. Pretty much anything you throw at it will be done to perfection.

    13. A convection toaster oven that can do anything from heating up leftover pizza to cooking a fancy meal from scratch.

    14. An electric potato peeler for a satisfying and hands-free way to pare your produce.

    15. A 3-in-1 breakfast station to help start your day off on the right foot — or at the very least, on a full stomach.

    16. An electric kettle so you won't have to fire up the stove just to brew some tea or enjoy some Cup Noodles.

    17. A no-fuss Crock-Pot that'll simmer away while you're at work. Just add in ingredients in the morning, turn it on, go about your day, and come home to dinner!

    18. An apple divider for getting thin, dippable slices to pack as a snack.

    19. A microwave pasta cooker because even boiling water can seem like a lot after a long day a work.

    20. A cake pan with a guideline grid on the edge so you can divide your baked treat into even portions. It's so much ~batter~ than a regular baking tray.

    21. A Ninja kitchen system that can be a full-size blender, personal blender, and food processor all in one.

    22. A fish spatula with more uses than just turning a filet — it'll easily slide beneath gooey cookies, fried eggs, and more.

    23. A manual food chopper for breaking up ground meats, mashing potatoes, or cutting up hard-boiled eggs.

    24. A nonstick baking mat to use during dough prep and in the oven as a cookie sheet liner.

    25. A food processor that'll seriously cut down prep time and allow you to make things like nut butters and hummus from scratch.

    26. A garlic press and peeler set so you can keep physical contact between your hands and those pungent little cloves to a bare minimum.

    27. A panini press because hot sandwiches are the perfect food and I would eat one for every meal if I could.

    28. A rotating oven your friends might make fun of you for, but it's okay because you've just cooked a delish pizza in record time! (And you're definitely not sharing.)

    29. A handheld pot strainer that'll blow a clunky colander out of the water. It's easier to handle, wash, and store. You could say it works pretty ~whale~.

    You, after testing out the new sous vide cooker:

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