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    27 Useful Kitchen Gadgets That People Actually Swear By

    Cooking will be even more of a joy with these handy kitchen helpers.

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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!"

    The air fryer in red, featuring an analog timer, round temperature dial, and convenient handle for removing the basket

    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.

    Someone holding the clear gadget with garlic inside

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

    The four-in-one immersion blender with a whisk attachment, frothing attachment, and mixing beaker

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

    The silver julienne slicer used on a carrot

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

    The stainless steel chef's knife on a cutting board

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

    Someone removing a cooked waffle from the silver waffle maker

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

    A person using the can opener to open a can of tomatoes

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

    Someone using the green food chopper to slice leafy greens

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

    The silver rice cooker which has a digital timer and seven buttons

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

    A hand using the spiralizer, which is similar to a large pencil sharpener, to make zucchini noodles

    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.

    The sous vide in a pot with water and a vacuum-sealed bag of food

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

    The silver toaster which has three control knobs

    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.

    The red breakfast station being used to make eggs, sausage, toast, and a pot of coffee

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

    A reviewer's photo of the electric kettle heating water

    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!

    The black crockpot which has one control knob and a glass lid

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

    Someone using the red slicer on a green apple

    19. 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.

    20. 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~.

    Someone using the blue whale strainer with a pot

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

    Someone using the spatula with a filet of salmon

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

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

    The non-stick silicone mat which has a ruler on all four sides

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

    A reviewer holding the silver garlic press which is roughly the size of a can opener

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

    The panini press open to reveal a sandwich

    27. And 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.)

    You, after testing out the new sous vide cooker:

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