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    39 Useful Kitchen Gadgets To Put On Your Holiday Wish List

    🎶On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a multi-tasking Ninja Foodi🎶

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    1. A Ninja Foodi that can be a pressure cooker, air fryer, slow cooker, steamer, and more. It comes with two cooking lids — a pressure lid (that lets you to pressure cook, steam, slow cook, and sauté) and a crisping lid (that allows you to air fry, bake, roast, and broil). Basically, it's the sous-chef you've always wished you had.

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    Not only can it cook food up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods, it can basically turn any dish into crispy, air-fried goodness. For example, you can use the pressure cook setting to whip up casseroles, stews, chilis, and desserts and then give it a crispy or bubbly layer of your favorite topping using the air fry setting. You can also throw in frozen foods (like chicken wings or mozzarella sticks) directly without having to thaw them out first. Of course, if you're not in the mood for fried food, you can always use it as a regular pressure cooker or slow cooker!

    Promising review: "I purchased the Ninja Foodi when we unfortunately lost gas for 2.5 months from gas explosions in MA and no longer could use our stove. When I say we literally lived on the Foodi, we did! I made all types of meals for a family of four — chicken, pasta dishes, steak, veggies! The crisping technology is mind-blowing and easy to use. The Foodi is a little larger and heavier than I anticipated so just be sure you have counter space or storage to accommodate when you’re not using. I would highly recommend if you’re in the market for a pressure cooking system. I did all of my homework beforehand with other systems on the market and you definitely get more bang for your buck with the Foodi!" —danielle hardee

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. An automatic pan stirrer for those annoying recipes that call for continuous stirring. Now you can take a break and let this lil' gadget do all the work for you.

    The three-pronged stirrer in a pan
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    It has a built-in timer and runs on four AA batteries.

    Promising review: "Honestly I laughed at myself for buying this. I stopped laughing the first time I used it! What a help! It freed me up to do other things while it stirred the sauce that needed constant attention. Bought another one! Not laughing now!" —Luvdvm

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    3. An old-fashioned popcorn maker to bring some movie theater magic into your own home.

    Crate & Barrel

    Promising review: "I have had this machine for several years and still love it. We have used it for birthday parties, movie nights, or just for an evening snack. Works great." —Melissa1234

    Get it from Crate & Barrel for $71.96 or Amazon for $76.52.

    4. A ratchet mill with a ceramic stone grinder that won’t corrode and can crush salt, pepper, and spices effortlessly. Plus, it'll look cute sitting on your countertop.

    Sur La Table

    You can also adjust the grind thickness to fine or coarse according to your preference and needs.

    Promising review: "I have gone through countless salt and pepper grinders over the years, and this will be my last set for many years! It grinds so effortlessly and is so easy to fill. I love it!" —Joan L

    Get it from Sur La Table for $19.95 (available in four colors).

    5. An ice cube tray with a lid so you don't have to play freezer Tetris every time you refill it. Plus, it'll prevent the ice from tasting stale.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. An ultra-conductive pizza stone made of steel for baking the best home-made pies you'll ever taste in your own oven (say hello to the perfect brown, bubbly crust that's crispy on the outside and soft on the inside). Bonus: it doubles as a stovetop griddle, induction plate, or even as a cold plate after it’s been frozen.

    Sur La Table

    Promising review: "Previously used a baking stone but the baking steel made a much crisper, browner pizza. Would recommend the baking steel to all pizza lovers. Also, my husband owned and operated a pizzeria restaurant for over 45 years, and he thought it was good." —Patricia G

    Get it from Amazon for $89 or Sur La Table for $99.95.

    7. A ravioli rolling pin to make preparing large batches of pasta so much easier. Just layer filling between two pasta sheets and roll over everything. The pieces will come out perfectly shaped and sealed.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "We make our butternut squash ravioli every other year. In the past, it has taken us six to eight hours to make over 200 ravioli. This year it only took us a little over two hours. Great product." —Pamela

    Get it from The Grommet for $79+ (available in two sizes).

    8. An indoor grill and electric griddle that'll grill burger patties, press paninis, fry bacon, and cook pancakes. So basically, 90% of my dietary needs.

    The grill with five burger patties on it
    Amazon

    This grill opens up 180 degrees so you can double the cooking space. It allows for cooking at low or high heat settings up to 400 degrees. The nonstick plates and drip tray are removable for easy, dishwasher-safe cleaning.

    Promising review: "Had indoor grills previously, but this one is awesome. So far cooked pork chops, steaks, hamburgers, even grilled shrimp. This thing is ultra-easy to use and the fact that you can throw everything into a dishwasher, in my opinion, has already paid for itself. For years I've tried to replicate hamburgers that my dad and I used to have at a small diner in western NC, and I've pretty much matched the cooking and flavor. I think having the lid actually helps the food stay more moist and cook evenly. Even if it broke today, I would possibly order another." —jle

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    9. A sous vide precision cooker so you can get perfectly done meats, veggies, and even cheesecake every 👏 single 👏 time 👏 .

    Amazon

    Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath. This method ensures maximum tenderness and moisture retention — without worry of overcooking.

    Promising review: "Add this nifty gadget to your kitchen arsenal and get time back normally spent hovering over, carefully trying not to overcook meats! Not only that, but you'll have perfectly cooked meat every time! I used to never buy steaks because they were too difficult to perfectly cook without a grill, but now with this, all they need is a sear in a pan for a minute and you are ready to have the juiciest, well-cooked steak. This tackles more than just meat though, I have had success in cooking eggs in here as well, some of the silkiest, smoothest you will ever try. It's almost confusing at first when you taste it because they are so smooth, but once you have that first bite, you will clear the plate in no time. Take this, an Instant Pot, and an air fryer, and you'll be noticing that oven and stovetop staying A LOT cleaner." —Brian

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    10. A kitchen scale with a conversion chart etched on the measuring surface for following each recipe as precisely as possible.

    Macy's

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $13.93.

    11. A dual breakfast sandwich maker because 1) it's a great way to motivate you to actually eat breakfast 2) your roommates will also want one once they smell yours.

    Amazon

    This handy gadget can cook two sandwiches in five minutes — that's less time than standing in line to wait for a McMuffin.

    Promising review: "Winner! This is such a great gadget, and I don't normally like gadgets; I usually prefer the old ways of doing things, but this tool allows me to get my kids fed and out of the house in the morning so much faster and with less mess and clean up! I was worried about how easy this would be to clean, but the inserts come out so easily and are dishwasher safe, so it's a breeze. I don't see this thing leaving my counter ever." —jo

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    12. A Vitamix Explorian blender that'll crush anything you throw its way and fit under your kitchen cabinets.

    Amazon

    This is our luxury pick for the best kitchen blender on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "Bought this about a month ago. Love it so far! A big reason I bought this model was because it was a little cheaper, and I read quite a few reviews that said it fit under the kitchen cabinets (which it does). Yes, it's a little loud when you crank it up to 10, but I think that's to be expected with a powerful motor. So far, I've used it for grinding coffee beans, making bulletproof coffee every morning, a smoothie every afternoon, and yesterday, I riced some cauliflower in it for a recipe. It comes with a tamper to push things down if needed and that has worked great. I'm looking forward to shredding chicken, doing pancake batter, and making two-ingredient bagels and pizza dough from Weight Watchers in it to see how those work. I'm also looking forward to donating my previous cheap blender, my coffee grinder, and hand blender. I've already gotten rid of my food processor. This appliance may cost more, but it can do SO many things, I believe it's totally worth it." —Kathy

    Get it from Amazon for $282.28 (available in three colors).

    13. A good old-fashioned pie bird your grandma probably uses and so should you. It'll 1) prevent the filling from boiling over and creating a mess in the oven 2) distribute moisture so the bottom doesn't get soggy 3) ensure the top crust cooks evenly without splitting.

    Amazon

    This pie bird is safe for the freezer, microwave, oven, broiler, and dishwasher!

    Promising review: "Amazing what difference this bird can make to your pie! I definitely made the best apple pie I've ever made with this little device. For the first time ever, my pie did not spill out juices onto the pan below or into the stove, and the crust was flaky and crisper than it has ever been. I really cannot speak highly enough of how well this pie bird worked. If you make pies, you need one of these!" —Happylakedreamer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.03+ (available in five colors).

    14. A vacuum sealer perfect for sous vide cooking and keeping large amounts of food fresh for a long, long time. This is great if you like to buy in bulk!

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    Promising review: "This is a great vacuum sealer. It suctions quickly and firmly, is very easy to use, seals well, and is very easy to take apart and clean up. It worked great for the sale on hamburger I found, and I froze up about 10 one-pound packages and three pounds of cooked meatballs. This is really going to be a great money saver for me, as when I find good sales, I can vacuum seal up a bunch of items and store them for when I am ready to use them. I've used several brands in the past and have had difficulty getting them to suction all of the air out, but this one worked like a charm, absolutely no issues, once I got the hang of where the bags needed to be, I didn't have a single redo or glitch in the bunch." —Mel

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    15. A trusty food processor to do all the slicing and dicing for you... plus any shredding, crinkling, mincing, or pureeing. It's got you covered from hummus to peanut butter to pesto.

    Macy's

    It has an 11-cup work bowl, an extra large feed tube that can fit whole fruits and veggies, and enough power to knead bread and dough with ease. There are two slicing discs, a shredding disc, and a mixing blade/dough blade.

    Promising review: "This was my first food processor purchase (I am a young professional, recent college grad), and I am very happy with it. It is a very solid and strong-feeling device and doesn't even think of moving around on my countertop while using it. The motor is very strong and doesn't slow down at all when I drop something in to slice or shred. It runs as though nothing even touched the blades! Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase." —Njanous

    Get it from Macy's or Amazon for $129.99.

    16. Or, BuzzFeed's Tasty by Cuisinart mini food processor that'll get the job done and won't require a lot of storage space. It's perfect for anyone with a smaller kitchen.

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    The BPA-free food bowl has a four-cup capacity that's perfect for one person or a couple. It features a reversible stainless steel blade, with sharp and blunt edges for chopping and grinding. You'll also get a spatula with this lil' food processor to help scoop all the deliciousness out.

    Get it from the BuzzFeed Tasty by Cuisinart collection at HSN for $39.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A five-in-one utensil appropriately named the "Uni-tool" because it can be a slotted spoon, a turner, a solid spoon, a spatula, and a cutting tool.

    Joseph Joseph

    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.

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

    Oster

    Promising review: "Great waffle maker and a good value. We make everything in this: hashbrowns, mochi, waffles, green onion pancakes — you name it. We love it!" —J. Law

    Get it from Amazon for $17.88.

    19. A two-stage electric knife-sharpener to rejuvenate even the dullest of blades. And when you're done, it'll fit nicely in the drawers.

    Hands running a knife through the small sharpener
    Amazon

    Read our full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener!

    Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) non-serrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening but unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago. I saw this gadget and decided to try it. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'Coarse' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8-10 times. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I've been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I've saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives. I don't know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!" —Schelly L. Wagoner

    Get it from Amazon for $5.45 (available in three colors).

    20. A Nespresso machine that'll brew both espresso and coffee at the push of a button. It'll take less than a minute, which is perfect for when you're running late in the morning.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Unreal! I had the previous Nespresso machine, and this blows the other one away. A bit more for the cups, but so worth it. I would easily buy again and look forward to giving a few for Christmas. Rich, bold flavor and ease of use are easily the two best features. The biggest drawback is the cost of the pods, but still far cheaper than the local coffee shop." —Joseph Krug

    Get it from Amazon for $109.16.

    21. A digital food thermometer because you don't have super-powered eyes that can tell if the meat is under- or over-cooked. This one gives an instant temperature read!

    The red thermometer with its stainless steel reading needle inserted into a roasted turkey
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This digital meat thermometer is the best I've ever had. I own others, but they are either too bulky to fit in the drawer or too hard to read. This one is small and lightweight; it's easy to pull out the probe and very easy to read the temperature. I purchased several as stocking stuffers for Christmas. They make a gift that will be appreciated for its size and ease of use, but most importantly, it will be a gift that gets used instead of put away in the closet." —Yardleydoc

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    22. An egg cooker for making six hard-boiled, soft-boiled, or poached eggs in under 10 minutes. You can even use it to cook an omelet.

    The egg cooker in aqua, featuring a transparent dome-shaped lid and a large power button in the front
    Amazon

    🎶 When I was a lad, I ate four dozen eggs every morning to help me get large. And now that I'm grown, I eat five dozen eggs so I'm roughly the size of a barge!🎶

    Promising review: "You know those objects that are totally unnecessary, but you see them and fall in love and live forever in happiness with your random kitschy thing? This is that thing. It makes especially lovely, perfectly round omelets with minimal cleanup required. Hard and soft boiled eggs cook evenly and taste great. The poached eggs are tender and melt in your mouth over toast. It's the perfect kitchen appliance. I grin from ear to ear every time I use it." —Sonnet A. Fitzgerald

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four colors).

    23. A cold-brew maker to please even the most discerning coffee fiend.

    Amazon

    Just add coarse-ground coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), let it brew for 12–24 hours, and serve. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

    Promising review: "If you LOVE iced coffee (I drink it year-round regardless of the weather), then you NEED this cold brewer. I work for Starbucks, and I love their cold brew. I was skeptical to make it at home, but I love mine more than theirs. It’s especially nice since Starbucks only brews one kind of beans for cold brew, but at home, you can brew your favorite kind. Absolutely love this, and it’s worth more than it costs. A must-buy for yourself or a wonderful gift for the coffee lover in your life!" —j.blaine

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    24. An electric kettle in a retro shade of pistachio green you'll want to leave on display at all times.

    Crate & Barrel

    I own and love this kettle — read my review for more deets (#5)!

    Here's an excerpt: "Two years and three apartments later, I still have zero regrets about shelling out $$$ for this kettle. It takes zero maintenance — if I get it dirty, all I need to do is wipe it off with a wet cloth, and it’s good as new. Even after being jostled around in the trunk during several cross-country trips, it hasn’t dented, rusted, or chipped. The design is so charming that I just leave it out on my dining table and people always compliment it. It has just one button that you push to turn it on, and I honestly enjoy the simplicity — because it’s really all I need. I use it on a daily basis, and it still functions like the day I got it." —Yi Yang

    Get it from Crate and Barrel for $54.99 (available in two colors) or Amazon for $54 (available in six colors).

    25. A compact juice-extractor, because making daily visits to the local juice shop gets suuuper expensive. Now you can turn any fruit around the house into a delicious drink.

    Hamilton Beach

    It's our cheap pick for the best juicer on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "I wanted a reasonably priced juicer to make sure I actually LIKED juicing first. I decided to go with this one based on its reviews, and I really don't plan on upgrading any time soon! This juicer does a great job, and it's so easy to clean. I love that it comes with a brush to get the pulp out of the mesh part, too. For anyone who wants to start juicing without breaking the bank, definitely try this one out. PROS: Easy to clean, not too bulky on the counter, comes apart easily, juices well. CONS: Loud. (But what do you expect when you're extracting the juice out of fruits and veggies?)" —Kate Bugusky

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    26. A quiet and efficient manual coffee grinder so you can get your caffeine fix without waking up your roommates.

    Amazon

    It has an adjustable grind selector with 18 (!!!) click settings to ensure you have precise control over the coarseness of your beans.

    Promising review: "My old coffee grinder of 15 years finally kicked the bucket and after much research into what would make me a delicious cup of coffee in my French press, I decided on getting the JavaPresse manual grinder. Not only is it super quiet (my roommates are usually asleep while I am making coffee in the morning), but it is very easy and fast to use. It took me a few batches to get the grind right, but my coffee tastes much better now than with my old electric blade grinder." —Fitzmcgee

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99. Or, check out an electric grinder!

    27. Or, a splurge-worthy electric conical burr grinder to get perfectly even grounds every single time — it'll go a long way in improving the taste and consistency of your brews.

    Amazon

    This powerful machine can turn a large batch of whole beans into grounds within minutes!

    Promising review: "After five years of using a $40 burr grinder, it broke down and we replaced it with a Baratza upgrade. I had trouble justifying the expense, but having tasted the results, the purchase was more than vindicated. The grinder is quieter and produces a more uniform grind. Hario pour-overs go faster and are more predictable, as I guess the previous grinder was producing a dust that would clog the filter. The consistency in flavor between cups is much closer than before. Most strikingly, the flavor profile of the same coffee we were drinking before went through the roof. Suddenly, our simple morning pour-over is on par with my favorite coffee shops in town. Possibly better. It's made me extremely excited about experimenting with different coffee sources in the future. It was the fastest, easiest way to make an extreme improvement to your morning cup. I wish that I had done this years ago." —Chando

    Get it from Amazon for $139.

    28. A three-blade spiralizer for exploring the healthy and delicious world of veggie pastas.

    Amazon

    The three blades give you the options of spaghetti cut (1/8th inch), fettuccine cut (1/4th inch), or ribbon cut noodles. It comes with a blade box to keep blades clean, safe, and organized when not in use. A stronghold suction cup keeps the device from slipping on countertops.

    Promising review: "Amazing and literally everything I ever wanted. Not only is it consistent, it takes such little effort to make freakin' perfect noodles. It suctions on the bottom to keep it still, and it stores so easily. There's even a box with notches to perfectly store each blade. Would've paid much more than I did for such a product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.49.

    29. A cordless electric wine opener so you can get a bottle of red uncorked in just a few seconds.

    Amazon

    This wine opener comes with a foil cutter.

    Promising review: "One of the best items I bought for $20 or less from Amazon. Out the box without charging it, I opened a bottled wine that the cork was mutilated by a hand opener. Opened the bottle like a champ. When it is charging, it has a blue light that the kids love! For you sci-fi fans out there, when it is charging, it looks like a light saber! Hands down an awesome product. Would highly recommend!" —Eric M Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    30. A multi-function chopping board with a meat grip on one side and an angled cutting surface designed to catch any juices or crumbs.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this cutting board with the hopes of being able to cut veggies (specifically watery tomatoes) and meats (drippy pork loin comes to mind) without spilling juices all over the countertop. This board is everything I've been looking for — and does it better than I expected. The dense plastic won't dull my knives, and it is sure to last for years. Each side's edges are covered with a thick silicone rubber to prevent slipping. Overall, this is a fantastic cutting board which we use regularly and has even replaced my favorite wood board simply because of its functionality." —Sidney Shore

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90 (available in four colors).

    31. An immersion blender almost as powerful as a full-sized version but won't take up valuable counter space. Plus, it's super easy to clean up.

    Sur La Table

    Along with the stainless-steel stick blender, you’ll get a whisk attachment, a three-cup chopper bowl with stainless-steel blades, and a 42-ounce jug with a dual-purpose storage lid and anti-slip mat.

    Promising review: "This immersion blender is excellent. It has a comfortable grip with a trigger button and isn't too heavy to hold for longer periods. Cleanup is easy and the attachments make it useful for many tasks. I made madeleines last night and instead of having to whisk by hand for five minutes, I used my Breville (with the whisk attachment) and the eggs frothed beautifully. Great performance, great price, and lots of extras. I leave it out on the counter so it is easy to access." —MandyMoo

    Get it from Amazon for $83.90 or Sur La Table for $99.95.

    32. A crepe maker because let's face it — you would eat Nutella crepes every day if you could. And now you can.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Fabulous product. Works great. Had it for four years, and it's still in perfect condition — and we eat a lot of crêpes." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    33. A cool gadget that'll turn freshly brewed hot coffee (or any non-carbonated drink, such as wine) into an iced one in a matter of minutes — without watering it down.

    Amazon

    Fill the device with water and pop it into the freezer for 12 hours before using. It has a 12.5 oz. capacity and is dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I use this for my morning coffee, but it could be used for any drink you want chilled. I brew my coffee directly into this cup, let it sit for about a minute or so, and it comes out ice cold and not watered down. It freezes again in about an hour and is ready to go when I want my second cup. If you like cold drinks but don’t like how ice waters them down, you should check this out." —The law

    Get it from Amazon $29.99.

    34. An adjustable stainless steel slicer to trick others into thinking your cheese platter is professionally catered.

    Amazon

    This slicer comes with an extra wire in case the first one wears out!

    Promising review: "Cheese is considered a major food group in our house, so replacing our broken slicer was an absolute necessity. This slicer is an absolute dream. It's very sturdy (without being too heavy) and it cuts extra sharp cheddar as if it were room temperature butter! Don't waste your time and money on a cheap slicer — this one will probably last for years." —StillontheEdge

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    35. A pair of bear claws for tearing BBQ meat to shreds. You could use forks, but what's the fun in that?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These claws are just what you need for shredding pork, chicken, beef, or any other items. The points are sharp, narrow, and long, and work well as a pair. It's much more efficient and quicker than using two forks. Even when I buy pulled pork from Trader Joe's and it's already 'pulled,' this is an excellent tool for really shredding it properly. I thought I might have been a little extravagant in ordering this, but now I realize it is very useful beyond shredding, e.g. holding a watermelon with one hand/claw as you cut with the other hand." —J. Renfrow

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    36. A KitchenAid stand mixer 100% worth the ~dough~. Baking huge batches of gingerbread cookies will be an absolute breeze with this kitchen helper.

    Amazon

    The five-quart stainless steel bowl can mix dough for nine dozen cookies or four loaves of bread in a single batch! The mixer comes with a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, a six-wire whip, and a pouring shield.

    Promising review: "Hands down this is the best blender on the market. It has multiple tools which enable you to do many tasks in the kitchen. The mixing capability is superior to all other mixers, especially the old hand-held models. This mixes everything so well that now it's hard to make a mistake when blending things because it does such a great job. It's quiet, and you can set it and go attend to other tasks while it works away." —Tie Dye John

    Get it from Amazon for $279 (available in 45 colors).

    37. A wine aerator that'll speed up the breathing process, resulting in a fuller flavor and smoother finish.

    William Sonoma

    It's top-rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This aerator works well, does not take up too much space, is not fragile, and is easy to clean. The screen filters out sediment or that occasional piece of cork. It's also very good for an inexpensive weeknight bottle of red. We think it makes a $10 bottle of wine taste like a $15 bottle and so on..." —SuSu2

    Get it from Williams Sonoma for $19.95 or Amazon for $21.49.

    38. A frozen yogurt and ice cream maker to serve up a homemade scoop that'll rival Ben & Jerry's.

    Crate & Barrel

    The best part is you get to decide what ingredients are used. For example, you can substitute sugar for maple syrup!

    Promising review: "What a wonderful machine! I highly recommend this to everyone. I cannot believe how easy it is to make beautiful, silky ice cream that tastes better than any I've ever bought. We made our money back in two weeks...if that. Buy it, you won't regret it." —GreekPsyche

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 or Crate & Barrel for $59.95 (available in three colors).

    39. And an almighty Instant Pot, which does 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.

    Amazon

    This handy kitchen gadget has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. Read our full review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $59.86+ (available in three sizes).

    Now it's time to get cooking!

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