I love to cook at home, and nothing truly brings me more joy than being able to prepare a good meal in my own kitchen. And with the right tools. So, when it comes to making food, I know what I’m looking for in a good kitchen gadget. I want something that is made of quality materials, will last a long time and can help me get through my meal prep in a faster and more efficient way.
I spend lot of time on Amazon looking for gadgets that fit the right mold for me! Here are 37 not only my favorites, but products that our readers have loved as well. Happy cooking!
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These Food Storage Containers Help Organize Your Pantry
If you need a good way to store bulk foods like beans or flour, try these amazing food storage containers with measuring cup lids. This Amazon customer says: “I LOVE these containers. My new obsession is making my small pantry more organized. I would definitely tell everyone to buy them for your rice, oatmeal, grits – hell, everything.”
This Steamer Basket That Fits Into Basically Any Pan
If you’ve never tried steaming your food, I highly suggest this steamer basket. Not only is it made from rustproof stainless steel, but it also expands to fit any pan up to nine inches. And if you love dumplings as much as I do, but can never seem to get them to fry correctly in a pan — yeah, this basket is definitely worth a closer look.
You’ll Pop, And You Won’t Stop
I live for popcorn. It is quite literally one of my favorite foods and, while I enjoy it most at the movie theater, I’m not opposed to a good popcorn night at home. This popcorn popper heats evenly after you’ve added your kernels, butter or oil and desired seasonings so you don’t end up with a bunch of unpopped kernels at the bottom of your bowl. Now … what’s on Netflix?
The Can Opener That Does The Work For You
All you gotta do is pop this can opener onto your can, then press the big green button on top — it’ll start working its way around the lid without any twisting or turning needed from you. It’s perfect for anyone with arthritis, and the built-in magnet keeps the lid in place once separated.
These Whiskey Stones That Won’t Dilute Your Cocktails
You don’t have to like whiskey to appreciate these whiskey stones. They’ll keep any cocktail cold without watering them down like ice will — and each one is made from solid granite. Plus, one reviewer wrote about how they accidentally dropped one without any breakage.
These Paper Sandwich Bags Reduce Single-Use Plastic
These Paper Sandwich Bags are not only a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags, but they’re also really cute! They’re made of recyclable, sealable, grease-resistant paper, and even have a spot for writing a note. They’ve earned an amazing 4.8 out of 5-star average rating on Amazon!
Here’s one 5-star review: “I want to move away from all plastic bags if I can and these are a great start. I also tried the competition and the sticky strips for closure are much handier than the stickers the others come with.”
This Garlic Rocker Keeps Your Hands Clean
I love using garlic in my food, but not so much the lingering smell it leaves on my hands and under my fingernails. I use this garlic rocker to keep my hands clean and chop the garlic into a much finer mince than I could with a knife. I get great results every time and consider this to be a kitchen MVP that gets used multiple times a week.
This Omelet Maker Improves Mornings
It’s a miracle if I can get the kids to eat a measly piece of toast or a granola bar for breakfast on school mornings, then I feel guilty that they’re not properly fueled to learn and play at school all day. They love omelets but it can be a pain to make plus dirties pans I don’t have time to clean in the morning rush. Enter this omelet maker that makes it so easy to whip up a nutritious meal, just add the ingredients and it basically makes breakfast itself!
This S’well Mug Is Super Insulated
Sure, their water bottles are amazing, but did you know S’well also makes super-insulated mugs that’ll keep your beverage hot for ages? “Man oh man, my drink stays hot for hours! It is easy to clean and has a nice profile. I especially like how the lid is so comfy on my mouth! I like how it feels in my hand. Another thing I really like is that no matter how hot your drink is in the inside, the outside remains at room temperature.” – cc
Streamline Your Spice Rack
Spices could easily take over my entire kitchen. You know why? Because you need this one spice for this one recipe and another specialty spice for a different recipe. The next thing you know you have 172 spices and no room to cook. I love these spice shakers, which feature six “bottles” and a tray with a slider-open design. This eliminates various sizes of bottles and is just kind of fun to look at besides.
Don’t Get Mixed Up
Countertop mixers take up a lot of space, but handheld mixers have attachments that always seem to get lost. I’ve never seen a smarter design in a handheld mixer than this one from Hamilton Beach. A snap-on storage case keeps all of your attachments within reach (read: not hanging out in the back of a cabinet where you can’t see them). It’s available in red or white.
This Bentgo Lunch Box Includes Utensils and Carrying Strap
This Bentgo stackable lunch box set is an elegant and practical way to pack a meal for work or school. The set includes two containers, a lid, utensils, and s carrying strap. Every purchase helps support the anti-hungry nonprofit organization, Feed the Children.
The Bacon Bonanza for Crispy, Oven-Baked Bacon
The Bacon Bonanza is a better way to cook bacon! The set includes a copper-colored pan and specially designed rack that holds up to 18 slices of bacon at an angle. This way, the bacon cooks faster while the grease drains away. The result is crisper, lower-fat bacon. One satisfied customer calls it, “the most delicious bacon I have ever had.”
Create A Carousel of Potatoes
Potato bag not your thing? How do you feel about a potato carousel? This baked potato rack offers another opportunity to get your baked potatoes done right, right in the microwave. Each “seat” on the carousel includes two spokes, which securely attach your potato to the unit. When you’re finished, throw the entire unit on the top rack of your dishwasher. Bon appetit!
This Witch Spoon Holder Is Too Cute
Whenever I’m cooking soups or stews, I tend to leave the spoon in the pot, which isn’t a great idea since the handle always gets scorched. This witch spoon holder is such a cute idea, and it really works! It’s a unique way to keep things tidier that adds such a dose of personality to whatever you’re cooking up.
This Whale Butter Dish Has Built-In Measuring Lines
One of my kids recently broke our glass butter dish, so I went on Amazon to find a new one. I was delighted to find this Whale Butter Dish, which is an upgrade in every way. It’s the prettiest shade of turquoise, includes built-in measuring lines, and it looks like an adorable whale!
These Cutting Mats That Are Shockingly Useful
You spend a ton of time washing your knives and cutting boards to keep everything clean, whereas these cutting mats help you prevent cross-contamination without having to scrub anything down. The grippy backs keep them in place as you chop ingredients, and you can even curl them into a funnel to transfer ingredients mess-free.
This Pickle Jar Has a Lift-Up Strainer
My husband has started making his own pickles, so I’m getting him this Pickle Jar to encourage more of this tasty hobby. Made of sturdy plastic with a secure lid, the killer feature is the lift-up strainer that lets you access the food without dipping fingers into the brine. Works great with olives and maraschino cherries, too!
This Corn Peeler Earns Rave Reviews From Customers
If you rarely cut corn off the cob, you probably don’t need this gadget. But if you frequently find yourself thinking there must be a better way to process fresh corn, this Corn Peeler is for you! Check out the user reviews for tips from customers who LOVE this product!
The Juice Is Worth The Squeeze
File this purchase under, “I Can’t Believe I Bought It, But I’m So Glad I Did.” I find this handheld juicer coming in handy for all types of cooking, including adding lime to Taco Tuesday or lemon to various fish and seafood dishes. You’ll squeeze every last drop of juice from even the most contrary citrus with this heavy, quality juicer. It’s even dishwasher-safe.
This Pot Strainer Takes Up No Room
We cook a ton of pasta around here, so I feel like I’m always hauling the bulky colander out for draining. It takes up a lot of room and is kind of a pain to clean because pasta gets stuck in the sides. I was super excited to find this pot strainer that’s very easy to store since it’s basically flat and even easier to clean! Just hold it up to the lip of the pot and strain away!
This Smooth Edge Can Opener Operates With a Single Touch
This Smooth Edge Can Opener is one of the easiest kitchen appliances to use. It can even be done one-handed! Place the can on the blade, press the button, and it cuts around the side of the lid. The lid and edge remain completely smooth. No jagged edges or cut fingers!
Everybody Needs A Panini Press — Everybody
Think you make a great sandwich? Trust me when I say that it’ll be even greater if you toast it in this panini press. The non-stick heating plates won’t latch onto your bread as it browns, while the floating plates adjust to fit any sandwich — no matter how stuffed it is.
This Instant Pot Is One of the Bestselling Kitchen Items on Amazon
It’s hard to find a kitchen gadget that Amazon buyers like more than this Instant Pot pressure cooker, available in 3, 6, 8, and 10-quart sizes. This cooker combines seven different appliances: Pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, food warmer, and yogurt maker. More than 150,000 Amazon buyers rate this baby 4.7 stars!
This Fork That Helps You Slice Ingredients
Onions, potatoes, tomatoes, steak — you name it, this fork can hold it down so that it’s easier to slice up. The prongs are made from stainless steel, while the pointed tips also work great for tenderizing meat.
This Gardening Apron That Customers Call “Charming”
I believe in dressing the part, so I hope this Gardening Apron inspires me to get out into the yard more often! Made of cotton and linen, the apron is soft yet durable, with two roomy pockets and a waist tie. Bonus: it comes in nine lovely colors.
Hire An (Automatic) Sous Chef
Have you ever wished for an extra set of hands in the kitchen? Or, even an extra set of hands in the morning? This automatic stirrer gives you just that. Now, you can start oatmeal or hot chocolate in the mornings and walk off to finish getting the kids ready without worrying about your mixtures bubbling over or burning on the bottom. This stirrer has three-speed options and is battery-operated.
The Mad Hungry Cooking Utensils Will Never Scratch Cookware
Functional and beautiful, this set of Mad Hungry Cooking Utensils is made from sustainable acacia wood, resulting in sturdy, lightweight cooking tools that are gentle on cookware. They’re earning top ratings on Amazon; one satisfied customer writes, “The tools are very good for the expensive pans you want to protect from scratching, e.g. Le Crueset, Staub, etc. Each one is versatile and has a place in cooking. Easy to clean and better than the standard wooden spoon or fork.”
This Banana Filler Is Genius
I’ve never seen this tool before, but I have to say this banana filler is pretty genius. It cores and fills the banana in one go without the mess! Just think how yummy it would be to eat a peanut butter or Nutella-filled banana as a snack.
This Manual Whipped Cream Maker Is So Fast
In less time than it takes to locate and plug in your beaters, you can have freshly made whipped cream with no electric tools or batteries! This hand-powered whipped cream maker actually pushes air into the cream, making thick, fluffy clouds in no time at all. It’s so easy and quick to use, plus clean-up is a breeze.
Keep Your Coffee Pods Close
If you like a lot of different flavors of coffee but find it a challenge to store everything neatly and still be able to reach everything, this rolling coffee pod drawer will solve all your problems. (O.K., maybe not all your problems, but at least your coffee problems.) This drawer holds up to 36 pods, and its design allows you to place it right under your existing coffee pot without taking up extra room.
This Knife Sharpener That Restores Dull, Crappy Blades
Ever try to cut a tomato with a dull knife? It’s not fun — but neither is cutting anything else when your knives are crappy. Luckily, this knife sharpener can help restore old blades to their previous ultra-sharp state. It’s way cheaper than getting your knives professionally sharpened, and it’ll even work with ceramic blades, as well as scissors.
These Can Coozies Are Perfect For Spike Seltzer
I’ve jumped on the spiked seltzer train, and I’m not lookin’ back! Which is why I’m in love with these can coozies made for tall, slim cans that these types of drinks tend to come in. You’ll get a set of five colorful coozies – each friend can have their own assigned color to tell drinks apart! Reviewers love these for high-quality construction and great value, plus they just work super well at keeping drinks cold.
The Nutrichopper Can Chop, Slice, Cube, and Wedge Ingredients
I’ve been on a healthy food kick, so I’m constantly chopping fruits and veggies. I need help! That’s why I’m ordering the Nutrichopper, a handy gadget that makes it effortless to produce neat, uniform slices every time. It comes with a portion container that the slicer locks onto, or you can slice directly into the bowl or pan. There are three interchangeable stainless steel blade attachments to get the size and shape of cuts desired.
These Kitchen Utensils Are Beyond Cute
How cute are these person-shaped kitchen utensils? You get the full works in this set, from whisk to ice cream scoop, all in bright, cheerful colors. This would be amazing for someone’s first apartment!
This Pizza Cutter Works So Cleanly
Homemade pizza nights are a thing around here, but it’s so annoying to saw away at the crust when I’m trying to cut slices. Enter this pizza cutter which uses a super sharp blade to easily glide through the thickest deep dish pizza or the crunchiest thin crust. So much easier than using a knife, and safer, too so the kids can even use it!
A Dough Whisk That Replaces Five Utensils In Your Kitchen
Not only is this dough whisk extra-sturdy, but it’s also incredibly versatile. One reviewer raved about how it replaced five utensils in their kitchen, writing that it works as “a whisk for early stirring of doughs, a wooden spoon for final mixes, a big chopstick I use for stirring my sourdough starter when I feed it, and a fork for mixing pancake batter, scone dough and Welsh-cake dough. Now this one does it all — and better.”