I like to consider myself something of a “professional” home chef — that means I cook really well, but my only teacher has been Youtube videos on lazy Sunday afternoons. And from personal experience? There’s one huge advantage that home cooks have over the real chefs: we’re allowed to use tons of gadgets to get the job done.
Ever seen a professional chef using a sleek mandoline slicer? Probably not, because they have to cut everything by hand. But you, me, and everyone in-between can take advantage of all the genius kitchen things I’ve gathered for you below. Some are great for everyday use — like the lids that let you save open soda cans for later. Or, if you’re looking to make a delicious meal, there’s also a helpful stand mixer, a set of bamboo cutting boards, as well as an affordable air fryer.
So what are you waiting for? I can hear your stomach rumbling from here — and dinner is only a few clicks away, especially if you grab that air fryer.
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This Over-The-Door Organizer That Adds Space To Your Pantry
Pantry running out a space? Just hang this organizer over the door. It adds tons of storage space for everything from condiments to dry goods — and since the pockets are transparent, it’s easy to see what’s inside each one without having to unpack anything.
These Baking Mats You Can Use Over And Over Again
Stop wasting money on parchment paper and non-stick sprays — grab these baking mats instead. Not only are they naturally non-stick, but they also have macron markings printed all over as a helpful guide. Plus, you can use them over, and over, and over — and then even a few times more.
A Coffee Maker That Just Plain Looks Good
Still using that drip-style coffee maker you got years ago? Now’s the perfect chance to upgrade to this pour-over one. The filter is made from stainless steel, which means there’s no need to buy wasteful paper replacements. Plus, the glass is also completely BPA-free.
A Set Of Knives That Are Safe For Kids
If your kids are always asking to help out in the kitchen, why not grab them this set of nylon knives? The blades are sharp enough to cut through veggies, yet dull enough that they won’t slice skin. Each order comes with three sizes: small, medium, and large.
The Towels That Clean Using Just Water
Cars, hardwood, ceramics — these nano towels are safe to use on practically any surface you can think of. Unlike regular towels, they’re made with special fibers that latch onto dirt using just water. That means there’s no need for any cleaning sprays, and they won’t leave behind streaks on the glass.
A Splatter Screen That Won’t Let Fried Food Get Soggy
Putting a lid on your food while it fries can cause steam to build up, leaving your meal soggy — so grab this splatter screen. I’m a big fan because it keeps hot oil from popping onto my skin, and allows steam to escape so that my food stays crispy. Choose from four different sizes to fit nearly any pot or pan.
These Bins That Keep Your Fridge Sorted
My fridge used to be a giant mess of condiments, cans, sliced cheese, and egg cartons — until I got these bins, that is. Now my fridge looks like something straight out of a Better Homes & Gardens spread, as everything is sorted neatly inside of each bin. Plus, the handles make it easy to pull them in and out when you need something.
The Wine Chillers That Keep Vino Cold For Hours
You’ve got options when it comes to these wine chillers. Feel like drinking the whole bottle? Pour it into the full-sized one and take your time sipping throughout the day. You also get two insulated tumblers in case you only want a glass — not a whole bottle. And since all three are made from stainless steel, there’s no reason to worry about them breaking.
An Electric Kettle That Boils Water So Quickly
Don’t have time to wait around for water to boil? Use this electric kettle to get it done quickly so that you can start sipping on that morning mug of tea. It’s made from tough stainless steel that won’t rust over time — and it’s large enough to heat up to a full liter of water.
The Stand Mixer That Does All The Work For You
You’re still mixing dough by hand? Step aside and let this stand mixer do all the work for you. Not only does it make life easier, but each order also comes with a variety of attachments, as well as a cover to keep it dust-free while in storage.
A Little Cocktail Kit That’s Always Fun
With enough ingredients inside to make up to six drinks, this little cocktail kit is always fun. It’s perfect for when friends come over for dinner, or even for pregames before going out at night. “Minibars are expensive and sometimes once you get to the hotel you just want to relax and not be at a bar,” wrote one reviewer. “Figured this was perfect! It was.”
This Lid That Saves Canned Drinks For Later
Don’t let that soda go flat — just put this cover on top of the can so that it stays bubbly for later. It’s also great for helping prevent spills, as it creates a leak-resistant seal around the rim. Plus, each order comes with three different sizes to suit a variety of cans.
A Cushioned Mat That Keeps Legs From Growing Sore
The next time you have to stand at the kitchen counter for a while, you’ll be glad you grabbed this anti-fatigue mat. It’s got a ton of cushioning to help keep your joints from growing sore — and since you’ll probably spill on it at least once, the top is easily wiped clean with a damp rag.
A Knife Block That Fits Into Drawers
Don’t have enough space for a chunky knife block? Try out this sleek one that fits into drawers. The slots are wide enough to fit nearly any blade, while the bamboo wood keeps your knives safe from scratches. Plus, there’s enough space for up to 16 knives.
A Mug That Helps You Brew Tea On The Go
You don’t have to wait until you get home to enjoy a cozy mug of tea — just brew a quick batch inside of this mug. The filter is ultra-fine, making it perfect for tea bags as well as loose tea leaves. And with eight designs to choose from, there’s a style to suit all tastes.
These Champagne Glasses That Let You Chug Like A Beer Bong
Whether you chug champagne or prosecco is up to you — but either way, these champagne glasses are a fun way to take it straight to the face. They’re shaped so that they work similar to beer bongs, allowing for a fizz-free chug that won’t have you spitting up. They’re great for holidays, bachelorette parties, or even just casual Tuesday nights (no judgment here).
A Glass Dispenser That’s Perfect For Syrup
If you’re looking for a classier way to pour syrup, search no further than this gorgeous dispenser. Made from premium glass, it lets syrup flow through the bottom so that it’s easy to drizzle all over your food — and the included holder keeps your table clean from drips.
A Pack Of Chopsticks For When You’re In The Mood
I like to eat with chopsticks whenever I’m eating rice, but I don’t always have leftover pairs from my takeout orders — that’s why I grabbed this pack of 50. They’re just like the ones you get from the sushi place down the block, and each pair is individually wrapped to keep them clean until you’re ready to eat.
A Can Crusher That Helps You Save Space
If your cans need to be crushed before you recycle them, this crusher is a great pick. The heavy-duty stainless steel body makes quick work of any can, while the soft-grip handle gives you somewhere comfortable to grab onto. Choose from two sizes: 12 or 16 ounces.
A Steel Whisk That’s Just Plain Cute
Sometimes it’s the little things that bring the most joy — like this little whisk. Not only is it great for beating eggs, whipping cream, and more, but the handle is shaped like a cute lil’ baby chicken. “Bought this little guy as a birthday present,” explained one reviewer. “It is so cute in person. It comes in a very nice little case that made it easy to add with other presents.”
A Set Of Cutting Boards Made From Sleek Bamboo
Not only does this set come with four cutting boards, but you also get a set of wooden stirrers and spatulas. Everything is made from tough, eco-friendly bamboo — and if I’m being blunt? Something about using wooden utensils makes me feel like a real chef, whereas plastic ones are…you know. They’re fine.
This Mini Fridge That’s Shockingly Portable
Just how portable is this mini-fridge? Plug it into your car’s cigarette lighter, and you’ll be able to keep a cold lunch at your side for whenever you get hungry on the road. There’s also enough room to store up to six 12-ounce cans — and it even comes in five different fun colors.
A Container That Keeps Your Avocado Green
I’m always tempted to throw out my slightly-brown avocados, even though I know they’re actually fine to eat. But you? You’re better than me when it comes to not wasting food — which is why you’re considering this avocado container. The airtight lid helps keep your avocados fresh, and the bright color makes it easy to find in the fridge.
A Set Of Knives With Brilliant Rainbow Blades
A good set of knives can set you back a pretty penny — but luckily for both of us, this set is on sale for less than $80. The brilliant rainbow blades aren’t just gorgeous to look at, but they’re also incredibly sharp. Whether you’re preparing meat, veggies, or even slicing up a turkey, they’ll make quick (and easy) work of any task.
This Spinning Pod Carousel That’ll Look Great On Your Coffee Station
Put this spinning carousel next to your coffee station — with space for up to 35 pods, there’s enough room to store your entire collection. The best part? Thousands of reviewers awarded it five stars, with one raving that “it’s attractive, sturdy, and turns easily. It also fits under my cupboard with heaps of room to spare.”
These Decorative Jars For Your Kitchen Shelves
Got bare shelves that could use some decor? Put these labeled canisters up there. They’re just as fashionable as they are functional since the airtight lids help keep whatever’s inside fresh. Use them for tea, flour, sugar, and more.
This Air Fryer That You Can Actually Afford
For less than $60 you can grab this air fryer and start enjoying your favorite fried foods — using way less oil to make them. Not only is it great for cooking lighter meals, but it’s also so versatile that you can also use it to make pork, cake, steak, and more.
A Stovetop Cover That Gives You Tons Of Usable Space
Your stove doesn’t always have to be a stove — place this cover on top, and it’ll instantly turn into usable counter space for preparing food. It’s made from sleek bamboo, with raised edges to help keep items from falling off. Plus, the handles make it easy to move around the kitchen.
A Paper Towel Holder That Takes Up Less Space
Don’t have enough counter space for a paper towel holder? Mount this one to a wall to make the most of what you’ve got. Not only does it take up less space, but it also just looks good. And besides — in my experience, it’s little upgrades like this that guests really tend to notice.
These Cutting Mats That Help Prevent Cross-Contamination
Look, you’ve gotta wash your cutting board between uses — especially if you’re working with raw meats. But if you’re lazy like me and can’t be bothered, use these mats to help prevent cross-contamination. They’re non-porous so that you don’t have to worry about salmonella seeping into them, and the non-slip backs keep them in place while you slice.
A Food Steamer That Cooks Two Meals At Once
You can cook an entire meal inside of this steamer, which means you’ll have hardly anything to clean up at the end of the night. It works great with everything from fish to dumplings — and the built-in timer helps prevent you from accidentally overcooking anything.
A Ladle That Stands On Its Own
Why would you want a ladle that stands up? For one, just look at it — you can’t tell me this little Nessie isn’t cute. And for two, you can leave it inside the pot while you’re cooking since the little feet keep it from tipping over.
This Fruit Basket Made From Tough Iron
Go ahead and load this basket up with fruit — the tough iron frame won’t bend or warp under the weight. “Easy to see what fruit you have and keeps it off your counter,” wrote one reviewer. “We had a fruit bowl previously, but this is such a better way to store your fruit. Love it!”
This Utensil Holder With A Rustic Touch
This farmhouse-style utensil holder is basically guaranteed to look good in your kitchen — no matter what kind of decor you have going on. It’s made from actual wood and metal rather than plastic. Plus, the stable bottom means you can fill it with tall utensils and not have to worry about it tipping over.
The Mandoline Slicer That Does It All
Veggies, meats, cheese — this mandoline slicer can handle all of it and more. 30 different pre-set cuts let you slice everything from thin ribbons to thick chips. And unlike other slicers, this one folds down for easy storage once you’re done.
A Container That Won’t Open Until The Timer Is Done
You’ve got options with this box. Put a few cookies inside, then set the timer on top. Then, tell your kids that they can have their treats if they do their homework until the timer goes off — motivation has never been easier. Or, you can even put your own little temptations inside to help keep yourself in check.
This Measuring Cup That Separates Fat For You
Gravies, soups, sauces — no matter what you’re making, this measuring cup can help you separate the fat from the good stuff. But if you need to hear it straight from the reviewers? One wrote that “I often make bone broth and in the past, I had to chill it so that the fat solidified on top and I could remove it, all prior to drinking the broth. Now I pour it into this gadget and push the button and out comes the fat-free bone broth, as the fat rises quickly to the top. I LOVE it!”