I love shopping for kitchen gadgets, but I have to be choosy since we don’t have a lot of storage space in the kitchen and I strongly dislike clutter. I own and love many of the items on this list – it’s always nice when I find things that can help keep my kitchen cleaner, make actual cleanup easier (and more eco-friendly if possible), or help me churn out professionally decorated cupcakes with ease.
I’ve also got some tricks up my sleeve that’ll help you get your kids to drink more milk or actually finish their dinner! These gadgets are completely innovative and very, very useful, so you’ll find yourself reaching for them over and over again. Whether you want a place to rest your spoons, barista-level coffee drinks at home, or butter that’s always soft and spreadable, we’ve got you covered with these 37 kitchen gadgets that’ll be new to you!
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This Spoon Rest Keeps Things Clean
I never know where to place my cooking utensils when I’m making sauce, basting, or stirring soups, stews, and pasta. I end up putting them on the countertop or stovetop and making a mess of things, so I was looking for a better, cleaner way. This spoon rest is just the ticket, it holds up to four utensils without getting drips all over the place, and comes in a bazillion colors!
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 Butter Bell Means Soft, Spreadable Butter All The Time
Trying to spread hard, crumbly butter on toast or bread is pretty much the worst. That’s why I’m all about this Butter Bell, which gives you soft, spreadable butter at all times. It works simply but putting a little water in the bottom of the container, then filling the lid with butter – you don’t even have to refrigerate it, just change the water out daily!
This Ice Cream Maker Is Pint-Sized
Sometimes you just want a pint of ice cream, and you want it NOW. Good news – you don’t need to fire up a huge appliance and make a gallon, you can use this pint-sized ice cream maker to satisfy your sweet tooth. Over 3,000 reviewers love this for being a perfect size, making ice cream FAST, and being easy to use.
This Bacon Maker Works In The Microwave
Bacon is delicious, yes, but makes such a splattery mess when you cook it in a pan. Cook smarter with this microwaveable bacon tray that leaves basically no mess to clean up since the lid contains splatter! Over 2,000 reviewers love it for giving them the crispiest bacon ever.
This Coffee Pod Holder Keeps Things Neat
My mom has one of those super popular coffee makers that use pods, but the trouble is where to store all the little containers? I’m gifting her this coffee pod holder that can be placed right under the coffee maker and has drawers to keep all the pods nice and neat. It comes in a few colors to match your kitchen decor, too!
This Mini Waffle Maker Is A Crowd Pleaser
Unless you’re cooking brunch for a crowd, it’s unlikely you need one of those oversized waffle makers taking up space in your kitchen. That’s why I love this mini waffle maker that makes individual servings. It’s adorable and easy enough for the kids to use!
This Dip Clip Is For Road Food
While not technically a kitchen item, for many of us our eating space extends to our cars! I love this dip clip for keeping things as neat as you can while noshing on the go, it holds your sauce so you don’t spill it all over yourself or the car. Just insert the clip into your air vent and dip away!
This 5-in-1 Kitchen Tool Does It All
This kitchen tool can do just about any cooking task you need – in one utensil, you’ll get a slotted spoon, solid spoon, spatula, turner, and a cutting tool! Use it for stirring soups, frosting cupcakes, cutting cooked meat, you name it, this utensil can probably do it. Plus, it’s got nearly 4,000 rave reviews because it really does all the things it claims!
This Milk Frother Helps Kids’ Calcium Intake
Yes, you can make barista-level coffee drinks at home with this milk frother, but it can also increase your kids’ calcium intake! It’s my secret weapon to get them to drink more milk – I just heat up the drink then froth it to make a “babyccino” and they can’t get enough. It’s so easy to use they could probably do it themselves!
This Lid Keeper Finally Organizes Your Food Storage
If you’re anything like me, your food storage cabinet is out of control, all of the time. Finally, there’s some relief – this lid organizer is the answer to our prayers for keeping things in order. It’s a simple idea but makes a huge impact!
This Produce Keeper Works So Well
I have and love this produce keeper for storing all kinds of fresh veg, but mostly we use it for chopped-up lettuce. I chop it at the beginning of the week, then store it in this container all week and it stays super fresh! It makes eating healthy so much easier when your produce actually lasts long enough for you to eat it!
These Reusable Storage Bags Save Money And The Planet
I gifted these reusable food storage bags to my husband for the holidays since he was burning through sandwich bags at a lightning pace. He loves using them and they’re saving us money on the throwaway storage bags, plus it’s better for the planet so you can feel good about that. There are plenty in the set for a family to use, too and the “snack” size bags are very generous.
This Chopping Tool Is Totally Versatile
I also gave my husband this chopping tool for the holidays since we cook ground meat at least once a week, and he loves using it. It creates perfectly sized pieces of meat, not too small that it all falls apart. It’s versatile, too – you can use it to chop and mix egg salad, break down berries for sauces and jams, and lots of other mixing and chopping tasks.
This Collapsible Cooling Rack Saves Storage Space
Cooling racks seem like one of those luxuries you can have only if you’ve got storage space in your kitchen, but this collapsible one takes care of that myth! You can have three times the cooling space that folds down into a compact package that’ll fit even in small spaces.
This BluApple Gadget Keeps Produce Fresh Longer
Eating healthy is hard enough, but when your produce goes bad before you can even eat it – that’s just downright frustrating! This BluApple gadget helps you out with that since it keeps your produce fresher, longer. Just throw it in the produce drawer and procrastinate eating your veg if you want!
This Golf Ball Ice Maker Is So Cool
How cool is this golf ball ice mold that creates a perfect, dimpled sphere? The larger ice ball won’t water your drink down, either, since it’ll melt a lot more slowly than small cubes. My mom’s a big golf enthusiast; I’m snagging this for her to use for apres-golf lunches with friends!
This Splatter Proof Plate Cover Keeps Your Microwave Clean
I love using the microwave to quickly heat up leftovers, but I don’t love the splattery mess it makes. Good thing I found this splatter-proof plate cover that keeps your microwave so much cleaner! I’d definitely use it on those pesky bowls of chili or spaghetti, too, since tomatoes love to stain. When you’re done, simply throw it in the dishwasher to clean. Over 13,000 stellar reviews can’t be wrong!
This Pop Maker Makes Cute Penguin Popsicles
My kids love ice pops year-round, and they’re especially wild about these penguin-shaped pop makers. I love that I can fill them with juice or smoothie blends and not worry about what kind of artificial colors and other chemicals the kids are ingesting. These come in a few other shapes, like Tiki heads, monsters, and swords but these ones are my fave.
These Stick Blenders Are So Useful
Whether you’re making single-serve smoothies or blending soup to a smooth texture, you’re going to want one of these immersion blenders in every color! We use ours weekly for all kinds of things, from butternut squash soups to making tomato sauces silky smooth. The hardest decision about snagging one of these is choosing the color!
This Meat Thermometer Is Hyper-Accurate
After a bout with food poisoning a few years ago from undercooked meat, we decided to invest in this meat thermometer to help keep us safer while our cooking skills catch up! It’s super accurate and not just for meat, you can use it for candy making, too. It even has a helpful light in case you’re grilling in the dark!
This Bag Holder Is So Handy
I love making freezer meals but it’s such a pain to transfer the food to large storage bags because I’ve only got two hands, ya know? This bag holder comes in super handy when you’re making large meals or just want to save leftovers since it keeps the bag open for you while you transfer. I also love using it to hold veggies scraps during meal prep.
This Mini Ice Cube Tray Gets Rave Reviews
If you like the small ice cubes that you get at fast-food restaurants, have I got the product for you! This ice cube tray makes those exact mini cubes like you’d get out of an ice machine. People who love to chew ice (me) also would appreciate these tiny cubes.
These Lightsaber Chopsticks Make Dinner Fun Again
Rabid Star Wars fan who also loves Asian food? You’re in luck with these lightsaber chopsticks that actually glow! They’ll make dinner fun again as you duel epically over the last noodle.
These Safety Knives Are So Useful
Not only are these plastic knives super cheerful and colorful, they’re also so useful! They can be used on cakes, soft fruits and veg, bread and more. I love them for cooking with kids since they’re so safe to use.
This Fruit Fly Trap Is So Sleek
Have you ever seen a fruit fly trap that’s so sleek and modern? Whenever I have a bowl of fruit and bananas on the counter, these little suckers come out and fly around until I finally throw the fruit out or we eat it. This trap keeps them out of sight, out of mind since it traps them inside, so you don’t have to see them at all!
This Garlic Press Leaves Your Hands Stink-Free
I love using garlic in recipes whenever I’m cooking, but I don’t love how tedious it is to mince it into tiny pieces and how my hands smell for hours afterward. This garlic chopper is perfect because it does all the hard work for you; just press down, and you’ve got freshly chopped garlic! It also comes with a thoughtful roller that removes garlic skins.
These Swedish Dishcloths Are Eco-Friendly
If you want to be a little greener in the kitchen, try these Swedish dishcloths. They last so much longer than a single-use paper towel and are ultra-absorbent. Plus, they’re biodegradable when you’re done using them!
This Salad Shooter Cuts The Veggies For You
If you eat a lot of salads, you might want to invest in this Salad Shooter. It’s so convenient since it does the fiddly work of cutting the veggies for you! These are great for making big salads at the beginning of the week so it’s easy to grab for lunch or dinner throughout the week
These Magnetic Measuring Spoons Are My Favorite
If you lose everything like I do, you’re going to love these magnetic measuring spoons that stick together! Previously, I would take all the spoons off the ring that kept them together, then never be able to find the one I wanted again – not a problem with these. It even comes with a leveler so you get the exact amount you need to make your recipes come outright.
This Water Bottle Brush Is So Effective
The bottom of my water bottle gets pretty gross, not gonna lie. What I need is this water bottle brush that deep cleans inside and out at the same time, making doing dishes go by faster! Simply suction cup it to the side of your sink and twist the bottle around it.
This Cast Iron Cleaner Works So Well
Cast iron hates soap it turns out, ask me how I learned that! This cast iron scrubber is much better for your seasoning than the aforementioned cleaning method. It gets all the stuck-on food right off, even if it’s been on there a while. Tons of excellent reviews for good reason!
This Jar Opener Helps You Get A Grip
If you have trouble opening sticky jars or bottles, these jar openers are for you. They’re also great for people with arthritis or reduced hand strength. You’ll get a set of two, one that fits most jars and one for bottles.
This Soup Mug Is Shaped Like A Harry Potter Cauldron
If you’re a Harry Potter fan (or you know one), this is an amazing gift! Technically, the magic cauldron is a soup mug, but that shouldn’t stop you from using it as an ice cream mug as well. Or maybe to hold your favorite adult potable. The choice is yours!
This Dish Drying Rack Takes Up No Room
We have a dish drying rack, but it’s huge and unsightly and takes up so. much. counter space. I’m in love with this sleek model that dries dishes over the sink, then rolls up tiny for storage when you’re done! This is great for apartments, small kitchens, or for people who hate bulky drying racks.
This Dinner Tray Gets Kids To Actually Eat
With little kids especially, getting them to actually eat dinner is a monumental task. This dinner tray will help – promise! It worked on my own kids when I was encouraging them to try bites of new foods or ones they thought they didn’t like. And at the end, there’s a covered container that holds a surprise dessert!
These Frosting Bulbs Let You Decorate Cakes Like A Pro
These frosting bulbs are an excellent buy if you’ve gotten into baking over the past year while we’ve been stuck at home! They come with two bulbs and six tips – closed star, French tip, leaf, basket, small circle, and large circle for a ton of different decorating ideas. And they get excellent reviews for ease of use and ease of cleaning – just throw ’em in the dishwasher when you’re done.