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37 Kitchen Gadgets I Can’t Live Without

The gift giving season may be over for others, but not for yourself. We’ve gathered some amazing items guaranteed to help you in the kitchen. Ranging from meat thermometers to cute little gadgets for minor kitchen inconveniences, there’s a little something here for everyone. Even if you are a veteran chef with a Michelin star (okay, maybe), or a beginner learning the ins and outs of cuisine, every item is geared to help you find ease and joy in the kitchen. And don’t let some of these cute designs fool you, these items are absolutely amazing and help you in ways you didn’t expect. There are also a few cleaning helpers ready to keep your kitchen tidy and ready for the next meal. Check ’em out!

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This Handy Press Is a Game Changer (18% off!)

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A tofu press is the sort of thing that you don’t think about needing until you’re halfway through a recipe. When you’re trying to achieve beautifully crisp fried tofu, you can’t do it without the help of a tofu press. I never thought I would use this tofu press so much, but it’s invaluable!

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This Is the Ultimate Tortilla Kit

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Give your kitchen the gift of fresh, warm tortillas with this beautiful kit that has all you need. Not only can you create beautifully rounded tortillas with the iron press for Taco Tuesday, but you’ll also be able to keep them perfectly warm with the lovely tortilla warmer.

Your Kitchen Has Got to Have This Cast Iron Dutch Oven

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This amazing, cast iron dutch oven is the ultimate kitchen tool. It’s the sort of piece that you’re going to use for years and years, for all occasions, and that might just last you for your entire life. It’s hardworking and easy to clean and naturally non-stick!

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Upgrade Your Recipes with This Tagine

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You’ve got to grab this brilliant tagine! It’s a brilliant pot that allows you to properly and completely cook up some of the best and tastiest Moroccan dishes out there. It even comes with a cookbook full of great recipes to help you out.

This Pie Iron Does So Much for You (23% off!)

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You can do it all with this handy and helpful pie iron! It holds sandwiches, calzones, and more to help you easily and completely cook or just re-warm some of your favorite dishes. I find myself using this all the time throughout the summer.

This Bentobox Is 15% Off

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You’ve seen them on social media, and you love how they pack your lunch in separate little containers without having to pack a bunch of different containers. They keep your food preserved, fresh, and ready to eat for hours. Introducing Tarlini’s bentobox, your new lunchtime companion that’s got your back!

A Super Scooper (33% off!)

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This amazing, powerful ice cream scoop is made from stainless steel to easily cut through even the toughest of ice cream, and if you run it under hot water, it’ll slide through like butter. Plus, no need to worry about hurting your hand, thanks to the soft, silicone grip.

A Cut Above (33% off!)

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A pastry cutter is a must-have gadget for any good baker’s kitchen. It does a great job of helping you to truly work in those liquids to the dry ingredients, helping you get the pastry dough blended without toughening it.

Feel Frosty

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If you enjoy customizing your very own delicious ice cream mixes, then you’re going to want to snag yourself a few of these handy ice cream containers. The containers are made to keep your customized treats at just the right temperature so you can keep snacking.

Check Your Meat for 20% Off

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The key to a successful meal is having your protein at the right temperature. Well, gone are the days of guessing, or using a wired probe that gives you inconsistent results. This Bluetooth connected meat thermometer does the work for you. You can set temp timers, and it will alert you when to flip, or remove an rest.

No More Burns for $10

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Picture it, you’re cooking and need to check something in the oven. You pull it out with your towel, put it back in, then burn your hand on something. Ouch, right? Well, this silicone push pull tool let’s you check your food, minus the burns. It grips and pulls for you, giving you distance between pan and hand.

This Scaredy Cat Isn’t Scared of Some Heat

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This scaredy cat is an all-in-one kitchen gadget. It’s made with silicone, making whatever you put on it slip free. Lay it flat to hold pans with hot food, and keep them put. Or, put your kitty in the arched position, and hold your items high up for more space. How cute, right?

No More Pickle Fingers for $9

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I know I can speak for a lot of pickle lovers out there how annoying it is to dig into the pickle jar and come back with drenched fingers when you just want to enjoy a snack. This mini kitchen fork gets the job done for you without the pickle fingers. Plus, it comes with a caddy you can install on the jar, so you don’t lose it.

A Fossilized Egg? Well, Kinda. (22% Off)

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Bring a little fun to your next meal with this boiled egg dinosaur mold. Perfect for a themed meal, or for your kiddo’s lunch meal prep. Just crack your egg in the mold and boil to your liking and it comes out in the shape of the head of a dinosaur.

Stop Manually Squeezing Lemons

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Get instant lemon or lime juice without having to squeeze them with your hands. This manual squeezer is so easy to use and gives you all of your juicing needs while also looking classy and elegant. Whether you need a little for a meal, or a cup to drink, these are ready for the challenge.

Poach By the Sun for 33% Off

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Welcome to Eggland, where the eggs are poached, and the sun is shining. This egg poacher is an egg lover’s dream. Poaching an egg can be, well, kind of challenging. You need a certain finesse. Well, this little poacher does the job for you. Just crack your egg and send it to paradise.

Never Lose Your Kitchen Scissors Again

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Her name is Elizabat, and she is here to be your new set of kitchen scissors. Her unique design indicates to your family that she belongs in the kitchen, and there she shall take your meals to the next level. With sharp blades, she’ll cut herbs, a rigged inner design, she can crack nuts or open bottles. Bring Elizabat home.

A Pretty In Pink Bentobox (22% Off)

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Fabulous and practical, this Tarlini Bentobox is like what lunch packing dreams are made of. With special compartments that vary in size, you can pack a diverse lunch without your food touching (if you know, you know) and without having to pack a bunch of different containers. Less space and more food? Sign me up!

Plunge Into Cupcake Perfection

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Say goodbye to inconsistent size cupcakes and muffins and say tata to the mess these treats bring with the silicone plunger. Scoop into your batter and it locks in the ingredients, and with a quick click of a button, it slowly releases into the provided cup. No mess and consistent!

Mom Said “Clean The Microwave!

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We’re all guilty of not cleaning our microwaves! This “angry mom” microwave cleaner cleans your microwave for you, just like your real mom. Just add a little bit of vinegar and water, microwave her, and she’ll remove the crud in minutes. For only $9, you want another mom around to help you clean your messes.

Get Our Your Thaw Belt

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Oh no, you forgot to set out the meat….again. Have no fear! Just use your new thaw belt. Just place your meat in the sink with chilled water and latch the thaw belt over it. It secures your meat and allows it to thaw at a rapid, but safe pace.

Release Some Steam

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Say goodbye to overboiling pots with this flower power steam releaser. It just pops on the side of your boiling pot and slowly releases steam instead of one big blowout. The flower spins with the release of steam, so you know when it’s working. Dishwasher safe, so you can use and reuse.

Season Your Food with Some Seasons

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These adorable “four season” shakers hold four different seasonings: salt for winter snow, spring for ginger color, summer peppered dessert, and fall paprika leaves. Guaranteed to make you smile at this clever pun every time you use it. Plus, it adds a little extra to your kitchen decor.

Get Ready to Be Bowl-ed Away!

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Take your ice cream night to the next level with this mini waffle bowl maker. Use store bought batter, plop it in, cook, and enjoy! It’s also versatile, you can warm a tortilla up in it for a burrito bowl also. Compact and lightweight, it stores easily.

Slice Up Your Watermelon for $9

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Easily cut and dice up your watermelon with this watermelon dicer. Its design is compact, easy to store, and also so easy to use. All you have to do is place it into your cut in half watermelon and push. It gives you perfectly uniform, bite sized pieces of watermelon. Plus, it’s so fun to use!

This Frog Loves Egg Yolks

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Quickly and efficiently separate your egg yolks and whites with this Yolk Frog egg separator. No more separating by hand, and possibly breaking the yolk in the process. Squeeze the frog and it picks up the yolk for you! Plus, like, how cute is he?!

Transform Your Hotdogs for Only $10

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Instead of using traditional hot dog buns that leak and give your delicious dog no support, get this hotdogger and use it on a loaf instead. It drills your bun, giving you an enclosed pocket that holds your dog and toppings securely in. No more messy laps and shirts with missing relish!

Diffuse Your Tea for 6% Off

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This adorable tea trap tea diffuser works on loose leaf tea or tea bags. Designed to lock in flavor without releasing any leaves, you’ll have a delicious, and fun cup of tea. Dishwasher safe, so dump the leaves, wash, and it’s like new.

Time to Glove Up

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An absolute kitchen must is a good pair of cleaning gloves. These are lightweight, but super effective. They are made of silicone, so they’re gentle on whatever you need cleaning. Use them to clean your fruit and vegetables, or use them for cleaning dishes. The silicone design makes them easy to clean, so you can use and reuse.

Dad Will Definitely Thank You for This Grill Cleaner

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This grill cleaner gets your grill into tip top clean shape. Say goodbye to the bristle cleaner, and say hello to this grill scraper that has different size scrapers ready to target any kind of grill grates. It also doubles as a bottle opener, making it the perfect grilling companion.

Catch Your Pesky Sink Drips

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This faucet catcher mat has the perfect design to catch all of the water from your faucet. It has a lip around the edge, keeping the water in one spot and off your counter. It also has a funnel on the front, sloshing the water back into the sink.

Slice Your Food, Not Your Fingers

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This awesome steel guard is the perfect thing to add to your kitchen collection. It slides over your fingers, protecting them while you slice your food. It works for right or left handers and is size adjustable, so slice with ease and without worry!

Kick Back with a Cold One and No Fridge Odors

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Say hello to Joe Snow, the fridge deodorizer. Don’t let his chilled-out demeanor fool you, he’s “chillin” but also fighting hard against any and all fridge odors. He’s the perfect chilled out companion that also keeps your food freshness last longer. Let him join the family!

Pit Your Cherries with a Cherry Chomper

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Sometimes I just want to sit at home with a good book and a bowl of cherries that I don’t have to dig the pits out of. This cherry chomper is not only clearly ready for the task with his eager design, but he’s super effective.

Hell Yes Your Food is Done

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This devious little meat thermometer may look a bit unhinged and evil, but really, he’s just going to tell you when your protein is cooked to temp. Compact and easy to use, this thermometer let’s you cook up sinfully delicious meals with the perfect temperatures.

Did Someone Say Endless Crepes for 26% Off?

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Nobody said you can’t have luxury food at home, you really can with this crepe maker. So easy to use, and heat adjustable, you can make crepes and blintzes in your own kitchen. They seem complicated to make, but they’re honestly not and this crepe maker makes it so easy for you to use.

Don’t Be Scared of the Smoking Gun

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The Wild West called and they want their smoking gun back. This awesome kitchen gadget infuses your food with smoke flavor without having to break out the grill. It works to smoke cocktails, cheeses, meats, or fish. All you need is the wood of your choice and herbs to create the smoky concoction of your choice.

Elevate Your Honey Storage

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Say goodbye to those plastic bottles of honey in your pantry and say hello to this honeycomb jar. Designed with efficiency in mind, the design is like a syrup bottle: an easy release dispenser that comes out of the bottom. And because of this, it keeps your honey fresher longer without settling sediment on the bottom.

Ayyy, I Want My Pasta Fasta and for 17% Off

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Jokes aside, this fasta pasta microwavable pasta cooker boils your pasta within minutes. Just pour your noodles in, pour in some water, and pop in the microwave. With a reservoir design, it circulates the steam which evenly cooks your pasta without boiling over.

Let’s Not Mince Words, This Mincer is 8% Off

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Cut your kitchen prep time in half with this twisting mincer. Use it to mince up the famous garlic, but it also works on other spices and nuts. Just pop in the ingredient you need, give it a twist, and have perfectly minced ingredients ready to cook. Dishwasher safe!

Don’t Stress the Strain

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This kitchen strainer is a kitchen game changer. It’s universal, so it fits on any pot or pan use it on. It pops on and locks in place, ready to strain the water without doing the entire “pour into strainer, pour back into pot” motion. All in one and then it pops right back off.

What’s Poppin? Your Top!

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Don’t let the stubborn lids win! Use this easy-grip opener instead. It works on any size bottle or can, just pop and twist and let the gadget do the work, not your hands. It also has a little hook that helps you pop open pesky tabs on cans.

All Your Favorites Right on Tap

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Never lift a heavy jug again! This magic tap dispenser slides right in your jug and converts your beverage making experience into a one hand operation. Universal, it works on most beverages that aren’t carbonated. Good for the kiddos to use, it operates with a pump to avoid spills and overflowing.

Whip Into This Deal (30% Off)

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Never buy the processed canned whipped cream again. Instead, whip your own at home with just one ingredient: heavy cream that goes into this professional whipped cream dispenser. Perfect to use for the at-home baristas or to take your desserts to the next level. It comes will different nozzles creating different designs for all of your whipped cream needs.

Get Whisked Away for 56% Off

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This handheld milk frother is such an amazing and versatile kitchen gadget. Use it to froth milk for homemade coffee and become a professional barista, whisk in your vitamins in water without clumps, or whisk your eggs for a fluffy omelet. So many options, one amazing, compact tool.

Never Struggle with a Stubborn Lid Again

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I know sometimes I can’t get a stubborn lid off, and I’ll use every trick in the book to get it off. And without fail, my wrist always hurts after. It’s not a good system. This “EZ Off” jar opener installs on your cabinet, and you just pop the lid under it, turn, and it does the job for you.

On Guard! From Hot Oil

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Enjoy the delicacies of a fried meal without the oil burns. This splatter screen goes over your pan while you’re cooking, containing the oil so it doesn’t splatter and burn. It also works to protect grease messes from spreading on your counters and grill hood. Made with a durable material that is not a plastic base, so it won’t melt and it’s easy to clean.