Cooking at home can either be a stressful burden or a relaxing escape. These kitchen gadgets will make cooking something you actually enjoy!
Cooking at home can either be a stressful burden or a relaxing escape. When coupled with work, relationships, kids, school, or any number of things life throws at you, cooking can feel like another chore.
Not only do you have to spend time preparing meats, veggies, and seasoning, but then you have to actually cook it all.
And even worse, you have to clean up the mess!
If you’re like me, then you’ll do anything you can to make home cooking easier. After all, you know that it’s usually healthier than takeout and will save you cash in the long run.
If only it weren’t such a hassle …
Today, we’re going to share nine useful kitchen gadgets that will make cooking a little bit easier.
1. 8-in-1 Kitchen Tool
Have you ever heard the phrase, “less is more”?
If you’re short on storage space in your kitchen, this item might be your best investment.
The BUTEFO 8-in-1 Kitchen Tool comes with a funnel, juice squeezer, cheese grater, spice grater, can opener, egg separator, egg masher, and measuring cup that, when stacked on top of one another, form the shape of a wine bottle.
This makes it easy to store and saves you plenty of space. If you’re new to home cooking or live in a dorm room with little kitchen space, this might be a great option for you!
2. Whisk Wiper
One of our least favorite things to clean is a whisk. It doesn’t matter what you’re whisking — something is always left behind when you clean it.
This can become pretty unsanitary, and reusing that thing with leftovers on it is whisky business!
The Whisk Wiper makes cleaning this annoying kitchen tool extremely easy. And it’s actually very easy to clean, too!
3. Salad Chopper Bowl & Strainer
If you’re a salad lover but hate having to rinse and chop tons of vegetables, this tool will make the preparation process much easier for you.
This chopper bowl/strainer breaks the whole process into five easy steps:
- Add your veggies to the bowl/strainer and rinse.
- Place the lid on the bowl.
- Flip the bowl over and cut your veggies through the slits.
- Rotate the bowl and cut your veggies again.
- Flip the bowl back over and enjoy your salad!
The beauty of this tool is simplicity. Everything gets washed and cut together in one place, which means less for you to clean afterward.
4. Chef’n Cob Corn Stripper
If you’re an old-school home chef, you might prefer the challenge of cutting corn off the cob with a knife.
But this useful kitchen gadget makes that job a lot easier.
It’s designed to allow you to cut corn from any sized cob. All you have to do is twist!
This tool is compact, so it’s easy to store. It’s dishwasher safe, too, which is always nice.
5. Egg Yolk Separator
Whether you’re making hollandaise for your Benedict or meringue pie for a cookout, separating egg yolks from the whites can be a messy job.
Use this egg yolk separator to avoid using your hands or getting stray bits of eggshell in your food. You’ll never have to worry about accidentally breaking the yolks again!
This little gadget is made of stainless steel, which means it’s easy to clean and dishwasher safe. It’s also small enough to easily store just about anywhere.
6. Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner
Some of us are more like microwave chefs than traditional home cooks. Avoid cleaning a pile of dishes afterward by popping a meal into the microwave and voilà — dinner is served with minimal effort.
All of that microwaving leaves a pretty nasty residue on the inside of your microwave, though, which might be the last thing you’d ever think of cleaning.
The Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner makes cleaning out your microwave extremely simple. You just fill her up with water, place her in your microwave, and she steam-cleans the inside.
All that’s left for you to do is a quick wipe down, and your microwave is as good as new!
7. Avocado Slicer
Avocados can be tricky (and even dangerous) to work with. One second they seem firm enough to safely remove the pit, and the next second, you’ve got the broad edge of a chef’s knife lodged into the palm of your hand.
Most folks would probably prefer to avoid that risk, and this avocado slicer is the perfect tool to help you safely prepare avocado toast and guacamole.
It’s a 3-in-1 tool that features:
- A knife for halving your avocado
- A device for safely gripping and removing the pit
- A comb for slicing your avocado halves into seven even slices
This gadget is also top-rack dishwasher safe!
8. Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain Strainer
The biggest downside to an ordinary pasta strainer is its size and shape. It takes up a lot of valuable space in your cabinet.
They just get in the way!
Kitchen Gizmo has introduced a strainer with a low-profile design that clips directly onto your pot or pan. This gadget will have you straining pasta noodles, draining grease from your meats, and saving space all at the same time.
Its universal design allows the Snap N Strain to clip directly onto just about any sized pot or pan, and it’s extremely durable, so you won’t have to worry about it breaking.
9. Kuhn Rikon Kochblume Spill Stopper
You might be familiar with that panicky moment when you realize your noodles are boiling over. Sometimes your stove just has a mind of its own and gets way too hot!
Put your mind at ease with this Kochblume Spill Stopper. Just place it on top of your boiling noodle pot to keep all of those bubbles in the pot.
This silicone lid is heat-resistant up to 400 degrees and completely microwave and dishwasher safe.
Cooking at home doesn’t have to be a chore. Sometimes, you might find something that inspires you to cook something delicious for yourself or your loved ones.
We hope you find one of these useful kitchen gadgets to be inspiring and helpful to you in your cooking endeavors!
Caitlin Sinclair is the property manager at Persea. With five years of property management experience and many more in customer service, she has a passion for her community and looks forward to making Persea the place to call home.