18 Kitchen Tools with a Cult Following (and Lots of 5-Star Reviews) on Amazon

Updated: Dec. 15, 2023

Go ahead and click "add to cart," because these kitchen tools boast thousands of reviews and near-perfect ratings.

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When you think of a cult classic, you might think of the movie The Breakfast Club or the show Freaks and Geeks. Us? Well, we think of the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker and the Bagel Guillotine.

The culinary cult—us included!—has voted for these winners with their wallets. And every one of the ingenious kitchen items is available on Amazon, which means they can be on your stoop in just two days once you sign up for Amazon Prime.

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Amazon Stasher Bags
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Reusable Silicone Bags

Ditch those single-use zip-top bags and try Stasher’s reusable silicone bags. Nearly 25,000 Amazon reviewers have chimed in to sing these bags’ praises (aka have given it five stars). They’re leak-proof, dishwasher safe and super cute. Use them to pack your kiddo’s lunch, freeze fruits or seal up a few extras around the house.

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Amazon Lodge Dutch Oven
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Enameled Dutch Oven

When you’re craving a cozy meal, reach for a Dutch oven—specifically this top-rated Dutch oven from Lodge. Available in more than a dozen colors and six sizes, you can definitely find a pot that’s right for you. The 6-quart model is ideal for soups, roasts and family meals while the 1.5-quart option accommodates empty nesters and solo chefs.

“Now I can make my favorite recipes for just two instead of a small army,” writes five-star reviewer, Scott A. Stockwell. “This pot is smaller than most of my saucepans. It’s heavy for good heat retention and distribution, and it is SOLID.”

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Amazon Josephjoseph Rolling Pin
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Adjustable Rolling Pin

Need help determining when your pie crust or cutout cookies are the right thickness? We sure do! That’s why we enjoy all gadgets that make measuring easier (even if it’s just a plain school ruler). Undoubtedly, though, this adjustable rolling pin makes judging these measurements the simplest.

Verified buyer, Danny, was as impressed by the functionality as the quality. “It’s a nice and sturdy wooden pin, and the rings on the edges are a hard, sturdy plastic…Definitely recommend this for any baker wishing to make their life a little easier,” he writes.

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Electric Milk Frother
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Handheld Milk Frother

The secret to making café-style drinks at home: a milk frother. This gadget whisks your favorite milk—dairy or alternatives—into a tempting froth that’s perfect for lattes, cappuccinos and more. And this milk frother is affordable and has more than 62,000 five-star ratings. So the only question is: What are you waiting for? It’s the second best thing to a Starbucks run!

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Amazon Wilton Cookie Scoop
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Cookie Scoop

One of the secrets to great chocolate chip cookies is making sure all your cookies are uniform in shape and size. The easiest way to do this is with a cookie scoop. This stainless steel cookie scoop creates picture-perfect drop cookies.

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Mueller Electric Tea Kettle
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Electric Kettle

If you’re a tea drinker, you’d be wise to click “add to cart” on an electric kettle. This gadget boils water quickly, safely and quietly—no more shrieking from that old-fashioned kettle on the range. This model from Mueller is a favorite of more than 56,000 reviewers.

Verified buyer, Eddie1976, remarks that this product might have even helped lower his electric bill. “My bill went down about $8. Heating up a teapot on the stove uses more electricity than this pot for sure,” he writes.

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OXO Good Grips 2-Cup Angled Measuring Cup
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Angled Measuring Cup

Who would have thought that a tool as simple as a measuring cup could have such a big following (more than 20,000 reviews, to be precise)? Well, Oxo managed to make a better measuring cup. This unique tool allows you to see the measurements from the side and top, which is pretty darn nifty.

Five-star reviewer, Ulisse, comments, “I’ve used and washed [the measuring cup] many times with no sign of wear on the markings. I plan to order more in all sizes.”

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Sondiko Butane Torch
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Butane Torch

Have a little fun in your kitchen with a culinary blow torch. This mini butane torch was made for toasting meringue, making crème brûlée and caramelizing just about anything. Not to mention it’s pretty entertaining to use.

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Swedish Dish Cloths
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Swedish Dishcloths

We’re always trying to go green in the kitchen, so that means replacing single-use items like sponges and paper towels with eco-friendlier options. These Swedish dishcloths are made of cellulose and cotton and can be washed over and over again (you can even wash them right in the dishwasher!). Once they’re too worn to use, pop them in your compost bin. A product like this might seem pretty simple, but more than 39,000 five-star ratings vouch for their value.

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Bagel Guillotine
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Bagel Guillotine

With more than 16,000 five-star ratings, this bagel guillotine is a quirky, yet useful, kitchen gadget. Simply slide a whole bagel into the bottom half, then use the handle to push the sharp blade through the bread.

“I wish I had one 10 years ago,” writes verified purchaser, Sue F. “This is great for buying whole bagels. The material is sturdy and easy to clean.”

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Oster Electric Wine Opener
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Cordless Electric Bottle Opener

Let’s face it: Opening a bottle of wine can be a pain (unless you’ve got a screw-cap bottle). Make the job effortless with this Oster electric bottle opener. Don’t believe us? Ask one of the 35,000 people who have given it five stars.

Verified buyer, Alyssa B., has been so impressed by this opener that it’s now her “go-to gift for any wine drinkers.”

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Aroma Rice Cooker
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8-Cup Rice Cooker

Say goodbye to burnt rice and hello to a top-rated rice cooker. Nearly 46,000 users have given it five stars and forever changed the way they make rice with this affordable gadget. Oh, and our Test Kitchen chose it as one of their favorite rice cookers.

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Rapid Egg Cooker

We didn’t think this egg cooker from Dash was something we needed—until we saw that a more than 91,000 people gave this kitchen gadget five out of five stars! This inexpensive appliance is the best way to ensure you have perfectly cooked eggs (whatever that means to you) every time.

“It’s a versatile appliance that can prepare eggs in several ways, including hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached and scrambled.,” says verified buyer, G. M.

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Ozeri Kitchen Scale
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Kitchen and Food Scale

You might not think you need a kitchen scale, but imagine how much better all those baking recipes would be if you did have one. This digital scale is easy to use, comes in a range of colors and simply runs on two AAA batteries. Get precise measurements for better-tasting recipes.

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Lodge 10.25 Inch Cast Iron Skillet. Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan for Stovetop of Oven Use
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Cast Iron Skillet

A cast iron skillet is definitely an essential kitchen tool, and nearly 53,000 five-star ratings agree that the Lodge 10.25-inch cast iron skillet is the way to go! It comes seasoned, too, so you don’t need to worry about getting it stovetop ready. The 10/25-inch size is ideal for cooking up meats, vegetables, biscuits and more.

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Blender Bottle Shaker Bottle
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Shaker Bottle

If you’re interested in breakfast shakes in the slightest, this smart bottle is for you. Over 97,000 people have given it five stars, and at a budget-friendly price, this blender bottle comes highly recommended. Aside from being easy to wash and maintain, it comes in a handful of vibrant hues.

“This product is suitable for anyone who goes to the gym often and needs to alternate between protein bottles. I highly recommend it!” shares Jennifer Lu, a five-star reviewer.

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Metal Straws

Everyone’s trying to cut down on plastic these days—and for good reason. These stainless steel straws are the perfect way to do just that! They even come with a cleaning brush, making these reusable straws the favorite plastic alternative on the internet.

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Spiralizer Ultimate 7-Blade Vegetable Slicer, Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty Vegetable Spiral Slicer
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Vegetable Spiralizer

This highly rated spiralizer is totally worth picking up. It comes at a budget-friendly price, and makes it super easy to swap in a gluten-free, low-carb noodle alternative. It comes with 10 interchangeable blades for different shapes. Hello, zoodles!

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Additional research contributed by Lindsay D. Mattison