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As Seen on TV Cooking Products That Are Totally Worth Buying
You've seen the infomercials—but which "As Seen on TV" cooking gadgets are worth the purchase?
Indoor Electric Grill
If you don’t have easy access to an outdoor barbecue grill, don’t let that stop you from enjoying the delicious and smoky flavor of grilled food. Simply plug in the Gotham Steel Smokeless Electric Grill ($59). It’s a nonstick ceramic grill pan attached to a heat-proof frame. There’s also a drip pan to catch the mess. Grilled chicken, here we come!
You’ll be reaching for the handy Watermelon Slicer ($11) all summer long! Simply slice the melon in half, then use the curved blades to cleanly scoop out half-moon shaped slices. It’s dishwasher safe—and this set also comes with a melon baller.
The ‘Ove’ Glove
Traditional oven mitts are so bulky and awkward, it’s amazing its taken this long for an updated design to hit the market. The ‘Ove’ Glove ($24 for 2) is made from heat and flame resistant Kevlar material used by firefighters. The glove has a nice, snug fit and is great in the kitchen or out by the grill.
Psst… This is exactly what you need for turning tasty kebabs (like these!) over hot coals.
5-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer
Cutting back on carbs has never been easier! The Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer ($28) can make zucchini noodles, but that’s just the beginning. It also slices, shreds and makes chips in no time. Use it with fruit or veggies, eat them raw in a salad or cook them up for a healthy meal.
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No more uneven and messy bagel halves! Use the Hoan Bagel Guillotine Slicer ($20) to safely and effortlessly slice bagels in half. Simply place the bagel in its slot and push down on the guillotine blade. It can also slice muffins, buns and rolls.
Copper Fry Pan Set
Copper pans seem to be everywhere these days. You’ve seen the commercials—sticky food sliding effortlessly off these pans, without even a drop of oil or pat of butter. The secret is their nonstick coating, thought to be the new-and-improved Teflon. With the Copper Chef Square Fry Pan 5-Piece Set ($60), you’ll get two griddle pans, one grill pan and two glass lids. The square shape lets you cook more food at once. And who doesn’t love getting dinner on the table faster?
Spice Organizer Shelf
Is your spice cabinet a mess? Most likely, yes. Get all those spice bottles in order for good with the Spicy Shelf Deluxe ($28). It’s a set of two shelves that can be stacked or set side-by-side, depending on the size of your cabinet. There’s also a couple of different leg sizes so you can fit both short and tall bottles. Never search for the onion powder again!
A chef’s knife is thought to be an extension of your hand. It’s essential you have one that’s high quality and always sharp! The Aero Knife ($10) features a unique design with holes along the blade to allow for ventilation, ensuring food never sticks to the knife. The best part? It never needs sharpening!
Electric Egg Cooker
It seems like every time we need to boil eggs, we’re quickly doing a Google search on the best methods. Skip the hassle with the Chefman Electric Egg Cooker ($20). This baby can perfectly boil, poach or steam up to six eggs in minutes! And don’t worry about the clean up—the lid and cooking trays are dishwasher safe.
We’ve all done it. You come home from a long day at work only to realize you forgot to put the chicken in the fridge to defrost. Well, instead of resorting to takeout, you can use the D-Frost Wonder Defrosting Tray ($20). Simply put your frozen meat on the “wonder tray” and your food will thaw 10 times faster than at room temperature alone.
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