11 Cool Kitchen Gadgets You Can Find on The Grommet
Quirky website The Grommet uncovers all sorts of cool kitchen gadgets—including these clever tools for cooking, baking and all things food.
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Flexible Wood Cutting Board
This cutting board ($30) is an incredible combination of a real wood surface plus a flexible silicone base. It’s easy to flex the board to transfer and pour ingredients, and it grips and protects your countertop, too.
Hand Butter Churner
It’s refreshing to find a butter churner ($39) on a list of cool kitchen gadgets. Pour fresh cream into this mason jar and use the hand crank to make freshly-churned butter. This is a great one to share with kids in the kitchen.
Even better? The natural by-product of homemade butter: buttermilk to use in your baked goods.
Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
The sous vide cooking method is one of the hottest kitchen trends, allowing home cooks to get perfectly cooked meat, vegetables and more. This sous vide immersion circulator ($100) works with standard pans, and cooks food at a consistent low temperature. You’ll never overcook a steak again!
We tried sous vide cooking. Here’s what we thought.
5-in-1 Steel Scissors
These are incredibly strong and comfortable multi-tasking shears ($22). You will find ways to use them all over your house, but try to keep them in the kitchen! Use them to crack nuts, spatchcock a chicken, crush garlic cloves and even open bottles.
Tablet-Holding Cutting Board
It could be easier to read recipes while you cook! This beautiful, American-made cutting board ($128) has a built-in lip to hold iPads and other tablets at the perfect angle for reading. It fits over the edge of your counter so scraps can easily be pushed into the trash.
Food Stack Kit
This is an unusual gadget, but it’s great for anyone who loves food presentation. This food stacker kit ($30) helps you layer ingredients (think sushi, parfaits, layered dips, even mac n’ cheese) inside the cylinder. Tamp the ingredients down tight and then release a vertical “stack” on the serving dish. It creates a dazzling display!
Portable Pizza Oven
There is no need to rough it anymore while camping or picnicking—instead, you can make delectable, homemade pizzas in less than five minutes. This portable pizza grill ($399) is propane-powered, a tidy size and adorable to boot! It also comes with plates to work as a portable grill or griddle.
Who knew that lanolin from all-natural Shetland wool is the best way to ripen avocados? Invented by a caterer, these pure wool socks ($17) gently ripen avocados in 48 hours. Bonus: A bowl of avocados stored snugly in wool socks looks very cute.
Keep your grilled and smoked meats at the perfect temperature with this ingenious gadget. Connect this smart thermometer ($120) to your iPhone or other iOS device to control the temperature remotely. Two probes with long cables mean you can monitor your foods without opening the grill cover.
Flexible Measuring Cups
You probably didn’t know you needed flexible measuring cups, but really—what a brilliant idea. Just give these silicone measuring cups ($25) a squeeze to create a spout anywhere along the rim. Then, pour ingredients neatly! They stand up to hot and cold ingredients, too.