12 Kitchen Safety Products Every Home Cook Should Own
Your kitchen is a place where you prepare and enjoy delicious meals. It should also be equipped with appliances, tools and gadgets that ensure safety and comfort.
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Before you start assembling the goods for your morning avocado toast, install this fire-preventing toaster shield ($20) directly above your toaster. It reflects heat and protects your cabinets. It also works when placed under a cabinet to protect it from the steam rising up from your coffee maker.
Protect your sharp knives and prevent accidental cuts with these heavy-duty knife sheaths ($12). They slide on and off easily and hold knives securely. When it’s time to clean, they’re completely dishwasher safe. Bonus: You won’t have to sharpen your knives as often. Here’s the single best way to keep your knives sharp.
Keep your eyes and ears on your kitchen no matter where you are in your home. In case an alarm goes off, you’ll know immediately thanks to this smart home camera ($38). Other features include 360-degree rotation, motion detection and Wi-Fi connection. Pro tip: Point the camera towards your oven—you’ll never have to worry if you’ve turned it off again! We love these other smart kitchen gadgets, too.
Whether you’re frying bacon, cooking eggs, sauteing vegetables or making pancakes, you want to prevent hot oil, water and food from burning your skin. The Frywall ($29), the frying pan splatter guard seen on the TV show “Shark Tank,” makes using the frying pan much safer. Find more of our favorite Shark Tank products.
Between the exposed blade and hard-to-clean interior, traditional rotary pizza cutters aren’t always the safest option. This elongated cutter ($22) features a beveled edge that cuts through even the thickest crust with a simple rocking motion. Put your new tool to work with these tasty pizza recipes.