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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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LED Closet Light,Motion Sensor Light Under Cabinet Lights,Wireless Motion Activated Closet Lights,USB Battery Rechargeable Magnetic Cabinet Light for Closet/Drawer/Cabinet/Cupboard,18 LED,White Lightvia amazon.com

Motion Sensor LED Light

No more rustling around to find things in the dark! Place these high-power LED light strips ($17) above the sink, above the stove and under your cabinets. The bright lights will automatically turn on when they detect motion. Learn more about kitchen safety here.

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Toaster Shield Kitchen Fire Safetyvia amazon.com

Toaster Cabinet Guard

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.

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A Cut Above Cutlery 8 Inch Universal Kitchen Knife Sheath, Fits Chef's Knives, Santoku Blades, Carving Knives, Bread Knives from Any Manufacturer. Protect Your Kitchen Knives Like A Pro Chefvia amazon.com

Knife Sheath

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.

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Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant, White - WYZECP1via amazon.com

Indoor Smart Home Camera

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.

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Safety 1st Multi-Purpose Appliance Lock Decor, 2-Countvia amazon.com

Appliance Lock

Little ones in the house? Keep them safe by keeping your drawers and appliances securely shut with this easy-to-use multipurpose lock ($5). It’s ideal for childproofing the refrigerator, cabinets, microwave, dishwasher and more.

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Norpro 1229 Silicone Oven Rack Push/Pull Tool, Redvia amazon.com

Oven Rack Tool


Avoid painful burns with this clever little tool ($6). It makes pushing in (or pulling out) the oven rack safe and easy. Plus, since it’s heat resistant up to 645°F, you can rest assured this gadget will last for a long time.

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Kangaroo Original Standing Mat Kitchen Rug, Anti Fatigue Comfort Flooring, Phthalate Free, Commercial Grade Pads, Waterproof, Ergonomic Floor Pad for Office Stand Up Desk, 32x20, Brownvia amazon.com

Non-Slip Kitchen Rug

Stand at your sink comfortably and stop worrying about slipping on wet floors while washing dishes. This durable non-slip kitchen mat ($40) features high-quality foam to eliminate pressure and provide superior support over long periods of time. Ahh.

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NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves - Ambidextrous, Food Grade, High Performance Level 5 Protection. Size Small, Complimentary Ebook Includedvia amazon.com

Cut Resistant Gloves

You can never be too careful when using sharp knives. These cut resistant gloves ($13) are extra thick, but comfortable and flexible enough to get a good grip on both the knife and the object being cut. They’re perfect for using a mandoline safely, too.

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1 X Boil Over Safeguard - Silicone Lid Stops Pots and Pans from Messy Spilloversvia amazon.com

Boil-Over Safeguard Lid

You can fry bacon, cook eggs, reheat meals and more safely and easily. Prevent stovetop splashes and messy microwave spills with this handy boil-over safeguard lid ($17). The splatter-proof, heat-resistant cover fits onto most pots and pans (6″ to 10″ in diameter).

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Hamilton Beach Open Ease Automatic Jar Opener, Model 76800via amazon.com

Automatic Jar Opener

No more running jars under hot water, prying them open with a knife or loosening them up with a rubber grip. Open that jar of pickles or salsa effortlessly with the push of a button! Give your wrists a break with this ergonomic automatic jar opener ($37).

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Frying Pan Splatter Guardvia amazon.com

Frying Pan Splatter Guard

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.

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Epicurean Pizza Cutter Series - Natural/Slatevia amazon.com

Long Pizza Cutter


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.

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Ceara Milligan
Ceara “Kiwi” Milligan is a professional marketing strategist and copywriter who is proud to call Milwaukee home. She loves baking, cooking, writing, listening to music, dancing, playing and hosting trivia, watching college basketball (Go Marquette!), telling lame jokes, and petting every dog that crosses her path.

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