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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No more rustling around to find things in the dark! Place these high-power LED light strips 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.
Before you start assembling the goods for your morning avocado toast, install this fire-preventing toaster shield 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. Here are a few tips from American Red Cross to prevent fires in the kitchen.
Protect your sharp knives and prevent accidental cuts with these heavy-duty knife sheaths. 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. 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.
Avoid painful burns with this clever little tool. 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.
Stand at your sink comfortably and stop worrying about slipping on wet floors while washing dishes. This durable non-slip kitchen mat features high-quality foam to eliminate pressure and provide superior support over long periods of time. Ahh.
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. The splatter-proof guard, heat-resistant cover fits onto most pots and pans (6″ to 10″ in diameter).
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.
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, 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 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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