15 Wildly Useful Kitchen Gadgets That People Can’t Stop Buying on Amazon
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Single-use and niche products sometimes get a rap, but our school of thinking is this: Quality is quality. So who cares if that nut milk bag or wine-sealing device is hyper-specific, so long as it really works?
Think beyond the kitchen basics with these nifty Amazon kitchen gadgets that aid in cooking, baking, storing, prepping and more. They all have nearly five stars from thousands of reviewers—oh, and the ability to be on your doorstep in two days’ time if you have a Prime membership.
Vegetable Slicer and Spiralizer
Trade pasta for veggie noodles with one of the best kitchen gadgets for preparing low-carb, high-flavor meals. This multi-purpose spiralizer, which is among our Test Kitchen’s favorites, comes with six blades, offering endless opportunities for creating alternative pasta dishes. The hand-crank tool isn’t just for zoodles (aka zucchini noodles), either. It turns out you can also spiralize unexpected vegetables.
Five-star reviewer, J L, is getting their whole crew—yes, including the pet—in on the fun this nifty tool. “Very easy to use and it’s amazing how much we are enjoying our vegetables!!! Excellent product! A fun way for kids to eat vegetables, too! Our dog loves the carrot spirals, too,” they share.
Digital Meat Thermometer
Never overcook (or undercook) a ribeye again with this digital meat thermometer. The kitchen gadget measures temperature in less than seven seconds, and it’s a professional chef’s secret to grilling the perfect steak. Pro tip: For a medium-rare piece, the temperature should be 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
“This product is super cool, takes all of the guesswork out of knowing whether your meat is cooked through! It also has a magnet and can be stored right on your fridge. 10/10 product!” writes Amberly Cooper, a verified purchaser.
10-in-1 Instant Pot Pro
The Instant Pot has graduated from trendy appliance to outright classic for good reason: It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker, yogurt maker, sauté pan and warmer all in one. Basically, cooking these recipes in an Instant Pot is the solution to all of your dinner dilemmas. Pair this kitchen gadget with our favorite Instant Pot accessories.
Professional Dough Blender
You’ll quickly become a pie-making pro with the help of this mixing tool. Use a pastry cutter to combine wet and dry ingredients when making pie pastry, then choose a blueberry, apple, chocolate or another type of filling. Bake easy knowing that if your pastry blender does break, the company will replace it for free.
“This was such a cute color but was very affordable, so I didn’t expect much,” says five-star reviewer, Ann Stone. “I was pleasantly surprised to find it arrived nicely packaged in its own box, and was sturdy and well-made with a rubber-grip colored handle and nicely designed blades.”
Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
Everything tastes better when it’s cooked in cast iron. This cast iron skillet from Lodge comes pre-seasoned, meaning it’s already nonstick and ready to use as soon as you open the box. Plus, it comes with a silicone handle cover. Get more details about this top-rated skillet.
Nothing beats a morning (or afternoon) bagel loaded with schmear. But more often than not, cutting that bagel into two even halves feels tedious—and a bit dangerous—until now. This bagel guillotine has near-perfect reviews on Amazon, and is the smart way to achieve evenly cut slices—and without mess.
Digital Food Scale
Trying to convert grams and ounces to cups is not only annoying, but it can also be inaccurate. Measure baking ingredients more precisely by weighing them on a food scale that can withstand up to 11 pounds. There are more reasons to snag a food scale, and soon you won’t know how you worked in the kitchen without one.
Nut Milk Bag
There are plenty of reasons to drink nut milk, whether you’re lactose intolerant, vegan or simply looking to up your protein. But store-bought almond and cashew milks can be expensive. Make homemade, non-dairy milk with this nut milk bag. It’s similar to a fine-mesh strainer in that it filters out the pulp from nuts, seeds or grains. Plus, it doubles as a coffee filter or cheesemaker.
Five-star reviewer, Glenn Mitchell, knows he can count on this bag constantly. “Strong bag, drains well, cleans easily, keeps on going. I used mine almost daily for over a year. Still like new. Just bought two more for gifts,” he writes.
Doughnut Baking Pans
“Doughnut” pass up this pair of pastry pans! Nonstick and dishwasher safe, these kitchen gadgets are an easy way to make a dozen healthy-ish doughnuts that are baked, not fried. Use the pans to whip up one of these yummy doughnut recipes.
“Wow! Who knew you could make tasty donuts without the greasy mess? They are even better sitting overnight so that they become more dense in texture. Two-pack was a great deal!” writes verified purchaser, Daisy.
Need to open some freshly canned peaches for a tantalizing fruity desserts? Well, now you can. This convenient can opener has a magnet on the front to easily remove the lid once it’s cut, as well as a lever to deposit said lid right into the recycling bin. It’s a smarter can opener!
Wire Cheese Slicer
More cheese, please! Consider your wish granted with this adjustable cheese slicer. The stainless steel wire slicer lets you cut slices of whatever width, from paper-thin to 1/4 of an inch. Now you can make a charcuterie board with cheddar or top a salad with Parmesan with the right slivers.
Stovetop Espresso Maker
Skip the pricey Starbucks order and make your own cup of espresso with this barista-approved Bialetti Moka. In less than five minutes, you’ll have one, six, nine or 12 cups of delicious, bold brew, depending on the size you choose. Plus, since it doesn’t require one-time-use filters, it’s an eco-friendly way to brew each morning.
“I put off buying one of these stovetop espresso makers for years because I thought it would be too much trouble,” writes Joey, a five-star reviewer. “I have had just about every brand of electric espresso maker under $200 and I have never been satisfied. So, I finally tried the authentic three-cup Bialetti Moka pot and I could kick myself in the butt for not having tried it years ago.”
Silicone Baking Cups
Just when you thought cupcakes couldn’t get any cuter, we found these colorful liners. The best part? These kitchen gadgets are made of silicone, making them washable and reusable. Plus, they aren’t just for cupcakes—put them in lunchboxes as snack dividers for a bento box feel.
On those rare occasions when you don’t finish the red you opened, do as our editors do and keep it fresh with this wine-sealing system. It’s completely airtight, sealing the bottle so that the wine doesn’t oxidize. If you don’t want to save the wine for drinking, use up the rest of the bottle in one of these flavorful recipes with wine.
Rapid Egg Cooker
Love eating eggs for breakfast, but feel too rushed in the mornings to make them? Meet the quick cooker from Dash that scrambles, hard-boils and poaches up to six eggs at a time while you’re getting ready. With more than 114,000 ratings, resulting in an average of 4.7 out of five stars, consider this one of the best kitchen products to buy this year.
“This has become one of my favorite appliances to own and to gift!,” says Stephanie B., a verified purchaser. “This little wonder cooks perfect soft-, medium- or hard-cooked eggs in less time than it takes to get your pot of water to a boil.”
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