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30 Prep Tools from Amazon You Didn’t Know You Needed

Cooking a good meal doesn't have to require loads of time when you have these nifty prep tools on hand.

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Avocado Keeper

We love avocados just as much as everyone else, but sometimes they go bad too quickly—until now. This airtight avocado keeper fits half of an avocado, safely storing it until the next time you eat it up. Its airtight case makes it a convenient alternative to storing the fruit in plastic wrap or baggies, which don’t always keep oxidation at bay. The avocado keeper isn’t just a popular kitchen gadget on Amazon, it’s one of the best prep tools from Amazon that’ll save you money by keeping half-used produce fresh.

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Herb And Kale Stripper

Strip away stems from your leafy greens with this herb and kale stripper. Each hole is designed to pull kale, collards and herbs off of stems while the comb offers a comfortable grip for stripping too. Pull each stem through one of the holes and you’re done. You’ll be amazed at how much time this prep tool from Amazon saves when cooking salad recipes.

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Onion Chopper

There’s no use crying over onions, and now you won’t have to with this onion chopper. It gets the job done fast, saving you from tears while prepping your meal. Plus, you can use it for veggies too.

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Herb Scissors

Kiss the hours you spent chopping and mincing herbs goodbye. Pull out a pair of these herb scissors to snip greens into perfect-sized greens for your favorite herb-topped recipes. This tool is complete with a grip for comfortable cutting and won’t make a mess.

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Bagel Guillotine

We tapped one of our Taste of Home editors to see if this bagel guillotine stands the test of a crispy New York bagel—and it exceeded our expectations. Not only does it perfectly slice a bagel into two even halves, it cuts down on meal prep time. Say goodbye to cutting this treat with a standard kitchen knife once and for all! Editor’s tip: unless you’re blessed with impressive upper arm strength, use both hands when using this unique kitchen gadget to slice bagels and bread.

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Kitchen Mama Battery-Operated Can Opener

A kitchen tool with a cult following on Amazon, this electric can opener seamlessly slices open canned goods in the click of a button. While some traditional can openers are hard to use, this battery-operated option saves you the time and effort of manually opening cans. Simply press the button to start and stop, then voila! Freshly opened cans every. single. time.

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Cut-Resistant Gloves

Protect your hands when you’re busy chopping away with these gloves. They’ll ensure that your new knife set doesn’t send you to the ER—and give you the peace of mind when prepping foods like meat, fish and root veggies.

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Potato Pouch

Protect your microwave if you’re making potatoes tonight. Just pop this potato pouch in the microwave and hit start. Plus, it cooks them faster. Pair it with a potato storage container to keep spuds fresh until it’s time to cook.

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Food Huggers

Save half-used produce from spoiling with these silicone food huggers, which are an essential kitchen product for reducing food waste. They easily slide over unused produce halves, keeping air and moisture from seeping in. This five-piece set features a variety of sizes and it’s dishwasher-safe.

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Lettuce Keeper

A lettuce keeper is one of the most essential prep tools from Amazon for preparing crisp, fresh salads. Two Taste of Home Test Kitchen staffers recommend this lettuce storage container for its dynamic design. A built-in colander makes for easy lettuce rinsing while the attached reservoir catches excess moisture. Plus, the adjustable air vent keeps produce at an optimal environment, so you can count on fresh salad ingredients—even days after going grocery shopping.

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Dough Cutters

These multipurpose dough cutters will pay for themselves in no time. Not only will they chop your dough into perfectly proportioned chunks, they also knead dough, scrape bowls and swirl pretty patterns across cakes.

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Mortar and Pestle

Whether you’ve been itching to make fresh guacamole or your grandmother’s spice blend never seems to turn out quite right, snagging a mortar and pestle is one of the prep tools from Amazon you’ve been waiting for. A party essential, this natural marble option doubles as kitchen decor and boasts a nearly five-star rating.

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Mandoline Slicer

We’re obsessed with this three-in-one mandoline slicer! Slice burger toppings, potatoes and veggies in a variety of sizes all with one compact tool. Not only does it come with cut resistant gloves, it features a food holder to keep hands from coming into contact with blades.

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Cherry Pitter

Make prepping cherries a breeze with this nifty cherry pitter. You can pit up to four cherries at a time (ideal for making cherry recipes) and it’s dishwasher safe. It’s also a genius gadget for removing olive pits.

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Pastry Blender

A pastry blender is an essential tart and pie baking tool for easily prepping crust without getting dough all over your hands. Sharp metal blades easily blend dough, making for crispy and flaky pie crust, pizza crust, scones and pastries. Add this to your list of gifts for pie bakers.

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Avocado Slicer

Finally, a tool that splits, pits, and slices avocados. This three-in-one avocado slicer is a unique kitchen gadget you won’t believe is real every time you prep the fruit. The ridged knife seamlessly splits avocados into two halves while the middle circle removes the pit and the mandolin slices it into even chunks.

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Onion Goggles

If you can’t control tears from flowing while prepping onions, these onion goggles are for you. Once you slide them on, they block the enzymes from your eyes, as they fit snuggly and comfortably with soft silicone padding. Pro tip: Wear them while barbecuing to protect eyes from smoke and fumes.

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Garlic Twister

Prepping garlic is a tedious chore, but no one wants to sacrifice flavor. Add this garlic twister to your kitchen arsenal for easy mincing. It’s one of the best “TikTok made me buy it” prep tools, and you’ll actually look forward to using it next time you mix up a salad dressing or meal.

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Olive Oil Sprayer

This handy tool may look like a perfume bottle, but it’s actually one of the kitchen’s best-kept secrets. Fill the oil mister with the olive oil of your choice, and easily coat pans, glaze a dish or spray on food. Spreading olive oil without wasting it has never been easier.

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Poultry Scissors

Slice shells, break bones and cut up chicken with these surprisingly sharp poultry scissors. The spring-loaded blades are designed for the task, so you don’t have to hurt your hands—or your cutlery—trying to cut through meat with regular knives.

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Tortilla Press

Whip up homemade tortillas with this savvy tortilla press. Roll up dough, place it in the center and push down on the press. It’ll instantly enhance your empanada- and quesadilla-making game.

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Veggie noodles are a trend that’s here to stay. If you find yourself buying pre-made spirals, or maybe you’ve never even tried zoodles, consider purchasing a spiralizer. We like that this spiralizer comes with seven blades, so you can play around with the spiral shapes of your choice.

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Stuffed Burger Press

No need to order out when you can make your own stuffed burgers at home. This burger press stuffs patties with anything you want. Save money by opting for a night in with handmade, gourmet-level burgers thanks to this meat press.

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Mini Food Processor

If you need to use a food processor but don’t need to grind up a lot of ingredients, this compact food processor is for you. It works just as well as your full-sized kitchen staple, but it holds less and takes up less space. Which means less clean up for you! Here’s our list of the best mini food processors.

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Potato Masher

This potato masher is ideal since it has a long handle, keeping hands far away from veggies oozing steam. This product is also durable, so you can count on perfectly mashed potatoes and veggies without the tool bending.

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Pineapple Corer

Peel, core and slice pineapple in one easy step with a pineapple corer. It’ll change the way you prep the fruit for pineapple recipes. Plus, it’s fun to use so you can slice a pineapple in confidence.

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Lemon Zester

When you want to give a dish a little something extra, reach for a lemon zester. It takes dishes to the next level by adding a little pizazz. Topping any dish off with a little color makes it more beautiful and tasty than it already is.

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Egg Yolk Separator

Even the best chefs struggle to separate eggs. One slip up and you might just have to start over—making the task a real headache. Stress less with this silicone pig egg separator. Crack an egg into a bowl and gently squeeze the side of the pig with your fingertips to separate the yolk from the egg white. It’s a fun kitchen tool and one of many prep tools on Amazon that’s too cute to pass up.

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If you like this, you might appreciate this easy-to-use egg peeler, too. Simple add water, and a hard-boiled egg, then shake to peel!

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Corn Stripper

If you can’t get enough roasted corn but aren’t necessarily a fan of the cob, this corn stripper goes a long way. Run the tool along the cob, kind of like a razor, and the cooked corn kernels will instantly fall off.

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Hot Dog Maker

Fill this kabob skewer with your ground meat of choice and push down. It molds the meat into the shape of a hot dog while simultaneously skewering the meat. It’s fun, different and it’s one of the prep tools from Amazon that’s perfect for summer barbecues.

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Madi Koetting
As Associate Shopping Editor, Madi is an expert at helping Taste of Home readers find everyday household products to level up their life. She covers everything from Instagram-famous products to the internet’s best deals and discounts. When she’s not deep in a story, you can find her honing her at-home mixology skills and scouring TikTok for the next trendy product.