25 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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Strip away stems from your leafy greens. Pull each stem through one of the holes and you’re done. Yes, it really is that simple. This kale razor does the hard work for you and works for herbs, too! Try it out with these delicious kale recipes.
Avocado Food Hugger
We love avocados just as much as everyone else, but sometimes they go bad too quickly. This food hugger is designed to keep your favorite fruit fresh and tasty. Squeeze a little lemon on top to preserve it even longer. (Have some extra avocados laying around? Try out these different ways to use them up!)
There’s no use crying over onions, and now you won’t have to with this kitchen gadget! This onion chopper gets the job done fast and you won’t be teary-eyed while you prep your meal. Plus, you can use it for other veggies, too.
Kiss the hours you spent chopping and mincing herbs goodbye. Pull out a pair of these herb scissors to snip your greens into perfect-sized green toppers for your favorite herb-topped recipes. This tool is complete with a grip and won’t make a mess.
Smooth Touch Can Opener
Traditional can openers are a hassle, and when you use them, you often risk slicing the side of your finger. Ouch! Instead of digging through drawers looking for your rusted tool, invest in this can opener. They’re small, so they’ll fit in any kitchen. Plus, this kitchen gadget is easy to use. Just push the top of the machine and watch as it does the work for you—no first aid kit necessary!
If you’re not stocking up on specialty scissors and other chopping products, you should absolutely make room in your cabinets for one specialty item. Protect your hands when you’re busy chopping away. These gloves ensure that your new knife set doesn’t send you to the ER.
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.
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 may just be the solution. These affordable, petite granite bowls are not exclusive to Mexican restaurants—they can be an asset to any kitchen.
We are obsessed with this product! Slice burger toppings and prepare potatoes to make homemade ruffle chips, all with one compact tool. Plus, the food grip protects your hands from the blades.
These lightweight onion goggles keep the tears away while you’re busy in the kitchen. Once you slide them on, they block the enzymes from your eyes, as they fit snuggly and comfortably with a foam seal.
Garlic Press and Peeler
Prepping garlic for a dish can quickly turn into a tedious chore, but no one wants to sacrifice flavor. Peel and mince with ease with a stainless steel garlic press like this one. It’s super sturdy and simple to use for your favorite garlicky recipes. Keep your flavors and save yourself time.
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 liquid of your choice, and easily coat pans or glaze a dish. Spreading olive oil has never been easier.
Slice shells, break bones and cut up chicken with these surprisingly sharp (and just as useful!) poultry scissors. The spring-loaded blades are designed for the task, so you don’t have to hurt your hands (and your cutlery) trying to cut through meat with regular knives.
Stuffed Burger Press
Staying in tonight? No need to order out when you can make your own stuffed burgers at home! This burger press will help you save money and can stuff patties with anything you want. Yes, really! Before you start, read our how-to guide on whipping up the perfect stuffed patties.
Mini Food Processor
If you need to use a food processor but don’t need to grind up what seems like an entire cow, 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!
When you want to give your dish a little something extra, don’t hesitate to reach for a lemon zester. It takes your dish to the next level. Topping any dish off with a little color makes it more beautiful and tasty than it already is. Speaking of citrus, check out why you should get a grapefruit spoon.
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 egg separator. Crack the egg into the separator and watch as the egg whites drip out of the bowl in three seconds. Wondering what to do with those extra egg whites? Use ’em up in these recipes.
If you can’t get enough roasted corn but aren’t necessarily a fan of the cob, you’ll want to buy this corn stripper. Run the tool along the cob, kind of like a razor, and the pieces of corn will fall off.
Hot Dog Maker
Fill this kabob skewer with ground meat of your choosing and push down. It molds the meat into the shape of a hot dog while simultaneously skewering it. It’s fun, different and perfect for tonight’s cookout. (On a budget? These must-have kitchen gadgets are under $12.)