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 gadgets on hand.
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 green fruit fresh and tasty. Squeeze a little lemon on top to preserve it even longer.
Extra avocado lying around? These tried and true dishes are great ways to use them up.
There’s no use crying over onions, and now you won’t have to! 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 5 blade scissors to snip your greens into perfect sized green toppers. They’re complete with a grip and don’t make a mess.
Spice up your meal planning with these ways to use fresh herbs.
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 a smooth touch can opener. They’re small, so they’ll fit in any kitchen. Plus, they’re easy to use. Just push the top of the machine and watch as it does the work for you—no first aid kit necessary!
Cut Resistant Gloves
If you’re not stocking up on speciality 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.
These multipurpose dough cutters will pay for themselves in no time. Not only will they chop your dough into perfectly proportioned chunks, they kneed dough, scrape bowls and swirl pretty patterns across cakes.
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 like this one may just be the solution. The petite granite bowls are not exclusive to Mexican restaurants, and can be an asset to any kitchen. They’re affordable too!
We are obsessed with this product! Slice burger toppings, prepare potatoes to make homemade chips or even make slithers of veggies for zoodles, all with one compact tool. It’s easy to use and the attached container keeps your counters spotless. Plus, the food grip protects your hands from the blades.
Make pitting cherries a breeze with this nifty gadget. You can pit up to four cherries at a time. Bonus: this tool is dishwasher safe and BPA free.
Send your tastebuds to heaven with these fresh cherry recipes. You’re guaranteed to find one you love.
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 prep set like this one. It’s super sturdy and simple to use. 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.
Whip up homemade tortillas with this savvy tortilla press. Roll up your dough, place it in the center and push down on the press. Viola— you’re on your way to a totally authentic meal. Here’s a tortilla recipe to start with!
Veggie noodles are one trend that is here to stay. If you find yourself buying premade spirals, or maybe you’ve never even tried “zoodles,” consider purchasing your own spiralizer. This one is great because it’s complete with five unique blade styles.
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.
Protect your microwave if you’re making potatoes tonight. This potato pouch can fit about four potatoes inside. Just pop it in the microwave and hit start. Plus, it cooks them faster and keeps potato bits from cluttering your microwave.
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. Its 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!
Peel, core and slice your sweet, juicy pineapple in one easy step with a pineapple corer. Psst! It works for watermelons too.
Now that you’ve cored your pineapple, try one of these pineapple recipes.
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.
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 second.
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 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.
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