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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.

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Kale Razorvia

Kale Razor

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.

Purchase it here. 

Here are the kitchen gadgets our Test Kitchen loves most.

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Avocado Food Huggervia

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.

Purchase it here.

Extra avocado lying around? These tried and true dishes are great ways to use them up.

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Onion Choppervia

Onion Chopper

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.

Purchase it here.

Psst! Here are the gadgets pro-cooks actually use at home. 

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Herb Scissorsvia

Herb Scissors

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.

Purchase it here.

Spice up your meal planning with these ways to use fresh herbs.

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Smooth Touch Can Openervia

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!

Purchase it here.

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Cut Resistant Glovesvia

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.

Purchase it here.

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Dough Cuttersvia

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 kneed dough, scrape bowls and swirl pretty patterns across cakes.

Purchase it here.

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Mortar and Pestlevia

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!

Purchase it here.

Try our best guacamole recipe. 

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Potato Slicervia

Potato Slicer

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.

Purchase it here.

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Cherry Pittervia

Cherry Pitter

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.

Purchase it here.

Send your tastebuds to heaven with these fresh cherry recipes. You’re guaranteed to find one you love. 

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Onion Gogglesvia

Onion Goggles

These light weight 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.

Purchase it here.

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Garlic Press and Peelervia

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.

Purchase it here.

Hungry? Pick one of our garlic lover approved recipes for your next meal.

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Olive Oil Sprayervia

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.

Purchase it here.

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Poultry Scissorsvia

Poultry Scissors

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.

Purchase it here.

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Tortilla Pressvia

Tortilla Press

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!

Purchase it here.

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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. 

Purchase it here.

Here’s everything you can make with zoodles!

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Stuffed Burger Pressvia

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.

Purchase it here.

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Potato Pouchvia

Potato Pouch

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.

Purchase it here.

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Mini Food Processorvia

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!

Purchase it here.

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Potato Mashervia

Potato Masher

This potato masher is ideal since it has a long handle, keeping your hands far away from veggies that are oozing steam. The product is also durable, so you won’t have to worry about your masher getting, well, mashed.

Purchase it here.

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Pineapple Corervia

Pineapple Corer

Peel, core and slice your sweet, juicy pineapple in one easy step with a pineapple corer. Psst! It works for watermelons too.

Purchase it here.

Now that you’ve cored your pineapple, try one of these pineapple recipes.

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Lemon Zestervia

Lemon Zester

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.

Purchase it here.

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Egg Separatorvia

Egg 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 egg separator. Crack the egg into the separator and watch as the egg whites drip out of the bowl in three second.

Purchase it here.

Wondering what to do with those extra egg whites? Use ’em up in these recipes. 

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QQKO Corn Stripper Thresher Peelers Stainless Steel Corn Stripping Tool Kitchen Gadgetvia

Corn Stripper

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.

Purchase it here.

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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.

Purchase it here.

On a budget? These must-have kitchen gadgets are under $12.

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