I practically grew up in the kitchen, cooking with my mom every afternoon. As an adult, I still enjoy cooking on the weekends, but I find myself swinging by the drive-thru as often as making a home cooked meal.
Whether you cherish every moment you spend in the kitchen, or you only cook because you HAVE to, these kitchen gadgets are guaranteed to upgrade your next meal!
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Food is experiential, and truthfully I’ve never had so much fun ladling soup out of the pot as with my Nessie ladle. Plus the colander makes straining boiled veggies or dumplings super simple. When I’m not using them they now double as kitchen counter decor.
Mac and cheese? Pulled pork? Veggie stew? It doesn't matter what's for dinner, I can cook it in my Instant Pot in less than an hour!
Did you know you can also cook cheesecake and other desserts in this crazy contraption?
The Instant Pot is a relatively simple and straightforward appliance to learn how to use... but what should you make? You will be OBSESSED with this cookbook that gives you 800 recipes that you can make with your instant pot!
How many kitchen appliances can you find for less than $10!? This Dash Mini Maker revolutionized my weekend breakfasts! Now I can make mini waffles for the whole family - or "chaffles" (an egg-based waffle) for those who are eating low carb!
Nothing beats a fresh cup of juice first thing in the morning - and your body will agree! Fruit and vegetable juice is packed with vitamins and minerals, and this juicer can create an 8 ounce cup in only 5 seconds!
I absolutely hate cleaning the stove, so this spill stopper cover saves my life every single time I make dinner. This lid fits on the pots and pans you already own, and prevents boil overs and spills.
When I'm on the go, a smoothie is often the easiest option for breakfast. This blender comes with personal to-go cups perfect for a protein shake, and ALSO comes with a full-size countertop pitcher for soups, salsa, jams, and hummus.
This is another nifty gadget I use to make my least favorite part of cooking - dishes - as easy and efficient as possible. I use my dish squeegee to clear food off plates, bowls, and pans without having to touch anything wet or nasty.
I use plastic containers to store leftovers and extra chopped veggies, but one thing I hadn't been able to replace until recently was gallon sized freezer bags. Then I discovered these! These are 11x11 inches and designed to withstand the freezer, so I can portion and freeze meats and pre-made meals without wasting plastic.
I have put just about everything you can imagine in my air fryer - potatoes, brussels sprouts, green beans, breaded fish, a whole chicken, chickpeas - and it's all turned out wonderfully! I'm a little bit obsessed with this device as it allows me to eat my favorite fried foods, using the same amount of oil that I would use if I were sauteeing or roasting!
You can cook just about anything in an Instant Pot... but now you can TRULY cook anything! This stacked accessory kit includes a steamer basket, egg rack, springform pan, kitchen tongs, and much more!
Is it weird that this knife set literally changed my life? I never realized how awful a dull knife set was until I actually upgraded to something high quality. My dad has been using this knife set for years and swears by them, so I finally took the plunge a few months ago and couldn't be happier!
We all have that one friend who spills absolutely everything - it might even be you! If you’ve ever tried to pour a glass of milk or juice from a Costco-sized jug and ended up with more liquid on the counter than in your cup, you definitely need one of these magic taps. The universal cap gives you hands-free access to nearly every container in your fridge.
I much preferred brewed coffee to French press, but I hate the drama of brewing an entire pot for just one cup. That's why I love my Keurig. I can easily and quickly brew just the amount that I want, with no cleanup.
Admittedly, I’ve been known to get a little distracted in the kitchen and once or twice I’ve let the water in a pot boil up and over the lid. Oops. That’s why I love these hilarious little pot lid lifters. They’re BPA free and made from food-grade silicone. You can position the little person in various ways to prop your pot lid open so it never boils over again.
Cook chicken, steak, veggies, fish, or anything else to absolute precision! Never suffer through a dry roast again - this incredible device allows you to cook your food to the perfect temperature, locking in moisture and flavor.
Making a cup of tea has honestly never been more rewarding. These adorable little animal infusers have super-fine holes so you’re never stuck with a bunch of loose tea leaves at the bottom of your mug. When you’re done, you can just toss them in the dishwasher. It’s so easy and is a perfect waste-free option.
Take it straight from the stovetop to the oven without switching dishes. A Dutch Oven is an absolute essential in my kitchen. I especially love it for one-dish meals, where I brown my meat on the stovetop and then pop it in the oven with my veggies.
From hot tea to ice-cold fruit-infused water, I can make it all in this adorable high-quality tumbler. I love the sleek design of this to-go infuser, even the packaging was on-point. With a super tight seal, you can just toss this in your bag and go without having to worry about leaks or your tea getting cold.
Handheld coffee grinders take a lot of guesswork, and make a huge mess of spilled coffee grounds. I use this coffee grinder mill every single morning! Just tell it how many cups you're making, and it does all the work - without any of the mess.
I'm always looking for ways to ditch single-use plastic, but sometimes you just need some Saran wrap! No more - Bee's Wrap is an eco-friendly, reusable food wrap made from cotton and beeswax. You can use it again and again for up to a year to cover topless containers and wrap anything you would use plastic wrap for.
Colander strainers are sooooo 2019. This snap on strainer makes it so much easier to strain pasta, potatoes, or whatever you're boiling!
I hate to waste anything, so I love that this bottle emptying kit helps me use up every last drop of my condiments. This kit comes with 4 different sized nozzles and works with nearly any small bottle!