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31 Cool Kitchen Gadgets That Don’t Suck (And Actually Work!)

Most people have items in their kitchen that simply gather dust or take up valuable kitchen worktop space. So we went on the hunt for some cool kitchen gadgets that don’t suck. Whether you’re looking for an electrical item that does the job of seven, or a small tool that performs one (important) task, every gadget in this selection actually works and will be used far too often to ever get dusty.

Garlic Grater

Garlic Grater

Anyone who cooks knows how much of a pain it is to peel and grate a garlic bulb. This brilliant set allows for effortless peeling with just a simple rolling action, and includes a useful grating plate and brush for not only grating garlic but hard cheese, ginger, and nutmeg, too.

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Food Guard Reusable Lids

Food Guard Reusable Lids

Say goodbye to mismatching lids and put an end to planet-destroying plastic wrap with Food Guards. Made from a durable, BPA-free material, these colorful oven, microwave, and freezer-safe circles can stretch 2-3 times their size to cover most bowls, plates, and containers, and will never lose their shape.

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VeggiDome

VeggiDome

Let VeggiDome keep your fruit and veg fresh and crisp all day long without the need for a fridge. Allowing ethylene gas to escape throughout the day, the dome creates a humid atmosphere to keep the produce well-hydrated and wilt-free, while keeping healthy snacks on full display to encourage healthier eating.

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MEATER Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

MEATER Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

Take the guesswork out of ‘just right’ meat with the Meater. This wireless kitchen gadget is skewered into the meat before cooking and then tracked with the smartphone app, meaning you can leave the kitchen and get on with other jobs until your phone tells you it’s done.

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VertiGrille Grill Rack

VertiGrille Grill Rack

The Vertigrille can be used with a grill, oven, or smoker to cook food in an upright position. Not only does this method save space and the use of multiple tools, but it also allows fats to run out of the meat, leaving behind tender, succulent wings, ribs, fish, and vegetables.

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Sushi Bazooka

Sushi Bazooka

Making sushi is an art form and one that many people just can’t master. Make it easy with the Sushi Bazooka. Load both sides of the opened cylinder with rice, fish, and vegetables of choice, then close and plunge to produce the perfect filling to be rolled in seaweed sheets.

BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

BagPodz Reusable Bags

BagPodz Reusable Bags

Forget single-use plastic grocery bags and switch to BagPodz, instead. This handy little system comes with 5 or 10 durable ripstop nylon bags inside a pouch which enables the bags to be removed one by one to make packing easy. Once shopping is unpacked, the bags are reinstalled for next time.

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Rollie Quick Egg Cooker

Rollie Quick Egg Cooker

Omelettes and frittatas become super simple with Rollie, the hands-free vertical egg cooker that turns out perfect cylindrical egg dishes every time. Whether cooking just egg or adding the ingredients of a Spanish omelette, this easy clean gadget will have it ready in less than 10 minutes.

BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

Smartignition Rechargeable Lighter

Smartignition Rechargeable Lighter

Light fires and barbeques the easy way with the Smartignition electric rechargeable lighter. Both butane and flame-free, this lighter uses an electric arc instead of a standard lighter flame, and can be used up to 300 times on a single charge. USB cord and built-in lithium ion battery are included.

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Mighty Carver Electric Knife

Mighty Carver Electric Knife

Carving the Thanksgiving turkey is a job that requires precision and skill. If the head of the family never gets it quite right, the Mighty Carver will do it for them. Designed to look like a chainsaw, this electric knife is both fun and functional and will bring out anyone’s inner lumberjack.

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Bacon Master Cooker

Bacon Master Cooker

Cook bacon the easy way using this Smart Planet Bacon Master Cooker. Stainless steel and easy to clean, this innovative cooker will produce six to eight evenly cooked bacon slices in around 8 minutes without the need for turning, while the fat is collected in the tray underneath.

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The Ultimate Peanut Butter Knife

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Knife

Peanut butter fiends will know the pain of not being able to reach the bottom of the jar, but the PB Jife will solve that problem. The extra-long blade means knuckles stay clean, while the curved blade reaches under the rim so not even a smidgen is ever wasted.

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Cob Corn Stripper

Cob Corn Stripper

Eating corn on the cob is a lot of fun, but it can get quite messy. This smart utensil can accommodate any size cob and quickly and easily strips all the kernels with one swift, twisting motion, leaving just whole plump kernels to be added to salads, salsas, and soups.

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Gyoza Maker

Gyoza Maker

Gyoza are Japanese dumplings that are delicious to eat but not so easy to make. This kit makes creating these little morsels simple by rolling the dough in the hand-cranked rollers and then stuffing with a choice of delicious fillings.

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Ice Luge

Ice Luge

Ensure guests have ice-cold shots every time with this reusable ice luge. Made from plastic, this food-grade mold can be filled with water and frozen 24 hours before it’s needed. Once set up on the stand, it can be used to cool spirits as they’re poured down the double track.

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Rad High Lip Pan

Rad High Lip Pan

Take healthy eating to a whole new level with the Radical Pan. Available in three sizes, this pan is the only SGS, NSF, and FDA certified non-stick pan on the market, thanks to its toxin-free design. With a superior non-stick finish, both cooking and cleaning are super easy.

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Bluapple Produce Keeper

Bluapple Produce Keeper

Ethylene gas is responsible for the ripening of fruits and vegetables, but too much of it in concentrated form (as in a fridge) means that foods go ‘off’ far too quickly. Bluapple absorbs the gas naturally, meaning produce stays fresh for longer and only needs to be ‘refilled’ 4 times per year.

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Whiskware Pancake Batter Mixer

Whiskware Pancake Batter Mixer

Get rid of nasty lumps with this simple but ingenious kitchen gadget for mixing smooth batter. Ingredients are added to the bottle which is shaken vigorously; the enclosed BlenderBall takes care of clumps and lumps while you shake, and cleaning up is super simple, either by hand or in the dishwasher.

BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

3-in-1 Breakfast Station

3-in-1 Breakfast Station

There’ll be no more slaving over a hot stove with three or more pans on the go with this smart breakfast station. Combining a toaster oven, griddle, and coffee maker, this 3-in-1 machine can cook eggs and bacon while the bread toasts and the coffee brews to perfection.

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Salad Cutter Bowl

Salad Cutter Bowl

The Websun salad cutter bowl makes light work of preparing salads. The vented bowl acts as a sieve for washing the vegetables, before those same vents guide the knife to make even cuts. Then simply invert, add dressing, and serve.

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Crinkle Cut Knife

Crinkle Cut Knife

Add some variety to vegetables and fries with this clever crinkle cut knife. The sharp stainless steel blade is textured to produce a more pleasing appearance, and can be used on potatoes, veg, and even some fruits like strawberries and apple slices.

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Frywall Splatter Guard

Frywall Splatter Guard

Keep stove tops and splashbacks clean and splatter-free with a Frywall splatter screen. Available in 3 sizes, this conical screen is made from silicone and fits inside the pan so that food can be stirred and simmered without making a mess, while also allowing steam to escape.

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Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Rustle up two delicious breakfast sandwiches without the hassle with the Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker. In just 4 easy steps, you can have custom sandwiches filled with egg, cheese, bacon, or anything else you fancy. A recipe book is also included full of exciting meal ideas.

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Souper Cubes Trays

Souper Cubes Trays

Freezing food in the right portion size can be a bit of a struggle. Make sure leftovers are perfectly proportioned with Souper Cubes, the silicone trays which divide foods up into ½, 1, or 2 cup quantities. Being oven-safe, they can even be used for easy reheating for added convenience.

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Vejibag Reusable Produce Bags

Vejibag Reusable Produce Bags

Keep vegetables fresher for longer in the refrigerator with the Vejibag. Made from eco-friendly, organic cotton, each bag is moistened with water, wrung out, and filled with washed veggies before being stored in the fridge, keeping them crisp and fresh for a week or more.

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CouchCoaster

CouchCoaster

Putting a cup of tea or a glass of wine on the floor might be convenient, but it’s asking for stained floors and wasted drinks. The CouchCoaster fits over the arm of the couch and comes with an adjustable holder to accommodate mugs, cans, and bottles up to 90mm.

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Whisk Wiper

Whisk Wiper

Eliminate the mess of whisking with Whisk Wiper, the little disc that catches drips, keeps the whisk off the worktop, and allows for easy cleaning when you’re done, making sure every last drop of mix is used and not wasted. An 11” stainless steel whisk is included.

BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

Hamama Micro Greens Kits

Hamama Micro Greens Kits

Even the smallest of homes can have an abundant supply of healthy microgreens with this handy indoor growing kit. Choose from vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, and kale, fill the growing tray with water, and then lay the pre-seeded quilt inside for edible greenery in a week to 10 days.

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Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain Strainer

Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain Strainer

If juggling hot pans and colanders at the same time is a little like hard work, try this silicone strainer that clips on to any size pan. Leaving the food in the pan, this versatile strainer will allow water to drain away easily, while taking up hardly any room.

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Butter & Cheese Huggers

Butter & Cheese Huggers

There’s nothing more annoying than taking cheese from the fridge and finding it’s gone all hard because it’s not been wrapped. End that problem by using a silicone hugger. Available in 5 sizes, these huggers can also be used for butter while ending the need for eco-unfriendly plastic wrap.

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Thermomix TM6

Thermomix TM6

Like having your own personal tutor, the Thermomix TM6 comes with a full color screen on which you can watch demonstrations, share shopping lists, and more. Providing 22 functions, including slow cooking, sautéing, caramelizing, and rice cooking, the TM6 will also keep track of cooking times for perfect results every time.

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