Nothing gets me more excited than a cool new kitchen gadget. Over the years, I’ve collected quite a few. Admittedly, there are a few that never quite worked out.
But I’ve also discovered a few gems that get used every week. My crockpot, food processor, and vegetable chopper are some of my go-to gadgets. They save me a ton of time in the kitchen every week.
I can’t imagine not having these on hand. How on earth did our grandmothers manage? I’m guessing they had to use a lot more elbow grease.
But these days, there are a ton of tools that make cooking time a breeze!
Here are 13 of my favorite kitchen gadgets… and a few guilty pleasures 🙂
1. Instant Pot DUO
This 7-in-1 pot can slow cook, saute, make yogurt, and just about everything in between.
The Instant Pot Duo is a multi-purpose pot that combines 7 different appliances in one. What other kitchen item lets you cook rice, make perfect hard boiled eggs, whip up desserts, and pressure cook chicken in just one press of a button?
The Instant Pot cooks food up to 70% faster. You can cook pot roast, chili, chicken wings, bbq, mac & cheese, ribs, pizza dip, tortilla soup, meatballs, chicken fried rice, and so much more – all in a fraction of the time of your traditional slow cooker. Instant pot? More like magic pot!
The seven modes include: steamer, rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, saute, yogurt maker, and food warmer. It’s effective, efficient, and a space-saver!
2. Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’Longhi
This single-serve coffee and espresso machine will make you feel like an expert barista.
The Nespresso Coffee and Espresso Machine is a versatile coffee maker that lets you brew single-serve cups in a press of a button. It is so easy to use and produces consistent results every time, so you’ll feel like an instant pro even at first try.
The Nespresso Machine allows you to make top-notch coffee and espresso in five cup sizes to suit however much caffeine you need for the day. Plus, it only takes 15 seconds to heat, so you won’t need to wait long to enjoy your favorite morning drink. And, it even comes in a sleek red and black design that will fit perfectly in your kitchen.
Start making your very own Barista-style drinks without complicated dials or settings.
3. Cosori Air Fryer
This air fryer that lets you eat guilt-free chicken.
Air fryers are all the rage nowadays especially for healthy eaters, and for good reason. This genius invention allows you to fry food without oil, producing chicken that’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Unlike typical air fryers, The 5.8-quart square Cosori Air Fryer can fit a whopping 5- to 6-pounder chicken and cook it much faster than any oven. And, not only can this versatile gadget cook poultry, but even steak, vegetables, bread, and seafood.
As if that’s not good enough, the Cosori Air Fryer also comes with a hundred original recipes you can cook using it.
This high-speed blender whips up smoothies in no time.
If you’re crazy about smoothies but lack the time to make them, then you have to have the NutriBullet Blender. The high-speed mixer allows you to make tasty, nutritious smoothies in a matter of seconds. Just toss in whatever ingredients you want in your drink, and it will take care of everything for you.
It’s also a fantastic gift to loved ones.
5. KitchenAid Mixer
This mixer makes it easy to whip up dessert like a pro.
The KitchenAid Mixer is the best kitchen aid any baker can have. With this gadget, you can mix batter, beat eggs, whip cream, knead dough, and everything you need to bake any kind of pastry or dessert.
Plus, it comes in almost any color you can think of, so you can choose whichever one suits your personality best.
The KitchenAid Mixer is a must-have in any baker’s kitchen.
6. Waffle Maker
The mini-waffle maker that will make your kids love you even more.
Don’t let the caption fool you, because the Dash Mini Maker is more than just a waffle maker. It can also make hash browns, panini, and mini-pizzas: AKA breakfast food that kids will enjoy.
This kitchen gadget is a sure hit with kids and kids-at-heart. It’s also perfect for busy mornings because it produces great-tasting dishes in a matter of minutes.
And, it’s so compact it’s perfect for your dorm or your first apartment. It has a wide variety of trendy color options to choose from.
Plus, the kids will love you for this one!
7. Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Indoor Grill
This grill and electric griddle lets you cook barbecue inside the house.
Want to host a barbecue but don’t have enough space outside? With the Hamilton Beach Indoor Grill, you don’t have to stay outdoors to cook burgers and barbecues for friends.
This versatile item is a barbecue grill, electric griddle, and bacon cooker all in one. Best of all, you can do all of them inside the house.
It’s also big enough to cook six servings at once, making it ideal for afternoon parties. And, you don’t have to limit yourself to burgers, barbecue, and bacon either. With this grill, you can cook pizza, veggies, chicken, fish, and more.
Now you can make delicious burgers on the grill ANY time of year.
8. Ninja Food Chopper
This food chopper brings your Fruit Ninja fantasies to life.
Don’t you just love that mobile game that lets you chop fruit quickly and effortlessly? Well, the Ninja Food Chopper Express does exactly that.
It does not just chop food, either. You can change the settings to grind, blend, and mince, letting you cut food as the recipe requires.
With the Ninja Food Chopper Express, meal prep has never been easier.
9. Spiralizer 7-Blade Vegetable Slicer
This vegetable slicer doubles as a pasta maker.
The Spiralizer Ultimate Vegetable Slicer/Spaghetti Maker is the perfect kitchen item if you’re about to go on a fitness journey.
You can cut veggies in several creative ways in seconds. With the Spiralizer, you can make restaurant-quality salads and veggie dishes. You can also use it to turn eggplant or zucchini into noodles – perfect for making carb-free pasta.
10. Hamilton Breakfast Sandwich Maker
This sandwich maker makes your breakfast in five minutes.
The Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker is a must for all you busy bees out there. With this item, you get to have a gourmet breakfast in just five minutes.
Making a sandwich has never been quicker and easier. Just place bread, pre-cooked meat, cheese, raw egg, and whatever ingredient you want in the sandwich maker, and it will cook it for you in an instant.
Also makes the perfect holiday present!
11. Mueller Pro Vegetable Chopper
This veggie cutter lets you slice onions without crying.
With slicing onions, no one is safe from its tear-inducing properties. But, with the Mueller Chopper Pro, you don’t have to dread onions anymore. If you dread the smell of onion on your hands, this chopper is a lifesaver.
Plus, that’s not the only thing it can cut? You can also use it to chop cheese and whatever fruit or veggie you like.
12. OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler
This makes peeling your fruits a breeze.
With the OXO Swivel Peeler, you can cut minutes off your prep time.
Don’t you just hate how time-consuming it is to peel fruits and veggies? Good thing OXO has a way to make your life easier. With the Swivel Peeler, you can peel any tough-skinned fruits and veggies in an instant.
And, you don’t have to spend a lot to save precious time, either.
13. Prepworks Apple Slicer & Corer
The slicer that lets you cut apples evenly consistently.
The Prepworks Apple Slicer allows you to make 16 even apple slices safely in just 5 seconds. Just place the apple on top of the device and push the blade down to core and slice it. Easy breezy!
This item is perfect for apple pie bakers who just do not have the time to slice several apples a day. Or busy moms who simply don’t have time for all that chopping!
This is one of my favorite little gadgets in the kitchen.
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