Great kitchen gadgets are pure gold. Particularly the ones that solve problems you weren’t even aware you had. Such as—and this is a bit of a spoiler alert—the multi-blade kitchen shears for cutting herbs. Because, no, we didn’t even know that it annoyed us that we couldn’t make five rows of cuts with one snip…until just now! This round-up of genius kitchen toys will save you time, make cooking easier, and—well—they’re just plain cool. Basically, if it made us go, “Oohh!”, it made the list.
1. Warmhoming Five-Blade Kitchen Sheers, $19.99
Kitchen scissors are pretty much the best thing ever, and these things take that action to a new level.
2. Chef’n Cob Corn Stripper, $5.95
No more risking life and digits trying to slice corn off the cob, only to leave far too much behind.
3. YING LAN Pastry Lattice Roller, $5.69
Don't have the patience for making your own pie lattice? Problem solved! You can also use this tool to shape biscuits, cookies, and pizza.
4. Jokari Hands-Free Baggy Holder $14.29 for a 2-pack
How satisfying will it feel to zip together a full baggy without needing to wipe off spills around the edges?! Truly inspired work on this one.
5. Bottle Hanger Fridge Magnets, $39.99 per set
How often do we have extra space at the top of the fridge because nothing is ever that tall? Pretty much all the time, right? Hang beer, juices, and other bottles from these magnets to utilize that space!
6. Food Huggers, $16.99 for a set of 4
Keep halves of fruit and veggies fresh—and save yourself a lot of resealable baggies—with these food huggers in a variety of different shapes to match any type of food. (These can also be used to reseal open jars and cans!)
7. Steam Ship Silicone Steamer Lids, $10.99 for 3-piece set
So, your food is still warm, you don’t want it to get soggy by trapping the steam in with closed lid, but you want to keep it fresh. What to do? These handy lids eliminate the conundrum by creating a seal, but allowing steam to escape. So smart.
8. SLOTDOG, $19.99
In one swift move, steel blades cut slots into a hot dog so it can expand while it cooks. The slices cook up crispy (yum!) and hold onto hot dog toppings (more yum!).
9. Joie Toaster Pull, $6.00
Pull hot bakeware closer to you without the risk of burning yourself with this heat-resistant silicone gadget.
10. Jalapeño Pepper Corer, $6.96
Now you don’t have to worry about accidentally rubbing your eyes two hours after coring a jalapeño—this little tool can do the job—and take the heat—for you.
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