Kitchen gadgets I have to admit are a bit of a secret love of mine. I’m a huge lover of technology of any kind, coffee machines or apple macs galore, but nothing gets me as excited as a wicked cool avocado cuber. The best kitchen gadgets are simple, yet effective and sometimes particularly elusive. This Stack exists to help revolutionise your kitchen drawer with some kit that will level up that cooking game.
#1 This Frying Pan With Segments
A cooking utensil sent from heaven above. Fry your eggs completely separately from your bacon, and never worry about things mixing that should’nt mix in a frying pan. As a bonus this frying pan might also be useful at helping to avoid breakfast-related family arguments!
#2 This 3 in 1 Avocado Cuber
Told you I love an avocado cuber. It didn’t take me long to slip this bad boy in did it now? This is the ultimate stocking filler for anyone that loves an avocado. It includes 3 in 1 attachments, that let you cut into the avocado, remove the stone with it’s special design and an end specifically for slicing an avocado in seconds.
#3 This Foldable Cutting Board
A foldable cutting board might seem like something you don’t think you need. That’s only true until you have one. Possibly not in the category of ‘shut up and take my money’, but it will really improve your cooking life once you have one in your kitchen.
We can all honestly say there’s been a moment when you drop a mushroom on a stovetop instead of in your pan. Well, no longer.
#4 This Simple But Brilliant Garlic Press
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. This ‘rocker style’ garlic press has been one of the best kitchen purchases I’ve ever made. Don’t waste your money on those huge garlic pressers that look like they’re better suited in a gun holster than a kitchen drawer, because this simple press is all you need.
#5 This Crinkle Potato Cutter
Ever wanted to be able to make crinkle cut chips or fries? It’s never been easier than with this crinkle cutter. The nice thing about this cutter, versus ones that are a bit fancier, is that you can cut to any size. Chips? fine. Fries? fine. Thick cut? You bet!
#6 Make Dicing A Thing Of The Past
This onion dicer is the perfect gift who breaks down in tears at the mere sight of an onion.
Why do they have to be an ingredient in literally everything?
#7 This Clip On Strainer
Make adding an additonal piece of washing up a thing of the past. This clip on strainer does exactly what it says on the tin, and I promise you it will make your life in the kitchen a hell of a lot easier.
#8 Cast Iron Mini Waffle Maker
Okay, disclaimer, that photo is actually of the end product. But damn, they do look good don’t they? This is a photo of the actual cast iron waffle pan:
Remove messy, horrid and impractical waffle makers from your daily routine. This waffle pan doesn’t include a press, and instead relies on you flipping your waffles over. This means it removes almost all of the mess from the waffle making process, and you get a collection of super cute perfect waffles every time.
#9 This Genius Kitchen iPad Holder
This is a little gem I stumbled across whilst searching the web for the best kitchen gadgets, and it’s one I’ll be purchasing for myself. A cooking utentils pot that doubles up as a stand for your iPad or iPhone. Don’t let the price put you off, it’s a bit pricier than some of the other items on this list, but mainly due to the fact that it’s built out of a top notch ceramic material, and not plastic.
A really lovely gift for any cooking fanatic that uses the web as their cooking book.
#10 This Clever Baking Pan
Image courtesy of Vice.
Have a family where everyone goes for the brownies around the outside of the pan first? This maze-style brownie pan might be the answer. Get a set of perfect brownies with every bake, aka, a thing that everyone needs in their life.
As an extra win, this makes Brownies easier to cook. Centre-of-tray brownies are often undercooked, whilst outer-edge are dry. Get a consistent bake every time.
#11 Never Strain To Open A Jar Again
If you struggle to open jars, from pickle jars to Skippy, you need one of these in your life. Another little gem from OXO, who also made the fantastic avocado gadget featured above.
One of the reviews for this product states, in case you need convincing:
'I do a lot of home refreshing (remodeling) and can handle materials well but lots of times when I get home and have to open a new jar of something those old hands struggle. I am 66 and go to the gym 5-6 times a week yet a jar can throw my game. This works very easy and does open jars great.'
#12 This Super Easy Vegetable Steamer
I promise this post wasn’t sponsored by OXO. But hey, genius ideas have to be shared right? Say bye bye to complex pieces of equipment for steaming vegetables. Simply set up a pan of boiling water and plop this silicone steamer pouch with your vegetables in straight over the top of it. Minimal washing up, no fuss.
#13 These Clever Herb Cutting Scissors
Because cutting herbs is an annoying process that nobody needs to waste time doing. This might seem like overkill, but certainly could be a nice little gift for any lazy chefs out there.
#14 This Cookie Dunk Mug
Perhaps this doesn’t fit into the ‘gadget’ category, but it’s so damn cute I just couldn’t not include it. These exists a whole category of ‘dunk mugs’ on Etsy, with different designs. Combine your cookie tray and mug in one, also it might help to control portions 😉
#15 This 2 in 1 Whisk
This silicone whisk is really pretty neat. Notice the green knob at the end of the whisk, this is where the magic happens. The whisk rotates from being a whisk, to a scraper in seconds. Perhaps not something that you’re going to rave about, but a really nice addition to something that you wouldn’t have thought necessary to change ala the whisk.
Again, saving that washing up.
It’s A Wrap For The Best Kitchen Gadgets Stack
Kitchen gadgets are a particular favourite of mine, and I’ve thouroughly enjoyed curating this list. Hopefully you found a few gems that will find their way into your kitchen cupboards or drawers. Did we miss any kitchen gadgets that you happen to swear by? Mention them in the comments and we’ll be sure to add them into this Stack!