There are many of us who walk into our kitchen and immediately feel overwhelmed. And I'm sure many will agree it's because we don't know where to start as far as cutting, slicing, storing, and cleaning - it's a daunting task especially the cleaning part. Or perhaps you just don't have the time. Though having the right tools and kitchen items can be a real game changer when it's time for a snack or meal.
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That's why we've gathered all of the best kitchen items on Amazon to get you motivated for prepping, cooking, and cleaning in your kitchen. And hopefully save some dollars from not having to order take-out. Cooking and cleaning your kitchen shouldn't be a drag so everything on this list will be extremely helpful and useful. From a veggie spiralizer to magnetic measuring spoons, these kitchen products will surely take your meals to the next level.
Serve Ice Cream Without the Hassle with This Old-Style Scoopvia Amazon
There are lots of ice cream scoops on the market. Scoops that warm before you use them, scoops that are ergonomically designed, but none is as clever as this old-timey stainless steel scoop from Thrifty. Scoop perfect cylinders of this creamy treat with a trigger for no-mess dispensing. One reviewer said: "I love the concept, just push, turn, lift and dispense."
This Veggie Spiralizer Makes Dinner Easyvia Amazon
This is an amazing little veggie spiralizer, and it fits in the palm of your hand! It basically takes up no storage space in your kitchen since it's collapsible. And it can spiralize in four thicknesses, so it's handy for lots of veggie types, whether you want zoodles or carrot strips for salads.
Easy Rice, Rice, Babyvia Amazon
Rice is deceptive, isn't it? It seems so simple, yet so many people struggle with cooking it properly. Cook it too long, and it's gummy; too short, and it's still crunchy. This four-piece rice cooker will eliminate all your grain-cooking problems. You can make up to six cups of rice, quinoa, or even oats with this bad boy, which includes everything pictured: The bowl, locking lid, measuring cup, and rice paddle.
These Knives That Are Oh-So Colorfulvia Amazon
As far as knives go, this set is perfect for any home chef looking for a colorful upgrade to their boring black and white set. The handles are perfectly balanced, giving you maximum control as you slice and chop ingredients. And unlike most knife sets, this one also comes with a handy peeler!
Keep Splatters Under Covervia Amazon
My theory is this: If you keep splatters and spills in your microwave to a minimum, it means fewer times that you have to clean it. Smart, eh? This splatter cover not only contains those splatters and spills but also creates an environment in which your food warms more quickly. It's large enough to cover an entire dinner plate and can be cleaned easily ... if you're into that sort of thing.
These Gloves Clean Everything From Dishes To Cars To Fruitvia Amazon
I, like many others, hate doing dishes. My least favorite part is touching wet food. I think we can all agree it's pretty nasty. So when I came across these gloves, I was relieved, to say the least. They can be used to scrub not only dirty dishes but your sinks, your car, your pet, your veggies, and more. Talk about a product that really does it all.
There's Nothing Corny About This Onevia Amazon
The days are getting longer, and the weather is warming up, which can only mean one thing: Sweet corn season is nearly upon us. (O.K., it's a summer thing, but bear with me, it's been a long winter.) Steam your ears easily with this corn steamer. I can't tell you how much time this would save from running water into a pot and then waiting for it to boil to drop your corn in. You can use it to steam other things, too, like carrots or hotdogs.
Hey, Misto!via Amazon
How much money have you spent on store-bought sprayers of olive oil? Probably more than you realize. Did you also know those cans are full of chemicals and aren't just the oil they advertise themselves to be? WIth Misto, you control what's in your oil spray. With just a few pumps to pressurize your bottle, you can have the convenience of a spray without the added junk.
This Baking Mat With All The Measurement Markings You'll Needvia Amazon
It's ok if you can't eyeball your pie crusts — this baking mat will do all the measuring for you. It's made from durable silicone that's heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, which means you can use it to line your baking pans instead of sprays or parchment paper. It's reusable, naturally non-stick, and can even be used to roll out pastries.
This Caddy Corrals Your Cleaning Toolsvia Amazon
Washing dishes is a fact of life; yes, even if you own a dishwasher. That means you need a scrub brush or sponges ... or both. But, where to store them? This two-in-one kitchen sink caddy gives these cleaning tools their own space, which keeps them out of your way while they dry in a sanitary kind of way. The design of this caddy won't take up a ton of room, either. A good housewarming gift for new homeowner friends.
This Coffee Mug Warmer So Your Latte Stays Warm While You Workvia Amazon
If you're anything like me, you make a cup of coffee and sit back down at your desk while it cools down before you finish it. I found the solution through @meantobemarmar 's TikTok – this electric coffee mug warmer. It's an affordable gadget on Amazon and means you can sip your drink slowly while you work without having to keep putting it in the microwave to warm up.
This Geometric Fruit Bowl Is So Pretty
We needed a place to store all our fruit that I buy each week and this geometric fruit bowl was just too pretty to pass up. I love how its form also has a function - all of the holes allow great airflow to keep the fruit fresher, longer. Reviewers love that it's the perfect size to hold a good amount of fruit and it's sturdily made.
Making An Omelet Has Never Been Simplervia Amazon
Stop what you're doing and run right over to Amazon to grab this complete omelet maker for less than $5. Wait, don't stop what you're doing exactly because I want you to keep reading, but you get the idea. I always struggle with omelets in frying pans because they're tricky to not only add all your ingredients into, but also equally as tricky to flip into that perfect omelet shape. This handy gadget handles all of that.
These Magnetic Measuring Spoons Are Double-Sided for Maximum Versatilityvia Amazon
I recently decided to upgrade my measuring spoons, and I must have looked at a dozen sets before choosing these Magnetic Measuring Spoons. The set includes seven double-sided spoons that nestle tightly together thanks to the strong magnets in their centers.
Here's one 5-star review: "Being able to have one end for dry ingredients (normally the oval end because it fits in containers easier) and the other for wet ingredients is phenomenal. Sometimes we use the magnets to hold the measuring spoons on the overhead range (saves counter space)."
You'll Think This Purchase Is Sweetvia Amazon
The best pancake syrup is warm pancake syrup, and if you disagree, you're wrong. The challenge is that many manufacturers put syrup in bottles that are too tall to fit inside your microwave. This microwaveable syrup warmer doubles as a dispenser that you can plop right on the table at breakfast. You can even use it to store your syrup when you're finished and trash that too-tall syrup bottle.
These Sweet-and-Salty Mugs Have Built-in Recipesvia Amazon
Are you a salty snacker or a sweet snacker? It doesn't matter because this microwaveable gadget has both covered. The Grub Mugs are a sweet-and-salty mug set that not only serves as a vessel for preparing your snack but has recipes for snacks included right on the outside. Choose from loaded potatoes and mac 'n cheese or chocolate lava cake and berry muffin. Heck, choose them all; I won't tell.
These Measuring Cups Have Magnetic Snapsvia Amazon
This is a solid, highly-rated set of Measuring Cups with one stand-out feature: Magnetic snaps in the handles, so they stack neatly and compactly for storage. They're made by my favorite kitchenware brand, OXO, which has never let me down!
These Wipes Whip Food and Grime Buildupvia Amazon
Sometimes, you just want to wipe away grease and grime without having to wring out a reusable cloth and apply a cleaning solution. These multipurpose wipes are great in a pinch but also great at their job, which is removing food and dirt buildup. Use them on all types of surfaces, from glass cooktops to tile, chrome, and granite. I love that they're streak-free and come in an easy dispenser.
This Whole-Meal Microwave Cooker Does It Allvia Amazon
If you're short on storage space, this whole-meal microwave cooker might be your perfect solution. It quickly and fully cooks, steams, roasts or poaches rice, chicken, steak, eggs, bacon, veggies, pasta, and more in one convenient and compact gadget. No matter what you're cooking, you can do it quickly and conveniently by pulling out just one tool from your kitchen cabinets.
Make Your Own Cold Brew With This Coffee Makervia Amazon
Making coffee at home has never been easier. This cold brew maker produces a week's worth of cold brew that you can keep in your fridge and enjoy for a few days. Doesn't get much easier than that.
Toaster Bags That Do Double-Duty In The Microwavevia Amazon
This set of 10 toaster bags comes in varying sizes, great for making grilled cheese, toasting cinnamon bread, or warming slices of leftover pizza. Only your creativity limits the possibilities here.
Give Your Utensils Some Place To Restvia Amazon
A spoon rest is a must if you do very much cooking. The issue comes in when you have more than one utensil that you need out of your way. With a regular spoon rest, there's really only room for one utensil. With this silicone utensil rest, you have room for both the spoon you're using to stir the spaghetti sauce and the strainer that's handling noodle duty. It's available in two shades of gray, red, and turquoise.
Become Your Own Barista With This Milk Frothervia Amazon
If you're like me, then you probably spend more money than you should on coffee. A couple of years ago, I got an espresso machine and instantly became an at-home barista. But it wasn't until recently that I got this milk frother, which has upped my coffee game. Heat the milk of your choice for a delicious hot latte, or froth your milk for some tasty cold foam cold brew.
This Spreader Lid Cuts Down On Dishesvia Amazon
I swear, we go through a dozen butter knifes a day around here because people are always eating sandwiches and need separate ones for peanut butter, jelly, mayo, or mustard. This spreader lid is a much easier idea, you don't have to dirty a ton of knives because one's built right into the lid!
This Stuffed Pancake Pan Inspires Delicious Breakfastsvia Amazon
Why settle for ordinary flat pancakes when you could make aebleskivers, Danish pancakes stuffed with fruit, jam, cream cheese, peanut butter, cheese, chocolate, or bacon? All you need is this Stuffed Pancake Pan, which includes a recipe booklet. You can also find lots of videos online for inspiration!
Here's one 5-star review: "This was my first experience with making aebleskivers--ever! But they not only turned out delicious but actually *looked* pretty too! The pan was super easy to use, simple to clean, and we had a lot of fun."
"Perc" Up At This Microwave Drink Percolatorvia Amazon
Do you like to kick it old-school with your beverages? Maybe you don't have enough counter space for a coffee maker. Either way, this microwave percolator will let you brew a cup of coffee or tea in a space-saving design. Add your water, grounds (in a filter, duh), and then nuke your way to a liquid cup of courage.
This Electric Grill That Lets You BBQ Indoorsvia Amazon
Large enough to fit up to eight burgers, this indoor grill is a must-have if you don't have space (or money) for a fancy outdoor grill. It's completely smokeless, so don't even think about it fogging up your house — and the adjustable heat can even reach temperatures up to 450 degrees!
These Muffin Tins Are So Cutevia Amazon
Never has a muffin top been so cute as is in these silicone baking cups. They're perfect for blueberry muffins since they look like berry baskets from the supermarket! You'll get a set of two that will steal the show at your next brunch.
Streamlined Storage For A Utensil Drawervia Amazon
Why on earth do we devote an entire drawer in our kitchens to cutlery? I'll tell you why, because utensil organizers are always these ugly, wide, drawer-filling things that usually stretch from one side of the drawer to the other. This organizer tray tackles the idea of a cutlery drawer differently, with stacked compartments instead of the old-school utensil sorters. Get one for cutlery and another for knives.
If You Like Mashed Potatoes, You Need This Potato Ricervia Amazon
I never used to like mashed potatoes. And truth be told? I still don't — unless you're making 'em real good with a potato ricer like this one. What's the difference? The ricer grinds your spuds into small, rice-sized bits so that your mashed potatoes have a creamy texture that's lump-free. And with three interchangeable ricing discs, you can also use it to for cauliflower, pierogies, shepherd's pie, and more.
A Tool That Helps Tenderize Your Meatvia Amazon
Hammering away at your steak will tenderize it, but it'll also flatten it out — so use this needle tenderizer instead. The 48 needles are made from sharp stainless steel, while the handle is made from tough ABS plastic. And since it's dishwasher-safe, cleaning up is almost too easy.
Take Your Tortillas' Tempvia Amazon
Everyone knows when you're cooking a dish that calls for tortillas, what they really mean is warmed tortillas. This tortilla warmer will tackle one part of your kitchen prep so you can focus on dicing peppers or sprinkling cheese, and it looks just like the authentic warmers they use in your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant. It can also warm other delicacies like pancakes or waffles.
These Classy Coffee Mugs Transition From Home To Officevia Amazon
How many Starbucks runs do you make in a week? One? Two? Seven or more? You don't have to admit it to me ... it's only for you and God to know. But, if you're trying to save a little money, consider one of these cute and classy glass travel mugs. The lid has a quick-flip opening so you can drink and drive (not that kind of "drink and drive," please) and a silicone sleeve to protect your fingers from a too-hot glass.
Flexible Ice Molds Have So Many Usesvia Amazon
I know what you're thinking: "Hey, these are just ice cube trays." Well, yes and no. They are indeed ice cube trays, but the uses here are endless, thanks to the silicone bottom that allows you to pop one out at a time. You can use these to save coffee, freeze herbs or store homemade baby food. When it's time to clean them, simply pop them in the dishwasher.
A Gadget That Peels Veggies For Youvia Amazon
Just load up this automatic peeler with any potato, zucchini, carrot, or what-have-you, and it'll peel the skin for you while you sit back and watch. One-touch operation makes it incredibly easy to use, even if you're a total dingus when it comes to electronics — and reviewers loved how much time it saves them in the kitchen.
This 8-Pack of Extra-Thick Cutting Boards Makes Meal Prep a Snapvia Amazon
My meal prep always involves a lot of vegetable chopping, so good cutting boards are essential. This eight-pack of extra-thick cutting boards was a real find. You get four large and four small boards that are lightweight but sturdy and dishwasher safe. And they each have anti-slip textured backs.
These Spatulas Are Heat Resistant Up to 600 Degrees Fahrenheitvia Amazon
After throwing out yet another melted spatula, I went searching on Amazon for a better solution. These spatulas, sold in a set of four, are heat-resistant up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. I love the bright colors, too!