I love cooking, and I'm always on the hunt for clever kitchen gadgets that make mealtimes easier. That's where Amazon comes in. It seems like I find a new clever kitchen product every day while browsing the endless pages of Amazon.com, and while some of them have been total game-changers, I've also bought my fair share of duds.
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So how do you figure out which products are worth buying and which ones totally aren't? You're in luck. I've created a list of the 37 most popular kitchen tools we've ever written about, and trust me on this one, they do not disappoint. From silicone ice trays to a self-spinning whisk to special bags that allow you to make grilled cheese in the toaster, these are the holy grail kitchen gadgets that you need to know about.
This Olive Oil Sprayer Levels Up Your Kitchen Gamevia Amazon
Want to kick your cooking to the next level? Try this olive oil sprayer which gives you just the right amount of oil when you spritz it on food. I love roasting veggies, but they often turn out way too oily - this is a much better tool to getting exactly the even application they need.
These Knives That Are Oh-So Colorful
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!
These Silicone Molds For Limitless Possibilities
Sometimes you just need one mini-bundt cake. Not three or six or a dozen — just one. This 24-piece set of silicone molds has endless possibilities with both bundt cake and doughnut baking styles in a variety of shapes — hearts, stars, flowers, circles, pumpkins, and spirals. So, you're free to make a heart-shaped doughnut for your honey and a star-shaped cake for yourself.
This Knife Sharpener Is Such a Good Ideavia Amazon
My husband sharpens our knives pretty much every week with this knife sharpener, and he couldn't love it more. The knives are so sharp they cut through even the toughest meat and veggies with ease, which is much safer than using a dull knife. This one can sharpen all types of knives and even kitchen scissors!
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.
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.
Seal Up Opened Bags With This Mini Bag Sealervia Amazon
If you're practicing self-control or can't finish a bag in one sitting, then you know how easily chips and other foods get stale if not closed correctly. These bag sealers use heat to reseal the bag to keep food fresher longer. Now you won't have to worry about wasting food when you have a small handful of chips to curb your cravings.
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
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.
This Butter Spreader Works Like A Charmvia Amazon
Trying to spread cold butter on your toast is pretty much the worst - it never works and ends up tearing up your bread. Try this butter spreader that creates tiny curls of butter that spread evenly even if you've just taken the butter out of the fridge. It's made of durable stainless steel with a smooth grip that's a pleasure to use.
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!
Perfect Sammie Eggs In Minutes
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This gadget is an egg-making superstar! It's all about the unique size, which cranks out the ideal shape for, say, an English muffin breakfast sandwich. This cooking method requires no oil or butter, so it keeps it healthy as well. While your eggs are cooking, toast your muffins, add some Canadian bacon and cheese and then throw your perfectly round egg on top—breakfast goals.
This Insulated Water Bottle Stays Ice-Cold All Day Longvia Amazon
If you prefer your water really, really cold, you need this Takeya Bottle! The double-wall design with vacuum insulation means the liquid inside stays at a steady temperature, with no condensation on the exterior. The lid is easy to open and leak-proof.
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.
These 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.
Hire An (Automatic) Sous Chefvia Amazon
Have you ever wished for an extra set of hands in the kitchen? Or, even an extra set of hands in the morning? This automatic stirrer gives you just that. Now, you can start oatmeal or hot chocolate in the mornings and walk off to finish getting the kids ready without worrying about your mixtures bubbling over or burning on the bottom. This stirrer has three-speed options and is battery-operated.
This Golf Ball Ice Maker Is So Coolvia Amazon
How cool is this golf ball ice mold that creates a perfect, dimpled sphere? The larger ice ball won't water your drink down, either, since it'll melt a lot more slowly than small cubes. My mom's a big golf enthusiast; I'm snagging this for her to use for apres-golf lunches with friends!
This Butter Cutter is So Convenientvia Amazon
My daughter has a new obsession with toast for breakfast, but she's so messy when getting a pat of butter from the stick - seriously, there are more crumbs in the butter than there are on the bread! This butter cutter offers a quick and easy way for her to get a perfectly measured portion. Just pop in a cold stick of butter, press the button, and out pops a neat pat of butter ready for spreading or melting.
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.
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.
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!
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 Bench Scraper Is So Usefulvia Amazon
Not only can you use this bench scraper to clean off counters after rolling out dough, but you can also use it to perfectly portion the dough or cut bread, meat or veggies with ease. It's so easy to clean and so useful that you'll be reaching for it every day, according to the stellar reviews.
This Manual Whisk Is Thumb-Poweredvia Amazon
This manual whisk couldn't be easier to use - just press down on the handle with your thumb, and the whisk starts moving rapidly! It's a great choice when you don't want to break out the handheld or stand mixed for small jobs. Even my kid uses it when she's making herself scrambled eggs for dinner!
This Portable Blender for Smoothies and Protein Shakes on the Govia Amazon
I love my Vitamix, but it's not like I can take it with me on vacations or work. For blending and juicing on the go, there's nothing better than this Portable Blender, which charges via USB cord. Customers appreciate the handy accessories and the low price!
These Individual Cupcake Containers for Bake Sales and Giftsvia Amazon
I'm ordering these Individual Cupcake Containers, so I'll be ready the next time my kids' school asks for baked goods! They're earning top marks from Amazon customers; one reviewer wrote, "I purchased these to use for the cupcakes I made for my son's drive-by graduation party. We received lots of compliments from our friends and family on how nice they looked. They appreciated the individual containers, and nearly all of them assumed we purchased them from a bakery."
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 the 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."
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.
This Ultra-Sharp Serrated Knife Never Needs Sharpeningvia Amazon
If you only owned one knife, this would be the right one to get! Versatile and an excellent value for the price, this Ultra-Sharp Serrated Knife is perfect for slicing bread, vegetables, and meat. Thanks to the triple-serrated design, it never needs sharpening and will stay razor-sharp forever.
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.
These 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.
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 make cauliflower, pierogies, shepherd's pie, and more.
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!
This S'well Mug Is Super Insulatedvia Amazon
Sure, their water bottles are amazing, but did you know S'well also makes super-insulated mugs that'll keep your beverage hot for ages? "Man oh man, my drink stays hot for hours! It is easy to clean and has a nice profile. I especially like how the lid is so comfy on my mouth! I like how it feels in my hand. Another thing I really like is that no matter how hot your drink is in the inside, the outside remains at room temperature." - cc
Streamline Your Spice Rackvia Amazon
Spices could easily take over my entire kitchen. You know why? Because you need this one spice for this one recipe and another specialty spice for a different recipe. The next thing you know you have 172 spices and no room to cook. I love these spice shakers, which feature six "bottles" and a tray with a slider-open design. This eliminates various sizes of bottles and is just kind of fun to look at besides.
Give Your Utensils a 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.
These Pop-Up Mesh Food Covers for BBQ's, Parties, and Picnics
When I have friends over for BBQs or we meet at the park for a picnic, I always use these pop-up mesh food covers. I find them great for protecting left-out food from insects while allowing heat to escape through the mesh cover.