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Incredible Kitchen Tools You Never Thought You Needed

by Andra Hopulele
4 min. read

If you’re a fan of both cooking and gadgets, here’s a list of 15 kitchen tools you didn’t think you actually needed.

Folding Grater

An excellent way to save space in your kitchen. This grater works just like the ones you’re used to, but when you’re done with it, you can fold it and tuck it away in your drawer, or place it vertically in your cupboard.

Sink and Chopping Board Strainer

A 2-in-1 gadget that makes it so much easier to clean and chop your vegetables. This chopping board comes with a built-in strainer, and grippy handles that allow you to place it over the sink as you work.

Pasta Strainer Pot

Another great combo that will simplify your cooking routine. The pot comes with a strainer lid that locks in place, allowing for a safer and easier pour. Much easier to clean and store than the traditional strainers. And while you’re making pasta, you’ll also need this:

Spaghetti Measurer

It’s oh so easy to accidentally cook enough spaghetti to feed a family of four — especially if you only meant to make a romantic dinner for two. This clever gadget allows you to portion how much spaghetti you actually need to put in the pot.

Spiral Vegetable Slicer

If you’re trying to cut down on carbs, you can easily swap the traditional spaghetti for their veggie alternatives. This gadget allows you to slice fruit and veg into spirals, so you can now enjoy vegetable noodles, or even curly fries made at home.

Citrus Sprayer

Salads, fish, shrimp and many other dishes always taste better with a touch of citrus. If you’d rather skip the mess of cutting, seeding and squeezing lemons, this sprayer will do the job for you. It’s also a great way to store citrus that still has juice in it in the fridge.

Oil Mister

Rather than buying pre-packaged oil sprays and wondering what chemicals might be in them, why not get an oil mister? Fill it with an oil and spice combo of your choice, and refill it when done! An excellent gadget if you’re looking to reduce the oil in your diet by controlling how much you use in cooking.

Apple Peeler and Corer

This gadget will come in handy even if you don’t have apple pie on the menu. An easy way to not only peel and core the apples, but also slice them into spirals. That’s one fun way to make sure that you get your daily dose!

Meat Tenderizer and Marinade Infuser

If you’re in a pinch and don’t have time to leave meat to marinade for hours, this clever tool will be a lifesaver. Not only does it tenderize the meat, but it also injects it with marinade, ready to go in the pan or grill. The only thing you need to do is decide how you’d rather have your steak.

Chef’s Torch

Just because it’s called that, doesn’t mean it’s for chefs only. This small, hand-held burner is just what you’ll need to finish up that Crème brûlée, melt some cheese on your toast, or just enjoy some toasted marshmallows without a campfire.

Avocado Pitter and Slicer

Avocado toast is awesome — pitting the avocado, not so much. If you’re worried about avocado-induced prepping accidents, this is the perfect tool for you. It will remove the pit and slice the fruit for you, leaving it ready to enjoy.

Self-Heating Butter Knife

The days of tearing holes in your bread as you try to spread cold butter are over! Thanks to this unique little gadget, you can now butter your bread or muffins with butter straight out of the fridge. Just give the knife a few minutes to warm up and you’re good to go.

Automatic Pan Stirrer

This gadget may look like an alien device sticking out of your pan, but it’s a perfect way to save time, especially if you’re cooking something that needs your constant attention. Simply set the timer, place it in the pan, and it will do the stirring for you.

Fruit and Veg Silicone Storage Cover

Is your fridge full of halved fruit and veg you wish you could put a lid on to make them last longer? Well, now you can! These silicone covers will not only prevent your fruit and veg from spoiling, but they also reduce unpleasant smells in your fridge.

Stainless Steel Soap

As much as you enjoy cooking, you’re probably not too fond of your hands smelling like fish or garlic when you’re done. Luckily, this stainless steel bar of ‘soap’ will get rid of those lasting odors. Simply use it as you would a normal soap bar, after cleaning your hands with real soap first.

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