If you are looking to upgrade your kitchen with cool new gadgets, the experts have stepped in with their top picks that are simply too good not to buy.
1. Vacuum Sealing Is A Game-Changer
The one kitchen gadget I’ve bought that I’ve never regretted owning is my vacuum sealer. They don’t cost a fortune these days but are amazing for preserving and improving food. The extraction of air dramatically improves food placed in the freezer, and they do a wonderful job of marinating the meat overnight. You will only find more uses for it the longer you own one!
John Bedford is the Founder of Viva Flavor
I am not sure if anyone else knew about the existence of this product, but I certainly didn’t. And to say that I am completely fascinated by it would be an understatement. It’s the Spiralizer. Ever heard of it? If not, then join the club.
A spiralizer is a great kitchen gadget that turns zucchini, carrots, celery, and other vegetables and even some types of fruit into “noodles”. You can use it to make “pasta”, “fettuccine” or “spaghetti”. It is also a very useful tool for people who are on a diet. You can simply munch on the vegetable “noodles” instead of the usual starch-based foods.
Sally Stevens, an entrepreneur, Marketing Manager and Co-founder of FastPeopleSearch.io
3. Hamilton Beach Double Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Have you ever been in a hurry but still need to prepare your breakfast? Well, this sandwich maker by Hamilton Beach is just what you need. The Double Breakfast Sandwich Maker prepares your sandwich in just four easy steps and takes no longer than 5 minutes. The best thing is you can make two at the same time. You can get this for just $39.99.
4. Spaghetti Monster Colander
This colander by OTOTO is unique and fun for every pasta-loving family. It’s big enough to hold a whole box of pasta, and the holes are small enough not to let any spaghetti slip away. Its googly eyes make for excellent handles for a firm grip, and since it is freestanding, you can leave it out on the sink while you get the rest of your meal ready. The Spaghetti Monster Colander only costs $23.95.
Melissa Collins, Partnership Manager Perfect Brew
5. Progressive Prep Solutions’ Microwave S’mores Maker
My recommendation for a seriously cool kitchen gadget is all about fun, not practicality. But hey, couldn’t we all use a little more fun in our lives? It’s Progressive Prep Solutions’ Microwave S’mores Maker. It only does one thing, but man does it do it well. I’ve never had much success with making s’mores in the microwave before, but this cute little gadget does it perfectly.
Now, I’m not saying it beats roasting marshmallows around a campfire because it doesn’t – but it doesn’t have to. All it has to do is make ooey-gooey s’mores a possibility whenever you want them, and it passes that test with flying colors.
Alyssa Perkins, Owner, The Cook, and Chew Food Review
6. Butefo 8-in-1 Kitchen Tool
This one lives up to its name because it literally does 8 things for you in the kitchen! From squeezing lemons to grating cheese and acting as a measuring cup, this one does it all. So, save some space by not buying different kitchen tools for the tasks this one is an expert at.
7. Spud Dude Potato Brush
This one is not just functional but cute too and takes very little space. It’s used for scrubbing potatoes and other veggies like beets and carrots that don’t need peeling.
Tara Orcutt, Blogger; veggieslicious.com
8. Kitchen Gizmo Snap N’ Strain Strainer
The Gizmo Snap N’ Strain is a filter used to strain out pasta or other water-based foods. This is the ideal invention for straining out water with ease as it effortlessly attaches to the side of your pot. It is also very compact, adjustable, and does not eat up space from your countertop as you get to avoid bulky filters that are hard to store.
9. Seropy Roll Up Dish Drying Rack
Are you tired of worrying about soggy dish mats or water spills all over your counter, then we have a solution for you. This Roll Up Dish Drying Rack is a compact and efficiently designed rack to dry your vegetables effectively. Ideal for people with scanty counter space, you can place it above your sink and put the food you wish to dry.
Later, it can easily be rolled up and stored in your cabinet. You can use it for large vegetables, fruits, or frozen meat for defrosting. Its versatility is what makes it a must-buy gadget.
Joel Phillips, Founder Home Guide Corner
10. Vitamix Blender
I highly recommend a Vitamix Blender. Life before having a quality blender was just not the same. A well-designed and powerful blender makes smoothies smooth – not chunky. Sauce recipes like Mexican Mole that require whole cinnamon sticks blended into a smooth sauce are impossible without a quality blender like a Vitamix. Even cleaning a Vitamix is fun, as all you have to do is add a drop or two of dish soap, and run it on the cleaning setting.
11. Chef’s Choice ProntoPro Diamond Hone Manual Knife Sharpener
I also recommend a Chef’s Choice ProntoPro Diamond Hone Manual Knife Sharpener, which ensures the perfect angle at 15 degrees for our Asian knives and 20 degrees for our European/American-style knives. Having very sharp knives is an excellent way to make sure that you don’t accidentally miss a slice due to a dull knife. And if you want to go high-end luxury, Chef’s Choice also makes a much more pricey electric model with the same perfect angles for most knives!
Jessica Randhawa, Owner & Head Chef, the head chef, recipe creator, photographer, and writer behind The Forked Spoon