Best Kitchen Gadgets To Make Every Cooking Operation a Breeze

Good kitchen gadgets make cooking easy and fast. We test the best kitchen gadgets on the market to make every cooking operation a breeze.

Using innovative kitchen utensils is a part of the enjoyment of cooking. There is a wide range of goods to select from small kitchen gadgets to countertop appliances when upgrading your kitchen or searching for the ideal present for someone who enjoys cooking. Whether your kitchen is big or tiny, and whether you prepare for one or many people, it doesn’t matter. Many tools help you work smarter and faster while making food prep easier.

The best kitchen gadgets are listed below.

Our Top Picks:

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker

Oxo Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

Dreamfarm Vebo

Progressive International Prepworks Adjust-A-Slice Mandoline

Breville The Smart Grinder

Chef’n FreshForce Citrus Juicer

OXO Good Grips Pro Swivel Peeler

Oxo Good Grips 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set 

Microplane Stainless Steel Zester and Cheese Grater

Tovolo Tiki Pop Molds

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker

What We Like
  • Remembers previous settings
  • Precise temperature control
  • Three temperature levels
What We Don’t Like
  • It comes with minimal accessories

The Instant Pot has undoubtedly become the “must-have” appliance in American kitchens. Pressure cookers have been around for decades, although the Instant Pot popularized them and made them nearly as familiar as slow cookers were for prior generations.

The 6-quart DUO60 is a popular pressure cooker with seven cooking options (pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cookery, saute/browning, yogurt maker, steamer, and warmer) and 14 preprogrammed cooking programs that make it easy to prepare dinner from scratch on a hectic night. Our tester noted the yogurt and slow cooker features: she never had to press “sauté” to bring the milk to a reasonable temperature while making yogurt, and slow-cooking “always produced delicate meat and beans in four hours on high.”

Material: Stainless steel | Capacity: 6 quarts | Dimension: 13.38 x 12.2 x 12.48 inches

 

Oxo Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

What We Like
  • Easy to use
  • The cutting edge is sharp but safe
  • Creates even avocado slices
What We Don’t Like
  • cutting edge could be a bit longer

Avocados can be challenging to open, especially if you aren’t comfortable using a knife. Consider investing in an avocado slicer if you’re constantly reaching for this nutritious fruit. It makes the task safer and more accessible since the cutting edge is plastic.

Avocados can be challenging to open, especially if you aren’t comfortable using a knife. Consider investing in an avocado slicer if you’re constantly reaching for this nutritious fruit. It makes the task safer and more accessible since the cutting edge is plastic.

You may use the blade to cut a slice of avocado after opening it, as you might remove a pit and chop the avocado while removing it from its shell. This product is praised for how easy it is to use and how sharp yet safe the cutting edge is; even kids will be able to help make guacamole in your kitchen with this tool.

Dimension: 0.75 x 2.25 x 7.75 inches | Blade Material: Stainless steel | Dishwasher Safe: Top rack only

 

Dreamfarm Vebo

What We Like
  • Versatile
  • Collapsible
  • Dishwasher safe
What We Don’t Like
  • inside, the bottom surface may be tricky to clean

Everyone needs a filter, whether it’s for draining pasta or removing bones from soup stock. This squishy silicone filter can do it all and does a lot more. The basket is designed to fit inside an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker, allowing you to use it as a steamer basket in the appliance. You may also boil pasta in a saucepan on the stove (lift it to drain) or as a steamer basket for fish, vegetables, or eggs in your preferred saucepan.

While the handles make it simple to move the basket, they collapse when you’re attempting to insert the filter into a saucepan. It’s 260. resistant to heat degrees Celsius or 500 degrees Fahrenheit and can be put in the dishwasher, making it safe. However, cleaning the bottom silicone mesh surface of the filter has been noted by some users.

Dishwasher Safe: Yes | Material: Silicone | Capacity: 2.6 liters

 

Progressive International Prepworks Adjust A-Slice and Julienne Hand-Held Mandoline

What We Like
  • Sharp blade slices effortlessly
  • Light and compact for easy cleaning, storing
  • Straight slice and julienne settings
What We Don’t Like
  • The food holder is useless
  • Limited thickness settings
  • No stand

It’s a handheld device used to cut precisely uniform slices for potato gratin, homemade potato chips, or French fries. Still, it may also be used to slice various fruits and vegetables. This budget-friendly, handheld model has three different thicknesses and two slicing options: straight or julienne. It also has a non-slip foundation for stability on the counter or over a bowl.

The user said that the blade is sharp, efficient, lightweight, and effortless to clean. She explained, however, that the food holder was somewhat lacking.

Blade Material: Stainless steel | Dimension: 13 x 5.25 x 2.25 inches | Dishwasher Safe: Yes, but hand washing is recommended

 

Breville Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Bean Grinder

What We Like
  • Easy-to-understand interface
  • Coffee grounds cup doubles as storage
  • Consistent grind size
What We Don’t Like
  • Hefty price tag

For the serious coffee drinker, Breville presents this high-tech coffee grinder. This coffee maker is perfect for people who want their brew to be as smooth and delicious as possible. It has stainless steel conical burrs that reduce heat while protecting the bean’s essential oils, an electronic timer with .2-second grind time increments, and 60 grinding settings—from ultra-fine to extremely coarse and everything in between.

The grinder includes two portafilter cradles of various sizes that you may grind straight into and a ground coffee container with a lid and a cleaning brush. According to our tester, this machine is highly consistent in its results, no matter what variety of grind you prefer, and despite all of its features and exact settings, it’s pretty simple to use.

Material: Stainless steel | Power: 165 watts | Capacity: 18 ounces

 

Chef’n FreshForce Citrus Juicer

What We Like
  • Simple to use
  • It doesn’t take up much space
  • Dishwasher safe
What We Don’t Like
  • Juicing large quantities can get tiring

Squeezing lemons with this manual citrus juicer is a cinch! It is comparable to other Mexican-style citrus squeezers, but it features a gear system that multiplies the strength, so you don’t have to strain as much juice. Various juicers are available for small lines and giant oranges, but this medium-sized machine can handle many citrus sizes. It’s dishwasher safe, made of nylon and steel, and fits in the top rack. Some users have complained that the juicer may become tiresome if you’re juicing a large fruit.

Material: Stainless steel and Nylon | Dimension: 10.25 x 3.25 x 2.75 inchesDishwasher Safe: Top rack only

 

OXO Good Grips Pro Swivel Peeler

What We Like
  • Comfy grip
  • Peels easily and smoothly
  • Includes potato eye remover
What We Don’t Like
  • Expensive

A swivel peeler is a simple kitchen utensil in our kitchen gadgets that should last for years, so make sure you get one that will. This peeler looks somewhat like the Original Good Grips Peeler, but with a little more metal and a better blade. It has the exact pleasant grip and a potato-eye-remover at the top, so it will feel nice when you use it. Yes, this peel is more expensive than other peels available on the market, but considering how frequently you use a peeler in your kitchen and how long it will last, the price difference is worthwhile. The OXO Good Grips peeler scored well for peeling quickly and smoothly, as did kids.

Blade Material: Stainless steel | Dimension: 10.4 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches | Dishwasher Safe: Yes

 

Oxo Good Grips 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set

What We Like
  • Heads have great flexibility
  • Three-piece set
  • Useful shapes
What We Don’t Like
  • Not molded in one piece
  • No color choices

“When combining ingredients, I usually use a silicone spatula,” says Marisel Salazar, a trained cook and recipe developer. It’s harmless to most cookware and won’t harm cast iron or nonstick surfaces. “It’s not a real rubber, despite its rubbery appearance. It won’t melt when you use it to stir or flip. Because of its high heat resistance, keep stirring hot foods such as eggs from the pan or sauces in the pot.”

With its small, medium, and “spoon” spatula, this set from Oxo Good Grips is ideal for a bit of kitchen. For a full-functioning kitchen, you’ll need more than one spatula. The shovel-shaped spoon spatula is excellent for mixing the pasta and reaching into the corners of pans. The tiny scrapers can be utilized for digging into jars and are perfect for mixing up salad dressings in smaller containers. The giant spatula will be your most used tool for scraping the batter from your griding bowl.

All are heat safe up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, safe for use with nonstick cookware and bakeware, and dishwasher friendly. The head of the spatula is just right, according to our tester: It’s tough enough for scraping spaghetti squash without cracking the skin but gentle enough not to break it.

Heat Resistance: Up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit | Dimension: 7.25 x 13.38 x 0.63 inches | Dishwasher Safe: Yes

 

Microplane Black Classic Stainless Steel Zester & Cheese Grater

What We Like
  • Easy to clean and store
  • Very sharp cutters
  • Effortless to use
What We Don’t Like
  • Not great for grating cheese

The Microplane grater, also known as a zester, is an excellent tool in the kitchen for zesting citrus fruit, hard cheese, ginger, nutmeg, and even chocolate. Place it on top of the food and use the grating side up to grate straight onto it, or turn it over to see how much you’ve ground before adding it to the dish. This grater is compact and lightweight, so it’s easy to store. It includes a hole in the handle hanging on a hook or knife rack. It’s also dishwasher safe for convenient cleanup after each usage. Customers adore how quickly and simply it zests fruits and the fine shavings that result, but some say they had less desirable outcomes when grating cheese.

Dishwasher Safe: Yes | Blade Material: Stainless steel | Blade Length: 8 inches

 

Tovolo Tiki Pop Molds, Set of 4

What We Like
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Fun designs
What We Don’t Like
  • A little tricky to slide popsicles out

Ice pops aren’t only for children. The kids will enjoy making these tiki-style molds, but they may also be used to create icy adult pops (such as margarita or piña colada pops). The different designs on each pop well represent the tiki design, and the handles also match the theme. The molds are silicone, so pushing the pops out is simple, and they can go in the dishwasher quickly. Other options include robots, monsters, and dinosaurs, which delight your children.

When you’re not creating ice pops, the molds may be used to freeze herb oils, mold flavored butter, or form plain ice cubes for cocktails. The majority of these popsicle molds received top scores for their simplicity of use and cleaning; some users claim that removing the molds from the popsicles is simpler than sliding them out.

Dishwasher Safe: Yes | Material: Silicone, plastic | Number of Pieces: 4

 

Ouddy 5-Pack Stainless Steel Whisk Set

What We Like
  • Easy to clean
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight
What We Don’t Like
  • It May does not withstand heavy usage

A whisk is a must-have kitchen gadgets item in every kitchen. This set includes three whisks of various sizes, so you’ll always have the right one for the task. It comes with an 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch whisk; for whipping cream, use the most giant cream, medium for mixing salad dressings, and the smallest for mixing hot chocolate. Plus, it includes stainless steel measuring cups and a silicone cooking brush as a bonus.

Whisks are dishwasher-safe and easy to clean in the dishwasher. Customers are pleased with the lightweight, ease of use, and pleasant feel. Most individuals believe that they perform well for everyday kitchen usage, especially for the price, and that they may handle most jobs.

What is Included: 8, 10, and 12-inch stainless steel whisks, one each

 

Cuisinart CSB-179 Smart Stick Hand Blender

What We Like
  • Convenient attachments included
  • Variable speed control
  • Easy to clean
What We Don’t Like
  • Awkwardly placed safety button

A countertop blender can perform many tasks as an immersion blender, but it has a few extra capabilities. While a countertop blender may not be able to crush ice like one, it can finely puree soft vegetables, emulsify dressings, make mayonnaise, and mix beverages. It shines in the blending of soups and sauces inside the cooking pot. It’s also excellent for pureeing beans in your cast iron frying pan, which I like to do when making refried beans.

Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender is more powerful than the version that came with my food processor, and it also offers variable speed control, so you don’t have to rely on presets. The blender cup on the stainless steel immersion blender has side measures, but you may also use your container. It also includes a chopper/grinder and a whisk, so you’ll be well prepared for whatever you want to prepare.

Material: Stainless steel | Power: 300 watts | Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5 x 13 inches

 

Zyliss Lock N’ Lift Can Opener

What We Like
  • Locks onto cans for cutting
  • The magnet can grab can lids
  • Comfortable handle
What We Don’t Like
  • Slight learning curve
  • The lid can fall into a can
  • Magnet doesn’t always reach the cut lid

A can opener is a essential kitchen gadgets, and this one is a reasonable, mid-priced alternative that gets the job done. It’s small enough to store in a kitchen, has a pleasant grip, and a locking mechanism that fits tightly onto the can—which is especially advantageous for those with weak grip strength. The Push-Pull can opener is a double-action magnet that lifts and lowers the can lid for you. A convenient lever is used to release it, so you never have to touch it.

The plastic was sturdy, and the stainless steel cutting blade should not rust or corrode; therefore, it should last you a long time. For fast and easy cleanup, this can opener is dishwasher safe.

Dishwasher Safe: No | Blade Material: Stainless steel | Size: 7 inches

 

What to Look for in Kitchen Gadgets

Functionality

Kitchen gadgets may be enticing, but consider how much you’ll use them before you purchase one—if it assists with a job you do regularly, it may be worth it. If it’s a gadget you don’t anticipate using very often, you may want to go for something more practical.

Size

There is only so much kitchen gadgets a person can have, and the bigger they are, the more room they take up. Size isn’t always the most crucial consideration if you have a lot of storage space, but if yours is limited, you’ll want to pick your kitchen gadgets with care. There are a lot of different devices on the market, and many have varying sizes. Similar functionality may be obtained on a smaller scale in many cases.

Durability

When picking a kitchen gadgets, make sure to consider quality. Higher-quality goods will last longer and are more likely to withstand the test of time, making any job simpler and safer.

FAQs

How do you use an Instant Pot?

Pressure cookers are popular because they make cooking easier. Find out how to use one and what you can and can’t cook in the Instant Pot. Simply put, follow these steps, then pick your cooking option on the control panel:

  • Plug it in.
  • Fill the Instant Pot with your ingredients.
  • Close the pot by following the arrows to ensure that all parts fit together correctly.
  • Choose a cook option and allow it to work its magic.
  • Locate the max fill line and avoid going above this for pressurized cooking.

How do you cut avocado with a slicer?

Slice the avocado lengthwise and around the pit using the blade. Use your hands to twist the two sides of the ramekin as it cuts through, then pop them apart when they’re ready. Remove the pit by turning the blade portion of the tool. To take out the avocado flesh on both sides, use the slicing/scooping section of the device.

What is the distinction between a burr and a blade coffee grinder?

Burr coffee grinders, utilize a spinning wheel to crush the beans, whereas blade coffee grinders chop them with a metal blade. Coffee connoisseurs favor this model because of the burr’s consistent, uniform grind. While they are less expensive, ceramic blade grinders are not as consistent.

How do you sharpen a swivel peeler?

Peelers, like knives, maybe sharpened using a whetstone and some elbow work at home. To sharpen the peeler:

  1. Lay it against the sharpening stone with the blade perpendicular and then move it back and forth.
  2. Make sure you don’t apply too much pressure to the blade of a peeler, as it is significantly thinner than that of a chef’s knife.
  3. After 10 strokes, wash the edge to remove debris and dry it as soon as possible.

Peeling should be handled just as carefully as your treasured silverware—the blades must be sharpened regularly to keep them in good working order.

What is a whisk used for?

Whisks are available in various shapes and sizes, with flat or balloon blades, and they’re used to aerate or combine ingredients manually.

What is an immersion blender used for?

An immersion blender works similarly to a regular blender but on a stick to allow you to mix soups, sauces, and other liquids without the mess of transferring them between pots and blenders. Many of them are strong enough to puree vegetables, potatoes, and other ingredients you need.

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