One of the best parts about home cooking is the cool gadgets and utensils you get to buy and use! A couple of years ago we swapped out buying clothes for buying kitchen utensils and we haven’t looked back since! Spoil yourself and your kitchen with these must have kitchen utensils! (To be honest, we still buy clothes, but kitchen gadgets are more important!)
25 Must Have Kitchen Utensils
Here are 25 cool kitchen gadgets that will make your time in the kitchen, even more, fun and exciting!
1. Cast-Iron Bacon Press
- Get the most out of your bacon with this awesome press!
This porcine-shaped cast-iron press flattens bacon for even cooking with minimized bacon shrinkage (something we’re totally for). This handy dandy press can also be used for grilled cheese sandwiches and quesadillas (with bacon in them, of course!).
2. Joseph Joseph Set of 9 Mixing Bowls
- This set of mixing bowls is psychedelic and cool!
3. Measuring Spoons
- This set of measuring spoons makes us want to bake the day away!
If you bake religiously, you understand how so very important measuring spoons are (so important, we fact, we don’t think we could bake without them). These spoons are professional grade, durable, dishwasher safe, and just pretty to look at! (They’re also a great excuse to bake more often!)
4. Fresh Herb Grinder
- Never use dried herbs again with this grinder!
5. Egg Fry Rings
- Breakfast sandwiches, here we come!
Sunny-side up eggs just got a whole lot easier with these fry rings! The perfect size for an English muffin, you can start indulging in breakfast sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
6. Mini Retro Popcorn Maker
- How cool is this retro popcorn maker?
Make every night movie night with this awesome portable popcorn machine! This popcorn maker is so easy to use, the hardest part will be deciding what movie to watch!
7. Elevate Carousel Utensil Set
- Never misplace your utensils again with this colorful set!
Cooking utensils aren’t just accessories anymore, but as important as the dish itself. This beautifully designed set by Elevate proves just that.
8. Kuhn-Rikon Corn Zipper
- Zip corn the safe way with this zipper!
There was a period of time when we avoided recipes with corn in them. Why? Because canned corn just isn’t the same, but the risk involved in trimming corn kernels made us a little weary (we’re definitely the clumsy type). And then this awesome corn zipper came along and let’s just say, we’re now huge fans of zipping corn into everything!
9. Tabletop Oil Mister
- Put oil in its place with this must have mister!
This is the best way to control the amount of oil you spray on your salad, cookie sheets, baking pans, etc. With this super cool oil mister you can have all the flavor without going overboard on the fat.
10. Cake Batter Dispenser
- Get evenly-shaped goods with this dispenser!
Ooohhh yeeeah…this neat gadget dispenses the perfect amount of cake, muffin or pancake batter without the awkward mess. Hooray for evenly shaped muffins!
11. Cookie Dough and Ice Cream Scoops
- These measuring spoons are essential tools for every home baker!
This was one of our favorite tools during our stint as a baker. The design and functionality are easy-to-use, sleek and durable. The best part is that you can use this little scoop for just about everything!
12. Calphalon® Contemporary 17-Piece Knife Block Set
- This set is perfect for every home chef.
This particular knife set boasts stainless steel blades, edges that stay sharp longer, and a long-lasting shelf life. Because knives are one of the most important, if not the most important, tool you’ll use in your kitchen, it’s important to buy high-quality knives the first time around instead of skimping. For tips on how to properly handle knives, check out our Knife Skills Course here.
13. OXO Good Grips Cherry and Olive De-Stoner/Pitter
- Who knew pitting could be so much fun?
The Good Grips cherry and olive pitter have a soft, non-slip handle that absorbs pressure, making it easier and more comfortable to use than other pitters.
14. Weston 83-2014-W Multi-Chopper
- This multi chopper is easy to use and safe for kids!
This multi chopper features three interchangeable stainless steel blades that can slice through potatoes and other tubers with the lightest amount of pressure. The best part about this chopper is its easy-view container and easy-to-clean design!
15. Clip-On Pouring Spout
- Never spill again with this awesome pouring spout!
We’ve all tried it – the first 2 seconds of pouring something out of a pot are great, and then, right when you think you can get everything in one neat pour, the contents come spilling out all over yourself and your counter. We’ve spilled it all too – pasta, stock, soups, hot water for coffee, we could go on, but the memories are too painful. With this neat silicone kitchen tool, you (and we) never have to spill anything again!
16. Onion Holder
- This holder doubles as a comb! (Just kidding!)
This tool is sheer genius! Not only can you safely guide your knife to evenly cut an onion, you can avoid the whole “my hands smell like onion, don’t touch me” situation! Just throw on some goggles and you could spend days happily chopping onions!
17. Rocking Garlic Crusher
- Cut your prep time in half with this garlic crusher!
Don’t get us wrong – we love mincing. But when a recipe calls for a bazillion cloves of garlic, mincing takes just a tad bit too long. Enter the rocking garlic crusher. Easy to use and fun to play with, this tool will dramatically cut down on your prep time.
18. 2-in-1 Silicone Whisk
- We love having all of our whisks in one easy-to-use tool!
This whisk is absolutely incredible! It’s perfect for scraping down bowls and whisking ingredients together and, with a simple turn of the handle, becomes the best balloon whisk ever!
19. Rinse Bowl and Strainer
- Wash your fruits and veggies with ease!
This rinse and strain bowl is perfect for washing your fruits and veggies in. Who would’ve thought kitchen gadgets could be so cool and exciting?!
20. Mandoline Slicer
- Save your fingertips with this mandoline slicer!
This tool makes slicing fun, easy and injury-free! With this mandoline slicer, you can adjust the thickness of your slices with a simple turn of the knob. The easy-to-use design makes this gadget kid-friendly!
21. Folding Chopping Board
- Chop and pour with this foldable cutting board!
When the handle is squeezed together, the sides of the board fold up and become a chute through which you can drop your chopped veggies and fruit. Pretty neat, right? This awesome chopping board also has a soft-grip handle and a non-slip surface making damp towels under your board a thing of the past!
22. Italian Utensil Crock
- Keep your utensils in one place with this beautiful set!
How beautiful is this set? With these ceramic utensil containers, you can keep your whisks, spatulas and other kitchen gadgets close at hand. A great space-saver and wonderful kitchen decoration, this set is sure to add some life and color to your kitchen.
23. Swiss Diamond HD Pro Nonstick Fry Pan
- Get fancy with this diamond non-stick pan!
This amazing non-stick fry pan is suitable for gas, electric and induction cooktops. Believe it or not, but its patented nonstick coating is reinforced with diamond crystals. Fancy!
24. Avocado Cuber
- Cube avocados in seconds with this awesome cuber!
Cut avocados the easy way with this avocado cuber! Perfect for dishes that require avocado as a garnish, this kitchen utensil creates perfect, equal-sized cubes. This tool is so easy to use all you need to do is align it with your avocado half, push down, twist, lift and you’ve got perfectly cubed avocados!
25. Stainless-Steel Pineapple Slicer
- With this slicer, we’re no longer afraid to cut pineapples!
We love pineapples (who doesn’t, right?), but they’re not the most fun fruit to cut. In fact, they can be quite a pain. But with this pineapple slicer, you can peel, core, slice and dice your pineapple in just a few seconds! Simply insert the shaft into the top of a trimmed pineapple, lightly apply pressure, twist and you’ve got ready-to-eat pineapple!
Homemade cooking is an experience. It involves recipes, techniques, passion, and, the right tools. With these gadgets, you can make your cooking easier and more fun! Also, who doesn’t love shiny new things? We certainly do!
What do you think of these kitchen utensils? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
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Shar Lette says
this is informative.. I prefere the onion slicer and potato chopper…
Shraddha Jain says
I want this and I love all things