For a long time I never understood fancy kitchen gadgets. I’d see them and think, “why would anyone spend money on that?” But you guys – I was wrong. SO very wrong. And it all started with avocado.
I decided a few years ago to try the Whole30 diet, and one of the staples was avocado. I ended up entering a random contest online on an avocado recipe post, and I won a t-shirt, avocado cookbook, and the OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer. Can I tell you how this tool changed my life? Cutting an avocado become less of a scary experience with a knife . . . and the tool completed the job in mere seconds. It was then that I realized fancy kitchen gadgets might not just be hype – that they can actually make your life easier and save you time.
Since that time, I’ve become a kitchen gadget collector. HOWEVER I will say that you need to be smart about your gadgets . . . the key is buying something you’ll actually use, not just because it seems “cool” or you think you’ll use it. You need to make sure the money investment is worthwhile, so get those gadgets for tasks/foods you do/eat often.
These are the kitchen gadgets I’m obsessed with these days – they might make life easier for you, too!
Meet the inspiration of this post . . . the XO Good Grips Avocado Slicer. This tool rocks and has been a complete game changer in my kitchen. I love it!
This vegetable spiralizer will turn healthy eating into a creative event. Skip the noodles and make spirals of zucchini, carrots and all sorts of veggies.
How smart is this silicone egg yolk extractor? Crack and egg into a bowl and this handy tool will only suck up the yolk. Who would have thought?
Silicone is so amazing. These stretchable covers can be used over and over again to cover anything from cans to fruit. They are even dishwasher safe.
These meat claws really are multi-functional. You can use them to shred pork in the crock pot or even to lift meat off the grill. They are are easy to grip and are heat resistant. I love a multi-tasker in the kitchen!
Would you purchase fresh pineapple more often if it was easy to slice? There are no more excuses with this amazing pineapple slicer. Cut of the top and this guy will do the leg work for you!
All the taste of fresh garlic without the odor getting on your hands. This ergonomic garlic press allows you to just twist to effortlessly grind garlic cloves.
Let the kids hull the berries when you use this fancy Stem Gem Strawberry Huller. With something that looks this cute, the whole family will want to help.
If you love cooking with fresh herbs, this is the tool for you. These herb scissors will make chopping and slicing a thing of the past!