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Kitchen Gadgets Everyone Should Have

I love kitchen gadgets that can save me time and make my life easier. Here are my favorites that I swear by – you’ll want all of them!

Must have kitchen gadgets

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.

Kitchen Tools

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 in your kitchen tools 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!

XO Good Grips Avocado Slicer

Meet the inspiration of this post . . . the XO Good Grips Avocado Slicer. This kitchen tool rocks and has been a complete game changer in my kitchen. I love it!

Spiralizer Spiral Slicer by Kitchen Active | Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

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 as a tasty substitute.

Tovolo Silicone Egg Yolk Separator

How smart is this silicone egg yolk extractor? Crack and egg into a bowl and this handy kitchen tool will only suck up the yolk. Who would have thought?

Silicone Reusable Stretchable Covers | Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

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!

Pulled Pork Shredder Claws | Must have Kitchen Gadgets

These meat claws really are multi-functional kitchen tools. 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!

All Ware Pineapple Slicer | Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

Would you purchase fresh pineapple more often if it were easy to slice? There are no more excuses with this amazing pineapple slicer. Cut off the top and this guy will do the leg work for you!

Ergonomic Garlic Press | Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

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.

Stem Gem Strawberry Huller | Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

Do you like brightly colored kitchen gadgets? 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.

Herb Scissors by Jenaluca | Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

If you love cooking with fresh herbs, this is the kitchen utensil for you. These herb scissors will make chopping and slicing a thing of the past!

Whirley Pop by Wabash Valley | Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

I don’t think you’ll ever go back to microwave popcorn after having popcorn from the Whirley Pop. It is so fast and easy to clean. It makes popcorn taste amazing, too!

Now I’d love to know what your favorite kitchen utensils are – let me know in the comments!

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Wednesday 13th of April 2016

My favorite kitchen gadget of all time is the microplane zester/grater. I have three different ones, in different grinds, for grating spices like nutmeg, zesting citrus, and for grating garlic and frozen knobs of ginger. That's a ginger hack, to freeze prepped knobs of ginger and grate them into recipes, so your ginger never goes bad and is always ready. I've even retired a favorite garlic press because it is harder to use and clean.

Because I'm a minimalist, I've come to rely less and less on kitchen gadgets. Anything I can do with a bamboo cutting board, a chef's knife, a spoon, and a fork, I won't repeat with a gadget--including harvesting an avocado. I use a manual can opener for very occasional cans, a French press for coffee, a stick blender instead of a table top blender, the chef's knife instead of a food processor, and a rice cooker because it is easy to clean up and also makes quinoa, freekah, soups, stews, and steams vegetables.

I would like a simple spiralizer, and the one you've shown sure looks interesting. But in seeking it out I ended up in the weird part of Amazon looking at three different colors of pepper keepers, garlic keepers, onion keepers, banana keepers, tomato keepers, avocado keepers, herb keepers, salad keepers, and I want them all. Don't click, don't click!