If you spend any time in the kitchen, you know there are few kitchen gadgets and utensils that are game changers. Sometimes they make prep and cooking much easier, and sometimes they’re just your favorite tried and true kitchen assistant that you can use with your eyes closed.
My guess is that I spend anywhere from 10-15 hours a week chopping, slicing, dicing, grilling, roasting and sautéing. This doesn’t make me a professional cook, but this DOES make me pretty well-versed in what makes my time in the kitchen the most enjoyable.
Below are 5 kitchen gadgets you can find on Amazon (all on Prime, because duh!) that will make your kitchen time easier than you imagined.
1. Microplane Gourmet Series Fine Blade Grater
Coming in hot at 4.5 stars, this kitchen gadget can be used for so many things you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Grate fresh garlic, citrus skin, cheese, and even chocolate. The handle is ergonomically designed and the blade mimics a much sharper and controlled cheese grater.
Professional chefs and bartenders have been using them for years, and it’s time you joined them.
2. OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
Who doesn’t love an avocado? They’re full of monounsaturated fatty acids and adding one to your daily diet can improve LDL cholesterol levels. What’s not to like?
At 4.5 stars, this avocado slicer is all you need to get you one step closer to some delicious avocado toast. It cuts the avocado, removes the pit, and even makes perfect slices! What more could you ask for? This is $10 well spent, we promise!
3. Safe Grabs: Multi-Purpose Silicone Mat
First appearing on Shark Tank, these silicone mats are 4.5 stars and genius. For microwaving a bowl of sauce or food (we all do it!) use this mat as a splatter screen and it will save you a messy microwave cleanup! It can also be used as a pot holder for hot kitchen items! When you can’t open that tightly closed jar of pickles, these can be used a grip to help you twist and open. If you’re putting a hot dish on the table, this can also act as a trivet to absorb the heat and save you from damaging your furniture.
It’s a win all around and doesn’t require lots of storage space- which is handy because who has lots of kitchen space to spare?
4. Qimh Collapsible Colander
We’ve already established that storage space in a kitchen can be an issue, so why not save space on storing a large colander and get one that is collapsible? This gadget can be stored on it’s side or flat, saving lots of space in your cabinets. The handles also extend, making it easy to suspend over your kitchen sink and drain pasta water, or even just wash fruits or vegetables.
Another solid 4.5 star item, this colander is BPA free and dishwasher friendly. Trust me, you need this. I got mine years ago and use it all of the time!
5. Mr&Mrs White Trio Peeler Set
If you’ve never peeled a vegetable, you probably don’t spend time or money on ANY kitchen gadgets, but this peeler is versatile and yet another kitchen space saver. Instead of 3 separate tools, this peeler has 3 attachments that help for different types of peeling. The large blade makes bigger items much easier to handle. There is a traditional potato peeler and a julienne peeler, making the headache of having to thinly slice vegetables a problem of the past!
You guessed it- 4.5 stars and a whole lot of great reviews, this may be the best $12 you spend to equip your kitchen with tools to make your life easier!