Gadgets. Some have only one function, while others claim to perform a staggering number of kitchen tasks. What they all have in common is the way they end up at the back of the utensil drawer.
We’ve discovered a few that will change the way you view gadgets. Scroll through the list and get ready to fall in love!
2-in-1 Coffee Scoop
Mornings will never be the same. No more scrambling to find the scoop or the clip for your morning brew – they’re both on the bag of your favorite grind. This is one kitchen gadget that’s not only fun, it’s useful. Priced at under $5, why not buy a few?
Pancake Batter Dispenser
Do you flip for flapjacks? If so, you know all about batter drips and unevenly-sized pancakes. Take care of both with the simple one-handed operation of a batter dispenser. Some even work for muffin and cupcake batter. Plan on spending from a few dollars to just under $40.
5-In-1 Avocado Slicer
Despite their rise in cost, we still love our avocados. Eat more and work less. With an avocado slicer, you won’t waste time splitting, pitting, and slicing. For under $10, you can buy a stainless-steel slicer that does everything but deposit the fruit on the plate. One for home and one for the office sounds about right!
Heat Conducting Ice Cream Scoop
Had enough of the multi-use gadgets for a minute? Here’s one that has only one job – scooping frozen treats. But this is no ordinary ice cream scoop! Say hello to the heat conducting scoop that puts an end to chiseling and waiting for your ice cream to soften. Using the law of thermodynamics, the scoop combines heat from your hand with a special liquid in the handle. The bonus? No more bent spoons. You’ll spend between $15-30.
Onion goggles aren’t new to the kitchen scene, but we can’t sing their praises enough! We’ve all used cutting an onion as an excuse to cover up a crying session. If you don’t want to turn on the tears, throw on a pair of onion enzyme-absorbing goggles. Onion goggles aren’t only for onions – they also block the irritating effects of capsaicin from hot chili peppers. Save your eyes for $10-20.
Kale – you love it or you hate it. Even if you’re fond of this healthy green, you may not love preparing it. Don’t break up with kale! For around $15, you can destem kale and other leafy greens and herbs. Just pull greens through the holes on the kale razor and – voilà, your kale is served.
So many amazing kitchen gadgets and not enough space to share them all. Which will be your new favorite?
Elizabeth “Amy” Ramirez is a freelance writer and writing coach