Save time, energy, and stress with these genius kitchen gadgets.

Minor nuisances in the kitchen can really add up: from chopping onions through stinging eyes to scrubbing away splatters of tomato sauce, the prep and clean-up process can turn a joy into a chore.

That’s where these 15 tools come into play. Simple solutions to problems that have perennially plagued cooks, these accessories will have you wondering why it took so long for someone to come up with the idea. From an herb de-stemmer to a cast iron pan with a foldable handle, these newfound essentials will have you raving to friends. 

Food52 x Rosti Mepal Margrethe Nested Mixing Bowls & Specialty Lids

These mixing bowls with attached specialty lids allow you to grate, immersion blend and zest your food with minimal clean up.

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

Perfect for all those avocado toast lovers out there, this slicer splits, pits and slices your avos with complete ease.

Staub Cast Iron Compact Grill With Folding Handle

Kitchen cabinet space is precious. This compact cast iron, with a collapsible handle, makes storing your go-to pans feasible, even in the smallest of kitchens.

OXO No-Spill Ice Cube Tray

True to its name, this no-spill ice cube tray seals in your water (even before freezing) to prevent any messes in your freezer. Better yet, since its safe and secure you can even store the tray at an angle, so you’ll no longer need to rearrange your freezer when you need ice on hand.

Chef’n FreshForce Magnetic Can Opener

Say goodbye to the days of fishing for a loose lid and risking a cut finger—this can opener comes with a magnetic end that effortlessly removes the jagged metal.

Typhoon Homewares Mason Cash Multi-Use Utensil Set

Do double duty with these utensils, which can be used as a bowl scraper, spatula, and mixing spoon.

Marta Cornwell Kale & Herb Razor

De-stem leafy greens and herbs such as rosemary in a matter of seconds with this veggie and herb razor.

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Duo, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer. Prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button. Accessories include: stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet. Photo Courtesy of Instant Pot

Fullstar Vegetable Chopper

No one loves cutting onions, but hey, for many recipes it has to be done. If you have this chopping tool on hand, which includes four interchangeable blades for julienning, chopping, and slicing veggies, no tears will be shed during your meal prep process.

Frieling Stainless Steel Pot Strainer

Ditch the colander and opt for a straining attachment instead. This clever gadget eliminates the need for an extra bowl, making your go-to pasta dishes officially one-pot dinners.

Williams Sonoma Egg Yolk Separator

Your recipes require your egg whites and yolks on its own. A simple device like this makes separating your eggs a much easier (and mess-free) situation.

Victorinox Swiss Army Swivel Knife Block with Tablet/Cookbook Stand

From the creators of the Swiss Army knife comes this multifunctional knife block that features 13 slots on one side, and a ledge on the other that’s perfect for propping up iPads or cookbooks. It all rests on a 360-degree swivel base, making it easy to switch between your tools and recipes.


Next time you’re making sauces or sauteing your ingredients, use a Frywall. This silicone cone fits snugly on the inside of your pans, preventing splatter from getting on your countertops.

Easy Spread Butter Knife

We’re firm believers that spreadable butters can’t touch the real thing. This perforated knife can create ribbons in cold butter, allowing you to spread it on your morning toast without tearing your bread.

Click & Grow Smart Garden 3

Fresh herbs can truly elevate any dish. For those who don’t have a green thumb, Click & Grow can grow, water and nurture your herbs for you (all you have to do it is plug it in and fill the water tank one in a while).