15 Game-Changing Kitchen Tools That’ll Drastically Reduce Your Prep Time

15 Game-Changing Kitchen Tools That’ll Drastically Reduce Your Prep Time

By Banu Ibrahim
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.  ...
Mason Cash Multi-Use Utensil Set
Double agents.  There are classic kitchen tools that no cook should go without, and then there are brilliant innovations that every cook should consider. You can tell that experienced home cooks designed these genius tools from 200-year-old British cookware brand Mason Cash.
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
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.
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).

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