Kitchen Gadgets
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The $20 Tool Every Grilled Cheese Lover Needs
Grilled cheese on repeat, please!
May 19, 2022
The Game-Changing $12 Storage Dish That Cuts Your Butter for You
"Pat" the butter, please!
May 16, 2022
Elizabeth’s Favorite Unique Tool: West Elm Mini Juicer
You may not think a juicer is super unique, but I’m telling you, this sucker was not easy to find. In my favorite posts of 2010 roundup, I mentioned a juicer just like this, pictured on another blog, and promised anyone who could find it a hand-written thank-you note. Well, I guess I owe one to Faith.
May 13, 2022
Food Dehydrators: Is It Worth Buying One?
I recently came across a recipe for fruit leather made in a dehydrator and found myself sighing a lusty sigh. With recipes like this catching my eye and summer produce just around the corner, the lure of the food dehydrator is becoming harder to resist. Do you own one?I’d always imagined food dehydrators as big hulking things that would take up acres of counter space and then be impossible to store in a cupboard. Not so!
May 12, 2022
Reader Survey: Do You Use a Kitchen Timer?
For us, a timer is as indispensable to cooking as knives and measuring spoons. We use ours for everything from timing hard boiled eggs to the final rise of our bread dough. Are you the same way, or do you tend to go by instinct? We received the Polder timer pictured above as a present. It has count up and count down features, and the keypad makes it easy to input cooking times. Plus, it has magnet on the back so we can secure it where it’s out of the way yet still handy.
May 12, 2022
Teapots & Le Creuset: 17 New Things from Housewares
Last week I went to the International Home & Housewares show in Chicago, where manufacturers and retailers get together in a giant extravaganza of all things made for the home. Toasters, placemats, pots, pans, knives, and vacuum cleaners were on display in miles of booths and aisles. I already showed you some new products from the show that stood out to me, but I’m revisiting it one more time with a few more finds that were interesting, instructive, or promising.
May 12, 2022
The Top 10 Most Useful Kitchen Gadgets
We got you talking about the ten most useless kitchen gadgets last week, and now it’s time to weigh in on the 10 most useful gadgets. Here are our picks; what would you choose? As we thought through useless kitchen gadgets (and perused nearly 100 comments on that post!) we saw a pattern. Many useless tools seem to be trying to compensate for a lack of knife skills. Onion choppers and avocado slicers are no match for a good knife and some skill.
May 12, 2022
How Many of These 10 Mystery Kitchen Gadgets Can You Identify? Get the Answers Here
Did you take our quiz on mystery gadgets? Time to turn the page upside down and see how many you got right! (Or click through the gallery above to see the answers.) Corn on the cob butter-er and salter Vintage metal cookware handle Corn Stripper Pre-1950s broiler pan Vintage pot handle for Pyrex or Corningware dishes Nutcracker Ice crusher Potato Grater Egg or Pancake Ring Coconut Grater 1 to 3 correct: Zzzzt. You’re not into unitaskers are you?
May 11, 2022
iPad: First Impressions and the Epicurious App
After months of imagining all the kitchen possibilities for the iPad, one of the first things we did when our household received its new tablet was head straight for the Epicurious app. Cue the heavenly choirs! To be sure, the iPad is not a necessity, but we must admit we’re pretty smitten.We already use laptops and smartphones in the kitchen, and the iPad combines the best of both worlds. Like the iPhone, it already has cooking-related apps with the potential for many more to come.
May 11, 2022
Hot or Not? Negi Cutter
We came across this recipe for Asparagus Linguine with mint pesto on No Recipes and noticed the cutting tool used to cut the asparagus into julienne strips. It’s a Japanese kitchen tool called a negi cutter. More about this little tool below the jump. Look and then tell us what you think…We try not to clutter our kitchens with useless tools that we don’t need. We aren’t sure about this one, though.
May 11, 2022
The Coolest, Simplest Can Opener We’ve Seen
Does anyone own this kitchen gadget? It’s a can opener from Rösle, and it’s not new, but we recently used it at a friend’s house and loved it (as much as one can love a can opener). In fact, it’s so streamlined and nifty that we stared for 15 minutes, sure it was a can opener but with no idea how to use it.
May 11, 2022
The 10 Most Useless Kitchen Gadgets
It seems that every year we are bombarded with more, more, and yet more kitchen gadgets. Some are cosmetic updates to classic tools, a precious few are genuinely innovative, but many more are useless. We did a poll around the office and then checked in at the Chowhound message boards, and we came up with this list of the 10 most useless kitchen gadgets. We suspect you’ll disagree with one, or maybe more; and you probably have other gadgets to add to this list as well.
May 11, 2022
KitchenAid’s Extended Mother’s Day Sale Includes Incredible Deals on Stand Mixers, Attachments, and So Much More
There's still time to grab that attachment you've been eyeing.
May 9, 2022
11 Inexpensive Restaurant Tools Every Home Cook Should Have
Everyone needs a bus bin or three.
May 4, 2022
10 Ways to Use Your Kitchen Gadgets Better
No one wants a kitchen cluttered with unitasker gadgets. There are lots of kitchen tools out there that can do much more than what they were originally designed for. Whether it’s a bulky salad spinner or little melon baller, here are 10 ways that you can make the most of what you own!
May 3, 2022
I’m a Professional Gear Tester and a Bit of a Minimalist — But I Use This $11 Gadget Every Day
Hint: I use it for garlic, ginger, lemons, limes, and more.
May 1, 2022
The Viral Rice Dispenser TikTok Can’t Seem to Get Enough Of (Plus 5 Others We Love)
Who doesn't love a chic kitchen organizer?
Apr 29, 2022
The Space-Saving Amazon Find That Takes the Hassle Out of Opening Jars (and It’s on Sale!)
Kiss that strain and struggle goodbye, and start opening jars with ease.
Apr 28, 2022
This Editor-Loved Brand Just Launched a Game-Changing New Peeler — and It Might Be the Last One You’ll Ever Buy
Get your hands on this innovative and sustainable tool before it sells out.
Apr 27, 2022
The $15 Kitchen Shears That Keep Selling Out Are Back in Stock — But You Better Act Fast
Get this do-it-all kitchen tool while you can.
Apr 25, 2022
This $21 Amazon Find Has Been My No-More-Tears Solution for Cutting Onions (and More!) for Decades
Bonus: They look absolutely ridiculous — in the best way!
Apr 19, 2022
KitchenAid Just Launched a New Mixer Attachment You’ll Be Using All Summer Long
It's the ultimate tool to make everything from snow cones to frozen margaritas.
Apr 12, 2022
Everything We’re Buying from Nordstrom’s Massive Spring Sale
Upgrade your kitchen this spring with these clever (and chic!) items on major sale.
Apr 7, 2022
I Use This Little Slicer Way More Often than I Use My Chef’s Knife
Unlike my chef's knife, this can actually go in the dishwasher.
Mar 19, 2022
The 28 Essential Tools and Gadgets Every Home Cook Needs for 2022
Kitchn Essentials
Including a super-versatile ice cream scoop, the pepper mill that Ina loves, and a ladle that is seriously fun to use.
Mar 10, 2022
12 of the Coolest New Kitchen Products We Just Saw at The Inspired Home Show
We walked up and down every single aisle.
Mar 7, 2022
As Someone Who Cooks for a Living, This $18 Kitchen Tool Is My Go-To For So Many Meals
Mince, grate, and zest in seconds!
Mar 3, 2022
I Develop Recipes for a Living — These Are the 10 Tools I Use Every Single Day
Including a cutting board, scale, and the perfect pot holders.
Mar 2, 2022
Vitamix Is Having a Rare Sale on Two of Its Most Iconic Blenders
It'll be a life-changer in the kitchen!
Mar 1, 2022
This Over-the-Sink Strainer Is Blowing Up on TikTok — and Has More Than 5,000 Glowing Amazon Reviews
You'll want to keep it on your sink at all times!
Feb 23, 2022
This Ridiculously Useful Kitchen Find Completely Transformed My Meal Prep Game
Your kitchen will never be the same.
Feb 22, 2022
The Super Popular Air Fryer That Walmart Shoppers Love Is on Sale at Its Lowest Price Ever
A deal almost too beautiful to be true!
Feb 7, 2022
These ‘Floating’ Cooking Utensils Keep My Countertops Drip Free — and Look So Good Doing It
And they even come as an all-in-one bundle.
Feb 3, 2022
8 Things I Bought for My Home Kitchen After I Started Teaching at Culinary School
Number 8 is a total game-changer.
Feb 3, 2022
The $14 Kitchen Gadget That’ll Make You a Much Better Cook and Baker
"I think every home cook needs one of these in their kitchen."
Feb 2, 2022
The $18 Old-School Kitchen Helper That Makes Cooking So Much Easier
It also doubles as a nice, decorative touch!
Jan 11, 2022
The Very Best Tools for Storing, Spreading, and Melting Butter
A better butter experience? Yes, please!
Jan 8, 2022
This Luxurious Find Is My Secret Weapon for Making Fancy Cocktails at Home
Seltzer lovers, lean in.
Jan 5, 2022
This Wacky-Looking Tool Will Change How You Make Salad *and* Pasta
It's also ridiculously fun to use.
Dec 29, 2021
10 Essential Kitchen Tools Kitchn Editors Couldn’t Live Without in 2021
Take it from our team.
Dec 24, 2021
All the Best Year-End Kitchen and Home Deals to Shop Right Now
We've got it all here, folks.
Dec 23, 2021
15 Deals from Amazon’s Year-End Sale That Are Simply Too Epic to Miss
Score major savings on some of our favorite kitchen brands!
Dec 21, 2021
8 of the Very Best Things We Bought on Amazon in 2021
Including a butter keeper, an iced coffee gadget, and more!
Dec 9, 2021
The 8 Best Splurges We Made for Our Kitchens in 2021
Including $25 parchment paper that's totally worth it.
Dec 5, 2021
Keurig’s Black Friday Sale Just Got Even Better — Save 25% Off Sitewide!
Get ready to overhaul your morning coffee with these deals!
Nov 23, 2021
24 of the Most Useful Gifts You Could Possibly Buy for Beginner Cooks
Gift Edit
Help them get off on the right foot!
Nov 17, 2021
3 Super-Helpful Pie Tools Our Grandmas Absolutely Swore By
Numbers 1 and 3 feel especially retro!
Nov 18, 2021
8 Surprising Tools These Chefs Rely on for Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner
Including super-specific knives, old-school tools, and even gloves!
Nov 15, 2021
The Seemingly Silly Kitchen Utensil I Surprisingly Reach for All the Time
I use it for breaking up ground meat and also making scrambled eggs, stirring tomato paste into dishes, de-clumping rice, and more!
Nov 14, 2021
5 Things That Will Make Cooking Thanksgiving Easier, According to an Expert
Really, they're mighty helpful beyond Thanksgiving, too.
Nov 13, 2021
5 of the Best Things I Bought When I Worked at Williams Sonoma
They're all relatively inexpensive — even without the employee discount.
Nov 11, 2021
This TikTok-Famous Gadget Might Just Make You a Better Baker
It's perfect for gifting, too.
Nov 8, 2021
10 Kitchen Tools You Should Definitely Have on Hand Before Thanksgiving Day
Make sure you have these 10 things for cooking the best Thanksgiving dinner yet.
Nov 3, 2021
The Unique, $20 Kitchen Find That Makes Dinner Prep Way Easier
I use it every day.
Nov 3, 2021
8 Kitchen Gadgets That Are So Much More Useful than You’d Ever Think
They each just do one thing, but they do it incredibly well!
Nov 2, 2021
Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2021 Are Here and These Are Her Top Kitchen Picks
Shop all her picks for the kitchen here.
Nov 1, 2021
The Surprisingly Useful Tool That’s a Must on My Mom’s Thanksgiving Table
It's a classic for a reason!
Nov 1, 2021
I Splurged on This Top-of-the-Line Pasta Maker — And I’m Never Going Back to Store-Bought Noodles
It's less than $85, so let's call it a semi-splurge.
Nov 1, 2021
This Unexpected Tool Is the Secret to Better Fried Eggs
I use it for so much more than just fried eggs, too.
Oct 30, 2021
This Surprising Appliance Has Become My Most-Used Kitchen Gadget This Year
It's replaced my blender and my juicer.
Oct 28, 2021
6 Useful Kitchen Tools You Need If You Fry a Lot
(But don't want to get grease everywhere!)
Oct 28, 2021
The 10 Amazon Finds Our Readers Can’t Stop Buying
The list includes a spider, a cast iron cleaning brush, kitchen towels, and more.
Oct 28, 2021
The $25 Gadget That’ll Massively Improve All Your Cooking and Baking Projects
It'll also help cut back on the number of dishes you have to wash!
Oct 26, 2021