Great kitchen accessories are hard to come by because so many products promise more than they can deliver. Not only that, but they are so boring! Why not add a little kitsch and clever engineering to spice up the space? These items will do just the trick for a bargain.
Avocado Slicer For Pros
Avocadoes are a hit with nearly everyone, and the OXO Good Grips will make it easy to enjoy them more often. Use the slicer to cut open the skin and lift it off, use the middle to twist out the pit on one motion, and the slicer to scoop out seven equal pieces. Not bad for one little dishwasher-safe tool! While the slicer cuts right through an avocado, it will not cut skin, and the grip is non-slip. The price is great at about $10.
Healthy Dessert Fruit Soft Serve Maker
Looking for something healthy and sweet at the same time? Are you trying to avoid dairy and other animal products? This is one of the best kitchen accessories you will find! Basically, fruit becomes the main ingredient, and the maker is easy to use. Place frozen fruit (like bananas) in the chute and push down the plunger. That’s it! No need for extra sugar or unhealthy additions. Just in case you feel adventurous, you can also use the softened fruit to make other desserts. It’s surprisingly affordable since you’ll only spend around $40 -$50.
Cool Pizza Cutter Wheel
Whether you like healthy, cauliflower-crust pizza or the greasy, gooey kind, you need a pizza cutter. Not only is this little gem cute, it is really effective too. What about your fingers? No one likes to slice their fingers instead of their pizza, right? Instead of a handle that can slip, the cutter fits in the palm of your hand with a protective blade guard. Don’t worry about messes either; just take it apart to clean. It’s dishwasher safe, and it has a lifetime guarantee. Not bad for around $15!
Smart Garlic Peeler
Do you find yourself avoiding recipes calling for fresh garlic? Who wants to struggle with peeling those cloves: they stink, they make you stink, and peeling them stinks. It doesn’t have to be that way. Just pop a garlic clove in the sleeve and roll it on a flat surface. The little silicone peeler removes the skin quickly, and it keeps the smell off your hands. This little guy is a must-have in your arsenal of cool kitchen gadgets. It won’t break the bank either since it costs about $5.
You may wonder what’s so special about herb scissors, but this little gem will surprise you. It offers five blades, so two snips give you ten chops of a knife. Don’t worry about cutting your fingers; a “comb” design prevents injuries. It’s a cool kitchen gadget that costs about $15.
Best Silicone Cooking Utensils
We all need cooking utensils, and the Miusco set is a great find. For one thing, your spatula, flipper, or any other utensil in the set won’t melt because it is made of silicone. That same material won’t scratch cookware either, so you can feel free to stir, scrape, or flip anything you want. The handles are made of Acacia wood, which is also really handy in the kitchen since it is durable and naturally antibacterial. The only catch is you should handwash but not soak the wood in order to keep the utensils in good condition. This set is a great buy at around $21.
Electric Kettle Water Heater with SpeedBoil Tech
This isn’t your grandma’s electric kettle! For one thing, it’s cordless, so there’s no chance of pulling it off the counter by accident. It’s made of glass, and of course it is borosilicate and BPA-free, so the contents are safe. Best of all, it’s safe to use because it has automatic shut-off and “boil-dry protection.” Not only that, but bright LED lights come on to let you know when the kettle is heating. It’s fast and easy to use, so your tea or coffee will be in your mug before you know it. The cost is about $30, and it comes with a two-year warranty.