Like any big-box store, the internet is a treasure trove of stuff you don’t need, but still kinda want. If you’ve been browsing kitchen gadgets and are wondering which are actually worth picking up, we’ve got some recommendations.
From food-prep stations to cooking oil dispensers, there’s a special device for just about any kitchen job. If some have you curious, but you’re still unsure if you should add them to your cart, we’ll help you sort out the useful from the useless.
When you flip these “shakers,” you don’t actually shake them. A built-in electric grinder grinds the salt and pepper, and then dispenses it onto your food. Plus, thanks to a blue light on the end of each dispenser, you’ll be able to see the exact amount of seasoning you’re getting
KSL Gravity Electric Salt and Pepper Grinder Set
Easy and fun to use? Yes, please!
Feel as though you can never keep your meal prep organized? Meet the Prepdeck. This kitchen surface and storage tool is ideal for those who either do lots of meal prep or love to entertain.
The five clear plastic bins are perfect for storing veggies, dips, or cheeses. The lids are included, as well as attachments, like graters and slicers, that will make your prepping process so much easier. The cover also doubles as a cutting board, and you’ll even find a handy side compartment for storing knives and other tools.
The base can also be used as a trash bin for food scraps, and it’s easy to remove and empty. The entire unit can also be placed in the fridge—easy peasy!
Whether you’re planning to take your dinner outside to the grill or are tired of messy post-prep counters, the Prepdeck could be just what you need.
Prepdeck Recipe Preparation Kit and Storage
An extra work surface and food storage.
Measuring any cooking oil can get messy. Not only are there ample opportunities to spill, but you also soil spoons and measuring tools. Plus, some of us can be prone to overusing our oils. That’s where this viral oil dispenser set comes in.
This dynamic duo each features one large base container you can fill completely, and a pump on top with measurements. When you press the pump, the top fills with one tablespoon at a time, but it will hold up to three tablespoons total. Then, you simply pour your already-measured amount of oil.
The second bottle is a dedicated mister. Simply pour your oil in the dispenser, and then pump it with air. When it’s fully primed, you can spray it just as you would from any aerosol can.
Belwares Store Oil Dispenser Bottle for Kitchen
No more spills or messing with measuring spoons.
You’ll make your eggs perfectly every time with these handy silicone rings. They actually have a variety of uses, but the most obvious is helping you make perfectly round, breakfast-sandwich-ready eggs. To use them, you simply place one in an oiled pan, crack your egg inside, and cook it.
Not much of an egg person? No worries—these beauties will still come in handy because you can also use them to make perfect pancakes, or even some fritters. In fact, you can even use them to make hamburgers that perfectly fit the bun.
Emoly Silicone Egg Ring
Get perfectly shaped pancakes, eggs, fritters, or hamburgers every time.
We’ve extolled the virtues of milk frothers before, but their awesomeness is worth restating, and the internet seems to agree!
Zulay’s handheld model is a real game-changer (and money saver) if you regularly hit the coffee shop. Armed with this baby, you can turn any plain old machine-made coffee into a frothy, creamy treat. It’ll make your mornings a lot brighter, especially when you notice how much cash you’re saving.
Zulay Original Milk Frother
You can even get one in your fave color.
Love a chopped salad but hate having to slice and dice all that lettuce or cabbage? If so, these chopping shears are your new BFF!
They feature stainless-steel blades with serrated edges that slice right through veggies. The extended handles also prevent you from getting salad dressing all over yourself (and the counter, and the floor, and the cat) when you chop.
There’s even a scoop built right in so you can slice and serve!
Trudeau Toss and Chop Salad Tongs
An easy way to up your veggie intake.
Whether you love nothing more than a delicious egg-white omelet in the morning or just do a lot of baking, you need this adorable pig-shaped egg separator in your life.
Not all of us are pros at cracking eggs and using the shells as separators. And who wants to go digging yolks out of a bowl? This cute separator will make all your breakfasts eggcellent!
To use it, you just squeeze the little piggy’s sides, and then gently put his mouth to the yolk. Release the sides, and he’ll suck that yolk right up. Simply squeeze again to empty the yolk into another bowl.
Peleg Design Silicone Egg Separator
There are also goldfish and frog options.
This simple, but fun, cleaning tool is shaped like a mama, and you’ll know she’s angry when she starts steaming the inside of your icky appliance.
To use this tool, you just fill her with vinegar and water, and then microwave her for seven minutes. When Mama gets steamin’ angry, it loosens any stuck-on food residue in there. After she’s done her work, you just wipe out the gunk and call it a day.
Abnaok Microwave Steam Cleaner
So much easier than scrubbing.
Constantly worried about burning yourself or dropping food when straining? Meet the snap-on strainer. This incredibly convenient tool makes straining and draining easier than ever.
Made of silicone, it has metal clasps that easily snap on pots or bowls. Once it’s attached, simply tilt your bowl or pot—you can even strain one-handed.
If you make a lot of pasta, beans, canned veggies, or boiled chicken, this gadget will quickly pay for itself! You’ll never have to balance a full pot in one hand and a strainer in the other again.
Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain
Making pasta just got a whole lot easier.
Ever attempted to make the perfect breakfast sandwich, only to end up with a lopsided mess? Meet the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker! This marvelous invention allows you to craft a homemade McMuffin with ease.
To use it, just add your English muffin, meat, and cheese. Then, in the machine’s next layer, crack your egg. Top it all off with the other side of the muffin, shut the lid, and cook.
When it’s done, you’ll have a perfectly round, delicious breakfast sandwich—no drive-thru required!
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Make your own McMuffin.
If you spend any time online, you’ve seen countless gadgets being marketed as the holy grail of kitchen tools. We chose 10 that really can make food prep, cooking, or cleaning a heck of a lot easier. Once you’ve ordered your faves, check out the viral cooking hacks that are the real deal to save yourself even more time!