10 Unique Kitchen Gadgets That Make Cooking & Baking Easier

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If you’re looking to make your kitchen more efficient and effective, here are 10 kitchen gadgets, tools, and deals that can make cooking and baking easier. These items would also make great gift basket additions for newlyweds or new-home buyers!

Please note that prices may vary and are subject to change.


1. Angled 4-Cup Measuring Cup

Good Grips angled measuring cups stacked

The OXO Good Grips 4-Cup Angled Measuring Cup has an angled surface that lets you easily read measurements from above so you don’t have to fill, check and adjust! Brilliant!


2. Hands-Free Food Storage Bag Holder

upright baggy holders with food portions inside

Need an extra hand? If you do a lot of bulk cooking, the Jokari Hands-Free Baggy Rack Clip Food Storage Bag Holders are fantastic! They hold a variety of bag heights and sizes open while you simply and neatly fill or pour your food into the bags. After using, the holder folds flat for easy storage.


3. Amco Rub Away Bar

rub away bar

If you like cooking with fresh garlic and/or onion but don’t like the lingering scent on your hands for what seems like days, this Rub Away Bar works like magic and lasts forever!

The bar is made of stainless steel and it works by creating a chemical reaction from water, sulfur, oxygen, and stainless steel. It removes just about any odor from your hands and is great for use after working with onions, fish, garlic or any other potent-smelling item.


4. Stainless Steel Scraper & Chopper

GoodGrips scraper chopper on a display rack

This OXO Good Grips Multi-purpose Stainless Steel Scraper & Chopper is great for scraping and splitting bread dough, but it’s also perfect for crushing, chopping, and even measuring.

It also comes in handy when chopping vegetables and transferring them from the cutting board to your pan without dropping any on the floor. Plus, it’s super easy to clean – just throw it in the dishwasher!


5. Collapsible Microwave Cover

Collapsible microwave cover

If you hate opening your microwave to find spaghetti sauce splattered all over like a bomb went off, this Tovolo Collapsible Microwave Cover is a lifesaver. It expands to 3.5″ but collapses to 1″ for easy storage (or if you want to cover a bowl in the microwave). It is also BPA free and dishwasher safe.


6. Silicone Pastry Mat with Measures

rolling pin and pie dough rolling mat

If you do a lot of baking, this Norpro Silicone Pastry Mat helps to roll out pastry dough & fondant and has measuring guides right on the mat. The nonstick silicone offers instant, easy release without the use of grease and won’t retain odors. It’s heat resistant up to 450°F and is even dishwasher safe! Wow!


7. Pineapple Slicer & Wedger

Pineapple slicer and wedger

If you love eating pineapple but just don’t like the work that goes into getting it ready to eat, be sure to grab this Kitchen Pineapple Slicer & Wedger. This ingenious pineapple tool quickly and easily peels, cores, and slices for delicious serving size pieces every time.


8. Adjustable Pie Crust Shield

Pie crust cover to protect crust edges

If you bake a lot of pies and get tired of trying to keep the aluminum foil on the edges before you even get the pie in the oven (what a waste!), this Talisman Designs Adjustable Pie Crust Shield is wonderful! It adjusts to any size pie 8″ to 11.5″ to keep your edges from burning and is dishwasher safe.


9. Clip On Silicone Colander

meat and pasta strainer and colander

If you’re looking for an easy way to strain pasta or drain meat grease in a heavy pan, this Clip on Silicone Colander is a must-have. Plus, it fits on almost any size pot or pan and lets you stabilize the pot using both hands.


10. Sumo Ice Cream Scoop

sumo ice cream scoop

If you’re tired of bending your good spoons trying to scoop the ice cream from the carton, this Sumo Ice Cream Scoop is a must-have in your kitchen! It allows you to easily dip into your frozen dairy treats effortlessly due to their ergonomic design and comfy, squishy-yet-grippy rubber handle!

  • Amazon: $9.87 now $13.99 (hopefully it will drop in price again!)

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