20 Kitchen Gadgets That You Didn’t Even Know You Needed

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Preparing meals doesn’t have to be painful or tedious! People are always looking to reinvent the wheel, which means there are so many clever inventions out there (and we always love a good kitchen hack). That’s why I love these clever kitchen gadgets from Amazon which truly make life easier, hassle-free, and even more fun!


1. Your new meal prep ideas just got easier with these hands-free baggy racks.

hand holding a ziploc bag open with green and clear stand

We can all use an extra hand in the kitchen and if you do a lot of bulk cooking, these hands-free storage bag holders are fantastic! They hold a variety of bag heights and sizes open while you simply and neatly pour your food into the bags. After using, the holder folds flat for easy storage.

Filling multiple bags at once? No problem! The more you buy, the more you save since they come in packs of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or even twelve!


2. A strawberry huller will get you the most out of your strawberry pickings.

hand holding a red strawberry huller

If you end up cutting half the strawberry off when ditching the green stem, this highly-rated strawberry huller is a simple, safe, and effective alternative to hulling or coring strawberries with a knife. It’s even safe for kids to use and dishwasher safe – sweet!

Simply insert the stainless steel claw, push gently, and twist out the stem of strawberries. Now you’ll have perfectly cored strawberries for slicing or filling with yummy chocolate or cream cheese frosting. 🤤

Hip Tip: Here’s how you can safely make your strawberries last longer.


3. Learn how to cut a pineapple in seconds with this stainless steel pineapple corer.

cored pineapple sitting on black cutting board

While we’re on the topic of fruit, 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 stainless steel pineapple corer. This innovative tool quickly and easily peels, cores, and slices pineapples for delicious serving size pieces every time. Talk about a time saver!


4. Get the most out of your bacon with this adorable pig-shaped bacon bin.

hand holding a red pig shaped bacon bin with strainer

I’m personally a huge fan of this bacon grease storage container – could it be any cuter?! Now every time you cook up some bacon you can store up to 1 pound of grease and use it for future cooking purposes. Talk about getting the most out of your food!

hand holding a red bin with white grease inside

The best part is that there’s a built-in strainer so the results will be clean pure, bacon grease – just store it in the refrigerator and keep the bacon coming! If cooking with bacon grease isn’t your thing, simply remove the cooled grease from the bin for easy and mess-free disposal.


5. Keep splatters off of your microwave walls with a collapsible microwave cover.

red collapsible food cover hanging on store shelf

If you hate opening your microwave to find spaghetti sauce splattered all over like a bomb went off 😳, this collapsible microwave cover is a lifesaver. It expands to 3.5″ but collapses to 1″ for easy storage or if you’re wanting to cover a bowl in the microwave. It is also BPA free and dishwasher safe.


6. Get every last scoop of peanut butter with a PB-JIFE! peanut butter knife.

comparison of regular knife with large red peanut butter knife in a jar

This ultimate peanut butter knife helps you to scoop up the last of your peanut butter from even the biggest jars. With its round stainless steel ergonomic design, you’ll never be dealing with buttery knuckles again! 

long red peanut butter spreader laying on counter with jar of jif peanut butter

“Years ago I bought PB-JIFE’s from Kickstarter. My kids love it because of how it’s shaped and how long it is, perfect for spreading your peanut butter, and great to scrape up the last of the peanut butter.” – Michelle 


7. Ahyuan roll-up drying rack has been a team favorite for years now because of its handiness!

metal drying rack sitting over kitchen sink with two wet cups sitting on top

This drying rack is the perfect addition to any kitchen! Since it fits directly over the kitchen sink, water will drain only where it’s wanted – with no more mess on the countertop. The silicone lined rods keep dishes from slipping, plus its even dishwasher safe making clean up totally hassle-free.

rolled up wire rod drying rack over kitchen sink with soap in the background

Simply roll it up for easy storage when you’re done with it, or you can even use it as a trivet for hot pots and pans! Lina and quite a few others on our team swear by this handy kitchen gadget!

“This roll-up kitchen rack is so smart and clever. If you’re like me, you’ll never go back to your old dish drainer again! In fact, I was so excited about this find I recently bought some as Christmas gifts for friends and family this year. It’s funny how something this simple item can be such a game-changer for the kitchen sink area—I love it!” – Lina


8. Get precise measurements all with one gadget thanks to the KitchenArt Adjust-A-Cup.

all in one measuring cup sitting on cutting board with eggs and stainless steel mixing bowl

Why have a ton of measuring cups floating around your kitchen drawers when you can have one that’ll do it all?! This handy measuring cup is easily adjustable by sliding the bottom to your desired amount. It even measures both solids and liquids.

“When I originally bought this measuring cup, I never realized how much I would use it – I absolutely love it!”Amber S.


9. Instagram-worthy avocado toast calls for the OXO Good Grips avocado slicer.

green avocado peeler knife with ripe avocados on the counter

Cutting avocados just got a whole lot easier. With this unique tool, you can cut, pit, and slice your avocados with ease. It’s a hassle-free way to enjoy all the avocado toast and guacamole that your heart desires!


10. Peel and mince with ease using this stainless steel garlic press + silicone peeler.

silicone roller with peeled garlic press and bowl in the background

This isn’t just any garlic press. This one comes with a handy silicone roller that easily strips each of your garlic cloves in seconds. Your days of standing at the counter peeling garlic will be long over! I even love that it comes with a stiff mini brush to get the garlic that tends to stick in the corners.


11. Browning beef and other ground meats is a breeze with the Good Cook meat chopper.

meat chopper pushing on ground beef in pan

If you’re frequently chopping food over your stove, such as ground meats, you’re going to love this time-saving tool that quickly and effectively chops meat into tiny bits for all your dishes. It can even be used to break down fruits for all your favorite jam recipes. YUM! 😋

“I love this! It makes it super easy to get your hamburger into smaller pieces. My son is picky about the chunky meat, and if your meat isn’t fully thawed, it works so well to break it up!”Angie


“That meat chopper is the best thing ever. I ordered five two years ago to share in a Favorite Things Party, and I have extras in my closet to give as gifts. They are the best!”Stacy


12. Meal prepping veggies? The Fullstar vegetable chopper is a must for your kitchen.

food chopper with purple onions inside

Chopping foods for all your meals has never been easier, quicker, or more simple to clean up! With this food chopper, you simply place the food on top and push down the lid. Perfectly dice an onion in seconds or cut carrots for a salad. The options are endless!


13. Keep the counters clear of debris with a KOHLER kitchen squeegee and countertop brush.

hand brushing crumbs off white countertop into sink

This kitchen squeegee and countertop brush was a great reader recommendation, and I have to agree. I love the simple design of this product and how easy it is to store and take out when I need to quickly brush up crumbs or water spills near the sink. This way I don’t dirty my hands or use unnecessary paper towels.


14. The GuangTouL clip-on strainer lets you strain pasta and veggies right from the pot.

straining veggies over sink with Zulay Kitchen clip-on strainer

If you’re looking for an easy way to strain pasta or meat, this clip-on silicone colander is a must-have! It also fits on almost any size pot or pan, even those with a lip on the edge, which easily allows you to stabilize the pot you’re draining with both hands.


15. Chopped salad perfect can be yours with Trudeau Toss and Chop salad tongs.

holding green salad tongs

Do you love a fresh, crisp salad but hate the work chopping it all up? This genius invention will chop and dice a perfect salad right in any bowl. It doesn’t get any more mess-free, easier, or healthier than that!

chopping salad with scissor tongs

I love simple and clever tools like this that make food prep so quick!


16. Forget picking each sprig and herb leaf when you’ve got the Ropto stainless steel herb stripper handy.

hands holding a metal tool with herb going through it

De-stemming and chopping up herbs into itty bitty pieces can be quite a chore. It’s probably why so many of us grab for easy-to-use seasoning instead, but nothing makes a dish quite like fresh herbs.

Thanks to this little gadget, you can easily separate the leaves from the stem, and voila! Your rosemary, thyme, and cilantro are ready to go!


17. Rifny silicone oven mitts keep your hands protected from potential oven rack burns.

hand on black pair of silicone oven mitts

I’ve had my silicone oven mitts for nearly 10 years now and LOVE THEM. They resist heat up to 500 degrees, so you never have to worry about burning your hands with high temperatures. They’re also easy to clean and won’t get dingy like a lot of cotton or terry cloth mitts usually do.


18. Save space in the drawer by displaying cutlery on a Diamond magnetic knife and utensil holder.

If you’re in need of some extra counter space like me, this mountable magnetic strip will save you a ton of room. You can also use it as a tool organizer in your garage!


19. WEBSUN salad cutter bowl helps guide your knife for perfect slices of lettuce heads, circular veggies, and more!

hand cutting salad with knife in salad cutter bowl

Making salads without the mess?! Yes, please! I don’t know about you, but I’m a big lettuce flinger and love how this gadget reduces meal cleanup and strains excess water. Just wash, chop, and bon appetit!


20. Fresh juice is only a squeeze away and couldn’t be more simple than using a Zeyua citrus juicer.

Woman standing over counter making lemonade with citrus squeezer

Save your hands from endless squeezing and get yourself one of these easy-to-use citrus juicers. Its strong and stain-resistant material make it a kitchen must-have. Just imagine how quickly you’ll be able to whip up fresh orange juice and lemon drops!


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Comments 4

  1. Nancy

    #10 is also great for quickly cutting meats for young children

  2. Jeff

    We love our meet chopper, especially when freezer cooking hamburger for taco soup or taco meet!

  3. Shari Weary

    Btw, I love the meat chopper that I found at Dollar Tree for… you guessed it…$1! I bought them at BB&B for Xmas stocking stuffers, then returned them when I spotted them at Dollar Tree. What a deal!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks for sharing your find with us!

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