20 Clever Kitchen Gadgets That You Didn’t Know You Needed (Some up to 50% Off on Amazon!)

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These cool kitchen gadgets make cooking a whole lot easier!

woman prepping food in kitchen with plastic bag in green baggy holder

What’s cookin’? 🍳🔪

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 cool kitchen gadgets from Amazon which truly make life easier, hassle-free, and even more fun!

Note that these items ship FREE for Amazon Prime members or on orders $25+!


1. Meal prep just got easier with these hands-free baggy racks.

meal prep ideas - rubio baggy holder

We can all use an extra hand in the kitchen and if you do a lot of bulk cooking, these fully adjustable, hands-free storage bag holders are fantastic! They hold a variety of bag heights and sizes open while you pour your food into the bags. The non-slip rubber base makes sure there are no spills. Cleaning up and storing food has never been so easy!


2. This strawberry huller is one of the best kitchen gadgets.

cool kitchen gadgets - strawberry huller from amazon

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 (or tomatoes) with a knife. 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. Cut a pineapple in seconds with this stainless steel pineapple corer.

cool kitchen gadgets - cored pineapple sitting on black cutting board

Newness Premium Pineapple Corer – $12.99 (regularly $20.24)

While we’re on the topic of cool kitchen gadgets and 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. It’s truly a time saver!


4. Store your bacon grease in this adorable pig-shaped bacon bin.

hand holding a red pig shaped bacon bin with strainer

Talisman Bacon Bin Grease Holder  $17.99 (regularly $20.99)

We’re huge fans 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! 🥓

cool kitchen gadgets - bacon grease container

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 your microwave walls clean 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. Use it to cover a bowl in the microwave or even as a colander. It has a vented lid and comes in different sizes. Plus, it collapses for easy storage and it’s BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.


6. Get every last scoop of peanut butter with this cool 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 deepest jars. With its round stainless steel ergonomic design, you’ll never be dealing with buttery knuckles again! The knife measures just about 12″ in total and has a 7″ blade that can even reach the bottom of an 80 oz jar!

cool kitchen gadgets - extra long peanut butter knife

“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, product reviewer


7. This Ahyuan roll-up drying rack has been a team favorite for years!

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

Ahyuan Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack – $11.89 (regularly $16.89)

We love cool kitchen gadgets like this drying rack. It 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 it’s 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, Hip2Save Team


8. Get precise measurements thanks to the KitchenArt Adjust-A-Cup.

best kitchen gadgets - 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, Hip2Save team


9. Any list of cool kitchen gadgets must have this handy avocado slicer.

cool kitchen gadgets - 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.

cool kitchen gadgets - garlic press with silicone roller

ORBLUE Stainless Steel Garlic Press$14.97 (regularly $25.97)

This isn’t just any garlic press, as it does more than just mince and crush your garlic. This one also comes with a handy silicone roller that peels your garlic cloves in seconds. Your days of standing at the counter peeling garlic will be long over! We love that it comes with a stiff mini brush to get the garlic that tends to stick in the corners. Talk about cool kitchen gadgets!


11. Chopping ground meats is a breeze with the GoodCook 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’s so versatile! You can use it to mash potatoes or even 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, Hip2Save team


“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, Hip2Save team


12. Use this handy jar opener to remove lids with ease.

living with arthritis hacks - jar opener

Save yourself from struggling or having to walk around the house looking for anyone to help you open a stubborn jar. This jar lid remover features not one, not two, but four different-sized openings so no jar will be a match for its versatility. Plus it comes in a few different bright hues!


13. Keep counters clear with a kitchen squeegee and countertop brush.

cool kitchen gadgets - hand brushing crumbs off white countertop into sink

This kitchen squeegee and countertop brush was a great reader recommendation, and we have to agree. We love the simple design of this product and how easy it is to store and take out when you need to quickly brush up crumbs or water spills near the sink. It saves you a paper towel, too!


14. Strain pasta and veggies right from the pot with a clip-on strainer.

cool kitchen gadgets - clip on strainer is straining veggies over sink

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. It’s one of our favorite kitchen gadgets!


15. Get perfectly chopped salad with Trudeau Toss and Chop salad tongs.

holding green salad tongs

Trudeau Chop and Toss Salad Tongs  $18.99 (regularly $24.99)

Do you love a fresh, crisp salad but hate the work of 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 - best kitchen gadgets

Best of all, it never needs sharpening! Simple and clever tools like this make food prep so quick!


16. Incorporating fresh herbs is easy with this stainless steel herb stripper.

cool kitchen gadgets - herb stripper

De-stemming and chopping up herbs into itty bitty pieces can be quite a chore. It’s probably why so many of us grab 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. Voila! Your rosemary, thyme, and cilantro are ready to go!


17. Silicone oven mitts keep hands protected from oven rack burns.

best kitchen gadgets - silicone oven mitts

Gorilla Grip Heat Resistant Silicone Oven Mitts  $17.99 (regularly $29.99)

Keep yourself safe with extra-long silicone oven mitts! These ones resist heat up to 484 degrees, so you never have to worry about burning your hands in high temperatures. They’re also waterproof, easy to clean, and won’t get dingy like a lot of cotton or terry cloth mitts usually do!


18. Use a magnetic knife and utensil holder to save space in the drawer

magnetic knife holder strip

If you’re in need of some extra counter space, this mountable magnetic strip will save you a ton of room. You can also use it as a tool organizer in your garage! It uses the strongest magnets available and it’s super easy to install. It also comes with a 90-day guarantee!


19. Rinse and chop greens in no time with this savvy salad maker!

cool kitchen gadgets - hand cutting salad with knife in salad cutter bowl

Making salads without the mess?! Yes, please! We love how this BPA-free gadget reduces meal cleanup and strains excess water. Just wash, chop, and bon appetit!


20. Fresh juice is only a squeeze away with a quality citrus juicer.

Woman standing over counter making lemonade with citrus squeezer

Y-me Manual Citrus Juicer  $9.99 (regularly $15.99)

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


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About the writer:

Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade. With a background in finance, she loves to be money-savvy.


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Comments 21

  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!

    • kr

      Taco Soup?

  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!

  4. Lisa

    Yes, I too have found the burger chopper at Dollar Tree, yay! The measuring cup thing is around this price from Pampered Chef, too. Tik tok pasta straining tip, put your strainer bowl set down in your pot (if it is about the same size as your pot) and the strainer will keep the pasta in the pot as the water goes into your sink. 🤯

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing that helpful straining tip, Lisa! So happy you were able to score some helpful kitchen gadgets at Dollar Tree! 🙌❤️

  5. Lolie

    I love the pineapple corer! It makes cutting a pineapple a breeze.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, Lolie! I agree – it makes me want to actually buy whole pineapples now. 🥰

  6. ToriSC

    I got the pineapple corer with the bonus apple & jalapeño ones for $12.14 as it had a 10% off coupon. Same company, same upgraded corer. Search for B08JGGSL2K.

    • Katie

      Thanks!! I’m getting this one instead!

  7. Rn404

    Honest question….what are folks doing with bacon grease. Like what can you cook, etc with it. I put it in a old grocery bag and toss

    • GigiMurney

      It’s probably not that healthy but it has a high smoke pork… I cook pork chops, brown pork tenderloin before popping it in the oven, eggs, burgers, hash browns, corned beef hash … so many things.

    • A.B.

      I like to use it on my cast iron cookware! 🍳

  8. K

    Bacon grease is also used to make gravy for biscuits, put in cornbread mix, flavor soups. Lots of uses for bacon grease.

    • KR

      German Potatoe Salad…the best!

      • Rae

        I am a vegetarian guess I won’t be eating anyones homemade German potato salad now. Lol

  9. Sara

    Some of my favorites are on this list for sure, but you are missing my most favorite gadget, the garlic zoom.

  10. lovetosaveandshop

    Dollar Tree sells microwave covers! They’re not collapsible but work great!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing! Good to know!

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