30 Clever Kitchen Gadgets That You Didn’t Know You Needed (Most Under $15!)
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These cool kitchen gadgets make cooking a whole lot easier!
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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 cool kitchen gadgets from Amazon which truly make life easier, hassle-free, and even more fun!
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1. Dicing vegetables is a breeze with the Mueller Pro Series 8-in-1 Vegetable Slicer.
Mueller Pro Series 8-in-1 Vegetable Slicer – $29.99
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This vegetable cutter deserves a spot in every kitchen. It will save you so much time! Cutting, dicing, and chopping has never been faster, easier, or more uniform. The product comes with 2 different blades so you cut your produce in different sizes. Measurements are included on the basin so you know how much you’ve chopped. I received this as a bridal shower gift and it is a game-changer!
A similar option is The Original Vidalia Chop Wizard which is currently going for the same price.
2. Get precise measurements thanks to the KitchenArt Adjust-A-Cup.
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
3. Save space with an Adjust-A-Teaspoon.
KitchenArt Pro Adjust-A-Teaspoon – $7.05
Do you have a utensil drawer filled with clunky measuring spoons of various sizes? Say goodbye to the mess and use an Adjust-A-Teaspoon instead. It can give precise measurements from 1/8 tsp up to 1 tsp. This size is adjustable so you have all your measurements in one space-saving tool!
4. Meal prep just got easier with these hands-free baggy racks.
Hands-Free Baggy Rack 2-Pack – $7.88 (regularly $8.88)
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!
5. Prep and de-crust sandwiches in advance with this nifty sandwich cutter.
Your kiddos will love this fun kitchen gadget! It de-crusts and seals your sandwiches. The result is very similar to the Smuckers Uncrustables which can cost close to $10 a package!
With this gadget, you can make several sandwiches at one time. Pop them in the freezer or eat them on the spot. This sandwich maker is so easy that kids can use it too!
6. Rid your garbage disposal of waste and odors with the Mr. Scrappy cleaning brush.
Do you have odors coming from your garbage disposal? It might be time for a deep clean, and the Mr. Scrappy Universal Garbage Disposal Cleaner is up for the job! It’s an 11-inch brush with some seriously powerful bristles. You’ll be amazed at the food and residue you’ll scrub away from your disposal. Just be careful to go slow as you remove the brush – trust us, you won’t want any gunk to splash on you!
“Best garbage disposal cleaner. I really liked the fact that it is so easy to use and clean….I had already tried different cleaners that bubble up. I thought they were working but then my garbage disposal started to smell really bad so when I started cleaning with this brush you should have seen all the gunk and crud that came out…Now there are no smells. I am so happy with this!!!”
7. Cutting food is easy with this cool tool – it’s one of the top practical kitchen gadgets!
Valu Products 2-in-1 Cutting Board Plus Scissors Knife – $15.97
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Chopping vegetables is a little easier when you use this BPA-free knife and cutting board combo. Unlike a traditional knife, this tool works like a pair of scissors giving you more control and stability. The ergonomic design is also easy on the hands. It comes with a blade sharpener so it will always be ready for use and when it’s time to clean up, you can simply toss it in the dishwasher!
Hip Tip: Serving up a plate of vegetables and dip? Keep your dips, dressings, and sauces separate with these handy dip clips that attach to the side of your plate!
8. This strawberry huller is one of the best kitchen gadgets.
OXO Good Grips Strawberry Huller – $17.01
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.
9. Cut a pineapple in seconds with this stainless steel pineapple corer.
Newness Premium Pineapple Corer – $12.98
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!
10. Store your bacon grease in this adorable pig-shaped bacon bin.
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! 🥓
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.
Hip Tip: Have some grease, soap scum, or mildew to clean up? Use the Scrub Daddy PowerPaste and prepare to be amazed! This chemical-free cleaning agent comes with a scrub brush. Users swear it works like magic!
11. No blender? No problem. Make your smoothies in a BlenderBottle instead.
BlenderBottle Classic V2 Shaker Bottle 20 oz. – $8.99 (regularly $9.99)
If you love a good protein shake or smoothie, you need to check out this innovative sports bottle. It uses a special surgical-grade stainless steel wire whisk to blend your drink. Since you don’t need electricity to use it, you can whip yourself up a drink when on the go! Just add some protein powder and water and shake the cup. Once done, simply drink right from the bottle!
The side contains measurement markings so you can make the perfect shake every time and the rounded bottom prevents your protein powder from getting stuck in the corners. It also has a leak-proof seal, an adjustable carry loop, and is dishwasher safe. It would make a great gift for a frequent traveler, college student, or fitness enthusiast.
“Great product – I use it every day. Seemed gimmicky but all the other reviews are right. It works perfectly and it has become an essential part of my morning routine.”
12. Keep your microwave walls clean with a collapsible microwave cover.
Tovolo Collapsible Microwave Cover in Medium Candy Apple Red – $9.95 (regularly $11.99)
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.
13. Get every last scoop of peanut butter with this cool peanut butter knife.
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!
“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
14. Keep your bread fresh and fluffy with a Bread Buddy.
Buddeez Bread Buddy Storage Box – $13.97
Raise your hand if you’re tired of bread going bad before you can use it. 🙋 The Bread Buddy was created to keep your bread fresher for longer. Unlike a bread bag, this plastic container can be stored vertically and can’t be smushed. It also uses a lid to keep in freshness versus a twist tie or knot.
To use it, place your bread with its bag inside the Bread Buddy. Open the bread bag and wrap the excess plastic around the outside of the container. When you want to dispense your bread, simply roll your bread bag down the sides and it will dispense you a slice. Check out how Lina uses hers
15. This Ahyuan roll-up drying rack has been a team favorite for years!
Ahyuan Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack – $8.41 ($15.89)
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.
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
16. Any list of cool kitchen gadgets must have this handy avocado slicer.
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer – $11.49
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!
17. Peel and mince with ease using this stainless steel garlic press.
ORBLUE Stainless Steel Garlic Press – $11.99 (regularly $15.97)
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!
18. Chopping ground meats is a breeze with the GoodCook meat chopper.
GoodCook Hamburger Meat Chopper 2-Pack – $15.49 (regularly $16.99) – only $7.75 each!
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
19. Use this handy jar opener to remove lids with ease.
Bloss Anti-Skid Jar Opener – $8.99
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!
If you prefer an under-the-counter jar opener, we recommend the EZ Off.
20. Keep counters clear with a kitchen squeegee and countertop brush.
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!
21. Strain pasta, veggies, and fruit right from the pot or bowl with a 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 can withstand up to 440° Fahrenheit and fits on almost any size pot or pan, which easily allows you to stabilize the pot you’re draining with both hands. It’s one of our favorite kitchen gadgets!
22. Get perfectly chopped salad with Trudeau Toss and Chop 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!
Best of all, it never needs sharpening! Simple and clever tools like this make food prep so quick!
23. Incorporating fresh herbs is easy with this stainless steel 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!
24. Silicone oven mitts keep hands protected from oven rack burns.
Gorilla Grip Heat Resistant Silicone Oven Mitts – Starting at $19.99
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!
25. Store pizza efficiently with The Perfect Pizza Pack.
Tired of bulky pizza boxes taking up room in the fridge? We hear you! The next time you have some leftover slices, store them in The Perfect Pizza Pack. It’s an expandable silicone container made just for pizza. Not only will your leftovers take up less space in the refrigerator, but the container has a vacuum-sealed lid to keep your pizza slices fresh. It also comes with trays to separate each slice so they don’t stick together.
This container and its trays accommodate pizza up to 18 in. but are best for thinner slices. Everything is BPA-free, microwavable safe, and dishwasher safe. When you’re ready to eat some leftovers, just pop the container in the microwave! It’s easy-peasy!
26. Cook meat perfectly with this smart meat thermometer.
There’s nothing worse than spending time prepping a meal only to have the end result be under or over-cooked. Kiss the guesswork goodbye and invest in a MEATER. It’s a meat thermometer that uses smart technology to give you the perfect meal, every time. This wireless thermometer has a range of 165 feet and connects to a FREE smartphone app. From here, you can monitor the meat’s internal temperature, external temperature, and be notified when your food is done cooking. After the meal is over, simply pop this wireless thermometer into the dishwasher!
“I never knew I needed a wireless meat thermometer in my life, but let me tell you, it’s a game-changer. Setting it up was a piece of cake and the ability to check the temperature on my phone is a real lifesaver. The best part? It even tells me when my meat will be done, so I can finally stop guessing and start impressing….. This thermometer is a must-have for anyone who wants to take their cooking game to the next level, and cook like a pro.”
27. These collapsible funnels are easy to store.
If you need to refill a kitchen soap dispenser or pour olive oil into a storage container, a funnel can come in handy. Instead of buying large, plastic funnels that take up space in a drawer, consider purchasing collapsible funnels instead. They take up so much less space! This set comes with 4 different funnels in large and small sizes. They are BPA-free and heat-resistant up to 250 degrees. Hand rinse or toss them in the dishwasher!
28. Serve your favorite sauces in these snazzy dip clips.
Guyuyii 8-Pack of Dip Clips – $9.99 (regularly $15.99)
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Keep your dipping sauce separate from your food with these genius dip clips that attach to your plates. You’ll get 8 of them in a set. Fill them up with bbq sauce, ketchup, teriyaki sauce, ranch, or your other favorite dip. You can also use them for small garnishes like grapes, cheese, or nuts. If you have a sauce lover or a picky eater at home, these make a cute stocking stuffer or gift. They do tend to work best with thin, flat plates, so keep that in mind when purchasing.
29. Use a magnetic knife and utensil holder to save space in the drawer
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!
30. Fresh juice is only a squeeze away with a quality citrus juicer.
Y-me Manual Citrus Juicer – $8.99
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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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