Maybe you’re the type of person that swears against kitchen gadgets. It’s understandable! Having clear countertops and minimally occupied drawers is a good feeling. However, gadgets shouldn’t be a totally banned word in the home. Sometimes, one-use items or straight-up quirky kitchen products can add immense ease to your life. But if you love gadgets, we won’t have a hard time convincing you that the following could be a spectacular addition to your kitchen and make excellent gifts. Regardless, we think that there are some dazzling features about these unique kitchen gadgets that might just wind up on your Christmas list.
This strainer will likely be the new go-to when emptying water from a pasta pan – and it only takes up a quarter of the space as a regular strainer. The heat-resistant silicone design features two clips that secure snugly onto various pots or pans. Without having to occupy your hand with another strainer, you can keep both firmly grasped onto the handle of hot pots of water.
Never buy cooking spray again, as this glass bottle with a stainless steel sprayer can be filled with your favorite olive oil. When air frying food specifically, having a nice even coat of oil is important for the perfect crispness. However, you will likely use this to spray a favorite oil on popcorn or evenly distribute oil into a skillet before cooking up eggs or French toast.
Have you ever wrestled a pizza out of the oven with a spatula in each hand? Well, this extra-wide spatula made especially for pizza might answer your problem. The piece makes an elegant gift, as it has a beautiful rosewood handle. Maybe tie a bow around it and include your homemade pizza dough. The handle also folds down for easy storage.
Funnels are a necessity that helps prevent spills, whether by transferring oil into a spray bottle or tea into a container with a small mouth. So why not make an average kitchen item into something fun and interesting? Decorated with a bright red cap and snow-white dots, this endearing fungi-themed funnel will serve great as a stocking stuffer or as a gift on its own.
Avocados have become a staple in the American diet over the years. They’re full of healthy fats and quite satisfying, so having a way to prepare one for toast or tacos quickly is extremely convenient. This three-in-one tool takes the enclosed avocado to the point where it’s ready for garnishment or adding to a recipe. The knife slices the exterior, a handy center tool pulls out the pit, and the scoop style slicer allows you to have it plate-ready in one movement.
Do you worry that the Christmas ham isn’t done? Have you ever cut into a deliciously prepared chicken dinner, only to find that it needs a few more minutes in the oven or some time in the microwave? Worry no more with this set of six stainless steel probes with BPA-free silicone handles that communicate via Bluetooth. Temperature information will be sent directly to your phone, so you can continue chilling while watching the game until you know that the barbecue is ready to come off the grill.
This Pioneer Woman baking set has essentials to get you started on your bakeware collection, from mixing bowls to measuring spoons. Of course, each piece features that endearing floral country design that is now well recognized. The set still has the classic look of beautiful ceramic dishes but is made of sturdy melamine.
Toast is the base of many great meals and breakfasts. Avocado toast, egg toast, peanut butter toast, goat cheese toast – so many good options! This particular stainless steel beauty starts perfectly cooking bread in just two seconds with special glow technology. The touchscreen looks super cool and sleek, and it’s practical, too, as it allows you to select the perfect crispy color for your bread.
Nitro cold brewed coffee can be fresh right from your living room couch. Making a delicious brew is as simple as filling the specially-made canister with coffee and cold water. Let it sit overnight, and then in the morning, you will be ready to sip coffee immediately. This is great when your mornings are hectic, and you’re short on time.
Prepare perfectly-sliced vegetables for party trays in an instant, or have potatoes the exact thickness for an excellent gratin with this handy food shredder and slicer. Its shredding capabilities are perfect for freshly-grated cheese to go atop your famous smoked macaroni or just on pizza! The motor-powered appliance can cut and shred, but ripple cut too. Wipe down or detach the base and toss it in the dishwasher.
Okay, air fryer fans, get ready to be stunned. This particular countertop appliance not only fries chicken to perfection with minimal oil, but it has seven total features, such as a rotisserie function for the most perfectly-cooked turkey breast. Our mouths are watering too. Really, you might not have to turn on your oven hardly ever, as there is also a baking function that will cook your favorite muffins and treats.
NutriBullet has proven itself as a long-standing and worthy blender. This design, in particular, is great for those who like to mix up smoothies and such while still being able to drink straight from the container. When rushing out the door to your daily workout session, blending up some greens and protein powder is a snap. The NutriBullet also helps extract nutrients from ingredients.
An absolutely genius space solution, this handy magnetic shelf allows you to make even more use of your kitchen, just when you thought you had used every nook and cranny. Securing over the top of your stove control panel, the shelf creates space for adding spices and garnishments, while closing up that annoying gap between the wall and the appliance itself.
Sometimes it feels like there is no great way to organize pans and pots. They tumble around in one cabinet and perpetually stay in an unsettling pile of chaos. If this is something that you find bothersome, this simple yet versatile rack will help organize and neatly stack skillets and such. Use it on the counter or in a cabinet, and choose between a vertical or horizontal setup.
Don’t you hate when a giant bag of chips goes stale before you even get a chance to enjoy them more than once? Throw in this bag sealer that claims to be the “World’s Best Reusable Chip Clip” to a gift bag or as a stocking stuffer. Your friends will thank you when their perishable items stay extra fresh in the fridge! Be sure to get the Gripstic brand – reviewers note the quality is superior to the knock-off versions.
In the spirit of decluttering, you likely push your coffee pot and small daily use appliances all the way to the back of the countertop. Thankfully, this handy sliding tray makes it easy to slide appliances out in a jiff! Reviewers do note that the tray struggles with the heavier kitchen appliances like your KitchenAid mixer, so keep it limited to lighter, smaller appliances for optimal use.
Aprons may seem old-school, but they are incredibly practical and should certainly make a comeback. Made of canvas and leather, this ultra-heavy duty apron is versatile and can be used by anyone. From working hard around a hot grill fire or baking cookies at Christmas time, this is an option made to last. We also love a built-in bottle opener because even if you’re grilling with friends or baking cookies, there might be a reason to pop open a beer!
Before the world became a bunch of hand sanitizer fanatics, it was still quite difficult to prepare chicken, for example, without transferring bacteria onto a traditional soap dispenser. But now, it’s more convenient to place your hand under an automatic dispenser to retrieve a handful of soap or hand sanitizer easily. These days, this is far more than a gadget and nearly a necessity. The kids can come in from school and clean their hands before touching the refrigerator door.
Who doesn’t love a fancy cheese plate? Gift this bamboo cheese board and knife set and maybe you’ll get invited over for a wine and charcuterie dinner party! The set even comes with an extra round display tray so you can really go overboard with your offerings.
Give the gift of state pride with this adorable Ode to Home State dish towel. Each towel features illustrations and a playful poem uses the state’s nickname bout landscapes, plants, animals, and other details that make your home state the best.