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40 Genius Kitchen Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed Until Right Now

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We are total suckers for cool kitchen gadgets and gizmos. However, fun does not always have to mean frivolous. From an automatic pan stirrer that gives sore wrists a break to a singing pasta timer for perfectly al dente noodles every time, the kitchen gadgets we found below are quite literally game changers for home cooks.

Whether you're looking for a funny conversation starter or a time-saving tool that'll make cooking at home way more enjoyable, these kitchen gadgets are actually useful in addition to being delightfully quirky. Scroll through our picks, and remember that cooking should be fun.

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Chef'n Cob Corn Stripper
Chef'n amazon.com

It's happened to all of us — we try to cut the kernels off the cob and they end up rolling off our cutting board all over the counter. A week later, we find little pieces of corn hiding behind our coffee makers. Don't be that guy. This corn stripper quickly and easily separates your kernels from the cob without making a mess.

More: These Smart Ovens Are Game Changers in the Kitchen

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Pancake Batter Mixer
Whiskware amazon.com

Make pancakes with less of a mess. Simply add your ingredients into this bottle, shake, and squeeze onto a hot griddle.

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Salad Chopper Bowl and Strainer
WEBSUN amazon.com
$9.99 (51% off)

Place all your salad ingredients in this bowl and slice through the grates. Twist and repeat, and you're left with perfectly chopped lettuce and veggies. Just transfer onto a plate and add dressing.

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Stuffed Hamburger Press With Lifter
Williams Sonoma williams-sonoma.com

There's really nothing tastier than biting into a thick, gooey, cheese-stuffed burger, but they can be hard to make at home. 

This burger press provides a perfect mold for your stuffed patties, with a top piece that compacts the meat around your filling.

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Frywall Splatter Guard
Frywall amazon.com

Get over your fear of painful stovetop spills and splatters with a genius cone-shaped guard that'll surround your pan to keep contents contained and cooking.

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Smart Touch Chef Al Dente Singing Pasta Timer
Smart Touch amazon.com

Chef Al Dente is a waterproof timer that you drop into boiling water with your pasta. He serenades you when the pasta is cooked to a perfect al dente, so you never overcook your noodles.

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Kuhn Rikon Kochblume Spill Stopper
Kuhn Rikon amazon.com

Perfect your pasta-making skills with a smart spill-stopping tool that'll keep boiling water from overflowing and splattering all over your stove. 

Its unique, two-tier lid effectively lets steam and pressure escape, so you're not stuck scraping off burnt-on spills long after your pasta is gone.

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Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet
Lodge amazon.com
$17.90 (33% off)

When it comes to cast-iron skillets, Lodge is the O.G. household brand. This 10.25-inch preseasoned cast iron skillet is a workhorse in the kitchen and is one of those adult purchases you'll thank us for later.  

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Kitchen Gizmo Snap N' Strain Strainer
Kitchen Gizmo amazon.com

Strain your pasta with ease using this gadget that clips on to the side of your pot, eliminating the need for those bulky bowl strainers that never fit into the sink or your cabinet properly.  

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Boska Holland Partyclette To-Go Mini Raclette Set
Boska Holland amazon.com

Sweet dreams are made of cheese. Make your cheesy dreams a delicious reality with this portable mini raclette machine from Boska Holland. Just light the tea lights to get things heated up.

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OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
OXO amazon.com

We bet you never realized you needed an avocado slicer until right now. This handy tool splits, pits, and slices avocados like a breeze and is actually a serious game changer for meal prep.

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Nostalgia Retro 3-in-1 Family Size Electric Breakfast Station
Nostalgia amazon.com

Combining a coffeemaker, griddle, and toaster oven in one compact appliance, this retro 3-in-1 electric breakfast station is beyond cool. Plus, check out that fun retro hue!

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Habor 022 Meat Thermometer
Habor amazon.com
$10.99 (21% off)

Whether you're barbecuing brisket, veggies, or ribs, no one likes to play the temperature-guessing game when it comes to the time-sensitive handling of meat.

Enter: An accurate, easy-to-use meat thermometer. Amazon's number-one best-seller in this category, this Habor Digital Meat Thermometer gauges temperature in a speedy 4 to 6 seconds thanks to its precise internal sensor.

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Electric Can Opener
Kitchen Mama amazon.com
$28.99 (17% off)

If you're still using a manual crank-style can opener, it's definitely time to upgrade with a much cooler kitchen appliance. This bestselling electric can opener from Kitchen Mama is portable, battery operated, and comes in a range of bright colors. 

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DASH Rapid Egg Cooker
DASH amazon.com

This six-egg-capacity electric egg cooker from DASH literally takes the guesswork out of cooking hard-boiled eggs. For bigger batches of hard-boiled eggs, this kitchen appliance is a game changer. It also has a small footprint to save you precious countertop space.

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Yay Labs SoftShell Ice Cream Ball
YayLabs! amazon.com

Making homemade ice cream at home with the kids just got a whole lot more fun thanks to this ice cream ball from Yaylabs. Just load in all of your ingredients into the ball, give it a good shake, and get ready to enjoy perfect ice cream or frozen yogurt all season long.

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Fullstar Vegetable Spiralizer
fullstar amazon.com

We love a good spiralizer here at Best Products, and this best-selling handheld pick from Fullstar is one of the easiest to use. With four different blade options, this handheld kitchen appliance is super versatile and really fun to use during dinner prep. 

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Bentgo Salad BPA-Free Lunch Container
Bentgo amazon.com

We've all experienced the bummer of soggy salads for lunch at work or on the go, but this BPA-free plastic lunch container from Bentgo is here to change all of that. With a built-in fork, separate salad dressing compartment, and individual pockets to add toppings or citrus wedges, this tiered lunch container is genius.  

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Vinglacé Wine Bottle Insulator
Vinglacé amazon.com

This stainless steel, double-walled, vacuum-insulated wine chiller from Vinglacé will keep your bubbly or favorite white wine chilling all afternoon long as you dine al fresco. This is basically a must-have kitchen gadget for any serious wine lover. 

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Dash Mini Waffle Maker
DASH amazon.com

We're pretty obsessed with this budget-friendly nonstick mini waffle maker from DASH. Waffles are really just the starting point of this 4-inch appliance's range, as reviewers also rave about its ability to make hash brown patties and even egg scrambles.

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UncommonGoods Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank
UncommonGoods uncommongoods.com

Transform your next batch of grilled veggies with this gorgeous hand-carved Himalayan salt platter. In addition to providing a natural source of seasoning, Himalayan salt also retains heat evenly, so you won't have to stress about overcooking.

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Clean Dreams Kitchen Sponge Holder
OTOTO amazon.com

Never place your wet and soapy sponge on a clean kitchen countertop again with this cute (and kind of ridiculous) kitchen sponge holder. Sweet dreams to your sponge.

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Reusable Silicone Avocado Hugger
Food Huggers amazon.com

Whether you slice it up on your morning toast, scoop it out for a smoothie, or dice it up for taco night, deliciously creamy avocados truly are nature's butter. Keep your cut avocado fresh for longer with these genius silicone cups that securely fit to each half of an avocado.  

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Hamilton Beach Double Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Hamilton Beach amazon.com

Making breakfast for two has never been easier. Each component of this sandwich maker cooks or toasts any individual egg-sandwich ingredients you want. Plus, all the parts are dishwasher-safe. 

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Instant Pot Duo 60
Instant Pot amazon.com

With more than 72,000 reviews, this Instant Pot IP-DUO60 6-quart model is one of the most popular iterations of the gadget.

With 14 built-in Micro-Processor controlled programs, this appliance allows users to slow-cook everything from meats, stews, and chilis, to rice, breakfast porridge, and other grains. 

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Whisk Wiper
Whisk Wiper amazon.com
$9.95 (41% off)

It's a lot easier to lick frosting off this wiper than off the tines of your whisk. Just press it down to scrape it clean. Post-baking cleanup just got so much better.

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Taco Holders
Homey Product amazon.com

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that tacos are the best. Now all of you hard-shell lovers can enjoy them without worrying that it'll fall over and the filling will get everywhere.

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Nostalgia Retro Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster
Nostalgia amazon.com
$18.99 (24% off)

Love a good hot dog? Before you fire up the outdoor grill, pop your favorite ingredients into this retro toaster for a meal that’ll have you saying, “Hot diggity dog!”

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Made In Cookware Silicone Universal Lid
Made In Cookware madeincookware.com

We've all played that endless game where you hunt around your cabinets for the proper-sized lid to fit your pot. Luckily, this genius silicone universal lid from Made In Cookware eliminates the guesswork for good. 

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Abtong Crinkle Cutter
Abtong amazon.com

Now you have no excuse to keep buying those frozen crinkle-cut fries. If you use this knife to cut carrots, you can also replicate the cafeteria style vegetable medley you avoided eating as a kid.

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