10 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

1. Silicone Basting Brushes


This is a great alternative to your typical pastry brush! Unlike its traditional counterpart this one will not leave nasty little hairs in your food! It is also dishwasher safe, so you do not have to have separate ones for meat and pastries. These brushes are have non-absorbent, heat-resistant silicone bristles that provide even distribution, don’t retain foods, and are easy to clean.

2. Recipe Divider


How many times have you gotten a recipe from a loved one that is simply huge? They expect you to feed an army! Instead of racking your brain about the conversions and trying to recall all of your fractions from primary school, you can turn to this little tool. This recipe wheel will make you a whiz at conversions and multiplying or dividing recipes at a glance. The rotating two-disk system allows for quick locating of the permanent, laser-etched data. Magnet also affixes to kitchen appliances for easy reference.

3. Adjustable Measuring Cup/Scoop


Whoever thought of this idea is pure genius! . This handy device allows you to select the amount you want to measure, from 1/8th to 1/2 cup (or 2 tablespoons to 9 tablespoons) then scoop up the exact amount of your ingredient, whether it be liquid or dry ingredients. This is a great space saving tool that can take the place of those bulky measuring cups.

4. Collapsible Colander


This has to be one of the greatest inventions ever! A normal colander takes up SO much room in your cabinets and if you are like me, you need at least two if not four! That is a lot of cabinet space wasted, but not anymore. These fold up and take half the room in your cabinets, leaving room for more fun gadgets.

5.Salad Spinner

salad spinner

Although the salad spinner only has one general purpose, it is a must for you salad lovers out there. Washing the lettuce is one of the hardest things to remember to do and if you forget, the dressing will not stick to the lettuce! Waiting for it to air-dry takes forever; patting it dry with paper towels doesn’t do a thorough job and can leave paper fiber on the greens. Yuck!

6.Over the Sink Cutting Board

cutting board

Rinse and chop foods with this ingenious two-piece prep assistant. Use one side for meats, the other for vegetables. Convenient silicone colander nests into the hardwood cutting board, then collapses flat for storage.

7. Immersion Mixer

immersion mixer

Whip up frozen drinks, blend the perfect marinade or chop vegetables and more with an immersion mixer. With this terrific tool, you have the power, variable speeds and variety of attachments to do it all. The wire whisk allows you to puree and mix ingredients for ideal glazes, marinades and so much more. The blending rod lets you blend from within liquids like mixed drinks, soup or milk for the perfect taste sensation every time. This baby will also chop foods and is small and easy to store!

8. Redi-Check Roast Alert Electronic Thermometer

digital thmometer

No more, standing over a hot fire, dying of heat exhaustion for your food to be done! This timer/thermometer allows to check the temperature of food in the oven or on grill from anywhere in the house. You can be up to 100 feet away from the food and will be alerted when your food is at the correct temperature.

9. Mandoline


This is a great little cutting tool. The mandoline lets you slice like an expert. Cut apples, potatoes, carrots and other produce with uniformity and precision. Want waffle cuts or crinkle cuts? This little baby has you covered!

10. KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer


This is the mother of all mixers! The Artisan mixer has a 5qt. bowel with 325 watts of power and 10 speeds. The head also tilts back allowing easy access to your mixture. However this is no ordinary mixer! You can buy attachments to make this mixer super useful. It can become a food grinder, an ice cream maker, a pasta maker, or sausage stuffer with the right attachment.

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