14 Kitchen Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed

Make room in your cabinets and drawers. HGTV Magazine rounded up some cool kitchen tools.

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  • Rolling Pin Guides

    These silicone rings—when placed on each end of a rolling pin—ensure dough has an even thickness. The biggest ones make thick dough, the smallest make thin. Multicolor rolling pin rings, $7 for a set of 4 pairs, chefscatalog.com

  • Lemon and Lime Squeezer

    Get the last drop of juice out of a lemon or lime and leave the seeds behind with this nifty cast aluminum contraption. 2-in-1 squeezer, $20, amcohouseworks.com

  • Roasting Stand

    No roasting rack? No problem if you have this bendable silicone platform, which lifts food off the bottom of your pan and away from greasy drippings. Roasting Laurel, $25, prepara.com

  • Electric Jar Opener

    This battery-operated tool loosens even impossible-to-unscrew lids with the push of a button. OpenEase automatic jar opener, $20, hamiltonbeach.com

  • Tomato Stemmer and Slicer

    Cut down on squishy slicing with this serrated knife, which comes with a spoon for removing the stem. Progressive tomato knife, $16 for a set that includes a storage container, chefscatalog.com

  • Grater and Container in One

    Thanks to a plastic cap, this compact stainless steel grater does double duty as a mini storage tub, neatly corralling zest, chocolate, or cheese shavings. NewMetro Design ZestN’est, $15, amazon.com

  • Silicone Storage Lid

    Help leftovers last by topping any open bowl that has a smooth rim with this smart lid. It creates an airtight seal that can stand up to the freezer, oven, and microwave. Charles Viancin poppy lid, from $9 for a 6\"-diameter lid, productswithstyle.com

  • Flat-Folding Whisk

    Balloon-shape whisks are notorious for jamming up drawers. This version morphs into a flat whisk (perfect for sauces and gravies) with a twist of the handle. Twist whisk, $10, josephjoseph.com

  • Avocado Slicer

    Up your guacamole game with this multitasker. Use the serrated blade to slice open the fruit, the round recess to twist out the pit, and the fan blade to scoop and slice. 3-in-1 avocado slicer, $10, oxo.com

  • Produce Caps

    Slip this small silicone disc onto the end of a cut fruit or veggie and keep it fresh for a week or longer. Food Huggers, $19 for a set of 4 (in various sizes), foodhuggers.com

  • Cookie Dough Scoop

    Place perfectly portioned dough balls on baking sheets with this gizmo. It’s also handy for making uniform meatballs and filling muffin tins. Cookie scoop, $15, broadwaypanhandler.com

  • Electric Wine Opener

    Stop fighting with your corkscrew. This slim, cordless device opens up to 30 bottles on a single battery charge. Just use the included foil cutter to break the seal, then slip the opener over the bottle top, press a button, and uncork. Oster electric wine opener, $20, bedbathandbeyond.com

  • Overflow Stopper

    Prevent boiling liquid from bubbling over with this saucer-like silicone lid. Rising water collects in the bottom of the lid via slots, then drains back into the pot once you lower the heat. Kuhn Rikon Kochblume Spill Stopper in green, $25, broadwaypanhandler.com

  • Jar Spoon

    Like a mini spatula for your peanut butter and jelly jars, this silicone scooper has a flexible head that scrapes up every last bit from a container’s nooks and crannies. Elevate jar spoon, $10, josephjoseph.com

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