26 Clever Kitchen Tools That Will Help You Breeze Through Food Prep
Simplify the meal-prep process with our list of smart and affordable kitchen gadgets.
Okay, so maybe you can't chop, dice and peel like the contestants on Chopped, but you can buy gadgets that make it look like you can. Whether you're concocting a fresh fruit smoothie or a batch of mashed potatoes, we have a few things that will make the food-prep process so much easier — and faster. Shop our favorite kitchen gadgets that are affordable and will cut down your cooking time. (That means more time actually enjoying your food!)
This four-in-one tool makes whipping up avocado toast a breeze. Use the safety blade to safely cut through the thick peel and slice, cube and dice the avocado. The innovative pitting tool makes the cumbersome pitting process quick and easy. The patented flexible scoop fits all sizes and shapes of avocado, leaving no waste behind.
Powerful yet simple, this cauliflower tool makes wrangling the tough vegetable surprisingly quick and easy. This handy gadget takes the hard work out of separating florets from stalk so your cauliflower and broccoli can go from vegetable drawer to dinner plate in a flash.
One of our favorite ways to save herbs is freezing them with butter or olive oil to use in skillet cooking later. You can use an ice cube tray from the dollar store to create little herbed starter blocks, but if you don’t have a lot of freezer space, the Chef'n SpiceCube Herb Freezer Tray is a lot better for storage. It features four different compartments plus a lid to keep different herbs separated.