Amazon Kitchen Tools You Didn't Know You Needed

Claudia

The best gifts are the items you would never think to buy but are so grateful to have once you own. If you're like me and have been spending a lot more time in the kitchen cooking because of quarantine, you need to check out these Amazon Prime kitchen gadgets that will change your life.

Avocado Slicer

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For the longest time, I've always cut my avocados with a regular knife and used a spoon to dig out the seed, accidentally smashing some of my avocado in the process. As you could imagine, this does not result in the most aesthetic avocado slices. The OXO Avocado Slicer is an all-in-one avocado tool the splits, pits, and slices your avocado for the perfect avocado slices. The knife of this device is sharp enough to cut an avocado in half but not sharp enough to cut human skin. The pit remover allows for easy removal of the pit without sacrificing the meat of the avocado or another kitchen utensil. And lastly, the 3 rounded blades cut the most even avocado slices -- perfect for your creating Instagram-worthy avocado toast. Overall, an amazingly versatile tool and a must have for avocado lovers!

Scrub Daddy Sponge

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If you're a fan of the show Shark Tank on NBC, you've definitely heard of the Scrub Daddy. The Scrub Daddy is one of the greatest disrupters in the kitchen accessory industry and is something I genuinely believe everyone should own. It is a sponge that becomes soft in hot water (for gentle scrubbing) and then hard in cold water (for heavy duty scrubbing) for all types of cleaning without damaging your kitchenware. Its ergonomic design is made to fit comfortably in your hand with the 'eyes' of the sponge meant to hold your fingers in place as you dig into cups and the 'mouth' of the sponge meant to clean curved objects like spoons. Best of all, it looks absolutely adorable on your kitchen sink!

Mini Rice Cooker

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There is nothing more annoying than trying to whip up a quick last-minute dinner for yourself for there to be no rice in the rice cooker. As someone who essentially eats rice with every meal, you would think that I would always have some on hand; but nope, my failure to plan ahead always gets the better of me. Because of this, I often have to wait 20-30 minutes for my rice to cook before eating which ends up delaying my entire meal. Introducing...The White Tiger Mini Rice Cooker! This 1.0L rice cooker cooks the perfect amount of rice for 1-2 people in under 15 minutes. It has a removable non-stick pot and is the perfect device for someone who lives alone or with one other person and just need enough rice for one meal. While I understand that cooking rice ahead of time is the ultimate solution to this problem, sometimes you are just so busy in the day that a product like this is well worth the investment if you value fresh rice and your time.

Adjustable Measuring Cups

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If you hate clutter in your kitchen drawers, you need to check out these adjustable measuring cups. The adjustable measuring cups allows you to conveniently measure wet, dry, and sticky ingredients with one device. By turning the body of the cup, an internal track moves up and down to allow you to create the cup size you need. You then twist the body once more to push out any stubborn solids like butter or honey into your mixing bowl instead of struggling to scrape out product from the cup. This device is offered in a 2 cup, 1 cup, and mini measuring cup size.

Adjustable Measuring Spoons

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This adjustable measuring spoon set is essentially the same concept as the adjustable measuring cup but with a slightly different design. To use, simply slide the cover to the measurement you want until it clicks in place. The teaspoon spoon measures increments of 1/8th teaspoon to 1 full teaspoon and the tablespoon spoon measures increments of 1tsp up to 1tbs. So now instead of storing 4+ measuring spoons in your kitchen, you only need to have two! It is dishwasher safe and the cover piece can be removed from the body for thorough cleaning.

Heated Chip Bag Sealer

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Is it just me or do you never have enough bag clips? I use bag clips for my chips, my cereal, my frozen foods, and eventually run out and have to scramble to find rubber bands to close my foods. On top of that, bag clips are extremely expensive for what they are (starting at around $6 for a 4). I simply can't get myself to spend that much to stock up on glorified clips. If you share these same frustrations, you need a heated chip bag sealer. A heated chip bag sealer is a small device that has two heating sheets used to reseal bags. It is battery powered, portable, and also doubles as a bag cutter. To use, simply turn on the sealer and wait 3-4 min for it to warm up and then slide the heated sides against the opening of a bag and VOILA the bag is sealed, and your food is preserved!

I've never been one to buy gimmicky "As Seen on TV" products (despite how good the ads are) but these kitchen accessories are genuinely innovative products that are worth the purchase. Many of these products have saved me time, space, and just overall increased my quality of life in the kitchen. If this list was helpful to you in any way, please be sure to follow me here on News Break and on my food Instagram @claudiaishungry (link in bio) for more food/cooking related content!

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