Just like you, your kitchen needs nourishing. If you want an easier way to slice vegetables, a perfect pour of wine every time, or to step up your avocado game, these 12 gadgets serve up perfect solutions to all your culinary conundrums.
Hope you're hungry.
The Most Overlooked Mediterranean Paradise in Europe
Price: $8 Using the same idea behind a paper cutter for hard-to-slice fruits and veggies, this thing zips through your produce, leaving a clean chop down the middle.
Price:$35 Store your Icecap in the freezer, and when you want to pour yourself a glass of vino at sommelier-approved temperatures, the coils inside will chill your wine and aerate it simultaneously. It may be time to upgrade to the third least expensive bottle on the menu.
TopChips Chip Maker
Price:$15 You can now make homemade chips in your microwave. A silicone tray and veggie slicer create paper-thin cuts that will crisp up when you heat them, without the fat of deep-frying. What kind of witchcraft is this?
Cinder Sensing Cooker
Price:$499 Part sous vide, part magic, Cinder measures the thickness of whatever you can throw on it (steak, fish, chicken, veggies), and maintains a consistent temperature throughout without ever overcooking.
Price:$32 With movable slats to accommodate different sized items, this dish rack also folds up to lie flat for easy storage.
The Smart Grinder Pro
Price:$230 This may be the smartest coffee grinder you'll ever see. With 60 different settings of coarseness and specific timer options, you can control the flavor of each unique grind with meticulous precision.
Price:$19 Traditional skewers require a secondary tool to free your kebabs. This guy has a separator that clips over the prongs; all you do is lift to remove your food and send it straight to your plate. Or your drooling face.
Toasted Sandwich Maker
Price:$30 The only tool you’ll ever need to create a grown up Hot Pocket. Pour your filling of choice into this non-stick cast aluminum mold and whip up calzones and sandwiches your college self would be proud of.
Price: $15 You probably don't have room in your apartment for both a kitchen table and an air hockey table, so split the difference with these felt-bottom salt & pepper shakers that double as mid-meal entertainment. Yes, the puck is included.
Price:$2 If you haven't already thought about putting a carrot in a pencil sharpener, you have now. Aside from shearing vegetables of their skin, you can also create decorative garnishes to your meals.
Price:$15 Avocados are the fickle mistress of the produce world, with a shelf life of like, four hours when they're perfectly ripe. Don't waste a drop with the Avoloop, a device that's shaped to scoop out every last morsel of your avocado before it inevitably turns into brown goo.
Yellow Sub Butter Spreader
Price:$12 Honor Ringo’s crowning achievement with a combo butter spreader and salter that makes it simple to get an even coating on an ear of corn. Full speed ahead, Mr. Parker!
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