Here to feed your poor, starving kitchen are these 11 gadgets that will completely up your culinary game, whether you want to lock yourself out of the cookie jar, barbecue indoors, or have your smartphone tell you when your steak is ready.
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Steam Ship Silicone Steaming Lid - $26.49
Pots and pans with a metal finish look sleek on the stove top, but can scorch your hands while you're cooking. This silicone lid won't conduct as much heat, and it lets out enough steam to keep your water from boiling over the sides, so neither you nor your meal gets burned.
WalterDrake Microwave Bacon Rack - $12.99
What's better than bacon? Trick question, absolutely nothing. But if your only option is the microwaveable variety, this rack holds up to 14 strips vertically, so they cook evenly and cut down on the fat.
Citrus Zinger Water Bottle - $23.00
Here to give a citrus kick to your water intake, this combo juicer-water bottle has a top that puts your fruit of choice into your H2O while keeping seeds out.
Evak - $19.99
Sadly, the one thing that keeps you alive is the reason all your food goes bad—air. Evak keeps food fresher for longer with a unique glass plunger system. As you eat your leftovers, push down the vacuum lid, reducing the extra air in the canister.
Smokeless Stovetop Indoor BBQ - $24.00
Just because it's February doesn't mean you have to forsake your BBQ. This stainless steel stovetop option has an inset ring that catches grease, preventing smoke from filling up your kitchen. Because setting off the fire alarm pisses off every single one of your neighbors.
Origami Cutting Board - $19.99
Cutting down the time it takes to go from food prep to stuffing your face, the Origami Cutting board lies flat for slicing and dicing, and then snaps into a bowl formation for serving, which means fewer dishes for you.
Pantelligent - $249
After a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, Pantelligent is ushering cookware into the app-controlled world. Its accompanying software gauges the optimal temperature of anything you might want to cook. Simply enter the item on your smartphone, and Pantelligent will alert you when it's time to flip your meal, turn down the heat, or serve it up.
Magimix Vision Toaster - $249.95
The enemy of burnt toast everywhere has arrived. A simple but ingenious concept combines the glass front of a toaster oven with the vertical storage of a traditional toaster so that you can see both sides, ensuring you'll never be scraping charred crusts of your bread again.
The Kitchen Safe - $54.95
Here to rescue you from your complete and total lack of willpower is the Kitchen Safe. Its timer-activated container will lock up the cookies for a set amount of time, effectively saving you from yourself.
Magma Microwaveable Hot-plate - $44.99
This offering from Mastrad heats up in just two minutes in the microwave, and keeps your dishes warm for an hour. The heat-resistant silicone and polymer conducts and slowly releases energy over time, so you can prep one meal while cooking another without your food getting cold. Finally, a hot plate that won't burn your house down.
Nessie Ladle - $15.99
A whimsical nod to Scotland's mascot hides a slew of practical uses. Its upright stem means it won't get lost underwater, and Nessie's "legs" stabilize it on a countertop for easy access.