I have to admit that homemaking does not come easily for me. I have done a lot of work to become better at preparing meals, cleaning the home efficiently, and managing the family. Still, putting dinner on the table every night can be a huge challenge. Some things, like making freezer meals ahead of time, can save a great deal of time, but there is just no way to avoid the prep work that comes with the job.
Luckily, so many cool kitchen gadgets have been invented to save time on food prep and make cooking so much easier! I have compiled this list of the most affordable tools that are sure to become sanity savers for you. All of these items would make great gifts, but it’s totally okay if you want to keep them all for yourself. You deserve it!
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How cool is this cutting board?! You can always have space to keep cutting as you push your cut foods into the drawers.
This awesome strainer can clip on to any size pot or pan! Plus, it is made from heat-resistant silicone, so it can be used to strain water or oil. I LOVE silicone everything for my kitchen. It is so easy to clean. Read on to see some of my other silicone favorites.
This avocado tool can cut, pit, and slice an avocado easily and safely. My sister-in-law once sliced her hand while trying to pit an avocado with a knife. This happened just after her husband broke both of his arms in a motorcycle accident, so they only had one working hand between the two of them! Spare yourself the pain, and get the cool gadget.
This silicone whisk is another favorite of mine. It can collapse flat for easy cleaning and storage. You can even use the flat tool for stirring and sifting. It’s perfect! Get yours here.
5. Cake Slicer
I don’t think I have ever sliced a piece of cake without it completely falling apart. This tool will help you get those perfect slices in half the time and be able to move it to a plate in the same motion.
Does anyone really enjoy mincing garlic? Not me! It takes me forever to chop a clove of garlic into itty bitty pieces, and the smell gets stronger and stronger with every slice. With this genius garlic chopper, you simply drop in your garlic, give a roll, and you’re done!
7. Herb Mill
Chopping up herbs is not my favorite thing to do. The job is so tedious, and then, I can never spread my herbs evenly. This herb mill is the perfect time saver and sanity saver!
Slicing a pineapple is another one of those tedious jobs. We used to pass up buying pineapples because we didn’t want to slice them. This tool has made it so easy to slice pineapple that now we can enjoy one whenever we want. All you have to do is slice off the top of the pineapple, twist in the tool, pull it out, and Voila! You have a perfectly sliced pineapple.
I think this all-in-one tool is so cool! One side is a spatula, strainer spoon, and knife, while the other side can scoop and spread. It’s the perfect addition to a small kitchen. If you are getting married soon, definitely put this one on your registry.
This great tool has eight different sized holes that allow you to easily strip kale, collard greens, and herbs from their stems.
I always manage to make a big mess when I pour cake batter into my cupcake pan. My husband makes an even bigger mess when he makes pancakes for us. This batter tool dispenses evenly measured amounts of batter and helps you stay clean while you are making your treats.
We recently started making pizza at home. I love using whole wheat dough to create a cheaper and healthier version of a food our family loves. One of our favorite toppings is olives, but those pesky little olives are so hard to slice! Thank goodness for this tool which allows you to slice multiple grapes, cherry tomatoes, or olives all at once. Check it out right here.
13. Butter Dispenser
How convenient! With just one click, you can get a neat slice of butter right where you want it.
14. Bag Cap
This neat tool can provide a cap for any bag. It is great for travel or to use with kids.
What a perfect addition to your countertop! Give yourself a place to set down pot lids and spoons while keeping your counter neat. Plus, it’s only $4 on Amazon right now!
There you go! I hope these awesome tools will save you time in the kitchen or give you great ideas for that perfect gift.