These 10 Cool Kitchen Products Will Up Your Cooking Game

Small, but mighty!


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As anyone who spends even a few hours a week in the kitchen knows, there are certain items that make meal-prepping, cooking, and food storage a total breeze. Whether you’re grating, slicing, or sautéing, these small but mighty gadgets are here to help, all while taking up very little room. We’ve got a greens cleaner that gives your lettuce a spin with one pull, a wine preserver that keeps your vino fresh for years, and a magnetic trivet that prevents burns by adhering to the bottom of a hot dish or plate. Shop these clever items, and more, below.

Greens Cleaner

A green salad spinner


This roomy salad spinner is so much fun to use (you pull a cord to make it go!), you just might find yourself eating more lettuce than usual. Plus, the bowl is respectable enough to bring to the table.

Price at time of publish:

Smart Scissors

A pair of black kitchen shears


Like other kitchen shears, these can chop herbs, break down chicken, and trim meat. What makes them stand out: The blades, which pull apart for easy cleaning, and the handy, built-in jar opener.

Price at time of publish: $25

Great Grater

A Microplane zester


There’s a reason why the name Microplane has become synonymous with graters. The stainless steel teeth glide through citrus peels, hard cheeses, and even sticks of cinnamon.

Price at time of publish: $18

Magnetic Trivet

A round, wooden magnetic trivet


If you’ve ever carried a hot Dutch oven and realized you had no place to put it, this will speak to you. The wooden disk has magnets inside, so it sticks to the bottom of most pots and goes where you go.

Price at time of publish: $35

Fish Spatula

A metal fish spatula

Williams Sonoma

Sure, it’s ideal with delicate seafood. But thanks to its sharp edge and slim profile, this baby is also aces for moving cookies, flipping pancakes and grilled cheeses, and lifting anything out of hot oil.

Price at time of publish: $18

Temp Taker

A blue digital thermometer with a round head


Nail medium-rare every time with this waterproof thermometer that provides a near-instant reading from any angle. It’s incredibly accurate (give or take one degree!) and has a backlit display. 

Price at time of publish: $16

Cordless Blender

A blue immersion blender

Kitchen Aid

Silky soups, smooth smoothies, velvety vinaigrettes: This powerful immersion blender does it all, without tethering you to an electrical outlet. The included attachments turn it into a mini food processor, too.

Price at time of publish: $90

Wine Preserver

A Coravin wine preserver


Is there anything more frustrating than pouring spoiled wine down the drain? This gadget is designed to pour wine without removing the cork, so that bottle of merlot tastes like it has just been opened. With this preserver, wines can stay fresh for more than two years.

Price at time of publish: $229

Hybrid Pan

An 8-inch pan with handle


This pan is a true workhorse—cooking everything from burgers to scrambled eggs with almost no wear and tear. That’s thanks to small steel peaks on the surface of each pan, paired with non-stick valleys. Together, this allows for even heat distribution and the easiest cleanup you’ll ever know.

Price at time of publish: $140

Heat-Control Toaster

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This toaster is equipped with heat control technology that utilizes steam, rather than dry heat, to cook a variety of foods. The moisture in the air not only thoroughly heats foods, but creates a crispy outer layer that leaves you with bread, pizza, chicken fingers, and more that are absolutely restaurant-worthy.

Price at time of publish: $299

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