Cooking and Baking

Easy-To-Use Kitchen Gadgets for People Who’ll Find Any Excuse to Avoid Cooking

Esther Pransky July 1, 2020

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Do you use your oven primarily for storage?

Do your kids think that cooking dinner means warming up take-out food?

Or are you just so busy with your family these days that you never seem to have time in the kitchen?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then this article is for you.

Here are our top picks for kitchen products that get you out of the kitchen and back to your life as quickly as possible. They save you time prepping, cooking, and cleaning up, too:

1. Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Use this one handy machine to make a custom sandwich in minutes. The sandwich maker has separate trays for bread, eggs, cheese/meat, and more. It cooks each part perfectly in minutes, to combine for a healthy sandwich.

The food is ready quickly, and you have only one appliance to wash.

2. Instant Pot

An Instant Pot has 7 appliances in 1: Pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, and yogurt maker.

The best part is that you “set it and forget it.” You live your life while the Instant Pot cooks your dinner quickly with minimal mess.

3. Automatic Pan Stirrer

Who has time or patience to “continuously stir” anything? Instead, put this nifty pan stirrer in your pan with any simmering liquid, set the timer, and leave the kitchen.

You’ll come back to a perfectly cooked sauce with no burnt mess on the bottom of the pan.

4.  Microwave Pasta Cooker

Noodles are a family staple, but it takes time to boil the water, stir the pasta, cook it, and drain it. And then you have a big pot AND a colander to clean.

This microwave pasta cooker does the job faster than boiling water, with half the clean-up afterward.

5. Electric Peeler

No one likes peeling potatoes. So, don’t. Instead, plop your potato onto this electric peeler. It’ll peel and pare it in 10 seconds flat. It also does cucumbers, apples, pears, peaches, turnips, onions, tomatoes, radishes, and kiwis.

6. Fruit and Veggie Chopper

With this chopper, you can dice half an onion, potato, or apple in just one swift movement. Imagine how much time you’ll save.

And this model also includes spiralizer and ribbon maker attachments for fancy veggies without fancy effort.

7. Salad Cutter Bowl

The clever bowl is vegetable bowl + water strainer + cutting board + safe slicer all in one. Yes, you can wash, chop, and serve your salad from the same bowl.

You’ll have fewer tools to wash. Plus, you’ll never cut your fingers again!

8. Electric Cooker for Hard Boiled, Poached, Scrambled Eggs, or Omelets

No need to babysit the egg pot. Put eggs in this electric cooker, choose your setting, and set the timer. You’ll enjoy perfect eggs every time.

9. Pineapple Core Remover and Slicer

Pineapples are NOT user friendly. Between the tough, prickly skin and the runny pineapple juice, eating fresh pineapple is more trouble than it’s worth.

But not with this pineapple corer and slicer. In just a minute or two, you can turn a raw pineapple into fresh pineapple slices.

10. Splatter Guard

Cleaning a dirty stovetop keeps you in the kitchen LONGER.

Use this splatter guard to avoid a messy stovetop clean-up. And what about the splatter guard itself? Just throw it in the dishwasher.

11. Smart Induction Cooktop

This cooktop is more than convenient; it’s smart.

First, you set it from your phone. Then the precision temperature tracking keeps the cooktop at the precise temperature to perfectly pan fry, deep fry, stir fry, slow cook, precision cook, or sous-vide your food.

No more guessing. Even better, no sticking around the kitchen to adjust the flame or monitor your food.

12. Microwave Meal Steam Case

Cook a complete home-made meal for one or two people in only minutes.

This microwave case has a steam tray for steaming foods or keeping high-water foods from getting soggy. It also comes with a cookbook titled “From the Kitchen to the Table in 10 Minutes.” Sounds like they read our minds.

Have fun experimenting with these gadgets, gizmos, and contraptions! And enjoy your extra time to spend on your family, your work, or yourself.