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Best Kitchen Tools for Home Cooks

Make the most out of your kitchen space with these functional kitchen tools. Learn about cool kitchen gadgets that save space and money.

Best Kitchen Tools for Home Cooks

Whatever size kitchen you have, we've got a tip for maximizing your space and your budget: double-duty kitchen tools. Today's coolest kitchen gadgets are designed to give you more options for how you prepare your food and the dishes you can make. When you want to mix functionality with a dash of style, check out these kitchen tools you can't live without.  

1. Multicooker

We love multicookers because you can use them in various ways to cook diverse dishes. A step up from a crockpot, multicookers land in the best kitchen gadgets because they can usually do all of the following, all in one appliance.

  • Pressure cook
  • Slow cook
  • Sous vide
  • Steam
  • Sauté
  • Bake

Some multicookers will even let you choose the food you want to cook. Tap the food label, and the device handles the rest. 

You can cook rice, bake a cheesecake, create a stir fry, slow cook soup, make mac n' cheese, you name it. For novice cooks or home chefs who want to be more efficient, add this to your list of kitchen appliance ingredients.

2. Reversible grill/griddle

A stovetop grill/griddle is a must-have, especially when you want that hot-off-the-grill texture and flavor without having to cook outdoors. You can grill all year long, even if it's snowing! 

We like the reversible grill/griddle because it's incredibly versatile. You can make pancakes on the griddle side or flip it over to get char marks on portobello mushrooms, burgers or steaks. 

Many are oven-safe, too. They're also easily portable if you want to take yours on the go to a campsite.

Need some recipe inspiration? Toss on kabobs, grill large veggies like eggplant or cauliflower, or heat up some peaches.

3. Air fryer

If you love fried foods but want to make them a little lighter, air fryers are it right now. They use less oil than traditional deep-frying methods. You can use one to whip up a ton of crispy side dishes and snacks, like:

  • Chicken wings and tenders
  • Chips
  • Fish sticks
  • French fries
  • Eggrolls
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Pizza rolls
  • Ravioli
  • Tater tots
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Any veggies you'd typically grill or roast

You can even use an air fryer to make lava cakes and cookies. Since baking requires precision, make sure any baked goods recipes are specifically for your air fryer.

Bonus tip: You can use an air fryer to reheat leftovers that had a crispy texture. Instead of microwaving leftover fries that will turn mushy, pop them in the air fryer for a good-as-fresh dish.

4. All-in-one food processor

A high-quality food processor gets us salivating because of all the ways it can make your life easier in the kitchen. From chopping to pureeing, slicing to blending, you can do a ton of food prep with this single tool.

Some of the best food processors available have features that let you:

  • Beat eggs and cake batter
  • Blend juice
  • Chop whole vegetables and fruits
  • Grind meat
  • Knead dough
  • Shred cheese

If your knife skills could use some sharpening, a solid food processor does the work for you. A food processor can be handy for just about any dish that incorporates chopped, blended, pureed, or mixed ingredients.

Save space, save money

When you invest in super functional kitchen tools, you can do more with a single piece of equipment. That simplifies things and makes cleanup easier, too!

Are you feeling hungry now? Check your mailer for savings on groceries and more.