15+ Incredibly Useful Kitchen Products That People Can’t Stop Praising

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Whether you’re on your way to enhancing your cooking skills or just turning on your mixer for the first time, keeping your kitchen up to date with the latest gadgets and devices is essential for an easy and enjoyable cooking experience. Amazon can provide you with all the clever essentials — from slicing to chopping, cleaning, sautéing, and seasoning — no matter your cooking skill level.

1. This device will automatically open cans with just one touch of a button. Its cutting blade is tilted so it cuts more effectively and leaves a smooth rim. It’ll work with tins of almost any size and shape except for soda cans with sloped edges. This can opener is a lifesaver for people who have hand injuries, weak grip, or suffer from chronic arthritis.

To open a can:

  • Place the opener on the can, and press the button
  • Wait until the device opens the tin
  • Press the button again and remove the lid

To clean this electric can opener, use a damp towel. DO NOT submerge it, rinse it under running water, or load it in the dishwasher.

Promising review:
10 out of 10 from me, it works the first time every time, and it’s really cool how it does it and leaves no sharp edges. I have tried a couple of other makes before and this one is by far the best, I highly recommend it.

2. Using a single chopping board to cut everything from meat and garlic to fruit and nuts is not the most hygienic thing. On the other hand, storing multiple chopping boards can be a problem, especially if you have a small kitchen. And that’s where this genius ’’index’’ chopping board comes in.

Not only does it look sleek and interesting, but it’s super easy to use and store. The set consists of 4 multicolored chopping boards in different tones and a storage case, all made of durable, dishwasher-safe plastic. All you have to do is pull out the one you need, do some chopping, wash it, dry it, and place it back into the case. Easy-peasy and mess-free.

Promising review: What do I like about them:
a) Good size, not too big (easy to wash up without sheeting water everywhere), and not too small that stuff falls off the edge.
b) Each side is the same, with little rubberized grips in the corners and slightly raised edges so that any juices don’t run off. This is a great improvement from my old flexible mats, more than making up for the reduction in size.
c) Sturdy without being heavy. Easy to lift in and out from the storage unit. Not impervious to marking, but after 3 weeks of use, look pretty much as new.
d) Neat storage solution with a small footprint, flared base for stability, and looks good — choice of colors, mine is dark gray.
e) Color coded for great food safety hygiene. I had never bothered about this before, to my horror, now I think about it.
Mrs. M / Amazon

3. Anyone who’s into crust-free sandwich delicacies will simply love this clever, time-saving sandwich cutter and sealer. You can finally skip the boring, store-bought sandwiches and enjoy making fuss-free, tasty lunch box items for the whole family. The kids will love it too.

Keep your tasty sandwich fillings safe and secure in just 3 easy steps. Flatten the bread before adding fillings, press the cutter on the sandwich, remove the crust, then simply push the sealer through the cutter to put the edges together, and you’re good to go. It comes in 3 different shapes with a cute little set of kid-friendly joke cards and a link to an e-book with sandwich ideas. This nifty sandwich sealer is also easy to clean and store.

Promising review: Absolutely brilliant. Just what I was after from a cookbook I bought that’s all about prepping ahead and freezing. I love this simple but well-made, strong gadget. 100% perfect, and that justifies the cost to me. There’s nothing I would change! Easy, so much fun, and it works brilliantly.
VenusSpecimen / Amazon

4. If you like tomatoes and strawberries, then you know how tedious it can be to remove the stems without making a mess and wasting a good amount of the precious produce. But that can be solved with this nifty fruit and vegetable huller.

The huller is made of stainless steel with tapered blades that remove cores, stems, and leaves from fruits and veggies with just one pull. Non-slip grips make it comfortable and easy to hold and use, while its precise shape is optimized to create little waste. It’s also easy to store and dishwasher safe.

Promising review: For a simple design, this is an incredible gadget. As I eat lots of strawberries and tomatoes, this is a game changer. The stainless steel curved blades are very sharp, so be careful when cleaning. With this item, you can go as deep or as shallow as you need to remove the core. I would definitely recommend this item.
Sandra Rosenfeld / Amazon

5. This set of 6 unbreakable premium drinking glasses proves that durable and beautiful can go hand in hand. They have all the good properties of plastic but look like high-quality glass.

These high-quality drinking glasses are 100% made in Japan using advanced BPA-free plastic. They are free from any trace of a plastic smell, have crystal clarity, and are reassuringly heavy, which makes them look and feel like actual glass — they are premium in every way. They will not break when dropped or knocked over. They are stackable and easy to store, and also dishwasher safe.

Promising review: Love these so much that I bought the tall ones last year. They have been washed in the dishwasher almost daily and are still as clear as a bell, so I can’t quite understand how some people’s have gone cloudy. Maybe it’s the brand of dishwasher tablets. They’ve been dropped, knocked over, etc., and are still top-notch. I would buy them again in a heartbeat.
Bianca Handley / Amazon

6. Compact cutlery organizer tray that will make even the messiest drawers neat in a smart way and each item easily accessible.

The distinct design with individual stacked compartments for different cutlery creates more space in your drawer. This cutlery organizer also has non-slip feet and cutlery icons for easy identification, which is a nice touch. It’s suitable for drawers with a minimum height of 3¼ inches (8 cm).

Promising review: Excellent design and built quality, as expected from a brand such as Joseph Joseph. It organizes all my everyday used cutlery and knives in my kitchen even though we have young children who keep on throwing things here and there. It is surprisingly still clean after months. It is a sturdy organizer which is built to last with heavy-duty plastic. It keeps drawers clean. I am very impressed and satisfied.
Baz / Amazon

7. These sponges do the job perfectly. They’re extremely thin in the package which makes them a great space-saving option, but dip them into cold water, and voilà! They expand greatly.

Why do we recommend this product?

  • First and foremost, they pop up as described!
  • The 12 color-coded sponges come in a “pack of cards” size box. They will fit anywhere, which makes storing them so much easier.
  • Their dye is natural and non-toxic.
  • They are pretty and bright, so they can be used alternatively. For instance, some people make reusable “water balloons” from them.
  • They’re made from natural cellulose.
  • They can be washed in a washing machine.
  • The sponges can be composted when they’re finished with their job.
  • The packaging and even the inner bag (made from cornstarch) are compostable too.
  • And on top of that, a tree is planted for every purchase. It will be planted on your behalf through the seller’s tree-planting partners.

Promising review: Fabulous sponges! They pop up as described, and they are durable and absorbent, which is what you want from a sponge. Every part of the product and packaging is compostable, so I feel like I’m doing my bit for the environment!
Amazon Customer

8. Whenever you need a hot meal ready and waiting for you or to keep your favorite beverage cold, you can count on this high-quality food thermos. Multi-layer insulation will keep any liquid warm or cold for up to 9 hours, and a neat design makes this thermos perfect to fit into any lunch bag.

Thermos vacuum insulation keeps food hot for 9 hours or cold for 14. Durable stainless steel interior and exterior. The insulated lid doubles as a bowl and includes a full-size folding spoon. The exterior remains cool with hot liquids and condensation-free with cold. It has a capacity of 470 ml.

Promising review: I love the size and how easy it is to clean. Keeps food hot for long periods of time (12 or so hours to remain pretty warm enough when needed).
Steven Jones / Amazon

9. Egg lovers will be delighted by this easy-to-use microwave egg cooker that cooks eggs just right in seconds. Poached, scrambled, omelet — you name it. This little device delivers perfectly cooked eggs every time.

With just a couple of easy steps, you can now enjoy perfectly prepared eggs — be they poached, cooked, or scrambled — in a matter of minutes. Simply put the egg in the container, close the locking clip, and microwave for a few minutes, depending on the result you want to get. The steam release vent prevents any splatter, so you won’t have to scrub your microwave every time after making your eggs.

Promising review: I brought a new microwave and want to avoid mess. My egg poacher was a hit-and-miss; eggs would explode, and the lid would fly off, leaving an eggy mess. I was doubtful about this, but gave it a go. This is perfect! I put water in the bottom and add the egg, turn the power down on the microwave, open the vent, and pop it in for just under two mins. The poached egg comes out perfectly; soft yolk, firm white. I have read on here it was hard to clean I have found that I just rinse it and soon as I use it then wash it up as normal, it just wipes out. It might stick if you don’t use water when poaching. I haven’t tried other types of eggs yet, but I will oil it when I do.
JFM / Amazon

10. Get rid of that unsightly dish soap bottle with a nice-looking, practical 2-in-1 kitchen soap dispenser that comes with a sponge holder. Your kitchen will instantly look classier, and you will have an easier time doing the dishes.

Doing the dishes has never been easier. This convenient 2-in-1 dish soap is calibrated for a fixed amount of soap per pump, minimizing waste. It has a large dish soap capacity of up to 8.5 oz, and its clever design makes refilling easy. It’s made of high-quality material, free from BPAs or any other harmful chemicals.

Promising review: Once you add the soap to the bottom, it lasts me a while before a refill. The middle section keeps the dirty water separate. It’s a nice storage of the sponge and soap as well.
saneh / Amazon

11. If you’re into cooking but simply hate the residual smell of aromatic foods on your fingers, add this soap to your kitchen. Rubbing this piece of soap-shaped stainless steel with your hands under cold water will get the unwanted odors off in seconds.

This clever metal bar works better than regular soap when it comes to removing strong smells from your hands after cooking and chopping. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe, rust-resistant, and 100% reusable, so you also save money. It magically rids you of garlic, onion, fish, and other intense aromas.

Promising review: Bought this more out of curiosity than anything; I’m pleased to say it does actually work on most odors.
Steve Kay / Amazon

12. A two-liter water bottle with times to drink and motivating reminders will encourage you to always stay hydrated and help you meet your fitness goals. It’s made of high-quality material and features a neat design, ideal for people on the go; it can even double as a phone holder.

This large-capacity water bottle has a wide mouth to add ice cubes or pieces of fruit, and makes it easy to drink with a straw. It comes in a variety of different colors to fit your individual style. A perfect item for those who need a little push to meet their weight, detox, and fitness goals.

Promising review: Tried to find a relatively cheap but reliable 2-lt bottle, and this one ticks all the boxes! I wasn’t initially looking for one with times on, but it does help a lot and encourages you to drink more frequently. Buy it!
Claire Bostock / Amazon

13. Simplify your cooking and save space with this stackable, non-stick pan set with a removable handle. A truly genius design will make you want to test your cooking skills each and every day and make even the smallest kitchen feel more functional and spacious. Plus, thanks to the non-stick surface, you can say goodbye to scrubbing and scraping the food off the bottom of the pans.

Not only does the removable handle make this cookware set 50% space-saving, but it’s also sturdy and secure. With a 10-kg capacity and a three-point attachment system, it stays tightly in place with just one click. This set offers versatility, as you can quickly turn a cooking pot into a serving dish or just pop the lid on and store leftovers. The titanium non-stick, anti-scratch coating guarantees durability and is also 100% toxin-free. It’s super easy to clean by hand or in the dishwasher. Plus, it has a thermo-signal so that you can stop guessing. Just keep your eyes on the hourglass, and when it disappears, the pan’s temperature is ideal for cooking.

Promising review: So happy with my purchase. Heats evenly and has no hotspots, cleans well, I use it for almost everything. Exceeding expectations daily.

14. This foldable funnel is not only adorable, but it can be a true life-saver in many situations. It’s a perfect item to have when you need to fill up a container, jar, or bottle with solids or liquids. It’s made of silicone, so it’s very easy to wash, while its smart design makes it easy to carry and guarantees that it won’t take up much space in your kitchen.

The funnel is made of food-safe BPA-free plastic, measuring 2.2×2.75×2.75 in. Its lovely mushroom design will add a pop of color to your kitchen while keeping your counters clean as you easily decant the liquids as much as you want. It’s dishwasher-safe and also easy to clean manually.

Promising review: Looks great, durable silicone material, and easy to clean. What’s not to like?
Flora / Amazon

15. Whether you’re a veteran chef or just a beginner in the kitchen, these vegetable and herb scissors will cut your chopping time in half, so much so that you won’t even have to use the chopping board. Simply slice your veggies, fruits, and herbs directly into the salad bowl.

You can use these sturdy tongs with sharp blades made of stainless steel to quickly chop anything from leafy greens and herbs to tomatoes, cabbage, and peppers in perfect, uniform, bite-size pieces. The curved base of the scissors allows you to easily chop the food directly into your bowl. It’s an ideal tool to carry with you on camping trips and picnics, or to whip up a quick meal on the go. It also has a latch to close the tongs for safety and easy storage.

Promising review: Want to chop salad into smaller pieces, so you’re not sitting there with a mouthful of spinach? These are for you. They are great for chopping up lunch meat and cooked chicken for smaller bites or to add to pasta or salad. I wash by hand.
gary clark jr / Amazon

16. A glass rinser that will simplify your kitchen chores enormously. You can wash cups, glasses, or even baby bottles with it. All you need to do is to tilt the cup’s mouth down, softly press the bottom, and remove the cup once it has been cleaned. That’s it!

Why do we like it so much?

  • It is a huge time-saver
  • Looks good and is a great addition to your kitchen sink
  • Does the job — blasts the cups clean in seconds
  • Comes with a complete installing kit. And the process of installing itself is very easy.
  • It is also just a very fun device to have

This device has a minimalistic design and will fit any interior nicely.

Promising review: This is a fun kitchen gadget that really helps get dried drink residue out of your cups/mugs/glasses. We hooked ours up to the hot water, and it works even better! That sticky coffee residue is no match for all those strong water jets. It drains into the sink and so far we have not had any mishaps with water spraying anywhere. Love it!
Grace M Jones

Are you into cooking? What kitchen item can you absolutely not live without?

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