9 Clever Kitchen Gadgets You’ll Want to Use Every Day

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The kitchen may be the heart of a home, but it can also be the source of a big headache. If multitasking, messes and 12-step recipes have you feeling like you can’t take the heat, check out the nine innovative kitchen gadgets we found to save you time and help you tackle culinary challenges.

  1. Automatic pan stirrer
    Remember the broom from Fantasia that swept on its own? See the “magic” in action with this handy kitchen gadget! Just set the timer, and this automatic pan stirrer stirs your sauce or soup for you as you take care of the rest of your to-do list.
  2. Herb Savor Eco Set
    Fresh herbs enliven any dish, and now you can make them last for up to three weeks. Preserve the flavor of basil, cilantro and many more with this mini greenhouse, which features a stable well-water base to keep roots and stems submerged.
  3. DaysAgo Digital Day Counter
    With DaysAgo, you don’t have to wonder how long that open jar of pasta sauce has been sitting in your fridge—this digital counter will you tell you! It’s simple to use and can also help outside the kitchen: use it to track how long it’s been since you watered the living room plants, changed the fish tank filter—and the list goes on.
  4. Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Frother
    Forget your daily trip to the coffee shop and use this popular frother to upgrade your drinks instead. It has rave reviews and makes both hot and cold froth to top your beverages.
  5. Vegetable spiralizer
    Zoodles have taken over kitchens everywhere and with devices this simple, it’s no wonder. Transform sweet potatoes, zucchini and more into flat ribbons or spirals with a few turns of the handle. Add some marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese for a low-carb take on your favorite pasta dish.
  6. Electric Stainless Steel S’mores Maker
    Craving s’mores without the hassle of a campfire? Use this flameless indoor heater to toast marshmallows to gooey perfection.
  7. All-Clad Prep & Cook
    This big-time splurge could also be a big-time game changer in the kitchen. It’s far from your average food processor, and can cook, slow-cook, steam, stir-fry, mix, stir, knead, whip, chop and more. It also has six automatic programs: Sauce, Soup, Simmer, Steam, Pastry and Dessert. Reviewers say they’ve made everything from bread to velvety soup in this multi-tasker, which promises “foolproof” results.
  8. Ben & Jerry’s Pint Lock
    Ice cream lovers know the disappointment of reaching for a pint just to realize it’s almost gone. Deter dairy thieves with this lock from Ben & Jerry—they vow it’s “Fort Knox for frozen treasures.”
  9. Kikkerland® Magic Soap
    If you’ve ever used garlic or onions in a recipe, you know those smells will cling to your hands long after the meal is over. Cue this innovative addition to your sink; simply wash your hands with this steel ball instead of soap to effectively neutralize unpleasant odors.

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