The best kitchen gadgets optimize utility in cooking, baking and clean-up without taking up vital counter or drawer space. And the best kitchen gadgets may turn a chore into a breeze with the flip of a switch. So many new products have come into the world of cooking and baking it is difficult to know where to start. That’s why we’ve listed the top 20 best kitchen gadgets new to the market, with a quick nod to pros and cons along with features and price.
Kitchen Gadget FAQ
1. What Is The Definition Of A “Gadget”?
Gadgets aren’t necessary but once you purchase one and use it, and it does the job, you won’t be able to live without it. The perfect gadget is clever, small, easy to use, and will become a favorite tool. The best kitchen gadgets minimize their footprint and optimize their utility.
2. What Kind Of Warranties Come With Gadgets?
Most of the kitchen tools we’ve reviewed have long, even lifetime warranties.
3. Aren’t Most Of These Unnecessary?
It depends. If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, a gadget can be a time-saver. If it takes up space and only gets used once a month, it may need to be given away. Some of our gadgets listed may change the way you cook.
4. Where Can You Buy The Best Kitchen Gadgets?
We recommend doing research online and going with quality brands. These tools don’t need demonstration because their use is highly specific, and online purchases will yield savings.
5. Do Kitchen Gadgets Make Good Gifts?
Usually, gadgets make the best gift but be sure your recipient doesn’t already have one and buy top quality or the gift may seem to mock their baking or cooking hobby. Plus, home chefs buy high quality – gadget or not.
How We Reviewed
We picked 20 of the best kitchen gadgets from essentials like hand mixers to luxuries like specialized coffee makers. We’ve boiled down the best kitchen gadgets to price, where to buy, and pros and cons. In each review, we’ve noted the unique or standout properties of the item.
What We Reviewed
Amco 8402 Rub-A-Way Bar Stainless Steel Odor Absorber
- Rubbing the bar removes any odor from your hands
- Great for use after working with onions, fish, or garlic
- To use, simply rub between your hand as you would with a real bar of soap; for use with or without water
Looks like a piece of soap but is much more powerful and less messy – this faux soap bar eliminates strong food odors.
KitchenAid KSM3311XHT Artisan Mini Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
- 25% lighter, 20% smaller footprint (compared with KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer)
- Compatible with all attachments. Excludes bowls and beaters.
- The tilt-head design allows clear access to the bowl and attached beater or accessory so you can easily add...
The original and iconic versatile power mixer, but a little smaller and lighter weight.
The Original Bear Paws Shredder Claws
- TIME SAVER - Bear Paws are the answer to perfectly shredded meat without the mess and headache of knives and forks....
- MELTPROOF and DISHWASHER SAFE - Made of BPA-free nylon, FDA-approved, and heat-resistant up to 475 degrees. Never...
- EASY & FUN TO USE - Lift, handle, shred, pull, and carve to your heart’s content. Excellent as turkey lifters,...
Need to keep hold of a slippery food item? We often use hot pads when what need are a sturdy pair of hands, or claws. For using for a watermelon or whole chicken, this is one of the best kitchen gadgets no one has heard of.
Kuhn Rikon Stay Clean Scrubber Sponge
This sponge has a long life and doesn’t retain odors. It comes in bright colors and has a nifty loop for easy off-counter storage.
Fellow Raven Stovetop 1L Tea Kettle + Large Tea Filter
- MODERN DESIGN: Raven Kettle marries a handsome design with flawless functionality. Raven’s modern aesthetic, with...
- QUALITY + VERSATILITY: 304 18/8 stainless steel body. Gas and electric range compatible. 1.0 Liter boiling...
- BREW RANGE THERMOMETER: A few degrees can be the difference between an unforgettable cup of tea, and the one you...
This teakettle is a must have for tea lovers, with its oversized basket and accurate, visible thermometer.
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife
- For home chefs & professionals. This Fibro Pro chef's knife has been the top choice of both home chefs and...
- Fit for all tasks. Designed to handle kitchen tasks both big and small, This durable knife's razor sharp and...
- Easy handling. Each knife features an ergonomic handle made from thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) for a non-slip grip...
This all-purpose knife has a terrific grip and blade that will last forever with sharpening.
Joseph Joseph 20085 Adjustable Rolling Pin With Removable Rings
- Adjustable rolling pin evenly flattens dough to ensure uniform baking
- Solid beech construction with etched pastry-width measurement guide
- 1/16, 1/6, 1/4, and 3/8-inch removable discs make it simple to roll to a desired thickness
Rolling pin technology just instantly evolved, in this clever adjustable pin that allows for any thickness of dough. At 16.5 x 2.5 inches it’s plenty long, but where it makes a splash is with clever height adjustability.
W&P WP-ICE-ED-BL1 Peak Ice Works Everyday Silicone Ice Tray
- DESIGN DETAILS: The Peak Everyday Ice Tray is crafted of premium materials and thoughtful design. A steel interior...
- TOP NOTCH MATERIALS: The tray and lid are crafted from high-grade silicone that meets LFGB requirements. Our...
- THE RIGHT ICE: The Everyday Ice Tray makes twelve 1 1/4" cubes. These cubes are perfect for a wide variety of...
If you’ve ever wondered why ice trays haven’t changed, it’s probably because yours don’t work well. This upgrade to silicone makes the trays easier to stack since the ice is recessed but the top of the tray is level.
Greener Chef Knife & Bamboo Cutting Board Value Gift Set
- UNIQUE PREMIUM KITCHEN SET - Get top-tier kitchen essentials without paying for it. We’ve conveniently bundled...
- RESTAURANT-GRADE CHEF'S KNIFE - Our durable knife is backed by a lifetime replacement warranty and is perfect for...
- COMPLIMENTARY BEST-SELLING CUTTING BOARD - Designed with well-being in mind, our 100% moso bamboo cutting board is...
This classic board and knife set looks great, is long-lasting and uses durable and sustainable bamboo.
Breville Thermal Pro® Clad Stainless
- Breville thermal Pro Clad features Tri-Ply Clad cookware construction for superior heat conduction, control and...
- The skillet is induction-suitable with a brushed Stainless Steel interior for easy clean-up
- The fry pan features a unique rolled-edge rim that enables drip-free pouring and protects against utensil damage
A classic saute pain in stainless steel with a base that is warp resistant and a core of aluminum for temperature regulation, the Breville is an all-purpose miracle.
Keurig K250 Single Serve
The single serve coffee has taken the world by storm because it’s simple, hassle- and mess-free, and doesn’t require grinding your own beans.
Lavatools CL1 Carbon LITE Wireless Bluetooth Remote
- Advanced dual-sensor probe that tracks both ambient and food temperatures.
- Carbon app contains a library of gourmet and USDA temperatures, as well as timer and alarm features.
- Illuminated halo indicates doneness without lifting the lid on your grill or smoker.
This wireless meat thermometer lets you monitor your steak through an app on your smartphone and comes programmed with a library of temperature profiles so medium-rare never becomes well-done again.
Simplex Kettles Kensington
Classic look and top-rate heating make this kettle hard to beat for quick hot water and design elegance.
Kuhn Rikon High Performance Ratchet Grinder
This grinder requires less effort for more grinding. For the best bet, get one for salt and one for pepper – and a third for spices. Looks great for adding salt and pepper to the table or serving guests with ground pepper table-side, restaurant-style.
This scale measures and includes an app for one-dish recipes with measured ingredients. It will make your cooking more efficient and help track calories.
Microplane Master Series Ribbon Grater
- "Use a Ribbon Grater for: Recipes that call for ingredients with texture. Nuts, chocolates, coconut, soft-medium...
- Made in USA: Blades are made of US Stainless Steel, and made in Russellville Arkansas; The Wood handle is sourced...
- The base of the frame has a non-slip foot to keep the grater from slipping on slick surfaces like a countertop, and...
This finely-cutgrater lets you easily grate all kinds of ingredients, from soft cheeses to chocolate.
GrillEye Pro+ including 4 Additional Probes and Bag
- Cloud connectivity! Remotely and seamlessly connect to your grill even when you are out of your Wi-Fi network....
- Readable under direct sunlight with a 2. 7” adaptive display system (a. D. S. )
- 8 probe ports - includes 2 FDA approved probes
Give your grill a boost with this sturdy grill thermometer that makes reading temps simple and comes with multiple probes and programs.
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker
- Enova precision cooker Bluetooth - perfect to cook within Bluetooth range from the Enova app or from the device...
- Cook like a Pro - the Enova precision cooker allows anyone to cook a restaurant quality meal at home. Our sous vide...
- Perfect results, every time - Precision cooking enables you to produce results that are impossible to achieve...
Cook like a pro chef with precision temperature control using the sous vide method. Any pot will do, but up to eight servings can be made to the heights of tender perfection.
Prepworks By Progressive Bread ProKeeper
- KEEP YOUR BREAD FRESHER LONGER: Keep your favorite bread and baked goods fresh longer in our collapsible Bread...
- EXPANDABLE AND COLLAPSIBLE BREAD STORAGE: Not only does it have a range of widths to accommodate baked good of...
- ADJUSTABLE AIR VENT: The air vent adjusts for varying conditions; closed for dry climates and day-old bread, and...
The bread box is bigger than a bread box, because it expands to fit whatever loaf you need to keep fresh.
Cuisinart STM-1000 Digital Glass Steamer
For health, steaming is recommended. This Cuisanart countertop appliance replaces the old-fashioned, plug-in electric cooker for making one-dish meals with little effort. Plug in, program, and relax for a healthy dinner with plenty of leftovers.
The best kitchen gadgets aren’t necessarily the best bargains, but will save significant time in the kitchen with frequent use.
The winner? The Kitchen Aid Mini Series Stand Mixer is one of the best kitchen gadgets for any kitchen. This is an all-purpose counter appliance that looks great and takes baking to the next level, a great addition to any home kitchen.