Kitchen Gadgets That Will Change Your Life

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Cooking just got a whole lot easier. Upgrade your kitchen with these stylish tools and you'll be slicing and dicing your way to a delicious meal in no time.
  1. Easy Apple Corer

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    No more struggling with a paring knife to remove that apple core; this slick gadget gets rid of the core quickly and easily.

    Apple Corer, $13,

  2. Cupcake Corer

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    Love to make cupcakes with special fillings? This inexpensive tool removes just the center–without making the surrounding cake crumble.

    Cupcake Corer, $7,

  3. Simple Cherry Pitter

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    This handy gadget removes the cherry pit (and locks it away) in one easy step to help keep the mess at bay.

    Cherry Pitter, $13,

  4. Egg-tastic

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    You can separate the whites from the yolks–and slice eggs–with this simple gadget.

    2 ‘n’ 1 Egg Piercer and Separator, $5,

  5. Smart Scrubber

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    This nifty veggie brush has a hard-bristle scrubber for veggies with tough skins (think potatoes) and soft bristles for delicate veggies like mushrooms.

    2 ‘n’ 1 Veggie Brush, $8,

  6. Cut Up

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    What does it mean to dice a veggie? This cutting board takes the guesswork out of chopping by offering specific measurements for slicing and dicing.

    Fred The Obsessive Chef Cutting Board, $26,

  7. Perfect Pan

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    Ideal for those sticky no-bake desserts, this pan folds down on all four slides for easy slicing (and removing).

    Collapsible Pan, $12 (8×8) and $15 (9×13),

  8. Super Spritzer

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    Spritz olive oil in a pan, dressing on your salad, and vermouth in your martini glass with this fun mister.

    Savora Oil Mister, $25, 

  9. Cookie Press

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    Get consistently sized cookies every time with this simple dough dispenser. Simply pour your batter in and squirt discs of dough on a baking sheet.

    Cookie Press with Disk Storage Case, $30,

  10. Garnish Guru

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    This hand gadget makes zesting and garnishing an easy task. Choose from two circular blades, a scoring blade, and the stainless steel grater.

    Ultimate Citrus Tool, $20,

  11. Kernel Wrangler

    This tool will strip ears of corn (cooked or uncooked) without making a mess. You’ll be amazed at how close it cuts.

    Oxo Corn Stripper, $13,

  12. Lid Loosener

    Bottle tops or caps, jar lids, pull tabs…the list goes on and on. Keep this tool on hand for those hard-to-open jobs.

    6-way Opener, $9,

    Now that you've got the tools, try out some delicious recipes!  

  13. Simply Awesome Strainer

    Pop it open when in use and collapse it flat for space-saving storage. The small silicone feet on the bottom give the colander just enough room for drainage.

    Oxo Good Grips Silicone Collapsible Colander, $34,

  14. Blade Organizer

    Perfect for the cook with a growing collection of knives, this wood block has thousands of soft plastic rods that will hold any knife or utensil firmly in place.

    Kapoosh Custom Knife Block, $30,