If you own a toaster, a coffeemaker and even a fancy blender, you may think your kitchen is fully stocked. But maybe you don’t know that you can make your own squash spirals or airplane-shaped sandwiches. Maybe you haven’t heard of salad scissors or cookie shovels. If that’s the case, allow us to enlighten you: Your kitchen drawers are practically begging for these 12 gadgets.
Twist and Turn
Turn vegetables into noodles with this device—because zucchini tastes best when disguised as spaghetti. And for the days you just can’t even with healthy veggies, use it to make potato chips or onion rings.
A colander that flattens and doesn’t take up precious cabinet space? That’s pretty clever. Now double that and throw in arms that hold the colanders over your sink, and you have precisely the kind of genius your pasta primavera never knew it was missing.
Takes the Cake
When is a cake dome more than just a pretty pastry platter? When it’s this six-in-one workhorse. Invert the dome and it becomes a punch bowl; flip the footer and it’s a veggie-and-dip tray. A pie plate, a salad bowl … this quick-change artist does ’em all.
This handy tool prevents food fragments from falling into the space between your oven and countertop.
You’ll never have to hack your way toward guacamole again if you have this splitting-pitting-slicing tool on hand.
A Cut Above
You mean your kids’ sandwiches are just shaped like bread?
Toss and chop a salad at the same time with this tool that’s part tongs, part scissors.
Conserve calories — and your favorite EVOO — by switching to spritzing.
The Right Slice
Nothing ruins a morning like a poorly sliced bagel. A hidden blade keeps fingers safe.
When freshly baked cookies are ready to eat, every second counts. Harvest your crop with a shovel instead of a spatula.
‘Tis the Season
Life is enough of a grind. Leave the salt and pepper production to a machine.
No More Splatters
This collapsible food cover protects your microwave from splatters and spilled foods, conveniently preventing any messy clean up.