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44 Creative Kitchen Gadgets You Probably Don’t Know Exist

44 Creative Kitchen Gadgets You Probably Don’t Know Exist

Whether you’re an infrequent kitchen dweller or an experienced chef there are loads of kitchen gadgets you can use to get tasty, healthy meals quickly and simply!

1. Sushezi

1-sushezi-sushi-bazooka
    droold.com

    Japanese food may be healthy, delicious and filled with vitamins but it can be tricky to make. That’s why any sushi enthusiast needs the Sushezi tool that makes sushi incredibly easy to make!

    2. Chef’n Bananza 

    3-bananza-banana-slicer
      bigkitchen.com

      If you want your slices of banana to be equal every time, then you need to get Chef’n Bananza!

      3. Hamilton Beach 25475A Breakfast Sandwich Maker

      5-breakfast-sandwich-maker
        shop.ca

        As someone who was impressed by any film that contained a contraption that could make breakfast at the tug of a string or push of button, I find that the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker is a miracle!

        4. RSVP Herb Scissors

        7-herb-scissors
          boingboing.net

          If you love preparing dishes with fresh herbs the RSVP Herb Scissors are a must have!

          5. Amco Rub Away Bar

          8-amco-rub-away-bar
            homesthetics.net

            Many of the best ingredients often tend to be a bit… smelly. Instead of scrubbing your skin off trying to get rid of the smell, use Amco’s Rub Away Bar.

            6. Food Huggers Silicone Storage Cover

            10-food-hugger
              foodhuggers.com

              Sick of left over fruits and vegetables getting chucked out because they won’t stay fresh? Then get these amazing Food Huggers and you’ll have fresh food for much longer.

              7. Chef’n Stem Gem Strawberry Huller

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                plusyourknowledge.com

                Perfect for summer days and quick desserts, the Chef’n Stem Gem is a great tool to keep around.

                8. Bella Cucina Donut Maker

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                  overstock.com

                  If you love donuts then you’ll love Bella Cucina Donut Maker!

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                  9. Cuisipro Apple Corer

                  50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-apple
                    healthychiceats.com

                    Get rid of apple cores quickly and easily!

                    10. Copco Chip Cap

                    50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-bag
                      thegreenhead.com

                      The days of having to either eat an entire bag of chips or waste half of the bag are over.

                      11. Portion Control Dressing Cap

                      50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-cap
                        everythingkitchens.com

                        Never soak your plate with salad dressing again!

                        12. Cracker Containers

                        50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-cracker
                          everymomneeds.com

                          Keep those crackers fresher for longer.

                          13. Flour Keeper

                          50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-flour
                            amazon.com

                            You could also use this marvellous contraption to store sugar.

                            14. Compact Food Prep Set

                            50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-food-prep
                              josephjoseph.com

                              Perfect for anyone living in a small home!

                              15. Microplane Herb Mill

                              50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-herb-mill
                                freshherbs.com

                                With the same basic function as a pepper grinder, the Herb Mill will supply you with fresh, ground herbs whenever you need them.

                                16. Water Bottle Ice Cube Tray

                                50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-ice-cube-tray
                                  hiconsumption.com

                                  So simple!

                                  17. Fridgepad For iPad

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                                    woodforddesign.com

                                    Whether I’m playing music or reading a recipe, I’m using my iPad in the kitchen all the time! If you do too, then this is a perfect kitchen addition.

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                                    18. In-Drawer Knife Organizer

                                    50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-knife
                                      chefscatalog.com

                                      Organisation meets safety: perfect for anyone clumsy!

                                      19. Citrus Sprayer

                                      50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-lemon
                                        joyofkosher.com

                                        Great on deserts or seafood, this Citrus Sprayer will save you a lot of hassle when you want lemon juice.

                                        20. Flameless Marshmallow Roaster

                                        50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-marshmallow
                                          hammacher.com

                                          Sleepover with s’mores anyone?

                                          21. Marinade Infusing Meat Tenderizer

                                          50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-meat
                                            hammacher.com

                                            Softens AND injects marinade, gimme!

                                            22. William-Sonoma Professional Multi-Chopper

                                            50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-multi-chopper
                                              firewireblog.com

                                              The easiest way to chop veggies!

                                              23. Tabletop Oil Mister

                                              50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-oil-mister
                                                villagegreen.com

                                                Control the amount of oil you put in your cooking and on your ingredients.

                                                24. Onion Holder

                                                50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-onion
                                                  homegadgetsdaily.com

                                                  Not only do you avoid having to touch the onion, you already get a good guide of where to cut.

                                                  25. Party Bowls On Ice

                                                  50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-party-bowl
                                                    amazon.com

                                                    Keep your dips fresh and cold throughout the party.

                                                    26. Julienne Peeler Blade

                                                    50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-peeler
                                                      kitchengadgetsandutensils.com

                                                      Prefer thin, julienne style slices? This is the tool for you!

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                                                      27. Easy Pineapple Slicer

                                                      50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-pineapple-slicer-2
                                                        wicked-gadgets.com

                                                        Easiest way to get the good bits out of a pineapple!

                                                        28. Clip-On Pouring Spout

                                                        50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-spout
                                                          silpoura.com

                                                          No more mess or rogue, run-away vegetables.

                                                          29. Rinse Bowl And Strainer

                                                          50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-strainer
                                                            thegreenhead.com

                                                            Perfect for rinsing fruit!

                                                            30. 2-in-1 Silicone Whisk

                                                            50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-whisk
                                                              amazon.com

                                                              Use it as a whisk and then to scrape out any leftovers!

                                                              31. Zipzicles

                                                              50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-zip
                                                                limetreekids.com

                                                                Make DIY ice pops with any ingredients you want! Fill Zipzicles with fruit, juice, yogurt: anything you want and you’ve got yourself a tasty, healthy snack.

                                                                32. Over-The-Sink Strainer Board

                                                                50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existedstrainer-board
                                                                  chinaplasticproducts.com

                                                                  Wash and slice all in one place!

                                                                  33. Corn Zipper

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                                                                    williams-sonoma.com

                                                                    Get those kennels quickly and easily!

                                                                    34. Cake Batter Dispenser

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                                                                      collectionsetc.com

                                                                      Cake lovers! This is the tool for you!

                                                                      35. Dip Clip

                                                                      Dip-Clip
                                                                        progressiveintl.com

                                                                        The Dip Clip is the organised and efficient persons dipping companion!

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                                                                        36. Double Dish

                                                                        Double-Dish
                                                                          ocado.com

                                                                          For food with throw-away bits, these bowls are inspired!

                                                                          37. Flexible Measuring Cups

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                                                                            williams-sonoma.com

                                                                            Pinch and pour and clean with ease!

                                                                            38. Fold Flat Grater

                                                                            Fold-Flat-Grater
                                                                              josephjoseph.com

                                                                              Finally, a grater that doesn’t take up an inexplicable amount of space!

                                                                              39. Vegetable Grill Clips

                                                                              Grill-Vegetable-Clips
                                                                                awesomeinventions.com

                                                                                Stop your vegetables from becoming part of the grill with these Grill Clips.

                                                                                40. OBOL Never Soggy Cereal Bowl

                                                                                Never-Soggy-Cereal-Bowl
                                                                                  obol.co

                                                                                  If soggy cereal is the bane of your life you need the OBOL cereal bowl.

                                                                                  41. Kitchen Safe

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                                                                                    thekitchensafe.com

                                                                                    When you get a craving for sugar, the Kitchen Safe will make it harder for you to get your hit. It’ll also keep out any unwanted fingers or kids looking for snacks.

                                                                                    42. Trudeau Pot Clip

                                                                                    Pot-Clip
                                                                                      trudeaucorp.com

                                                                                      Stop your spoon from being lost in the pots and pans by attaching the Trudeau Pot Clip!

                                                                                      43. The Pasta Pot

                                                                                      pot-with-built-in-drain
                                                                                        amazon.com

                                                                                        The Pasta Pot might be the best thing ever created for people who love to make pasta or noodles!

                                                                                        44. Spaghetti Measure

                                                                                        spaghetti-measure
                                                                                          josephjoseph.com

                                                                                          Never make too much pasta ever again!

                                                                                          Featured photo credit: Healthy Pasta in a Pan | Foodie’s Feed via picjumbo.com

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                                                                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                                                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                                                                          You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                                                                                          We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                                                                                          The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                                                                                          Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                                                                                          1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                                                                                          Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                                                                                          For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                                                                                          • (1) Research
                                                                                          • (2) Deciding the topic
                                                                                          • (3) Creating the outline
                                                                                          • (4) Drafting the content
                                                                                          • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                                                                                          • (6) Revision
                                                                                          • (7) etc.

                                                                                          Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                                                                                          2. Change Your Environment

                                                                                          Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                                                                                          One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                                                                                          3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                                                                                          Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                                                                                          Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                                                                                          My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                                                                                          Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                                                                                          4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                                                                                          If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                                                                                          Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                                                                                          I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                                                                                          5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                                                                                          I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                                                                                          Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                                                                                          As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                                                                                          6. Get a Buddy

                                                                                          Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                                                                                          I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                                                                                          7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                                                                                          This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                                                                                          For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                                                                                          8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                                                                                          What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                                                                                          9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                                                                                          If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                                                                                          Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                                                                                          10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                                                                                          Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                                                                                          Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                                                                          11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                                                                                          At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                                                                                          Reality check:

                                                                                          I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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