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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

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                            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

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                                                                                          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 Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                                                          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                                                                          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                                                                          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                                                                          1. Work on the small tasks.

                                                                                          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                                                                          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                                                                          2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                                                                          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                                                                          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                                                                          3. Upgrade yourself

                                                                                          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                                                                          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                                                                          4. Talk to a friend.

                                                                                          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                                                                          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                                                                          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                                                                          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                                                                          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                                                                          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                                                                          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                                                                          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                                                                          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                                                                          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                                                                          7. Read a book (or blog).

                                                                                          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                                                                          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                                                                          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                                                                          8. Have a quick nap.

                                                                                          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                                                                          9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                                                                          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                                                                          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                                                                          10. Find some competition.

                                                                                          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                                                                          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                                                                          11. Go exercise.

                                                                                          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                                                                          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                                                                          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                                                                          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                                                                          12. Take a good break.

                                                                                          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                                                                          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                                                                          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                                                                          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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