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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

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            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

              11chefn-stemgem
                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

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                                      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

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                                                        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

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                                                                              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

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                                                                                  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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                                                                                          Last Updated on August 15, 2018

                                                                                          7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                                                                                          7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                                                                                          Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. Planks are one form of bodyweight exercises that will never go out of fashion. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.

                                                                                          Video Summary

                                                                                          Why is it important to train up our core strength?

                                                                                          There are numerous sites and blogs which detail ways to build your core muscles or core strength. Often though, these sites neglect to explain what your core muscles actually are, and why building them is important.

                                                                                          This is quite surprising, as core muscles are quite easy to explain. Your core muscles are a series of muscles in your midsection, and are used in most forms of movement. Though they aren’t housed in your arms or legs, your core muscles can help transfer force from one limb to another, or are used in addition to muscles in your arms or legs to increase their effectiveness. As such a strong core will make a big improvement on your ability to move and exercise further.

                                                                                          Also they are great for helping other muscles in your midsection such as your abdominal muscles. Your abdominal muscles are important for supporting your back and spinal column, and as such are important aids in preventing injuries. However for them to be most effective you need to spend a lot of time developing your core muscles.

                                                                                          In short, planking exercises can make a huge improvement in your muscles down your whole body. Making them a hugely effective exercise to perform.

                                                                                          One Exercise, multiple benefits

                                                                                          There are few forms of exercise as effective at building your core as planking exercises. However, planking exercises benefit far more than just your core strength.

                                                                                          By holding yourself in the position for a planking exercise, you’ll notice that your biceps, neck, and shoulder muscles are also being tested and strained. This this encouraging their buildup and development. This is great news if you like to do press ups, developed shoulder muscles will have a big impact on your press up performance.

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                                                                                          When planking, you are holding yourself up through your arms and biceps and so by holding a planking position, your arm muscles are being toned and developed. Making planking a great alternative exercise to other forms of bicep developing exercises.

                                                                                          Moving down your midsection, successful plank exercises actually develop the muscles in your butt! These muscles tend to be ignored by a lot of exercises, so this is another great benefit of plank exercises.

                                                                                          In much the same way as you develop your biceps and arm muscles, holding the planking position helps develop the muscles in your thighs too.

                                                                                          What is even better is that planking exercises don’t take much time at all. In fact you should probably only spend about ten minutes max per day in the planking exercise.

                                                                                          What will happen when you start doing planks every day

                                                                                            1. You’ll improve core definition and performance: 

                                                                                            Planks are an ideal exercise for the abdominal muscles exactly because they engage all major core muscle groups including the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominusthe external oblique muscle, and the glutes. The importance of strengthening each muscle group cannot be underestimated either, for all of these groups serve their own purpose. If you strengthen these muscle groups you will notice:

                                                                                            • Transverse abdominis: increased ability to lift heavier weights.
                                                                                            • Rectus adbominis: improved sports performance, particularly with jumping. This muscle group is also responsible for giving you the renowned six pack look.
                                                                                            • Oblique muscles: improved capacity for stable side-bending and waist-twisting
                                                                                            • Glutes: a supported back and a strong, shapely booty.

                                                                                            2. You’ll decrease your risk of injury in the back and spinal column

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                                                                                              Doing planks is a type of exercise that allow you to build muscle while also making sure that you are not putting too much pressure on your spine or hips. According to the American Council on Exercise, doing planks regularly not only significantly reduces back pain but it also strengthens your muscles and ensures a strong support for your entire back, especially in the areas around your upper back.

                                                                                              Check out this article if you would like to find out about how doing planks on different surfaces can impact the effectiveness of this exercise in strengthening your core.

                                                                                              3. You’ll experience an increased boost to your overall metabolism

                                                                                                Planking is an excellent way of challenging your entire body because doing them every day will burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups. The muscles you strengthen by doing this exercise on a day-to-day basis will ensure that you burn more energy even when sedentary. This is especially important if you are spending the majority of your day sitting in front of a computer. Also, making it a daily 10- to 1 minute home exercise before or after work will not only provide an enhanced metabolic rate but it will also ensure that that metabolic rate remains high all day long, (yes, even while you are asleep).

                                                                                                4. You’ll significantly improve your posture

                                                                                                  Planking exercises have a great impact and improvement on your posture. This is great news as a strong posture brings with it a huge number of fantastic benefits .

                                                                                                  A good posture keeps your bones and joins in the correct alignment which means both your bones and joints will be better maintained and more healthy, but also means the overall effectiveness of your muscles will be improved.

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                                                                                                  A good posture will ensure your back or spine is in the correct position and so you will suffer less back pain.

                                                                                                  On top of everything, someone with good posture looks better, healthier, and more confident.

                                                                                                  5. You’ll improve overall balance

                                                                                                    Have you ever felt that when you tried standing on one leg, you couldn’t stand up straight for more than a couple of seconds? It’s not because you were drunk- unless you happened to be at the time!-  but rather, it’s because your abdominal muscles weren’t strong enough to give you the balance you needed. Through improving your balance by doing side planks and planks with extensions you will boost your performance in every kind of sporting activity.

                                                                                                    6. You’ll become more flexible than ever before

                                                                                                      Flexibility is a key benefit of doing planks regularly, for this form of exercise expands and stretches all your posterior muscle groups – shouldersshoulder blades, and collarbone – while also stretching your hamstrings, arches of your feet, and toes. With a side plank added in to the mix, you can also work on your oblique muscles. This will provide you with further benefits when it comes to hyper-extending your toes, a movement that is crucial for supporting your body’s weight.

                                                                                                      7. You’ll witness mental benefits

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                                                                                                        Plank exercises have a particular effect on our nerves, making them an excellent means of improving overall mood. How? Well, they stretch out muscle groups that contribute to stress and tension in the body. Just think about it: you are sitting in your chair, at home or at work, all day long; your thigh muscles get tight, your legs get heavy due to being bent for several hours; and tension develops in your shoulders due to being forced to slump forward all day. These are all circumstances that put too stress on the muscles and nerves. The good news is that planks not only calm your brain, but they can also treat anxiety and symptoms of depression– but only if you make it part of your daily routine.

                                                                                                        How to hold a plank position

                                                                                                        1. Get into pushup position on the floor.
                                                                                                        2. Now bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your weight on your forearms.
                                                                                                        3. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending.
                                                                                                        4. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
                                                                                                        5. Hold the position for as long as you can.
                                                                                                        6. Remember to breathe. Inhale and exhale slowly and steadily.
                                                                                                        7. When your form begins to suffer, pull the plug. You’re only benefiting from the plank by actually doing the plank.

                                                                                                        Watch the video if you have any doubt!

                                                                                                        Here is a great infographic that shows the best plank variation exercises to evenly target all abdominal muscle groups:

                                                                                                          How to improve your plank time gradually

                                                                                                          1. Start with the easier variation if needed. You can start with a bent-knee plank if you can’t perform a regular plank yet. If you can hold a plank for more than two minutes with ease, you can move on to these tougher variations.
                                                                                                          2. Practise every day. Space your planking exercise throughout the day and do 3-4 times every day. Try to hold the position 10 seconds longer each time.
                                                                                                          3. Perform other body-weight exercises at the same time. Push-up and squat will improve your core strength too.

                                                                                                          Are you ready to devote 5-10 minutes of your day, every day, to stay fit, healthy and, most importantly, strong as a bull? Then jump in and make doing plank exercises a part of your life.

                                                                                                          Who Should Be Cautious Doing The Plank?

                                                                                                          You need to be cautious doing Planking exercises if any of these risks apply to you:

                                                                                                          • Prolapse
                                                                                                          • After prolapse surgery
                                                                                                          • Pelvic pain conditions
                                                                                                          • Weak or poorly functioning pelvic floor muscles
                                                                                                          • Previous childbirth
                                                                                                          • Overweight

                                                                                                          Choose an alternative pelvic floor abdominal exercise or consult your doctor before performing plank regularly.

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