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Sometimes it can be hard to shop for foodies who already stock their kitchen with the latest and greatest in appliances, tools, and utensils. But with this list of cool kitchen gadgets, you will be equipped to serve up some great gift for foodies, whether it’s their birthday, anniversary, or holiday.
If your loved one is a bonafide kitchen pro, or if they’re working on developing their skills at the stove, getting the best cooking tools for the (budding) chef in your life means that they can sauté, stir, chop, and bake with ease, while having so much fun in the kitchen. These tools will make cooking (and cleaning up!) easy, safe, and fun, and whether they’re making weeknight dinners for the whole family, or perfecting the next big holiday meal.
1 8-in-1 Kitchen Tool
Is it a lemon squeezer? Is it a cheese grater? Is it a measuring cup? Yes, yes, and yes. This nifty gift is eight tools in one.
2 Reusable Straws
We didn’t think we needed a straw for our hot coffee before – mostly because we thought we’d burn ourselves. These HotSips have narrow openings to prevent large sips and help keep your lipstick in place.
3 Electric Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Hamilton Beach walmart.com
Breakfast sandwiches are the underappreciated best grab-and-go breakfast option. Serve up the classic BEC for breakfast — without having to dirty up a bunch of dishes or put real pants on to make a trip to the deli.
4 4-Piece Double Sided Silicone Utensils
Good Housekeeping qvc.com
Eight practical tools packed into 4 cooking utensils, from a large spoon with flexible edges to a multipurpose masher.
5 Herb Infuser
Levo II shop.levooil.com
The possibilities are endless with this countertop infuser that we tested for its culinary uses with oil, butter, or ghee. Experiment with all different types of herbs, citrus, and vegetables to add an extra layer of flavor to your cooking. The unit is Wi-Fi compatible, which means you can monitor the process from your phone once you have it all set up. Plus, the app offers many recipe ideas and guidelines on how long to infuse for, a great jumping off point for making your own personalized creations.
6 Spud Dude Potato Brush
Cute and functional. This little bud can be stored next to your kitchen faucet and takes up minimal space – always at the ready scrub potatoes and other root vegetables, like beets and carrots that don’t need to be peeled.
7 Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner
Remove food splatters with steam — not by working up a sweat. Fill this angry lady with water and white vinegar, pop it in the micro for seven minutes, and watch her go.
8 Baker’s Dusting Wand
A spoonful of sugar is fine and all, but this clutch tool lets you sprinkle cookies and cakes with confectioners sugar or cocoa as if you were a fairy. Plus it takes up way less space than a traditional sifter.
9 Butter Spreader Knife
Simple Spreading amazon.com
Easily shred cold butter for easy toast application with this nifty spreader.
10 Guac-Lock Container
11 Stainless Steel Watermelon Slicer
“This is the best thing I have bought because of TikTok,” reads one comment on TikTok user @corripowell ‘s clip, which has amassed more than 3 million views (and 100,000 likes) within 48 hours. The gadget seamlessly rolls through watermelon flesh to make perfectly portioned pieces for a less messy snack. It’s also safe for kids to use because it uses rounded plastic edges rather than blades.
12 Purr Over Coffee Brewer
Fred & Friends amazon.com
13 Fruit Keg Tapping Kit
Who needs a punch bowl? Earn major party hosting points by serving your watermelon cocktail in an *actual* watermelon with help from this fruit keg tapping kit (that’s much easier to store than a big bowl, BTW).
RELATED: How to Make a Watermelon Keg
14 Pineapple Corer
Trim the top off your pineapple and twist this gadget into the fruit to core and create slices. Use the shell as a serving pitcher or bowl after.
15 Cup Sleeve and Swappable Grip
PopSockets are fun, especially on your cup. The sleeve can be used for hot or cold beverages.
16 Mr. Sponge Sponge Holder
PELEG DESIGN amazon.com
Dress up your sink by transforming your sponge into a bow tie.
17 Hopsulator Slim
Protect your hands – but mostly your drink – with this insulated can cooler that keeps slim cans, like hard seltzer, the same temperature for hours. In our Kitchen Appliance Lab test, it kept one drink almost 80% cooler than the controlled sample without the sleeve.
18 Pancake Batter Mixer
This squeezable bottle will mix your pancake batter and allow you to neatly dispense it. When you’re done, just rinse the inside and toss it in the dishwasher to clean.
19 Funny Side Up Silicone Egg Mold
Fred & Friends walmart.com
Serving up eggs for breakfast has never been so fun.
20 Multi-Peel Y-shaped Julienne Peeler
Joseph Joseph amazon.com
This peeler will transform your carrots, zucchini, and even soft, seedless cucumbers into zoodles sans a bulky spiralizer. Use for salads or to cook cut veggies faster.
21 2 in 1 Mushroom Cleaning Brush
Full Circle amazon.com
Mushrooms are not meant to be washed with water because they quickly absorb it and take longer to cook. This FunGuy (get it?!) has soft, flexible bristles that brush away dirt without damaging the delicate skin.
22 18-ounce Sprayer Bottle
Evo Oil Sprayer amazon.com
We love our air fryers around here and the Evo Oil Sprayer makes the perfect companion. Fill with your favorite cooking oil and use to evenly spray foods (and nonstick trays when necessary) for perfectly golden results. Each propellant-free spritz claims to dispense 1/4 teaspoon.
23 Silicone Devil Oven and Toaster Rack Puller
MSC International amazon.com
No more burns while trying to get something out of the toaster oven. Simply hook the open notch over the edge of the oven rack to push it away or pull it closer. (Works best with the toaster oven).
24 Muffin Top Molds
Curbside Deals amazon.com
Bake up a batch of breakfast sweets for your stud muffin with these real-life muffin tops.
25 Baking Cups
Cupcake Creations amazon.com
If you don’t have the space to store a cupcake pan, stock up on these freestanding cupcake wrappers. These disposable cups stay upright on a basic baking sheet, allowing you to fit more in the oven at once. They’re available in three sizes and countless no-fade colors and patterns that are perfect for any occasion.
26 Rock ‘n’ Roll Oven Mitt
Cookies, pizzas, and rock and roll. Allow your inner AC/DC fan to come out while you bring baked goods out of an oven.
27 Butter Churner
If they really want to get old-school with their cooking, gift them a churner so they can make their own butter from scratch.
28 Coffee Scoop With Bag Clip
If you’re the type of person who can’t function before your first cup of coffee, allow us to introduce you to this 2-in-1 gadget. It’s a scoop that measures out your grinds quickly, and doubles as a clip that to keep your bag of beans fresh, and doubles as a scoop that can measure it out quickly.
29 Quesadilla Maker
Hamilton Beach walmart.com
Cook up restaurant-quality quesadillas at home, so you can stuff ’em with whatever you want (we won’t judge if you’re team #ExtraCheese).
30 The Nacho Grater
These cheese grater works just like any other, but it’s unique shape and color are what give it a wow-factor.
31 Star Wars Droid Salt and Pepper Shakers
Star Wars amazon.com
Let Star Wars lovers add a little bit of spice to their lives with these fun shakers.
32 Whisk Cleaner
WHISK WIPER amazon.com
Remove stuck-on food and batter from the loops, cutting cleanup time and waste. The plastic piece catches drips before they hit the counter and detaches to scrape inside the bowl, too.
33 Adjustable Rolling Pin
No need for rulers (that always seem to disappear when you need them most) thanks to this rolling pin that features rings to guide the thickness and measurement markings so you can keep track of the diameter while rolling.
34 Lasagna Trio Pan
Chicago Metallic amazon.com
Even if each of your kids has a different “favorite” lasagne, you can still make sure everyone is happy.
35 Take Out Dice
Gift Republic amazon.com
Never argue over “what’s for dinner” again — simply roll and let the dice decide for you.
36 StemGem Strawberry Huller
Remove leaves, stems, and cores in seconds — without wasting any part of the precious sweet strawberry. No fancy knife skills required.
37 LemonDrop Citrus Juicer
Whether you’re on the hunt for fresh-squeezed juice (or just enough for a recipe), this little gadget is perfect.
38 Peanut Butter Spoon
Scrape out every last bit of peanut butter, almond butter, or mayo (you name it!) from its jar with this easy-to-use spatula.
39 Bicycle Pizza Cutter Wheel
If you’re not willing to use scissors to “slice” your pizza pie, try “biking” across.
40 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
For the avocado toast aficionado, this kitchen tool is a must. You can split, pit, and slice an avocado, safely! No need to worry about cutting your hand open while using a chef’s knife to get the pit free.
41 3-Set Original Swiss Peeler
Kuhn Rikon amazon.com
Hands down, this is the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen’s favorite peeler. It’s easy to hold and quickly gets the job done.
42 Multi-Function Zester With Blade Wiper
Joseph Joseph amazon.com
Slide the tiny wiper down the super-sharp stainless blade to quickly (and painlessly) remove all the fine gratings.
43 Mason Jar Measuring Cups
If you’re still on the Mason Jar bandwagon, add this pretty measuring cup set to your countertop.
44 Give Me a Squeeze Sponge Caddy
Mud Pie amazon.com
If anything will make doing the dishes better, it’s this cute little sponge caddy.
Trish Clasen Editorial Project Manager Trish Clasen is the editorial project manager for the Hearst Food Group, where she covers all things food for Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Woman’s Day, and Prevention. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping Institute Deputy Director, Kitchen Appliances Lab Nicole runs the Good Housekeeping Kitchen Appliances Lab where she oversees the content and testing related to kitchen and cooking appliances, tools, and gear; she’s an experienced product tester and developer, as well as recipe creator, trained in classic culinary arts and culinary nutrition.
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