27 Ridiculously Useful Kitchen Products That Are *Chef’s Kiss* Amazing
We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
A Dash Rapid Egg Cooker that makes six easy-to-peel hard-, medium-, or soft-boiled eggs in mere minutes. It can also make individual omelets, two poached eggs, and scrambled eggs with included simple attachments. This isn’t a personal chef, but it is a personal egg chef, which might be even cooler.
A mandolin for feeling like a real pro while slicing. This mandolin is the OG — I always spot it on cooking shows and competitions, and for good reason. Once I got one, I couldn’t believe how precisely it cuts. It really just makes you want to cook nothing but potato chips and zucchini rounds.
A bottle of Mike’s Hot Honey, whose sweet and spicy flavor profile has made it a unique crowd favorite. It’s great on everything from pizza and sandwiches to ice cream and brownies, so get some and get creative.
An oven thermometer that, although simple, will take all the guesswork out of making sure your oven is all tuned up. Gone are the days of using “My oven runs hot!” as an excuse for dry chicken.
A Krups spice grinder because grinding your spices fresh and making your own blends is just next-level tasty. I DARE Gordon Ramsay to yell at you after these efforts.
An Imarku Pro Chef’s Knife. A new knife is a life-changing investment and makes cooking such a joy. With the right tool, every slice of tomato is a work of art, every diced sweet potato a symphony. Too much?
A pre-seasoned cast iron pan that will elevate almost anything you cook in it. Get chicken skin crispier, vegetables perfectly charred, and cornbread golden and crusted all in one miracle pan.
A Cuisinart waffle maker so you can craft your own perfect brunch without having to wait in hellish Sunday lines. It even has a five-setting browning control so you can choose your own crispiness level. Waffle House could never!
An 11-piece nonstick cookware set so you’re prepared for any kitchen task that may come your way. You can never have too many gorgeous copper pots and pans, let’s be real.
A three-in-one avocado slicer to help you perfectly halve, de-pit, and slice avocados easily and beautifully. Enjoy your tenure as mayor of Instagram with all the delectable toasts you’re about to make.
An Instant Pot for anyone who thinks that slow cooking is, well, too slow. In case you haven’t heard, people love this six-in-one appliance for its versatility and speed, and those who stan REALLY stan.
A timeless KitchenAid stand mixer that your mom and grandma have been swearing by for years. It’s definitely an investment, but these are well-made and long-lasting machines you’ll have forever.
A Vitamix for whipping up delectable smoothies, soups, nut butters, and much more, quickly and sooooo smoothly. There are Vitamix people and non-Vitamix people, and if you think you’re the former, it’s time to take the plunge.
A sous vide that will make crafting your perfect main dish feel like a fun science experiment. This genius device lets you meticulously control the time and temperature at which your meat cooks, ensuring it’s to your exact taste.
A uniquely shaped wine decanter so you have the perfect accompaniment for all of your meals. Decanting lets your wine ~breathe~ and really ~opens the bouquet~. Yeah, I went on a few dates with a sommelier, no big deal.
An OXO basting and pastry brush to keep everything nice and ~juicy~. Whether you’re egg washing pastry or painting another layer of juices onto a pork tenderloin, you’re going to need this brush more often than you think.
A Bluapple freshness extender that’ll keep all of your produce fresh as can be until you’re ready to actually use it. Reduce food waste and cook with the most delish produce just by placing this little guy in your fridge.
A four-quart Crock-Pot, because the verdict is in: Slow-cooked foods are the best foods, full stop. Anything that helps you do so without tending a flame all day is a friend of mine.
A set of egg rings because there’s nothing worse than trying to fry the perfect egg for a breakfast sammie, only to have it spread a thousand miles across your nonstick pan. With egg rings, you’ll get a flawless egg every. single. time.
A rice cooker and food steamer to whip up a full, healthy meal all in one unit. Yeah, cooking rice in a pot can be easy — if you have nothing to do but watch the stove like a hawk to make sure it doesn’t over-boil. This cooker switches to warm automatically when your rice is done, so feel free to watch The Bachelor while dinner makes itself.
An adjustable measuring cup that squeegees out its contents. Peanut butter, honey, and other viscous liquids are no match for this handy doodad, so go ahead and make all the sticky sauces your heart desires!
A salad chopping bowl so you can wash, drain, and slice your salad ingredients all in one ridiculously convenient vessel. Now your carrots, lettuce, and cucumbers won’t annoyingly roll about about while you try to prepare a simple, healthy lunch.
Nice, large sheet trays that you will basically use every day. If you refuse to spend all day baking only to find your cookie bottoms burned to a crisp, it’s time for a new pan. And get ready for the simple joy of fitting SO MUCH onto pans that are bigger than you’re used to.
A meat thermometer to ease all of your meat stress. Stop poking at hot steak wondering if it’s ready and just get some good old-fashioned quantitative data.
A spiralizer for making classic recipes a little healthier with an easy vegetable swap. Sweet potato pad thai is a thing you didn’t know you needed, and this spiralizer can get you there.
A Cuisinart food processor that will open up culinary doors you didn’t even know were there. This incredible machine will let you make your own nut butter, pesto, butter, mayo, salsa, hummus, and breadcrumbs *as well as* grind meat, crush ice, shred cheese, knead dough, and slice veggies. You’re not dreaming, it’s just that good.