12 kitchen gadgets not to be missed

Everyone would like to make cooking more enjoyable!

Some people are looking for time-saving tools and others are searching how to prepare healthy meals. Besides kitchen gadgets being functional and fitting in with your kitchen layout and size, there are some unusual gadgets which we would like to recommend. 

The main purpose of gadgets is to change your cooking experience. Gadgets are made to have fun,they can be a conversation starter or they can make you try out something completely different in the kitchen.

We have made a list of gadgets that fit the above criteria, see what you think! We are using affiliate links, this will however not affect the prices.

Functional gadgets


We can’t recommend this tool enough. The Microplane grater is an indispensable grating tool for all cooks as it quickly zests citrus fruits, makes you the perfect chocolate shavings and grates even the hardest Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Air fryer

No doubt that air frying, with up to 75% less fat than traditional frying methods, is a healthier cooking method. This air fryer also functions as a pressure cooker, steamer, yoghurt maker and broiler.

Garlic press

Some like it, some hate it, but a garlic press is a convenient alternative to chopping garlic with a knife, especially because a clove of garlic can be passed through a sturdy press without even removing its peel. 

Apple corer

This device will remove the core and pips from any apple. It can also be used for similar fruits, such as pears and quince. This model is easy to use because of the ergonomic handle which twists effortlessly and pushes the corer through the fruit.

Avocado slicer

Split, pit, slice and scoop avocados effectively and safely with only 1 tool.  The stainless-steel centre removes the pip with one quick twist. The fan blade separates the fruit into 7 equal pieces without any mess.

Time saving gadgets


Professional chefs around the world love the Benriner Mandoline. There are no frills or special handles, but this light-weight tool does exactly what it needs to do. It’s perfect for precise slicing, and the extra blades help to cut your vegetables into a julienne or waffle in no time. As with every slicer, be careful because this mandoline is razor sharp. This exactly the model we are using since years!

Gizmo snap n strain colander

This top-quality heat-resistant, silicone colander is the newest, most practical way to get your food strained safely. The design is flexible enough to fit onto nearly all pots, pans, and bowls. It snaps on neatly with two clips. Once snapped the pot can be tilted over a sink or bowl and the Snap N’ Strain will do its magic. 

Lasagna maker

This is simply genius. Prepare 3 lasagna recipes at the same time in 1 pan. Channels are sized to fit standard lasagna sheets too which makes it even more time saving. This tray is also useful for bread loaves or cakes, plenty of fun ideas with endless possibilities.

Roll up dish drying rack

This dish drying rack unrolls above the sink and can be used for drying kitchen utensils. Additional functionalities are using it as a colander, additional counter space, a trivet for hot bowls or as water drain and storage purposes. When the work is done, it is easy to roll up and store away.

Purely fun gadgets

Take out dice

There are those nights where you need some free time without cooking. This is the perfect gadget to help you decide what kind of food to order. You’ll never have to waste time as with the roll of a dice the decision will be made for you! 

Watermelon slicer

Fun with kids! The watermelon slicer is designed so that you can cut perfectly cube shaped pieces of watermelon. It features unique rounded edges and non-sharp blades, making it perfectly safe so no need to worry about accidents.

Angry mama microwave cleaner

This gadget will make cleaning more fun. Use steam to clean the crud from your microwave, just add vinegar and water, then microwave for 7 minutes. The steam comes out of Angry Mama’s head and softens microwave dirt and stains for easier cleaning. No need to use chemical and stain removers.



  1. I love the colander and the dish drying rack has me intrigued.
    Do you have and use one? I have a double sink – this might be super useful for getting some counter space back in my small kitchen! !

    1. Hi Dorien,
      thanks for liking the article. The colander is lovely and although we don’t use the drying rack daily, it is a handy tool to create more counter space while cooking.

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