They say the kitchen is the heart of any home, and for good reason. It's the place where you prepare meals, where people gather and a place you have to keep clean at the end of it all. So, why not make the most of this vital space? Whether you love to cook or you keep things basic in the kitchen, you can find cool kitchen gadgets to help make your tasks easier.
If you've ever been in the kitchen and said to yourself, "There has to be a better way," it's likely that someone else has, too, and that a nifty gadget has been made to do the job. If not, you may have just stumbled upon a great idea for a new invention!
Let's face it though, space and storage are definitely factors that you have to take into consideration in an apartment kitchen, especially if you have a kitchenette. From counter space to cabinet room, you want to be sure any additions are worthy. There are so many products out there to choose from, so we put together this list to help you out
Instant Pots have been one of the most widely-popular kitchen gadgets in recent years. Their versatility, compact size and ease of use make it a must-have for those who love to create culinary magic. If you don't have one yet, the Duo Crisp with Air Fryer is an appealing option.
The 11-in-one, multi-use pressure cooker can dehydrate, broil, bake, roast, air fry, sous vide, slow cook, steam and sauté with speed and efficiency. Plus, clean up is a breeze. Its eight-quart size means you can prepare a meal for guests, or do some serious meal prepping for yourself.
Though it's a bit pricey, this handy gadget is perfect for apartment kitchens as it combines the functions of several devices and can help you save precious counter space.
Smoothies are a great way to get in your daily nutrients, and the NutriBullet is an economic, efficient and space-saving gadget you can use to whip one up. Its compact size doesn't take up much room on the counter or it can be stored easily.
As a bonus, you can drink straight from the durable, easy-to-clean plastic top, so there's one less dish to wash — score! It's 600 watts of power can tackle most ingredients with ease and blend with a few pulses or a short constant blend.
Aside from smoothies, it's great for soups, sauces, hummus and even grinding coffee beans, which could cut out one extra appliance from your life.
Speaking of coffee, if you're serious about your caffeinated concoctions, a homebrewer is a necessity. The Breville Precision Brewer is a sleek, finely-tuned machine that makes a mean cup of cold brew, drip coffee or pour-over.
Its high-tech, yet minimalist stainless steel design looks great sitting on the counter, and its functionality is intuitive and easy to use, perfect for those early mornings when you just need a cup of coffee to get going.
No matter how careful you are, microwaves just get messy, and those caked-on splatters can accumulate quickly and be tough to clean. If you're tired of putting in the elbow grease, this slightly-terrifying gadget is here to help.
All you have to do is remove the Angry Mama's head, fill it with water and vinegar, and then stick it in the microwave for 7 minutes while she, ahem, it emits steam. Once you hear that fateful ding, you should be able to quickly and easily wipe down your microwave leaving it spotless. It even comes in three different colors. Thanks, Angry Mama!
While we're on the subject of kitchen cleaning, doing the dishes can be a daily pain if your apartment doesn't have a dishwasher. Make it easier on yourself with this handy product that ensures a good scrub and protects your mitts, leaving them scentless and dry.
You can also protect your nails and keep your sink area clear of old, dried up sponges. These gloves do work for other surfaces and areas of your apartment, but you would probably want to consider purchasing multiple pairs.
If you've ever been mid-way through a recipe that suddenly calls for you to cover your dish and had to frantically rummage through your cabinets for the right size lid, while precious seconds pass and panic sinks in, this one's for you.
This universal lid is made from stainless steel and tempered glass, and securely seals pots and pans from seven to 12 inches, which means it could effectively replace five lids taking up space in your cabinet at this very moment.
Avocados are a superfood and are all the rage, not just for millennials anymore! They aren't necessarily difficult to prepare, but this nifty gadget makes splitting, pitting, slicing and scooping so much easier.
As an added bonus, the perfectly symmetrical slices make your avocado toast look way prettier on Instagram. If you eat avocados frequently, or if you're making a big batch of guacamole, this product is well worth the low price point and might even encourage you to add even more avocado to your diet!
Fresh, hot, melty cheese right at your dinner table? Yes, please! Raclette has taken the culinary world by storm recently, and this very cool gadget allows you to replicate the magic at home.
Simply melt the cheese on the non-stick surface from below using included tea light candles, and then slide that cheesy goodness right onto your food, or straight into your mouth, if you prefer. The wooden base is sleek and the setup is very unobtrusive, making this one hard to refuse.
Take everything you've ever known about eating cereal, and toss it out the window. The Original Never Soggy Cereal Bowl has re-imagined the way we eat this breakfast stalwart.
By separating the bowl into two compartments, it allows you to dunk each spoonful of cereal for as long as you like, eliminating the notorious issue of soggy cereal. There's also the option to send your cereal down the patented spiral slide for a little added fun.
That's not all, though, if you're someone who's always dreamed of eating cereal on the go, the bowl has an ergonomic built-in grip on the bottom, so don't be afraid to live your dreams.
Ever wish you had a third hand while cooking? The Automatic Pan Stirrer may be the closest thing. Just set the device in your pan, pick from three speeds and it will stir your sauce, soup, gravy or porridge for you all by itself, there's even an optional timer. This little gadget is futuristic but simple and will allow you to master multitasking.
These cool kitchen gadgets can make your life easier, healthier, tastier and even a little more fun.
Space is always something to consider in an apartment kitchen, but gadgets that serve the purpose of more than one device are a great way to make the most of it. Not to mention, a cool kitchen gadget is a fun way to impress your guests!