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The kitchen is the most occupied room year-round, never mind during the holidays. So, what better time than now to make sure your kitchen gadgets are up to date?
From bread makers to steam sanitizers, this kitchen gadget guide will make Holiday cooking (and kitchen cleaning) a walk in the park!
Joseph Joseph Scoop and Pick Fork and Spoon Set
Ideal for removing olives, capers, and pickles from jars, this useful kitchen tool hosts a long-handled slotted spoon ideal for scooping and draining from tall jars.
Buy it: $9.45 at Amazon
XOX Utility & Prep Cutting Board
Constructed with non-slip edges to keep your chopping space in place, this lightweight cutting board contains juice grooves to help contain liquid, is dishwasher safe, and is designed to save kitchen space.
Buy it: $12.99-$18.99, at The Container Store
Proctor Silex Electric Emersion Hand Blender
This versatile and multifunctional hand blender mixes, purees, whips, and blends right in the cooking pots, bowls, and other containers — no need to transfer food to a blender to mix — which means fewer dishes to clean. The turbo speed offers more power while the low setting is ideal for delicate foods, and the extra-long 5-foot cord means you can reach on the countertop or table.
Buy it: $17, at Amazon
EVO Oil Sprayer
Evenly coat your cooking pans and meat without adding too much oil. This reusable sprayer uses no aerosol, propellants, or chemicals and comes with a funnel for easy refilling.
Buy it: $19, at Wal Mart
Proctor Silex Sound Sheild Coffee Grinder
No need to wake the entire house up when grinding your coffee in the morning. Designed with sound shield technology, this unit is 50 percent quieter than your average coffee grinder and provides enough coffee grounds to brew 12 cups of coffee.
Buy it: $20, at Amazon
Sur La Table Folding Meat Thermometer
Never undercook your meat again, especially when cooking for your family and friends during the Holidays. This fold-up thermometer is a digital, quick read with a thin tip for instant, accurate measurement.
Buy it: $20 at Sur La Table
OXO Good Grips Vegetable Chopper
With a simple pumping motion, you will have evenly chopped vegetables, fruits, nuts, and herbs helping you save time during meal prep.
Buy it: $23, at Crate & Barrel
Proctor Silex Alex’s Lemonade Stand Juicer
Perfect for Holiday drinks, this is hands down the best citrus juicer for grabbing the delicious flavors and juices out of your favorite citrus fruits. Bonus: One dollar of your purchase goes directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer research.
Buy it: $23 at Amazon
Proctor Silex 2-Slice Toaster
This 2-slice toaster has extra wide slots, perfect for toasting bagels or thicker breads to perfection. Adjust the shade selector to make 7 custom shades of lighter or darker toast. When not in use, the built-in cord wrap in the base of the toaster makes it easy to store the toaster neatly.
Buy it: $24, at Amazon
Electric Fruit and Potato Peeler
Perfect for clean eaters, this unit peels all of your favorite fruits and vegetables easily; saving you time and work. Simply secure the food in the unit and go!
Buy it: $25 at Amazon
Epare Dual Salt and Pepper Grinder
Grinder Design: This salt and pepper grinder combo is a space-saving device. This pepper grinder mill doesn’t just look great, it’s the real deal. It’s right at home grinding seasonings at the kitchen table or even in a restaurant setting.
Buy it: $25, at amazon.com
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Skip the drive-thru and customize your breakfast with your favorite fresh ingredients; A perfect way to utilize leftover Holiday foods.
Buy it: $30 at Amazon
Christmas Tree Oven-to-Table Casserole Dish
Perfect for Holiday parties, you can give your casserole, dips, and potato dishes a festive twist!
Buy it: $40, at Crate & Barrel
Hamilton Beach Magnolia Bakery Hand Mixer
Perfect for those who don’t have the storage space for a stand mixer, this iconic vintage-style hand mixer boasts 5-speeds, a snap-on attachment case, and SlowStart technology to reduce messy, Holiday baking splatters.
Buy it: $40 at Amazon
Clorox Two-Tier Steam Sanitizer
The Clorox 2-Tier Steam Sanitizer kills 99.999% of bacteria in minutes, is faster, and uses less water than a dishwasher cycle. This steamer is time-saving and convenient and can be kept on the countertop to sanitize kitchen sponges, dishcloths, brushes, reusable water bottles, kitchen utensils, and more.
Buy it: $50, at Amazon
Proctor Silex Retro Electric Tea Kettle
Buy it: $50, at Amazon
Make yourself a cup of tea or a hot beverage without the long wait — perfect for hectic mornings or any time you need hot water quickly. The kettle has an easy-to-read 32° to 212° F temperature gauge on the stainless-steel electric tea kettle makes it easy for you to monitor the water’s temperature until it is perfect for your tea or beverage with an auto shut off when it hits boiling.
VEKAYA Mandoline Slicer
Evenly slice your favorite vegetables while choosing the width of each slice in this top-quality stainless-steel unit. Designed with food-grade blades and equipped with safety gloves to protect your hands, this unit folds for easy storage.
Buy it: $50, at Amazon
KitchenAid Matte Black 7-Cup Food Processor
Perfect for shredding, slicing, and pureeing, this easy-to-use food processor is a great way to make holiday dips, dressings, and sauces.
Buy it: $80 at Crate & Barrel
Clorox Medium Room HEPA Air Purifier
Buy it: $99 and up at Amazon
Sometimes kitchen smells can become a bit intense, like when frying bacon, baking fish, or when something burns. This unit contains 3-stage 360-degree HEPA filtration catching large dust particles, pet hair, and 99 percent of allergens, particulates, bacteria, and viruses while making your home smell fresh and clean.
Neretva Bread Maker Machine
With 15 customized automatic programs you can make anything from gluten-free bread to pizza dough all with the push of a button.
Buy it: $160, at Amazon
The BEAST Blender
This high-quality blender makes blending your favorite foods as easy as ever. From soups to smoothies, the mix is perfect every time. (Not to mention it looks sleek and stylish on the countertop).
Buy it: $193 at The BEAST
Fritaire Air Fryer
Cooks easy and looks great on your countertop, Fritaire’s air fryer tops at 400F and is sure to provide crisp and evenly cooked meats time after time. It comes with a rotisserie for preparing small poultry and a tumbler for when it’s time to make crisp and crunchy fries. It also cleans in a snap with its unique self-cleaning glass bowl.
Buy it: $200, at Fritaire.com
Espresso Works All in One
Enjoy barista-quality espresso in less than a minute in your own kitchen with this top-level all-in-one maker. This 7-piece model can brew one to two shots then steam and froth milk with its its built-in steam wand.
Buy it: $220, at amazon.com
Here’s the newest and one of the newest cleanest ways to enjoy sparkling water without wasting tons of plastic bottles. Just place your glass under the Carbon8, click and then immediately enjoy a crisp and sparkling water. The Carbon8 is self-sanitizing and its removable two-liter water tank can be stored in the refrigerator or refilled with cold water or even ice whenever you’re ready.
Buy it: $300, at carbon8water.com
If you’re into juicing, this system is everything you need for quality taste and cleanup. This model not only looks sleep on your kitchen counter, it also contains plenty of power, featuring a hydraulic two-stage press with 2.5 tons of pressure as well as dishwasher-safe stainless-steel parts. Not only will it provide the highest yield and quality of any juicer on the market today, it’s equipped and powerful enough to even create your own blend of nut butters.
Buy it: $1,995, at purejuicer.com