7 Kitchen Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed

These handy tools are worth taking up precious storage space.

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We’re sure you have your tried-and-true kitchen gadgets and tools, like your trusty slow cooker and favorite cast-iron skillet, but we’re here to introduce you to some new gadgets that just may take the number one spot. While we know your cabinets are probably full already, we think these helpful kitchen gadgets are worth taking up some of your precious storage space. In fact, you'll probably wish you have discovered these gadgets sooner.

Here are seven gadgets you may want to consider adding to your kitchen now, all coming in at $100 or less.

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Egg Cooker Ring

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Senior Digital Food Editor Kimberly Holland relies on Hamilton Beach's Breakfast Sandwich Maker for the her ideal morning meal. You can easily layer together the components for the sandwich and it'll be complete in just about 5 minutes. You then don't have to dirty various pans and appliances throughout the kitchen. The sandwich maker can also be used for lunch and dinner sandwiches. All removable parts are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

Price at time of publish: $30

Negg The Negg Boiled Egg Peeler White

Negg The Negg Boiled Egg Peeler White

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"I am in charge of making deviled eggs for every family gathering from Easter to Christmas, and while the recipe is so easy and I love that I can make them ahead, the worst part is the task of peeling the eggs,” says Digital Editor Jenna Sims. “The Negg Boiled Egg Peeler makes the task much easier.” To use the Negg, you simply add the correct amount of water, give the egg a few shakes, and then remove the egg and the shell will easily fall off.

Price at time of publish: $15

Kitchen Mama Electric Handheld Can Opener

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Kitchen Mama Electric Handheld Can Opener

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An electric can opener is a lifesaver for anyone who struggles with manual can openers, and this battery-operated can opener is more compact than bulky countertop models that have to be plugged in. The handheld gadget easily opens cans with the press of a button and doesn't leave any sharp edges.

Price at time of publish: $30

KitchenAid Cordless Variable Speed Hand Blender

gray and silver kitchen aid immersion blender

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"A cordless immersion blender is a game changer especially for soup," says Assistant Food Editor Alana Al-Hatlani. While corded immersion blenders are nice, we bet you'll use the cordless version even more because you can easily transport it anywhere throughout the kitchen without having to worry about where an outlet is to plug it in. It can blend up to 25 bowls of soup on a single charge.

Price at time of publish: $100

 

Fradel Digital Kitchen Food Scale with Bowl

Fradel Kitchen Scale with Bowl

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Measure both wet and dry ingredients in one bowl with this digital food scale and bowl set. It can easily convert between units with the touch of a button and has a tare function to help measure ingredients accurately. The bowl is removable and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. It's available in black and red.

Price at time of publish: $40

Ateco Stainless Steel Cake Testers (Set of 3)

Ateco Stainless Steel Cake Testers (Set of 3)

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Al-Hatlani also recommends adding a set of cake testers to your kitchen. Made specifically to test the doneness of cakes and baked goods, these stainless steel cake testers are long enough to test even thicker cakes like Bundts. Plus, they're reusable so you will always have them on hand and don't have to search your kitchen for toothpick or other tools to check your baked goods when pulling them out of the oven.

Price at time of publish: $6 for set of 3

Yummly Smart Thermometer

Yummly Smart Thermometer

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A good meat thermometer is a key factor in cooking restaurant-quality meats at home, and the Yummly Smart Thermometer will ensure meat is perfect each time you cook it. This wireless version makes it even easier with timers and alerts so it will let you know when meat is at your preferred doneness. You can use the app on your phone to keep an eye on your cooking from up to 150 feet away.

Price at time of publish: $80

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