You might not have thought you needed something like a wall-mounted toaster or a cake batter dispenser, but once you have it, you’ll probably be glad that you do! Check out these 50 creative items designed to make your life easier and spruce up your kitchen.
1. Oil & Vinegar Pipette Glasses
Avoid overdoing it on the oil, vinegar, syrup, or honey by using this elegant pipette glass.
2. Strawberry Slicer
If you’re someone who loves putting sliced strawberries on your cereal or desserts, you can save yourself time by picking up a stainless steel strawberry slicer.
3. Zombie Bottle Opener
If there’s anyone in your household who loves both beer and The Walking Dead, this bottle opener might just be the perfect gift.
4. Folding Colander
When storage space is tight in your kitchen, you need to get creative. Free up some room by replacing a bulky colander with this folding, dishwasher-safe colander that can be flattened when not in use.
5. Compact Herb Chopper
You don’t need a giant workspace for chopping and dicing herbs, so why not get a nonstick cutting board and dicing knife in one? The rounded knife conveniently (and safely) fits back inside the cutting board when you’re done.
6. Fridgepad for iPad
Bringing your tablet into the kitchen with you is a dangerous game… but it’s also incredibly useful if you want to refer to recipes or play music while you cook. Head off unfortunate spills or cracks by securely clipping your iPad in a magnetic fridge holder.
7. Professional Multi-Chopper
Love cooking but hate chopping? You’re certainly not alone. Save yourself the trouble by getting a professional multi-chopper that can handle everything from dicing onions to coring apples.
8. Frozen Treat Maker
You’ve probably heard that you can blend frozen fruits like bananas in order to create a healthier alternative to soft serve ice cream, but pureeing large chunks of frozen fruit in the blender can be a hassle. Luckily, there’s a machine that can consistently puree your frozen fruit for you.
9. “I Could Eat a Horse” Spaghetti Measure
Estimating the right amount of spaghetti is tough… unless you own this clever “I Could Eat a Horse” spaghetti measure, which lets you portion out spaghetti for one, two, three, or more (with the family size portion being measured out in the shape of a horse).
10. Utensil Rest Set
Avoid getting sauces and other messes on your counter by placing your stirring utensils on this simple rack with removable bowls.
11. Gold Scoop Clip
There’s no reason you can’t keep bags of coffee or chips fresh and look classy at the same time. As a bonus, you could also use this gold scoop clip to secure papers on your desk.
12. Cake Batter Dispenser
Whether you’re making pancakes or muffins, ensure that you get the perfect amount of batter without spilling. This batter dispenser even comes with measuring labels for better precision.
13. Over-the-Sink Strainer Board
Anyone who is lacking counter space in their kitchen, take note. This strainer board fits neatly over your sink so that you can rinse, drain, and cut your fruits and vegetables all in one place.
14. Water Bottle Ice Cube Trays
It’s impossible to fit normal-sized ice cubes in a water bottle with a narrow opening, so it makes sense that someone has created an ice cube mold that lets you make long, narrow ice cubes.
15. Cast-Iron Bacon Press
If you’re worried about your bacon curling up in the skillet, use this sturdy, pig-shaped cast-iron press to keep it flat.
16. Peacock Measuring Spoons
Show off your measuring spoons instead of losing them at the back of your kitchen drawer—these peacock measuring spoons are great for displaying, but also fit into one another to save space when necessary.
17. Scrap Trap
Attach this plastic scrap trap to your counter or drawer and scrape off vegetable peelings and other scraps while you cook.
18. Stacked Beverage Server
Whether you’re having guests over or everyone in your household just likes to have a variety of beverages on hand, this stacked beverage server lets you dispense up to three different drinks.
19. Heart Shaped Egg Mold
Is it really necessary to have heart-shaped eggs? Maybe not, but it sure is sweet. This mold could make a great stocking stuffer or housewarming gift.
20. Expandable Drawer Dividers
These wood dividers help keep your drawers organized and look a lot nicer than a plastic tray with dividers.
21. Crispy Cereal Bowl
Resolve the age-old problem of cereal that gets too soggy before you can finish it—use this clever cereal bowl with a divider for the cereal and milk.
22. Berry Keeper
While there’s no way to stop the march of time that will inevitably cause your produce to go bad if you don’t eat it, you can extend the life of grapes, berries, and other fruit by using these containers to wash, drain, and maintain moisture levels.
23. Auto Measure Spice Dispenser
Being able to season your food is great, but mistakenly dumping too much of one spice into your meal is not. Avoid that problem by using a spice dispenser that you can adjust to release the exact amount of a spice that you want.
24. Citrus Atomizer
Any time a recipe calls for fresh-squeezed lime or lemon juice, just stick this atomizer into your citrus and spray the juice.
25. Individual Slice Cake Mold
Whether you want to use multiple types of cake batter or just want to perfectly divide your cake slices to avoid arguments, this mold has you covered.
26. Broom Groomer
There’s almost no greater cleaning annoyance than getting dust bunnies or debris stuck to your broom bristles and dragging the mess around the floor. The Broom Groomer solves this problem using a dustpan that has a bristle-cleaning design.
27. Onion Holder
If you don’t want your hands smelling like onions for what feels like hours on end after you cut them, use this holder to skewer your onion and guide the knife for better slices.
28. Corn Zipper
Don’t risk losing a finger by trying to cut corn off the cob with a knife. A corn zipper removes several rows of corn at once and is safer to use than a knife.
29. Rocker Garlic Crusher
Make dicing fresh garlic easier by rocking this crusher back and forth over the garlic clove. The crushed pieces are held in the bowl in the center so that you can add it to your food when you’re ready.
30. Calorie-Counting Wine Glass
Unlike many other foods and drinks, you’re probably not going to find a nutrition facts label with calories and serving sizes on a bottle of wine. Luckily, you can use the lines on the side of this calorie-counting wine glass to monitor your caloric intake if you’re on a diet.
31. Fruit Slide
Fruit suddenly seems a lot more fun when it’s kept in a curving metal slide.
32. Skinny Toaster
Toasters don’t take up too much room, but if you’re really strapped for space in the kitchen, you can now purchase a sleek toaster that mounts directly onto your wall. Find out how it works here.
33. Milk Tester
While the gallon of milk you buy at the store may come with a sell by date, that’s not always the best measure of when your milk is and is not okay to drink. To avoid ever doing a smell test again, pour your milk into the Milkmaid jug, which has a digital readout to tell you when your milk has spoiled. It’s still in production, but will hopefully be available soon.
34. Double Dish
If you’re eating anything with a pit, shell, or wrapper, keep it in this removable top bowl and drop the refuse into the larger bottom dish.
35. Customized Wooden Cutting Board
Designed to look like initials carved into a tree, this customizable cutting board could make a fun gift for a wedding or housewarming party—or it could be a nice addition to your own kitchen.
36. Kitchen Conversion Tea Towel
If you struggle to remember just how many ounces are in a cup or how many tablespoons are in an ounce, why not buy something that can both serve as a reminder and dry your dishes?
37. Wooden Accessories
For those who want their kitchen to have a classic look, you can’t go wrong with matching wood accessories such as an egg carton, bread bowl, and mortar and pestle.
38. Rainbow Knife Set
Need to bring some more color into your kitchen? Try a 10-piece multi-colored knife set.
39. Salad Server Houseplant
Plants can brighten up any room, but if you struggle to remember to water them, they can be more trouble than they’re worth. Instead, why not just display these salad server tongs, which are disguised as a slim and elegant houseplant?
40. Colorful Pot Clip
Here’s another solution for dripping kitchen utensils: use a clip to attach it directly to the pot over the stove. You can find them in several bright colors, including red, yellow, and blue.
41. Grill Clips
If you like grilling asparagus or other julienne-sliced vegetables, a grill clip is a must. It allows you to secure your vegetables so they don’t fall through the grill grates and easily flip them over using your grill tongs.
42. Citrus Canvas Set
For those who want to inject warm accents into their kitchen, a set of 3 citrus design canvases may be a nice touch.
43. Dotted Drawer Knobs
While switching out your current kitchen drawer knobs for something like these hand-painted, dotted ones might not seem like a big change, you may be surprised by what a difference it makes.
44. Dip Clips
Attach one of these dip clips to the side of your plate or bowl the next time you’re having salsa, guacamole, or any other snack that involves dipping.
45. Manatea Tea Infuser
Rather than buying bags of tea, why not start buying loose tea and using this fun mana-tea infuser that perches on the edge of your mug.
46. Clip Drapery Ring
As long as you have a curtain rod and clip drapery rings, you can easily turn any fabric you have on hand (or that you find at a sewing store) into kitchen curtains.
47. 3-Jar Chandelier
This vintage canning jar-inspired chandelier could look great in a breakfast nook that needs a little more light.
48. Roll-and-Store Pin
This colorful rolling pin lets you easily store your cookie cutters and access them when you’re baking, saving you from searching around in the drawer.
49. Kitchen Mixer Decals
Dress up a boring, monochrome mixer by adding decals. You can find plenty of designs or even get a custom order on Etsy.
50. Butcher Block Countertop
Give your kitchen a rustic, cozy look by adding a butcher block countertop. Learn more about butcher block and other options for new countertops here.
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