Your family kitchen is often the center of your home. It’s the place for snack time scavenging, epic food battles and/or meltdowns, and where everyone loves to insist they’re hungry at literally every hour except when it’s time to eat dinner. But it’s also the place where you can cook with your kids and enjoy happy, if not loud, family meals together.
Even though you see yourself as the master of your kitchen, you still need your time to be used effectively— having the right kitchen essentials can make cooking easier, faster, and more enjoyable. If you need a little help sorting through the endless options of gadgets and tools, check out the kitchen and dining products that are Amazon Best Sellers. The list of Amazon kitchen gadgets is updated every hour based on sales, and the products often have thousands of reviews. From mini waffle makers to insta pots, here are 10 of the best kitchen gadgets on Amazon right now. Grab them while they’re still in stock!
Even for amateur chefs, Instant Pots can help make mealtimes hassle-free. The Instant Pot Duo is a 7-in-1 programmable cooker, and can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. It has 14 built-in programs, including soup, stew, poultry, rice, slow cook, steam, and more, as well as safety features like overheat protection. The free iOS and Android apps have hundreds of recipes for dinner inspiration, and the six-quart version is great for meal-prepping or feeding families, with a cooking capacity for up to six people (there are also three- and eight-quart sizes). The inner pot is machine-washable and if you’re a planner, there’s a timer that can delay cooking for up to 24 hours. The Instant Pot Duo can also speed up cooking two to three times faster while using less energy — if only we could figure how to do that with every other aspect of our lives.
One reviewer raved, “I didn’t fully appreciate, until several days in, just how amazing this aspect of the Instant Pot is: you can start something cooking in it, and then *walk away* – even leave the house, and it will finish cooking just like you instructed, and be *perfectly done*, and then it will *keep it warm for up to 10 hours*! Not keep cooking it, just *keep it warm*. For up to 10 hours! You can put something in there in the morning, leave for the day, and come back to a perfectly cooked whatever, just waiting for you! Booyah!”
Why only eat waffles for breakfast when you can also enjoy their golden deliciousness for dinner or as a snack any time of day? Simply plug in this mini waffle maker, wait for the indicator light to turn off when it’s heated up, pour in the batter, and enjoy a made-to-order, four-inch waffle in minutes. The surfaces are non-stick for easy cleaning, and the cute and compact design won’t clutter up your kitchen counter or cabinets. Beyond waffles, you can use it to make eggs, hash browns, paninis, and any other toasty treat.
One reviewer said, “This silly little thing is perfect. It is so simple that it works almost solely because of that. The non-stick surface really is nonstick. Kind of critical with a waffle maker, so the waffles come off clean without scraping and scrubbing. It makes a waffle in about two minutes. About the time it takes to make my coffee. The waffles look like an eggo, but they are oh so much better. Definitely, depending on the batter, as good or better than any at a pancake shop.”
With Brita Filters, you’ll get clean and tasty water straight from the tap. This particular filter is the longest-lasting, which shows why it’s an Amazon best seller. One reviewer said, “My house is old and no doubt has copper plumbing with lead soldered joints. It gets rid of lead and chlorine taste/smell. Saves money, no need for bottled water. And it’s good for the environment.”
Milk frothers are perfect for a coffee-lover who’s looking to spice things up and make things a little fancier at home. The device is easy to use (just press ‘On’ and mix), and super small so it doesn’t take up any space in the kitchen. A good first step in creating your coffee accessory collection (because you’ll definitely want more after).
One coffee-lover reviewed the product and said, “I’m a barista at Starbucks so obviously I know how I like my coffee. For a while I was using an immersion blender to froth my milk for my morning cup of coffee but it just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do. I finally bought this frothed and I’m so so happy with it!! It doesn’t need to be plugged in so it takes up way less space. It is a lot quieter than the blender, and I can use any size cup I want because the frother is so small. Not only can I heat up my milk for a hot coffee, but I can also use it just the same with cold milk for my iced coffee!! Highly recommend this product!!”
Yes, it is possible to enjoy the taste of fried foods without using excessive amounts of oil. Try this COSORI portable air fryer, which uses circulated hot air to fry, bake, grill, or roast your favorite foods with just a fraction of the oil required by a traditional fryer. The digital touch screen includes 11 preset cooking options including steak, chicken, seafood, frozen foods, fries, vegetables, bread, and desserts. The air fryer comes with a recipe book and a non-stick basket!
One happy reviewer said, “For a beautifully designed unit, fantastic package of books, manuals and presentation, and a product that seems to work very well, this is a fabulous choice not only to purchase for yourself, but to give as a gift. Despite the smaller capacity than our other unit, we have found we could make plenty of food quickly and beautifully.”
There are some people who love to drink ice cold beverages whether it’s 100 or 40 degrees outside. If that’s you, this Contigo stainless steel tumbler has dual-wall vacuum insulation to keep your drinks cold for up to 12 hours (it can also be used to keep beverages hot for up to 5 hours). There’s a removable lid that’s leak-proof, and a silicon grip for easy holding.
One happy customer said, “I have had this travel mug for about three months have used it just about every day. For the price this has been totally worth it it does not leak I have dropped it in a work setting on a concrete floor a couple of times it has held up well. I would definitely recommend buying this travel mug.”
The Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Electric Hand Mixer truly has it all. It has six different speeds, comes with multiple wire beaters, and a snap-on storage case. “I am the most un-homemaker, un-baker kind of woman–but I LOVE this little mixer. It hits on all cylinders. 1) It’s EASY! Put the beaters or whisk into the slots, push the button, and GO! 2) MULTI-FUNCTION. It has both beaters and a whisk. 3) 6 SPEEDS. Plus the burst of speed,” said one reviewer. “This gadget is so awesome, it motivates me to learn to bake.”
If you like to be precise in your cooking and baking (or are confronted by recipes that give measurements in grams), a kitchen scale is the tool for you. This Greater Goods digital scale is sleek, has an LCD screen and easy-to-use buttons, has an 11 pound capacity, and is easy to wipe off. You can switch between grams, pounds, ounces, and milliliters, and it has four weighing sensors to ensure accuracy within one gram or 0.1 ounce.
One reviewer said, “I LOVE this scale. Amazon recommended it. I almost purchased a different one, I’m so glad I chose this one. It is so slim, lightweight compact! It’s easy to store and easy to use. I can choose between lbs and oz, grams, and even fluid oz and ml. It’s easy to zero out the container weight with the press of one button. Measurements have been accurate: I just weighed parsley leaf by leaf.”
Keep your beverages at the ideal temperature for as long as it takes you to drink them. The YETI rambler is made of 18/8 stainless steel, double-wall vacuum insulated, and has a no-sweat design to minimize it slipping out of your hands or leaving your fingers or table wet. The rambler comes with a lid that uses magnets for easy opening and closing and can prevent spills from regular jostling (though note: it’s not 100 percent leakproof, so don’t toss it around). It has a sturdy design, can fit in most standard-sized cup holders, is BPA-free, and is dishwasher-safe.
One happy reviewer said, “Recovering Starbucks addict now brewing home coffee. I use this tumbler daily. It’s EXTREMELY well insulated. Coffee remains hot for HOURS. It’s already paid for itself in a month of forgoing Starbucks for superior coffee that I now make every morning at home. 10/10 recommend. No use cheaping out for impersonators… Get the F*in Yeti.”
There’s no need to eyeball and guess if your roast chicken or BBQ is done. This digital thermometer can give you an accurate temperature reading in 4-6 seconds with a push of a button. The battery-powered Habor thermometer has an extra long probe to to prevent you from getting too close to heat, a large display that can show degrees in Celsius or Fahrenheit, a temperature chart, and a stainless protective sleeve.
One Amazon reviewer raved, “If you’re going to be serving $80 worth of great meat, invest a few bucks to help you determine when it’s perfectly done. This thing is right on the mark. Flat out impressive. I show it to people when they come in the house.”
An affordable way to keep messes at bay, this grease splatter screen is a must-have for any kitchen. Choose from 3 sizes to fit neatly over your favorite pan, and cook bacon, chicken tenders, or pan-friend steak without showers of grease popping all over your counter — or worse, all over you. This simple but genius product has a whopping 23,000+ Amazon reviews and tons of high praise with its 4.7-star rating. And despite its affordability, it even comes with a lifetime warranty in which the product can be exchanged, no questions asked. Sold!
First of all, can you ever have enough mixing bowls? But second of all, a good set of mixing bowls is worth its weight in gold. We love (love, love) Bamboozle’s sleek set of nesting bowls, which are made of — you guessed it — bamboo. This material is lightweight, durable, chip-proof, sustainable, and BPA-free. It’s also dishwasher-safe for easy clean-up — just don’t put ’em in the microwave. This set comes with 7 multi-colored bowls for food prep and serving and is available in multiple colorways. And BTW, the brand is *so chic,* it’s even sold on West Elm and Food52 (but we’ll be getting ours on Amazon, obvi).
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