Let’s be honest, cooking at home can be a real pain, especially after a long day of work. The prep time alone can be frustrating. So when there’s a handy kitchen gadget that will cut your cooking time in half or actually make it fun, we’ve got to have it. Take a quick scroll through Walmart’s kitchen section and you’ll find a myriad of gadgets that will slice, dice and chop onions like you’ve never seen before, or tools that will peel and press garlic in a pinch. Talk about life-changing.
Below, shop 12 genius kitchen gadgets that will transform the way you cook.
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The Oneida onion chopper has over 90 reviews with the majority of them rating it between four and five stars. As one shopper wrote, “Timesaver that works like a dream. This chopper works for onions, garlic, carrots and celery. Makes beautiful uniform vegetables for making soup. Works great even on hard carrots. Will use for potato pancakes next!!!”
If you love cooking with garlic, but dread the peeling and preparing part, this handy item is the dream tool you didn’t know you needed. Made of sturdy stainless steel, you’ll be able to peel and crush garlic in seconds.
This top-rated device has over 200 reviews with the majority rating it five stars. It’s very popular among those with arthritis for its ease of use. With one touch of a button, you can peel an entire potato just like that. One reviewer wrote, “Being alone and with advanced arthritis just peeling a potato can be a chore. I wasn’t looking for anything gourmet, just something that worked. I tried a different brand from another company and it was trash. I found this and said well I will try one more time. After washing 10 potatoes in less than 4 minutes (enough for about 6 freezer meals) I was more than satisfied… now all I need is a potato slicer to go with it!”
Draining pasta will be a breeze with this handy strainer. Just clip it onto your pot and pour. It fits multiple pot sizes too!
It’s time to forget about those cans of pre-sliced pineapples! Of this affordable, brilliant tool, one five-star reviewer wrote, “This simple, inexpensive little gadget is just short of spectacular. It takes about five minutes to core and spiral slice a pineapple. After that it’s up to the pineapple to deliver. I can’t believe how easy it is to use.”
Do you get frustrated when slicing a stick of butter and only get a sliver of what you want? Never again. With this device, all you need to do is press, squeeze and presto! A perfectly sliced piece of butter will come out every time. One five-star reviewer wrote, “I loved it so much that I made a Facebook video about it!”
Okay, so this is another butter slicer, but what makes this different from the one prior is that it can slice butter in bulk. One shopper said they used it to prepare an entire Sweet 16 party!
This handy tool will remove an apple’s core in one quick swoop. “Love this thing! Removes the core effortlessly. Very happy with my purchase,” wrote one shopper.
Anyone who loves to cook shrimp knows how time consuming it is to do the hand-peeling. Now, for only $8, you’ll be able to do it in one smooth take.
If you love topping off your dishes with scallions, but can never get perfectly cut slices, this tool will do just the trick.
You’ll never have to guess again whether your chicken is fully cooked or not with this instant digital thermometer. With over 50 five-star reviews, shoppers agree it’s accurate, easy to use, and affordable!
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