Meal prep lovers are obsessed with these time-saving gadgets that are currently up to 30% off

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Cooking can be fun when you have the right kitchen tools to help relieve some stress. (Source: iStock)
Cooking can be fun when you have the right kitchen tools to help relieve some stress. (Source: iStock)

It’s difficult to tell exactly what you’re missing in your kitchen, especially if you prep your holiday meals ahead of time. These kitchen meal prep gadgets let you whisk food faster, roast meats in greater quantities and chop vegetables in shapes and sizes you were never capable of before. Check out these Early Black Friday deals to get a jumpstart on Thanksgiving dinner prep.

Chop, cook and press

The Spiralizer allows you to slice your vegetables into all shapes and sizes. (Source: Amazon)
The Spiralizer allows you to slice your vegetables into all shapes and sizes. (Source: Amazon)

$19.77 $23.99 at Amazon

No health-focused kitchen is complete without a versatile vegetable slicer. This Spiralizer slicer includes seven heavy-duty blades to carve vegetables into various sizes, whereas standard slicers typically only include five blades. Whether you want to cut vegetables into angel hair, ribbons, chips or curly fries, each blade has a specialized purpose.

The set also includes a user manual, multiple start guides and a storage caddy so you have somewhere safe to put unused blades. From veggie noodles to zucchini chips, this kitchen must-have lets you make a plethora of dishes you may have never been able to make before. Spiralizer’s 7-blade set is currently more than 50% off for a limited time.

Let this food processor do the hard work of chopping and dicing, so you can focus on cooking. (Source: Amazon)
Let this food processor do the hard work of chopping and dicing so you can focus on cooking. (Source: Amazon)

$34.99 $49.99 at Amazon

Chopping, dicing and grinding food are all part of the cooking process, though these steps can get tedious — especially if you’re cooking multiple holiday dinner dishes. The Mueller ultra prep food processor includes two replaceable inserts for a variety of cooking purposes. Its S-shaped steel blade chops, grinds and dices tough vegetables, and the processor’s settings can be changed for a fine chop, a coarse chop or something in between. Its whisk disk works in place of the S-shaped blade and lets you whisk, whip, blend or puree ingredients together from eggs to homemade whipped cream.

Depending on how fluffy or thoroughly chopped you want your food, this processor will get the job done in just 30 seconds — faster than competing food processors and much faster than doing it yourself. Its pieces are easily detachable, making them simple to clean and immediately reuse if needed. The Mueller food chopper is 20% off on Amazon, plus you can save an extra $5 off with a coupon at checkout.

This air fryer makes cooking a breeze. (Source: Amazon)
This air fryer makes cooking a breeze. (Source: Amazon)

$51.99 $69.99 at Amazon

Air fryers are all the buzz these days for good reason. They produce tasty food, are simple to use, painless to clean and get the job done faster than ovens. Unfortunately, due to their sizes and limited interiors, finding the right air fryer for your kitchen and your family can get tricky. This Elite Gourmet air fryer is spacious enough to fit over 3 lb of food at once and barely takes up more than a foot of space, making it perfect for big families with small kitchens.

The air fryer’s two dials let you effortlessly adjust the temperature and time settings, even if you need to switch things up mid-cook. The top of the machine also includes seven specialized food buttons that immediately set the fryer to that food’s ideal settings. For example, the muffin button sets the air fryer to 320°F for a maximum of 25 minutes, while the chicken button sets it to 400°F for 30 minutes. Available in four colors, this 4-quart air fryer is over 25% off on Amazon.

Cooking dinner just got a whole lot easier with this must-have kitchen gadget. (Source: Amazon)
Cooking dinner just got a whole lot easier with this must-have kitchen gadget. (Source: Amazon)

$74.99 $99.99 at Amazon

A slow cooker is really only as good as the number of people it can feed. This 8-quart Crockpot is spacious enough to fit food for several people at once without anyone having to worry about a hungry belly. With three pre-set cooking settings lasting up to 20 hours, this Crockpot cooker is perfect for roasts, stews, chilis, meatballs, and countless other recipes. Its stoneware interior is dishwasher-safe and made with a non-stick coating that keeps cleaning easy.

One Amazon customer confirmed this Crockpot 'works great' in their five-star review: "I always seem to run out of room with my other crockpots when making soups, but not so with this one. This one works like a charm and it is large enough for my larger volume soups like potato. Highly recommended purchase. Can’t go wrong with this size!" You can try it out for yourself at 25% off now.

Sandwiches don't have to be boring with this panini press. (Source: Amazon)
Sandwiches don't have to be boring with this panini press. (Source: Amazon)

$40.95 $59.95 at Amazon

A sandwich is one of the easiest meals you can possibly prep, but eventually, room-temperature bread and refrigerated lunch meats get a little boring. This panini maker lets you press sandwiches panini-style for a flavor-blasting experience you just can’t beat. If paninis aren’t your thing, it also doubles as a full grill for cooking meats, vegetables, and more.

It has a large heat-resistant handle that makes pressing simple and contact-free. The griddle itself also opens up so both ends can be used for grilling different items if you’re serving more than one dish. Make yourself a hot meal for right now or prep thoroughly-cooked foods for the holidays with this high-power grill, currently available for 17% off with an additional $9 coupon.

Who knew cooking could be this simple?

These gadgets give you a hand in the kitchen so you don’t have to spend all of your free time prepping for holiday dinners. From a gourmet air fryer that lets you keep some counter space to a vegetable slicer with limitless options, these Amazon deals may forever change the way you cook.

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