As avid food explorers, it’s not as if we don’t enjoy our time in the kitchen. But what if there’s a way to minimize some of the prep, or totally eliminate an annoying step that seems like such a time waster (buttering a muffin tin, anyone?). These kitchen accessories are designed to not only save you minutes, but make cooking more enjoyable. Think of how many more sips of that sauvignon blanc you can take if you’re not still stripping cilantro from the stem? Below, the products that make it easier on us in the kitchen and at the stove.
The one-pan meal takes on a whole new meaning with this ingenious skillet, which allows you to cook eggs, bacon, and pancakes at once and not dirty two other non-stick pans just to feed a crowd at breakfast time.See It
You don’t have to nuke your butter anymore to spread it evenly. This warming knife is made of heat-conducting technology, so the warmth of your hands transfers to the blade, making it simple to spread peanut butter, cold butter, or cheese without gouging your toast.See It
Using heat-conducting technology, this defrosting tray unthaws meats and fish eight times faster than just putting it on the counter — and a drip plate minimizes any mess.See It
Pour-over coffee is delicious, yes. But also kind of complicated if we’re being honest. This coffee maker from OXO makes pour over a breeze and features an auto-drip tank that controls the water flow so you don’t have to sit there with a kettle in hand.See It
No more straining your pasta in the sink — this two-in-one lets you automatically strain (and easily reserve pasta water) from the same pot you’ve cooked in.See It
For more great gift ideas, see our Gourmet Food and Drink Gift Guide, and our Best Kitchen Gadgets, Tools, and Appliances Gift Guide.
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