EZ Salad Cutting Bowl, $11.46
A slotted bowl promises “healthy and fresh salads in 60 seconds” (though much as a knife can’t guarantee what it cuts will be “healthy,” a bowl can’t either).
Egg Poacher, $23.99
Poaching eggs is notoriously difficult — which is why this ExcelSteel gadget promises perfectly poached eggs every time.
Mac and Cheese Maker, $42
This little contraption with the words “Mac & Cheese Nation” on it looks like a cross between an electric kettle and a children’s toy.
Kiwi Cutter, $4.49
A handy tool that changes the game — when a fruit salad calls for kiwi, at least. The real question is how it fares against a trusty knife.
Pineapple Corer, $4.99
Fresh fruit is so much better than weird precut chunks. And this pineapple corer will actually make you want to dice pineapples.
Tasty One Top, $149
Odds are you’ve laid eyes on this pentagon-shaped induction cooktop, the star of countless BuzzFeed videos, in your social media feeds.
No one really needs a nearly $300 tool that will make custom-shaped pancakes, but the PancakeBot is pure breakfast entertainment and a solid party trick.
Say you don’t have a convection oven at home, but still want to eat crispy, fried food — all while being healthy. Well, this is your guy.
Rice Cooker and Warmer, $268
With this Zojirushi rice cooker, you’ll no longer have to babysit your pot of rice while it cooks. It also keeps rice warm for extended periods.
Rice Cooker, $29
A dorm room staple, this rice cooker is the one you know and love. Bonus: It can also handle oatmeal, soups, omelets, and pasta.
Rapid Egg Cooker, $19
Achieving perfect eggs is one of the most common cooking challenges. This cooker does a pretty good job at delivering hard-boiled eggs.
Onigiri Roll Tool, $16
No prior sushi-making experience is needed to use this “perfect” sushi roll machine (though it doesn’t exactly make flawless rolls).
The Sushi Bazooka, $12
This sushi roll bazooka has probably the greatest gadget name in this bunch. The all-in-one tool pumps out pretty neat rolls, too.
Pizza Box Oven, $54
Who doesn’t love pizza in a box? Cook and serve your pie right inside the pizza-box oven for a fun party trick.
Fluffy Ice Machine, $90
Of all the shaved ice machines out there, this one will yield the fluffiest ice for the best Korean bingsu. Condensed milk and red bean sold separately.
Copper Chef Pan, $60
This famous infomercial pan wants to replace almost all of the cookware in your kitchen — including pots and pans — with one single tool.
Keyboard Vacuum, $20
A keyboard vacuum is probably a surprising add on a kitchen gadget roundup, but with a little work, it can be turned into a cold smoker.
Egg Separator, $8
Maybe you’re tired of having to separate your egg whites from your egg yolks by hand? If so, try this gadget.
Breville Induction Cooker, $1,800
If you have a gas stove at home but want the option of induction, this big-ticket item lets you easily control any temperature from 86 degrees F to 482 degrees F.
Culinary Centrifuge, $800
Long used by restaurants, this centrifuge means flavored oils, homemade butter, and quick cold-brew coffee could be in your future.
Instant Pot, $85
An all-in-one pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and yogurt maker? There’s a reason this is the internet’s favorite appliance.
Chef-backed and high-performance, the Vitamix can chop, emulsify, grind, blend, and heat right on your countertop.
Magic Bullet, $32
In addition to smoothies and juices, the Magic Bullet promises to whip up sauces, spreads, and omelets.
This gadget calls itself “barbecue’s perfect companion,” but FYI: It’s not that great at assembling kebabs.
Butter Pan Cast Iron, $195
The already-durable cast iron pan gets a polished pick up from Butter Pan, which promises a uniquely smooth version of the kitchen essential.
Lodge Cast Iron Pan, $30
Maybe the most recognizable name in cast iron, the Lodge pan will give your steaks a more perfect sear and bake knockout cornbread.
Ninja Foodi, $200
Because of this gadget’s dual lids, you can pressure cook a chicken to lock in its juices, then finish by roasting it under a convention fan.
Takoyaki Grill Pan, $22
This pan comes fully-equipped to be non-stick, which is exactly what you want when making takoyaki — fried octopus balls beloved in Japan.
Electric Takoyaki Pan, $33
When Yamazen decided to craft a takoyaki grill, it went with an electric model — but you still have to flip the octopus balls on your own.
Wusthof Electric Knife Sharpener, $180
It’s a no-brainer for a popular knife maker like Wusthof to create its own knife sharpener; this one is electric which results in a more refined edge (at least, compared to the cheap manual ones).
Work Sharp Knife Sharpener, $129
For the hands-on knife user who’s maybe a perfectionist, this sharpener is extremely technical and precise; but the different options can be confusing and messy.