Smart Gifts For Lazy People Series – Part Two: 23 Powerful Kitchen Gadgets

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This is the second article of the Smart Gifts for Lazy People Series – Kitchen gadgets. If you haven’t seen the first article, 20 Life-Saving Cleaning Gadget, check out here.

I know a lot of people like to cook. However, with a busy schedule, many people rather eat fast food or order in. We know that it’s not healthy and costly. You don’t need to sacrifice your health, though. Smart kitchen gadgets help busy people to cook healthy meals at home with minimal efforts.

As mentioned in my previous article, the gadgets for lazy people have to meet the below criteria:

  • Save time
  • Save energy
  • Efficient and effective in getting the desired result
  • Do a better job than me (e.g. the bread machine would knead better than me)
  • Save me from troubles
  • Safe

Check out the below 23 kitchen gadgets that make your cooking life so much more efficient and pleasant.

1. Olrid Electric Mini Garlic Chopper

Garlic makes food taste great. However, mincing or dicing the garlic always gives me a headache.

When my hands touch garlic for a while, the smell stays on my fingers for many hours.

This mini garlic chopper saves my time and I don’t have smelly garlic fingers anymore 😆.

Why I love this product?

✔ Chop various ingredients in less than 10 seconds – press and hold the top button to start the motor and release it to stop. Voila!

✔ USB rechargeable and cordless – 3 hours charge of the mini chopper would last you for battery life up to 30 days.

✔ Strong cutting force – 60-watt motor and 4 hard and sharp blades to easily chop garlic, ginger, peanut, chilli, etc.

✔ Waterproof and easy to clean – whole body is water proof. The blender cup and blade are detachable.

✔ Food grade material – ABS material top lid, food grade PC blender cup, 304 stainless steel blade, and BPA free.

2. Agatha Spoon Holder & Steam Releaser By OTOTO

Always don’t know where you put your spatula when you cook? And hate the drops and drips on the countertop which you need to wipe all the time? This unique 2-in-1 utensil holder and steam release can solve your issue.

Why I love this product?

Cute design – a witch on the bloom! So clever.

✔ Made of food-grade and BPA-free silicone.

✔ Heat-resistant – the holder could be placed near the stove for a more convenient meal prepping or put on the dining table for a cool meal serving to your guests.

3. Mueller Pro-Series All-in-One, 12 Blade Mandoline Slicer for Kitchen Vegetable Chopper

Sometimes what made me hesitate about cooking is the prep time/effort and all the cleaning up afterward.

If my prep time could be cut short, my cooking experience in the kitchen would be a lot nicer!

This ultimate chopper, Mandoline Slicer & Spiralizer, is a big help.

Why I love this product?

✔ 12-blade options – this pro set has 3 different-sized chopper blades, 4 interchangeable blades for slicing, julienne, grating & shredding, and extra spiralizer. It would save a lot of your time cutting and chopping and the end products look consistent and nice.

✔ Hassle free set up – just replace the blades and lock them in place, or rotate the blades while using the spiralizer. The design helps you to save time and space. The set could be nicely packed together for easy storage. So you can spend your time on other things you enjoy doing.

✔ Easy to clean up – the set comes with a handy cleaning fork for those hard-to-reach areas before putting all the parts in the top rack of dish washer.

4. Yueshico Stainless Steel Watermelon Slicer with Melon Baller Scoop

I love watermelon but cutting or eating them causes a dripping mess 😅.

This water melon slicer is a winner.

Why I love this product?

Hassle free slicing equal size watermelon cubes – just push the watermelon slicer tool into watermelon and the 0-2cm water melon cubes would come out automatically. They look so nice in watermelon salad 🍉 or fruit cocktail.

Stainless steel blade – allow for quick and smooth cutting.

Safe and kids-friendly edges – that are rounded and non-sharp.

Nothing goes into waste – the watermelon baller helps to finish off the edge of the watermelon. How thoughtful!

5. Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener

Have you ever tried to open a can and cut your finger? Or use so much efforts or keep turning the can opener but the the can didn’t get opened? If it happened to you before, you may want to consider getting an electric can opener like this Kitchen Mama Electric Can opener.

Why I love this product?

✔ Easy to operate – it cuts cans 360° along the lid, pushes the button to turn it on and pushes it again to stop.

Safe – the blade cuts along the side of the lid without touching the food inside and leave no sharp cuts.

✔ Great for kids, seniors, people have challenges gripping things, or anyone wants to save energy.

6. EZ Off Jar Opener

Similar to the electric can opener, this EZ off jar opening works great for people have challenge gripping or just simply can’t open bottles.

Why I love this product?

Effortless operation – this EZ jar gripper only requires one hand to twist off the tight lid, whether it is factory locked, vacuum sealed, child proof, or just simply stuck.

✔ Can open all lid sizes.

✔ Easy to install – the surface of the jar key comes pre-attached with a peel-and-stick adhesive and also 3 screws. Put (hide) it under any kitchen cabinet, cupboard, counter, or shelf for easy access.

7. Gravity Electric Pepper and Salt Grinder Set

I use a lot of pepper on my food. I tend to sit in front of my food and spend quite a lot of time just grinding and grinding the pepper mill 🤣.

With this electric pepper and salt grinder set, you only need to flip the grinder and you will have fresh ground spices. How efficient!

Why I love this product?

Adjustable – you can choose the coarseness of your spice, salt or pepper by turning the adjustment knob at the head of the grinder.

✔ Single hand operation – the grinder uses a high-quality ceramic rotor to easily grind the spices in no time.

✔ Transparent acrylic material(BPA-FREE) at the bottom lets you to see the remaining spices and be able to tell the types of spices in the grinder.

The LED light allows you to see the amount of pepper, salt, or other spices you put in your food.

8. KitchenArt 57010 Select-A-Spice Auto-Measure Carousel Professional Series

If you cook and like to use spices, having different spices at your finger tips really makes your cooking experience more enjoyable.

Why I love this product?

12 spice capability rotating base – made it easy to rotate and select the spice.

✔ Convenient “Click, shake, or pour” design – click to get 1/4 tsp, shake or pour to get your desired amount.

✔ Mount or stake – you could mount it under a cabinet or shelf, or just stake them for easy storage of 24, 36 or 48 different spices.

9. Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain Pot Strainer and Pasta Strainer

I often drop 10% of my food to the sink during draining 😂 (not sure if anyone could be more clumsy than me!). Fruits, pasta, rice, or whatever I am trying to drain. This Gizmo Snap N Strainer is a food saver!

Why I love this product?

✔ Easy to snap onto round pots, pans and bowls of all sizes (including lipped bowls).

✔ Save space – only equals to a quarter the size of the traditional colander or sieve.

Food grade BPA free silicon material, dish-washer safe, and heat resistant up to 230C or 440F.

10. OXO Good Grips Large Salad Spinner

Wet salad leaves are safe to eat but they don’t taste very good. However, it takes quite some time for salad leaves to dry naturally after washing.

This OXO Good Grips Large Salad Spinner would make your salad making and eating experience a lot more pleasant.

Why I love this product?

✔ One hand operation – just push to dry lettuce, or other leafy vegetables.

Patented brake design – the push-button stops the spinner on a dime.

✔ Easy to clean – lid comes apart for thorough cleaning.

11. KPKitchen Pancake Batter Dispenser

Smart and proper kitchen tools make cooking stress-free and more enjoyable.

I remember the pancake batter was dripping everywhere when I used to spoon (by using a ladle or spoon) the batter into the pan.

Why I love this product?

✔ Mess-free and consistent size pancakes – simply squeeze the easy-pull trigger handle grips and control how much batter goes in the pan. The fail-safe value doesn’t leak, so it won’t make a mess in your hand and your kitchen.

✔ Versatile – can be used to make pancakes, waffles, muffins, crepes, and cakes.

✔ High quality BPA-free plastic – the updated design does not break easily.

✔ 3-year guarantee.

12. DASH Rapid Egg Cooker

Eggs are delicious and nutritious food. However, not all types of eggs are easy to cook, e.g. soft-boil and egg benedict requires some skills and you need to time and monitor it. With this Dash rapid egg cooker, you could cook eggs the way you like it.

Why I love this product?

✔ Save time and water – cook up to 6 eggs in soft, medium, or hard-boiled firmness. Consistent result of eggs come out with shell easy to peel.

✔ Comes with loads of accessories – a poaching tray, omelet tray, 6 egg holder tray, measuring cup, recipe book and recipe database access (all non-electric parts are dishwasher safe).

✔ Many colors to choose from.

13. KitchenAid Classic Series Stand Mixer, 4.5 Q, Onyx Black

Save your energy to whip, beat, or mix things. The KitchenAid classic stand mix is a necessary tool for cooking and baking. I like it because there are also many accessories and attachements that you can get to go with the mixer.

Why I love this product?

Stainless Steel Bowl that is durable and made to last.

✔ 10 speeds for to work with any recipes and tasks.

59-Point planetary mixing action gives ample of rotation around the bowl for thorough and comprehensive mixing, kneading, and other operations.

✔ Optional attachments from food grinders to pasta maker – made possible with their power hub, which is designed to operate optional attachments (sold separately).

14. ANTREE 3-IN-1 Pasta Attachment & Ravioli Attachment for KitchenAid Stand Mixers

Homemade pasta tastes so much better and is healthier. To be honest, they are not hard to make if you have the right tool.

This Antree 3-in-1 pasta attachment is a compatible with KitchenAid Stand mixers.

Why I love this product?

✔ Features with pasta roller and cutter: the pasta attachment rolls 5.5-inch sheets of pasta with 8 different thickness options.

 Easy to use ravioli attachment, which really save your time making ravioli. Simply fold the pasta sheet in half, then feed them into ravioli maker attachment. Pour the filling into the hopper. Slowly turn the handle. Voila! Ravioli done. So fast!

✔ Make pasta in minutes – you can do in batch and freeze them. Works great for busy people who still want homemade delicious pasta.

15. Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

What’s more convenient than dumping all the ingredients in the morning and a steaming hot stew is waiting for you when you come back from work?

This Instant Pot is a lifesaver in a busy world. I use it ALL THE TIME!

Why I love this product?

More than 10 customizable programs – to pressure cooking ribs, stew, beans, rice, meat, yogurt, desserts, and more. Cooking a cake in it is so easy! I do it often and love the result.

Different size for different needthere are 3 sizes: 3qt, 6at, and 8 qt. You can pick the size that suits your gift recipient’s need.

Energy saving even stew could be done in less than 40 minutes. Before I bought the instant pot, it used to take me forever just to make the stew soft, and I had to check on them all the time. This instant pot also has the “keep warm” function, so your food is kept warm for many hours.

✔ Dishwasher-safe – for the lid, inner pot, and accessories.

Compatible accessories available – If you want to do more with the instant pot, you could get a compatible steamer basket or other accessories to go with the pot.

✔ Instant Brands Connect App – more than 1500 chef-curated smart recipes on the app!

16. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Sometimes not that we don’t want to eat healthy, time is precious.

With this Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich maker, you could make a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack in a couple of minutes. It gives you more sleeping time!

Why I love this product?

Efficient – you could cook several things at the same time. You can put your ingredients in different order to suit your preference.

Dishwasher safe – All removable parts in this maker and are dishwasher safe. Nonstick coating means no messy and hard clean up.

Easy – with this efficient sandwich maker, you have no more excuse to skip breakfast or grab some junk food on your way to work!

17. Cuisinart Bread Maker New Compact

I love fresh bread, but dislike the long and hard kneading part. I often get sore arms after long kneading (what a wimp 🤣)!

I have been using a bread maker for over 10 years and it saves me a lot of time and effort.

You can also use this to make the past dough (save all your effort) and then use the pasta attachment in the KitchenAid stand mixer to make yummy pasta.

Why I love this product?

Versatile – the bread maker makes not only bread but also dough, cake, jam, etc. I use it most often for bread and dough for making pizza and noodles.

Versatile – the bread maker makes not only bread but also dough, cake, jam, etc. I use it most often for bread and dough for making pizza and noodles.

✔ Delay start – what is more blessed than having fresh bread waiting for you in the breadmaker when you get up in the morning?

✔ Viewing window – helps you to monitor the process from mixing, kneading to rise, and to done.

✔ Removable Nonstick baking pan for easy cleanup.

18. COSORI Ary Fryer

Air fryer is one of the kitchen gadgets that I use all the time.

I love fried food, but cannot afford to have all the oils in my body.

One thing I like about air fryer is that you use very little amount of oil (or no oil at all) and are still able to produce some delicious and crunchy food.

My favorite dishes to cook in air fryer are: barbeque chicken wings, honey glazed beef, fries, spiced cauliflower, and sponge cake!

Why I love this product?

✔ Compact enough but with big capacity – This air fryer takes up little space on your kitchen countertop but can still hold 5-quarts of cooking space which is suitable for 1 – 4 people. You can select the other model with more capacity for a bigger family.

✔ 9 cooking functions – on a tempered glass display. I like the personal Shake Reminders (this is suitable for someone like me who always forgets to shake in the middle of the cooking course 😅).

✔ The dish is dishwasher safe – so your gift recipient can have time to do what they like rather than washing dishes!

19. ChefRobot Smart Food Processor, All-In-One Multicooker and Cooking Robot with Guided Recipes

Eating out or ordering delivery is not healthy. You never know what ingredients a restaurant use. However, for a super buy new mom, how can you help her save time and effort but still be able to provide her family with a healthy meal? This ChefRobot may help her. Although it is expensive, it is worth it. It is your personal cooking assistant.

Why I love this product?

Simply follow instruction – no fume, no fuss, no mess, self-cleaning function helps to clean.

10+ appliances in one – multi-functional food processor, scale, steamer, kneading machine, slow cooker, mixer, blender, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and beyond.

Cooking modes has 15 functions – including steam, mix, blend, scale, fry, slow cook, puree, whisk, knead, chop, etc. The functions work simultaneously.

Over 500 guided English recipes and 10 recipe categories to choose from, including mains, desserts, salads, soups, breads & rolls, sauces & dips, pastas, appetizers, etc. You can even create your own recipes with our app. Recipes are updated regularly.

20. BUYDEEM G563 5-Quart Electric Food Steamer for Cooking

Do you know steaming is a healthy way of cooking as it does not use too much oil? In addition, it is tastier because it seals in the original flavors and nutrients of the ingredients. The food ended up being so moist and soft.

However, when the water getting less and less during the steaming process, you need to fill in the water, often time by opening the cover. Doing that would let cold air comes in and affect the cooking. With this electric food steamer, you don’t need to worry about that as you can add water on the side of the pot. The transparent window lets you see how much water is in the pot.

Why I love this product?

✔ 5 smart cooking programs – integrating steamer, stew pot, yogurt machine, sterilizer, thawing machine and baby food supplement -in-1.

✔ Safe – it has dual protection functions. When the water level is low, the cooker will automatically suspend running and prompt you to add water. When the water is run out, the power will shut down automatically so the pot will not burn.

✔ Pre-cook and timer function, let you eat at your desired time.

✔ Food-grade materials with FDA certifications.

21. Secura Electric Wine Opener

It takes me forever to open a wine bottle.

There were a lot of embarrassing moments and many ruined clothes in my life opening wine bottles 😂.

Why I love this product?

Rechargeable – open up to 30 bottles in one charge.

✔ No more fighting with the corks – easily remove corks in 6 seconds.

Easy to use – simply cut the foil, place the opener vertically, press the “down” button until the the cork is pulled out, press up until the cork is released. Viola!

✔ Comes in a 6 different colors– different colors come in different light. The opener just looks so cool on the stand.

22. Electric Lunch Box 2 in 1

Do you like your food hot (unless you are having salad or ice-cream? 😂). However, sometimes you might not have access to microwave or the line to the microwave in the office is longer than the Great wall of china. Perhaps you are on the road. With this electric lunch box, you could have a hot meal even when you are in the car!

Why I love this product?

✔ Car & Home Dual Use – the product contains two different plugs: one for Work/Home (110V) and another one for Cars/Trucks (12v/24v).

✔ Large capacity – it also includes a removable plastic compartment in case you want to separate different types of food.

✔ Easy to clean with a removable stainless steel tray.

Safe material – made of food grade PP material and stainless steel; high-quality temperature resistant and nonfragile and nontoxic material.

23. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Don’t want to keep heating up your drinks? Consider the world’s first temperature mug, Ember.

Why I love this product?

✔ Set your preferred drinking temperature – between 120 – 140F.

✔ Long lasting battery – maintain your desired drinking temperature for up to 1.5 hours, or could be warm all day when paired with the included charging coaster.

✔ Auto sleep function – the cup wakes up when hot liquid is poured and enters sleep mode when not in use. So smart!

✔ Safe to handwash – can fully submersible up to 1 meter deep.

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