The very best kitchen gadgets do more than just get the job done—they wow you. They change the way you organize, or the way you cook. They free up time for other activities, or make pure delight out of what used to be mundane. They change the game.
It's the finding them part that can be a chore, so we've rounded up 24 of the most ingenious kitchen tools we could find to help with your new year, new kitchen routine—mostly from our Shop, but with a few standouts from elsewhere we couldn't help but mention. Some are flashier than others, but all are ingenious—and we don't use that term lightly!—and here to make cooking easier in an unexpected way (exhibit a: this extremely simple, exceedingly clever device that makes it possible to stack your pans without scratching them.)
While you may not use these tools every day, when you do, you'll find them indispensable—from ensuring your pie dough's the right size (no wonky crusts!) to giving you crispy, crackly pizza right from your home oven.
Storing food can be a pain. There's the Tupperware containers with missing lids, the cheese nubs that go dry, and the precarious opened bottles of this and that. These tools are here to help: Whether it's a stackable metal lunchbox or a wax wrapper that actually keeps food fresh.
What ingenious kitchen tools will you be gifting this season? Let us know in the comments!
This article originally ran in January of 2017, but we brought it back because our kitchen lives could always use to get a little easier!