Kitchen gadgets that are actually useful

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The best part of the kitchen is that it's a place of food. Second to that, prepping and cooking are certainly fun. While cleaning up is always a chore, these kitchen gadgets will make you enjoy it all even more.

Spring has begun and so has the cleaning to go with it. You’re probably planning or have already started clearing up clutter in and around the house. One area of the house that’s always a primary focus is the kitchen. On average, we spend around 34 minutes for food preparation and cleanup on any given weekday. On the other hand, preparing and cleaning up after our meals on weekends and holidays takes about 37 minutes. That doesn’t sound like a lot compared to your other daily tasks. But, what if we gave you ways to reduce that time even more?

We spend around 34 minutes on cooking every day

We spend around 34 minutes on food prep every day

If you consider revamping your kitchen with the right accessories and gadgets, you’ll not only be able to cook faster but also be more efficient in meal-planning. Take air-fryers, for example, that are helping us eat better and tastier by using minimal oil. Or, sous-vide cooking devices that can cook for hours and hours without even requiring you to be in the kitchen. These useful gadgets don’t just help you manage your cooking time in a smarter way but also help you eat healthily in the process.

Here are some of our favorite kitchen gadgets, both tech and non-tech, to prep your kitchen this spring.

Get ahead with prepping

Prepping always takes the precedence when it comes to cooking a perfect meal. Here’s how you can get ahead with the right countertop accessories:

Work Sharp Culinary E5 Electric Knife Sharpener
Did you know that a sharp knife is actually safer than a dull knife? This revolutionary system uses flexible abrasive belt technology, the same method for making knives. The E5 Sharpener features sharpening guides, which produce a consistently superior edge every time you sharpen.

Electric knife sharpening to speed up your food prep

Electric knife sharpening to speed up your food prep

Index Range by Joseph Joseph
This is a stylish stainless steel case that comes with four large chopping boards. Each one is color-coded with non-slip feet on both sides as well as index-style tabs. With this system, you can always be sure you’re using the right cutting board.

Yeti Touch Defrosting Tray
Featuring innovative design and materials, this tray actually defrosts your food twice as fast as leaving it on the counter. The Yeti Touch is complete with an aero-aluminum tray with enamel coating. This FDA food-grade material works to quickly and efficiently defrost any type of food.

Cook with your phone

In addition to calls, texts, and running our smart devices, you can also use your smartphone to cook.

Mellow Intelligent Sous Vide
This must-have kitchen companion does the legwork for your recipes to ensure you get only the best flavors. Mellow has the capacity to fit up to six portions at once so you can serve the entire family. Simply fill with water and use the Mellow bags for your food.

Tasty One Top Smart Hot Plate
This cooking tool is developed by Tasty, the viral Buzzfeed cooking channel. It features a unique engineered crystal glass surface. In addition, the surface is complete with integrated sensors so you can monitor your food from afar.

Store food wisely

Food storage isn’t confined to just having a good refrigerator. You also need to make sure you employ those ways of food storage to keep everything fresh for longer.

FoodGuard Adaptable Super Lid
Whether it’s Tupperware with a lost lid or a casserole, the FoodGuard stretches to cover it all. You’ll never have to waste time searching for a lid again. In addition, the highly durable material forms an airtight seal to prevent any mess.

Vacuvita Home Base Food Storage Vacuum
Complete with patented technology, this device removes the air from your food, bags, and containers. With this method, your food will last longer than ever. The Vacuvita Home Base is perfect for your leftovers as well as for meal prep.

Food storage that is completely airtight

Food storage that is completely airtight

FoodSaver FM2000-000 Vacuum Sealing System
Compatible with most FoofSaver containers, it works with a latch and lock operation that can eventually reduce the usage of bag material by up to 40%. Since it helps keep air out, your food stays fresh for longer than general FoodSaver units.

Tackle waste like a pro

Food waste, if not taken care of, can be a big concern for the kitchen. With these new-age recyclers, you can now turn waste into fertilizer and use it in your garden.

FoodCycler Eco-Friendly Food Recycler
The FoodCycler actually reduces food waste by up to 90%. And, the soil is perfect for your garden. All you have to do is remove the lid, drop in your food scraps, and run the system once the bucket is full. In just three hours, you have nutrient-rich soil at your disposal.

Biovessel Living Composter Worm Farm
Totally odorless, the Biovessel is as beautiful as it is functional. The modern aesthetic makes it something you want to display and be proud of. Simply pour in your leftover fruit and veggies, grains, and even tea bags to get growing.

For the health conscious

Eating healthy begins at home. Here are some devices that ensure your food and water intake is on track.

Dash Compact Electric Air Fryer
Featuring AirCrisp technology, the air fryer quickly circulates air to cook ingredients while maintaining the crispy texture of fried foods. Additionally, you don’t even need to use oil. By air frying food, it reduces added fat by up to 80% without losing any flavor.

Drinkpod 1000 Series Cooling Water Filter
This appliance delivers the freshest water right to your glass in just seconds. In fact, its built-in filtration system provides 100x more powerful purification than your refrigerator.

Little kitchen hacks

There are plenty of smaller things you can do that will have a big impact on your cooking efficiency. They can cut down on prep as well as cleanup.

Hug Doug Silicone Spoon Saver
The Hug Doug Silicone Spoon Saver ensures that your utensils don’t fall into the soup or make a mess during meal prep. Additionally, Hug Doug easily adjusts to grip most of your kitchen tools using flexible silicone.

Don't let the ladles fall in the food

Don’t let the ladles fall in the food

BakeSplit Baking Sheet Divider
This incredible gadget separates your baking sheet into two watertight sections. With the Bakesplit in place, your food, sauces, juices, and more will stay on their respective side. The Bakesplit is perfect for creating entire meals on a single baking sheet.

Dessert paradise

We love making those desserts. We’d love them even more if they took less time to prepare.

Wim Instant Frozen Yogurt Device
Working with the included pods, this device gives you ultra tasty dessert in less than ten minutes. Simply open the pod, add milk, and load the pod of your choice into the machine. With a press of a button, Wim begins to mix and stir as it freezes your tasty treat.

Instant frozen yogurts at your service

Instant frozen yogurts at your service

Hand-Polished Ice Cream Scoop
The scoop emerges from a die-cast tool and is a design that is both elegant and durable. Each piece is hand-polished and feels just right in your hand.

Beverage time

A great way to enhance your meals and wind down after a long day, a tipple does wonders in the kitchen.

Plum Fully Automatic Wine Dispenser
Because consuming an entire bottle of wine in a single sitting isn’t always ideal, the Plum system can hold up to 750ml of your favorite wine, perfectly chilled and preserved, for up to 90 days.

BrewQube Countertop Draft Beer System
With thousands of craft beers to choose from, this technology ensures you get the best taste out of your favorite beverage. The BrewQube is designed to sit right on your countertop. The interactive system uses built-in sensors and WiFi to communicate the vitals of your beer, including temperature, beer volume, gas level, and more.

Grow your veggies indoors

Convenient and green, this is the way of the future.

Botanium Hydroponic Edible Plant Grower
With this style of growing, this garden uses no soil yet gives you delicious herbs, tomatoes, and more. In addition to this simple system, the Botanium automatically waters the plant on its own.

Smart Garden 9

This new garden by Click & Grow focuses on upgrading the way you grow your veggies at home. While on one hand, the NASA inspired Smart Soil gives them the optimal water, oxygen, and nutrients, the LED grow lights gives them the energy they need to survive.

Presentation is (almost) everything

They say that you eat a meal with your eyes before anything else. Why not accompany your dish with the best of the best?

Knork Innovative Flatware Sets
Featuring an ergonomic design, Knork flatware accurately fits the way we naturally eat. Combining function and innovation, Knork’s patented design includes an entire range of modern flatware that offers comfort, stability, and style.

Eat naturally in style

Eat naturally in style

The First Vinyl-Inspired Porcelain Plate
These plates come with a beautiful porcelain finish, are dishwasher & microwave safe as well as certified for food use. The idea is simple: give the appeal of an LP to a standard plate.

Kitchen furnishings redefined

With these, you can work even faster in the kitchen.

Moen Ridgedale Motion Activated Faucet
Featuring beautiful stainless steel, this kitchen faucet will always look its best. The Ridgedale Faucet is complete with a high-arc pull-down spout. With a single motion of your hand, you can easily turn this faucet on and off. Instantly, the Ridgedale Faucet delivers a free-flowing stream of water.

Tetra Connected Countertop Dishwasher
Incredibly innovative, this smart home device is a miniature and intelligent dishwasher. Unlike the bulky machine in most homes, the Tetra Dishwasher is ideal for homes with two to three people.

We spend a considerable amount of our time in the kitchen. By making sure that our kitchen is well equipped with the right accessories, we’re one step closer to enjoying the way we cook and eat this spring.

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Meet Ashley Timms

Ashley Timms is the Editor in Chief at Gadget Flow where she gets to write about the most incredible products in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s producing fine art dog photography.

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