When you have a busy life filled with a hectic job and kids that have to be dropped off at softball practice, the last thing you need is a chaotic kitchen that slows you down and makes life more burdensome. Instead, simplify your life by buying items that save you time and make cooking easier. They'll make preparing delicious, healthy meals feel like the least stressful thing on your to-do list. From adjustable measuring spoons to heated butterknives, this list has everything, and you'll wonder how you lived this long without them. Below, products that'll make cooking just a little simpler.
2. Fruit Slicer Set
If you're bonkers about fruit (or trying to get into the habit), this set of fruit slicers and juicers combines all your fruit preparation needs in one. It's an apple slicer, avocado scooper, citrus cutter, and lemon squeezer, plus all-around masher, mesh cutter, grater, and mixing bowl. Did we also mention that it's simply adorable?
Where to buy: $16.99, Amazon
3. Cut-Resistant Gloves
Any episode of Chopped will tell you that even professional cooks knick themselves from time to time. However, if you're the klutzy type who's trying to slice a tomato while small children run around your ankles, it's probably best to have a little protection. These special gloves are cut-proof, tougher than leather, and will save you a visit to the emergency room.
Where to buy: $10.99, Amazon
8. Stainless Steel Coffee Scoop with Bag Clip
Now here's something for the coffee addicts, which, let's admit, is all of us. This scoop is also a bag clip, letting you measure your coffee in the morning and clip the bag closed when you're done so everything stays fresh.
Where to buy: $6.99, Amazon
12. Veggie Spiralizer
If you're thinking of switching to a low-carb diet, a spiralizer is a must-have. Easily cut veggies into cute spirals for a healthier alternative to pasta or curly fries. Of course, you could save yourself the money and teach yourself how to julienne a vegetable, but who has the time for that?
Where to buy: $19.97, Amazon