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5-Star Kitchen Tools with a Cult Following

The Internet has spoken: These handy items make (vs. break) your home kitchen.

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instant pot lux minivia

Instant Pot LUX Mini

Do you have this incredible one-pot wonder? If you don’t, you may be taking too long to make all of your meals! This appliance not only has 4.5 stars with thousands of reviewers, but I can personally attest to the time saving wonders of the Instant Pot.

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Dash Rapid Egg Cooker: 6 Egg Capacity Electric Egg Cooker for Hard Boiled Eggs, Poached Eggs, Scrambled Eggs, or Omelets with Auto Shut Off Feature - BlackAmazon / DASH

Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

We didn’t necessarily think this was something we needed, until we saw that hundreds of people gave this kitchen gadget a positive review! This tool is the perfect way to ensure you’ll have perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs, every time.

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Ozeri Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale

You might not think you need a kitchen scale, but think about all those baking recipes that would be that much better if you had one! This scale is not only easy to use, but Amazon reviewers love it, too: 4.6 stars out of tens of thousands of reviews!

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Lodge 10.25 Inch Cast Iron Skillet. Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan for Stovetop of Oven UseAmazon / Lodge

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

A cast iron skillet is definitely an essential kitchen tool, and nearly 90,000 Amazon reviewers agree that the Lodge 10.25 Inch Cast Iron Skillet is the way to go! It comes pre-seasoned, too, so you don’t need to worry about getting it stove top ready, either.

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BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle

If you’re interested in breakfast shakes in the slightest, this kitchen tool is for you. Amazon purchasers have spoken, and at less than $10 a pop, this value-priced blender bottle is highly-rated with its 100,000-plus reviewers. What more do you need to know?

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JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder, Conical Burr Mill, Brushed Stainless SteelAmazon / JavaPresse

JavaPresse Coffee Grinder

Amazon reviewers are going crazy over the JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder. Not only does it cost significantly less than its $75 to $100 competition, but it really gets the job done! You can adjust the grind speed with a simple click, and it doesn’t require any batteries or power at all to work.

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Hiware 12-Pack Stainless Steel Metal Straws with 2 Cleaning Brush - Reusable Drinking Straws For 30oz / 20oz Tumblers YetiAmazon / Hiware

Hiware Metal Straws

Everyone’s trying to cut down on plastic these days (and for good reason), and these stainless steel straws are the perfect way to do just that! They even come with a cleaning brush, making these reusable straws the favorite plastic alternative on the Internet.

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yes you can electric can openervia

Kitchen Mama Battery-Operated Can Opener

Can’t stand cranking your cans open with the run-of-the-mill can opener? This battery-operated can opener from Kitchen Mama is perfect for you! 41,000 reviews land this product at 4.3 stars, and according to Amazon, it’s the ideal opener for home cooks and professional chefs alike.

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Spiralizer Ultimate 7-Blade Vegetable Slicer, Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty Vegetable Spiral SlicerAmazon / Spiralizer

Spiralizer Ultimate Vegetable Slicer

This fully 5-star-rated tool is totally worth picking up. It’s less than $30, and it makes it super easy to swap-in a gluten-free, low-carb noodle alternative to your favorite pastas, stir-fries and more. Oh, and did we mention that almost 6,000 people love this thing?

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Mueller Austria SYNCHKG100176 Pro Strongest NO More TEARS 30% Heavier Duty Multi Vegetable-Fruit-Cheese-Onion Chopper-Dicer-Kitchen Cutter, GrayAmazon / Mueller Austria

Mueller Austria Vegetable Chopper

You’ll never have to spend extra time chopping vegetables again! This 4.6-star-rated tool has its approval from over 2,000 customers. It chops, dices, and minces, all without using a knife: Sounds just about perfect to me.

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Lindsay D. Mattison
Lindsay D. Mattison is a professional chef and a food writer. After graduating from Cascade Culinary school, Lindsay became the Executive Chef at Jackson's Corner in Bend, OR, from 2013 to 2016. Her genuine passion for food and sustainable food practices led her to find the farmer in herself. She lives in Durango, CO, where she enjoys the trials and errors of small plot farming. Lindsay is currently working on a cookbook that teaches home cooks how to craft beautiful meals without a recipe, tentatively titled "The Art of Bricolage: Cultivating Confidence and Creativity in the Kitchen."