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4 Cool Kitchen Gadgets


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

If you're tired of hovering over the stove every night for hours just to end up with a sink full of dishes, perhaps it's time to look into some appliances that can streamline your dinner prep. Check out these gadgets that will make cooking a whole lot easier—and more fun!

Air Fryer

Air fryers use hot air and a small amount of oil to produce crispy food that is healthier and less messy than traditional deep fryers. Taste of Home explains how these appliances work in more detail, plus what they can and cannot do, in the article This Is What an Air Fryer Really Does to Your Food.

Sous Vide

Sous vide, French for "under vacuum," is a cooking method that uses temperature-controlled water to cook food in an airtight container. It sounds more complicated than it is! The article So, What Is Sous Vide, Anyway? from Bon Appetit explains why this hands-off method is great for professional kitchens and home chefs alike.

Pressure Cooker

If you only add one of the appliances from this list to your kitchen, choose a pressure cooker. This bad boy has so many functions and cooks food so fast that it will be your new best friend.

RELATED: 3 Ways to Use a Pressure Cooker

Immersion Blender

You already have a regular blender and a food processor; why do you need an immersion blender? This versatile gadget is lightweight, easy to clean and can whip up anything from soups and sauces to homemade mayonnaise and pesto. Still not convinced? Read 8 Excellent Reasons to Own an Immersion Blender from