Top kitchen items: Must have ideas & kitchens gadgets to improve your life

by GIFTAPARTUpdated OCTOBER 21, 2020

The most used room of any home is the kitchen. It’s where families prepare food, get together to talk, unite to eat, and share stories.

It just seems like whenever there’s a holiday, celebration, or house guests, everyone loves to congregate in the kitchen. Maybe it’s the delicious smells, the lively environment, or the cooks’ magnetic personalities, the kitchen somehow draws in everyone. Food is such an important part of hosting and entertaining, that the tools we have to simplify and improve the work involved in preparing and cleaning can really improve our lives.

After the guests leave, the kitchen remains the heart of the house. We spend so much time making food, eating food, and then cleaning, that it makes sense to make the kitchen experience as much fun and enjoyable as possible.

So why not improve the quality of your time in the kitchen with these gadgets? These items also make great gifts to your favorite foodie, a housewarming party, wedding gifts, Christmas gifts, Hanukkah gifts, and anyone who likes to cook. And, awesome gifts for yourself too… add one or more to your gift-a-part gift list. Learn more at 🎁 This compilation of items was gathered from Giftapart users’ feedback – the gadgets made cooking more enjoyable, cleaning easier, food better, or simply beautified the kitchen.

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Sterling Home Utensil Holder

This unique utensil holder will add some pizzazz to any kitchen. It has tarnished silver forks and spoons around the glass, and is crafted from a glass votive and metal frame. You can use this to display your utensils or to hold anything you want in your kitchen.

Modern Ceramic Utensil Holder & Tablet Stand

Here’s a practical utensil holder that also holds your tablet. Cook while following your favorite recipe on your tablet. The ceramic utensil holder and tablet stand is attractive on its own, even without the tablet. It has a sleek, contemporary look, and will hold several of your favorite utensils too.

OXO StrongHold Suction Sink Caddy

Oversized sponges, dish brushes and cleaning tools fit nicely in the OXO Sronghold Suction Sink Caddy. It has a plastic container with plenty of holes for water to drain, and a stainless steel support. The suction cup activates with a push of the lever, and when you need it out of the way, it easily detaches.

Hell's Kitchen 10-Pc. Kitchen Utensil Set

This quality, durable stainless steel 10 piece kitchen utensil set features easy-grip, silicone handles accented with the Hell’s Kitchen signature shade of red. Dishwasher safe set includes: carving fork, slotted spatula, solid spatula, potato press, ladle, skimmer, pasta server, serving spoon, slotted spoon and strainer.

Tomorrow's Kitchen Silicone Utensil Rest

Keep up to four utensils at hand with Tomorrow’s Kitchen Utensil Rest, yet separated from each other so their flavors don’t get mixed together. With a raised rim, your utensils won’t drip and our countertop will stay clean. Made with a non-slip silicone, the utensil rest stays in place on your counter.

Wash Scrubbing Cleaning Silicone Gloves

These multi-purpose gloves combine the function of a scrubber with rubber gloves. Clean your dishes, kitchen, bathroom, car and more. Heat-resistant up to 320 degrees, the gloves can be easily disinfected in boiling water or the microwave. Simply stick them in the dishwasher to clean. The gloves have non-slip design and speed up cleaning.

Norpro Nonstick Splatter Guard

Three-panel, foldable splatter guards are freestanding, BPA-free, and made of metal. Contain the splattering grease from hot pots and pans with this nonstick splatter guard. The panels quickly fold up for convenient storage. The non-stock surface results in easy hand wash cleaning.

Starfrit Dual Silicone Splatter & Mixer Guard

This dual silicone splatter and mixer guard can accommodate any pot, bowl or pan up to 12 inch diameter or less. Use it to prevent cooking splatters or to cover any hand mixer, hand blender, or mixing spoon. Simply insert the mixer through the easy access flexible opening on top and use the mixer without fear of splatter mess. Convenient, multi-use, easy to store, and simple to clean. Won’t scratch cookware and silicone is heat resistant up to 500°F.

Breville Convection and Air Fry Smart oven Air

Breville’s Smart Oven is the world’s first countertop oven and uses super convection for the ultimate control over heat. Thirteen cooking functions include: toast, bagel, broil, bake, roast, warm, pizza, proof, air fry, reheat, cookies, slow cook, and dehydrate. Temperatures ranging from 80°F - 480°F can be maintained up to 72 hours with Element IQ, awesome for dehydrating with low heat or roasting on high. Also great for crispy air frying. Standard 9' x 13' baking pan fit inside or a 12 cup muffin tray, a full turkey, or up to 9 slices of toast.

Food Network Mini Oven Mitt

This mini yellow oven mitt will surely brighten up your kitchen decor. The mitt is made from cotton, and has a bright and sunny springtime-inspired design. Beautiful and practical, this oven mitt will enjoyed regularly.

FeelGlad Silicone Kitchen Oven Gloves and Pot Holders

Adorable, eco-friendly and non-toxic, these silicone mini mitts provide finger protection whenever you need it. The oven gloves are just big enough to cover your fingers when grabbing something hot. They are easy to clean and have a small hole for easy hanging. The kitchen mitts are durable and heat resistant to 500°F.

simplehuman Compact Sensor Pump Soap Dispenser

Use this touch-free soap dispenser with a built-in sensor and high-efficiency pump on your kitchen countertop. Conveniently and quickly get hand soap or dish soap simply by placing your hand near the dispenser. A wide opening makes refills easy and mess-free. Plus a silicone valve keeps the unit drip-free.

Otto Motion-Sensor Soap Pump

Sleek and with a modern profile, this soap dispenser uses a motion-sensor for touch-free operation. A front window lets you easily see the liquid levels. Use with dish soap, liquid hand soap, or hand sanitizer.

O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop and Bucket System

This microfiber mop produces an amazing clean and removes over 99 percent of bacteria with just water. The bucket with splash guards provides a foot pedal for hands-free wringing, while keeping your hands dry. You control the level of moisture on the mop with the foot pedal. Use wet for mopping and dry for dusting. The telescopic handle quickly adjusts for all body heights.

Cuisinart Professional Series stainless steel nonstick skillet set

Made from premium stainless steel, a high-impact bonded base, this 8” and 10” skillet set was made for durability and fast, even heating without hot spots. Comes with Cool Grip, contoured, secure grip handles. The rim is tapered for easy pouring. This set can be used with induction cooktops, are dishwasher safe, and oven safe to 500°F.

Ozeri Stone 8" Earth Frying Pan With Non-Stick Coating

Absolutely free of toxic substances, the Ozeri Stone Earth Frying Pan uses a custom-formulated stone-derived coating. It provides perfect non-stick cooking and toxic-free from substances including Apea, GenX fluorinated chemicals, PFBS, PFOS, PFOA, and the lesser known NMP and NEP.

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Motion Nonstick Hard-Anodized 3-Piece Fry Pan Set

Made with heavy-gauge, 4mm hard-anodized aluminum construction for lasting use and efficient heat conductivity, the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Motion 3-Piece Fry Pan Set has a durable multi-layered, PFOA-free, nonstick coating to ensure easy food release and quick cleanup. The 3-piece set includes 8” fry pan, 10” fry pan, and 12” fry pan.

GreenPan Chatham Ceramic Non-Stick 11 Frypan

A frypan made of durable, hard-anodized aluminum for exceptional scratch protection and maximum strength. GreenPan uses a thermolon ceramin non-stick coating that is free of leading toxins such as lead, PFAS, PFOA and cadmium. It includes an easy pouring, drip-free rim.

Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer

This is a deluxe pressure cooker that crisps with its TenderCrisp Technology – quickly pressure cook ingredients to give them a crispy, golden air-fryer finish, and lock in the juices. Use TenderCrisp to finish with a crisp.The 8-qt. pot and 5-qt. Cook & Crisp Basket can make enough food to serve 8-10 people. It has a stainless steel finish plus 9 functions for multiple cooking needs.

EEEKit Tablet & Phone Stand

The tablet or smartphone is a great way to get amazing recipes and use while cooking your new favorite dish. But your device is more useful standing up; it’s easier to see and easier to click. Plus using this stand will protect your tablet or smartphone from the kitchen messes. This unit is compatible with most devices between 3.5 and 12.9 inches, such as all Apple and Samsung tablets and smartphones. Device thickness up to 10mm (0.4 inches) fit nicely which means that most even fit with a protective case on.

OXO Stainless Steel Sink Sponge Holder

Simple, attractive and useful is this stainless steel sponge holder. You can keep two sponges or scrubs ready for use. And with its drip tray – removable for cleaning – it stays outside the sink to maximize your usable sink space. A convenient pour spout allows for easy draining of the soapy water, and ventilation holes allow lots of aeration.

OXO Stainless Steel Sink Caddy

Keep close at hand and organized your dish brushes, sponges, steel wool and more. It has a divider to ventilate and separate your sponges from your brushes. Easily remove the divider if you prefer. Includes a built-in drip tray to catch the water, and the pour-spout is used for easy draining.

Scotch-Brite Sink Corner Caddy Sponge Holder

Economical and rust-proof, this Scotch-Brite sink corner sponge holder fits nicely in the corner of your sink. It’s made of plastic, and the bottom opening permits drainage to easily flow into the sink for quick drying. It includes the sponge so you’re ready to clean right away. Dishwasher safe on the top rack.

Stainless Steel Flatware Organizer Caddy with Base

Organize your flatware and silverware with this attractive organizer caddy. The stainless steel containers are marked with a simple, modern teaspoon, soup spoon, knife and fork design, and the elegant wood base adds a nice touch. Use this caddy to store your silverware for convenient every day usage, and it’s beautiful enough to place on the table for everyone easily grab their forks and knives before a meal.

Instant Pot Duo Crisp Combo Electric Pressure Cooker Air Fryer

It does it all, some would say. This 11-in-1 multi-use pressure cooker quickly pressure cooks, slow cooks, steams, sautés, cooks sous vide, bakes, warms, broils, roasts and dehydrates. With 11 Smart Programs you can put cooking on autopilot, and the results are delicious. The unit is easy to use, clean and store. Make meals for the whole family with the large 8-quart capacity.

PetSafe Smart Feed Automatic Cat & Dog Feeder

Does your pet deserve the best? This high-tech, innovative, smart feeder dispenses food to your cat or dog from your smart device whether you’re home or on-the-go. Monitor, schedule and adjust your pet’s feeding schedule from your smartphone using the PetSafe app, or ask Alexa to feed your pet whenever you want. The Feeder notifies you when it needs a food refill. With an optional slow feed setting, you can help you fast-eater pet eat smaller amounts over 15 minutes.

Dyson - V11 Animal Cord-Free Vacuum

The Dyson cord-free vacuum has become an indispensable accessory in many home kitchens. This Dyson V11 Animal delivers 40% more power than the Dyson V8, and its filtration system captures 99.97% of microscopic dust particles and allergens. You can vacuum your kitchen for up to 60 minutes on one charge. Control the suction with Eco, Auto and Boost settings, and its Dynamic Load Sensor auto changes speeds when vacuuming carpets and hard floors.

BISSELL PowerFresh Deluxe Steam Mop

Cleaning floors has never been easier than with this steam mop. It has low and high steam settings, and an SpotBoost brush to remove tough messes. This steam mop can sanitize your hard floors to eliminate 99.9% of germs and bacteria without chemicals.

Omega - Masticating Juicer

Healthy juices are easily done with this masticating juicer. Use the low speed to extract the maximum ingredients and nutrients. Fantastic pulp control with fine and coarse juicing screens. Plus, its compact design makes it great for portability and easy storage. It has three adjustable pressure settings, and the parts are dishwasher-safe.

OXO Good Grips Soap Squirting Dish Scrub

With dual scrub and sponge surfaces, and quick-release soap action, this OXO Good Grips will clean even the dirtiest dishes. Use the push button to release just the right amount of dish soap to scrub dishes effectively. Safely cleans nonstick cookware and the design makes it easy to reach hard-to-clean curves and corners.

Sorbus Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack

This brilliant, sturdy, over-the-sink drying rack will hold heavy frying pans, pots, China and more, and then quickly and easily rolls away for easy storage. Covered with silicone, it won’t scratch your sink. You can also use it to hold fruits and vegetables as you rinse them off, thaw frozen food, cool baked goods, and cushion hot dishes.

Bio Bidet Flow Motion Sensor Kitchen Faucet

You won’t have to touch your faucet to turn on and off the water flow with this motion sensor kitchen faucet. Keep the faucet germ-free with touch-less functionality. This Bio Bidet faucet features a 2-function spray head with strong flow. Manual override option available.

Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaner Combo Tool

Stop manually scrubbing. Connect these brushes to your cordless drill for a powerful cleaning tool. Three pieces included with different nylon, non-scratch brushes sized and shaped differently for cleaning a variety of surfaces, like tubs, sinks, showers and porcelain.

Bialetti 2-Cup Coffee Dripper

Simply place this coffee dripper over your favorite mug, add the filter and coffee, and then pour the hot water through the dripper for an awesome, fresh cup of coffee. Easy clean up, no water to refill, and convenient storage, this coffee dripper is both an economical and practical solution to making great and easy coffee.

Meater Plus Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

This is the first wireless, bluetooth smart meat thermometer, and it’s simple to set up and simple to use. Insert the meter probe, set up your cook in the Meater app, then cook and follow the app instructions. That’s it. The Meater app will estimate the cooking time, and let you know exactly when it’s ready. No more guesswork. Get perfect, consistent results every time. App is available for iOS and Android devices.

Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop

The Shark mop is made to super clean with steam hard floor surfaces like hardwood, stone, tile, marble, laminate and more. Use three different steam settings and sanitize your floors. And floors dry super fast as well.

Sharper Image 2-in-1 USB Charging Station

You spend so much time in the kitchen, might as well charge your tablet and smartphones while you’re there. The entire family will find this charging station useful in the kitchen. With both Qi-charging and USB charging, it’s compatible with almost every device. Use the cordless charging with your Qi-enabled devices; simply place it on the pad while you’re moving around the kitchen, and grab it when you’re ready to go. For wired devices, simply connect to one of the 3 USB or one Type-C port. And use it as a tablet holder too.

iRobot Roomba s9+ Wi-Fi Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal

Forget about vacuuming for months. The iRobot s9+ is a top-notch robotic vacuum cleaner that will clean your kitchen and more. This is iRobot’s most powerful vacuum, and it empties itself into the Clean Base! With wi-fi technology, the iRobot quickly learns how to get around your home. Use the home app or simply voice command the s9+ to clean messes in the moment. This unit provides iRobot’s most advanced and powerful clean.

Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill and Air Fryer

Use this grill to sear, sizzle and air fry all inside your kitchen. The Surround Searing provides 500°F grilling to make delicious char-grilled flavored food without the smoke. The Ninja Foodi provides outdoor grill cooking power and outdoor grill flavors to your kitchen countertop. Use it to air fry too, to make 75% less fat foot than deep frying.

Breville BES870XL The Barista Express Espresso Maker

Be a barista right in your own kitchen with this Breville espresso maker. Make espresso in less than a minute with freshly ground coffee beans. Includes all the accessories you need to make a deliciously fabulous latte or cappuccino. You’ll never have to step into a coffee shop again.

Google Nest Hub Smart Screen

Watch the news, weather, make a shopping list, and place calls to friends, all with the command of your voice, and while you’re running around the kitchen. And, get and see amazing recipes to follow along on the 7-inch display. You can also watch YouTube videos, play your favorite songs, and play pictures from Google Photos.

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