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26 Things That'll Basically Whip Up Your Meal For You

Why work harder when you can work smarter??

1. A microwavable egg maker for whipping up omelets and scrambled and poached eggs all without the hassle. Who says you need to have oodles of time and a giant kitchen to make yummy food?!


Promising review: "Sure, you could fill a skillet with a little bit of water, place it on the stove, crack an egg into it and then wait for it to simmer while bathing the yolk in the hot water to make sure it turns out perfectly, then find a tool to lift the egg out of the pan without breaking the yolk or getting water on your breakfast sandwich — or you can just buy this handy little thing, and in 40 seconds, or the time it takes to butter an English muffin, you could be taking your first bite of a delicious faux Egg McMuffin! I don’t usually invest in single function kitchen items but this is totally worth it." —Ardent

Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

2. A multi-functional chopper with interchangeable blades that makes chopping tons of fruits and veggies easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Think about how much time you'll be saving! If time is money, then this thing pays for itself.

Promising review: " The chopper is heavy duty, and stainless steel. It's very sharp! It's easy to use by pushing products through. Everything comes out in even pieces and looks fantastic." —Chelsea H

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.



3. A microwavable pasta maker that'll cook, strain, and create a full meal for you while you sit on the couch and catch up on all your shows. You know, the important stuff.


Promising review: "This is a fantastic product. I’ve been cooking for more than 50 years. Pasta has always been a simple, go to, dinner for me. Tending to the boiling pot of pasta was just part of the process. I’ve been getting 'tired' of cooking as I’ve aged. This simple little microwave pasta cooker has simplified cooking so much more than I could have imagined. Seems silly, but it’s kinda like a little miracle. No more toting a heavy pot to the stove. No more pouring pasta & boiling water into a colander. It’s simple, lightweight & foolproof. You’ll never regret buying this." —Winkie

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

4. A rice cooker so you can set it and forget it — no more scraping burnt rice off the bottom of your pot!


Promising review: "This is a great little rice cooker for making small portions. My first batch of rice came out too wet and the steam vent overflowed so on my second batch I added less water than recommended and the rice came out perfect." —Ivan

Get it from Amazon for $14.39+ (available in six sizes).



5. A versatile sandwich maker (just peep those lil' pizzas!) for the evenings when cooking a three-course, gourmet meal just isn't in the cards.

Promising review: "I highly recommend this product for busy people in the morning who want a healthy breakfast on the go. I plug it in and let it warm up while I grab all the ingredients I need. Putting the ingredients in is easy peasy, and then I am able to go finish getting ready for work while my breakfast cooks. It creates a perfect grab-and-go breakfast sandwich. I even made a pizza sandwich for dinner one night and it was delicious!" —Lisa

Get it from Amazon for $24.50 (available with/without a timer and four colors).

6. Aaaand, a sandwich maker cookbook packed with 150 recipes so you can do even less thinking and more eating.


Promising review: "Great and easy ideas — perfect for busy lifestyles! I bought this along with the breakfast sandwich maker for my father as a gift. He's an older single man and was eating out quite frequently. He loved the sandwich maker but having this cookbook really allowed him to get more use out of it. He now uses it for quick and easy snacks and lunches, as well as breakfast. There are a lot of great ideas in this book and you can also easily alter them to suite your taste." —Eva W.

Get it from Amazon for $10.49.



7. An egg cooker you can count on to not mess up the hard boiled eggs again. Consider your days of Googling "how to boil an egg" O-V-E-R.

Oh, you wanted soft boiled? It can do that too. Poached? Sure, get fancy. Scrambled! Yep!!!! Now you can have scores of deviled eggs at home instead of reluctantly overpaying $6 for one at a restaurant. It has a poaching tray, omelet tray, six egg holder, measuring cup, recipe book, and recipe database access.

BuzzFeed actually tested it out and loved it.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

8. A beloved 7-in-1 pressure cooker sure to replace at least three of your bulky kitchen gadgets, and cook you a complete, super filling meal. Really, there's little this thing *can't* do!

This baby steams, slow cooks, makes rice, sautes, and even make yogurt and cake. *Heavy breathing,* It's like having a sous chef on deck at all times.

Check out BuzzFeed's complete Instant Pot review.

Promising review: "I love this thing. This is really versatile and easy to use. It comes with a little rack and really streamlines dinner. Meats that benefit from slow cooking really shine in this thing. The time savings is pretty ridiculous. I did a three-pound pork shoulder for a pozole last night. 30 minutes cooking and 15 minutes of natural pressure release, and it was fantastically moist, and filled with all the flavors I'd stuck in the cooking liquid." —Jennifer Guerrero

Get it from Amazon for $69.95+ (available in three sizes).



9. A garlic chopper perfect for anyone with more experience with toy cars than knives and cutting boards...and because fresh garlic is always better than jarred. That's just a fact.


Remember those cars that scooted around after you pulled them back to wind 'em up? This device is kind of like that. After you fill it with garlic, simply roll it around to chop up the garlic. It saves time and fingers.

Promising review: "Love! Love! Love the Garlic Zoom! Mincing garlic has never been easy or fun until now. It makes mince work out of garlic, onion, chilis and herbs. I'm not sure what I love most about this little gadget. Not smelling stinky garlic fingers all night? No burning fingers or eyes from chopping a super hot chili? Or mincing fresh herbs in a blink of an eye? Anything I can throw in the GarlicZoom I zoom. It's fun! I have a problem wrist from an injury and an arm and hand that suffers from nerve damage. I can still manage to zoom this." —Kennedy Collins

Get it from Amazon for $8.70.

10. A microwave bacon cooker so you can indulge your bacon cravings without turning on the stove, frying bacon, turning the bacon, de-greasing the bacon, soaking the pan, etc., etc., etc.

Promising review: "This is the best little gadget I have tried in a long time. I lay a paper towel on top and fold to drape over the edges to catch the splatters, program for one minute per slice of bacon, and that is it. If you have a full rack, 12 slices, you will take the rack out, remove the ones that are done, put back in, cook for additional one minutes until all are to your satisfaction. You can put the gadget into the dishwasher or wash in good soapy water and have it ready for the next use." —G. Carver

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.



11. A retro diner-style 3-in-1 breakfast station with a griddle, oven, and coffee maker that'll let you create a masterpiece of a breakfast and use NO dishes in the process.

Promising review: "This is a cute all-in-one breakfast center. I actually purchased this for my husband to use in his semi. Due to health concerns when he's traveling across country, he tries to stay away from truck stop food. It also saves him money when he can make his own breakfast, cook his own pizzas, and make his own coffee. I liked that this one has a permanent coffee filter in it. I tested it out and the coffee was fast, it toasted well too." —shopper1

Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

12. A steaming tray you simply slip into the microwave with your meat, veggies, and a little water, and in minutes you'll have a delicious meal waiting for you.

Promising review: "I love this steamer. After working all day, I am usually looking for shortcuts to meal preparation, but I still want it to be healthy. I discovered this steamer from a dietitian at work. Her veggies always look and taste so good. I would definitely recommended setting the microwave for two minutes at a time and testing so that you get the texture that you want. For the green beans, the texture that I wanted was at four minutes. With more practice, I may not need to keep doing this. The steamer is very easy to clean. It is so much nicer to have fresh steamed veggies than frozen or canned ones." —rm

Get it from Amazon for $14.72.



13. A rotating oven to heat (and reheat!) your food evenly so you don't have to start up the oven and wait for it to warm up — because some days that's just too much to ask!

Promising review: "This appliance should come standard in every dorm room. Not only is the one of the safest ways I could imagine doing dorm cooking, but it also EXTREMELY versatile. I have made prosciutto wrapped cheese stuffed jalapenos, broiled steaks, fried eggs, baked cookies, and of course made frozen pizza on this wonderful machine, all using tin-foil to form what ever kind of pan or tray I needed. The default state of the machine is as a rotating cooling rack with a fan that cools the heating element as well as the food/tray. Overall it's idiot proof and versatile beyond expectation." —Cman

Get it from Amazon for $49.90.

14. A cute microwave helper so you can make s'mores in the microwave and avoid the dreaded outdoors (where mosquitos are just lurking, prepared to eat you alive).

Pour water into the device and then slip the s'mores into place. Your friend's little hands keep the sandwich together, even when the marshmallow starts expanding.

Promising review: "I needed something to quickly make s'mores for a classroom full of third graders. This was perfect! The marshmallow always rolls off the cracker in the microwave, and this handy little gadget stopped that from happening. Fantastic invention!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.17.

See more stuff you can use in the microwave.



15. An electric peeler your hands and back will thank you for — no more leaning over the stinky trash can while peeling potatoes!

Promising review: "I have had this product now for almost a year and can say I honestly love it and use it weekly. I have a toddler so I try to do everything and anything to cut down on prep time. I usually prep my foods the night before when he is in bed. However, when I peel potatoes at night they always turn brown within hours. Therefore, this product allows me to peel the potatoes quickly to add to my stew in the morning. Clean up is very easy as I just run the two pieces that hold the item in place under water." —Ruby

Get it from Amazon for $17.24.

16. An ice cream sandwich maker that'll form perfect, homemade sandwiches that are way better than store-bought. In this case, store-bought is *not* fine — sorry Ina.


The mold requires ice cream and homemade brownies. Reviewers have mentioned that it works better when you freeze the brownie sheet and let the ice cream sit out for a bit.

Promising review: "This is awesome! We have already used this so many times to make somewhat healthier alternatives to ice cream sandwiches. It's really easy to use, really easy to clean, and really fun for the kids." —Lillian Walker

Get it from Amazon for $19.85.



17. A microwave omelette maker so you can turn out a delicious breakfast in under five minutes and not be totally hangry by 10 a.m.


This is made of 100% platinum silicone that's resistant to high temperatures and is dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "This brings omelettes to my weekday breakfast. I've been trying to eat a low-carb diet, and the idea of eggs for breakfast appeals to me. But, I am *so* NOT a morning person; and getting up early to stir a low-n-slow scramble just does not work for me. I've tried microwaving eggs in custard cups but they always turned out either soupy and underdone or firm but dry and rubbery. But this makes them Just Right, every time, in two minutes flat. That's less time than it takes me to brew my coffee. Two or three eggs, some herbs, a few chopped veggies, and perhaps a sprinkle of cheese makes for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast." —Vanilla Chameleon

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

18. Heat-resistant toaster bags for reheating sandwiches, fries, and other should-be crispy foods the RIGHT way — aka, not in the microwave where they tragically turn soggy. Plus, it's a great way to make a quick grilled cheese. You are welcome.


It will ALSO keep your toaster clean and free from a crumb takeover. Not to mention these are a great way to prevent cross-contamination when there's a gluten-free member in the home. Each bag can be washed with soap and water and used up to 100 times.

Promising review: "I had no idea how well these would work. You can put toast, rolls, or anything that will fit in the slot even if it has jelly or spread. It doesn't hurt the toaster and the food comes out warm." —mare36

Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.99.



19. A sushi kit that'll assist you in making easy (easy being the key word here) delicious rolls right at home. Oh, just think of the money you'll save.

Promising review: "Made sushi for the first time last night and it was awesome!!! This thing is so easy!! I was able to make rolls with rice on the outside with no problem, just added a little water to the roll mat and voila! My guests and husband were all amazed!" —Beach Mom

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

20. A non-stick, copper-infused ceramic cooker designed to cook both sides at once and free up some extra time to binge Brooklyn Nine-Nine — aka, the best show out there. That is not up for discussion.

Promising review: "I’ve used it once so far. I made an omelette and didn’t burn the house down. This is a major feat for me as I am 'cooking challenged.' It was simple, easy, and fast. I recommend." —A.O.

Get it from Amazon for $24.59.



21. A microwave popcorn maker that'll let you skip the processed bagged kind but still do the least amount of work possible.


The top can be used to measure out popcorn kernels and hold a chunk of butter when cooking.

Promising review: "This is so easy to use and makes delicious popcorn! I put about a tablespoon of coconut oil (instructions say any cooking oil) in with the corn kernels and a good pat of butter on top and cook in the microwave. I just listen for when the popping slows and remove from microwave. I add a small amount of salt and shake it up — makes perfect popcorn!!!!!!!!" —TMAC TexasTop

Get it from Amazon for $19.16+ (available in two sizes and nine colors).

22. A three-piece pasta roller and cutter KitchenAid attachment so you can feel fancy about your homemade pasta without even having to learn the art of pasta making in Italy.

Comes with a pasta roller and spaghetti and fettucini cutter. And if you don't have a KitchenAid yet, you can get one from Amazon for $279.99.

Promising review: "I have been coveting this for a while now, and it was totally worth waiting for. As expected from KitchenAid, these attachments feel hefty and durable, definitely quality made. Super easy to get this set up on my KitchenAid stand mixer. It rolls out the pasta dough so quickly, and cuts it super cleanly. I don't even need an extra set of hands to help crank everything out, I can handle it by myself! This is the first set of attachments I have gotten for my KitchenAid, and I can't wait to try out their others if they're all this awesome. Can't recommend enough!" —Kristen

Get it from Amazon for $129.99.



23. A life-changing gadget that converts your boring frozen fruit into — hello — soft serve "nice cream." Now you can have ice cream for breakfast, which I consider a dream come true.

Unless you have sleeping roommates because this thing is kind of loud.

Promising review: "It is a true marvel of science, magically producing perfect frozen yogurt from fruit, yes that's right, magic. It blew my mind how similar it is to real ice cream. If you had placed a bowl in front of me, I dare say I would not recognize its true composition of pure fruit. Magic frozen yogurt which I am now guiltlessly consuming as I transcribe this very review. I can say with confidence, this magic frozen yogurt leaves you feeling healthy, full, and like you've just had a bowl of ice cream... for breakfast." —Tosh

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

24. A yogurt maker to cut down on grocery store costs and impress all your guests. "Oh, why yes, I do make my own yogurt." —you

Promising review: "I love this yogurt maker and have been using it once to twice a week since I got it. I find that whether or not homemade yogurt is cheaper than store bought depends on your ingredients that you are using i.e.: organic milk vs. regular store brand milk. I was eating brand name and store name yogurt daily and it was getting costly. This really cuts down on the cost and tastes a lot better." —LAS

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.



25. A quick-pull food chopper that'll dice ingredients so fast you'll be saying "holy guacamole!"

Manually crank the handle and the doubles blades will slice and dice your ingredients in seconds.

Promising review: "This is the handiest gadget in the kitchen and believe me, I have them all, cluttering up the cabinets. If you hate dragging out your electric food processor every time you want to chop an onion or make salsa, this is for you! BEWARE!! The blades are razor sharp so be extra careful when using and cleaning. I make chop salads in seconds; you can load it up with your favorite veggies and pull the cord 8 or 10 times and you're done." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two sizes).

26. And a hot dog maker to get perfectly toasted dogs and buns every time. Do you *need* this? Probably not. Do you *want* this? WHO WOULDN'T?

Promising review: "I am quite endeared to this little hot dog maker. So much better than just throwing hot dogs in the microwave." —Tootie

Get it from Amazon for $19.76+ (available in two colors).

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