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21 Kitchen Products That Have More Than One Function

Might as well get rid of all those pointless, unitasker kitchen gadgets you own.

1. An Instant Pot for becoming your new go-to kitchen gadget — this thing is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a warmer, and a sauté all in one. So it's more than happy to take your cravings and churn them out quickly.

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Combines six kitchen appliances in one — pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steamer, and warmer. It can prepare food up to 70% faster. It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sauté and slow-cook. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "This is probably the only kitchen appliance I've ever bought that has earned permanent status on my kitchen counter. I use it at least three times a week. It's particularly perfect for vegans and WFPB-eaters. I can cook beans and grains from scratch in no time! Such a wonderful investment. I liked it so much that I got one for each of my sisters for the holidays. Best. Thing. Ever." —cynthia w. rogers

Get it from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in three sizes).

2. A two-piece strainer and bowl set for pouring in, let's say, some yummy al dente pasta, lifting the strainer and letting the bowl catch the water, pouring the water into the sink (or using it to make some sauce with your leftover pasta water), and using the whole set as a colorful serving bowl.

Walmart

Includes one bowl and one colander. Features a stylish design and comfy grip handle. It's stackable for compact storage, and has a non-slip silicone bowl. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $10.97 (originally $12.44, available in two colors).

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3. A 3-in-1 breakfast station to make prepping the most important meal of the day quicker, and a heck ton cooler-looking — I would buy one of these just to make my kitchen look more exciting, TBH.

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The toaster can toast up to four slices of bread at a time and features a 30-minute timer with automatic shut-off. The coffee maker can brew up to four cups at a time. Plus, the top of this super cool machine is a griddle — perfect for cooking eggs, meats, and pancakes, and is easy-to-clean.

Promising review: "Great for any kitchen, dorm, senior living kitchen, home, office break area, camper, etc. Want hot chocolate, an English muffin toasted, all while frying the egg and sausage links in 10 minutes? You can do it with this little time saver. Perfectly packaged with instructions and a recipe book." —Charlene Littles

Get it from Amazon for $64.62 (originally $79.99).

4. A pair of silicone trivets that can be used as pot holders, spoon rests, jar openers, and large drink coasters — and come in a variety of fun colors so you can get ones that'll match your kitchen's aesthetic.

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These are made of FDA-approved silicone that doesn't stain, mold, mildew, or absorb odors. They're also heat-resistant to temps of up to 442 degrees F. Plus, they're dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "These pads are great! They lay flat or hang and look nice sitting on the counter (where a normal oven mitt would not). They are very flexible, and the little nubs are great for gripping pans, and they work wonderfully to block heat from hands and counters. Color is exactly the same as in the photos." —Madeleine

Get them from Amazon for $11.95 (available in nine colors).

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5. A 3-in-1 avocado slicer for splitting, pitting, and slicing the green stuff known as nature's butter. Less time fanagling with silverware and more time eating avocado toast — win/win.

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Features a soft, comfy non-slip grip. This is dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "I used to laugh at this kind of product until my friend was using hers. It made it all so easy! Honestly, I can't believe someone as clumsy as me was functioning without it. Where I used to use a knife and spoon or fork to deal with avocados, it's now just this one thing. Each part of the tool does its job really well, and it's easy to clean. Love it so much. Even if you're not a clever tool kinda person, just get it. It's worth it." —kikikitten

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

6. A KitchenAid stand mixer with a wire whip, burnished flat beater, spiral dough hook, and pouring shield attachments to use in all of your baking adventures. But the fun doesn't stop there, you can purchase additional attachments like a spiralizer, a pasta roller/cutter, a slicer/shredder, a pasta press, and more!

Amazon

This stand mixer has 10 different speeds from very slow stir all the way to very fast whip to meet all your prepping needs. It comes with a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip. It features a 5 qt. stainless-steel bowl, a head tilt back for easier access, and a two-piece pouring shield.

Promising review: "I bought this for my wife to help with our annual massive Christmas cookie bake-off. We had this thing filled to the brim with various types of dough and icing all day, and it kept up with ease. Everything worked great. The motor seemed to keep up without any straining. Going to this from a decent hand-mixer was like going from a Kia to a Mercedes. We're eager to get and use some more attachments!" —M Smith

Get it from Amazon for $349.99+ (available in 27 colors).

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7. A salad spinner that'll make cleaning your greens and other produce as easy as the literal push of a button. Then you can lift up the colander, drain the water, put it back into the clear outer bowl, and voila, you have a pretty serving bowl as well!

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Features a soft, non-slip knob that locks down for easy storage, and a non-slip ring and wide base to prevent it slipping off the counter. The clear bowl part can be used for serving, while the basket can be used as a colander. All parts are BPA-free, and can be disassembled. This is top rack–dishwasher safe!

Promising review: "I LOVE this salad spinner! It has become an essential item in my kitchen. I can now easily throw together a salad very quickly. I've used it for rinsing and spinning a variety of lettuces, and they all have come out beautifully clean and crisp. I've also used the spinner for cherry and grape tomatoes, as well as berries. I am definitely eating more salad now than I was before. The prep is SO much simpler with this spinner. The spinner is the size of a large salad bowl, and it does take up space in the kitchen. I made room for it on my utility cart, though, because it is well worth it to have it handy." —Janice

Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (originally $29.99).

8. A rapid egg cooker for preparing a wide variety of eggs — hard-boiled, poached, scrambled, and omelets — how EGGciting!!!

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Features an auto-shutoff function! It can boil up to six eggs at a time, poach up to two eggs at a time, or make an omelet! Includes a poaching tray, and omelet tray, a six-egg holder tray, a measuring cup, a recipe book, and access to a recipe database. All non-electric parts are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "I don't like watching my pot to find out when the water starts boiling, so I bought this. It delivers perfect eggs by steaming them until the water placed in the device has evaporated. The exact amount of water is added to the cooker before it steams the eggs — there is a measuring line on the plastic cup that comes with the device. Next to each measuring line are the following words: 'hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, etc.' Fill the cup with water to the line for the egg type you want, and then add the water to the device. Then simply puncture each egg with a spike that is attached to the measuring cup, place the eggs in the device with the hole on top (duh). You close it, press the button on front and walk away. When an alarm sounds, it turns off automatically. Your eggs are done. No need to watch water boil. No need for daily cleaning. It's quite small. Love this thing. For the price, what's not to like?" —SunscreenAl

Get it from Amazon for $19.10+ (available in five colors).

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9. A veggie chopper to quickly chop, slice, dice, and spiralize your produce — you thought meal prepping was tedious, but now it's actually quite... enjoyable?!

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Comes with four interchangeable blades so you can julienne, chop, slice, and cut easily! This is FDA-approved, BPA-free, and can be fully disassembled and put in the top rack of the dishwasher. It also has a soft-grip handle to make prepping your ingredients easy on your hands.

Promising review: "I'm not usually a fan of kitchen gadgets because they either don't work as advertised or are more trouble than they're worth when it comes to cleaning them. But this little vegetable chopper is a great little tool that does a wonderful job of chopping and dicing very quickly and uniformly. It's also very easy to clean. I use it almost daily in my kitchen." —Randy Clark

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (originally $29.99).

10. A 10-in-1 bar tool that'll turn your home into the one your friends all flock to on a Friday night, simply so they can watch you work your magic in making their favorite drinks with your new toy.

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This 10-in-1 tool can be used as a muddler, knife, reamer, stirrer, channel knife, strainer, jigger, corkscrew, zester, and bottle opener. It's made of high-grade stainless-steel, has a rubber handle, and the muddle head is made of BPA-free plastic. This can only be hand-washed!

Promising review: "This tool is a truly great item to have in your kitchen or suitcase for those travel bar moments. It has a good heft to it that keep it stable when using all of its many tools. It also works really well and functions exactly as you need it. If you don't have enough space for a bar but need the tools to make a cocktail after a long day, this is the tool for you. It's compact, well built, and works wonders with helping to destress after a long day." —saxman930

Get it from Amazon for $21.84+ (available in two finishes).

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11. A non-stick sectioned skillet for making all the different components of your meal in one convenient place, all on the same stove burner. My apologies to all of your other pans now feeling left out and under appreciated, sorry not sorry.

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Features five compartments. It only requires one burner, and it's non-stick and stain-resistant. Plus, it features double layer non-stick coating that is PFOA-free. It's both oven- and dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "Now that I have cooked a few meals with this pan, I can honestly say that I will no longer be needing all my other pans. It just does it all. Cooking multiple ingredients at the same time and then infusing them together to mix the flavors is something that I have never been able to do before. Keep the pan at a medium heat to always get the best cook, because foods cook differently, and you can take your time in preparing your meal. I recommend this to pretty much anyone that likes to cook and mostly to the ones that dread it!" —Dan S

Get it from Amazon for $40.99.

12. An automatic bread machine to churn out, of course, delicious homemade bread loaves. But also cakes, pizza dough, jams, flatbreads, and croissants! Why trek out to your nearest bakery when you can turn your kitchen into the bakery?

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This machine has 12 settings: French, quick bread (no yeast), sweet, 1.5 lb. express, 2 lb. express, dough, jam, cake, whole grain, and bake. Allows you to select your loaf size and between a light, medium, or dark crust setting. Includes an interior pan and two kneading paddles that are all dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "I haven't had bread from the store since I bought this amazing bread maker. Love the taste and texture of the bread and happy that my bread is made without all the additives — something you won't find from store-bought bread. This bread machine is easy to use and fool-proof. Never made bread at home until I bought this machine. One of the best buys for my kitchen in a long time. Just follow directions and use some common sense. I read online here to make sure to scrape down the sides of the bread maker as it is first making the dough, and I have NEVER had a bad-looking loaf! Need a great bread machine? This is it." —Movie, freak

Get it from Amazon for $58.59 (originally $79.99).

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13. A coffee and tea press insulated travel mug that'll serve the double function of allowing you to whip up your favorite beverage on-the-go, while having a handy container to sip your drink.

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Just add coarsely ground coffee and hot water, and seal the lid for a fresh-pressed cup. It's made of BPA-free plastic, has double-wall construction, and keeps beverages hot or cold for several hours. Plus, it has a durable design and spill-resistant lid, as well as a silicone non-slip grip. This is dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "Can't stand the office coffee? Need your own ground beans to make French press? This device is the answer for a single-person French press brew. I've had this for about six months now and wanted to wait for robust testing before writing a review. The rubber seal on the press is excellent and zero coffee grounds get through. It maintains temperature superbly, and the volume of the container is great. This is also perfect for road trips. When sealed it is also practically spill-proof. Very, very easy to clean as well." —D.C.E

Get it from Amazon for $19.50 (available in three colors).

14. A mixing bowl set with lids and attachable graters to buy if one, you're in need of some A+ mixing bowls to whip up eggs and dessert mixes, and two, in need of some A+ graters — we're here to enhance your kitchen and save your wallet.

Amazon

Includes five bowls in assorted sizes — 1 qt., 2 qt., 2.6 qt., 3.6 qt., 4.7 qt. These bowls are stainless-steel, anti-slip, easily stackable, and include a volume measuring guide inside! The bowls (without the lids) are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "These have worked out great so far! I have used them for both mixing and storage. Every time I've mixed salad and sealed with the lid, the greens have stayed fresh and crisp. The graters work nicely as well and make whipping together a quick Caesar salad with parmesan THAT much easier! There are units on the side of the bowls as well, which help with measuring for recipes. The rubber grip at the bottom of the bowl has come in handy a time or two during heavy whisking." —Brittany

Get them from Amazon for $42.99.

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15. A 5-in-1 tool that'll function as a slotted spoon, solid spoon, spatula, turner, and cutting tool because using multiple utensils at a time is soooo 2018.

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This is made from tough nylon, is heat-resistant to temps of up 480 degrees F., and is dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "I love this uni-tool. I use it for sautéing veggies, scraping bowls, browning meats, tasting soup, testing macaroni for doneness, etc. I like that I can taste test with the spoon side and keep working with the other side. I randomly told my husband I wanted one for Christmas, and I am so glad I did. It's a useful kitchen gadget to have." —Lori Price

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (originally $10).

16. A 3-in-1 super pot you can practically replace your stove with because it can be used to grill, slow cook, steam, simmer, and serve... can your stove serve people while they're sitting at the table? Uh no it can't, point proven.

Amazon

Features a deep, large capacity 3 qt. pot, and a large 10" grill. The non-electric parts are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "Bought this to replace my stove. I can grill in it, fry fish, make soups, stews, and omelets, steam vegetables, and bake in it. I love it. It's easy on the electric bill and doesn't heat up the house." —William Thomas

Get it from Amazon for $34.12+ (available in two colors, and two sizes).

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17. A Dutch oven to use in a multitude of ways like stir-frying, deep-frying, slow-cooking, braising, making stews, simmering sauces, even whipping up homemade bread! Did I mention you can just pop this into the dishwasher when you're done. Because you can.

Walmart

Made with PFOA-free non-stick diamond reinforced coating and heavy-gauge forged aluminum for even heat distribution and fast cooking. It has a stay-cool silicone-handle, and a tempered glass lid with a steam vent and silicone grip knob. It has a 5 qt. capacity, includes recipes for inspo, and is dishwasher-safe!

Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $17.57 (originally $27.88, available in three colors).

18. A heavy-duty immersion hand blender that comes with a wire whisk attachment so you can not only whip up yummy smoothies, but you can stir up sauces, whip eggs, and so much more. Plus, each piece is small and easy to compactly store when not in use!

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Features adjustable blade speeds so you can ensure the perfect texture every time you puree, grind, juice, and chop. The components of the hand-blender are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "I love this blender! I've always avoided making things that needed blending because my old blender was so hard to use. This thing is magic. I used it to puree some pumpkin for soup — it was down in literally a second. I tried to make tomatillo salsa in my old blender — the veggies just want round and round. I put the veggies in the Epica food bowl, pressed the button, and whoosh! I had salsa in like two seconds. I am thoroughly impressed!" —SingingChemist

Get it from Amazon for $38.50.

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19. A combination can and bottle opener that'll quickly open a can of nutritious veggies, and then you can reward yourself by opening a bottle of wine.

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Features a comfy, easy-to-use turn knob, and is dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "At first, I thought it was a bit expensive, but this handy little gadget is worth every penny. This can/bottle opener is so versatile, and as advertised, it opens a can with a smooth edge so you cannot cut yourself. Better yet, the food from the can does not get on the cutting mechanism. This is also a great bottle opener, and it also can remove those tight caps from two-liter soda bottles. It can also assist in removing the tops of soda cans by using the pointed tip, which looks like a bird's beak, by simply tucking it under the soda can tab. I'm so pleased with this, and I definitely plan on purchasing a few for holiday gifts." —David F.

Get it from Amazon for $16.34+ (originally $20, available in two colors).

20. A better batter tool to serve as a whisk while stirring up brownie, cake, and cookie batter, and scraping the good stuff off the bowl and into the pan without needing a separate utensil.

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The thick blades help to mix ingredients quickly to avoid over-beating. It has tapered silicone fins to help scrape the sides of the bowl clean. Plus, the silicone head has a long-lasting, stain-resistant color, and is heat-resistant to temps of up to 600 degrees F. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "I was skeptical that a silicone whisk was actually going to be any better than a wooden spoon or wire whisk for mixing up pancake batter or muffins, but I'm a convert now. This thing is awesome — the silicone wings are great for scraping the sides of the bowl while you mix, and it's super fast to completely mix wet and dry ingredients without overbeating and toughening." —RegencyGarderobe

Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in two colors).

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21. A single-serve coffee bar that'll having you playing barista while you churn out hot coffee, iced coffees, lattes, espressos, and more — in the long run cheaper and quicker than the Starbucks drive-thru line.

Amazon

Allows for single-serve coffee without using wasteful coffee pods. Comes with a built-in frother, and allows for custom brew sizes — cup, XL cup, travel mug, and XL multi-serve. It also features advanced thermal flavor extraction technology and auto-IQ one-touch intelligence.

Promising review: "I love coffee and drink a lot of it. This machine is fantastic, one of the very few that can rival Nespresso. This Ninja makes amazing coffee. None of that sad watery, weak, or bitter brew, just rich flavorful coffee, even in the classic/regular setting. The rich setting produces a strong but also not bitter or burnt coffee. Yes, the machine takes a few minutes to warm up, but it brews fast. Love the way everything loads from the front, so I don't have to move it around to reach the water reservoir. Great machine, highly recommend it." —reader412

Get it from Amazon for $114.98.

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