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5 Time-Saving Kitchen Gadgets You Need in Your Arsenal

Let's face it: today's busy home chefs have little extra time to dally in the kitchen. Lucky for you, today's minute-maximizing kitchen gadgets offer plenty of smart ways to trim time while producing delicious results. We're counting down five...

Let's face it: today's busy home chefs have little extra time to dally in the kitchen. Lucky for you, today's minute-maximizing kitchen gadgets offer plenty of smart ways to trim time while producing delicious results. We're counting down five of our favorite time-saving kitchen devices. (You can thank us later.)

1. The Zyliss Avocado Tool

With so many delicious, nutritious reasons to indulge in avocados, we can't think of a single reason not to incorporate this tasty pear-shaped fruit into your everyday cooking routine. Except one, that is. Preparing them. Avocados require halving, depitting, scooping, slicing and mashing -- each mandating a different tool for ease of use. Enter the ingenious Zyliss Avocado Tool. This all-in-one solution does it all.

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Avocados just got a little more amazing.

 

Whether you're whipping up your famous guacamole or preparing slices for grilled cheese and avocado sandwiches, the Zyliss Avocado Tool is sure to become a go-to workhorse in your kitchen arsenal. Even better? It can be popped right into the dishwasher.

2. A Stand Mixer with Attachments

Stand mixers may be one of the more expensive pieces of equipment on your kitchen counter, but as any professional chef will tell you: they're more than worth the investment.

Alone, a stand mixer can do everything from beating ingredients in a snap to kneading dough. Factor in attachments such as citrus juicers, meat grinders, and pasta makers, and this is one can't-live-without-it piece of equipment for any enterprising home chef.

3. A Coffee Grinder

Sure, you can use it to grind the most flavorful and aromatic beans, but a good coffee grinder offers so much more than that. It can also be multi-purposed into a spice grinder to save time and money while imparting more flavor into your favorite dishes.

From creating your own unique spice blends to minimizing counter mess to controlling grind consistency and texture, you'll never look at a coffee grinder the same way again.

4. The Cuisinart 7 Cup Rice Cooker

Perfect rice every time is within your rice with this near-magical machine. Simply toss in the rice, add some water, and let it do its thing. But "rice cooker" is an over-simplified name for this versatile piece of kitchen equipment, which can also be used to make quinoa, cook porridge, and even steam vegetables.

5. Non-Stick Everything

There's nothing more frustrating than when food sticks to the cooking surface. Spare yourself the hassle by seeking out non-stick items guaranteed to make your time in the kitchen faster, easier, and frustration-free. From fry pans to baking mats to muffin pans, you'll spend less time scrubbing and scraping and more time enjoying the fruits of your labor.

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Less time grinding, more time for this? Yes please!

 

And these are just five of the many ways to enjoy better results for less time in the kitchen. From miniature food processors to corn strippers, countless other kitchen gadgets offer inexpensive, easy ways to simplify and streamline the cooking process for time- and budget-minded home chefs. Browse our kitchenware at Cilantro: The Cooks Chef to start cultivating your collection today.