Some of our business favorite things It starts as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by a skincare gem, a cleansing necessity or just something to make dinner prep a little less stressful, we count on those in the know to give us the inside scoop on what truly He works. Now, imagine you have access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life – if a lot of people rally behind something, there’s no way it’s useless.
No need to join any new social media groups; Instead, trust the opinions of countless Amazon reviewers. They know how to tell something geeky from something great, and chances are, when quite a few of them swear by something, it’s the real deal. They’re a discerning bunch, and you can use their knowledge to your advantage in the kitchen. Scroll through for some of the most useful and popular kitchen staples you didn’t know you needed.
It may be small, but it heats up quickly and is so versatile – you can use it to make hash browns, cookie pizza, and more.
“Wow. This is the most adorable and most practical little waffle maker,” one over shared 187,000 5-star shoppers. “It’s perfect, compact and easy to clean. It makes excellent waffles and you can get creative with lots of other fun creations for you and your friends/family. Highly recommend. Getting one for everyone I know.”
the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker It is a snap to use. First, add the ingredients to each pan – the bottom is for bread, sausage, bacon, ham or cheese, there’s a plate for eggs only, then on top you put another layer of bread. Then turn off the device and let it roast.
“My hubs wanted this and I ended up using it more often than he does,” he shared One of over 10,000 rave reviewers. “I loved it so much that I sent one to my brother to help him quit McDonald’s lol.”
“What’s not good to say about cast iron?” Share a shopper. “It’s a great frying pan, and everyone should have 5 or 16 of these in their kitchen! Prep as described and you’ll have an excellent non-stick frying pan for years and years and generations to come!”
Over 61,500 shoppers rave about this compact but powerful blender. Share a fan:
“This blender is so easy to use. I add a weight loss supplement and fruit, mix it up in 1 minute, and drink it straight from the blender cup. Add soap and water and mix, and it’s clean. Easy cheese!”
All it takes is just three seconds! No more guesswork, especially when grilling.
“An instant-read thermometer is a must for anyone who grills or cooks meat, poultry, or fish,” he said One happy customer. “This is the secret to not overcooking! Best food thermometer I’ve ever owned. I’d recommend it to my friends or anyone looking to buy a thermometer. Good value too!”
Say goodbye to dangerously sharp edges and fiddling with a manual can opener – this electric tool is worth its weight in gold if you never cut your fingers on a serrated lid again.
“By far the best single handed can opener I have found. Small force compared to any other type I have used,” Share a shopper. “The moment I turned it on, I knew, finally, I was going to hit the jackpot in a can opener. There was no doubt that I no longer had to deal with any half-opened cans, openers hanging inseparably from cans, frustration, wasting money and having to Throw another ridiculously damaged device in the trash.”
Forget about having to run to the coffee shop to get the perfect frothy lattes, cappuccinos and matcha – this magical little frother can do it all. It makes any drink creamier in seconds, and it’s easy to use. Plus, it comes in different colors, so you can get one to match your coffee maker or the rest of your small appliances. You can even use it for tea and honey!
“This little thing is awesome!!” Share a shopper. “Even husband commented on how much he loves it. We use it to mix protein powder, creamer, and fiber products into our drinks. Just run the mixing tip under water to clean. Sits nice and handy on the counter for ease of use. Just buy when you need it!!”
Forget plastic bags and Tupperware you can never find lids for — beeswax wrap can store leftovers as well as less sustainable options. They’re good for packing lunches and keeping fruits and vegetables fresh, and they’re infinitely reusable, washable, and even biodegradable. Plus: It’s made in the USA with certified organic cotton, responsibly sourced beeswax, organic vegetable oils and tree resin.
“I cannot recommend these beeswax wraps enough,” she says. Share 1 happy shopper. “The antimicrobial aspect of beeswax keeps fruits and vegetables fresh for much longer than plastic bags. They keep bread soft and fresh for much longer than Ziplocs. They’re much better for the environment, and they can be reused for months. We’ve been using our set for nearly It’s two years old, and it’s still as good as new. No waste!”
This #1 bestseller comes in eight shades, and boasts over 88,000 5-star reviews.
Dude, this thing is so cool. Share a shopper. “Perfect eggs every time, no matter if it’s an omelet, poached or hard boiled and it’s so easy to clean up! I make eggs for my 1 year old and my husband almost every morning with no problem and I make myself omelets too.”
If you ask a loved one to run the dishwasher, only to check on it hours later and pull out the dirty glass, you need this. It’s a simple yet genius idea: just stick this magnetic indicator to your device and alert your housemates to the status of your kitchen by sliding its window left or right to indicate whether the contents inside are “clean” or “dirty.” No more accidentally picking up a dirty dish or loading dirty dishes into a dishwasher full of clean dishes!
“My parents not so long ago got a machine with controls and indicators on the top of the door, and it’s covered by the countertop when it’s closed,” One wise shopper shared. “They can never tell if a machine is clean or dirty until they open it and pull the racks out. They have had several cases where dirty dishes were put into a clean dishwasher or ‘dirty’ dishes were put back in the cabinets because they were semi-cleaned from the sink. These problems did not No longer exist. I got a big hug and a smile when I brought them this.”
A kitchen tool that makes you a better chef
Whether you’re a home cook or a professional chef, food scale can be the difference between a good dish and a Michelin-starred plate. This scale has a smooth, easy-to-clean surface, and it even has four measuring units so you can precisely portion out your ingredients, as over 92,000 five-star fans on Amazon can attest.
One delighted shopper shared: “I bought this kitchen scale for my mom, and she loves it. It’s very thin and takes up almost no cabinet space, and the digital display is nice and clean. It seems to have an auto on/off feature, and it comes with a battery backup! For the money, this is a great little gadget.” Great for cooking, weighing mail, or even hobbies.
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