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1. A microwave rice cooker that makes perfectly steamed rice every time, without the mess or hassle of using a pot or traditional rice cooker. Plus, you can pop the whole thing in the dishwasher!
You can also use it to make steamed veggies!
Promising review: "I've had this for seven months now, and I think it's still my favorite tool in my entire kitchen. I eat a ton of rice, and I love how easy this is to use and how easy it is to clean. It comes out consistently every time. I hated how messy cooking on the stove is, and my electric cooker got mold down inside the part that you can't wash. With this, there's no mess, and there's nowhere you can't clean or that can trap mold or bacteria. I can throw every part of it into the dishwasher after I'm done with it. It's awesome! I wish I'd had this back in college." --C. Stone
Get it from Amazon for $11.88.
2. A borderline magical machine for transoforming frozen fruit into delicious soft serve — this thing'll basically get you through the whole summer.
And it works in 10 seconds or less.
Promising review: "OK, I have to say I was not expecting much out of this. I got it and it was easy to put together (I'll jump ahead and say it's also easy to take apart and clean). I just have to say WOW...it really does come out like soft serve. This really is amazing. t doesn't take a lot of fruit to make a nice serving either — about half a banana, a few strawberries, a handful of blueberries and some grapes. So good. I've used it every night since I received it. I went to the store today to get frozen fruit packs. It was even better. I enjoy ice cream, but this is a treat you can have any time and as much as you want without feeling too guilty since all it is is frozen fruit!" --Todd Young
Get it from Amazon for $31.25.
3. A stainless steel bar that'll actually rid your hands of foul odors (even fish, garlic and onions!).
Promising review: "For years we have been just using large metal spoons or the sides of our metal sink to remove various odors from our hands (i.e. after chopping garlic or onions). Finally, I said to myself, 'Self, we need to move into the 21st century and get a metal bar'....and Ta-Daaaaah! I am really glad that we bought this because it looks really nice and it works so much better than a spoon or sink. For anyone that doesn't believe that this type of thing works, go ahead and chop 10 cloves of garlic and then rub your hands on this bar under cold running water. The results will speak for themselves. I would highly recommend this to anyone." --Sergio DaSilveira
Get it from Amazon for $7.50.
4. Clip-on stands to keep your bags upright while pouring in leftovers for storage; you won't waste another morsel.
They're *also* great for air drying bags you've washed out to reuse.
Promising review: "I cook all of my meals and freeze them once a month. These stands have been a godsend. I can prep, pack, and freeze six meals in under 10 minutes. That means in an hour I knock out more than a month's worth of dinners for my family of eight. This holds the smallest and tallest bags and keeps the outside of the bag clean. These bags have saved us so much money. These are not flimsy and are made from sturdy material, yet fold flat for easy storage. I could go on and on about these; they are such a great product." --Joshua Wilson
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.59.
5. A stainless steel electric corkscrew that opens a bottle in seconds, seriously reducing the amount of time you have to wait before having a glass of wine.
It comes with a cool charging stand that glows blue, and the opener will open up to 30 bottles on a single charge!
Promising review: "I had one of the earliest electric wine openers, but it finally gave up the ghost. Boy, am I glad now! This new one is fantastic! It's really easy to use, takes no effort — you don't have to hang onto the bottle so it doesn't spin, like my old one — and it looks attractive on the counter." --Mary
Get it from Amazon for $26.99.
6. An air fryer with seven-built in programs for perfectly-cooked fries, wings, and so much more with little or *no* oil.
Promising review: "I couldn't believe that is machine would fry without oil and food would come out crispy. Boy, was I wrong. This air fryer is fantastic, and all the foods that I have prepared in this thing have come out very, very delicious. My hamburgers come out nice and juicy, and the fries come out nice and crispy, and not limp. I have made cheese sticks and also shrimp, and they come out crispy and delicious. I don't have to use any oil when I use this, and that makes me very happy. It was great using this in the summer, because I didn't have to use my oven. I am a big, big, fan of air fryers. The GoWise is great, and the price is very reasonable. I just love, love this product." --Mluz
Get it from Amazon for $93.94. Available in three colors.
7. An omelet maker that delivers a delicious and healthy breakfast from the microwave to your plate in just minutes — and tastes like it was made on the stove!
Promising review: "This brings omelets 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 & underdone or firm but dry & 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 $12.86.
8. A double-chambered chopper to blend or dice perfectly-sized veggies TWO at a time with just the pull of a string.
It comes with two whisking blades and two cutting blades for all your culinary needs.
Promising review: "This thing is bad to the bone. So freaking easy. I just love pulling this to chop! Once I've chopped, I just put the whole container in the fridge and serve as I need for recipes. Very good buy for the price." --VictoriaPDX to FLL
Get it from Amazon for $11.99. Also available in single sizes.
9. A Instant Pot with seven functions, including (deep breath) pressure cooking, slow-cooking, making rice, sautéing, making yogurt, steaming food...and keeping your dinner warm.
Promising review: "My wife kept telling me we should get this. For months I resisted. We had a Crock-Pot, so why bother? We finally got this on sale on black Friday, and I LOVE IT. Quicker than a Crock-Pot and better end results. You can season your protein and cook it with veggies (which take on the flavor as well). After using this, anything you cook in a Crock-Pot seems like a warm, swampy product. Anything you cook in this is moist, flavorful, tender excellence in just a fraction of the time. Do not hesitate to buy this product — you will thank yourself for meals to come." --Jon
Get the six-quart size from Amazon for $99.95. Also available in five-quart and eight-quart sizes.
10. A pineapple corer perfect 🎶 if you like piña coladas 🎶... and not spending a fortune on pre-cut pineapple.
Promising review: "This thing is amazing. It works great! I prefer buying whole pineapples for a couple bucks (or even less on sale) vs. a much marked up price for the pre-cut stuff. However, it used to take me 20 mins to go through the whole process of cutting off all the inedible bits, even after watching multiple youtube videos on what was the 'best' way. I can now be completely done with the process in less than two minutes. Cut off the top, drill, and extract. That's it! I'm more than happy to sacrifice just a bit of usable fruit in trade for a 10x time savings!" --CS
Get it from Amazon for $6.99.