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Between healthy eating, meal prepping, and cleaning up, cooking is hard enough as it is — we all deserve slicing, chopping, cleaning, and organizing gadgets that make our lives way easier. So, in the name of all that is convenient, we scoured Amazon in search of the most efficient kitchen gadgets to help make your life just a little easier. From slicers that cut down prep time to storage containers that will make your cabinets a Marie Kondo dream, here are 15 life-changing items we found.
There's nothing like slicing into a fresh, juicy watermelon — except if you can cut that slicing time in half. Enter: your new favorite kitchen hack that makes slicing and serving a breeze.
No more bulky colanders = less dishes to clean.
Let's face it, traditional sponges are pretty gross. Not only does this FDA-approved silicone alternative give you a more hygienic solution, the soft bristles provide a gentle scrub that won't scratch up your fancy dinnerware.
Taco Tuesday will never be the same.
Made of food-grade stainless steel, this easy-to-install rack will be your new kitchen bestie. Use it for drying dishes, washing fruits and veggies, or even as a cooling rack for your favorite baked homemade treats, and then simply roll it up when not in use.
This nifty holder comes with a cleaning solution that kills 99.99% of odor-causing bacteria, leaving your sponges smelling as fresh and clean as when you first started using them. Three cheers for clean sponges.
Instantly chop up basil, parsley, mint, and all your other favorite herbs like a boss.
Chopping onions is arguably the worst job in the kitchen (unless you're in need of a full-on crying sesh). Instantly cut up any kind of veggie in seconds with this genius contraption.
For professional, consistently sized burgers that will make even Bobby Flay jealous.
Use this nifty guy to quickly and easily crack eggs, separate yolks, and keep shells out.
From zucchini noodles to sweet potato hash, this compact spiralizer makes batching healthy meals a breeze.
No splatter, no spills, no extra clean up for you.
Attach this to the inside of your cabinet door and say goodbye to endless searching and clutter.
Never have to dirty both tongs and a spatula again.
This container hydrates and protects herbs to keep them fresher longer — plus way more organized than the current produce bag overflow situation you've got going on right now.
Adria Valdes Greenhauff is a writer and editor based in Miami, Fla. She’s covered food, travel and lifestyle for numerous online publications including The Quench, The List, Vivala, Foodable, Recommend magazine and Miami New Times. She's also the host of the Better Food Stories podcast.