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The Amazon Gadgets Everyone Should Have In Their Kitchens In 2019

The end of December is quickly approaching, y’all, which means it’s time to set some New Year’s resolutions. If you’re hoping to step your cooking game up next year, you might be interested in some of Amazon kitchen gadgets for 2019. Whether you’re looking for high-tech butter knives or stainless steel dumpling molds (yes, they exist), you can find ‘em online. Once you get your hands on a few of these devices, you’ll be able to channel your inner chef in no time.

Back in February 2018, the Foodbeast team rounded up 15 must-have Amazon products for your kitchen, and the list was pure fire. Between vegetable peelers, defrosting trays, “thaw claws” and more, it was packed with items that would take your kitchen to the next level. However, Amazon stepped its game up for 2019 and is currently selling gadgets that you’ll definitely see in yours and your friends’ houses this year.

Let’s get to it, shall we? Make some room on your counter, because you’re going to want to stock up on these kitchen toys ASAP.

1. French Fry Cutter, $64.97

Sure, this commercial grade french fry cutter looks like a fierce, metallic counter kitten. But, it’s also extremely efficient and will help you cut fries like a champ. Using its stainless steel rod and cast iron body, you’ll be able to easily cut ⅜” fries without breaking a sweat. Plus, it has suction feet that’ll prevent any counter slippage. (If you’re anything like me, that’s a very good thing.)

2. 3-In-1 “Magic” Butter Knife, $12.95

This 3-in-1 “magic” butter knife will bring your butter-spreading skills to the next level. Not only does it spread the goods, but it also grates it, slices it, or curls it. Whether you’re planning on adding butter to your bread or adding a fancy side to your steak, this knife will have you covered.

3. Stainless Steel Dumpling Mold, $14.49

Why order takeout dumplings when you can make your own? These stainless steel molds will let you fill your dumplings with whatever your heart desires. Plus, they’ll crimp the edges of each one to give ‘em that “pie crust” aesthetic.

4. Portable Soda Dispenser, $5.53

If you’re sick of flat soda, you should definitely give this portable soda dispenser a try. All you have to do is twist the device onto your bottle and start serving up the fizz.

5. Stainless Steel Corn Peeler, $3.00

Peeling corn the old fashioned way can be a total drag, and this gadget is going to help you do that without flaw. All you have to do is rotate your cob through the device and watch the kernels fall.

6. Stainless Steel Pineapple Slicer, $5.99

Cutting pineapples can be tough, but this stainless steel slicer will help you cut the juiciest pieces without the hassle. All you have to do is slice the top of the pineapple off and start twisting the blade into the fruit. It’s literally that easy.

7. Whisk Wiper, $19.95

If you’re someone who likes licking the spoon when you’re done baking, this gadget might not be for you. However, it’s great for anyone who hates cleaning in between all of the metal rods on a whisk. All you have to do is glide the device from the bottom to the top of the utensil, and it’ll collect leftover residue as it goes.

8. Salad Bowl Cutter, $16.95

Chopping the perfect salad can be tough, but this salad cutter bowl will help you cut your lettuce like a champ. All you have to do is add your greens into the bowl, flip it over, and slide your knife through the holes on the sides of the container. Then, voila! You’ll have a perfectly chopped salad.

9. Prepara Herb Savor Pods, $34.96

If you’re hoping to preserve your herbs (and make your fridge look futuristic AF), buy some Herb Savor Pods. By adding herbs to a pod and putting fresh water into the cap, you’ll triple the lives of your greens. That’s a pretty huge deal.

10. One-Step Cake Cutter, $3.59

Cutting cake can always get a little messy, and it’s always kind of annoying to measure out everyone’s individual pieces. This one-step cake cutter eliminates that process, because it’ll help you cut the perfect piece with one swift movement.

11. No-Slip Tomato Slicer, $12.99

Slicing tomatoes can get a little slippery, and this gadget will eliminate the chances of accidentally gliding the knife into your hand. All you have to do is place the tomato (or onion, or potato) into the grip and use the device’s ridges to help you cut thin slices.

12. Dirty-Or-Clean Dishwasher Magnet, $13.99

If you’re stocking up on kitchen gadgets for the new year, that probably means you’re going to be doing a lot of cooking. Therefore, you’re probably also going to be doing a lot of dishes. This magnet will help you warn your fam about whether or not the dishes in your washer are clean, which will avoid the dreaded, “Are these dirty?” question.

As you can see, there are a ton of kitchen toys waiting for you — and by trying them out, you’ll be starting 2019 on a delicious note. Go ahead and set your New Year’s cooking resolutions so you can start having some fun.

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This Keurig-Like Machine Can Make Cookies In Less Than 10 Minutes

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It seems like there’s a Keurig-type machine for almost everything these days. Whether it’s coffee, juice, or cocktails, you can have your vices made instantaneously as long as you have the right pod for it.

What if you’re itching for some cookies though?

A new smart cookie oven, appropriately named CHiP, is designed to create gourmet cookies in less than 10 minutes. You just open up a cookie pod and pop in a pre-measured amount of cookie dough. Consumers can use one of CHiP’s many flavors, or their own cookie dough for the device.

The cookie oven lets you control and keep track of your baked goods through your smart device. Who doesn’t want cookies in less than 10 minutes?

Currently a Kickstarter campaign, CHiP has raised a little under $40,000 at the time of publication with more 23 days left to go.

Preorders for the device start at $99.

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$1000 Glass Toaster Will Toast Shrimp and Steak to the Perfect Temperature

Toasters just making toast is a thing of the past.  At the EuroCucina 2014 tradeshow in Milan, kitchenware brand Bugatti demonstrated the elite “Bugatti Noun” transparent toaster that claims to cook anything from shrimp to steak. Oh, and regular toast too.

The toaster is made from glass and chrome, reheating and cooking food via semiconductors embedded in the glass. Using heat-resistant cooking bags, the toaster is designed in a way that allows you to cook consistently and without those bulging hot coils which always threaten to burn your hand off.

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The Noun, which is operated through a smartphone app, allows you to search for recipes and send the proper time and temperature directly to the toaster via Bluetooth connection. The Bugatti Noun toaster is set to debut in Europe, with the US to follow at the beginning of 2015.

This innovative device is not for the frugal – for $1000 a pop, this is for people who take their morning toast seriously.

H/T Reviewed

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13 of the Most Extraordinarily Useless Food Inventions of 2013

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It’s hardly news that forks and knives have been replaced with crank-fitted cutlery and laser-cutter pizza slicers. If you even try to stab your salad with an ordinary utensil, you risk being shamed by your contemporary diners. For those tech-savvy ladies and gents reverse-chilling their beer and popping out Twinkies in waffle makers, this one’s for you.

Oh, those silly, clever and inevitably useless gadgets that make mankind’s genius all the more wonderful. While I’m sure we’d get along perfectly without them, sometimes the invention of the whimsical is just the thing you need. So, enjoy this list of the 13 Most Extraordinarily Useless Food Inventions of 2013.

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13. Finger Tongs

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Rather than going face first into a pile of buffalo wings, you can now daintily pick at them with a pair of Trongs, aka finger chopsticks. Or, you could go face first into a pile of buffalo wings. Mmmm…

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12. The most gorgeous possible way to squeeze a lemon

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We’re just going to file this one under “Stuff people with diamond cufflinks like”.

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11.Chopstick Straws are exactly what they sound like

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Oh my goodness guys, someone reinvented the straw!!$%&??!!!

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10. 2-in-1 glass lets you drink two different beers at the same damn time

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Have you ever seen sheer drunken genius? Well, here you go, the boozy form of eating your cake and having it too.

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9. Roll-on Olive Oil

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The idea behind the “Oil-On” dispenser is to prevent you from sogging up your bread with massive amounts of olive oil. Because bread has flavor too, you know. *Proceeds to chug olive oil out of bottle*

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8. The Ultimate Video Game Beer-Dispensng Hybird

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A keg with three separate taps, a 60-inch HDTV screen, a built-in fridge, and 140 classic video games all in one beer-flowing arcade hybrid. Sounds too good to be true? That’s because it is, unless you have $5000 lying around.

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7. The ‘Mini Me’ Nibble Pan

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Apparently, nibbling at bits of your freshly-made cake is a bad thing. Looking to prevent unsightly snackholes from ruining your cake, the Nibble Pan comes attached with a small silicone cup that lets bakers sample their creations botch-free. Also, snackholes.

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6. OCD Laser Pizza Cutter

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Does the sight of a crooked slice of pizza irk you? If so, this laser-pointed pizza cutter lets you cut your pies with precision. Another option is to eat the entire pie to yourself to avoid the situation all-together.

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5. Reverse Magical Microwave will chill your beer in 45 seconds

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The V-Tex uses a a “start stop rotational sequence” to create a Rankine vortex that won’t disturb the drink’s carbonation while bringing down the temperature at rapid speeds. I know, you see my mouth moving but all you hear is “drink beer faster.”

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4. Get this Homemade Twinkie Machine then never use it, just like the real thing

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Let’s ignore the fact that no one actually eats Twinkies anymore, and just be stoked that we can now make cream cakes stuffed with juicy bacon bits soaked in maple syrup. We can feel our arteries clogging just thinking about it.

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3. Anti-Loneliness Bowl

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What’s sadder than eating alone? Crying kittens Broken tacos  Apparently, nothing. Luckily, this Anti-loneliness Ramen Bowl exists so that you can FaceTime while simultaneously Instagramming photos of yourself eating ramen.

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2. Water Bottle Growler

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Behold: a stainless steel flask that will keep your beer cold and preserve its carbonation for up to 24 hours. I know, there’s a lot of booze on this list. If you’re mad, go home, you’re not drunk enough.

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1. Twist-Off Wine Cork

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No more jabbing your corks with a kitchen knife when your wine opener is nowhere to be found. The Helix features a cork with a threaded finish and matching threaded bottle neck that lets drinkers effortlessly open and reseal the bottle thanks to the product’s airtight barrier. Ok, now the bad news: it’ll be another two more years ’til we see this ingenuity hit shelves.

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This Compartmentalized, Vertical Kitchen is the Jenga of Modern Appliances

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Are you struggling to find extra space in that teeny tiny apartment? Or maybe you simply have a knack for compact household appliances? Well friend, it’s your lucky day. We’d like to introduce you to ECooking, the vertical kitchen unit.

This Massimo Facchineti creation has all the basic cooking amenities built into a single column. A stove, sink, fridge, oven, storage, countertop space and an espresso maker are all within arm’s reach. The design even features an herb garden with a UV light. Talk about a fancy shmancy portable kitchen, eh?

The only problem we see people running into is the unit’s height. This thing is the high-rise of modern kitchens and we’re guessing you’d have to be pretty tall to reach all of the compartments with ease. Hopefully, it comes with a built-in ladder as well. Shoot, it has an herb garden, it might as well throw in a ladder or two.

ECooking isn’t available for purchase just yet, but there’s buzz that it could roll out in early 2014.

H/T + PicThx Gizmodo

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V-Shaped Toaster Solves All Your Half Sandwich Problems

When it comes to the sandwich game, sometimes we want to go halfsies, but things can get super tricky when we’re dealing with toasted bread. Trying to cut crisped slices in half makes for the crumbiest of messes, but we’ve come across a genius solution — the V Toast designed by Zlil Lazarovich.

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This toaster browns bread just like any other one on the market, except that it does so in a V shape. That way, the result is an easily breakable piece of toast that’s ideal for a warm PB&J, for example. Even cooler? It comes with a Y-shaped knife, so there’s no double dipping shenanigans going on — one side is for jelly and the other, peanut butter (or whatever combo your hungry heart desires).

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H/T + PicThx Yanko Design

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Party Like the Jetsons with this Wireless Blender

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At this year’s CES, Chinese tech company Haier revealed a whole line of things you might have seen Rosie the Robot using way back (forward?) in the Jetsons’ heyday, including this wireless blender which charges directly from your countertop.

Okay, technically, it charges using the “power transmitter”  you’ve already installed in your counter (oh, that old thing? Just my countertop induction coil!), but the point is you don’t plug it into the wall. Use it to impress your friends with magic and subbar margaritas!

H/T + PicThx Gizmodo

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Can We Haz? The Customizable $41,500 Refrigerator

The Meneghini La Cambusa is about as Mafia as appliances come. First, the name “la cambusa” means “the galley” in Italian. Second, the three-door, customizable fridge rolls with a scarily huge posse —  the unit’s additional components include a coffee maker, ice maker, microwave oven, steam oven, and dry food storage. Third, its proportions are so gargantuan that you could literally stuff a dead body in the freezer (end Mafia references). It’s like having a Costco in your kitchen. All that’s missing is a personal chef hiding in the pantry.

Bottom line: this is the Bugatti Veyron of refrigerators. The most jaw-dropping culinary contraption since the Paula Deen egg-and-muffin toaster poacher. This is everything and the kitchen sink, the baby and the bath water, and basically any other idiomatic expression that will aptly describe the 26.6 cubic feet, 1,100 pound monstrosity. And for $41,500, this monstrosity can be yours.

via Incredible Things/photo courtesy of Appliancist