The 18 Kitchen Gadgets You Can't Live Without This Summer

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Having the ultimate summer is all about finding the time to indulge in your favorite seasonal foods and drinks. Whether you need a fun ice tray or a mini BBQ, we found some innovative tools and gadgets that will make your kitchen summer-ready. Spend your vacation days and weekends creating fun dishes you enjoy, like popsicles, sliders, and more. Be the host who does the most with cocktail machines and ice cream makers, and more. Treat yourself with these kitchen gadgets that will level up your summer 2021.

Additional reporting by Krista Jones

koji Ice Popsicle Molds
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koji Ice Popsicle Molds

Create yummy popsicles from fresh fruit with this koji Ice Popsicle Molds ($13).

Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker
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Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker

Treat yourself all summer long with this CuisinartPure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker ($100). It's not just for ice cream — it also makes gelato, frozen yogurt, and sorbet. It serves up to two quarts of your favorite treat. This device also comes with two cookbooks to help get you started with recipes.

Sunnylife Picnic Cooler Backpack
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Sunnylife Picnic Cooler Backpack

If you love to eat outdoors, this Sunnylife Picnic Cooler Backpack ($90) will keep your food and drinks cool.

Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine
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Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine

Create endless craft cocktails in the comfort of your home with the editor-favorite Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine ($350). Best part: no measuring or mess; the machine does everything for you. It's the Keurig of alcohol!

Zyliss Crinkle Cut Knife
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Zyliss Crinkle Cut Knife

Make homemade crinkle fries or fun-shaped veggie sticks with this Zyliss Crinkle Cut Knife ($9).

Sunnylife Eco Small Picnic Basket
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Sunnylife Eco Small Picnic Basket

The Sunnylife Eco Small Picnic Basket ($160) is all you need to enjoy the warm weather with an elevated picnic.

Zulay Kitchen Pineapple Corer Mint
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Zulay Kitchen Pineapple Corer Mint

If you love pineapples but hate cutting them up, the Zulay Kitchen Pineapple Corer Mint ($17) has got you covered.

Threshold 2gal Glass Modern Beverage Dispenser
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Threshold 2gal Glass Modern Beverage Dispenser

Enjoy a refreshing homemade beverage with this Threshold 2gal Glass Modern Beverage Dispenser ($30).

Sun Squad 3.1qt Plastic Iridescent Ice Bucket
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Sun Squad 3.1qt Plastic Iridescent Ice Bucket

The Sun Squad 3.1qt Plastic Iridescent Ice Bucket ($10) is perfect for outdoor entertaining.

Margaritaville Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker
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Margaritaville Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker

If you love a good cocktail or mocktail, the Margaritaville Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker ($500) let's you create three different frozen drink pitchers including, margarita, daiquiri, colada, mudslide, mojito, smoothies, and more.

Vibe by Chef'n Melon Baller
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Vibe by Chef'n Melon Baller

Cut up your favorite summer fruits in a jiffy with this Vibe by Chef'n Melon Baller ($11).

Tovolo Citrus Swizzle Stick Ice Mold Spring Green
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Tovolo Citrus Swizzle Stick Ice Mold Spring Green

Create the coolest, summer-worthy ice with this Tovolo Citrus Swizzle Stick Ice Mold Spring Green ($10).

Norpro Mini Burger Press
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Norpro Mini Burger Press

Make the ultimate burgers with this Norpro Mini Burger Press ($20). You can't go wrong with sliders during the summertime.

OMorc Ice Cube Trays 4 Pack
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OMorc Ice Cube Trays 4 Pack

These OMorc Ice Cube Trays 4 Pack ($11) are flexible with a spill-resistant removable lid. It's stackable and dishwasher safe.

Sodastream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker
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Sodastream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker

Create your own sparkling concoctions with this Sodastream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker ($70). It comes with a CO2 tank and BPA free bottle.

Corona Refresca
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Corona Refresca

If you're spending time in the kitchen, you need something yummy to drink. If you're 21 or older, treat yourself to a yummy Corona Refresca ($17) this summer. It comes in three flavors, guava lime, coconut lime, and passionfruit lime. Yum!