15 Genius Kitchen Products From Amazon That'll Make Your Life Easier
Having the right tools in the kitchen can make your life so much easier, whether you're prepping, cooking, baking, or cleaning up. From handy gadgets to full-fledged appliances, there are options to fit every need and budget — and one of our favorite places to scoop them up is Amazon. The online retailer is jam-packed with items you may have yet to learn about, including electric can openers, herb savers, wireless meat thermometers, and so much more.
So if you're curious about what's out there, we curated a guide to 15 of Amazon's most popular kitchen items. Whether you're in the market for a reusable dish sponge that won't need replacing any time soon or an over-the-door organizer to maximize your storage space, we've got you covered. We've even included items our editors are obsessed with, like an appliance that makes it wildly easy to make homemade ice cream and silicone-cleaning scrubber gloves that make doing dishes less sucky. Check out the whole list ahead.
Best Cleaning Gloves
These silicone gloves will make washing dishes more enjoyable. Shoppers love them; one person who gave them a five-star rating said: "They are extremely comfortable and clean the dishes even better than a regular brush because the bristles are so tiny that they get in all the small places in the utensils." They're an editor favorite, too. Read our review of the Magic Dishwashing Cleaning Scrubber Gloves.
Editor Quote: "I lathered the gloves in soap and started washing away. Getting my dishes squeaky clean was easier than ever, and honestly a little fun. The gloves feature slip-resistant grips, so wet items didn't slip away. They can withstand temperatures of -40 through 200 degrees Celsius, so using scorching-hot water wasn't an issue. Plus, they even come with a handy hook, so you can hang them up to dry when you're done." — Krista Jones, former editor, Commerce
Best Mini Waffle Maker
While this little device is technically a waffle maker, you can get creative with it and make waffled hash browns and cookies. One of our editors tried the pumpkin-shaped version and found it made a "perfectly" crisp waffle in two minutes flat. For more, read her complete review of the Dash Mini Maker for Individual Waffles.
Editor Quote: "I poured three tablespoons of batter into the waffle maker, which, per Dash's suggestion, is the recipe for a 'perfect pumpkin.' The brand wasn't wrong. Just about two minutes later, the light on the device flashed green, and I opened up the waffle maker to find a perfectly crisp waffle. I repeated the process three times before taking some photos and then finally digging into the sweet treat." — Marisa Petrarca, contributing editor, Commerce
Best Ice Cream Maker
Prepare to join the TikTok frenzy over this ice cream maker. It has the power to create frozen treats that rival, if not surpass, the deliciousness of your beloved store-bought pints. Learn more about it via our editor's review of the Ninja NC301 CREAMi Ice Cream Maker.
Editor Quote: "What I like about this ice cream maker, for starters, is that it's compact. It's tall, sure, but it's not wide or bulky, which saves major counter space. But the biggest draw of all is that using it really is as easy as the brand claims." — Marisa Petrarca, contributing editor, Commerce
Best Smart Toaster
If you're cool with splurging on a toaster, this one from Revolution Cooking is arguably as cool as it gets. With its sleek touch-screen interface, you can effortlessly choose your preferred bread type and precisely control the level of toastiness. Read our editor's review of the Revolution R270 Touchscreen Toaster for more.
Editor Quote: "The Revolution R270 InstaGLO Toaster creates the perfect blend of crispness and crunch while keeping the inner layers soft and moist. No matter how you like your toast, this smart toaster will deliver with chef's kiss perfection. Other cool features include reminders to clean the crumb tray and a customizable home menu that lets you choose your top 10 favorite foods for quick and easy daily toasting. Plus, the touchscreen is so easy and seamless to use." — Anvita Reddy, assistant editor, Commerce
Best Herb Saver
Herb Saver Best Keeper ($14)
Keep your herbs fresh for longer with this genius storage device. By simply refilling it with water every three to five days, you can extend the lifespan of your herbs up to three times longer, according to the brand. Shoppers confirm it delivers on its promises.
Best Vegetable Chopper
Vegetable Chopper ($19, originally $30)
This vegetable chopper is a small but mighty luxury that'll help shorten food prep time. It comes with eight interchangeable blades to tackle slicing, shredding, grating, and more, as well as a drain basket to rid your ingredients of excess water. Plus, it doubles as a space-saving food storage solution for future meals.
Clip-On Strainer ($12, originally $20)
You might be surprised by how much this clip-on strainer simplifies your life. Crafted from premium food-grade silicone, it attaches to the rim of most pots to make straining food easier. "No longer do I have to balance a separate hand-held strainer on the edge of the sink while trying to pour the hot water from the pasta, and no more wasted noodles or potatoes falling into the bottom of the sink by overpouring," writes one of many five-star reviewers.
Best Door Organizer
SimpleHouseware Over Cabinet Door Organizer ($17, originally $25)
Behold: the perfect home for your cutting boards or cookie sheets. This over-the-door organizer can hold up to four to five regular-sized cutting boards, eliminating the frustrating search through cluttered cabinets or drawers.
YouCopia StoraLid Food Container Lid Organizer
YouCopia StoraLid Food Container Lid Organizer ($20)
If your cabinet is always overflowing with container lids, this organizing system will help restore organization. It comes with five adjustable dividers to customize it to your exact needs, so your lids stay upright and compact.
Kohler Multi-Purpose Over-the-Sink Drying Rack
Kohler K-5473-0 Multi-Purpose Over-The-Sink Drying Rack ($27, originally $36)
Keep your counters clear of clutter with this over-the-sink drying rack. With a three-inch expandable feature, it effortlessly accommodates most sinks, providing a dedicated space for drying cups, mugs, and other small household items.
Best Silicone Dish Sponges
These silicone dish sponges are reusable and ideal for those conscious of reducing waste. And cleaning them is a breeze: dip them in boiling water for a few seconds, and they'll be as good as new.
Best Avocado Slicer
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer ($11, originally $12)
Make your food prep easier with this avocado tool that splits, pits, and slices avocados into seven even pieces. Shoppers are raving about it, with one calling it "genius" and another describing it as the "perfect tool." It's also dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
Best Electric Can Opener
Kitchen Mama Auto Electric Can Opener ($30, originally $35)
Level up your kitchen experience by adding an electric can opener to your gadget lineup. With its automatic blade that glides effortlessly along the can's edge, you can enjoy a mess-free and safe can-opening without any risk of food coming into contact with it.
Best Wireless Meat Thermometer
Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer ($80, originally $100)
This innovative device is a game-changer if you're a tech-savvy meat lover. Completely wire-free and integrated with a free app for both Androids and iPhones, it provides real-time temperature updates and estimated cooking times so you can optimize your cooking schedule. Plus, reviewers can't help but be impressed, with one delighted customer even comparing their newfound cooking prowess to Guy Fieri's.