24 Cool Things to Buy for a New Kitchen to make life easier

Last Updated on 14 February, 2024 by Sourav Roy

It’s impressive to see how Indian families are progressing by the day. “The kitchen”, which was once only a women-oriented place, is now ruled by every gender and age group. Should we give credit to the liberating mindset or the advanced technology? Maybe both? Well, the emergence of so many cool kitchen gadgets has made functioning effortless and less time-consuming. If you are exploring some cool things to buy kitchen, you are on the right page!

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What can you expect out of my blog? Number one, a super cool list of kitchen gadgets. Number two, the exact usage of each one of them. Number three, you may or may not have come across them yet. Number four, you are in for a true surprise.

Before I proceed, I want to tell you why I am so thrilled to speak about this subject. My blog is not gender-focused. Men, women, teenagers, kids! Yes, all of you are going to find some value. Your read is going to be worthwhile, I promise.

So, what are the cool gadgets for a kitchen? Let’s explore!


24 Cool Things to Buy for a Kitchen

1. Silicone Spatula

A silicone spatula is one of the most loved kitchen tools today. One of the first silicone spatulas was sold in the 1980s. Gradually it made its way in almost every kitchen. For someone who is still new to this one, trust me, you are missing out on having maximum ease while cooking.

Let me give you some rock hard reasons why you must grab this one asap.

  • Unlike the metal and wooden spoons, silicone spatulas are not capable of scratching your non-stick pots and pans.
  • It is resistant to heat. Therefore, you can stir hot mixtures without any worry.
  • It is also immune to stains and odours. This aspect is really important because silicone does not support any microbial growth.
  • There are no health hazards attached to using a silicone spatula.
  • It is dishwasher safe and will not rust or discolour under any circumstance.
  • The flexibility makes it convenient to scrape clean all the cake batter off the mixing bowl.

Have I given you enough reasons to order one today?


2. Sushi making kit

If you are a sushi lover, you are in for a treat. Buying a sushi-making kit is going to give you the luxury to pamper yourself with restaurant-style sushis at any time of the day. The kit comprises everything you may need to make lip-smacking sushi rolls. You will have access to all essential tools like moulds, rollers, mats, rice paddles, knives, chopsticks, oil brushes, spreaders, sauce dishes and more.

Not just quick and easy, but you will be having professional looking sushi rolls straight out of your kitchen. In case you are unaware of this concept, do not worry. Every sushi making kit comes along with a user guide. It explains all the detail on how to use each tool briefly. So, even if you are a beginner, you can be sure of one thing. You can confidently master the art of making mouthwatering sushi at home. It’s a true delight for veggies as well as non-veggies.


3. Egg yolk separator

Say goodbye to the yolk and egg being mixed with this cool kitchen gadget. You can find this in plastic and stainless steel; in either case, they are dishwasher safe and super easy to clean even if you are hand washing it. If you are an egg eater, this one is a must-have for your kitchen.

The egg yolk separator is a practical and perfect tool for amateur and professional cooks. You know what the best part is; you could also use it for baking cakes, making homemade mayonnaise and egg custards. With fitness becoming an obsession, youngsters are now indulging in white egg omelettes massively. This tool then acts as a boon. All you got to do is crack open the egg in the separator; the white egg will run through it and settle in the bowl, whereas the egg yolk will be left in the separator. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy? Get yourself one today!


4. Beach breakfast sandwich maker

If you are looking for cool stuff to buy for kitchen, a beach breakfast sandwich maker is surely going to galvanize you.

The appliance will let you customize your sandwich with your favourite fresh ingredients in just five minutes. It is a dual sandwich maker, so you can relish eating with your loved one. Unlike the usual sandwich maker, this one comes along with a cooking plate. Now let me tell you how to use this appliance.

Add a slice of bread to the base layer. You may top it up with a slice of cheese, tomato and salad leaves if you like. Place the egg or meat on the cooking plate. Top this with another slice of bread. Slide the cooking plate and shut the lid. Your healthy and nutritional breakfast will be ready in few minutes.

So, my friend, if your mornings are hectic and you want to gobble down something quick and handy, the beach breakfast sandwich maker is your true mate.


5. Meat tenderizer

Just because I owe you complete honesty, a meat tenderizer is not imperative to have. Nevertheless, it’s a cool gadget for your kitchen.

As the name suggests, this tool is used to tenderize meat. The appliance is fabricated with heavy-duty stainless steel and does not have a chemical coating. Most meat tenderizers are reversible with double sides for multi-utility. The side with few needles will help in getting thin cuts of meat and well-balanced cooking. At the same time, the side with no needles at all flattens the meat for juicy steaks.

Here’s a surprise. A meat tenderizer can do much more than what’s mentioned above. This tool can crush some ice, make bread crumbs, crush garlic or even loosen frozen veggies.

Therefore, it is a tool that meets all (almost) your needs!


6. Apple slicer

A basic, sleek and useful kitchen appliance! I don’t really know of anyone who does not eat apples. Therefore, this tool is sure to be beneficial in every kitchen.

What inspires me to include it on my list? I don’t feel an apple slicer has received the deserved recognition. Hands down, the apple slicer has won over the old fashioned peeler. This cool tool will give you 8, 12 or 16 sleek apple slices (peeled and unpeeled). It has sharp blades to slice down the fruit and cut it into uniform slices.

Besides apples, you can also use this slicer for peach, oranges, pears etc. I have a piece of good news for you. If you get extra teary while chopping those onion slices, this apple slicer is at your rescue. It will give you wedge-like slices for you to enjoy a platter of kebab.

Push, flip and pop – that’s all required with an apple slicer.


7. Finger guard protector

Keep your hand completely guarded while using a knife with a finger guard protector.

Not such an old invention, but it is certainly shielded and useful. You can cut all the food ingredients and vegetables quickly, just like a professional. Even though the process works speedily, you don’t have to be afraid about cutting your finger. This tool will protect your nails and fingers from getting any possible cut. Besides all the veggies, you can also put this tool on while cutting fruits, meat, or nuts.

How to use it? The finger protector is adjustable, so it fits all sizes. Just put your thumb inside and press it tightly. You are good to go!


8. Reusable storage bags

The reusable storage bags are multipurpose. However, we will stick to the kitchen application of it. Well, I know most of you are already using it. However, there is always an exception in the crowd, isn’t it?

These reusable bags come in different materials – silicone, cotton and net. They are all washable. So, once you buy a set of these bags, you can hang on with them for a while. You don’t have to buy a new set now and then.

Silicone bags: Ziplock, leakproof, eco-friendly, safe, non-reactive, organic, available in all sizes.

Cotton: Washable, a drawstring for easy closure, all sizes available.

Net: Eco-friendly, multi-sized, premium zipper, light in weight.

So, each one of them has its exclusivity. Choose what you like. All these bags are easy to store. Vegetables, fruits, garlands, nuts and other food ingredients; you can preserve all of it.


9. Egg boiler

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Therefore, your food should be nourishing, wholesome and healthy.

If you have a standard and set menu for breakfast- boiled eggs, you should bring home an egg boiler. This appliance makes sure you relish onto perfectly boiled eggs. Yes, I know you can boil eggs even the traditional way. But let me tell you where this appliance scores an edge.

An egg boiler features an automatic shut off mode. It means once the eggs are boiled to perfection, the appliance will go off on its own. So, you don’t have to check on the eggs constantly. Mornings are generally on fire; it’s better to ease out things as much as possible.

Oh, did I mention an egg boiler is portable? Carry it wherever you want and begin your day on a healthy note.


10. Pizza cutter

In my comprehensive list of cool things to buy kitchen, a pizza cutter cannot be overlooked.

“You can’t make everyone happy, but pizza can.” I totally believe in this, how about you? It’s one thing to bake the perfect pizza, but having the slices cut the right way is an art. Not everyone can master it. Honestly, it’s quite tricky to do so. But a pizza cutter makes the whole process so effortless.

To begin with, it’s pretty economical. So, have no second thoughts about buying one. Secondly, this tool will give you the perfect pizza slice. So, call your friends over for a pizza party with confidence.

Easy to clean? Yes. Durable? Yes. Good grip? Yes. Consumes space? No. Overpriced? No.

Then what’s holding you back from getting one?


11. Cupcake tray

If you have a sweet tooth, you are going to love owning a cupcake tray at home.

These baking mould trays allow easy desserts at home without any messy clean-ups. Along with that, you can expect even baking and browning results.

Did I say you can prepare cupcakes with it? There’s more to the list. Chocolates, doughnuts, candies, jellies, brownies, muffins, cakes and more.

These trays are always dishwasher and microwave safe. Makes life simple, right? To know which microwave ovens are best for baking, check our blog on 9 Best Microwave Ovens in India 2024 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide.


12. Garlic chopper

Are most of us thanking our stars for this invention? How did we even manage chopping garlic into fine pieces without this tool? We surely did somehow, but now that this exists, can you imagine doing it manually?

The chopper comes in various shapes and forms, plastic or steel. You can opt for the one that works for you. The best part is that you can use the chopper for various other ingredients. Surely, it is called a garlic chopper but if you are looking to have fine pieces of ginger, onion, carrot or nuts, just put them in. The chopper will do its job.


13. Watermelon slicer-cutter

A watermelon slicer-cutter has truly impressed me. This tool will ensure you stay away from all the mess completely. It is a drip-free way of cutting fruit into fine and perfect pieces. The unique mechanism will let you enjoy the perfect slices and cubes without having to put any effort.

Once you have this at home, you can feel free to pamper yourself to watermelon squash. The slicer-cutter will give you the perfect cubes.


14. Angry Mama microwave cleaner

Keeping the microwave clean and polished is so important. Sure there are all the home remedies to do so. I have discussed quite a few of them in my blog, 10 Smart Ways to Clean a Microwave Oven.

The Angry Mama microwave cleaner now adds to my list. I am so wowed with it. If you are against harsh chemicals, this effective and reliable cleaning method should work for you.

What makes this one a fun tool? The angry mamas face going to remind you that it’s time to clean the microwave.

How to use it? Remove the head and fill it with water and lime juice. Place the head back and microwave it for five minutes.

End result? Your microwave oven is going to be spik and span.


15. Sponge holder

I wouldn’t call this a cool kitchen gadget, but extremely useful. A sponge holder is designed considering all the kitchen convenience in mind. Let’s be honest, how many of you have already got this? I bet most of you haven’t even thought of it.

This kitchen tool requires no installation, no screws. Place it wherever you like. The sponge holder ensures your kitchen slab always remains clutter-free. So, proudly say goodbye to all the mess around the kitchen sink.


16. Pan organizer

Indian kitchens are filled with so many pans- different sizes, shapes and utilities. How about keeping them well organized instead of just dumping them in a draw? A tidy kitchen is a pleasing sight. The pan organizer is an economically priced tool but can add a whole lot of value to your kitchen.

Not just pans, but you can also store your pots, plates and trays in it. Mount it vertically or horizontally as per your convenience. The rack is adjustable and is designed to fit all sizes of pots and pans.


17. Wine rack

When you are looking for cool stuff to buy for kitchen, do not miss the wine rack. Whether you are a wine drinker or not, storing wine at home is almost necessary now. It’s a drink loved by any age group and can sip on it at any hour of the day. The best part about these modern designed wine racks is that they are sleek and light in weight. You can store them wherever you like. Yes, I repeat wherever. Even in your refrigerator.

Space-saving, easy access and sturdy! A wine rack is designed as per the user convenience. If you like your wine to be cold, place the rack in the refrigerator under the shelf. If you like it to be room temperature, place it outside.

Suit yourself!


18. Oil sprayer

Oil sprayer is one of the coolest kitchen tools I have come across. Unlike the old-fashioned oil dispenser, this one has a smart design. The mechanism allows a super fine mist, which really adds to the taste of the food. The anti-skid design ensures no leaks or clogs.

The sprayer has multiple usages. You can fill in vinegar, olive oil, cooking oil and soy sauce.

Guess what? You need no manual to guide on how to use this tool. It is super simple. All it requires is a touch.


19. Silicone storage containers

Not so long ago, silicone storage containers were invented. Ever since then, it has only managed to gain more and more popularity.

These containers are non-toxic and eco friendly. They are made of silicone and 100% food-grade PP. They are ideal for indoor and outdoor storage. However, use them only for solids but not liquids.

Here are some benefits which are sure to tempt you into indulgence.

  • They are versatile.
  • Easy to store.
  • Microwave safe.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Expandable.
  • Space saver.
  • Spill-proof.


20. Rub-a-way stainless steel bar

Sounds unique? Yes, please add it to your list of cool stuff to buy for kitchen. Indian cooking involves so many spices, garlic, ginger and onions.

Have you ever felt your hands are constantly smelling of all of the above? You definitely need this run-a-way stainless steel bar. It can eradicate all the odour from your hands in no time. Sounds like magic? It’s actually pure science. The stainless steel bar has molecules that bind with molecules present in the user’s hands. The smell and molecules then get transferred to the metal. Therefore, it completely gets off the hands.

So you can prepare spicy food carefree when you have this by your side. This handy kitchen tool is portable and easy to clean.

Say hello to odour free hands!


21. Butter slicer

One-click is all you need to slice out the butter. No requirement for you to manually slice the butter with a knife. No mess- no fuss!

The best part about a butter slicer is that it is absolutely sleek. It occupies very little space compared to a butter box. It keeps the butter as hard and fresh. Therefore, I would suggest you store your butter in the slicer than the box.


22. Can opener

A can opener! Yes, it is a cool thing to have in your kitchen.

I have a really strong reason why I prefer you use a can opener than manually doing it. This tool requires no effort at all. It can gauge any lid instantly, twist the sealing and release the lid in no time. What’s even better? There will be no breakage or slipping.

If you think you can use this tool only to open bottles, you are mistaken. Do you have pickle or dip jars at home? You can use it to open them as well.

Grip, twist, and you are done! No struggle whatsoever.


23. Crosscut cake saw

When it’s a happy birthday, we have a minimum of one cake at home. A regular knife can certainly do the job, but a crosscut cake saw scores an edge over it.

This kitchen tool is really big and shaped like a carpenter saw. The sharp serrated edge can cut the cake to perfection. Using the crosscut cake saw also gives a grand feel. Well, if you are worried about getting your hand cut while cleaning it, leave that thought behind. All you have to do is put it in the dishwasher.

So go ahead and add this one to your list of cool things to buy for kitchen.


24. Utensil rest set

Last but not the least, a utensil rest set is one of my favourites. I am kind of unhappy about the fact that it is so unrecognized. Trust me; this kitchen tool can make life easy.

You may find it in either wooden, plastic or silicone. You are aware of the utensils used frequently in your kitchen. Rest them on the platter conveniently. It will ensure your countertop is neat and drip-free.

Here’s the part that’s going to draw your attention. This tool is resistant to heat. So you can place all the spoons and spatulas and other utensils on it while working on your dish. It means no mess on your countertop or around it.

Any more benefits of using it? Anti-dust, dishwasher safe, odour-free.


One Last Thing

Before we bid adieu, I need to know something. How many of the above mentioned cool things to buy for kitchen do you already have? Well, my list can go even longer. I have a really log of cool gadgets kitchen, which you must have never even thought about. Do you want to know them all? Get in touch with me!

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