10 Innovative Kitchen Tools You Didn't Know You Needed

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Spending more time at home means revisiting those kitchen skills. And if you've found that your knives are a little dull, the coffee machine is weak, and the toaster oven can't get those fries close to crispy anymore, then it might be time for an upgrade. Check out this list of helpful kitchen gear suited for just about any meal you're craving.

1. Damasukasu Japanese Three-Piece Master Chef Hanshu Knife Set; $70


Prep can be tedious, even if you adore cooking. The three knives in this set are triple-riveted and nitrogen-cooled for enhanced strength and flexibility to avoid slips and take time out of prep. In this package, you'll get a utility knife, a slicing knife, and a vegetable knife to handle any job.

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2. Gourmia® 7-Qt Stainless Steel Digital Air Fryer; $100


Healthy fried food is no longer an oxymoron with the invention of the air fryer. This Gourmia model is all about speed and convenience, with eight one-touch presets, faster cooking times, and a non-stick, easy clean-up.

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3. Mellow Sous-Vide Precision Cooker; $200


All it takes is 30 seconds of setup before this gadget takes over and cooks your meal using the sous-vide method. During the cooking process, your meal will be kept in a food-safe HDPE bag as heated water circulates around it and delivers a restaurant-quality entrée.

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4. Connect-it BBQ Tool Set; $40


Even the biggest barbecue enthusiast can get irritated when trying to juggle multiple grilling tools at once. This spatula and fork set uses magnets to morph the two parts into whatever tool you need at the moment, meaning easier grilling now and less time spent washing dishes later.

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5. D-Frost Wonder Quick Defrosting Tray; $13

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This quick defrosting tray uses thermally conductive material to speed up the defrosting process, saving you precious time and frustration along the way. No batteries or electricity required.

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6. Zen Series 8-Inch Japanese-Style Chef's Knife; $72

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This long-lasting knife is made of multiple steels forged together to help bolster its strength and fight against stains. The ergonomic design also feels as good as it performs.

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7. Smokeless Non-Stick Indoor/Outdoor Grill; $25

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Grilling is synonymous with that difficult-to-clean, crispy residue. This indoor/outdoor grill is coated in non-stick PTFE which makes for an easier clean that doesn't require a coating of oil or butter. Say bye to a big mess and hello to delicious and healthy kabab-y goodness.

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8. 11-Piece Stainless Steel Cocktail Bar Tool Set; $40


The bars may be different lately, but you can still serve up perfectly crafted cocktails from home in minutes with this tool set. Here, you'll get a shaker, ice hammer, cocktail spoon, and more. And most of the pieces are made of stainless steel and can be stored in an eco-friendly bamboo stand to avoid rust.

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9. Martha Stewart 7-in-1 Digital Pressure Cooker; $70

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All this appliance requires is some thinking ahead. Decide what you want to eat, toss it into the pressure cooker, and press one of the 14 preset programs to have food prepared for you, hands-free. This set comes with a wire rack, spoon, and rice measuring cup.

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10. Ovente Electric Kettle with Touch-Screen Control Panel; $27


Did you know the wrong water temperature can affect the quality of your coffee and tea? This stainless-steel electric kettle gets your water temperature exactly right with the press of a button, and it lights up in one of five colors for an added bonus.

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