Who says you shouldn’t play with your food? No, we’re not saying you should dump a bowl of spaghetti on your head or start a food fight, but when something can sometimes feel like a chore, it’s time to inject some fun into it. We work, we raise kids and we’re always on the go, and by dinner time we’re usually beat. But these 20 gadgets turn cooking into entertainment, so it won’t even feel like you’re doing work at all. And on top of being aesthetically wonderfully, they actually help you get the job done! Check ’em out and let us know which one you absolutely must have!
20 cool kitchen gadgets that make cooking a lot more interesting
JuicerSay goodbye to: bulky juice machines
Say hello to: this crazy looking sculpture that makes delicious fresh-squeezed orange juice. It's a way to afford your very own Louise Joséphine Bourgeois sculpture (lookalike)!
$112 at Bergo Designs Bergo Designs
Pizza SlicerSay goodbye to: your scissors
Say hello to: a scooter-shaped slicer that will make dividing up the pie into a tour of Italy.
$22 at Rolo Rolo
Veggie artSay goodbye to: those complicated "As Seen on TV" gadgets
Say hello to: this adorable tool that helps you create curly vegetable garnishes by screwing this nut on your carrots, cucumber or zucchini.
$15 at Rolo Rolo
Baker's Little HelperSay goodbye to: tiny bowls of sprinkles you'll just eat anyway.
Say hello to: the most magical way to add finishing touches to your favourite confections.
$21 at AmazonSpinning Hat
Pasta MeasureSay goodbye to: making too much pasta ever again.
Say hello to: knowing the correct portion for a child and for when you want to "eat like a horse."
$18 at AmazonAmazon
Garlic PressSay goodbye to: complicated presses that waste a lot of garlic.
Say hello to: this little metal contraption, which just needs a little bit of pressure for perfectly minced garlic.
Starting at $21.17 on AmazonAmazon
Over MittsSay goodbye to: boring oven mitts.
Say hello to: bear paws! Right?
$26 at AmazonFred
Vegetable PeelerSay goodbye to: tedious peeling.
Say hello to: this adorable razor, which allows you to shave your veggies the same way you would your legs or face.
$10 at Coconut CreekCoconut Creek
Ice Cube TraysSay goodbye to: cubes.
Say hello to: shapes. Just think of what a game-changer this will be when it comes to making cocktails—or Jell-O!
$15 at AmazonKikkerland
Fruit BowlSay goodbye to: your fruit bowl.
Say hello to: a centrepiece for your table that's functional art.
$115 at AmazonAmazon
Cutting BoardsSay goodbye to: cross-contamination.
Say hello to: cute and practical, colour-coded cutting boards.
$70 at The BayThe Bay
LadleSay goodbye to: your ladle.
Say hello to: Nessy!
$16 at Animi CausaAnimi Causa
Cutlery DrainerSay goodbye to: dishes feeling like a chore.
Say hello to: your sink becoming an elephant bath.
$25 at RoloRolo
Knife SharpenerSay goodbye to: boring knife maintenance.
Say hello to: keeping your kids entertained with this magician-themed sharpener that makes dull knives something to look forward to.
$18 at AmazonFred
CorkscrewSay goodbye to: complicated corkscrews.
Say hello to: turning the task of opening up wine bottles into a game of puppets.
$121 at AlessiAlessi
Utensil StorageSay goodbye to: to hiding your cooking utensils away in a drawer or bucket.
Say hello to: putting them on display with these playful monkey hooks.
$20 at Animi CausaAnimi Causa
Tea InfuserSay goodbye to: disposable tea bags.
Say hello to: turning your loose leaf teas into an underwater adventure.
$13 at RoloRolo
Muffin TinSay goodbye to: regular muffin tins.
Say hello to: this friendly reminderof why eating muffins (or cupcakes) should always be done in moderation.
$22 at AmazonAmazon
Egg SeparatorSay goodbye to: trying to figure out how to separate the yolk from the white without making a mess.
Say hello to: letting this little piggy do the work for you.
$14 at Animi CausaAnimi Causa
For Cheap LaughsSay goodbye to: to eggy messes.
Say hello to: another egg separator, although this one is bound to get a few chuckles out of the kids (and adults).
$21 at AmazonAmazon