Amazon has pretty much everything you could ever need, but sometimes, the number of choices can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to the kitchen tools on Amazon. A simple search for “spatula,” for example, yields more than 10,000 results.
So, how do you choose between the thousands of spatulas, and wooden spoons, and garlic presses, and everything else that’s on the site? By trusting those who came before you. If a product has thousands of reviews and a four-star rating and above, it’s probably a pretty good choice for your next purchase.
We’ve combed through some of the top-rated kitchen tools on Amazon, including everything from mixing bowls to lemon presses. And if you’re in the market for any new kitchen gadgets, anything on this list is a safe bet.
Gorilla Grip Cutting Board
Tired of your cutting boards sliding around on the countertop while you’re chopping? This one will stay in place, as the more than 1,100 5-star reviewers can attest. The Gorilla Grip cutting boards are dishwasher safe, too, so cleanup is super easy. If you prefer plastic cutting boards to wooden ones, this is a solid option.
Kitzini Silicone Baking Mats
Cut back on the amount of cooking oil you’re using with these handy baking mats. They’ll make baking cookies, rolls, and other treats a breeze, and you won’t have to worry about scraping them off the bottom of the pan. Less mess = more fun.
KitchenAid Can Opener
A can opener may not be the most exciting item to have in your kitchen, but it’s one of the most useful ones. And this KitchenAid option has a four-star rating on Amazon. It’s sleek and gets the job done. And if you think canned foods can’t be healthy, think again—you’ll want to keep these canned foods in your pantry for when you need them.
Greater Goods Digital Food Scale
This food scale can weigh up to 11 pounds, so its uses are pretty much endless. It’s great if you’re trying to manage your food portions, and you can measure out each ingredient before adding it into a recipe. One Amazon reviewer also said they used the scale to measure out pet food. The only downside is that it’s battery-operated, so you’ll need to buy replacements as you use it.
Love cooking with metal tools? This simple turner has a four and a half-star Amazon rating from more than 700 users, making it the perfect addition to any kitchen. The flipper would be perfect for anything from pancakes to hamburgers. Just make sure not to use it on any non-stick surfaces, because metal tools can scratch them.
ZYLISS Classic Cheese Grater
The best part of going to an Italian restaurant is getting that freshly grated Parmesan on top of your meal. Now, you can recreate the luxury at home with this cheese grater, which has a four-star Amazon rating based on more than 1,100 reviews.
If being able to grate hard cheeses isn’t enough of a draw, this handy gadget can also chop nuts and chocolate, according to the product description. Adding those finishing touches to all of your favorite dishes just got a lot easier.
AdeptChef Lemon Zester
Punching up your dishes with citrus zest has never been easier. Whether you’re adding some zing to a salmon recipe with lemon zest or just adding a bit of orange zest to a dessert, this zester makes things super simple. And if you don’t have a separate cheese grater, the product’s description says it can also shred hard cheeses like Parmesan. As an added bonus, it’s dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to worry about those hard-to-clean grater spots.
AdeptChef Fish Spatula
Once you’ve tried this handy gadget, you won’t go back to turning fish with a regular spatula. The curved corner will help you slip the gadget beneath a piece of salmon or other fish with ease, and the slots mean that you’ll be draining any grease or fat from the seared side of the food when you go to flip it.
The fish spatula isn’t just for fish, either: The thin tool also works with eggs and other types of meat. One endeavoring Amazon reviewer even wrote that they’d used this one as a whisk, so it’s safe to say that this is one tool that’s good for plenty of things in the kitchen.
ThermoPro Meat Thermometer
Having a meat thermometer is key to food safety. Just looking at a piece of steak or chicken to see if it’s done isn’t good enough. The only way to tell for sure that something’s cooked is to check the internal temperature. And you won’t have to cut the meat open to see if it’s done, risking losing some of the flavorful juices inside, when you use this handy tool.
Wilton Icing Spatula
If baking is one of your hobbies, an icing spatula will make everything easier. From frosting cupcakes to topping off homemade cakes, this little gadget can help you do it all. And as an added bonus, you’ll never get frosting on your fingers again. Plus, at less than $5, this icing spatula costs less than a cup of cold brew. Now that’s a win-win buy.
Indigo True Flexible Bowl Scraper
Getting every last bit of dough out of a mixing bowl can be tricky, but this bowl scraper can help. Some of the product reviews mentioned how helpful the scraper is for sticky dough, specifically, but this could help with all kinds of baking needs.
Pyrex 1-Quart Mixing Bowl
Safe for the oven, dishwasher, freezer, fridge, and microwave, this Pyrex bowl can do it all. Unlike some plastic bowls, this glass option won’t retain stains or smells over time. And it’s super durable, too. If you want a kitchen bowl that will last for years to come, Pyrex is the way to go.
AmazonBasics Reusable Silicone Baking Cups
Trying to reduce your environmental impact? Consider trying out these silicone baking cups in place of the disposable paper ones. They’re oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, too, so they’re perfect for baking everything from cupcakes and muffins to breakfast egg cups. You can even use them to freeze soup for easy reheating. It’s no wonder these versatile, flexible cups are some of the most popular kitchen tools on Amazon.
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
Avoid the risk of “avocado hand” by using this nifty avocado tool. You can cut an avocado open, remove the pit, and evenly slice it, all with one device. And you won’t run the risk of accidentally tearing into your other hand.
SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws
If you saw that photo of a turtle with a straw in its nose and wanted to make a change, metal straws are a great place to start. They’re portable and reusable, and this highly-rated Amazon set comes with a cleaning brush. You won’t want to go back to using plastic straws once you’ve tried these—and you can indulge in your cold brew habit without guilt.
Vremi 5-Piece Bamboo Kitchen Utensil Set
If you’re trying to avoid using plastic or metal utensils, these wooden ones are a great alternative. The silicone handles are comfortable to hold, and the wood won’t scratch non-stick pots and pans. They’re even designed to be hung up, to maximize storage space. And wooden spoons can keep pots from boiling over, too.
The only downside is that with wood, you’ll have to handwash these cooking utensils, rather than running them through the dishwasher.
OMorc Ice Cube Trays
If you don’t have an ice maker built into your freezer, ice cube trays are a must. And you can use them for way more than just making regular ice cubes, too. Some popular ice cube tray hacks include freezing everything from baby food to buttermilk, so don’t underestimate the appeal of this highly rated item.
Fullstar Cutter Veggie Spiralizer Slicer
This is way more than just a spiralizer—it can also julienne and dice vegetables with ease. If you cook a lot and want to cut down on prep time, this tool will be worth the investment. And with dishes like this healthy turkey chili, which uses a whole chopped onion, the amount of time saved can be pretty significant.
OXO Good Grips Olive and Cherry Pitter
This is a pretty straightforward tool, but don’t underestimate its usefulness. If you love eating olives or cherries but hate having to spit out the pits, this gadget will change the game. The next time you need a bunch of cherries to make a pie or cobbler, you won’t have to waste time and energy pitting the fruit. Just pop them into this handy pitter, and you’re on your way.
Blackstone Signature Griddle Accessories
For at-home grill masters, keeping everything clean is a must. That might be why this set, which includes a grill scraper and two bottles, along with two heavy-duty spatulas, is so popular among the kitchen tools on Amazon. Now’s a great time to make sure all of your grill accessories are in order for all of the cookouts ahead.
OXO Good Grips Pineapple Slicer
Sure, you can buy pre-cut chunks of pineapple at the grocery store, but it’s way more fun to core the pineapple yourself. Plus, you can drink a smoothie out of the empty pineapple rind afterward and pretend you’re on a mini-vacation.
Taylor Classic Series Large Dial Fridge/Freezer Thermometer
Keeping your fridge and freezer at the right temperatures is more important than you think. Your refrigerator temperature can affect whether or not your food spoils, so it’s important to keep an eye on it. (For reference, it’s best to keep your fridge at 40°F or below.) This handy thermometer will make sure things stay in the safe zone to protect your food.
Pyrex Measuring Cups
Pyrex is king of measuring cups, and for good reason. The markings on these sturdy glass cups won’t come off after repeated dishwasher cycles. And they’re safe to put in the fridge, freezer, and even the oven, too.
HOMWE Silicone Oven Mitts
These flexible oven mitts will keep your hands safe when you’re handling hot dishes, and if anything splatters onto them, silicone can wipe clean, so you don’t have to worry about tossing them in the wash. These mitts also come in two lengths, so there’s extra protection if you’ll be reaching into the back of the oven.
OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner
If you’re cooking with fresh lettuce, a salad spinner is essential for keeping your salad leaves clean and fresh. This OXO option has more than 3,300 five-star reviews on Amazon, so it should get the job done. You’ll have those summer salads on the table in no time.
Whether you’re a seasoned chef or you’re just starting out in the kitchen, these Amazon kitchen tools will make your life way easier. It’s no wonder they’re so popular—and this is one time following the crowd definitely isn’t a bad thing.
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