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These Reader-Approved Unitaskers Will Make Your Kitchen a More Pleasant Place

Claire Lower Aug 17, 2017. 21 comments

Single-function kitchen appliances

don’t usually get a ton of love , but when we asked you all for your favorites, you had some very enthusiastic product recommendations. Some were old favorites of mine, but some of you managed to suggest items that we had never even heard of. Below are some of our favorites.
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Fruit Slicers, Cutters, and Peelers

Though I’m sure peeling fruit with a knife is well within everyone’s culinary capabilities, dedicated fruit peelers and slicers make the job so much quicker, and I love anything that let’s me put food in my mouth more quickly.

Mango splitters , apple slicers , and pineapple corers all help one achieve that, and you love them for it.

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(Don’t feel like buying a mango splitter?

You can also use a pint glass )

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(I am living for the drama in the above comment, to be quite honest with you.)

Handy Heat Helpers

Because I hate the lack of dexterity that comes with using oven mitts, I usually grab hot pots and pans with a kitchen towel. This has resulted in a few minor burns, which would have been prevented if I had known about the Ove’ Glove, which protects your nimble fingers without restricting their motion in any way.

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Welding gloves, as it turns out, also work quite well.

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This jolly fellow can also keep your hands (and arms) singe-free by grabbing and pulling out oven racks for easy access.

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Rinsers and Spinners

There is a direct corolation between whether or not I own a salad spinner and the amount of green leaves I consume. (Because yes, as several of you pointed out, bagged salad does smell weird.)

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Similarly, it seems like

this rice washer/drainer would cause a dramatic increase in rice consumption, and I must thank wwaxwork for bringing it to my attention.

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Other Wonderful Randos

And then there are the truly unique items and appliances that can’t quite be categorized, but are still very useful. First up, this snack-time savior:

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Onion goggles may look ridiculous, but are they really more ridiculous than crying over the cutting board?

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Speaking of ridiculous, I kind of want this Clever Cutter now, if only to break it out at parties proceed to cut stuff very cleverly.

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On the not-so-ridiculous end of things, we have the extremely useful rubberized shelf liner, which can do so much more than line your shelves.

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Great job, everyone. Seeing as I currently own none of these items—I still need to replace my salad spinner, which broke during a move—I will be adding most, if not all of them to my wishlist. So thank you all for that.

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