8 kitchen gadgets for food lovers between $7 and $80

Dec. 20, 2017

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and studies reveal that practical presents are often more appreciated than over-the-top, expensive electronics.

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For people in your life who live to eat and cook, a kitchen gadget works on every level. (Editor’s note: Prices and product availability are subject to change.)

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A magic wand for homemade soups

The shaft is dishwasher-safe, and liberating someone from a sink full of dirty dishes and gadgets is the best gift of all ($32 on Amazon).

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A festive vessel for homemade popcorn

Avoid chemical-laced microwave popcorn bags with this popper from Chef’n ($20). It makes up to 10 cups of popcorn and you won’t even need to turn on your stove.

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A grater to make it rain parmesan

This Microplane grater ($17) isn’t a one-trick pony — it can send parmesan onto your pasta, zest up citrus for cocktails or even grate chocolate for desserts.

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A volcano to sanitize a microwave

It’s a plastic volcano that will erupt warm water and vinegar inside a microwave, helping get every last grease stain off ($13 at Kitchen Gizmo).

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A bubble-making beauty

A SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker ($80 at Williams-Sonoma) will change the life of any bubbly lover — it turns water into a delightfully fizzy beverage.

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A gadget to slice, slice baby

This mandoline ($80 at OXO) cuts thin tomato slices for sandwiches and turns potatoes into waffle-cut fries. A food holder ensures no fingers are harmed.

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A frother for someone you love a latte

Coffee and matcha lovers will appreciate this small and mighty handheld electric milk frother ($7 on Amazon).

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A pair of mitts for kitchen animals

Pick up these oven mitts ($18 on Amazon) to spice up a day of baking.

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