These 12 kitchen gadgets WILL make cooking easier — and they're all TikTok approved

Shoppers are obsessed, and so are we BTW

Three kitchen gadgets on pastel background
(Image credit: Future)

Looking to treat yo'self to a cool new kitchen gadget? If you're the main cook in your household, dorm, or apartment, then listen up as these small but special buys will be sure to make following that recipe a whole bunch easier. Because not all of us have the budget (or space, quite frankly!) to keep on buying even the smallest of kitchen appliances — they might help make our lives easier in the kitchen, but so will these innovative kitchen gadgets! Take it from me, someone who reviews kitchen appliances from a living.

I've hunted down 12 useful kitchen gadgets you need in your cupboard or on display right on your countertop. These will make cooking (and cleaning, and prepping) a lot easier, without comprising too much of your precious kitchen cabinet space. Some of these gadgets will actually save space (in comparison to other versions of them out there on the market) while others economize on time — and then there are some that will simply serve to scratch that TikTok-made-me-buy-it itch.

12 of the best kitchen gadgets you need to buy for your kitchen

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How we chose these kitchen gadgets

I'm quite the multitasker, so while I'm sipping coffee with my left hand, I'm scrolling through TikTok vids with my right. Time and time again, these kitchen gadgets popped up on the popular video-sharing app. I'm also quite the foodie, so if I'm not going to the latest restaurant launch, I'm critiquing contestants on MasterChef and recreating recipes in my small galley kitchen.

When it came to curating this list of trendy tools, some TikTokers swore by a particular brand (OXO and Joseph Joseph get multiple inclusions in this guide), but rather than trust just *one* person, I went onto Amazon to see what your Joe Bloggs customer thought of it.

IYDK already, (like us) some content creators get monetary commissions through retailers for items they help sell through their platform. But, in the name of transparency and finding the perfect products for your home, we've sifted through pages and pages of reviews to highlight the USPs including helpful features, colorways to match your kitchen scheme, and the price point. Because, no matter how easy refunds are these days, no one wants the inconvenience of sending stuff back (not to mention waiting for the funds to appear back in your bank account).

Christina Chrysostomou
Ecommerce Editor

Bonjour, Yasou, Hello — I'm Christina, ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Along with my super creative colleagues, I create content to help you create a chic home on a budget. I live in a two-bed maisonette with a garage and garden in Essex. Geographically, it's perfect; I've got the forest on my doorstep, and London is just 15 minutes by tube or car. I specialize in small kitchen appliances so that you can prepare food with ease at home. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket.

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