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May 20, 2023

10 Best Kitchen Must Have Gadgets For Every Home in 2023

As a Private Chef with well over 20+ years of experience preparing delectable meals in peoples homes across the globe, I am frequently approached for suggestions on remarkable culinary gifts for kitchen gadget enthusiasts, as well as indispensable tools for home cooks. Whether you seek to elevate your own kitchen arsenal or embark on a quest for the ideal present, rest assured that I possess a wealth of invaluable insights to share!

We often find ourselves in possession of age-old kitchen gadgets, treasured heirlooms passed down through generations, or relics acquired during our frugal college days. Yet, when it comes to equipping your culinary domain with the finest implements, it is paramount to invest in top-tier, high-quality items.

Whether you are indulging in some self-shopping or embarking on a quest to find that perfect gift, allow me to guide you through an extensive selection of must-have kitchen gadgets and indispensable tools that will undoubtedly satisfy your culinary cravings.

What are the Top 10 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets for 2023?

best 2023 home kitchen gadget ideas

Each and every home kitchen equipment item I present here has been meticulously chosen for its exceptional functionality, durability, and utility. Let me assure you that I have not received any form of monetary compensation, endorsement, or payment from the manufacturers of these products. It is crucial to emphasize that I do not entertain submissions that involve "pay for good reviews."

My recommendations are driven solely by my genuine commitment to providing unbiased and uninfluenced suggestions to you, ensuring your best interests are always at the forefront.

2023 10 Best Kitchen Gadgets & Gizmos are:

1. Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer

Instant Pot Vortex Airfryer with front drawer open

This air fryer features 6 different cooking modes, air fry, broil, roast, dehydrate, bake, and reheat. They make quick work out of cooking fried foods without extra calories from oil or smoking up your kitchen with splattering hot grease. However, the number one complaint most air fryer users have is that the capacity is always too small.

The Instant Vortex Plus 6 Quart Air Fryer boasts a huge capacity at 6 quarts or an option for an eye popping 10 quart air fryer model, and is truly the answer to your prayers! This very large-capacity air fryer will make quick work out of your favorite fried foods. Check out my recipe for the best air fryer chicken wings that you can make in just a few minutes in your new air fryer!

Looking to explore the full potential of your air fryer? Discover the incredible Air Fryer Cheat Sheet Recipe Guide, meticulously curated with over 120+ delectable food entries across 5 diverse categories: Bakery, Desserts & Snacks, Poultry & Seafood, Lamb, Pork & Beef, and Legumes & Vegetables. This comprehensive and well-researched guide offers precise and accurate information right at your fingertips, enabling you to conveniently find ideal cooking times and prepare your meals quickly and efficiently. Say goodbye to guesswork and embrace the ease and convenience of achieving perfectly cooked dishes in no time!

2. Mercer Culinary Genesis 5 Piece Kitchen Knives 

mercer genesis knife set

These knives are built to last! From the experts of all things cutlery, The Mercer Genesis Series 5 piece knife set features incredibly superior blade durability, a nonslip Santoprene comfort grip, NSF certification, and is backed by an incredible warranty.

As a seasoned professional chef, I have relied on these exceptional knives day in and day out for nearly a decade. This essential 5-piece set encompasses all the knives you'll require for your culinary endeavors at home. It includes a chef's knife, a bread knife, a utility knife, and a paring knife, providing you with a versatile array of blades.

To ensure the longevity of your exquisite kitchen knives, it is crucial to follow two simple steps. First, wash them in hot water with a gentle, non-abrasive dish soap, and remember to towel dry them thoroughly. Secondly, never subject your kitchen knives to the harsh conditions of a dishwasher. Instead, entrust them to routine professional sharpening, ideally performed by a reputable cutlery sharpening company, at least once or twice a year.

Please exercise caution and avoid relying on random vendors at local flea markets, bait, tackle or outdoor hunting knife outlets, or hardware stores when seeking sharpening services. Your precious knives deserve the expertise of trusted professionals to maintain their exceptional quality and performance.

3. Meater Plus Wireless Bluetooth Instant Read Smart Thermometer

meater plus wireless bluetooth smart thermometer inside it's wooden charging block.

Every kitchen on the planet needs a trusted instant read thermometer. Sit back and relax while you monitor your cooking progress with the integrated smartphone app.

Featuring a 165 foot wireless Bluetooth range, the Meater Plus Bluetooth Smart Thermometer from Traeger Grills is actually 2 thermometers in one. The wireless battery-powered probe monitors both the internal cooking temperature of meat or the dish you're cooking, but also the ambient air temperature surrounding your food. Gone are the days of having to "guess" if the item you are cooking is done or up to a safe temperature to consume.

The Meater+ smartphone app is designed for both iOS Apple and Android-powered smartphones, giving you the freedom to kick back in your favorite chair while keeping an eye on your cooking probe. It's like having a personal cooking assistant right at your fingertips! With its nifty advanced algorithm, the app even provides estimated cooking times, so you can plan the rest of your meal around your dish reaching perfection.

Got a grill or oven that's a little too far from your relaxation zone? No sweat! Traeger has got your back with their optional Meater Wifi Extender and Cloud features. These handy add-ons ensure that even if your cooking setup is over 165 feet away, you can still enjoy the benefits of wireless connectivity and stay in control of your cooking process. So sit back, relax, and let the Meater+ app and its cool features take your cooking game to new heights!

4. 4 Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set

4 piece set of Royal Craft Wood Bamboo Cutting boards, featuring juice grooves

A knife safe cutting board set is an absolute must have in every kitchen in the world. This 4 piece bamboo cutting board set from Royal Craft Wood has all of the most commonly utilized sizes that you would ever need.

The importance of using the right cutting surface is paramount to keeping your knives sharp, and preventing damage to both your knives and your kitchen surfaces. Bamboo cutting boards are naturally anti-bacterial, sustainable, and foodsafe. With proper care, these natural bamboo wood cutting boards will last you for a very long time. Check out our article on how to properly care for your wooden cutting boards here.

Royal Woodcraft 4-piece set of bamboo cutting boards comes in different sizes: 18" x 12" x 0.75", 15" x 10" x 0.6", 12" x 8" x 0.6", and 9" x 6" x 0.6". These boards are not your ordinary cutting boards - they come with a handy juice groove! So not only can you chop and dice on them, but they're also perfect for carving up juicy meats and veggies. No more messy countertops and spills all over the place, thanks to those clever juice grooves keeping things neat and tidy, even during your busiest cooking sessions.

And guess what? These bamboo carving boards are more than just cutting boards. They're multi-purpose superstars! You can use them for serving up your favorite dishes, creating fancy charcuterie boards, or displaying a mouthwatering selection of cheeses. These sustainable bamboo boards have got you covered in the kitchen and beyond. So why settle for ordinary when you can have these versatile and eco-friendly bamboo carving boards?

silicone and stainless roll up dish mat over sink with vegetables

5. Rollup Silicone Dish Rack

Who wants a mess when doing the dishes? Water all over your counters, running onto the floor? The Rollup Silicone Dish Rack comes in multiple different sizes to fit virtually any kitchen sink.

After you've finished rinsing the dishes, simply roll out the dish rack over the sink and let your dishes drip dry without having to worry about bacteria from a dishtowel. Made from sturdy 304 stainless steel, and able to hold up to 33lbs. BPA free, and can easily be tossed into your dishwasher as well for sanitizing purposes if desired.

Also head resistant up to 400 degrees F, and doubles as a hot pad to protect your countertops. When you're done simply roll it up and put it away in a drawer or under your sink. Perfect for RVs as well to help create extra dish draining space.

6. Multi-Tier Lid, Pot & Pans Organizer

pot and pan lid organizer for in cabinet use

We all struggle with organization in our kitchens. Especially when it comes to our pots and pans, and their pesky lids that always seem to disappear or migrate to the back of the cabinet where you can't easily find them.

The 8 Tier Pot and Pan Organizer gives you the freedom to easily organize all of your pots, pans, and their lids and keep them tidy and readily accessible in your cabinet. Built with heavy duty use in mind, this fully adjustable pot and pan tower allows you to custom tailor it to fit virtually any size cookware you may have, large or small. Available in black or chrome.

Protect your precious cookware from dents and scratches! Say farewell to rummaging through stacks of pans just to find the one you need at the bottom. With this handy rack, you can stack your cookware, bid farewell to countertop chaos, and keep all your essential pots and pans easily accessible as you cook. No more stress or hesitation – enjoy a clean and organized kitchen with this efficient pan organizer rack.

7. DiOro High Temperature Silicone Cooking Utensil Set

DiOro Silicone Utensil Set 4 pc.

The DiOro High Temperature Cooking Utensil Set is made in the USA from durable high heat tolerant silicone. Most other brands of silicone utensils only withstand heat to around 400 degrees. The DiOro Utensils are heat resistant all the way up to 600 degrees to allow for safer cooking at higher temperatures.

Say goodbye to worries about chemicals leaching into your food! This fantastic four-piece set of silicone utensils is made from BPA-free, food-safe material, ensuring the safety of your family and your delicious meals. Unlike those other offshore-made utensils, you can trust that these are top-notch quality.

These silicone utensils are perfect for all types of cookware, especially non-stick surfaces. No need to fret about scratching or gouging your cooking surfaces anymore! They glide smoothly and won't cause any damage.

With spatulas of different widths, this set has you covered for all your stirring, scraping, mixing, folding, and deglazing needs. The handles are designed for comfort, making your cooking experience even more enjoyable. Plus, they are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

Here's another great thing – these utensils are proudly made in the United States of America! Crafted from a seamless one-piece design, you won't have to worry about food getting stuck in any nooks or crannies, potentially breeding bacteria. And to top it all off, they come with a forever warranty from DiOro, ensuring your satisfaction for years to come. Get ready to elevate your cooking game with this exceptional set of silicone utensils!

8. Anova Culinary AN500 Professional Sous Vide Precision Cooker 

anova sous vide professional model AN500

The Anova AN500 Professional Sous Vide Precision Cooker sits on my kitchen counter and never gets put away. I was fortunate enough to be on the Beta testing team for this device prior to its release and I now proudly own two of them. Sous Vide, or precision water bath cooking at home allows you to cook virtually anything perfectly without ever under or overcooking the food, as it will never get hotter than the water temperature that you set.

Whether you're whipping up chicken, beef, pork, vegan or vegetarian delights, or even some eggs, the Anova precision cooker has got your back! With this nifty gadget, you can simply "set it and forget it" while keeping a close eye on your dish's progress using the free Anova smartphone app, available for iOS and Android.

Anova offers a range of precision cookers, but my personal favorite is the Anova AN500 Pro model. It heats up the water in a jiffy and maintains precise temperature control, making it perfect for cooking larger batches of food. Just imagine, you can grab a frozen piece of meat, pop it into a sous vide bag, and achieve mouthwatering perfection with this handy immersion circulator right on your kitchen countertop. It's a game-changer for achieving incredible results in your culinary adventures.

One of my favorite non-cooking tricks to do chill wine in a hurry with your sous vide!

Vekaya Mandoline, stainless steel construction with safety gloves and pusher.

9. Stainless Steel Mandoline Slicer  

The VEKAYA Stainless Steel Mandoline Slicer packs razor sharp slicing precision without the fatigue of using a knife into this beautiful stainless steel and easy to store slicer. Perfect for those who love uniformity in their slices, shreds, or cuts. The built in ultra sharp blade does both conventional and julienne slicing with just a turn of the dial. Slice from paper thin all the way up to 9mm thick.

Equipped with safety gloves and a blade guard, this stainless steel mandoline slicer is a dream come true for slicing and shredding tasks. Its sturdy construction ensures a smooth and stable operation, making quick work of even the most substantial projects.

Craving some homemade French fries or chips that are perfectly uniform in thickness? Look no further than the VEKAYA stainless steel mandoline slicer. With this handy tool, you can effortlessly create delicious delights that cook up evenly every time. It's not only a fantastic addition to your kitchen arsenal but also makes a wonderful gift for occasions like weddings or for first-time homebuyers. Get ready to slice and shred your way to culinary perfection with style and ease!

10. Silicone Ice Block & Ice Ball Mold Set

Silicone Ice Molds for both cube and sphere

The popularity of all things whiskey in the last few years has been tremendous. This Ice Cube & Ice Ball Mold Set lives on the top shelf of my freezer! If you are a whiskey aficionado, lover, or admirer, these are the silicone ice molds for you.

Say hello to these amazing silicone ice molds that are built to last! With the capacity to create six large single cubes and six 2-inch sphere ice balls, you can now chill your favorite bourbon, whiskey, brandy, or cocktail spirits without worrying about rapid dilution from small traditional ice cubes.

To make things even more convenient, we've included a handy mini funnel that makes filling the ice ball mold a breeze. And that's not all – these silicone ice molds are stackable, helping you save valuable space in your freezer. Prepare to elevate your drink experience with these durable and versatile ice molds. Cheers to perfectly chilled beverages, without compromising on flavor!

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About The Author: With a wealth of culinary expertise as a Certified Master Chef, Sommelier, and Wine Educator, Sean Andrade holds the title of executive chef and owner of AWG Private Chefs, recognized as the premier Private Chef company in California. With over 20+ years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries, Chef Sean has honed his craft across various global destinations.

At AWG Private Chefs, Chef Sean and his team specialize in curating highly personalized, bespoke private chef dining experiences and delivering exceptional private event catering services. Their reach extends to more than 40 countries around the world, ensuring unforgettable culinary journeys for their esteemed clientele.


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