One of my favorite places to shop for home storage and organizing products is the Container Store. They are right up there with Ikea, as far as I am concerned, when it comes to budget friendly items. I started shopping with them long before I started this blog, and I continue to pick up great quality items from them to this day. So, I thought that I would let you in on what I think of as their best kitchen gadgets for this year.
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In order to make this list, each item has to be something that I have used and love, has a high rating from like minded customers, or is something that offers a solution to a common household problem. Ideally, I wanted to meet all three criteria, so I ended up narrowing the list down to these 10 great items.
2017 Best Kitchen Gadgets…
I always have a problem with storing funnels. They seem like they should be placed in a drawer along with the other utensils, but they are so bulky that it just ends up feeling cluttered. But, these Collapsible Funnels * are perfect. They lay flat in a drawer and pop up when they are needed.
I love, love, love these Scoops.* They come in 4, BPA free, sizes and fit right inside my pantry containers. Plus, they are really cheap. 🙂 The .7 ounce size, which is perfect for serving sprinkle toppings, is just 99 cents. The 4.4 ounce size is perfect for scooping flour, and the 2.6 size works well for sugar (approximately 3/4 cup per scoop of sugar). I also use this size for scooping cereal and ice. The 1.1 ounce size is what I use for scooping nuts, chia seeds, etc.
I hate it when I have leftovers in a bowl but can’t find a lid to fit. That is where these reusable silicone bowl covers* come in handy. They stretch and cover your container with the ease of saran wrap, but with the strength of a lid.
This customizable cookie stamp* is my idea of cookie decorating, but I have never pretended to be a pastry chef. I prefer the cookies that I can slice, stamp and go. 🙂 (Ok, occasionally I pull out the ingredients and bake a batch of homemade, but I would be lying if I said that was the norm). So, this is perfect for me. It comes with every letter that you would need, plus a selection of symbols and numbers. This is an easy way to have cookies for every holiday or event!
Do you like to have your cookbook or tablet open while you work. I know I do. In fact, I sometimes watch youtube cooking videos while I cook. And this little tool is a godsend. Technically this is labeled as a Cookbook Stand* because, well… that’s what it is. However, it holds a tablet just as well. It is also nice and compact, so you can place it in a drawer when you are not using it.
If you are one of those people who have your own reusable grocery bag, you probably will love this product. They are reusable produce bags.* That means that you can carry your own produce bags with you to the store, and forget about using their plastic bags. They are made with a mesh like material that allows you to go straight from the grocery store to your sink. There is no need to remove them from the bag to rinse, the bag lets the water drain away. Then, just pop them into the fridge. How cool is that!
This squeegee* by Kohler is perfect to brush flour dust or squeegee liquids right into the sink. In my case, my husband likes to use a squeegee on our outdoor kitchen counter. So, I thought this would be perfect for him. It is just the right size to maneuver around the sink, and when it is not being used, it can hang on the edge of the sink or the counter.
These tip-out bins* are perfect for storing tea, Kool Aid packets, sweeteners, or candy. But, what I love about this kitchen gadget is that it can be used for lots of other types of storage. Put one in your craft room to store buttons or beads. Put one in your workshop to organize screws and bolts. Use one to store a variety of dog treats. The list goes on and on. In fact, if I had to rate these products from my least favorite to my most favorite, this one would win, hands down.
Now, I know that you might be thinking that a hands free Soap Dispenser* is not a kitchen gadget. However, this can be used in more than just the bathroom. It works very nicely for dish soap, as well. But, if you don’t need one of these in your kitchen, you may still want to consider one for your guest bathroom, or for the kiddies. It has a sensor that automatically dispenses soap without the need to touch anything. It also allows you to set the amount of soap that you want it to dispense each time. So, there is no worry of wasting.
I hope that you have found something here that helps you solve a problem. If not, I still encourage you to check out the Container Store, The Original Storage and Organization Store*. They have a massive amount of storage items, and I have found them to be a great source for getting my home organized.
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