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With the right tools, you can make all the annoying parts of cooking a little easier, and maybe even start to like it.

Cooking is an art, and if you don’t practice, you won’t get any better. Also, you could starve.

Realistically, you’ll probably just spend more money and be stuck with a limited menu. But with the right tools, you can make all the annoying parts of cooking a little easier, and maybe even start making more meals for yourself.

These cool gadgets will have you making a grocery list ASAP.

1) Zyliss pizza slicer with crust cutter

Sur la Table

No one said you had to stop eating pizza, we’re just saying you should try making it. This pizza cutter features a simple solution to the most first-world of problems, and we’re not even mad about it. The rigid back blade provides a little more force for cutting crust.

Price on Sur la Table: $14

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2) Onion chopper

Hayneedle

No more crying over those dumb onions, thanks to the genius who invented this contraption. Put the onion on top and it will dice in one swift motion, then contain all the onion vapors that make you cry.

Price on Hayneedle: $21.99

Buy it here


3) OXO 3-in-1 avocado slicer

Sur la Table

This handy tool will peel, pit and slice an avocado, so you can hurry up and get to the chips and guac part.

Price on Sur la Table: $10

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4) iTouchless bag resealer

Amazon

Never let a perfectly bag of snacks go stale again. This small gadget creates an airtight seal on any bag to ensure longer freshness.

Price on Amazon: $15.99

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5) Kuhn Rikon spill stopper lid

Sur la Table

Go back to the couch while a pot boils in the kitchen without worrying about the contents falling out, thanks to this handy silicone lid. It keeps everything contained, except for steam and pressure.

Price on Sur la Table: $19.95

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6) Pasta measurer

Amazon

Why are pasta portions so difficult to measure? It’s one of life’s greatest mysteries. However, you won’t have that problem anymore if you can decipher your hunger based on this scale, ranging from “moderate” to “so hungry I could eat a horse.”

Price on Amazon: $10.30

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7) Herb scissors

Hayneedle

Chop up mint for cocktails or basil for pesto with one snip, using these extra sharp, time-saving specialty scissors. They come with a sheath for safe storage.

Price on Hayneedle: $19.95

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8) Kuhn Rikon smart lid with auto-release valve

Sur la Table

Instead of a messy cabinet full of pans and lids falling out every time you open the door, eliminate the clutter with a universal lid. The smart lid has a built-in silicone gasket that can be set to automatically release steam or trap it in the pan.

Price on Sur la Table: $30

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9) 5-in-1 multi-kitchen tool

Amazon

Nothing will make you question your self-sufficiency more than a stubborn jar of salsa. Show annoying jars, bottles and cans who’s boss with this life-saving tool.

Price on Amazon: $9.95

Buy it here


10) OXO 6-Piece Grater-Slicer

Sur la Table

This set comes with different types of graters, so you can slice and shred everything from cheese to cucumbers. It conveniently attaches to a container to keep ingredients from flying all over the place.

Price on Sur la Table: $30

Buy it here

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