The Lazy Chef's Guide to Cooking: 15 Gadgets You Need Right Now

Throw your guilt out the window and buy these time-saving tools.

The kitchen is the heart of every home—but it can also be a daunting place for those of us to whom cooking doesn’t come naturally. Yes, I own a set of beautiful knives. But that doesn’t mean my knife skills are Quickfire Challenge-ready. And yes, I have an over-the-top Dutch oven…but, you guessed, that doesn’t mean I know how to throw together a beef bourguignon.

Which is why I love me a kitchen gadget that makes cooking or prepwork easier and saves me time. Sure, I could chop up my vegetables with a plain ol’ knife, but as I mentioned earlier, my skills leave a lot to be desired. So yes, I will throw that veggie prep station into my shopping cart. And sure, I could force my family to eat the corn right off the cob—but then I’d be flossing my kids’ teeth for the next week. So yeah, I’m gonna throw the corn zipper in the cart, too. And you should as well, because from one lazy chef to another, I promise you we’re not judging.

Sur la Table Veggie Prep Station

BUY FROM: Sur la Table, $29.95

Toss & Chop Titanium Salad Scissors

BUY FROM: Williams-Sonoma, $24.95

Over-the-Sink Cutting Board

BUY FROM: Amazon, $19.99

Microplane Herb Mill

BUY FROM: Williams-Sonoma, $19.95

Pizza Cutter & Server

BUY FROM: Uncommon Goods, $20

Flour Shaking Rolling Pin

BUY FROM: Uncommon Goods, $19.99

Kuhn Corn Zipper

BUY FROM: Amazon, $11.95

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

BUY FROM: Amazon, $9.95

Bellemain Stainless Steel Lemon Squeezer

BUY FROM: Amazon, $19.95

Bear Paws Pulled Pork Shredder

BUY FROM: Amazon, $9.95

Grillaholics Grill Mat, Set of 2

BUY FROM: Amazon, SALE $21.95 (Regularly $39.97, 45% Off!)

Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker

BUY FROM: Amazon, $19.91

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Egg Separator

BUY FROM: Amazon, $3.97

Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer

BUY FROM: Amazon, $23.95

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Potato Ricer

BUY FROM: Amazon, $24.95

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