I am, what you’d call, a nosy shopper. I LOVE looking into people’s carts at the grocery store and scanning armfuls while in line at Madewell. I like to see what other people are getting. Maybe they found something that I didn’t? Or maybe they’ll spur an idea? You’d think it’d be a little harder for me to snoop online shoppers, but Amazon actually makes it incredibly easy! The site compiles all sorts of bestselling lists, which are updated constantly and broken down into very specific categories. So of course I’m going to look at the bestselling kitchen utensils and gadgets. These are some of the standouts.
1. Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, $15
There was actually one more kitchen scale that ranked slightly higher, but this one has almost double the reviews. With more than 15,600 reviews and 4.5 stars, it’s clear to see why people like it. It’s small, accurate, versatile (it measures in grams, pounds, ounces, and milliliters), and incredibly easy to use.
2. ThermoPro Instant Read Meat Thermometer, $13
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Even pro chefs need a meat thermometer. And it’s hard to find a good-quality one that can beat the price of this one. It gives an accurate read out (between 58 and 572 degrees) in just three to five seconds, and reviewers say that it works just as well as more expensive options.
3. Mueller Onion Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper, $21
If you have a chef’s knife and a cutting board, you might think this is unnecessary, but our gear pro says you 100 percent need something like this. (See: The $20 Gadget That’s Shockingly Necessary for Summer.) Use it to make quick work of chopping for salsas, fruit salads, and more.
4. AmazonBasics Silicone Baking Mat, $14 for two
A name-brand silicone baking mat will cost you around the same amount of money, but then you’ll only get one! With Amazon’s private-label brand, you get two. Reviewers use these for so much more than baking — anytime they want to make sure their sheet pans will be nonstick.
5. Pyrex Measuring Cups, $15 for three
These measuring cups are total classics. The set includes a 1-, 2-, and 4-cup measuring cup, and they’re really the last measuring cups you’ll ever have to buy.
6. OXO Good Grips Olive and Cherry Pitter, $15
Sure, you can pit cherries without a cherry pitter, but having one will make the task easier and faster. Don’t end your summer without one.
7. Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer, $25
This spiralizer actually got the runner-up award from Wirecutter for the best spiralizer (They picked this OXO model as the official winner) and it’s the bestselling option of all spiralizers on Amazon. With more than 11,300 Amazon reviews, the tool has a 4.7-star rating and most reviewers can’t get over the quality for the price.
Read more: The Best Spiralizers for Most Home Cooks, According to the Best Experts
8. GRILLART Grill Brush and Scraper, $17
This grill brush has a 4.8-star rating, which is REALLY hard to get! Reviewers call it “the best grill brush you can buy.” The bristles stay intact (the biggest concern when it comes to cleaning your grill) and it has a built-in scraper. The biggest complaint seems to be that people wish it had a longer handle, but the company designed it this way on purpose to give you the best torque for the most pressure.
Read more: 10 of the Most Popular Grilling Products on Amazon
9. OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler, $10
The Goldilocks of peelers, this one isn’t too cheap (in quality or price!) or too expensive. It works JUST right, with swiveling twin blades that can easily peel potatoes, apples, and other tough-skinned fruits and vegetables.
10. Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump, $22
That bottle of wine you opened tonight after work? You can save the rest for later — even two weeks later! — with this little kit. It comes with a pump and eight stoppers. Simply pump the handle a few times and it’ll create an airtight vacuum in the bottle.
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