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9 Uber Fun, Colorful and Functional Kitchen Gadgets You Need ASAP

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I love colorful trendy things that make my life easier. Especially in the kitchen. I am no Rachael Ray…but I’ve been known to whip up a tasty dish or two in my lifetime (THANK YOU Pinterest).

That being said, I am on a mission to replace much of the ugly, ratty and archaic kitchen utensils that are clogging up my gadget drawer with fun, colorful, efficient and multipurpose items. These goodies will all replace the half-melted, stained and space-hogging stuff that I have been limping along with for far too long. Here’s what’s in my shopping cart on Amazon as we speak:

I’ve been used the same, ratty, huge noodle strainer for as long as I have been married (like freaking forever). It takes up a ton of space in my cupboard, is a pain to use and even bigger pain to wash. THEN, I saw this: The Clip-on kitchen food strainer for spaghetti, pasta, ground beef grease and more.

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  • 3 PIECE KITCHEN TOOL SET- includes clipon strainer, garlic peeler and basting brush for extra value
  • UNIVERSAL FIT DESIGN- Fits nearly any sized pot, pan, saucepan and bowl
  • USES VERY LITTLE SPACE- Uses much less storage space than traditional strainers, colanders and sieves
  • FINE MESH- allows easy straining and pouring of water and juices from spaghetti pasta, ground beef grease, tuna fish, tomatoes and other foods.
  • EASY & SAFE TO USE- Simply snap on and strain foods; made of food-grade silicone and also dishwasher safe

And it’s under ELEVEN BUCKS!  Grab this space-saving 3 piece set and remember, with Amazon Prime, shipping is FREE.

I love this SO MUCH! I love pickles, but not “pickle fingers” when I need to go speelunking for a pickle with a too-short-fork. The Chef’n FridgeFork Condiment Fork (Arugula and Meringue) to the perfect solutions that clips right to the jar for pete’s sake!

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AND…it’s only $6.99…now I love it even more. Grab your Pickle Fork HERE.

KidsFunwares TriceraTACO Taco Holder-I mean…really. What kid wouldn’t love to eat a taco hanging out the butt-end of a Triceratops? Your kids will BEG for Taco Night with this killer Taco Holders!

Embrace your inner Kitty Lover with this Cats Pattern Embossing Rolling Pin,Wooden Laser Engraved Rolling Pin With Cats For Embossed Cookies (10″ x 2″, Style-1)

Cat Rolling Pin

  • Handmade Item
  • Rolling Pin Cylinder Size 7.8″ x 2″. Total length 15.4 inches. Hand wash only
  • Materials: wood, beech, natural, ecological
  • Rolling-pins can be a really housewarming and pretty gift for your friends, kids and your kitchen. So, you can choose any pattern from our shop or propose your own.
  • The wooden rolling pin for making cookies. The dough can be made of salt-, sugar- or ceramic-mass! Use your imagination. (Seller states that other “breeds” are available…how cool is THAT?!)

Summer time means more corn on the cob! So if you are going to get all messy and buttery, might as well look good doing it, right? Check out these colorful Butter Your Corn Set with Jumbo Corn Cob Holders (For 8) and Norpro Butter Spreader

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  • 4.8 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Price: $14.78 Free Shipping for Prime Members
  • Set includes two 4-packs, assorted colors Chef Craft Jumbo Corn Holders and one Norpro 5400 Butter Spreader
  • Corn Holders have interlocking stainless steel pins that are safely concealed when not in use.
  • The colored handles are soft grip, ergonomic and easy to hold.
  • Butter Spreader is BPA-Free! and measures: 3″ by 1-3/4″ by 1-3/4″
  • Dishwasher safe and comes with a cap to seal and store butter without having to remove the stick

Grab a set HERE (FREE shipping if you are a Prime Member!)

I have arthritis in BOTH thumbs. Crazy, right? It’s also a pain (literally) to do simple things like scoop ice cream. BUT, I discovered this super-cool ergonomic ice cream scoop that uses the heat of your own body to make cutting through cold ice cream a BREEZE. The Ice Cream Scoop with Modern Heat-Conducting Aluminum Ergonomic Handle (Purple) also NEVER CORRODES and is made of SOLID ALUMINUM coated in a durable purple enamel that will last a lifetime. #winning

ergonomic ice cream scoop


Another thing that really bugs my sore thumbs is can openers. Since I loathe electric can openers (their ugly and they take up precious counter space) I’ve been on the hunt for one that do the job w/o torturing my poor thumbs. I think I found my True CanOpener Love with this ZYLISS Lock N’ Lift Can Opener with Lid Lifter!

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  • Designed for Comfort and Efficiency
  • Comfortable, soft touch grip and handle eliminate hand fatigue, great for arthritis
  • Locking mechanism to safely open cans of all sizes.
  • Smooth turning, stainless-steel cutting mechanism opens cans in seconds
  • Magnet lifts lid off can and lever releases lid for easy disposal.
  • 5 Year Zyliss Guarantee

AND…since I was told that opening bottle tops with my teeth is unacceptable (and un-ladylike) I am scoring one of these bad boys too.  The Jar Opener –Mlife”Easy Open” Bottle and Jar Opener, Arthritis Jar Opener, Helps Tired or Wet Hands, Arthritic Weakness, Stubborn Jar Tops. Yeah, baby.

  • THE ULTIMATE JAR OPENER. Effortless – Simply Clamp with Opener and Twist. It’s Easy to Open! Jar opener for seniors.
  • OPEN DIFFICULT JARS – Eight sizes of circular openings provide a secure grip for a wider variety of containers than metal tools. Rubber sidings grips tight to slippery surfaces, and it’s lever action gives anyone the strength to open any lid with our jar grippers.
  • LARGER RINGS THAN MOST. Compare to other similar jar openers, the rings are able to open slightly larger bottles.
  • FOUR SIZES OF RINGS TO FIT A VARIETY OF JARS AND BOTTLES. From soda pop bottle tops to small pickle jars or medium mayo even family size peanut butter jars. (Does not open large Mason jars.)
  • SIMPLE TO USE. Easy hold, non-slip, ergonomic handle. It can be so hard to open the lid of a jar. Whether it’s just a hard-to-open jar or tired hands, arthritic hands, weakness caused by any myriad of reasons, this “Easy Open” Bottle and Jar Opener is the solution!

This piece is neither cute or trendy but Oh Momma it is EFFICIENT! The Chef Remi Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears/Multi-Purpose Utility Scissors for Chicken, Poultry, Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Herbs, and BBQ’s is a “must have” for any kitchen. Struggling diced bacon? Screw that! CUT IT! Tired of pulling out the cutting board and hunting for a sharp knife just to chop chicken? Forget Mamasaurus…CUT IT!

kitchen shears

  • LIFETIME GUARANTEE – The Chef Remi Multifunction Kitchen Shears comes with a 100% Money Back Lifetime Guarantee. You won’t get this lifetime guarantee from other big brands. Try It RISK FREE Today!
  • MULTIFUNCTION KITCHEN SHEARS. Heavy duty for easy cutting of meat, poultry, vegetables, trimming fat etc. No need for a knife and board.
  • HIGH QUALITY CORROSION RESISTANT. Sharp stainless steel blades with micro-serrated edge for slip proof cutting. Makes food prep a ‘snip’!
  • BUILT IN BOTTLE OPENER. Serrated section in easy grip handle for opening tough sealed bottles or even cracking nuts! Plus ‘pop top’ bottle opener in the blade for fast & easy opening of bottles and jars
  • COMFORTABLE EASY GRIP HANDLES. Great grip for both right and left-handed chefs, these comfortable and super sharp scissors will make food preparation easier and faster

It also says it comes in “frustration-free packaging”…now wouldn’t THAT be nice. Grab your shear here and don’t forget, with Amazon Prime shipping is FREE.

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About Becky Flansburg

Becky Flansburg is freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant living in Northern Minnesota. A dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, her veteran blog Franticmommy.com is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. Becky is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance. Connect with Becky via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest