30 Cool Kitchen Gadgets Worth Buying in 2024, Tested by Gear Editors

No room in your house has more available gizmos and tech gadgets that claim to make your life easier than the kitchen. Seriously, there’s a kitchen tool for ev-er-ee-thing these days. Whether you love working in the kitchen or would rather order DoorDash every night of the week if it meant you never had to cook again, there’s something out there that promises to indulge your culinary laziness.

We’ve seen and tested many of them by now. From coring pineapples to shelling walnuts to babysitting your steak’s internal temperature to automatically stirring your pasta sauce, these cool kitchen gadgets almost make it possible to cook without actually cooking. It’s the closest we’ve ever been to having our own personal robot chefs (and that day is coming very, very soon). But how many of these kitchen gadgets are actually worth buying?

Every year, our team spends countless hours researching, testing, and comparing the best kitchen gadgets, tools, and appliances so you don’t have to. Most of them aren’t worth the spend, but we take note of those that genuinely save us time and effort in the kitchen. From clever safety cutters to corded hand blenders to steam-powered, Japanese-inspired toaster ovens, these are our picks for the coolest kitchen gadgets of 2024.

Small Appliances

Philips Series 3200 Automatic Espresso Machine

Now 31% Off

Prepping your morning cuppa “go juice” shouldn’t be as complicated as launching a nuclear missile. This fully automatic espresso maker lets you dial in your preferred aroma strength, coffee quantity, and amount of milk froth (yes, it does that too)—all from an easy-to-read touch display.

BlendJet 2 Original Portable Blender

BlendJet 2 Original Portable Blender

Now 12% Off

Make and take your smoothies on-the-go in minutes with this ultra-portable blender that doubles as a commuter mug. Bonus: It’s strong enough to blend ice, too, so it’ll mix up whatever recipes you’ve got cookin’.

Plant-Based Milk Maker

Almond Cow Plant-Based Milk Maker

Leave the pricey store-bought plant milks at the supermarket. Almond Cow lets you make your own at home using almonds, cashews, oats, and more. It’s a cheaper, healthier, and better-tasting alternative.

Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer

Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer

Now 36% Off

If you buy just one countertop appliance to seriously upgrade your kitchen game this year, make it the Speedi. It’s a 12-in-1 monster that steams, bakes, proofs, roasts, air fries, dehydrates, and more—all with an interface so simple even your kids could use it (but probably shouldn’t).

KBGV Coffee Maker

Moccamaster KBGV Coffee Maker

For those slow-start mornings when you’re willing to wait for pour-over coffee but don’t feel like doing the work, there’s the KBGV. It’s designed to deliver the perfectly brewed “golden cup” of joe without any help from you. Plus, it’ll look great on your countertop.

Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle

Sleek, modern, elegant, the Stagg EKG elevates the lowly electric kettle to an art piece, especially in this matte black + walnut handle colorway. The 1,200-watt element boils water way faster than your electric stove, and it looks better doing it.

Mini Bag Sealer

Karidge Mini Bag Sealer

Now 46% Off

Ditch those old-school plastic “chip clips,” and step into the 21st century. This miniature bag sealer reseals open bags of chips, candy, cookies, snacks and pretty much anything else you need to keep fresh.

On Sale

Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender

KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender

Now 17% Off

Hand-stirring is a thing of the past with this variable speed hand blender. The corded design is small enough to stash just about anywhere, yet powerful enough to mix smoothies, milk shakes, hummus, salsa, soups, and more at the click of a switch.

Steam Toaster Oven

BALMUDA Steam Toaster Oven

Now 10% Off

This viral TikTok sensation was all the rage this year, thanks to a unique “steam toasting” technique that locks flavor, texture, and aroma in your favorite breads. Bonus: It looks way better on your countertop than your current toaster, too.

Tech Gadgets

This long-time Men’s Health favorite gadget is the perfect addition to any room in your house. In the kitchen, it’s great for listening to your favorite cooking podcasts, throwing on a little background music, or setting a timer to know when your Beef Wellington is done.

Browse recipes, calculate measurement conversions, and follow along with your favorite chef’s videos all on this beautiful and blazing-fast tablet. It’s lightweight, yet durable, making it perfect for even the most chaotic kitchen environments.

Move 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Sonos Move 2 Bluetooth Speaker

The sleek, minimalist design of this Bluetooth wireless speaker belies its seriously big, room-filling sound. For those long, weekend cooking seshes or for parties where everyone wants to crowd the kitchen, the Move 2 can deliver the perfect soundtrack.

Digital Food Scale

Etekcity Digital Food Scale

Now 29% Off

For baking and the most perfectionist chefs, precision counts. Measure your flour, sugar, spices, and proteins down to the gram with this high-precision digital scale. The sleek, stainless steel construction makes it perfect for messy kitchen countertops.

Food Prep

MEATER Plus Long Range Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

MEATER Plus Long Range Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

Gone are the days of babysitting your meat, waiting for the perfect doneness. This wireless thermometer keeps tabs on whatever you’re cooking, then alerts you when it’s ready via the companion Bluetooth app. So, you can spend your time doing more important things, like napping or watching the game.

On Sale

Chop 'N Prep Chef

Tupperware Chop ‘N Prep Chef

Now 18% Off

Kitchen chopping isn’t exactly hard, but it is tedious. This tiny handheld gadget makes swift work of cutting up everything from veggies and herbs to berries and cheeses. Plus, when you’re done, just throw it in the dishwasher.

Scizza Non-Stick Pizza Scissors

Dreamfarm Scizza Non-Stick Pizza Scissors

Sure, old-school rolling pizza cutters work, but it turns out a good pair of pizza scissors works even better. Scizza is the non-stick pizza-centric gadget you never knew you needed. Plus, the built-in spatula “shoe” makes serving your pizza easier too.

Bacon Bin Grease Strainer & Collector

Talisman Designs Bacon Bin Grease Strainer & Collector

Disposing of cooking grease is no doubt the worst part about prepping bacon and delicious meats. This simple silicone container is purpose-built to help you do just that. It’s easy to clean, and the quirky design looks better than whatever old cans you’ve been using to store your grease until now.

On Sale

Spatty Daddy Kitchen Spatula Set

Spatty Daddy Kitchen Spatula Set

Now 23% Off

You know all those last little bits of peanut butter, jelly, mayonnaise, and whatnot that you can never quite wrestle from the almost-empty jar? This clever set—including a 6-inch and a 12-inch spatula—is purpose-built to help you salvage them all.

On Sale

Ceramic Blade Safety Cutter

Slice Ceramic Blade Safety Cutter

Now 14% Off

Clipping coupons, trimming recipes from your fav cooking magazines, or slicing open Amazon boxes, this ceramic safety cutter is one kitchen “knife” to rule them all. It’s even clever (and safe!) enough to open plastic clamshell and blister packages without severing a finger.

Good Grips 3-Piece Squeeze & Pour Silicone Measuring Cup Set

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Squeeze & Pour Silicone Measuring Cup Set

It’s time to trade in your plastic and glass measuring cups for this flexible silicone alternative that’s way easier to “pinch and pour.” The nestable three-piece set is perfectly sized for whatever you’re cooking up. Plus, it’s microwave-safe with a texture honeycomb pattern that helps dissipate heat fast.

SoftEdge Stainless Steel Slotted Spatula

Kuhn Rikon SoftEdge Stainless Steel Slotted Spatula

Now 11% Off

This fish spatula is ideal for serving up (wait for it …) fish, but the steel-and-silicone design is great for flipping burgers, eggs, and even pancakes, too. It’s thin and flexible, yet sturdy with a soft edge that won’t mar your nonstick cookware.

On Sale

Cord Organizer for Small Kitchen Appliances

Animal-Gifts Cord Organizer for Small Kitchen Appliances

Now 38% Off

Those extra-long kitchen appliance cords are a disaster waiting to happen. Wrangle up those electric cables with these clever cord organizers. Just stick them on your favorite small appliances, wind up the cables, and sleep better at night.

Professional 5-Blade Meat Masher

Farberware Professional 5-Blade Meat Masher

This deceptively simple kitchen gadget not only mashes, but helps stir and mix everything from potatoes to ground meats to bananas. The plastic construction is sturdy and durable, but designed not to scratch up your favorite nonstick cookware.

Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer

Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer

If you’re trying to go a little lighter with your cooking oils, this clever mister is a great alternative to measuring spoons. It delivers a perfectly fine mist for spraying baking sheets, oiling cookware, and even using for salad vinaigrettes. Plus, it looks great in brushed aluminum too.

Cleaning

On Sale

Portable/Countertop Dishwasher

Comfee Portable/Countertop Dishwasher

Yes, you really can have a dishwasher just about anywhere. This ultra-compact, 6-liter model is small enough to fit on a countertop, yet roomy enough inside to fit a surprising load of dishes. With seven modes, it’s also versatile enough to tackle everything from stemware to pots and pans.

On Sale

Roomba Combo j9+ Robot Vacuum & Mop

iRobot Roomba Combo j9+ Robot Vacuum & Mop

Now 22% Off

Even the tidiest-kept kitchens can get messy. Automate your clean-up routine with this robot vacuum that not only vacuums and mops, but self-empties and auto-fills too. It’s the next best thing to hiring Merry Maids to do your dirty work.

Touch-Bar Trash Can

Simplehuman Touch-Bar Trash Can

Easily separate your trash and recyclables with this dual-compartment bin. It’s handsome in stainless steel, and the clever touch bar on the front opens easily when your hands are full. Just tap it with your elbow, bump it with your knee, or kung fu it with your foot to pop the top.

Indoor Countertop Composter Bin

Bamboozle Indoor Countertop Composter Bin

Simplify your daily composting with this indoor countertop bin. The design is sleek and minimal, so you won’t need to hide it with your trash can. Plus, the built-in charcoal filters completely eliminate odor so your compost pile never gets funky.

On Sale

Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

Topist Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

Now 47% Off

Microwave grime has a surprising way of sneaking up on you. Keep yours clean on the regular with this silly, purpose-built cleaning gadget. Just fill with vinegar and water, heat for seven minutes, and watch Mama’s steamy head clean the stains, gunk, and food bits off your microwave automagically.

Air Purifier 4-in-1 Tower

Homedics Air Purifier 4-in-1 Tower

Now 17% Off

Keeping your kitchen clean isn’t just about how it looks, but how clean the air is, too. This 4-in-1 tower features a built-in True HEPA filter that kills nearly all mold, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Plus, it helps eliminate odors, so your kitchen always smells fresh and clean.

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Mike Richard has traveled the world since 2008. He’s kayaked in Antarctica, tracked endangered African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss great white shark attack in Mexico. His travel advice has appeared on the websites for Forbes, Travel + Leisure, CNET, and National Geographic. He loves the great outdoors and good bourbon, and (usually) calls Tulsa, Oklahoma home. Mike also enjoys speaking in the third person. 

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