12 Gadgets for a Healthy First Kitchen

These make-cooking-easier gadgets will keep you well-fed for years to come.

Whether you're setting up your first kitchen or want to update your kitchen-tool stash, check out our favorite finds to help you cook easier and make it fun as well.  


1. Avoquado


This 4-in-1 avocado tool is a must-have for the avocado-toast lover in your life. The handy gadget can slice, pit, and scoop. Just like that, breakfast is Insta-worthy!


2. Collapsible Salad Bowl

This salad bowl is a great office worker’s companion with convenient separate compartments for every salad fixing.


3. SleekStor®Medium

Sleek Stor

Look, new apartments can be tiny. And the kitchens? Especially small. This collapsible 8" colander is a space saver and makes cooking easier on pasta night!


4. OXO Good Grips Cutting and Carving Board

OXO Good Grips Cutting and Carving Board

Nonslip grips make this cutting board the perfect choice for a new cook. Another plus? It’s easy to clean.


5. Twist

Who doesn’t love spiralized veggies? This handheld tool creates thick-ribbon, small julienne, and large julienne “noodles,” making impressive dishes a cinch.


6. PalmPeeler Vegetable Peeler

PalmPeeler Vegetable Peeler

Your grads can peel veggies without fearing for their fingers with this efficient tool. The new ergonomic design provides a comfortable fit and is topped with a potato-eye remover.


7. SleekStor®Pinch + PourCollapsible Measuring Cups


These measuring cups will hardly take up any drawer space with their collapsible design. Another bonus? They come with a pouring spout.


8. OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set with Black Handles

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set with Black Handles

These stackable mixing bowls save space and can be used for everything from baking to holding popcorn on movie night.


9. Chemex Starter Kit

Chemex Starter Kit

Pour-over coffee is all the rage and your grad will be thrilled to use (and snap photos of) the Chemex coffee maker. With this kit, he can start brewing a pot of java immediately.


10. PowerCrush Personal Quiet Blender

PowerCrush Personal Quiet Blender

Blending a smoothie early in the morning without waking the roommate will no longer be the stuff of dreams.

11. SteamSum™




Talk about a time-saver! The stackable steamer allows new cooks to steam their entire meal in a two-tier basket.


12.  Portion-Control Wine Glasses—Set of Two


Portion-Control Wine Glasses—Set of Two

Raise a glass to mindfulness! Cleverly designed to be discreet about portion control, these glasses feature decorative lines marking 5-oz, 8-oz, and 10-oz servings.

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