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8 Kitchen Tools for Easy Cooking and Less Time in the Kitchen| Well+Good

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While making a recipe from start to finish can be an act of self care and a loving service for those in your life, you may still yearn to steal some of of that time back for yourself (cooking can be nourishing and efficient, too). And if that’s the case, there are so many kitchen tools for easy cooking that need to be on your radar—from air fryers to egg cookers to meatball shapers (oh, just you wait).

To help you spend less time cooking and more time eating, we scoured the internet for the handiest devices to help you cut down on the time it takes to get dinner on the table. No matter how many people you’re cooking for, these eight gizmos and gadgets will help you stress less as you cook veggies, meat, eggs, and more, to perfection.

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8 kitchen tools for easy cooking in half the time

Dash 7-Egg Everyday Egg Cooker — $18.00

Someone gifted me this egg cooker back in college, and to this day, it’s still the best present I’ve ever received. If you’re someone who enjoys hard-boiled eggs on salads or as a snack, but don’t have the patience to cook (rather, babysit) them on the stove, prepare for your life to change. This little guy delivers perfectly cooked eggs in ten minutes or less, and you can make the eggs more or less runny depending on how long you leave it in the cooker. Just place ’em in the cooker, set a timer, and it’ll ding when the eggs are ready.

Cuisinart TOA-28 Compact AirFryer Toaster Oven — $160.00

The humble toaster oven is an understated kitchen tool that secretly excels at multitasking. This model heats up to 450 degrees and has a built-in air fryer that allows you to cook a three-pound turkey, and toast up to four slices of bread at once. Plus, the compact shape of this machine means it fits easily in your kitchen—even if you’re running out of counter space.

Nordic Ware Meatball Griller — $28.00

This may seem like an unconventional pick for this list, but hear me out: Meatball grillers yield endless cooking possibilities. Yes, they’re great for shaping and baking your meatballs, but you can also use them to make turkey balls, veggie meatballs, stuffed mushrooms, and basically anything else you can roll into a round shape. Plus, you don’t have to spend a bunch of time rolling the balls yourself; this tray basically does it for you.

Ninja Foodi Smart 6-in-1 XL Grill with Thermometer — $200.00

So you want corn on the cob, but you don’t want to spend an hour trying to figure out how to light an outdoor grill? Understandable. This indoor version of the essential cookout tool takes the waiting time away so you can enjoy that grilled flavor and texture without wasting time.

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