My kitchen gadget situation is abysmal. The first time my boyfriend tried to cook at my house, he was so disappointed by my product set-up that he Amazon Primed me a new knife and cutting board so he’d have something better to use the next time he came over. I’m not kidding. I didn’t even own my own pots and pans until my grandma gifted me some at the beginning of this year. (Until that point, I’d just been using my roommate’s. When she moved out, I was doomed.)
Needless to say, my single-use product game is weak. Growing up, my house was filled with apple corers, hard-boiled egg slicers, and myriad other gadgets that do one thing and do it well. Though I (clearly) haven’t made it a priority to stock up on these gizmos, I’ve run into plenty of scenarios where they’d be helpful (chopping garlic is a challenge, man).
Here, 36 single-use products that are actually worth the money you’d spend on them, according to the people who’ve bought them (and regularly use them).