Kitchen gadgets and accessories to elevate your cooking while in quarantine

If you're like many of us, you're spending quite a bit of time in the kitchen these days. It's surprising how often breakfast, lunch, and dinner comes around—and then they're here again. There's no more munching in the office break room, and all your meals and snacks are up to you. If you're realizing that you need to up your kitchen game, now's the time to do it. With these gadgets, nothing can stop you.

Your knives are dull, and your tomato sauce is splattering all over your backsplash. Sure, that’s what it’s there for, but it takes a lot of time to clean up. Quarantine is tough enough—you don’t need to pile more on your plate. Rather than getting frustrated while you’re cooking and baking, add some of these kitchen gadgets and accessories to your arsenal.
Thanks to the creativity of others, there are so many great cooking gadgets that we can benefit from. Mince garlic with ease or strain and serve with a single spoon. If you’re new to spending a lot of time in the kitchen, these unique cooking tools are probably ones you haven’t seen before. Whether you’re baking a cake for your birthday—we’re sorry you can’t see your friends and family—or venturing into grinding-your-own-spices territory, we have a list of the best kitchen tools for you.

 Essential kitchen gadgets

Yes, we talk about cooking a lot. That’s because we love it, and we know a lot of you do, too. Last year, we told you about unique gadgets that will help you master recipes. And then we rounded up a list of the most useful kitchen gadgets from 2020.

When 2021 came around, we thought you might want to know about automating your cooking to make this year your most efficient yet. But, well, 2021 took a different turn than we expected, so we thought you might want to cook faster in quarantine. Because some people now have working from home and home-schooling and cleaning and more to manage all at once. Just a couple weeks ago, as we all started getting used to (or hating) being at home, we showed you some of the cool smart kitchen accessories that will change up your cooking.
But now we’re highlighting the little stuff. The fun cooking accessories that may not be total necessities but will definitely add joy and ease to your kitchen routine.