Skip to main content

21OAK may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

7 kitchen tools Reddit can’t stop raving about

While you will certainly discover new kitchen tools from your favorite food bloggers and culinary influencers, there’s a more surprising place to find your new favorite kitchen gadgets and cookware: Reddit. Here, you can dive into tons of discussion boards with fellow foodies who are conferring about the latest tools that make them feels like pros in the kitchen. However, simply searching “Reddit coffee espresso maker” will deliver more results than you have the time to sift through. To save you the hassle, we rounded up seven kitchen tools Reddit can’t stop raving about.

AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

The AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker is a favorite of coffee lovers worldwide due to its patented brewing process. The AeroPress uses “a rapid, total immersion brewing process” to consistently make smooth and full-flavored coffee. Also, this machine brews coffee without bitterness which is one of the main reasons Redditors love it.

Recommended Videos

This coffee maker has also become so popular on Reddit because it produces French press-quality coffee in a fraction of the time, making one to three cups (per press) in about one minute. Also, this coffee maker can brew espresso-style coffee for cappuccinos and other espresso drinks — a French press can’t do that.

Reusable Silicone Covers

Did you ever think you’d find people passionate about silicone lids? Well, you’ll certainly find them on Reddit. Commenters love this particular set of three reusable silicone covers because they are dishwasher and microwave-safe, heat-resistant, and BPA-free. Long story short, you can rest easy knowing these lids are safe for the family and easy to use.

This set comes with three different-sized covers that create air-tight seals on all smooth-rimmed containers, making it easy to eliminate plastic wrap in the kitchen. With this set, you can store leftovers in the fridge and make a seamless transition from the table to the refrigerator and back again. Further, the tops are perfect for the microwave since they let off steam during the cooking process to prevent boilovers, all while sealing in flavor and heat.

Heavy-duty kitchen shears

Multi-use scissors are often staples in the kitchen, but once you invest in a high-quality pair of kitchen shears, you’ll never turn back. These stainless steel shears are rust-resistant and three times harder than normal stainless steel. The ergonomic design of these shears also prevents cramping and other discomforts that result from overuse.

These heavy-duty shears are multifunctional, too so you can use them as a can opener, bottle opener, and nutcracker. Also, they are entirely detachable, so you can clean them thoroughly when you’re finished. This is critical when you need to use your new shears to quickly cut herbs for a garnish and then reuse them to debone a chicken.

Image used with permission by copyright holder

Victorinox 6 Inch Chef’s Knife

This 6-inch chef’s knife is a favorite of home cooks and professional chefs alike due to its razor-sharp blade, user-friendly size, and tapered stainless steel edge that cuts both large and small food items with ease. Reviewers rave over this knife’s versatility: It’s sharp enough to slice tomatoes and tough enough to skin a pineapple.

An ergonomic handle is a standard must-have for Redditors when discussing chef’s knives, and this one certainly delivers. The handle is also made from thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), which means that the grip is non-slip, even when it’s wet. The manufacturers state that the knife is dishwasher safe, but we don’t recommend that if you want to get the most life out of your new knife.

Nordic Ware Pro Pop Popper

If you like popcorn, you likely already have a tried-and-true method for cooking it at home. However, this Pro Pop Popper from Nordic Ware is a homemade popcorn game-changer. Make microwaved popcorn at home in minutes with no oil or butter necessary with this BPA and Melamine-free device.

This should certainly be in the kitchen of anyone looking for a healthier alternative to bagged popcorn. Many users even prefer this to the silicone varieties on the market. The material is what makes this popper different from the others on the market, and it’s what most reviewers like as well — it’s cured at 450 degrees Fahrenheit so it will never melt. Users recommend that you use oven mitts when removing this from your microwave as the popper gets extremely hot.

Pre-Seasoned Iron Skillet with Silicone Hot Handle Holder

The Lodge is well known in the home cook world for bringing affordable cast iron to the masses, and this pan follows that trend. The 12.25-inch pan comes with a silicone (heat-resistant) handle, and users love it because the pan comes pre-seasoned, so it’s ready to use right out of the box.

Anyone familiar with cast iron will tell you that a properly seasoned pan will last you for years. Many people have a cast iron that has been passed down for generations, but if you’re not one of these lucky ones, this pan is the one for you. Start creating an heirloom for your family by ordering one of these pans, and you can gladly pass it on several years down the road.

Image used with permission by copyright holder

Reusable Silicone Storage Bags

Redditors and Amazon customers alike love these silicone resealable storage bags. This set comes with two gallon-sized bags, five sandwich-size packs, and four snack-size BPA-free, leak-proof bags that will no doubt replace your old zip-top ones. Make your kitchen more eco-friendly and say goodbye to single-use plastics.

Reviewers rave that the double zipper seal on these bags makes them bag easier to open and close while still creating a super-tight seal. The material is food grade, easy to clean with soap and warm water, and sure to last after years of use.

Kitchen tools are fun but it’s always a good idea to do a little homework before you buy. If you’re excited to scroll through message boards to pick your next favorite gadget, you can find more than enough ideas on one of the thousands of kitchen-related threads. If you’re looking to cut to the chase, we hope we’ve saved you some scrolling our picks here.

Kelly Kaliszewski
Kelly's work has appeared in blogs and on websites. When she's not writing, she is playing with her two dogs, cooking, or…
7 simple safety tips to stop a rug from sliding (and you from tripping)
Keep your rug where you want it so you can stay safe
Modern living room with leather sofa and large red rug

Area rugs are a great way to bring the room together. They add decorative flair to your space and offer comfort while standing or walking on them. Even though they're popular in modern homes, rugs are difficult to keep in place, particularly on hardwood floors.

They slide around easily and even curl up at the corners, creating slipping and tripping hazards for you and your family. Luckily, there are several ways you can successfully keep your rug where you want it. We're going to discuss how to stop a rug from sliding with seven simple solutions.
Why does my rug keep moving?

Read more
The countertop color you shouldn’t choose if you plan on ever selling your home
You need to avoid this color to market your house successfully
Kitchen with wood countertops and brick backsplash

When selling your home, you want buyers to walk in and imagine themselves living in the space. To best accomplish this sensation, many homeowners choose neutral colors to provide a blank slate. And when it comes to the kitchen countertops, this is no exception.

However, some buyers may be leaning toward a countertop color or undertone that turns many buyers away, preventing a successful sale. Today, we’re giving you everything you need to know about yellow kitchen countertops and why you shouldn’t keep them if you intend to sell your home.
Why you should avoid yellow countertops

Read more
Kitchen floating shelves: Dumb idea or cool design feature?
Floating cabinets are aesthetic and functional. Here's what to keep in mind if you choose to install them
Kitchen floating shelves with matte tile backsplash

To install or not to install floating kitchen shelves -- that is the question many designers and homeowners ask themselves these days. Floating shelves have risen in popularity over the past decade with the farmhouse design trend and are often found in more modern kitchens to complement a sleek design and linear look. But are they right for every kitchen and every homeowner? The answer is no. There are tons of ideas for kitchen floating shelves on the market, but pulling them off can be tricky.

Floating shelves can be perfect near awkward corner cabinets and give you much easier access to your most-used kitchen items, but you'll want to have a really good concept of exactly where to use them, how deep they should be, and how to make the most of them before you begin. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Read more