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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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