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Kitchen Gadgets That Make Cooking Fun

Updated on November 17, 2012

Kitchen gadgets are one of the top items couples enjoy buying together, particularly if they enjoy cooking in the kitchen together. Having the right gadget for the job makes cooking much more pleasurable. If your spouse or significant other doesn't help in the kitchen, perhaps the right gadgetry can change that? It's something to think about. It's also a great way to get kids involved in cooking as well.

Recently, I was playing around online and found so many new gadgets that I thought you might enjoy knowing about. With Christmas coming up, this is a great time to consider these items for gifts. Kitchen gadgets, particularly novelty gadgets, are a fun item to take to a Chinese Christmas party. Your gift will be the one everyone fights over.


Corn Dog Maker

Making your own corn dogs is a great way to get kids involved in cooking. Almost every kid loves a good corndog.

For adults, I think it brings back memories of going to the county fair or school carnival. Who can forget the smell of fresh corn dogs?

Doughnut (or Donut) Maker

This is another item kids just love to help with. Making your own homemade doughnuts is a great way to bond with your kids or grandkids. You can buy or make different flavors and colors of icing and sprinkles.

This is fun activity for a girl's sleepover party. Provide assorted candies, sprinkles, chocolate chips, canned icings, etc. and watch them have a blast creating all sorts of wild combinations.

Just in case you're wondering, Santa also likes doughnuts. This year, you can leave him a fresh made doughnut covered in red and green sprinkles.

Low-Fat Fryer

The T-fal ActiFry enables you to cook all your favorite tasty dishes while reducing the amount of fat from them. It’s engineered to minimize the use of oil. It takes only one tablespoon of oil to make 2 pounds of French fries as opposed to the 3 liters of oil used in most deep fat fryers. It can be used for other things besides frying. It can be used to make gumbo, stir fry meals, and even desserts.

Homemade Quesadilla Maker

Tex-mex food is a local favorite and everyone loves quesadillas. Having your own quesadilla maker is a great time-saver for creating snacks and appetizers for parties and those after-school hungry kids.

Throw some flour tortillas on the quesadilla maker with all of your favorites like chicken, shredded cheeses (Monterrey jack, Colby, Cheddar, Swiss, etc.) and some grilled vegetables like onions and bell peppers in the middle and you soon will have a great tasting snack or meal. Put on a plate while still warm and add some shredded lettuce and tomato, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream.

My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Homemade Quesadilla
Homemade Quesadilla | Source

Boot-Shaped Potato Masher

This cute potato masher is shaped like a boot print.

This is a great gadget to use to relieve stress. I could see a lot of people I know using this on all sorts of things besides potatoes.

Talking Milk Mixers and S'mores Makers

Is there anyone that doesn't like chocolate milk? One of these cute milk mixers moos when you're mixing your chocolate milk. You know kids of all ages will love mixing their milk with this.

The s'mores maker enables you to make two s'mores at a time in the microwave oven. The arms help hold everything in place so that it warms evenly and the marshmallows stay in place. This is much easier than building a fire outside and hunting for wire coat hangers don't you think?


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    • monahamed profile image


      5 years ago

      Good article . Keep good work.

    • mathira profile image


      7 years ago from chennai

      Fantastic ideas to make cooking enjoyable.Thank you.

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Central Texas

      Hi Blair! I haven't personally tried the donut maker yet, however, I was looking at one at lunch today! From the reviews I've read, they were very well. The one I was looking at had 17 reviews and 9 of them were 5 star. If I were you, I'd read the reviews of each model before deciding which is the best one for you.

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      Blair Stover 

      8 years ago

      These gadgets will make cooking fun for sure. They would also make for a great gift. I have always wanted to try out the donut maker. Do you know how they come out? Great hub!

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Central Texas

      LOL....who the hole was so crucial, huh? LOL Thanks for sharing Lorlie!

    • lorlie6 profile image

      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Your doughnut maker reminds me of an incident many years ago, KCC. My family decided to deep fry some dough, but neglected to put holes in the doughnuts.

      "Exploding Doughnuts" resulted. Thankfully nobody was in the kitchen at the time.

      I think I'll try one of yours next time!

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Central Texas

      LOL...thanks Ign Andy....the moo mixer looks like a lot of fun, doesn't it?

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      Ign Andy 

      8 years ago from Green Home Office

      KCC you make me fat :)

      The moo mixer looks cool, it seems perfect for milk shake.


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