With today’s advanced technology and various energy-efficient alternatives, your options when shopping for cooking and meal prep tools are endless.

Here are 8 helpful kitchen tools that will make meal prep a breeze.

1. Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer

The 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer is one of the ultimate kitchen sidekicks for those who are all about clean eating.

If you don’t think veggies like zucchini or beets can be an entree, this veggie slicer will prove you wrong. ‘Spiralize’ nearly anything into a gluten-free noodle option, a salad base, or just a fun snack.

Allow yourself to embrace a healthier lifestyle with the dozens of options this kitchen helper gives you.

If you’re trying to avoid high-carb dishes, this gadget is the answer for you.

Using vegetable slicers isn’t just a way to inject healthy eating into your lifestyle; they also add visual interest to your dish! (CC by 2.0; source: www.yourbestdigs.com/reviews/the-best-spiralizer/; resized and color corrected)

Your guests may not even believe you when you let them know they’re enjoying a healthy plate of turnips.

2. Bear Paws Pulled-Pork Shredder Claws

There are two benefits to this kitchen tool; shred pork like a pro, and pretend you’re an animal in the wild. These Wolverine-style claws are as convenient as they are fierce-looking.

Use these bear paws for pulling pork, shredding chicken, tossing salads, or just mixing something messy.

For the budget-friendly price, it’s hard to say no to these bear claws. They’re the perfect gift for the grill master in your life, or someone looking to experiment in the kitchen.

A knife and fork isn’t the most efficient — or fun — way to shred pork. (CC by 3.0; Thogru on WikiCommons; Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pulled_pork_while_pulling.JPG; resized and color corrected)

You may just want to keep the little ones out of the kitchen so you’re not mistaken for a beast!

3. Heat-Conducting Knife

There’s nothing more frustrating than stabbing at a stubborn piece of meat or cold butter, only to result in a jagged slice.

You can breathe easy with a heat-conducting knife, which will smoothly slice through whatever you need. With its serrated edge and food-safe titanium coating, this knife even cuts through solid ice.

The knife absorbs the natural heat from your hand and puts it to work on any aggravating hard or frozen food.

You can avoid the waiting game with this tool on hand and cut through anything at an arm’s reach without waiting for it to soften up.

Whether it be cream cheese, ice cream cake, frozen coconut oil, or frozen bagels, this will solve all your impatient guests’ problems.

4. Chef’n Cob Corn Stripper

Some people may not even know what a corn stripper does, but once one tries it, it quickly becomes your kitchen’s best friend. If you’re an avid corn eater, this tool will save you a lot of valuable time when dinner rolls around. When stripping corn with a knife, you probably lose half of the kernels to the floor or the sink.

A corn stripper is compact and easy to use. It has durable stainless-steel blades that effortlessly strip kernels in merely seconds.

Stripping corn doesn’t have to be a risky chore anymore. Rest that knife and get a corn stripper!

Not only is it a breeze to use, it is also a breeze to clean considering it’s dishwasher safe. Take a load off, and have this gizmo do all the work for you.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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