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2016 Best New Kitchen Products

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By Katie Carlson on Jan 20, 2016
2016 Best New Kitchen Products

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There’s no better time than at the start of the New Year to clean out your kitchen drawers and cabinets and replace your old gadgets with new and improved advancements. Speaking from experience, cooking in the kitchen is so much more fun when you have the right tools.

2016 is filled with new products that’ll increase efficiency, save you time and reduce stress. You’ve got to see these amazing products because they’re going make the hours you spend in the kitchen more effective and enjoyable.

Avocado Tool

Four-in-One Avocado Tool & Cuber

Avocados have become a staple is many people’s diets over the past few years. They’re perfect for adding to salads, on top of soups and use in many other dishes. The worst part about eating avocados is that they’re a pain to peel. Also, you usually end up wasting more of the flesh than desired. Say you want to whip up a batch of guacamole for the big game, but you’re in a hurry. It can be annoying and messy to have to dig out the green goodness without the proper tools.  

Below are just a few of the benefits Williams-Sonoma sees in this unique tool:

  • Cuts and scoops out neat, even cubes of avocado in seconds
  • Reduces waste by using all of the avocado flesh
  • Easy to use: just align with an avocado half, push down, twist and lift
  • Sturdy stainless-steel wires cut cleanly through avocado flesh
  • Dishwasher safe

Kitchen Baking Mat

Silicone Baking Mat

Even if you’re not that into baking, it’s an activity that’s fun to pick up on occasion or around the holidays. One of the main reasons people stay away from baking is that it’s a messy project and the dough is sticky and tough to handle.

If you’re into making your own pizzas or cookies, then you know that rolling out the dough is usually the trickiest part. That’s why you need the silicone baking mat, a non-stick surface for dough prep and baking. The mat’s used in place of parchment to help prevent sticking or burning.

Digital Measuring Cup

Digital Measuring Cup & Scale

Everything these days is digital and now your measuring cup can be too. It’s an essential piece for any updated kitchen. This combination measuring cup and digital scale is the solution to all of your mathematical struggles.

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This unique measuring tool has an easy-to-read LCD screen built into the handle to quickly see measurements. It also automatically converts five preset ingredients from ounces to cups. You can use it as a basic scale too, not just for liquids. There’s also a Baker's Conversion Chart included for all types of ingredients. Sign me up, please!

Corn Stripper

Corn Stripper

Corn tastes so much better right off the cob, but it’s not always convenient to make on weeknights when you’re short on time. If you’re a corn lover like me, you’ll be glad to know someone’s watching out for us!

This nifty corn stripper easily takes corn kernels off the cob. The half-cup capacity container collects the kernels so you can easily pour them into a bowl or on your plate. The cut is smooth and clean and leaves no mess. Amazing!

Soap Pump

Sensor Soap Pump

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, then you know how dirty and dry your hands get when you’re cooking up a big meal. Imagine being able to stick your messy hands under a small machine that minimizes you having to physically pump soap out. Well, now you can.

This sensor soap pump automatically senses your hand and dispenses soap or lotion. It’s a sleek invention in brushed nickel that offers fast, consistent dispensing and a no-drip valve.

Egg Timer

Egg Perfect Timer

Cooking eggs is such a simple task that, unfortunately, often brings disappointment. When eggs aren’t cooked perfectly, they’re unappealing to eat. That’s where the egg perfect timer comes into play. You'll never have to worry about poorly cooked eggs.

This incredible little timer uses temperature instead of time to perfectly gauge whether a boiled egg is soft, medium or hard. It’s even smart enough to adjust the cooking time to the amount of water and eggs in the pot.

Pineapple Slicer

Stainless Steel Pineapple Slicer & Dicer

Fresh pineapple is, oh so good, but oh such a pain to cut, until now. The stainless steel pineapple slicer and dicer quickly and efficiently creates flawlessly round rings for enjoying or displaying. It’s simply a matter of cutting off the top and slicing through the middle of the pineapple. This is a task anyone can do with ease. Summer just got a whole lot better!

Herb Chopper

Herb Chopper

Herbs taste much better fresh and are a delicious addition to any recipe. The reason most people buy them already diced is because they’re frustrating to chop. Your end goal is to maximize the amount of actual herb and flavor you put in your food, and that’s exactly what the herb chopper allows you to do. It’s a nonstick blade that offers a rapid, efficient chopping and mincing method. You’ll be glad to know that it’s dishwasher safe, which also means easy cleanup.


There are a lot of kitchen tools out there to choose from, but some are more useful than others. The products outlined in this article are a few that standout as game changers in the kitchen. Simplifying the process is half the battle to a quick and delicious meal.

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