Kitchen Gadget Gifts to Make Her Life Easier—Anyone who loves to cook can tell you: using the right tool for the task is especially important in the kitchen. Try using a butter knife to cut your steak, and then you’ll be convinced. Small gadgets can save us from hassle and frustration, and make cooking so much more enjoyable.

If you are looking for some inexpensive small gifts for your friend or family who enjoys cooking, then these gadgets are perfect.

Kuhn Rikon Small Spill Stopper

She no longer needs to worry about spill over when boiling pasta, grit, rice, quinoa or oatmeal, even at a roiling boil. All she has to do is to place the silicon flower on top of the pot. This heat-resistant pretty flower will make wiping up spilled liquid on the stove top a thing of the past.

$24.95

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Lékué Cooking Mesh

Blanch tomatoes, season soups, boil pasta and add flavors without blending the ingredients. It can withstands temperatures up to 428°F and is safe to use in microwave, oven, freezer and even dishwasher! Platinum silicone also has the added benefits of being water repellent and germ resistant.

$15

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Prepara Oil Mister

This convenient and easy-to-use mister delivers a fine mist of your favorite oil or vinegar with the touch of a finger. Use your favorite artisanal oil or make delicious homemade infused oils and vinegars—an integrated mesh filter allows you to add fresh herbs, spices, citrus zest, peppers or garlic without clogging the pump.

$15

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Charles Viancin Silicone Food-Storage Lids

No more struggling with plastic wrap or foil. This handy lid creates an airtight seal and works with any smooth-rimmed bowl or pot. Heat-resistant, food-safe silicone lid allows for quick cooking, steaming and reheating in either the oven or the microwave and can also be used as a splatter guard.

$12.95

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Chef’n® Garlic Peeler

It happened many times before–recipe calls for garlic but I was too lazy to peel one. This peeler will solve the problem. If she is a garlic lover, then this peeler is a must-have. She can place half a dozen of garlic gloves in it and they will come out peeled in seconds. Huge time saver!

$9.95

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Slice and Dice Garlic Presses

After peeling the garlic gloves, she might need to slice and dice them too. This little tool helps her to do those tasks without leaving any odor in her hands. It is easy to clean and she can even use it to store the chopped garlic too!

$12.95

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Sur La Table® Cutting Mats, Set of 4

Each of four mats is designated for cutting specific food–vegetables, beef/lamb/pork, poultry and seafood. The flexible design allows her to pour chopped food directly into a bowl or pan, while the color-coded mats keep your kitchen organized and sanitary.

$19.95

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Prepara® Roasting Laurel

This roasting laurel keeps food up and out of fatty, burnt drippings and works with baking dishes and roasting pans of any size, material and shape. The silicone is oven safe to 500°F and nonstick. And it’s super easy to clean too!

$24.95

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Sur La Table® Easy Jar Openers

Opening stubborn vacuum lids on jars and bottles is a snap with this handy tool. Just position it against the rim of any lid and gently lift the key until the middle of the lid pops up. Then repeat at a few other points until the lid can be unscrewed easily. Doesn’t damage lid, which can still be used to reseal the jar or bottle.

$4.95

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Perfect Timers, Egg

These timers work a bit differently from others. Just place them in the pot with your eggs and check to see when they’re reading “done” Voila! Once she uses it, she’ll wonder how she ever got along without it before.

$4.95

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Dubost Oyster Knife Set

Oysters open in a snap and keep her hands safe—place oyster flat-side up in the wooden holder (hinged end towards the back), insert knife into seam, then twist like a key to open. Perfect for oyster lover–oysters on the half shell became a more common night’s treat at her house.

$14.95

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Chef’n® SleekStor™ VeggiSteam™ Large Silicone Steamers

This easy-to-use silicone steamer will inspire her to healthy cooking. All she has to do is place a bit of water in the pot, and then place this steamer in it. The handles will stay out of the pot for easy removal. The flexible silicone steamer easily fits in most size pots or skillets. It is also high heat and microwave safe for multiple uses.

$19.95

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Comments? Any suggestions about these kitchen gadget gifts? Tell us your experience? Do share!