14 Kitchen Products/Gadgets That ACTUALLY Do What They Claim

1. A microwave rice cooker that makes perfectly steamed rice every time, without the mess or hassle of using a pot or traditional rice cooker. Plus, you can pop the whole thing in the dishwasher!

A microwave rice cooker that makes perfectly steamed rice every time

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You can also use it to make steamed veggies!

Promising review: “I’ve had this for seven months now, and I think it’s still my favorite tool in my entire kitchen. I eat a ton of rice, and I love how easy this is to use and how easy it is to clean. It comes out consistently every time. I hated how messy cooking on the stove is, and my electric cooker got mold down inside the part that you can’t wash. With this, there’s no mess, and there’s nowhere you can’t clean or that can trap mold or bacteria. I can throw every part of it into the dishwasher after I’m done with it. It’s awesome! I wish I’d had this back in college.” —C. Stone

Get it from Amazon for $11.88.

2. A borderline magical machine for transoforming frozen fruit into delicious soft serve — this thing’ll basically get you through the whole summer.

A borderline magical machine for transoforming frozen fruit into delicious soft serve

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And it works in 10 seconds or less.

Promising review: “OK, I have to say I was not expecting much out of this. I got it and it was easy to put together (I’ll jump ahead and say it’s also easy to take apart and clean). I just have to say WOW…it really does come out like soft serve. This really is amazing. t doesn’t take a lot of fruit to make a nice serving either — about half a banana, a few strawberries, a handful of blueberries and some grapes. So good. I’ve used it every night since I received it. I went to the store today to get frozen fruit packs. It was even better. I enjoy ice cream, but this is a treat you can have any time and as much as you want without feeling too guilty since all it is is frozen fruit!” —Todd Young

Get it from Amazon for $31.25.

3. A stainless steel bar that’ll actually rid your hands of foul odors (even fish, garlic and onions!).

A stainless steel bar that'll actually rid your hands of foul odors (even fish, garlic and onions!)

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Promising review: “For years we have been just using large metal spoons or the sides of our metal sink to remove various odors from our hands (i.e. after chopping garlic or onions). Finally, I said to myself, ‘Self, we need to move into the 21st century and get a metal bar’….and Ta-Daaaaah! I am really glad that we bought this because it looks really nice and it works so much better than a spoon or sink. For anyone that doesn’t believe that this type of thing works, go ahead and chop 10 cloves of garlic and then rub your hands on this bar under cold running water. The results will speak for themselves. I would highly recommend this to anyone.” —Sergio DaSilveira

Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

4. Clip-on stands to keep your bags upright while pouring in leftovers for storage; you won’t waste another morsel.

Clip-on stands to keep your bags upright while pouring in leftovers for storage; you won't waste another morsel.

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They’re *also* great for air drying bags you’ve washed out to reuse.

Promising review: “I cook all of my meals and freeze them once a month. These stands have been a godsend. I can prep, pack, and freeze six meals in under 10 minutes. That means in an hour I knock out more than a month’s worth of dinners for my family of eight. This holds the smallest and tallest bags and keeps the outside of the bag clean. These bags have saved us so much money. These are not flimsy and are made from sturdy material, yet fold flat for easy storage. I could go on and on about these; they are such a great product.” —Joshua Wilson

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.59.

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