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7 Useful Gadgets You’ll Want In Your Kitchen This Summer

From grilling cheeseburgers to cooking fresh corn on the cob, these summer-centric kitchen tools will make mealtimes easier all season long!

Summertime is officially here, which means it’s time to break out your summer stuff! But I’m not just talking about tank tops and pool toys here—I’m also talking about the kitchen gadgets that make summer cooking easier!

Right around three years ago now, I wrote this post sharing 10 of my favorite summer kitchen gadgets. And I don’t know about you, but I think it’s high time to round up another batch of gadgets that can help you out with summer dinners, whether you’re grilling up burgers or cooking fresh corn on the cob!

So without further ado, here are 7 more summer kitchen gadgets that will help make food prep quicker, easier, and more enjoyable all season long. (And if you have a favorite gadget that isn’t mentioned here, share it with us in the comments below!)

7 More Summer Kitchen Gadgets That Make Cooking Quick & Easy

1. Silicone Drink Covers

When you discover a bug in your drink, are you the type to pick it out and keep drinking, or dump it out and get a fresh drink? With these brilliantly simple silicone drink covers, that’s a choice you won’t have to make!

Just set one of these covers on top of your drink to keep little bugs and other pests out of your drink. Problem solved!

2. Popsicle Mold

Popsicles are a classic summertime treat, and they’re so easy to make too. And with the help of this silicone popsicle mold, you can keep delicious homemade popsicles on hand all summer long!

Not only does this set include a silicone mold and reusable sticks, but you’ll also get a funnel for cleaner filling, plus a cleaning brush to help keep it all clean!

3. Herb Stripper

If you use a lot of fresh herbs during the summer, this handy herb stripper could save you a considerable amount of time and effort. Instead of picking the leaves off by hand, just feed a sprig through one of the nine holes and pull it through, and this gadget will strip the leaves off for you!

Each hole is a different size to accommodate herbs and stems of all sizes, from tiny thyme to substantial kale.

This herb stripper also had a blade on one side, which can come in handy for roughly chopping the leaves once you strip them off the stems.

4. Corn Peeler

Many people like to minimize the mess of eating fresh corn by cutting it off the cob before consuming. But it can be a tricky feat to pull off, especially if you’re not particularly confident with a big sharp kitchen knife!

In those cases, a corn peeler like this one can really come in handy. It’s a quick, easy, and most importantly, safe way to separate the kernels from the cob for a mess-free meal.

5. Mini Cutting Board

With the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies available during the summer, I often end up pulling out a cutting board multiple times a day to cut or slice things. So I finally got smart and got this small cutting board and paring knife set so I could keep them at the ready!

It’s great for dicing an avocado, slicing up smaller tomatoes, cutting apple slices, and other quick knife tasks

6. Cold Brew Maker

There’s no need to drop $5 every time you crave a refreshing iced coffee this summer. You can save money and enjoy coffee shop-quality cold brewed coffee at home using this cold brew maker!

But it doesn’t just make coffee. You can even use it to make iced tea and other kinds of infused beverages, giving you even more bang for your buck!

7. Iced Salad Bowl

Whether you’re having a full-on backyard barbecue or just enjoying your dinner outside, chilled foods can become unpleasantly warm all too quickly. Having a salad bowl like this one can be a lifesaver, because it has an ice chamber underneath the bowl to keep salads and other chilled foods cool for much longer!

What’s your favorite summer kitchen gadget or gizmo?

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