6 Multi-Purpose Kitchen Tools That Totally Clear Clutter

Make some space in your kitchen for a more streamlined cooking experience.

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August 28, 2020
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Clutter can be a huge distraction in the kitchen. One minute you’re grabbing ingredients and the next you’re scouring your cabinets for those essential prep bowls you always said you'd use. It doesn’t have to be that way! Efficiency in the kitchen is a game changer when it comes to whipping up weeknight meals or planning for a holiday party. One of the best ways to increase productivity in the kitchen? Clear some clutter! There are plenty of gadgets out there that can perform multiple functions, eliminating the need for multiple appliances. Read on for a few of our favorites.


This 7-in-1 toaster oven seems to do it all; it air fries, bakes, broils, warms and toasts. With a 60-minute timer and auto shut-off, whether you’re heating up some toast or roasting a whole chicken, you can feel comfortable cooking almost anything you would cook in a regular oven in this countertop cooker. It even comes with a fryer basket for perfectly crispy fried treats. Plus, our test kitchen loves this appliance, so you know it's good.

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This multifunctional gadget can pressure cook, slow cook, steam, sauté and even ferment. Built with technology in mind, the machine’s microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time and adjusts heating intensity for perfectly cooked soups, stews, rice, ribs and more.

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Pots and pans can be some of the biggest offenders in the clutter department. All too often they’re stacked on top of each other, and as soon as you grab for one, the whole pile comes crashing down. And let’s not even talk about how hard it can be to find a matching lid! The Always Pan from Our Place is a cult-favorite that does the job of seven tools in one. It can be used to braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil and with a sleek and chic design, you can even serve in it. As a nonstick pan, it comes with a steamer basket, wooden spoon and cleverly designed handle that acts as a spoon rest.

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If you’re looking to organize your kitchen with the efficiency of a busy line cook, look no further than Prepdeck. This genius tool takes the term "mise en place" seriously, and gives it a whole new meaning for home cooks. Prepdeck comes with individual BPA-free, microwaveable and dishwasher safe compartments that help you to prep and store all of your ingredients in advance, for easy assembly of even the most complicated dishes. It also comes with an array of useful tools and features like a juicer, peeler, slicer, zester and even a bottle opener, in one brilliant device that even has a built in cutting board. If you’re looking to up your organization game in the kitchen, it doesn’t get much more orderly than this.

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This 4-in-1 immersion hand blender from Braun is so much more than your average hand blender. Not only can it blend up smoothies and soups, it also acts as a whisk, a masher and a food processer. Made with stainless steel and designed with splash protection in mind, the sleek shape makes for easy handling and even easier cleanup.

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This compact grill is sleek, portable and takes up very little space on your countertop. A 3-in-1 grill, waffle maker and sandwich press, this gadget boasts durable, interchangeable plates that can go directly in the dishwasher for easy clean up. Who knew that with one little machine you could make ultra-fluffy pancakes, crispy grilled cheese sandwiches and a perfectly grilled steak?

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