We Put 6 Amazon Kitchen Gadgets To The Test

It seems like every day there’s some new tech gadget that claims to make your life easier, but are they really worth your money?

It seems like every day there’s some new tech gadget that claims to make your life easier, but are they really worth your money? We’ve put some of these magical and downright weird products to the test to see if they’ll actually make your kitchen time a little easier.

#1: Food Bag Heat Sealer

This product promises to heat seal any food bag in your cupboard. The idea of no more clips or messy “rollups” that result in stale and wasted food is surely appealing. But does it stand up to scrutiny?

The Pros

  • Seals aluminum-based food bags
  • Allows easy re-opening
  • The heat plates are easy to clean
  • Small and compact

The Cons

  • Very Limited usage
  • Burns through most food bags
  • Packaging says “beauty”… we don’t know what that’s about
  • Operates like a flat iron 

#2: Mini Electric Food Chopper

This item is supposed to make chopping garlic and other vegetables super simple. It would definitely be nice to avoid nicking our fingers on knives.

The Pros

  • Small and compact
  • Perfectly chops garlic, ginger and other aromatics without oil or liquid
  • The brush and spoon are quite convenient for cleaning 

The Cons

  • Small, so you must do several batches for bigger cooking prep

#3: Rapid Egg Cooker

This one allows you to cook 6 eggs at a time in any style you like. In theory, this is perfect for preparing family breakfasts!

The Pros

  • The auto-shut off function prevents overcooking, and the buzzer will alert you when your eggs are ready.
  • Small and lightweight – won’t take up too much space on counter or in cupboards
  • Easy to clean and comes with a recipe book

The Cons

  • Makes 6 eggs at a time, so only ideal for small servings

#4: Coffee Mug Warmer

If your coffee always gets cold before you’re ready to drink it, this might be your dream item. This product is supposed to keep your coffee at that perfect temperature without the need to reheat.

The Pros

  • Easy to use – just plug in and go
  • Big enough to fit any mug size/shape
  • Compact enough to fit almost anywhere

The Cons

  • The plate slows down cooling but does not keep a “hot” temperature of 55 degrees C

#5: Automatic Food Stirrer

This mixer is supposed to stir sauces and other mixtures for you, allowing you to multitask in the kitchen.

The Pros

  • Has 3 speeds 
  • Durable and safe for all surfaces
  • Will rotate and move from side to side getting a full surface range
  • Powerful enough to get through a variety of consistencies

The Cons

  • Substance must be well above the base of the device
  • Limited usage
  • Not easily stored
  • Not collapsible
  • Takes 4 AA batteries

#6: Electric Can Opener

If you struggle to open a can cleanly, here’s your product… in theory. This item promises to open pop top and regular cans, leaving them with a smooth edge.

The Pros

  • High Quality
  • Great for those with dexterity issues
  • Comes with a pair of kitchen scissors
  • Safely cuts the side of the can instead of the top (where sometimes the surface can be contaminated) 
  • No more sharp lids

The Cons

  • A bit bulky – not easily stored

Let us know if you’ve tried any of these products, and what you liked and didn’t like!

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