15 Life-Changing Kitchen Gadgets At Target That’ll Make Every Meal A Breeze
All Target shoppers usually fall into one of two categories: fashionistas that browse Target's clothing racks right after walking in, and the interior design-obsessed that wheel their bright red carts directly towards Target's cornucopia of home goods and decor. While you probably know which type of shopper you are (and your home reflects it), there is an aisle you shouldn't miss next time you stop in: the life-changing kitchen tools at Target.
On the surface, buying a can opener at Target probably seems less exciting than scoring cowboy boots under $30 or the perfect Opalhouse coffee table — but the Cuisinart automatic can opener might change your mind. Rated as a 5 star product from over 200 reviews, the convenient can opener uses powerful magnets and an electric opening mechanism to pop lids off of cans at the press of the lever. This luxurious kitchen tool doesn't have a high-end price, either; the Deluxe Can Opener retails at Target for just $16.49, making it cheaper than some manual can openers.
You'll see Target's OXO kitchen products over and over once you start shopping its kitchen gadgets, especially if you filter by "best sellers" and "average ratings". Tools like the $14.99 OXO Hand Held Spiralizer and the $12.99 OXO Softworks Box Grater will excite home chefs that see tricky problems they've faced in the kitchen solved; the small spiralizer fits right into your dishwasher and the grater's built-in storage container catches whatever you shred.
Changing the kitchen tool game is OXO's style, after all: the revolutionary New York home brand was born after the founder saw how difficult traditional metal food peelers were for his wife to use. Pick up the well-thought-out OXO Swivel Peeler for just $7.99, and see the decades of design at work. The blade of the peeler swivels while the plastic handle provides a firm grip, and the built-in blemish remover on top can be used to quickly discard unsavory bruises.
But Cuisinart and OXO are only two of the brands Target carries that'll simplify your life in the kitchen. Ahead are 15 kitchen gadgets that will make food prep, cooking, and cleaning that much easier — and each one has glowing reviews to back them up.
Cuisinart Deluxe Can Opener
Leave struggling with cheap can openers in 2018. This deluxe can opener automatically open up cans simply by pressing a lever.
OXO Hand Held Spiralizer
A highly-rated spiralizer for under $15 is almost too good to be true, but reviews say this one's a keeper. Reviewers have included plenty of pretty food pics, too.
Round Acacia Wood Cutting Board - Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
It's trendy to use a multi-purpose cutting board for serving guests, but with the wrong board you may feel like the presentation is lacking. This round design's genius leather handles elevate it from affordable board to statement kitchen piece.
Ninja Express Chop
Speed up your food prep without breaking the bank. Use it to chop, blend, or puree; this handy tool has a perfect rating from over 270 reviews online.
Joseph Joseph Rocker Garlic Press, Mincer and Crusher - Steel
Use this clever tool to break up, press, and separate garlic without touching the potent cloves.
OXO Swivel Peeler
This peeler's blade swivels to easily peel round apples and difficult potato curves.
Rubbermaid 10pc Brilliance Food Storage Containers
Scoring a nearly perfect rating out of over 300 reviews, this storage set is made from BPA-free Tritan plastic topped with airtight latching lids.
Stoneware Butter Dish - Cream - Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
How life-changing can a butter dish be? Fetching over 4 stars from 103 reviews, fans of this dish have plenty of praise to give.
Perfect Pod EZ-Cup Filters 50ct
Sure, using a reusable filter with your single-serve coffee machine cuts back on plastic waste — but rinsing the coffee grounds after can be surprisingly messy and time-consuming. These 100 percent biodegradable filters are made to be inserted into Perfect Pod's reusable coffee filter, letting you toss the grounds after you brew.
OXO Silicone Dish Drying Mat - Gray (Large)
Layering paper towels on the counter for your holiday dinner plates to dry on after hand-washing? Keep this inexpensive, highly-rated drying mat in a drawer for such occasions. At 16 inches long and a little over 12 inches wide, this mat is big enough for layering multiple dishes, and can be thrown in the dishwasher once the job is done.
Brita Grand 10 Cup Water Pitcher
Once you start keeping cold, fresh water in your fridge to sip on, it's difficult to ever go back to the faucet. Over 1,000 reviews help give this filter its 4.5-star rating.
Lodge 12" Cast Iron Skillet
This cast iron skillet's value is already a score — but throw in the fact that the 5-star pan holds 2 quarts with pouring lips embedded in the sides, and you've got a versatile tool a chef would envy.
OXO Softworks Box Grater
This stylish grater's detachable storage container keeps your shredded cheese or sliced veggies from spilling all over the kitchen counter.
Taylor Compact Instant-Read Pen Style Digital Thermometer
Take the guessing out of cooking with this easy-to-use thermometer.
Porcelain Spoon Rest 8" White - Threshold
A spoon rest isn't cutting-edge tech. But storing a few of these affordable pretty rests all over the kitchen — for only $3.99 apiece — makes clean-up much easier.