For many, the kitchen is a place where the magic happens… unless you don’t know how to cook. Fortunately, it’s 2018, and there are tons of appliances that do all the hard work for you. If you need a little help pulling off delicious dishes, these nine gadgets will help you realize all your culinary creations. Say goodbye to microwave meals with these must-have appliances.
1. Nostalgia Retro Series pop-up hot dog toaster
This bright ‘n’ shiny red toaster cooks two regular or jumbo-size hot dogs and their buns at the same time. Instead of popping your dogs in the microwave, give ‘em a little love with this retro toaster. The included drip tray makes cleaning extra easy too.
Nostalgia Retro Series pop-up hot dog toaster, available at Amazon
2. Hot-dog-on-a-stick maker
What’s better than a hot dog? A hot dog on a stick! This corn dog maker features room to cook six dogs at the same time. Not a fan of corn dogs? No problem. You can also cook cake pops, sausage links and more.
Hot-dog-on-a-stick maker, available at Amazon
3. Peanuts Snoopy blue grilled cheese sandwich maker
Because who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? This Snoopy-style sandwich maker comes in a beautiful blue shade and lets you easily cook two grilled cheese sandwiches to perfection at the same time. You can almost taste that golden-brown goodness.
Peanuts Snoopy blue grilled cheese sandwich maker, available at Amazon
5. Fish-shaped hot dessert waffle cake maker pan
Impress your friends with this easy-to-use waffle cake maker. Able to make two fish-shaped waffle cakes in a matter of seconds, you’ll be amazed by how good they look (and taste). This Taiyaki maker is a must for the budding chef.
Fish-shaped hot dessert waffle cake maker pan, available at Amazon
6. Portable BBQ grill briefcase
Unleash your inner grill master with this portable barbecue suitcase featuring an inner stainless-steel grill, ash catcher and a secure lock mechanism. Great for grilling on the go, this BBQ briefcase is perfect for tailgates, parties and just because.
Portable BBQ grill briefcase, available at ThinkGeek
7. Hello Kitty 2-slice toaster with cool-touch exterior
Turn your toast game up a notch with this cute Hello Kitty toaster. Extra-wide slots help accommodate both bread and bagels, and the adorable Hello Kitty stamp on each slice helps turn your ordinary loaves into something great.
Hello Kitty 2-slice toaster with cool-touch exterior, available at Amazon
8. Bacon waffle maker
This sleek bacon-style waffle maker lets you cook bite-size waffles that are filled with bacon. These bite-size waffles look and taste better than traditional waffles, and the infused bacon makes ‘em an instant party hit.
Bacon waffle maker, available at Urban Outfitters
9. NutriChef cheese raclette machine
With a high power max of 482 degrees F, this raclette maker is no joke. Fortunately, it’s easy to use and looks great on any kitchen counter. Hassle-free operation lets you melt your cheese of choice, and a stainless-steel build makes cleaning a breeze. Transform your meals instantly.
NutriChef cheese raclette machine, available at Amazon