5 Innovative Kitchen Gadgets You Wish You Had Now


Are your kitchen drawers filled with gadgets that don’t fulfill their purpose? With these five innovative kitchen gadgets, your kitchen dilemmas will vanish.

Each year in March, the International Home and Housewares Show debuts some of the best innovations in kitchen and home products. The aisles in McCormick Place are filled with kitchenware, storage solutions and small appliances. With thousands of products, the event can be overwhelming.

Here are five innovative kitchen gadgets that you wish that you had now:

Microplane Veggie Wedgie, photo by Cristine Struble

Microplane Veggie Wedgie

With such a fun name, how could you not want the Microplane Veggie Wedgie? Everyone knows that eating more vegetables is good for your health. But, who wants to spend all the time cutting the vegetables into easy to eat pieces.

With the Microplane Veggie Wedgie, equally portioned vegetable wedges are a push away. Simply place the vegetable into the gadget and push. The super sharp blades and easy to use handle do all the work. This kitchen gadget works great for carrots, tomatoes, zucchini and more. The Microplane Veggie Wedgie retails for approximately $12.95 at various retailers.

Chicago Cutlery Sandwich Knife, photo by Cristine Struble

Chicago Cutlery Sandwich Hero

After fixing the perfect sandwich, don’t let the wrong knife destroy it. The Chicago Cutlery Sandwich Hero can slice through the biggest sandwich without tearing it to shreds. The multi-use knife is a must have for any kitchen.

From slicing tomatoes and bread with the serrated tip for cutting hard and soft cheeses, this knife gets the job done. It can spread toppings for sandwiches and reaches to the bottom of difficult jars. Priced under $15, the sandwich hero knife is the hero of the kitchen.

Visit www.chicagocutlery.com for retailers.

Totally Bamboo Greenlite Cutting Board, photo by Cristine Struble

Totally Bamboo Greenlite Dishwasher Safe Bamboo Cutting Boards

Today’s lifestyle is busy, eco-conscious, and forward thinking. Kitchen products should follow those trends. The Greenlite dishwasher safe bamboo cutting boards by Totally Bamboo are great for trending kitchens. Eco-friendly, bamboo cutting boards are manufactured to have the feel of a wood cutting board. Unlike plastic cutting boards, these cutting boards are easier on knives, especially ceramic knives.

Totally Bamboo’s Greenlite line engineered bamboo cutting boards are dishwasher safe. No one wants to stand at a sink and wash dishes. The 12 piece line gives consumers variety and convenience. From traditional cutting boards to pizza peels, an entire kitchen can be outfitted in Totally Bamboo.

To find the products, please visit www.totallybamboo.com.

Tervis Stainless Steel Cups, photo by Cristine Struble

Tervis Tumbler Stainless Steel Cup

The classic Tervis Tumbler has been popular for years. The company has been the leader is customized and personalized tumblers. In a myriad of styles and colors, cold beverages stay cold and hot beverages stay hot in these tumblers. But times are changing and Tervis is evolving.

Tervis has introduced a new stainless steel tumbler. With all the customization and personalization expected from Tervis, these cups have the benefit of stainless durability. These cups keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 8 hours. Complete with a lifetime warranty, these new 20 and 30 ounce cups are flying off the shelves.

You can find Tervis available at www.tervis.com and various retailers.

Joseph Joseph Titan , photo by Cristine Struble

Joseph Joseph Titan Trash Compaction System

Haven’t we all struggled with overflowing trash cans? Shouldn’t there be a better way to easily and hygienically compact all that trash? Joseph Joseph has solved the trash compacting problem with the Titan, trash compaction system.

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Available in September, the Titan compacts trash and maximizes space. This innovative design easily and efficiently compacts trash within the trash can. Holding three times the amount of trash as a normal can, the trash can empties less often and uses fewer trash bags. Sleek in design and smart functionality make this trash can a must for any kitchen. The Titan will retail for $199.