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In this edition of the SB Hot List, StyleBlueprint team members share their favorite must-have kitchen tools. From air fryers to coffee makers, cleaning products, and pressure cookers, find out why we can’t stop gushing about these items — and then try them out for yourself!

SB Hot List: Our Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

Ninja Foodi Pro Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer

Best. Air. Fryer. Ever. It has 11 cooking options (my favorite is the ‘Air Crisp’ setting, obviously), but I seriously cook everything in it. I mean everything. It’s a pressure cooker, fryer, broiler, and so much more. And, you can’t beat the price! The only con is that it’s a little big, so I have to store it in my under-counter space.” — Katelyn Caughron, Client Relations & Social Media Coordinator

SB Tip: Looking for air fryer recipe inspiration? Check out these four fool-proof recipes from our archives!

Ninja Foodi Pro Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer, one of the best kitchen gadgets
Cooking dinner just got so much easier, thanks to the Ninja Foodi Pro Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer! Image: Best Buy


Onion Goggles

“Behold, the best thing since sliced bread … onion goggles! If you chop onions as often as I do (and tear up the moment your knife hits layer one), these are a saving grace. One of my dear friends gave them to me as a gift and bedazzled them for peak absurdity, which makes them the perfect topic of conversation at dinner parties!” Jenna Bratcher, Lead Nashville Writer & Associate Editor

Pair of onion goggles
Protect your eyes while chopping onions with these goggles! Image: Walmart

Scrub Mommy Sponge

“The Scrub Mommy is by far my most-used kitchen gadget. There’s nothing I love more than a clean kitchen, and because of the Scrub Mommy, I can quickly clean as I cook. It’s weird to say that a sponge has many features, but the Scrub Mommy does! The rough scrub side makes cleaning up dried bits a breeze, and the soft side wipes things clean. The smile on the sponge cleans both sides of utensils, and the eyes are used to hold the sponge to get a 360-degree clean with tall glasses. Not only is the sponge highly functional, but it’s also dishwasher-safe, making it usable for many cleans to come.” Robert Conklin, Digital Developer

Pink Scrub Mommy on kitchen counter
You’ve likely heard of the Scrub Daddy, but the Scrub Mommy is a dual-sided scrubber AND sponge. Image: Target

Microwave Pressure Cooker

“My favorite hardworking lil’ kitchen gadget is this microwave pressure cooker from Kuhn Rikon. It makes steaming fresh veggies SO quick and easy. (Cleanup is a breeze, too.).” — Alissa Harb, Managing Editor

Red microwave pressure cooker from Kuhn Rikon
This pressure cooker seals in flavors and nutrients with its state-of-the-art technology and microwave-safe materials. Image: Kuhn Rikon

nutribullet® Nutrient Extractor + Raweao Refrigerator Organizer Bins

“I love my nutribullet for making protein shakes. It’s easy to use, and I drink right out of the container, so there’s less of a mess! It’s a one-stop shop for my breakfast or snack in less than five minutes!

I also love these clear organizers for my fridge. They keep fruit, soft drinks, and other loose items organized and allow easy access to them!” — Cameron Meek, Account Executive

NutriBullet® Nutrient Extractor with lettuce, avocado, strawberries, kiwi, and blueberries
Up your smoothie game with the original nurtibullet®. Image: Bed Bath & Beyond
Raweao Refrigerator Organizer Bins
These clear organizers are available in three sizes, making them perfect for organizing the fruits, vegetables, and snacks in your refrigerator. Image: Amazon

Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker

“My favorite kitchen gadget is the Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker. You can make an iced latte, cappuccino, or espresso from the comfort of your home — and without having to spend $8. I also love that you can order different varieties of pods. I love their seasonal ones. My current favorite is the tropical coconut pod that you brew over ice!” — Anne Henley Walker, Content Marketing Assistant & Agency Relations

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker, one of the best kitchen gadgets
You can make coffee or espresso in a variety of sizes using the Nespresso VertuoPlus. Image: Amazon

Aroma Digital Rice Cooker

“One of my favorite meals to make at home is chicken fried rice (this recipe is my personal favorite!), and the Aroma digital rice cooker makes cooking the rice so easy! I’ve had it for years, so it definitely stands the test of time. It also works great for steaming veggies, and it’s a breeze to clean!” — Brianna Goebel, Associate Editor & Staff Writer

Aroma Digital Rice Cooker, one of the best kitchen gadgets
The Aroma digital rice cooker also serves as a slow cooker and food steamer. Image: Amazon

Citrus Juicer

“I just love having this colorful hand juicer for lemons and limes. I also have the one for oranges. I’ve had others, but these really get all the juice out of the fruit, which is super helpful when you are cooking or making cocktails. I use these so much more than I ever thought I would!” – Liza Graves, StyleBlueprint Founder

5-star yellow citrus juicer
This citrus juicer works great for lemons and limes. It also squeezes out 20% more juice than other models. $26.95 at Crate & Barrel. Find the one for oranges here for $39.99. Image: Crate & Barrel

We hope you’ve found a new gadget to try!


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Brianna Goebel

Brianna is StyleBlueprint’s Associate Editor and Sponsored Content Manager. She is an avid fan of iced coffee and spends her free time reading all things true crime.