We tested some of the newest, most innovative kitchen gadgets and found the must-haves for any cook.

Meal prep can be easy if you have the right tools. The LooseLeaf easily strips herbs and kale from the stem while the StemGem simplifies the task of hulling strawberries and other soft fruits while minimizing waste.

You don’t have to cut into meat to see if it’s done. The highly awarded Thermapent Mk4 thermometer is truly best-in-class, providing readings that are accurate within .7 degrees in two to three seconds. With a host of new upgrades and ten color choices, this product is a must for any cook.

Having a clean and clutter-free preparation space can make all the difference. The flexible almond-shaped spoon rests and whimsical hedgehog toothpick holder are two fun and functional products that will brighten any kitchen.

Clean-up is an important part of the cooking process. The magnetic spot scrubber solves the challenge of how to clean narrow and odd-shaped items, like champagne glasses and decanters. The eco-friendly Swedish dishcloth absorbs 20 times its weight and can be used for wiping surfaces, then tossed in the dishwasher and reused again and again. Our final item was designed locally by Liberty Township resident, Maria Quehl. The stainless steel automatic touchless countertop soap dispenser allows a sanitary way to dispense soap using an infra-red motion detector.

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