14 Genius Gadgets You’ll Actually Want in Your Kitchen Right Now!

Keep these gadgets coming! We’re back with a list of kitchen tools that are so helpful, every single one has left us saying “why didn’t we think of that?” At So Yummy, we’re always looking for ways to make recipes more fun and approachable. Not only do these genius gadgets have us wondering how we ever functioned without them, but we’re also able to try out new ideas thanks to these handy tools. You’re going to love getting creative while cooking thanks to these new products.


1. Adjustable Cake Smoother Polisher ($11.59)

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There are very few things that are more satisfying than smoothing out the frosting on the sides of a cake. This is the perfect tool for bakers to have on hand because it easily creates evenly frosted cakes in a singular motion. It works with ganache, buttercream, fresh cream and all other firm frostings. With this purchase, you will receive four different cake scrapers designed with various serrated edges and other shapes that can be used to create unique designs on the sides or tops of cakes. We are absolutely obsessed with ours! Try out this recipe to go with it:

Chocolate Buttercream


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter. Slowly add powdered sugar and cocoa powder, alternating between the two with milk. Once a spreading consistency is achieved, add in salt and vanilla extract.
  2. Spread onto your favorite cake with adjustable cake smoother and enjoy!


2. Stainless Steel Dough Lattice Roller Cutter ($19.99)

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A gorgeous lattice crust on your favorite seasonal pie is a culinary staple that you may think is only achievable by the pros — but think again! This nifty device could not make it easier to cut your crust into a impressive lattice design. It is a sturdy piece of kitchen equipment. Simply hold the wooden handle, push it across your pie dough and let the stainless steel blades do the rest. Here’s how we make our dough, whip up a batch after you get your hands on one of these lattice rollers!

Basic Pie Dough


  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar


  1. Mix flour, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add butter and gently mix with hands until it resembles coarse meal. Add 1 tablespoon of ice water and gently mix until a ball is formed (do not overmix).
  2. Turn dough onto a piece of plastic wrap. Fold plastic over dough and form into a 1 inch thick disc. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to ¼ inch thickness. Used desired gadget to create fun design.
  4. Transfer dough to a pie plate with pie filling and cut overhang.


3. Kitchen Funnel ($23.79)

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Never worry about your cupcakes overflowing ever again! This funnel dispenses the perfect amount of batter into your baking pan, so you can effortless ensure your cupcakes are the perfect size every time. What’s even better is that it’s the ultimate all-in-one tool for baking because you can reload the funnel with frosting after you’re done with your batter. Make our moist vanilla cupcakes and top with the frosting of your choice. You’re going to love this!

Vanilla Cupcakes


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Mix flour, salt and baking powder together. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar together then mix in eggs. Slowly add flour mix ½ cup at a time. Stream in milk with vanilla extract and mix.
  2. Line 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners and divide the batter equally.
  3. Place muffin tins into a 375 degree oven for about 16-18 minutes.

4. Circular Cutter ($8.83) 

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Do you love pasta? How about cookies? Okay, but what about dumplings?! Of course you do, because you love life and these are just a few of the best foods out there. This dough press set is made of high quality stainless steel and is sturdy enough for all of your circular dough cutting needs. The possibilities are absolutely endless. From calzones, to empanadas, dumplings, to mini pies and pierogies, this handy tool can do it all. Let your creativity run wild! Don’t forget to start off with a quality dough.


5. Embossing Rolling Pin ($11.99)

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Here is a true show stopper. Everyone loves pie, but have you ever seen a crust that looks like a work of art?! This embossing rolling pin is engraved with a gorgeous design so your baked goods turn out with a pattern unlike any other. Not only is the rolling pin beautiful, but it also the optimum size for all different types of treats, including pies, cookies, pastas and much more. If you want to elevate the finished look of your baked goods, this is the product for you!


6. Cookie Press ($14.99)

With the click of a button, cut your cookies into a dozen different shapes. It may sound too good to be true, but with Wiliams Sonoma Cookie Press it’s actually possible. Crank out batches of cookies in adorable different shapes. This is great for kids and adults who love to bake because it is so simple to use. We developed a great recipe for the batter to fill your cookie press. Check it out:

Spritz Cookies 


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour


  1. Cream the butter, confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, salt and extracts. Slowly add ½ cup flour at a time.
  2. Fill cookie press with dough with desired disk. Press dough onto an ungreased non non-stick baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 6-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer cookies onto a cooling rack.


  • Using a cold baking sheet helps the dough stick from the press.
  • If you don’t like how the cookie got pressed out, scoop it off the sheet and try again.


7. Mini Pie Press ($10.99)

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With pies, the possibilities are endless. With the mini pie press, the possibilities are infinite – and portable! Make hand pies anytime thanks to this genius device. It evenly cuts your dough into perfect circles and crimps the edges together so you don’t lose any of that delicious filling. If you need to know how to make the dough, scroll up to Stainless Steel Lattice Cutter!

8. Pineapple Eye Remover ($11.99)

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The process of preparing a pineapple will sometimes deter you from picking up the fruit at the supermarket. It can be a hassle to get to the juicy, tropical treat ready for eating. When you use this Pineapple Eye Remover, you are left with nothing but sweet fruit ready for eating as is or blending right into a piña colada. This multifaceted tool is also great for coring strawberries and tomatoes. You’ll love having one of these on hand in the kitchen.


9. Herb Stripper ($6.99)

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You don’t have any excuse to avoid those leafy greens any longer. It’s time to start adding a variety of fresh herbs and veggies into your cooking, and this tool is the perfect way to make that easy. This kitchen herb leaf stripper has 9 holes with different sizes: 1mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 7mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 15mm, that are suitable for essentially all herbs and greens, which will save you time and help you prep more efficiently. Go get started on those delicious homemade kale chips!


10. Hand-Held Cutter ($5.19)

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It doesn’t matter if you are a professional chef or home baker. This pastry cutter/ dough blender can save you effort on the time-consuming process of mixing dough. In fact, it can save you time with almost everything — especially when it comes to cut cold butter. With this pastry blender, you no longer need to worry about the repetitive pushing and twisting. You can focus your attention on other important things, such as recipes, ingredients, or baking temperature, etc. Easily slice and dice in a mere matter of seconds. Egg salad comes together in a flash. This little tool is about to become your secret weapon.


11. Banana Slicer ($7.13)

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Perfectly slice whole bananas in seconds! To use, you just hold the tool and the banana over a bowl or plate and squeeze the handle for dozens of uniform banana slices. It is great for making fruit salads, decorative desserts and dehydrated banana chips. What’s even better is that it is dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a breeze!


12. Meat Claws ($9.99)

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Get your paws on some deliciously tender barbeque. After slow roasting a large cut of meat for hours, it’s time to shred. Use these sturdy claws to separate your meat. Give it as a gift for the grill master in your life, or use them as an excuse to invite your friends over for some juicy pulled pork. The claws are sharp and shred the meat effortlessly, so you’ll never go back to two forks again!


13. Cavatelli Maker Machine ($29.95)

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You can make homemade pasta, just like an Italian grandmother is standing in the kitchen with you. Really! We swear! All you need is some quality, homemade dough and this durable, stainless steel pasta maker for the best cavatelli you’ve ever had. Rolling your pasta is so simple, and when you’re finished, the rollers are easy to clean. Don’t shy away from cooking authentic cuisine in your own home. Use our recipe for pasta dough to start:

Basic Pasta Dough


  • 2 cups semolina flour
  • ½ – ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Create a mound with the semolina flour; add water, olive oil and salt. Mix until a dough is created. If it’s too dry, add more water.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 15 minutes. Cover with plastic and let dough rest for 20 minutes.
  3. Cut dough into ½ inch thick by 1 inch wide strands. Feed through pasta rollers.


14. Three-In-One Avocado Tool ($8.40)

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Avocado lovers, rejoice! You can really have it all in one tool. Slice, de-pit, and dice your avocado without having to worry about accidents happening with a knife. (Trust us, it happens all the time.) Stop spending all your extra cash on fancy avocado toast at brunch. Invite your friends over for some mimosas and use your hand avocado tool to make everyone a delicious breakfast. This thing is the best!

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