The Kitchen Tchotchkes You Won’t Believe You Ever Lived Without

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Remember back in the day when you couldn’t buy pre-chopped, pre-washed veggies? It’s hard to imagine going back to a life before Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods and that’s likely how you’ll feel about many of the below kitchen tchotchkes. 

No matter how much we love (or don’t love…) to whip up our meals and snacks, we can all appreciate time saving, money saving and recipe-improving gadgets. From containers to extent the life of your produce to products that do slow mixing for you so you can get those perfectly blended sauces, here’s a look at gadgets you’ll come to swear by (and a few that will, also, make you laugh).