Cool Kitchen Gadgets in Canada – 5 of our Favourite Kitchen Tools for under $25.00

I am a bit of a nut when it comes to kitchen gadgets – having worked in housewares for over 13 years, I LOVE finding a great kitchen deal! Gadgets should work well, help solve a kitchen problem – and if they are multi-taskers, then even better! Here are some bargains on must-have kitchen gadgets that really will ease some daily cooking and kitchen tasks.

Oxo Good Grips Avocado Tool


OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer, Green
Current price $13.49Prices can change at any time.
To say that everyone is still obsessed with avocados may in fact be understating the fact! Avocados are a superfood, filled with nutrients and healthy fats. Plus, they taste incredible! But, they can be a little tricky to deal with – so this tool makes it easy to cut safely into the fruit, remove the pit AND slice it right in the skin.

Tovolo Collapsible Microwave cover in Red


Tovolo Collapsible Microwave Cover
Current price $16.39(Prices can change at any time.)
A messy microwave is something you can avoid if you simply cover your food while cooking it! Instead of reaching for plastic wrap, try this Tovolo cover instead. This Tovolo cover is sturdy, yet collapsible, so it is easy to store while flattened. (Traditional microwave covers were so bulky that storage was a real issue!) The 10.5 inch size makes it awesome for covering most bowls and plates. Simply pop the cover over the plate before popping in the microwave, and prevent the worst splatters and messes. It’s also dishwasher safe, making it a breeze to clean up.

Silicone Frying pan handle cover – great for stainless steel or cast iron skillets and frypans


2 pack Silicone cast iron frying pan handle covers
Current price $14.99 for a pack of 2 Prices can change at any time
These handy silicone sleeves fits neatly over most standard frying pan handles. I find that this works especially well on my cast iron skillets – trust me, I have badly burnt myself on those before! If you have too, then you can quite literally feel my pain. This heavy-duty cover also provides a better grip on the pan, and is oven safe to 475 degrees F or 250 degrees C. At $14.99 for 2, it’s also a great deal or an inexpensive gift for a buddy.

Mason Jar Spoon Rest – Cute shade of blue – Ceramic spoon rests


Fox Run 11704 Ceramic Mason Jar Spoon Rest One Size Blue
Current price $15.79 Price can change at any time.
I’m a real sucker for a cute spoon rest.So, when I saw this pale blue Mason Jar ceramic spoon rest, I swooned a bit. (I swooned for a spoon? Sorry…sometimes I can’t help myself.) A spoon rest is exactly what it says – a dedicated spot to drop your spoon in between stirring whatever gorgeous food you’re creating. This handy gadget keeps your counter tops clean. And, when it looks as cute as this little fella – well, you won’t even mind keeping it out as a decorative piece.

Aerolatte Handheld Milk Frother for Homemade Lattes and Cappuccinos


Aerolatte to Go, Milk Frother, Black
Current price $26.00 Price can change at any time.
Can you say HOMEMADE LATTE? I knew you could! This handy little gadget creates great fluffy foam for your homemade lattes, cappuccinos and even gourmet hot chocolates. All I do is brew coffee extra strong in my coffee maker. Then, I heat up about 1/4-1/3 cup of milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds. (Your microwave times will vary, of course.) Then, use your Aerolatte to create gorgeous mounds of milk foam! Pour your coffee in over top, and sweeten and add a sprinkle of cinnamon to the top. Starbucks, eat your heart out. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed today’s Amazon kitchen gadget finds. If you’re a kitchen gadget freak like me, then maybe you discovered something new to add to your collection of kitchen must-haves. Okay, off to get more coffee! I sincerely hope you’re off to do the same! Especially if you’re whipping up one of those homemade lattes I discussed. 😉

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Cuisinart Knives – Set of 6 knives with covers for only $29.99 (Regular price $49.99) Save 40%

There may come a point when your knives get downright annoying. When they just won’t cut properly anymore, then it may be time to invest in a new set of knives. If you’re looking for low-maintenance knives, these Cuisinart knives are perfect! They each come with a protective cover, so you can store them in your kitchen drawers without damaging the knives. And at $29.99 they are only about $5.00 per knife! Wow! Bargain hunters, we’ve found a good one here.

Please note that the 12 piece set means there are 6 individual knives with 6 matching covers. (Not 12 knives.)


Cuisinart 12-Piece Colour Knife Set with Matching Blade Guards
Was $49.99 – Now $29.99 Current price at time of writing

  • Stainless steel knives with a nonstick coating (makes it easy to slice through even stickier foods, like cheese!)
  • Knives can be sharpened with a regular knife sharpener. (The straight edged blades; the serrated knives will be very difficult to sharpen.)
  • Limited lifetime warranty (which is excellent given this price point)
  • Set Includes:
  • Paring knife – perfect for small cutting jobs or more ideally to pare – or peel – fruits and veggies. Just a handy little knife to have. This is also a perfect little knife to store in your lunch bag for at work, or for on a picnic! It’s perfectly safe too, as it has its own little protective covering.
  • Sandwich/bagel knife – A perfectly shaped knife for cutting into sandwiches or bagels. This knife features a serrated edge, making it ideal to cut through even thicker crusts of bread and down into the softer bread inside. A useful knife!
  • Santoku style knife – This all-purpose knife is excellent for chopping. It is in more of a Santoku style, meaning more up and down chopping. Its smaller size (versus the chef’s knife) means this will likely be a knife you grab an awful lot!
  • Slicing knife/Carving Knife – This knife is excellent for many purposes, but the longer and thinner blade means it’s perfect for slicing things like roast chicken (rotisserie chicken), ham, roast beef, etc. Creates nice, even slices. And for vegetarians, it would make a perfect knife for slicing even slices of tofu.
  • Chef’s knife – This knife is the workhorse in the kitchen! Use it for all your major chopping and cutting jobs while cooking – chopping and slicing veggies, meat, herbs, etc.
  • Bread knife – Just as its name suggests, this longer knife with serrated edges will make it very easy to slice through loaves of bread, buns, etc. The serrated ‘teeth’ allow the knife to cut through the crusts of bread and then down into the softer bread inside.

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Amazon Deals: Only $5.99 for a Wilton nonstick cookie cooling rack – Bakeware sales, baking essentials

I love Wilton products. They make excellent bakeware and all sorts of supplies for cooking. $5.99 for a nonstick cooling rack is a truly good deal. (If you watch the prices at Amazon, you’ll see that this cooling rack/tray can go as high as $15.00!)

If you’re in the market for new cooling racks, then this is the time to stock up on a couple. These are excellent for cooling off baked goods as soon as they get out of the oven. Items like cupcakes, cookies, and cakes all need to cool off out of the pan once they’ve been baked. The nonstick finish means items won’t stick to the rack.


Wilton Cookie Rack – currently only $5.99!

Gift Alert: Items like these cookie cooling racks always make excellent gifts for a friend who loves to bake! When you’re baking big batches of cookies or muffins, it seems like you never have enough cooling racks to go around. 🙂 Ahhh…now I’m thinking of cookies and muffins.

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Save 69% on a Zwilling Henckels 10-piece cookware set – Was $479 now only $149.99! Free Shipping – Wow!!

I have to pop this one up quickly, because this is an incredible bargain! Zwilling Henckels are a German brand that has been creating excellent products since 1731. Wow! Their cookware is practically unbeatable.

This set of pots and pans would be an ideal gift for a college student going back to school. Or, perfect for anyone setting out in their own place for the first time. Housewarming gift extraordinaire! This is a complete set of cookware, and you can use it on any type of stovetop except for induction.

J. A. Henckels International Kitchen Elements 10-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set
J. A. Henckels International Kitchen Elements 10-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

The 10 piece set includes…

  • 1 quart saucepan with glass lid
  • 2 quart saucepan with glass lid
  • 3 quart saucepan with glass lid (Great size for cooking pasta or potatoes!)
  • 5 quart casserole pan with glass lid (Excellent all-purpose piece! You’ll use this one all the time. Also called a low stockpot. Perfect for cooking pasta, or making batches of chili or homemade soups.)
  • 9.5″ nonstick frypan with glass lid (Awesome! Usually frying pans don’t come with a matching lid, only saute pans do. So this is a bonus.)

This awesome starter set of cookware is available at Linen Chest now! Also – this set comes with FREE SHIPPING! Happy cooking everyone…

Silicone Tea Infusers – 3 Cute styles to choose from

Brewing up a perfect cup of loose leaf tea is easy when you have the right silicone tea infuser to help along with the job. Simply pop open the infuser, fill with your favourite loose leaf tea – whether black tea, green tea or an herbal tea – and then pop into your cup. Fill with boiling water, and in only a few minutes you have a delicious, fresh hot cup of tea!

Silicone infusers are ideal to use, because they’re easy to clean! The silicone is also easier to use – customers say that the lids of these infusers are easier to remove than the traditional metal lids, which can be a bit cumbersome. (I find the little metal clasps on the traditional tea infusers are what makes them such a pain to deal with.)

4 piece Green Leaf set of silicone tea infusers – $3.00 off coupon


FOME Tea Infuser Leaf Strainer Handle with Steel Ball Silicone Leaf Lid (4 PCS, Green) + FOME GIFT
$15.99 with a $3.00 off coupon right now = $12.99!
  • Complete set of 4 infusers: 4 silicone and stainless infusers, and drip tray to go with each one.
  • Made of FDA-approved food grade silicone and stainless steel.
  • The silicone green leaf top makes these easy to take out of the tea when your tea is finished steeping/brewing.
  • Customers say the lids are very easy to remove, and that these infusers are very easy to clean. Dishwasher safe!
  • 4.5/5 star rating

Fred Purrtea Cat Silicone Tea Infuser


Fred PURRTEA Cat Silicone Tea Infuser
$14.50
  • Have we mentioned that we’re kind of big fans of cats around here? So when I saw this cute grey cat tea infuser, well, it was definitely going into today’s post!
  • Environmentally friendly – using a reusable infuser means you won’t be throwing out tea bags every time you make a cup of tea!
  • Genuine FRED product: made of food safe, BPA free silicone. Won’t add any taste to your tea.
  • To clean: Simply discard the used tea leaves, rinse with hot water and then pop into the dishwasher! Also super easy to clean by hand.
  • Comes in a super cute box – ideal for gift giving!

Pug Silicone Tea Infuser – so cute! (GooTrades brand)


GOOTRADES Silicone Tea Coffee Infuser Pug In A Mug Teapot Herbal Spice Strainer Filter (Beige)
$11.55 for the beige pug and only $8.99 for the white pug!
  • And who ISN’T a fan of pugs!? This adorable little fellow helps you to whip up a delightful cup of freshly brewed tea, over and over again. Goodbye wasteful tea bags!
  • 4.5/5 star rating
  • Super easy to use and clean – just pop off the lid, fill with loose leaf tea and then pop into your cup. This little pug makes teamaking super easy! When you’re done, just a quick hot soapy rinse will get him clean and ready to use again when the next craving for tea strikes. (And yes, he is DISHWASHER SAFE.)

Enjoy your next cup of loose leaf tea with the help of one of these cute, and highly functional tea infusers.

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Umbra Paper Towel holders – Sleek designs available online

Umbra makes beautiful household products. Their paper towel holders come in a variety of designs, and materials. Some have a sleek, matte black finish and others have stainless steel, nickel or even a real marble base. So, no matter what style your kitchen is, you’ll be able to find exactly the style of paper towel holder to keep paper towels near at hand in your home when you need them. And that’s the point of a good paper towel holder, isn’t it?

We found three excellent designs that we think you’ll really like. Plus, they all get high ratings consistently, so we’re confident that these will work just as they should. Now, on to the paper towel holders…

Umbra Marla Real Marble base paper towel holder (with stainless steel post)


Umbra Marla Real Marble Base, White/Nickel Paper Towel Holder
$25.69

  • Real marble base – very unusual to find in a paper towel holder! I love the combination of the sleek nickel and the warm marble base. Really attractive.
  • Stable, non-slip base, so it’ll be safe (and not sliding all around) when you go to reach for a paper towel.
  • 5 year manufacturer’s warranty

Umbra Tug (One handed) paper towel holder in stainless steel


Umbra Tug Modern Stand Up Paper Towel Holder – Easy One-Handed Tear Kitchen Paper Towel Dispenser-Smoke
$21.69
  • Sleek and modern design
  • Patented design which allows for a quick, and easy one paper towel release – it’s all down to how the core of the holder is designed. Very neat!
  • Weighted base for added stability when you’re tearing off a paper towel.
  • Padded base means you can place this anywhere on your kitchen counter, and not worry about it scratching the surfaces of your countertop.

Umbra Squire Wall-mounted (or under cabinet mounted) black finish paper towel holder


Umbra Squire Multi-Use Paper Towel Holder for Kitchen, Bent Metal Wire Looks Like Cast Iron, Black
$17.78
  • Lovely black finish and modern squared wire design
  • Looks like cast iron – but is lighter in weight and therefore easier to mount on the wall!
  • Can be mounted to a wall, hung over a cabinet door or under a shelf. Lots of flexibility to how you can best use this in your space.
  • 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. (All Umbra products have this warranty.)

No matter if you have a country kitchen, a modern kitchen, or anything in between, you can find an Umbra paper towel holder that will fit the bill. This everyday necessity is something we reach for often, but it can look beautiful and still be functional.

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Vintage Cookie Jars – 3 of our favourite styles

The glorious cookie! (Or, if you’re British – biscuits!) It’s a delicious, sweet snack all wrapped up in one small package. It is just about the perfect accompaniment to a cup of good tea or coffee. If you’re a home baker – and more of us are than ever before – and you love to try out new cookie recipes, then you need a handy spot to keep your home baked creations. That’s where cookie jars come in to play.

True vintage cookie jars can be found by:

  1. Raiding your Mom’s or grandmother’s closet or pantry.
  2. Visiting lots of garage sales and yard sales until you find just the right one.
  3. Heading to the thrift store and snagging the perfect, retro jar.

But, during the pandemic some of those options simply aren’t options at all! So, if you’re looking for a vintage or retro style cookie jar, we’ve found some that we think you’ll just love. They have an old-fashioned, traditional style that you’ll be eager to fill with lots of freshly baked cookies. Of course, cookie jars also make an excellent gift for someone who loves to bake. In fact, cookie jars are a very popular gift year round.

White and Aqua ‘Fresh Homemade Cookies’ Ceramic Cookie Jar (Mason Jar style)


DII Vintage, Retro, Farmhouse Chic Mason Jar Inspired Ceramic Kitchen Canister, Cookie Jar With Airtight Lid For Food Storage, Store Cookies, Crackers, Chips and More – Aqua
$38.24 with FREE Shipping
Awesome retro cookie has three colour options: aqua and white (as shown), red and white, or blue and white (a darker blue.) This cookie jar has a nice, tight seal to keep your baking fresh! True vintage styling will fit in with your shabby chic kitchen.

2 pack of Glass Cookie Jars with Tight sealing lids – Bormioli Rocco


Bormioli Rocco Pandora Glass Candy Jar 75 ½ Ounce Cookie Jar (2 Pack) with Plastic Airtight Seal Lid 2 Ways Display, Bulk Food Storage Jar for Snacks, Dry Food, Jelly Beans Canister, Apothecary Jars
$29.99 for a set of 2
These are truly vintage styled cookie jars! And since this is a pack of 2, you can use one for a cookie jar and one for anything else you need to store: like candy, pretzels, or even use in the bathroom to store apothecary items.
Ergonomically designed and with a wide opening so that it’s easy to reach in and get your snack!
Clear glass makes it easy to see how many cookies are left. And that’s vitally important!

Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Heavy-Duty Glass Jar – Large 3 quart size


Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Canister, 3-Quart
$41.91 with FREE Shipping
This truly classic glass jar is ideal for cookies! The large size means even your biggest batches of cookies will all fit neatly inside. Heavy glass jar lid keeps cookies securely in place. (But please note that there isn’t a silicone seal on this lid.)

Cookie jars have always been popular because they’re the perfect place to store your home baked goodies. We hope you found the ideal cookie jar for yourself, or for a gift for a loved one. Happy baking!

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Kitchenaid Kettle on Sale – 2 quart kettles only $38.39

Craving a good cuppa? If you love your tea (I’ve got a husband around here who loves that very thing!) then you need a great kettle. Kitchenaid is a brand that is well known, well respected, and well loved. And hey, their large 2 quart enamel kettles are on sale at Linen Chest right now! At only $38.39 these are over $20 off. Yay!!

KitchenAid Porcelain Enamel Kettle 2 Qt
KitchenAid Porcelain Enamel Kettle 2 Qt
Was $59.99 NOW $38.39!
* Large 2 quart size – perfect for families or tea lovers
* Whistling stovetop kettle
* Removable lid for easy cleaning and filling
* Gorgeous vivid red colour
* Induction capable!

Trudeau Silicone Muffin Pans – Now $19.99

There’s nothing better than a fresh batch of muffins! But, sometimes you come to realize that it’s time to replace your old muffin pans. You know…like when they look like something that went through the wars? Yes, it is time!

Confetti Silicone Muffin Pan 12-Cup by Trudeau
Confetti Silicone Muffin Pan 12-Cup by Trudeau $19.99 each at Linen Chest

Silicone muffin pans make baking muffins easier than ever. And today we’re sharing this 20% off sale at Linen Chest on Trudeau 12-cup silicone muffin pans. As with any muffin pans, be sure to still grease the pans a bit before adding the muffin batter. You can use less fat greasing the pans when you use silicone, but you’ll still need some. You can use either butter, margarine or oil such as canola oil or sunflower oil. By greasing the pans, this will ensure that the muffins will pop out easily.

And – if you love making egg muffins (also known as muffin cup quiches or muffin cup omelets), then silicone pans make it a lot easier to remove these from the pan. You simply pop them out! You can’t so that with a metal pan, let me tell you…

BBQ Covers, Pool Covers and Fire Pit Covers on Sale – 20% off everything sitewide

CoversAndAll provides just about every type of cover for your outdoor living furniture, BBQs and pools. And right now, they’re having a sitewide 20% off sale. So, this is the time to get some covers for the goodies out in your backyard, and save yourself some money while you do it. They also carry truly customizable covers – so whatever it is you need to protect from the weather and the elements, they can create it.

P.S. Those personalized BBQ and grill covers they sell look so cool! You can customize the look of your BBQ cover with the logo of your favourite sports team – a great gift idea for a true hockey, football, baseball or basketball lover. (Or soccer. Sorry soccer, I nearly forgot about you!)