New Kitchen Gadgets for 2012

By Laura Richter , last updated February 3, 2012

These new kitchen gadgets for 2012 will make cooking easy and fun. Whether you are planning a dinner party or making a meal for your family, it is essential to have the right tools. There is nothing worse than finding bits of cork in your wine. These kitchen accessories will ensure that you tenderize, cut, and chop correctly. They will also make it convenient for you to open your wine or stay clean while you work in the kitchen.

Automatic Wine Opener With Foil Cutter

One of the most innovative kitchen gadgets on the market this year is the Brookstone Automatic Wine Opener With Foil Cutter. It makes opening a bottle of wine safe and convenient. Simply attach the remover to the top of the bottle. Press the button, and it will remove the cork in one piece. The machine can also unwrap foil automatically. You will no longer have to worry about dealing with a corkscrew. It comes with an AC adapter and base. Purchase it through Brookstone’s online or retail stores for $39.99.

Motion-Activated Paper Towel Dispenser

When you have wet hands, you do not want to grapple with a towel dispenser. The Motion-Activated Paper Towel Dispenser from Sharper Image will automatically give you exactly what you need. Swipe your hand in front of the motion detector. The dispenser will give you one sheet. Like other Sharper Image products, the dispenser has an ultra-modern design. Install it under your cabinets. This product works with standard-size paper towels. It is available for $129.99.

Stainless Steel Rocking Pizza Cutter With Hardwood Handle

The worst part of making a pizza at home is figuring out how to slice it. Tomato sauce and cheese makes cutting a messy chore. The Stainless Steel Rocking Pizza Cutter With Hardwood Handle from Pizzacraft provides a swift and simple way to handle the job. The cutter is similar to what pizza-makers use in restaurants. This tool is 13.75 inches long. The curved metal blade enables you to make even cuts. It also has a wooden non-slip handle. You can use this sturdy gadget on sandwiches, meat, or any food with a hard crust. Buy it from CHEFS, an online retailer, for $19.95.

Easy Prep Meat Tenderizer

Microplane’s Easy Prep Meat Tenderizer offers a stress-free way to soften meat. This gadget has a circular shape. Grab it from the top and move it back and forth over the meat. Spikes on one side cut into the fibers. Its design ensures even coverage. The tenderizer consists of stainless steel blades. It comes with a plastic safety cover. You can purchase it in black and red or a black and gray combination through Microplane’s online store for $19.95.

Zyliss Onion Chopper

If you are tired of stinging or watery eyes when you chop onions, consider the Zyliss Onion Chopper. It will dice half an onion in one motion. Place the vegetable on the grid and press the top of the chopper down. The grid contains blades that will slice the onion into cubes. A plastic container underneath the chopper catches all the pieces. This gadget will also dice other soft vegetables. It comes with 6 mm and 12 mm stainless steel grids. The chopper’s nonslip handle makes cutting safe and effective. Purchase it at Sur La Table retail for $26.95.

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