9 kitchen gadgets to get things cooking this Christmas

The average woman spends 37 minutes a day preparing food − men skimp by at a mere 17 minutes a day − according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With the holidays upon us, the hours spent in the kitchen making treats and big family dinners is even higher.

To help you cut that time down and spend more of your holidays with family and loved ones, we've rounded up nine kitchen gadgets that can help you cut corners and save time this holiday season.


Zoie + Chloe Stainless Steel Egg Separator Strainer

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Quickly and easily separates egg white from the yolk with no drip and no mess.

Available for $9.99 at Amazon.  

Cuisinart Smart Stick 200 Watt 2-Speed Hand Blender

You will find blending easier than ever with this Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender.

On sale for $33.60, normally $64.99, at Amazon.



De Buyer Swing Mandoline

This restaurant-quality mandoline is perfect for precise slices, juliennes and cubes in seconds. 

Available for $80.52 at Amazon.



OXO Good Grips 9-inch Tongs

Sturdy, stainless steel tongs with silicone heads.

Available for $13.99 at Amazon.



Etekcity Digital Multifunction Food Kitchen Scale

Easily measure your garnishes and ingredients by grams, milliliters, pounds and ounces with the quick unit conversion button.

On sale for $13.99, normally $39.99, at Amazon.



Silpat Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat

Turn any pan into a non-stick surface and save time cleaning up.

On sale for $21.84, normally $24.99, at Amazon.



KitchenAid KSM150PSSM Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer

A strong 325-watt motor that delivers the power to handle the heaviest mixtures, and mix large batches easily.

Available for $264.99 at Amazon.



AccuSharp Knife Sharpener

Nothing slows you down more than a dull knife. Versatile and easy enough for anyone to use safely, this knife lets you sharpen a wide variety of bladed tools, from straight and serrated knives to cleavers.

Available for $8.67 at Amazon.



Cuisinart Stainless Steel 6-1/2-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker

The Cuisinart Slow Cooker features a 24-hour programmable countdown timer, three cooking modes and it automatically shifts to warm when it's done cooking.

Available for $76 at Amazon.



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