7 Cute & Contemporary Kitchen Tools

Kitchen tool have come such a long way in the design department. If you're looking to update your own collection or searching for unique gift ideas for someone else, here are 7 clever, modern, and affordable designs that are sure to up the fun factor on time spent in the kitchen!

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1. FoodPod – $16.95
The first thing that caught my eye about this was the unusual (and very modern!) design – but it's more than just a cool conversation piece… this modern silicone cooking tool is designed to save time when boiling, blanching or steaming. Find more details plus a video on how the FoodPod works here.

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2. & 3. Ladybug and Turtle Cutting Board & Trivet Combos – $15.95 ea
These adorable kitchen tools pull double-duty as a trivet on one side and a cutting board on the other. Most people will find their cute & contemporary design pretty hard to resist, but I'm thinking these would be especially great gift ideas for the college-bound or new nesters!

4. Mouse Cheese Grater – $13.95
Equal parts clever and cute, this stainless steel kitchen tool grates cheese and catches/stores it at the same time – no more mess! You can also detach the mouse portion from the grater to use it as a serving dish – or pair with the included lid to turn it into a convenient storage bowl. (available in white or yellow)

5. Angelfish Colander – $16.95
Another great gift idea for the college-bound, aspiring young chefs, or anyone that just needs a little extra sunshine in the kitchen, this dishwasher-safe colander has a soft grip foot and handles for steady hands while pouring out hot pasta and veggies.

6. Ladybug Mixing Bowls – $29.95/set of 3
The product details claim that these ladybug mixing bowls will "bring luck to your kitchen". I can't really speak to that – but I can guarantee that they'll bring a serious dose of cuteness to the kitchen OR the table! The set of 3 bowls nest inside each other for easy storage, and each bowl has soft grip feet for counter-top stabilization.

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7. Microwave S'mores Maker – $12.95

This cute little gadget is the perfect solution for "camping out at home" – or just for whipping up some quick & easy treats for loved ones any day. Simply stack your crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows under the "hands", add water to the reservoir (which helps ensure even heating), and pop the S'mores maker in the microwave.

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