UK Markets closed

10 affordable kitchen gadgets that people say improved their lives—starting at just $6

Yahoo Lifestyle is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability is subject to change.

The Oneida Onion Chopper will forever change the way you chop an onion. (Photo: Walmart)

If you’ve made a new year’s resolution to cook more healthful meals, let’s be honest: Cooking at home can be a real pain, especially after a long day of work. The prep time alone can be frustrating. So when there’s a handy kitchen gadget that will cut your cooking time in half and actually make it fun, we’ve got to have it. Take a quick scroll through Walmart’s kitchen section and you’ll find a myriad of gadgets that will slice, dice and chop onions like you’ve never seen before (or perhaps you have but your old one has seen better days), or tools that will peel and press garlic in a pinch. Talk about life-changing.

Below, shop 12 genius kitchen gadgets that will transform the way you cook.

Oneida Onion Chopper

Oneida Onion Chopper (Photo: Walmart)

The Oneida onion chopper has over 90 reviews with the majority of them rating it between four and five stars. As one shopper wrote, “Timesaver that works like a dream. This chopper works for onions, garlic, carrots and celery.  Makes beautiful uniform vegetables for making soup. Works great even on hard carrots. Will use for potato pancakes next!!!”

Shop it: Oneida Onion Chopper, $15, walmart.com

Stainless Steel Garlic Press and Peeler

Stainless Steel Garlic Press and Peeler (Photo: Walmart)

If you love cooking with garlic, but dread the peeling and preparing part, this handy item is the dream tool you didn’t know you needed. Made of sturdy stainless steel, you’ll be able to peel and crush garlic in seconds.

Shop it: Stainless Steel Garlic Press and Peeler, $14 (was $29), walmart.com

Starfrit Electric Peeler

Starfrit Electric Peeler (Photo: Walmart)

This top-rated device has over 200 reviews with the majority rating it five stars. It’s very popular among those with arthritis for its ease of use. With one touch of a button, you can peel an entire potato just like that. One reviewer wrote, “Being alone and with advanced arthritis just peeling a potato can be a chore. I wasn’t looking for anything gourmet, just something that worked. I tried a different brand from another company and it was trash. I found this and said well I will try one more time. After washing 10 potatoes in less than 4 minutes (enough for about 6 freezer meals) I was more than satisfied… now all I need is a potato slicer to go with it!”

Shop it: Starfrit Electric Peeler, $21, walmart.com

Kitchen Gizmo Snap 'N Strain Strainer

Kitchen Gizmo Snap 'N Strain Strainer (Photo: Walmart)

Draining pasta will be a breeze with this handy strainer. Just clip it onto your pot and pour. It fits multiple pot sizes too!

Shop it: Kitchen Gizmo Snap 'N Strain Strainer, $11 (was $23), walmart.com

TekDeals Stainless Steel Fruit Pineapple Cutter

TekDeals Stainless Steel Fruit Pineapple Cutter (Photo: Walmart)

It’s time to forget about those cans of pre-sliced pineapples! Of this affordable, brilliant tool, one five-star reviewer wrote, “This simple, inexpensive little gadget is just short of spectacular. It takes about five minutes to core and spiral slice a pineapple. After that it’s up to the pineapple to deliver. I can’t believe how easy it is to use.”

Shop it: TekDeals Stainless Steel Fruit Pineapple Cutter, $6, walmart.com

AllTopBargains Butter Cutter One Click Slicer

AllTopBargains Butter Cutter One Click Slicer (Photo: Walmart)

Do you get frustrated when slicing a stick of butter and only get a sliver of what you want? Never again. With this device, all you need to do is press, squeeze and presto! A perfectly sliced piece of butter will come out every time. One five-star reviewer wrote, “I loved it so much that I made a Facebook video about it!”

Shop it: AllTopBargains Butter Cutter One Click Slicer, $18, walmart.com

Hop Industries Aluminum Butter Slice Cutter

Hop Industries Aluminum Butter Slice Cutter (Photo: Walmart)

Okay, so this is another butter slicer, but what makes this different from the one prior is that it can slice butter in bulk. One shopper said they used it to prepare an entire Sweet 16 party!

Shop it: Hop Industries Aluminum Butter Slice Cutter, $9, walmart.com

Bright Kitchen Apple Corer Lever Tool

Bright Kitchen Apple Corer Lever Tool (Photo: Walmart)

This handy tool will remove an apple’s core in one quick swoop. “Love this thing! Removes the core effortlessly. Very happy with my purchase,” wrote one shopper.

Shop it: Bright Kitchen Apple Corer Lever Tool, $7, walmart.com

Jeobest Shrimp Peeler

Jeobest Shrimp Peeler (Photo: Walmart)

Anyone who loves to cook shrimp knows how time consuming it is to do the hand-peeling. Now, for only $8, you’ll be able to do it in one smooth take.

Shop it: Jeobest Shrimp Peeler, $9 (was $20), walmart.com

ThermoPro Instant Digital Meat Thermometer

ThermoPro Instant Digital Meat Thermometer (Photo: Walmart)

You’ll never have to guess again whether your chicken is fully cooked or not with this instant digital thermometer. With over 50 five-star reviews, shoppers agree it’s accurate, easy to use, and affordable!

Shop it: ThermoPro Instant Digital Meat Thermometer, $13, walmart.com

Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle:

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook  and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.