Time-Saving Kitchen Products and Appliances

GE refrigerator
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Forget a pricey remodel! Get the buzz on new products that can speed up cooking and the dreaded cleanup.
Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Pot Minders

Put one of these clay squares at the bottom of your pasta-filled pot to prevent the water from boiling over. $7 set; uncommongoods.com

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Chef'n Looseleaf Kale and Greens Stripper

Prepping greens can seem like a hassle. But this clever tool makes it easy by removing tough central ribs from kale. Bonus: It also separates leaves from herb stems. $8; surlatable.com

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

iTouchless Bag Resealer

This nifty gadget reseals bags in seconds. It has a magnetic back so you can keep it on the fridge. $22; itouchless.com

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

ThawThat II

Forget to take dinner out of the freezer? Set it on this thawing pad to defrost quickly. Fish fillets take about six minutes. $60; thatinventions.com

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Fagor 8-Quart Duo Pressure Cooker

This miracle appliance cuts cooking time for rice, grains, veggies, and meats by up to 70 percent. And the handle has a safety lock. $110; amazon.com

Courtesy of GE
Courtesy of GE

GE Ranges

New freestanding Profile Series gas and electric ranges allow you to preheat them from anywhere (say, in line at the supermarket or when you leave work) when you download a free app for your smartphone. Starting at $1,400

Courtesy of Maytag
Courtesy of Maytag

Maytag Durable Dishwasher with Chopper Disposer and Fully Integrated Display

You won't have to waste time rinsing plates before you put them in this model with four-blade chopper and high-pressure spray for especially dirty dishes. Starting at $649

Whether you have a messy eater or a picky eater (or both!), mealtime can be challenging. Our readers shared their favorite kitchen tricks to keep the whole family happy.

Courtesy of GE
Courtesy of GE

GE Café Series Refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System

Save space by making coffee in the fridge door. The system dispenses ice and cold water too. Available this fall, starting at $3,300

Originally published in the May 2015 issue of Parents magazine.

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