12 kitchen gadgets that will change the way you cook

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Our Fall Food Awards is your guide to the best products on the market. Bloggers from our Lifestyle Collective test and review top kitchen essentials for the season -- and we give you the scoop on their favorites!

Kitchen gadgets are here to make your time in the kitchen easier and more effective! Take out a step or two with these easy to use gadgets that slice, dice and make your dishes come together quicker than ever.

Click through the slideshow below to find out our top traditional kitchen gadget picks:

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Ingenio Hand-Powered Rapid Food Chopper

by T-fal

Throw all of your veggies in this food chopper to save some major minutes at the cutting board. 

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Nonstick Silicone Baking Mat

by Silpat

Forget washing hard to clean pans -- thanks to this nonstick, reusable baking mat, clean ups are a snap.

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Better Zester Yellow

by Kitchen IQ

Zest your favor citrus with ease thanks to the Better Zester. Just slide the top down to grab your zest!

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Mistral Mini Mandoline

by Urban Trend

Slice and julienne foods with a few quick sweeps along this sleek and compact mandoline.

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Ringo Multi Peeler

by Urban Trend

This peeler can peel vertically or horizontally, tackling all of those hard to peel veggies.

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Lemon Squeezer

by IMUSA

Squeeze your favorite citrus in the blink of an eye with this fun colored lemon squeezer. 

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Elite Box Grater

by Microplane

This grater gives you a ton of options for how you want to grate your foods, and the handle at the top makes this a secure and easy to use product.

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Veg-O-Matic Deluxe

by Ronco

This Veg-O-Matic can do it all- slice and dice your veggies in seconds, and never have red eyes after chopping onions again! 

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Handi Slicer

by Ronco

This slicer could not be simpler to use. Cut your fruits and veggies with one hand!

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Meat Tenderizer

by Ronco

Speed up a cut of meat's marinating time thanks to this meat tenderizer with stainless steal blades. 

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Spiraletti

by Farberware

Try your hand at zucchini spaghetti or just dress up your typical fruits and vegetables with this spiralizer.

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Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers

by Farberware

Keep your foods fresh longer with these silicone food savers! You can use it as a container or lid.

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Check out the Food Awards Page over the next few weeks for the rest of our product reviews and rankings!

While our judges are busy picking their favorite nominee in the traditional kitchen gadget category, we want to know which are your must-haves in the poll below! Don't see your favorite? Let us know the kitchen gadget you can't live without in the comments!

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