Make food prep a breeze with these gadgets, apps

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Whether you're packing your kids' lunchboxes or getting the grill ready for Labor Day, September has its own reasons to be thinking, "Food." To help make cooking easier, tastier and "tech-ier," check out these great gadgets and apps.

Gadgets and gizmos

Innovate Products Mini Sealer
This little bag sealer works in mere seconds to seal up just about any plastic bag, keeping your bagged food fresher, longer.
Innovate Products 'The Mini Sealer.'

Innovate Products 'The Mini Sealer.'

www.innovateproducts.net



Prepara EVAK Vacuum Jar
This glass jar has a special handle that pushes out air, creating a freshness vaccum.

Kuhn Rikon Universal 'Smart Lid' covers your food while it simmers, and has a steam release feature.



Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid
Because messy is not tasty, the Smart Lid lets out steam while your food simmers, and it's a great splatter guard while boiling.

Kuhn Rikon 'Universal Smart Lid', keeps that simmering food covered, while still letting out steam

www.coolthings.com



Handy Can Opener
This can opener is hands-free. Press one button and let it do the work. Plus, the lid comes off without those rough edges.

The 'Handy Can Opener' opens cans, hands-free



Quirky Stem Citrus Spritzer
If you cook like I do, your meals probably need a little flavor adjustment. Insert the Citrus Spritzer into a lemon or lime, and you've got a little citrus flavor boost.
The Quirky 'Citrus Spritzer' can give your mediocre meal a flavor boost.

The Quirky 'Citrus Spritzer' can give your mediocre meal a flavor boost.



SpreadTHAT Butter Knife
This butter knife uses your body warmth to heat up, so you can power through that pesky pad of hard butter from the fridge

Heated 'SpreadTHAT Butter Knife' uses the heat from your hand to melt your butter



Quirky Grill Wrangler
If you're still craving that ground chuck, flip burgers with this versatile tool - tongs, a spatula and a fork in one.

Quirky 'Grill Wrangler' three-in-one utensil - tongs, spatula and fork



Smart phone apps
Big Oven app
It's the perennial pantry problem: do I eat well, or do I eat fast? Well the app Big Oven boasts more than 350,000 recipes, including all the healthy stuff!
'Big Oven' app for smart phones, with more than 350,000 recipes.

'Big Oven' app for smart phones, with more than 350,000 recipes.

www.bigoven.com



All Recipes app
This app is like social media for food. Post your meals and get advice and feedback from fellow foodies.

'All The Recipes' app for your smart phone is like a culinary social media site

www.allrecipes.com

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