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Better Mornings: The Essential Kitchen Gadgets to Get You Going

The best part of waking up is: an espresso machine, waffle maker and selfie toaster!

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Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System

This all-in-one system is the perfect way to save both space and whip up a smoothie in seconds. The system uses just one base, and is a blender, food processor and a food spiralizer all in one. The machine makes for less guessing, less hands on work and a whole lot of smart technology, including a touchscreen that changes to display a unique menu of Smart Programs. No more wondering how long you should blend, puree, or chop! If you need more space in the kitchen, check out these storage ideas.

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Burnt Impressions Selfie Toaster

Unnecessary? Yes. Entertaining? Absolutely. The Burnt Impressions Selfie Toaster will make mornings way more fun, especially for your little ones who wake up on the wrong side of the bed. To use the machine, upload your favorite photo of yourself to the Burnt Impressions’ website, and they’ll mail you a stainless steel stencil insert of your face. You can slide the insert into the toaster over the heating element. Voila, selfie toast! If bagels are what you like to put in the toaster instead, check out this project that makes a better bagel slicer.

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Breville Barista Touch

Not everyone wants to dish out the dough for a coffee machine, but if you’re a coffee lover and need something to really get you going in the morning, it would be an injustice not to recommend the Breville Barista Touch. Gone are long waiting lines at Starbucks, and dishing out $4 on a latte every single day. Essentially, you become your own barista at the touch of a button thanks to the machine’s built-in espresso grinder and a temp-sensing automatic steam wand. But perhaps the two most important features are that it’s ready to go right away and the large touchscreen allows for you to swipe and stop on your choice of the day. Is it a latte? A cappuccino? Customize it if you want! Enjoy your espresso at one of these 14 super cool homemade coffee tables.

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Ayesha Curry Home Collection Grill Pan

A grill pan is an essential brunch item for those long weekends when everyone is home. Up your chef skills by complementing an egg bake with some stove top grilled bacon or sausage. You can even go crazy and grill up a breakfast sandwich or breakfast pizza in the pan as well! The pan is also great for grilling on in the winter. Here are 11 more tips for winter grilling.

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Cuisinart Breakfast Express Belgian Waffle & Omelet Maker

The Cuisinart Breakfast Express is a fun kitchen gadget that can be flipped one way or another for your choice of an omelet or waffle. But what makes this item even cooler is that you can actually make an omelet and a waffle at the same time! Load your ingredients in one side, close, flip and do the same on the other side. The result is a sweet and savory breakfast for two that’s perfect for lazy Sunday mornings. Enjoy breakfast for two at this breakfast nook table.

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Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

Tea lovers rejoice with the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker. It’s the ideal item for someone who wants to wake up slowly without fussing around in the kitchen. The coolest part about the machine is that it offers a wide range of tea styles, along with functions like a variable-temperature electric kettle. This is the loose-leaf lover’s dream. You may not always need luxury options, but if your morning revolves around a hot cup of wake-me-up goodness, Breville offers cream of the crop products. Check out these 12 ingenious bedroom furniture ideas that include a place for you to store your tea if getting back in bed with a book is in the cards.

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Nordic Ware Original Silver Dollar Pancake Pan

What’s better than pancakes for breakfast? How about being able to make seven pancakes at once! That’s the design behind Nordic Ware’s kitchen gadget, which makes cooking and cleanup a cinch. It’s the perfect way to please a big family all at once, making for a low-stress morning, whether it’s a leisurely Saturday or a celebratory Friday morning. While you’re in the kitchen, see if you’re making any of these 45 kitchen mistakes.

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West Bend Egg and Muffin Toaster

Make yourself a grab-and-go breakfast sandwich without leaving behind a lot of clean up with the West Bend Egg and Muffin Toaster. This kitchen gadget literally does it all in one fell swoop. It toasts bread, English muffins, bagels or croissants while simultaneously steam-poaching eggs and warming pre-cooked meat. The best part? It’s all ready in about four minutes! By the way: never paint a toaster, or these other 10 things.

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The Egg Genie

This kitchen gadget is like a rice cooker for hard-boiled eggs. Plug it in and use the hot plate to transform your eggs into hard, medium, soft-boiled or poached eggs. The no-frills machine has no button or switches and automatically shuts off when the eggs reach the desired consistency you’ve chosen. When you’ve used up all your eggs, be sure to use the carton as a painting prop for your DIY projects!

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Breville Juice Fountain Plus Juicer

If your idea of drinking your breakfast has a lot more color and nutrition than coffee or tea, then you might be interested in purchasing a juicer. The Breville Juice Fountain Plus Juicer is a more approachable price than some of the options out there, while still offering a simple to use design. It also features a heavy-duty 850-Watt motor that provides you a tasty 8 ounces of juice in a mere five seconds, so you can get out the door with healthy choices at the tip of your fingers. Speaking of juice, here’s how to remove hard water buildup using lemon juice.

Alexa Erickson
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