Healthy Popper

Who says microwave popcorn comes only in a bag? With Colonel Popper’s silicone Microwave Popcorn Maker, simply open up the bowl, drop in kernels (plus optional oil or melted butter), cover, heat 3–4 minutes, and voilà, you’ve got a low-calorie, gluten-free, high-fiber snack. Handles on the bowl make it easy to pull out, and the bowl collapses down to 2 inches tall for easy storage. Available in eight fun colors. $14.97, shopcolonelpopper.com

Just for Kid Chefs

Get your young ones helping in the kitchen with the kid-tested KinderKitchen Essential Set. Designed with rounded blade tips and easy-to-grip handles for safety and ease of use, the set includes two cute dog-themed knives (serrated and non-serrated) and a duck-themed pair of snippers that are sharp enough to cut food, but not small fingers. Available in blue/green or pink/purple. $30, kuhnrikonshop.com

Handy Lids

Chef’n’s Universal Cover Multi-Function Silicone Lids (9- and 11-inch) can handle a variety of kitchen tasks. Need to seal a bowl of food for storage? Check. Need an extra pot top for cooking? Check. Need to cover a bowl in the microwave so the contents won’t splatter? Check. Lids are ridged on one side to vent while simmering, smooth on the other to tightly seal. Heat resistant up to 400 degrees, and dishwasher safe. $19.99 for set, chefn.com

Great Grinders

Impress your dinner guests with a set of Russell Hobbs Electric Salt & Pepper Mills. With a press of a button, each mill grinds peppercorns or salt—even dried herbs and spices—and is adjustable to fine or coarse. There’s even a light that illuminates on the base when in use to help you see how much you’ve ground. Comes in different colors: stainless steel, black, copper or red; batteries not included. $39.99, russellhobbs.com

Space-Saving Dish Rack

Have limited counter space in the kitchen? Sabatier’s Expandable Dish Rack with Stemware Rack is a compact way to stack washed dishes, expanding from 18.5 inches to close to 30 inches for more drying space when needed, especially for pots and pans. It features a removable caddy with compartments, plus a handy, removable wire attachment for stemware (hangs up to four wine glasses). $69.99, amazon.com