For many, the kitchen is a place where the magic happens…unless you don’t know know how to cook.  Fortunately, it’s 2018, and there are tons of appliances that do all the hard work for you. If you need a little help pulling off delicious dishes, these nine gadgets will help you realize all your culinary creations. Say goodbye to microwave meals with these must-have appliances. 

1. Nostalgia Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster

Nostalgia Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster

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This bright ‘n’ shiny red toaster cooks two regular or jumbo-sized hot dogs and their buns at the same time. Instead of popping your dogs in the microwave, give ‘em a little love with this retro toaster. Included drip tray makes cleaning extra easy, too.

Nostalgia Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster, available at Amazon 

2. Hot Dog on a Stick Maker

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What’s better than a hot dog? A hot dog on a stick! This corn dog maker features even room to cook six dogs at the same time. Not a fan of corn dogs? No problem. You can also cook cake pops, sausage links and more.

Hot Dog on a Stick Maker, available at Amazon

3. Peanuts Snoopy Blue Grilled Cheese Sandwich Maker

Peanuts Snoopy Blue Grilled Cheese Sandwich MakerImage courtesy of Amazon

Because who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? This Snoopy-style sandwich maker comes in a beautiful blue shade and lets you easily cook two grilled cheese sandwiches to perfection at the same time. You can almost taste that golden-brown goodness.

Peanuts Snoopy Blue Grilled Cheese Sandwich Maker, available at Amazon 

5. Fish-Shaped Hot Dessert Waffle Cake Maker Pan

Fish-Shaped Hot Dessert Waffle Cake Maker PanImage courtesy of Amazon

Impress your friends with this easy-to-use waffle cake maker. Able to make two fish-shaped waffle cakes in a matter of seconds, you’ll be amazed by how good they look (and taste). This Taiyaki maker is a must for the budding chef.

Fish-Shaped Hot Dessert Waffle Cake Maker Pan, available at Amazon 

6. Portable BBQ Grill Briefcase

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Unleash your inner grill master with this portable BBQ suitcase. Featuring an inner stainless steel grill, ash catcher and a secure lock mechanism. Great for grilling on the go, this BBQ briefcase is great for tailgates, parties and just because.

Portable BBQ Grill Briefcase, available at ThinkGeek

7. Hello Kitty 2-Slice Toaster With Cool Touch Exterior

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Turn your toast game up a notch with this cute Hello Kitty Toaster. Extra-wide slots help accommodate both bread and bagels, and the adorbable Hello Kitty stamp on each slice helps turn your ordinary loaves into something great.

Hello Kitty 2-Slice Toaster, available at Amazon

8. Bacon Waffle Maker

Bacon Waffle Maker

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This sleek bacon-style waffle maker lets you cook bite-sized waffles that are filled with bacon. These bite-sized waffles look and taste better than traditional waffles, and the infused bacon make ‘em in instant party hit.

Bacon Waffle Maker, available at Urban Outfitters

9. NutriChef Cheese Raclette Machine

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With a high power max of 482F, this raclette maker is no joke. Fortunately, it’s easy to use and looks great on any kitchen counter. Hassle-free operation lets you melt your cheese of choice, and a stainless steel build makes cleaning a breeze. Transform your meals instantly.

NutriChef Cheese Raclette Machine, available at Amazon 

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