The Kitchen and Bathroom Gadgets You Never Knew You Wanted

We all love gadgets, but ones designed for the kitchen and bathroom not only provide a fun factor but also make daily life easier. In fact, kitchen gadgets alone are so popular, sales are expected to hit $19 billion in the U.S. by 2024, according to Statista. Here are some items we think are unusual and useful for you.

Bathroom gadgets you never knew you needed

Amba traditional towel warmer

Amba Heated Towel Racks keep your towels warm, fresh and dry. This small, family-owned business in Atlanta offers 180 stylish models, with mounted, free-standing and special order options. The racks, made with 304-grade stainless steel, are available from Amazon, Wayfair and showroom and retail dealers (check the Amba website for more details). Prices range from $250 to $2,500. Featured photo shows Jeeves Classic model. Above image is Amba Traditional.

Sproos shower system

Sproos! shower systems became a TikTok sensation because of their easy glue-mounting installation and bright, primary colors. The popular "Lookin' Good" model includes a hand shower set with three spray functions, sliding rail, soap dish, anti-fog mirror, cup and shelf — what else could you need in the shower? Oh, and it also has an anti-fingerprint finish. Available at the sproos! website.

Kitchen gadgets you never knew you needed 

Joann's homemade dog biscuit maker

With Uncanny Brands 9” Peanuts Snoopy Dog Treat Maker, you can make Fido’s day with homemade, healthy biscuits in five, fun shapes. The compact size makes it perfect to store on your countertop or in any other space. Available from various vendors, including Amazon for $44.99. Photo courtesy of JOANN.

Calicle ice cream bowls

Calicle cups are designed for ice cream lovers. These 12-ounce vacuum insulated bowls keep your frozen favorites or heated food at the perfect temperature for enjoyment from your first bite to the last mouthful whether you are at a BBQ, a picnic, the pool or beach. The cup features on-the-go lids, durable construction and a non-slip silicone base. Sold in sets of two (pink hibiscus and blue seas/white frost and midnight black), Calicle donates a portion of sales to the Coral Reef Alliance. Available on Amazon or the Calicle website for $49.98.

Ome Stove knob

Ome Smart Knob allows you to turn your stove into a smart appliance so you can control your burners wherever you may be. The knob replaces your regular ones easily, and works on most gas and electric stoves. The device includes intuitive features such as automated safety shut-off, safety lock, active timers and works with Amazon Alexa. $149.99 for a one-pack. Available from Ome

Barry Cheese Grater

Cribsi animal-shaped kitchen products. Animal lovers will want Barry the Grater, an ergonomically designed bear grater with a hollow inside that catches whatever substance you’re grating ($19.95). The Blue Hippo Pitter makes pitting cherries and olives a breeze ($14.95). Available at Cribsi

Hippo pitter
Perfect for your kitchen or bathroom

Paddywax candles

Paddywax Candles, sold at retailers like Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Amazon, offer a line of sustainable scented candles, featuring hand-blown bubble glass. The reusable containers double as margarita glasses, guacamole bowls and more after the soy blend wax melts away. 

La Playa 9oz Candle/Margarita Glass, $35 (Available in Salted Agave, Cactus Flower, Vanilla Rose, Orange Blossom or Amber Coconut) 

La Playa 14oz Candle/Guacamole Bowl, $50 (Available in Vanilla Rose, Amber Coconut, Orange Blossom, Salted Blue Agave or Cactus Flower)  

Want more ideas for gift giving? See Fabric and Home's gift guide.

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