Go #backtoschool with these Must Have Gadgets + a Complete Cookware set #giveaway

by Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer here to share with you about some amazing items that will make the back to school transition so much easier. We were provided with an item to give away however, all opinions remain our own.


Can you believe that in about 9 days August will be gone and September will be here? I just cannot believe how time has flown by.

The kids in my area have now been in school for about 3 weeks. Families are getting into routines, schedules are getting fuller, and honestly — that is just life.

We are gearing up to start homeschooling next week. I know that when we start, it’s going to get hectic around here. Because of that, I am on the lookout for anything that can help me whip up quick and delicious meals for my family. I refuse to be another drive thru mom.

Here are 5 gadgets that will help you whip up quick meals this Back to School season.

IMUSA Stainless Steel Mini Casserole Egg Pan

Gadget 1

The IMUSA Stainless Steel Mini Casserole Egg Pan is a unique pan that is ideal for making breakfast in just minutes. Unlike other egg pans, the lid provides a uniform cooking surface and delivers even heat distribution, cooking the perfect fried egg every time. The cool touch bakelite handles are easy to use and the nonstick cooking surface allows for easy cleanup.  Available at Target.com for $12.79

IMUSA’s Orange Silicone Rim Non-Stick Caldero

Gadget 2

IMUSA’s Orange Silicone Rim Non-Stick Caldero will be a parent’s go-to cookware choice, as it allows for cooking anything from rice and soup to stews and roasts.  The lid’s silicone rim seals in freshness while cooking, while the silicone knob stays cool ensuring safety and ease. The caldero’s non-stick interior promotes healthier cooking, as well as a fast and easy clean up- so parent’s have more down time to relax after dinner! Available at Macy’s for $50.00

T-fal Ultraglide Easycord Iron

Gadget 3

Okay– so this will not help with dinner, but it will help cut down on your laundry time. Perfect for helping parents reduce the time spent on laundry, the T-fal Ultraglide Easycord Iron makes it quick and easy for wrinkles to disappear, and its powerful steam ensures a crisp, smooth outfit every time. The easycord system keeps the cord out of the way and prevents re-wrinkling of already ironed fabrics. The iron also features a self-cleaning system. Available at Target.com for $39.99

WearEver Cast Lite Fry Pan

Gadget 4

   The WearEver Cast Lite Fry Pan is crafted from cast aluminum, which offers the home cook professional-level searing and deglazing of foods, and is 50% lighter than cast iron. Featuring a durable and easy-to clean nonstick interior and exterior, the fry pan is dishwasher safe, and rust-resistant. Available at Walmart for $24.99

WearEver’s Pure Living Cookware Set

Gadget 5

Non-stick cookware, especially a reliable, safe, and easily maintained set, provides parents with an easier cooking and post-meal experience. Non-stick ceramic surfaces such as those on WearEver’s Pure Living Cookware Sets not only prepare food in a healthy manner without passing along toxins, but they wipe clean effortlessly. Amazon.com: 10 PC Set is $117.99; Walmart.com: 12” Fry Pan is $25.75

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Be sure to visit the main Back to School post to find all of our Back to School related giveaways. You don’t want to miss out on the amazing prizes.

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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Natalie F August 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I have a nice potato peeler that makes life easier. And I love my cutting board that fits over the sink with a colander right in it.


2 Tammy S August 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I would have to say my salad spinner. I don’t know how I got by without one for years. LOL


3 Lisa Brown August 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I always use spatulas when I cook.


4 Lisa Brown August 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm

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5 Elena August 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

My favorite gadget is a mixer


6 amyc August 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Probably a tie between a spatula and my electric skillet.


7 Jeanna August 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I would have to say my cutting board is my must have!


8 mrsshukra August 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Knives and cutting boards!


9 latanya August 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

my silicone spatula is my fave


10 Robin Wilson August 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

My paring knife is my favorite kitchen tool/gadget.


11 Colleen Boudreau August 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Spatulas and pans !


12 Anne August 22, 2013 at 3:34 pm

My cutting board and paring knife.


13 Claudia August 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm

colander and cutting board


14 Emily Linton August 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I love my rice cooker – it always cooks perfectly and keeps it warm, so you don’t have to time it perfectly to finish cooking when dinner is ready!


15 Kelly D August 22, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I like my Ninja Blender.


16 Anne Lehnick August 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I love my Microplane grater. We use it fresh ginger, garlic, and whole nutmeg.


17 Nancy Collins August 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I don’t know if you would call it a gadget, but I couldn’t live without my cheap little paring knife. I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many times a day I use it.
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18 Mary W August 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

A good timer helps me keep things cooking on time without burning them!


19 Krista A August 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Crockpot, for sure.


20 Christina N August 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

My knives are my best gadget.


21 Leah S August 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm

my knife set!


22 Susan P. August 22, 2013 at 10:51 pm

My sharp knives and the cutting board my brother made!


23 Melissa P. August 22, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I love my mini strainer.


24 Noreen August 23, 2013 at 1:11 am

My cast iron skillet. It is heavy but does so much
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25 Marti Parks August 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

I have a hand held strainer that I’m not sure I could do without. It comes in handy all the time.


26 HappyMomC August 23, 2013 at 8:44 am

spatulas and my mixer!


27 Cynthia R August 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

a good set of knives is a must have.


28 BusyWorkingMama August 23, 2013 at 10:39 am

Good, sharp knives are essential to dinner prep!
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29 Gina August 23, 2013 at 11:26 am

Good knives- are a must.


30 Ellie W August 23, 2013 at 11:35 am

The Crock Pot is my favorite.


31 vickie couturier August 23, 2013 at 11:47 am

I love my strainer,,I don’t get burned with it


32 Christine August 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I just started homeschooling this week as well! I’m slightly nervous now that everyone else is officially going back to school on Mon, but looking forward to the challenge. I would LOVE to get that Pure Living Cookware set as that would def make my life easier. I love the fact that it is ceramic and a healthy cooking option.
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33 Heather Hayes Panjon August 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm

My Favorite Gadget Is The Slow Cooker!


34 Cindi August 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm

The good old crock pot!
Thanks, Cindi


35 Mozi Esmes mom August 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

My vitamix – it helps my texture-challenged kid get her vitamins… :)
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36 Amy Brewer
August 23, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I use my cutting board just about for lunch and dinner. Love it because I don’t chop up my table or counter top.


37 Wehaf August 23, 2013 at 9:01 pm

A really good chef’s knife makes prep work so much easier!


38 Mia Dentice Carey
August 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

my veggie steamer! =)


39 Mia Dentice Carey
August 23, 2013 at 9:15 pm

my veggie steamer! =)
I use it mostly for broccoli & carrots.


40 Ellen B August 24, 2013 at 12:24 am

chef’s knife


41 Lagean (Gena) August 24, 2013 at 12:30 am

My bamboo cooking utensils and Sandra Lee knives.

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42 Shelly Leatham August 24, 2013 at 3:06 am

Cutting boards are a must! We have different boards for different types of food!
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43 Smellyann August 24, 2013 at 8:34 am

I love my Ninja chopper – it’s so fast and powerful!
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44 Kristie August 24, 2013 at 9:01 am

I like nice sharp knives when I’m cooking.
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45 Carolyn Barnett August 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm

My chef knives for plenty of chopping!


46 Brandi Price August 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I love my halogen table top cooker!


47 lana August 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm

sharp knifes & good cooking pots


48 Derrick Johnson August 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm

My vegetable peeler.


49 Natalie S August 24, 2013 at 11:29 pm

My rice cooker or crock pot! :)


50 Brittany August 25, 2013 at 12:04 am

I love my good quality knives and my favorite skillet.


51 katklaw777 August 25, 2013 at 10:56 am

I’d have to say my crockpot…just set it and forget it!


52 lizzy August 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm

A good set of knives is a must.


53 Jamie Brigham August 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I love my microwave. It comes in handy for reheating, defrosting and even cooking some items.


54 Mary Happymommy August 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I like my crock pot.


55 Jennifer August 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Good knives are my best gadgets!


56 Kelly Brown August 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm

I love my potato peeler. I use it a lot of times on different things!


57 Laura J August 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Oh I love my garlic press!


58 Natalie J Vandenberghe August 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Would it be wrong to say the can-opener? Seriously, I use canned soup as a base for many of my meals. Thanks for the giveaway.


59 Madonna August 26, 2013 at 8:37 am

I couldn’t make it without my crock pot. Those days when I have to work 10 hour shifts, I am not up to fixing dinner when I get home.
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60 Allie August 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

Nice sharp knives
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61 kathy stevenson August 26, 2013 at 11:49 am

Anything nonstick for easy cleanup!


62 Kate Collins August 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I always use my vegetable steamer! Using a microwave still gives me the heebie jeebies, so I opt to cook the old fashioned way. Instead of stir frying veggies, I love to just throw them in the steamer over some boiling water and prepare the rest of the meal while they cook. Too easy! And minimal clean up!


63 amy pugmire August 26, 2013 at 7:13 pm

I love my kitchen scale


64 Amy L August 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

My chef’s knife is my favorite kitchen tool for making dinner prep quicker and easier.


65 Andrea August 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

My big nonstick skillet!
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66 nannypanpan August 27, 2013 at 11:34 am

my paring knife


67 Charlene S August 27, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I like my garlic crusher.


68 Barbara Platt August 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm

the microwave oven is a big help
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69 Michelle August 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I love my Pampered Chef mini server!


70 Shari August 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Can a crock pot be considered a gadget? ‘Cause that’s mine!


71 Melissa M August 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm

my potato/apple peeler


72 Lacey Burd August 28, 2013 at 3:03 am

I love my onion chopper! It’s great for everything from onion to celery, etc. Definitely a time saver.


73 kymi a August 28, 2013 at 3:15 am

my favorite gadget is my can opener it opens safely with no sharp edges.


74 michelle b. August 28, 2013 at 4:54 am

My pampered chef spatulas
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75 chana August 28, 2013 at 5:58 am

my good knives


76 Katie E August 28, 2013 at 7:18 am

My cast iron skillet – I’ve only had it for a little under a year, and I don’t know how I cooked before I had it!
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77 sandra August 28, 2013 at 7:21 am

a kitchen timer is a must have for me


78 nikki August 28, 2013 at 8:07 am

I am in love with my potato ricer, it makes the best mashed potatoes.
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79 Stephanie Bodine August 28, 2013 at 8:54 am

My ninja food processor!


80 Susan Smith August 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

I’d say my crockpot


81 kathy proper August 28, 2013 at 10:21 am

A good set of knives is a must. They definitely make things a whole lot easier.


82 The Gang's Momma August 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm

My Cutco Knife set and my Pampered Chef stoneware are used multiple times a day to get this gang fed well!!!!
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83 Benita August 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I can’t do without my microplane.


84 shaunie August 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm

my favorite gadget is the can opener


85 Staci A August 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm

My kitchen shears or crockpot.


86 Betty August 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Love my ceramic knives


87 Betty August 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Love my ceramic knives and also the rice maker.


88 Grace A August 28, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Crockpot for sure (especially in the fall)


89 April August 28, 2013 at 10:53 pm

My food processor. It makes chopping a breeze, which makes for quick meals.
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90 Patty Broderick-White August 28, 2013 at 11:37 pm

My extra large skillet


91 Cindy B August 29, 2013 at 12:07 am

I use my food processor a lot!


92 kolpin August 29, 2013 at 7:22 am

my kitchen scale is my favorite gadget

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93 ACMommy3 August 29, 2013 at 10:10 am

For me it’s the Kitchen Timer, Pyrex glass measuring cups, Whisk and my two favorite Kitchen Knives!!! Without these 5 tools, cooking and baking is a lot harder, they are simply must haves. :-)


94 Laura P. August 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

I have a tupperware microwave steamer which I use for sides a lot.


95 courtney b August 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm

probably my george forman grill
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96 Deb K August 29, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I have a favorite knife,that I can’t cut anything if I don’t have it.
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97 samantha w August 29, 2013 at 8:51 pm

I love my chopper, I cook a lot of things with ingredients that need chopped, it saves me soo much time.


98 Tabathia B August 29, 2013 at 9:07 pm

the crockpot and the dishwasher


99 DEBIJOT August 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm

My favorite gadgets are my various cutting boards.


100 Carl L Smith Jr August 29, 2013 at 11:39 pm

i am the cook in my house and i can’t cook without my mini food processor


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