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The best OXO Good Grips kitchen gadgets that Mumsnetters can’t get enough of

We LOVE a kitchen gadget at Mumsnet HQ. We can’t get enough of gizmos that promise to save time, effort and faff in the kitchen. And if there’s one brand that truly delivers on its culinary claims, it’s OXO Good Grips. From garlic presses to potato peelers, Mumsnetters rave about OXO gadgets on the forums so we’ve put together a handy guide to the best of the bunch right here.

By Rachel Erdos | Last updated Apr 27, 2022

Best OXO Good Grips gadgets

If there’s one thing that Mumsnetters can agree on it’s that OXO Good Grips gadgets are some of the best in the business. The brand is rated, recommended and adored across the forums and Mumsnet users can’t get enough of these gushed-about gizmos. If you’ve been let down by a rubbish can opener or an inefficient peeler one too many times, it’s time to upgrade your tools for an easier time in the kitchen. OXO Good Grips products feature in most of our Swears By kitchen gadget round ups, with Mumsnet users waxing lyrical about how genuinely useful, long-lasting, and affordable they are. So we’ve put together a list of our favourite products that make it easy to chop, open and store stuff in the kitchen. 

Here are the best OXO Good Grips gadgets to add to your home. 

Best garlic press | Best can opener | Best potato peeler | Best cheese grater | Best kitchen scissors | Best food storage containers | Best salt and pepper grinders

1. Oxo Good Grips Can Opener 

Oxo Good Grips can opener

Price: £10 | Buy now from Amazon

“We have an Oxo can opener. It's fab. Had it a while now. Still in perfect working order. Good handles to hold and twist. Comfortable. Opens cans easily and quickly. Love it” - recommended by Mumsnet user, MiniMum97

"I have an Oxo one too, best one I've ever used. Takes a bit of getting used to, it doesn't cut through the metal so much as it unseals the can, no sharp edges" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, amusedtodeath1

This kitchen drawer essential has something of a cult following on the Mumsnet forums. Lauded for its smooth contoured handles and non-slip cutting wheel, it was designed with arthritis sufferers in mind so it's both easy to use and comfortable to hold. Perfect for when you need to open a tin of beans in a flash and a godsend for those with limited hand strength. Mumsnetters also love the fact that you’re not left with any sharp edges after opening - perfect if you’ve got little ones roaming around the kitchen.

2. OXO Good Grips Y Shaped Peeler

OXO Good Grips Y Shaped Peeler

Price: £7 | Buy now from Amazon

"The OXO peeler is fantastic. A large, thick handle which is easy to hold. I could peel potatoes for the army if needed and still be smiling!" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Elouera

This pro peeler is small but mighty and its super sharp blade is designed to deal with the toughest of food skins. With a chunky, non-slip handle, it’s comfortable to hold and you won’t have to worry about it sliding around if your hands are wet. It can be bunged in the dishwasher and there’s a hanging hole for simple hook storage. For reassurance, it comes with an OXO Better Guarantee so you can have it repaired or replaced by the brand without question.  

3. OXO Good Grips Etched Box Grater with Removable Zester

OXO Good Grips Etched Box Grater with Removable Zester

Price: £30 | Buy now from Amazon

"The OXO cheese grater is great!" - recommended by Mumsnet user, largeginandtonic

This one features as our best overall pick in our best cheese grater round up and as graters go, it’s pretty special. Its four-sided design caters to all your cheese slicing needs - there’s an angled slicer, a coarse and a medium grater and a bonus removable zester. They’re all made from etched stainless steel so they’re robust and can deal with whatever you throw at them. It comes with a measuring box to grate directly into. And if there are any leftover chunks, you can pop the lid on and store the container in the fridge. The soft handle and non-slip base make this box grater really simple and comfortable to use.

4. Oxo Good Grips Garlic Press

OXO Good Grips Garlic Press

Price: £17 | Buy now from Amazon

"OXO Good Grips is really good. It reverses and presses the remains out so it's easy to clean" - recommended by Mumsnet user, ShinyNewStart

"Good Grips garlic press. I use it every day. It has a neat wee doofer that helps get rid of the gunge. All other garlic presses are [rubbish]" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, Badgertadger

It’s hard to believe there are so many rubbish garlic presses on the market. Often you’ll find one that’s brilliant at blitzing garlic but is mega annoying to clean. Or vice versa. The OXO Good Grips garlic press delivers on both fronts thanks to a clever flip design that makes dealing with garlic residue a breeze. The press cage is removable too and you can put the whole thing in the dishwasher. In terms of crushing, the soft rubber handles are arched so it’s easy to get a good grip (oh hi there, brand name!) and you can push cloves through with one squeeze of the handles.

5. Oxo Good Grips Kitchen Scissors

Oxo Kitchen Scissors

Price: £14 | Buy now from Amazon

This sturdy pair take the top slot in our roundup of the best kitchen scissors. With soft cushioned handles designed to absorb pressure, they’re perfect for cutting meat, veg and everything in between. There’s a handy herb stripper that removes fresh herbs from tough stems and you can pull the serrated blades apart for easy cleaning.

6. OXO Good Grips Smooth Potato Masher

OXO potato masher

Price: £12 | Buy now from Amazon

"The Oxo potato masher is by far the best I've ever used, I'd never go back to a long handled one" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Meet0nTheledge

Lose the lumps with this nifty potato masher, which receives high praise on the forums for its ability to create creamy mash with minimal fuss. Ergonomically designed for comfort, the short horizontal handle makes light work of mashing. It's also dishwasher-safe for easy clean up.

7. OXO Good Grips Food Storage Set

OXO good grips storage

Price: £60 | Buy now from Amazon

"Converted part of our cellar into a pantry last year and I went with the Oxo Pop containers - so much more space, I love them!" - Slothkin

Made from heavy duty plastic, these sturdy storage containers are perfect for keeping kitchen supplies neat, tidy and fresh. They look stylish so could easily be displayed on worktops or stashed away in pantries. The innovative Good Grips design features a button on each lid that seals and unseals when you press it making it super easy to open and close and access vital ingredients mid-recipe.  

8. OXO Good Grips Pepper Grinder Black/Silver

Oxo Good Grips salt and pepper grinder

Price: £20 | Buy now from Amazon

"I’ve got the Oxo Good Grips which is really good” - recommended by Mumsnet user, petalpower

Featuring rotating tabs that adjust the settings from fine to coarse, this good looking grinder has picked up thousands of five-star ratings as well as some rave reviews on the Mumsnet forums. It’s satisfyingly heavy so it feels totally up to the job and the clear unit makes it easy to see when you need to refill. 

9. OXO Good Grips Handheld Mandoline Slicer

Oxo Mandoline Slicer

Price: £15 | Buy now from Amazon

"I've had a few duds, but the oxo one is doing well so far" - recommended by Mumsnet user, greenybluey

Take your slicing to the next level by investing in a mandoline for neat and even slices every time. Partial to a dauphinois or finely shredded coleslaw? This OXO Good Grips mandoline can give your homemade dishes a professional edge. Use it over a plate or a chopping board or hook it over a bowl to let your veg slide right in. If you're nervous about using it, fret not, it comes with a reassuring food holder to protect your mitts and acts as a blade cover when not in use. It's dishwasher safe too for easy cleaning. 

10. OXO Good Grips Vegetable Chopper

OXO Good Grips chopper

Price: £15 | Buy now from Amazon

"I have an Oxo chopper it's brilliant. Therapeutic too as you kind of bash it" - recommended by Mumsnet user, PoppyPicklesPenguin

Whizz through food prep with this nifty little chopping gadget. Simply pop your veg (or fruit) inside, press the lever down and you'll have neatly chopped cubes in an instant. As well as being useful and efficient, it's also extremely satisfying. You'll save on mess too, as the chopped ingredients drop straight into a handy box. The non-slip base makes it feel sturdy when in use and there's a removable grid for easy clean up. 

Where are OXO Good Grips products made? 

Set up in 1990, OXO's first product was designed by founder Sam Farber in an attempt to provide a more comfortable potato peeler for his wife, who suffered from mild arthritis. OXO Good Grips operates out of New York and the products are made in the US and China.

Are OXO Good Grips products dishwasher safe?

As well as being comfortable to hold and easy to use, many of the OXO Good Grips gadgets are dishwasher safe too. Products made from stainless steel, nylon and silicone are all completely dishwasher safe. Wooden elements should be washed by hand. 

What’s the OXO Better Guarantee? 

OXO is extremely confident in the quality and longevity of its products. So much so that if you uncover any defects with a kitchen gadget you purchase, the brand will offer you a refund or a replacement as part of its 'OXO Better Guarantee'. There's no time limit during which you can make a claim but you'll need to ensure that OXO's Use & Care guidelines have been adhered to in order to make a claim. 

What’s the best OXO Good Grips gadget to buy?

You can't go wrong with any of the OXO Good Grips products in our roundup but when it comes to a failsafe buy, we'd point you in the direction of the OXO Good Grips garlic press. This gushed-about gadget features heavily on the Mumsnet forums and is lauded for its efficiency and ease of use. If you frequently cook from scratch, it's well worth adding this one to your kitchen drawer. 

How we chose our recommendations 

Because we know nothing beats a recommendation from other parents, we started by reading the Mumsnet forums for Mumsnetters’ favourite OXO Good Grips products. We then read best-buy lists and customer reviews from across the internet. 

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