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For every single-use kitchen gadget cluttering your drawers, there's a truly useful cooking or prep tool out there. Christopher Kimball, founder of Cook's Illustrated magazine and host of America's Test Kitchen, stopped by TODAY to share his top picks in the latter category — cool gadgets that make your time in the kitchen easier and more efficient! Even better: They all cost less than $30. 

1. Microwave pasta cooker (available from fastapastacooker.com and amazon.com)

2. Foldable tablet stand (available from arkon.com and amazon.com)

3. Kitchen shears (available from kershaw.kaiusaltd.com)

4. Piggy steamer (available in pink and white from amazon.com)