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32 Weird Kitchen Gadgets You Won’t Believe Are Really a Thing
Calling all wedding registries! These kitchen tools range from clever to downright ridiculous. Either way, it’s pretty impressive they exist at all.
If you’re like us, you begin every breakfast by crying to the heavens, “When will eggs become a viable construction material?” The time, at last, has come. This gadget allows you to mold hard-boiled eggs into a square shape after cooking. Your very own Egg McMansion is only a few thousands brunches away. Check out these 32 secret uses for ordinary kitchen gadgets.
Microwave s’more maker
If you often find yourself craving a good s’more but are tired of being yelled at for starting bonfires in the office parking lot, invest in a microwave s’more maker to easily prepare your favorite camping snack flame-free. Bonus value: the device kind of looks like a little man playing bongos.
Ice cream slider maker
Ditch traditional homemade ice pops and splurge on this ice cream slider maker. Stick any cookie of your choosing in the bottom of the mold, your favorite ice cream in the middle, and another cookie on top for a custom cream confection. Is this any easier than driving to the store and buying an ice cream sandwich? That is for each of us to answer ourselves.
Roll N Pour
The Roll N Pour gadget acts as a kind of rocking chair for your juice or milk jugs, eliminating the need for you to strain your muscles by lifting them off the counter. You laugh—but it’s currently unavailable on Amazon.
Pac Man oven mitts
These molded silicone oven mitts offer a quirky alternative to traditional potholders. Your kids may not know who Pac Man is, but as long as you deliver them a steady stream of cookies it’ll never be game over.
This fun food grater has handles, each shaped like one half of a gator’s head, that fold down when the tool is not in use so that the grater itself looks like alligator teeth. Perfect if you love both cheese and the threat of being devoured in the Everglades.
Corn peelers slide over an ear of corn to seamlessly remove kernels and stop you from having to deal with messy cobs. But unless you have small children at home, save yourself some cash and opt for a knife to peel your corn.
Another great kitchen tool to invest in when you have small children is this pancake pen, which you can fill with up to three cups of pancake batter. Then, allow your little one to create different letters and shapes in the pan. Also great for when mommy gives up and just needs to drink some batter in her crying corner.
This tool can not only slice your avocado seamlessly, it also has a mechanism to core the fruit and a scraper to scrape any remaining deliciousness from the skin. Think of it as a Swiss Army Knife for Whole Foods fanatics.
Strawberry stem remover
This little gadget features an extendable claw that can be pushed into strawberries to easily extract stems, instead of you having to pull them out by hand. This is a necessary tool for anyone who loves strawberries but hates money.
Mini non-contact infrared thermometer
This small infrared thermometer cuts down on mess because it does not ever need to make contact with the food to deliver an accurate temperature within two Celsius degrees. Excellent for travel and telling unsettled strangers what their temperature is.
Carrot peeler and sharpener
This small kitchen gadget allows you to peel and sharpen carrots with ease … in case you ever feel the need to make a weapon out of a carrot. Here are some gadgets that will help you break your bad habits.
Hot dog slicer
A great choice for households with small children running around, this hot dog slicer features a quirky dachshund shape and a convenient condiment bowl. It cuts hot dogs without any blades, making it safe for little ones who always complain, “Why can’t we eat a REAL dog?”
Keep your hands clean by investing in these Diprs, which are a neat tool that allow you to dip any sandwich cookie in milk without using your fingers. With a design similar to a lacrosse stick, it’s also great for hurling wet cookies long distances toward your enemies.
Shaped like a snub-nose revolver as if to say “You BETTER like my cooking, Mom,” this condiment gun will add some excitement to every summer barbecue. It comes with two reusable “cartridges” so you need not worry about running out of ammo.
Stuffed burger press
This nifty tool will allow you to craft perfectly shaped burgers crammed with whatever crazy ingredients you can envision. The ball’s in your court, turducken.
Microwave bacon rack
Tired of all the effort that goes into frying bacon on the stove? This clever creation allows you to cook your bacon in the microwave, while removing some of the fat that accompanies the consumption of this delicious breakfast food. Make sure you know these 25 brilliant kitchen shortcuts.
If making your own dumplings at home has always seemed like a daunting task, it just became a breeze with this convenient tool, which creates four perfectly-shaped dumplings at a time.
Golden Goose egg scrambler
Give your guests the pleasure of peeling. This invention allows users to scramble eggs without ever removing them from the shell. After using, simply peel off the shell layer and cut the egg up with your fork to enjoy delicious scrambled eggs.
GarlicZoom Garlic Chopper
Chopping garlic is universally recognized as one of the most irritating and tedious culinary tasks. This garlic chopper removes potential frustration and makes chopping garlic a quick and easy task. Just place garlic inside the plastic ball on the top of the gadget and roll the wheels vigorously over any surface.
Citrus juice sprayer
This simple yet genius tool will transform any citrus fruit into a lovely and convenient source of juice spray. Goes well on salads and armpits.
This high tech Egg Minder will sync with your smartphone so that with a click of a button, you can know how many eggs are in your fridge, which eggs are the oldest, and more. It’s Facebook… for eggs!
Never Soggy Cereal Bowl
This creative cereal bowl features a partial barrier that divides it in two, with one side reserved for milk and the other for cereal. It’s the perfect bowl for people who don’t understand how cereal works!
One Click Stick Butter Cutter
This clever tool allows you to deposit perfect butter pats onto whatever dish you prepare. It is both mess and hassle free, until you hand it to a toddler.
Why twirl your own spaghetti when you can invest in this battery-powered twirling fork to do it for you? Simply push a button and watch your fork prepare pasta for a perfect bite. Plus, its pronged head is removable and dishwasher safe.
Pluck egg separator
This yolk extractor solves one of cooking’s most frustrating conundrums by acting as a suction-like tool that sucks egg yolks out of already-cracked eggs. They can then be squeezed out into another bowl.
SpreadTHAT! heating knife
Cutting and spreading cold butter has long been a source of distress and anxiety worldwide. The SpreadTHAT! heating knife melts butter by conducting your body heat, squashing stress about spreading cold butter on toast and virtually solving all the world’s problems. Remember these ways you might be using your kitchen equipment wrong.
The creators of trongs boast that the utensil is a combination of a tripod and a tong, and essentially allow you to eat finger food without dirtying your hands.
These pens feature utensil shaped caps you can actually eat with. If you’re stuck at your desk all day or doing paperwork over lunch, it couldn’t hurt to have one handy. It certainly beats the alternative: using your pencils as chopsticks.
The Splayd is similar to the spork, except that is combines elements of a spoon, a knife, and a fork for simplified dining. The Splayd! It’s a spoon-fork-blade.
A chork has chopsticks on one end and a fork on the other, for when you want to avoid condescending looks from the server next time you’re having Asian cuisine.
Finger spoon/finger pick
Finger spoons can really come in handy when you simply don’t have the energy to hold a real spoon. One end fits over your finger and the other scoops food. There are also finger picks, which have the same design but are used like toothpicks. Check out some more kitchen gadgets you might not really need.
Sources: gadgether.com, theater.cafemom.com, brit.co, bonappetit.com