12 Unique and Uncommon Kitchen Gadgets That You May Not Have, but Need

words Alexa Wang

 Kitchen Gadgets

The majority of people who cook from time to time have the typical kitchen gadgets: pots and pans, a blender, and even an air fryer. However, there are hundreds of other kitchen gadgets out there— many of which you may have never heard of. Here are 12 of those that you may want to give a try.

Avocado Slicer

This tool has actually become increasingly popular in recent years, and that’s probably because avocados themselves have become a popular ingredient in many dishes. An avocado slicer slices the avocado as a knife would, but it also has a tool that scrapes the inside of the avocado from the skin. This tool ensures that you get every part of the avocado for your toast or other avocado dishes.

Bear Paw Shredder Claws

This tool may have the strangest name on this list, but it can actually be very helpful if you grill meat. Whether it’s beef, pork, or chicken, this cutting utensil in the shape of bear claws will allow you to easily shred meat.

Corn Peeler

Most people don’t mind biting into corn on the cob to enjoy this juicy and delicious starchy vegetable. However, eating corn on the cob can be difficult for children missing their front teeth and for adults experiencing certain tooth problems. This is where having a corn peeler can come in handy. This device slides over an ear of corn and removes the kernels.

Dumpling Cube

If you’ve ever tried to make your own dumplings, then you know that it can be difficult to get them perfectly shaped. Fortunately, someone has invented a kitchen gadget that stuffs and shapes the dumplings for you.

Garlic Chopper

Those who have bought whole garlic cloves know how hard it can be to chop them into usable pieces. It requires a little more work than some of the other devices on this list, but placing the clove inside of the chopper and rolling the wheel over your countertop beats chopping garlic by hand.

Hot Dog Slicer

Whether you’re making a dish that includes hot dogs or if you have kids, having a hot dog slicer can come in handy. Some even come with a convenient condiment bowl, making this perfect for small children.

Ice Cream Slider Maker

This neat little device allows you to make your own ice cream sandwiches right at home instead of buying them from a store or restaurant. You can use any cookie and any ice cream flavor of your choice to make your perfect ice cream sandwich.

Loaded Burger Press

Some people pat out ground beef in the shape of a circle and throw it on the grill when making burgers. However, if you like to add extra ingredients to your burgers (i.e., onions, peppers, etc.), a burger press will be your new favorite kitchen gadget. This tool will allow you to load your burgers up with all of your favorite ingredients— all while keeping the shape of the burgers.

Microwave Bacon Rack

This isn’t your typical bacon tray— this piece of cookware allows you to drape your bacon slices (as opposed to laying them flat). This way, more of the grease rolls off instead of being cooked along with the bacon, making this breakfast favorite a little less bad for you.

Pancake Pen

Closer to the shape of a bottle, a pancake pen is a tool that allows you to put pancake batter into a bottle with a nozzle that makes it easier to make different shapes with your pancakes. While this may not impress your adult guests, this will definitely impress your children. This device is also simple enough for children to use and create their own pancake shapes.

Strawberry Stem Remover

Some people remove strawberry stems by hand while others may simply result to not eating the entire top half altogether. However, a strawberry stem remover will extract the stem when pushed into the strawberry. This saves you from having to do it by hand and allows you to eat more of the strawberry.

Whipped Cream Charger

A whipped cream charger allows you to create your own whipped cream to enjoy atop your favorite dessert. The canister is filled with N2O (nitrous oxide gas) and allows you to fill it with your desired ingredients. This means that you can make your own dairy-free whipped cream instead of searching for this option in a grocery store. 

Give one or more of these gadgets a try and see if they make preparing your favorite meals more convenient.


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