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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.

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Egg cuber

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 thousand brunches away.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Corn peeler

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.

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Pancake pen

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.

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Avocado slicer

This tool can not only slice your avocado seamlessly, but 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?”

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Bear paw-imitating shredder claws

Named “Best BBQ Tool” by the National BBQ Association, these sharp imitation bear claws let you easily shred meats such as pork, chicken, and beef. Once your barbecue is done, you can just toss them in the dishwasher to clean.

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Condiment gun

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.

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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.

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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.

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Dumpling cube

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Egg Minder

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!

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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!

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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.

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Prawn peeler and shrimp deveiner

If you’re a big fan of shrimp, you’ll appreciate this handy tool. The device allows you to easily peel and devein the crustacean so you can make plenty of shrimp cocktail.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NoCry Cut-Resistant Gloves

Do you have a tendency to slice your finger when you’re slicing tomatoes? No more Band-Aids in the kitchen with these cut-resistant gloves. Four times stronger than leather, they’re lightweight and machine-washable.

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Clip-on strainer

This snap-on colander will make cooking pasta even easier. Universally designed, it fits all bowls and pats. And it’s compact, which makes for easy storage.

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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.

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Finger guard

A little less than dextrous? This finger guard will make sure you keep all your digits when you’re doing some heavy chopping.

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Adjustable rolling pin

Make fast work of pies, tarts, and pizza with this adjustable rolling pin. Removable disks allow you to roll out the dough to the desired thickness.

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