Whether it’s making roast chicken or flipping burgers on the grill, one of everyone’s main goals while working in the kitchen is to work efficiently, and we have our kitchen gadgets to thank for helping us with that. While an open flame and the food to cook are certainly important, we’d be short of a decent meal in a reasonable amount of time without some of our most trusted gadgets.
For example, what would roasting a perfectly moist chicken be like without having a baster? And how would we seamlessly flip those burgers without a durable spatula? Even the most basic gadget that every single cook has, the knife, makes it possible for us to work in the kitchen.
Kitchen gadgets not only help make cooking possible, but they help us do it with ease and efficiency. While things like a pair of tongs, a whisk, and spatula are some of the essential gadgets we use, we wanted to take a look — again — at gadgets that aren’t necessarily required for your cooking endeavors, but certainly have efficiency in mind.
These days, new technology and creative minds can make pretty much anything possible, even when it boils down to the simplest things that we do in the kitchen. Take for example, the times you need both a slotted spoon and a spatula while cooking. Did you know there’s a gadget out there that makes it possible to use both with one tool? Can’t stand when your clean roll of paper towels becomes smudged because someone reached for a sheet with grimy hands? There’s a kitchen gadget that helps you avoid that. And even now, as we’re basking in the glory of late summer cooking, there’s a list of gadgets that helpings making grilling easier, from scoring your hot dogs to marinating your meat.
Whether it’s helping with prep, cooking, or cleaning, there’s a bunch of kitchen gadgets out there, ridiculous and all, varying in prices ranging from $6 to $3,700, that were specifically designed to make you more efficient in the kitchen. These kitchen gadgets are may seem pretty outlandish, but when it comes down to it, they’d be pretty cool to have on hand, right?
Anne Dolce is the Cook editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce