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The 20 Silliest Kitchen Tools Ever Invented

A sharp knife, a cutting board, a good set of pans — there are some things you absolutely should have in your kitchen even if you aren't an avid cook. However, if you search even quickly around the internet or browse the shelves of your local kitchen store, you are bound to behold countless useless kitchen tools that you do not need at all.

Some are more useless than others — some are single-purpose tools that will probably collect dust at the bottom of a drawer, while some might only be useful as gag gift to friends or relatives that don't cook at all. Mostly though, if you are going to be buying something for your kitchen and you are spending your hard-earned cash, you may as well buy something that's actually useful, right? Look through this list of silly kitchen gadgets and decide for yourself if these are the worst around.

3-in-1 Multi-Function Avocado Slicer Peeler Cutter and Core Remover

Not all avocados are created equally, which is one reason this tool for cutting and pitting an avocado is not as useful as it seems. Judging by many Amazon reviews, this tool is more laborious to use than a simple knife.

Chef'n StemGem Strawberry Huller

So silly! This is exactly when to use a paring knife, not a novelty item.

SameTech Easy Kitchen Tool Stainless Steel Fruit Pineapple Peeler Corer Slicer Cutter

Look at all the delicious, juicy, pineapple this gadget leaves behind! Not to mention the dull plastic cutter that is going to bruise the hell out of the delicious fruit — poor pineapple!

Citrus Fruit Lemon Orange Juicer Spray Salad Lime Mist Sprinkling Extractor

What a way to waste a lemon. Rather than use this citrus spritzer, juice the whole lemon and store the extra juice in a small jar in the fridge.

Best Utensils Tomato Slicer Lemon Cutter Multipurpose Handheld Round Fruit Tongs

This tool is just the thing to clutter up you kitchen drawers! This slicing tool limits the width of the slices you get and will not work with a thicker knife at all — and if you like your tomatoes ripe, forget about it!

Dolland Banana Slicer

Why not save you money and just use a knife instead of this banana cutter? It doesn't even have to be that sharp of a knife! A simple butter knife will do.

Durable Clean Leaf Shape Rice Wash Sieve

Here is something that is basically a small half-colander. What exactly does it achieve? It doesn't cut down on dishes, it doesn't fit a number of different shaped pots, and judging by reviews it doesn't make pouring out boiling water simpler — if anything, it seems to complicate a simple task.

Emson EZCracker Handheld Egg Cracker/Separator

If you do any kind of cooking, chances are you know how to crack an egg. This gadget looks like it takes a simple task and makes it infinitely more complicated.

Eggmaster Hand-Free Automatic Electric Vertical Nonstick Egg Cooker

Why on earth would you want to transform a delicious egg into a solid, cylindrical mass? For the love of eggs avoid this appliance! Just cook your eggs like normal people!

Fheaven Home Kitchen Useful Multifunction Kiwi Fruit Cutter

Does anyone eat so many kiwis that they need a specialty tool to prepare them? Even if you eat your fair share of the fruit, a spoon can perform the same task as this gadget.

Greens Loose Leaf Herb Stripper

Why buy something to perform a task that one's fingers can do just as well? Whether its thyme or kale, you're better off not using this tool.

Hand Crank Nut Chopper Cutter Grinder

Instead of this hand crank nut chopper, why not just use a food processor, mortar and pestle, or knife?

New Cyclone Barbecue Sausage Cutter

Another strange tool targeted to changing the structure of hotdogs! What is this madness? Leave the dogs alone!

Prawn Peeler Shrimp Deveiner Peel Device

What bizarre contraption is this!? Apparently it also suitable for cracking open lobster shells, which seems unlikely, considering it's made from plastic.

Portable Party Soda Fizz Saver Dispenser

Here is a fizzy drink machine that will ensure you lose the fizz in next to no time! This product requires a small hole to be made in the bottle, which, user reviews confirm, quickly results in a flat soda without the pop.

Stir Crazy Automatic Hands Free Sauce Stirrer

This ridiculous gadget is a battery-powered, hands-free pot stirrer. Anyone who has ever stirred a pot can tell you that it is a simple action that generally requires nothing more than a wooden spoon. This little gadget would definitely leave parts unstirred in your pot.


Why is this needed? Turn your hot dogs into squashed dogs in one easy step with this handy tool.


Thaw Claw

This is a suction cup that holds meat under water to speed up the thawing process, an unnecessary piece of plastic that will clutter your utensil drawer in no time.

The Dipr Ultimate Cookie Spoon

If you struggle when dipping cookies into milk, this single-purpose tool might just be for you. Or you could just use a fork?

Stainless Steel Kitchen Circular Rolling Knife

You are sure to cut yourself with this circular, spinning, knife — so please, for the sake of your fingers, don't use it! Taking it apart to clean is even more fraught with dangers as you deal with a round, sharp, soapy blade.