Unusual Gadgets You Don’t Need (But Probably Want)

For the home cook who has everything: we've found what you still need

Now you can sous-vide with the best of them.

There comes a point in any home cook’s life when you just max out on kitchen gadgets. You’ve got your dependable set of pots, more knives than you know what to do with, and every kitchen appliance you could ever need.

But you still want more.

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There are a whole slew of interesting and unusual kitchen gadgets and accessories out there to help satiate any home cook’s craving for more. Things you never knew you needed!

Take the strawberry huller. Who knew that removing the stems from strawberries was such a taxing process that it warranted the need of a special contraption which sole purpose is removing strawberry stems? But it is! And you need it! (Seriously, you do.)

Fancy having people over for a casual (but elaborate) Sunday brunch? What kind of host would you be if you didn’t give your food that extra personal touch?That’s what the Selfie Toaster is for! Yes, you read that right: the Selfie Toaster. It singes a customized image (created using special plates made from a picture you submit upon ordering) and transforms your ordinary and boring toast into a masterpiece.

Must have.

In all honesty, while we poke fun of the kitchen gadgets that follow, it’s all good-natured. And at the end of the day, if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, why not add a little quirkiness to your ever-expanding list of tools?

Strawberry Huller

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy strawberries. But who has time to painstaking remove all those stems with a common kitchen knife? Enter the strawberry huller from Smart Design products by OXO. Just push a button, give it a twist, and in mere seconds: no more stem!

Available at MoMA Store

Milk Carton Holder

Let’s face it: when you wake up in the morning, the last thing you want to deal with is holding that bulky carton of milk to pour into your bowl of Bran Flakes. Problem solved! This handy little contraption fits most half gallon containers, giving your morning routine the added value of a handle.


Available on Amazon