Everyone loves cooking! Okay well, maybe not everyone, but a lot of us do enjoy it. And I’ll admit, there’s something a bit exciting about getting a new kitchen tool using it when making your next meal. A lot of them are pretty straight forward and useful, like a blender or rolling pin.
Others…not so much. And that’s what this list is about. I’ve scoured Amazon for the weirdest kitchen gadgets out there.
And good news, I’ve provided the links to them so if (or should we say WHEN) these kitchen gadgets catch your eye, and you find yourself wanting, needing them in your kitchen (maybe after saying “WTF” a few times under your breath), you too can own them.
So sit back and relax while I turn up the heat and present to you these 25 Weirdest Kitchen Gadgets! Oh and a quick FYI, weird doesn’t have to mean useless.
Kitchen Gizmo Snap 'N Strain Strainer, Clip On Silicone Colander
This one is actually pretty useful but it just begs the question: “Did we need it?” I guess I’m just in the camp that thinks the colander wasn’t broken. “Ah yes but what about people who only have use of one hand?” I can hear you saying. Then just put the colander in the sink and pour into it.
Yueshico Stainless Steel Watermelon Slicer Cutter Knife
I guess this makes slicing watermelon easier, but…it still looks silly. Like a knife and a pinwheel had a baby.
Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner Microwave Oven Steam Cleaner Doll
Useful, sure. But the face and the disappointed-in-you arms just make something about this microwave cleaner a bit unsettling. I don’t want to be constantly reminded I’ve disappointed my mother every time I clean.
OTOTO Clean Dreams Kitchen Sponge Holder
DO you need a place to put your sponge? Sure. But does it HAVE to be a bed?
KACAGA Baggy Rack
Another one that’s useful but weird looking and also only serves ONE purpose. Alton Brown HATES kitchen tools like this.
TrueZoo U Ice of A Silicone Mold and Ice Cube Tray
Oh come on. MAYBE on Fourth of July? Poor northeast. They just got clumped together in one mass.
Sparrow Decor Mason Jar Measuring Cups Set
Okay, once again, these aren’t weird per se, and at first I wasn’t gonna put it on the list. Then, I looked at the additional pictures. THERE ARE NO HANDLES! These are measuring cups! This just seems like things are gonna get unnecessarily messy.
Spaghetti Monster Colander Strainer by OTOTO
Are you a pastafarian? Well then boy do you need this Flying Spaghetti Monster colander in your life! If you’re not, well, then here’s a colander…with eyes. You’re welcome.
PopBabies Portable Blender
I just have one question for this: Who is bringing fruit with them places? Why do you need a portable blender? Make it at home in the morning and take your smoothie with you. Who’s bringing blenders with them?
New Soda 6002GR Sinkstation Flat Colander
I know what you’re thinking: Is this seriously the third colander on this list? Why yes, yes it is. Hey, there are apparently a lot of weird colanders out there. This one just seems like another mess waiting to happen. Why do you need a flat one? What purpose does getting rid of the edges serve?
VOFO Herb scissors
This one, I know is very useful. It just looks strange, so I’m including it. It’s like someone said “Hey. I love scissors AND I love Swiss Army knives. Let’s combine them! Oh and why don’t scissors have MORE blades??”
Zevro KCH-06121/GAT200 Indispensable Dry Food Dispenser
Useful at a hotel? Sure. At home? I just don’t know anyone that says “Gosh, I really wish my kitchen looked more like one of those continental breakfast buffets hotels have.”
Grillaholics BBQ Meat Shredder Claws
Do you wanna look like (a knock-off version of) Wolverine? Well then you need the Meat Claws. Speaking of Alton Brown, I’m pretty sure he reviewed these.
NEX Fruit Slicer
I’m gonna be honest here. This one’s on the list solely because as I was looking through Amazon, I saw this picture and it took me a while to try to figure out how in the world this is a food slicer. Then I saw it comes apart into all these tools. It’s bright, loud, and silly looking. Perfect for any…well…bright, loud, and silly kitchen.
Eutuxia Food Chopper Scissor w/Built-in Cutting Board
I kinda feel like we’re getting lazy here. You already have to use both hands to hold the item your cutting. Why not just use a traditional fork and knife? I don’t know why, but I can’t get it out of my head that this seems like something Subway would make their employees use.
Al Dente - The Singing Floating Pasta Timer
Another useful but silly looking item. Part of me really wants to buy this to hear the different tunes Al here belts out.
Bogeyman Egg Separator
God…I’ve seen this so many times before and every time it’s just…gross. Yes I know it’s egg whites, but I just can’t separate (Ha! Get it?) that fact from the imagery of it. Please never prepare my eggs with this. Ever.
Because WINE-not? Two puns in a row? You’re damn WHITE (zinfandel)! Okay, I’m finished. Do these do their job? I don’t know, I haven’t purchased them but for the sake of this, let’s say they do. I get it’s a gag novelty but I feel we already had wine stoppers. Or, ya know…the cork. Also, now that I think about it, there’s no way they can be reusable. This would create so much waste.
Bicycle Pizza Cutter
Hey, maybe two slice-wheels may make it so you don’t have to run the slicer through your pizza over and over. It just doesn’t look all that ergonomic to hold though.
SPLATYPUS Jar Scraper Spatula by OTOTO
That color scheme is no accident. This is clearly Doofenshmirtz’s and we all know it’s really called the Perry the Splatypus-inator.
Quick Egg Opener
Once again this just seems to solve a problem no one was having. Just crack an egg and be careful not to get shell in your food. Also I remember seeing reviews for these things and I’m pretty sure none of them worked.
Progressive Prep Solutions PS-68BR Microwave S'mores Maker
But why? Just make a fire, or cook them in the oven. It’s just a silly looking device too. I can’t get the image of a tiny robot playing s’mores bongos on his lap out of my head. This one would just take up space and get dusty. How often do you make s’mores that you need this?
Bentousa Decorative Hard Boiled Egg Yolk Mold
Look, I get it. Sometimes “weird” looking things can totally have their use. While making this list I even saw “milk jug spouts” and thought “who has trouble pouring milk?”, and then it dawned on us; people with arthritis. This…this on the other hand; was anyone really having the issue of “the yolks of my egg slices don’t come out in the shapes found in decks of cards?”. I highly doubt it.
NOSTALGIA BSET300AQ Retro 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station
Okay….do you not already have every single one of these items in your house? Even studio apartments usually have an oven and a coffee maker.
LHome Magic Silicone Dishwashing Scrubber
I’ll admit…I kinda want these. I can’t stop looking at them. I want to wear them and clap my hands together to get them to interlock. Also they look like you put your hands in one of those Pin Art toys.