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26 Unique Kitchen Gadgets You Won’t Believe Are Real

These kitchen tools range from clever to silly. Either way, it's pretty impressive they exist at all.

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Whisk Wiper

We all know how taxing and time-consuming it can be to clean a whisk, so why don’t you let this nifty gadget do the heavy lifting for you? Not only does it make cleanup easy after you whisk up that cake batter (by the way, here’s how to know if you’re using the right whisk for your recipe), but it also comes in several beautiful colors, ranging from pink, to blue, to red, to green! It’s a must-have in the kitchen. Next, check out our best kitchen products.

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Egg cubervia

Egg cuber

Have you ever thought to yourself, “What if my hard-boiled egg was square?” If you, your time has come! This gadget allows you to mold hard-boiled eggs into a square shape after cooking. Check out these secret uses for ordinary kitchen tools.

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Indoor Electric Stainless Steel S'mores Makervia

Indoor s’more maker

If you often find yourself craving a good s’more but don’t want to start a bonfire, invest in an indoor s’more maker to easily prepare your favorite camping snack flame-free (thanks to an electric flameless heater). If you can’t wait for the device to be delivered, try one of these fun twists on the classic s’more.

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Ice cream slider makervia

Ice cream sandwich maker

Ditch traditional homemade ice pops and get this ice cream sandwich 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. Fill your sandwiches with these lovely homemade ice cream recipes.

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Corn peelervia

Corn peeler

Corn peelers slide over an ear of corn to seamlessly remove kernels and stop you from having to deal with messy cobs. It’s the perfect tool for when you’re whipping up these corn salads.

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Avocado slicervia

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 avocado fanatics. Check out these amazing avocado recipes that’ll put this tool to work.

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Strawberry stem removervia

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. Here are some essential kitchen tools every cook should have.

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Carrot peeler and sharpenervia

Carrot peeler and sharpener

This small kitchen gadget allows you to peel and ribbon carrots and other thin vegetables with ease. You can then use the cut veggies for salads or as an alternative to pasta. Yum! Here are some great recipes to serve with zoodles.

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Hot dog slicervia

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.

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Bear paw-imitating shredder clawsvia

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. Use the claws to shred any of these fun slow-cooker pork recipes.

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Stuffed burger pressvia

Stuffed burger press

This nifty tool will allow you to craft perfectly shaped burgers stuffed with whatever crazy ingredients you can envision. These retro burgers will make you want to order the press ASAP.

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Microwave bacon rackvia

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. Or, you can cook your bacon in the oven!

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Dumpling cubevia

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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GarlicZoom Garlic Choppervia

GarlicZoom Garlic Chopper

Chopping garlic is universally recognized as one of the tedious culinary tasks. This garlic chopper removes the 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. This is what happened when we tried Julia Child’s garlic peeling method.

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Citrus juice sprayervia

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 light pasta dishes.

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Egg Mindervia

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. Here are some smart kitchen gadgets every tech nerd needs.

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Never Soggy Cereal Bowlvia

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 like to take their time eating breakfast.

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One-Click Stick Butter Cuttervia

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. This is the best butter brand, according to our editors’ taste test.

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Prawn peeler and shrimp deveinervia

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. Here’s how to pick the right kind of shrimp for your recipe.

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Pluck egg separatorvia

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 and turned into these yolk-heavy recipes.

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SpreadTHAT! heating knifevia

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.

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Ecolution Original Microwave Micro-Pop Popcorn Poppervia

Ecolution Microwave Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper

Love snacking on popcorn, but looking for a healthier and faster way to make small batches without buying artificial bags? Enter: the Ecolution Micro-Pop popcorn popper. Its genius design allows you to make popcorn kernels in the microwave with minimal butter and maximum taste. After you pop up a batch, make it even more flavorful with these different popcorn flavors.

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NoCry Cut-Resistant Glovesvia

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 strainervia

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. Check out these unusual kitchen tools from around the world.

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Finger guardvia

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 pinvia

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. By the way, these are the best-kept secrets for perfect homemade pie crust.

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