If you spend any time in the kitchen it is easy to spot the basic tools you will need to cook. From mixing bowls to the perfect set of knives there are some tried and true tools that no kitchen should be without.
But beyond this stable world lies another and this is where the kitchen gadgets and tools you never even knew you needed to exist. The difficult part is knowing which interesting kitchen gadgets are worth your time and money.
That’s what this list is for. To introduce you to the 15 most bizarre, most interesting kitchen gadgets you probably have never heard of.
First up is the Julianne Peeler.
While not the most revolutionary kitchen gadget it is still one you will rarely if ever find in a standard kitchen. It is used to make Julianne cuts out of any vegetable you have, guaranteeing your vegetables are sliced to perfection every time. It is a great and easy alternative to a paring knife.
The Adjustable Rolling Pin is a baker’s dream.
The key difference between a standard rolling pin and the adjustable rolling pin is the built-in feature of a ruler. For bakers, this simple addition can be a game-changer when creating the perfect pie or cookie dough.
Ruler marks are featured along the sides of the rolling pin with adjustable handles that help you line up the perfect width for your baking confections. You can then make the perfect cut down through your pastry, after all, baking is about precision so why not make sure your tools help you achieve it.
The Citrus Juice Sprayer cuts out the middle man.
There is no need to waste the juice of citrus when you cut into it. Instead, you can use the Citrus Juice Sprayer to savor every last drop. This is one of the most ingenious inventions that you can use in your kitchen. All you have to do is simply insert this kitchen gadget into any citrus of your choice and begin to pump.
This will give you a pleasant spritz of lemon, lime, or even orange flavoring. It works great with salads or seafood.
Meat Shredders make shredding meat so simple.
Though you may have heard of this handy kitchen gadget chances are you don’t own one yet. Meat shredders are the perfect tool in getting your meat shredded down to bite-sized pieces quickly and efficiently.
The tool itself may seem intimidating, but it is actually simple to use and can save you so much time the next time you want to make pulled pork sandwiches.
The Water Bottle Ice-Cube Tray means never having to wait for cold water.
It can be frustrating when there are no more cold water bottles for you to drink. That’s why this kitchen gadget comes in handy. You just need to fill the Water Bottle Ice-Cube Tray with water just like any other ice-cube tray and place in your freezer.
Once the ice is ready you will have ice-cubes that will perfectly slide into the narrow opening of a water bottle.
Fridgepad for iPad makes reading recipes off your device mess-free.
This iPad mount makes keeping track of your recipe, watching a cooking YouTube channel, or just listening to music while you cook easy. The best part is your iPad stays clean throughout.
You also aren’t just limited to mounting your iPad onto your refrigerator. You can also mount it on the wall or a cabinet, whichever is easiest for you and the layout of your kitchen.
The Rub-a-Way Bar is the best soap companion.
While garlic, onions, and ginger can add amazing flavors to your dishes you probably don’t want that smell to linger on your hands. Soap can help, but very rarely does it take care of the problem. The best solution is having one of these Rub-a-Way stainless steel bars at your disposal.
After working with any ingredient that may leave your hands smelly simply use the Rub-a-Way bar like you would a bar of soap. It will be like your hands never smelled at all.
The Spiral Pineapple Slicer means having pineapple whenever you want.
The idea of slicing a pineapple on your own can be an intimidating thought, but with the right kitchen gadget, it doesn’t have to be. The Easy Pineapple Slicer makes harvesting your favorite tropical fruit super easy.
It works similar to a corkscrew, but can also peel, slice, and core a pineapple in just a matter of minutes. A great kitchen gadget that you won’t likely find in just any kitchen.
The Spiral Vegetable Slicer brings more to the table than just standard pasta.
If you are looking to cut carbs from your diet, but still want the presentation that a splendid pasta dish provides then the Spiral Vegetable Slicer is a kitchen gadget that you must have. While there are a few different variations, the hand-cranked version will tend to be the easiest to use.
All you have to do is place your summer squash or zucchini into place and crank the vegetable against the blades. Then out comes perfectly cut spirals of vegetables that can be used in many dishes from pasta to salads.
The Pancake Pen makes perfectly placed pancakes in a flip.
You don’t need to worry about scooping pancake batter onto a pan anymore. The Pancake Pen makes placing the batter onto a pan so easy a child could do it. A bonus is you can even use it to try your hand at fancy pancake art.
Of course, the Pancake Pen can have other uses in the kitchen such as filling cupcake liners without any mess to clean up after.
The Garlic Chopper is a great alternative to spending more on pre-chopped garlic.
Though many chefs like to include garlic in their recipes it is no easy feat to mince garlic effectively. This is what the Garlic Chopper is made for, by simplifying the process completely. All you have to do is pop in a piece of garlic and then roll the tool over a flat hard surface until you have made however much home-chopped garlic you need.
The Onion Holder will make cutting onions efficient and tear-free.
Cutting an onion is one of the many frustrations that come from meal prep in the kitchen. The Onion Holder gadget seeks to remove that frustration. Not only does it hold the onion in place preventing any smelly hands afterward, but it also has slots that are set up to guide your knife for perfectly sliced pieces of onion.
A Heating Knife makes spreading super easy.
This kitchen gadget may seem like it comes from a sci-fi movie and you are probably right, but it also exists to help warm up once cold spreads to make them easy to use. The Heating Knife is perfect for buttering toast or spreading cream cheese on a bagel.
A Pot Clip keeps your cooking utensil right where you need it.
There are of course kitchen gadgets that allow you to place your cooking utensil down on a dish preventing any mess to come to your counter. What the Pot Clip does is prevent any mess at all by simply holding the cooking utensil over the pot or pan being used on the stove.
It is also great at keeping your cooking utensil right where you need it instead of having to grab it from the other side of the stove.
The Marinade Infuser Meat Tenderizer packs a punch of flavor into your meat every time.
Forgetting to marinate a good cut of meat can be devastating as you want to give the flavors time to fully, well, marinate. That is where the Marinade Infuser Meat Tenderizer comes in. Even if you haven’t marinated your meat you can do so as you tenderize it.
With every hit to the meat, it is injected with whatever tasty marinade you wish to flavor your meat with. It is truly a great kitchen gadget to have.
There are plenty more kitchen gadgets out there that are just as interesting and unique as the ones listed above. We just think these are the ones that should already by in your kitchen.