Who doesn’t love a good kitchen gadget? They make long, tedious jobs faster, or at least they’re supposed to. They usually have fun designs and come in quirky colors. But are they really all that necessary? Sure, there are a few gadgets out there that work well, look cool, and aren’t too expensive. And then there’s the rest of them. Click through to check out some of the most useless kitchen gadgets.
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1. Banana Slicer.
Want to cut about 15 seconds off your time spent slicing a banana? This is the gadget for you! Thousands of sarcastic reviews on Amazon can’t be wrong — why on earth do you need a special tool to slice a banana?!
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2. Spaghetti Fork.
Having trouble eating your spaghetti? Try this motorized fork — and never struggle with twirling your dinner again!
3. Lettuce Knife.
Lettuce knives promise the seemingly impossible — your lettuce won’t go brown after you cut it. But do they actually work? Well, according to the gadget gurus at Cook’s Illustrated, lettuce knives do keep the leaves brown-free slightly longer than metal knives, but not enough to make it worth the added expense. The best way to stave off browning, they write, is to tear the the leaves by hand.
4. Asparagus Peeler.
How often do you find yourself thinking, “gee, I really wish I had an easier way to peel asparagus!” Indeed, this asparagus peeler is one of those tools that helps a problem you never knew you had, mostly because it wasn’t a problem in the fist place. Really, why do you need a special tool to peel asparagus?
Is this the winner of the most useless kitchen gadget?! The reason that this product exists is because, apparently, it is just too difficult to get the last of the mayo out of the jar, and this knife’s design matches the design of the jar.