Cool and Unusual Kitchen Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed

Cooking and preparing meals are fun and even therapeutic, because we like creating things from scratch. But sometimes, they can be stressful. You want to whip up a gorgeous Sunday meal, but you don’t want to spend long hours in the kitchen.

That is why we consider these cool and not-so-ordinary kitchen gadgets a real blessing because they make our lives in the kitchen faster and easier. Plus, some of these gadgets allow us to make our meals and beverages a little fancier. Others even have a cool and fun factor – and preparing your meals will never be the same way again.

Check them out – whether you are a foodie or just a casual cook, these kitchen gadgets will surely capture your interest!

Where to Buy
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine, Genio 2, Espresso, Cappuccino and Latte Pod Machine
Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer
Clip-On Kitchen Food Strainer for Spaghetti, Pasta, Ground Beef Grease, Colander & Sieve Snaps on Bowls, Pots and Pans, Set includes Silicone Strainer, Brush & Garlic Peeler by Salbree (Black)
Elbee Home Upgraded Apple Slicer Cutter and Divider, Easy Grip Ultra Sharp Stainless Steel Blades, Easy to Clean, Makes Perfect Slices Every Time, Can Cut Large Apple
HIC Rectangular Bacon Press and Steak Weight, Heavyweight Cast Iron with Wooden Handle, For Grill Panini Burgers Bacon and Sausage


1. Cappuccino maker

Currently, there are three available types of cappuccino makers: the pod machine, the pump machine, and the steam machine. It takes out much of the time and guesswork on how to make a cup of your favorite coffee beverage. This gizmo will save you precious minutes in the morning from fidgeting with a challenging coffee-making gadget. Just add the ingredients, turn on the switch, and the machine will do the rest of the work while you finish another one of your morning rituals. In just minutes, your favorite caffeinated beverage is now ready!

One of the most popular brands of cappuccino makers comes from Nescafe – the Dolce Gusto Genio 2 cappuccino and latte maker. It allows you to make a single cup of cappuccino or latte using any of Nescafe’s coffee pods, which come in a variety of flavors: Espresso, Americano, Cappuccino, Latte, and a lot more.

2. Banana slicer

This nifty banana-shaped gadget allows you to slice a whole banana at once. It’s a great time-saver! And it doesn’t require a knife, so it’s also a safe, cool, and fun way to get your kids started in preparing their own breakfasts and snacks.

3. Clip-on sieve or strainer

This sieve or strainer can be clipped onto the edge of your pot, which helps you to drain water out effortlessly after cooking pasta or boiling veggies! It is made of silicone, so it is guaranteed safe even when used with a scalding pot of boiling water.

4. Apple slicer and corer

An apple slicer is a must-have tool for those who love apples in particular – whether they want to eat them raw or incorporate them into salads, dips, pies, stews, muffins, cinnamon rolls, etc. This smart time-saving kitchen gadget produces evenly-shaped apple slices while leaving the core and the seeds behind at the same time.

5. Cast-iron bacon press

For most Americans, breakfast won’t be complete without the good old bacon. But how do slices of bacon from the restaurants remain perfectly flat while yours come out curly when you fry them at home? The secret is surprisingly simple: flattening them with a bacon press. A cast-iron bacon press is the answer to your bacon-frying woes: it can cook strips of bacon evenly while making sure that they do not curl up or get stiff.

Where to Buy
Fred SALT+MAGIC Wand Salt and Pepper Shakers
Chef'n PrepStation 3-in-1 Cutting Board
Ototo Pulke Drumstick Shaped Silicone Herb and Spice Infuser
Cheese Raclette w Foldable Handle- Candlelight Cheese Melter Pan w Spatula and Candles- Melts in Under 4 Minutes- Makes a Great Gift
Houselog Corn Stripper?Corn Peeler Household Corn Thresher Stainless Steel Peeling Machine 4 in 1 Corn Shucker Tool + Kitchen Multifunctional Peeler (Gift)


6. Wand salt and pepper shakers

These wand-shaped salt and pepper shakers are a fun way to sprinkle salt and pepper into your food. With a wave from the wand, it is like giving your dishes the magic flavor!

7. 3-in-1 cutting board

This expanding cutting board allows you to chop, set aside, and rinse ingredients without needing an extra colander or tray. All of the pieces are removable for easy cleaning and transport. Both the tray and the colander are top-rack dishwasher safe.

8. Drumstick-shaped silicon herb and spice infuser

Save time and mess with this fun drumstick-shaped silicon herb and spice infuser! This infuser imparts aromatic flavors from your favorite herbs into soups and stews without leaving any unwanted leafy or woodsy evidence behind. It is heat-resistant, which means it is absolutely safe to use even while you’re cooking hot soups and stews. It is also dishwasher-friendly.

9. Cheese-melting pan

Bring the fancy-schmancy raclette-style melted cheese to any ordinary dishes with this cheese-melting pan. In just minutes, this special pan will transform any hard cheese into an ooey, gooey cheese blanketing over your favorite meals – burgers, pasta dishes, veggies, sandwiches, and a lot more!

10. Corn stripper

While everyone enjoys eating corn, no one wants getting kernels stuck between their teeth or trying to strip all the kernels off the cob with a knife. This nifty kitchen gadget easily and effortlessly removes all the corn it can get. It is also a useful tool when you’re making certain dishes with corn kernels off the cob: casseroles, salads, creamed corn, corn poppers, popcorns, and a lot more. It is safe to use and dishwasher-friendly; it also doesn’t require electricity and needs only minimal storage space.