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Posted on Mar 24, 2015

Do You Know What These Kitchen Gadgets Actually Do?

Thingamabobs? I've got plenty.

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  1. What's this guy for?

    Chef'n / Via bedbathandbeyond.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's the Bananza Banana Slicer!

    For people who don't know how to use a knife, or are very particular when it comes to banana slices, the Bananza Banana Slicer quickly cuts uniform banana discs.

    Chef'n / Via amazon.com
  2. What's this? (It's not a torture device.)

    Westmark / Via amazon.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's a butter curler!

    Why use plain, old pats of butter when you can curl it?!

    Westmark / Via auravita.com
  3. How about this cute lil' thing?

    Chef'n / Via kitchenandcompany.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's the Stem Gem!

    The Stem Gem is a "strawberry huller," or a handy tool that rips off the berries' leaves and stems.

    Chef'n / Via williams-sonoma.com
  4. How 'bout this tennis racket looking thing?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's the Flexicado!

    The flexible tool features plastic blades that easily slice through an opened avocado.

    Chef'n / Via amazon.com
  5. Now, wtf is this?

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    Wrong! 

    It's a cherry and olive pitter!

    It does exactly what the name says it does.

    OXO Good Grips / Via bedbathandbeyond.com
  6. What in the world do you use this for?

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    Wrong! 

    It's a handheld smoker!

    You can instantly infuse meals with smokey flavors, even if they weren't cooked over an open flame.

    Super-Aladin / Via testek.ca
  7. What would you call this?

    R & M / Via amazon.com
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    Wrong! 

    It's a cake breaker!

    This multi-pronged tool is used to slice angel food and other spongy cakes that might compress under the pressure of a regular knife.

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  8. What's this thingamabob's name?

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    Wrong! 

    It's a finger fork!

    Apparently, you're supposed to feel like Wolverine when you use one of these.

    Dine@DrinkStuff / Via drinkstuff.com
  9. Give this a whirl.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's the Zipstrip!

    The Zipstrip speeds up prep work by de-stemming leafy herbs in one fell swoop, and catching all the bits you need in the handy bowl.

    Chef'n / Via overstock.com
  10. What's this thingy?

    OXO Good Grips / Via amazon.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's a corn stripper!

    This tool cuts the kernels off the cob and pops 'em into the convenient container for easy serving.

    OXO Good Grips / Via amazon.com
  11. Can you name this?

    Via amazon.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's The Dipr!

    "The ultimate cookie spoon" lets you dunk your Oreos without dunking your fingers, too.

    Via amazon.com
  12. And what about this?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's the E-Z-Rol Garlic Peeler!

    The flexible rubber removes the garlic peel after a few rolls back and forth, leaving both your hands and your counter garlic-scent-free.

    Zak Designs / Via zak.com
  13. What the hell is this?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's the Rollie Eggmaster!

    Crack some eggs and veggies into this thing and a few minutes later, a roll-up omelette will pop out!

    Kalorik / Via kalorik.com
  14. OK, what's this?

    Sherwood / Via amazon.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's a milk frother!

    Turn any cup of coffee into a latte with this device. Just pour in milk, push go, and minutes later it'll be airy and hot.

    Sherwood / Via amazon.com
  15. And what in the world could this be?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's the Spudnik!

    According to Üutensil, the Spudnik "rewrites the rules of mashing potatoes." Instead of pounding potatoes to mash them, you rotate the Spudnik in the bowl.

    Via uutensil.com
  16. What exactly is this?

    Joseph Joseph / Via amazon.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's a spaghetti measure!

    This tool helps you accurately determine how many servings of pasta you're about to boil.

    Joseph Joseph / Via amazon.com
  17. And finally, this doohickey.

    Eddingtons / Via omlet.co.uk
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's an egg cuber!

    Stick an egg in this container after boiling it, pop it in the fridge, and it'll come out square! The idea is a square egg is easier to cut into than a regular, oval one.

    Eddingtons / Via amazon.com