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Updated on Oct 13, 2019. Posted on Nov 11, 2017

Can You Identify These Obscure Cooking Tools?

Guess the gizmo!

When it comes to cooking tools, there are a TON of options...

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And sometimes it can be hard to figure out what in the world they're even for!

For each question, guess what the cooking gizmo is actually used for. Good luck!

  1. What is this used for?

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    That's an egg slicer ($9.99 on Amazon).

    It's used to evenly slice hard-boiled eggs (and strawberries) without using your knife.

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  2. What is this used for?

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    That's a honing steel ($13.17 on Amazon).

    It's used to realign (not sharpen) knives. A sharpener grinds the edge of a knife while a honing steel simply realigns it. Learn more about honing your knife here.

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  3. What is this used for?

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    That's a cherry pitter ($12.95 on Amazon).

    It's used to easily remove the pits of cherries and olives without ripping them apart.

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  4. What is this used for?

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    That's an apple corer ($8.99 on Amazon).

    It's used to remove the core of apples, pears, and other fruits.

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  5. What is this used for?

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    That's a cheese slicer ($8.03 on Amazon).

    It's used to slice hard and soft cheeses without smashing them.

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  6. What is this used for?

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    That's an egg separator ($5.32 on Amazon).

    You simply crack the egg into the spirals and let the whites separate from the yolk.

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  7. What is this used for?

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    That's a muddler ($20.10 on Amazon).

    It's used to mash fruits and other ingredients in the bottom of a glass to bring out their flavors.

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  8. What is this used for?

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    That's a knife sharpener ($5.99 on Amazon).

    It's used to quickly and easily sharpen your knife. You just run your blade through the coarse slot and finish it on the fine to grind your knife and create a sharp edge.

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  9. What is this used for?

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    That's a garlic press ($13.99 on Amazon).

    It's used to smash garlic into tiny pieces so you don't have to bother with a knife.

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  10. What is this used for?

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    That's a skimmer ($16.45 on Amazon).

    It's used to skim impurities from the tops of liquids (such as fat or scum). It can also be used to scoop items out of a fryer or remove things from hot liquids (like poached seafood).

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