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Can You Identify These Obscure Cooking Tools?

Guess the gizmo!

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

  1. What is this used for?

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    Cutting pasta
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    Making ravioli
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    Slicing eggs
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    Grating ginger
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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.

    That's an egg slicer ($9.99 on Amazon).
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  2. What is this used for?

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    Honing a knife
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    Sharpening a knife
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    Tenderizing meat
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    Checking the temperature of hot oil
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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.

    That's a honing steel ($13.17 on Amazon).
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  3. What is this used for?

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    Mincing garlic
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    Pitting cherries and olives
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    Hulling strawberries
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    Cracking eggs
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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.

    That's a cherry pitter ($12.95 on Amazon).
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  4. What is this used for?

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    Cutting ravioli
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    Scaling fish
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    Coring apples
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    Cleaning meat off bones
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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.

    That's an apple corer ($8.99 on Amazon).
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  5. What is this used for?

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    Slicing cheese
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    Cutting cake
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    Slicing truffles
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    Gently flipping fish
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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.

    That's a cheese slicer ($8.03 on Amazon).
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  6. What is this used for?

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    Whipping egg whites
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    Separating eggs
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    Steeping tea
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    Straining liquids
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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.

    That's an egg separator ($5.32 on Amazon).
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  7. What is this used for?

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    Pounding meat
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    Grating horseradish root
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    Muddling fruits and herbs
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    Scaling fish
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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.

    That's a muddler ($20.10 on Amazon).
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  8. What is this used for?

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    Rolling pasta shapes
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    Storing knives
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    Sharpening knives
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    Measuring pasta portions
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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.

    That's a knife sharpener ($5.99 on Amazon).
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  9. What is this used for?

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    Juicing citrus
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    Mincing garlic
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    Grating small pieces of cheese
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    Juicing ginger
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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.

    That's a garlic press ($13.99 on Amazon).
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  10. What is this used for?

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    Grilling fish
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    Making spun sugar
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    Skimming the tops of liquids
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    Straining pasta
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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).

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