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    Apr 21, 2019

    30 Cute Versions Of Boring Kitchen Products To Make Cooking Fun Again

    These products are both cute *and* useful — winner, winner, chicken dinner!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A ~fin-tastic~ egg extractor that'll get the job done in no time, no ~yolk~.

    Amazon

    It's made of food-safe silicone and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Love this idea. It's fast, simple, and easy to use. Also easy to clean as well. I have no trouble using it with large eggs. I think the trick is to just be gentle and not forceful. This is definitely better than the wire holder I have been using!" —meissler

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three designs).

    2. Colorful knives to make food prep a ~berry~ fun process.

    Anthropologie

    They're dishwasher-safe.

    Get a three-piece set from Anthropologie for $24.

    3. Unicorn measuring cups for sugar, spice, and everything nice.

    Hot Topic

    Each set comes four measuring cups (1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup).

    Get them from Hot Topic for $10.43 or Amazon for $14.99.

    4. An adorable knife sharpener you'll want to add to your collection ~rhino~.

    Animi Causa

    Get it from Animi Causa for $19.99.

    5. Pasta-shaped pot holders that are worth every ~penne~—I mean, farfalle.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Greatest little kitchen helpers since sliced bread! While that might be a slight exaggeration, they really have become my favorite pot holders. Small enough to stick in your gadget drawer, but plenty large enough to use on your largest, heaviest pots and pans. Great for lids that have handles that get hot. I keep one on those lids during the whole time I'm cooking. You could also leave them on glass items used in the microwave. Very handy. And they are cute!" —Southern Gal

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95.

    6. A Wonder Woman apron to be your shield against messy spills and grease splatters.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've loved WW since the '70s. I'm a collector of everything WW. I had to have this. I absolutely love it. It's one of the few items I actually opened and use. It's great quality, easy to clean, and an awesome conversation piece!!" —Alex O'loughlin #1 Fan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.40.

    7. A Poké Ball waffle maker for anyone who loves anime as much as they love breakfast foods. 🙋

    ThinkGeek

    This 7" waffle-iron has non-stick cooking surfaces for easy cleaning — just wipe down with a damp cloth!

    Get it from ThinkGeek for $34.99.

    8. A Pixar slow cooker so cute, you might get ~Nemo-tional~.

    Amazon

    This seven-quart slow cooker has three heat settings.

    Promising review: "So very cool, especially for the Pixar or Disney fan. Gets good and hot, works well." —Darryl & DeAnna Rowan

    Get it from Amazon for $28.56.

    9. A magnetic bottle opener that'll make you say, "This is so doggone cool!"

    UncommonGoods

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $15.

    10. A bamboo spatula and spoon set sure to put a smile on your face.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $10.

    11. A rocket ship potato masher worth making space for in your drawers.

    Animi Causa

    It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from Animi Causa for $17.99.

    12. A pair of oven mitts so you don't have reach into the oven with your ~bear~ hands.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are very cute and well-made. I don’t usually use oven mitts because they are too bulky and stiff, it's so hard to get a good hold on pans; these are smaller and more like thick regular mittens, so they are easy and safe to use." —Yabbadabbadoo

    Get them from Amazon for $20 (available in two colors).

    13. Fruit-shaped sponges that can somehow make washing dishes seem like an ~a-peel-ling~ task.

    Amazon

    You get a strawberry, orange, and lemon sponge.

    Promising review: "Love this scrubber. It’s multi-surface use is just awesome. I use it for my non-stick, stainless steel, and even glass. Impeccable results. And I just toss them in the dishwasher once in a while to keep it clean. But no moldy smell whatsoever for literally years. They last you a while. Total value for money." —Soumya

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A monstera leaf slotted spoon you're sure to be ~frond~ of.

    Animi Causa

    It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from Animi Causa for $16.99.

    15. A crab multitool for popping open extra bottles of booze or cutting open food packaging in a pinch.

    Amazon

    It has a pair of mini scissors, a bottle opener, a 3/16' flat head screwdriver, a can opener, and a rope saw.

    Promising review: "Surprisingly good quality. The tools are sharp and sturdy. It's a bit bigger than I expected, so pay attention to the dimensions before ordering. The scissors are the best quality I've seen on these multi-tools. Will make a great gift to somebody. I saw it in a magazine once and decided I had to have it." —#1 Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    16. A ~paw-some~ cooling rack so you won't mind waiting a bit for the treats to be ready.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $20.

    17. A ~dino-mite~ Triceratops holder that'll make Taco Tuesday ~Jurassic-ly~ better. (Don't get me wrong — it's great to begin with!)

    Amazon

    It's BPA-free and top-rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "So much fun. I got this for a white elephant gift at work. It was the most stolen gift in the group. Everyone wanted it. My boss ended up with it, and three months later he's still saying how his grandson only wants tacos when he comes over so he can use the Tricerataco holder. The best unique gift I have ever found." —Paul K

    Get it from Amazon for $9.68+ (available in three designs).

    18. A "rubber chicken" herb infuser you're sure to get a ~cluckle~ out of — and some good soup, too.

    Amazon

    This "rubber chicken" is made of food-safe silicone and can withstand temps up to 450 degrees.

    Promising review: "This really is the cutest darn thing I have in my kitchen. Honestly, it makes me laugh every time I look at it. I regularly make my own stock, and this will alleviate the need for putting my bouquet garni in cheesecloth. Seems well made and a decent size." —Tara Cotta

    Get it from Amazon for $10.44.

    19. An ice tray for creating aquatic creatures that'll swim in your drinks.

    Amazon

    This ice tray is dishwasher- and food-safe, so you can use it for making other foods such as chocolate or gummies!

    Promising review: "I made over 35+ gummies with this mold for my son's birthday. I received this last night, and it held up well with hot liquid. Definitely considering purchasing more of these molds for candy making and probably yummy frozen treats." —jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.93.

    20. A citrus print recipe book so you don't have to squeeze all your notes onto a few index cards.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So pretty! Pages have plenty of space to write cherished recipes. Don't hesitate to treat yourself to this or give as a gift. It's sturdy and well made and just lovely." —JH

    Get it from Amazon for $34 (available in three designs).

    21. A handheld pot strainer that'll blow a clunky colander out of the water. It's easier to handle, wash, and store. You could say it works pretty ~whale~.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This works very well. It can be used by right and left handed people...just turn the whale around. It drains the grease or water just fine. The holes are small enough to block your food from being poured out with the liquid." —Laureen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    22. Teacup salt and pepper shakers the Mad Hatter would approve of.

    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "I collect salt and pepper shakers and these guys are by far one of my favorites in my collection. The shakers are so cute and tiny. But not TOO tiny! They sit on a joint saucer plate and I am so glad I have them. They brighten up my kitchen and make me smile." —ShannonKathleen

    Get them from Anthropologie for $16.

    23. A baby Groot cutting board you'll find yourself growing attached to.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My wife and daughter were both enamored with the Baby Groot character from Guardians of the Galaxy. I purchased the cutting board and it's a decent quality cutting board. Edges are rounded, the surface is smooth, and it's splinter and crack-free. I anticipate it to last as long as any other wooden cutting board." —Brandon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.43.

    24. Mitten ice tongs so you never have to suffer from cold fingers again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I lost the tongs to my ice bucket in one of our moves and this is the perfect replacement. The rubber mittens make it better at gripping ice than the metal tongs is replaced." —D. Cowger

    Get them from Amazon for $10.14.

    25. A sponge bed that's a dream come true for anyone who loves whimsical kitchen products.

    Amazon

    It's dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I knew my kitchen was missing something, and the moment I opened up the box with this bad boy in it I knew my kitchen was complete. Now my sponge can rest soundly all night so he can work hard cleaning up the dishes I didn't want to clean for the past week." —L. M. Parente

    Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

    26. Tiny farm animals to do all the ~heavy (pot lid) lifting~ for you.

    Amazon

    Comes in a set of three.

    Promising review: "Love these little guys. It really helps to keep liquids from boiling over. They fit on the side of your pot to keep the lid slightly above the rim so no boiling over at lower settings. They do not get hot and look as new as the day I purchased them. They do not discolor or melt. I have given several sets as gifts." —shopgal92019

    Get them from Amazon for $7.

    27. A set of non-stick baking sheets and cutters for whipping up professional-looking emoji cookies.

    Walmart

    This set includes three non-stick cookie sheets and four cookie cutters. Everything's dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I love these cookie cutters! My kids love to make emoji cookies and treats! We've used the pans a few times, and they are super easy to clean! No need to put them in the dishwasher because food just slips right off." —afm55

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $9.97.

    28. A spaghetti monster colander as hilarious as it is useful. Can I get a (r)amen?!

    Amazon

    The eyes serve as the handles! It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my husband and I was not disappointed. Once we stopped laughing, I took it off my head and placed it in the dishwasher. We've already used it several times. Multi-purpose and functional!" —Emily Dyer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.20.

    29. A ~un-bee-lievably~ sweet bear-shaped honey pot you'll wish you treated yourself to sooner.

    Anthropologie

    It comes with a wood dipper.

    Promising review: "I love this honey pot. I drink tea all the time. This little guy makes me happy every time I go into my kitchen and start making a pot. Definitely, a must-buy! I now know what Marie Kondo meant about only surrounding yourself with items that bring you immense joy." —ShannonKathleen

    Get it from Anthropologie for $20.

    30. A little Dracula ~cape-able~ of crushing garlic gloves with ease. What's more terrifying than a vampire? Stinky fingers.

    Amazon

    It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "The Gracula demolishes garlic without having to cut up anything. Mincing it into little bits has never been simpler or more fun. It cleans up really easily and looks great in my kitchen among my other year-round Halloween/horror items." —Mr. Frights

    Get it from Amazon for $14.60.

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