These products are weird and ingenious, and while you might not be able to find them at Wal-Mart, some of them are still worth hunting down, especially if you have a hankering for some interesting food. Read on to discover a new toy!
Pancake Bot by StoreBound ($299)
Pancakes have been a breakfast favorite for centuries, but in recent years people have turned to them for their artistic endeavors. While many are just discovering the world of pancake art, this device by StoreBound lets you input your own designs and watch them get printed out on a hot griddle right before your eyes.
This project earned more than four hundred and sixty thousand dollars on Kickstarter, yet the last update for the project was in July of 2016 – since then, nothing. If this fun device ever gets released, you'll be able to create your own pancake art with ease.
Vino the Bat Corkscrew Wine and Bottle Opener by Ototo ($29)
We're pretty sure your dinner party guests will do more than...bat...an eye when you use this gadget to open the refreshments.
This weird and wacky wine opener would also make the perfect Halloween gift for your spooktacular friends
Elevated Spoon Rest
Perhaps there is no reason to get cutesy when it comes to keeping utensils off the counter. Here is a resourceful little gizmo that slides onto a spatula, spoon, or whatever utensil is in use. It is so basic but so effective.
Keeping a greasy mess off counters is a priority of anyone who cooks. It’s not as effective for drippy foods like soup, but it sure is inventive.
A Pair of Pizza by Angoily ($24)
You know when you order a pizza, you have already calculated two slices each, it arrives flaming hot, and then, just as you start separating the first slice, you realize that the pizza people didn't cut the slices properly? Now you are stuck with four big slices, two ripped slices, and three hungry kids.
These scissors will bring your frustration to an end. No need to rely on the pizza people anymore. With these, all slices will be equal in size, and everyone will be happy.
Leave No Ring by Fundable
With a built-in coaster, this coffee mug makes leaving a ring on the table obsolete. Inspired by the banana holder, the floating mug idea suspends the mug over what would be a coaster. So, no searching the room for a coaster with this design-pro solution.
It is functional too. It has a large handle, and in size, it is just right.
Condiment Gun by Kikunum ($21)
Regular bottles of ketchup can be messy, annoying, and – let's be real – boring. Enter the Condiment Gun from Kikunum. Fill up the chamber of these unique pieces of kitchen gear with your favorite sauce and pull the trigger on tasty additions.
It's sure to get a laugh from kids and friends, and it helps keep things cleaner with a small opening. You may have to hunt down one of these items online, but it's a great way to make mealtime fun. For ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, and more, one of these firearms is going to bump up your serving in a new, fun way.
Chork by The Chork ($30)
People who can properly use chopsticks are magicians and should be shunned – who knows what other magicks they have at their command? For actual humans, it's a difficult skill to master. In the manner of the spork, which combined the spoon and fork, the Chork works as both a fork and a pair of chopsticks.
You can keep trying to learn how to use the chopsticks before finally giving in to your hunger and switching for the fork so that you can actually get some food into your mouth. It's a stroke of genius to offer them at Asian restaurants – expect to see the Chork becoming more common.
Can Grip by GoPong ($11.24)
Ah, a can of your favorite brew or soft drink. Delicious. But, what if that can is just a bit too cold, or you want a firmer grip on your favorite drink? Different strokes for different folks we say, and so offer the Can Grip from GoPong.
There are plenty of different options for someone who needs a new handle. This reusable, portable handle clips onto the tin to give consumers the impression they're drinking from a mug. Looking for a fun gift, or know someone whose little hands don't have enough real estate to take on cans just yet? This item might just be the ticket.
Norpro Triple Blade Herb Scissors ($13)
Cut your kitchen prep time in half with these rather sinister-looking scissors. No these aren't a horror movie prop, they're actually an antidote to tedious herb chopping.
A couple of snips with this gadget and all your micro-greens be chopped in seconds. Bonus, they're dishwasher safe, so your fingers won't be at risk every time the scissors need a wash. Phew!
Self Stir Your Coffee by Evelots ($10)
Picture this. You wake up in the morning and boil the water. You prepare the coffee, sugar, milk, and then with a push of a button, all ingredients mix together, creating your hot beverage for a great start to the day.
We bet the designer of this one was a real lazy bummer. I mean, it doesn't take much to put a teaspoon in a mug and move it in a circle.
Electric Meat Slicer by Fotile ($130)
Most people, when they need some freshly-sliced meat, head to the neighborhood butcher or the deli counter at the supermarket. But what if you want it sliced in just the right way, and want to do it in the comfort of your own home? Try out the Electric Meat Slicer.
The price tag is nothing to sneeze at, but it has plenty of five-star reviews on Amazon from people raving about its ease of use and functionality. If you're running a catering company, or you have a use for some freshly-sliced meat in your own home, this item is sure to come in handy.
EZ Cracker by PJT ($15)
Once you hit adulthood, cracking an egg should be something you can do. But, there are plenty out there who still have trouble for one good reason or another. However, now the EZ Cracked from PJT means it has never been easier. The device is designed to crack the egg down the middle and drop the contents into your mixing bowl.
It's designed to do that, but reviews of the device on Amazon haven't been kind with reports of egg bits getting caught in the yolk and whites. One reviewer said the product “toyed with my emotions.” It seems even fifteen dollars is too much to shell out for this item.
Finger Covers by Shengo ($10)
Ah, Cheetos. The greatest development mankind has ever come up with. When aliens visit us, and they aim their proton-eviscerators at us, it is only Cheetos that will save our civilization. But, the little guys can be messy. Thanks to the Finger Covers by Shengo, you can now enjoy your favorite chips and snacks without the unpleasant feeling of dust and flavoring on your fingers.
For just ten dollars you can get a pack of fifteen silicone finger protectors. Keep your fingers clean and fresh for working on your computer or doing anything else, and run these protectors under the faucet to clean them off once you're done.
A Stable Ladle ($32.90)
Leaving a ladle in the pot can cause it to fall over and into whatever soup you're making. It’s a mess. But this clever soup ladle stands upright and ready for the next scoop or serving. Plus, it’s cute.
The Loch Ness design makes the stable ladle as practical as it is adorable with little legs to hold it steady.
Muffin Top Baking Cups by Fred and Friends ($10)
Muffin tops will happen to anyone who is packing on the extra pounds and hasn't yet found a new pair of pants to get the right fit. They're also the best part of muffins, and now these unique baking cups by Fred and Friends combine the meanings for something that's sure to get a laugh.
While they aren't the cheapest muffin cups on the market, presenting them to guests with their favorite muffin (or cupcake) flavor is sure to be a hit. As long as your guest knows you aren't saying anything about them as a person.
Daisy Egg Separator by Pelegdesign ($11)
This daisy-inspired egg separator almost looks like you've plucked it straight out of the garden!
Its egg-captional design turns the usually messy business of separating egg yolks into a clean and easy process.
Ham Dogger by Kitchen Art ($13)
The two grilling classics – the hamburger and the hot dog – have finally joined forces thanks to the Ham Dogger. It's a fancy sausage shaper that lets you mold hamburger meat into a sausage shape.
Even if you're someone who has done this with your hands, this item will make things easier, quicker, and cleaner. Make your next fourth of July grill out even more special with your own flavor and mixture – you can make up your own unique brand. It's easy to use, and simple to clean, which means it's nothing but an advantage for you.
Egg Cuber by Eddingtons ($12)
Breakfast is pretty cut-and-dried these days, though there are still a few ways to bump things up a notch. The Egg Cuber helps you build breakfast into something new and exciting. It works like this: Boil your egg and peel it, and then put it into the cuber. Put the top back on, and that's all you have to do to get a square egg.
We've finally done it, people. It might not be the most necessary item in your kitchen, but it can help to make your cooking a little easier by giving you building blocks instead of ovals and circles.
Bacon Genie by Evri Holder ($9.99)
As one of the most popular foods out there, you can bet there is plenty of bacon technology that has been making the rounds, such as the Bacon Genie. Whether grilling or frying, bacon always comes with grease, but the Bacon Genie acts as a kind of clothesline for your favorite meat treat.
Drape the slices over the round top and stick the entire contraption in the microwave. The grease will collect at the bottom as the bacon cooks to perfection. It's quicker, cleaner, and even a little healthier since you aren't eating all that grease.
Bamboo Lotus Serving Board by Uncommon Goods ($47)
Don't be a square (well... a rectangle) and upgrade your dinner party game with this sublime serving board. Each petal can hold a different ingredient to keep your guests well-fed and intrigued.
It also comes with built-in grooves to perfectly secure even the most slippery of hors d'oeuvres. It's fool-proof!
Meat Tenderizer Needle Kitchen Tool by Mierepro ($13.99)
When you think of a meat tenderizer, you probably think of a wooden mallet with spikes on the end. They definitely get the job done, but isn't there a better way? The Meat Tenderizer Needle Kitchen Tool has several needles at the base of the handle. All you have to do to get a perfect consistency is push it down onto the meat.
Reviews tell us the truth of the matter, and this item from Mierepro has a four-star average on Amazon. It seems a little slower than just going to town with a wooden mallet, but if you're spending enough time tenderizing meat, you'll enjoy better results with this item.
Meat Claws by Mountain Grillers ($15)
Whether it's pulled pork or a roast turkey, cutting your main dish into smaller portions isn't a task to be taken lightly. How many of us have slaved over the cutting board with a dull knife or a hard-to-use electric knife? No more. Grab the Meat Claws from Mountain Grillers and start shredding.
All you have to do is put one in each hand, and dinner will soon be ready to eat. They double as great back scratchers, and triple as items for personal defense. Just make sure to wash them between uses – no matter what you're using them for.
Is It a Fork? Is It a Spoon?
This could be a training tool for your kids, learning how to use a fork. It could also be a great way to save on some space when going on hiking trips (we always need a fork at one point or another). This can also be just a plain fork-spoon combination with no story behind it at all.
Would this work with a lefthanded? Would it work at all?
Pickle Bottle Stopper by Hawwwy ($13)
Most people think of putting a pickle into the bottle of their wine and turn their noses up. Well, Hawwwy thinks about wine a little differently, which is why you can now keep your favorite bit of bubbly fresh with this unique item.
If you're after a last-minute present, Secret Santa gift, or White Elephant option, this item might just be the thing. It's made of food-grade silicone rubber, which means there's no danger of contamination, and for the wine aficionado with a silly sense of humor, it's sure to be a hit.
Cheese Melting Pan by Cuisinart ($9.99)
Cheese tastes good no matter how it's being offered, with chunks, shredded, melted, or more. The liquid form can be hard to reach, though, but Cuisinart is here to help with their cheese melting pan.
All you have to do to get some piping hot melted cheese is fill this easy item up with shredded cheese, cover it up, and place it on the grill. It even comes with a little spatula, so scraping that delicious melt out of the pan and onto whatever you want is simple. With four and a half stars on Amazon, it's never been easier to make all of your cheese fantasies come true.
Silicone Mr. Tea Infuser by Fred ($22)
While a bunch of holes in an ordinary pair of pants makes little sense, these tea-trousers make for the perfect strainer. Plus it's super simple to use. Just...erm... remove the torso and pop some tea in the man's pants, and voila, it's tea time!
This little guy is also reusable and helps you cut back on wasteful tea bags. We all need good hot water soak from time to time, even if you're made of silicone!
Silicone Ice Pop Moulds by Almi ($11)
This funkadelic silicone ice-pop set is as fun to use as it looks! Pour in some juice, jelly, or even ice cream. Whatever your heart desires. After you close the lid and pop the mold into the freezer, you'll have a unique icy treat before you know it.
You can even use the molds as colorful containers to keep your dry ingredients organized. Talk about multi-purpose!
Spaghetti Fork by Hog Wild ($9)
Eating pasta, especially the long-long spaghetti strings can get messy. So, next time you are thinking of an Italian night, don't forget to get a couple of these. They will change the whole eating experience.
Just one thing we must understand. If it's dishwasher safe, as it says it is, shouldn't the batteries be removed before?
3D Vegan Burger Printer by BBB, Savor Eat (Between $5,000 and $10,000)
Those who enjoy red meat love their burgers, but vegans and vegetarians have been left in the lurch. An Israeli hamburger company called Burgus Burger Bar decided to do something nice, though pricey, and create this 3D Vegan Burger Printer.
Called “Chef-It,” this vegan burger is assembled from a cartridge of plant-based proteins, cellulose, and flavor components. Yum! Cellulose is the important part here, as it can be manipulated into the textures of beef fat and muscle. We're hoping to see the Chef-It make an appearance soon, and hopefully, the price will come down a few thousand notches.
Egg-A-Matic Dinosaur Mold by Fred ($7)
Talk about breaking the mold! If you've ever wanted to make your breakfast-boiled eggs a little more interesting than this dino-mold is for you.
Simply place your boiled egg into the mold, press down, and bam! You'll have a terrifying Jurassic creature on your plate. This would make for a perfect topping on some T-rex toast.
Oil Infuser by LEVO II ($279)
If you ever wanted to up your kitchen game, this gadget has got your back. Who knew that simple olive oil just won't cut it anymore. With this oil infuser, you can add any burst of flavor you like. Think rosemary, sage, and thyme.
While it may look a little intimidating to use, it has a user-friendly interface and disassemblable components for quick cleaning. What's even cooler is that the infuser doesn't only work for oil. Turn any sauce or condiment into your own cooking creation!
Twirling Spaghetti Fork by Donkey ($30)
Even a veteran of pasta dishes can sometimes have a hard time with the noodles that are part of his or her favorite dish. Kids especially have a hard time keeping everything clean and tidy when it comes to noodles and sauce. This is where the Twirling Spaghetti Fork comes in.
This odd kitchen tool has a handle at the top, which means anyone can turn it to spin the fork and roll up a big ball of noodles with less mess and fuss. This idea may seem simple, but it’s complicated enough for Donkey to charge a whopping thirty dollars per fork. Is that really worth it?
Alarm Clock Coffee Maker by Barisieur Coffee ($499)
Undisputedly, this is a dream come true, every single morning, for the caffeine inclined. The contraption wakes the sleepy coffee connoisseur at the scheduled time and then churns out a perfectly brewed cup. It’s like having a barista bot right on the nightstand.
There is no excuse for hitting snooze with this device. How could a cup be left to go to waste? And the aroma! This alarm clock will wake the sleepiest sleepyhead.
Hedgehog Cheese Grater by Koziol ($28)
We wouldn't usually associate a hedgehog with cheese, but here we are! Koziol has somehow managed to make cheese grating even more fun...and dare we say cute?
The hedgehog-inspired design will give you a sturdy grating gadget while also adding some spunk to your kitchen counter. It's BPA and melamine-free and it's dishwasher safe, what more could you want?
Connected Coffee Maker by Behmor ($279.99)
It might look like your everyday coffee maker, but the Connected Coffee Maker from Behmor is anything but normal. It has the functionality to link right to your Amazon Alexa device, and there's also an app you can use to control it.
No matter where you are, you can ask this coffee maker to start or stop brewing and even control the temperature. You can also connect it to your Amazon account to use Dash Replenishment, which automatically re-orders coffee grounds or beans when you start to run out, so you aren't ever without your pick-me-up.
Stuffed Burger Press by PBKay ($9.99)
Nothing says ingenious like cheap, and the Stuffed Burger Press from PBKay is one of the cheapest items on this list. But, if you're a burger fan and like to press your own patties, it's sure to come in handy. It makes it easy to stuff your hand-pressed patties with any fillings you want, and then all you have to do is take the patty to the grill and get cooking.
The high-quality, non-stick burger press means it's easy to use and clean once you're done, and it's even dishwasher-safe. Add cheese, vegetables, hot sauce, and anything else you want to your all-American meal with ease.
Warming Butter Spreader by That! Inventions ($30.24)
Butter goes bad. I know we might be getting back to basics here, but stick with us. Butter goes bad unless you put it in the fridge, and the fridge is cold. So, when you take the butter out, it's still cold. Cold butter is hard to spread. If only there was some sort of warm utensil you could use to heat it up.
Well, the Warming Butter Spreader is just that, a serrated knife that warms up when you hold it in your hand. Finally, a knife that is actually like a knife through butter. It works on peanut butter, cream cheese, and other spreads, too.
Avocado Savers by Uncommon Goods ($8)
Avocados have taken off in recent years, thanks to their great taste, healthy qualities, and attractive color. The problem is, they go ripe pretty quickly – you have a short window of time, even if you stick them in the fridge.
The elements in the air turn this fruit brown in the blink of an eye, which is why Uncommon Goods have come up with the Avocado Savers, a form-fitting silicone cup that is dishwasher safe and covers the open side of the avocado to keep it fresh. There's space for the pit, and the size can be adjusted to fit any avocado you want.
Lemon Lime Citrus Sprayer by Foamily ($10)
A little bit of lemon or lime (or orange, or grapefruit, or any other citrus) is a refreshing taste to add to your food. If you're surrounded by fresh fruits but don't know how to get to the wonderful juice inside, the Lemon Lime Citrus Sprayer from Foamily is here to help.
They come in a set of two (for bigger and smaller fruits) and easily screw into your fruit of choice. A straw sucks the juice out, and the pump top makes it easy to direct the spray where you want it. They're made from food-safe materials and are even dishwasher safe, so they don't come with any extra hassle.
ChefJet 3D Printer by 3D Systems ($5,000 - $10,000)
3D printing is getting pretty serious. People are using printers to make everything from guns to vegan burgers. But what if you want to print something kind of wild? Kind of crazy? 3D Systems is here for you with the ChefJet 3D Printer, which is very expensive. But, you can use it to print 3D creations out of sugar in any shape you want.
You can even choose from a variety of flavors, such as sour apple, cherry, mint, vanilla, and more. There are two models to choose from: a small countertop model that only does monochrome, and a full-size professional model, which can create sugar creations as big as fourteen by ten by eight inches.
OUCH! Silicone Toothpick Holder by Fred ($15)
Sure, getting food stuck in your teeth can be a real pain. Well, not as much pain as this little silicone guy is going through we imagine.
Add some quirky-ness to your after-dinner habitual teeth cleaning with this funky Fred creation. It's perfect for your next voodoo-themed get-together or to spook out some unwanted house guests!
Egg Mold by Fred and Friends ($10 to $19.40)
Fred and Friends are back with another fun item for the kitchen. This time, they're taking boring, lumpy fried eggs and molding them into something a little more fun. You can get molds that are shaped like puppies, robots, cats, and frogs (the most expensive at just under twenty dollars).
These molds are functional and fun, and the reviews on Amazon have been so good that they've earned the “Amazon's Choice” badge. They're easy to use – all you have to do is crack two eggs into the eye rings, and you have a fun breakfast that kids – and even adults – will love.
Eggland Egg Poacher by Ototo ($15)
We could all use a boost to our breakfast. This inflatable egg poacher by Ototo will do just the trick. Poaching eggs is not fool-proof unfortunately. There is no greater despair than wasting your precious morning stirring hot water and vinegar only to end up with a splattered egg.
Instead, just crack an egg into the inflatable "island" and let it poach away while you get ready for the day. Easy and breezy indeed!
Corn Stripper by Drizom ($11)
Not everybody loves chomping into corn on the cob. For some people, it's because of dental issues or braces, and others just don't like the mess. The Corn Stripper from Drizom removes kernels from the cob without destroying them in the process, and without losing them.
It also reduces the amount of mess that comes when you strip the kernels off the cob. This item can also be used on items like potatoes, garlic, and even cheese. It was once a messy process, but the Corn Stripper makes it much easier. It comes with a built-in grater and a measuring cup.
Egguins Egg Holder and Boiler by Pelegdesign ($19)
Let this family of penguins help you prepare a big breakfast for your own family every morning. Just plop an egg in each penguin's tummy and you've got yourself a 3-in-1 egg holder, boiler, and storer.
The clever tall handle design lets the eggs boil away while the handle stays cool. You may even say as cool as a penguin in the Arctic!
Just Hanging Kitchen Hooks by Monkey Business ($13)
There's always room for some monkey business, even in the kitchen. Not only do these primate-inspired hooks provide a storage solution for your pots and pans, but they also add some fun to your space.
The monkey hooks also come in a few different colors so you can mix and match. It's time to let a little furry fella lend a hand (or rather a tail) in the kitchen!
CinniBird Spice Pen by CinniBird ($14.99)
Any chef who wants to show off his or her artistic skills should have the Spice Pen from CinniBird. There's nothing like adding a little bit of spice and doing it with flair and style. It acts like a real pen, but instead of ink, you can write messages or draw designs with spices, coffee grounds, cocoa powder, and lots of other things, as long as they're edible.
Get Instagram-worthy lattes and make incredible drawings for your dinner guests with this simple and handy item. It's easy to fill the interior of the pen with your writing materials of choice, cap it, and get to drawing.
Fruit Keg Tapper by Final Touch ($24.99)
Watermelon juice is a great summer treat, but the big juicy fruits can be hard to tap. Thankfully, the Final Touch Watermelon Keg Tapper is easy to use. Cut a lid from the top of the melon, scoop it clean, and set the fruit aside. The Tapper's included coring tool helps you make a hole, and then it's easy to insert the shank and faucet.
Fill the melon with your beverage of choice, and get ready to enjoy. They even throw in a fun and unique recipe you can try out once you get your watermelon is ready.
Gracula Garlic Crusher by Ototo ($19)
As age-old spooky tales have told us, blood-sucking vampires can't stand garlic. That's why we love this funny and cooky garlic crusher by Ototo that's Dracula-inspired in shape and form.
If you're like us, and you add at least three cloves of garlic to every meal, then this crusher is about to be your new favorite kitchen tool. Warning: Avoid this product if you are in fact a vampire!
Teatanic Tea Strainer by Fred ($16.34)
Unlike the actual Titanic ship, this tiny tea strainer replica is designed to be submerged in water. Place some tea leaves in the "ship's" hull, pop it in your favorite mug, and enjoy a warm beverage. It's also dishwasher safe which means it's far easier to clean than the real thing!
Top tip: Steer clear of icy cold water (inspired by the North Atlantic Ocean) and keep this tea infuser in warm water.
Maverick Hero Hot-Dog Steamer ($29)
Hot dogs have plenty of cooking options, and now Maverick offers the Hero Hot Dog Steamer as yet another choice. Place the dogs into a sealed container, and they'll get warmed up and cooked with nothing more than steam.
Not only does this device have a stellar 4.5-star average rating on Amazon, but it's also SO cute! This hot-dog steamer will put the "fun" in functional.
Diamond-Shaped Ice Cube Molds by SAWNCZ ($5.99)
Add bling to your ice with the Diamond Ice Cold Molds from SAWNCZ. You won't even have to spend rockstar money – at just six bucks, this mold is quite affordable. Make realistic diamond-shaped ice cubes by filling the mold with water and popping it into the freezer.
SAWNCZ thinks you should make these diamonds to add to your whiskey, but any drink that is too warm could use a little bit of bling. You can even make diamond-shaped popsicles. The tray is safe for the microwave, dishwasher, and over, and can handle temperatures from negative forty all the way up to four-hundred and twenty Fahrenheit.
Waffle Zoo Waffle Maker ($39)
If you love little critters of all kinds, then this pancake maker is the breakfast item for you. The mold includes plenty of different animal options. Take your pancake pick between a giraffe, elephant, or lion! All you have to do is fill up the molds with your favorite kind of mix and close the lid.
Once it's done cooking, you'll have seven little animal-shaped pancakes to enjoy. Top them with fruit, syrup, powdered sugar, or anything else, and enjoy a cute and tasty treat.
Nintendo Gameboy Heat Changing Coffee Mug by Paladone ($14)
Who said you ever have to grow up? With this Gameboy-inspired cup, you don't have to! Stick it to the man by having your very grown-up cup of coffee in this very nostalgic mug.
What's even cooler (or should we say warmer?) is that this gadget has heat-changing technology. That means that as the mug gets hotter, the colors will change to reveal a classic Nintendo game.
RippleMaker by Ripples ($999 plus a $75 a month subscription)
Now that’s a heavy price tag. But, is it really that much when you consider this fancy device will help you create special, customized cocktails, beers, coffees, or even milkshakes? It even includes an app on your phone.
You can then upload a photo to the app, and the RippleMaker printer, with its small countertop footprint, according to the website, will “print” it in seconds on the surface of whatever drink you have waiting. It’s a really fun way to serve drinks for the holidays, especially if people aren’t expecting to see themselves staring back at them from their eggnog.
2-Slice High-Speed Smart Toaster by Revolution Cooking ($300 to $400)
Big toast eaters know how important it is to get a good, even toast on both sides. A family that is using their toaster every day might want to invest in this fancy device from Revolution Cooking.
It toasts the bread in a fraction of the time and makes it easier to pick the exact shade and level of toast that you want with a touchscreen. It works on bread, of course, but also bagels, waffles, pastries, and English muffins. It might behoove you to keep your eyes open for sales, however, as this item usually goes for four hundred big ones.
Smart Garden 3 by Click & Grow ($126.33)
Food technology is always looking for innovation, and the Smart Garden 3 is here to bring it. Grow herbs without the stress that comes from watering, watching, and waiting. It uses “smart soil,” a NASA-inspired tech that optimizes growth by giving your plants the perfect amount of nutrients, water, and oxygen all thanks to built-in sensors.
Your herbs will grow quickly and they'll thrive thanks to the advantages of this device. The included Grow Lamp even speeds up the growing process, meaning you'll have fresh, home-grown herbs faster than ever. Space-age tech is here to make your food taste better.
Smart WiFi Air Fryer by COSORI ($119.99)
With a 4.5-star rating on Amazon, the Smart WiFi Air Fryer has been impressing everyone. It has a digital touchscreen, eleven presets for air frying, roasting, re-heating, and more. You can even connect it to your in-home devices, making frying easier than ever.
There are more than one hundred recipes pre-programmed in, and the included smartphone app adds more every week. It uses eighty-five percent less oil — making it a healthier option — and doesn't fill your entire cooking area with a heavy deep-fried odor. With almost three liters of cooking space, you'll be enjoying delicious foods in no time.
OXO Good Grips Flavor Injector for Meat & Poultry ($17)
If you're afraid of needles, then this contraption may have you running for hills. Fear not! The OXP Flavor Injector is there to add flavor to meat and poultry.
So long dry and tasteless meat. Choose your favorite marinade and infuse any meal with a burst of flavor. Plus the handy clear measuring tube lets you know when it's time for a refill.
Octo Citrus Reamer by OTOTO ($18)
This octo-inspired juicer will help you get that much-needed daily dose of citrus-derived vitamin C. Be gone boring citrus reamers! Let this octopus lend you a hand (well..tentacle) in the kitchen.
This gadget is designed to squeeze every last drop of juice from the fruit of your choice. Plus, it's cordless so no need to be near an outlet. Feel free to roam the sea...we mean kitchen!
Premium Apple and Cupcake Corer by Appie ($12)
Ok...We know what you're thinking. This contraption does NOT look like it belongs in the kitchen. Well if you're looking for something to help you rid pesky apple cores from your life, this is the gadget for you. Say goodbye to tasteless apple seeds and hello to carefree chewing.
Bonus, this corer doesn't just work for apples. You can use it to remove the cores of your cupcakes. Why would anyone do this you might ask? To add icing inside of course! Genius.
Sushi Bazooka by Crebri ($9.99)
Sushi is a high-class treat, but it's just become much easier to make and pack your own versions of this famous Asian dish. The Crebri Sushi Bazooka is a roller that comes with a tube machine. And the best part is there are no sharp edges, so even kids can learn the joys of sushi.
You can pick all of your own ingredients and fill the Sushi Bazooka, then close it up and create the perfect roll of sushi. But that's not all: you can also create cake rolls, fudge rolls, and more. Really, anything in a roll. Finally, the Sushi Bazooka is dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
The Spiralizer by Spiralizer ($25.97)
Cutting out carbs can help you get healthier, but your palate might not agree with the choice. If you have a craving for pasta, The Spiralizer might just be able to help. Veggie pasta is all the rage nowadays, and with seven blades to slice vegetables, it's now easier than ever to create your own spiral veggie pasta from cucumbers, sweet potatoes, turnips, and more.
The seven different blades mean you can shape the pasta however you want, and create healthy, tasty, and pretty dishes that have big doses of color. All in your own kitchen!
Smart WiFi Instant Pot by Instant Pot ($89.99)
Fans of the Instant Pot brand are sure to appreciate the cost-cutting Amazon has done, bringing the price from one fifty to ninety dollars. This eight-in-one pressure cooker has lots of options for cooking your favorite foods.
The touchscreen control makes it easier than ever for you to make ribs or pulled pork, beans, soups, rice, yogurt desserts, poultry, and much more. This item connects to your smartphone, and can even connect to Alexa or other home devices. You'll have access to over a thousand pre-programmed recipes, and you can use the smartphone app to check in on your food's progress as well.
GarlicZoom Garlic Chopper by Chef'n ($12.99)
For a one-size-fits-all garlic chopper, the GarlicZoom Garlic Chopper means you can mince garlic without touching it, which means your hands will stay pungent odor-free. Put the garlic clove into the main chamber of the GarlicZoom and roll it along the ground to chop it up.
If you want a finer cut, keep rolling it. This new and improved GarlicZoom is sturdier, has more gearing, and the larger finger holds. Cleaning it is easy. Just put the GarlicZoom in the top rack of the dishwasher and watch the fragrant garlic substance not spreading throughout your kitchen.
The June Oven by June ($599)
The June Smart Oven combines twelve appliances into one, which saves you a ton of kitchen space. It comes with an intuitive touchscreen that lets you customize the food you're cooking to perfection. The regular version of the June Smart Oven costs six hundred dollars, and the premium version costs a thousand.
The June Oven Plus costs eight hundred, which is still a lot less than a regular oven, which can get toward two thousand dollars. Of course, the June Oven combines a bunch of appliances in one: a convection oven, a slow cooker, a dehydrator, a toaster, a roaster, a proofer, a pizza oven, a microwave – the list goes on.
Juicero by Juicero ($350 to $1,000)
You might have heard of this device already. The Juicero made a splash on the internet when it first came out. It was the first internet-connected juicer, and it used pre-made packets of fruit and vegetable juice to make its drinks.
Investors gave over a hundred million dollars to Juicero while it was in development. However, attention dwindled when people found out that you could just tear open the juice packets and drink straight from them. Internet mockery forced the company out of business, and since they tried to sell the juicer for a staggering seven hundred dollars, they deserve it.
Cat Vegetable Peeler by Pelegdesign ($12)
While it might not be hygienic to have your feline near your food, this cat-themed contraption is too cute to pass up.
Peel any vegetable your recipe book calls for, from potatoes to pineapples. The best part is that there'll be no cat hair in sight!
Crab Utensil Rest and Steam Releaser by Ototo ($19)
We all get a little crabby when there's no place to put our sauce-covered utensils while cooking. Fear not! Ototo to the rescue.
They've designed this clever crustacean utensil holder that fits right on any pot or pan you may be using. That's not all the little red creature can do. Just rest the lid on the crab's claws and you've got yourself a steam releaser.
Dinosaur and Unicorn Taco Holders by Funwares ($31.33)
Dino fans will love enjoying their tacos out of the Dinosaur and Unicorn Taco Holders. Each holder costs about fifteen dollars, and the pack of two is a little over thirty-one dollars on Amazon.
Of course, they also work for sandwiches, nachos, paninis, pizza slices, and more. If you have some picky eaters in your family, then this might just be the way to get them to try some new foods. Of course, the plastic holders are perfectly food-safe. Both holders are highly-rated on Amazon.
One-Touch Food Sealer Vacuum by Toyuugo ($42.99)
For both wet and dry foods, the Vacuum Sealer is a one-touch sealing system that keeps food fresh for longer and doesn't take up very much space in your kitchen. Toyuugo uses a multi-layer heat-sealed material to reduce oxidation and preserve both quality and flavor.
You can customize the bag size with the built-in bag cutter, which can be used in just seconds. It includes a couple of different options for getting the correct seal: dry or moist, as well as automatic or manual. While you will have to hand-wash the device, it's been found to be easy to clean.
Banana Holder by Lakeland ($8)
Bananas are a delicious fruit treat, but they are somewhat fragile. This delicate food sometimes needs something to protect it. Lakeland has the answer: a Banana Holder, which is built solely to protect this delicate fruit from the dangers of the world.
The banana case is built with lots of wiggle room so that bananas of any shape and size can fit inside. Whether you're training for a marathon and need a mile-thirteen snack, or you just want to keep your fruit safe for lunch, this item is sure to help.
Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser by Otto Umbra ($45 to $55)
We're all familiar with touchless soap dispensers by now, but did you know it's possible to use one in your own home? Take the idea from a commercial building to your kitchen or bathroom and increase the cleanliness.
It's never been easier to reduce touching potentially dirty or diseased surfaces, and the affordable nature of this appliance means any germaphobe can get it. This dispenser from Otto Umbra dispenses soap thanks to a sensor.
Watermelon Slicer by FEENM ($13.99)
Slicing a watermelon takes way more work than slicing...well, everything. Except for, like, a car. FEENM wants to change the world of watermelon slicing, and this huge slicer – 15.7 inches in diameter – will take on watermelons, cantaloupes, and any other hard-to-slice fruits or vegetables.
The blades are made of 340 stainless steel, which won't deform the watermelon. It has an ergonomic grip that keeps your hands away from the blades, and it will produce twelve perfect slices every time. You can even use this handy product on pineapple and honeydew. The four-point-five-star rating on Amazon means you're getting something you'll love.
Smart Countertop Microwave Oven by GE Store ($119)
Jumping onto the bandwagon of kitchen appliances that can be controlled right from your phone, GE has come up with a Smart Countertop Microwave Oven that connects to a smartphone app. It can add voice control thanks to Alexa, and Amazon can even help you find a lower price on this fancy gadget, down from $139.
It has all the convenience of your standard microwave. You can even take the guesswork out of cooking items that you aren't sure about — just scan the barcode and let the microwave figure out how long, and at what power, to cook the food.
WiFi Sous Vide Precision Cooker by Anova Culinary ($139)
What's this Sous Vide method you keep hearing about? It's simple, sort of — food is vacuum-sealed inside a bag, and then cooked using heated water surrounding the package. It's become in vogue to cook foods like pork, lamb, eggs, veggies, and more with this method.
The WiFi Sous Vide Precision Cooker takes the work of stirring the packages in the water out of your kitchen. It circulates the water at the precise speed and temperature you need for perfect meals. With the included app, you can measure the progress of your meal right from the comfort of your smartphone.
Watermelon Slicer by Sleeké ($13)
If you're a fruit fan, you should definitely grab this watermelon wonder-gadget. It's a stainless-steel watermelon slicer that will get you a big juicy melon slice every time.
It may look a little intimidating to use, but its easy-grip handle and "Sleeké" design make it a fool-proof product. Once you're done it's easy to clean thanks to the stainless steel construction.
Egg Topper Eggshell Cutter by D.RoC ($12)
Egg not included. If you want a zero-mess kitchen even when dealing with the messiest of items, such as eggs, then the Eggshell Cutter should be part of your utensils. The Egg Topper attaches to the top of the egg. You just need to pull the ball of the cutter up, hold it, and let it go – you'll have a neatly-removed eggshell top without the mess.
The Topper is durable yet easy to clean. Made of stainless steel, it can be used to remove the top of any egg, no matter its state of cooking. There are even other ways to use this device, such as making mini cakes.
Heated Travel Mug by Ember ($259)
What's worse than your coffee getting cold during your long commute to work? Nothing we dare say! Fret no longer and get yourself Ember's heated travel mug. It comes with a specialized app to let you control your coffee's temperature at all times from anywhere.
While we never thought there would be an app to control our morning mug, we're all for it if it keeps our coffee warm! Step into the future with a hot cup of coffee in hand.
Skull Mold for Ice or Chocolate by Lifestyle by OOFLES ($15.99)
If you like some spooky stuff, then Lifestyle by OOFLES has the item for you. Now it's possible to make ice cubes, chocolate treats, or even soap with these skull-shaped molds.
The eight-mold tray is made of silicone, which means you'll be able to reuse it, wash it, stick it in the freezer, or stick it in the oven without fear. We don't know why you'd stick it in the oven, but you have the option. The three-dimensional molds look just like little skulls. It's even possible to make little chocolate truffles that are perfect for a Halloween party.
2-in-1 Clever Cutter by GloBal Pass ($18.99)
We all gotta cut some food sometimes. The 2-in-1 Clever Cutter from GloBal Pass is part scissors, part knife, which is really all you need to cut something (unless you're trying to chop down a tree).
The stainless steel construction means that it can cut through almost anything. The comfortable, ergonomic handle makes it easy to use for long periods of time. It even includes a built-in cutting board that is sturdy enough to take on anything. This kind of tool is also perfect for camping or hunting trips.
Countertop Superheated Steam Oven by Sharp ($398)
The Countertop Superheated Steam Oven is here to help you toast, bake, reheat, broil, grill, and more. All thanks to a 1,750-watt motor that can heat all the way up to 485 degrees Fahrenheit. It even has a special pizza setting that lets you make a delicious pie right in the comfort of your own home.
It turns on with the touch of a button – you won't even need to preheat. The minimum temperature is 160 degrees, and the timer has a sixty-minute limit. This handsome silver item is made of stainless steel, so it's easy to clean and looks great in any kitchen.
LED Lightsaber Chopsticks by ChopSabers ($10)
May the food be with you when you use these "Star Wars" inspired lightsaber chopsticks. Whether you're a fan of the force or have no idea who Drath Vader is, these light-up chopsticks make any meal more appealing!
Even better, they reduce the need for single-use utensils which are terrible for the environment. Why not help save the galaxy (well...the earth at least) with these eco-friendly gadgets.
Digital Measuring Spoon by Soehnle ($31.56 to $75.89)
Only the best cooks and chefs can eyeball a measurement. For the rest of us, we need measuring cups and other devices. The Digital Measuring Spoon from Soehnle helps you get the perfect mixture by measuring the ingredients in the spoon and displaying the weight or amount on the digital scale set in the handle.
It can measure between point one grams and half a kilogram. The scale works with solids or liquids, and Soehnle also recommends it for herbs, teas, and spices. The standard model is a mere $31, but the deluxe version costs twice as much, and has a larger scale and an overload alarm.
Electric Peeler by MIFXIN ($29.99)
Love fruits and veggies but hate peeling? MIFXIN is ready to help with the Electric Peeler. It's a clever gadget that automatically rotates any fruit or vegetable you place inside. It can handle everything from soft foods like tomatoes to tough options like beets – and peels it in one long strand.
The stainless-steel blade will cut through anything, and the robotic arm is able to adjust to any thickness, texture, or shape that you want. It has a non-slip base that keeps it secure on your countertop, and the non-blade part of the machine is made of durable ABS plastic.
Kitchen Hub Smart Range Hood by GE Appliances ($1,200)
GE Appliances is one of the experts in first-of-its-kind appliances, and the Kitchen Hub Smart Range Hood is a great way to make that known. This incredible (and incredibly expensive) piece of technology combines a 27-inch smart touchscreen with a ventilator that is made to fit above your stove.
You'll be able to control your entire kitchen from one place, and it even connects to an app on your phone called “Flavorly.” You'll have access to over five thousand recipes, and it includes step-by-step instructions for each. It even includes a patent-pending air curtain in front of the touchscreen that protects it from grease, heat, and steam.
Rotimatic by Zimplistic ($970)
Nothing makes a house a home quicker than the smell of baking bread. It's never been easier to spread this lovely scent with the Rotimatic from Zimplistic. This device uses the latest WiFi and AI technology to automatically update you on the temperature, position, and consistency of your flatbread.
This device is easy enough for your child to use. All that has to be done to create wonderful bread is to add flour, water, and oil. You can make roti, pizza, tacos, wraps, and more. It's expensive, but if you love fresh-baked bread, then this is the kind of item that you need.
Ninja Air Fryer by Ninja ($99)
The Ninja Air Fryer is a winner right off the bat thanks to the words “75% less fat.” If you love fried food but you're trying to cut down on unnecessary calories, then this item should find its place in your kitchen.
The four-quart ceramic-coated nonstick basket and crisper plate are great for fries, chips, dried jerky, and even fruit. It has a variety of cooking options, which means you can have your choice of treats. The sleek design is highly functional, and it's even dishwasher safe. You can manually control the time and temperature, and the one-touch control panel makes your cooking setup super easy.
Cookie Press by Wilton ($39.99)
Parties and holidays call for festive cookies, which means lots of baking work. If you don't have the experience necessary, then you can get some uneven cookies – too thick on one side, and too thin on the other. Not the worst thing in the world, but there is a fix for it.
With the help of the Cookie Press from Wilton, you can pour your batter right inside and start pressing out cookies that are perfect in size and shape. It comes with a variety of molds to make different classic cookie shapes. The clear barrel means you'll know exactly how much batter you have left to dispense.
Suvie Kitchen Robot by Suvie ($699)
Not everyone has time to cook, but everyone still needs to eat. The Suvie Kitchen Robot has multiple zones that can cook at different temperatures and in different ways. This means you'll be able to put together a quick meal without much hassle.
You can even pre-load the ingredients, set a time for all of them to be done, and the Kitchen Robot will start each section at the right time. You can Sous vide, slow cook, broil, steam veggies, and more. The cost is high, but the item also comes with a one-hundred-day risk-free home trial, which means you can try it out and see if it's right for you.
Engraved Rolling Pin by ANRUI ($10)
After enough years of making regular cookies, they start to lose their appeal. Thanks to the ANRUI Engraved Rolling Pin, you'll be able to make cookies that have unique designs and intricate looks.
There are plenty of options to choose from, including floral designs for summer treats, Thanksgiving-themed, and even Harry Potter. Kids will love getting their hands dirty and helping to make some delicious cookies that have their own special looks. They can be used to roll out bread and pizzas, and if you're willing to shell out a little more, you can even customize a design of your own.
Magic Silicone Dishwashing Gloves by Letlar ($9.99)
That sponge that's sitting next to your sink? It's crawling with germs, grime, and maybe even mold. If you're tired of cleaning the old-fashioned way — which results in wrinkled, stinky hands, and might not even get you clean dishes — then you should pick up a pair of the Dishwashing Gloves from Letlar.
The surface is covered with scrubbing bristles, which lets you clean dishes faster than you thought possible. They come in five different colors, and a pair of them is sure to reduce how much you spend on sponges. Once you're done with the dishes, the gloves are easy to clean – just throw them in the dishwasher.
Celebration Toast by WL
Let's have a (piece of) toast for the happy couple! One way to spice up your anniversary is to make your partner's morning toast that much more special with this sweetheart stamp.
It will upgrade any ordinary piece of toast into a quirky and..crunchy token of your love.
Oster Electric Wine-Bottle Opener by Oster ($20)
Opening a bottle of wine has never been easy, even for those who are experienced. The Cuisinart Rechargeable Automatic Wine Opener is a sleek device that is sure to be a hit at parties.
It has an interior foil cutter and a bottle opener that will pop the cork off in no time. It's simple to operate, and it makes a great gift for fans of the vine. It's easy to clean, and a single charge will open more than fifty bottles. It has more than a thousand positive ratings on Amazon, and it's a compact, cordless, lightweight device that will help the good times flow.
Soft Butter Knife by Daiso ($1)
"Like a hot knife through butter" is a well-known phrase for a reason. The stainless steel, ergonomic design of the Soft Butter Knife makes it even easier than a hot knife.
The blade has two rows of perfectly placed holes that turn a hard block of butter into soft spirals ready for spreading. Butter your bread on both sides with this affordable addition to your kitchen.
Egg Cooker by Formemory ($17.99)
Boiling eggs might seem like a simple task, but you'd be surprised how time-intensive it can be if you don't know what you're doing. The Egg Cooker from Formemory only needs a cup of water, and it can boil up to seven eggs without you having to watch over it.
It's small, it's easy to clean, and it can even do more than just eggs. It can heat milk, steam vegetables, and more. It's recommended that you use room-temperature eggs, but other than that small detail, this item is easy to use for everyone. Create a week's worth of breakfast quickly and easily.
Spill Stopper by Homepop ($14.99)
A watched pot never boils, they say, but they fail to mention that as soon as you turn your back it will boil and spill water everywhere. Thanks to the Spill Stopper from Homepop, however, you can stop this messy situation before it starts.
Made of silicone, this item covers the pot just like a lid, but the opening in the middle allows airflow, which stops the dreaded spillover. Thanks to the flexible, durable nature, it works for all kinds of pots. Once you're done you can throw it in the dishwasher. It's resistant up to four hundred degrees, so it's the perfect accessory for any kitchen job.
Folding Shopping Basket by EHC ($9.99)
Perfect for camping trips, picnics, or just headed to the store, the Folding Shopping Basket from EHC doesn't take up too much space when it's folded together. Still, it has plenty of carrying capacity when it's open.
No more wasting plastic or paper bags during your trips to the store. The handles and frame of the basket are made of sturdy, lightweight aluminum. The nylon bag is attached with a zipper, so it can be removed to wash. If you're looking for something you can use over and over no matter where you're going, this item is a steal.
Can-Do Compact Can Opener by Joseph and Joseph ($21)
Joseph and Joseph excel at chic designs that are still oh-so functional, and the Can-Do Compact Can Opener is another handy item they created for your kitchen. All you have to do to use this item is place it on top of the can you mean to open and twist the top to start opening.
The diameter of the item itself is smaller than a normal aluminum can, so it's easy to store, and you can wipe it clean with ease. The sleek design fits into any kitchen, and the two-year guarantee from Joseph and Joseph means there are no risks involved.