When the microwave was first released in the late ‘70s, people thought that was a silly kitchen gadget, so who knows? Maybe over time people will swear by these things, too.
Bear Paws Meat Shredder Claws
You could shred meat or make a pork roast into pulled pork with the gentle use of a fork or two. Or you could buy these handheld thingies—slip your hands into the handles and let the sharp plastic claws do their thing.
Do you get milk on your fingers when you dip a cookie in milk? You don’t? Well, then you wouldn’t need the Dipr, marketed as the “Ultimate Cookie Spoon.” A plastic stick with a little holder on the end, it’s designed specifically to cleanly dip Oreos into a glass of milk.
Tearless Kitchen Onion Goggles
What’s the worst part of cutting onions? When the strong onion fumes make your eyes water, of course. Well, quit “crying” and grab a pair of these stylish eye protectors. They look like safety goggles, but they’ve got a foam seal that prevents any onion air from seeping into your peepers.
Microwave Egg Boiler
Hard-boiling an egg is one of the easiest kitchen tasks there is—place egg in water, make it boil, wait 10 minutes, done. This takes out all that hard work—place the eggs in the plastic chamber, place in microwave, and cook for just a little bit less time than it would take to boil those eggs on a stove.
You know how when you open a can of water-packed tuna, and you push down on the just-removed metal lid on top of the fish over the sink to drain the water out? This is a piece of plastic that does the exact same thing.
Kitchen Maestro Pizza Scissors
Instead of using a pizza cutter and a spatula to cut and serve a slice of pizza, respectively, this all-in-one gadget is a pair of strong scissors attached to a spatula-like hunk of flat material. Simply cut into the pizza and lift it off of the pan when you’re done, all in one fell swoop.
Just Crunch Anti-Soggy Cereal Bowl
If you let cereal stay in milk for more than 10 minutes, it all turns into a soggy mess. Well, you could eat that cereal at a more reasonable pace, or you could buy this plastic bowl. It’s got two individual areas: one for cereal, and one for milk. Users are supposed to slowly add the milk to the cereal at their own speed.
Hot Shot Hot Water Dispense
It’s kind of like those single-serving coffee cup makers that have been the rage over the last few years. But this one doesn’t take “coffee pods”—it delivers a cup of instant hot water at the push of a button for use in tea bags, instant ramen, etc. (However, all those coffee pod makers can already dispense clean, instant, hot water. And so can a kettle.)