Social media sites are filled with accounts of professional chefs and home cooks creating incredible-looking dishes and sharing their recipes with their followers. These influencers are also known to have some unusual and trendy gadgets to use in the kitchen.
Many of them are great tools that make life a little easier for people who spend their days and nights enslaved by hot stoves.
Most notable is the vegetable chopper that slices and dices fruits and vegetables. This allows fruits and vegetables to fall into the attached container, making cleanup much easier. Another is a rotary cheese grater, where he grate an entire block of cheese in less than a minute. Don’t worry about losing a fingertip in the process.
Of course, there are also many gadgets that most people don’t need at all. Not entirely useless, but many are impractical for the price. Or maybe you already have a tool in your kitchen that works just as well. So let’s get started.
Massachusetts love their bagels, and many buy 12 unsliced bagels at a time from bagel shops and bakeries to eat at home. Of course, this means that slices are included. A bread knife is the most commonly used tool, but the bagel his guillotine is also very popular. Slice a bagel evenly in half in one quick motion. It also has a security shield around the blade to keep your fingers out of the way.
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However, the $20 gadget is completely unnecessary and impractical. Obviously, it makes sense to have a bagel guillotine at a hotel that serves a continental breakfast. They don’t want guests to use knives spitefully. But for someone’s home, it’s more or less just a gimmicky product, unless the family eats bagels at every meal.
Cutting a watermelon is always a chore. They are large and often unwieldy given their shape. One of his items that many people are trying out on social media is his watermelon cutter, which features windmill-shaped blades. Pushing it into the melon creates a nearly uniform cube that pushes up to the top of the gadget.
Of course, this gadget only works for large parts of the melon, less so for small rounded crevices. But at about $12, it might be worth the purchase if you eat or prepare a lot of watermelon salad during the summer months.
While some egg separators on the market, especially those that look like chickens, are cute, many of them are too expensive for the job.
The tried and tested method of cracking the egg and carefully transferring the yolk from shell to shell works most of the time, as long as you don’t puncture the yolk during the process. If that’s a concern, there’s another sure fire method that works very well. Take an empty plastic bottle and place it on top of the cracked egg in the bowl. Squeeze the bottle to suck up the yolk and release it into another bowl. You can also crack the eggs over the strainer and drain the egg whites into the bowl below.
Between $10 and $15 for a set (square and round), the sandwich cutter and sealer works as expected. Place 2 slices of bread with your favorite filling and use the cutter piece to slice the sandwich. Then press the sealer inward to crimp the edges.
While good for picky kids who like the crust cut into their sandwiches, these gadgets end up wasting a fair amount of bread, especially the round versions. Or unless you plan to reuse it to make stuffing, simply use a knife to cut off the crust and crimp the edges with a fork.
Most people have a manual can opener in their kitchen, or even an electric standing model, both of which require you to use your hands. One of his trendy items trending on TikTok is a hands-free, battery-operated can opener that opens can lids with the push of a button.
It’s certainly handy to have and can be a godsend for those with arthritis.
Another viral kitchen gadget that has become popular on TikTok is the pickle flip strainer. It’s shaped like an hourglass and allows you to separate the pickles from the juice so your fingers don’t get wet. When you’re done with the pickles, flip the lids over, cover the remaining spears, chips, or baby dill with the juice, and refrigerate.
Ranging from $13 to $30, depending on whether it’s plastic or glass, it still seems like a lot of money to spend on a gadget that barely works. It is a good idea to use sharp-edged utensils such as
Many people love the egg bites served at Starbucks, and when DASH introduced the Egg Bites Maker, many were clamoring to buy one so they could make their own at home. Certain devices take longer to heat and cook an egg. Also, if you want to make more than 4, make sure the first 4 are cool by the time the next batch is cooked.
Available for around $30 (there’s a larger 9-serving version for around $50), it’s a great gadget for anyone who chews eggs more than once or twice a week. However, if you want to make egg bites for your family, I recommend purchasing a silicone mini muffin mold and using that instead. You can make That means you can store some in the fridge for breakfast the next day.
GE’s Opal tabletop ice maker (currently available in two versions on the market) claims to produce “delicious ice” that “skips the taste of Mai Tais” and produces 1 pound of nugget ice per hour. increase. Nuggets should be easier to chew than other forms of ice, but ice makers are expensive at over $400.
The latest model, the Opal 2.0, is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing owners to schedule and start making ice from anywhere with a smartphone app, which is convenient in that respect. However, both models take up a lot of space on your counter, so if you’re short on that department, we recommend sticking with ice trays. They come in different shapes and sizes and are easy to chew. good.
Marketed as the “ultimate toasting experience,” Revolution Cooking’s InstaGLO features an intuitive touchscreen that lets you choose from 1 of 34 foods and your preferred level of toasting.
The InstaGLO Toaster heats up faster than previous models, delivering a perfect toast in seconds without preheating. So if you’re super picky about toasting English muffins, bagels, frozen waffles, and toaster pastries, this toaster might be for you. Of course, with so many technologically advanced features, it doesn’t come cheap: InstaGLO hits around $350.
And if you’re willing to pay that much, you might want to pick up a compatible Panini Press for $79.95.