Obscure Kitchen Tools: Strange Cooking Utensils You’ll Love!

Obscure Kitchen Tools

Ah...the kitchen. If it is not your favorite room in your home, it is definitely one of the most used rooms in your home. You cannot avoid the kitchen. Everyone always gravitates towards the kitchen, because if you did not know, we humans love us some food and drink.

The kitchen is a space in the home that needs to complement your lifestyle and personally, your personality. We all are a little bit quirky in our own way, so why not make cooking and the kitchen a bit more interesting? How, you ask?

Feast your eyes on these odd kitchen tools that will add quirky fun to your kitchen or a kitchen near you.

Awesome Kitchen Gadgets

1. Vremi Olive Oil Dispenser

Olive Oil Dispenser

As far as cooking inventions go, you can’t do much better than the Vremi Olive Oil Dispenser. If you find yourself in the kitchen often, you probably know that many of your dishes require olive oil and vinegar. This unique dispenser includes teaspoon, tablespoon, and millimeter labels to help you make precise measurements.

Along with the no-drip spout, you never have to worry about spilling a drop on your countertops. While the bottle is very complex, the cleaning process is as simple as ever. The dispenser can easily be disassembled, and the glass bottle component can even be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Special Features

  • Teaspoon, tablespoon, and millimeter labels for precise measuring
  • No-drip spout prevents spillage
  • ​Easy disassembly
  • Glass bottle is dishwasher safe
  • Pump chamber offers smooth operation

Whether you are a five-star chef or a housewife, this kitchen aid can make your life in the kitchen so much easier. While this device may be affordable, it is also equipped with some very useful parts, such as the pump chamber, which offers users smooth operation during each use.

2. Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set

Star Wars R2 D2 Measuring Cup Set

For our Star Wars fans, this is for you. Who can save the day better than R2-D2? R2-D2 saves the day at least once in every Star Wars film and now here he is saving your meal. Our favorite droid has become a practical kitchen companion.

When you play like Jawa and take R2-D2 completely apart, the droid disassembles into four measuring cups and four measuring spoons. The measuring unit is written inside of each piece, so you won’t forget. Plus, R2-D2 is easy to reassemble. Lastly, a useful tip: you may want to refrain from letting other Star Wars fans "borrow" R2-D2. It's highly likely this affectionate bot won’t return.

May the force be with you.

3. Instant Pot IP-Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Pressure Cooker

Smart Bluetooth Enabled Multifunctional Pressure Cooker

The Instant Pot Bluetooth-Enabled Pressure Cooker is one of the most unique cooking inventions ever created. The cooker is embedded with smart technology, allowing it to connect to your smartphone or tablet. You will be able to preset the temperature and timer right from your app-enabled device. This will give you the freedom to go about your business, without have to stand and watch over the cooker while it is in operation.

Special Features

  • Energy efficiency appliance
  • Embedded with various safety features
  • Controlled via a smartphone, tablet or iPad
  • Backlit display for easy readability
  • Buttons are labeled for convenience
  • Included recipes are written in a variety of languages

The Instant Pot IP-Smart Pressure Cooker is one of those must-have kitchen gadget inventions. Its user interface is self-explanatory, with each feature and button labeled for more convenience. Monitoring the cooking process right from your smartphone while you are watching TV has never been so easy.

4. Bluetooth Speaker Mug with Mug Stand & Porcelain Mugs

Bluetooth Speaker Mug With Mug Stand Porcelain Mugs

Love tea/coffee, music, multitasking, and podcasts? This strange device is for you.

Enjoy high-quality, clear audio without the clutter of wires or the inconvenience of a bulky speaker taking up valuable kitchen appliance space with the Bluetooth speaker mug. It comes with its own stand that fits a total of six mugs. Three spots taken by the speaker mug itself and the two additional matching mugs, leaving you with three spots for your own mug collection. The speaker mug syncs with any Bluetooth-enabled device and conveniently allows hands-free calling.

If you are elbow-deep in brownie batter, know you can remain connected. It's practical, weird, and aesthetically pleasing.

5. Non-Slip Silicone Connected Kitchen Scale and Interactive Recipe App

Non Slip Silicone Connected Kitchen Scale And Interactive Recipe Ap

The average person does not excel at cooking on the fly or portion control. The solution for that is the Drop Kitchen Scale and interactive app.

It measures your portions and gives you access to hundreds of yummy recipes. The app digitally breaks down recipes step-by-step, allowing you to easily customize recipes based on the ingredients in your home. You can even share photos of your Drop Kitchen creations to the world.

A final perk: single bowl recipes means super easy cleanup. All the cooking basics covered with one tool...how great is that?

6. Vacu Vin Instant Marinating Container

Instant Marinating Container With Vacuum Pump

Creating your favorite marinade will never be easier than when using an odd kitchen gadget – the Vacu Vin Instant Marinating Container. This is one of the oddest kitchen tools you will ever find on the market, but it is capable of marinating an endless array of foods.

The most unique feature of the Vacu Vin is the vacuum pump, which creates an airtight seal to speed up the marinating process. The container offers a holding capacity of 2.5 liters, making it suitable for a pound of chicken.

Special Features

  • Vacuum pump to seal in flavors
  • Self-explanatory interface
  • Lightweight and portable design
  • Holding capacity – 2.5 liters
  • Constructed out of polycarbonate materials
  • Dishwasher safe for easy clean up

If you are on the market for strange kitchen appliances, be sure to add the Vacu Vin Marinating Container to your list. This small appliance is perfect for preparing foods for a small get-together or for everyday use.

7. Anova Precision Cooker

Anova Precision Cooker

High-end restaurant quality food is possible with this obscure kitchen gadget. It is also known as a sous vide to restaurateurs and top notch professional chefs.

The precision cooker requires zero cooking experience, and you can have a delicious meal ready for up to ten people when you come home from work. It takes four easy steps: You clamp the Anova to a water- and ice-filled pot, then put your ingredients into a ziplock bag and submerge the bag in the pot. Start to cook, which can be done from anywhere via your smart device through the wifi-enabled Anova and app. Return home and eat.

Gone are the days of burning, undercooking, or overcooking your meals.

8. Onion Holder for Slicing

Onion Holder For Slicing

If you are a big fan of unusual cooking utensils, you have to check out the Onion Holder for Slicing. While this appliance was designed to slice and dice onions with ease, it is capable of slicing a variety of other vegetables including carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers and much more.

Slicing onions and vegetables can be dangerous, but this device truly makes the job so much easier. With the easy to grip handle, you will have full control over the gadget at all times, which can help eliminate accidents. Upon the purchase of this product, you will also receive a handy storage pouch, which serves to keep the prongs sharp and out of harm’s way.

Special Features

  • Capable of slicing onions and a variety of vegetables
  • Includes a storage pouch for safekeeping
  • Easy to grip handle gives you total control
  • 100% money back guarantee

With the 100% money back guarantee, you cannot go wrong with the Onion Holder for Slicing. Slice and dice your favorite vegetables and onions with ease. By investing in this handy gadget, you will never have to stress over slicing those smelly onions ever again.

9. Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe

Set N Forget Programmable Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe

Continuing the trend of prepping and forgetting your meals while they cook...presenting the Set ’n Forget Slow Cooker.

The cooker has three modes that allow you to program the meal you are looking to create. This cooker is all about convenience, including keeping the meal warm when it has fully cooked. Program mode is great for those super busy days, where you program the cooker ahead time, set it, and forget it. Probe mode is useful for those large cuts of meat; probe the meat, set it, and go! And manual mode is for traditional slow cooking.

Set 'n Forget and enjoy all the convenience of slow cooking done right.

10. Hiku: The Shopping Button

Hiku The Shopping Button

Your life is made easy with this unusual kitchen gadget. Hiku creates a shared shopping list that the whole entire family can add to with a simple click of a button.

It scans barcodes, recognizes your voice, and updates your shopping list via the Hiku shopping list app, which you can refer to at any store. An extra perk is that Hiku syncs with online grocery stores, making online grocery delivery a breeze.

If you have trouble keeping track of everything you need for groceries, or you come back from the grocery store and realize you forgot three key things, the Hiku removes all that hassle. After all, we are only human...we can’t remember it all, so might as well let this straightforward and easy-to-use device scan the barcodes of the items that run out before you toss them. Hiku will categorize your groceries for easy perusal through the list and for the items that don’t have a barcode, just speak the name into the device.

The best home for the Hiku is on your fridge because it is magnetic, and the chances of you forgetting to chat with Hiku when it's on your fridge is slim. Happy Hikuing.

11. Culina French Fry Potato Cutter

French Fry Potato Cutter

Everyone loves fresh french fries and boiled potatoes, but they detest the peeling and quartering processes. By the time you peel and quarter all of the potatoes, you won’t be interested in eating them.

The best way to reduce the preparation time is with the Culina French Fry Potato Cutter. This appliance is very unique in design, with 2 interchangeable blades and a large handle for better control. The Culina French Fry Potato Cutter is not only capable of cutting potatoes; it can also handle a broad range of vegetables and fruits.

Special Features

  • Suitable for vegetables and fruits
  • Two cutting options – regular and thinner
  • Large handle for easy control
  • Easy to clean, just spray down with water
  • Lightweight design (1.3 pounds)
  • Suction mechanism to prevent the unit from sliding around

The Culina French Fry Potato Cutter is a very unique kitchen gadget. It will speed up the preparation process by at least 15 to 20 minutes. The suction mechanism is operated by the side lever and will prevent the cutter from sliding around during operation.

12. Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Skip the drive-thru line and make your own fresh breakfast sandwiches at home within five minutes.

The dual breakfast sandwich maker makes up to two sandwiches at the same time. You can add your own fresh ingredients from your fridge or garden on your sandwiches. A sample sandwich: place your bread, add a pre-cooked meat, cheese, tomato, and spinach and crack a raw egg in the egg holder. Turn it on and voila! You’ve got two breakfast sandwiches that can be eaten at home or on-the-go and you know exactly what is in them, unlike at the drive-thru.

13. Microwavable S’Mores Maker

Microwavable SMores Maker

If you’re a fan of S’mores, you’ll absolutely love the Progressive International Microwavable S’mores Maker. This is one of the most convenient but weird kitchen gadget because it takes the danger out of making S’mores.

In the past, it is necessary to expose yourself to flames in order to create the perfect S’more. Today, this ingenious product from Progressive International helps to eliminate this problem. This strange device is designed to hold the ingredients in place while the S’more is being heated in the microwave.

Since the device is very compact, you can be sure that it will fit in all modern microwaves. This is definitely one of the coolest weird kitchen appliances because it makes sure all ingredients are heated evenly and ensures you get the perfect S’more!

Special Features

  • Cooks 2 S’mores in just 30 seconds
  • Ensures all ingredients are heated evenly
  • Includes a water reservoir, which is easy to fill
  • Compact size ensures it fits all microwaves

Honestly, the Progressive International S’mores Maker is a must for chocolate lovers. This gadget works tremendously well. Whether you use it yourself or are purchasing it as a gift, you can be guaranteed that it will satisfy the receiver.

14. The Selfie Toaster

The Selfie Toaster

Have you ever been so aggravated with someone that you wanted to do harm to them in the heat of your anger? Instead of holding onto that anger, let me give you a better suggestion; the selfie toaster is a cool way to release that aggravation.

Did your boss, significant other, child, or best friend tick you off? Well, here is a way to enjoy a little silent payback that they will never need to know about, but that can leave you satisfied for years to come. Send in an image or selfie (this is where Facebook comes in handy) of the people who frequent your aggravation list to the manufacturer. They will send back custom made stainless steel inserts for your selfie toaster. Now anytime you make toast, slide the insert of the person’s face whose neck you want to ring and laugh merrily while you literally eat their face on your toast.

The selfie toaster brings a fun twist to your toast. A good laugh can solve anything.

15. Mark Feldstein & Associates Dual Condiment Dispenser

Dual Condiment Dispenser

Those looking for amazingly odd kitchen gadgets will definitely want to check out the dual condiment dispenser from Mark Feldstein & Associates. This particular tool looks like something out of a science fiction movie, yet it serves a practical purpose.

As the name suggests, the item can be used to disperse condiments to your friends and family. The gun opens in the middle, so the user can easily fill the interior storage container with the condiments they prefer.

This is one of the most versatile obscure kitchen tools I’ve seen. It is compatible with a variety of different condiments and can be used for various occasions.

Special Features

  • Looks like a science fiction firearm
  • Works with various condiments
  • Comes with two reusable cartridges
  • Can be a great conversation starter
  • Dispenses two condiments simultaneously

All in all, the Dual Condiment Dispenser from Mark Feldstein is certainly a good way to create a conversation or to break the ice. It’s suitable for various events and will definitely put a smile on the face of your guests. On top of that, it serves its purpose very well.

16. The Ex 5-Piece Knife Set

The Ex 5 Piece Knife Set

On track with the pent up anger, the Ex 5-Piece Knife Set is definitely a change from the ol’ wood block most knife sets come in.

This knife set is whimsical and cynical, and is sure to be a conversation starter for anyone who lays their eyes on it. The effigy can be dedicated to whomever you please and has literally made chopping food an anger management coping tool. When it is time to switch knives, clean up the knife and slide it right back into the human sculpture and rage, laugh, cackle, or sob - whatever emotions need to be let go of - while you stab away your frustrations. Who knew knives could be so therapeutic?

PS: Don’t forget to place the plastic shield over the blades. We don't want your ex’s effigy to get the last painful laugh.

17. Emson Bacon Wave Microwave Bacon Cooker

Microwave Bacon Cooker

Bacon is undeniably one of America’s favorite breakfast foods. Unfortunately, it is somewhat of a mess to cook on the stove. Thankfully, one of these weird cooking tools will be able to simplify the bacon cooking process. The Emson Bacon Wave is designed to be utilized in the microwave. Just place the bacon in the designated slots, put the trays in the microwave and set the timer.

This product will cook the bacon safely and healthily. More importantly, it’ll make your life a tad bit easier. After all, who doesn’t love fresh bacon in the mornings?

Special Features

  • Can be cleaned in the dishwasher
  • Removes fat and cholesterol for healthier bacon
  • Cooks evenly
  • Eliminates unwanted grease

All in all, the Emson Bacon Wave will prove to be a great addition to anyone’s kitchen. It makes cooking bacon convenient and safe, while also providing the user with healthier and less greasy bacon. What more could you ask for? While this gadget is definitely an oddity, it still works surprisingly well!

18. Compleat Foodskin

Compleat Foodskin

Sandwiches are a lunch favorite. The best ones are the subs or grinders that you can get at a mom and pop deli where they layer all the delicious meats and vegetables on fresh bread with their special dressings, oils, and/or sauces. It is fun to replicate this at home or even eat half the sandwich you bought from the deli and save the rest for lunch the next day. But we all know when you make a grinder or sandwich, the sandwich just seems to fall all over the place and you are left with a huge mess by the time you get to work. That is what the Compleat Foodskin prevents.

The Foodskin is made of highly elastic silicone, and when you put your sandwich in it, it holds the sandwich together! Whaaaaaaat? It is easy to carry and stores easily because it is flat once you eat your lunch.

It also saves leftovers other than sandwiches, so get creative and keep your food in place with this odd kitchen tool.

19. Pancake Pen

Pancake Pen

There are no bells and whistles with this kitchen gadget. However, it is extremely efficient. You can mix up to three cups of pancake batter in the pancake pen, and the tip is designed for smooth flow.

This is a no mess, no fuss pancake pen, and if you have kiddos or are a super darling significant other, you can make pancakes into loving notes just because...or make breakfast fun and a learning experience for your little ones by making pancakes into shapes, numbers, and more.

Get creative with this pancake pen and be the breakfast star in your household.

20. Fred & Friends PIZZA BOSS 3000 Pizza Saw Wheel

PIZZA BOSS 3000 Circular Saw Pizza Wheel

Everyone loves a good slice of pizza every so often. Nonetheless, it is undeniably true that pizza is always more enjoyable when it is pre-sliced. However, most pizza cutters sold in traditional retail stores just do not suffice. Thankfully, one of the most amazing strange kitchen tools is here to solve this problem permanently.

The Fred & Friends Circular Saw Pizza Wheel is designed for this specific purpose. It is lightweight, portable and ergonomically designed to fit in the palm of your hand. On top of that, the blade is surprisingly sharp, so it gets the job done with ease!

Special Features

  • Very cool design
  • Sharp blade will deliver a smooth cut
  • Stainless-steel blade is built to last
  • Can be cleaned in the dishwasher

If you know anyone who loves pizza, you can be guaranteed that they’ll adore the Circular Saw Pizza Wheel. It is unique, cool, and gets the job done. It is truly a necessity for those who prepare their own pizza regularly. In fact, why not gift one of these to someone as a gift? They’ll definitely appreciate it!

21. Warming Ice Cream Scoop

Warming Ice Cream Scoop

Ice cream is so delicious and is usually a staple in most freezers. Scooping ice cream can be a massive pain, especially when the ice cream is rock solid and you have to thaw it a bit. Then the cap melts all over the place. Ugh.

Although the deliciousness of ice cream is worth the hassle, it’s nice to know the warming ice cream scoop solves the ice block ice cream problem, while making the scoop head larger and rounder so you can have perfectly rounded scoops.

The heat transfer handle generates heat, so the scoop requires no batteries or electricity. Sold!

22. Twirling Spaghetti Fork

Twirling Spaghetti Fork

Pasta, pasta, pasta...put all the pasta into your mouth. ALL OF IT.

That is what this battery-operated twirling fork does for you. It twirls your pasta, so you do not miss a single golden noodle in that delicious dish. This is a great one for kids, people suffering from arthritis, or pasta enthusiasts who just want to go hog wild with their automatic fork twirler.

Whatever your reasoning, eating pasta just got easier and much more fun.

23. FushionBrands Silicone Food Pod Cooking Basket and Strainer

Silicone Food Pod Cooking Basket And Strainer

Cooking some foods, such as clams, eggs and potatoes, can be a hassle. You’ll be required to boil the eggs and then dump out the water very gently. If you’re too rough, the eggs will break, and your efforts will be all for naught. This is where the Silicone Food Pod Cooking Basket and Strainer will prove to be incredibly helpful.

This tool attaches to the pan’s edge and can be removed very easily. The gadget is then used to cook and strain your foods simultaneously. Of course, the product is entirely safe. It is free of BPA, and the silicone that is used has been FDA-approved.

Special Features

  • A safer and more convenient way to cook certain foods
  • BPA-free and FDA approved materials
  • Works with all types of pots and pans
  • Cooks and strains simultaneously

The FusionBrands Silicone Food Pod might not look like it, but it is truly a revolutionary product. It will make your life easier while ensuring you can prepare your favorite foods with ease.

24. Mr. Sniffles Egg Separator

Mr Sniffles Egg Separator

You can have a good laugh while you separate your egg yolks from the egg whites with Mr. Sniffles.

The idea might be a bit on the gross side if your sense of humor doesn't include guffawing at bodily fluids and sounds, but if you do find those subjects utterly hilarious, this guy is for you.

What better way to make your eggs even healthier than watching the egg whites drip into your pan, protein shake, or dual breakfast sandwich maker like snot coming out of a leaky nose. He arrives in a fun gift box, is made of earthen ceramic, and can also be used for syrup and gravy.

Someone near and dear to you - if it’s not you - could totally appreciate a Mr. Sniffles for daily comedic relief.

25. Chef’n Cob Corn Stripper

Chefn Cob Corn Stripper

If you love corn on the cob, but just hate the mess it leaves behind, you have to check out the truly unique Chef’n Cob Corn Stripper. This compact and easy-to-use device can strip kernels off corn cobs with a simple twisting motion. Installed inside the device is durable, stainless steel blades that are capable of stripping an entire corn cob within just a matter of seconds.

The Chef’n Cob Stripper is so lightweight and compact that you can easily store it any kitchen drawer without worrying about it taking up too much space.

Special Features

  • Durable stainless steel blades provide quick stripping
  • Compact and lightweight design allows for easy use and storage
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Self-explanatory interface

With the Chef’n Cob, you can add delicious corn kernels to any meal within minutes, and the cleanup process is even easier. The device is top shelf dishwasher safe, which provides for quick and easy cleaning.

Final Thoughts

'Tis the season for entertaining! Make the inevitable crowding of your kitchen by guests (invited or otherwise) work for you. We all know the story: your lovely visitors want to chat with you or "help" you, or they're just plain drooling over the different cuisines you have prepping (one of them being a hunk of tasty meat in your Anova Precision Cooker).

Now you have a bunch of different ways to keep your guests busy or envious. Get them tipsy off hot toddies and dancing outside of the kitchen with the Bluetooth Speaker Mug. Offer a knife to stab for the friend mourning a broken heart, with the Ex 5-piece Knife Set. Or put a friend to work, while making geeky Star Wars references using the Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cups.

Entertaining just got quirky and light-hearted and a heck of alot easier with all these unusual kitchen gadgets. So own your weirdness and make your kitchen tools work for you every day and on those special occasions.


(Last Updated On: February 23, 2017)

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