Whether you are a professional chef or an amateur home cook, cooking a full meal is a lot of work. It takes patience and skill to whip up a tasty dish, from the planning to the prep work. Even though many of us are very confident that we are capable of cooking something with just a fry pan and a sharp knife, sometimes we can use a little extra help.
And when you cannot enlist the help of your family or friends, you can always count on some fancy and weird kitchen items to cut your prep time. In this article we will show you a few weird items that you should have in your kitchen, which make your life so much easier.
1. Avocado scoop
If you eat avocados all the time, this cool kitchen item is fun and an excellent way to know you are getting all the avocado out of its skin. When guac season comes upon us, this item will be getting a lot of use.
2. Asparagus peeler
This great kitchen item not only peels the asparagus for even cooking, but it also nips the tough ends. In addition, it can also be used for sugar snap peas and green beans.
3. Milk carton holder
This is an excellent kitchen item if any of these apply: someone in your home is under the age of 10, someone in your home just likes handles, someone in your house hold suffer from arthritis, or someone in your house cannot stand condensation.
4. Butter curler
If you are hosting a brunch or fancy dinner, impress all your guests and family members with perfectly curled balls of butter.
5. Devil oven pull
Pulling out the tray or dish from the oven is one of the most annoying parts about baking. Mitts are clunky and always wind up in the food. However, it is just too hot to handle without them. That is where this item comes in. All you have to do is hook the heat-resistant devil’s mouth to your rack or dish while your hands stay safe on the other end of the handle.
6. Open sesame bagel slicer
Improve your skills in the kitchen with this quirky item that holds your bagel while you slice it down the center. It is much safer than the alternative and you get to pretend that you are chopping your assistant in half.
7. Melon slicer
Get yourself a larger melon slicer that works for watermelon, honeydews, pineapples, and cantaloupe melons, if large fruits intimidate you because of all the knife work it takes to chop it yourself.
8. Cast iron bacon press
The worst part about making bacon in a frying pan, aside from the oil splatter, is that it curls up, making it harder to cook evenly. Cast Iron Bacon Press will flatten your meat. In addition, you can use it to make paninis, too.
9. Cherry chomper
Have you ever chomped on cherries and had to spit out the pit every few minutes? If that is the case, let this great item do all the work while you reap the sweet benefits.
10. Citrus reamer
Citrus reamer is great item that people should have in their kitchens. You should buy one that has an attachment that catches pulp and seeds. With this kitchen item you won’t fish for seeds in your lemon juice anymore.
11. Onion holder
Trying to slice an onion into perfect rings is one of the most frustrating things. It is slippery, the outer ring starts to separate from the rest and it is not good. Luckily, Onion holder holds your onion in place for uniform slicing and less crying.