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18 Kitchen Gadgets That Question The Intelligence Of Human Beings

We just want to know WHY?!?!?!

The truth is, there's very little one needs in a kitchen to cook a delicious meal. A good pot and a pan. A sharp kitchen knife (or two) is essential. Salt, for sure. And a few other tools. But what you don't need is a specialized tool to slice your bananas (by the way, it's even harder to clean than a knife). Or a pedestal that holds your tomato for you while you slice it, when the hand that is attached to your body can do the very same job for free.

There's an overwhelming amount of kitchen tools on the market that are absolutely useless. Most of them can be replaced with a simple kitchen knife -- and all of them question the intelligence of the human race. Without further ado, the 18 kitchen gadgets you will absolutely never need.

1
Chef'n Bananza Banana Slicer
Amazon
You know, for those days when you just can't be bother with a knife.
2
Quesadilla Maker
Amazon
When you don't want to pull out a pan, there's a specially-designed quesadilla maker that can take up space on your counter that can cook up quesadillas just as well as a pan can. Bonus: chile handles.
3
Fox Run Banana Slicer by Fox Run
Amazon
Again, for those days when you just can't be bothered with a knife.
4
Pasta N More
Amazon
Here's a hug tub to store that is made specifically to microwave pasta. This is officially the biggest waste of space in any and all kitchens.
5
Pickle Picker
Amazon
Apparently forks aren't good enough for those pesky, briny pickles. That's why there's a tool solely devoted to nabbing those hard-to-spear fellas.
6
Joie Tomato Slicer & Knife
Amazon
7
Egg-and-Muffin Toaster
Amazon
There's something that feels not right about cooking eggs on the side of a toaster. Just sayin'.
8
Amco Pepper Prepper
Amazon
Learn to use a knife already, or just get out of the kitchen.
9
Norpro Mushroom Egg Slicer
Amazon
At least this gadget multitasks, it can slice eggs AND mushrooms. Wonder how many different produce items a knife could slice...
10
Amco One-Step Corn Kerneler
Amazon
Yes, cutting corn off the cob is a messy endeavor. But you can avoid that mess by using a bundt pan (which will also bake you a cake) and a kitchen knife.
11
OXO Good Grips 3-In-1 Avocado Slicer
Amazon
12
Taco Proper
Perpetual Kid
13
Garlic Peeler
Amazon
Peeling garlic is a pain, we know. And this garlic peelermight not take up too much space in your drawer. But, did you know you can quickly peel a head of garlic in less than 30 seconds with nothing more than a couple of bowls you most likely already own? Because, you can.
14
Chef'n Strawberry Slicester Hand-Held Strawberry Slicer
Amazon
We're starting to think that people are terribly afraid of kitchen knives.
15
Asparagus Peeler
Bed, Bath
16
Pizza Baker
Amazon
17
Butter Spreader
Amazon
18
Chef'n StemGem Strawberry Stem Remover
Amazon
This one wins the prize for the most useless kitchen gadget of all time.

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