Right now, multipurpose gadgets are all the rage. (Just ask us... and our best friend, the Instant Pot.) But then there's the opposite end of the spectrum. There's a whole world of gadgets out there that do one single, solitary thing.
But the thing they do... they do it well.
Take these meat claws, for example. Who doesn't want to feel like Wolverine while they're shredding their freshly smoked meat creation?
Some of us pop corn in the microwave. Some pop corn on the stove. You can pop corn like a real movie-theater professional in this nearly 2-foot-tall machine. Don't be surprised when your friends want to have movie night at your house.
"This thing truly is magical," one reviewer said.
But it's not magic -- it's science. This aluminum alloy thawing plate absorbs ambient heat in your kitchen to help you thaw frozen cuts of meat faster without any plugs, batteries or hot water.
Are you a perfectionist who just loves melon? We've got just the gadget for you.
This slicer uses a fun windmill design to quickly chop your favorite melon into uniform rectangular cuboids. Your summer salads will never be the same.
Sure, this may look like any old mixing bowl, but noooooo. According to Rachael Ray, this bowl is strictly for storing food waste while you cook. No mixing, do you hear? Think of it as a boutique hotel for your garbage on its long journey to the trash can.
And if you're still reading this, we have one question: Just exactly how big is your kitchen?
Cereal already comes in a box that's suitable for cereal storage. But if you're looking to prolong the freshness of your dry breakfast goods -- or to give your kitchen that complimentary hotel breakfast aesthetic -- this dispenser might be worth a look.
This is like a Swiss Army knife for your avocados. It pierces the skin, twists out the pit and even sweeps through the flesh to create uniform slices.
But if you want to turn your slices into guac, you'll need a separate tool.
This little gadget provides an ergonomic way to remove the florets from a head of cauliflower. You could also just do this with a chef's knife, but we can't tell you what to do.
Check out the video on Amazon for an up-close look at how it works.
This gadget will up your cheese-plate game like never before. It functions kind of like a peeler, slicing long strips of uniformly thick cheese from a block.
Look at that cheese and tell me you don't want to make your own elegant slices.
You can now go forth and Cheeto without the fear of orange residue sticking to your fingers.
But be warned that children may laugh at you. One reviewer said, "My kids thought they were goofy!"
Gone are the days when you had to race against physics to finish your giant cup of coffee before it turned cold.
Go ahead and let the hours tick by. This warmer will let you savor every last sip of that still-hot mug of coffee.
Yes, these light up. And since they're plastic and not kyber-crystal-powered plasma blades capable of slicing through flesh and bone, they're safe to use around kids.
We also can't stop you from breathing heavily over your dinner and saying, "Luke, I am your wonton."
To our practiced eye, this ground meat-stirring gadget looks like a fancy, five-bladed spatula or a nylon version of a wooden spoon. Amazon reviewers absolutely love it. It has over 1,500 reviews and five stars.
Despite the name, this gadget doesn't actually make egg sandwiches, but it does provide a place to microwave an egg (scrambled or not) in the precise shape of an English muffin.
One reviewer wrote, "I don't know how I lived without these."
If you have soggy-cereal haters in your house, this is going to change the way they eat breakfast. "I purchased this as kind of a joke," one reviewer wrote, "and it has ended up being an excellent investment."
If you hate chopping onions, but still find yourself chopping them frequently, we've got a treat for you.
The goggles will protect your eyes from stinging and tearing. The comb will impale the onion so that you don't need to touch it with your hand. And the stainless steel orb will absorb the onion smell from any surface.
It will be like you never chopped the onion in the first place... except you'll have a chopped onion.
You're an independent person, and you don't need anybody's help. That's why this plastic bag holder is perfect for you.
You'll never need to ask someone to hold a bag open while you scoop the leftovers from the pan ever again.
You can make a quesadilla in a frying pan, or you could treat yourself to this glossy red appliance.
This model from Hamilton Beach presses and perforates your quesadilla into six mess-free wedges of perfectly toasted cheesy goodness.
You might be wondering why you need a device with two arms to microwave a s'more. The weight of the arms prevents the marshmallow from overinflating and damaging the structural integrity of the s'more.
You might also be wondering why you would microwave a s'more. For that, we don't have an answer.
One reviewer perfectly captured the experience of finding, buying and using this taco stand. She wrote, "Did I think our household needed a triceratops taco holder? Nope. Was I wrong? Yes. So very, very wrong."
This gadget suctions to the bottom of your sink to submerge frozen meat under hot water.
Could you use some other heavy object to force your frozen steak underwater? Probably. But this exists, so you don't have to.
Maybe you bought a spiralizer in 2015 and you've only used it twice. Maybe you're just getting hip to the healthy zoodle trend now, and you wanna try one out for yourself.
Maybe you want to spiralize a potato and make your own curly fries. The heart wants what it wants.