Top 10 Most Useless Kitchen Gadgets Ever Made

In the world of culinary innovation, the age-old adage "necessity is the mother of invention" has led to the creation of countless appliances and tools designed to make our lives easier. However, many of these inventions are, to say the least, useless. While some kitchen gadgets are essential and can save us time, effort, and even ingredients, others are downright absurd, leaving us to wonder who came up with them in the first place. The items listed below are ones you would be better off not buying to save your money.
The Top Ten
1 Banana Slicer This tool was designed to spare its user from the "tedious" chore of slicing bananas with a knife. Let's be honest. Most people don't eat bananas all that often. And when they do, they just peel the top and eat it like that. The banana slicer is just one of those tools that will take up space in your kitchen drawers.

The only time anyone would ever slice a banana is if they put it in their cereal. Does anyone actually do that? Or perhaps for a baby, in which case giving them a whole or half banana is also a perfectly fine option. Cutting a banana with a knife, even on that extremely rare occasion when you would want to, if ever, requires literally no effort in the first place.

No one eats sliced bananas that often anyway. Is it that much trouble to get out a knife and slice it up in a couple of minutes?

I never cut my bananas. I've seen my mom cut bananas into slices for a recipe, but really, you just need a knife.

2 Strawberry Huller The strawberry huller might seem like a good idea at first, but most people don't know that a swivel peeler, a tool everyone has in their kitchen, can already be used for hulling strawberries. There's a reason the tip of a swivel peeler is pointy, and it can do exactly what the strawberry huller does.

If you're really refusing to eat an edible part of the food that doesn't change the taste in any way, you can simply eat the strawberry and not eat the green part. Hopefully, you will be using the green part to make tea for reproductive health. There is literally no tool necessary whatsoever. Just eat the strawberry and remove the green part while eating. It's even easier than eating a hypothetical apple that has no core but also not eating the apple stem. That apple stem would actually be much harder to "eat around" than a strawberry leaf is to separate from the strawberry.

3 Butter Dispenser Now yes, trying to spread cold butter with just a knife can be an annoying challenge. However, there are many other kitchen tools you can use instead of this butter dispenser, which would just take up too much space in your fridge. A swivel peeler will give you the exact same result.

The intention is to help people who can't spread their toast.

4 Toaster with Egg Cooker You read that right, a toaster equipped with an egg cooker. Not only does this device take up more space than a regular toaster, but it is also not useful for families as you can only cook one egg at a time (unless you have the deluxe version with four bread slots and two egg slots). People who have used the egg cooker have also said there are inconsistencies in cooking temperatures. Just use a conventional toaster and stovetop to cook your morning breakfast.

It doesn't look practical whatsoever. I can understand how the person who made this might have thought it would be, but you're better off cooking your eggs in a pan.

You need one egg to cook, so it's just a waste of time.

5 Pizza Scissors There really isn't much to say about this gadget other than the fact that it takes a lot more space than a good old pizza wheel. Pizza wheel: 1, pizza scissors: 0.

There have been so many gadgets over the years that people thought were going to become standard household items but never really took off. As for this one, cutting pizza with scissors isn't a bad idea, but you don't need a special pair for it. Any scissors will do.

Wow. Seriously, who in the world buys pizza scissors instead of a pizza wheel? And let's say you lost your pizza wheel or it's broken - you can just use a regular pair of scissors! People who shop online will likely prefer the pizza wheel over this.

6 Tuna Squish The Tuna Squish gadget helps to remove water from canned tuna and prevents you from smelling like tuna by avoiding contact with the water. You only need to press down on the tuna using the lid, then remove the cover and throw it away. It's not rocket science. Plus, this gadget is ugly and takes up a lot of space.
7 Pickle Fork Yes, a pickle fork is a thing. Its use is to avoid putting your fingers in the jar. But why you can't just use a regular fork to get a pickle out of a jar is beyond me.

Ever heard of something called a fork, which you should probably already have in your house?

There's this magical tool that can do the exact same thing. It's called a fork!

8 Hands-Free Bag Holder These adjustable arms clip onto your storage bag and keep them upright so you can fill your bags easily. Many bags are made with flat bottoms, so you can set the bag on the counter while filling it with food. If you are worried about making a mess, open the bag and roll the top over itself, creating a cleaner fill. Holding the bag with one hand while filling it is easy.
9 Herb Scissors These scissors easily cut herbs using five blades or more, depending on the brand of herb scissors you purchase. The multi-blades allow for precise, small cuts of herbs at a fast pace. To their credit, these scissors do their job very well, but like the other items on this list, there are already tools you can use that will do the same job. Just use a chopping board and a knife or regular scissors.
10 Bear Paws Meat Shredders I have to give it to these tools. They do their intended jobs well. A quick look at any YouTube video on these bear paws will show you that.

However, if you use the BBQ occasionally, you are better off saving money and just using forks. Forks will do the job very well provided that your meat is soft enough.

Might be practical if the meat is too large.

I don't know why, but I love these things just by looking at them, lol. Maybe it's because they look more like cool weapons than a cooking tool.

The Contenders
11 Asparagus Steamer

Why not a steamer for everything else, too? Why just asparagus? This is a useless gadget, yet it's one that will take up more than its fair share of space in the cabinet.

This is not useless! It is very important! I'm offended at its inclusion! (Obvious sarcasm)

12 Nachosaurus

What the heck is this? A dinosaur-shaped nacho holder? That's so weird and useless.

13 Popcorn Machine

A microwave can do the machine's job just fine. Even an oven could do better.

14 Quesadilla Maker
15 Taco Proper

Just hold the taco in one hand and put in whatever you want with the other hand.

16 Corn Kerneler

A jagged kitchen knife does a good job of removing corn from the cob. And you only have to wash the knife afterward, not this big contraption.

17 Asparagus Peeler

I didn't know peeling asparagus was a thing until I found this item. It's a completely useless tool. All you have to do is use a knife to remove the stems. And then, if you're worried about the asparagus being too hard, just boil it or use a regular peeler.

18 Bread Maker

I'm sure you'd be able to get the bread cooked just fine with a swivel peeler.

19 Rotating Pizza Oven
20 Oven Mitts

If you have ever tried to remove something larger than a "frozen toddler meal" from an oven using one or two of these "gloves," you will know that it is completely impossible. You will immediately need to go back to regular pot holders since oven mitts are literally specifically designed to prevent you from being able to hold anything, especially a pan that came from an oven.

21 Slap Chop

Well, its main commercial/infomercial is definitely one of the best ones of all time.

22 Ice Cream Maker
23 Lemon Squeezer

Just use a strainer, then squeeze it, and done.

24 Bogeyman Egg Separator

Not only is this kitchen tool useless, but let's be real here. Nobody is going to use this because it is gross and will cut your appetite just by looking at it.

There are many ways to separate egg yolks from egg whites. You can use eggshells to remove them. This is useless, and the face looks creepy.

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