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Seemingly Useless Kitchen Gadgets, but I Want Them Anyway

By Macki West |

I daydream about As Seen On TV, and before having kids, when I had time to actually watch tv, I may have enjoyed an infomercial or two. What can I say? I’m a sucker for gadgetry. Although I do draw the line with some things. This holiday season I put together a list of what some might think of as useless, but I see as a must-have. Check out my wish list after the jump, and please tell me if I’m crazy, a genius, or what to add!

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Seemingly Useless Kitchen Gadgets, But I Want Them Anyway

Popeil Pasta Maker

I know, I know, it's a mini appliance that only makes pasta, but it makes pasta!!! And once a year when the Italian uncles come to visit I can dust it off and pretend like I'm an Italian too.
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Truly useless gadgets can be found here. Odd Gadgets here. Must have gadgets here.

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Macki West

Macki West is a unique and original wild-woman at heart who happens to be wrapped around her three kids fingers. She founded Cool Mom Tips and contributes to Prudent Baby, Cooking With My Kid, Babble’s Family Kitchen, and Babble Pregnancy. Read bio and latest posts → Read Macki's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “Seemingly Useless Kitchen Gadgets, but I Want Them Anyway

  1. Patricia says:

    we actually have a rotary grater that is at least 10 or 15 years old, it’s great!

  2. rachael says:

    The useless gadget I want is one of those mini donut makers that I’ve been seeing everywhere!

  3. alison says:

    love love love my pizza stone! use it for everything. have the ove glove, not impressed.

  4. ashley says:

    Pizza stone, food saver and pasta maker. In that order, those are the useless kitchen things I want. I hate cooking, but since I try to make as many of our meals at home as possible (as well as healthily as possible), I want lots of cool kitchen gadgets.

    My mom actually bought me a waffle stick maker for Christmas this year. I’m excited and can’t wait to have it, lol!

  5. yarnbomber says:

    Pizza stone: Must have. It evens out the temperature of the oven, so it actually helps everything. Food Saver = life saver. I even cheat and make lunch-box friendly ‘tubes’ of PB&J, separate salad stuffs, and portion out prepped veggies. (I even used it to make a set of bangs for my Sarah Palin Halloween costume a couple years ago.)

    We have an ancient Mouli rotary grater that’s indispensable for everything from veggies and cheese to ginger and garlic.

    I use my Ove Glove, but at work. As a spotlight operator, you can easily burn your hands and arms, but sew two together at the wrist (leave an opening for your hand, lol.) and it works better than a welder’s glove while breathing to let OUT heat.

  6. Heidi says:

    Rotary grater is cool! The batter dispenser is a joke. I use ziplock bags to mix all my muffins and cupcakes in. Squeeze and smash, then cut off a small corner and squeeze into the pans.

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