15 Strange, Cool Kitchen Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

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Do you think cooking is a total yawn? Does your iPhone list Seamless as an emergency contact? Are you..well...lazy? (Nothing wrong with that.) Chances are, finding the right kitchen gadget could turn you into a bonafide Rachael or Giada, or at least inspire you to give a fake cooking-show spiel as you're prepping something in the kitchen. Or, wait—am I the only one who does that?

This crazy world has already invented a device that literally grows meats and fish, a motorized ice cream cone, and a $63,000 corkscrew. You know that saying "if it's not on the internet, it doesn't exist"? Well, if you can dream up a kitchen utensil for even the most minuscule or inane problem, you can probably buy it at Sur La Table. I, personally, can't go there anymore because I become convinced that I need things like butter makers and pizza scissors.

If you're not usually dazzled by all things culinary, check out these 15 inventive cooking gizmos. Who knows? They might inspire you try a zany new dish, simplify your current cooking routine, or rustle up a truly unique meal (or just stop storing your sweaters in the oven).

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