11 Kitchen Tools That Are Too Much Fun to Pass Up
These fun kitchen tools do more than cook up a smile—they'll make your kitchen chores a bit easier, too.
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Will a watched pot boil if you’ve got these colorful lid lifters helping you watch it? We’re guessing yes, and this heat-resistant team of six will help keep it from boiling over. They’re perfect when you need to keep a lid on things while whipping up a tasty pasta dinner.
This funny fish definitely gets the yolk away from the white. Just place it over the yolk of a cracked egg and give a little squeeze to swallow it up. Use the whites to make everything from angel food cake to meringue. (The yolks you set aside will go swimmingly in an Eggs Benedict Casserole.)
“Hug Doug” will hold on to your spoon for dear life so you won’t lose it in a delicious pot of homemade soup. His adjustable, grippy silicone arms will wrap around a range of utensils to keep them from sinking—and keep spoon splatters off your counter. You’ll love one of these grapefruit spoons, too.
You’ll lava your squeaky-clean microwave with this handy volcano-shaped steam cleaner. Just add water and vinegar, and run the microwave for 5-8 minutes. Even the splatters from this 15-Minute Meatloaf will wipe right off.
These scrubbers are more than just cheerful. Scrub Daddy sponges change texture depending on water temperature. Soak them in warm water for gentle cleansing and cool water for serious scrubbing—like for last night’s empty pan of lasagna after your family makes it disappear.
Making uniform meatballs is a breeze with this colorful meatball shaper. Your meatballs will store neatly and cook evenly when you’re ready to heat up any of our marvelous meatball recipes. (Not in the meatball mood? You can use the shaper for cookie dough, too!)
This bottle opener is designed to look like a peg-legged pirate armed with a corkscrew, plus an easy-open lever, foil cutter and beer bottle opener. And it’s a great excuse to talk like a pirate when whipping up one of these cocktails. Arggh.
These brown bear insulated oven mitts are perfect when there’s something hot and savory in the oven that you need two hands to handle—like a hearty sheet pan supper. Feeling chill? They also come in polar bear.