Cooking a meal can range from boring to terrifying, depending on how skilled of a cook you are and how flammable the stuff in your kitchen is. Most of the time, though, it’s boring, and we could all use a few fun items to add some spice to our kitchen cabinets. The following 36 items are not just super handy, but also incredibly fun. A corgi-shaped wine stopper? A sponge holder that’s shaped like a tiny bed with pillows and a head board? SIGN ME UP!
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This Ham Dogger That Upgrades Your Hot Dog Game
I don’t mean to brag, but I’m a bit of a hot dog connoisseur. There are few things more satisfying on a hot summer day than a hot, delicious dog grilled to perfection and slathered in condiments. But what about if that hot dog were actually made of ground hamburger? I know, I know…I’ve just blown your mind, right? Try this thing out. It’ll change EVERYTHING.
This Ridiculously Fun Oven Mitt
Let me guess: Your oven mitt is a total snooze, right? Not anymore! This kitchen essential takes the traditional (boring) mitt style and adds a fun twist that will bring you back to one of your favorite childhood past times: popping bubble wrap! Plus it protects your hands from burns. Okay, so you can’t actually pop the bubbles (trust me, I’ve tried), but it’s still super fun.
This Egg Yolky Egg Separator That’s Cute and Helpful
The description of this product on Amazon says “Where Cuteness and function meet”, which pretty much sums it up. I mean, just look at it! It’s adorable! But it also makes separating an egg yolk from the egg white ridiculously easy. Plus it clips right onto the bowl or pan you’re using! You’ll finally be able to make egg white omelettes! Although you shouldn’t. Because they’re gross.
This Monkey Business Karoto Vegetable Peeler That’ll Take You Back to Grade School
I’m going to make a somewhat embarrassing confession: I’m really lazy when it comes to preparing my vegetables. In fact, before I bought this product I never peeled my veggies, and would instead pay WAY too much money on pre-peeled carrots. But now that I have this quirky kitchen item (that totally takes me back to third grade home room) I’m not only saving money, I’m finding excuses to use to and forcing myself to eat healthier. Win-win!
This Bottle Opener That’s Perfect For Swashbucklers
Looking to add a bit of pirate flavor to your next fancy party? This SUCK UK Pirate Bottle Opener is for you. Sure, it may just look like a somewhat ordinary bottle opener when it’s not in use, but once you stick the cork screw into a bottle and pull it out, the cork makes this little guy looks like he has a peg leg. And it’s so darn cute I can hardly stand it. (But don’t tell him that. He’s a very tough pirate and would be offended.)
These Dreamfarm Clongs That Keeps Your Counters Clean
Let me run you through a scenario: You’re making a delicious batch of Chicken Parmesan and use a pair of tongs to turn the chicken breasts. Then, you set the tongs (which are covered in rich, flavorful sauce) on your counter top and BAM! You’ve suddenly got a huge mess to clean up. But not with these brilliantly designed babies! Because who wants to make their kitchen even MORE messy if they don’t have to?!
This Magical Metal Bar That Banishes Bad Smells
Once, on one of my first ever dates with my now-husband, he told me he was hit with the overwhelming scent of garlic the minute I walked in the door. I had been chopping garlic the night before, and even after numerous washes I could not shake the smell. This game-changing metal bar completely eliminates bad food smells just by rubbing your hands over it.
These Super Handy 5 Blade Herb Scissors
You know what your dinner tonight could use? Some freshly chopped herbs. And you know what’s not fun to have to freshly chop? Herbs. But luckily, with these sturdy stainless steel kitchen shears, adding a flavor explosion to your meals is ridiculously easy. Plus, the five blades make sure that they’re cut as finely as they would be had you actually chopped them. You’re welcome!
This strange but amazing Rollie Hands-Free Automatic Vertical Egg Cooker
Bear with me, because this one is weird. Really weird. But honestly, once you try this you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Simply spritz with non-stick cooking spray, crack in a few eggs, and wait for it to do its magic. When it’s done, you’ll have a tube of perfectly cooked eggs. There are endless recipes to make with this thing, and after trying it once you’ll be totally hooked.
This Fred COOL SHOOTERS Shot Glass Mold That Makes Sure Your Shots are Super Chill
Taking shots is fun. In fact, it’s a little too fun. But you know what’s NOT fun at all? Taking a shot only to realize that it was disgustingly lukewarm. It’s enough to make you leave the bar, go home, and go to bed. But luckily, you can knock back perfectly frosty shots without even leaving the comfort of your own home with this ice shot glass mold.
This Yesker Silver Stainless Steel Pineapple Corer That Ups Your Fruit Game
Does anyone really know how to core a pineapple? Every single time I’ve ever bought a whole pineapple it has not gone well. I usually end up pricking myself on the spiky skin, getting sticky juice all over my hands, and after about ten minutes of struggling I usually just end up cutting chunks out of it and eating it with my hands. Luckily, those days are gone with this handy gadget!
This Soap Dispenser That Makes Washing Dishes Way Easier
The Full Circle Bubble Up Ceramic Soap Dispenser is one of those products that, once you hear about the simple yet brilliant concept, wonder why you didn’t just invent it yourself. Simply put your sponge in the dish and press down to add soap suds. Easy peasy! Plus, the dish is made from sturdy ceramic so you can just pop it in the dishwasher to clean it.
This Slicer That Makes Eating Hot Dogs Even More Fun
The Curl-A-Dog BBQ Spiral Grilling Hot Dog Sausage Slicer is a must for a household with young kids. Or, a household with the young at heart. (Like me.) This fun slicer makes your hot dogs taste gourmet and is so easy that even little ones can use it. One reviewer admits that she bought this as a gag gift but loved it so much that she now uses it ever time she grills out.
This Groundbreaking Butter Slicer
Change the way you eat toast forever with this Inventions for Market One Click Stick Butter Cutter with Stainless Steel Blade. With just one click you get a beautiful pat of butter delivered directly onto your waffle, pancake, bread, burger (don’t judge me) or whatever else you need butter for. Plus, it comes in a variety of fun colors. Trust me, you need this thing.
This Saw That Shows Your Cake Who’s Boss
Your birthday is a big deal. It only happens once a year, after all. So why use a boring, ordinary knife to cut it? This Fred TABLE SAW Crosscut Cake and Salad Saw is one of those novelty items that will cause widespread jealously throughout your family and friends. Simply whip out this oversized saw at your next birthday party and wait for the “oohs” and “aaahs”.
This Egg Cutter That Transforms Your Eggs
Regularly shaped eggs are SO last year. But this Yellow Egg Cuber Cutting Tool lets you eat your favorite breakfast food in an entirely new way. Simply boil your boring round egg as you normally wood. Then, stick it into this device and put it in the fridge to cool. After just a few minutes you’ll have a perfectly square egg, and your world will be changed forever.
This Garlic Cutter That You’ll Use Constantly
I add garlic to pretty much everything I make. It adds the perfect amount of flavor without the added calories, and it leaves my house smelling heavenly. My downstairs neighbors probably hate it, though.
I use this Chef’n GarlicZoom Garlic Chopper constantly. Just put your peeled garlic glove into this little guy and roll is back and forth on your counter. You’ll have finly minced garlic in a snap!
This Coffee Cup That’s Perfect For Your Mother-in-Law
Don’t you hate it when uninvited guests drop by? It’s so rude, especially considering the fact that my house is always a complete mess and I hate having people over. But luckily, now when people drop in for tea I have the perfect mug for them.
This Creature Cups Spider Cup reveals a creepy crawly once you’ve finished your drink. FYI it’s probably not a good idea for people with heart issues.
These Creepy Spoons Are Perfect For Horror Fans
Add some ghoulish fun to your next tea time with these FOXAS 304 Stainless Steel Skull Sugar Spoons. At just under $13 for a set of 6, these skull spoons are as creepily cute as they are practical. The stainless steel construction makes them dishwasher safe and the durable design keeps them looking new year after year. Tea time just got a major dose of frightful fun.
This Kitchen Tool Set That’s Insanely Adorable
Think about the kitchen tools that you have in your cupboards right now. Are any of them even remotely cute? Have a dash of whimsy? Fill your heart with joy every time you use them? I didn’t think so. But with The Nessie Family, that can change. This three-piece set includes a colander spoon, tea infuser and ladle that all fit together perfectly. How cute is THAT?!
This Cheese Grater That You NEED For Taco Night
In my house, Taco Thursday is sacred. I’m not lying when I say that I pretty much force my husband to eat Mexican food of some type every single week. So, needless to say, we eat a lot of cheese. So it seems only fitting that we would buy a cheese grater to shred cheese to put on tacos that’s actually shaped like a taco. Plus, the taco shell design makes it super easy to use.
This Weird But Amazing Banana Tool
Okay, okay. I get it. The name “Banana Surprise” is pretty darn goofy. It’s even hard for me not to chuckle every time I hear it. But this weird product is actually a total game-changer. It lets you fill your bananas WITH CHOCOLATE. I’ll just let that sink in for a minute…
This product is a must-have in my house. And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t even like bananas very much.
This Corgi-Shaped Wine Stopper That’s Oh-So Sweet
Stop everything you’re doing and look at this Corgi wine stopped. It’s just too cute for words. And if you’re a dog lover AND a wine snob, it’s just something you need in your life. Period. There’s no arguing with these facts.
The air-tight seal of this TrueZoo Corki Wine and Beverage Bottle Stopper and Preserver keeps your delicious drinks as fresh as the day you first opened them.
This Toilet Mug That’s Perfect For Weirding-Out Coworkers
Bathroom humor is funny. If you don’t agree with that statement, then you’re probably not going to like this product. But for those of you who agree with that statement, you can appreciate the hilarity of a coffee mug shaped like a toilet seat.
Bonus tip: Drink only black coffee out of this thing. Tomato juice would probably be too unsettling of an image.
This Utensil Fork That Grasps Your Pickles Perfectly
Pickles are among my favorite foods. There’s something about the combination of the crunchy texture, salty brine, and sour vinegary taste that I just LOVE. But you know what I don’t love? How gross my fingers get after I’ve polished off an entire jar of pickles (don’t just me).
But this handy tool fits right onto the rim of the jar so I can eat my favorite snack without getting my fingers dirty.
This Multi-Use Tool That Frees Up Drawer Space
My husband and I recently moved into an apartment with a kitchen about the third of the size as our old one. Because of our majorly downsized cabinet space, I had to throw out a ton of stuff, and instead invested in products that had more than just one use.
This 2-in-1 whisk has been one of my favorite new items. Plus, because it can be flattened with one twist, it doesn’t jam up my drawers.
This Cute and Cozy Sponge Holder
Looking for a way to add a big dose of cuteness to your kitchen while at the same time keep your sponge from sitting in the sink and collecting disgusting, foul smelling bacteria? This OTOTO Clean Dreams Kitchen Sponge Holder was made for you.
I mean, just look at those tiny little pillows! And the little headboard! Can you even stand the cuteness?! I sure can’t!
This Brownie Pan That Turns Up The Crunch
Everyone knows that the best parts of a pan of brownies are the end pieces. While they still have a soft and gooey center, the edges are crispy and crunchy but still delicate so when you bite into them they give you the most satisfying little “crunch”. I may or may not be drooling right now just thinking about it…
This pan makes EVERY PIECE an end piece.
This Measuring Cup With a Twist
Exact measurements isn’t that important when you’re baking, right?
That’s what make these iSi Set of 3 Flexible Measuring Cups so ingenious. The bendable design allows you to seamlessly pour your without spilling, and the easy-to-read measurements give you a perfect result every time. Plus they’re made of heavy-duty non-slip silicone that’s dishwasher safe. You might even look forward to baking with these babies!
This Thawing Board That Eliminates Wait Time
You need meat, and you need it NOW. But thawing something safely and effectively can be a long process, and can put a wrench in things if you have hungry guests and steaks that are frozen solid.
This urbanviva Fast Defrosting Tray solves that problem for you. It cuts your thaw time in half without the use of electricity, heat or harsh chemicals. It’s almost like magic!
This Cheese Slicer That Makes Life Way Easier
I live in Wisconsin, so eating cheese is basically a requirement around here. We have cheese with breakfast, lunch and dinner, and let me tell you, the amount of slicing that goes on in my house is enough to give me painful callouses that last for weeks.
This Chef’n Slicester Cheese Slicer is specially designed to be comfortable, durable and safe even for little ones to use.
This Utensil Rest That Solves an Annoying Problem
One of the reasons I don’t cook very often is because I hate cleaning up the mess that’s created while cooking dinner. I know, I know…it’s childish. But is it really worth cooking a delicious meal if you have to spend two hours cleaning afterwards?!
Luckily, this Tomorrow’s Kitchen Silicone Utensil Rest keeps your countertops cleaner and gives you the perfect place to organize your utensils.
These Super Stretchy Silicone Lids That Save Your Fruit
When was the last time you cut up an ENTIRE watermelon and ate the whole thing in one sitting? Or a pineapple, or that matter? A cantaloupe? Honey dew? It rarely happens, and in my house that means that the other half ends up going to waste.
But these Silicone Stretch Lids stretch to fit any type of fruit or vegetable AND work great to cover Tupperware contains that no longer have lids. (Like all of my Tupperware containers.)
This Egg Timer Makes Cooking Eggs a Breeze
I’m not a great cook. I don’t have a lot of common sense when it comes to cooking, which is why I love buying kitchen tools that take out all of the guesswork. This Norpro Egg Perfect Egg Timer is one of those tools.
Before I bought this I had no idea how long to boil eggs for. Now, the minute it changes color I know the eggs are done. Viola! No more guesswork!
This Food Saver That Prevents Food Waste
I feel really bad about wasting food. And while I try to prevent it, sometimes you shove all your produce in the crisper drawer and forget about it until a month later. But with these Dualplex Fruit and Veggie Life Extender Liners it’s easy to keep your food fresher longer.
Plus, they’re super easy to install. Simply lay them flat and you’re good to go!
This Food Cover That Protects Your Microwave
There are few household jobs worse than cleaning your microwave. It’s gross, it smells weird, and the food is usually so stuck on that you have to break a sweat scraping and scraping. In fact, I wish I never had to do it again.
Oh wait, I don’t! Because I bought this thing! It also has steam vents so your food gets cooked perfectly every time.