25 Kitchen Things That Seem Weird, But Are Actually Pretty Useful TBH

25 Kitchen Things That Seem Weird, But Are Actually Pretty Useful TBH

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These cut-resistant gloves that are basically like kitchen armour. They’ll protect hands from mandolines, peelers, graters, and every other knife or blade.


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They’ve got helpful little gripper dots, too, so you’ll never have to worry about dropping something slippery or smooth.

Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $6.86+ (available in four sizes).

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These multipurpose kitchen shears that will make short work of chopping and mincing. They’re designed to create perfect, even strips and snips of herbs, chives, dried seaweed, lettuces, or other greens.


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They’re also comfy and lightweight, so you won’t feel like you’re hauling out garden shears every single time you just want a little chive on your baked potato. And they come with a bonus herb stripper and two handy cleaning tools!

Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

3.

This 3-in-1 avocado tool that’ll prevent any avocado-related injuries the next time you’re making brunch. The patented pit remover, serrated blade, and plastic slicer make easy work of this superfood and millennial fave.

4.

A Breville smoking gun that will infuse your culinary creations with a hint of smoke (without all the trouble of actually smoking it). You can choose between applewood and hickory chips to add flavour to anything from popcorn to ice cream!


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Using it is super easy. Place the chips in the receptacle, light, and use the rubber tubing to direct the fragrant smoke towards your food or drink. I’ve even used this baby to make smoked Old Fashioneds at home!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $92.98.

5.

A stuffed waffle iron that will help you create the decadent breakfast of your dreams. Can’t decide between peanut butter or jelly? Now you can have both.

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These cookie shot glass moulds that will give your fave childhood snack a grown-up makeover. I’d even use these as dessert cups and fill them with fruit or other goodies!


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And don’t limit yourself to just chocolate chip cookies, either.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.83.

7.

This Himalayan salt slab that not only looks cool, but infuses your food with flavour while it cooks. This one even comes with a block holder, so you can transfer your food from BBQ to tabletop quickly and easily. Don’t be alarmed if your block has streaks or imperfections — it is a natural product, after all.


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It’s an amazing gadget to have on hand for delicate meats, like fish or seafood, that might otherwise stick to the grill. You can also get a specialty brush for cleaning it!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99+ (available in two sizes and in three purchasing options).

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This oil and vinegar combo bottle that might seem a bit gimmicky at first — until you realize that combining two products in one container is a HUGE space-saver!


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Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.53+ (available in five styles).

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A ravioli maker that’ll take the strain and effort out of whipping up a batch of these delicious pockets. This maker will ensure you get uniform results every time!

10.

These flavour-infusing cedar wraps that will impart a smoky, woodsy flavour to anything lucky enough to be packaged in them. I love using these for things become delicate during cooking, like fish or roasted veggies. They’re also a godsend if you like steaming your food but find it a bit bland.


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Make sure you soak them in water for a few minutes before using so that they don’t crack or char too much during the cooking process.

Get a pack of eight on Amazon Canada for $22.29.

11.

This sampler pack of barrel-aged coffee. Each package contains single-origin coffee that’s been left to age in the barrels of some award-winning distilleries, giving the beans a unique and rich flavour not typically found in your morning brew.

12.

A portable smokefree campfire so you can roast up some hotdogs or make some gooey s’mores without having to buy any firewood (or actually going camping). It’s incredibly lightweight, too.

13.

A pair of beer chilling sticks that will cool your beer down from the inside. Don’t worry about accidentally choking on them, either. They’re equipped with an airtight seal, so you can chill your beer and drink it, too.


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Pop them in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes, then insert. It’s really that easy.

Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

14.

This set of lazy kitchen tools that’ll rest easily on the edge of your cookware, and keep the rest of your kitchen free from sauce splatter (#bless). The durable silicone is heat resistant to 260°C, so don’t stress if you forget about them when you pop your dish in the oven.


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Reviewers also love how sturdy they are, and that they don’t bend like other silicone utensils.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.84+ (available in two colours).

15.

An organic mushroom farm that’ll yield some delicious ‘shrooms in as few as ten days. Reviewers say these fungi are packed with flavour, too!


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Getting a fresh batch is incredibly easy — open the box, water, and harvest!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.

16.

This one-handed spice grinder that’s equipped with a powerful ceramic grinder to make short work of all spices (even salt!). Reviewers say it’s super easy to fill AND clean, too.


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I love that it’s designed to be used with one hand — one of my hands is ALWAYS covered in sauce in the kitchen. Plus, it’s great for people who struggle with mobility or coordination!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $50.56.

17.

A handy double dish with a removable top dish for serving snacks, and a larger bottom dish for catching debris (like pistachio shells, olive pits, or edamame pods).


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Get it on Amazon Canada for $26+ (available in two colours).

18.

This cast iron garlic roaster that’ll help take the guesswork out of making these little golden nuggets. It even comes with a silicone squeezer to help extract them— goodbye, scorched fingertips!


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It’s also an easy way to cut down on single-use materials (like tin foil)!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.31.

19.

A set of reusable toaster bags that’ll be your best ally in the fight against gooey cheese. Slip your grilled cheese sandwich into the bag, pop it in the toaster, and enjoy! No messy clean-up.

20.

An eggshell peeler that’ll save you the trouble of picking every shell fleck off your hard-boiled eggs. Getting the entire shell off is as easy as cracking, inserting, and peeling.


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The plastic “blade” is kid friendly for maximum boo-boo prevention, and can also be used to crack raw eggs during baking.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.28.

21.

A split decision pie pan that’ll speak to anyone who finds choosing between apple and blueberry pies a decision far too difficult to make.


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The pan has a non-stick coating, too, so you can extract both delish desserts with ease.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.27.

22.

A microwave pasta cooker that’ll have you creating top-notch Italian meals without firing up your stove. You just fill it with pasta, toppings, and water, pop it in the microwave, then strain it out of the lid when it’s done.

23.

A banana slicer that’ll dice your favourite potassium-rich fruit into perfect slices in one swift movement. Reviewers love that it’s kid friendly and easy to clean.

24.

A salad chopper and bowl that can cut through cheese, veggies, fruit, and lettuce, so you can craft the perfect healthy meal with ease. Reviewers say it’s a must-have if you’re trying to eat more greens.

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And this egg cooker with over 20,000 reviews that’ll easily cook up poached, scrambled, or boiled eggs in mere moments. The handy auto-off feature prevents overcooking, so you can focus on other things while your breakfast cooks.


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Reviewers are completely obsessed — perfectly cooked eggs are something to get excited about!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $28+ (available in five colours).

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