12 Single-Purpose, Seemingly Useless Kitchen Gadgets We Actually Love
When nothing but a nutmeg grinder or cherry pitter will do
When it comes to cooking tools, we’re fans of the basics. There’s a lot you can do with some well-made essentials, and if you’re going to keep some gadgets on hand, they better pull double, triple, or quadruple duty. Space is a premium commodity in most kitchens, and we want everything we own to pull its weight.
And yet. Maybe it’s something we inherited from grandma or picked up on a trip and it only does one thing and we don’t use it much and its corner position in the back of a cabinet makes stacking the tupperware in a neat column impossible and…we can’t bear to get rid of it. Because sometimes a single-purpose gadget that just does one job—and does it well—really is worth it. Here is the case for our 12 favorites.