But some funky kitchen tools can make for great gifts—take, for example, the sushi bazooka, which helps raw-fish novices create the perfect roll every time, or the egg-cuber, which turns your breakfast bite into a geometric masterpiece—and help with handling single-ingredient bulk projects like potato-peeling. Whether you’re looking for a gag gift for the avocado fiend or simply indulging a butter obsession, here are 8 head-scratching tools that just might be a fit.
It takes considerably longer to hard boil an egg, stuff it into this container, and cool it into the shape of a cube. It’s certainly impractical but it sure will have your guests talking. Egg Cuber on AmazonAmazon
Avocados have a cult following. The creamy, versatile fruit has enjoyed a surge in popularity and add richness to almost any recipe. Make quick work of it using this multi tool designed for really one task—slicing and dicing avocados. Avocado Slicer from AmazonAmazon
How do you peel a bunch of potatoes without losing the starchy goodness inside? Look no further than this automatic potato peeler. A hands-off approach to peeling potatoes means you can pile on the potato recipes in no time at all. Potato Peeler from AmazonAmazon
An oven that’s rooted in many traditional roasting practices across the globe. This clay oven sends your bird to the sauna for more juicy meat and never-dry breasts. Clay Baker from Williams SonomaWilliams Sonoma
Sushi is hard. That’s why most of the time, we put those pretty cuts of fish in a bowl in this chirashi recipe. But if you’re set on making sushi at home and are having trouble getting your rolling technique just right, use this bazooka. Perfect sushi rolls every time. Sushi Bazooka from AmazonAmazon