Many homeowners have this huge, separate drawer in their kitchen that is full of unusual and weird utensils.
They probably thought these kitchen items were amazing when they bought them, but they never got around to using them.
This particularly happens when you’re stocking your kitchen for the first time and are struggling to make it functional as soon as possible.
Apart from the basics like pots, pans, cutlery, knife sets, and cutting boards, you often end up buying a few crazy utensils that you don’t really know how to use.
So, you store them away in ‘the drawer’ where they stay untouched.
However, they might actually be more useful and handy than you think they are!
Here are some weird utensils that you might find in your kitchen. Learn how to use them in various culinary and kitchen-related tasks.
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Most of us are familiar with an egg slicer that gives you the perfectly sliced, oval-shaped, hard-boiled eggs for breakfast, but as of late, square-shaped slices are the new “in” thing!
There’s an egg cuber that allows you to enjoy square-shaped eggs.
This handy little utensil keeps the egg slices in place even when stacked on top of each other.
It is a square egg maker whose design features a right-angled, compressible enclosure that compacts hard-boiled eggs into a unique cube shape.
The mold is made of plastic and has a simple square-shaped body with a round top and a detachable bottom.
To use an egg cuber, take a shelled, boiled egg and place it into the plastic mold.
Screw the top and place the pressing plate above the egg.
Keep turning the top till the egg has pressed out from all corners.
Run it under chilled water or keep it in the refrigerator for an hour to set the shape of the egg.
Remove the egg from the cuber and enjoy squared egg slices!
Twirling Spaghetti Fork
Eating spaghetti can prove to be quite a nuisance, especially when it’s too sauce or when you have lipstick on.
The spaghetti strands can create a rather messy situation; however, your kitchen drawer might be holding the perfect solution to that- a twirling spaghetti fork!
This is a motorized fork shaped like a normal, everyday fork that we use, except with a thumb-activated button located on the handle.
It is often referred to as a ‘pasta twirler’ and has tines that help rotate any kind of wobbly, stringed pasta. It creates a perfectly neat bite for you!
To use this quirky kitchen tool, all you need to do is place it between the pasta, press the button with your button and let the metal prongs do its job.
While it does sound like too much of a hassle, it’s actually an ideal remedy for dripping pasta and sauce-covered faces!
If you love a drizzle of that tangy lemon juice on all your salads, but find it too arduous to cut up a lemon each time and squeeze it onto your food, a citrus sprayer is what you need!
As unusual or crazy as this kitchen tool might seem, it can be a great time-saver.
It is like any other sprayer with a plastic nozzle on top that allows you to pump the juice of any fruit.
The pump-style nozzle is attached to a long, hollow filter that comes with holes all over.
The main purpose of these holes is to collect the juice of the fruit.
The top of the filter also has a silicone ring, which prevents the juice from spurting through the top and also covers the top of the fruit properly.
To use this citrus sprayer, take a lemon, slice off one tip from the top, and gently twist the sprayer through the center of the lemon.
Make sure to work your way down slowly so that the silicon guard on the top of the sprayer perfectly fits the fruit.
The key to smooth and hassle-free spraying is to use the right size sprayer in order to get the most amount of juice from the fruit.
Crispy, crunchy bacon is the ultimate breakfast delicacy, but cooking it can be such a mess given how the fat and oil splatters all over the stovetop – which then takes ages to clean!
The Bacon Genie, as crazy as that sounds, is a weird but handy kitchen utensil that helps make crispy bacon in the microwave in just a few seconds.
Not just that, but this utensil promises to eliminate all oily, dirty splatter, keeping your microwave perfectly clean.
Shaped like a genie, this tool comes with a hanging or drying rack at the top where you can place about 9-12 bacon strips at one time.
There’s a reservoir-like-tray attached to the bottom of the handle of the genie that collects all the fatty grease deposits, leaving you with super crispy bacon in a few seconds.
To use the Bacon Genie, hang a few strips of bacon on the top rack vertically and keep it in the microwave for a few minutes.
Once the timer is up, remove the bacon strips, and simply toss the machine in your dishwasher.
It is dishwasher safe, so you can easily enjoy your bacon first and leave the cleaning bit for later!
Rub Away Bar
Garlic is perhaps the most flavorful and delicious cooking ingredient, but with one major downside: it leaves a nasty, unpleasant odor on the fingers after chopping it, which often lasts for hours.
However, there’s a weird tool that you may or not have in your drawer, which is shaped like a soap bar and is made of stainless steel.
It is called the ‘Rub Away Bar,’ and it helps remove all unwanted, unpleasant odors from your hands within a few seconds!
Interestingly, this tool is shaped like an actual soap bar with a slight curve in the middle.
It is made of stainless steel, which makes it incredibly lightweight and also dishwasher-friendly.
Most varieties of this tool also have the words “Rub-A-Way” engraved on the top all caps.
To use this stainless bar, simply rub it between your hands under water for 30 seconds as you do with regular soap.
It works by removing sulfur molecules from your hands and binding them to the molecules on the stainless steel.
This removes the smell from your hands and transfers it to the soap.
Whether you’ve chopped garlic or cut up smelly fish, you’ll have odorless hands in a few seconds with the help of this bar!
Highlighter Pen Baster
It looks like a pen highlighter but actually highlights your food just like you do with your notes in class.
The Highlighter Pen Baster is a bizarre kitchen accessory that helps you present your food dishes Master Chef style!
Most importantly, though, it works as a super-efficient basting brush for your turkey, steaks, and kebabs while moistening them to perfection.
This tool is actually shaped like a highlighter pen that most of us have used at least once in our lives to mark important notes in our textbooks.
It even sports the same yellow neon color but is really big as compared to regular highlighters.
The main body is made of plastic while the brushing bristles at the top are made of silicon.
It is 100 percent food-safe and dishwasher friendly, which makes it even handier to use.
To use highlighter basting pen brush, remove the top lid and then squeeze the plastic body to suck up your preferred basting liquid, be it melted butter, olive oil, or a rich chicken marinade.
With an easy squeeze-and-release action, this pen helps you baste all your food with ease.
You can also use it to decorate your food and do things like painting strokes of a creamy sauce onto the serving plate or even over a grilled chicken fillet.
The best part about this tool is that it’s extremely versatile, and you can use it in any way you want during your culinary affairs in the kitchen.
Just don’t mistake it for one of your stationery highlighters!
Just because you have a drawer in your kitchen full of weird utensils doesn’t mean they are useless or inefficient.
These tools can literally take you by surprise in terms of how effective, handy, and useful they can be!
So, the next time you come across an unusual accessory in your kitchen, in the home-supplies aisle in your favorite store, or if someone gifts you one of the utensils mentioned in this article, make sure to study it and look up online.
No matter how weird they might look, you are likely to be in for a pleasant surprise!