When it comes to kitchen gadgets there are some gems but then there are some absolutely worthless options that TV, Amazon, and TikTok have convinced us that we need. In fact, I’m willing to bet that you have some of these gadgets and gizmos in a drawer in your kitchen, or even worse, collecting dust outside in your garage, right now.

If I’m being honest, I can’t stand kitchen gadgets. The old adage that a cook’s best tools are their hands proves true most of the time. I hate digging out a clunky plastic contraption and putting it together when I could have just grabbed my well-loved chef’s knife and gotten to work and been done much faster. Just like one of my favorite chefs, Alton Brown says, the only unitasker in your kitchen should be your fire extinguisher. What I’ve really learned as I went through pages of Amazon gadgets is that people are really scared of using a knife.

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