Kitchen tools make life easier. Not only that, but they also make cooking more fun! In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of the most interesting and unusual kitchen gadgets, but you have to identify them from a one-line description. Up for the task?
An apple corer removes the core and pips from apples. It has a tube-like shape.
A corkscrew pierces and removes corks from bottles. It's the original wine key.
A bread knife has a serrated blade that cuts through the bread. The knife is usually quite long and very durable.
Have you curled your butter recently? If not, you're missing out! Get yourself a butter curler!
A tenderizer is used for pounding meat. It has a handle and a grid-like pounding head.
A bottle opener is used to twist or pry the cap off a bottle. It liberates beer, as well.
This is a juicer specifically for lemons. It's a little dish with a cone for squeezing the citrus.
An egg poacher holds a raw egg together while it's poached in boiling water or the microwave. It's used to facilitate the poaching process.
A colander is shaped like a bowl and has holes. It's used for draining excess water.
A blow torch is used to create that hardened layer of sugar on a crème brûlée. It's also used for sugar sculptures.
A chef's knife is what most Western cooks use on a daily basis. It was once intended for cutting beef!
A crab cracker cracks the shell of a lobster or crab. Why isn't it called a lobster cracker?
An egg cutter cuts peeled eggs in a flash. It cuts hard-boiled eggs evenly and painlessly.
A meat thermometer is used for testing the temperature of meat. It looks like a thermometer for humans, but pointier!
A garlic press effortlessly smashes garlic, creating a puree. Warning: this is a stinky appliance.
A lobster pick is also called a lobster fork. It's a long, narrow pick, used to pull the meat out of the creature.
A mandoline is used for evenly slicing vegetables. It's flat in shape and has a handle that you pull back and forth.
I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a melon baller. . . (Sorry, I had to.)
The mezzaluna has a moon-shaped blade, used for cutting. You sway the tool back and forth to chop.
Yes, there's actually something called a beanpot. It is used to cook beans! It's a little ceramic pot.
The microplane is used to zest fruits and shred hard foods like cheese. Every good bartender knows how to use a microplane.
A pepper mill is used to grind pepper. At nice restaurants, your server will offer to use this tool to add pepper to your salad.
A sieve is also known as a strainer or sifter. It strains particles from liquids.
Twine is used for trussing meat and poultry. It's also known as kitchen string.
A zester is used for zesting fruit. It's mostly used for lemons or other citrus fruits.
Cheesecloth is used when making cheese. It can also be used to strain things or hold a bouquet garni.
A cleaver is used for hacking through bones. It is a large, broad-bladed knife.
A food mill has a sieve and a crank. There's also a metal blade which crushes food.
A honey dipper is used for drizzling honey. Winnie the Pooh has one, for sure.
A lame is a tool specifically used for slashing the top of bread loaves. It gives bread that rustic, artisan look.
A lemon reamer is used to juice a lemon. You apply the reamer to half of a lemon to press out the juice.
Measuring spoons come in a number of different sizes. They're usually attached to one another for ease of use.
Also know as a molcajete! This duo helps to release flavor and aroma from food.
A nutcracker is used to crush nuts. It's also a famous holiday ballet.
A pastry bag is used for dispensing soft substances evenly. This includes icing and filling.