There's no limit to the number of gadgets and doodads that can clutter up your kitchen, from the must-haves to the "why did I buy that?" items. Take our quiz to see if you can identify these culinary gizmos!
Which of the following would you use a kitchen mandoline for?
making sweet music
When the earliest slow cooker hit the market, what was it designed to cook?
True or false: The lazy Susan was invented in the 20th century.
Which of the following would you use a zester to do?
shake salt in precise amounts
grate citrus peels
What is a salad spinner designed to do?
What do you call a baking pan with a fluted center and a round, turbanlike shape?
Which of these typically requires the use of a colander?
coring a pineapple
What is a percolator used to make?
What food was the raclette grill originally designed to cook?
True or false: A ramekin is a baking dish of any size that can be used safely in the oven.
Which of these would you use a spiralizer to make?
What type of whisk should you use to make your cream extra fluffy?
What is a kitchen mortar?
True or false: The silicone used to make kitchen tools and utensils has been around since the 1940s.
When did the first stand mixers hit store shelves?
Where did the Splayd originate?
former Soviet Union
What does a SaladShooter do?
slice and shred
What action does a springform pan make unnecessary?
turning a cake upside down to remove it from the pan
adding eggs to make a cake fluffy
the need to put a cake in the oven
Why do onions make you cry?
The smell is so powerful.
They don't — that's just a myth.
They release a chemical eye irritant.
Which of the following do you need an aerator for?
When would you be likely to use a trivet?
when chopping veggies
when serving food
when handling raw meat
True or false: Mezzaluna is a moon-shaped pasta.
Which of the following would most likely require a spurtle?
stirring porridge or stew
removing the stems from rosemary
What type of egg would be the most likely to be served in an egg cup?
What amazing result does the kitchen gadget the Golden Goose promise to deliver?
super easy eggshell removal
eggs that cook in seconds
eggs scrambled in the shell
Low on iron? Toss one of these in your soup pot.
Why does brown sugar typically harden?
exposure to air
Which of these would most likely require the use of a reamer?
tenderizing soft meat
injecting marinade into chicken
juicing a lemon
What does a corn zipper do?
protect your fingers from heat
apply butter evenly
slice off kernels cleanly
True or false: A French press grinds coffee beans.