Cooking Contraptions: The Kitchen Gadgets Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • tenderizing meat
  • slicing vegetables
  • making sweet music

When the earliest slow cooker hit the market, what was it designed to cook?

  • meat
  • potatoes
  • bean

True or false: The lazy Susan was invented in the 20th century.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following would you use a zester to do?

  • dice herbs
  • shake salt in precise amounts
  • grate citrus peels

What is a salad spinner designed to do?

  • mix dressing
  • shred veggies
  • dry greens

What do you call a baking pan with a fluted center and a round, turbanlike shape?

  • Bundt pan
  • springform pan
  • brownie pan

Which of these typically requires the use of a colander?

  • sifting flour
  • draining pasta
  • coring a pineapple

What is a percolator used to make?

  • spaghetti
  • coffee
  • soda water

What food was the raclette grill originally designed to cook?

  • meat
  • bread
  • cheese

True or false: A ramekin is a baking dish of any size that can be used safely in the oven.

  • true
  • false

Which of these would you use a spiralizer to make?

  • shredded cheese
  • veggie noodles
  • cake icing

What type of whisk should you use to make your cream extra fluffy?

  • flat
  • round
  • either one

What is a kitchen mortar?

  • deadly weapon
  • mashing stick
  • small bowl

True or false: The silicone used to make kitchen tools and utensils has been around since the 1940s.

  • true
  • false

When did the first stand mixers hit store shelves?

  • 1919
  • 1949
  • 1979

Where did the Splayd originate?

  • United States
  • Australia
  • former Soviet Union

What does a SaladShooter do?

  • dry greens
  • slice and shred
  • mix dressing

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?

  • wine
  • coffee
  • soda

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.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following would most likely require a spurtle?

  • stirring porridge or stew
  • tenderizing meat
  • removing the stems from rosemary

What type of egg would be the most likely to be served in an egg cup?

  • scrambled
  • poached
  • soft-boiled

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.

  • iron fish
  • iron tablets
  • red onion

Why does brown sugar typically harden?

  • old age
  • exposure to air
  • bad batch

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.

  • true
  • false