Can You Name This Kitchen Gadget From a One-Sentence Description?

By: Annette

Can You Name This Kitchen Gadget From a One-Sentence Description?
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About This Quiz

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?
Used to remove the core and pips from fruits.
Apple corer
An apple corer removes the core and pips from apples. It has a tube-like shape.
Apple cutter
Strawberry shucker

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Pokes and removes a cork from a bottle.
Cork picker
Cork knife
Corkscrew
A corkscrew pierces and removes corks from bottles. It's the original wine key.

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Has a serrated blade for cutting through both crust and airy interior.
Onion knife
Bread knife
A bread knife has a serrated blade that cuts through the bread. The knife is usually quite long and very durable.
Poultry knife

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Used to produce decorative butter shapes.
Butter mold
Butter ball
Butter curler
Have you curled your butter recently? If not, you're missing out! Get yourself a butter curler!

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Tool used for pounding meat.
Meat pulverizer
Meat tenderizer
A tenderizer is used for pounding meat. It has a handle and a grid-like pounding head.
Meat grinder

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Twists or pries the cap off of a bottle.
Bottle opener
A bottle opener is used to twist or pry the cap off a bottle. It liberates beer, as well.
Cap twister
Beer liberator

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A juicer with an attached bowl.
Cuisinart
Bullet
Lemon squeezer
This is a juicer specifically for lemons. It's a little dish with a cone for squeezing the citrus.

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It holds a raw egg within boiling water.
Egg keeper
Egg baby
Egg poacher
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.

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A bowl-shaped container with holes.
Pot
Pan
Colander
A colander is shaped like a bowl and has holes. It's used for draining excess water.

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Used to create caramelized sugar in a crème brûlée.
Lighter
Lamp
Blow torch
A blow torch is used to create that hardened layer of sugar on a crème brûlée. It's also used for sugar sculptures.

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Originally used to slice large cuts of beef, this is now a general utility knife that everyone has in their home.
Chef's knife
A chef's knife is what most Western cooks use on a daily basis. It was once intended for cutting beef!
Paring knife
Butter knife

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Used to crack the shell of a lobster or crab.
Crab cracker
A crab cracker cracks the shell of a lobster or crab. Why isn't it called a lobster cracker?
Lobster key
Fish shucker

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Consists of a slotted dish and a hinged plate of wires or blades.
Onion slicer
Potato peeler
Egg cutter
An egg cutter cuts peeled eggs in a flash. It cuts hard-boiled eggs evenly and painlessly.

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A device used for testing the temperature of steak and poultry and such.
Meat thermometer
A meat thermometer is used for testing the temperature of meat. It looks like a thermometer for humans, but pointier!
Pressurizer
Thermostat

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Presses cloves to create a puree, similar to a specialized ricer.
Specialized ricer
Onion mash
Garlic press
A garlic press effortlessly smashes garlic, creating a puree. Warning: this is a stinky appliance.

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A long-handled instrument used to pull meat out of narrow legs and other parts of a crab or lobster.
Fish scissors
Lobster pick
A lobster pick is also called a lobster fork. It's a long, narrow pick, used to pull the meat out of the creature.
Crab needles

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A device used for thinly slicing vegetables.
Vegetable guillotine
Mandoline
A mandoline is used for evenly slicing vegetables. It's flat in shape and has a handle that you pull back and forth.
Harp

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Small scoop used to make smooth balls of food.
Ice cream scoop
Melon baller
I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a melon baller. . . (Sorry, I had to.)
Globe maker

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A tool used to finely and consistently chop foods, particularly herbs.
Mezzaluna
The mezzaluna has a moon-shaped blade, used for cutting. You sway the tool back and forth to chop.
Mezzogiorno
Petaluma

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A deep, wide-bellied, short-necked vessel, used to cook bean-based dishes.
Beasinart
Bean machine
Beanpot
Yes, there's actually something called a beanpot. It is used to cook beans! It's a little ceramic pot.

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This is used to zest citrus fruits or finely grate hard foods.
Citrus grader
Ouija board
Microplane
The microplane is used to zest fruits and shred hard foods like cheese. Every good bartender knows how to use a microplane.

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Used to grind pepper.
Pepper mill
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.
Pepper killer
Pepper pulsifier

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A sifter or strainer is also known as a ______?
Funnel
Sieve
A sieve is also known as a strainer or sifter. It strains particles from liquids.
Sitter

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For trussing roasts of meat or poultry.
Rope
Twine
Twine is used for trussing meat and poultry. It's also known as kitchen string.
Meat string

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A handle and a curved metal end, the top of which is perforated.
Slotted spoon
Whisker
Zester
A zester is used for zesting fruit. It's mostly used for lemons or other citrus fruits.

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A gauzed cotton cloth used to remove whey.
Cheese separator
Cheesecloth
Cheesecloth is used when making cheese. It can also be used to strain things or hold a bouquet garni.
Cheese colander

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Used for hacking through bone.
Bone saw
Cleaver
A cleaver is used for hacking through bones. It is a large, broad-bladed knife.
Headcutter

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Used to mash or sieve soft foods.
Food crank
Food mill
A food mill has a sieve and a crank. There's also a metal blade which crushes food.
Food separator

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Used to drizzle honey.
Honey dipper
A honey dipper is used for drizzling honey. Winnie the Pooh has one, for sure.
Honey pot
Honey bunny

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Used to cut the tops of bread in artisan baking.
Ladle
Bread chopper
Lame
A lame is a tool specifically used for slashing the top of bread loaves. It gives bread that rustic, artisan look.

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A juicer with a fluted peak at the end of a short handle.
Fluter
Lemon reamer
A lemon reamer is used to juice a lemon. You apply the reamer to half of a lemon to press out the juice.
Zester

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Typically available in a set that measures dry or wet ingredients.
Measuring spoons
Measuring spoons come in a number of different sizes. They're usually attached to one another for ease of use.
Measuring disks
Meat grinders

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Tool used for crushing food to release flavor.
Food crusher
Butter churner
Mortar and pestle
Also know as a molcajete! This duo helps to release flavor and aroma from food.

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A crusher and a ballet.
Mincer
Oven glove
Nutcracker
A nutcracker is used to crush nuts. It's also a famous holiday ballet.

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Used for dispensing icing.
Pastry bag
A pastry bag is used for dispensing soft substances evenly. This includes icing and filling.
Icing mill
Dipper

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