Gone Gaga for Gastronomic Gadgets?

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In 2013, I published two posts about kitchen gadgets (“Got Gadgets” – 09/01/2013 and “Got Gadgets Part 2” – 11/01/2013). Since that time, I have accumulated a few more gadgets in my kitchen, but not without a great deal of forethought and careful examination. However, a recent blog on http://www.eatyourbooks.com spurred me to re-examine the current status of kitchen gadgets and I was amazed!

How about a “Selfie Spoon”, which permits you to eat cereal (or anything else I guess), while taking “selfies” of yourself in the process? Do people really want to see perfect strangers (or family members) shoving food into their mouths?

Who wants to send a selfie of yourself cramming cereal into your mouth? Apparently someone did! (Photo Credit: www.tumblr.com)

Who wants to send a selfie of yourself cramming cereal into your mouth? Apparently someone did! (Photo Credit: http://www.tumblr.com)

In 1939, the year my folks were married, these were the "modern" gadgets in their kitchen! (Photo Credit: www.etsy.com)

In 1939, the year my folks were married, these were the “modern” gadgets in their kitchen! (Photo Credit: http://www.etsy.com)

Then there is the “Ramen Hair Protector”, which is worn around the face to protect the hair from the fallout caused by slurping Ramen (it can probably double as a Halloween costume).

Are you so dedicated to work, that on weekends, you long to be back at your desk? Well, then the keyboard waffle iron is for you! Can’t decide if you can handle chopsticks, but don’t want to embarrass yourself in a Chinese restaurant by asking the wait staff for a fork? Then the chopstick/fork combo is for you! No humiliation by drawing attention to yourself. Just flip the gadget over and eat quietly.

Can't decide if you can master chopsticks in public? Well, this is the deal for you! (Photo Credit: www.thechive.com)

Can’t decide if you can master chopsticks in public? Well, this is the deal for you! (Photo Credit: http://www.thechive.com)

Craving a hot dog, but don’t have any in the house? Well, just find some ground beef and use this little gadget to mold your beef into the shape of a hot dog, ready for the bun. And for gun lovers out there, you might try the gun shaped ketchup dispenser to load up your dog.

Enjoy the photos below, which I found, while Internet surfing. Some are truly amazing, and some, well, what WERE they thinking?


My EatYourBooks cookbook collection

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About vintagecookbookery

Cookbook lover and collector with a burgeoning collection of cookbooks. Reading and researching food trends, history of cooking techniques and technological advances in cooking, what we eat and why and cookbooks as reflectors of cultures is a fascination for me. As of November 7th, 2013, I hold the current Guinness World Record title for the largest collection of cookbooks: 2,970 at the official count on July 14th, 2013 (applaud now, thank you very much!) The current (unofficial) number is now 5,851. What next? More cookbooks, naturally (small ones !)
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