If you didn’t know yet, our entire apartment drips with geekery in every room—our bathroom feels like a horror scene, our living room displays action figures and a giant print depicting us as superheroes, and even our kitchen cabinets and drawers house geeky kitchen gear. As equal parts geek and foodie, our pop culture kitchen supplies are some of our most used and most loved possessions. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:
PacMan Oven Glove
I don’t know about you, but I try to incorporate PacMan into my life any way I can. I’m the weirdo at the arcade who takes a stool and sits at PacMan forever, as if driven by compulsion and a touch of neurosis. So, when I saw PacMan could help me out in the kitchen, I was throwing money at it! If you haven’t used silicone oven mitts, you don’t know what you’re missing. Even though they may look sleek and slippery, they have fantastic grip, so even the clumsiest of cooks (like me) can navigate the kitchen without getting burned.
Bethany Sew & Sew makes some fantastically geeky aprons with inspiration from comics, video games, and movies, along with a bunch of other handmade goodies. For the craftsy-inclined, she also includes sewing tutorials for how to make stuff on your own. Alas, I’m scared I would accidentally sew my fingers together.
Star Trek Pizza Cutter
With this pizza cutter from Think Geek, you will always feel like a boss when you make homemade pizza. Your pizza could suck (is there such a thing as sucky pizza?), and this pizza cutter would still salvage the meal.
The best part about these Alien chestburster chopsticks is that they have small grooves for maximum control. You could pick up ice cubes with these babies.
If you ever feel like you’re preparing for battle as you walk into the kitchen to tackle dinner, then Combat Kitchenware is for you. These skillets with sword handles started as a Kickstarter and have only grown in popularity.
Our list goes on, but what’s some of your favorite kitchen gear, geeky or otherwise?