Double-Duty Gadgets in the Kitchen

By: Sarah De Heer
erica weidner

Recruit Richard Chen prepares his "Broccoli Rabe Pho Fusion" for the "Show Us Your Stuff" challenge, as seen on Food Network's Worst Cooks in America, Season 3.

Photo by: Heidi Gutman © 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Heidi Gutman,  2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Even though we're only one episode into the new season of Worst Cooks in America, there's one contestant in particular that's caught my eye: Erica Weidner. Playing for Team Bobby, she's quirky, ready to learn and hilarious.

For the Baseline Skill Challenge, the contestants were asked to cook a dish that would "explain who they were." Erica, whose family has dubbed her an impractical cook, thinks she's just resourceful. We saw this come to play when she used scissors to cut up a bell pepper. In the past, she's also used disposable razors to peel turnips and plyers to remove giblets from a frozen chicken.

This got me thinking: What other gadgets have people used to cook up a dish in the kitchen? Tell us in the comments below. The person with the most unique double-duty gadget technique will be featured in an FN Dish post next week.

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