Celebrity Chef Alton Brown Reviews All The Weird And Pointless Kitchen Gadgets On Amazon

Consumerism is an odd thing. It gave rise to stuff like the Shakeweight, the Pet Rock and the self-heating butter knife.

Amazon is rife with these sorts of things, and one of the most prevalent is what celebrity chef Alton Brown calls "unitaskers" - bulky or unnecessary products that only do one job and spend most of their time cluttering up your cupboards.

The Daily Dot teamed up with Alton to take a look at some of the most pointless items that fill up kitchens everywhere, including a strawberry slicer and a machine that turns eggs into strange phallic lumps for no apparent reason.

We don't know why it exists, but it does. And people actually buy it.

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