I do go on about minimalism and doing more with less, and complain about what the Unclutterer calls Unitaskers, usually kitchen gadgets that serve a single, mostly ridiculous purpose. I mean really, how hard is it to slice a banana? How long does it take? I did like one comment on Book of Joe: "Who knew Lorena Bobbit was an inventor?"
I mean, really. Available on Amazon.
Mark Bittman once noted in the New York Times:
A young journalist called and asked what, after all, I considered essential in a modern kitchen? "A stove, a sink, a refrigerator, some pots and pans, a knife and some serving spoons," I answered. "All else is optional."
What would he think of a corn kerneler, or dekerneler, as the case may be?
Enjoy fresh corn without the mess of eating from the cob. With our Corn Kerneler, you can easily remove corn kernels from the cob in one quick motion. Just place the Kerneler at the narrow end of the cob and push straight down. Stainless steel blades quickly and easily remove the kernels, which then collect neatly in the basin of the Kerneler. Pour kernels out and start again. Corn Kerneler basin holds about two ears' worth of kernels.
Also from Book of Joe, and also giving me the creeps.
More from the Just What We Needed Department:
Just What We Needed Dept.: A Propane Powered Coffee Maker
Just What We Needed Dept: More Useless Kitchen Accessories and NSFW Yet
Just What We Needed Dept.: The Happy Hot Dog Man
Just What We Needed Dept: The EZCracker