On Specialty Fruit Gadgets and Tools: Really Useful or Just Plain Silly?

There are some fruit tools and gadgets I find absolutely useful and necessary: a citrus juicer, for example, or a zester. But a strawberry huller? A banana slicer? You be the judge:

Up For Discussion

Which of the following fruit gadgets and tools would you buy? If you own them, defend them! If you don't, tell us why!

TOP ROW
The Pineapple Easy Slicer, $19.95 from Williams-Sonoma
Strawberry Huller, $7.95 from Williams-Sonoma
Stem Spritzer, $4.99 from Quirky
Fruit and Banana Guards, from Banana Guard
Boon Nanner Banana Slicer, $15 from AllModern

BOTTOM ROW
Vacu Vin Kiwi Guard, $6.99 from Amazon
Rösle Cherry Pitter, $60 from Sur La Table
Apple Tool, $14.95 from Sur La Table
Kuhn Rikon Melon Knife Colori, $24.95 from Amazon

For my own part, I have little room in my small kitchen for single-use tools, and I'm also not wild about plastic. If I can get away with using a knife to do the job, even if it takes a little longer, I'm likely to do that. However, I realize that convenience and frequency often trumps all. I'm not likely to buy the pineapple slicer because I don't eat pineapples that often (for seasonal reasons, not because I wouldn't like to!). However, if I lived in a place where pineapples were abundant and a part of my daily diet, then yeah! Absolutely. Sign me up.

What are your buying criteria? Have any of these fruit tools made a world of difference in your cooking life? Or do you find most of them unnecessary or silly?

Related: The 10 Most Useless Kitchen Gadgets

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