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These are the tools that won't make many lists of kitchen essentials but are nevertheless beloved for one reason or another in our own kitchens. Take a peek at some of The Kitchn staff's favorite unexpected or offbeat kitchen tools!

Anjali: Paper Fan
Dana: Nigella Lawson's Ladles
Elizabeth: West Elm Mini Juicer
Emily: Vintage Drying Rack
Emma: Ove Gloves
Faith: Chinese Chopping Block
Regina: 60-Minute Timer
Sarah Rae: Metal Skewers
Stephanie: Soft Boiled Egg Top Cutter

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