The Chicago Tribune asked chefs about kitchen gadgets they find utterly useless (registration required).

Egg slicers get mixed reviews from the assembled chefs, but garlic presses seem to be nearly universally despised by the professionals, not to mention what chef Pamela Denison describes as “those garlic peelers that look like cannoli” (full disclosure: I’m the proud owner of one).

Anthony Bourdain takes particular glee in gunning down the SaladShooter: “What the #$%@ is that?! You have to be pretty helpless if you’re in need of a salad-conveyance system.”

CHOW recently listed 10 kitchen items worth spending a pretty penny for. Which kitchen gadgets do you find truly ridiculous?

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