In this era of trading hamburgers for ramen burgers and breakfast sandwiches for donut sandwiches, it’s time to make our food accessories just as trendy and futuristic as our hybrid foods. Introducing: 3D-printed food gadgets.
You can even take some inspiration from these 3D-printed objects from Shapeways and design your own essential foodie items (or be lazy and buy the ones we’ve picked out for you).
#SpoonTip: Shapeways offers a 15 percent discount for students to print their own 3D designs! Fun! Cheap! Potentially delicious!
Do you love sushi but are incapable of using chopsticks, but also don’t want to be culturally dense and use a fork? Say hello to 3D-printed chopstick holders.
This ingenious invention will turn the most infuriated sushi lover into an expert chopstick artist instantly.
2. Finger Saver
There’s nothing more terrifying than almost chopping off a finger while cutting kale for the salad you’ve convinced yourself you like. Avoid all of that vegetable tension with a 3D-printed finger protector.
Now you don’t have to worry about cutting your finger while you distractedly chop kale as you think about nachos again.
3. Egg Holder
Have you ever made yourself a trendy brunch, complete with soft-boiled eggs, only to realize you don’t have a trendy egg holder to keep your egg at optimal elevation? Never eat a tilted soft-boiled egg again with this 3D-printed octopus egg holder.
True loss is dropping the warm chocolate chip cookie you just slaved over into the abyss of a full glass of milk. You know you will never see that cookie again. You know if you do, it’s going to be a disgusting, milk-saturated mess.
Luckily, a Shapeways community designed a brilliant solution for the world’s greatest problem: the “Little Dipper,” a 3D-printed cookie dunking mug. The best part is you can still drink the milk after.
5. Pizza Chair
The tables that come on delivery pizzas serve no point – that is, until you add this 3D-printed pizza chair obviously. This dining set is perfect for your tiny imaginary friend to recline in while you eat your pizza.
Bonus: Check out this miniature 3D-printed stool that can be easily adapted for pizza seating as well, unless your tiny imaginary friend has back issues. That would be insensitive of you to not provide him with back support then.
Standing toasters were not designed for people with fingers. Unfortunately, most people have fingers. With these 3D-printed toast retrievers, you can now grab your toast out of the thinnest of toast slots without fearing for the life of your fingers.
These toast retrievers can also pick up the little burnt pieces that inevitably fall off your toast in the retrieval process. In fact, they can even grab Pop-Tarts and other objects that are not toast itself, but are frequently enjoyed toasted. So much functionality!
Nothing says Summer Olympics like nationalism, ice cream and zika virus. However, we recommend skipping the tropical illness and focusing on the patriotism and ice cream combination.
Enjoy a patriotic cone of your favorite flavor as you cheer on America with this 3D-printed Statue of Liberty ice cream cone (child not included).