10 Kitchen Gadgets for the Ultimate Star Wars Fan
May the force be with you... in the kitchen!
It seems now is the time to be a Star Wars fan, if you weren't already. This year alone, The Mandalorian on Disney+ debuted, the precious and perfectly adorable Baby Yoda arrived, and now Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is coming to theaters. And don't forget that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge just opened at Walt Disney World in Florida. Indeed, the world is flush with Star Wars memes, discussions, and, of course, products.
If you have a Star Wars-loving friend, sibling, or spouse, you may find yourself looking for a great gift that's both useful and cheeky, a nod to their obsession but not just another tchotchke on their computer desk. (They have plenty of those.) We rounded up 10 great Star Wars-themed kitchen gadgets that show their love for the cinematic dynasty while helping them cook a meal, season a soup, or flip a pancake. And lucky you, these items are not located in a galaxy far, far away — you can totally just get them online.
1. Star Wars Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers
Take your meal to the Dark Side with Darth Vader and Stormtrooper salt-and-pepper shakers. The Stormtrooper is for salt, and the Darth Vader is for pepper (note the holes on the helmets). "I really enjoy asking my husband to pass the storm trooper at dinner. I think he gets a kick out of it too," one reviewer wrote.
Buy it: $18; amazon.com
2. R2-D2 Cutting Board
Slice and dice the R2-D2 way. This tempered glass cutting board has a lot of detail and looks so realistic you might expect it to stand up and start rolling. Because it's glass, it also could work as a serving board for a charcuterie platter or chips and dip.
Buy it: $20; amazon.com
3. Star Wars Cakelet Pan
If your favorite Star Wars fan loves to flip on their favorite flick while baking up a storm in the kitchen, they'll adore this Star Wars Cakelet Pan. The nonstick cast aluminum pan has wells for seven cakelets — Yoda, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, a Stormtrooper and BB-8. Williams Sonoma's iconic gold nonstick finish gives this pan an ultra-special tone. It also makes clean-up a snap.
Buy it: $40; williams-sonoma.com
4. Darth Vader Instant Pot Duo 6-Qt. Pressure Cooker
Star Wars and Instant Pot, the ultimate power couple. Williams Sonoma is the exclusive purveyor of Star Wars-themed Instant Pots. In addition to the 6-quart Darth Vader Instant Pot, you can also gift your loved one a 6-quart Stormtrooper Instant Pot, an extra-large 8-quart Chewbacca Instant Pot, or a mini 3-quart BB-8 Instant Pot. Each pressure cooker features 7 functions: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker and warmer. These cookers also use 70 percent less energy than the typical pressure cooker, and you need every bit of power to fuel your ship, you know.
Buy it: $100; williams-sonoma.com
5. Star Wars Flexible Spatulas
If you're gearing up for an intergalactic cook-off, you best be armed with these three mighty spatulas. The ultra-thin nylon heads slide easily under chicken breasts, cookies, even pancakes. Each spatula is heat resistant up to 400°F, so it's not right for a grill. But the set of three Star Wars Spatulas, including Darth Vader, R2-D2, and Stormtrooper, are dishwasher safe.
Buy it: $50; williams-sonoma.com
6. Darth Vader Apron
If you're going to have a kitchen full of Star Wars gadgets, you had better dress the part. This machine-washable Darth Vader Apron is sized nicely with plenty of wrap-around material so you get the full-body costume effect. Heavy breathing, optional.
Buy it: $15; amazon.com
7. Millenium Falcon Bottle Opener
This Millenium Falcon Bottle Opener is really out of this world. Made from sturdy zinc alloy, the solid construction can take all battles with future beer bottles. It also fits well in the hand, at 6.5 inches by 5.5 inches.
Buy it: $3.60; amazon.com
8. Star Wars BB-8 Ice Mold
The set of two BB-8 ice molds makes 2 1/2-inch high cocktail ice cubes. It's ideal for sipping brown liquor or jazzing up a mixed drink. The sturdy but bendable silicone molds easily release the ice cubes. The large cubes melt slowly so your drink doesn't turn to water.
Buy it: $22; williams-sonoma.com
9. Star Wars Water Bottles
All Jedis need to be hydrated. For the woman wonder in your life, the Princess Leia Water Bottle is a great look. For those who like to stir up a little trouble, there's the Darth Vader Water Bottle. (The Princess Leia and Darth Vader bottles can be personalized with a name.) The BB-8 Water Bottle is perfect for your loyal sidekick. Each water bottles hold 17 ounces in a double-wall stainless steel vessel.
Buy it: $30; williams-sonoma.com
10. Darth Vader Waffle Maker
Bring peace to the galaxy by serving up a Sith lord's head on a plate — Darth Vader's head, that is. This Darth Vader Waffle Maker can make a 5-inch Darth Vader helmet waffle, or you can pour extra batter to make a 7-inch round waffle with Mr. Vader in the middle.
But it: $37; amazon.com