You may think you have a pretty nerd-friendly abode — from Star Wars sheets in the bedroom to the Game of Thrones sword replicas in the living room and a blood-spattered zombie shower curtain in the bathroom. But what about the kitchen?
At first glance, it might not seem like the easiest place in your home to showcase your interests. Don’t give up, however, because your kitchen is brimming with potential. We’ve rounded up kitchenware and appliances from around the web that will help you whip up wonderfully nerdy treats, increase your happy hour game, and deck out your dining area in wonderfully geeky ways.
1 Walking Dead Zombie Cutting Board
This zombie engraved cutting board is sure to add a creepy touch to your cooking area. It’s good for cutting fruits, meat, or even heads…of lettuce, that is. This piece is practical and sleek and it’s sure to wow your guests, even if your cooking doesn’t. It’s made from engraved bamboo and measures 9 x 13 ” with a handle. You can even personalize it with a name or quote, making it the perfect housewarming gift for that Walking Dead fan in your life. Or just treat yourself — we won’t judge.
2 Wonder Woman Apron
Why limit your cosplaying to comic conventions? Feel like a warrior goddess in the kitchen with this Wonder Woman apron. It’s functional, will no doubt making cooking far more fun, and will instantly transform you into the most awesomely geeky host of any dinner party. This is a perfect gift for the mom who makes you wonder how she does it all.
3 Star Wars Rolling Pin
Take your holiday baking up a notch this year with this awesome Star Wars rolling pin. Use it to emboss cookies, pies, fondant, and more with these easily recognizable Star Wars shapes — the logo, Darth Vader’s helmet, R2-D2, Yoda, the Rebel logo, and a TIE fighter. It measures approximately 11.8″ from end to end with a 5.9″ barrel. Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies!
4 Thundercats Steel Coasters
Whether you’re a fan of the old series or the newer reboot, it goes without saying that Thundercats is a notable classic worth celebrating. These Thundercats coasters will bring class and a touch of nostalgia to your dining area. Don’t be surprised if these result in impromptu screams of “Thundercats ho!” from dinner guests.
5 Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set
Star Trek and sushi sound like a pretty unlikely pairing at first, but they prove to be the perfect match in this U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set. The warp trails transform into chopsticks and the vessel opens up to hold your soy sauce, while the wooden base functions as a sushi plate. Serve up an out of this world meal with this beautifully detailed serving set. The set measures about 14.9″ x 3.5″ x 4.5″ fully assembled.
6 Star Wars Darth Vader Toaster
It’s a toaster shaped like Darth Vader’s head — clearly, this is where I’m supposed to make a joke about your bread switching over to the dark side. But I’ll move on from bad puns and point out that, not only is the toaster cool, but this product also makes some awesome toast that will help you pay homage to your beloved film with each bite.
7 Harry Potter Cookie Stamps
Add a little magic to your next batch of cookies with this set of 5 Harry Potter cookie stamps. The set comes with a wooden handle, five interchangeable silicone stamps, and a Harry Potter zip pouch to store them all in. There is one stamp for each of the houses — Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin — and one with the Hogwarts crest. They are dishwasher safe and each stamp measures about 2.4″ in diameter.
8 Minecraft Pick Axe Bottle Opener
Mine your way through a six-pack of cold ones with this bottle opener that looks like it was taken straight out of the game. An entertaining and eye-catching addition to any gamer’s kitchen, it’s easy to use and an ode to one of the most popular PC games, Minecraft. It’s got a loop attached for easy wall hanging and will make a great conversation piece for your home bar.
9 Death Star Waffle Maker
ThinkGeek really kills it when it comes to awesomely nerdy kitchen gadgets, and nowhere is that more evident than this Death Star waffle maker. It does exactly what you’d expect — makes waffles in the shape of the infamous ship from the original trilogy. Simply plug it in, let it warm up, pour the batter onto the non-stick cooking plates, and in just a few minutes you’ll have deliciously evil waffles. It has an indicator light to let you know when it’s ready to fire a planet-destroying beam — er, cook waffles. They even have perfect little pockets to hold all your toppings.
10 Kitchen Overlord Cookbook
Kitchen Overlord’s Illustrated Geek Cookbook isn’t just a geeky recipe book; there are already plenty of those out there. What sets this one apart and makes it a must-have for any geek kitchen is how fun and easy-to-follow it is. Each recipe is very specifically themed as well as entertainingly illustrated. This book will not only help you make nerdy treats, but it will also actually make cooking fun.
11 R2D2 Measuring Cup Set
Just because you have to do adult things like cooking doesn’t mean you have to settle for things like your typical boring measuring cups — not when these R2D2 ones from ThinkGeek exist. We’re not sure if measuring ingredients is one of Artoo’s many functions in the movies, but it certainly is here. He disassembles into four measuring cups, and his detachable arms even turn into measuring spoons. The cups are labeled with measurements on the inside and the handles are in the back when you snap the pieces together so as not to disrupt the aesthetic. They’re made from BPA-free food-grade ABS plastic.