Some of the year's most talked-about home gadgets are stranger than fiction.
Feel pancakes are just too boring and hard to make? Maybe a 3D printer spitting out uniquely-shaped pancakes will whet your appetite. Tired of cracking your eggs before you scramble them? There's a tool for that too.
Some of these 10 gadgets featured at this year's 2015 International Home and Housewares Show this month in Chicago solve actual problems, like how to get fresh popcorn from the microwave without the oils and chemicals. Some of them solve made-up problems, like not being able to match two socks. Some allow home cooks to produce artisanal treats, like oak-aged wine.
Then there are a few that are just fun to look at.
Check out these fun oddball tools for your home.