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30 Useful Kitchen Tools to 3D Print

3D Printed Kitchen Tools

If you consider yourself a kitchen whizz, you can never have enough kitchen accessories. Here are some useful 3D printed kitchen utensils. 

There’s no reason not to use 3D printed kitchen utensils, whether for food preparation or as storage containers. If they’re 3D printed from food-safe materials, that is. If you’d like to know more about food-safe filament, read this article first.

Once you’ve considered your options in food-safe 3D printing materials, which kitchen accessories should you print? Where do you get the ready-to-print model, and how easy is the printing going to be? We’ve compiled a bunch of things you will find useful in the kitchen.

If you don’t have a 3D printer at hand, you can have the parts printed by a professional 3D printing service. To get the best price, please use All3DP’s price comparison service.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #1: Second Life Mug

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Usefulness: This 3d printed kitchen tool is part of Project RE_, an exploration about upcycling. The idea to reuse as many items that would be thrown away. This handle is designed for use with a European classic: the jar from “Bonne Maman” jelly.

Download: For free at Thingiverse.

Printability: Easy to medium.


Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #2: Simple Espresso Tamper

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Usefulness: High. Instead of using a spoon, this 3d printed kitchen tool can make the difference between a mediocre and a great cup of coffee.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Easy.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #3: Ravioli Maker

Ravioli Maker (image: Thingiverse)
Start your ravioli empire now (image: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High. It’s a handy 3d printed kitchen tool. Roll the pasta dough into thin sheets. Place one of them over the Ravioli Maker. Gently push down the sheet a little to make a dent for your filling. Scoop your favorite filling into the dents. Place another sheet of pasta over the filling and cover the entire thing. Poke your fingers through the holes to help release the Ravioli. Easy.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Medium.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #4: Sushi Maker Set

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Usefulness: High. Let‘s face it: You love sushi, but you have trouble getting a good roll? This 3D printed asian kitchen tool can help you a lot. All you need are the ingredients (and a 3D printer). This useful kitchen tool comes in 4 different shapes (large rectangle, small rectangle, round and heart shaped sushi).

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Medium – you’ve got a lot of parts to print.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #5: Melon Baller

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Usefulness: Medium. This is a 3D printed kitchen tool you don’t want to miss: In seconds, you remove the seeds from a cantaloupe.

Download: Cults 3D.

Printability: A very quick and easy print. Use supports for best results.


Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #6: Garlic Press

garlic press (image: Thingiverse)
No more garlic fingers. (image: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: Medium. Mashes peeled garlic cloves into little squishy bits. Make sure you print it in a food-safe, durable material or this will fade away in your dishwasher.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Advanced.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #7: Citrus Juicer

that popular citrus juicer (image: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: Medium. One of the nicest kitchen accessories you can 3D print. We have more information on it here.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Medium.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #8: Scalable Universal Kitchen Containers

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Storage containers with magnetic lids, usable for almost anything (image: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High, also outside the kitchen. This was designed as a spice jar you could fill with your favorite spice and stick on your refrigerator. In addition to setting the size and tilt, the customizer lets you add holes for magnets, add a label to the jar or lid, or add holes in the lid to use it as a salt/pepper shaker.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Easy to medium.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #9: Bag Clips

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Keeping it fresh. (image: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High. These 3D printed plastic bag spares help to keep stored items fresh. Also, they are reusable.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Easy

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #10: Bag Dispenser Lid

sealable bag lid dispenser (image: Thingiverse)
This should be standard for some things. (image: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High. You can attach a screw cap to any bag you’d normally use a bag clip with. Two hole sizes for different pours. The large hole is wide enough for a spoon to enter. Good for coffee bags, cereal bags and lots more.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Advanced.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #11: A Backsplash Tile System

modular tiles (image: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: Depends on your usage. Prism is a modular backsplash system. It is designed for a kitchen sink, or any sink for that matter. The idea is that anyone can create a custom “geometric” patterned backsplash display using the 3D printable pieces. With this, you can connect other signature pieces such as a planter, utensil holder, and even towel hooks.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Varying easy to advanced.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #12: Fork Tongs

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Usefulness: High. This is one of the useful kitchen gadgets made possible by 3D printing. Print it, add two forks or spoons and you’re ready for salad or the next bowl of spaghetti.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Easy.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #13: A 3D Printed Whisk

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Usefulness: High. Try using with bamboo sticks. So minimal, so beautiful!

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Easy

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #14: Spaghetti Measure

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Because you don’t count Spaghetti, dude. (image: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High. A palette-shaped tool for measuring how much spaghetti makes a serving (or two or three or four). A really useful kitchen gadget.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Easy.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #15: Measuring Spoons

3D printed measuring spoon set (image: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High. A whole set of measuring spoons that can be printed in custom sizes. One of those 3D kitchen tools you get used to very easily.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Easy.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #16: Children’s Chopsticks

Chopsticks become an easy to grasp subject with this. (source: Thingiverse)
Chopsticks become an easy to grasp subject with this. (source: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High. For children or anyone that has trouble eating with chopsticks but still wants to try. One of the great kids kitchen tools.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Easy.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #17: Little Chopstick Helper

What a cheerful little guy. (source: Thingiverse)
What a cheerful little guy. (source: Pinshape)

Usefulness: High. After you had some practice with the children’s chopsticks, you can try and stick regular chopsticks into the feet of this little helper. It’s a little rubbery guy helping to learn how to use chopsticks – cute.

Download: Pinshape.

Printability: Medium.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #18: Angry Birds Egg Cup

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Usefulness: You don’t have to see the Angry Birds movie to know this 3D printed egg cup says it all: Don’t mess with my breakfast!

Download: Cults 3D.

Printability: Medium.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #19: Toast Extractor

Too hot - hot damn. (source: Thingiverse)
Too hot – hot damn. (source: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High. Ever burned your fingers getting a slice of toast out because the slice was too hot to touch? Well, here’s a toast gripper now. Don’t ever use this 3D printed kitchen tool when the toaster‘s still hot, unless you want to end with molten plastic for breakfast.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Easy.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #20: Empanada Maker

Looks like a bear trap to me... (source: Thingiverse)
Looks like a bear trap to me… (source: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: Medium. Only really useful if you make empanadas regularly. Could be fun slamming those Empanadas together – not too hard, of course.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Medium.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #21: Dessert Stand

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Usefulness: Medium. It’s a beautiful kitchen gadget and makes a nice decoration. The original creator suggests use with strawberries and liquid chocolate which sure will be fun.

Download: Cults3D.

Printability: Advanced.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #22: Gnocchi Board

Put some dough on the board and then gently roll it down. There's your gnocchi. (source: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High. If you’re making gnocchi, they should look like they’re supposed to, right? A handy 3D kitchen tool.

Download: YouMagine.

Printability: Easy.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #23: Egg Cracking Bowl

It's a blast to crack! (source: Thingiverse)
It’s a blast to crack! (source: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: Medium. It’s one of those great 3d printed kids kitchen which will be useful for some time. Also, it will save you some time of cleaning a  gooey mess from the kitchen table.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Easy.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #24: Egg Separator

Oozy, gooey kitchen business. (source: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High. This 3D printed kitchen utensil was remodeled after a design from the 1960s and works well. If you usually have trouble separating eggs, this is the right tool for the task.

Download: Thingiverse

Printability: Medium.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #25: Measuring Cups

Definitely a better label placement like on the bottom of the cup. (source: Thingiverse)
Definitely a better label placement than e.g. on the bottom of the cup. (source: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High. 5 different measuring cups which have their dosage written right in the middle of their contents. You can always use that. Make sure to print them in a dishwasher-safe material.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Medium.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #26: Bottle Crisp Bowl

The idea sparked a meme already. (source: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: High, especially if you belong to the male half of the world. Sitting on the sofa, popping a cold one, enjoying some popcorn or crisps, and you just need a third hand to get comfortable, reach the remote, or lay your arm around your partner? This bowl that sits on your beer will come in handy. A 3D printed tool for those nice, cozy TV evenings.

Download: Thingiverse. Smaller plate available also.

Printability: Medium.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #27: Fridge Memo Frame

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Usefulness: High. Print this 3D kitchen utensil, and attache it to your fridge with magnets. Then, simply add a stack of Post-it’s to it. The cart-shaped frame delivers messages of necessary purchases. A great gadget for your kitchen.

Download: Pinshape.

Printability: Easy.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #28: Mason Jar Dispenser

No measuring spoons or scale needed. (source: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: This tool allows you to dose about 1/4 cup of anything in the jar. Hold it upside down and spin the handle to dispense. This is a cool invention, although nothing too fancy.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Advanced. Some assembly required.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #29: 10-way Liquid Dispenser

Fire or fill a round of shots. (source: Thingiverse)
Fire or fill a round of shots. (source: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: Time to party – with this, you can fill up to 10 shot glasses at once. Faster, easier drinking is promising great parties!

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Medium.

Useful 3D Printed Kitchen Tools #30: Butter Pig

How do you know there's an elephant in the fridge? The pig will tell you. Oink oink. (source: Thingiverse)
How do you know there’s an elephant in the fridge? The pig will tell you. Oink oink. (source: Thingiverse)

Usefulness: This cute little pig lives in your fridge and is a cute companion on your table. Easy butter dosage in slices or ready to spread, or for decoration. Make sure you print it in food safe material, though.

Download: Thingiverse.

Printability: Medium. Assembly required.


Did we forget any great kitchen devices here? Please add them to the discussion!