10 Cool Gadgets for Game Day

Whether you’re tailgating at the stadium or watching the game at home, these cooking and serving tools will make any sport-watching spread a winner.

First and 10 Football Pan

While the classic pigskin form of this 12-by-8-inch aluminum mold is perfect for baking cakes, why not give it a try as a bread pan for making unique footlong sandwiches?

Wilton; $13.99
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Granite Molcajete

Made of volcanic stone, this traditional Mexican mortar and pestle is the best tool for making guacamole. Weighing almost eight pounds, it easily crushes and blends avocados and spices.

Target; $20.99
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Pizza Racer

Inspired by the fast lane, this nifty pizza cutter will slice your game-day pie with the speed and precision of a Formula One racecar. The double-bladed design makes it more effective than other cutters and ensures a clean slice every time. 

Kikkerland; $20.00
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Pro Tailgater Specialty Blender

Plug the 15-foot cord into a car’s 12-volt outlet and whip up smoothies (or something stronger) in advance of the kickoff. The carafe is made of break-resistant polycarbonate and holds 48 ounces.

Waring Pro; $119.99
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EasyPop Popcorn Maker

Microwave bags aren’t just greasy; they’re way too small to feed friends gathered in front of the plasma screen. This machine pops a hospitable quantity of corn (16 cups) and converts to a serving bowl, to boot.

Cuisinart; $49.95
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Remote-Controlled Rolling Beverage Cooler

Summon this remote-controlled cooler from the comfort of your chair –– as long as it's within 40 feet –– to avoid missing plays while running to the fridge. It holds 12 bottles or cans, plus ice.

Hammacher Schlemmer; $59.95
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Triple Dipper

Three 1-quart warmers (each with individual temperature controls) guarantee that dips and appetizers remain piping hot throughout the game. The rotating lazy-Susan design means you won’t have to stretch for a snack.

Crock-Pot; $59.99
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Baseball Leather Bottle Koozie

No flimsy neoprene sheaths here. These koozies are made of real leather detailed with red, baseball-style stitching and can be monogrammed for an additional charge.

Pottery Barn; $16.50

Nito Chip & Dip Tray

More practical than breakable pottery and more stylish than plastic designs, this chip and dip server is woven from natural fibers. A quick wipe down is all that’s needed to keep it clean.

Williams-Sonoma; $49.95


Plucking olives or pickles out of the jar by hand is a no-no (at least in public!). Strap this silicone accessory onto the jar and pass the condiments with confidence; there will always be a serving fork at the ready.

Chef'n; $6.95
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