Crucial or Needless?

I'm a gadget minimalist, but the following kitchen tools culled off the Well Fed Network's various sites are kind of intriguing:

--The Food Loop
, a kind of reusable kitchen string (for tying up joints of meat, piles of stockpot veg, etc.)

--The OXO Angled Measuring Cup, so that you don't have to bend in half when you're pouring out milk or oil.

This one, on the other hand, is just stupid: Spepper, a salt-and-pepper mix.

But I LOVE these toasters by the Sarut group!

Their Nemo whisk and graters are cute too, although they look less well designed.