We've railed against the idiotic reign of single-purpose kitchen tools before... but these are different. These make us swoon a little. Unlike their distant cousins the fruit-slicing, pizza-cutting and grilling departments, these single-purpose dishes have totally won our hearts.
We're not exactly sure what started our love affair with specialty serveware. One of us owes it to first learning to love escargot, plucked from its traditional divoted plate. Maybe it's because when you see one of these dishes, you know exactly what you're going to get inside them. Maybe we love specificity and tradition. Whatever the reason, we've found ourselves collecting punch bowls, deviled egg plates, cake stands and more. Check out some of our favorite, oddly-specific dishes below. Have any favorites squirreled away in your kitchens?