I think kitchen-oriented folk in this culture must be open to buying gizmos. We love Cooks Warehouse, but I remain amazed at what’s available on their shelves. I even saw a vertical stick with a base and clip on the top, for standing on your counter, with the clip holding a plastic bag open. I didn’t check the price.
The Smood is a version of a whisk; the tart tamper looked like a muddler.