10 Dumbest Food Inventions Sporks, wine stoppers serve no discernible purpose By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Mar 26, 2011 2:15 PM CDT 19 comments Comments Sporks are pretty useless. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Have you ever truly benefited from a spork? Do you face a pressing need to bake muffin tops, not actual muffins? The Daily Meal rounds up the most useless food-related inventions: Quesadilla maker: Don’t you already have a pan? Spork: Use a fork or use a spoon. End of story. Wine stopper: Just use the cork. Muffin top baking pan: The whole point of muffins is that you make the whole thing, then decide what to do with the bottom. Garlic press: Turns your garlic “into mush.” Click for the full list.