There are some instruments that are essential in a kitchen and personally I think the pliers are!
What happens when you do not find the damn pliers? Using two forks and a small elastic, you can create some!
It's simple, just put the forks back to back and tie them securely with a rubber band around the teeth. Turn them on the other side and use the handles as a pair of pliers, great!
Perfect in a kitchen if you've lost your pliers! ;-)