|First appearance:||"SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget"|
|Latest appearance:||"SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget"|
The Patty Gadget is a device capable of producing Krabby Patties "at a fabulous rate." It makes its only appearance in the episode "SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget." It has 3 levels of production speed: Low, Medium and High. The Patty Gadget lever cannot be pushed too hard or it will break off and the machine will go out of control.
In order to rid the Krusty Krab of SpongeBob, its creator, Squidward, attempted to convince Mr. Krabs to replace SpongeBob with the Patty Gadget due to the advantages it offers. Mr. Krabs was nearly convinced to fire SpongeBob, but he came out to declare a "patty war." Squidward, as confident as he thinks, started the machine, but it began to operate out of control. Even though it was out of control, SpongeBob managed to produce enough patties and stay ahead of the race long enough to make it explode. The remains of the destroyed machine were later buried beneath the ground, and is constantly mourned over by Squidward.
- This invention shows that Squidward can really invent. However, it is unstable and breaks easily.
- Somehow, Squidward knew how to make Krabby Patties.
- This is a parody of the machine that lost to legendary tall tale John Henry.