Powder funnels have a small and wide neck for fast pouring of powders. Separatory funnels are pear-shaped, have a cap and a short neck, with a stopcock for the even pouring of fluids.
- To channel liquids or fine-grained substances into containers with a small opening. Used for pouring liquids or powder through a small opening and for holding the filter paper in filtration. Used in transferring liquids in small containers.
- Funnels known as killing cones are used to slaughter individual birds in poultry farming The funnel is used to hold a bird upside down so that it can be bled more easily.