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Neolid Twizz is a travel cup with a twist

on Monday, August 11th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Neolid Twizz is a plastic 12 ounce cup made in France of light weight, waterproof and insulating plastic. So far that sounds pretty boring right? The interesting feature of this cup is the specially designed twisting lid that opens and closes with a twist. The lid opens like an iris or camera shutter andRead More…

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No more waiting, now you can spread butter right from the fridge

on Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Or at least that is what the SpreadTHAT! Heated Butter Knife claims to be able to do. The unique thing about this hi-tech kitchen gadget is that it doesn’t use any electricity to warm the knife. It uses a non-toxic titanium coating to conduct the heat from your hand down to the blade, allowing you toRead More…

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KitchenAid brings a whole new look to the SodaStream Sparkling Beverage Maker

on Friday, August 8th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Julie reviewed the SodaStream a few years ago and determined it was an economical way to make your own sodas at home.  It gives you the option to make regular, diet, and caffeine-free sodas and flavored waters, but it did look a bit utilitarian.  Big deal, you might say, but there are some people outRead More…

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Microwave your lunch in your lunch bag and eat directly from it, too

on Monday, August 4th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

We’ve mentioned a couple of different Unikia products for carrying your lunch in the past.  One was a Compleat Robust lunch box, one was a Compleat FoodSkin that cradled your sandwich to keep it together as you assembled it (see related posts at the end of this article).  Today’s product is the Compleat FoodBag.  Like theRead More…

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Smarter toasters are hitting the streets – no, not the Cylons (at least not yet)

on Monday, July 7th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It’s early in the morning. You have mouths to feed. The first round of toast comes out perfectly, but the second round? Burned! Grrr! Dualit has solved this problem. The Dualit 2 Slot and 4 Slot Lite Toasters are made with Dualit’s patented Climate Sensing Toasting Cycle technology. This technology detects the temperature of theRead More…

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Turn your kettle grill into a pizza oven with the KettlePizza

on Monday, July 7th, 2014

Earlier this year, we told you about a wood-fired pizza oven for your backyard that promised to make great pizza but cost $2700.  You like pizza, but you don’t have that kind of cash to dedicate to a large piece of equipment that can only make pizzas, you say?  What about a piece of equipment thatRead More…

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Serve your kids a better drink in a better drink box

on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Juice boxes are convenient for packing in a child’s lunch or for taking along on trips, but what they contain probably isn’t your first pick for feeding to your child.  Those juice boxes often contain beverages that are more sugar than anything else, so they aren’t nutritious.  Those flimsy cardboard boxes that can seem likeRead More…

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It’s easy to score with Hat Trick BBQ tools

on Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Hockey season is over and you’re jonesing for some stick time, but the temperature outside could melt steel let alone your backyard ice rink. Hat Trick BBQ has the solution to get that stick back in your hands, or at least part of a hockey stick. Hat Trick BBQ has come up with a conceptRead More…

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#ad It’s time to char some meat with these BBQ gadget ideas from Faveable

on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

This Saturday is officially the first day of Summer and there are only a few days until the fourth of July, so you know what that means… it’s time to bust out the grill and get cooking. No matter if you have a crazy expensive gas grill with all the bells and whistles, or if youRead More…

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“The Vessyl with the pestle has the brew that is true…”

on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Most of our appliances communicate with us now, so it was only a matter of time before our dinnerware did too. The Vessyl, created by a company called Mark One, is a 13 ounce cup that contains sensors which can determine the type of drink (including sodas, alcohol, smoothies, tea, coffee, etc.) as well asRead More…

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Hot beverage + coaster = koi pond

on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

These cups and coasters redefine cups with designs that change when hot beverages are added.  These borosilicate glass mugs have an interesting slanted shape and unusual stick handles, but they are otherwise plain when viewed from the side.  They have a fish-shaped metal piece on the bottom, and when you fill the mug with a hotRead More…

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Make the Perfect Drink with this app-controlled bartending scale

on Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You’re having a party, but you don’t know a lot of recipes for mixed drinks.  Sure, you could run to the bookstore and buy a bartender’s recipe book, but where’s the gadgety fun in that?  Instead, purchase the Perfect Drink App-Controlled Smart Bartending Scale and you’ll have recipes for hundreds of drinks at your fingertips,Read More…

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Add a little personality to your Zoku Quick Pop Maker products

on Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

We’ve told you about a variety of Zoku frozen treats makers, beginning with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker back in 2009.  That pop maker is still around, and Zoku has introduced an accessory kit that lets you add bits of fruit to your pop.  Using the cutters and the layout paddle, you can arrange smallRead More…

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Summertime is ice cream time!

By: Greg Carter
on Friday, June 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Even if your passion for ice cream (or sorbet or frozen yogurt) is a year-round thing, summer is an especially fine time for sweet frozen treats. So what better time to introduce a fun gadget to create and serve up your very own bowl of ice cream? Williams-Sonoma is exclusively offering the Zoku Ice Cream MakerRead More…

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Assembling a taco is a snap with these plates

on Friday, June 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I hate when we have taco night.  I like tacos, but I hate assembling the thing only to have it tip over and spill everything out onto my plate the minute I set it down.  I don’t like those flat bottomed shells that stand on their own, because they are too wide and require tooRead More…

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Spin Chill turns a warm beverage into a cold beverage in only 60 seconds

on Friday, May 23rd, 2014

When you’re hot and thirsty, the first thing you think of that will fix the situation is a cold drink. Maybe an ice cold soda or a beer… But what if the only beverages available are at room temperature. Sure, you can pour them over ice, but that usually results in a watered down flavorless drinkRead More…

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#ad Faveable lists top 2014 cooking gadgets for a healthier lifestyle

on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Welcome back to another edition of partnered content from Faveable. This time around the editors at Faveable have turned their attention to cooking gadgets which help you to get  healthy and hopefully stay that way. Everyone knows that diet plays a very important role in your healthy. So it’s only fitting that you invest in the right toolsRead More…

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Now we’re cooking with glass!

on Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I know bakeware isn’t a gadget, but even gadget lovers have to eat.  I found these great glass baking cups on Amazon, and I’ve used them a few times now since I got them.  The Libbey Just Baking Glass Cupcake Set has twelve glass baking cups.  They are ridged inside, so they’ll easily release theRead More…

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Serious about grilling? The Airlighter will have charcoal ready in 5 mins without lighter fluid

on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Winter is gone and that means it’s time to get outdoors and fire up the grill for some burgers and hotdogs. I’m not sure about you, but it always makes me a little queasy when I have to squirt lighter fluid on charcoal. I know most of it burns away once the charcoal comes upRead More…

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This is the most unique charging hub for the kitchen you’ll see today

on Sunday, April 20th, 2014

I’ve seen lots of attempts at creating a sleek charging station for the kitchen counter, but this is something I’ve never seen.  The TowlHub doesn’t take up any extra room on your counter, because it replaces your current paper towel holder.  It’s made of stainless steel with a weighted base for stability.  It holds anyRead More…

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Mark your baked goods with your name

on Monday, April 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You work hard to make beautiful, tasty pie crusts, cookies, and other pastries, so you should be proud to have everyone know you made them.  With a Personalized rolling pin from ValekRollingPins on Etsy, you can have a rolling pin custom engraved with your name.  The rolling pins are made of beech, and they areRead More…

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Cut like a caveman

on Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Primative Stainless Steel Knife brings the flint flake tool of prehistoric time into the present.  This 8.7″ handleless knife is made of a single piece of stainless steel.  The top has a ridge for gripping, and the shape tapers to the front and bottom to form a sharp edge for precise cutting.  It comesRead More…

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Get ready for grilling season with the Grillbot

on Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

There are robots to clean your floors and robots to clean your windows, so why can’t a robot clean your grill?  Get a Grillbot, and a robot will use three powerful electric motors and three brass or stainless steel brushes to scrub your grill clean as a whistle.  You don’t have to do anything otherRead More…

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Shake up your kitchen and make your own butter

By: Greg Carter
on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

If you’ve ever thought that it might be cool to make your own butter, but stopped short of buying an old wooden butter churn, there’s a new and fairly inexpensive gadget just for you called the Buttercup™ Butter Maker from Chef’n. This clever device is a fun and educational way for kids to learn whereRead More…

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Prevent damage to your expensive pots and pans with Glideware

on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

In our old house, we had room in our kitchen for a big, ceiling-mounted pot rack.  In our new place, there’s no room for the rack in our tiny kitchen.  We have to fit all our expensive All-Clad cookware in a cabinet under the cooktop, and we have resorted to putting paper plates between theRead More…