Cooking

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Grilled cheese sandwiches and buttered toast are two of my favorites. But buttering the bread when the butter has been taken straight from the refrigerator can be challenging because cold butter doesn't spread very easily. Taking the butter out ahead of time to soften is the easiest way to solve the problem, but for those times when you don't [...]

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gaswatch

The weather is getting warmer and summer is just around the corner. Across the country BBQ enthusiasts are dusting off their grills and wondering the same thing, "Is there any propane left in the tank?" Wonder no more with The Smart GasWatch. The Smart GasWatch is a propane tank scale that uses Bluetooth to communicate [...]

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dragon-cake-pan-thinkgeek

While not an electronic device, this kitchen item will appeal to the dragon-loving gadgeteers.  The Dragon Cake Pan holds just a little less than 2 boxes of cake mix or a bundt cake mix.  It's molded to look like a scaly dragon curled around three eggs.  The pan is made of heavy aluminum alloy, is [...]

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overlord-cookbook

Earlier this week one of my friends from work stopped me at the water dispenser to tell me that he had something to show me. A few minutes later he handed me his copy of the Kitchen Overlord Illustrated Geek Cookbook by Chris-Rachael Oseland. This hard cover cookbook reads like a comic book with recipes [...]

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cuizen-pizza-oven-2

If you have teens who eat a lot of pizza, and you'd like a cheaper way to supply all this pizza other than delivery, consider the cute little Cuizen Pizza Box Oven.  It can cook up to a 12" pizza, and it works with either homemade or frozen pies.  You don't have to dirty up [...]

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cibocal

Home cooks with hand dexterity issues can now chop vegetables with ease using the Cibocal cutting board. These 15 ½” x 11” x 1/2” cutting boards feature a special spring loaded bar that you can wedge the tip of your cook or chef's knife under to provide a pivot. Your knife then becomes a lever [...]

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Science-cutting-boards-1

I love all the personal details that we have in our house, it really makes our home unique and purely ours. My husband and I have science backgrounds and love just about all things science. When I saw these cutting boards, I knew this was a unique item that I would enjoy having in my [...]

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afille-butter-warmer-dish

The Alfille Temperature Controlled Butter Dish promises to keep butter at your perfect spreading temperature.  It plugs in to a wall socket and is intended to operate 24/7.  It comes with a pre-set spreading temperature, but you can adjust it if you prefer your butter a bit softer or firmer.  It's designed to keep butter [...]

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ThinkGekk Star Wars R2-D2 measuring cup set

So, you failed at Jedi mind tricks and you can't build that droid of your dreams. What's an aspiring Padawan to do? Why not bake something? And if your going to bake, your going to need measuring cups and what better set of measuring cups than the Star Wars R2-D2 measuring cup set from ThinkGeek. [...]

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BBQ Dragon review

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To me, nothing is better than freshly grilled meat and veggies at home during the warm (and cold) months. My boyfriend and I struggle to get our barbecue coals hot quickly using various tools, and have to wait well over 45 minutes for the coals to be ready.  I recently got the chance to review the BBQ [...]

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maverick-chef-tunes-thermometer

If you have a tiny kitchen like mine, every item on the countertop has to have earned its place there.  The Maverick Chef Tunes Bluetooth Speaker and Roasting Thermometer does quadruple duty, so it would be worthy of the 12" x 2.5"  x 3.5" of counter it would require.  The Chef Tunes is a Bluetooth [...]

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levoon

If you like to cook, you know that measuring ingredients is one of the important parts of guaranteeing good results. No one wants to eat something that is too salty, too sweet or too bleh. That's why good cooks use measuring spoons. The only downside to using measuring spoons is that you need a knife [...]

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Evak-Food-Storage-1a

Want to organize your pantry and keep food from going stale? The Prepara Evak Airtight Glass Food Storage solution may be just the thing for you. I have been looking around for a durable airtight solution, but not necessarily to stave off stale food. My desire is to find a product that is truly airtight to [...]

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savel

It goes without saying, but I'm saying it anyway, that I love gadgets. I even love gadgets that I'd never buy and that have been designed to fix a problem that is best fixed with a solution that is much less expensive. Today's example is the Savel by Dreamfarm. What we have here is a colorful [...]

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rollie_egg_cooker_kalorik

In a carnival world where just about everything from chicken to butter can be eaten "on a stick", it was only a matter of time before the fad made its way to your kitchen.  Now I'm not particularly talented at making eggs either, although rarely have I faced the issues plaguing these poor people.  However, who [...]

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thinkgeek-chemistry-spice-rack

I have a soft spot for all the lab glassware-styled barware that ThinkGeek has offered in the past.  (My beakers and flasks shot glasses are decorating my desk right now.)  Their new Chemist's Spice Rack is calling my name.  It would look great in my kitchen with its dark wood cabinets and black countertop that [...]

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The Collapsible Compact Chopsticks from Integral Design will make sure you always have a set of eating utensils when you need them. No need to use those paper wrapped wooden chopsticks at your favorite noodle shop when you have this set. They measure 4" when collapsed and 8" when assembled and are available in six [...]

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moma-ramen-spoon-fork

Unlike a spork with just the suggestion of fork tines on the front of the spoon's bowl, the Ramen Spoon/Fork has a spoon bowl with actual tines sticking off the front.  MOMA says this fork is designed for eating ramen noodles.  It was designed for MOMA by Masami Takahashi and originally "created for use at the [...]

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erlenmeyer-flask-salt-and-pepper

I've heard the expression that baking is science and cooking is an art (meaning that baking requires more precise measurements, temperatures, and times, while cooking is a bit more forgiving), but as any chemist knows, it's all just chemistry.  This cute salt and pepper set lends an air of the chemistry lab to your kitchen. [...]

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buck-travelmate-1

The next time I go camping will be never, but if you love that activity, the Buck Knives 941 Travelmate kit is a nifty addition you should consider adding to your camping kitchen gear. It packs a knife, fork and other tools in a convenient sheath that even prevents the spread of bacteria. Let's take a [...]

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