Cooking

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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compact-chopsticks1

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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butter-crocks

It seems many people are looking for the perfect method for buttering up their toasts and bagels.  Julie was disappointed with the knife that promised to use the heat of her hand to make butter spreadable that she reviewed yesterday.  As Julie mentioned, butter can actually be left out on the counter without refrigeration, but [...]

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scoopthat-1

I love ice cream and I love butter, but what I don’t love is having to wait for them to soften and melt so that I can scoop and spread them. Is there a solution other than just waiting? Maybe… The self-warming ScoopTHAT and SpreadTHAT ice scream scoop and butter knife claim to solve these [...]

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spreadthatknife

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 to [...]

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kettlepizza-2

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 that [...]

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idevices-kitchen-2

In my household, I'm usually the one who makes dinner every night because I get off work first. I like to cook, but it cuts into my Gadgeteer work time if I am constantly running up and down the stairs to check the temperature of something that I'm baking in the oven. I've always wanted [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Home and Kitchen, iOS
Hat Trick BBQ

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 concept [...]

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puckoven01a

I am not a cook, chef, or even a glorified food preparer.  In fact, I view cooking as nothing more than a DIY project with heat and chemistry.  I'd like to also point out that I failed chemistry numerous times in school.  Along comes the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven.  Pressure oven?  OK, you have my [...]

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libbey-just-baking-cups

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 the [...]

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preppad

If it's time to get serious about what you put into your body, consider the Prep Pad from The Orange Chef Co. The Prep Pad is a smart food scale that pairs with your iPad and the Countertop iOS app to show the nutritional breakdown of food in a simple, easy to understand way. The [...]

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Ninja_Ultima_1

No, I’m not Bill Henderson, aka Mr. Headphones. I’m his wife, Cheri. And let me start this review by telling you a little about what it’s like to be the wife of Bill Henderson. I’m a freelance writer and editor who works out of a home office. I spend a lot of time on the [...]

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valek-personalized-embossed-rolling-pin-2

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 are [...]

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Cut like a caveman

primative-stainless-steel-knife

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 comes [...]

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iDevices iGrillmini review

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The Gadgeteer Kid and I are huge carnivores, as are many of our friends and family members. We barbecue year-round, especially during the summer months. As many of you aficionados of the grill know, cooking everyone's meal to perfection can be a challenge. Well, the folks at iDevices have recently introduced the iGrillmini, a smaller, [...]

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Buttercup_Butter_Maker

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 where [...]

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wood-burning-pizza-oven

If cost is no object for a great-tasting pizza, you might try your hand at making your own in this wood-fired pizza oven.  You'll need a safe outdoor area to set up this Italian-made oven.  According to the product information, the Rapid Heating Wood Burning Pizza Oven from Hammacher Schlemmer "has an electrogalvanized powder-coated steel roof [...]

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stonewave-6

Do you eat out more than you cook at home? What if you could make an omelet in less than 5 minutes or an "apple pie" in 3 minutes? Would that make you consider staying home instead of going out? The Stone Wave Microwave Cooker from Telebrands (As Seen on TV) lets you cook foods quick [...]

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NetChef

The Netchef G2 is a kitchen recipe reader developed by Sungale that is powered by the Android operating system and features a 1024x768 8-inch touchscreen. This counter-top cooking companion comes preloaded with over 500 recipes and has 4GB of internal memory and up to 32GB of external memory that can be used to store your own [...]

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igrill-mini

The iGrillmini from iDevices is a meat thermometer with an attached probe. Nothing new there right? But pair it with your iOS device and now you have a smart thermometer that you can remotely check the temp of the meat cooking outdoors on your grill. The iGrillmini conveniently mounts to your grill or smoker with a [...]

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turboroaster-1

TV infomercials are ingenious advertisements that draw us in with a slick sales pitch, grab our attention, pique our curiosity and then our wallet. I've been given the opportunity to review a couple "As seen on TV" products to see if their claims stand up to a real world test and if they are worth [...]

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