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Tailgate in style with these cooking appliances

on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Whether you want to have a nice spread for your tailgate party before the big game or travel in an RV, you’ll appreciate these Max Burton appliances.  They plug into a car’s 12V power outlet and prepare a meal as you travel.  The Digital Stove to Go (top, left) has a 1.5-qt capacity and reachesRead More…


Zing Anything Aqua Zinger, Citrus Zinger and Salad Zinger review

on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

We all know that to stay hydrated, we should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. The only thing is though, that water is… well… boring. My beverage of choice used to be Diet Coke, but I was able to wean myself off of it by switching over to ice tea. IRead More…


Knork – A friend for your spork

on Sunday, June 16th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You’ve no doubt heard of a spork which looks like a spoon with short fork-like tines on the edge. Campers and EDC fans like them because they combine two tools into one. Enter the Knork which looks like an ordinary stainless steel fork till you take a closer look. The outside tines have been beveled without beingRead More…


Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpots get even smarter

on Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Last month I posted a review of the Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpot and had a positive experience with it except for one important thing… Trying to grow a plant in Southern Indiana during the winter months, even with an auto watering flowerpot, just doesn’t work that well due to short sunlight hours. The folksRead More…

Pack Away Kettle – A Collapsible Teapot

By: Karen Nelson
on Monday, August 8th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Wacky Practicals has developed a new take on the conventional tea kettle, a collapsible version that is made of silicone.  The Pack Away Kettle has a stainless steel base that does conduct heat so it will stay hot after boiling.  It is safe for all heat sources, electric, conduction, and gas stoves.  Now you canRead More…


Just Indulge ‘Em: Crust Cutter

By: cobinrox
on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

My parenting or kid-monitoring skills are simplistic: just shut ‘em up if there is little or no work on my part.  These crust cutters (this one available from Amazon, $7) is the type of gadget that fulfills that philosophy. For anyone who just doesn’t want to deal with crust (pie crust not included, of course),Read More…


Your iPad Can Help You Make Cookies This Holiday Season

on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

About this time every year, I start buying cookie cookbooks.  I always have the fantasy that this will be the year that I’ll actually make some holiday cookies.  I never do, but I do like thinking about this.  This year, Martha Stewart has an iPad app that lets me combine my cookie plans with myRead More…


Paprika Recipe Manager App for iPad

on Monday, October 4th, 2010

The Paprika Recipe Manager App lets you use your iPad to collect and organize recipes from websites and add your own custom recipes.  You can easily download recipes from some major recipe sites, and you can also copy and paste recipes from any website.  You can create your own categories and use the built-in searchRead More…


Stainless Steel Notebook Grill

on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The A+R Store has a portable grill that will make camping and picnicking more convenient this summer.  The Stainless Steel Notebook Grill has a stainless surface with a waterproof finish.  It has a 250 square-inch cooking surface on a stainless steel grate.  It has cut-out handles for easy carrying.  It’s 21″ X 19″ X 1″ whenRead More…


Darwin BBQ – A Wearable Charcoal Grill

on Saturday, July 17th, 2010
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Ok, you don’t wear it while you’re grilling… That would just be crazy What we have here is the Darwin BBQ. It’s an all steel constructed charcoal grill that folds up into a nice little package for easy storage and portability. It looks like it could be the perfect companion on a camping trip forRead More…

Steak Station

Charcoal Companion Steak Station Review

on Sunday, July 4th, 2010

The Charcoal Companion Steak Station was designed to make your time at the grill more productive and relaxing by letting the Steak Station keep track of the meat temperature while you relax and enjoy your beer.  So does it work?  How does it compare to those digital meat thermometer forks that we have all usedRead More…


Chef’s Choice PizzellePro Review

on Saturday, May 1st, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

I really look forward to doing kitchen gadget reviews when the purpose of the gadget is to make something yummy. Today I want to show you the Pizzelle Pro Express Bake 834 from Chef’sChoice. If you are not familiar with pizzelles, they are crisp thin cookies that originated in Italy. Jeanne has wanted one forever,Read More…


See Through Toaster – Don’t Believe it Till You See it

By: cobinrox
on Saturday, May 1st, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Well I think this is legit.  While most postings for a see-through toaster make note that the designs are just concepts, I found the Magimix Vision see-through toaster (“coming to Williams Sonoma stores in Spring 2010″) on actual web sites, for sale as of right now. claims it has “more than 10 in stock”Read More…


When stirring is just too much trouble…

on Sunday, March 14th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You can buy the Autonomous Saucier from Hammacher Schlemmer. It’s a battery powered sauce stirrer. No longer will you need to slave over a pan of gravy when you have this little gadget. It sits in the pan and automatically spins and revolves around to keep everything mixed and smooth. The three legs made ofRead More…


Set your grill on fire with a rifle or a fishing pole – No lie

on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

You really gotta love our redneck brothers and sisters and all their wacky gadgets. Case in point: 14.5 inch long butane backyard BBQ lighters shaped to look like a rifle or a fishing pole. I guess you have to love Nascar racin and possum huntin to figure this un out. Get one now for $9.99Read More…


Now THIS is flatware…

on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

If you’ve ever packed for a hike, camping trip, or other activity in which saving precious space is paramount, you know how difficult it can be.  Behold Fozzils ThinkFLAT!  Part origami, part tableware, each item–be it bowl, cup, spoon or otherwise–can hold hot liquid without leaking, but can be collapsed completely flat.  Made from durableRead More…

Crazy folding spoons for kids

on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Posted in: Kid Gadgets

Hogwild Beetle Spoons and Sporks have a wacky design that allows the folded wings to rotate 180 degrees from the closed position to the extended and ready-to-use position. They are dishwasher safe and come with an individual travel case that slides neatly into backpacks, lunch boxes or picnic baskets. They just might help you bribeRead More…

No more mess on your stove top while cooking

on Saturday, July 11th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

I like to cook, but I don’t really enjoy all the clean up tasks afterwards. The Trudeau Utensil Pot Clip from ChefTools puts an end to one messy source – your stove top. This little stainless steel clip attaches to the edge of your pot, so that it can hold the stirring spoon while it’sRead More…


Make grilling easier with the EZ Grill

on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

There aren’t too many things that taste as yummy as a freshly grilled burger or hotdog on a warm summer day. Strangely, I have a charcoal grill in my garage that has barely been used though. Every time I think about using it, I change my mind because I don’t want to drag it outRead More…

Spotlight Gadget: Onion Goggles

By: admin
on Monday, September 25th, 2006
Posted in: Uncategorized

You’ll never shed another tear while chopping onions. However, you will look like a big dork.