Food

PancakeBot2

These days you can 3D print just about any material fathomable: plastic, metals, wood, carbon fiber, wax, silk... and now pancake batter. Consisting of a two-axis computer-controlled batter dispenser and a griddle, PancakeBot allows you to print your own fluffy breakfast creation. Pre-made designs are available online, or you can make your own by tracing [...]

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We eat a lot of steel cut oats and other dry cereal at my house. The oats come in bags that we transfer to another container or ziplock bag and the cereal comes in a standard cereal box. When it comes time to fix cereal, I measure it out in a bowl with a measuring [...]

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Prepd Pack

Lunchtime at work can be a tricky proposition. You rarely have the luxury of many options, and as menus rotate, lunch becomes a daily hit-or-miss ordeal.  Packing your own meal has the potential to be more cost-effective, nutritious, and consistently delicious; it also has the potential to be time-consuming and more hassle than it’s worth. [...]

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selfie-toaster

What's better than a piece of hot bread browned to perfection and then slathered with butter, jelly or peanut butter? A piece of toast with your face burned into it of course! Say hello to the Selfie Toaster, the next big thing in bread branding gadgets. That's not a thing? Well, now it is. You're [...]

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livinstudio-hive-1

Remember the Gadgeteer news post about Farm 432? You know, the device you can use to raise your own black soldier fly larvae as a source of alternative protein to feed your family? Well, the same company that came up with that device (which is not available to the public), LivinStudio, now has a device called the [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home and Kitchen, News
Farm-432-1

Entomophagy is "the human consumption of insects and arachnids as food" according to Entomophagy.com. Now don't get squeamish, but this may very well be the future for feeding the world. Did you know that there are an estimated 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) insects (about 900,000 species) on the planet according to Smithsonian Information? That seems like [...]

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If you're concerned about the environment and making sure your kids are eating nutritious foods that they like while at school or day care, you really need to check this out.  This bento-style lunch box will encourage your kids to eat healthy, the food stays separate and it's leakproof!  No more using baggies that add [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Kid Gadgets, News
color-coded-cutting-mats-2

Do you dedicate one cutting board for meat and another for veggies so you don't have to worry about cross-contamination?  I do, but since both my boards look alike except for a small color ring, I have to take a second look to be sure I'm grabbing the correct one.  With the Color-Coded Cutting Mats, [...]

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international-sushi-day

Were you aware of International Sushi Day?  Yeah, me neither.  But it's coming up on June 18th, and you'll need the proper gear to celebrate in style.  We've already told you about the fabulously beautiful Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set, a ThinkGeek exclusive for $34.99, that would be perfect for serving your sushi.  You serve [...]

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zoku-pop-molds-2

We've told you about several Zoku frozen treat makers in the past, like the Quick Pop Maker, the Slush and Shake Maker, and the Iced Coffee Maker.  It seems that Zoku expands their line each year, and they are now offering some new Pop Molds in sizes for adults and small children.  Both sizes convert [...]

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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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multi-function-cooler-and-picnic-table-2

Summer's nearly here, and it's almost time to start planning picnics.  If you don't like sitting on the ground with the dirt and insects, you probably prefer going to places with picnic tables available, but with the Multi Function Rolling Cooler with Table and 2 Chairs, you can go anywhere and still enjoy using a [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
berrybreeze

If you put the battery-powered BerryBreeze on the top shelf of your refrigerator, the manufacturer promises that it will keep your stored foods fresher for up to 2-3 times longer than normal.  The BerryBreeze "filters and cleans the air in your fridge. Using newly-patented technology, BerryBreeze fills your refrigerator with activated oxygen to neutralize bacteria, [...]

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uss-enterprise-sushi-set-2

All fans of both Star Trek and sushi are going to need the Star Trek USS Enterprise Sushi Set.  When you're ready to eat some sushi, remove the "warp trails" from the nacelles and you'll find they are actually BPA-free plastic chopsticks.  Lift the lid from from the ship's saucer and use it as a [...]

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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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wicked-cool-toys-girl-scout-cookie-oven

Never again will you have to wait months until you can sink your teeth into a Thin Mints cookie!  This fall, Wicked Cool Toys will introduce a Girl Scouts Cookie Oven and refill packs so you can bake your own Girl Scouts Cookies anytime you want.  The oven is reminiscent of an Easy Bake Oven. [...]

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fitsnack-1

Did you make a new year's resolution to eat better and get fit? Yeah me too. So far I'm doing pretty good but there are times when I want a snack it's tough to find something healthy - especially if I'm at work. Vending machines are a no go zone for me because they are [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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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planet-plates

You can have dinner on any of the planets of the Solar System without having to spend months traveling to get there with the Solar System Planet Plate Set.  These 10" melamine plates are decorated with images of the eight planets.  They are dishwasher safe, but melamine isn't microwave safe.  The Solar System Planet Plate [...]

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cinnabird

You've probably seen pictures of coffees with the beautiful decorations on top made from the foamed milk, haven't you?  You don't get those at just any coffee shop, and if you're like me, you won't be able to make anything like that at home, either.  With the CinniBird Spice Pen, even I might be able [...]

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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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thinkgeek-planet-plates

ThinkGeek has a set of plates designed by Leah Yael Levy that feature a planet from our solar system on each plate.  The Planetary Plates are 10" in diameter.  They are made of melamine, so they aren't microwave safe.  (There's a bit of confusion as to whether they are dishwasher safe.)  You get a set of [...]

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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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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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eco-collapsible-lunch-containers-2

SmartPlanet has a line of lunch containers that flatten up for compact carrying home after the lunch is eaten.  More importantly for people with not much storage in the kitchen, they don't take up a lot of storage space, either.  The Collapsible Eco Meal Kits have BPA-free silicone bases that open to hold your food, [...]

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