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Ninja Ultima Blender BL830CB review

By: Cheri Henderson
on Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

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 Read 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 are Read 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 the Read More…

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for soft serve ice cream!

on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Summer’s coming, and there’s going to be many people making ice cream for dessert for their cookouts.  Instead of hauling out the old-fashioned electric – or hand-cranked – maker that requires rock salt and a lot of ice, why not use the Cuisinart ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker?  The double-insulated freezer bowl Read More…

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Eight tools in one for small kitchens

on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you have a small kitchen without much storage space, you may find that you don’t have room for tools that you won’t use frequently.  With the All in One Kitchen Tool Set from the MoMA Store, you’ll be able to store eight tools in the space of a bottle of oil.  This plastic bottle Read More…

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The world’s most flexible lunchbox comes from Norway

on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You spend time each morning carefully crafting your lunch sandwich just the way you like it, then you wrap it in waxed paper or a plastic zipper bag and put it in your lunchbag.  When lunchtime comes, you pull out your lunch only to discover your sandwich has fallen apart into a mess, with condiments Read More…

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Let the salt and pepper shakers pass themselves

on Monday, January 6th, 2014

If you like kitschy in the kitchen, these salt and pepper shakers will fit right in.  These are actual wind-up robots that can walk themselves over to the diners needing some seasoning for their food.  They’re made of food-grade plastics, so you’ll have no worries using them on your table.  The Salt and Pepper Wind-up Read More…

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This Victorinox knife block also serves as a tablet stand

on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

There are a lot of cooking apps and videos available for tablets.  You can watch videos as you cook to learn new techniques or follow a recipe in your virtual recipe box, but whatever you’re doing on a tablet in the kitchen, you’ll need a stand to keep it safe and viewable.  There are countless Read More…

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Become the master of your domain… err, dishes!

on Friday, September 20th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

In my search for retro, mid-century items, I stumbled upon an interesting item for the kitchen that really does qualify as a gadget.  The Dishmaster was developed “in 1948 in the post-war years when the American kitchen was being re-invented”, and it replaced a typical faucet with a gadget that could make washing dishes easier.  The Dishmaster Read More…

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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 being Read More…

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Add a pouring spout to make life easier in the kitchen

on Friday, June 14th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

This little doodad can keep things neater while you’re working in the kitchen.  The Silpoura spout was the brainchild of  a couple who are avid campers and needed a way to dispose of cooking grease without dumping it in the woods.  Gail suggested there should be “a ‘Thing’. Like a spout. That you could clip Read More…

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Star Wars Cookie Cutters for your next May the 4th Be With You party

on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you want to be a real Jedi Master party host at your next May the 4th Be With You celebration, hop in your T-16 Skyhopper and brave the Jundland Wastes to score a set of these Star Wars Heroes & Villains Cookie Cutters from Williams-Sonoma.  They include the four iconic likenesses of Darth Vader, Read More…

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Keep fresh herbs fresh longer with the Herb Savor

on Friday, May 17th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you like to use fresh herbs in your cooking but you’re tired of how quickly those expensive packets from the grocery store wilt, you need the Herb Savor from Prepara.  The Herb Savor has been proven to keep herbs fresh for up to three weeks.  You just place the herbs in the basket with Read More…

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Taylor Digital Scale & Measuring Cup simplifies cooking

on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Any cook worth his/her sea salt knows that weighing ingredients results in better, more consistent food.  It’s a pain, though, to have to drag out your digital kitchen scale, tare the cup, measure the ingredients, then start again for the next ingredient.  With the Taylor Digital Scale & Measuring Cup from Williams-Sonoma, you won’t need Read More…

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Star Trek Spock oven mitt – cook long and prosper

on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Did you buy the Star Trek cookie cutters we reported on earlier ? Well now ThinkGeek has another Star Trek kitchen accessory for you – the Star Trek Spock oven mitt. It’s official Star Trek merchandise, made of 100% cotton, and will set you back $14.99.  Go on, apply the Vulcan nerve pinch to your Read More…

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Chef Sleeve products protects your iPad in the kitchen

on Monday, October 22nd, 2012

If you like to have your iPad in the kitchen while you cook, you know the hazards of protecting it.  Whether you’re using a recipe in an ebook, following directions on a cooking show, or just listening to music or watching a video, you need to protect the iPad from spills.  Chef Sleeve has two Read More…

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Star Trek Cookie Cutters – Live Long and Prosper

on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This set of  5 Star Trek cookie cutters from Think Geek will make your favourite Trekkie (or Trekker) as happy as a Klingon at his Rite of Ascension. The cookies are; the symbols of the Federation and Klingon Empire, the U.S.S Enterprise, a phaser, and a Live Long and Prosper hand.. Bake long and prosper, just don’t Read More…

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Star Wars Popsicles – Finally Really Saber-Lickin’ Good!

on Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Back in 2011, I was embarrassed to get caught by one of ThinkGeek’s April’s Fool’s jokes.  (I’m just too gullible for my own good.)  Anyway, as they’ve done with other April’s Fools items, ThinkGeek made the joke into reality.  I’m almost afraid to write this, but they are promising to have the Star Wars Lightsaber Read More…

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Mister Tea Infuser – Throw Some Tea in Your Trousers

on Friday, July 27th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Looks like this guy enjoys his job, and why not?  Stuff his trousers with tea, and he enjoys a lovely infused spa bath. The Mr. Tea infuser is available for pre-order from Perpetual Kid for $9.99.

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Tracktile Tables – This Train Don’t Carry No People

on Monday, July 9th, 2012

Ever wanted your own Sushi train at home? Tracktile Tables might make your dream come true (thought their selling point is chocolate delivery).  Made from Beech veneer, the tables include embedded Brio track pieces that allow you to design your own railroads (for use with Brio train sets) for delivering food from guest to guest. The tiles can Read More…

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Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug – Monitor Your Caffeine Fuel Reserve

on Monday, June 4th, 2012

Coffee is a fuel when you’re spending hours scouring websites for news items or trying to finish off that review. Well the Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug from ThinkGeek shows you how much fuel reserve you’ve got left. The 10 ounce mug will indicate “full” when filled with liquid over 96.8F (36C), and as it cools or you drink Read More…

Liquiglide Could Fix Your Sticky Condiments Problems

on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Do you have a bunch of condiment bottles in the pantry sitting upside down so that you can get every last drop out?  Do you worry about how much condiment you’re actually throwing away because you just can’t get the last of it out of the bottle?  Sick of thumping that ketchup bottle and ending Read More…

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Reboot Your Drinking Habits with the Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cups

on Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Reboot yourself each time you have a coffee break with these cups from ThinkGeek!  The Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set consists of three 8-ounce plastic mugs that look like giant computer keys.  They can be used for hot or cold drinks, they’re dishwasher-safe, and they sit on a “circuit-board” tray when they aren’t in use.  They would Read More…

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iRepel Home Chef Gear Apron Review

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

When the opportunity to review the high-tech Home Chef Apron by iRepel came around, I volunteered immediately. Before I was foolish enough to go to law school and join the computer/online industry, I worked as a chef for a few restaurants. This meant I spent a great deal of time turning kitchen whites and my Read More…

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Ravi Wine Chiller Review

on Thursday, November 24th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

There are various wines out there, red, white, Chablis, Riesling, etc. but no matter what kind of wine you desire there are those out there that like their wine served at room temperature  and some who prefer it chilled.    However, keeping wine in one’s refrigerator can make the wine too cold and not properly Read More…