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Smarter toasters are hitting the streets – no, not the Cylons (at least not yet)

on Monday, July 7th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It’s early in the morning. You have mouths to feed. The first round of toast comes out perfectly, but the second round? Burned! Grrr! Dualit has solved this problem. The Dualit 2 Slot and 4 Slot Lite Toasters are made with Dualit’s patented Climate Sensing Toasting Cycle technology. This technology detects the temperature of theRead More…

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Hot beverage + coaster = koi pond

on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

These cups and coasters redefine cups with designs that change when hot beverages are added.  These borosilicate glass mugs have an interesting slanted shape and unusual stick handles, but they are otherwise plain when viewed from the side.  They have a fish-shaped metal piece on the bottom, and when you fill the mug with a hotRead More…

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Make the Perfect Drink with this app-controlled bartending scale

on Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You’re having a party, but you don’t know a lot of recipes for mixed drinks.  Sure, you could run to the bookstore and buy a bartender’s recipe book, but where’s the gadgety fun in that?  Instead, purchase the Perfect Drink App-Controlled Smart Bartending Scale and you’ll have recipes for hundreds of drinks at your fingertips,Read More…

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Add a little personality to your Zoku Quick Pop Maker products

on Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

We’ve told you about a variety of Zoku frozen treats makers, beginning with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker back in 2009.  That pop maker is still around, and Zoku has introduced an accessory kit that lets you add bits of fruit to your pop.  Using the cutters and the layout paddle, you can arrange smallRead More…

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Summertime is ice cream time!

By: Greg Carter
on Friday, June 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Even if your passion for ice cream (or sorbet or frozen yogurt) is a year-round thing, summer is an especially fine time for sweet frozen treats. So what better time to introduce a fun gadget to create and serve up your very own bowl of ice cream? Williams-Sonoma is exclusively offering the Zoku Ice Cream MakerRead More…

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Assembling a taco is a snap with these plates

on Friday, June 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I hate when we have taco night.  I like tacos, but I hate assembling the thing only to have it tip over and spill everything out onto my plate the minute I set it down.  I don’t like those flat bottomed shells that stand on their own, because they are too wide and require tooRead More…

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This is the most unique charging hub for the kitchen you’ll see today

on Sunday, April 20th, 2014

I’ve seen lots of attempts at creating a sleek charging station for the kitchen counter, but this is something I’ve never seen.  The TowlHub doesn’t take up any extra room on your counter, because it replaces your current paper towel holder.  It’s made of stainless steel with a weighted base for stability.  It holds anyRead More…

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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 theRead 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 areRead 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 theRead 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 bowlRead 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 bottleRead 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 condimentsRead 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-upRead 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 countlessRead 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 DishmasterRead 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 beingRead 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 clipRead 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 withRead 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 needRead 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 yourRead 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 twoRead 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’tRead 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 LightsaberRead More…