Kitchen

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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magic-tap-automatic-drink-dispenser-2

If you have young children who have reached that "I can do it myself" age, you know what a time bomb a gallon jug of milk can be. Install a Magic Tap Automatic Drink Dispenser on the milk jug, and even young children can dispense milk or other beverage without even needing to lift the [...]

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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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kitchenaid-soda-stream

Julie reviewed the SodaStream a few years ago and determined it was an economical way to make your own sodas at home.  It gives you the option to make regular, diet, and caffeine-free sodas and flavored waters, but it did look a bit utilitarian.  Big deal, you might say, but there are some people out [...]

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compleat-foodbag-2

We've mentioned a couple of different Unikia products for carrying your lunch in the past.  One was a Compleat Robust lunch box, one was a Compleat FoodSkin that cradled your sandwich to keep it together as you assembled it (see related posts at the end of this article).  Today's product is the Compleat FoodBag.  Like the [...]

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Dualit 4 Slot Lite Toaster 1

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 the [...]

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interactive-fish-cups-and-heat-pads-2

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 hot [...]

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perfect-drink-app-controlled-bartending-scale

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, [...]

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zoku-character-faces-2

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 small [...]

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Zoku_Ice_Cream_Maker_ W-S_1

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 Maker [...]

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fiesta-taco-plates

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 too [...]

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towlhub

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 any [...]

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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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glideware-pot-racks-2

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 [...]

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cuisinart-soft-serve-ice-cream

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 [...]

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moma-kitchen-tools

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 [...]

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compleat-foodskin

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 [...]

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robot-salt-and-pepper-shakers

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 [...]

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victorinox-knife-block-tablet-stand

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 [...]

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