Cooking

How often have you tried to spread butter on toast, a baked potato, bread, etc, only to find out that it’s just too cold and hard to spread? Yeah, I know, first world problems. But it is a real problem that could use a solution. One company invented the biēm butter sprayer to solve this issue. Let’s… Read More

Have you ever left the house and forgotten to turn a burner off on your stove? That’s not a trivial problem as every year many house fires originate with the stove. Wallflower is a smart device that will send an alert to your phone and will sound an audible alert when you’ve left the stove… Read More

I scream, you scream, we all scream.  Someone calls the police and the situation becomes awkward.  And one great way to break through that awkwardness is with home made ice cream.  Today we are going to take a look at the Pampered Chef Ice Cream Maker.  How easy is it to use and will it… Read More

An electric kettle is a really useful appliance to have around the kitchen. The AICOK Electric Kettle not only promises some new design & safety features but gives you a set of 6 preset temperatures for more refined control of your hot water for teas and coffees (in addition to a boil). How does it… Read More

Have you ever purchased a grill only to use it the one time you had a craving for chargrilled hot dogs and hamburgers? I’ll admit that we did that. We bought a small Webber grill, grilled with it one time and then it sat in the garage for years until we gave it away. Maybe… Read More

There’s something magical about charcoal grilling, especially during the long days of summer. You just can’t replicate that taste on a gas grill. Since 2013 BBQ Dragon has been bringing new innovations to the charcoal grilling market, and I have one of their latest gadgets on the back patio for testing. It’s the Chimney of… Read More

We showed you a Star Wars inspired toaster about seven years ago that burned the image of Darth Vader into the piece of toast. Cool yes, but not as cool as this toaster which is actually shaped like Darth Vader’s helmet! The Darth Vader Toaster from Pangea Brands is a two slice toaster that is… Read More

Add a little whimsy to your next breakfast with a Nordic Ware Smiley Face Pancake Pan. Nordic Ware who has been in business in the US since 1946 sells several versions of fun pancake cooking pans, but I couldn’t help but smile at this one. Each pan can make seven 3-inch diameter pancakes that are… Read More

I remember huddling with my family around the new Amana microwave oven we bought in the early 80’s and defrosting our first pound of meat. When we removed the specimen at the allotted time it was somewhat defrosted in some regions but thoroughly cooked in the corners and still solid in the center. More than… Read More

I love ice cream but I don’t get to eat it nearly as often as I’d like because Jeanne can’t tolerate dairy and making non-dairy ice cream at home with our own ingredients can be a hassle to drag out an electric ice cream maker and all the necessary gear. When I saw the Chef’n… Read More

To add another wrinkle to the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, I present the Fred & Friends EGG-A-MATIC Chick Egg Mold. Start your day with a healthy breakfast and a smile by placing a hard-boiled egg into this mold to turn it into a chick with attachable feet. The… Read More

Do you ever feel like you waste money on food each week because it spoils before you eat it? One solution is to shop for only what you need each day, but that can be too time-consuming. Another solution is to try a food storage system like the Vacuvita. They sent me their complete kitchen… Read More

The collection of egg cups from Animi Causa are an adorable way to liven up breakfast or any other meal that you serve the incredible edible egg. There are seven different holders in the collection like the Arthur Egg Cup which features a removable helmet and its own spoon. If eggs in shining armor aren’t your cup… Read More

The weather is warming up and that means sun, fun and grilling season. This year Traeger wants to make your grilling and smoking even easier. With their new Timberline 850 and 1300 model grills they’re introducing WiFIRE control. With WiFIRE you can control your Timberline grill from your phone. So you can adjust your grill… Read More

Have fun channeling your inner Darth Vader the next time you’re cooking in the kitchen or at the backyard grill with these officially licensed Star Wars kitchen accessories. Start a pair of Darth Vader oven mitts that are made of heat-resistant silicone that will protect your hands from temperatures up to 445 degrees F. The gloves… Read More