January 30, 2008
With this cast iron skillet grill, you can grill on the stovetop or in the oven. It is safe up to 400 degrees. It has a non-abrasive bottom and works on any cooking surface. And it comes in lots of colors with names like kiwi, dune, and caribbean.
At Le Creuset 12 2/3 Inch Oblong Skillet Grill
January 29, 2008
Corian countertops are supposed to be very durable, so why not a Corian cutting board? Corian is heat resistant, scratch resistant, and indestructable. Serving trays and cutting boards made from all Corian are available in addition to butcher block/Corian combinations.
At Corian Trays
January 29, 2008
My cake presentation is always a disaster. This drizzler has a funnel pouring spout that can help drizzle icing exactly where you want it, so your cake looks professional. It holds up to 2/3 cup of icing or glaze and is microwave safe.
January 28, 2008
Chef’s Quad-Timer Professional is the cooking timer you need to keep things from being well - overdone. We use timed cooking for the majority of our cooking - including meat. Once you know how long something takes, you can do the basic legwork of getting it done by timing what you're doing. Timers are also really good for things like cookies, cakes, or other baked items.
The Chef’s Quad-Timer Professional has four at-a-glance indicator lights arranged like stovetop burners. Each light can be in one of two modes: Green means still cooking; red means the timer’s gone off. Expired timers count up after beeping, showing how long you may have over-cooked.
Via The Red Ferret Journal at Chef’s Quad-Timer Professional
January 25, 2008
This bowl looks porcelain, but it is actually made out of flexible rubber, so you can bend the bowl into any shape you want. It can supposedly be formed into any shape imaginable. Some examples are a cone shaped deep bowl, a bowl with a collar, a bowl with an inner cone, a low bowl with various compartment, or a zigzagged plate.
At Wizard Bowl
Nothing says spring like a flower shaped spatula. The flower-shaped head is made out of nylon and is heat resistant to 400 degrees. The handle is made of brushed stainless steel.
At Flower Flexible Spatula
January 24, 2008
This mixing bowl is pretty cool. It has a notch at the base that lets you angle the bowl forward for steady mixing.
At Cuisipro Batter Bowl with Red Trim
January 23, 2008
Heart shaped biscuits for Valentine's breakfast? This set of four stainless steel biscuit cutters have an arched handle for an easy grip. They can also be used as cookie cutters.
At Heart Shape Biscuit Cutters (set of 4)
This is not very practical for storing a lot of wine, but it is cool looking if you want to display one bottle. This wine arc balances the wine in midair. Comes with three different designs on the arc.
At Wine Arc
Do your salads need a little better presentation? The Saladacco (love the name) is a Japanese spiral cutter. You rotate the handle to make long ribbons and thin strands out of firm whole vegetables like potatoes, carrots, radishes, and zucchini.
January 22, 2008
Scott has been covering the Handpresso over at Single Serve Espresso this past week (a sister site of Kitchen Contraptions). The Handpresso may be one of the coolest portable single serve espresso and coffee makers we've ever seen, and you can use it in your home or on the go. Combining a bicycle pump, and using an E.S.E. espresso pod, you simply pump up the Handpresso and pull a perfect shot.
We thought at first we'd only use this out of the house on a hike or camping, but combined with our instant hot dispenser in our kitchen (which we turned up the water temperature), this makes a really easy shot of espresso without having to warm up an entire espresso machine for one shot or two.
Single Serve Espresso also revealed this week the Unboxing of Handpresso and their earlier article which features a rather interesting video on Handpresso.
At Handpresso and Single Serve Espresso
January 21, 2008
We've got a great sale for you on lots of kitchen gadgets. You can Save up to 50% on Kitchen Shears, Garlic Presses, and Other Cook's Tools at Amazon.com, and that means many of the items we've featured over the past 3 months for holiday shopping - are here for holiday saving. The sale lasts through February 28th, and you can expect to find kitchen tool essentials, including kitchen shears, garlic presses, wine openers, and more.
At Save up to 50% on Kitchen Shears, Garlic Presses, and Other Cook's Tools
January 17, 2008
I love the name Snackmaster! This food dehydrator has a 500 watt motor that dries food in hours. There is no need to rotate trays, and it has an adjustable thermostat. It comes with a fruit roll sheet and two original jerky spice and curing packets.
At Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator and Jerky Maker
This utensil can do it all. It is a stainless steel slotted spatula with a sharpened edge. You can use it to whip, beat, scrape, turn, mix, blend, chop, drain, strain, cut, serve brownies and cakes, and remove frost in your freezer.
At Happi Helper
January 16, 2008
This looks cool and is practical. It is a combination pepper grinder and salt shaker. You can shake salt from the top or grind pepper from the bottom. It has a dial to adjust the courseness of the pepper. And it comes in fun colors like avocado and cherry.
At Chef'n Bistro Grind Combo Grinder/Salt Shaker
This slow cooker does it all. You can saute, cook, serve, and store in the same pot. It has a removable oval stoneware base that you can use on the stove or in the oven. If you are using it for slow cooking, it has a digital timer that indicates the end of the cooking process before automatically shifting to a keep-warm setting.
At Rival SCVI600B-SS Crock-Pot 6-Quart Premium VersaWare Slow Cooker
January 15, 2008
We're always looking at different ways we can improve our cooking experience - and a portable induction cooker for woks hits the mark. CookTek has a line of portable induction cooking systems with LED temperature displays specifically for use with woks. Yeah - woks.
Imagine having your own portable chef with a portable wok show up at your home or you could take them on the road. Models start at $500, and can be as expensive as $2,000, depending on wattage you choose. We think we'll start on the lower side of the price range.
Via Boing Boing Gadgets At CookTek
January 14, 2008
This is a cool looking cheese plane. It is made of 18/10 gauge stainless steel and is specifically designed for slicing hard or medium cheese.
At Stelton Cheese Plane
January 11, 2008
We have over 10 different espresso, single serve coffee makers, and regular coffee brewers here at Kitchen Contraptions, but we've yet to get a Breville Cafe Roma Stainless Espresso Cappuccino Maker. The ESP8XL is for the style conscious coffee lover...with a dual wall crema system for a perfect espresso every-time. Breville has been a European leader in small appliances for over 50 years with meticulous precision, styling, and dependability. You'll get three stainless steel filters: single shot, 7g; double shot, 14g; and pod.
At Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espresso Maker
January 10, 2008
Cutting onions can be tricky. This onion holder keeps the onion steady while you slice away. It comes with a stainless steel bar to remove onion odor from your hands.
At Onion Holder & Odor Remover
January 9, 2008
This is a nice, simple looking enameled steel tea kettle from Le Creuset. It has a unique locking handle for easy lifting and pouring and comes with a free packet of tea.
At Le Creuset Zen Tea Kettle
Induction cooking is the wave of the future. It is efficient because it uses 90 percent of energy produced and is supposedly as precise as gas, but has 50 percent less cooking time. This induction burner has easy touch controls with six temperature settings.
At Fagor Induction Burner
January 8, 2008
Digital picture frames are all the rage, so how about one for the fridge? Audiovox has created a digital messaging center, which has a 7-inch LCD display that holds about 100 images in onboard memory and up to 500 by plugging in a memory card.. The messaging center also includes a white board and a video camera for personal messages.
Via Audiovox Puts Digital Pics on the Fridge - News and Analysis by PC Magazine
January 7, 2008
Need to use the moisture in the air for a little water? This water cooler will suck the air dry pulling 36 liters of water from the surrounding air within 38 hours. However it's not that eco or wallet friendly. There is a $1200 price tag and it costs nearly $15 per day to operate. Oh well - maybe we can stick with our filtered water from the fridge for now.
Via SlashGear at Aquamaker
This is a good idea. This nonstick oven liner fits on the bottom of the stove to collect drips. It then wipes clean or goes in the dishwasher. It fits the bottom of a 30" electric oven.
At Nonstick Oven Liners
This is a cool looking salad set. The lid holds the serving pieces and also doubles as a stand for the bowl. The lid is available in five colors.
At Magppie EBE Salad Set
January 4, 2008
Sometimes it is obvious when meat has gone bad, but sometimes it isn't so clear cut. I've often left meat in the fridge a couple days longer than I should and then wondered whether it was ok. This sensor indicates when meat has gone bad. The sensor measures bacteriological activity and the colored lights confirm the freshness.
At SensorfreshQ Meat/Poultry Freshness Detector.
January 3, 2008
Want some eco-friendly disposable plates? These are made from bamboo--eco-friendly and sturdy. Each box contains 100 plates.
At Bulk Bamboo Veneerware Plates
We like making sure after a session of cooking, or handling raw meat that our hands are squeaky clean. Currently we use a pump soap dispenser that you have to touch, it's nice to see simplehuman has come up with a hands free soap dispenser for the kitchen. Features automatic soap dispensing, blinking light that flash for 20 seconds to let you know your hands are germ-free, and an easy fill opening and volume dial.
At Sensor Soap Dispenser
January 2, 2008
The Hot Rock is a very unique dining concept. Each diner cooks their own meat on a volcanic stone! The idea of cooking on rocks has been used for centuries by all different cultures, and the evolution of this cooking process has been captured by Hot Rock. No oil or fat is required to be used. It is ideal for meat and vegetarian dishes. Hot Rock meals are quick, entertaining, healthy and delicious if you know how to cook your meat.
At Kitchen Rocks