August 31, 2010
We've been on the lookout for a pasta solution to help us make perfect al dente pasta everytime without having to fire up the burner on the stove and we think we found it. The Fast Pasta microwave pasta cooker saves time, energy and water and they claim no boil over too. You simply put it in the microwave and in a few minutes - perfect pasta that has cooked evenly without any sticking.
At Fasta Pasta The Microwave Cooker
August 30, 2010
More of a toy than a full on professional donut maker, the Entenmann's Donut Maker allows you to stamp out some donuts and make them in the microwave. The kit makes 12 donuts, and includes chocolate icing & sprinkles to decorate. All the food ingredients the donut maker comes with are also made in the USA.
Via Chip Chick at Entenmann's Donut Maker
August 27, 2010
We're always on the lookout for a long toaster, and this digital from T-Fal fits the bill. The bagel function toasts the inside and gently warms the outside, and the defrost function makes one step toasting of frozen breads easy. The digital controls allow you to repeat the proper settings each time you use it -- no more guessing, and the countdown timer lets you know how long it will be before the toast is ready. The extra-wide, self-adjusting slots are ideal for any bread thickness and ensure even toasting every time.
At T-Fal TL6802002 4-Slice Digital Toaster
August 26, 2010
Looking for the perfect kettle can always be a bother, and always wondering what temperature your water is at is also one too. The Cuisinart PerfecTemp Porcelain Enameled Teakettles have perfect temperature control, and the precise temperature gauge is multi-colored and easy to read indicating the correct water temperature to provide the ideal cup of tea or coffee. The porcelain enamel exterior and interior with iron core heats up quickly and retains heat well.
Why do you need a perfect temperature? The perfect brewing temperature yields the best tea flavor and allows the release of antioxidants. Also, a pleasant whistling sound reliably signals boiling water which tells you when to start the perfect temperature countdown.
At Cuisinart PerfecTemp Porcelain Enameled Teakettles
August 25, 2010
Shabby Apple has the latest or not so latest designs to ensure you feel as if you're in the 50's when you're baking. Made out of designer cotton fabrics, this apron is a frilly, flirty half apron with gathered ruffles adorning the hem, and a contrasting pocket. One size fits all and you can cold machine wash and hang it out back to dry.
At Blue Print Half Apron with Detailing at Hem
August 24, 2010
The Maine Lobster Kit is a classic, wooden, slide top box with 4 or 8 sets of crackers and picks for lobster feasting will become a family heritage piece. The decorative box provides compact, efficient storage of your essential lobster eating utensils after the feast and ready availability for the next lobster extravaganza. The lobster kit is also part of a non-profit to help people with disabilities have jobs. Get yours today, and help this worth cause while making your lobster eating a bit easier.
At Original Maine Lobster Kit
August 23, 2010
You can serve up some pure Rock n' Roll treats with the Flipper guitar spatula. Perfect for eggs, pancakes, or that Elvis special of a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. The flipper is 100% Silicone and dishwasher safe. Available in red and black.
At GAMA-GO Flipper Guitar Spatula
August 20, 2010
Our friends are visiting, and say having one of these pressure cookers is saving them loads of time for the evening family meals. This 6-quart electric pressure cooker reduces cooking times by 70 percent, and features easy to use push-button controls. This pressure cooker has settings for pressure cooking, browning, simmering, sauteing, and warming - so you can do a bit of everything at dinner time with this pressure cooker.
At Cuisinart CPC-600 1000-Watt 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
August 19, 2010
We'd really like to try this toaster oven before declaring it the best, but this toaster oven earned the highest rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it quickly cooked chicken, pizza, and cookies and maintained a constant cooking temperature.
The Best model has nine settings--the most of any oven--designed for specific foods (pizza, bagel, cookies). It suggests ideal cooking temperatures and times for each and automatically adjusts the heat for optimal results. The 1800-watt oven broils, cooks with convection, and defrosts at the touch of a button.
At The Best Toaster Oven
August 18, 2010
We're always on the look out for the latest kitchen robot, and this robotic wet or dry mop bot navigates autonomously through a room and methodically cleans hard surface floors. The robotic cleaner uses widely available dry electrostatic or premoistened cloths that attach to the bottom of the robot and collect dust, dirt, and hair as the device courses linearly through a room or moves back-and-forth in a traditional mopping motion.
Now we just need to get rid of our obsession with having a rug in our kitchen, and move to a bare floor so mop bot can do all the cleaning.
At The Autonomous Wet/Dry Mop
August 17, 2010
Protects your laptop in the kitchen from food splatters with this acrylic laptop kitchen stand. The stand keeps the laptop open at an easy viewing angle, and if you do get splatters, hand washing is recomended.
At Kitchen Laptop Stand
August 16, 2010
What's not to love about a mythical creature holding your hot corn? Seriously. With these exquisitely sculpted horned ponies, you can have your corn and eat it too. This set comes with 4 pairs of unicorns, two for each cob. The corn holders are dishwasher safe.
At GAMA-GO Uni-Corn Corn Holders
August 13, 2010
We're always on the lookout for storing leftovers from a BBQ, party, or just dinners where the kids don't eat. These 3 polypropylene food-storage containers in 2/9-liter, 1/2-liter, and 1-liter sizes work with a handheld vacuum pump that removes moisture and air to lock in freshness. The high-resistance silicone gaskets provide airtight seal with snap-down side buckles. The best feature? They nest for convenient storing.
At Zevro VS2-BW-703 Vac 'n Save Ruby Bowl-Shaped Vacuum-Sealing Food-Storage Containers
August 12, 2010
Finally a kitchen timer that doesn't require a battery but looks good. This timer dates back to 1992, when Michael Graves designed this using ABS plastic. Only 4 inches in diameter, it fits your hand perfectly (we know because we tried our friend's timer out this past weekend).
At A di Alessi Michael Graves Kitchen Timer
August 11, 2010
Sure we don't feature many large appliances or restaurant grade stuff, but this dishwasher for a commercial kitchen has it all and really impresses. From top mounted controls to standard 20x20 inch racks it even has a deep-well scrap basket located on front of machine. Adjust-A-Peak feature allows user to adjust conveyor speed when various results are desired. Full automation activates sections only when rack is present and shuts down conveyor when no rack is present. Sounds safe to us!
At Jackson AJ-100 287 Rack/Hr Conveyor Dishwasher
August 10, 2010
Shoving a full beer can up a chicken's butt is well - fun. We've always wanted to roast a chicken with the using the beer can method, and with this rack things look like they might take off food wise and not from an explosion.
You can roast your chicken using your favourite beer using this poultry roaster. Place the wire frame roaster in a roasting pan, insert an open can of beer into the center of the frame, and sit the chicken over the roaster in a vertical position. While roasting, the chicken will be infused with the flavour of the beer, and the fat will drip away from the chicken.
At Kitchen Basics Poultry Roaster - Beer Can
August 9, 2010
Tired of touching the trash can when you have to throw something away? Well we are. This touchless trash can seals odor in and eliminates cross-contamination of germs with touch-free operation. The anti-fingerprint commercial grade stainless steel can be used in your office, living room, bedroom, and kitchen. The trash can also features a garbage bag ring to keep the bag hidden from public view for a neat and clean appearance.
At NST Nine Stars Infrared Touchless Automatic Motion Sensor Lid Open Trash Can
August 6, 2010
Oh no! That's no moon - it's a kids mouth about to eat the Millennium Falcon! These sandwich cutters come packed in the cool tin you see above, and you can pick up the set for $29.95 through Williams-Sonoma.
Via Foolish Gadgets
August 5, 2010
Wondering what to do with all the vegetables from your CSA? How about canning? This all-in-one kit includes tools, instructions, and recipes -- everything you need to get started. The set includes a pressure cooker/canner, canning rack, funnel, ladle, jar lifter, jar wrench, bubble freer, magnetic lid lifter, canning and pressure cooker recipe books, and instructional DVD.
At Fagor 9 Piece Pressure Canning Set
August 4, 2010
This is a kitchen contraption to rival all kitchen contraptions if we've ever seen it - a flower pot and butcher block combined into a smoker. Why build your own? Commercial egg-style smokers can be expensive, and if you're looking to smoke something a bit smaller than they can handle, this DIY flower pot smoker may work great for you.
Check out the build guide at the link below for step-by-step build instructions and lots of pictures on how to make your own Flower Pot Smoker..
Via Lifehacker at Little Blue Egg
August 3, 2010
These oven dishes look slick and are also versatile. You can use them to cook in and then to store any leftovers. In addition, the lids double as platters, so every part can be used in two ways.
At Five Senses Oven Dish
August 2, 2010
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