January 31, 2012

Urban Cultivator Grows Greens In Your Kitchen

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The Urban Cultivator is an enclosed hydroponic system designed for growing herbs and smaller vegetables indoors. A computer unit controls water, light cycles, humidity, and air circulation. All you need to do each week is add some fertilizer, and you need to eat the greens when they're ready to harvest of course.

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January 30, 2012

Annoying Orange Kitchen Carnage for iOS

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With the iPhone app Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage you can slice, blend, and dice your way through lots of fruit and be happy with the results. If you're unfamiliar with Annoying Orange, head on over to their web site and then you'll know why you need this app to continue on in your mobile existence.

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January 27, 2012

Breville 700-Watt Compact Juice Fountain

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The Breville BJE200XL 700-Watt Compact Juice Fountain makes juicing just about anything quick and easy. The heavy-duty compact juice fountain with centered knife blade assembly features a 700-watt motor that operates at 14,000 RPM for maximum extraction of all things juice. The extra-large 3-inch centered feed tube will fit entire limes, lemons, and even oranges. There's even a stainless-steel micro-mesh filter for keeping out the bad things you don't want in your juice.

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January 26, 2012

SlatGrill Backwoods BBQ


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The SlatGrill can be rearranged to fit any backwoods cooking regime, and is one of the first rearrangeable grills we've ever seen. It costs just $110 and is also portable. Four pieces make up the base of the grill, and the slats fit in the top. All of the pieces will fit in a green bag packed flat for trekking out to your favorite camping spot.

Via Gizmodo

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January 25, 2012

Make Your Own Soymilk with the Joyoung Easy-Clean Automatic Hot Soy Milk Maker

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Look how happy this girl is in the picture, and you'll realize how happy you could be if you had the Joyoung Easy-Clean Automatic Hot Soy Milk Maker. This soy milk maker has six intelligent protection functions for safe operation, and comes with an easy to clean stainless steel jug, filter, blade, and heating element.

The Joyoung Easy-Clean Automatic Hot Soy Milk Maker makes up to 1.6 Liter of fresh milk from soy beans, rice, mung beans, and almonds. We have a young son with soy allergies, but it's nice to see you can make rice milk with this maker. This set also include their exclusive best taste NON-GMO (not genetically modified) Soybean samples of 0.3LB gift bag, and a special discount voucher to order from their soybean farm store.

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January 24, 2012

Garlic Zoom XL Drive Around Garlic Chopper

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Did the Nasa Mars program just land a robotic garlic press on our countertops? We guess not but a Garlic Zoom XL did just land, and we're driving it around to garlic chopping success. How does it work? Just insert one or two peeled cloves in the trapdoor on top, close it up, and then drive your Zoom around the countertop. The stainless steel blades whizz around inside, slice and dicing the garlic.

  • Clear acrylic body with stainless-steel chopping blades
  • Fun for kids (the driving part! Don't let kids near the blades inside.)
  • See-through design lets you see when garlic is chopped enough
  • No more smelly garlic hands
  • Blade unit removes for cleaning; top-rack dishwasher-safe
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January 23, 2012

Red Rice Cooker with Steaming Tray

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The Oster 4722 Rice Cooker with Steaming Tray in red cooks a variety of food including rice, soup, fondu and even steams vegetables. You can prepare up to 10 cups of rice, and it also features a 1-liter steaming tray. There's an automatic keep warm feature, and it's very simple to use with a one touch button. We really like the red color, and the brushed look of the exterior is also a nice change over shiny plastic or just plain metal. We are eating more and more steamed vegetables this year, and we think you'll welcome the change. Don't over steam them, but steam enough to make broccoli and asparagus crispy fresh.

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January 20, 2012

Bring Cosplay to the Kitchen with the Batman Kitchen Apron and Cowl

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This cotton/polyester blend, is Color-fast, adjustable, stain resistant, and ready for cosplay in your kitchen. When you put on the apron and mask you can ask your cooking, "What you gonna do beef rib roast?". We think this is a perfect gift for crime fighters who cook, and who doesn't get better cooking results when dressed as Batman. Answer - nobody.

At Batman Classic Character Kitchen Apron

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January 19, 2012

BISTRO Pour Over Coffee Machine

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This is really an entirely new Bistro coffee maker from Bodum. Unlike the french press bistro, the water gets distributed evenly over the ground coffee through an easy to clean shower head made of plastic and silicone at an ideal temperature of well over 90ºC. The filter – titanium-plated stainless steel and finely meshed – keeps the coffee pure in taste and best of all no paper filter needed. No heating is needed because the piping hot coffee goes right into the stainless steel carafe.

  • The thermos comes with a spout that keeps the heat where it belongs
  • Easy press of a finger it opens only for pouring.
  • Only turns on with the jug in place
  • Handles of the jug and the filter are made from heatresistant silicone.

At BISTRO

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January 18, 2012

Ceiling Pot Rack Cleans Up Kitchen Clutter

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Pot racks are pretty amazing when you have an island to hang them over, and this pot rack made of Solid North American sugar maple with a grey finish delivers on a classic look. The nickel brackets and accessories have the ganging hardware included, and you can clean up the rack with a damp cloth. Additional pot hooks and extension hooks are available, and best of all it's made in USA.

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January 17, 2012

CBTL Contata Single Cup Coffee and Espresso Brewer

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The only single-up machine that makes great coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and espresso, the compact footprint - fits easily anywhere. The CBTL Contata is made in Italy - the birthplace of espresso, and you can match it with their exclusive milk foamer for wonderful latte's and capiccinos. We've been enjoying this machine over the Summer and can safely say the french roast coffee is amazing.

At CBTL Contata Single Cup Coffee and Espresso Brewer

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January 13, 2012

Sur La Table Italian Espresso Cups

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These cups are perfectly sized for a single shot of espresso, and they feature an antique finish with rustic black edge around the rim. There's a ton of colors available, and they are dishwasher safe, but may get hot in microwave.

At Sur La Table Italian Espresso Cups

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January 12, 2012

Totally Bamboo Football Cutting Board

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This festive and fun football shaped cutting board / serving platter will be the hit of your play off football party, and it's constructed of high quality moso bamboo, so you can know you've chosen an ecologically green alternative to wood. Perfect for football parties and tailgating, it makes a great gift for the football fan in your life as well.

At Totally Bamboo Football Cutting Board

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January 11, 2012

Eat Fit Cutlery Set Let's You Work Out with Dining

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You can choose from the 1kg per piece Knife and Fork Set or work up a real sweat with the Full Set, which includes an almighty 2kg spoon. We love the concept of "working out" while eating a full meal, and if you're New Year's resolution includes fitness - these are for you.

At Firebox.com

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January 10, 2012

Cook Anywhere On This Giant Induction Range

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Induction cooking employs a copper wire running under the clear ceramic surface and a strong AC current to create a magnetic field which transfers electric current to the cookware and makes heating across a pot or pan even. The result is the cooktop is not hot but the pan is and that means you can induct the electricity across the entire cooktop.

The Freedom includes a 6.3-inch display that recognizes the pot's shape and size, and retails for just over $5000 - so this ease of use and cooktop will not come cheap but might be worth a look if you're redoing your kitchen.

At Gizmodo

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January 9, 2012

Chicken Waffle Wings Maker

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More of a mini-snack meets modern waffle maker - we can't wait to try them. Some DUDE has made waffle bites by combining our two favorite food groups together - chick and waffles. We think this trick will work in just about any waffle maker but click over to Dude Foods for details.

Via Gizmodo at DudeFoods

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January 6, 2012

Drop Zone Nonstick Cookie Sheet Set with Cooling Rack

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Are you tired of wondering how many cookies will really fit on a cookie sheet and also to not have them move around on said cookie sheet? We are. This helpful cookie pan is embossed with drop zones for your cookie dough placement, and the durable steel construction won’t warp and is finished with a nonstick coating. Silicone handles give you a good grip when transporting the pans to and from the oven without burned hands as well.

At Sur La Table

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January 5, 2012

Fruit and Vegetable Chopper Has Storage Box Too

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This Progressive International GPC-4000 Fruit and Vegetable Chopper is a one handed food chopper, ideal for chopping nuts, fruits, vegetables, chocolate and more. You can dice, slice and chop fruits and veggies without the mess of a cutting board, adn the press down on pusher lid and food is cut into included measuring container. The built-in side blade which minimizes the need for precutting is a dream come true, and the set includes cleaning tool and storage box.

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January 4, 2012

Trudeau Melamine Colorful Mixing Bowls

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The Trudeau Melamine Mixing Bowls is a handy set of 3 mixing bowls which includes a red 3-quart, blue 2-quart, and green 1-1/2 quart bowl. They are really bright and cheery, and made of a durable melamine and come with non-slip bottoms, so they stay put on slippery counters. They also feature built-in spouts and handles which mean easy pouring, and the set is top-rack dishwasher safe but they are not microwave safe.

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January 3, 2012

Frigidaire Professional 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker

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The Frigidaire Professional 12-Cup Coffee Maker is designed to make coffee preparation simple so you can wake up and smell the coffee.

It features a slew of coffee friendly features including:

  • Coffee Strength Selector
  • Water Filtration System
  • Powerplus Brewing System evenly distributes hot water over ground coffee beans so that the flavor has time to build and develop
  • Pro-Select LCD Display sits at the center of the Coffee Maker.
  • 24-Hour Programmable Start Option
  • 12-Cup Capacity holds big or small carafes of coffee
  • Side-View Water Level Indicator shows you when empty or full, so no more messes or spills
  • Reusable Gold-Tone Filter Basket makes coffee taste better and is easier to clean
  • Stylish Stainless Steel Exterior and Carafe Handle creates a design you will be proud to display

At Frigidaire Professional 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker

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January 2, 2012

December 2011 Monthly Round Up for Kitchen Contraptions

round-up_kc.jpgHappy New Year! December 2011 was another month of Kitchen Contraptions - filled with kitchen gadgets, small appliances, and other kitchen wonders. We reviewed the Emson Electric 5Qt Smoker- The Only Indoor Pressure Smoker and think you should check it out.

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