November 22, 2004
I can agree completely with this guy from Gizmodo. Chestnut scoring, preparation, whatever you call it is indeed DANGEROUS. Watch your fingers, your arteries, you name it - you will be hurt one time or another. Luckily this little contraption can help you in the kitchen over the next 2 holidays AT LEAST!
"There's an age-old media tradition called "holiday pegging," which is nowhere as dirty as it sounds. All it means is that, come every Fourth of July, your local newspaper is bound to run some heartwarming tale about a war widow who knits American flags from dental floss. Or the week leading up to Christmas, there's always a zillion stories about what happens to kid's letters to Santa. You get the idea. In that cloying spirit, Gizmodo's going whole hog with this Thanksgiving thing, and brining you the very best in gadgetry meant to enhance the feast.
We'll start with Jasco Inc.'s Chestnutter--again, not as dirty as it sounds. This patented contraption scores chestnuts for roasting, with (supposedly) minimal bodily harm as comared to traditional paring knives. I think the Jasco pitch puts it best: "No more dreading the chore of preparing chestnuts." Yep, chestnut preparation has always been my greatest fear. Obviously."
Via Gizmodo: The Original Chestnutter
November 18, 2004
Wow. I just found the land and living site and now they have this amazing bamboo cutting board post - nice stuff and it will be even nicer in the kitchen.
"Lately, it seems as if bamboo products are popping up everywhere and obviously for good reasons: It's a fantastic material to work with and it replenishes itself in half the time as other wood. On that note, Ekobo has an entire product line crafted from bamboo. Trays, bowls, and stools to name just a few."
Via Land Living: Modern Lifestyle Design
November 11, 2004
I have a butcher block that was in my grand parents house, and I miss just having the thing out. Our current kitchen has a big island with rollouts, and if we didn't have it - having a central workspace like this is critical.
"Block hard. We realize we are going way upscale with this one, but we saw this last week at a friend's house, used it and liked it more than any other (except for Ikea's - solely on price)."
Via Apartment Therapy - Butcher Block
November 2, 2004
I'm currently in the process of renovating the kitchen in our New/Old house...I dare to dream.
"Japanese stainless steel kitchen system. Actyes is a sleek modular kitchen system that one would expect from Italy's finest kitchen design companies yet it's made by Japan's Sunwave Co.. The myriad efficient details belie it's Japanese origins, it appears large but it's compact. Every square inch is used to maximize available space.
Via MocoLoco: MoCo Loco: Actyes
Stainless steel gas stovetop. Can't afford that gigantic Wolf stainless steel gas range? Japan's Iwatani makes this butane-powered, portable, single burner in stainless with Piezo-electric ignition for matchless lighting. Bring your "gas range" with you with the included carrying case. Iwatani makes a lot of different models, see more in the extended post.
Via Moco Loco: MoCo Loco: Cassette Feu
I had this bread machine in college. I loved it. Somehow when we moved - I lost it. It's nice to know that it at least comes with a video now. That would have helped alot. However - why do they call it "Breadman" - is there a little man making bread inside?
"Makes homemade bread in 1-, 1-1/2-, and 2-pound loaves
110 preprogrammed settings, 430 watts, 60-minute power failure backup
Nonstick bake pan material for easy cleaning
Includes instruction manual, recipe booklet, and instructional videotape
Measures 16 by 12 by 10-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
Amazon.com: Kitchen & Housewares: Breadman TR2200C Ultimate Bread Machine
November 1, 2004
Check out this site on anything Rice Cooker related. WOW.
She's a beauty! Looks like it must make Ferrari like crema coffee! YUUUUUMMM!!!!!
Red Senseo Debuts in the Netherlands