September 15, 2008
Do you have a Kindle? If so you can now subscribe to Kitchen Contraptions on it. Yep - you can download all of our stories each month, and then fire up your favorite kitchen contraption and make something yummy. Sure you can read it on the web, but isn't cooler reading it on a wireless device? We think so. Just file this under shameless self-promotion, and welcome to the 21st century.
At Kitchen Contraptions - The Kindle Edition
August 11, 2008
It's Monday and we're just not ready for a kitchen contraption, and if you're like the staff here - you've consumed too much bacon over the weekend made from your favorite bacon cooker. But even with all that bacon consumption, you'll miss bacon all week long. We give you - Bacon Floss. This waxed floss is flavored like crispy fried bacon, making flossing a little more fun and bacony. Happy Monday everyone, and may bacon find it's way to you all week long even if it's just between your teeth.
Via Uncrate at Bacon Floss
July 21, 2008
Reader Denise F. has written in to get some help from the readers of Kitchen Contraptions. Do you know what this item is in the picture - we think it's some type of a serving tray you can keep food warm in with steam heat of some sorts, or just warm.
I was at a public sale a few weeks ago, and bought an old electric percolator for $1.00. Because the auctioneers did not know what this was, and seemingly neither did anyone else in attendance, it came "with" my coffee pot. Do YOU have any ideas? It's plastic, 14 inches long, 6 1/2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches high. The base is non stick with a 1 inch hole in one corner and it has a plastic dome lid. It has no company markings, just a sticker that says made in Taiwan.
Sound off in the comments and help Denise figure out what this kitchen contraption is.
June 19, 2008
Electrolux wants to have you send in pictures and win one of their new Eureka Electrolux Ergorapido vacuums - all you have to be is a Kitchen Star. Who is a Kitchen Star? You are a Kitchen Star if you have one or more freestanding or built-in Electrolux appliances in your kitchen and have a story to tell about a moment when you felt like a star in your kitchen.
How to become a Kitchen Star? Send a photograph of yourself in your kitchen with a short description of a “kitchen star moment” – perhaps a perfectly cooked meal on a date, or when you redecorated your kitchen, gave birth on the kitchen floor, proposed to your wife at the breakfast table, or just cooked that very special meal for a very special person.
The selected 90 Kitchen Stars will all receive the iconic Eureka Electrolux Ergorapido in addition to being featured in the online gallery, the photo exhibition as well as the book and any other material developed around the Electrolux anniversary celebrations.
At Kitchen Stars and Eureka Electrolux Ergorapido
March 31, 2008
Want your kitchen to smell a little fresher, and help stop global warming? The Ionic Compact Fluorescent Light bulb uses just 15 watts while producing 60 watts of light, and the ionizer inside the bulb helps to keep air fresh. The Ionic Bulb purifies the air by generating negative ions that attach to and eliminate hundreds of air contaminants (positively charged ions). These ions attach themselves to pollutants and drops them to the floor where they an easily be vacuumed.
At Viatek Ionic Air Freshening CFL Light Bulb - Be Green and Clean
March 28, 2008
One of our readers Lana has written in with a very interesting kitchen contraption - okay so not totally kitchen gadget related, but it is indeed a blast. Much like Easy Cheese except more organic and less cheesy, the Batter Blaster™ makes organic light and fluffy pancakes and light and crisp waffles in minutes. How does it do it? How about a pressurized can with a ton of pancake or waffle batter in it. Batter Blaster is fast, easy and fun for the whole family, plus it looks like a lot less mess for those sleepy Sunday morning pancake festivals in our kitchen.
At Organic Batter Blaster ™ - Original Pancake and Waffle Batter
March 25, 2008
We've just received a sampling of home and kitchen organization products from IKEA. We often venture to IKEA, but often miss the home goods area as we speed through with our 2 kids who are about to meltdown. Next time we think we'll spend a trip to the home goods area instead of venturing into the upper area of furniture after seeing many of the home and kitchen organizing products IKEA offers.
One product we received which has made the transition from Winter to Spring a bit easier is the resealable heavy duty plastic bags. We'll be using them to store some clothes for next year, and another is the DISTANS food savers. You can stack these little wonders, and put in the food our kids didn't eat the night before for a lunch the next day. We also like the cutlery tray, our older tray was made of white metal and was not as easy to clean and wash out as this one.
The IKEA 365+ food savers are already in use as well. We have been storing O's and other cereals in them for a week, and we've had much less mess on the floor and counters from using them.
Thanks to IKEA for sending. We're feeling a bit more organized already.
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
November 21, 2007
If you are wondering what kitchen contraption is the best gift for that special someone this holiday season - check out the Kitchen Contraptions Holiday Gift Guide 2007. We've got the all the latest kitchen gadgets for you to pick from.
On the holiday shopping front the Black Friday madness has begun, and also special deals on things kitchen gadget, and not so kitchen gadget. Amazon is going to have several deals on their Black Friday Deals Page kitchen related. Also you might want to check out the products this week that Amazon customers have voted on their Customer Voting Deals, as you'll be able to get a Nintendo Wii for less than $100 bucks to go with your kitchen contraption purchases.
Another great place to look is Sur La Table. They have an extensive listing of small appliances and kitchen gadgets in their holiday gift guide.
GearCrave also has a nice post about the 4 most essential kitchen gadgets for ThanksGiving - and we also think most of the gadgets work for your holiday dinners throughout the season.
Again - check out he Kitchen Contraptions Holiday Gift Guide 2007, and enjoy this holiday shopping week. Safe travels to everyone, and thanks for being a reader of Kitchen Contraptions.
December 26, 2006
Now that Christmas is over, let the sales begin. Here are a few places offering deals:
Sur La Table