May 4, 2006
This looks like a device from the future, and unfortunately, it is. This is just a concept; it doesn't work yet. But how cool would it be to be able to see exactly how brown your toast is getting?
Via Gizmodo at Inventables.
April 29, 2006
All Blogpire websites have moved hosting facilities. Seems we're all growing so well that we outstripped the bandwidth and CPU limitations of our previous internet provider. But that's good news, since it means we've got tons of dedicated readers like you who keep coming back to our site. So thanks! And even though we've moved, we're still the same bat-time, same bat-URL.
April 13, 2006
I keep warning against it, but they keep trying to make our gadgets smarter. Those crazy kids at MIT are working on an intelligent spoon that is equipped with sensors that measure temperature, acidity, salinity, and viscosity. The spoon can then tell you what the next step should be--for example, it tells the user if there is not enough salt in the brine prepared to make pickles.
Via Engadget at MIT
December 25, 2005
We'll be signing off until 2006, but we will have occasional updates to tide you over until the New Year.
Thanks to all our dedicated readers for your support and your trust during an exciting 2005. And a special thanks to all of our advertisers over this past year - without them we wouldn't be able to bring Kitchen Contraptions each day.
Have a safe and great holiday everyone.
- Jay Brewer
- Editor, Kitchen Contraptions.com
December 19, 2005
Who knew Dickies made a Chef's hat? We're thinking of putting on a little hat in our baking of the holiday cookies marathon coming up and think you may find a print that isn't white from the various choices below. These one of a kind print Dickies Floppy Hats are made with 100% cotton and each hat features a 1" Velcro easy adjustment to keep you comfortable all day and night.
The following colors are available:
- Black Texture
- Chef's Crossing
- Diagonal Stripes
- Pasta Strings
One size fits all and that means everyone can wear it for the holidays.
At Dickies Chef Floppy Hat
December 16, 2005
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you know the drill. We want to know what your favorite kitchen contraption was in 2005. Tell us your thoughts on the best kitchen gadgets of 2005 and whatever got your attention here at Kitchen Contraptions.
Send your submissions to email@example.com.
December 12, 2005
We prefer the term Kitchen Wreath over Angel Wreath (what is an angel wreath for - if it's for attracking angels - then okay if not - we'll stick to kitchen wreath). This cool wreath will look right at home in your kitchen. The kitchen wreath can be used for indoor or outdoor kitchens and is weather resistant. It's essentially a feather wreath with a metal frame. I'm thinking it really should be used indoors but who am I to tell you where to put your wreath.
At cb2.com / angel wreath
December 7, 2005
We are always searching for the perfect kitchen vacuum. Currently our "vacuum wand" is not cutting the mustard nor dicing vegetables too well - if you get what we mean. This Miele isn't cheap at $499 but does look like it has all the settings and power we might need for a long term vacuum relationship.
Miele designed this vacuum to offer the power and quality of its larger vacuums in an exceptionally lightweight, compact design for maximum maneuverability. Choose among six power settings using a rotary dial on the canister, then use the deluxe handle, contoured to offer a comfortable grip, to guide the air-driven turbo brush head. The head gently lifts and removes dirt from low- and medium-pile rugs, while the straight-suction floor tool whisks up dirt on smooth floors. An advanced HEPA filter keeps ambient air clean. For quick access, tools store directly on the machine's telescoping wand. A long 29" cord offers maximum range.
November 25, 2005
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At Amazon.com Kitchen & Housewares
November 24, 2005
We want to thank all of our faithful readers and make sure and check out some of our gadget coverage from this past week. We're smoking an 18lb bird that we put in the smoker at 5:30am this morning. We decided to rub it down with a little sea salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, and some butter. We also went with smoked oyster stuffing and are now enjoying a nice cup of single serve coffee.
We'll be taking off today and tomorrow but normal operations will resume over the weekend. See you after the holiday!