August 19, 2005
It's vacation time at Kitchen Contraptions. We'll be off the ether for about a week taking some much needed R&R on the beach with friends.
The fall is shaping up to be a great season for Kitchen Contraptions. We will continue our pursuit of finding the best kitchen gadgets and other cool kitchen items. We will also have some contests, freebies, and other cool things happening this Fall.
If you haven't already - sign up for our mailing list. It's the only way you'll be eligible for many of the freebies we'll have this Fall.
Also, if you haven't checked through the site here are some other categories that might interest your kitchen needs: Baking, Coffee Makers, Egg Cookers,
Free Standing Kitchens, Kitchen Gadgets, Kitchens, Knives, Large Appliances, Outdoor Kitchens, Pots & Pans, Reviews, Serving Wares, Small Appliances, Solar Cooking, Toasters, Trash Cans & Compost.
See you in a week.
August 17, 2005
simplehuman is looking for the best ideas on how to make your home more organized and are sponsoring a contest you can enter using Flickr. All you have to do is post a photo and description of your home organizational tip on Flickr. Tag your photo with the keyword "organizethis". The top 20 entries will be posted on the simplehuman blog, and the author will win one free simplehuman stainless steel step can of their choice.
For the winners who want a free year’s supply of sure-fit liners to go with their new simplehuman can, just post a review of your simplehuman can on your blog or the simple human blog.
We have been very into the simplehuman dish rack, garbage can, and bread box. We currently have their grocery bag holder for plastic bags you want to reuse for "various purposes". Hmmm...what can we organize to win the contest and score that can!
At: simplehuman | blog: Organize This!
August 16, 2005
We've been trying to shake it up a little bit this August and think outside that box of a thing you call a kitchen. We currently have lots of off the wall items in our kitchen - including a Flip-Flap solar powered plant from Japan - why not a fishbowl? If it looks this good, we think we may need to get one for our kitchen to be place right in back on the sink.
Cheung describes his inspiration for the 1984 Fishbowl as:
"Life inside a goldfish bowl ain't a lot of fun without a little privacy! The intention with 1984 was to create a true sense of abode for our beloved little friends; solid white walls and three generous (domed) portholes with views from the hallway to the living room"
The futuristic fish home that was the star of Australian design exhibition WORKSHOPPED 01 debuts for sale in September 2005. The 1984 Fishbowl has a recommended retail price of $395 and is available for sale through firstname.lastname@example.org
We're starting to believe there is an infinite amount of bottle openers. In fact, we are starting to think we should add a category of bottle openers. Designed to be used with any twist off or standard cap type beverage, the Indispensable™ Bottle Cap Remover is outfitted with a soft-touch, non-slip grip ergonomic design allows for one-handed operation.
We are very proud parents. Ummm...wow. Kitchen Contraptions.com comes in at 280. Single Serve Coffee.com comes in at 357. TV Snob.com comes in at 495. Can we get a bumper sticker for this kind of thing?
August 9, 2005
We are always on the lookout for the perfect window sill thing. Look no further! These precious little egglings look and feel like a real egg, but crack it open and you get a supercool garden for your window sill. Made of white porous ceramic, each comes with a terra cotta tray and seed pack. Growing is EASY plants grow for up to five months in the eggling's fortified peat mixture, then you can plant them directly in soil.
August 8, 2005
I guess accidents do result in cool products. According to Vessel, they thought they were getting Blue-Green Candeloos and got well - Bloo Bloo! If you aren't familiar with Candela products, they are rechargeable lamps you can use like candles (much safer) for when the lights go out or if you'd just like them to go out. :-) Perfect for a romantic evening in the kitchen or just having fun.
August 1, 2005
Carolyn Baker is the winner of the $25 Dollar Amazon.com gift certificate! She's pretty excited about winning and spending those Amazon.com bucks on some kitchen contraptions!
"I really enjoy visiting kitchen contraptions because I am really interested in anything that can make working in the kitchen more fun! Thanks so much! - Carolyn"
July 26, 2005
Stop cutting your thumb off and get this knife safety guard. I can't tell you the amount of times I live in total fear trying to cut a large vegetable down the middle. Made of durable plastic, the knife guard fits most kitchen knives and provides a safe resting point for your hand. You can either grip the Knife Guard handle or lay your hand flat across the guard to apply the necessary pressure to cut through your food.
At Knife Safety Guard
July 20, 2005
We are giving away a $25 dollar Amazon.com gift certificate to a randomly selected person who signs up for the Kitchen Contraptions.com mailing list for the month of July! You can sign up in the right hand column on any page or sign up below. The winner will be chosen on August 1st, and after that we will be having a new promotion for the month of August! If you've already received a note to subscribe to the mailing list you're eligible.
Thanks for all your support and we hope you take the opportunity for us to give you something back. Trust us - $25 bucks will buy a great kitchen gadget!!!