November 4, 2008
Both fascinating, and gruesome all at the same time, the Calamente Fork meets pasta hook is a kitchen contraption all in itself. Made to ensure a full loading of pasta in every twirl, make sure you stay seated to you don't impale some part of yourself when you get up with your plate on the way back to the kitchen.
Via Gizmodo and Trends in Japan
October 31, 2008
I'm terrible at opening wine bottles, but this promises to make it easy. It can open up to 30 bottles with the touch of a button. It has a rechargeable base and is designed to fit all traditional wine bottles. A foil cutter is included to remove the seal.
At Oster 4207 Electric Wine Opener
Nothing sounds better than hot donuts on a cold morning. You can make your own donuts with the help of this donut cutter. The center blade is removable, so you can also use it for biscuits and cookies. The cutter is 2 3/4 inches in diameter.
At Norpro 3496 Donut and Cookie Cutter
October 30, 2008
I could use something like this. These stainless steel poultry shears are designed to cut through skin and bones without tearing the meat. It also has a notch below the blade to crack bones.
At Things Cooks Love Poultry Shears
October 29, 2008
Want to liven up your salad? These salad hands come in four fun colors. The grips sit in the palm of your hand and the lips rest on the edge of any bowl.
At Salad Hands in Exclusive Colors
October 10, 2008
This microwave bacon cooker cooks up to 10 strips of bacon at a time. You simply load the bacon cooker by draping strips of bacon over tent-shaped plastic racks. You can choose between crisp or soft consistency, and the tray collects fat drippings. It even has a cool-touch wrap-around handle, and all the parts are dishwasher-safe.
At Presto 05100 Microwave Bacon Cooker
October 8, 2008
I'm skeptical of this, but it claims to cook pasta in the microwave in 15 minutes or less. The cooker has water level guides and measuring holes in the lid to determine serving sizes. The lid can also be used as a colander. It can be used with any type of pasta, as well as rice or soy noodles.
At Fasta Pasta The Microwave Cooker
October 7, 2008
We have been using the William Bounds Black Walnut Pepper Mill, and enjoying their pepper corns as well. When picking a pepper mill you have to make sure and get one that isn't a chore to use. The Black Walnut Pepper Mill from William Bounds is very easy on the hand, easy to turn, and very easy to change the grind setting. Combined with some of their pepper corns which are dated for freshness, you really get the perfect combo. Our favorite pepper so far is the Wildcrafted Bali Long Pepper - it's very different and really delicious on pork and other meats.
Adjusting the grind is right at the top of the pepper mill.
What we really like about the Walnut Pepper Mill is that each turn of the pepper mill produces just the right amount of pepper, and the course setting is perfect for salads. Measuring 9 inches tall, the mill is designed for either salt or peppercorns. The American Black Walnut Mill joins several other mills in the Exotic Woods Collection including Rosewood Klios, Teak Mills, Bamboo Mills and Cherry Wood Mills.
At Wiliam Bounds
October 6, 2008
I've been craving french fries lately and this cutter quickly divides a potato into fries. It comes with two blades--one for 3/8 inch fries and one for half-inch fries. You can also use the cutter for carrots, cucumbers, and zucchini.
At Progressive International Vegetable/French Fry Cutter
October 3, 2008
Want to save money on your electric bill? We recommend getting a fridge and freezer thermometer. A simple $7.99 investment can help lower your energy bills by monitoring the temperature in your refrigerator, which consumes more energy than any other appliance in the typical American home according to the U.S. Department of Energy. As energy costs soar, the CDN ProAccurate Heavy Duty Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometer makes it easy to keep your refrigerator at the optimal temperature to reduce energy costs while ensuring food safety.
We were able to gradually adjust the temperature of our refrigerator and freezer to the optimal temperature, and we found the easy to read dial assuring that the temperature was both accurate and safe. Before this we never knew the settings we had the freezer and refrigerator on were even close to the right temperature.
We think for $7.99 you can't go wrong, and you can also use the CDN ProAccurate Heavy Duty Fridge and Freezer Thermometer over and over again. We've left ours in the freezer to ensure things stay at the right temperature moving forward.
At CDN ProAccurate Heavy Duty Fridge and Freezer Thermometer
You may also want to read our review of the CDN temperature probe.