September 16, 2008
We've been using the Kuhn Rikon Ratchet Safety LidLifter over the past few weeks, and have found it to be much better than our old can opener. The big difference is the lid that is cut from the can isn't sharp, and the handle is much easier to hold. We also like how the majority is made of composite plastic, making it easier to clean.
- Safely cuts the outside rim of can, not the top
- leaves no sharp edges
- you never have to touch the lid
- ingenious design does the twisting for you!
Continue reading: "Review: Kuhn Rikon Ratchet Safety LidLifter"
September 11, 2008
This is a cool (pun intended) idea. These ice cube trays have molds in the shape of letters. Comes in a set of three silicone trays.
At Letter Ice Cube Trays
September 5, 2008
We've been using the Bosch MIXXo hand blender over the past few weeks, and have to say - why didn't we have a hand blender before? You see, we make lots of soups that we love to blend. We currently have a large blender that makes us pour the hot soup in, blend, and then have to wash out the blender, the pot, etc. Yuck. With the Bosch MIXXO hand blender, we can simply blend the soup right in the pot, resulting in have the clean up. YAY!
Blending soup has never been any easier. Thanks MIXXO!
- Cordless handheld immersion blender with chopper attachment
- Runs on lightweight, long-lasting re-chargeable lithium ion battery
- Anti-splash blender foot; LED charge-level indicator; soft-touch handle
- 24-ounce blender jug and charging station included; dishwasher-safe parts
- Measures 2-1/2 by 2-1/2 by 15-3/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty
Setup is a breeze, and the unit also charges quickly. Since we're on the green front, we also charged the blender, and then unplugged the adaptor, and the charge in the main unit lasts for a couple of sessions of soup making. We also know it's the late summer, but making iced drinks with the hand blender is really easy as well.
At Bosch and Bosch Mixxo
August 5, 2008
We love making pizza, but often have terrible results when cutting up the slices. Sure you can use a standard rolling cutter, but it must be sharp, and you often make marks and scrapes all over the pizza pan or stone. For $20 bucks you can solve the problem with these very cool pizza scissors. The scissors have a slice built right in to measure each one as you cut.
Via OhGizmo! at Skymall
July 29, 2008
Instead of having a separate knife or chopper for each vegetable, this chopper does it all. It has three pushers and four interchangeable stainless steel blades. It can core and wedge an apple, slice a zucchini, or cut up a whole fruit or vegetable.
At Professional Multi-Chopper
July 16, 2008
Making a cup of tea doesn't have to be messy or difficult. The "Drop Stop" tea strainer allows you to steep loose leaf or bagged tea in the cup, then place the strainer on a table without making a giant wet pool of hot tea. The Drop Stop tea strainer will set you back just $16.
Via Boing Boing Gadgets at Catalog Page
July 15, 2008
Currently only available at Williams Sonoma, we think the Peugeot Electric Wine Opener has a nice sense of style to do the heavy lifting of opening a bottle of wine. The stainless steel wine opener uncorks bottles in seconds with only a press of a button. It's rechargeable, fits any size bottle, and works with natural and synthetic corks. It's priced at just $120, so you'll be set back a few bucks, but in the end your wine will open and ready for drinking.
July 9, 2008
This whisk is safe for all nonstick cookware, and it features a stainless steel handle. The whisk end shapes help to reache into pan corners. And can you believe it comes with a 10-year warranty? That's a lot of whisking.
At Kuhn Rikon and Silicone Flat Whisk
June 16, 2008
This seems like a great thing to have next the grill. This stainless-steel pot as a brush built into the lid. The brush comes with two silicone brush heads -- one thick and one thin.
At Basting Sauce Pot & Brush
June 6, 2008
This is a constant problem in our house. We buy herbs and they go bad before we have a chance to use them up. This preserves herbs for up to three weeks. You fill it with water and store in the fridge.
At Prepara 'Herb-Savor'