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.
October 2, 2008
If you are interested in making your own purees, jellies, sauces, and soups, this food mill may be what you are looking for. This stainless steel food mill rests on three points to make it stable and it comes with 1mm and 3mm sieve discs.
At Rosle Food Mill
September 29, 2008
So if you are tired of struggling with a knife to carve your Halloween pumpkins, there is now a power pumpkin saw available. It includes a battery operated saw with replaceable saw attachment and a replaceable poker attachment. And if you need more help you can also get a Pumpkin Masters Power Scoop to help scoop out the pumpkin.
At Pumpkin Masters Power Poker and Saw
September 18, 2008
This grater has four different blades--extra course for soft cheeses; medium ribbon for chocolate, cheese, nuts, etc.; slicer for vegetables; and a removable zester for hard cheeses and citrus.
At Microplane Better Box Grater
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