April 14, 2008
We always make bacon in the microwave, but this cast-iron press can be used to flatten bacon strips in the pan, so that it cooks with minimal shrinkage. You can use the press to grill sandwiches and quesadillas too.
Cast-Iron Bacon Press
We're always looking for a way to go back and time, and sample some of life's finer pleasures in our kitchen or in this case bar. If you're making a ton of drinks at your party, you're going to want a motorized martini shaker - trust us. Simply press a button to start the mixing action, and you're on your way to an expertly shaken cocktail. With a removable cap and an easy pour spout, the Retro Martini Shaker allows you to effortlessly make the martini of your choice without the hassle of shaking - a hands free martini if there ever was one.
- Retro-styled martini shaker holds 16 ounces
- Creates martini drinks without the hassle of shaking
- Simple press-button operation starts the mixing action
- Removable cap and easy-pour spout for graceful serving
At Nostalgia Electrics MSH-105 16-Ounce Retro-Style Martini Shaker
April 10, 2008
This is quite a contraption. This egg cracker is designed to slice the shell of your soft or hard-boiled egg. You place the metal cap on the egg and let the ball drop down and supposedly the egg shell cracks in half. This cracker has a Swarovski crystal in the rubber top to add a little luxury to your morning.
At Clack Egg Cracker
April 9, 2008
This gadget was designed to easily cut lettuce for salads. It can be used with one hand and the plastic won't oxidize greens.
At Chef'n LeafShears
April 8, 2008
This new and possibly improved salad spinner has a lever-activated mechanism that requires little force to make it spin. It comes in white and green, small and large.
At Zyliss 'Smart Touch' Salad Spinners
April 4, 2008
We all do more than just cook in our kitchen. We often find ourselves opening lots of different mail in the kitchen, and then tossing the ones we don't like unschredded into the kitchen wastebasket. In this modern age of identity theft this is a very bad idea, and because of that products like Ziszor are coming to market.
The packaging and design for the Ziszor is excellent.
Ziszor is a personal schredder that allows you to stop dumpster diving thieves by using a shredder in the kitchen. We've written several articles on this before, but Ziszor is small and handheld compared to a traditional shredder, thus taking up less space wherever you need to shred.
Continue reading: "Review: Ziszor Personal Schredder - Protect Your Identity from the Kitchen"
March 27, 2008
Aerogrow is expanding and growing it's line of Aerogardens. There are going to be more models and some of them starting at just $99. We like the price point, and we love this kitchen contraption.
"The $99 AeroGarden 3 targets an entirely new category with an increased focus on flowers and home décor," said Michael Bissonnette, Founder and Chairman of AeroGrow. "For the first time, anyone can grow a beautiful, blooming flower garden right inside their home or office, any time of year. That's an important step for us, and takes us out of the kitchen to other rooms in the home, and into offices and cubicles as well. There are well over 40 million offices and cubicles in the U.S., and the ability to have a blooming garden that brightens, beautifies and brings life to that space is an overwhelming consumer benefit. As a result, we're seeing strong initial interest from both consumers and retailers, across a wide range of channels."
Also launching with the new gardens are more than 40 new herb, vegetable and flower seed kits and multiple accessory products.
Check out our earlier article on the Aerogarden and most of the models are available here.
All the details after the jump...
Continue reading: "AeroGrow Expands Product Line - $99 Aerogarden Available"
March 24, 2008
We are forever making zucchini slices to put into a pasta, cous cous, or other yummy salad. The problem we always have - making nice consistent slices and not chopping off our hand while doing so. The OXO Good Grips Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer makes this task really easy. You use the soft knob to simply adjust to the desired slice thickness, and slide the zucchini over the stainless steel blade for nice even slices. We like the clear surface that shows slices accumulating below, and the little grippy slider also hides the blades from our kids prying fingers.
Here's our impressions of the OXO Good Grips Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer complete with pictures:
Continue reading: "Review: OXO Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer"
March 19, 2008
My mom got me one of these for my birthday and I don't know how I managed without it. It makes grating cheese or anything else so much easier than using a big awkward grater. It is made from stainless steel and works well with hard cheese, onions, citrus fruits, and ginger.
At Microplane Grater/Zester
March 14, 2008
It is hard to resist licking your fingers while baking. This silicone spatula is in the shape of a finger. You can stir and scrape with it as well as licking it without being gross. Just don't double dip!