December 13, 2007
We've been using the Smellkiller to rid ourselves of kitchen smells, but it's nice to see a product breathe a breath of fresh air into the smell killing world of the kitchen. The brethe™ air revitalizer removes up to 99% of odor causing bacteria, and features an all natural odor removal system. We're not sure how it filters the air - given there's no filter, but at least there's three 2.03 fluid ounce scents included: Refreshing Citrus, Energizing Lime and Soothing Vanilla. Also there's a soothing blue light that adds ambiance to any environment while the smell fades.
Via Gizmodo at HoMedics brethe™ air revitalizer
December 12, 2007
We need an Egg Cracker in our messy egg cracking lives. It seems that every time we make anything egg related, the shells end up in the whites, the yolks, and those shells end up in the final cooked products. Not sure why we are so egg cracking challenged, but we are. This egg cracker is pretty easy to use - you put an egg in it and press it shut, then the yolk and whites come out, leaving the shell behind where it's supposed to be.
Via Cooking Gadgets at Egg Cracker
December 7, 2007
We consume so much garlic here at Kitchen Contraptions, we wonder if we'll ever get the smell our of our hands somedays. Mr. Garlic's Press and Peeler looks like a great alternative to our current garlic mincing smelly hands fiasco. You simply insert the unpeeled cloves, roll to peel the garlic, fill the grinder with peeled garlic clove, and turn the press. Bam! Minced garlic and less smelly garlic hands.
At Mr. Garlic Peeler and Press
December 5, 2007
Making homemade chocolate for the holidays? This is a combination spatula and thermometer. It has a a chocolate-specific temperature guide on spatula for easy reference.
At Chocolate Paddle Thermometer
December 3, 2007
In a galaxy far far away - someone is dreaming up kitchen gadgets based on Star Wars characters. It's nice to see they started with R2D2 - a very versatile robot, and capable of holding mass amounts of soy sauce. If you are looking for a sci-fi kitchen gift - this may be your only hope.
VIa drool.icio.us At Strapya World
November 19, 2007
The Kamenstein SmartSpice Rack is a digital cookbook and timer, all in one handy kitchen contraption. Convenient countertop unit also digitally displays recipes and tracks cooking time at the touch of a button. The 2 revolving holders house 8 bottles each, and you can skip scribble down grocery lists and recipes. Instead, remove the SmartSpice portable cookbook module and tote it around your kitchen or to the supermarket, because it digitally stores recipes. Search for over 200 easy-to-follow recipes by spice, herb or food type.
Via Boing Boing Gadgets at SmartSpice Rack
November 16, 2007
A work of art or a bottle opener? You decide. The bottle opener is made in Japan from iron ore and finished with a “urishi” glaze, which gives it a black burnish.
At Crow Bottle Opener
November 15, 2007
Forget mashing potatoes, ricing potatoes is the way to go. This ricer has an extra big bin. You also do not have to remove the peel before ricing. In addition the rubber-coated ridges allow the ricer to rest on pots without scratching them.
Deluxe Angled Potato Ricer
November 13, 2007
We've been sent a few items to review in the past, but never have we received 3 variations on the same kitchen gadget/tool as we did just last week. Before we received these three sets of tongs, we were very tong challenged. What type of old tongs did we have? We used a set of wooden and steel BBQ tongs for most things here in the kitchen - and to tell you the truth - it wasn't a pretty sight. The tongs didn't collapse, we often had food stuck all over them, and they weren't precise enough. Well - now that we have 3 different OXO tongs - life is much easier.
The OXO Good Grips Silicone Flexible Tongs
can grab just about anything with the large silicone heads.
We really like all the tongs, and one would think having 3 sets of tongs is too much - it really isn't. Each of the OXO tongs can be used for different kitchen cooking tasks, and we really like the larger 12" tongs with the lock, as we can put them away in our giant bin of kitchen tools.
More at OXO
November 7, 2007
We love just about anything mango, but what we don't love is having to get the mango out of the mango. Mangos tend to have a very large seed in the middle, and the entire process can really take some time. When we heard OXO - maker of just about any kitchen gadget you could want made a mango splitter, we realized our mango intake could increase if we had such a gadget, and perhaps be a bit less of a hassle.
The OXO Good Grips Mango Splitter is pretty straight forward. It's much like an apple corer with two big soft grips on the side. The middle part of the OXO Good Grips Mango Splitter slides down over the mango seed and splits the mango.
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First you'll need a mango, ours is a bit green but will do.