April 7, 2011
The infrared gun gives cooks the assurance that the surface temperature will be read with pinpoint accuracy, without coming in contact with food thus ensuring no cross contamination. Simply point the gun at the item to be measured, press the trigger, and within a second the unit provides an accurate temperature reading.
At Component Design CDN IN1022 Infrared Gun
March 23, 2011
This meat tenderizer has me thinking about all the aggression I could get out pounding a giant steak senseless and then eating it. Is this a cooking utensil to tenderize meat, or a work out tool? Whatever you decide this will make a great gift that seems like a gag but in the end will make someone's meat a bit more tender.
Via Craziest Gadgets at Knuckle Pounder Meat Tenderizer
March 10, 2011
Tired of getting your hands even near a knife when making curly cut french fries? We are. With the Curly Fry Cutter you simply place your potato or other vegetable inside the Curly Fry Cutter and turn the crank. The threaded rod makes slicing easier, and the Curly Fry Cutter’s closed design keeps fingers safe while minimizing countertop mess. You can make both slices and continuous spirals with the Curly Fry Cutter, perfect for both casual and fancy dining. The Curly Fry Maker has a 3-cup capacity and is top rack dishwasher safe.
At Random Good Stuff at Curly Fry Cutter
March 8, 2011
We're always dealing with bags of coffee that need to be kept fresh, along with finding the coffee scoop to use with the coffee when brewing up a pot. The Kupu combines the two - the scoop and clip are now one. The Kupu is handcrafted from plywood in Finland. Buy it here ($26).
Via Gizmodiva at Kupu
March 2, 2011
My son goes to a preschool where once a month he's the assistant to the teacher and they have to bring in a snack. Each month we typically do apple slices, and our current apple slicer is no Porsche like the Oxo Good Grips. We long for the lifted, nonslip handles that keep hands above the cutting surface. The rubber handles absorb pressure, putting less tension on hands after cutting 10+ apples. We'll see if we can get our hands on one of these and enjoy prepping apple slices a little more.
At Oxo Good Grips Apple Corer and Divider
February 16, 2011
We like our tea on the go, and we really love this sealed tea infuser from Tovolo for our shot of tea in the middle of the day. We are currently thinking we'd use it when we travel, and we have been thinking we'd use it in our kitchen to treat ourselves to a variety of yummy teas throughout the day.
The Tovolo Teago allows you to enjoy loose leaf tea anywhere, anytime with a reusable 2-5 steep air tight press that draws in hot water and expresses seamlessly for perfect tea every time.
- Portable Tea Press Hollow, air tight plunger can brings perfect, flavor-enhancing extraction
- Expresses water quickly, eliminates slow dripping
- Hollow body allows you to pack more tea
- Steel clip holds infuser to side of taller cups and prevents falling in
- Dishwasher safe
Via Gizmodiva at Tovolo
February 15, 2011
We think it's time to hack your slow cooker to cultivate your own delicious home made yogurt. Sure you can purchase a yogurt machine for home, but you pay a premium and they don't often do the entire process - meaning heat and sterilize. Over at Make magazine Chris Reilly decided to experiment with using an Arduino chip to control the thermostat of a slow cooker and turn it into an all-in-one yogurt making machine.
Via Lifehacker at Yobot Arduino Yogurt Maker
February 4, 2011
Spoons can make a mess when cooking, simmering, and sipping is involved. These clamp bots that look like Pac-man attacking a spoon will help with the mess. We think this is a great alternative and space saver over a spoon rest that sits on the counter.
Via Gizmodiva at ObjectM
January 27, 2011
We use one of these to measure the temp in our teas we brew, but they're really great for meats, candies, and other cooking in your kitchen. This water-proof thermometer displays an easy-to-read 4-digit LCD readout on a 1-inch dial, and the 5-inch stainless-steel stem stores in an antibacterial storage and carrying sleeve. Temperature range is from -40 to 450 degrees F, and -40 to 230 degrees C, and an on/off button protects the life of the battery.
At Taylor 9842 Commercial Waterproof Digital Thermometer
January 26, 2011
We've always had a Misto in our kitchen, and we love having it to mist olive oil onto pans while cooking, and other items we're prepping like muffins and breads. You simply pump the Misto after filling with olive oil to make the Misto work. You can also use your favorite vegetable oil as well in it.
At Misto M100S Gourmet Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer