May 19, 2011
The The Times of India has a pretty extensive article on 8 kitchen gadgets which will help you lose weight? How? Well they claim an oil mister, apple divider, herb mill, grater or zester, handheld chopper, and kitchen scissors will do the trick. We have to agree.
By being in touch with your food and portion control you can easily shave off calories, and also make your food taste better and be prepared with less oil. A grater or zester will help prepare a meal not topped with heavy toppings but a nice citrus topper with zero calories. The herb mill is a great way to add kick to food with no calories, and the apple divider will prepare you quick snacks that are not large.
The big takeaway for us is just getting some tools to help you make a healthy meal. Another great option is to add a kitchen scale to help with portion control, and we're surprised they did not add that to the mix. Another great item to add - a water pitcher. Drinking more water fills you up and fresh pure water makes you feel great. We hope these tips get your spring kicked off and weight loss or maintenance is in your future.
April 28, 2011
If you make boiled but hate the cracks after the boiling is done you're going to need an egg piercer. This stainless-steel piercer safely puts a pinhole in the bottom of the shell - you'll want to use the wide end. This pinhole helps to prevent cracking when boiling the egg. After you make a bunch you may want to get this pretty amazing egg slicer to as well.
At Sur La Table Egg Piercer
April 20, 2011
Now you can grate with ease with this grater. Stress less technologies delivers effortless results and the grated cheese falls vertically with no wrist torsion. The ergonomic design is great for right or left handed use, and the spring loaded door makes for easy access to the stainless steel grating drum.
At Trudeau Stress Less Steel Rotary Cheese Grater
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