From the "it's about time" file, this angled measuring cup from OXO allows you to read measurement markings by looking straight down in the cup. So you no longer have to put stuff in and then check the side, then take some out, then put some more in, etc. etc.
April 6, 2006
This stainless steel cheese slicer adjusts to three different sizes to allow you to adjust the thickness of your cheese (or chocolate) slices. The slicer also has a soft, rubber handle with a ridged thumb spot for a no-slip grip.
At Adjustable Cheese Slicer
Frankly, I think Peeps are disgusting. I don't get them. But I know other people love them, so if you are one of those people, you can now make them year round. The kit comes with Peeps molds, marshmallow mix & bright pink and yellow sugar.
Via Popgadget at fredflare.com
So with this little thingy, when you are done with a kitchen item, you can scan its bar code. Then you can plug it into your PC and it will compile a grocery list for you. Frankly, it seems like it would be easier to just write down the item directly on the list, but if you like to do everything electronically, this is for you.
Via Shiny Shiny at IntelliScanner
April 4, 2006
With the electric peppermill, you can grind pepper electronically with the touch of a button. You can adjust the grind from course to fine. And it features a light, so you can see how pepper you are grinding.
At Pepper Pro Automatic Peppermill with Light
March 31, 2006
This is not as space efficient as the collapsible colander, but it may be more practical. The legs open up to straddle the sink, stand upright, or fold closed for storage.
Via bookofjoe at A Cook's Wares
March 30, 2006
I don't quite understand how this works, but it supposedly cuts like any other scissor except it slices cheese with a stainless steel wire. Whatever. It looks scary.
Now you don't have to drink the whole bottle once you've opened it.
Using technology previously available only in commercial wine storage cabinets, our portable wine preservation steward greatly reduces oxidation in opened bottles by sealing the surface of the remaining wine with a layer of harmless inert argon gas. A temperature management system circulates cooled air around the bottle to keep preserved wine at an ideal serving temperature of your choosing between 45 degrees and 65 degrees Farenheit. Includes one argon cartridge that provides approximately 15 preservations. Includes status indicator light, quick-chill option for more rapid cooling of wines, temperature control, and chart showing ideal temperatures of varying wine types. High-impact polycarbonate. Black or Silver. Plugs into AC.
At Hammacher Schlemmer
March 29, 2006
This is blasphemous to my mashed potato loving mother, aunt, and cousin, but I don't love mashed potatoes. It isn't even my third favorite way to eat potatoes--I prefer roasted, baked, and fried. And if you count potato chips, it isn't even my fourth favorite way to eat potatoes. But anyway, I may have to rethink just so I can get this cool masher.
At Chef's Planet Simply Mash Potato Masher
March 24, 2006
These measuring spoons come with a built in leveler, for easy exact measurements. It has four spoons (1/4, 1/2, and 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon) and a conversion chart is etched on the side of the leveling blade.
At The Home Marketplace