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
March 23, 2006
This looks like a cool device. It cuts the onion in one motion and the attached container catches the pieces and keeps away the odor. It is dishwasher safe and holds four cups.
At Onion Cutter
March 15, 2006
There is always someone who likes to roll his or her piece of corn in a whole stick of butter thereby ruining the stick for any other purpose.This seems like an easier way to butter your corn. Put the butter in, remove the cap, and roll the butter on the corn.
At Butter Boy & Butter Girl
Peelers are often very awkward to hold. This peeler tries to solve that problem by sliding on your finger and fitting in the palm of your hand. It is dishwasher safe and has a stainless steel blade.
At Palm Peeler
March 10, 2006
Here is another gadget that just makes a lot of sense. This whisk has a thermometer built in, so you can tell the temperature of whatever you are stirring.
At Thermometer Balloon Whisk
March 8, 2006
I love the all-in-one measuring cup. This one is designed to use with one hand and measures from 2 to 9 tablespoons, from 1/8 cup to 1/2 cup, and from 1 to 4 fluid ounces. The scoop also has a magnet, so you can attach it to your refrigerator for easy access.
March 7, 2006
I've never seen the point of corn-cob holders. What? You can't hold the corn in your hands? But if you must have them, here are some very nice stainless steel ones.
Forbes has a list of the coolest kitchen gadgets. It includes many things featured on Kitchen Contraptions, including:
Induction Wok Cooktop
2-Slice Toaster and Egg Poacher
It also has some things not featured on Kitchen Contraptions, like the crazy can opener pictured above. It works as both a jar opener, a can opener, and a bottle opener. It opens regular- and vacuum- sealed jars, any size cans, and bottles with metal caps.
At Coolest Kitchen Gadgets - Forbes.com
March 6, 2006
If you have limited cabinet space, here is a space-saving strainer.
This strainer takes up space only when in use. It is strong enough and large enough to strain pasta and potatoes, but can be collapsed to save kitchen space.
I like that it can be washed in the dishwashwer while collapsed because I always am running out of room in the dishwasher.