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.
March 2, 2006
I usually separate my eggs the old fashioned way, but I might have to change just so I can get this egg separator. It clips on to the side of most bowls and mugs. You crack the egg over the separator and the yolk stays intact while the whites run through.
February 27, 2006
You would probably have to eat a lot of green beans to make this worth while, but for the cook who has to have everything -- I bring you the bean slicer. It slices fresh beans vertically. That's it. Enjoy.
At Bean Slicer
February 24, 2006
If you are lucky enough to have truffles (or so they say--I've never actually had truffles, so I can't verify whether you are really lucky to have them), you'll need something to slice them with. Enter the truffle slicer. The stainless steel blade is adjustable to slice truffles wafer thin (try saying that without laughing if you are a Monty Python fan).
At Marky's Online Gourmet Food Store