December 8, 2005
We have really been enjoying this in the Kitchen Contraptions kitchen since we purchased it about a month ago. IZ makes noise and music and other stuff but best of all keeps our 2 year hold daughter absolutely entertained during the tougher cooking moments. You can also plug in your ipod to this and play music that IZ will DJ to. The toy is very interactive and we well - love it.
IZ is the ultimate fusion of music and toy! Twist and turn iZ's ears to create new combinations of rhythm and lead tracks; press his belly to change-up the beat! iZ's eye's bounce to the rhythm and lead and his horn pulses in rainbow colors to the beat! Want to listen to your own tunes? Use the included cable to plug in our iPod or any music source to listen to iZ play your songs his way! Includes music input connection cable for use with iPod, MP3 players, CD plays, or any other music device that uses standard headset cable.
At IZ Zizzle
December 6, 2005
We like the fact you can add something attractive in the soap dispensing category to your kitchen sink. Sure - I like to buy a nice dispensing bottle but I think having some stainless steel is a nice touch.
Smooth, stylish sink pump serves as a perfect complement in stainless steel kitchens. The Forma line by Interdesign combines stainless steel beauty and parallel style. Koni Sink Pump holds 16 oz. of liquid soap.
At Stainless Steel Sink Pump
December 2, 2005
The new Crate & Barrel - or CB2 has all the latest kitchen gadgets. We found these new colored acrylic citrus squeezers and can imagine replacing our rather old and nasty current squeezer.
Zesty design. Don’t let the citrus colors and generally sunny disposition fool you. This is one hard worker—extracting all the juice (without the seeds) in one smooth motion.
At cb2.com / acrylic citrus squeezers
December 1, 2005
Heart stopping fun can be had right after you purchase your Butter Wizard. With this amazing device you can spread butter kept at a perfect spreading temperature any time.
The first and only Temperature Controlled Butter Dish. The ButterWizard is THE must-have kitchen innovation…. The ButterWizard is the world’s first fully portable Temperature Controlled Butter Dish, which both heats and cools regardless of ambient temperature, ensuring your butter stays at the perfect temperature for spreading – anytime, anywhere.
Via Gizmodo at The Butter Wizard
November 29, 2005
We like a nice sugar heart on top of our cappuccino and we like to know we can make it perfectly each time. With Decospargi you will obtain predetermined outlines, with powered substances, such as cocoa, icing, sugar, castor sugar, etc.
Great for decorating cakes and cappuccino's. Includes 4 shape discs (Heart, Smiley Face, Cup, Star).
At KITCHEN - Tools & Gadgets
November 28, 2005
What can we say? If you need to make nutmeg you're going to have to get some nuts and a nutmeg mill. The Olde Thompson Nutmeg mill is the perfect grinder for fresh nutmeg powder every time you need it. It's made of acrylic and chrome and the mill stands approximately 4.5" high.
Nutmeg facts: nutmeg, spice consisting of the seed of the Myristica fragrans, a tropical, dioecious evergreen tree native to the Moluccas or Spice Islands of Indonesia. Nutmeg has a characteristic, pleasant fragrance and slightly warm taste; it is used to flavour many kinds of baked goods, confections, puddings, meats, sausages, sauces, vegetables, and such beverages as eggnog. Grated nutmeg has been used as a sachet; the Romans used it as incense.
Around 1600 it became important as an expensive commercial spice of the Western world and was subject of Dutch plots to keep prices high and of English and French counterplots to obtain fertile seeds for transplantation. The nutmegs sold whole were dipped in lime to prevent their growth.
Start your mills!
At Olde Thompson Nutmeg Mill
Stick the solar powered Rainbow Maker to a window that receives direct sunlight and create a rainbow for your kitchen. The genuine Swarovski crystal will rotate and create beautiful rainbows that move around the room. We love to add anything to make our kitchen a new experience each time we enter it and we think the rainbow maker might be just the thing.
At Rainbow Maker
November 23, 2005
Our good friend Evelyn has found this via a visit to Williams-Sonoma and just in time for Turkey day (you'll need this for the stuffing, the skin of the bird, and of course for your garlic potatoes.) Our current garlic press - well presses. But this one slices when you put the garlic cloves in the slicer area. Perfect.
Recipes often call for fresh garlic cloves to be pressed, which yields intense flavor, or thinly sliced, which results in a more subtle garlic taste. This convenient tool allows you to accomplish either task with ease – and without getting garlicky aromas on your hands. The cast-aluminum press features two compartments: one for pressing garlic, the other for slicing cloves in eight thin, uniform sections. A nonstick coating maximizes efficiency and guarantees easy cleaning. 7 3/4" long.
November 17, 2005
Finally a way to get those pesky ice cubes into my water bottle! With the new ice tube maker you can keep water and soft drink bottles cold with "tubes" that fit where cubes won't! These long, narrow 3"l x 3/4" dia. ice tubes slip through slim necks to keep beverages chilled for on-the-go enjoyment. Each sturdy polypropylene tray makes 10 tubes and the trays are dishwasher safe.
At Miles Kimball
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you aren't smoking you're turkey and have decided to use an oven - you're going to need a good baster. We like a baster with easy cleanup, good gripping surface, and a non-slip grip. OXO has created a baster with all these traits along with an oval shape that keep the baster from rolling arouind on the countertop. We also like the inclusion of the brush - nothing like getting some good old turkey fat and particles clogging up your baster and nothing to help you out with it.
At Turkey Baster with Cleaning Brush