October 2, 2005
We had another amazing month of crazy kitchen contraption finds here at Kitchen Contraptions! We found Fireflies in a Jar for Your Kitchen along with things to Prick That Egg when cooking. Zevro Zero Gravity Spice Rack and the new Zevro Stainless Steel Indispensable Dispenser are both worth checking out too!
We continued our efforts to review more kitchen products. Our simplehuman Semi-Round Stainless Steel Trash Can was a hit on the garbage front and Tivoli Model One Kitchen Radio Arrived for Review. We also looked at the Kitchen Robot space and found it a bit lacking.
One of our favorite kitchen contraptions the Bialetti Mukka Express 2-Cup Cappuccino Maker Now at Amazon.com.
And the rest? We think the following are some of the best we found in September 2005!
September 30, 2005
I must have this. It's like a dream come true. Bread - encased in armor from the movie Excalibur. Why didn't I think of this? Make everything in the kitchen armored? I could use my cutting knife as a sword and probably wear this on my head - maybe even my shoulders??? It not only makes a home for your bread, but it also makes for a terrific conversation piece when everyone congregates to the kitchen and I charge them with my bread armor!
Via Uncrate at Armadillo Bread Bin
September 29, 2005
How about a chopper, whisk, and a blender all in one set? The Smart Stick Blender comes equipped with a powerful 200-watt motor which quickly purees soups, blends batters, mixes beverages, and more. The unit's unique blade provides smooth and even blending, while its protective blade guard helps prevent splattering.
We just liked the looks of the hand blender. We also like the fact it can attach itself to the chopper (we suspect that's how it works). It also has a very nice lightweight design and comes with two mixing items - a 16 oz measuring beaker anda 2 cup mixing container.
At Smart Stick Hand Blender with Whisk and Chopper
September 28, 2005
You can now turn up or turn down the heat for your cooking pleasure! Dave's Gourmet has released a new bottle design that allows you to mix two sauces - one mild and one uber hot to create your own sauce temperature. By turning the cap you mix the two sauces and then push the top to dispense the hot sauce.
Via Strange New Products at Dave's Gourmet
September 23, 2005
If you don't have a cookbook holder - then you really really need to get one. This Acrylic Cookbook Holder at PID is perfect. Not made of wood makes this cookbook holder easy to clean up, and much lighter than other models we've seen. You won't be sorry - just get one and cooking will never be easier when using recipes.
At Cookbook holder - PID
September 22, 2005
Seal the deal. My mom had one of these when I was a kid - and you know what? It works. She still has one and is always telling me about the latest thing she's put into the freezer vacuum sealed. I'm pretty sure this is the only way to keep things fresh and not buy a ton of crazy canisters.
- Keep leftovers as fresh and delicious as the day they were prepared.
- Prepare make-ahead meals over the weekend, then store them for easy weeknight reheating.
- Buy food in bulk then freeze for later—use in meal or serving-size portions.
- Marinate meats in minutes instead of hours.
- Store delicate or moist foods with convenient canisters.
- Preserve wine, salad dressings and more with our specially designed bottle stoppers.
- Seal and store meals in serving-sized portions for simple and effective portion control.
The other thing that's changed since my Seal-a-meal youth? How about an entire Seal-a-Meal web site. It's filled with tips, different accessories, and you can even buy different models with different finishes. All of the models range in price from $50 to $100 bucks, and you can even get a cordless version to tote around the house sealing things fate one seal at a time.
Via Cool Hunting at Seal-a-Meal
September 20, 2005
I'm ready for some ice cream and especially if it has the patented Dairy Bar twist! The Black & Decker IC-200 Arctic Twister ice cream mixer creates a rainbow of dessert flavors custom made to every member of your family and every one of your friends by letting you mix into the ice cream of your choice whatever topping or flavor you want.
You don't MAKE Ice cream with this Ice Cream Mixer - you use the Arctic Twister to make custom soft-serve ice cream at home. Using the Arctic Twister is not as ambitious as making ice cream from scratch: simply buy your favorite ice cream, sherbet, or frozen yogurt and swirl in the toppings of your choice to make your own original flavor. The dispenser can handle almost any topping you can think up, from the healthy (nuts, granola, fruit, and cereal) to the decadent (sprinkles, chocolate chips, M&Ms, cookies, and candy bars).
At Black & Decker IC200 Arctic Twister Ice Cream Mixer
September 19, 2005
Spice rack or space rack? The Zevro Zero Gravity Spice Rack helps you store your spices suspended in "magnetic" thin air. It's the only design we know of where you can store spices on both the top and bottom of the spice rack and help to reduce clutter.
Windows on the spice canisters keep you in touch with the contents and each spice canister has locking mechanisms that can stay put on pouring or sprinkling. You can get the spice rack in brushed chrome or a more chrome like silver finish. Sets can be purchased in 6 and 12 spice can configurations.
At Zevro - Products - Magnetic Spice Rack
September 16, 2005
Everyone needs a good "honey" and everyone needs a great Honey Spoon. The Honey Spoon collects big helpings of honey in the spaces between the discs and just a slight twist stops the flow of honey ready for safe transfer onto bread, rolls, or into your cup of piping hot tea - all without losing a drop.
The Honey Spoon has a jar rest on it that provides a secure way to lay the Honey Spoon on the rim of a jar and any honey on the spoon drips back safely - preventing any "HONEY LOSS". The Honey Spoon is quick and easy to clean and it is also dishwasher safe.
At Honey Spoon
September 12, 2005
Man I hate stinky hands. I really hate grabbing a piece of fish and having to deal with the smell of fish on my hands for the entire rest of my cooking experience. This very cool and very un-soap like piece of stainless steel will clean up your smelly hands every time.
This stainless steel soap-shaped bar is even better than the real thing at removing odors. Just rub the stainless steel marvel in your hands under cold water, and odors like onion, fish and garlic disappear. Even better, it never wears out, and no additional cleaning is necessary.
At Stainless Steel Soap