We loved the Knork now the Moscardino Spork! They're small enough for easy use by children and great for an all around eating implement. The sporks are made of Mater-Bi, a completely biodegradable starch-based plastic, which stands up to repeated use and prolonged contact with liquids, achieving 90 percent degradation in about 50 days under normal aerobic composting conditions.
More at Treehugger
August 1, 2005
Umm...why didn't they have this when I was a wee lad? The chocolate fountain is the perfect addition for any kitchen hell bent on creating chocolate treats at any time of day. The fountain comes with a supply of chocolate and is priced in the $150 range US.
Also - if you want to recreate the scene where the fat kid falls into the chocolate river in Willy Wonka - just apply action figure, dip, and enjoy.
At Firebox Via Shiny Shiny
July 27, 2005
BAMBOO!!! BAMBOO!!! BAMBOO!!! It's turning up everywhere and especially in the kitchen. And who wouldn't want to buy a bamboo cutting board with the name, "Little Kahuna". I can see the Big Kahuna in our house using this bad little boy.
Premium, hand-selected Totally Bamboo products are beautiful and useful, an ecologically-friendly, naturally renewable resource. Bamboo is 16% harder than maple wood and 1/3 lighter than oak, and absorbs very little moisture so it doesn't shrink or swell like other hardwoods. These beautifully crafted boards are assembled with approved food-grade glue, and never contain dye, stains, or formaldehyde. Little Kahuna dimensions: 12" x 18" x 2 1.4
At Totally Bamboo Little Kahuna Cutting Board
If you spend an afternoon eating an entire bag of cherries, then you know you'll need a cherry pit plunger. Take the tedium out of pitting and process up to 30 lbs. of cherries in an hour with this plunger-type pitter. Automatically feeds, then removes pit from cherry with one stroke of the plunger. The pit ejects into a see through container and cherry falls into your waiting bowl, with no loss of juice & no bruising. Pitter has plastic housing with metal plunger, and suction base.
At Cherry Pitter, Plunger
July 26, 2005
Earlier we covered the Danko fridge magnet bottle opener and tried to find one in the local Boston area on a routine kitchen gadget hunting expedition. Well, we didn't find the Danko version, but did find the Suck.uk version designed by Sam & Jude and it looks very similar. In purchasing such an item like an opener, you have to really want to put your money down as you know you'll be stuck with it and at $22.95 it's not cheap either.
Continue reading: "Suck.uk Fridge Magnet Bottle Opener: Our Money Where Our Mouth Is"
July 21, 2005
One cup of water instead of an entire pot of water boiling saves energy. That thought had to be going through the head of the person who designed the Eco Kettle. The 1.5 litre reservoir of water can be added to the two secondary chambers that will boil. This makes boiling the right amount of water a no brainer, as you can put the right amount in the secondary reservoirs.
July 20, 2005
I'm into this idea. The gift that keeps on giving the entire year and each month after the holidays you'll be remembered! Each month, members of thegadgetsource.com Gadget of the Month Club receive a gourmet cooking tool to add to their kitchen gadget collection. It's only $129.99, plus shipping & handling and they can even gift wrap each gadget each month. Brilliant!
At Gadget of the Month Club
July 19, 2005
What's better than a terrific spice rack? Well - how about a spice rack / spice jars and holder from Eva Solo. Today's modern kitchens deserve to be furnished with beautiful objects and this set of herb and spice pots from Eva Solo answer that need. Gather an elegant bouquet of your favorite herbs and spices on your kitchen table or counter. The stylish black, plastic "vase" holds up to 11 herb and spice pots. On the top of each pot, the names of up to 35 different herbs and spices can be inserted in either black and white or in white letters against a background of various colors. The name of each spice is reproduced in nine languages - a practical detail when you are following a recipe in a foreign cookbook and do not happen to know the name of a particular herb or spice in Italian or Spanish.
At Eva Solo 5 Spice Jars and Holder
Yet another perfectly designed peeling wonder from Zyliss. This swivel peeler was designed with your comfort in mind and can be used in either the right or left hand. The Zyliss peeler features an angled, ergonomic handle and this allows the peeler to keep hands and wrists more comfortable during long peeling event such as pie making, prepping potatoes, or peeling countless apples for your kids. For safety, the handle is made of non-slip plastic for a secure grip and is coated with UV protection to prevent it from ever yellowing. The blade on this peeler is made of extra-hardened steel that stays sharp and is built to last.
At Zyliss Swivel Peeler
July 18, 2005
A combination lock for your opened bottles of soda? Perhaps lock up the bottle of Jack Daniels at your office so no co-workers can have a swig? Or perhaps lock up the sesame oil your spouse keeps cooking with and you're tired of? It must be KWIKTOP MAGIC! Now you can lock up any bottle with quicktop. The combination lock will keep out just about anyone including yourself when you forget it.
Via gizmag at KWIKTOP