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
Like the Flexicado, this new whisk from Chef'n has silicone on the ends to help resist heat and stuff sticking to your whisk. It features the Chef'n patented TriGrip handle and because of the silicone - it won't scratch your non-stick cookware.
At Chef'n | Tasteful Ingenuity
July 14, 2005
I think vegetable choppers should look like the things they are supposed to chop. I'm tired of guessing what chopper or gadget I've got does what. I guess the design team at Alessi thinks the same way.
The Alesi "Superpepper" Vegetable Chopper comes in Red, Green, or Yellow pepper form and the chopper will cut onions, garlic, nuts, carrots, and much more. To use, simply cut vegetables into small pieces and place on the base. Rest "Superpepper" on top of it and repeatedly press down the knob until the vegetables have been chopped to the desired dimensions. Remember because it is fitted with rotating stainless steel blades the more times you carry out this operation, the finer the vegetables will be chopped.
July 12, 2005
We'll be adding this to put our money where our mouth is series later this month but we don't think we've every covered this amazing little wonder. Unless you consume a bottle of wine every time you open one, putting the cork back in (and with the soon to take over the world screw cap wine phenomen) you'll need something to keep that wine fresh. Well you'll need the one and only original Vacu-Vin! The Vacu-Vin pump removes the air (and the oxygen that spoils wine) from opened bottles. Place it over the reusable stopper and pump out the air. The more stoppers you have the more bottles you can save. We have no less than 5 stoppers in our kitchen. We love this thing.
At Amazon.com: Kitchen & Housewares
July 11, 2005
We want you to know we try and get as many of the kitchen gadgets we can afford at Kitchen Contraptions.com. Since most companies in the kitchen gadget space don't give out kitchen gadgets to review, we usually have to actually go to a store or order it online to see if we would put our money where our mouth is. Well - often times we get stuff and it's great and other times it's not so great. Well - this time - it's great!
We picked up a Orka Silicone oven mitt not too long ago if you remember. We have used this mitt as our mitt of choice over the past 5 months and it's a dream. We have used it on the grill, in the oven, to retrieve spoons sent to an untimely death in a giant pot, and even to catch falling cookie trays. The mitt does look like a whale - and if you remember it's made of non-pourous food grade silicone. You can put this mitt into things as hot as 500 degrees F and it won't fall apart. The thing we like the best? We've washed this thing once a week in our Bosch dishwasher and it still looks and feels new.
We can't but recommend the Orka Silicone Oven Mitt.
July 6, 2005
Kitchen magnets are a dime a dozen or maybe a little more than a dime (how about $7.50 for 4) when you buy this set of 4. :-) These are big 1" inch magnets and made of stainless steel with a matte finish. They have a no scratch base which ensures your family photos, bills, and other items to remember will stay affixed but won't mess your fridge.
At Blomus 66784 Stainless Steel Muro Magnets, Set of 4
July 5, 2005
It looks like a turkey baster but I assure you it's a caffe frother! My mom has a little one of these but I think if I got hooked (and I'm almost hooked on frothing my milk for coffee), I need a turbo froth. You can froth just about anything: blend, froth, and whip milk, egg whites, and creams without bringing out the mixing bowl. Just grab the Caffe Froth Turbo's easy to hold body, insert the frothing disc into the liquid, and activate top button. The disc is small enough to fit into most cups and not damage the material. Move the disc slowly up and down, while being careful not to bring the disc above the liquid. When the mixture is fully frothed, remove the Caffe Froth Turbo and enjoy.
At BonJour BJ7025-70 Caffe Froth Turbo, White
June 30, 2005
We've been looking into all things temperature probe as we move into high BBQ season. I'm a big fan of the Thermapen, but there's never a deal on Thermapens and that makes Hulk angry. We've been getting a ton of requests for this number from Pyrex - it's not like the Thermapen but more of a digital oven thermometer. However, in the past we've used such a number in exactly the same way. The Pyrex Digital Probe is oven safe, has a stainless steal probe, and sounds a hair raising alarm when the food temperature is reached. If you get it dirty, the probe is hand washable with hot soapy water.
At Pyrex Digital Probe Oven Thermometer/ Timer