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
June 29, 2005
Not only is the color perfect the size of this magnetic board looks good for notes, menus, or anything you would need to draw in the kitchen. From Japan, the board features botha a hook and easel-back, so you could use this in the kitchen on the counter or hang it up in the hallway for the grocery list and other to do's.
At Magnetic Memo Boards
June 28, 2005
We covered the something like the Be Open bottle opener not too long ago but didn't realize you could get something like it in stainless steel. Now apparently this thing sort of works but we've yet to try one so we aren't passing judgement just yet. My mom apparently has one and swears by it. We will be traveling up to my town of origin over the 4th of July and I'm sure I'll get to try this out at a picnic or two.
At "Be Open Beer and Soda Bottle Opener
June 27, 2005
As Summer heats up here in Boston, we've been in search of the ultimate bottle opener. We used to have this old style coke thing that hung near the back kitchen door at our old condo. This was mostly due to the fact that our Stainless Steel fridge didn't actually like magnets. I've seen this problem over and over - some stainless steel fridges magnets will stick to and other's won't. Our new fridge does work with magnets so, Maya and I are seriously thinking about getting this over the old coke style screw-it-in-your wall and ruin the door jam kinda bottle opener.
The DeCapa opener flips the cap off a beer or soda bottle or the supposed twist open bottle cap too. Thanks to magnets on the back, the opener doesn’t budge a millimeter even during one-handed use. Another great feature: after opening, the cap remains magnetized to the opener and doesn’t fall to the floor. Nice!
At DeCapa Fridge Magnet Bottle Opener, Stainless Steel
Not two minutes ago I was toasting up a hamburger bunn to put some pulled pork and burnt ends on and WHAM! Burnt finger tips! I'm going to pick up a set of toast tongs later today but I did come across these tongs with a magnet on the bottom that will afix to your toaster. Also these toast tongs come with a nice toast rack to keep your buttered toast from getting soggy.
At Toast Tong & Rack Set