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
June 23, 2005
Lift off the top of this orange and you're in for a big big surprise! There's wonderful juice to be made just peak inside!
Seriously - you'll find an electric juicer that makes fresh squeezed juice in minutes. Clean up is a breeze, all the plastic components come right off the base and are dishwasher safe. You can use oranges, small grapefruit, lemons, limes and more! Juicer measures 8" wide by 9 1/4" tall. Lid holds up to 3 1/2 cups (28 oz.) of juice. 110V/30W.
At Just-Rite Citrus Juicer
You could julienne a donut I expect with this bad boy mandoline. The Washington Post calls the OXO Good Grips Mandoline "The Perfect Mandoline". Incredibly versatile and easy to use, the OXO Good Grips Mandoline will quickly become your favorite kitchen tool. The OXO Mandoline includes an easy to adjust slicing blade and a rotating julienne & thickness dial.
At OXO Good Grips Mandoline
June 21, 2005
Hands bothering you when you open a can of soup? Well - mine do after typing in all of these kitchen gadgets all day. The Orbi SateCut Can opener combines the benefits of SafeCut technology with a unique, ergonomic design that makes it the most comfortable and easy-to-use can opener ever created. Perfect for those with: Arthritis - Reduced Grip Strength - Repetitive Stress Syndrome (RSS) - Limited Dexterity - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Tendonitis.
At Orbi SafeCut Can Opener
I need more gadgets that double as other gadgets or just things. Heck I'd take a car that doubled as a truck. This Breadbin doubles as a bin and a cutting board. Take the lid off and flip it over and you've got yourself bread storage and cutting. Comes in the dreamy Creamy blue or Creamy White.
I usually end up with half mush and half eaten mush off of my hands when I try and peel, slice, and prep avocados. Most of the time I just give up and make guaca mole. The Flexicado helps you remove the flesh from a halved avocado of any size. The innovative design is Dishwasher safe; the teeth of the slicer are easy to clean, plus the Flexicado is kid and adult friendly.
At Chef'n Flexicado Avocado Slicer
Right now the only solar powered item I have in my kitchen is a Tomy Flip Flap. The Flip Flap is amazing - but it really doesn't help out much around the kitchen. I see the Solar Powered Kitchen scale being very useful for portion control. If you were using weight watchers or another portion diet - I think this would be a killer addition. I can see using this to get certain baking recipes right as well.
At Solar Powered Kitchen Scale Tanita
June 20, 2005
We've been doing a fair amount of reading in the area of Solar Grills. A solar grill is the perfect addition to your outdoor kitchen and can barbecue fish, chicken, GIANT steaks, and yes - even vegetables. The Solar-Grill has a flexible mirror, which focuses the sun beams on the barbecue cup allowing it to heat up. Your meal is cooked in the self contained barbecue cup an heated evenly from all sides, without direct irradiation by sunlight.
At TAMMOCK Trading
Update:The Tammock site now has an order form for those who want to purchase their own solar grill.
Interesting little kitchen contraption that makes ice cream in what appears to be the dome from Epcot. No - seriously the Play & Freeze is shapped like a football and has a metal cylinder in side where you add your ingredients to make ice cream.
At Review and
Buy the UCO Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker