My friend Rob pointed this out after seeing an ad very very very late at night for the Spountin. I'm not sure why they didn't name it "Spoutain" but I guess it's a total play on words. Okay - what does it do? It allows your faucet to have this thing attached to it so you can drink water off the side. Now, I'm not even sure I want to drink my water unfiltered, much less over the dirty dishes in the sink. Also - who wants their kids getting into the habit of leaning over the sink to drink?
Spountin Official Page:
Because it's so easy to install and use, you'll want to install a Spountin on practically every faucet in you home. Just pull the lever and the water squirts up, just like a water fountain. You'll love the convenience, because it lets you drink from the faucet without using those unsanitary cups. With Spountin, you'll stop wasting money and filling your garbage up with paper cups. Kids and adults alike are raving about the Spountin. Get yours now.
I'm not sure I need some giant device to get lids off of jars, but I could see needing this in a small cafe. Wait a minute, of course I need this! Who doesn't need a giant jar opener?
Gizmos for Geeks | Black & Decker Lids Off Jar Opener:
From pickles to peaches to peanut butter, all kinds of tasty food is available in jars, but all too often, the jars can be so difficult to open that getting in is almost not worth the effort! Luckily, the Black & Decker Lids Off Jar Opener takes the struggle out of your hands, opening the stickiest jars at the touch of a button.
Kitchen Contraptions will be featured on this mornings Sunny Mornings Show with Scott James and Friends! If you're visiting from Colorado - here are the gadgets we will be featuring on this mornings program.
Cuisinart TOB-165 Convection Toaster Oven/Broiler
Compact and loaded with electronic controls, this 0.5-cubic-foot countertop convection toaster oven/broiler has room to toast four slices, roast a 4-1/2-pound chicken, bake a 9-inch pie, or broil several steaks. Because it circulates hot air, the 1500-watt oven cooks faster and more uniformly...
ORKA Silicone Oven Mitt - 11 - Plum :
• Heavy-duty silicone mitt for cooking with boiling water or oil or grilling
• Heat-resistant up to 500 degrees F
• Waterproof, nonporous, and stain-resistant
• Dishwasher-safe; 11 inches long; fits either hand
simplehuman KT1000 Brushed Stainless Grocery Bag Holder 6.6x15.6 :
Reducing clutter, improving organization and making everyday tasks more efficient are all part of simplehuman's core design philosophy. Their grocery bag holder is but one example of efficient use of space - it mounts inside a cabinet or on a wall, and stores plastic bags from your grocery for reuse and recycling. The top of the grocery bag holder has an easy-tuck opening; a wide area in front lets you pull-out a bag as needed. It's made of brushed stainless and comes with hardware for mounting.
Norpro Egg Rite Egg Timer :
From the "What will they think of next?" department, this 21st-century egg timer takes the guesswork out of cooking eggs. Placed in a pan with eggs, its internal sensor reacts to heat just as the eggs do. It's like being able to peer inside a cooking egg to see what's happening. The timer's red face is calibrated to indicate soft, medium, and hard--and stages in between. As the timer heats up, in precise synchronization with the eggs, its face darkens from the outer edge inward, displaying the eggs' current status on the calibrated gauge. Because the timer heats in step with the eggs, it automatically adjusts for the amount of water and number of eggs in the pan--even the altitude at which the eggs are being cooked. What a concept!
I love shiny single purpose kitchen gadgets. I've yet to pull the trigger on an egg timer, but I think this one gets me a little closer.
Shiny Shiny: Egg egg timer:
I try not to fill my cupboards with single-purpose kitchen gadgets, but it would be easy to make space for the Norpro Egg Rite Egg Timer; simply chuck it in the boil with your eggs, and it will darken to indicate the eggs' state of doneness. I am pro-anything that helps me be a culinary genius prior to the consumption of my morning coffee.
My continued coverage of Banana armor - well - continues.
GadgetMadness.com :: Armored Banana Carrying Case: The BananaBox:
Apparently the banana craze is huge in the U.K. right now, where droves of potassium-crazed beer monsters eat bananas all the time. The obvious question is: where do you keep your banana until you are ready to eat it? Just throwing it in your briefcase or backpack isn't the wisest choice, as it would certainly get smushed by your laptop (or other fruit even.)
If you've got a small kitchen this should do the trick. I've seen most of this stuff in Europe on travels being used due to lack of plumbing - or just being used in a flat. I have to say - I think it would also be useful for coffee mugs and such.
Eco Egg Washing Machine : Gizmodo:
The Eco Egg Washing Machine will delicately handle even your most fragile, lacey underthings, using “gentle agitation” in lieu of the traditional agitator. It’s been around since 2003, but Shiny Shiny covered it and I couldn’t resist. Definitely the most fun washing machine to pretend you’re an astronaut in, it’s available from Amazon for just $75, and can plug right into the kitchen faucet in your studio apartment. The big downside: There’s no spin-dry, so you have to hand-wring your clothes.
If you didn't know what Culch meant - well this post will inform you.
Clean trash or rubbish, such as string, paper, and cloth: “We always had a culch box around” (New Hampshire informant in DARE).
We always have tons of bags in our kitchen - plastic ones especially. This "culch" catcher really helps keep them in check.
simplehuman: products: grocery bag holder:
Reduce clutter by neatly storing and dispensing plastic shopping bags. 30 bag capacity.
We have the Flip-Flip - now the Tomy Flur Fleur! It looks like a flower and acts like a flower but responds to music! Nice touch Tomy!
We'll have a review of the Flip-Flap very soon.
Audio Cubes - Stylish Audio Gear and Accessories:
Unlike Tomy Flip-Flap, all new Tomy Flur Fleur responds to sound instead of solar power
Flur Fleur's petals gently move in and out when sound or music is directed
Comes in a variety of chic colors
A new special feature: Flur Fleur 's pistil glows in the dark
I really need this. I often forget to replenish my sugar shots, to order more pods, and to refill the water tank. If I had this mug, I could also write little notes to my wife like, "I Love You", and then turn it around and on the other side, "Another cup of coffee?"
"I don't know if it's like this in your office, but where I work I rarely get the drink I ask for - unless it's a pint of course, in which case I keep a very careful eye on the delivery boy! Well, the makers of this ingenious coffee mug (Â£4.99) decided to glaze it with a chalk board surface allowing for easy-wipe messaging. It also comes with its own stick of chalk, so no need to ask your little niece to rip one off from school. Now you can make sure you get all the caffeine and sugar you need to help you get through the day...
Via gadgetryblog: Chalk Mug, Easy-Wipe Drink Messaging