This little number is amazing. I'm not that interested in having coffee with Jennifer Jason Leigh, but I am interested in pulling out this little number at a gathering for all to view. It's just really...pretty.
Popgadget: Personal Tech for Women:
I have just in the last week come to terms with my caffeine addiction when I was observed having Jennifer Jason Leigh in Rush-like crashes when I didn't have a coffee by mid-afternoon. At one point I got desperate enough to guzzle Red Bull just so I could stand up. I wish I'd had an Aroma espresso machine instead. It's a personal espresso machine that's small enough to carry in your handbag or briefcase so you can brew a cup no matter where you are. The clear cylinder lets you watch the coffee brew as you agonizingly wait for it to finish.
You can get a Bunn My Cafe for $175 instead of $199 at Amazon.com using the promo code: APRLKTCHNPC2.
You can also use this promo code to get $25 off any $125 spent in the kitchen and housewares section of
Bunn MCP My Cafe Professional-Grade Single-Serve Coffee/Tea Machine:With 1450 watts of power this versatile, commercial-quality coffee/tea machine is exceptionally fast, brewing 4 to 10 ounces of coffee in about 30 seconds or tea in about 50 seconds. The unit's control panel makes it easy, offering separate coffee and tea brewing buttons and a selectable strength...
Summer is fast approaching. It's going to be hot - very hot. You will need a snow cone maker for:
- Keeping the kids in check
- Feeling empowered that the Snoopy Snow cone machine can be beat
- That a snow cone made by you - an adult can taste better than snow
- And most of all to enjoy eating flavored ice in the blistering heat
Rival Snow Cone Maker :
Having purchased snow cone makers for years I can attest to the simplicity and safety of this machine. The blade is tucked away not out where a child or young adult can shave off skin while using or cleaning. While all electrical appliances require adult supervision until an older age, I am really impressed with this machine for safety.
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.