March 28, 2005
Crab meat crackin' can be tough. Wisecracker looks like it may solve the problem.
The International Home & Housewares Show hit Chicagos McCormick Place last week (admittedly not as cool as Carol's trip to the gaming convention in San Francisco, but I digress). After trekking miles through the three buildings (without a Sherpa, I might add) filled with things for your kitchen, bathroom, garden, backyard, pets and more, I found a handful or so great gadgets that really made me take a step back and say wow (hidden among a bunch of things that, frankly, were pretty ordinary and common)."
Via Josh Rubin: Cool Hunting: Got Crabs?
March 17, 2005
I think this would be perfect for a nip in the kitchen while you cook!
"When we're ready to get soused, we'e ready to get soused, you know what weâ€™re talkin' about? Of course you do. Forget that clumsy fumbling for glasses during your awkward only-half-drunken nightcap thing the J-me drink-me bottle stop provides all the gracious, classy, stylish efficiency necessary to ensure you get from zero to sociable in 1.5 glassfuls. Don't forget to sniff the bouquet, bro.
Via J-Me's drink-me bottle stop - Engadget - www.engadget.com
March 9, 2005
I definitely need a $125 dollar - custom - cutting board. I MUST HAVE YOU!!!!
"Simple and classy. The Bruschetta board features a hard maple cutting surface with its rich vanilla color and stunning end strips of highly-figured bubinga. It is topped off with circular inlay of quarter-sawn sycamore. Can't you just smell the fresh baking bruschetta?"
Via Custom Cutting Boards
March 7, 2005
This I have not tried...cheesemaking. Hmmm...that could either be GREAT or really smelly. Anyone make cheese?
"Our cheese molds are all of the highest quality food grade polypropylene and Stainless Steel. These are the molds the professionals use in France and are all dish washer safe."
At Equipment - New England Cheesemaking Supply
March 4, 2005
"Feeling guilty for keeping your goldfish in a little tiny bowl? The Goldfish Racetrack has an "infinity shape" so your goldfish (said to have a memory of 7 seconds) will think they are exploring the seven seas. I'm not sure if it's humane or extra super cruel, tricking your fishies like this. I keep thinking of the fishbowl neurotics of Finding Nemo.
Via Popgadget: Personal Tech for Women: Racetrack fish bowl
February 28, 2005
We picked up one of these over the weekend. It's simply elegant and amazing. After putting in a cookie sheet full of olive oil and asparugus - the mitt got coated with oil. Well - BIG DEAL! Unlike a cloth mitt - we simply put this in the sink and washed it off. Awesome!!!
"Appropriately named, the ORKA oven mitt looks like a whale swimming in to pull lobsters from boiling water or lift a basket of French fries from the deep fryer. Made of non-porous, food-grade silicone, the mitt is designed to withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees F without melting, staining, or getting your hands wet. This makes the ORKA ideal for cooking with boiling water or oil or using over grills or open flames. Slip-resistant "teeth" on the mittâ€™s grasping surface provide a sure grip when lifting greasy or wet pots. At 11 inches long, the mitt is long enough to protect the forearm and fit either right or left hands of all sizes. For easy cleaning, the ORKA goes right into the dishwasher with the rest of your pots and pans. This product was the top gadget at the 2002 Excellence in Housewares Awards and has also been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, and CNN. --Cristina Vaamonde
Via ORKA K8690 Silicone Oven Mitt
February 26, 2005
I love dish drainers (okay - dish racks). We are in the market - and this one definiely has some style.
"This product fills a much-felt vacuum in the market for a stainless steel drain board. To date, it is the only stainless steel dish rack that automatically drains water into the sink. You will never again have unhealthy pools of water collecting in your drain tray and you will never have to empty it either. You can say goodbye to unsightly and discolored plastic boards. This rugged self draining board keeps itself dry and clean while adding great style to your counter top. The open design of the dish rack allows for pots and pans in addition to dishes of all sizes and shapes. It has large capacity and gracefully curved lines. The cutlery holder also has large capacity and can also be hung outside the dish rack to create even more room inside. The feet are provided with plastic covers to make them slip resistant and prevent marking the counter top."
Via Dish Drainer: Rohan
I don't even care if I cross contaminate my knives - I just want a big ORANGE KNIFE!
"The Kershaw Komachi knives may be cute, but the technology and color coding have a serious purpose: stopping cross contamination when preparing food. The fluorinated-resin coating on the high carbon stainless steel blade helps resist bacteria while the color coded, special-function knives help with safety by not using the same knife for all items. The attractive and innovative ergonomic resin handle is see-through, revealing logos for the type of food the knife should be used on."
Kershaw Komachi Knives (Great for Food Safety) - Cutlery
February 25, 2005
Protect the bananas that leave your kitchen! DO IT!!!
"From Cultured Containers, this BananaBunker fruit tote serves at least one purpose: To protect your banana from asploding in your backpack or briefcase. Other uses might include an ice breaker for a picnic first date, or alternatively, an easy way to end a date that isnâ€™t going well at all. Their tagline â€œpamper your Banana with the BananaBunkerÂ®â€? pretty much says it all. Purchase one for just $5.00 or 5 for $20. Backordered right now, which is no surprise to us."
Via Protect Your Banana : Gizmodo
I need this for my kitchen window sill. Even though there is a water source within a foot - any plant that is in the kitchen dies. Flip Flap will make my kitchen green - FOREVER!!!
"There's nothing like a bit of greenery to brighten up your desk, the only problem of course is that all that green-fingered enthusiasm tends to wane after a few days. Sadly, that means you're left with a dying plant on your desk, which somehow doesn't have quite the same Zen-like appeal."
Update: Just found a link to a killer review here
Via gadgetryblog: Flip Flap: the funky solar-powered plant that never dies