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
February 23, 2005
Has anyone else tried these? Do they work for cookies? How about meat? Vegetables?
Professional silicone baking sheet transforms any baking sheet into a non-stick surface. Reusable thousands of times. Withstands temperatures from -40F to over 550F. Made in France. 11" x 17".
Via Silpat Baking Mat
February 11, 2005
I really need this stainless steel can strainer! How many times have you opened a can of tuna, only to get tuna juice all over your hands. Well - no more. Just pick up one of these gems and you're all set.
"The can strainer (Â£5.50) lets you separate the liquid from your canned foods without any fuss. Comes in a stainless steel finish and fits most can sizes. What more can I say? Should be great for tuna and other fish stuff..."
Via gadgetryblog At Can/Tuna Colander - The Tuna Press & Strainer
February 9, 2005
I'm just not sure. I keep thinking I do - then I think...no. I need my radio and NPR - but not a TV. That's in the living room where I eat...because dining rooms suck.
What do you think?
"Don't waste valuable counter space by hauling the extra TV into the kitchen â€” enjoy the super-slim under cabinet design of this all-in-one TV/Radio/CD player. This unit features a 7" wide-screen LCD color panel display, FM/AM digital tuner, CD-R/RW playback and a Mega Expand/Mega BassÂ® Sound System. The TV cable tuner includes VHF/UHF channels 2-to-69, as well as 125 cable channels."
Via Under Cabinet 7" LCD-TV Kitchen Clock Radio CD Player
January 31, 2005
I can safely say that after a bit of mincing - a nice piece of vibrating soap would make the hands feel quite nice. Even though it "says" its for the bathroom - we must think outside the box to brign the pleasures of the rest of the house into the kitchen.
"This absurd, but nevertheless interesting, piece of bathroom paraphernalia is a marvel of ingenuity. Quite simply it's a bar of soap that vibrates (quite vigorously apparently) when lifted from its soap dish. Buried deep inside the blueberry scented soap is a little motor that whirrs away, turning a seemingly innocent bar of soap into a unique bath toy. When you've finished with this 'auto-wash' soap, simply pop it back on its dish and it'll stop jigging about all over the place."
January 20, 2005
Trust me. My current kitchen is under construction but I do know the first thing that will go up. This spice rack. I have the 5 spice version ... but none the less - this rack rules. It's easy to use. The magnets work. It looks great. You can actually tell what's in the spice jar.
"The patented Soho Spices magnetic spice shakers are made from stainless steel and not only protect the potency and flavor of the spices, but have the visual appeal that make them ideal for anyone who likes to cook, values an organized kitchen or simply has an eye for beautiful things. This patented design with twist-and-shake tops and magnetic bottoms make these shakers easy to use and put back without any hassle. Ideal for any kitchen, these containers will stick to most refrigerators and metal surfaces. Set of 12 shakers fits on a metal backboard measuring 12" x 9"."
Check it: Soho Spices Large Magnetic Spice Rack: 12 Shaker Set
Okay. When you spend the day trying to find something new and different - you often find odd and weird - hence the Bloodwood Chopper. Who knew you could hand make such an item...well...or handle such an item.