May 10, 2010
Given the recent water fiasco here in Boston, it's nice to see you can get a device that will destroy viruses, bacteria and protozoa--including Giardia and Cryptosporidium--using ultraviolet (UV) light. The SteriPen takes 48 seconds to purify 16 ounces of fluid, 90 seconds for 32 ounces. That's quite a bit of water, and enough for most general cooking. It's also easy to use--just press a button to start and the SteriPEN shuts off when purification is complete. No pumping, no chemicals, no test strips, no timekeeping, no lubricating, and no replacement filters required.
At SteriPEN Classic Handheld Water Purifier
May 6, 2010
Here's a kitchen gadget we have only seem in steampunk movies, but now seems to be available to the peeling obsessed. This Professional Metal Apple Peeler peels any apple perfectly, and easily. If you're planning on making a ton of pies, or canning this peeler is for you. You can get it for $27 here.
April 19, 2010
Ideal for bacon grilled sandwiches and hamburgers and quesadillas, this bacon press features a wooden handle that stays cool to the touch when pressing down hard to get perfectly flat bacon. It includes instructions for seasoning before use, cleaning and storage. We're always wondering how to get better flat bacon besides doing it oven style on cookie sheets, so perhaps this is our next bacon related purchase.
At Norpro Cast Iron Round Bacon Press
April 13, 2010
We often forget the basics here at Kitchen Contraptions, as we're consumed with finding some groovy new electronic kitchen gizmo when our readers often need well - the basic set of kitchen gadgets in a bucket to get them started. This slim-lined, space-efficient utensil holder with 14 of OXO's most important everyday kitchen tools. The set includes a flexible turner, 12-inch tongs, square turner, spoon, slotted spoon, grater, and also includes a swivel peeler, ice cream scoop, potato masher, can opener, balloon whisk, spatula, meat tenderizer, pizza wheel, and holder. Yes - even the base is included to hold all of this kitchen gadget goodness. All tools are made of nylon and silicone and safe for non-stick surfaces; heat resistant up to 400 degrees F.
At OXO Good Grips 15-Piece Everyday Kitchen Tool Set
April 7, 2010
Looking for a corkscrew that's easy to use, and locks on the bottle for easier operation than other corkscrews? We've got this corkscrew from the gods themselves for you. It pulls all types of corks, including plastic right from the bottle.
You lock on bottle; hold bottle with other hand and press bottom button until the opener stops, then pull up opener to release lock on bottle; press top button to eject cork. Bam! Illuminated LCD screen counts down the number of cork pulls before next charge; 30 cork pulls per charge. It also includes a foil cutter and AC charger; doesn't require a base for charging.
At Metrokane Electric Rabbit Corkscrew:
March 30, 2010
This one really hard to file, but imagine painting your food with edible gold and silver. You simply spray it onto whatever chow you want add some bling to, and well it's blingified. Available in both silver and gold, this just might make that fussy bling needing eater in your life eat something healthy.
Via DVICE at Deli Garage
March 22, 2010
With this donut maker you can make your own delicious donuts with chocolate , strawberry, jelly and vanilla frostings. The maker creates filled and holed Donuts as well as Donut Balls in safe microwave trays, and no batteries are needed. The mixes are included, and from the reviews the results are a bit more cupcake like than donuts.
At Cra - Z - Art Super Donut Maker
March 19, 2010
We use our waterproof digital thermometer all the time - mostly for knowing the right temperature to brew different teas at. It's also really great for knowing when that roast or turkey is done. The probe is made of a stainless-steel stem, and comes with an antibacterial storage and carrying sleeve. Temperature range of -40 to 450 degrees F so you can run the gambit on just about anything sans lava.
At Taylor 9842 Commercial Waterproof Digital Thermometer
March 11, 2010
Protect your fingers while chopping! This shield slips on to the middle finger, leaving fingers protected, but still free to manipulate the food. The tip of the shield holds the food the food in place while you chop
At Stainless-Steel Finger Guard
March 9, 2010
Having made a few cherry pies in our day with pit removal being a pain, it's nice to find this pit remover from Oxo. The Splatter Shield protects your work area from juices and removes for cleaning. The sturdy, die-cast zinc construction removes pits with ease by pushing the pit right out the bottom. The generous cherry holder accommodates large cherries like Bing and Rainier, and is recessed to secure smaller varieties. And if you're worried about having this in the kitchen with kids - it locks closed for convenient storage and safety.
At Oxo Good Grips Cherry Pitter