October 18, 2005
We're not sure for $695 bucks you really need a 20 dog capacity grill for your kitchen - but boy do we want one. The Star-Grill Max Hot Dog Roller Grill Hot dog grill roller has infinite temperature controls to provide accurate cooking and holding from high to low. Sectional heating for front and rear rollers and heavy duty roller bearings and seal combination. Comes complete with 6' cord and plug.
At Star Grill-Max™ 20 Hot Dog Roller Grill Chrome
October 5, 2005
Now we're talking!!! A TV and a microwave oven in one! I liked the kitchen LCD TV idea but I think this is even better.
On a flat screen built-in into the front door, you can watch TV or watch what's cooking thanks to a little camera inside. This concept adds another dimension to an already great g2microven Speedcook microwave from Whirlpool that is also an oven.
September 29, 2005
Everyone at Kitchen Contraptions is having one of those - why can't we have BIG gadgets in some giant kitchen of our dreams type of morning! We've decided to dream big and start with the PizzaMax Pizza Oven.
Why wouldn't you want a commercial grade pizza oven in your kitchen? Imagine cooking pizzas in less than 15 minutes and getting giant wafts of pizza goodness. The PizzaMax Pizza Oven is made from commercial-grade polished stainless steel as well and has an easy-set automatic timer. I bet we could make 10 pizzas a day and just sample from them whenever we want. Yum!!!
At PizzaMax Pizza Oven
September 16, 2005
A cooktop where the cooking surface stays cool and the food gets hot? What is this - the McDLT of cooktops? This new cooktop from Wolf uses induction to cook food efficiently, while the cooking surface stays cool to the touch.
How does it work? The electricity flows through a coil to produce a magnetic field under the ceramic cooktop. When an iron or magnetic stainless pan is placed on the ceramic surface, currents are induced in the cooking utensil and instant heat is generated due to the resistance of the pan. Induction only works with cooking vessels made of magnetic materials like stainless steel and cast iron.
Via Goto Reviews
September 14, 2005
We tend to agree: Things looked and felt better in the 50's. The Big Chill Fridge is no exception. We currently have a nice stainless steel Frigidaire, but if we ever have to get another fridge or a freezer fridge for the basement - why not get one with some serious retro styling!
"GET OUT OF THE BOX, and into a Big Chill retro refrigerator. Who says you have to hide your fridge by camouflaging it into your cabinetry? Speak personality and make your statement. Unmistakably, The Big Chill will be the conversation piece at your next party. Our refrigerator is like a stylish '57 Chevy Belaire (only the fins are missing), for those who like to express a bit of style, uniqueness and enjoy terrific color."
Via productdose.com at Big Chill Fridge
September 8, 2005
You know in the next rev of your kitchen, you'll end up putting a TV somewhere in your kitchen, so why not in the fridge? Well, I can see some issues with this. Imagine half awake, going downstairs for a drink of water and BAM! Putting the glass of water on the wrong side and smashing the LCD TV. Or worse yet, getting that same drink of water and then turning on the TV - getting stuck watching some fascinating infomercial unfold.
If none of that bothers you, worries you, or makes you feel nervous about putting a TV in your fridge, then you may want to know what LG has in store for you.
"LG has unveiled the latest in its series of top-end side by side fridge freezers, the GRG217BTJA, which features an integrated 13inch LCD TV. The screen already has an analogue TV tuner built in, but you can also connect it to a DVD or VHS video player. The fridge itself is monstrously large, but it does boast some neat features such as LG’s Miracle Zone, a small drawer in the fridge whose temperature can be controlled at the touch of a button."
Via Tech Digest
August 11, 2005
Diamond studded fridge anyone? LG is making what looks to be a high end fridge aimed at J LO. Yuck. I can imagine this same type of person might pick up said fridge in a Hummer. Yuck again. It's going to be a limited run of 200 units and we can't tell whether those diamonds are real or fake. I bet they're real.
Via Akihabara News at LG
August 6, 2005
I need to start my own moisture farm now. Then I can head down to Tashi Station and get some new gear for my landspeeder. No - seriously the Waterex water maker condenses water out of the air and will then serve it to you hot or cold. If you live in a humid area then I bet this would be a nice addition. However, it costs about $1780 bucks. Ouch! The Waterex web site claims the Waterex is energy efficient and has a five stage filtration system for only the purest water to drink after some extraction from the air. I don't think we will be putting our money where our mouth is with this one, but who knows. Maybe I'll strike it rich with my new moisture farm.
Via Treehugger at Waterex
August 4, 2005
I want to be fat and have a fat fridge. The fridge is perfect for temporary living spaces, small apartments, and the movie THX 1138. It's made of inexpensive materials and runs on an electric cooling system. It stands only 5 feet tall and also has six slots on the front of the fridge for pictures. Nice!!!
Via Cool Hunting at Promise Design
July 28, 2005
I've been off the grid this week in Northern California and the one thing I would really want is a bigger freezer. Yes - we have power and a fridge, but it's not big enough to hold everything for the week, and best of all - town is 11 miles away so we've had to make several trips for ice just to keep everything cool and the road is a bit dicey. I would kill to have a nice big freezer for ice, meat, and even some ice cream.
"An off-grid experimenter in Australia, Tom Chalko, has retrofitted a chest freezer to create a fridge that uses only 100 watt-hours (0.1 kWh) per day! Tom points out that vertical door refrigerators are inherently inefficient. As soon as you open a vertical fridge door the cold air escapes, simply because it is heavier than the warmer air in the room. When you open a chest freezer, the cool air stays inside, just because it’s heavy. Any leak or wear in a vertical door seal causes significant loss of efficiency."