December 6, 2012
The Spoutnik from Fagor might be one of the cooler microwaves we've ever seen. What is Spoutnik? How about we have Spoutnik tell us.
"I am an exciting new freestanding microwave with an innovative domed design and illuminated turntable. Very versatile for my size, my unique spherical shape and spacious interior can accommodate a wide range of dishes and unlike traditional microwaves; you always have a 360º view of what I am cooking. My translucent lid has a smooth opening system so my internal cooking area is completely accessible, making me much easier to clean. Easy to use, I have four cooking options with an adjustable timer."
Makes sense to us, and we would welcome one of these little round wonders into our kitchen any day.
November 20, 2012
The Hamilton Beach 22-Quart Turkey and Chicken Roaster Oven is just what you need if you're going to be baking pies and other items in your main oven on Thanksgiving Day. This 22-quart portable roaster oven for roasting, baking, cooking, and serving has a simple control knob with adjustable heat up to 450 degrees F. The removable insert pan and lid wash up easy, and the lift-out wire rack makes getting the bird out easy as well.Measures approximately 18 by 25-2/7 by 11 inches and has a 1 year warranty.
November 7, 2012
Oh chocolate fountain of my dreams come to me and make yummy chocolate covered strawberries. This three tiered chocolate fountain which includes recipes from Nesquik is the perfect fountain for those of us destined to eat too much chocolate. It's about 9" tall and costs $30.
Via The Red Ferret Journal
October 15, 2012
Why isn't there just more color in the kitchen and especially small appliances. Electrolux is putting color back into the kitchen with the Go Colour! line of small appliances. We think these are a welcome addition over black, stainless steel, and the white appliances we live with today.
Continue reading: "Electrolux Go Colour! Small Appliances Make Us Happy"
August 20, 2012
Caramel apples will soon make their October debut for Halloween, but we also know we enjoy a good caramel apple at the fair. If you're looking for a somewhat healthy activity to do with a bunch of kids then making caramel apples might also be a great way to pass those last days of Summer.
- The device's stainless steel melting pot is heated by an electric heating element instead of a stove
- A warming setting keeps heated caramel silky smooth under a transparent lid between dunkings
- The included divided tray rotates around the unit, so you can dip apples into chopped nuts, sprinkles, or candy without reaching across the pot or tangling its cord.
- The pot holds 14 ounces of caramel and has a cool-to-the-touch handle for easy removal.
- The appliance also melts chocolate for fondue.
- Washes easily by hand.
At Caramel Apple Maker Via Random Good Stuff
July 2, 2012
It's hot even here in the Boston area, and we think the pim10bls portable ice maker which features an easy-to-use touch pad with illuminated indicators, and will make 26-1/2-pound of ice every 24-hours could help take the heat out of Summer. It at least can help to cool some yummy drinks, and this portable ice maker doesn't need plumbing, installation or a drain because it's completely portable. That means it can be used in many locations such as boats, cottages and basements. Yes - cool basements. Let's hope it doesn't make too much heat while it makes the ice.
April 24, 2012
Oyster has pulled out all the stop with this blender which allows you to blend your favorite smoothie or shake right in the sport bottle. The dishwasher-safe 20-ounce BPA-free plastic sport bottle will hold your morning helping of fruit, and the powerful 250-watt motor with One Touch blending will always get the job done. It even has a resettable fuse that will revive the motor in 15 minutes should it overheat.
At Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend 250-Watt Blender
April 9, 2012
Sure it looks good but can the Retrowave microwave also make food? Yes it can. For $600 you can get a modern looking microwave that makes your cold plates hot, and your cool soup piping. The retro design is easy on the eyes, and the food it produces will have varying effects on your stomach.
Continue reading: "Retrowave Microwave Looks Good and Makes Food Too"
April 2, 2012
We've got a line up of the best ice cream makers you can buy. We've searched high and low and sifted through various features from ice cream makers that just make ice cream to ones that also include frozen yogurt and other treats. If you want ice cream that you design from the ground up, these ice cream makers will help you get the job done. We like a very rich thick chocolate ice cream, and we also like to know when it's going to be finished with not a lot of clean up. Check out our picks on the best ice cream makers you can buy.
Continue reading: "The Best Ice Cream, Sorbet, and Frozen Yogurt Makers"
March 23, 2012
This classic-looking Slushie Maker will let you churn out fruity slushies, iced coffees, or chilled cocktails to your heart’s content. All you need to do is...
- Add table salt...
- some ice...
- and your sugary tipple!
This kitchen contraption allows you to make slushies in the comfort of your own home. And if you’re a slushie fan it’ll pay for itself in no time. Simply load the drum with ice, ordinary table salt (don’t worry, you can’t taste it) and your juice of choice, and watch in wonder as it churns out a seriously cool slushie.
Continue reading: "Slushie Maker for Mixed Drinks"
March 14, 2012
This 1500-watt/110-volts stainless-steel cordless electric kettle with 1-2/3-liter capacity and concealed heating element looks amazing, and has 6 preset heat settings for steeping tea at just the right temperature. The kettle has blue LED indicator lights, and a 30-minute keep warm function. The 360-degree swivel power base for cordless convenience also keeps you from having to reach around a hot kettle, and the kettle also features boil-dry protection with auto safety shutoff.
One of our co-workers has this kettle and uses it daily. The kettle looks just like new with over 1 year of use. Amazing.
At Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle
February 29, 2012
We promise this will be our last iced tea maker for the foreseeable future, but we really liked the look and features of this iced tea maker as well. The West Bend Iced-tea maker with timed brewing and steeping settings has a reusable stainless-steel filter that works with both bagged and loose tea. It also features a brew-strength selector, removable sweetener chamber, and has a 2-3/4-quart plastic pitcher. The Auto shut-off will help make you not worry you left the iced tea maker on, and the drip tray for quick cleanup makes wanting to use it over and over an easy decision.
At West Bend 68303 2-3/4-Quart Iced-Tea Maker
February 28, 2012
We thought we'd feature another iced tea maker as an alternative to yesterday's tea maker. This 2-1/2-quart iced-tea maker works with loose or bagged tea and has a really nice design. The water window in reservoir, and adjustable brew strength along with a permanent filter make this a tough iced tea offering to beat. There's a simple on/off button with power indicator light, and the iced teat maker has an auto shut-off for safety. The pitcher is also dishwasher safe.
At Oster BVST-TM23 2-1/2-Quart Iced-Tea Maker
February 27, 2012
All we really know is that it's February here at Kitchen Contraptions, and yes it's cold here in the Northeast, but we drink iced tea all year round. We also know for many people in the US and abroad it's summer or spring all year long - perfect for iced tea.
This slim, 2-quart pitcher fits in refrigerator door, and there's an adjustable brew-strength selector to get the iced tea in your flavor range. This iced tea maker will also make fresh-brewed iced tea from leaves or bags in under 10-minutes.
At Hamilton Beach 40911 2-Quart Electric Iced Tea Maker