July 23, 2008
I hate having a warm soda, and this device chills drinks quickly. It chills a can of soda or beer in one minute or a bottle of wine in less than four minutes. You add ice and water to the chiller and it spins the drink around until it is cool and then automatically stops.
At One-Minute Drink Chiller
July 17, 2008
Sure it's not going to cook your dinner, but it's also going to fit just about anywhere in your kitchen. And not everyone uses a microwave for cooking, so it's a good little (very little) microwave to warm things up. At $130 bucks it measures 10.5"x12"x10" taking up about 1 cubic foot of space on your countertop.
Via Gizmodo at Skymall
July 10, 2008
We always want a contemporary design over a more traditional look in our kitchen. This 700-watt microwave features 10 power levels and 6 convenient 1-touch settings (popcorn, beverage, potato, pizza, frozen dinner, reheat), and it looks great. A lock-out feature makes it child safe, and the stainless steel façade with bright modern red accents wipes clean with a damp cloth.
At Emerson 0.7 cu. ft. Microwave
July 8, 2008
Featured in red above (currently our favorite kitchen contraption color), the Ensemble Red & Brushed Stainless extra tall Can & Bottle Opener has die-cast metal cutter assembly that is dishwasher safe. It also works with short smaller cans. We like the heavyweight, extra-tall design, and think our can opening days are not numbered now.
At Hamilton Beach 76383 Ensemble Tall Can Opener
June 26, 2008
Infrared ovens are the latest small appliance rage, and we've been fortunate enough over the past few weeks to be cooking with the Nuwave 20322 Pro Digital-Controlled Infrared Tabletop Oven. We were skeptical at first if this appliance could really make great tasting ribs, chicken, vegetables, and other foods, but we are skeptical no longer. The Nuwave oven delivers great tasting foods cooked perfectly, and it's easy. You simply set the timer and position the included racks and in whatever time you need the food to cook - you get moist really tasty results.
The Nuwave oven uses confection, infrared, and conduction cooking methods.
The Nuwave Pro cooks foods while keeping them moist on the inside, crisp and browned on the outside with out using any fats or oils. The Nuwave Pro Infrared Oven works with a patented trio of cooking methods: Conduction to apply heat directly to food, Convection to circulate the heat around the food, and Far Infrared radiant heat to penetrate the food to cook from the inside out.
Continue reading: "Review: Nuwave Pro Digital-Controlled Infrared Tabletop Oven"
June 20, 2008
Sure we've featured this ice cream maker and others here at Kitchen Contraptions, but face it - if you don't have an ice cream maker your belly is not going to be happy this summer weekend. Imagine being able to create delicious frozen desserts easily any time, and imagine distracting the kids while the ice cream is making long enough to have a little nap in the hammock. After your nap you'll wake up to fresh home made ice cream. All this is possible, and we can tell you right now it's easy with the Cuisinart Automatic ice cream maker.
At Cuisinart 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Makers
June 3, 2008
Always on the lookout for Father's Day kitchen contraptions, we've gotten word our favorite meat tumbler from Reveo can now mix drinks too. Yep. The Virtuoso Reveo Gourmet can both marinate your meat, and also mix up a pretty amazing Cosmopolitan (or whatever you're drinking). Personally we recommend using it to mix up a batch of drinks first, and then get on with the meat marinating.
"The Reveo Gourmet enhances the preparation of elegant, mouth-watering meals that take only 20-40 minutes, instead of 24-48 hours of traditional marinating methods. While dinner guests wait to be served, aspiring mixology maestros can use the Reveo to infuse beverages with fresh ingredients," says Massimo Baldini, managing director for Eastman Outdoors, the maker of the Virtuoso Reveo Gourmet.
We'll take a giant steak of infused with gin and vodka any time over a non-marinated piece of meat. And the best part? A perfectly mixed drink can be had while you wait for it to cook if you get the Reveo.
At Reveo and Eastman Outdoors 38229 Reveo MariVac Food Tumbler
May 29, 2008
It was 80 degrees here the other day--time to start thinking about ice cream! This ice cream maker looks like a beast. It is fully automatic and makes ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet in as little as 25 minutes. The maker holds up to 2 quarts of frozen goodness and has a large spout to allow you to add mix-ins.
At Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker
May 14, 2008
Emeril has come out with a new breadmaker that seems to do it all. The claim to fame of this breadmaker is that it allows you to make baguettes. It also has 14 settings that allow you to make lots of other things, including salt-free and gluten-free breads, pasta, cakes, and jams. It also has a delayed start function, so you can have bread waiting for you when you get home.
At Emerilware Bread-and-Baguette Maker
April 25, 2008
Combining two types of appliances into one is becoming a trend. Sure counter-space is at a premium, but do we need these Frankenstein like devices cropping up everyday? I think so. I can't think of two devices more in need of each other. Microwave meet toaster - toaster meet microwave - now become ONE! This really will save time in the morning as both toast, and my hot oatmeal heat up to perfection. At just $139, and available at LG direct, we may just have to get this appliance for making Frankenstein breakfasts in the future.
Via Gizmodo at core77