December 14, 2007
We have a mixer and have used a variety of non-successful methods to keep the bowl clean when making cookies or dough. The SideSwipe Mixer Blade was created for head-tilt stand mixers which adds silicone fins that keep the sides of the bowl scrapped clean, and helps prevent wasted dough. For only $25 bucks you can add it to your arsenal of kitchen stuff, and versions for bowl-lift KitchenAids, Cuisinart, and Kenwood mixers are expected next year.
Via Boing Boing Gadgets at SideSwipeBlade.com
December 11, 2007
Do you like your martinis shaken or stirred? This electronic martini shaker or stirrer you do can do either one with the push of button. It comes with a 20-oz. brushed stainless steel shaker and 1 oz. measuring cap.
At Waring Pro Electric Martini Shaker/Stirrer
December 4, 2007
Hand blenders are the way to go. You can blend drinks, puree soup, or mix pancake and crepe batter right in the bowl or pot.It has a 200-watt motor and a removable, dishwasher-safe, stainless steel shaft. The blender comes with a 16-oz. mixing/measuring beaker.
At Cuisinart SmartStick 200-Watt Immersion Hand Blender
December 3, 2007
I'm not a fan of the margarita, but many others are. This frozen-drink machine makes smoothies, daiquiris, or margaritas. The unit is designed to ensure that the right amount of shaved ice and drink mix get proportionally added. It also melts ice channels into a rear water reservoir to prevent watered-down margaritas and frozen drinks. It comes with a 36-ounce glass pitcher with helpful liquid measurements on the side.
At Margarita Oasis Frozen-Drink Machine
November 27, 2007
Last week was tough for chopping onions, garlic, celery, and anything else we could think of cramming into the turkey stuffing. The onions were especially tough - I'm really tired of seeing everyone cry as they cook, and in the middle of it - our old chopper just wasn't "chopping it'. We found this Dualit Mini Chopper, and with the large 17-1/2-ounce capacity we think this mini chopper could fulfill the bill.
This mini chopper features a powerful 260-watt motor and a dual-setting option for high- or low-speed chopping. Its tough stainless-steel blades stay sharper for longer and work efficiently when chopping vegetables and herbs, or when preparing foods such as baby purees, spice pastes, and pestos. In addition, the durable unit comes equipped with a safety lid with an interlocking design and drizzle hole to ensure the best results when making mayonnaise and dressings.
At Dualit 88220 260-Watt 17-1/2-Ounce Mini Chopper
November 12, 2007
What we like is to have our cake and eat it too, and this hybrid microwave oven is a combination of microwave and conventional ovens. The "SolarDOM" is the latest and smallest of this hybrid oven craze. The SolarDOM is a top, capable of being placed on a counter like other microwaves. The compact light oven uses a Mega Heater System, which utilizes light waves created by a combination of different type of heaters - Halogen, Sheath and Ceramic, each with different heating depth ensuring that food is cooked evenly. Heat is circulated more efficiently because of the round cavity and the light reflector, which concentrates light waves on the food. All of these features are going to set you back a cool $550+ bucks.
Via Boing Boing Gadgets at LG
November 6, 2007
This device this is the system that sanitizes meat, fruits, vegetables, and household surfaces without the use of chemicals. It combines water and O3, a naturally occurring molecule, to okill salmonella and E. coli and reduce pesticide residue. You add water to the bowl and touch a button to add an electrical charge. It takes four minutes to clean the food. In addition, the unit comes with a spray bottle that docks in the sanitizer base and oxygenates the contained water in two minutes, so you can kill unpleasant odors, eliminate mold and mildew, and clean surfaces.
At The Chemical-Free Food Sanitizer
October 14, 2007
Way back in 2005, we featured an Automatic Donut Maker. Little did we know the Automatic Donut Maker would be such a hit, and people to this day write in comments and send us email weekly on where to get one. Well - the trouble with the Automatic Donut Maker was - it was only available for commercial business.
Well - thank god for the Dough-Nu-Matic. The name may sound a bit strange, but the unit makes mini-donuts, and is designed for the home. The device contains an enclosed oil fryer, which will keep the clean up to a minimum, and it only costs $129.99 to make dough-nuts or donuts in less than 6 minutes. I can see myself with my mouth open at one end having mini-doughnuts pour in.
Via Gizmodo at Dough-Nu-Matic
October 12, 2007
Though we've been using our Zarafina Tea Maker Suite here at Kitchen Contraptions, the TriniTea Tea Maker from Adagio looks pretty amazing as well. Like the Zarafina, the TriniTEA simplifys the preparation of loose tea. You can say goodbye to kettles, teapots and over-steeped cups. The TriniTEA heats water, steeps leaves, and keeps tea warm so you can enjoy tea all day long. Variable timer and temperature control lets you adjust the strength of an infusion, ensuring a perfect cup of tea each time.
At TriniTEA Electric Tea Maker from Adagio Teas
October 3, 2007
This is a nice looking food processor. It is a 700-watt food processor with 12-cup capacity. It has an extra large feeding tube. The processor also comes with a 3-bowl set (12, 10, and 4-cup bowls) for prepping.
At KitchenAid Food Processor