March 29, 2006
Forget that boring horizontal grilling; vertical is the way to go. You can cook gyros, kabobs, sausages, and poultry in this grill. The grill alternates heating to 120 degrees and cooling down (sounds like you don't want to use this if you are in a rush to eat). Supposedly results in tender and healthier meat. I don't think you want to try a hamburger on this grill, though. :-)
At Brands on Sale
March 20, 2006
This seems a little ambitious for me, but if you like to make your own tortillas or flatbreads, this contraption can do it for you. Features include a durable press handle, nonstick cooking plates, and a ready light.
At Tortilla Baker
March 3, 2006
Someone at MIT's Media Lab came up with a blender that is voice activated. You control the speed of the blender with the pitch of your voice.
People induce the blender to spin by sounding the sounds of its motor in action. A person may growl low pitch blender-like sounds to get it to spin slow (Blendie pitch and power matches the person) and the person can growl blender-style at higher pitches to speed up Blendie. The experience for the participant is to speak the language of the machine and thus to more deeply understand and connect with the machine. The action may also bring about personal revelations in the participant. The participant empathizes with Blendie and in this new approach to a domestic appliance, a conscious and personally meaningful relationship is facilitated.
Via Cool Hunting at Blendie
February 21, 2006
I think this toaster oven is kind of ugly, but I do like the idea of cooking 40 percent faster. Waiting 5 minutes for my toast to cook is too long! The toaster cooks food faster because it has an infrared light system, which eliminates the need to preheat. It also has preset buttons that automatically calculate the cooking time for a variety of foods.
Via OhGizmo! at Panasonic.
February 14, 2006
As I am surrounded by snow here in the Northeast, I can't help think about how I much prefer my snow covered in blue rasberry flavoring--especially on a hot day! Well, now I can make snow cones at home and pretend that it is summer year round. This snow cone maker uses ice from the freezer and includes blue rasberry and grape flavoring packets.
At Rival Snow Cone Maker
February 7, 2006
I've never had an Arepa, but they sound good. Bread filled with egg and cheese or spicy chicken, meats, or seafood. Ummmmmm . . . This makes six arepas and includes a basic arepa recipe.
At above all wholesalers
February 6, 2006
If one piece of toast isn't enough for you in the morning, here is the answer. The toaster has six compartments for toasting. Then the compartments come off the main assembly and swing open, so your toast can stay warm on the hot plate.
Via Gizmodo at Yanko Design.
January 31, 2006
I hate Britta water pitchers--they take up room in the frig and it takes forever for the water to cool. That is why we got a refrigerator with water in the door. But if you don't have that option, this seems like a good solution. This countertop water dispenser has a cooler and a filter and is small enough to fit under a kitchen cabinet.
At Hammacher Schlemmer
January 30, 2006
I love making pizza at home--You get to choose your own toppings and put just the right amount on. But I hate dealing with pizza stones. This could be the answer.
This 1,235-watt countertop oven makes pizza in about half the time required by a conventional oven. You don't need to preheat it--it begins rotating and baking the moment you plug it in. There are independently controlled top and bottom heating elements, so all types (frozen or fresh) and sizes (7 to 12 inches) of pizza can be custom baked.
According to the reviews, this is also great for frozen pizza and reheating leftovers.
January 27, 2006
I've heard of microwave/convection oven combinations, but this microwave combines a microwave, grill, and toaster. In addition, you can grill and microwave at the same time:
Two combination microwave/grill-cooking keys allow for cooking food throughout while browning the outside. The unit can be set to microwave at 30 percent while grilling at 70 percent, as well as microwaving at 55 percent while grilling at 45 percent.