April 24, 2005
I'm not sure I need some giant device to get lids off of jars, but I could see needing this in a small cafe. Wait a minute, of course I need this! Who doesn't need a giant jar opener?
Gizmos for Geeks | Black & Decker Lids Off Jar Opener:
From pickles to peaches to peanut butter, all kinds of tasty food is available in jars, but all too often, the jars can be so difficult to open that getting in is almost not worth the effort! Luckily, the Black & Decker Lids Off Jar Opener takes the struggle out of your hands, opening the stickiest jars at the touch of a button.
April 15, 2005
I can't wait until things like this in the kitchen can tell me what to buy so I can always make the things I want to make that night for dinner. Okay - maybe that's too far fetched, but the iPot does monitor the water and usage level and report it to a central data source. I guess in the future I'll just monitor when my wife is actually drinking TEA. Hmmm...why would I want to do that?
i-pot helps elders feel less lonely - Engadget - www.engadget.com / :
No, it’s not the stuff that Ellen Feiss smokes. It’s an electric kettle that keeps track of when it’s used and wirelessly sends a signal to a server with the data. Members of the service can see records of i-pot usage data, and twice a day a designated recipient gets an email with the three most recent usage times. The idea is to notify friends and relatives of a sudden change in an elderly person’s tea habits, in order to act as an early warning system in case of emergency.
March 30, 2005
Give your child the gift of a small kitchen in their bedroom and make it look like a dog. POOF! Done.
"My sister always makes fun of me for anthropomorphizing inanimate objects but Fujitronic Manufacturing clearly understands how to grab people like me. Their I-Box refrigerator for children is a working fridge but it's shaped like a dog or polar bear and rather confusingly, includes a different virtual pet (panda, tiger, penguin, or dog) in the on-door LCD."
Via Popgadget: Personal Tech for Women: I-Box fridge pets
February 24, 2005
I'm pretty sure I need this. With 4 different grilling options - I could easily make a steak, with eggs, and some grilled cheese sandwiches all in the same grilling session.
"With four separate cooking options, it can handle everything from pancakes to sausages to grilled cheese to steaks, hamburgers and panini. It helps you prepare more servings of more kinds of food in less time, so you can cook for a crowd -- no one has to wait! Simply change the cooking plates and adjust the floating hinge to use the Griddler as a Contact Grill, a Panini Press, or your choice of an extra-large double Open Grill or Griddle."
Via CUISINART GRIDDLER GR-4 Electric Griddle and Grill
February 20, 2005
It's like an aircraft hangar for drying food. Launch the dehydrator!!
"Computer controlled heat sensor analyzes temperature 60 times per second to ensure stable drying. Up to 12" square feet of drying space. Great flavors of fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and meats are concentrated and enhanced. Comes with 6 trays - can be used with up to 20 trays at one time. Extra trays available separately - see below. Adjustable thermostat. L'Equip. Style # 528. Catalog #"
Via L'Equip Food Dehydrator
February 15, 2005
I need this right now. If I can get it by the weekend - I'm sure I can have rotten teeth by Monday, dentures by Friday, and then another round of cotton candy the following weekend and no more teeth issues to speak of.
I love sugar.
"This tabletop candy floss machine from Prima (Â£29.99) is relatively small and plugs into the mains. It also reads pretty easy to use: add one measure of ordinary, pure granulated sugar, switch on the machine and watch it spin. You don't have to wait long either, and in just two to three minutes you should be able to savour your own sticky stuff."
Via gadgetryblog: Prima Candy Floss Maker: Spin your own sticky mess
February 10, 2005
WOW! I'll take 7 donuts to go please - at my house - in my kitchen - while I sip single serve coffee. I'm going to get so fat after our kitchen is done in our new house with one of these...soooooo fat.
"The Prima Doughnut Maker (£19.99) promises to make mouth-watering, lip-smacking, dunkable doughnuts (with holes) in minutes. It rustles up seven mini-sized doughnuts in less than ten minutes and the non-stick surface means it's easy to remove the doughnuts after cooking. It should be pretty easy to clean, too. You'll find recipes enclosed for the good 'ol plain doughnut, or you can try chocolate, chocolate and pecan, cinnamon, cinnamon and apple, or even sour cream. Is it just me whose dribbling?"
January 31, 2005
We love the personal blender. More importantly - we love the smoothies these make. And MOST IMPORTANTLY - we love making a smoothie while we cook a big meal or make deserts in the kitchen to help stem the craving to snack while we eat on unhealthy foods.
"I got a little geekily excited when I thought this blender was USB powered for some reason. It's actually better that it's not because even though the Personal Blender is tiny, its motor is 200 watts, about the same as many full-sized home blenders. The blender cup can be used as a single serving size cup so you can blend a fruit smoothie and just detach the cup and go. The motor and blades can cut through solidly frozen fruit and ice. I'm slightly skeptical about the ice because I've found that the only blenders that really can mash ice into a smooth pulp are the restaurant models. My 900 watt Waring Pro is the only inanimate thing I'd save from my house in a fire."
Via Popgadget: Personal Tech for Women
January 9, 2005
The folks at Gadgetry Blog are quite the wordsmiths and also - they find really good stuff. I'm always impressed with the length of the write up and the quality of the find. Beyond Bread Maker is no exception - nice stuff!
"There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh bread, except perhaps petrol and glue, but mastering the art of producing an edible loaf takes time and patience. It's therefore with great relief that I stumbled across the Beyond Bread Maker ($149), a high-tech breadmaker that takes the guesswork out of baking."
December 28, 2004
Steam cooking? Baking with steam? I must have it. I must!
"Steam oven for baking. From Sharp, an oven that uses very hot steam to cook and that can also dramatically reduce fat and salt in food. 300-degree Celsius steam is sprayed onto the meat which literally draws out the fat, unlike frying pans where the fat remains to cook the food. Sharp claims that by reducing oxidation the oven also helps conserve vitamin C."
Via Moco Loco