December 9, 2008
With Thanksgiving having passed us by, it's onto storage ideas for all those leftover holiday dinners to come. The Magic Cover does it all: simply place the lid on your bowl, pot or pan and press the center down slightly. A light vacuum seals the bowl keeping your food fresh much longer than the conventional silicone lids, plastic wrap and other lids.
Made from high-quality silicone and stainless steel, it is dishwasher-safe, stable enough to stack and saves you plenty of storage space! In addition, this convenient little item can also double up as a trivet or even a splatter guard!
Via Random Good Stuff at Magic Cover
October 21, 2008
Fridge clips are hard to find, and we've been lucky enough to find these cool magnetic clips called ENDO. You clip the ends of whatever you want to the fridge by placing the item at Endo's end.
A solid mass of neodymium, silicone and steel, “Endo” presents an elegant alternative to conventional means of magnetic attachment. No springs. No coils. No internal moving parts. Endo is the one-piece all-purpose silicone magnet with springy clipping action.
Secures poetry, recipes, photos, memos and documents to the fridge, message board or metal surface.
The magnets in Endo are very strong, we love the feel of the silicone on our finger tips, and you can use them for just about anything you can think of to hang from your fridge or magnet ready surface. We've been using them to hang up a variety of spoons, and our iPod Shuffle.
October 17, 2008
Given these troubled economic times, storing and preserving the costly food you purchase should be on your mind. In the past we used Tupperware or other methods like zip-loc bags to store both our leftovers, and our frozen meat and vegetables. After using the new Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer for the past month, we know both of those methods are going thee way of the dodo. Not only did we experience longer saving of our leftovers, but meat sealed and frozen had no freezer burn after 1 month.
The unit is sleek and sits way back on your counters.
The FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer with SmartSeal Technology makes storage a breeze, and it's not going to spoil or get freezer burned like other methods. We also used the FoodSaver to vacuum marinate meat and fish, and found both the marinator (included), and marinating in vacuum sealed bags provided more flavor than our Vacu Vin marinator.
Continue reading: "Review: FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer - Automatic Bag Sealing and Marination"
Vacuum sealed coconut rice. After 3 days - perfectly fresh
July 28, 2008
We're always on the look out for ways to extend our kitchen beyond it's narrow borders. The Fridge Backpack is a great way to bring more food, keep it fresh, and also take a relaxing hike with your kitchen strapped to your back. Okay - so it doesn't have a stove, or countertops, or other things you might expect, but the Fridge Backpack concept is solid. Most portable coolers are handheld or just too large for hiking, and this one is the perfect size.
The pack features "batteries" that can be recharged at home or in the car. Dining will also be civilized, because all your utensils, cup, and plate are part of the casing. It's just a concept for now, but we hope it becomes a real product to purchase soon.
Via productdose.com at Yanko
June 6, 2008
This is a constant problem in our house. We buy herbs and they go bad before we have a chance to use them up. This preserves herbs for up to three weeks. You fill it with water and store in the fridge.
At Prepara 'Herb-Savor'
May 23, 2008
The Bean Vac canister will keep your coffee fresh because it lacks air. Seriously, if you want to keep your ground coffee or whole coffee beans fresh, you're going to want to keep it air free. Air breaks down the coffee goodness, and makes your coffee taste bad. How does it work? Simply lock the silicone-gasket lid and Bean Vac's built-in vacuum pump creates a secure seal in seconds. Ideal for other foods such as cookies, nuts, spices, tea and chocolates.
Via DVICE at Bean Vac
May 9, 2008
With summer camp season up on us, we thought we'd feature one our favorite kitchen contraptions that actually leaves the kitchen - the Zojirushi Mr. Bento Stainless-Steel lined Lunch Jar. We're not really sure how we ever lived without this very unique and functional lunch box growing up, but at least our kids will never go without. The Lunchbox features a stainless steel construction and vacuum insulation. The best part is you get four microwaveable inner bowls and washable container, and it includes a convenient carry strap for easy transport and a easy to carry bag.
Our young ones at day camp don't microwave anything, but cut up apples and fruit fit easily. You can also expect to fit lunch meats and rice in here too.
At Zojirushi Mr. Bento Stainless-Steel lined Lunch Jar
May 7, 2008
I'm not sure how the soberman stays sober with a wine bottle in his mouth. This bottle holder holds any bottle of wine in its mouth.
At Soberman Bottle Holder
January 23, 2008
This is not very practical for storing a lot of wine, but it is cool looking if you want to display one bottle. This wine arc balances the wine in midair. Comes with three different designs on the arc.
At Wine Arc
January 4, 2008
Sometimes it is obvious when meat has gone bad, but sometimes it isn't so clear cut. I've often left meat in the fridge a couple days longer than I should and then wondered whether it was ok. This sensor indicates when meat has gone bad. The sensor measures bacteriological activity and the colored lights confirm the freshness.
At SensorfreshQ Meat/Poultry Freshness Detector.