January 5, 2012
This Progressive International GPC-4000 Fruit and Vegetable Chopper is a one handed food chopper, ideal for chopping nuts, fruits, vegetables, chocolate and more. You can dice, slice and chop fruits and veggies without the mess of a cutting board, adn the press down on pusher lid and food is cut into included measuring container. The built-in side blade which minimizes the need for precutting is a dream come true, and the set includes cleaning tool and storage box.
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January 4, 2012
The Trudeau Melamine Mixing Bowls is a handy set of 3 mixing bowls which includes a red 3-quart, blue 2-quart, and green 1-1/2 quart bowl. They are really bright and cheery, and made of a durable melamine and come with non-slip bottoms, so they stay put on slippery counters. They also feature built-in spouts and handles which mean easy pouring, and the set is top-rack dishwasher safe but they are not microwave safe.
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January 3, 2012
The Frigidaire Professional 12-Cup Coffee Maker is designed to make coffee preparation simple so you can wake up and smell the coffee.
It features a slew of coffee friendly features including:
- Coffee Strength Selector
- Water Filtration System
- Powerplus Brewing System evenly distributes hot water over ground coffee beans so that the flavor has time to build and develop
- Pro-Select LCD Display sits at the center of the Coffee Maker.
- 24-Hour Programmable Start Option
- 12-Cup Capacity holds big or small carafes of coffee
- Side-View Water Level Indicator shows you when empty or full, so no more messes or spills
- Reusable Gold-Tone Filter Basket makes coffee taste better and is easier to clean
- Stylish Stainless Steel Exterior and Carafe Handle creates a design you will be proud to display
At Frigidaire Professional 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker
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January 2, 2012
Happy New Year! December 2011 was another month of Kitchen Contraptions - filled with kitchen gadgets, small appliances, and other kitchen wonders. We reviewed the Emson Electric 5Qt Smoker- The Only Indoor Pressure Smoker and think you should check it out.
Thanks again to all of our loyal readers for visiting us each day, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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December 30, 2011
The Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker might be right out of a bar in Blade Runner, but you can now use it to be the bartender at your next party. Featuring 48 recipe options created by margaritaville bartenders, at the press of a button, watch drink recipes come to life as this, first-of-its-kind kitchen contraption dispenses perfectly proportioned cocktails fast. You can even press the "I feel lucky button", and watch the digital display spin, and then land on a random drink.
Set up is a breeze, just add your choice of liquor (rum, vodka or tequila) and select mixers into the four containers, the machine knows what to do from there to serve up delicious mixed drinks.
Read More in: Small Appliances
December 29, 2011
What's a kitchen machine to do? Make soup. The revolutionary soup mixer will weigh, chop, mix, stir, cut, crush, grind, pulverise, knead and emulsify. And it even cooks the food to perfection too. The innovative Vorwerk Thermomix combines the function of more than 12 kitchen machines and has over 20 patent applications. Thermomix TM 31 is the combination of counter clock and clockwise rotations - the former stirs or cuts tender food, such as fish, noodles or asparagus without destroying it, while the latter chops fresh or frozen ingredients. The multifunctional kitchen machine is also equipped with the slow stirring level which gently stirs the food.
We've never heard of a machine that also cooks the food too, but we want one. See if it's available in your country here, and we know in the US you can only get service or parts but not purchase the TM 31.
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December 28, 2011
The UNOLD automatic pasta machine makes noodles and pastries of all shapes and sizes. The electric pasta maker can accommodate up to 500 grams of flour, and with its 8 attachments the pasta machine mixes and kneads the ingredients automatically. The machine can be completely taken apart for convenient and fast cleaning, and you can also put all the parts into your dishwasher. Only available in Europe for now is a bummer, but look for the same features on machines you might buy here in the US.
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December 27, 2011
The Lock & Lock HPL20BS 20-Piece BPA FREE Food-Storage Container Set set comes with food-storage containers in 1-3/4-, 2-, 2-4/5-, 3-2/5-, 3-2/3-, 5-1/2-, 6-3/4-, 11-, and 16-2/7-cup sizes. The durable polypropylene construction (bpa free) has clear bases which allow for better visibility of inside contents. THe lids feature a 4-hinge locking system that create air- and water-tight seals. The containers stack and nest to ensure space-saving storage in cupboards and drawers, and they are safe to use in refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher.
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December 23, 2011
We want to wish all of our readers a Happy Holiday, and we'll be back next week. The upcoming 2012 year is a big one for us - 8 years on the web writing about Kitchen Contraptions, and we are just as excited as the day we started. Thanks again to all of our loyal readers for visiting us each day, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
See you in the New Year.
- Jay & Maya
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December 22, 2011
Modern Mechanix found from the February, 1930 issue of Modern Mechanics. According to 1930's scientists, the human body produces enough heat to cook potatoes as long as you put this kitchen contraption on your head.
Scientists have learned that our bodies are living machines of the combustion type in which the burning of fuel (food) is accompanied by the consumption of oxygen, liberation of heat energy and production of carbon dioxide as is the case in all combustion engines. Scientists find that the heat from a single person, if properly focussed, would be sufficient to cook potatoes.
Maybe they'll call you Mr. or Mrs. Potato head but we expect the yummy mashed results will be worth the burn.
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