February 8, 2012
We love recycling concepts, and KooiJ takes old refrigerators, which have been ground up into tiny bits, melts them down, and then sets Fanuc to work layering the melted waste into beautiful creations.
Continue reading: "Cool Chairs Made From Old Refrigerators"
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February 7, 2012
You can keep your kitchen and family organized with special apps made for your refrigerator that showcase themselves on the 8" LCD touch screen. From Pandora to Twitter you can also stay up to date with all your family activities with Google Calendar. There's even access to hundreds of recipes from Epicurious, plus, get the latest weather and news via Weather Bug and Associated Press.
The fridge is also WiFi-enabled, and has 28.0 Cu. Ft. of storage guarded by french doors that have the Samsung Thru-the-Door Ice and Water feature.
At Samsung Refrigerator with LCD Screen and Thru-Door Water and Ice
Read More in: Large Appliances
February 6, 2012
Our good friend and blogger Jason Butler has recently taken up the task of writing 39 essays in 1 year, and one of them is his take on The Joy of an Induction Stove. He's an avid fan of an induction cooktop, and we think his thoughts from someone who uses one 2-3 times a day are hard to find and amazing to get.
- It’s incredibly fast. It boils water in less than half the time of our old electric stove, and faster than our gas one. You grow to love this.
- Our cooktop is a smooth surface that wipes clean easily. I used to have chase crumbs and spills down the burners, and scrape the grates and the electric coils. This stovetop is so much easier.
- The rest of the stovetop doesn’t get hot when things are cooking, and the stove itself cools down very quickly. (It still stays warm for a couple of minutes after you take the pot off, so you still have a pay a little attention.)
- In order to use an induction cooktop, you need pots and pans that are magnetic. In general, this means that you should stick with stainless steel and cast iron cookery. Aluminum, copper and glass pots won’t work.
Read More in: Large Appliances
February 3, 2012
The Urbano Eco Trash Can is the winner of the 2005 Pratt Product Design Competition, and it deserves it. This recycling focused trash can allows you to store and reuse the plastic bags that you collect from shopping. Simply loop trash bags around the cut-out sides and push them all the way down. This creates a visual of stacked handles all along the side, and shows you how many bags you have left to use. When you are ready to use one, just move it up to the handles and hook so that it won't fall in on itself. Made in the USA.
We've since switched to getting either paper or using our own bags when we remember as we're not perfect. However we still get a bag or two that's plastic here or there, and right now store them in our simplehuman bag holder. This would just make more sense for the kitchen and the bathrooms instead of storing them for some possible use in the future.
Read More in: Trash Cans & Compost
February 2, 2012
Sometimes you need a kitchen contraption to go, and the American Weigh Signature Series Black Digital Pocket Scale allows you to do just that. If your'e like me you want to know portions when at the office or on the go, and having a pocket scale might sound nuts but it's not. When starting any diet off you need to re-learn portion size and having a durable and compact digital pocket scale for easy portability makes the task easy.
This pocket scale weighs items up to 1000 grams in 0.1 gram increments, and has an easy-to-read, backlit LCD display. The stainless-steel weighing surface is smooth and easy to clean, and the entire scale is powered by 2 AAA batteries, and a set of which comes included. So get your weight loss or portion control New Year's resolution off to a better start with this pocket scale.
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February 1, 2012
January 2012 was another amazing month of Kitchen Contraptions - filled with kitchen gadgets, small appliances, and other kitchen wonders.
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January 31, 2012
The Urban Cultivator is an enclosed hydroponic system designed for growing herbs and smaller vegetables indoors. A computer unit controls water, light cycles, humidity, and air circulation. All you need to do each week is add some fertilizer, and you need to eat the greens when they're ready to harvest of course.
Continue reading: "Urban Cultivator Grows Greens In Your Kitchen"
Read More in: Kitchen Garden
January 30, 2012
With the iPhone app Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage you can slice, blend, and dice your way through lots of fruit and be happy with the results. If you're unfamiliar with Annoying Orange, head on over to their web site and then you'll know why you need this app to continue on in your mobile existence.
Read More in: General News
January 27, 2012
The Breville BJE200XL 700-Watt Compact Juice Fountain makes juicing just about anything quick and easy. The heavy-duty compact juice fountain with centered knife blade assembly features a 700-watt motor that operates at 14,000 RPM for maximum extraction of all things juice. The extra-large 3-inch centered feed tube will fit entire limes, lemons, and even oranges. There's even a stainless-steel micro-mesh filter for keeping out the bad things you don't want in your juice.
Read More in: Food Processors
January 26, 2012
The SlatGrill can be rearranged to fit any backwoods cooking regime, and is one of the first rearrangeable grills we've ever seen. It costs just $110 and is also portable. Four pieces make up the base of the grill, and the slats fit in the top. All of the pieces will fit in a green bag packed flat for trekking out to your favorite camping spot.
Read More in: Grilling | Outdoor Kitchens
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