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Tag Archives: Appliances

There’s Nothing Puzzling About This Rubik’s Cube Mini Fridge

Rubik’s Cube Mini Fridge I’ve never mastered the skill of solving Rubik’s cubes, but there should be nothing puzzling about this Rubik’s Cube mini fridge. It’s basically a larger-than-life version of a typical (unsolved) Rubik’s cube. Pull on the discrete handle at the side to reveal the insides of the fridge that can fit up to nine cans of stacked soda cans.

Of course, the exterior doesn’t actually turn, so it will remain unsolved forever–or until you replace it. The fridge also comes with a warm and cool setting, so you can use it to keep stuff like leftovers warm and drinks cool.

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The Only Thing Better Than Waffles Are Waffles On A Stick

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Let’s face it, no one likes to sit down to eat. Why be so formal? Food-on-sticks is the natural evolution of our eating habits, or at least it should be. That’s why we’re very bullish on the above Nostalgia Electrics FTW200 2-in-1 Breakfast Treats Maker. It comes with interchangeable plates so you can just as easily make French Toast or waffles. Included in the box are also 25 sticks, so you can get started on the snacks right away. Perhaps more interestingly, it’s only $32!

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Would You Pay $1,000 For A Glass Toaster?

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Because that’s apparently how much the Noun, from Bugatti (not the car makers) will cost. It’s a toaster consisting of two panes of glass with a layer of semiconductor heating elements. You can toast bread of course, but also meat if they’re in a heat-resitant bag. The appliance also connects to your smartphone, with which you can select temperatures and cooking times among other things. And it actually looks like this might make it onto the market, since the company is currently seeking regulatory approval. If granted, you could get yourself a fancy see-through toaster to impress all your friends with sometime in 2015.

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iKettle Works With Your Phone, Lets You Stay In Bed A Little Longer

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Everyone knows there are few feelings as great as being able to sleep just a couple more minutes in the morning. With the WiFi connected iKettle, you can press a button on your smartphone and fire up a pot of boiling water across the house without setting one foot on the ground. Setup is simple, and there’s an auto-shutoff protection in case you end up sleeping too long. There are also four temperature settings because apparently, boiling isn’t the ideal temperature for every single hot drink. Huh, you learn something new every day.

It’s $160.

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This Fridge’s Doors Automatically Lock When There’s An Earthquake

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Japan is an earthquake-prone country, and manufacturers are incorporating some features into basic household appliances to account for this fact. For instance, take Sharp’s revamped line of Plasma Cluster refrigerators that are now equipped with smart earthquake detection systems. When the tremors start, some fridges topple over or spill their contents when the doors are opened. That means wasted food, supplies, and a huge mess to clean up. Well, not anymore. Thanks to the detection system, the fridge’s doors will automatically lock, so the food stays in.

Aside from that, these new line of refrigerators will also come with intelligent monitoring systems installed, which will monitor when the fridge is frequently used and open. This information is then used to optimize the fridge’s cooling schedule. Now that’s interactive.

 

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Someone Kickstart This: Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Fridge

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No… no, you can’t buy this fridge. It doesn’t even exist. It seems to be a photoshop entry from “Hanasonic” for a photoshop contest on B3ta, where the one word theme was “fridges”. We’re not sure who/what the q4nobody watermark on the image is, but in the end we’re not very motivated to dig into it because well, it’s not that important to us. What matters is that this image has gone viral, and that we’re now really motivated to buy this exact fridge and are frustrated by the fact that we can’t. Maybe someone with more ambition, resources, and time than us can kickstart this? There’s a ready and willing market for it…

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No More Burnt Fingers Thanks to the Arzum Firrin AKA the Horizontal Toaster

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Unlike traditional toasters, the Arzum Firrin, picture above, doesn’t let you gain access to the bread by pulling an oven-type door vertically. Instead, you’re supposed to slide a tray out horizontally so you can get to your slice of toast–which has been toasted to perfection in a vertical position.

For years, people have been battling gravity as they stick a fork into their ovens to keep the door open or to fish something out from the bottom, only to get burnt or worse, get electrocuted. The Arzum Firrin eliminates both problems, but with a compromise: you can only toast one slice at a time.

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Domo Toaster Adds A Bit Of Internet Culture To Your Morning Toast

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Domo-kun is the official mascot of Japan’s NHK television station. But on the Internet, it’s the kitten-chasing monster that provokes God into making a victim every time you masturbate. Please… think of the kittens.

And now you can buy a toaster with the mascot imprinted on the side. And better yet, burnt right into your toast. And the best part? You don’t have to import anything from Japan: the Domo Toaster is available for $49 at Urban Outfitters.

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Rollie Eggmaster Makes Egg Tubes On Sticks

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Breakfast got you stumped? The Rollie Eggmaster turns the difficult task of… cooking eggs into one that’s as simple as making a toast. Simply crack your eggs right into its cylindrical non-stick container, press a button and wait for your fully cooked egg creation to, uh, rise out of there. There’s a heating element inside that cooks your eggs, and a mechanical ejector that pushes the contents out when ready. Like any self-respecting infomercial-grade product, the Rollie Eggmaster actually looks like something we might enjoy around the office… once we get past everything looking a little like turds. Because when you think about it, it’s kind of genius. You can eat your eggs on a stick, which is great when you’re running out the door and can’t sit for breakfast. Or you can make other things like burritos, or pizza rolls. We’re… we’re getting the credit card as we type these words. It’s $30!

Bonus: tons of giggles at the rising-boner appearance of the egg products as they eject slowly.

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