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Tag Archives: Cooking

Dragon Cake Pan Must Be Ours

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With Game of Thrones in full swing, everyone’s thinking of dragons. At least we are, especially when they look as delicious as the cake that comes out of the Dragon Cake Pan pictured above. I mean, if you’re going to go through the trouble of baking a cake, why not make it something to remember? Layers are good, dragons are better. The thing has a 10 1/2″ diameter and is 4″ tall, so that’s a decent sized cake. It’s $24, but could cost twice as much and we’d still consider purchasing it. It’s currently backordered, but Thinkgeek is quoting a 1-3 lead time.

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Boomerang Wok Helps You Keep Your Food From Flying Around

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It’s entirely possible that you stopped yourself from ever making any recipes that required sautéing, like many Asian dishes, because you were worried about ending up with all your food on the floor. There is a certain technique to tossing your stuff around in a hot pan, and we can’t entirely blame you for being afraid. But look at the Boomerang Wok! Doesn’t it make you want to give it another shot? The special cupped edge lets you turn food with a simple push of the pan, making sure that whatever gets tossed in the air always lands back inside. The Teflon-coated surface is non-stick, and the whole thing can go in the over at temperatures up to 320F. It’s a little on the expensive side however, at $133. At that price, we might be tempted to make an effort at actually learning how to stir-fry properly.

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A Pizza Oven That Looks Like A Pizza Box

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Other than “why not?”, we can’t think of a single reason why anyone would want a pizza oven that looks like a pizza box at first glance. But hey, as long as it makes decent pizza, right? The 1,200-Watt heating element can bring temperatures up to 525 degrees Fahrenheit, and the rotating inner dish ensures that pizzas up to 12 inches across can get baked evenly. A 30 minute timer allows you to go do something else and not worry about burning your pie. Sure, it’s a gimmick but at $48, it’s not a complete waste of money.

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Cinder Countertop Grill Has The Cooking Smarts You Might Be Lacking

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Come on, guys… Making dinner in the microwave might have been ok back in college, but a self-respecting adult needs to be able to cook up a proper steak now and then. And if you don’t know how, you can at least try to fake it. The Cinder Sensing Cooker can help in that department. It kind of looks like a George Foreman grill, but that’s where the similarities end. See, the Cinder is a smart countertop grill. For one, it features a host of sensors that keep track of the heat generated by the non-stick cooking surfaces to within a quarter of a degree Fahrenheit, up to its surface-searing maximum of 550F. This, along with complex control algorithms, allows it to automate the entire cooking process. You simply toss your steak in there (the device automatically measures its thickness), launch an app on your phone and point to how you’d like it cooked. Cinder does the rest. Even better, it gives you an estimate to how long it’ll be before it’s ready so you don’t even have to stick around as it does its thing. Oh, and if you’re not ready when the timer runs out? No problem, Cinder can hold the steak at the perfect temperature for up to two hours! It’s the convenience of sous-vide cooking, with none of the bagging, water-soaking annoyances.

And you’re not limited to steaks, of course. Want to caramelize some onions? Sure, no problem. Fry some veggies? Go ahead! If it works as advertised, Cinder looks to be the perfect kitchen companion. The only issue is you’ll have to wait to get yours. The company is taking pre-orders now for $500 with delivery in 2016! But there’s a Beta-testing program that you can sign up for if you pre-order before March 20th; you’re not guaranteed a spot but it’s worth a shot.

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Steamship Silicone Pot Lid

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Adding to the ever growing trend of quirky kitchen utensils, the Fred and Friends STEAM SHIP Silicone Steaming Lid is a great way to add a bit of whimsy to your mealmaking. It’ll cover a pot of boiling water up to 10″ in diameter, and features three… chimneys on its decorative steamship, to let excess steam out and prevent your lid from tap dancing on the pot. It’s not the most high-tech of kitchen toys, but it sure is cute and at $13.50, it also won’t break the bank.

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This Ceramic Pot Minder Prevents Boil-Overs

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Ever cooked pasta at home? Most people have, so you should be familiar with the situation where you’re getting the water up to temp and everything is pretty calm, until suddenly it blasts past the boiling point and the whole pot starts to shake and rattle in excited ebullition. It’s also dangerous if you’re standing around it when it happens, so we’re somewhat intrigued by the Ceramic Pot Minder from JBK Pottery. It’s small ceramic disc that works in two ways. One is by chattering at the bottom of the pot when temps start to get close to boiling, alerting you that you should come back and tend to your cooking. The other is by “modif[ying] the size and number of bubbles rising to the top of the pot, preventing messy boil overs.” It’s made from fully vitrified porcelain ceramic, and should be able to be used over and over again. $4!

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Pantelligent Is A Smart Frying Pan That Takes The Guesswork Out Of Cooking

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Frying something up is simple once you’ve done it a few dozen times and burnt or undercooked enough things to know how hot to make the pan. That’s called experience. But if you lack that and still hope to make a nice dinner for your date tonight and not look too stupid in the process, you’d do well to get yourself the Pantelligent Frying Pan. It has a temperature sensor embedded inside, which communicates with your smartphone. This way you just select a recipe and it tells you when the pan is hot enough, when it’s too hot, when to add which ingredients, etc. It takes your hands and walks you through the entire process of cooking, while removing the fear that you’ll burn something or leave the center raw. You’ll still have to exercise some caution because the right temperature on the pan doesn’t mean you can leave stuff on it indefinitely, but having that extra piece of data can still go a long way to preventing some culinary disasters. It’s a $200 pledge, which seems atrocious considering you could get a regular pan for maybe $20… but that’s the price of technological advancement, we suppose.

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Draw With Spices With The CinniBird

cinnobird-0Getting creative in the kitchen has never been easier, especially with tools like CinniBird. It’s a small motorized pen that contains any spice of your choice, and lets you draw with its contents. With the press of a button, CinniBird slowly ejects any ground up spice at a constant pace, creating a line that you can then shape into anything you want. It’s perfect for topping your cappuccinos, or making pretty decorations on your cupcakes, or just about any kitchen creation that could use a little spicy flourish. The battery lasts about three months with regular use, and it’ll be a $45 pledge to get your own.

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That Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Maker Is Finally Getting Made

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It’s been floating around the Intertubes since at least 2007, but at last it looks like we just might be able to have waffles in the shape of a keyboard. Having first graced the cover of Gizmodo back in 2007, and right here on OhGizmo in 2008, Chris Dimino’s creation has been 7 years in the making. Originally born from Chris’ desire to repurpose an old Corona typewriter, the waffle maker you’re looking at today is nothing more than two cast iron plates with a familiar keyboard layout. It’s not a powered machine, so you will need a stove or other hot surface to get it to temp, but once there, just pour some batter in there and wait as it does its magic.

How you eat a long, keyboard-shaped waffle is entirely up to you, but we can see this fitting right in a geeky household. It’s currently doing the Kickstarter dance and there’s no guarantee it’ll reach its goal. But if you fancy yourself a waffle aficionado, know that a $60 pledge will help make this product a reality.

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