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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-0 Getting 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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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Crispy Fingers No More With This BBQ Tong With Integrated Heat Shield

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As the northern world prepares for winter, a good portion of the world further down south keeps on trucking like nothing’s happening. These people may even have BBQs now and then, so someone might be interested in a BBQ tongs with an integrated heath shield for your hand. It’s not the most sophisticated gadget out there, but the simple things can sometimes make the most difference. For all of $20, you’ll be able to flip those steaks without turning yourself into on in the process.

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This Turkey Lifter Can Make Your Life Easier This Thanksgiving

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The time for turkey, cranberry sauce, mounds of buttery stuffing and more mashed potatoes than you can throw a potato at is just around the corner. Yes, my friends, Thanksgiving is upon us and with that, someone in your household will be given the desirable task of cooking the bird. Make their life just a little easier by buying this OXO Good Grips Poultry Lifter. It’s a curved metal stick that goes right into the poor bird’s bum and lets you lift it without too much trouble. Considering some of them can reach 25lbs, this is one accessory that will be appreciated this November 27th. It’s $10.

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This Pan Uses Rocket Tech To Be More Efficient

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‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ goes the saying. But sometimes things are more broken than we realize, and this much is true of conventional saucepans. When you’re heating stuff in a conventional pot, the heat partially transfers to the liquids through the bottom, but the rest is lost up the sides. Oxford engineering Professor Dr. Thomas Povey and his team of master’s students thought there should be a more efficient way to transfer this heat, and the Flare Pans using FIN-X Technology are the result of their efforts. The fins make for a more even distribution of heat and actually reduce the amount of energy needed to achieve temperature parity by 44%. This is clearly seen with thermal imaging equipment.

So while you may not impress your guests with your cooking skills, at least you can “entertain” them with your tales of efficient thermodynamics. The Flare line of cookware will be sold starting next month through retailer Lakeland, with prices starting at £49.99 ($85 roughly) for a frying pan. Efficiency, apparently, isn’t cheap.

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Flatev: The Tassimo For Tortillas

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Tassimo will surely have a fit to see their brand name genericised like this, but we can’t help it. The Flatev is a single-serve, pod-using, tortilla-making machine… and we want one. You insert an uncooked pod of optionally flavoured tortilla dough, press a button, and a few seconds later you’ll be munching down on a freshly baked tortilla. There will be flour, corn, and blue corn tortillas, and each pod is expected to cost around $1. Yeah, we know, that’s highway robbery. But that’s the price you pay for this kind of product; you either get your tortillas pre-made and not-as-fresh, you make them yourself with some manner of labor, or you pay for something like the Flatev. The machine is expected to cost somewhere around $300, though details aren’t final yet. You can give them your email to be notified of when you can pre-order the thing. We’re not sure exactly when it’ll be available, but it’s going to be some time in 2015.

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Anova Sous-Vide Circulator Is Smartphone-Controlled

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We are big fans of sous-vide cooking at OhGizmo!. We have a full review of the Nomiku immersion circulator right here. In case you don’t know, sous-vide is a technique that involves putting your food in a sealed plastic bag and dunking it in water of a precise temperature for a long period of time. The result is tender, perfectly cooked meats and other things. It’s being used by many high-end restaurants and now increasingly by the average consumer.

The problem is that most people don’t know which temperatures to cook things at, and that’s where the Anova Precision Cooker comes in. It’s an immersion circulator that attaches to the side of your water pot, heats the water to a specific temp, and keeps it there. But the temperatures and cooking times are determined through the application, and relayed to the device via Bluetooth.

The available SDK means several applications can be developed for it, expanding the device’s utility and convenience. And then there’s the cost. A $139 pledge will get you one now, while the full retail price is still a very reasonable $170. That’s much less than most professional grade circulators, and is reaching the point where every household should seriously consider getting one.

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Silicone Power Glove For All Your Baking Needs

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Remember the Power Glove from Nintendo? No? Then you’ll have no use for this. For anyone else with a bit of nostalgia, the above Indiegogo project should help you bake cakes while reliving potentially embarrassing moments of your childhood. A $39 pledge will put you in line for one, but considering how far from their goal they are right now, this might all be a pipe dream in the end.

Pipe dream… get it? Because Mario? Nintendo?… No?

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