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Egg Ninjas Make Handling Hard Boiled Eggs Easier

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Look, it’s not like this is a serious problem in the kitchen, but handling recently boiled eggs does require a little bit of finesse. That’s why the Egg Ninjas were created. Stick an egg in the silicone suction cup, leave the ring tag outside the boiling water pot and when it’s ready, just pull it out. You can then set it down on a table as shown in the picture, to let it cool. As it does so, your quests will giggle a little at your egg ninjas, then they’ll get bored of the novelty and just eat the darn thing. But at $13, it’s an inexpensive way to add a little bit of whimsy to your breakfast.

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The Biem Butter Sprayer Turns A Hard Stick Of Butter Into Sprayable Delicious

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Look, if there’s butter on it, it’s better. This is a fact of life. But it’s also a fact that butter will clog your arteries, and fatten your waistline if eaten in excess. With the Biem Butter Sprayer you can add the flavour without pouring on the calories. It takes a hard stick of butter, and lets you spray it on your foods. Sensors detect when you’ve picked the device up, which fires up the heating element to 95F, instantly melting the dairy goodness. A gentle air pump then sprays out the liquid onto whatever it is you want to enhance. You can use any butter you normally use, and the thing doesn’t melt the entire stick, just the part you need to get some spraying action on. What comes out is cool to the touch, and there are no chemical propellants used at all. It’s a $99 pledge to get your own, with delivery in September if the Kickstarter fully funds.

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Pizza On Your Gas Stovetop? Yes, It’s Possible

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Getting a good pie requires a few elements, the most important of which is a really hot pizza oven. It’s not ever over that reaches the 600F that usually yield great results, but with the Pizzacraft PC0601 Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven you’ll get there in 15 minutes flat… as long as you’ve got a gas stovetop. If you do, once the temp is reached, your pie will be baked in as little as 6 minutes!

Most conventional ovens can only achieve temperatures of 500 F and require up to an hour to reach those heats. The Stovetop Pizza Oven can heat up to 600 F in about 15 minutes, allowing you to cook your pizza in as little as 6 minutes. The Stovetop Pizza Oven uses one of your stovetop’s gas burners to reach cooking temperature. Simply place the oven on top of your burner and turn it on. The oven’s heat-efficient design traps and reflects heat to create the optimal pizza-cooking environment. Dual cordierite baking stones absorb the direct heat from the flame and redistribute it evenly, eliminating hot spots. The stones are separated by a layer of air to diffuse heat, and the bottom stone has a cutout for improved airflow. The built-in thermometer lets you know when it’s time to cook, and the moisture vent in the top prevents your pizza from becoming soggy. With the Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven, you can get pizzeria-perfect pizza in your own home.

The device will yield 12 inch pizzas reliably, and costs a very reasonable $161.

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Drink Chilling Ice Ball Shaped Like BB-8

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Tired of Star Wars stuff yet? We sure hope not, considering the frenzy currently underway. For your consideration, we have here a silicone mold that will create a ball of ice in the shape of everyone’s favourite droid, BB-8. The high grade silicone means that you can also heat the thing up and make some brownies or other baked goods in the same shape. At $14 it’s a steal, but you’ll have to be patient since it’s only getting delivered in March 2016.

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Star Wars Cutlery? You Betcha

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So we’ve pretty much resigned to the fact that for the next couple of weeks, we’re simply going to be flooded with Star Wars merchandise. And we’re going to keep writing about it for as long as you guys keep liking it and refrain from throwing rocks at us. The latest? This Star Wars Lightsaber Flatware Set.

– Star Wars Lightsaber Flatware Set
– Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
– A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
– Materials: Stainless steel & food-grade ABS plastic flatware set
– Fork – Luke’s lightsaber hilt, 8 1/4″ long
– Spoon – Yoda’s lightsaber hilt, 7 1/2″ long
– Knife – Vader’s lightsaber hilt, 8 3/4″ long
– Weight: < 2 oz. each - Includes 1 fork, 1 spoon, and 1 knife

We’re going to have to include the obligatory warning about not trying to use the knife as an actual lightsaber with another family member, because you know, danger and all that. Your kids will probably do it anyway, so have fun with that. It’s $15 for a set.

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Making Your Own Moonshine Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

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You might think it not worth your while to make your own hard liquor at home when you can just trip on the sidewalk and fall into a liquor store in most large cities. But then you’d be missing the point entirely: some people just enjoy making stuff. The Stainless Steel Alcohol / Moonshine Still makes the process as easy as pie:

This still makes it extremely EASY and SAFE to make your own alcoholic spirits at home. Comes with very EASY to follow instructions and, unlike most stills, there is no running water required. Constructed entirely of Type 304 stainless steel (the type of stainless used in premium cookware), ensuring a SAFE final product, untainted by any leaching or reaction that can happen with other types of metals. The compact 1/2 gallon capacity is the perfect size to get you started with distillation-not too large to make it unwieldy for a kitchen, but big enough to yield 7 to 12 ounces of liquor. And it’s all backed by an Ironclad 90 Day Money Back Guarantee. Try it for 90 days and if unsatisfied for any reason, simply return it for a full refund including the cost of return shipping. PLEASE NOTE: The hot plate in the photos is not included–it is only shown to depict a setup.

Now, we’re no experts in spirit making, but we’ve heard that if you do it wrong, you can make yourself blind or something. So make sure to follow the instructions to a T if you’re going to give this a go. It’s $250.

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These Are Darth Vader’s Oven Mitts

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Well… no, they’re not. Because let’s face it, Darth Vader wouldn’t be cooking now, would he? But if you want to stick your hands in a hot oven, we bet you won’t be able to use The Force so you’re going to need these silicon oven mitts made to look like Vader’s gloves; there’s even the Imperial Logo on the palm. Unfortunately, it seems it’s for right handed individuals only, but we suppose that for grabbing things out of the oven, lefties can manage with their non-dominant hand. It’s $15.

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Meater Is The World’s First Truly Wireless Meat Thermometer

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You know, a well-done steak is also known as “overpriced beef jerky”; anything above medium-rare is just a travesty. Now, it’s true that you can avoid ruining a beautiful cut with an array of tools: experience as a cook, using fancy techniques like sous-vide cooking, or getting a meat thermometer. Bringing some innovation to the field of thermometers, Meater bills itself as “The World’s First Truly Wireless Meat Thermometer”, and has enough features to make its purchase palatable. Each thermometer connects to your smartphone and instantly transmits the internal temperature of the protein it’s inserted into. Simply tell the app what you’re cooking, and as soon as it’s reached its desired internal temperature, you’ll get a notification. Gone are the days where you have to stay by your food’s side, obsessing over whether it’s ready, freeing you to entertain your guests or prepare some other dish.

The electronics won’t overheat since they’re insulated by the surrounding meat, so you can safely use the probe in the oven or on a grill. The external probe even monitors the ambient temperature, perfect for smoking or long BBQ roasts where maintaining the external cooking temperature is extremely important.

It’ll cost you a $59 pledge for 1 Meater probe and its charger, or $148 for the Meater Block (which provides multi-storage for the probe, Wifi range extension, as well as a display) and two probes.

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OneLid Is A Lid For All Your Pots

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Usually when you get a pot, you have to keep track of its lid forever because no other one will fit. And admit it: you’ve used a large plate instead of the lid more than once because you couldn’t find it, haven’t you? With OneLid, you’ll just have to keep track of one, for any pots up to 22cm (8.6 in.) in diameter. It fits any pot because the underside is convex and is made of silicone with a Nylon core. It’ll sit and partially seal any sized pot and will redirect boiling water back into the mix. Special grooves allow for just the right amount of steam to escape and prevent a boil-over, while they also do double-duty as a strainer. The silicone construction means you won’t be hearing any metal-on-metal clangs. The best part is you’ll only have to pledge $30 to secure your own, with shipping in February 2016.

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