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ScoopTHAT! II Is A High-Tech Ice Cream Scoop

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Scooping ice cream: it’s a serious first-world problem. Heck, it could even be a second world problem, since these guys do have ice cream, right? The issue is that most scoops get as cold as the frozen cream they’re trying to extract, making hard to carve a ball. The ScoopTHAT! II however features a biodegradable gel in the handle that transfers its heat to a special “thermo-ring” around the edges of the scooping bowl. This keeps the edge hot, cutting through ice cream like a hot knife through butter. The non-stick bowl prevents the frozen treat to stay glued, simply and easily dropping onto your awaiting cup or cone. There’s no need to heat the ScoopTHAT! II as the large gel heat basin in the handle will just absorb the cold as you scoop away. It’s a brilliant design, and better yet it’s super cheap at $25. Sure that may seem like a lot for an ice cream scoop, but consider the frustrations of the alternative and you might see the value.

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This Contraption is “The iPhone of Garlic Peelers”?

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Yeah… that’s a bold claim, but that’s what was in the email sent to us. Bold enough, in fact, to pique our interest and make us look at the thing. And while it’s a far cry from any Apple-type product, we suppose in the world of garlic peelers, this product does stand out. It’s a hollow tube with special grooves on the inside that peel a whole garlic bulb in 30 seconds. You simply break apart the head of garlic, toss the cloves in, close the lids and shake for 10 to 30 seconds. The grooves will impact the cloves in just the right way, removing the skin in the process. You’re left with a perfectly peeled pack of cloves in less time than it would take you to manually peel just one. The fact that both ends open up makes it easy to wash, and the design doesn’t hurt the eyes. The best part is that a $25 pledge will get you one.

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Deal Of The Day: 14% Off On Range Smart Thermometer

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Cooking isn’t an exact science, but with the right tools, it can be, so you can cook that perfect steak or roast each and every time — minus the usual estimations and approximations that usually go with it. Well, when it comes to cooking temperature anyway, because that’s what the Range Smart Thermometer will take note of for you.

Its 3-inch sharp tip is made from steel and durable silicone so you can poke and prod whatever you’re cooking to record its temperature and get alerts on your phone when it’s ready to go.

  • Perfect for use while grilling, roasting, baking, broiling, & smoking meat
  • Easily connects to your device via its silicone cable
  • Prevents you from eating undercooked meat
  • Clips onto pots to enable hands-free, no-fuss cooking
  • Offers calibrated temperature readings in both Fahrenheit & Celsius
  • Comes w/ graphing mode to map out the data points of your food experiments

The Range Smart Thermometer is currently on sale for $59.95.

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Meet The Mamma Nessie Colander

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You guys remember the Nessie Ladle? It was the super popular ladle that looked like the Loch Ness monster poking out of your soup pot; quirky design and decent price made the thing a hit. And like a Hollywood movie, there’s now a sequel: the Mamma Nessie Colander. It helps you drain your pasta like a good colander should, and while it doesn’t share the same “poking-its-head-out-of-water” magic that the ladle had, it will make a great addition to it if you already own the smaller utensil. They easily nest into one another, and the BPA-free toughened nylon it’s made of should last you years. Considering it’s only $18.90, we think it’s a steal.

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Black Diamond Knife Block Looks Stylish In A Modern Kitchen

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You have to put your fancy kitchen knife collection somewhere, but why settle for the traditional wooden block you see in almost any kitchen? When trying to design a beautiful home, every little detail matters, and the Black Diamond Knife Block from company Edge of Belgravia is as striking of a knife receptacle as we’ve ever seen. Designed by one Christian Bird, the block fits up to 11 knives, but will look complete with as little as two. Almost any type of knife will be supported, as long as the blade is thinner than 4mm. “Clever use of weighting secures the knives in their blocks, just as slight angling allows for easy extraction.” And for something that looks this expensive, we’re happy to report that it’ll only set you back £89.90 (about $140). Oh, sure, it’s a lot of money for a knife block, we agree. But these designer items usually tend to fetch a few orders of magnitude more than they should.

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Updated: Nessie Ladle Now Available In Multiple Colors

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You guys might remember the Nessie Ladle we wrote about in January. It was an awesome soup ladle that, when submerged in a pot of soup, would look like what we all imagine the Loch Ness Monster looks like. Well now you can purchase them in new colors, green and purple, in addition to the original turquoise. They’re made out of toughened Nylon, designed by OTOTO, and cost all of $16. Purchase link is below.

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Furtif Knives Look Slick, Last Really Long

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It’s nice when something that looks cool also has equally cool functions to match. The Furtif knives, from the Evercut line by “TB Groupe, one of France’s established knife makers and also the only eco-friendly cutlery maker in that country with ISO 9001 accreditation” not only look like they were brought back from the future, they have a “laser-bonded titanium-carbide surface [that] lasts 300 times longer than standard steel and 5 times longer than ceramic, according to third-party testing.” This means that with regular usage you shouldn’t have to sharpen them in 25 years! Of course you’d expect knives that look like this and last this long to cost an arm and a leg, but you’d be wrong. Most of them cost $138, while the paring knife is $78 and the utility knife is $92.

Of course looks and durability isn’s all that there is in a good kitchen knife, so we won’t speak of balance, comfort, and whatever else discerning chefs might look for. But for the average kitchen ninja, these will do.

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Miito Liquid Heater Is A Little Convoluted, Intriguing Nonetheless

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If you want to heat up some water for tea or whatever, you’ve got quite a few options. From zapping it in the microwave, to putting it in an electric kettle, not to speak of a simple pot on the stovetop. Well, now you could add Miito to the mix, which is a strange device that uses a heating rod and electromagnetic induction to get your liquids up to temp. You just place the liquid you need in a non-ferrous container (glass, for instance), place the heating rod inside, and press a button. An electromagnetic current will heat the rod, which in turn will get a 200ml cup of water to a boil in as little as 60 seconds. There’s very little waste since you’re only heating the water you need, and it works with any liquid like soups, or milk.

We’re not sure it’s entirely worth the $101 (90 Euros) asking price, considering a similarly priced microwave will get you the same results. But if you think of it as a talking piece, perhaps it’s not that bad.

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Ice Cap Chills And Aerates Your Wine In Seconds

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Good wine can be fussy. It needs to be served chilled, and preferably let to breathe for a bit. But with the Ice Cap, you can expedite the process somewhat. It’s a refrigerated funnel of sorts that cools and aerates your wine as you’re pouring it into your glass. Simply place the Ice Cap in the freezer for a few hours, then place it on top of your glass and pour your room-temperature wine. The wine will run through the chilled coils, aerating and cooling down at the same time, dropping any beverage’s temperature by up to 10 °C in seconds. We’re not sure how many glasses it’s able to handle before it need to be cooled down again, but we can’t imagine it not being able to handle at least a couple of them. For $35, it’s a handy gadget to keep in the kitchen.

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