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Tag Archives: Kitchen

Old School Blue Willow Plates Come Complete With Game Boy Graphics

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Grandma has these plates! Heck… everyone’s grandma has these plates. Only not quite these exact ones. See, this collection is designed to look just like the traditional Blue Willow plates you’ve seen, untouched, in your grandmother’s display cabinet for years, only it’s got a retro gaming twist. Called 8-bit Willow, they are adorned with scenes from Game Boy classics like Legend of Zelda or Pokemon, only in such a discrete way as to not disturb the classic Willow appearance. Created by UK artist Olly Moss, the plates are unfortunately not for sale nor does there appear to be any plans to make them so.

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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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For The Laziest: Automatic Jar Opener

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Nothing is more embarrassing than attempting to open a jar of whatever–and failing to do so–when you’re in front of someone you’re trying to impress. For instances where you’re unsure of your lid-opening capabilities, just reach for the Automatic Can Opener and spare yourself from the shame and horror of having to admit that you’ve got muscle-less useless weak arms.

Just pop the opener on top of the jar, hit the button to get the lid off in a jiffy. It’s available online for $10.99.

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Nessie Ladle Looks Perfect In A Lake Of Soup

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What better way to get your kid interested in eating your lobster bisque than by presenting it to him with the Loch Ness monster swimming in the pot? This ladle comes with tiny feet that let the whole thing stand up at the bottom, with Nessie’s head whimsically sticking out. It’s a cool way to spend $16.

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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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Your Soft Tortillas Can Now Grow Up To Be Hard Tacos

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Sometimes you’re in the mood of a nice soft wrap, while other times you miss the crunch of a taco. You could buy both soft tortillas and hard tacos and get your fix whenever you want. Or you could get this Taco Shell Toaster. It’ll accept corn or flour tortillas and shape them into the perfect taco shape thanks to its taco-forming cage. It makes two at once, and the 750W element should have them toasted in no time. Better yet, this toaster is just $30.

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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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The Planetary Glass Set Is A Great Way To Teach The Kids About The Solar System

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The Holidays seem to start earlier every year, don’t they? But yes, it’s apparently time to start thinking about what to buy your loved ones, and what better to do so than by getting your own family a cool set of Planetary Glasses. Sure, if you’ve got young kids, they may not get the same kind of kick out of these as they might from a brand new tablet [inserting token sad commentary about living in a time where small children are gifted tablets], but once they get used to them they’ll actually learn something about our universe. It’s a set of 10 glasses, each made to look like a planet… and yes, apparently Pluto made the cut, although it’s smaller than the others. The Sun is there too, of course, and that one’s a little bigger than the rest. The set will set you back $50, and we think it’s worth every penny.

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