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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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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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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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