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Ice Cap Chills And Aerates Your Wine In Seconds


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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