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Tag Archives: Kitchen

For Deadly Frozen Treats: Samurai Sword Ice Pop Molds

Samurai Sword Ice Pop Molds

 

You won’t be able to cut anyone with these samurai swords, but you can give them an icy shot to the face and groin for good measure. That is, before you sit back yourself and cram the rest in your mouth. That’s because these aren’t actual swords (as you can obviously see), but ice pops make from the Samurai sword molds.

Make one for yourself, a pair so you can share with a friend, or half a dozen to spread that icy Samurai love all around. The molds are available online for $12.

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Anova Sous-Vide Circulator Is Smartphone-Controlled

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We are big fans of sous-vide cooking at OhGizmo!. We have a full review of the Nomiku immersion circulator right here. In case you don’t know, sous-vide is a technique that involves putting your food in a sealed plastic bag and dunking it in water of a precise temperature for a long period of time. The result is tender, perfectly cooked meats and other things. It’s being used by many high-end restaurants and now increasingly by the average consumer.

The problem is that most people don’t know which temperatures to cook things at, and that’s where the Anova Precision Cooker comes in. It’s an immersion circulator that attaches to the side of your water pot, heats the water to a specific temp, and keeps it there. But the temperatures and cooking times are determined through the application, and relayed to the device via Bluetooth.

The available SDK means several applications can be developed for it, expanding the device’s utility and convenience. And then there’s the cost. A $139 pledge will get you one now, while the full retail price is still a very reasonable $170. That’s much less than most professional grade circulators, and is reaching the point where every household should seriously consider getting one.

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Would You Pay $1,000 For A Glass Toaster?

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Because that’s apparently how much the Noun, from Bugatti (not the car makers) will cost. It’s a toaster consisting of two panes of glass with a layer of semiconductor heating elements. You can toast bread of course, but also meat if they’re in a heat-resitant bag. The appliance also connects to your smartphone, with which you can select temperatures and cooking times among other things. And it actually looks like this might make it onto the market, since the company is currently seeking regulatory approval. If granted, you could get yourself a fancy see-through toaster to impress all your friends with sometime in 2015.

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For Happy Breakfasts: Crack a Smile Mold

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Not everyone wakes up to greet a new day feeling chipper and full of life. That’s especially true for night owls and for people who just aren’t morning persons. For these people, something that can help or at least add a little cheer is the Crack a Smile egg mold. As the name implies, the mold basically turns scrambled eggs into smiley faces and you probably can’t help but crack a smile when you see a humongous, yellow smiley face on your plate.

If you’re not much of an egg person, then you can use the mold for your pancakes instead.

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Laser Engraved Rolling Pins Are Great Promotional Tools

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If you’re the proud owner of a pastry shop, you should seriously consider placing an order with Etsy seller ValekRollingPins. They’re able to laser engrave a standard 16.5″ beech rolling pin with the design of your choice. The pastries and pies that you make can then endlessly display your logo or message, Louis Vuitton-style. Prices start at roughly $45.

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A Heart-Shaped Waffle Maker For Your Sweetheart

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Guys, you do know Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, right? You could go big with the presents and the outings and the whole nine yards. Or… you could just make breakfast in bed with a twist! These heart-shaped waffles will not only fill her belly with joy, but her heart with happiness at knowing you remembered. Because, let’s face it, it’s the intention that counts and if you’re with a significant other who is disappointed that you made her (or him, or him) breakfast in bed with heart-shaped waffles, you might want to consider a divorce.

The machine is $70.

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Here’s A Pretty Spice Rack

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No one is going to get excited over a spice rack, let’s be honest. But if you’re in the middle of decorating a new home, you’ve probably realized that God is indeed in the details. While you might have spent a ridiculous sum on that chandelier, or that fancy stainless steel talking fridge, you’ll be sad if you can’t store your spices in a way that does them justice. For this reason, we kind of like the Cylindra Spice Rack:

A modular spice rack that can be freely placed on any counter or mounted on the wall, its petridish-like cover allows you to load spices cleanly or pinch as you like. A movable band in the middle slides smoothly to sprinkle a bit–or a lot–of flavour, as you place your cylinder on its perimeter.

And that’s enough said about this item. It’s $15.

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All-in-One Kitchen Set Contains Nine Handy Tools in One

Akebono All-in-One Kitchen Tool Set

Got a cluttered kitchen? Strapped for space in the pantry because you’ve got way too many measuring cups and cheese graters for your own good? Then it’s time to get the multi-tool equivalent for kitchens that’s aptly called the All-in-One Kitchen Set.

It looks like a bottle from afar, but it’s actually nine different kitchen utensils crammed into a single container so you can store them easily and transport them with ease. The tools include a funnel, flower vase, lemon squeezer, spice grater, boiled egg dicer, cheese grater, lid opener, egg separator and a measuring cup.

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Su Chef App Generates Recipes Based On What You Have

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Anyone can follow the instructions in a cookbook and cook something. It takes a certain level of skill, a bit of talent, and a whole lot of experience to prepare full meals from scratch. In case you’ve got a refrigerator and cupboard full of random stuff and don’t really have time to run to the supermarket before supper, then the Su Chef app can help you out.

Instead of presenting recipes with the ingredients each dish requires, you’re supposed to key in the ingredients that you have. It’ll go through its database of over a hundred thousand recipes to find what dishes you can make with what you currently have. Aside from having tons of recipes built in, it also comes with a shopping list feature and lets you build menus based on a special diet, like Paleo, vegetarian, and high fiber, among others.

Su Chef can be downloaded from iTunes for $1.99.

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