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‘Halved’ Dinnerware Set Forces You to Cut Your Meals in Half

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It’s easy to start going on a diet–after all, all you need to do is to decide that you’ll go on one–but it’s hard to follow through. If you find yourself questioning your motivations halfway through it, then you might need some extra help. What better way to control your portions by using dinnerware that’s literally been halved?

That’s the idea behind the ‘Halved’ dinnerware set by Jo Djauhari, Fajar Kurnia and Jeremy Chia. The set is made up of a halved bowl, a halved plate, and a halved mug that can hold only half the normal capacity of most similar types of dinnerware. You can try to heap more food onto the bowl and plate all you want, but it definitely won’t hold the normal amount you’re probably used to eating.Continue Reading

Splash Red Chopping Board

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Blood? Tomato sauce? We’re not sure what exactly it’s supposed to look like, but there’s no denying the Splash Red Chopping Board will add some character to your kitchen. If you do decide it looks like blood, maybe you could buy the “Man getting stabbed” knife holder to go along with it. You’ll end up with a Dexter-esque cooking area, and it won’t cost you much at all, seeing as the chopping board is £17 or roughly $27. Pre-order now for a September delivery.

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‘Bites and Pieces’ Turns Sandwiches Into a Game of Edible Tetris

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It’s difficult to get kids to eat their food sometimes. Parents have to constantly innovate and find ways to make mealtimes interesting. Bento boxes and rice balls are some good examples. But what can they do when it comes to boring-looking sandwiches?

Turn them into a game, that’s what! The whole process is made quick, easy, and painless thanks to the Bites & Pieces Sandwich Crust Cutter. Just prepare the sandwich, press the mold over it, and you have a bunch of Tetris pieces ready to go for both playing and eating. The box-shaped pieces are notably missing, but those are pretty easy to cut out from scratch anyways.

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Rice Press Makes Little Rice Cubes

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Presentation in food preparation is arguably as important as taste. And while no fancy pants shape will make crappy food taste good, assuming it’s decent to start with, having little rice cubes on your plate will definitely get your guests talking. The Rice Cube plastic food mold pictured above will take your rice and turn it into a 2.5in cube, which you can then wrap in nori to make sushi, or simply leave as is as a side.

It’s $20.

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Simple Design Element Gets Rid Of Coffee Drip Marks

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It’s the simple things, right? Like the above mug, called the Drop Rest, which features a small groove around its body that catches coffee as it inevitably makes its way down the side and onto your nice coffee table, sure to make yet another coffee ring. As long as you’re not dropping half the contents over the side, it should do a decent job a catching it all. Of course, what you’re really doing is trading a relatively easy chore (wiping a table) with a potentially harder one (getting coffee out from that recess). That might be the reason the Drop Rest isn’t available for purchase. But with a good number of you now in possession of a 3D printer, this could make a fun weekend project, no?

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‘Tis But A Bacon Press

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We won’t wax poetic about our love affair with bacon, since our case was made long ago. But aside from being interested in bacon-related products, we do like to have some actual bacon now and then. You can cook it the natural way and let it get all curly and wavy, but some people prefer to press it flat. And sure, any old press will do but let’s face it: it’s better when it’s shaped like a piggy, innit?

Cast iron, $12 to $14.

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Hang Around Kitchen Utensils Hang On Your Pots and Pans for Added Convenience

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Cooking is usually loads of fun, but preparation and clean-up can be a total drag. I find that half the stuff I need to wash are plates and trays where I propped various utensils like ladles and spatula on in between stirring and flipping whatever it is I’m cooking. It’s a waste of resources, but it’s either that or put the utensil on the kitchen counter, and that’s an even bigger no-no for me.

If you’re dealing with this first-world problem yourself, then you’ll be pleased to hear about he Hang Around kitchen utensils that might just eliminate this issue once and for all. Each utensil is made from wood and has a small slit by the handle, so you can perch it on the edge of the pan or pot after using it. That way, you can easily grab it when you need it again without dribbling any sauce or other foodstuff onto your counters or onto spare plates.

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Butter Grater Is Greatest Invention Ever

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We like to call butter “flavour” ’round these parts. But the most frustrating part about spreading some cold hard flavour on your morning toast is how it just ends up shredding your caramelized slice of bread, and not spreading at all. It’s a first world problem, sure, but it’s one that’s elegantly solved with the above Butter Grater. Just place a cold stick of delicious flavour in there, and watch as your former toast shredder comes out in fluffy filaments, ready for some easy spreading.

It’s $23, from some Japanese vendor.

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No More Burnt Fingers Thanks to the Arzum Firrin AKA the Horizontal Toaster

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Unlike traditional toasters, the Arzum Firrin, picture above, doesn’t let you gain access to the bread by pulling an oven-type door vertically. Instead, you’re supposed to slide a tray out horizontally so you can get to your slice of toast–which has been toasted to perfection in a vertical position.

For years, people have been battling gravity as they stick a fork into their ovens to keep the door open or to fish something out from the bottom, only to get burnt or worse, get electrocuted. The Arzum Firrin eliminates both problems, but with a compromise: you can only toast one slice at a time.

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