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Tag Archives: Kitchen

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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These Are Fancy Corn On The Cob Holders

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Lana Filippone designed the above T-Rex corn of the cob holders. She actually designed a bunch of them as part of a design competition for Imm-Living, which she won. That means that not only are they really cool to look at, they’re going to be made available for you to purchase soon. We’re not sure when, or for how much. But you can hit the jump for more pictures and links.

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Would You Care For Some Mana… Tea?

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Quirky tea infusers are popular round these parts. Remember the Mr.Tea infuser from last October? Or the Deathstar infuser from last August? Or even the Robot Tea Infuser from last November? We think the ManaTea takes the cake. Just look at him, just chilling on that tea cup, soaking his silicone bottom for your drinking enjoyment. And he’s all of $10, a steal!

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V12 Inspired Espresso Veloce For Gearhead Coffee Lovers

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Not much is known about the above machine, the Espresso Veloce. It looks like a tiny V12 engine, but it makes coffee of a quality that we can only assume is superior. It’s made from premium materials like titanium, magnesium, and aluminum, and is limited in production to just 500 units. This means it’s likely in the same price range as the kinds of cars that sport V12 engines. It does seem to come with some nifty piston-shaped mugs, though that’s pretty much all we can tell you about it.

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Rollie Eggmaster Makes Egg Tubes On Sticks

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Breakfast got you stumped? The Rollie Eggmaster turns the difficult task of… cooking eggs into one that’s as simple as making a toast. Simply crack your eggs right into its cylindrical non-stick container, press a button and wait for your fully cooked egg creation to, uh, rise out of there. There’s a heating element inside that cooks your eggs, and a mechanical ejector that pushes the contents out when ready. Like any self-respecting infomercial-grade product, the Rollie Eggmaster actually looks like something we might enjoy around the office… once we get past everything looking a little like turds. Because when you think about it, it’s kind of genius. You can eat your eggs on a stick, which is great when you’re running out the door and can’t sit for breakfast. Or you can make other things like burritos, or pizza rolls. We’re… we’re getting the credit card as we type these words. It’s $30!

Bonus: tons of giggles at the rising-boner appearance of the egg products as they eject slowly.

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