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Tag Archives: Kitchen

This… Now This Is A Meat Tenderizer

Tenderizing tough cuts usually means going at them with a mallet. It’s fun, really. We do think that you shouldn’t be buying tough cuts in the first place, but hey, sometimes options are limited and better make the best of a bad situation. But if you’re going to tenderize, then tenderize with this instead. Looking like a torture device, the Microplane Easy Prep Meat Tenderizer features a series of sharp, etched blades that will make quick work of any tough meat. Just rock it back and forth a few times over your cut to break down and soften the fibers of even the toughest meats. Just… don’t do it too much or you might end up with ground meat instead. It’s dishwasher safe, costs $20 and comes in two red or black.

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Art Can Be Pretty Strange: Anatomical Kitchen Accessories (Possibly NSFW)

Milk comes from breasts, right? So let’s make a milk jug with nipples! Or hey, we taste salt with the tip of our tongues, so let’s make that salt shaker shaped like a tongue! We can’t be sure, but we imagine that this could have been the thinking behind Christine Chin’s collection, titled “Sentient Kitchen.” Of course, she’s an artist so she might take issue with our unsophisticated assessment of her creative process, and she might be right. What do we know? We’ll tell you this though, her “Breast Bottles” with nipples, or her “Perceptive Sugar Jar” with an eye on it, or even her “Good Listener Teacups” with ears on them are all conversation pieces. That’s for sure. And in that sense fall on the more successful side of the art palette. So to do Christine justice, here is her statement, in her own (better) words:

Sentient Kitchen examines the convergence between technology and biology. As the machines that assist our lives become smarter and more architecturally complex, they borrow increasingly from the biological realm. Sentient Kitchen takes inspiration from some of nature’s most ingenious engineering.

Of course, this being art, it’s not specifically for sale. Nor do we know if it’s on display anywhere. But you can get a bunch more pictures after the jump. Just know that a couple may be NSFW (nipples).

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Forever Alone Fondue Set

It’s not fair to call the Personal Fondue Set the “Forever Alone” Fondue set, but come on! Yeah, you can take the angle that it’s a cool little fondue mug that you can enjoy with your loved one, each of you to his own portion of delicious melted cheese. But let’s be honest for a second: the real advantage to owning this is that you can have fondue by yourself without having to break out the large pot. And you know what, that’s ok. It’s ok to enjoy things on your own. It’s great!

Really. It is.

Right?

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Spoutnik Microwave Is Dome Shaped

This is a microwave oven. It does everything a microwave oven does, only it’s got a plastic dome instead of a door. This makes the Spoutnik cooler than a regular oven. Why? Well, just look at the thing. Oh yeah, sure, you can have a “panoramic 360° vision [of your food]” as it cooks, so you can “control your cooking with just one glance”, but let’s be honest, no one really cares about that. You buy the Spoutnik not because it’s a powerful oven either, because it’s not: 700W on the high setting. You buy the Spoutnik just because it looks unlike any other microwave oven, which is enough a reason to buy anything, really. It comes in three pastel-y colors and will set you back £179, or about $288.

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Cookie Cutters Make Parts For Delicious 3D Dinosaurs

A cookie cutter is nothing new, but a cookie cutter that makes the various parts that go into a 3D dinosaur? Sign us up!

Cookie cutters in the shape of dinosaur body parts. Cut out cookie dough, bake in the oven, then slot the cookies together to make edible dinosaurs that will stand up your plate. Create the tastiest treats this side of the Jurassic period… then eat them into extinction. Each pack includes cutters for the body parts required to bake a whole dinosaur, with 4 to collect (Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus and T-Rex)

Each pack is £7.50 or about $12. You can’t choose which one you get but rather purchase a random one, which does sort of suck if you’re really keen on buying all four. But really, we don’t know that anyone will mind so much.

Hit the jump for more pictures of cookie dinosaurs and links.

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Robot Tea Infuser

Tea. A good number of geeks are shifting to tea just because their nerves are so frayed from years of caffeine abuse that it’s medically sound to do so. So tea infusers are always popular. Last time we told you about the Mr. Tea Infuser and y’all went all clickety-sharey with it. So how about the Robot Tea Infuser above? He’s got adjustable metal arms so it fits pretty much any size mug and at $12, is cheap enough to stuff into anyone’s stocking this Holiday season.

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That’s A Slick Looking Pizza Cutter

Pizza cutters are a dime a dozen, but as far as them looking good in your kitchen and in your hands, the Pitzo above is one of the slickest we’ve seen. Featuring a design reminiscent of the bikes in Tron, the hubless steel cutting wheel is entirely housed within the handle. It’s easier to exert downward pressure with the Pitzo due to there being no lever arm; the force vector in your arm goes right through the rotation center and into the admittedly not-too-difficult task of cutting pizza. But that’s just an incidental “feature”. Really the Pitzo is all about looking good and at $35 for the stainless steel version, ($12 for plastic), it doesn’t cost an arm.

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Friis Coffee Vault

Storing coffee isn’t like storing sugar. There’s delicate flavours to preserve there, and coffee beans release CO2 while in storage, so you can’t just put them in a hermetically sealed container. Well, you can… but it’s better if you put them in something like the Friis Coffee Vault. It features a one-way valve that lets the carbon dioxide out, but prevents anything else from entering and tainting that most precious of flavours.

For $22 you get a 16 oz jar, a measuring spoon and a one year supply of freshness valves.

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The Shredder Cheese Grater Looks Like Fun

If you’re going to be playing the air guitar, why not be a little productive in the process? The Shredder Cheese Grater looks like a Flying-V but features a stainless steel grater. It’s quirky and fun. And it’ll likely make a mess of your entire kitchen if you use it the way we imagine someone would. We don’t care.

$10.

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