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Does Anyone Really Need A Keurig For Cookies?

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It’s pretty amazing how many appliances are starting to use the single-serve, pod-based, Keurig-like method of delivering their goods to your mouth. The latest one to come to our attention is the CHiP Cookie Oven, that uses raw cookie pods with a barcode; the device scans the code, then uploads baking information to the appliance through WiFi. It’ll know just what temperature to set itself to, and for how long to circulate its hot air over your snacks, which will be ready in roughly 10 minutes. The cookie pods will be sold to you through a subscription service, which, depending on the service level, will give you cookies ranging in price from 88 cents to $2. Full retail price is expected to be $249, but the current Kickstarter campaign will give Early Birds a CHiP Cookie Oven for as little as $99.

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The Flatev Is Like A Keurig For Tortillas

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Keurig is probably having a fit at its brand name being used this way, but perhaps they should be happy that they’re now so closely associated with pod-based single-serve appliances. In this case however you won’t be brewing yourself a steaming mug of Joe, but a crispy tortilla instead. The Flatev uses pods, much like the Keurig, only these ones are filled with all the ingredients necessary to make a tasty, fresh tortilla at home. Pick your dough, and your crispiness level, press a button, and sit back as the machine does the rest. To get your own, you’ll have to pledge at least $239, but you get a batch of 48 pods to start with. We don’t know how much each pod will set you back but it’s not like this is meant to be the most cost-efficient cooking method.

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Bartesian Is Like A Keurig Machine For Cocktails

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Single-serve cocktail machine? Sign us up! Partisan promises to work much like the single-serve pod-based coffee machines most of you are familiar with. Just like these machines need to be filled with water, Bartesian does require you to fill it with basic spirits (vodka, rum, gin, and tequila). But then you just pop in a flavour capsule and it takes care of the rest; all you have to do is pick the strength and press a button.

At launch you’ll be able to make one of six classic cocktails, like a Margarita or a Cosmopolitan, but there are obviously plans to expand the line if successful. It’ll cost you a $249 Early Bird pledge to get yourself a Bartesian with 12 capsules, and it’s an extra $20 for a pack of 12 more pods. The next pricing tier is $300, so if you’re down, act now while the campaign hasn’t completely taken off.

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Single-Serve Coffee Pods Are So Yesterday. Meet Genie, The Single Serve Food Pod Machine

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Most people who buy a Keurig machine love it: it makes coffee, hot chocolate, and even tea in less than a minute, with barely any maintenance and fussing around. So it stands to reason that the same principle could be equally successful if instead of liquids, a similar machine would be able to handle foods. Well that’s exactly what the Genie claims to be able to do. “Ayelet Carasso and Doron Marco are the Israeli entrepreneurs behind the device”, and they claim that all you have to do to get a hot meal is pop a pod of freeze dried foodstuffs in the machine, press a button and wait a minute. The Genie then… does its magic and spits out complex things like muffins, chicken and rice, and chocolate soufflé. The inner workings of the machine are a bit of a secret, so we’re not sure how it does what it does, but the pictures of the resulting foods look promising. The food in the pods have a shelf life of 1 to 2 years, and can be tweaked for those with dietary requirements.

It’ll cost a few hundred dollars when it’s released in Israel in the coming months, with a wider roll-out planned for later if successful there. The food pods will cost about as much as a similar, non-pod meal would normally cost.

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Single Serve Brewers Expensive And Wasteful? Not So With The Ekobrew, A Reusable Stainless Steel K-Cup For Keurig Brewers

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We’re big fans of single-serve coffee brewers, like the Keurig or Tassimo machines. But as much as we love them, we’re conscious of the fact that they create enormous amounts of waste and each coffee ends up costing a lot more than if you were to make them the traditional way. Well, with the Ekobrew you can do away with both problems at once. You’ll be able to make as many coffees as you like from any bean you desire. No more wasted plastic cups, and no more paying triple the regular amount for a cup of Joe. Granted you’re sort of taking away some of the convenience inherent in the machines by doing this, but hey, there’s a price to pay for everything. It’s $17.

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