• Heated SpreadTHAT Butter Knife Powers Using Your Body Warmth

    Heated SpreadTHAT Butter Knife Powers Using Your Body Warmth

    Heated knives that ease spreading butter on stale toast aren’t new, but previous ones that have come out required a battery to generate the heat.  The SpreadTHAT goes an entirely different route, transferring your body heat to the knife edge to give it that butter-melting temperature. Made by THAT! Inventions, it looks like a regular butter knife with a slider-like object on the handle.  Rather than act as a switch for turning on the heat, however, it’s actually just part [...]

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  • Use These Air-Expelling EVAK Glass Jars To Keep Your Food Fresh

    Use These Air-Expelling EVAK Glass Jars To Keep Your Food Fresh

    Glass jars with air-tight lids are great for holding food and keeping them fresh.  Since they still trap the stale air along with the stuff you have in the jar, though, they don’t exactly offer the most optimal solution.  The EVAK is a storage container that integrates a facility for pushing out all that extra air before sealing the food in. Whether you’re using it to hold grains, coffee, or those Jack Daniels whiskey chocolates you’ve been missing all your [...]

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  • Cucumbo Turns Boring Cucumbers Into Vegetable Slinkies

    Cucumbo Turns Boring Cucumbers Into Vegetable Slinkies

    Similar to potato spiral cutters, the Cucumbo lets you turn cucumbers into a spiraling, coiling vegetable.  Unlike most spiral cutters, it’s just the size of a large bolt, making it both easy to use and convenient to store. Designed for use with cucumbers and zucchinis (or other vegetables with the same size and hardness), this kitchen tool lets you turn erstwhile boring vegetables you’ll either chop up into discs or dice up into tiny bits into a fun looking coil.  [...]

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  • This Slice&Sharpen Cutting Board Houses A Built-In Knife Sharpener

    This Slice&Sharpen Cutting Board Houses A Built-In Knife Sharpener

    It’s easy enough to reach for the knife sharpener when you’re slicing up meat and realize it’s gotten a little too dull for comfort.  Until you realize the knife sharpener isn’t actually in the second drawer like you remember.  In fact, you can’t even find it anymore.  Yeah, that sucks.  If you had a Slice&Sharpen, your blade sharpening tool will never be too far away. Made by Joseph Joseph, it’s an erstwhile plastic cutting board with an integrated ceramic facility [...]

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  • Check Out These 20 Cool Products From Fred And Friends Fall 2014 Lineup

    Check Out These 20 Cool Products From Fred And Friends Fall 2014 Lineup

    We’re huge fans of Fred and their off-the-wall takes on erstwhile humdrum home and office staples.  Check out what they have in store for fans in the Fall 2014. 1. Nested Measuring Cups   This nesting set of measuring cups consists of a mother hen that opens to reveal an egg, which then opens to reveal a baby chick.  Each of the pieces (hen, egg, and chick) can be split into two halves, the bottom of which serves as a [...]

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  • Kickball Ice Cream Maker Makes You Burn Calories Before Enjoying A Bowl

    Kickball Ice Cream Maker Makes You Burn Calories Before Enjoying A Bowl

    Ice cream is good, but the number of calories it packs is frighteningly high.  Simply put, you will need to burn the lot of those calories unless you want to permanently pack on the pounds.  This Kickball Ice Cream Maker makes sure you do just that. Just like a regular kickball, you can kick it around the park or the front yard, working up a sweat and burning some of those fat stores in the process.  Unlike them, the ball [...]

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  • ButterUp: Is This The Best Butter Knife Redesign Ever?

    ButterUp: Is This The Best Butter Knife Redesign Ever?

    A self-heating butter knife is great, since it will melt the butter all on its own, making it easy to spread on your slice of bread every morning.  If using power to lather your breakfast in butter sounds overkill, however, you might want to turn your attention to the ButterUp instead. Designed by Sacha Pantschenko, Norman Oliveria, and Craig Andrews, it’s a clever redesign of the classic butter knife.  While it looks like a regular butter knife at first glance, [...]

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  • Philips Noodle Maker Turns Fresh Ingredients Into Ready-To-Cook Noodles In Just 15 Minutes

    Philips Noodle Maker Turns Fresh Ingredients Into Ready-To-Cook Noodles In Just 15 Minutes

    If you spend a good portion of the grocery budget on pasta and noodles, it might be a good idea to just consider making your own at home.  And while making your own noodles sound like laborious work, it doesn’t have to be with the Philips Noodle Maker. A dedicated countertop appliance that churns out fresh noodles from scratch, it will do everything that’s needed to turn your base ingredients into ready-to-cook noodle strips.  Just dump in the flour, eggs, [...]

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  • Hamilton Beach Is Making A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

    Hamilton Beach Is Making A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

    Remember that glorious Breakfast Sandwich Maker that lets you cook an entire multi-level sandwich using just a single countertop appliance?  Well, Hamilton Beach just decided to make a side-by-side version called the Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker that lets you make two of them at the same time. Whether you’re a voracious eater who can’t get by with just one sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich or have currently moved in with a newfound love in your life who also happens to [...]

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  • This Roll-Up Drying Rack Will Save Precious Space In The Kitchen

    This Roll-Up Drying Rack Will Save Precious Space In The Kitchen

    Sure, you can buy a proper rack for drying all the dishes and vegetables you wash in the sink. If saving space is priority number one in your crowded kitchen, though, you might want to fix your attention on this Roll-Up Drying Rack. Able to save more storage space than traditional collapsible over-the-sink drainers, this thing can roll up into a compact bundle that’s smaller than a rolled up newspaper, allowing it to be crammed into a tight corner of [...]

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  • Nibble Pan Lets You Sample Your Cake Without Cutting Off A Slice

    Nibble Pan Lets You Sample Your Cake Without Cutting Off A Slice

    Nibble is an erstwhile ordinary cake pan with a twist — it comes with a second slot for baking a bite-sized piece of cake. That way, you can gobble up a tasty mouthful straight from the oven before it’s time to serve while managing to keep the entire cake intact. Sneaky. Developed at the crowdsourced invention site Quirky, it features an 8-inch non-stick pan for baking soft, sugary treats, along with a small cup at the handle. Fill the pan [...]

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  • Golden Goose Lets You Scramble Eggs While They’re Still In The Shell

    Golden Goose Lets You Scramble Eggs While They’re Still In The Shell

    If someone told me it’s possible to shake an egg, boil it, and end up with hard-boiled scrambled eggs, I would have been pretty sure there’s another punchline coming. In fact, that’s exactly what I thought when I first heard about Golden Goose, a kitchen tool that lets you scramble eggs while they’re still inside the shell. A hand-powered kitchen gadget, it looks like one of those spinning disk toys where you pull on the strings with both hands to [...]

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  • Peres E-Nose Sniffs Meat, Poultry And Fish For Freshness, Warns Against Food Poisoning

    Peres E-Nose Sniffs Meat, Poultry And Fish For Freshness, Warns Against Food Poisoning

    Food-related illnesses aren’t uncommon. And they usually happen because someone cooked something that, for one reason or another, isn’t all that palatable for human consumption. Peres is a gadget that scans meats to test for freshness, determining whether it’s still suitable for cooking or if it’s actually time to leave it out for the neighborhood strays. Billed as “the world’s first portable electronic nose,” the device can be used to detect the quality and freshness of pork, beef, chicken, and [...]

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  • Mellow Is The Sous Vide Cooker For Your Busy Lifestyle

    Mellow Is The Sous Vide Cooker For Your Busy Lifestyle

    Mellow is a countertop sous vide appliance that comes with an integrated cooling unit. That’s right, it doubles as a fridge. Why? So it can keep your food refrigerated until the time you want to begin cooking it in a steaming water bath, making sous vide just a little more convenient to those who spend the better part of the day out of the house. No more coming home famished, cooking your chicken for two hours, and browning it with [...]

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  • Herb Keeper Mill Gives You Fresh Herbs On Tap

    Herb Keeper Mill Gives You Fresh Herbs On Tap

    Sure, growing an indoor garden will ensure you never run out of fresh herbs any time you’re whipping magic in the kitchen. If gardening isn’t in the list of things you care about, though, this Herb Keeper Mill might serve as a workable alternative. Made by Ippinka, it’s a combination grinder and container designed to be stored in a freezer when not in use, keeping your supply of herbs fresh for extended periods of time. Any time you need whatever herb you’ve [...]

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  • Every Beer Drinker Needs This 10-Second Beer Glass Froster In Their Life

    Every Beer Drinker Needs This 10-Second Beer Glass Froster In Their Life

    Of course, I’d much rather have an easy-to-use contraption for chilling my beer ice cold in a single minute. But if I can’t have that, I’ll be willing to take this Beer Glass Froster instead, which conveniently frosts your steins like it came from the freezer in just 10 seconds. That’s right, no more leaving your beer stein in a freezer for long periods. Instead, just walk up to this appliance, put the glass under the spout, and press the button [...]

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  • UCO Grilliput Duo Is An Actual Grill That Fits Inside A 13-Inch Tube

    UCO Grilliput Duo Is An Actual Grill That Fits Inside A 13-Inch Tube

    There’s no shortage of portable grills in the market. In fact, we’ve featured a bunch here, such as City Boy Picnic Grill, Fold Flat Grill, and Fuego Element Portable.  So far, though, we haven’t seen anything that can pack as small as the UCO Grilliput Duo, which crams an entire barbecue rig inside a single tube. Measuring just 11.4 inches long and 0.9 inches in diameter when packed for transport, there’s literally no way you can’t find space for it [...]

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  • Chef’n Zipstrip Provides A Quick And Easy Way To Strip Leaves From Fresh Herbs

    Chef’n Zipstrip Provides A Quick And Easy Way To Strip Leaves From Fresh Herbs

    Your kitchen herb garden is growing along nicely, providing a fresh supply of dill, thyme, and rosemary any time you need to use their flavor in your meals.  If you’re going to use fresh herbs this much, you’re going to need a way to quickly prepare them for cooking and the Zipstrip sounds like it should be an indispensable part of your kitchen. Made by Chef’n, it’s a spoon-like tool that lets you strip herb leaves from their stems in [...]

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  • Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid Ensures Food Gets Proper Moisture Levels While Cooking

    Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid Ensures Food Gets Proper Moisture Levels While Cooking

    Sometimes, you luck out in the kitchen.  Your pan-fried chicken ends up decked in a delicious crispy skin, all while being succulently moist when you bite in.  Most of the time,  though, that’s not the case.  The Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid with Auto Release Valve can help ensure you get the good results every time. Lay this on top of the frying pan while your chicken is steeped in boiling oil and it will lock in all the moisture.  [...]

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  • Foodini Will 3D Print Your Dinner

    Foodini Will 3D Print Your Dinner

    At first thought, the idea of a 3D printer for food is ludicrous.  I mean, how the heck are you going to produce a breakfast sandwich, baked potatoes, or smoked salmon out of extrusion nozzles?  Then again, there are plenty of food items that are processed into slurry form before being made into presentable meals, which, I’m guessing, are the kind of provisions you can make with the Foodini. Made by Florida-based Natural Machines, it’s a 3D printer designed to [...]

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  • Axe Pizza Cutter: Hack Your Pies Like A Lumberjack

    Axe Pizza Cutter: Hack Your Pies Like A Lumberjack

    My wife once asked me about guys’ fascination with axes and swords.  I told her, “I don’t know what you’re talking about, guys aren’t into axes and swords THAT much.”  I then proceeded to pick up my Unbreakable Hatchet, my colorful Hickory Axe, and my Lion Dog Broadsword, and hid them away in the closet.   With that story out of the way, I’m probably going to have to get me one of these DCI Ax Pizza Cutters. Not because I’m [...]

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  • Coco Jack: Finally, An Easy Way To Open Coconuts Without Chopping Off Your Fingers

    Coco Jack: Finally, An Easy Way To Open Coconuts Without Chopping Off Your Fingers

    From all the movies I have seen, people usually open coconuts using a large machete-like blade, hacking at the top of the shell like beheading an evil leprechaun.  It works well enough if you know what you’re doing.  If you don’t, well, good luck not losing a finger.  The Coco Jack is a kitchen tool that makes cracking coconuts open a less-hazardous undertaking. Designed for opening young Thai coconuts (you know, those things they sell at Whole Foods that raw [...]

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  • Foodie Dice Makes What You Are Cooking For Dinner A Game Of Chance

    Foodie Dice Makes What You Are Cooking For Dinner A Game Of Chance

    You try to follow recipes religiously when whipping up meals in the kitchen.  For some reason, the meals never end up tasting quite like how they were supposed to.  It’s like, you might as well pull random stuff from the fridge and spice rack, then dump them into the Philips Homecooker sitting on the countertop.   The Foodie Dice should make randomly inventing recipes more fun. A set of wooden dice, each one comes with ingredients rather than dots, printed on [...]

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  • Jumbo Cutlery Drainer Brings An Adorable Elephant To Your Sink

    Jumbo Cutlery Drainer Brings An Adorable Elephant To Your Sink

    Sure, you can use a cup with perforations at the bottom to dry your freshly-watched cutlery in the sink.  But why not have a little fun while you’re at it?  That’s exactly what you get with the Jumbo Cutlery Drainer, a cup with a drainage hole on the side that’s clad in the form of an adorable elephant. Made by Peleg Design, it’s designed to sit right next to your sink with the elephant’s trunk facing it, holding your dripping [...]

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  • Fred And Friends Spring 2014 Lineup, Exclusive Picture Gallery!

    Fred And Friends Spring 2014 Lineup, Exclusive Picture Gallery!

    We caught with up Fred and Friends at NYNOW for a scoop on new products coming out in Spring 2014. You can see more cool stuff and Fall 2013 Pics here. Bear Paw Oven Mitts Bendy Straw Shaped Wine Aerator  Boogie Bites Stand-Up Party Picks  Booz Foos Foosball Drink Stirrers  Cluck Egg Yolk Separator  Crack A Smile Breakfast Mold  Daily Grind Pepper Mill  Frozen Smiles Ice Tray  Hot Or Not Heat Sensing Mug  Lemon Tea Citrus Tea Infuser  Steam Ship Steamer [...]

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  • Arthur Egg Cup: Your Boiled Egg Is Now A Knight In Shining Armor

    Arthur Egg Cup: Your Boiled Egg Is Now A Knight In Shining Armor

    When I first saw an egg cup, all I can think of is how unnecessary it is. I can just put a boiled egg on my Transportation Plate and eat it from there. So I never bought one and forgot all about them. And then I saw the Arthur Egg Cup and my mind was blown. Turns out I really do need an egg cup, after all. An egg cup clad in the form of an armored knight, it guards [...]

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  • Crock-Pot Wemo Smart Slow Cooker Can Be Controlled Remotely Using Your Smartphone

    Crock-Pot Wemo Smart Slow Cooker Can Be Controlled Remotely Using Your Smartphone

    Slow cookers (and pseudo-slow-cookers) are awesome, letting you cook food with the most intense flavors, all while requiring minimal kitchen skills. It’s like the appliance version of MSG. And while programmable slow cookers have already solved the problem of irregular work and social schedules messing up your dinner plans (e.g. you come home to pot roast falling apart like hashed meat after having to do 4 hours overtime at work), it still would be fun to be able to just [...]

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