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A toast to these great space coasters

Coaster Set with Rubber Base and Stand

It looks like a space-car part out of the Jetsons, or perhaps a board game from Star Trek, but this shiny contrivance is actually a five-piece coaster set. The Coaster Set with Rubber Base and Stand may take up a fair amount of room on your living room table (each coaster measures four inches), but it is sure to act as a conversation starter; consider it an icebreaker before breaking out the real ice. When the drinks finally do hit the table, the stainless-steel coasters along with the rubber bases will keep your table top neat and tidy and free of Saturn’s rings.

December 2, 2009   No Comments

Serving chef-brain soup

Revol Porcelain Chef Hat Server

Zombies may always in style, but this chef hat doesn’t contain any brains. Sorry. Well, unless you put them in yourself. In which case you might be a zombie. But if that were true, you would have no need to purchase this Revol Porcelain Chef Hat Server, because you can just go out and get your own—with brains still in it. However, chances are that if you are reading this, you are not a zombie, in which case it would be perfectly appropriate to pick up either the Large (with a 5.25-ounce capacity) version or the Mini (1.75-ounce capacity), and fill it with whatever your (hopefully beating) heart desires.

November 20, 2009   No Comments

Bok Choy that never spoils

Jadeite Cabbage with Insects

Of course you wouldn’t want to actually eat this cabbage, not because it is over a hundred years old, but because it is made from jadeite. The carved Jadeite Cabbage with Insects dates from the late Ch’ing Dynasty (1644-1911) and even features a locust and katydid on the leaves. While this awesome carving may not exactly blend into the vegetable drawer, it sure would look great sitting on the kitchen counter.

(Via Serious Eats)

November 19, 2009   No Comments

Be nice: slice precise

Victorinox Precise Slice Knife

In the very near future, hams, turkeys and roasts across the land will be broiled, braised and baked to perfection. From oven to table, the wafting scent of dinner will cause family and friends to gather ‘round in eager excitement. And then you cut into it, ravaging the poor beast into disrespectful clumps. Enthusiastic smiles become replaced by disappointed grimaces. Don’t let your stunning table presentation fall into a meaty pile of disarray: the Victorinox Precise Slice Knife will help you clean up your slicing act.

The serrated knife features an adjustable guide to help you create perfect slices from 1-mm to 15-mm thick. Operating similar to a mechanical slicer, the offset guide directs the cutting edge all the way through the meat during the slicing action. Serve thick slices for the entrée and then just as easily cut some thinly sliced for sandwiches the next day. With neat and clean dinner presentation along with perfect leftovers, your guests may just never leave.

November 9, 2009   No Comments

Portable pepper

Thumb-Operated Pump Mills

Pepper shakers at restaurants are just for show. Otherwise, the salt would look lonely. So we include another shaker, fill it with what once was a tasty spice, and pass it off as pepper. While this impulse may satisfy our instinct for paring off, our palates suffer with dry, tasteless pepper that might as well be sawdust.

These small Thumb-Operated Pump Mills bring portability to pepper. Measuring 5.5-inches long, the stainless steel mills feature not only a small size, but also one-handed operation. So pass the pepper at the table—literally—and grind your own with a push of a button.

November 3, 2009   No Comments

Can the cooking spray

Misto Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer

Flavored olive oil can be a delicious way to season vegetables. Keeping herbs and spices in oil imparts flavor into every drop. That’s lucky considering sometimes all you want is a few drops. Trying to throttle back on the olive oil can be a delicate operation, and for that there is the Misto Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer.

Featuring a brushed aluminum housing, the oil sprayer disperses contents without the use of chemicals or propellants. Standing at almost 8-inches tall, the handy kitchen gadget allows you to precisely control the amount of oil (flavored, or not) that you wish to use.

Related: Prepara Oil Mister

September 15, 2009   1 Comment



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