Whether you fill it with recycling, compost or plain ol’ trash, this can has its eye on you. The Wink by Polder is an 8.7-gallon capacity step can—but instead of a lid, this can winks at you! When stepped on, the two sides of the lid pull away from each other, giving the appearance of an opening eye. When closed, the two sides shut tightly keeping unpleasant garbage odors in the can. Good news for all those cooks out there who wish to see all the detritus created by cooking Thanksgiving dinner disappear in a blink of an eye.
November 25, 2009 No Comments
Need a quick julienne? The Mince N’ Slice by Progressive makes it easy. No need to lug out the heavy equipment for simple chores, the handheld kitchen gadget is a quick and easy way to get the job done. With more consistent results than a knife, the contraption catches the cuts in an included tray, conveniently allowing the results to be added to a salad or other presentation-dependent dishes. Even if you aren’t concerned with a need to pretty up your lunch, the easy to use gadget makes getting to the good stuff (the eating, of course) just that much easier.
November 24, 2009 No Comments
Have a hankerin’ for milk and Pepsi but hate Pepsi? Well, if you’ve been suffering through the ultra sweet taste of that suspect combination just to get bubbles in milk, it’s time to let science lead you to better living. The U-FIZZ Drink Carbonation Kit consists of little more than a couple of plastic tubes and a hose (luckily with a $6.99 price tag to match—good job ThinkGeek), but manages to turn any beverage into a bubbling fountain of nose-tickling goodness. Whether it be juice, coffee, tea or the aforementioned milk, your favorite beverage can now be made better. How? Science. By using baking soda and vinegar to produce carbon dioxide, the gadget captures the escaping gas and puts it into your drink. Better living through chemistry, indeed.
November 23, 2009 No Comments
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
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
Putting out a cheese plate at a party is a sure-fire way to create a mess. Party-goers attack the hors d’oeuvres all willy-nilly, spreading cheese bits all over the place. As much fun as it is to entertain for your friends, it is no fun cleaning up after them. So, either get a bunch of new, cleaner friends or give them less of a reason to make a mess.
The Prodyne Butcher Block End Grain Board w/4 Cheese Knives is a cheese palette designed to keep cheese-related messes to a minimum. Encouraging guests to keep the cheese on the board, a stainless-steel cutting wire is integrated at one end. As for knives: don’t give guests an excuse to try to make room for a knife somewhere on the table—it will just end up on the floor. The magnetic fence at the back of the board should do nicely for keeping them (the knives) in place. Truly this cheese board is a better option than serving those processed cheese singles you may have been thinking about.
November 18, 2009 No Comments