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It’s a pancake, it’s a waffle, it’s both!

Nordic Ware Waffled Pancake Pan

Is it a panffle, or would that be a waffcake? Either way it is a great idea! This Nordic Ware Waffled Pancake Pan from Williams-Sonoma helps undecided breakfast eaters by eliminating the choice between pancakes and waffles. Making important decisions first thing in the morning can be rather daunting, after all. Well, now you don’t have to decide: the two classic breakfast items are now available as one delicious dish.

Simply prepare your batter as if you were making a batch of pancakes and pour into the nonstick griddle. The cast aluminum pan heats evenly right on the stovetop, producing delicious 3-inch round waffles complete with deep pockets for tasty toppings. For creating a uniquely satisfying morning meal, this original take on breakfast is an easy choice to make.

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February 24, 2009   1 Comment

Rocket Grill takes cooking convenience to new heights

Sunbeam Rocket Grill

There are times when nothing will do but having food, now. These moments of low blood sugar usually end up with a bad decision being made. At least for the food-related mistakes that may happen in times of hunger there is hope. No longer do you have to suffer through a greasy fast-food meal or microwaved monstrosity simply because you don’t have the energy to make something good.
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February 23, 2009   No Comments

Flexible Grill Basket keeps the food out of the fire

Flexible Grill BasketGrill baskets are wonderful things. Designed not only to hold delicate fish (or meats) for grill cooking, but also perfect for keeping small vegetables in place. Nothing quite beats marinated fire-roasted vegetables served with a perfectly cooked piece of fish. Problem is, sometimes without the right equipment it can be difficult to keep the food from falling into the fire.

This Flexible Grill Basket is made from carbon steel and has a non-stick finish. The heavy-duty plastic handle makes flipping a breeze, while the flexible nature of the mesh allows for it to contour around your food. A sliding lock further helps to keep food from slipping out. When it’s all said and done, and your delicious meal is safely on your plate (or in your belly), cleaning up is simply a matter of popping the basket into the dishwasher.

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February 23, 2009   No Comments

Sharper Image toasters may actually be useful

Sharper Image Toasters

The Sharper Image is offering up this pair of toasters, complete with sleek styling and backlit controls. They are available in two models: the Bella Pro 2-Slice Toaster or the Bella Pro 4-Slice Toaster.

The Sharper Image was always known for providing for some entertaining downtime while at the mall. In stark contrast to all the useless gadgets that were on display in their retail stores, these toasters actually appear to be useful. Unfortunately, purchasing one doesn’t come with some quality time in a gaudily priced message chair; the company is solely a product brand now.

Available at Bed Bath & Beyond. $79.99 for the two-slice model, and $99.99 for the four-slice version.

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February 20, 2009   No Comments

Keep your kitchen appliances away from prying eyes

Quilted Appliance Cover

For every appliance there is an anti-appliance. However, unlike matter and anti-matter, in the kitchen world the two are designed to meet. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they should. However, if you are of the mind that your blender, 2-slice toaster or electric can-opener are in need a quilted cover, check out these Kitchen Appliance Covers.

Available in basic black or natural off-white, these quilted covers keep your unsightly kitchen appliances hidden away from prying eyes. Additional benefits include the ability to protect your appliances from dust, scratches, drips and spills (not to mention use).

Options abound in our world; for every item that is purchasable there is an accessory to go along with it. Like the plastic-lined couches so familiar in living rooms of the past, sometimes things designed to protect simply get in the way. While there seems to be little chance that your can-opener and can-opener cover will face annihilation if ever the two shall meet, you just never know. Best to play it safe and keep those appliances in everyday use.

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February 20, 2009   No Comments

Little green men prefer poached-egg yellow

UFO Egg Poacher

No need to be frightened of aliens arriving by this UFO. Tiny and exceedingly cute, this Egg Poacher works in either the microwave or on the stovetop. Simply crack an egg into the reservoir, cover and place in the microwave for easy no-water poached eggs. Alternatively, you can place it in a pot of boiling water, as it is heat resistant to 500 degrees. Microwave safe, and of the friendly variety.

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February 20, 2009   No Comments