Salad is great. Wet salad, not so much. Yet, we still gotta wash the lettuce, right? So, once upon a time somebody invented the salad spinner for drying leafy greens to make for a wonderful dry salad. (Before the gallon of ranch dressing gets added, that is.) However awesome salad spinners may be, there is room for improvement.
A salad spinner isn’t the most beautiful object in the kitchen. It’s a bulky item that usually just gets a utilitarian design. But not any longer. The Apple Shaped Salad Spinner brings a fun design to the oft-overlooked kitchen contraption. This particular one is on the small side, measuring 8 inches by 8 inches by 7 inches, so if it looks too good to use, you can always find a nice spot for it on the knick-knack shelf.
August 4, 2015 No Comments
Things move fast in the kitchen. It’s easy to reach out and grab the wrong thing when cooking up a storm. Of course, this includes hot cookware, but there is another threat lurking when the cooking is fast and furious: The Mess.
Having a hand towel nearby while cooking is essential. Having one that also does duty as pot holder is twice as nice. The Campanelli Cooking Buddy (available in three different colors) is an over-the-shoulder cooking accessory that looks to keep the cooking action smooth.
July 20, 2015 No Comments
You want to cook something to eat — something special that only you can make — but you don’t want to open the kitchen cabinet. You know what will happen: dozens of pots, pans, lids and trays will fall clattering to the ground. And then they’ll be all dirty instead of full of delicious muffins, pizzas and brownies.
The YouCopia StoreMore Adjustable Bakeware Rack cleans up the mess before it becomes a mess. The adjustable cookware rack organizes all the different everyday baking pieces thanks to adjustable dividers. From deep dishes to thin sheet pans, the rack can be made to accommodate. So when it comes time to bake your specialty, say like brownie pizza (Mmmm… brownie pizza), that precise pan is always within reach.
July 14, 2015 No Comments
Vegetable spiralizer. Veggie spiralizer. Veggie spirals. Vegetable spiral. Just a few years ago, these words would not be found together. Now, of course, spiral cutters are popular and that means all these words can be found all jumbled together — kinda like a pile of veggie noodles on your plate.
The Gusteaux Quadghetti 4-blade Spiralizer is a new, affordable spiral slicer that comes with four different blades (3mm, 5mm, 10mm and 70 mm). Capable of making spiral cuts on a variety of different vegetables, the kitchen gadget makes it easy to put a new twist on otherwise ordinary meals. And if a new spin on food isn’t enough of a mouthful, saying ‘Gusteaux Quadghetti Spiralizer’ 3 times fast (well, better make that 4) certainly is.
July 9, 2015 1 Comment
There comes a time in every hot dog’s existence that it comes time to be eaten. Some enjoy a long, extended life, perpetually spinning on some Kwik-E-Mart hot dog rack. Others succumb to a fate where existence ends in a blink of an eye. Or, more specifically, the blink of hot dog eating contest champion Joey Chestnut’s eyes. Last year, the man ate 61 hot dogs and he holds the record for eating 69 hot dogs. He has won eight years in a row. That’s a lot of hot dogs!
It’s probably not a good idea to try to keep pace this Fourth of July — and I doubt many of you have 70 hot dogs for each person hanging out in the fridge — but there is a benefit (actually many) to eating hot dogs the good old fashioned way: hot dog buns!
Th Knox Hot Dog Steamer with 2 Bun Warmers is a home hot dog maker that also warms hot dog buns. The funny-looking kitchen gadget cooks a batch of six hot dogs in about eight minutes. That’s not fast enough to keep up with our nation’s hot dog champs, but consider that a good thing!
What?! They eat the buns too in these contests? Insanity. Please ignore the above and instead pretend there is a joke about cooking six hot dogs for only two buns.
July 1, 2015 No Comments
Know someone who may be a bit prickly before they get their morning coffee or tea? The Cactus Mug and Spoon Set understands. The countertop decor is whimsical and functional and provides a go-to drinking vessel that’s always within reach. However, depending on the morning, it may be the cactus mugs that end up getting pricked!
June 24, 2015 No Comments