Whoever said imitation is the highest form of flattery wasn’t living in the digital age. As soon as the Quirky Pluck Yolk Extractor showed up on the crowdsourcing site, the copycats got in on the action. Now there are tons of yolk tools available. (Here’s what a yolk search in the Home & Kitchen department on Amazon will get you.) While the original yolk extracting design was elegant in its simplicity, it lacked any pizzazz. And it looked nothing like a fish.
While the original idea for the egg gadget was clever, the Silicone YolkFish Squeeze Fish Lips Swallow Release Egg Separator Cooking and Baking Tool by Peleg Design takes it (and its product title) one step further. The idea of using a fish to fish for egg yolks is certainly cute and the egg separator does offer a fun whimsical shape, but at the price they are asking for it, the thing might as well be shaped like a cash cow — at least until the next thing wanders or swims along.
May 8, 2014 No Comments
What the heck is an Atypyk Cowstick?
WHY CHOOSE BETWEEN A REFRIGERATOR AND A COW, IF YOU CAN HAVE BOTH?
Oh, cow stickers for the refrigerator door.
May 6, 2014 No Comments
Who thinks trivets come in handy? This Cast Iron Owl Trivet certainly does. And since owls have that preternatural ability to turn their head almost all the way around, who better than an owl to look out for your kitchen counters? The apple, fish, heart and ship helm trivets must be jealous.
April 29, 2014 No Comments
Grilling isn’t just for chicken and hamburgers anymore. Nowadays, there are plenty of grill accessories to help grillers take their cooking to the next level. Sometimes literally.
The Charcoal Companion Smores Roasting Rack is an all-in-one s’more helper that toasts marshmallows, warms graham crackers and melts chocolate. The skewers hold the marshmallows in place while the warming platform takes care of the gooey chocolate.
Considering that grilling burgers, steak, chicken and fish is still the first thing that people think to cook when firing up the grill, chances are, s’mores can take a back seat while the entrees cook. Since fishmallows, chickocolate and burger crackers are rarely on the menu, raising the cooking surface for the sweets seems like a fine idea.
April 24, 2014 No Comments
You are what you eat. So of course, it’s important to know what you put into your body. One way to do that is to look at the package. The list of ingredients are a telling sign of what’s to come. But what of food that has no ingredient list? Shouldn’t our one-ingredient meals get the same treatment?
The Hutzler Snack Attack Celery and Dip to Go Serve Set says yes. It might look more like a mysterious green bullet than a heart of celery, but once you know, you know what’s inside. Not only does the amusing celery container transport celery to and fro, but the design also includes a self-contained dip container.
They say it takes more calories to consume celery than it gives back resulting in so-called negative calories. Of course, that doesn’t include whatever mysterious fatty dip that the dip container has in store. But hey, designing a dip container in the “shape” of dip is probably kind of hard to do.
And here’s something that’s fun to say: Also available in Carrot.
Hutzler Snack Attack Carrot and Dip to-Go
April 22, 2014 No Comments
April 20, 2014 No Comments