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When Pizza’s On A Stovetop…

Pizzacraft PC0601 Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven

…you can have pizza any time!

The Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven is waiting for you. That’s important, because we’re talking about pizza here. Nobody wants to wait for pizza. But it’s not like the microwave is a good option. Well good news for those with a gas stovetop.

The stovetop pizza oven settles in over a gas burner and kicks up home pizza baking to a new level. Like 100 degrees hotter than hot. Yes, this device gets hotter than your conventional oven.

You know what that means: fast cooking pizza with a nice charred crust and hot melty toppings. The Companion Group is behind this pizza gadget and the claim is that it reaches temperatures of 600 degrees F. So far, the reviews on Amazon seem to be in agreement. But I wonder how it does with bagels…



April 21, 2016   No Comments

Guitar Doorbell Or Guitdoorbell? Music Either Way!

The Guitar Doorbell -- Guit Doorbell mounts over door.

Do birds sing when you enter a room? No? Maybe you can settle for a little music to accompany your entrance. The Guitdoorbell is here to help. Hammacher calls it The Guitar Doorbell, but you can call it whatever you like — and tune it to match.

From the Hammacher Schlemmer description:

The included pitch pipe and chord chart are keyed to enable tuning to a chord that fits the day’s mood or a portal’s intended use, whether a major that welcomes expected company, a pensive minor seventh that “guards” a teen’s bedroom, or a complex diminished when anticipating an in-law that often arrives unannounced via a back door.

If you’re in Sacramento you can get it at The Guitar Workshop on 3248 J Street. Who knows what chord will accompany you as you walk through the door?

They say cooking can be like a symphony — install a Guitdoorbell over all the cupboards and find out!

August 15, 2014   No Comments

Retrosink: Glorette Toaster Oven Skillet

Rare Glorette Jade Green Porcelain Tabletop Stove Skillet Oven / Toaster Oven.

Check out this vintage combination appliance found on eBay. Combining a skillet and a toaster oven, the Glorette is an all-in-one countertop appliance solution for the discerning cooks of the 1920s and ’30s.

Described as “working and fully functional,” the Rare Glorette Jade Green Porcelain Tabletop Stove Skillet Oven / Toaster Oven is a current auction that is set to end March 11.

For comparison’s sake, check out the MaxiMatic EBK-200 Elite Cuisine 3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Deluxe Toaster Oven/Griddle/Coffee Maker, Blue.

Just imagine what the retro griddle oven combo would look like if they had the coffee craze back then!

MaxiMatic EBK-200 Elite Cuisine 3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Deluxe Toaster Oven/Griddle/Coffee Maker

February 28, 2014   No Comments

PolyScience Anti-Griddle

PolyScience AG30AC1B Anti-Griddle

Griddles are nice and all, but they do a lousy job when it comes time to chill things down. That’s probably for the best considering hot cakes are supposed to be hot and all. But when it is time to flip the switch and flash freeze some food, the freezer above the fridge just takes too long.

Enter the PolyScience Anti-Griddle.

With a surface temperature of -30°F (-34.4°C) the cold, cold gadget is capable of freezing food on contact. It’s made appearances on TV shows like Iron Chef and is now available to order for the home. Beware, it’s not cheap though; buying one will set you back well over a grand.

Frozen pancakes anyone?

Product Description:
PolyScience temperature control expertise goes well beyond Sous Vide and other methods of adding heat. We’re also experts at taking heat away quickly. The resulting flash freezing enables you to quickly turn sauces, purees, crèmes, vinaigrettes and other foods into very different solid or semi-frozen creations. Cool, creamy centers and crunchy surfaces can be created in just seconds with the PolyScience Anti-Griddle featuring a -30°F / -34.4ºC plate that allows rapid unidirectional freezing. The Anti-Griddle flash freezing technique, originally inspired by Chef Grant Achatz, allows you to easily prepare appealing dual-texture creations and explore an entirely new culinary realm. The possibilities are truly endless. Create frozen desserts and appetizers with cool, liquid centers. Combine flash frozen lollipops with a novel ingredient in place of traditional sticks. For example, a vanilla caramel ice cream lollipop on a rosemary sprig. Top salads with frozen vinaigrettes that melt on the plate when served. Adorn dishes with intricate frozen ornaments, easily transferred from the Anti-Griddle to the plate. Flash freeze tableside or at the buffet to provide guests with unique, personal and exciting dining experiences.

***UPDATE 10/8/14*** The link above is broken, so check out the Anti-Griddle directly at Polyscience.

August 14, 2013   No Comments

Get Your Gravity Right Here For Only $124.95!

Starbucks Premium Pour-Over Brewer

Using a dripper to make a make a mighty fine cup of pour-over coffee is about as old-school as it gets. Using the Starbucks Premium Pour-Over Brewer to brew said cup, not so much. Sure it looks nice, but does it look $100+ nice? Maybe — eye of the beholder and all that. But the question still remains: how does anyone afford Starbucks coffee after purchasing it?

Product Description:
Bring beautiful, functional design into your home with this Premium Pour-Over Brewer, handmade by Darin Montgomery, founder of Seattle-based urbancase, a furniture and product design studio. Made from Corian solid surface material and domestic walnut, this elegant pour-over brewer reflects the aesthetics and functional design principles that contribute to living – simply – well. The single-serving ceramic pour-over cone regulates water flow to allow for the full extraction of coffee flavors. The cone sits on top of the handmade brewer stand while your favorite mug or tumbler fits underneath. With proper care and maintenance, this premium brewer should bring years of use. Ceramic cone is dishwasher safe. — Important Care Information: Do not immerse in water. Clean with a damp sponge. A mild detergent may be used. Corian is maintenance free but the walnut will require some care. Over time the oil/wax finish will need to be refreshed. Use a food-grade penetrating oil available at most kitchen stores. Avoid using vegetable oils.

February 26, 2013   No Comments

Kitchen In A Click

Frigidaire 18.2 Cubic Foot Refrigerator, 30

Shopping for new kitchen appliances? There is a way to get it all done with one click. For $1,306.65 you can outfit the kitchen with brand new appliances all at once. That is so many appliances that the title doesn’t even fit into standard Amazon-speak. But here it is:

Frigidaire FBASE2-BT-BL-E Black 18.2 Cubic Foot Refrigerator, 30″ Microwave, Dishwasher, and 30″ El

What that translates to is a fridge, a microwave, a dishwasher and an electric range all in one package. That requires so much detail in fact that the product description even runs out! As they say in the product description below, “A must have for any modern kitc”

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May 11, 2012   No Comments



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