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Rapid Ramen Cooker

Rapid Ramen Cooker

They say we eat with our eyes first. But what happens when an otherwise delicious meal gets set down in front of us, only to realize that it’s been jammed into the wrong serving contrivance? If it’s a bowl of ramen, shoving that rectangle into a round bowl can only have crumbly, unappetizing results. It’s a wonder that anybody eats the stuff.

How has rectangle-ramen survived in a round-bowl-world for so long? Well, it’s no matter because the Rapid Ramen Cooker is here to save the day.

There is no great secret here to the Rapid Ramen bowl; it just happens to be a bowl designed to perfectly fit a packet of the dried noodles. No longer must we wade through a crumbled jumble of dried noodles. Just pop the noodle cake into the bowl, fill to the water line and nuke it for about 4 minutes. Thanks to the shape of the bowl, the result should be evenly cooked noodles without any hazardous sharp edges protruding out. See? It’s safe too!

Finally, eating ramen no longer must be like forcing a square peg into a round hole. Speaking of, it is also available as: 4-Family Pack Rapid Ramen Cookers. So, yes, even the black sheep of the family can join in the delicious, dried noodle fun!

January 23, 2013   No Comments

Zak Designs Emeril 8-Piece Geo Table Art

Zak Designs Emeril 8-Piece Geo Table Art, White

Whether you sup at a round dining table or square, the Zak Designs Emeril 8-Piece Geo Table Art serving set will fit right in. The dishwasher-safe melamine bowls measure about 8-inches across at the deepest part and encourage creative table-setting due to their unique shapes. That and eating geometrically appropriate foods like split-pea soup and half-sandwiches.

March 28, 2012   No Comments

Back To School With Chalkboard Bowls

Chalkboard Bowls with Lids

As long as Back To School* is a theme around here, it would only be appropriate to educate readers about the Chalkboard Bowls with Lids. The set of three bowls not only come with lids for easy storage, but also with integrated chalkboard panels to make it easy for labeling contents and date. So come winter break, you know very well not to open the bowl marked eggs that found its way to the back of the fridge.

*There used to be a thing called chalkboards in the classroom. Kind of like a big touchscreen, except you got chalk dust all over you when you touched it. That and you had to make it work manually.

August 25, 2011   No Comments

Obol, The Never-Soggy Cereal Bowl

Obol, the Never-Soggy Cereal Bowl

Soggy cereal is a sorry sight first thing in the morning. Luckily this all-too-common condition has a cure. No, it doesn’t involve changing brands of cereal or some top secret combination that somehow magically counters over-soaked cereal. The answer is in the last place one might expect to look: the bowl.

Obol, The Never-Soggy Cereal Bowl looks to change the perception of what a cereal bowl can be. The bifurcated bowl features two compartments, one for cereal and one for milk. Scoop the cereal into the milk one spoonful at a time and the Soggies become a thing of the past.

June 17, 2011   No Comments

Hey Ziploc, Men Eat Leftovers Too

Ziploc VersaGlass Container, Variety Pack, 3-Count

There’s a great Simpsons quote in the episode where Milhouse’s dad is getting fired from the cracker factory for being divorced.

“Kirk, crackers are a family food. Happy families. Maybe single people eat crackers…we don’t know. Frankly, we don’t want to know. It’s a market we can do without.”

That’s how it is in marketing too. Marketing is family food. A current Sea-Doo commercial for some reason explicitly shows a shot of a wedding band securely wrapped around a man’s finger as he navigates his water vehicle to the dock. Now Viagra ads and such make at least some sort of sense (for such nonsense), but jet skis? Ah well, that’s how it is. Moms are also the only one’s in the kitchen too…

Read on for today’s press release regarding the Ziploc VersaGlass Container:

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April 26, 2011   No Comments

Would You Ventu?

It doesn’t exist yet, but it could with your help. The Ventu Strainer Bowl, a Quirky project is a mash-up between a colander and a serving bowl. For whatever reason, colanders have always enjoyed a reputation as something to avoid in the kitchen–it is just too tempting to try to strain pasta and whatnot with either the lid or a fork. Capitalizing (maybe) on this idea is a project that needs your support.

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April 14, 2011   1 Comment



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