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Rice Cube Squared

Rice Cube

Rice goes with everything. The plain white grain (okay, okay; brown too) can be used in dishes originating from anywhere across the globe. But that doesn’t mean it has to stick to being mounded together into a hemisphere. In fact, for those seeking to mold rice into cubes, there exists at least two choices.

Above, the Rice Cube is a fun geometrical puzzle that comes together to make rice cubes. Below, the Kotobuki Mini Cube Rice Mold gives rice fans a similar option.

Either way, use the rice molds to transform rice into whimsical cubes that can be used for sushi or whatever else one can dream up. Or stack up as the case may be.

Kotobuki Mini Cube Rice Mold

(Via 7 Gadgets)

June 28, 2013   1 Comment

Chef’n Mini Burger Machine Mini Burger Press

Chef'n Mini Burger Machine Mini Burger Press

Sometimes two small things are more desirable than one large thing of the same nature. Hamburgers fall into that category. As delicious as a monster burger may be, there are times when all it really takes to hit the spot is a couple (ahem) of small ones.

The Chef’n Mini Burger Machine Mini Burger Press knocks out little 2.5-ounce patties for sliders or other diminutive sandwiches. As good of an idea as this small burger press may be, I can’t help but wonder: where do you get the mini fries to go with it?

October 3, 2012   No Comments

Mini Waffles Abound!

Sunbeam CKSBWFMW3 Mini Waffle Maker

Some foods need to be made in batches. Waffles and pancakes fall into this category. And this goes double (or quadruple) when mini waffles are concerned. The Sunbeam CKSBWFMW3 Mini Waffle Maker is a specialty appliance that produces eight mini waffles per batch. While specialty appliances tend to take up more room than they are worth, waffle makers are worth a look, considering that waffles aren’t exactly easy to make in the oven. (And no, Eggo’s don’t count.) The mini waffle maker, not surprisingly, has a mini price to match–and you don’t even have to buy a whole batch to get the deal.

October 13, 2011   No Comments

Skinny Oven For Big Food

Danby DER2009W 20-inch Electric Range

The Danby DER2009W Electric Range is only 20-inches across, but features four burners and a 2.6-cubic-foot capacity oven. It may look like a miniature, but considering that it can bake, boil and broil, the appliance brings everything that is needed to the kitchen. And it makes real food too, not those little dollhouse miniatures that look so good, but aren’t very tasty. Not that I ever tried to eat one, of course.

Product description:
DER2009W is ultra-compact electric range measure only 20 inches wide but offer 4 burners plus an oven. Taking up a minimum amount of space, this range is the perfect addition to trailers, cottages or accessory apartments.

September 8, 2011   No Comments

Back To School: Beer Fridge!

Haier 1.7 Cu. Ft. HNSB02 Compact Mini Refrigerator

It’s that time of year again: time to hit the books… with empty beer cans, that is. No college dorm room would be complete without a mini fridge to keep uh, healthy groceries, cold and available at a moment’s notice. The Haier HNSB02 1.7 Cu-Ft Refrigerator/Freezer, White is small enough to tuck into a corner or under a desk, but large enough to store all the supplies needed for a night of… studying, of course. Continue on for the details, however don’t worry, there will not be a test.

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August 16, 2011   No Comments

Things To Do: Buy Beer

Haier 1.7-Cubic-Ft. HNSEW02 Dry-Erase Write Fridge

Having a small, dedicated fridge for the garage (or office, as the case may be) is a beer-drinkers luxury that offers much-appreciated convenience. However, the same small size that can be such a convenience can also be a hindrance, as it constantly needs to be refilled. Luckily, some appliances are prepared. The Haier 1.7-Cubic-Ft. HNSEW02 Dry-Erase Write Fridge tells you when it’s empty (assuming you remember to jot it down, that is). Complete with non-permanent markers and eraser, the mini-fridge not only keeps cold items always within reach, but also provides for that all-important artistic outlet that inevitably occurs while emptying out the fridge.

May 3, 2010   No Comments



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