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Nathan’s Famous Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster

Nostalgia Electrics Nathan's Famous Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster

There is only one way to host a hot dog eating contest. That would be with hot dogs from Nathan’s Famous. Could there be anything more American? (Well, perhaps except for Black Friday and Cyber Monday) But if the trip to Coney on July 4th is out of the way, there is a solution.

Nostalgia Electrics Nathan’s Famous Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster looks to bring all the excitement of a hot dog eating contest into the home — just as long as you make two at a time. Which is probably for the best as we all know too much of a good thing can be, well, too much.

Aaaand, speaking of holiday traditions and excess, here’s a link to the Annual Walmart Black Friday Madness.

November 26, 2012   No Comments

What To Do With All That (Lame) Halloween Candy

Nostalgia Electrics PCM-805 Hard Candy/Sugar Free Cotton Candy Maker

Near the bottom of the Halloween candy hierarchy is hard candy. Trick or treating is about going door to door, freeloading off of our neighbors and rating how cool they are by what candy they dole out. Chocolate bars? A-ok. Hard candy? Lame. Just a step up from granola snacks or rice crackers.

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November 1, 2010   No Comments

Stay Classy, Hot Dog Toaster

Nostalgia Electrics RHDT-700RETRO Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster

When you’re in the market for a hot dog toaster, it’s important to keep it classy. Actually, it’s not very hard to do; what kitchen décor isn’t improved with the addition of a hot dog-making appliance? Why none, of course.

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October 29, 2010   No Comments

Roll your own hot dogs (wherever you want to)

Nostalgia Electrics Vintage Collection Carnival Hot Dog Cart with Umbrella

With the street food craze still going on in full swing, it’s time to get back to basics. While we may never know what the original street food really is (noodles in China being a good bet), the iconic street food item of the modern era in the U.S. (or at least NYC) is the hot dog. While the close companion of the hot dog, the hamburger, might best be prepared on a backyard grill, the hot dog just isn’t a hot dog unless it comes from the street. Or at least a cart.

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December 15, 2009   No Comments

Carnival in your kitchen… and on your sofa… and in the carpet… and on the drapes…

Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series 50's Style Cotton Candy Machine

The carnival has packed up and is heading off into the sunset. The sounds of the midway are faint in the air. A slight breeze carries the scent of fried foods and roller coaster grease. You take a step forward, hoping to capture one last taste of the county fair and all that it has to offer. Instead, you find a sticky paper cone attached to the bottom of your sole; a piece of pink-stained detritus left over from the summer carnival.

Lucky for you, you can take that crumpled tube of paper and breath new life into it with your very own cotton candy machine. The Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series 50’s Style Cotton Candy Machine is a countertop appliance set to spin all year long. Just add sugar mixture and use the included reusable plastic cones to catch the freshly flossed cotton candy as it spins out of the machine. Now, that sticky and goopy mess that you thought you left out in the fairgrounds can finally be made at home. Lucky you.

October 12, 2009   No Comments