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Steemee Wonder Hot Dog Cookware

NO CHEAP RED PLASTIC! 100% Stainless Steel FAST & Tasty! Steam up to 12 Perfect BallPark Hotdogs in 6 Minutes!

Hot dogs are famous for having the capability to be perfectly customized to suit individual tastes. Just think of all the add-ons they have: mustard, ketchup, sauerkraut, pickles, mayo, peppers, bacon, chili, more bacon, cheese, catsup, hot sauce, tomato, onion, relish… the list of hot dog toppings goes on and on. However, there is one aspect of the tubular treat that is often overlooked: the bun.

The Steemee Wonder, the multicooker with a lyrical name, is a quick and easy hot dog making contraption. Unlike other hot dog gadgets, this one has no bells and whistles, no fancy colors and works just like regular cookware. In the world of hot dogs, this would be the plain, no topping version. And that’s okay. Even if it is “As Seen On TV.”

The Steemee Wonder -- As Seen On TV

Despite the marketing, this seems pretty legit. Just look at that product title from Amazon:

NO CHEAP RED PLASTIC! 100% Stainless Steel FAST & Tasty! Steam up to 12 Perfect BallPark Hotdogs in 6 Minutes! “When You Gotta Have a Hot Dog Fast!………………….. “You Gotta Have a Steemee Wonder!” The Amazing Multi Cooker Steemee Wonder(tm) 100% Stainless Steel! BallPark Hot Dog Steamer That Can’t Be Topped! Totally Portable(Includes Carrying Bag)! Great for Home SuperBowl Parties/Tailgating! As Seen on TV!……ORDER NOW!

That’s a lot of words! The takeaway though is that it is basically a cooking pot with two steaming inserts and a lid. Boil the hot dogs, steam the buns, and you’re good to go. It’s hard to tell the quality of the stainless steel, but the concept is there.

Yes, you can achieve almost the same result by using a steamer insert with a properly sized cooking pot, but if you do not have said pot and insert, then this might be a solution. It’s a bit pricey of a solution (watch out for that shipping cost), but it is an all-in-one hot dog cooking solution nonetheless. Regardless, after having too many delicious hot dogs with perfectly steamed buns, you can steam up a nice pot of healthy veggies!

January 16, 2014   1 Comment

Fred And Friends Cracked Up Colander

Fred and Friends Cracked Up Colander

Colanders are pretty boring as far as kitchen gadgets go, right? No! First of all, a colander makes for a perfect first space helmet. Or marching band hat. Or really any kind of hat as long as it has to do with banging pots and pans. But the problem with letting the kids get into the kitchen gear isn’t their land of make-believe, but rather the real world when kitchen gear gets broken. (Or until the tears start; whichever comes first.)

Unless of course, you have the Fred and Friends Cracked Up Colander. Available as part of a set (with the Fred and Friends Cracked Up Mug for some reason), the fun kitchen tool features irregular cut-outs that give it the appearance of a broken bowl. However, no bowls were harmed in the process — unlike the kids’ feelings when the kitchen gear gets taken away from them to make dinner.

January 16, 2013   No Comments

Made In America Cast Iron Cooking Skillets

Made in America skillets

Each state has its own regional cuisine: Texas has its Tex-mex, Massachusetts has its lobster rolls and California has its, well, California cuisine. Put it all together and what do you get? A nice, big tapestry of flavors. A cast-iron tapestry that is.

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May 7, 2012   No Comments

Chicago Metallic Split Decision Nonstick Pie Pan

Chicago Metallic Split Decision Nonstick Pie Pan

Cherry or apple pie? The answer (as it always really has been) is: Yes.

Oh, but what about pumpkin pie? Darn, just when all the world’s problems were solved.

Check it out here: Chicago Metallic Split Decision Nonstick Pie Pan. Note that the center divider is removable, so it can work as a regular pie pan too.

December 1, 2011   No Comments

Nonstick Roasting Rack With Juice Reservoir

Nonstick Roasting Rack With Juice Reservoir

Lurking inside every roast is a bowl full of gravy. The cooking process may create pools of flavor, but collecting all those juices requires a but of effort. Lifting the heavy pan that the roast was cooking in is one way to get to the goodness, but sending the river of flavor into a pre-determined location is probably a better way to go about it. The Nonstick Roasting Rack With Juice Reservoir channels juices away from the roast, sending them directly into a waiting reservoir. Try not to drink it straight out of the cup.

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September 28, 2011   No Comments

The Cake Must Go On

Wilton Sports Ball Cake Pan

The NBA may be suffering through a lockout (or whatever it is called when millionaires and billionaires bicker), but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good basketball cake. The Wilton Sports Ball Cake Pan is a 4-piece set used to create spherical cakes. And whether or not the owners and players ever figure it out at least you can have your cake and eat it too.

July 1, 2011   No Comments