Beyond The Kitchen Sink Kitchen Gadgets and Food News



The New AeroGarden’s Are Here, The New AeroGarden is here!

I wonder what a tomato has to say?

Okay, maybe an Alexa enabled garden isn’t really about giving a voice to fruits and vegetables. (Who knows what plants have to say?) But what Alexa does do for you is help you control your new countertop garden. The AeroGarden Bounty Elite – Stainless Steel (Alexa-Enabled) is a new 2019 version of the popular indoor garden.

Featuring a sleek look and automated controls, year round veggies and herbs are only a countertop away — if your veggies have anything to say about it that is.

November 12, 2019   No Comments

Gusteaux Quadghetti Spiralizer Makes New Words With Gusto

Gusteaux Quadghetti 4-blade Spiralizer

Vegetable spiralizer. Veggie spiralizer. Veggie spirals. Vegetable spiral. Just a few years ago, these words would not be found together. Now, of course, spiral cutters are popular and that means all these words can be found all jumbled together — kinda like a pile of veggie noodles on your plate.

The Gusteaux Quadghetti 4-blade Spiralizer is a new, affordable spiral slicer that comes with four different blades (3mm, 5mm, 10mm and 70 mm). Capable of making spiral cuts on a variety of different vegetables, the kitchen gadget makes it easy to put a new twist on otherwise ordinary meals. And if a new spin on food isn’t enough of a mouthful, saying ‘Gusteaux Quadghetti Spiralizer’ 3 times fast (well, better make that 4) certainly is.

July 9, 2015   1 Comment

KitchenAid Spiralizer Spins Spiral Cuts To All

KitchenAid KSM1APC Spiralizer Attachment with Peel

Spiralizing has hit the big time. Now, the no-longer elusive spiral cut can be found lurking right out in the open on the kitchen countertop via an attachment for the popular KitchenAid stand mixer.

Attaching to the Power Hub, the KitchenAid KSM1APC Spiralizer Attachment with Peel beefs up the stand mixer’s arsenal while prettying up the results. Popular for making delicate and whimsical shapes out of veggies, spiralizers add an interesting texture to otherwise ordinary meals. The new number one best seller in mixer parts and accessories, the spiral cutter takes spiralizers from novelty item to legitimate prep tool.

June 2, 2015   1 Comment

Water Spinach Splitter

Water Spinach Splitter, The Best Shredder For Morning Glory Vegetable, Chinese Water Spinach Or Thai Water Spinach, Fun And Useful Kitchen Gadget, Great Gift For Any Foodie. by Asian 108 Markets

Forget spiral slicers, veggie splitters are what it’s all about now. The Water Spinach Splitter looks to bring to the masses a specialized kitchen gadget that creates a neat garnish quickly and easily.

Product Description:

Water spinach (rau muong in Vietnamese, ong choy in Cantonese) is a super popular green vegetable in Southeast Asia and Southern China, where it grows literally like a weed. The tender leaves and tops are boiled and stir-fried. The tougher, hollow stems (about 1/4 inch wide) are resourcefully split so that they’re easier to chew.

In the Vietnamese kitchen, the shreds of stems are soaked in water until curly and crunchy. There’s just a slight grassy flavor in the stems, which are enjoyed mostly for their nutritional value and texture.

Typically, the shreds are lightly dressed with a vinaigrette for a salad or set out as a noodle soup garnish for guests who want to add extra crunch and fiber to their meal. (Eating too much of the stems, however, may lead to constipation.) Indeed, there’s little waste when you’re feeding lots of people.

A knife is traditionally used to split the stems, but the modern water spinach splitter (dao che rau muong, literally “knife for splitting water spinach”) works much better and saves time.

For a more personal take, check out Wandering Chopsticks for a nice little story of discovery and enjoyment.

April 16, 2015   No Comments

Celery Inside Celery For Celery Infinity

Hutzler Snack Attack Celery and Dip to Go Serve Set

You are what you eat. So of course, it’s important to know what you put into your body. One way to do that is to look at the package. The list of ingredients are a telling sign of what’s to come. But what of food that has no ingredient list? Shouldn’t our one-ingredient meals get the same treatment?

The Hutzler Snack Attack Celery and Dip to Go Serve Set says yes. It might look more like a mysterious green bullet than a heart of celery, but once you know, you know what’s inside. Not only does the amusing celery container transport celery to and fro, but the design also includes a self-contained dip container.

Hutzler Snack Attack Celery and Dip to Go Serve Set with dip

They say it takes more calories to consume celery than it gives back resulting in so-called negative calories. Of course, that doesn’t include whatever mysterious fatty dip that the dip container has in store. But hey, designing a dip container in the “shape” of dip is probably kind of hard to do.

And here’s something that’s fun to say: Also available in Carrot.
Hutzler Snack Attack Carrot and Dip to-Go

April 22, 2014   No Comments

Carrot Lollipops

Carrot Lollipops

Those terrible hollow chocolate bunnies have got to go.

Luckily, there is a new treat in town. These Carrot Lollipops might not have any actual carrot in them, but hey, the kids won’t mind. Don’t worry, they do manage to get a vegetable in there. Spinach!

Here’s the ingredient list: Organic tapioca syrup, vegan cane sugar, citric acid, natural flavor from oranges and limes, colored with beta carotene, annatto and spinach concentrate.

February 22, 2012   No Comments