While I feel there is a little danger of singing the wood in this Field Kitchen contraption, I love the idea. It’s the perfect size for a Colman stove, and they even sell two different kinds with it. Plus there’s room for silverware, plates, salt and pepper, the works.
Unfortunately it’s also expensive as hell, but it’s free to look, right? → Read More
The original ceramic crinkled cup has been around for decades, but this glass version is, if anything, better. Sure to get lots of comments at parties. You know, parties, where your friends come over and hang out. You know, your friends. Oh. Oh, I see. Me neither. [via Swiss Miss] → Read More
Some people love the hot coffee. Love the hot. People order their americanos “extra hot” so the baristas will put out water at higher than the 180 degrees they aim at. Madness! Personally, I have to let it cool down a bit — but ideally, you want to drink the coffee as soon as possible to get the full flavor. Enter the Coffee Joulie. → Read More
I won’t deny it — I get pretty neurotic when I’m chopping stuff in my kitchen. I was just fretting over some barbecued pork earlier that I simply couldn’t slice into pieces of equal width. Cheese is like that too, and of course celery. Maybe I’m crazy (I’m crazy), but I think we can all agree that this measurement-covered cutting board is a pretty good idea. → Read More
Man, these are some handsome knives. They’re each cut from a single piece of metal and then given a grippy, non-stick black coating. It’s not really clear whether these knives are actually good knives, but I certainly wouldn’t mind having them hanging in my kitchen. Are you evil? A Sith lord perhaps? Or a gothic lolita moonlighting as a chef? I think these are for you. → Read More
I don’t often get knife envy, because that’s a really scary kind of envy to admit you have, but if you don’t get knife envy looking at this incredible piece of hardware, there is something wrong with you. The Evercut knife is titanium carbide laser-bonded to steel, and they claim it’ll out-cut and outlast the best blades out there by a huge margin. → Read More
This is a fun idea; get a few of these together and you can have a sort of Western Sukiyaki party, with everyone cooking cocktail wienies in their own little heated dishes. All you need is an Altoids tin, some computer fan grills, and a little nut and bolt know-how. Full instructions here. [via Laughing Squid and Gizmodo] → Read More
Quick! I need something — anything without a touchscreen. Something not in the cloud. And no apps. And no 3G. And no 2G. And no buttons. Something that’s been in use for… oh, a good 2000 years straight. Yes, these beautiful cast-iron skillets from Borough Furnace are just what I required. [via NotCot] → Read More
Yeah yeah, it’s a little early for the “stocking stuffer” talk. But hey, you buy a couple doodads now, that’s a few less doodads you gotta buy later. It’d be cool to give ninja cookie cutters to one kid and pirate ones to the other, and then have them make a gingerbread battle royale. → Read More
Back in June, we tried out a kitchen gadget called the Kapoosh. It’s an alternative to traditional wooden knife blocks in that… well, go watch the video. But this enterprising Redditor has created something perhaps even better (and almost certainly cheaper) by putting a bunch of wooden skewers in a wooden box. Instructions: 1. Place skewers in box (ensure the pointy ends face upwards)… → Read More
Well-designed kitchen stuff hits me right here, guys. I don’t know why. An elegant pan or pastry scraper is more exciting to me than a Droid X or new Sony camcorder. And here’s something I thought I’d never see: an electric kettle I desperately want. → Read More
This is great. If it actually works, it’s like the Surfaceless Surface crossed with… I don’t know, Cooking Mama. Intel Labs’ Tabletop Computing is about natural interactions with real objects, on regular surfaces. Of course, I doubt your kitchen is naturally dark enough to support a projected interface like this one, but they’ll figure something out. Sure, it’s… → Read More
I’m not a tea drinker yet, but I’ve already started thinking about what method I’ll be using to create the stuff. I mean, you can go loose leaf, or glass infuser, or tea ball, regular bags, and probably a number of other ways as well. Look at this thing, for example. I guess it falls under the infuser category, or a cross with tea ball, but let’s just call it what it is: a shameless attempt to get… → Read More
Everybody likes Helvetica, and even if you’re a little sick of it being used everywhere, all the time, I’m sure you won’t turn down a delicious cookie based on it. To be honest, Impact would probably be more practical for cookie-making, but that really won’t do if you’re hosting a typography party (I can haz frosting?). → Read More
We did a little roast beast this year on Christmas, and although it turned out great, there was a huge amount of consternation involving variations in oven temperature, at what intervals to re-baste, and that sort of thing.
If only there were a precision cooking instrument in which I could put a vacuum-packed hunk of meat and have it suspended in a perfect mass of temperature-controlled water… → Read More
Two researchers from Japan’s Keio University (which yours truly attended just until recently by the way) have developed a kitchen appliance aimed at the total web geek in you, a YouTube-powered microwave. The so-called Castoven [JP] is based on a conventional, unbranded model of “good quality” but sports a 10.4-inch LCD screen in the door panel. → Read More
Here’s the thing. I appreciate innovation. This rechargable portable refrigerator looks handy. Handy if you live in a world without ice. I mean really now: there is more water than anything else in the world, and you possess the means to freeze it in your very own home.
Once you decide that you’d rather use up about a gazillawatt of energy to keep a couple drinks cold rather than reach into get… → Read More
[France] Tablets are destined to be the next super trendy tech device. CrunchGear regularly reports on new devices that will be launched by PC or mobile manufacturers, and Apple will one day join the dance. Analysts have announced that the tablet war will take place in 2010 so we just have to be patient.
There’s not a lot to say about this pitcher. You’re looking at it, right? That’s what it is. It costs $22. [via BoingBoing] → Read More
I’ll seriously try to withhold any jokes about us becoming lazy or references to Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics in this post. Also, I’ll try not to talk about how people like you and me will never ever have a system like this installed in our homes. With all that out of the way, I present to you Anvil Motion computerized kitchen cabinets and the decline of the human race. Damn… → Read More
Remember when they said we’d all have flying cars by now? Food would be in pill form, and we’d all have wristwatches that we could watch TV on? Well “they” also predicted that kitchens would be all fancy and technological too. Check it out. → Read More
It’s true, anything can be improved. Some clever designer has created what could be the penultimate kitchen gadget. The digital spoon. The issue is, while for general cooking, you can use volume measuring. Normally, just using that one cup measure isn’t going to cause problems. However when you get into more gourmet usage of high end spices, it just doesn’t cut it. So you need to… → Read More
Many of the gadgets mentioned on CrunchGear are geared for the living room or office. There does exist, however, an entire range of under-represented gadgets designed for the kitchen. For you, dear reader, I have explored all that the Juiceman, Jr. has to offer. (Note: that link will resize your browser window. Bad Juiceman, Jr!) The Juiceman, Jr. is an entry-level juicer, costing about… → Read More
Back in July of 2007, some of you may recall that your good buddy Doug wrote a post about the $150 SmartShopper device titled SmartShopper Needs $147 Price Drop to be Competitive, wherein I compared the utility of a device that voice-records your shopping list to that of a $3 pad of paper from OfficeMax. My general position was that $150 was too much to pay for something that keeps a list of… → Read More
The idea of “sword fighting with wieners” doesn’t bring the above image to my mind, but maybe I’m a bit off. This is a skewer with a fencing hilt, nothing more, nothing less. I’m not sure who it’s meant for or why it exists, just know that it does and be happy with life. → Read More
Are we as citizens ready for icons from our 8-bit pasts to make their way into our kitchens? Yes, yes we are. Take this Triforce cutting board. It’s fully usable and will remind you of your quest against Gannon every time you dice onlines. It’s sold out, but you can get your hands on a Space Invaders villian for only $125. If I was really into cutting boards, I’d get one. → Read More
[photopress:tefalquickcup.jpg,full,right] The QuickCup, delightful little device that it is, somehow manages to heat up water in three seconds. From there you can make a cup of tea or cocoa or whatever else requires hot water. I know, it’s all very complicated. Be sure to watch the embedded video on the manufacturer’s Web site. I think they hired Oasis for the background music. So to… → Read More
Not often do kitchen utensils make the rounds of gadget blogs, but when my friend showed me these Forkchops, I was all like, “OMG! WTF!” because I have to have them right now. I eat a lot of asian food, including food from the Indian subcontinent. I love noodles and chicken that’s been cut for me. I’m that lazy. And I eat it with chopsticks so I don’t look like what I… → Read More