• Powered cooler to replace ice at picnics – and you ask why there's an energy crisis

    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… Read More

  • QooQ – a tablet computer that teaches you how to cook

    [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. A French company called Unowhy, (which raised 2.9 million euros in April 09) is… Read More

  • Udder pitcher makes me want a glass of moo

    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

  • Anvil Motion cabinets: crazy cool and crazy expensive

    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. Read More

  • Now robots can prepare your sushi and pancakes

    As the world’s leading country in robotics, Japan is producing one robot after the other. Some of them are funny and some of them are for serious purposes. I assume the so-called “Chef Robot”, made for handling Nippon’s national dish sushi, is somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. Read More

  • I want my flying car – kitchens of the future

    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

  • Add exact smidgens to your gumbo with this cyber-spoon

    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… Read More

  • Review: Juiceman, Jr.

    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… Read More

  • SmartShopper digital list maker gets $50 price drop

    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… Read More

  • BBQ tools for Zorro, other swashbucklers is, well, something

    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

  • Vintage video game themed cutting boards cut straight through to my geeky heart

    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

  • QuickCup heats up water in 3 seconds: tea anyone?

    [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… Read More

  • Forkchops – What I want for Xmas

    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… Read More

  • The future that was supposed to be today is just plain creepy A friend sent this to me and I’m not exactly sure what to think of it. Part of me enjoys watching old videos like this and seeing what’s come to fruition and what ideas are still being thrown around some 50 years later. Then the other part of me is just creeped out at how subservient the women in… Read More

  • The Juicer

    Last night, my roommates came home with a juicer that they purchased from Target. It looked like a normal juicer, despite the disgusting eggshell coloring it had. Then I heard laughter, a great roar of laughter, from the kitchen. I went out to investigate and couldn’t see what was so damn funny at first. It’s just a juicer! Then I saw something next to the juicer. Is that… Read More