Beyond The Kitchen Sink Kitchen Gadgets and Food News

Flexible Grill Basket keeps the food out of the fire

Flexible Grill BasketGrill baskets are wonderful things. Designed not only to hold delicate fish (or meats) for grill cooking, but also perfect for keeping small vegetables in place. Nothing quite beats marinated fire-roasted vegetables served with a perfectly cooked piece of fish. Problem is, sometimes without the right equipment it can be difficult to keep the food from falling into the fire.

This Flexible Grill Basket is made from carbon steel and has a non-stick finish. The heavy-duty plastic handle makes flipping a breeze, while the flexible nature of the mesh allows for it to contour around your food. A sliding lock further helps to keep food from slipping out. When it’s all said and done, and your delicious meal is safely on your plate (or in your belly), cleaning up is simply a matter of popping the basket into the dishwasher.

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February 23, 2009   No Comments

Sharper Image toasters may actually be useful

Sharper Image Toasters

The Sharper Image is offering up this pair of toasters, complete with sleek styling and backlit controls. They are available in two models: the Bella Pro 2-Slice Toaster or the Bella Pro 4-Slice Toaster.

The Sharper Image was always known for providing for some entertaining downtime while at the mall. In stark contrast to all the useless gadgets that were on display in their retail stores, these toasters actually appear to be useful. Unfortunately, purchasing one doesn’t come with some quality time in a gaudily priced message chair; the company is solely a product brand now.

Available at Bed Bath & Beyond. $79.99 for the two-slice model, and $99.99 for the four-slice version.

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February 20, 2009   No Comments

Keep your kitchen appliances away from prying eyes

Quilted Appliance Cover

For every appliance there is an anti-appliance. However, unlike matter and anti-matter, in the kitchen world the two are designed to meet. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they should. However, if you are of the mind that your blender, 2-slice toaster or electric can-opener are in need a quilted cover, check out these Kitchen Appliance Covers.

Available in basic black or natural off-white, these quilted covers keep your unsightly kitchen appliances hidden away from prying eyes. Additional benefits include the ability to protect your appliances from dust, scratches, drips and spills (not to mention use).

Options abound in our world; for every item that is purchasable there is an accessory to go along with it. Like the plastic-lined couches so familiar in living rooms of the past, sometimes things designed to protect simply get in the way. While there seems to be little chance that your can-opener and can-opener cover will face annihilation if ever the two shall meet, you just never know. Best to play it safe and keep those appliances in everyday use.

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February 20, 2009   No Comments

Little green men prefer poached-egg yellow

UFO Egg Poacher

No need to be frightened of aliens arriving by this UFO. Tiny and exceedingly cute, this Egg Poacher works in either the microwave or on the stovetop. Simply crack an egg into the reservoir, cover and place in the microwave for easy no-water poached eggs. Alternatively, you can place it in a pot of boiling water, as it is heat resistant to 500 degrees. Microwave safe, and of the friendly variety.

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February 20, 2009   No Comments

No need to remove the stickers on this Rubik’s Cube

Rubik’s Cube Salt and Pepper Mills

Officially licensed by Rubik’s, this spin on the popular puzzle features dimensions that are the exact shape and size of the original time-chewer. However this time the puzzle that has frustrated so many, can be solved by anybody.

The Rubik’s Cube Salt and Pepper Mills are built around a durable ceramic mill for grinding varying sizes of salt rock and peppercorns. The pepper mill has the red side on top, while the salt mill is easily distinguished from the two by its white top. Just place over food and twist the top row. No longer do you need to grind it out to find a solution, because these little cubes do all the grinding. There are only four possible combinations, so you have a pretty good chance of being able to finally solve the Cube!

Via Coolest Gadgets

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February 19, 2009   No Comments

Slice by Karim — ceramic kitchen tools for cutting, grating and peeling

slice by Karim

Jazz up your kitchen gadget collection with the set of everyday tools from Slice. Designed by Karim Rashid, the set includes (from left to right), precision cutter, a grater, a vegetable peeler and a y-peeler.

Beyond the classy styling, these tools all utilize ceramic technology as opposed to traditional stainless steel. The ceramic blades used in the peelers and precision cutter stay sharp and have the added bonus of never rusting. The grater uses rows of ceramic teeth as opposed to stainless steel holes, so unlike a traditional microplane or grater, food particles will not get stuck in hard to clean places.

The entire collection is dishwasher safe and affordable at $14.99 for the grater and peelers, and $6.99 for the precision cutter.

Via Notcot

UPDATE 7/6/12: Looks like the link above no longer works, but you can still check out the Slice by Karim kitchen tools collection. (Beware though, they seem to be getting low ratings!)

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February 19, 2009   No Comments