Beyond The Kitchen Sink Kitchen Gadgets and Food News



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

Snail Funnel Does Your Kitchen Tasks — Slowly

DCI Snail Funnel

Every kitchen needs a funnel, but not every kitchen needs snails. However, that doesn’t mean the two can’t get along. In fact if you put them together you get the DCI Snail Funnel!

The collapsible snail funnel is a fun way to go about many kitchen tasks — albeit very slowly. Perfect for pouring honey or molasses into small jars or otherwise, the fun kitchen tools could probably even be used with faster pouring ingredients — just don’t add salt.

November 15, 2012   No Comments

Alphabet Fridge Magnets

SODIAL- Funky Fun Colorful Magnetic Letters A-Z Wooden Fridge Magnets Kid toys Education

Whoa! That is some kinda word up there! Spell it out and it says “abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.” There’s only one way I know how to pronounce that: ab-ca-def-gi-jeckle-mi-nop-kwer-stoov-wix-iz!

If you are interested in getting this most remarkable word ever seen for your refrigerator, luckily it does come in magnet form. However, be aware, for some reason these
Alphabet Fridge Magnets come as individual letters. (It must be because it is too long to fit on the refrigerator door as one word!)

October 23, 2012   1 Comment

Vegetabrella Shines When It Rains

Tokyo Noble Vegetabrella

Nothing brightens up a meal like a fresh salad. The same could be said for rainy days… as long as you have a Vegetabrella on hand. From their Facebook page:

The Vegetabrella is an umbrella that looks like a Romaine lettuce. It was designed by Yurie Mano and is produced by Tokyo Noble – a company specialized in the production of umbrellas. Each Vegetabrella is handmade by Tokyo artisans.

Now come on how cool is that? As in cool and crisp like the salad veggie you know always wanted to impersonate!

You can pick one up here if you are from Japan, and you can get the Vegetabrella here if you are not.

October 17, 2012   No Comments

Cuisipro Paper Towel Holder With Wheels

Cuisipro Paper Towel Holder With Wheels

One is never too old to play with toys, right?

Well, it may not be the most fun gadget on the countertop, but this little guy will zoom about (with a little help from you).

The Cuisipro Paper Towel Holder With Wheels is a handy everyday gadget designed for the cook on the go (while in the kitchen).

It may not be the fanciest toy in the kitchen, but it is sure to be the one put to the most use. Just think about how many kitchen tasks require a paper towel.

It may look like it is ready to topple over as soon as a sheet is grabbed, but reviewers seem to like it. As of today, it has three 5-star reviews on Amazon. Certainly, Amazon reviews are always suspect, but these seem genuine. And hey, if it fails as a kitchen product, it can always be used as a funny-looking toy car.

If only it were remote controlled…

October 10, 2012   No Comments

Probably Pretend Popinator Project Pitches Popcorn

A company called Popcorn, Indiana has produced the above video highlighting something called the Popinator Project. The company may be real as evidenced by bags of the stuff the can be found in actual stores. But with viral marketing videos being so, well, viral (as well as being fun to blog about), it’s hard to take this at face value.

The Popinator is a:

Fully automated, voice-activated popcorn launching machine, that is triggered by the word pop.

It uses a “binaural microphone system” to figure out how to locate where the voice came from. Then it launches a single kernel into your waiting mouth. Is it real? You be the judge. (And buy some popcorn while at it.)

September 21, 2012   No Comments