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Toas-Tite Grill

Toas-Tite grill

Were hot pocket sandwiches better back in the 40s? Most likely they were, even though they didn’t have microwaves. Strike that. Especially because they didn’t have microwaves. Instead, they apparently used the Toas-Tite Grill to whip up a quick and hot filled sandwich. Just clamp and hold over an open flame (like a gas burner) and you’ve got yourself some old school quick eats.

Product Description:
The Toas-Tite is Back! The much loved Toas-Tite grill was produced from 1945-1953, and then it disappeared. We don’t know why. About a year ago, my sister and I came up with the crazy idea of making exact replicas of the Toas-Tite grill from the 1940s. WE DID IT!!!!!!!! After making hundreds of Toas-Tites on our new grills, we’re sure you will enjoy them as much as we do. Makes a Luscious Sealed-In Drip Proof Toas-Tite Sandwich. Start a family Tradition, The Kids will Love Them. From Fruit Pies to Tuna Melts – the possibilities are endless.

November 14, 2011   No Comments

Rosle Beer Can Chicken Roaster

Rosle Beer Can Chicken Roaster

For some reason, beer cans do not come with handles. Not only would a handle be useful while imbibing, but also when making beer can chicken. Understanding this dilemma, the Rosle Beer Can Chicken Roaster incorporates a handle where before there was none. As for beer can drinking, well, just hold on tight. (Or use a mug.)

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July 25, 2011   No Comments

Herbs On The Wall With Wooly Pocket

Wally from Wooly Pocket is a modular planter system.

Any cook who has ever picked up a fry pan has thought about starting an herb garden. Unfortunately, that dream doesn’t always grow into a reality. The most common of excuses also happens to be the most difficult to overcome: lack of space. If you’re climbing the walls over the high cost of herbs at the store, there happens to be something useful to do about it while you are up there.

Wally from Wooly Pockets is a modular growing system that hangs from the wall. Featuring environmentally responsible construction, the planters are soft-sided and breathable, allowing herbs the opportunity to thrive anywhere. (For those that do have the space, see Wooly Pockets other products, Meadow and Islands.)

(Via Fina’s Plate)

March 9, 2011   1 Comment

Owl Asks Who Wants A Cookie

Daisy Do Vintage 1970's Style Owl Cookie Jar

The Daisy Do Vintage 1970's Style Owl Cookie Jar has a question that everybody likes to hear: Who wants a cookie? Don’t worry, this owl doesn’t only give out cookies from the 70s.

Product Description
This Owl Cookie Jar is simply wonderful! The colors are so bright and so very 1970’s – in turquoise, orange, red, and green – a whimsical reminder of those days of mod colors and design! While you are at it, take a look at our matching salt & pepper set and soap dispenser in the same pattern… Ceramic. Size: 7″ x 6″ x 11 1/2″.

March 4, 2011   5 Comments

Beer Can Chicken Without (Or With) The Beer

Steven Raichlen The Best of Barbecue Beer Can Chicken Set

Just because Beer Can Chicken is traditionally made with a beer can, doesn’t mean it has to be that way. In fact, it doesn’t even require a can at all. Using the Beer Can Chicken Kit one can add whatever liquid they feel like into the roaster. Set it on the grill and moist–truly original–chicken will soon be yours.

The Best of Barbecue Beer Can Chicken Set includes: One stainless steel Beer Can Chicken Roaster, one Instant Read Thermometer, one pair of Signature Meat Shears, one pair of Insulated Food Gloves and six recipe cards.

February 27, 2011   No Comments

Used Cookware As Art

From the book Devour, by Christopher Jonassen.

There is no doubt that cuisine can at times transport one to another place, but that place doesn’t necessarily have to be terrestrial. Proof can be seen in Christopher Jonassen’s book, Devour. What may look like a faraway world is in fact something else quite down to earth: pots and/or pans. Cookware may only last so long, but given immortality through photography, close-up photos offer a new perspective, giving us a glimpse into a world that no longer exists. Or at least should not be used to cook any more meals.

(Via Gizmodo)

February 21, 2011   No Comments