Beyond The Kitchen Sink Kitchen Gadgets and Food News

Rubik’s Cube Mug Needs No Solving

Rubik’s Cube Mug

Not that I would know, but taking apart a Rubik’s Cube and putting it back together again is sure to cause a certain amount of stress in the plastic parts over time. While such an activity may facilitate in the ‘solving’ of the cube, it does nothing for having it stay a cohesive whole during use. If you’re looking for a gift for compulsive ‘cube-solver’, perhaps this Rubik’s Cube Mug will do. While the mug won’t actually need any solving, at least it won’t fall apart in your hands.

(Via Craziest Gadgets)

January 28, 2011   No Comments

Imaginative Crust Cutters are Nothing to Puzzle Over

Lunch Punch Match & Munch puzzle making crust cutters

Puzzles fire the imagination; food fuels everything else. (Well, food ultimately supplies the fuel for everything, but hey, who’s counting?) To a young mind, food that is shaped like something it is not, can be a spark leading to bigger and better things in life—or maybe they just hate crusts. Either way, the Lunch Punch Match & Munch and Critter Cutters have them covered.

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February 3, 2010   No Comments

Magic eye for the mouth

Cipher Drinking Glass, designed by Damjan Stanković.

Most concept designs never see the light of day. Of course, there is the rare success story (I’m looking at you Tauntaun sleeping bag), but concepts, when combined (usually) with students and 3D rendering software, generally produce nonsensical ideas—or at least products that have unrealistic manufacturing expectations.

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December 23, 2009   No Comments

Play with your food (tray)

Child Puzzle Tray by Wendy Boudewijns for Royalvkb

Feeding your child with the tried and true ‘airplane’ method is all fine and good (it is tried and true for a reason), but for serious food fun it may be time to think of a more grounded approach. The Child Puzzle Tray by Wendy Boudewijns for Royalvkb practically guarantees your kid will be distracted at feeding time. Considering children and how they generally feel about their veggies, that’s probably a good thing. Plus, it all just fits together so nicely when done. Available at Unica for $66; no ‘vroom’ sounds included or needed.

September 4, 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

February 19, 2009   No Comments