I find it impossible to eat an entire cake before it goes stale. While that might be a good thing for my waistline, I'd like it if my cake lasted for just a few more slices. I've tried careful wrapping, cake keepers and more, but none of them really extended a cake's life. The Fresh Box, however, can add days to the time that I have to eat that whole cake. When you put a cake, loaf of bread or even fruit into the Fresh Box, it uses a vacuum pump to remove air from the box. … Read more
There is one nook (cranny?) in my kitchen that I've always thought about putting a small kitchen island. The additional work space would surely be welcomed. Problem is, the other things that live there would have to be moved, and I'm not entirely sure if I would actually like a kitchen island in that spot. So, I hesitate and the spot stays as is. I don't want to make the commitment to a new piece of furniture that can only fit into one particular space; if it turns out I don't like it, then I'm … Read more
On the surface, sugar pots seem like simple things. Their purpose is to just hold sugar. However, the Pylones Tumbler Sugar Pot makes adding a little sweetness to your tea fun. This hand-painted sugar pot is silver and black with a smiling face on top--and its black rubber bottom lets it wobble a bit when you set it down, without it falling over. You can easily fill the sugar pot with plenty of sugar and, when you're ready to use it, you can easily pour as much as you want through the metal pour spout--which doubles as the crown … Read more
I know it's cold out there across much of the land. While it's never too early to plan on having good times (and food) under the sun, it also doesn't hurt to keep your indoor plans on the tasty side of deliciousness. Though the outdoor grill will have to remain outside and frozen for the time being, there is another option.
The Kalorik Reversible Indoor Tabletop Grill is a versatile appliance for bringing the joy of grilling in from the outside. The two-sided, nonstick cooking surface features a ribbed side for grilling and a flat griddle on … Read more
Granted, summer (or spring) picnic season may seem like a long way away, but it will be time to break out the blanket and head to the nearest patch of grass before you know it. Since the local weather here in San Francisco this week has been on the warm side, I think it's never too early to look ahead. Those winter doldrums aren't going to last forever, and when they melt, parks and beaches will be filled with hungry people, and I plan to be one of them.
Having a nice chilled meal outdoors on a clear, … Read more
Do I like the idea of a miniature hamburger? Absolutely. Do I … Read more
As a fan of the breakfast sandwich, this product photo jumped out at me, not only because this toaster looks like something form 1950's futurism, but also because of the delicious looking croissant perched atop, seemingly just waiting for an egg, cheese, and bacon to come along.
As it turns out, the Kalorik Aztec Toaster isn't some new fangled breakfast machine (aw, shucks), but instead appears to be a pretty standard toaster, albeit with a pretty face. The grate upon which that croissant rests turns out to be a "bun warming rack", which in turn, rests … Read more
I'm guilty of occasionally sticking my fingers straight into a pickle jar to fish out a snack. It's gross when you think about how many fingers have been in that jar, but in the moment, it's easy to forget to grab a fork. Chef'N has a solution for the problem: The FridgeFork attaches to your condiment jar so that you never have to look for a fork again.
The FridgeFork has a loop that stretches around the top of a jar--the loop is attached to a holder for the fork. It comes with both a small … Read more