December 22, 2013

2013 Round-up: My Favorite Gadgets This Year

This year has seen a boom in the launch of kitchen gadgets which reflects today's lifestyle. Fast, innovative, essential and personalized, are a few of the words that can describe this years must have accessories.

Sip the soup straight into your mouth after you’re done slurping down the noodles… but the more classier more subtle way is using these special Soup Sticks. Chopsticks that are also straws is the simple, functional concept behind the Soup Sticks.  Julian Lechner came up with the functional design allowing solids and liquids to be easily consumed »more…
 
Oranges are delicious and good for you, with a bittersweet fragrance that’s simply divine! And now Emma P. puts an end to tedious peeling too! The secret: a tiny plastic blade cuts easily through the rind without puncturing the flesh, leaving hands dry, fingernails clean, and the OJ in the orange. A brilliant orange peeler, which »more…
 
Sick of pancake-thin brownies because your pan was too large or just tired of having more batter than your small pan can fit? Let Ribbon expand the ways you bake! The Ribbon is a modular baking pan that allows you to control the shape and the size of the baking area. Using the silicone band »more…
 
Hot drinks are the mainstay, the backbone, the buttress, that vital spark, the very lifeblood of our existence. So imagine how perfect and complete life would feel if there was no longer that tiresome wait for the kettle to boil. This blissful paradise we’ve just described is now all too real, thanks to the iKettle »more…
 
If you live alone or have an ultra-compact kitchen, S.I.A.M. is the single person kitchen: a built-in hood and induction cooker that folds when not in use, and is automatically turned on and off by opening and closing the lid.  It is simple and very user-friendly. It’s basically a built-in hood and induction cooker. It »more…
 
If you live in an apartment, the idea of barbequing may be hard… not everyone has the luxury of boundless green gardens. Owners of balconies, roof terraces and small gardens rejoice, The Balcony BBQ has landed! Although it’s raining today, you’ll still have the chance to enjoy a couple of bbqs. With an array of »more…
 
I would easily eat this if no one tells me what it really is… I see a yummy sandwich? What do you see… The truth is that this is actually a sponge. The Sandwich Sponge is so realistic that you might have to fight the urge to take a bite when you wake up hungry »more…
 
If you have tried to stuff burgers before you’ll know how hard it is to grill a perfect gourmet burger without chunks of meat falling off and the stuffing leaking on to the grill and making a big mess. With Stuff-A-Burger Press you can easily stuff your burger with an infinite variety of flavor combinations. »more…
 
Here’s a great way to add creativity to your veggies. The Karoto Peeler is a stationary-style kitchen accessory that lets you create culinary curls and swirls. Impress some guests…
 
Afraid of cutting vegetables… fear not with this finger guard, a stainless steel shield that protects fingers while slicing and dicing. The interior of the shield has a welded ring which easily adjusts to fit the chef’s middle finger, thus leaving all other fingers to manipulate the food. The tip of the shield holds the »more…
 
Yes another cutting board, but honestly cutting boards these days are not just blocks of wood or plastic, but design items. Storage Cutting Board has a hole in one corner where you can sweep trimmings, peelings and other discards into a hidden compartment while you work. The metal drawer pulls out for easy disposal. Made from »more…
 
When you cut half a fruit or vegetable and want to save the other half, you often find yourself covering the cut space with a plastic wrap. Food Huggers have come up with a brilliant idea. A new way of preserving the freshness of leftover produce. Colorful and in many colors. Designed by Adrienne Mcnicholas »more…
 
Wine Cell is a brand new concept of how to store your wine bottles at home. As you are able to place the Wine Cells one-by-one on the wall, it is only your imagination that limits how you wish to design formations. Created by Danish design studio Fiduz, Create a pattern of bottles of your »more…
 
If you know anyone who loves pizza and loves everything related to pizza, Rosle Pizza Wheel is a great gift. This chromed-out pizza slicing device isn’t just elegant, it’s functional. A free-rolling blade distributes pressure perfectly across your pie or flat bread for perfect slices every time. I have seen nice pizza cutters before, but »more…
 
Here’e a fancy way to squeeze some lemon – especially when you have a lunch or dinner party and want to impress some friends. Put half a lemon or lime slice pressed with the Press Art lemon and lime squeezer yields approximately the same amount of juice as half a lemon pressed by hand, saving »more…
 
You can now easily cook and stuff your favorite foods without the whole mess and the old traditional way of using kitchen strings or toothpicks to keep things together… a pot roast or any other stuffed fish recipes… Foodloop, designed by Fusionbrands is a modern representation of kitchen ware and the importance of design.  The »more…
 
Nothing gets your morning going like a cup of coffee and good breakfast… How about a nice message to go with your toast? This toaster by Sasha Tseng incorporates a little message board where one can read quick notes. The message also gets “toasted” into the toast itself so it gives new meaning to “read »more…
 
In the mood for some chicken wings but worried about the messy part of it… It happens to most of us. We often crave eating some messy types of food but avoid it all together because we’re in no mood to get our hands messy. Here’s where Trongs come is handy. These little plastic finger »more…
 
Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin – Features a number of discs that you can use to adjust the height of the rolling pin and evenly roll the dough in different thickness. Joseph Joseph is ever conscious of the space restrictions imposed by modern urban living. They are the masters of form and function. The Multi-Color »more…
 
Remove strawberry stems with ease with the StemGem strawberry stem remover from Chef’n. It’s easy to use; simply insert the StemGem into strawberry, twist and remove the strawberry stem. It removes the stem and leaves the strawberry intact! It’s great for making strawberry shortcake and fruit salads. And, with the fun strawberry design, it’s easy »more…
 
This pineapple corer/slicer from MIU France takes the work and mess out of this tropical treat; peeling, coring, and slicing an entire pineapple is a tropical breeze. The stainless steel blade fits most sizes of fruit and it works just like a corkscrew. Simply cut off the pineapple’s top and twist the cutter into its »more…
 
A brilliant idea in my opinion. Easy to clip on any pan, no mess and no hassle… Spout, strainer and spoon rest in one, this heat-resistant silicone kitchen helper clips to any pan, skillet, bowl or can—draining grease, pouring batter, straining liquids and holding messy ladles! Buy it online
 
The first thing we seem to do when we wake up is check our phones: Emails, Whatapps, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram feeds… and since having a hefty bowl of cornflakes with milk each morning is one of my favorite breakfast, I think this Anti-loneliness Ramen Bowl is a great idea. This specialized bowl designed by »more…

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