Tag: kitchen accessories

Making your own baby food just went from crunchy to swanky

I’m not sure the new Rose Gold Beaba Babycook will make your homemade baby food taste more expensive, but it’s certainly very easy on the eyes. Let’s just say this new, limited edition baby food maker will let you steam and blend in style. It’s no surprise Beaba Babycook is so popular with parents (including us), because it really does make preparing homemade baby food so much easier. And wow, it’s certainly come a long way since we featured it 9 years ago, because now that they’ve added this new Rose Gold Babycook to the mix, they’ve made cooking up...

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The Instant Pot: What’s all the hype about this hot kitchen gadget?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about The Instant Pot. It even recently got coverage on NPR. (We knew you when, Instant Pot). But a lot of people don’t really know exactly what it does, and if they really truly need it in their kitchen. The TL;DR? It’s a bunch of your favorite kitchen gadgets, all in one. That means it takes the place of a pressure cooker, a rice cooker, a slow cooker… the list goes on. You can even sauté in it, which as you can guess, cuts out a whole lot of stovetop...

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Pixelate this.

With 8 bit making a comeback (thanks, Minecraft) and pixels starting to appear everywhere as a “new” art technique, it’s not surprising to see them make their way from our desktops to our countertops and beyond. I’m seeing them on all sorts of housewares and decor lately, I especially love them in bright colors that add some modern pop to your home decor. Here are a few favorites from a little pixel fun to a serious decor commitment.     At the MoMA store, I noticed this awesome looking tempered glass Pixel cutting board which can help expand counter space if...

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Drink nerdy with me

For me, the greatest Valentine’s gifts are the ones that show how much you really get the person you love. And if you love a geek, we’ve got four awesomely nerdy mugs that could send exactly the right message on Valentine’s Day. Package it with your favorite java to make the gift extra special. Then, do a little scientific research about the optimum brewing temperature and the correlation between percentage of total dissolved solids and percentage extraction, using the golden ratio of 17.42 units of water to 1 unit of coffee. Perfection. Using the chemical symbols for elements Iodine, Livermorium (yes, that’s a...

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5 of our favorite tech Pinterest pins

Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Follow us! Then check out these 5 awesome tech pins, plus lots more techie coolness from our site and around the web.   1. This retro gaming backpack looks great whether you are going on a quest or back to school, don’t you agree? 2. Live every week like it’s Shark Week with these fishy earbuds. 3. Why wear your heart on your sleeve when you can wear it on this cute iPhone case? 4. This amazing kitchen gadget makes us so happy it’s 2014. 5. The coolest use for old plastic toys...

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The new Belkin WeMo Crockpot Smart Slo-Cooker: For home cooks who aren’t always home.

Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we saw a preview of the WeMo smart appliances by Belkin that will make our busy home lives a little easier to manage, even if we aren’t home. And I’m happy to report that the first of these, the Belkin Crockpot Smart Slo-Cooker with WeMo is just hitting virtual shelves today, and will be ready to help us all get dinner on the table, no matter what time that may be. The Belkin WeMo Crockpot operates very much like the basic, no-frills crockpot I already own: Stick a bunch of food inside and cook it for...

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A beautifully low tech cookbook stand for high tech tablets

When I can manage to wrestle my iPad out of my children’s hands (shaking my fist at you, Minecraft), it is often because I need it as my cookbook. While I’ve liked products like the iPad cutting board for propping up the tablet right where I’m chopping, and most recently, the Otterbox Agility Mount if you can be more committal about location on the kitchen wall, traditionalists might like this cool Universal Cookbook stand for tablets from British designer Sebastian Conran made for West Elm Market. Handsome, right?   One thing I like is that the beechwood stand is easily used for either an old fashioned cookbook...

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The Otterbox Agility System: Turning iPads and tablets into superheroes

If you thought that encasing your tablet in an Otterbox case was like giving it a bulletproof vest, the new Otterbox Agility System is sheathing it in an entire Iron Man style exoskeleton armor system. (However it does not come with Robert Downey Jr. inside, nor an onboard weapon system, sorry.) Essentially you start by popping your tab in the Otterbox Agility  Shell as your foundation. Right now it’s available for any iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and on its way for the Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 10.1, and the Note 8, so sit tight Samsung fans. The shell alone (seen at top) makes...

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An indoor herb garden inspired by NASA technology. Rocket science degree not required.

It’s officially spring and that means in-season veggies are back. I can’t wait to make that first batch of pasta with fresh basil leaves in it, but the thing is that requires an indoor herb garden right now. And every year I try to grow herbs indoors, is another year they die on me. (It might have something to do with the fact that I forget to water them, but I’m not one to point fingers.) That’s why I was so intrigued by the Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden which is inspired by, of all things, NASA technology. This has...

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How to make iPhone cookies. Sweet.

You can’t eat your Apple, but you can totally devour some iPhones with this sweet stainless iPhone cookie cutter. Do they make an app for that? I keep pressing the buttons to search, but all I get is a finger covered in frosting. Totally not a problem. We’ve brought you edible zombies, ninjabread men, and the ability to eat Jaime Lannister’s head. But now we’re ready to upgrade to the latest iPhone, complete with apps and buttons, none of which have ads or in-app purchases. Roll out your dough of choice, cut out those iPhones, bake, decorate, and eat. You...

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