If you've ever run out of glassware at a party, you've probably racked your brain for something else you can use to serve drinks. Have you ever considered raiding your fruit basket? The ShotCarver allows you to remove the core of apples, pears and other fruit with a twist of your wrist, leaving just enough space inside for a shot. From the moment I saw the ShotCarver, I've been trying to decide what the best combination of liquor and fruit might be: some vodka in a tart green apple seems promising. Of course, you can use the … Read more
A good coffee press can ensure that your morning cup of coffee is perfect. Bodum offers a variety of coffee presses, but the star of its line is their original: the Chambord Coffee Press. It's an elegant design that lets you see exactly what's going on with your coffee through the glass accented with stainless steel. It holds 12 ounces, enough for three cups of coffee--you can get larger versions of the Chambord Coffee Press. However, that can lead to coffee sitting in the press, cooling, and acquiring the bitter flavor of old coffee. The only reason to … Read more
As the weather warms up, it's time to get a move on. Spring has sprung, the baseball season is about to get underway, and everywhere people are going to be spending more time outside. Those people are going to be hungry. Nothing beats spending a warm afternoon surrounded by fresh air and the sweet smell of grilled meats and vegetables. This year, plan on taking your grilling show on the road and really perk up your picnics.
Remember your New Year's Resolution? No? It's not surprising that you don't. It's not the type of thing you want to remember anyways. Well, today is your lucky day and I'm here to remind you what it was. It was to lose 10 pounds, right? Well, no wonder you let that one slip. Losing weight is no fun. Except if you do it right, there is no need to sacrifice flavor. Drinking juice is certainly a delicious and healthy way to help you to get back in shape in the coming months--if done in moderation.… Read more
Sometimes the kitchen can be really far away. Say you're hanging out in the garage playing poker, working on the car, or some other garage-related activity. Suddenly the need hits for a microwaveable treat and a cold brew. The warmth of the microwave and the chill of the refrigerator may not be too far away, but it sure is convenient to have them closer. No need to journey to the kitchen when you can stock up on the essentials in the comfort of your own garage. (Also applies to attics and basements).
While the TriniTEA Electric Tea Maker has an appearance not unlike the coffeemakers that have become standard on every kitchen countertop, its specialty is making the perfect cup of tea. The tea maker was designed with loose leaf tea in mind: where the basket on a coffee maker would be is an infuser section. You can pull the section out and fill the appropriate cup with tea leaves. During the tea making process, the TriniTEA Electric Tea Maker heats water and then releases it into the infuser section. Your tea steeps there before dripping into a pot below, which you … Read more
When you've got your good glasses out, you can't exactly label them to remember who's been drinking out of which glass. But what if you could label your coasters? That idea is one of the things that makes the Blackboard Magnetic Coasters a particularly useful place to set your drink. The coasters have cork backs, but the fronts have a special UV-coated vinyl covering that you can write on with regular chalk--and then wipe off with a damp cloth for the next time you want to use them. The "magnetic" in the coasters' name comes … Read more
The daily task of getting a cup of coffee offers a multitude of possibilities. We can simply go to the coffee shop, or we can dive into the world of coffee makers. Form stovetop espresso makers to the manual French press, there is no shortage of ways to brew a cup of joe.
One maker that has stood the test of time is the simple drip coffeemaker. Oster updates the familiar device with the Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker. A host of features blends with the distinctive design to create a machine that looks good on the counter and provides for … Read more
Drinking and collecting wine continues to gain in popularity. It doesn't cost anything to get started (beyond the actual wine, that is), and good-quality wines can be found in the $10 price range. As your wine knowledge grows along with your collection, sooner or later you will be tasked with finding a place to store it all. As most of us do not have the option of creating a wine cellar, a simple refrigerated device is usually the best option.
The VinoView Silent 35 Bottle Wine Display Refrigerator is a solution that incorporates storage and use. It has a … Read more
Having a chilled bottle of wine by your side on a nice, warm day is one of life's little pleasures. The problem is, sometimes there is no cooling device nearby. Certainly, it isn't easy to lug a refrigerator to whatever pleasant hillside or beach shore you may be picnicking on. (Never mind the extension cord!) Ice buckets are nice and all, but soon you have a large puddle of water making everything soggy. For a nice, dry alternative to the standard ice bucket, check out the Twin Chiller Iceless Wine Cooler by Prodyne.
Using a double-wall design, the … Read more