Some kitchen chores are so tedious they defy description. In fact, they transcend the kitchen and become synonymous with boring, menial tasks. Peeling potatoes is a prime example. Peeling garlic is another. The tiny, powerful cloves may house a deliciousness unlike any other, but getting to the goodness can be a chore. Tricks abound with ways to peel a garlic clove, all with varying success. And now, an electrical contraption has gotten into the mix. Well, make that mix and chop.
Some things were never meant to go together, but that hasn't stopped some insane mechanics from fitting a honking V8 engine to a shopping cart to create the Shopper Chopper hot rod.
Admittedly, this isn't just a stock shopping cart stolen from the grocery store parking lot. It's custom built to accommodate a height of more than 9 feet and a length of more than 12 feet. You could fit a lot of cereal boxes and Doritos into this monster, but it's already fitted with seating capacity for six people.… Read more
It's easy to get carried away when preparing something to eat.
Often it starts with something simple like chopping an onion. Then--as long as you have it out and all--perhaps the prepped onion could be used for a side dish to go with the main course. Oh, and of course then there would be dessert to consider, it being a full meal and all; you can't have a proper meal without dessert. Then, before you know it, ingredients are strewn all about the kitchen.
I was still a bit on the young side when the original "Tron" movie came out in 1982, but it didn't stop me from imagining what it would be like to ride one of those incredible glowing bikes.
My childhood fantasy could soon come true, as Parker Brothers Choppers has just teased "Tron" fans with a sneak-peak test ride video of the Electric Tron Lightcycle, based on the "Tron: Legacy" design.
Combining one appliance with another has always been a way to add convenience and value (not to mention sales numbers) to the kitchen. Some of these combinations are either far-fetched or only useful for a select few. (Toaster/egg-maker anybody?) However, some of these combinations just make sense. When one oft-used appliance uses the same basic mechanism as another, it doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to see the two put together. In fact, for some combinations, it is becoming hard to imagine them ever not belonging together.
Show up at the "Tron: Legacy" movie premiere on one of these babies.
Parker Brothers Choppers, of Melbourne, Fla., have built 10 Tron Lightcycles. The $55,000 bike is built on a steel frame, with a fiberglass body and a V-twin Suzuki TLR1000 engine. According to Parker Brothers, it is street-legal.
Each bike weighs a reported 474 pounds and is about 100 inches long and 23 inches wide, with a seat 28.5 inches off the ground. And while the Parker Brothers' design is strikingly similar to the Disney movie light cycle, there are some visible differences, such … Read more
It's rare that a really useful gadget doesn't need to be plugged in these days. The Rosle Multi Chopper, however, can carry out a long list of tasks without any power beyond what you're willing to put in. There's a cord to pull, which then turns the drive mechanism seven times for each pull. The drive mechanism can turn stainless-steel blades that will chop herbs, nuts, vegetables, fruit, and even cooked meats. It can turn an herb basket that will spin-dry freshly washed herbs (or a small amount of vegetables). There's even a mixer insert … Read more
The kitchen can be a blur. One moment, vegetables are being prepped, and then--seemingly all of a sudden--a complete meal is finished, ready to be enjoyed. While it can seem like a breeze working from point A to point Z, if there's any hiccup along the chain of events, the whole meal can derail. Speeding along at lightening fast speeds only works if the process works. But life in the kitchen mirrors regular life and sometimes you just got to make something work on the fly.
Let's say you're stationed in Antarctica at the McMurdo Station research center. And let's say your job is to help maintain the fleet of snowmobiles the U.S. uses down there. And let's say your former job skilled you in parts fabrication.
And let's say you've got a lot of junk that's being thrown away. And finally let's say you're into motorcycles. If this is you, then you're probably Bob Sawicki or Toby Weisser, two mechanics who put their heads together and used their know-how to build the snow chopper shown above. … Read more
Fresh herbs make all the difference when cooking a dish; however, it can also mean a lot of chopping when you're cooking from scratch. The Compact Herb Chopper makes fast work of those herbs, though, as well as garlic, vegetables, nuts, and chocolate. The chopper slides out of its carrying case, which doubles as a nonslip chopping board. Rinse off your chopper and cutting board between jobs, stick it back in the carrying case, and keep it from causing problems until you need it again. The chopper has a double-bladed cutter made from stainless steel, with a plastic handle. … Read more