Kitchen gadgets are ultimately designed to do one thing; namely to turn (or help to turn) ingredients into food. That being said, there are levels of complexity involved that depend upon the desired final result. Usually, the more delicious the goal, the more complicated the actions. However, sometimes, with food and with gadgetry, simplicity is key. And fun for the kids, too.
The delicious substance known as peanut butter is surprisingly easy to make. Don't bother reading the label on the average jar found on the supermarket shelf; all that is really needed is peanuts, salt and oil in varying quantities. The same could be said for any number of nut butters. Mirroring the uncomplicated nature of the food (and ingredient) is the Nostalgia Electrics NBM400 Peanut Butter Maker.
The countertop contrivance offers an easy and fun way to make your own peanut butter and beyond. Recipes are included, giving users a starting point to exploring options such as almond butter or cashew butter, but the real draw of the device is its fun interactive nature. The bulb on top is the oil dispenser, allowing nut lovers to find their own consistency, while the dial on the left of the unit is the on/off switch. Best of all, as a kid-friendly activity, the peanut butter maker is a fun way to amuse the kids -- while saving a trip to the peanut butter aisle at the store.