Babycakes is the preeminent purveyor of quirky confectionary creating contraptions, and the Babycakes cake pop maker is no exception.  The company certainly has a style all their own.  Some may call it “retro cool,”  others may say it looks like a Care Bear crapped on a George Foreman Grill. Whatever you think of the style, you […]

  • 12 cup capacity (total)
  • 2 (oh yes, 2) baskets for perfect meal timing
  • Adjustable thermostat
  • Comes apart for easy cleaning
  • Has an 1800 Watt heating element
  • Price $74.99 [See Price on Amazon]

What’s better than one basket full of deep fried foods? TWO baskets of deep fried foods, of course.

Retails for $90.00 [See Price on Amazon]
Comes With

  • 1 Paring Knife (3/1 inch)
  • 1 Chef Knife (8 inch)
  • 1 Carving Knife (8 inch)
  • 1 Bread Knife (8 inch)
  • 1 Utility Knife (5 inch)
  • 1 Human-Shaped Knife Holder (to stab! er… I mean, uh… for storing your knives)

There’s nothing like the taste of freshly made french vanilla ice cream. It’s one of the most basic but delicious deserts out there.  Having a soft serve ice cream machine allows me to create this concoction on command, along with many other flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt.  It’s for this reason that I […]

Pac Man Oven Mitt

I think it’s no coincidence that a game as awesome as Pac-Man and I were born within mere days of each other.
And finally, 30(ish) years later, someone has made a Pacman oven mitt commemorating this amazing game.

It’s about damned time.

The Vapur Water bottle is a bottle made by a new(ish) company (Vapur) who’s focus is on creating collapsible water bottles for a market beyond backpackers and hikers.  They are also strongly focused on creating an ‘Merican-made product that is both useful and environmentally friendly.  Their Vapur bottle is a clean and convenient way to carry your […]

Bottled water is expensive compared to that free stuff we get from the tap, not to mention many people don’t recycle their used water bottles.  Also, regular refillable water bottles are bulky even when they’re empty.  It’s for these reasons that I think a collapsible water bottle is a must have kitchen gadget. Fill Your […]

I’ve discussed the best beer batter recipe I know of in my beer battered fish recipe, but I didn’t want anyone thinking it’s only a beer batter recipe for fish.  I have used this batter on fish, chicken, beef, broccoli, cauliflower, Twinkies, candy bars, and basically anything edible that I can get my hands on […]

As much as I love the Seattle area, and their fresh-from-the-ocean fish & chips, I find myself missing a proper northeastern style beer battered fish fry. I’m from upstate New York, and this is a staple of many restaurants there.  Unfortunately, fish fries are often limited to a Friday special, so I had to figure […]

Out of the choices available, I think the Max Burton Portable Induction Burner is the right one to go with.  It’s got great specs at a great price (under $100), and it gets great reviews. If you don’t know what induction cooking is, it’s this neat cooking method that uses a coil and magnetic induction […]

Induction cooking is the latest in nerdy kitchen gadgetry.  It’s nerdy because of the science behind it, but it’s also safer and more energy efficient than other cooking methods, which is why I think an induction hot plate is a must have kitchen gadget. Now, you can get an entire induction cooktop, but that’s quite […]

There are some key aspects any home deep fryer needs to have, and the Delonghi Dual Zone Deep Fryer covers them all at a great price.  I love deep frying, have years of experience doing it, and quite frankly, I’m pretty sure I’ve perfected it.  With that said, the main qualities I’d look for in […]

Let’s face it – soda is disgustingly unhealthy, but dangit if it isn’t delicious.  My conflicted feelings towards this bubbly beverage is why I think a home soda maker is a must have kitchen gadget. The number one reason for soda’s unfortunate but understandable reputation as a major contributor to American fatification is the dreaded […]

Any gadget that facilitates the shoving of cake into my face is a must have kitchen gadget in my opinion.  There is no easier way to get cake down the gullet than a bite sized cake ball.  Jam a stick in that cake ball, and you have yourself a cake pop. Cake pops sort of take […]

All right, so it isn’t really the most gadgety of gadgets, but a home deep fryer really is a must have kitchen gadget.  I’ve had a countertop deep fryer for just about my entire adult life and I use it frequently.  If you haven’t had tater tots fresh from a boiling caldron of hot peanut oil, […]