MEGATech Showcase: Kitchen Geek Collection Beth Snyder April 28, 2015 Features If there’s one thing I absolutely cannot resist, it’s kitchen gadgets. I shudder to think of how much money I’ve spent on various gizmos and widgets that are supposed to do neat things in the kitchen, and while some of them haven’t worked out as planned I do have a great deal of them that still get used on a regular basis. In this Showcase, we’re going to look at some kitchen stuff that caught my eye, some of which I either already own or will soon. First up is a Darth Vader cookie jar. Come to the dark side, we have cookies! Since I am quite well known for my cookie-baking, and since I love Star Wars, it only stands to reason that I need one of these. What sets this one apart from most standard ceramic cookie jars (other than it being an officially licensed product) is the part where it has an airtight seal to keep your cookies fresh longer. He’s not cheap, but if you’ve got an extra $56.00 US or so lying around you should definitely get one. Source: Geek Alerts Moby Whisk! This made me laugh right out loud when I saw it. Does it do anything special? Nope. But it’s cute, and the whale tail handle looks way more comfortable to use than the standard wire handle most whisks have. I just spent a ridiculous amount of time yesterday whisking entirely too many eggs for a couple of recipes, and this would’ve made the job a lot more fun. Moby Whisk goes for about $20.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Related, and even more necessary to own, is the Nessie Ladle. I actually did try to order one of these, but they’re so incredibly popular they’re out of stock so I’m on a notification list and will hopefully get one when they’re available again. The only thing Nessie does that other ladles don’t is stand upright in your pot instead of laying against the side… which in my world means there’s far less risk of dropping the handle into a vat of boiling soup (something that happens far too often). The best thing is the handle looks like the Loch Ness monster peeking out of your pot. When back in stock, Nessie sells for about $15.00 US. Source: Gizmodo Rounding out our creature feature are Deep Sea Critter lid lifters. You know how a covered pot will inevitably boil over? If you place one of these cute little guys on the edge of your pan before you add the lid, it’ll help prevent that. They even change colour when exposed to heat, so you’ll know at a glance whether your water is about to boil or not. Made of silicone and measuring just under three inches long, each set of two contains one crab claw and one octopus tentacle for just $11.99 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Have you ever been too lazy to make a grilled cheese? I honestly can’t say that I have, but I can see how these toaster bags might come in handy now and then. Designed to be used in a toaster to cook a whole sandwich at once, these Teflon-coated bags are heat resistant so they won’t burn, but allow heat to reach your sandwich so your cheese gets melted. They’re even dishwasher safe, and because of that nonstick coating they’re a breeze to clean even after your gooey cheesy goodness comes out of them. A set of three reusable bags (reusable up to 50 times, anyway) runs $9.99 US. Source: Red Ferret When my niece gets her first apartment, I’m buying her a set of this glassware. What science geek wouldn’t want them? Periodic Tableware is what it’s called, and it’s pretty darn neat. Beakers and flasks are converted to usable glassware in a Connecticut factory you can tour in person on weekends. They even hand-craft them using actual laboratory grade glass, science industry hardware, and hand polished stainless steel elements for a unique and fun yet somehow classy look. Prices vary depending on the piece, but range from $19.99 US to $99.99 US. Source: That’s Nerdalicious There are as many kitchen utensil caddies as there are kitchen counters. This one, however, caught my eye because I often feel like my utensils are the Swiss Army knives of the cooking world. This really isn’t anything unusual, just a countertop caddy in which to store your gadgets, but the fun part is it being modeled after the famous knife body. It’s not a product you can buy, but rather was designed by Yegor Zghun for Art Lebedev Studios as an art project. But I bet if you’re even a little handy you could probably make a very close facsimile for your very own. Source: The Awesomer Owl-shaped eggs? Why not? It might get kids to eat them if they’re not otherwise inclined, and if nothing else it’s a conversation starter at that awkward potluck or other gathering. It’s a little labour-intensive, as you need to hard boil your egg, then cool and peel it, then put it in the mold and submerge in ice water for a few minutes before you get an owl-shaped egg. But hey… it’s kinda fun, isn’t it? Each mold costs $5.99 US. Source: 7 Gadgets This one looks a little more manageable, and could add some “aww” to your breakfast. The Love Egg Mold is easy enough to use: Just place it in your frying pan and crack an egg into it, making sure the yolk stays inside the outline of the O. Fry as normal, and you’re good to go. Of course, it looks like it’s designed for those who eat over-easy eggs instead of those of us who prefer them a little more cooked, but you can’t have everything. Each mold is about the size of a standard piece of bread, and costs $7.99 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Share This With The World!