MEGATech Showcase: May the Force Be With Your Kitchen Beth Snyder July 30, 2015 Features When I first got my own kitchen to decorate, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do. I finally settled on a Looney Tunes theme (which is what I keep to this day) but that was before there was such a wide variety of Star Wars kitchen accessories, gadgets, and dishes. Or maybe they existed, but without the internet I wasn’t aware. Either way, this collection, along with several other items I’ve posted over the years, makes me seriously rethink my decorating choice. I dearly love Looney Tunes, but… Star Wars. And the dark side has cookies! First up is not cookies, however, but rather a cupcake holder. Intended for the celebration of birthdays, this one comes to us from Hallmark (which seems odd to me, but whatever). In addition to hiding away a tasty treat, this cupcake holder will actually sing Happy Birthday to its recipient in R2’s “voice” when the cover is removed. The holder measures 3.25″ W x 3.375″ H x 3.25″ D, and is made of ceramic and plastic. Pick one up for your favourite birthday geek for $19.95 US. Source: That’s Nerdalicious You’re going to want some beverages at your birthday party, and you’ll probably want to cool them down with some ice. Why not make it AT-AT and/or Star Detroyer shaped ice? These trays make three of each shape, and are made of food-grade silicone. If you’d rather not make ice in them, they can also be used for candy or jello, whatever floats your boat. These are slated to hit stores in October, at a cost of $12.99 US each. Source: Geek Alerts If those don’t strike your fancy, perhaps Stormtrooper ice cubes will! These trays each make six stormtrooper helmets out of water, juice, chocolate, or whatever else you feel like melting that’s edible and will later solidify. You can even bake in them, which means it’s possible you could play a trick on your birthday celebrant and put one inside the R2 cupcake holder… if you dare! Each one costs just under $6.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets What kitchen doesn’t need a spatula? I’ve got about eight, but none of them can hold a candle to the cool factor of this Death Star spatula (also available in Millennium Falcon). Each spatula measures 13 inches long (33 cm), and features a metal handle with a silicone blade for easy cleaning. They’re expected to hit the market in October, at a cost of $25.00 US each. Source: Gizmodiva If you’re going to be cooking or baking, you’re going to need a kitchen timer. Why not put a Death Star on your counter? Well, aside from the whole thing where it could destroy not just your kitchen but your entire planet. It can be set up to 60 minutes by twisting the upper hemisphere, and when time is up it rather anti-climatically rings instead of anything blowing up. It even has a rubber base to prevent scratching your countertops, which isn’t something I’d think of the Death Star being concerned about. You’ll have to wait until November to get one, but you can pre-order now for $23.99 US. Source: Geek Alerts You’re also going to need to use some seasonings, be they as simple as salt and pepper or as complex as what you’ll find in my cupboards. Why not season your food in style with shakers designed to look like R2-D2 and C-3PO? Each one will hold up to a cup of whatever seasoning you wish to put in it, and are made of metal with enamel coating to prevent possible rusting. They each measure 2 1/2″ diameter x 3 3/4″ tall, and they are not dishwasher safe. They come in a two-shaker set (one of each) for $19.99 US. Source: Technabob Last up are pouch sandwich makers, which seem like entirely too much effort until you stop and think how you’ll be the envy of the employee lunchroom. Er… your kids will be the envy of the school cafeteria. Yeah, that’s what I meant. Not only do these shape the bread as some other bread molds we’ve seen, but they actually seal it into a pouch so your sandwich fillings don’t leak out the sides. No more getting peanut butter on your hands trying to put your sandwich in a bag! Choose between Darth Vader, R2-D2, or Stormtrooper. Each one costs $19.99 US. Source: That’s Nerdalicious Share This With The World!