We have all seen them and most use them daily. The old office cooler. The place where office rumors are spread and the big game or reality show is discussed. There is something about that cool clean water that makes the day seem to go by faster. What about having on in your home? Some [...]
Being the gadget freak that I am, I like to have gadgets in the kitchen almost as much as I do in the office or on the go. I am a big fan of drinking tea (both hot and cold), but often I only want one mug of tea at a time, not a whole [...]
The water cooler is common place in most offices. It serves it purpose, but rarely adds style. In fact, they are quite unsightly with the giant water bottle sticking out of the top. Not really an item most people want decorating their home Primo has redesigned the old version of the water cooler making it [...]
It started innocently enough. One morning last week Wayne sent an email asking if any of the writers liked Starbuck’s after he had accumulated a fairly large amount of points — $370 worth — on his own Starbuck’s rewards card. Then today Carly spotted a great deal on Woot! for a Breville 15-Bar Expresso & [...]
Soon temperatures will finally start to cool off here in South Texas and it will finally be time for some serious coffee drinking. Yes, I know many of you cannot live without your daily dose, but I only drink it when it is cool outside and without caffeine. First of all, I don’t do caffeine [...]
There are close to a million choices when it comes to bowl feeders for your dog. Most are of the plain jane variety, either stainless steel or hard plastic. A few are ceramic and have painted designs on them. But what about those people who leave their dog’s bowls out all day and are interested [...]
Kerchoonz has released a really cool device called the K-Box. Put this box on any flat surface and you’ll instantly have a speaker in your kitchen, on a wall or on a window. The K-Box promises: High Quality Audio Full Bass response 40-20KHz Compact and Portable (115x55x20mm) Up to 20 hours battery life (recharge via [...]
This weekend was spent attending Kevin’s family reunion. David, one of his cousins, smoked a couple of pork shoulders. Instead of using a knife and fork to pull the pork, he was using these claw things… I’d never seen them before, but they looked like something that would be indispensable to anyone who grills.
I love to cook, and I love to use fresh herbs from my little garden, but I don’t particularly enjoy the monotony of chopping fresh herbs into uniform bits. That’s why I am especially enjoying the set of Herb Scissors that Useful Things sent me.
5 in 1 kitchen timer for iPhone won’t guarantee your kids will eat what you cook – but it won’t burn
This 5 in 1 iPhone kitchen timer is a great idea for any of you that cook with more than just the microwave. Set a timer for each burner – plus the oven – and you can individually track the remaining minutes/hours left for that item to cook. One of the more frustrating things about [...]
Aura Mae first introduced Gear Diary readers to the TasteBook CookBook back in February, and since the holidays are fast approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to remind you all of what a fantastic gift it would make for any cook…
If you hate thick, awkward, hard-to-open plastic packaging as much as I do — you need a pair of Open It!. I reviewed these package openers in December and although they look like big ugly pruning shears – you cannot beat them for slicing through the thick plastic packaging manufacturers love to use on their [...]
I use magnets as much as possible to hang things on my refrigerator. I find it extremely convenient to get loose papers and important items (such as the school hot lunch menu) up off my counter and onto a place where I can easily reference them. These Endo Magnets hold up to 1 LB and [...]
Every summer, outdoor chefs in neighborhoods are firing up their charcoal, propane, or natural gas outdoor grill. Roll down the car window on any weekend evening in towns across America and most likely the smell of hamburgers, steaks or BBQ ribs will arouse the saliva glands. Whether you are having a neighborhood get-together, summer party [...]
If you’re looking for a compact scale that’s easy to use and simple to store – here’s a nice option from Tanita. With only two buttons on the front, the Tanita KD-400 is easy enough for people of all ages to use. You can measure weight in 1g increments – up to a maximum of [...]