Solving All The World’s Problems: Triangular Ziplock Bags For Storing Pizza

It’s ingenuity like this that put man on the Moon, we tell ya. Plastic bags to store leftover pizza slices in, with no wasted space? Yeah, it’s happening and the best part is that they’re not asking a ridiculous sum for them: $3 for 24. We’re not sure they offer any legitimate advantage over regular bags but hey, we give it a 10 on the novelty scale.

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The Flippin’ Fantastic Makes 7 Pancakes At Once

Making pancakes isn’t particularly hard. But if you’re cooking for a large, hungry family, items like the Flippin’ Fantastic are going to make your life significantly easier. It’s a silicone mold with handles that makes it super simple to cook 7 pancakes at once. You just pour the batter mix into each space, wait for one side to cook, grab the handles and flip. It’s also perfect for cooking eggs and hash browns.

Yeah, it’s one of those informercial-style products, but it looks like a good one and is priced right at $15, and even $5 on Amazon (which is the link below). Granted, there are a number of negative reviews stemming from the product being allegedly hard to use, so your milage may vary. At $5, it’s not a huge risk to try it out.

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Deal Of The Day: 58% Off On Blue Apron Plans

It’s actually considerably easier and maybe even cheaper to eat out. This is sad, because outside food tends to be less healthy than home-cooked meals. The issue, for many people, is that buying ingredients for one recipe often means having a bunch of stuff left over and going to waste. Well, Blue Apron Plans has a different approach. They send you pre-portioned ingredients along with a recipe on how to combine them into a tasty home-cooked meal.

Whether you’re new to the kitchen or you’re looking to spice things up with exciting, seasonal recipes, Blue Apron will deliver just what you need. It’s simple – you’ll get fresh, gourmet recipes and the highest quality, sustainably-sourced ingredients to bring them to life. With this incredible deal, you’ll prepare three meals for two people within a week’s time. Just long enough to get hooked on delicious home cooking.

– Receive pre-portioned ingredients for 3 recipes to be cooked & enjoyed by 2 people delivered to your door
– Enjoy farm-fresh produce, high-quality antibiotic free meats & sustainable seafood, artisanal spices, grains & cheeses
– Learn to cook with Blue Apron’s always original and top notch recipes, new every week
– Support small-scale farmers with specialty produce and unique ingredients
– Meals are 500-800 calories per serving
– Blue Apron is available to most U.S. addresses excluding Alaska & Hawaii. To see if Blue Apron delivers to your area, click here
– Note: for new subscribers only

Normally $59.94, it’s now $25 for three two-person meals.

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This Spreadable Coffee Needs To Be In My Mouth Now

We love Japan for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is their relatively bizarre (to us, of course) food creations. Case in point is Snow Brand Milk’s Spreadable Coffee, set to be released in the Land of the Rising Sun this month. Yes, it seems to be exactly what it sounds like: some kind of coffee concoction that you can spread on your toast, like Nutella. And yes, it’s caffeinated. We’re not sure what goes in it, and we’re not sure we care. There’s very little chance we’ll get our hands on it this side of the pond, but if you’re in Japan you might want to keep an eye out for it.

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Kitchen Tool Turns Radishes Into Super Mario Mushrooms

It’s never easy to get a kid to eat radishes. I know I never touched the darn things and now as an adult I still have trouble. Maybe if my parents would have had access to this “Ravanello – Radish Shaper”, I might’ve been fooled into thinking if I ate enough of the disgusting roots I might gain some kind of super power, like my hero Mario. It makes it fairly easy to turn a boring radish into an exact replica of a Super Mario Mushroom. There’s a fair amount of work involved in creating the edible props, as you can see in the image after the break. But it’s a cool utensil nonetheless and at $19, it’s priced just right.

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MasterPan Multi-Sectional Meal Skillet

One of the biggest challenges for me, when I’m cooking, is to time things so that everything is ready and hot at the same time. This usually means having two or three pans on the stove at once, and juggling back and forth between them. With the MasterPan Multi-Sectional Meal Skillet, you get five separate cooking sections on the same pan.

Cooking an entire meal has never been easier, cleaner, and faster than with MasterPan. Divided into five sections, MasterPan is designed with a heavy gauge bottom to distribute heat flow evenly so you can cook several items at once, all on the same burner. No more juggling burners and cooking times; your whole meal is right there cooking in front of you.

– Cook multiple items evenly & at once on a single burner
– Remove food easily thanks to non-stick coating
– Wash by hand or in the dishwasher–you’re still only cleaning 1 dish
– Consume your food more safely; no PFOA, heavy metals, lead, or cadmium added

It’s not quite the kitchen revolution, but at $49, it’s an inexpensive way to add a little productivity to your food prepping repertoire.

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The Hot Glue Gun Is A Thing That Exists

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Because we’re definitely too healthy, physically, as a nation, it’s clearly time to make it easier to put cheese on everything. The Fondoodler is a device whose only purpose is to melt cheese and extrude it over anything you want. The name comes from a combination of Fondue and Doodle, because you’ll be doodling with your melted cheese (did you know that ‘Fondue’ means ‘melted’ in French?). You can use it to decorate your dishes, caulk your bathtub, make 3D cheese structures or squirt it straight into your face. Beware: hot cheese is hot. It works with just about any type of cheese that melts, from processed crap to fancy aged goudas.

It’s $25.

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Foodsniffer Tells You If Your Meat Has Gone Bad

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How many times have you pulled out a three day old uncooked steak from the fridge and stuck it right up your nose, wondering if it’s still good to cook. Or taken a hearty whiff from that tuna steak in the hopes it hasn’t gone bad. It’s not always easy to be sure and I’ve found myself asking others for their opinion before taking a chance on some potentially bad meat. Well with the Foodsniffer, a handheld connected smart device, I wouldn’t have to ask anyone at all. I’d simply connect it to my smartphone, prop it up right against the meat and take a measurement of the gases emanating from it. In seconds I’d be able to know if it’s safe to ingest or if it gets tossed. No taking chances, no second guessing, and no botulism! It’s $89.

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Poke Ball Serving Bowl Set

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Pokemon is all the rage these days, but will it still be relevant in a few months? Is the rage even as ragey as it was when it was first released? We can’t answer those questions, we don’t know, but we do wonder if you’ll still be as infatuated with this Poke Bowl Serving Set once you’re done catching pocket monsters.

The Poké Ball Serving Bowls come with two dishwasher safe halves of the classic ball used in the Poké-verse. The red top and white bottom can slot together and will equal the approximate size of a volleyball. Sure, that is more than adequate space for your pet hamster to roll around in while you pretend it’s a Pokémon, but that might count as hamster abuse so don’t do it. Instead, fill it with tasty snacks. Preferably the cheesy variety.

Tee hee… hamsters are funny. Anyway, if you want your own Pokemon-themed serving set, you’ll have to spend all of $20.

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Does Anyone Really Need A Keurig For Cookies?

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It’s pretty amazing how many appliances are starting to use the single-serve, pod-based, Keurig-like method of delivering their goods to your mouth. The latest one to come to our attention is the CHiP Cookie Oven, that uses raw cookie pods with a barcode; the device scans the code, then uploads baking information to the appliance through WiFi. It’ll know just what temperature to set itself to, and for how long to circulate its hot air over your snacks, which will be ready in roughly 10 minutes. The cookie pods will be sold to you through a subscription service, which, depending on the service level, will give you cookies ranging in price from 88 cents to $2. Full retail price is expected to be $249, but the current Kickstarter campaign will give Early Birds a CHiP Cookie Oven for as little as $99.

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The CakeDozer Helps Get Your Slice Of Pie Off With Ease

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It’s the little things. Like when you’re using a regular pie server and you’re transferring one delicate slice onto a plate, and the darn thing won’t just slide off, so you’re stuck having to unceremoniously flop it over to its side. That’s a little thing that shouldn’t annoy anyone, but does. So an item like the CakeDozer is created to solve this non-problem. It’s got a little bulldozer on the handle that gently pushes off whatever is on it. It’s not going to change anyone’s life, but might make the process of serving cake and pie just a little bit easier, so its $16.50 asking price seems more than justified.

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Seasoning Stix Season From The Inside

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Seasoning Stix looks like a cool product. It’s a flavour stick you jam into your food, and it flavours it from the inside.

Seasoning Stix are solid “sticks” of seasonings, spices and herbs, which are inserted into meat, fish and poultry prior to cooking to season from the inside out.

At approximately 110F food science takes over. Water is driven out, Seasoning Stixs begin to liquify and the meat absorbs the seasonings like a sponge.

It’s the first major change in seasonings in 1,000 years.

So unique it’s already been award three U.S. Patents.

It’s currently available for $35, which will give you over 100 stix of different flavours, like Classic Garlic and Backyard Barbecue.

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KFC Is Giving Away Fried Chicken Sunscreen. Yes, Really

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Now more than ever, the expression “roasting in the sun” will be a little bit more than figurative. Although, technically, that’s not right either since KFC doesn’t roast its chicken. No, we suppose that if you’re one of the lucky few who managed to snag a bottle of KFC Extra Crispy Sunscreen, you’ll be able to tell your friends you’re “frying in the sun” instead. Yes, they’re all sold out now, sadly, but for a while anyone who visited ExtraCrispySunscreen.com would be given a free bottle of SPF 30 sunscreen that smells just like KFC’s delicious staple item. The smell is described by one pretentious people.com writer as “absolutely revolting”, which we take to mean “arm-bitingly delicious”. Yes, we’re sad they’re all gone, and we’re kinda hoping anyone who managed to snag one will put them up on eBay.

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Zip N Store Finds Room For All Your Ziplocked Stuff

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If you live in an apartment with limited space, products like the Zip N Store should interest you. It’s a system designed to hold ziplock bags, involving a slide-out drawer that installs in your fridge; you just hang up to 12 bags off it and easily reach for them whenever you need anything. It’ll accept bags of just about any capacity, and not only of the Ziplock brand variety. Pledges start at $30, with shipping estimated around December of this year.

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Clever Kebab Maker Is Perfect For Summer

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There are few things more satisfying than barbecued meat on a stick. But what would be the point of living in civilized society if we didn’t invent some kind of tool for making the process of getting the meat on the skewers easier? The Clever Kebab Maker makes it super simple to just layer your meats and veggies inside, stick the skewers right through the openings, and cuts your protein into perfect 1.2″ cubes. You can easily make 16 kebabs at once, and it doesn’t have to be meat only; the device will work with cakes, fruit, or pretty much anything you’d wanna eat off a stick. It’s all of $35.

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The Whopper Air Freshener

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Think of the Whopper Air Freshener as the ‘reverse freshener’. When most people buy these things to get the fast food smell out of the car, Burger King Brazil would like to help you do the opposite; this freshener smells just like the burger that inspired it. As crazy as it may sound, we’re convinced there’s a market for this. Considering things like Bacon Lube exist, it’s not much of a stretch of the imagination to conceive of hungry gluttons wanting their car to smell like one of the best tasting burgers on the market (yes, we said it).

Much as it would be great to buy this for yourself (or get it free, right? I mean, it’s not like someone would pay for this…), it appears to have been part of a publicity campaign where taxi drivers would hang it on their mirrors and pick up drunk clubgoers. The smell would of course overwhelm their already uninhibited senses and cause them to re-route their trip to the closest Burger King. Genius.

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It’s The Donutception, A Donut On Donut On Donut Donut

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It seems that it was National Donut Day last Friday, and to celebrate this, The Cinnamon Snail in New York City created the above. It’s a donut that uses donut-shaped cookies as decoration, cookies which in turn are decorated with Cheerio’s like rings that are meant to look like donuts themselves. It’s a donut party three levels deep, a party so intense the bakery felt it appropriate to charge $7 for its consumption. For reference, that’s about seven times more than anyone should feel entitled to charge for a ring of sugary dough, but what do we know.

Are they still selling it? Did anyone even buy it? Seeing as we like to report news a few days late, we’ll never really know.

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KFC Makes Nail Polish That Tastes Like Chicken

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Their slogan is “Finger Lickin’ Good”, so it sort of makes sense, doesn’t it? See, as part of a promotional effort in Hong Kong, the local KFC office has apparently created nail polish that looks just like regular nail color, but happens to taste of delicious fried chicken. That way, well, you can spend your days looking entirely normal with your fingers in your mouth. They come in two flavours: Hot & Spicy, and Original Recipe. They were conceived and developed by McCormick, the spice company behind KFC’s secret spice and herb mix, and are allegedly completely safe to consume. The polishes are not being mass produced yet; the company is showing early prototypes off in promotional pics and asking fans to vote on which flavour they’d actually like to see being made. Whether it does ever make it into the wild, let alone stateside, is anyone’s guess.

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The Flatev Is Like A Keurig For Tortillas

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Keurig is probably having a fit at its brand name being used this way, but perhaps they should be happy that they’re now so closely associated with pod-based single-serve appliances. In this case however you won’t be brewing yourself a steaming mug of Joe, but a crispy tortilla instead. The Flatev uses pods, much like the Keurig, only these ones are filled with all the ingredients necessary to make a tasty, fresh tortilla at home. Pick your dough, and your crispiness level, press a button, and sit back as the machine does the rest. To get your own, you’ll have to pledge at least $239, but you get a batch of 48 pods to start with. We don’t know how much each pod will set you back but it’s not like this is meant to be the most cost-efficient cooking method.

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Otto’s Over-Fired Broiler Gets Up To 970C/1700F To Cook The Perfect Steak

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Did you know that a lot of fancy steak houses cook their meats by broiling them? Yeah, it’s not just by dropping a good cut on a hot grill that you can cook up a steak; given the right temperatures, infrared radiation will get there faster, and possibly better. Otto’s Over-Fired Broiler uses two separately adjustable infrared gas units that reach their 970?C/1700?F operating temperature within 3 minutes. You then just have to place your steaks inside and broil them one minute per side to create a delicious crust that locks the juices in, while the interior remains moist and tender. The size of the grid accommodates even the largest slabs, ensuring even Texas-sized portions get cooked to perfection. It’ll cost you €590 or about $665USD to own, and if you live stateside, you’ll have to wait until October 2016 to get it.

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