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Cupcake Surprise Pan

Cupcake Surprise Pan

Several months ago, I spotted a new pan that was being introduced for summer baking: a stuffed cornbread pan. This particular pan had a large spike in each of its muffin-sized square cavities onto which you could place anything that you wanted to stuff inside of your cornbread, from a piece of cheese to a jalapeno. The idea was good for cornbread because that is ... Read More »

Wilton Doughnut Twist Pan, reviewed

Doughnut Twist Pan

Donut and mini donut pans are a fun piece of bakeware to have in the kitchen. Baked donuts tend to be lower in fat than their deep fried counterparts, and they’re even easier to make. Wilton introduced a Doughnut Twist Pan a few months ago that bakes twist-shaped donuts (also called crullers at many donut shops, even though they’re not made the same way as ... Read More »

Cookbook Holder with Conversion Chart

Cookbook Holder Conversion Chart, up close

Cookbook holders come in handy in the kitchen because they make it a lot easier to see the recipes that you’re working from. When you lay a cookbook on the counter, you need to place it somewhere where it won’t get in the way of your mixing bowls and ingredients, you need to bend over to read the recipe and you’re exposing the book to ... Read More »

Cake Cutting Robot made from LEGOs

Robot Cake Cutter

Have you ever gone to slice a cake and ended up creating funky, uneven slices that weren’t as attractive as you’d hoped? Cutting a cake badly has happened to everyone at one time or another. Fortunately, it doesn’t take anything away from the taste of a cake, but using a gadget like the Mindstorm Cake Cutter would ensure that you get perfectly shaped cake slices, ... Read More »

Marvel Cakelet Pan

Marvel Cakelets

Whether you’re reading about them in comic books or watching them in summer blockbusters, there is something about the speed, strength and other special abilities of superheroes that makes them captivating to people of all ages. Granted, you might not want to plaster your bedroom with Spiderman wall paper – but you might very well have done that as a kid and you almost certainly ... Read More »

Cuisipro Robot Ice Pop Molds

Cuisipro Robot Ice Pop Molds

Still on a robot kick from playing with a stackable set of Robo Measuring Cups, I couldn’t resist pointing out Cuisipro Robot Ice Pop Molds, which make a set of six robot-shaped popsicles. I am a fan of the Cuisipro popsicle molds in general, and these are no exception. Made of sturdy plastic, the popsicles snap into a tray that holds them perfectly upright as ... Read More »

Robo Cup Measuring Cups

Robo Cup

This kitchen gadget is dedicated to anyone out there who is a fan of the movie Transformers, the older cartoon or anyone who just loves the idea of having a robot to help around the kitchen. Of course, The Robo Cup Measuring Cups are not automated robots that are going to do your bidding or transform on their own. They are a set of standard ... Read More »

iRepel Nanotech Chef’s Gear

iRepel Home Men's Chef Shirts

Chefs’ coats can seem like something that only professional cooks wear and are something that most home cooks wouldn’t even think about buying to wear in their own kitchen. But avid cooks – or cooks prone to spilling and splashing on themselves as they work – should reconsider, because a chef’s coat that offers good coverage is the easiest way to keep yourself and your ... Read More »

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