Underwear in Your Dishwasher – Versatility Only Goes So Far

Washing baseball caps in the dishwasher is old news; I’m quite familiar with the idea of sanitizing kitchen sponges there too, and we’ve written here before about cooking lasagna in the dishwasher, but washing your underwear?

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz of the Chicago Tribune writes of her adventures with her dishwasher:

One recent evening, I ran a variety of non-kitchen items through a dishwasher cycle, including flip-flops, baseball caps, hairbrushes, makeup brushes, dish sponges and, the test of honor, underwear. The computer keyboard was a risk I was unwilling to take.

I also, separately, … (read more)

2010 Kitchen Contraptions Holiday Gift Guide – Gift Ideas for Cooks – Kitchen Gadgets

Looking for the perfect gift for the kitchen lover on your gift list. We’ve got ideas in just about every area of the kitchen. Check below for links to our featured items in this year’s Kitchen Contraptions holiday shopping guide with our comments and thoughts on why this is a perfect gift. Also you will want to check out our 2009, 2008 and 2007 holiday shoppping guides which are filled with cool gift ideas as well.

Le Creuset Stoneware Large Utensil Crock – Who … (read more)

My Drap Cotton Napkins on Roll – Reusable and Eco-Friendly

My Drap Cotton napkins and place mats are to us exactly what you need to make dinner parties fresh and exciting without the waste. These napkins and place mats come in a variety of colors, and you simply tear them off a roll and use them at your dinner party or regular dinner. They are made of cotton so after use you can reuse them with a simple wash. We tried them out over the course of 2 weeks and found them to be a refreshing change to paper napkins and then … (read more)

October 2010 Monthly Round-up for Kitchen Contraptions

October was another amazing month of Kitchen Contraptions – filled with kitchen gadgets, small appliances, and other kitchen wonders. Thanks again to all of our loyal readers for visiting us each day, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Tovolo Silicone Pumpkin Cupcake Molds for Halloween

Bread Machines

Cuisinart Programmable Breadmaker – Fall Breads

Coffee Makers

DeLonghi Nespresso Lattissima Single-Serve Espresso Maker

Food Processors

Tron Influenced Cuisinart 12 Speed Stand Mixer

General News

Music for Elegant Dining – Beethoven is Best How to … (read more)

Oneida Color Burst Chili Mango 16-Piece Dinnerware Set – Give Dinner a Splash of Color


Winter is coming, and we thought it might ease the transition if we simply got ourselves some very colorful dinnerware. In our search we found this Chili Mango set from Oneida. Each set comes with 4 of the following: Dinner Plates, Salad/Dessert Plates, Soup/Cereal Bowls, and Mugs. The dinnerware set is Stoneware and dishwasher and microwave safe. VIVA LA MANGO DINNERWARE!

At Oneida Color Burst Chili Mango 16-Piece Dinnerware Set

KRONAsteel hood with interchangeable decorative panel

The stylish wall-mounted Mishel is one sharp looking steel hood which, thanks to its interchangeable decorative panel, can create an unforgettable atmosphere just for the occasion. Either you entertain your friends, having a nice dinner with the family or just enjoying a quiet evening with someone special, you can always find a suitable decor.

Made more than likely in Italy for Russian KRONA, Mishel 5P comes with 5-speed motor, 800 m³/h airflow, electronic controls, perimeter extraction system and filter saturation indicator. Other features include 2 halogen lights, ambient lighting, remote control, 15-minute … (read more)

GE Monogram range cooker

The innovative GE Monogram dual fuel Pro range cooker is designed for the person who loves to cook and entertain. And now it is available in a 90cm width to offer an option to consumers who do not have the kitchen specifications to accommodate the larger 122cm Monogram range cooker but aspire to cook on a professional style range that will be the focal point of the kitchen.

The 90cm wide Monogram range cooker authentic professional appearance with European styling includes premium grade stainless steel with smoothly finished edges, large control knobs … (read more)

New double oven LG range cooker with InfraGrill technology

LG Electronics has expanded its cooking appliance portfolio with its first double oven range for the U.S. market. This freestanding electric range blends high-performance with a striking, stylish design. With a multitude of advanced features and functionality, including a new infrared broiling system, this new range makes the cooking experience more enjoyable and helps home chefs make something better in their kitchen. Culinary enthusiasts and home chefs will welcome the added convenience of being able to prepare two meals at once or tackle the biggest holiday menu challenges. With 2 separate ovens, it is … (read more)