New energy-saving 230V Cook-N-Dine teppan grills

CDS-Design of Munich, Germany, builds their ultra-slim built-in teppan grills with the environment in mind. These eye-catching teppanyaki griddles are made from 60-80% reclaimed and recycled German stainless steel. New energy-saving 230V models draw a mere 7.8 AMP on high. CND teppanyaki grills can be installed into any type of counter material, indoors and outdoors, while eating up less than 2 inch cabinet space height.

Cook-N-Dine, now in its eighth year since the US-launch of the world-wide patented teppanyaki grill from Germany, is offering energy-saving 230 Volt models. Not only do they combine … (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)

Kuhn Rikon Kulu Herb and Vegetable Knife

Kuhn Rikon has sent us over both the smaller and larger version of this herb and vegetable knife. We really like the handle, and the high carbon Japanese steel is sharp. The knife also features a nonstick coating for easy food release from the utra-sharp edge. The matching sheath also helps to keep blade sharp for future use.

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June 2010 Monthly Round-Up for Kitchen Contraptions

June was another hot and amazing month of Kitchen Contraptions – filled with kitchen gadgets, grilling, and other kitchen wonders plus the first power rays of Summer. Thanks again to all of our loyal readers for visiting us each day, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Cleaning Supplies

Eureka 71B Hand-Held Kitchen Vacuum

Coffee Makers

Black and Decker Brew ‘n Go Personal Coffeemaker

General News

Grow Ghost Chili Bhut Jolokia in Your Kitchen


Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter for Charcoal Grills Tom Douglas 3-Piece … (read more)

Spherical Ice Tray Set – Make Japanese Ice Balls

We’ve recently been way into getting our drinks cooler, but not watered down. This unique ice tray molds two 2″-diameter ice spheres, eye-catching alternatives to traditional ice cubes, and given the melt down less likely due to reduced surface area to water down your drink. Great for putting into an old fashioned, or the like.

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Electrolux Shine concept washing machines

At the kitchen fair Eurocucina 2010 in Milan, Electrolux has presented the Shine washing machine concepts, with one freestanding and one wall mounted version. The free standing version of Shine can be integrated underneath the bathroom sink, while the wall mounted version integrates nicely with bathroom cupboards. By 2050 around 74% of the world’s population is expected to live in an urban environment. With these shrinking spaces and 39% of Europeans having their washing machine in the bathroom, new smarter solutions need to be found. Hence the Electrolux Design Team in Porcia, Italy came … (read more)

38cm hob collection from De Dietrich

The De Dietrich 38cm hob collection is designed to provide ultimate versatility with its range of options. The hobs can be placed side-by-side on the worktop for a contemporary and trend setting alternative to a single hob or situated as standalone products in a kitchen with limited workspace.

38cm induction wok hob, the DTi732X features carefully designed winding inductors beneath the inverted curved zone and is designed to accommodate induction friendly pans and heats up to a powerful 3.0 kW. Stir fries will be ready in seconds as it is the pan … (read more)

Panasonic expands home appliance range in the UK

Building on the existing range with introduction of new side-by-side fridge-freezers and washing machines for the UK market, Panasonic Corporation announced the launch of a new range of fridge-freezers and washing machines for the UK market. The launch further expands Panasonic’s product portfolio, building on the introduction of home appliances into Europe in 2009. Already the leader in the domestic Japanese market, Panasonic is bringing to the UK the innovative and energy-saving features on which it has built its reputation at home. The products blend high performance, innovation and ease of use with market-leading energy … (read more)