Digital food scales from Caso

With the large weighing surface made of sleek reflective glass, Caso F10 digital food scales make a nice addition to your kitchen countertop. The slim elegant shape and large blue digits accurately displaying food weight, underscore simple contemporary design. The digital scales have tare function and can be used with up to 10kg of food, showing precise weight in 1 gram increments from 1kg to 5kg, and in 2 gram from 5kg to 10kg range. Price is € 40.

Designer Caso Q5 looks more like a decorative digital clock that should be hanged … (read more)

Downdraft vent with 50 inch rise

The VTA downdraft vent from Homeier disappears into the kitchen countertop. When activated, the vent rises more than 50 inches to extract fumes and smells. This is probably the highest rise among the downdraft vents that are available on the market today. Can be installed in recirculating mode. Comes with remote control.

Homeier ionization hood
Ceiling mounted geometric hoods
Homeier island hood with 360° swivel arm
CDA downdraft extractor
Falmec downdraft ventilation

December 2010 Monthly Round-Up for Kitchen Contraptions

Happy New Year! December 2010 was another amazing month of Kitchen Contraptions – filled with kitchen gadgets, small appliances, and other kitchen wonders along with our Holiday Gift Guide. 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


Pac-Man Cookie Cutters – Eat Those Ghosts

General News

What Kitchen Contraptions Did You Get this Holiday Season 2010? Happy Holidays from Kitchen Contraptions – 2010 My Very Own Toy Kitchen


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Countertop Trash Can – Small Compost and Waste Bin for Your Kitchen Countertop

This countertop mini trash can with a 1.5-Liter capacity is a must for your kitchen. You can save scraps for compost, and also have it for breakfasts where guests want to get rid of those sugar packet wrappers outside. The swing-open lid helps keep contents hidden and odors contained, and the lid pulls off for easy emptying. The lined interior means no need to add a bag. We’ve had one for about 6+ years now and also use it for coffee pods and spent K-Cups in our coffee nook.

At Countertop Trash Can

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Recall: GE Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: GE Profile™ and GE Monogram® Dishwashers

Units: About 174,000

Manufacturer: GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: Water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received five reports of fires, four of which caused minor damage to the kitchen countertops where the dishwashers were installed and one caused minor damage to adjacent cabinets and smoke damage to the home. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the GE … (read more)

Quartz splashbacks from CaesarStone

You can have the most beautiful and environmentally-friendly quartz splashbacks from the kitchen to the bathroom and everywhere in-between. All thanks to the CaesarStone, the original quartz surface manufacturing company which introduced pioneering innovation in the field of quartz surfaces years ago. CaesarStone quartz surfaces are perfectly suited for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and stairs, wall paneling and interior furniture. You can choose from the widest range of colours and structures, though not all are available in every country, to match your own taste or meet the demands of the most demanding clientele.

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July 2010 Monthly Round-Up for Kitchen Contraptions

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

General News

Bicycle Doubles as a Folding Shopping Cart


Magnetic Flexible Mini Grill Light Grill Daddy Pro Grill Brush – Steam Clean Your Grill Oregon Scientific Grill Right Wireless Talking Oven/Barbeque Thermometer

Kitchen Gadgets

Peach Pitter Microplane Herb Mill Apron Cooking … (read more)

Turn You Kitchen Countertops into Touchscreens

Photo: A counter top acts as a touchscreen display.
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All you need is a counter, projector, and a little math – and bam – touchscreen countertops in your kitchen according to new work and research at Intel.

“There’s nothing absolutely special about the surface, and it doesn’t matter if your hands are dirty,” says Beverly Harrison, a senior research scientist at Intel. “Our algorithm and a camera set-up can create virtual islands everywhere”

The project uses real-time 3-D object recognition to build a model of almost anything that’s placed on … (read more)