Foodies are looking for kitchen gadgets that are both functional and unique, says Rook Willia, owner of Sioux City, Iowa's Kitchen Dressings. The shop, which carries a wide array of pots, pans, specialty coffees and other gourmet products, recently moved to a larger location that includes a coffee bar.
Austrian artist Franz Xaver Riedel was the first to infuse glass with small amounts of uranium dioxide to give it transparent yellow and green hues in the 1830s. The glass style, which went on to be known as Vaseline, remains popular with collectors, designers and interior decorators who use pieces to give rooms a sense of classic flair for a reasonable price.
Samsung’s NaviBot Corner Clean machine is designed to access a room’s hard to clean spots using pop-out brushes. The machine also features an intelligent dust detection program to drive the cleaning process, plus cameras and sensors to map out the room and more effectively clean the space.
The Ceramic Green Non-Stick Fry Pan from Orgreenic Kitchenware performed well in a home test by Norfolk, Va., resident Wendy Juren, according to this report. The eco-friendly 10-inch frying pan is designed for use without oil, butter or grease.
Designers and manufacturers have come forward with kitchen gadgets geared toward a single specific function. A corn kernel remover, egg separator, TacoProper and hot dog toaster are among the gadgets aimed at making certain kitchen and food preparation tasks easier.