Three Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets
Technology makes life easier. From your personal database on your computer to the GPS system embedded on your phone, these devices help with everyday tasks. For the cook looking to make life easier in the kitchen, industrial designers have whipped up some cool gadgets to help out. From corn peelers to portable toasters, yes, a toaster you can take anywhere you want, these gadgets will make whipping up your favorite treats a breeze. Typically, it is the best cooks that think of great new gadgets. If you need help developing a gadget of your own design, you can find industrail design classes here.
Some gadgets may seem ahead of their time, but they still serve a greater purpose inside your kitchen cabinet. Some may work as intended, while others may have dire consequences if used improperly:
- Portable Toaster – Imagine taking your toaster anywhere you wanted? You go on a trip and need to heat up some bread to eat with your meal. With the portable toaster, you can heat up your bread anywhere you go. Granted, this little device can cause some serious injury if used incorrectly. However, being able to toast bread on the fly does sound like a great invention. Just be careful not to burn yourself.
- Corn Peeler – Okay, corn out of a can does not have the freshest taste around. Cooking a fresh ear of corn and then peeling it, now that sounds a bit tastier than the canned corn. Say you like to make corn and potato chowder. Well, you’re going to need to remove those little bits of corn from the ear to add to your soup.
Peeling corn with a regular knife present a serious safety risk. Individuals can potentially cut themselves and severely leave behind a nasty scare. With a corn peeler, the dangers of peeling corn are gone. Quick, simple and easy to use, these peeling devices help you get cut perfect pieces of corn each time. No more fussing with a knife or buying corn out of a can.
- Pancake Pen – Pouring the perfect amount of batter to make the perfectly circular pancake takes practice. Some people can never get the perfectly circular figure out of this breakfast treat. With the pancake pen, the hard work is done for you. Even experts who went to cooking school seem to have a tough time making the perfect circle out of pancake batter.
All you have to do is add mix into the bottle and squeeze. The pancake pen makes perfectly shaped pancakes each time. No added hassle of having to delicately pour batter from a mixing spoon. Just point and pour your perfect pancake.
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