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You can Invent Anything
If you know an inventor, then you’ll know they love to make anything. Even if that thing is nearly useless. Every now and then an inventor will find success in their inventions. You may be familiar with gadgets such as the Magic Bullet, Slapchop, and the George Foreman Grill. However, today we’re going to poke a little fun in the land of kitchen gadgets that are both cool and fun. If you were to hang around the Deal Ninja kitchen, then none of these gizmos would seem out-of-place. Follow us on our journey through the world of kitchen gadgets.
Solving Problems you Never Knew Existed:
We bet these gadgets solved those cooking problems you never knew existed.
The Pop-Up Hot Dog Cooker
Dinner for two
We just never eat enough hot dogs to justify buying this. However, we can imagine this would be perfect for starting your kid’s roadside business. You can use this gadget in your RV, in a motel room, or at the office for a quick lunch. I guess we’ll have to get one soon.
Dough-Nu-Matic Automatic Doughnut Machine
Krispy-Kreme for the kitchen
There is something sweet about being able to make hot and fresh doughnuts anytime of day. Now all we are left to wonder is if they come out glazed.
Chef’n Garlic Zoom
No more smelly fingers
All you have to do is roll the ball around it peels the garlic without getting your fingers smelly. Simple enough that even your vampire teenager is safe to cook in the kitchen.
Every bathroom has one… now your kitchen does too
Maybe the most sanitary way to get a paper towel. Germaphobes can rejoice.
If only they made king size Oreos
The only flaw we see with this design is that it just doesn’t hold quiet enough milk.
Quintuple Bladed Herb Scissors
When all else fails, add more blades
This is what we imagine Gillette would make if they ever went into the scissor business.
Two great gadgets in one
Our only wish: it really needs some tongs. Then we could add toppings on our pizza without ever having to touch anything.
Next time you go on a date to Olive Garden, whip out one of these bad boys and you’ll surely impress your date. (At least we would be impressed)
If my woodshop teacher were to invent something, this would be it.
Pour a Better Beer
Because pouring a can of beer is just too much work
Personally, we would forego the glass and pour directly into our mouths.
For the Geeky Kitchen
We will admit, we are nerds. I mean, we would have to be somewhat geeky to enjoy writing a blog about kitchen gadgets. So, naturally, we have a soft spot for all things geeky. If nerd is your shtick, then these will sure to please.
Star Wars Toaster
Luke, I am your toaster…
You can’t have a geek gadget list and not have something from Star Wars, especially if you like your toast a little on the dark side.
OCD Cutting Board
Now if we could just cut in a straight line
Step 1: Put birthday cake on cutting board
Step 2: Cut evenly along lines
Step 3: Now everyone get the same size slice
Perfect for making sure nobody gets the bigger half.
Fun Facts Measuring Cup
Fun facts to tell your date while you cook
A little science in the kitchen never hurt anyone. Fun facts to use at your next trivia night.
Click Kitchen Gloves
Pop-ups not included
It’s what Mickey Mouse would wear if he were created in the 90s. We like to wear our gloves when we’re driving around town in the convertible.
Sharky Tea Infuser
We couldn’t imagine a better way to serve tea to your in-laws.
Time Bomb Kitchen timer
Tick, tick, tick
We would advise against sending this as a gift via the post office… ever.
Table Setting Placemat
For the future architect
The key ingredient to a fancy dinner: presentation.
Spicy Invaders: Salt and Pepper Shakers
80s kind of cool
First they invaded space and now my table. Somehow, we don’t mind.
CTRL +O Bottle Opener
This probably wont be your last bottle opened
Did you catch what we did there?
Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters
We just had to pick this
Santa won’t know what hit him when you put out ninjabread men.
Other Random Fun
Other kitchen gadgets that are way way more fun than useful. If your idea of cooking is playing with your food, then these nifty items are perfect. Food always taste better when you having fun anyway.
Cherry Seed Remover
You could just buy seedless, but this is way more fun.
Edible Jello Cups
There is so much party potential here…
Have you ever tried to hold Jell-O? Well, now you can and it’s not in a shot.
She doesn’t mess around
It seems that she can do it all.
Flip-Flop Corn Holder
No more burned fingers
Not just cute, but you don’t have to worry about getting your fingers burned or greasy. +2 Points for awesomeness
Zoku Frozen Pop Maker
Why waste valuable freezer space
Actually useful, but I do have a freezer that does the exact same thing.
Pop Quiz Math Clock
Instantly look smarter
Ok, so it’s not technically a kitchen gadget, but it does have pi on it.
Solved one problem, but probably created another
No more waiting for your soup to cool. However, the fan probably makes the chopsticks a little bit heavier.
Roll and Pour
Singing Bruno Mars, “Today, I don’t feel like doing anything”
They really have thought of everything.
Gin and Titonic Ice Cup Tray
Add a little sophistication and class in your next drink.
…And Finally Something Useful:
Bowl Cutting Board
Hmmm…we could use one of these
This is the most well thought out thing we could find. Now if we could only get George Forman to attach a grill to it.
Cellphones may be getting cheaper and more feature rich, but the sizes are getting bigger and bigger. We are at a crossroad in the cellphone world: Do people want their phones to be more like computers, and if so, shouldn’t they be made larger? I feel that cellphones should be the way they are and should not be getting any bigger. (This is an opinion article. Let us know your opinion on the poll at the bottom).
Remember these days?
Did you notice something odd about this picture? Yes, he’s checking the time on his watch and not his cellphone. Wait, that’s a cellphone? It may appear that cellphones this size are just relics of the past. If you were to follow logic, then you would know that as technology improves, the size of any given technology shrinks. Think about microchips, computers, and even your video games systems are slimming.
I was cool before cool was cool. Or something like that.
When cells phone first appeared in pop culture of the 80s/90s they were cool. The “it” thing to have (nothing has really changed). If you grew up in the 80s/90s then you will probably remember the Zack Morris Cell phone.
Yeah… this guy. Cellphones represented what was cool and hip in the world. Everyone knew when you were talking on one because it was bigger than your head.
If you want to go back further in time, they were even bigger. The first ones had their own carrying case and an antenna a mile long. I remember riding in the back seat of my dad’s car with the antenna going through the moon roof (OK I exaggerated a little). Seriously though, they were even bigger and less portable.
Blah Blah Blah. Who cares about the cell phones of yesterday?
Well, I do. I don’t want to go back to those times where having a cell phone was equal parts burden and equal parts cool. I will admit, having a mini computer in my pocket would have been near impossible 10 years ago. In fact, I can’t live without the ability to access the internet, find directions, or playing video games while waiting for my doctor’s appointment. In fact, yesterday, I may have auto-tuned a worse song than Rebecca Black and I did it all on my phone. But that is beside the point. I’m on the feature bandwagon as much as the next techie, but there has to be a limit.See. We need limits.
Seriously, what is the fuss all about?
Let me go over my brief history with “modern” cell phones. My first phone was a Kyocera. It was great because of 2 things: it kept time and the blue screen reminded me of my alarm clock. It was small like a candy bar and had this fun quirk where the screen didn’t work unless you pressed the 3 on the dial pad. After a couple of years tolerating that nonsense, I bought the Motorola Razr. It was cool, slim, had a camera, and the screen was in more than one color. It was the Zack Morris of cell phones. I thought to myself, “self, I can’t imagine how small cell phones will get. One day I’ll have a cell phone in my watch.”
Well, that never happened. I was like everyone else; I wanted features and features I got. I bought an iPhone and took pictures, typed emails, wrote research papers, and listened to my music anywhere and everywhere. It was bliss. I didn’t mind that the phone was bigger than my previous phone. The upgraded features were a perfectly good trade-off for the difference in size.
Enter the next wave of cell phones: Droid Razr, Samsung Galaxy SII, and LG Optimus 4X HD
What do they all have in common? They are huge! I already have enough in my pockets including my keys, wallet, loose change, chapstick, and other small items. I hardly have room for a bigger phone. If you haven’t seen the new wave of phones, then you’re in for a treat. Hold your hand out flat with your palm facing you. Next grab a small envelope in your hand. The cell phones are like that.
They may be thin, but the size of the screen is getting bigger. I understand this for a couple of reasons. First, the screen is easier to see when it’s bigger for viewing the internet and videos. This will cause less eye strain. The second, as cells phones are increasingly getting more complicated and more features are put on there, they need a larger screen to display all the new information. Quickly cell phones are blurring the line between laptops, tablets, and regular phones.
Is bigger really better?
I’m not trying to cynical or anything, but I think cells phones are pushing their limits on size. It’s not necessarily a huge issue right now. In fact, I’m OK with the current size of cell phones, but I’m afraid that they are just going to get too big. I just want to be reasonably assured that when I look for phones in the near future, that I’m not confusing the tablet and the cell phone sections. Besides, I’ve found that I’m not very far from a laptop or computer at any given moment. I just don’t need to carry one in my pocket too.