Three Cool Kitchen Gadgets (Guest)

gadgets, guest | January 9, 2011 | By

Here’s a guest post from Nicolas D’Alleva. Who knew there was an iphone meat thermometer? I guess there really is “an app for that” for just about everything, geesh.

MyPressi Twist

Do you like to drink cappuccinos, café lattes, Americanos, and other espresso-based coffee drinks? Are you tired of paying high coffee shop prices every time you want a good shot of espresso? Do you feel that an espresso machine for your home is too expensive, takes up too much counter space, and is not portable? Then you should consider the MyPressi Twist, a handheld device which allows you to produce high-quality shots of espresso at home, in the office, or when traveling.

The MyPressi Twist uses the same 8-gram N2O chargers used in whipped cream makers, allowing you to make up to eight single shots of espresso with one affordable cartridge. After inserting the cartridge into the handle, adding coffee into the bottom basket, and filling the top with water; you simply close the lid and press the trigger. Within seconds delicious espresso emerges from the device.

iGrill Meat Thermometer

If you like to grill and also have an iPhone, you ought to check out the iGrill Meat Thermometer. It is a Bluetooth-enabled thermometer and iPhone app system that allows you to monitor the internal temperature of a piece of meat from up to 200 feet away. Traditionally, when you have friends and family over for cookouts, you may find yourself frequently leaving the party to check on that steak you are grilling in your back yard or that roast you are broiling in your kitchen.

With the iGrill Meat Thermometer and iPhone app, you know the exact internal temperature of your burgers in real time. This means you can focus on entertaining your guests while making sure that your food is properly cooked all the way through without being overdone. The iGrill Bluetooth unit displays the temperature in addition to the iPhone app and also supports multiple temperature probes. This is helpful when you are grilling two kinds of meat simultaneously.

Joseph Joseph Scoop Colander

When cooking pasta, it can be a difficult task to pick up a near-boiling pot of water and carefully pour its contents into a colander in order to strain the water without burning one’s self. Similarly, deep frying food can also be dangerous when trying to get your chicken wings, shrimp, or other items out of the hot oil. This is where the Joseph Joseph Scoop Colander comes in handy.
Unlike traditional colanders, the Scoop Colander can be used to remove pasta from hot water without having to pour anything. Unlike the shallow mesh spoons for deep frying you may be familiar with, the Joseph Joseph Scoop Colander is deep enough to accommodate a hefty portion in each scoop. The Scoop Colander is made of a special nylon material that stands up to heat and is dishwasher safe.

Nicolas is the owner of Specialty Answering Service, a nationwide answering service and contact center service. Specialty provides a cheap answering service alternative to hiring your own staff.


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    January 9, 2011

    That scoop colander would be so handy to have! I will see if I can find one.

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    January 10, 2011

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