This Cork Pot Holder Secretly Serves As a Ping Pong Net For After Dinner

Once you remove the placemats and centerpieces, your dining room table becomes the perfect stand-in for a ping-pong table. The only thing missing is a net, and that soon could also be just a quick transformation away if this convertible CorkNet pot holder is successful on Kickstarter. » 8/28/14 12:32pm Thursday 12:32pm

KitchenAid's SodaStream Machines Look Transplanted From a Fifties Diner

They might make it slightly cheaper to produce your own carbonated beverages at home, but those SodaStream machines aren't exactly the loveliest things you can put on your kitchen counter. Thankfully, the company has teamed up with KitchenAid who's given the machines a retro makeover and an all-metal design so they'll… » 8/12/14 5:00pm 8/12/14 5:00pm

A Magical Machine Lets You Inject Bananas With Sweet Sweet Fillings

You know that disappointing feeling when you bite into a banana and there's nothing on the inside? Normally they can't compete with the likes of a creme-filled Twinkie, or a caramel-packed tube of Rolos, but the DestapaBanana levels the playing field. It lets you inject bananas—still in their peel—with all kinds of… » 8/08/14 12:52pm 8/08/14 12:52pm

How You Fold This Origami Measuring Spoon Determines Its Capacity

Unless your measuring spoons are all tethered together (which is annoying unto itself) you've probably spent too much time sifting through kitchen drawers trying to find the one you need. Rahul Agarwal's Polygon measuring spoon solves that problem with an easy-to-store flat design that simply folds to whatever… » 8/07/14 9:53am 8/07/14 9:53am

The Largest Mammal On Earth Makes For the Perfect Pot Strainer

If adorable is the only criteria you look for in kitchen accessories, your hunt for a new pot strainer just ended. Taking inspiration from how a Blue Whale strains the ocean for krill using the baleen in its mouth, Fred & Friends' $10 Big Blue pot strainer quickly drains a pot leaving only pasta, veggies, or whatever… » 8/01/14 1:11pm 8/01/14 1:11pm

Being a Kitchen Timer Is R2-D2's Latest Side Job

As far as resumes for droids go, the skills and experience section on R2-D2's must be at least 100 holograms long by now. This latest Star Wars tie-in sees Artoo back in the kitchen as a simple $20 timer, counting off anywhere from one to sixty minutes with a quick twist of his rotating dome. When the time's up a… » 7/30/14 5:00pm 7/30/14 5:00pm

An Ingredient Measuring Machine Is Like Insurance For Baking

When you're cooking, you can toss almost any series of ingredients into a pan and end up with something edible. But when you're baking, you need to pay close to attention to precisely measuring out ingredients so your creation turns out as expected. So as with anything requiring precision, it's best to leave it to a… » 7/28/14 1:30pm 7/28/14 1:30pm

Impossibly Adorable Glassware Inspired by Winnie the Pooh's Antics

Science hasn't gotten around to officially proving it just yet, but everyone knows it's all but impossible to hate Winnie the Pooh. Even though the yellow bear's admitted to stealing honey, harassing rabbits, promoting obesity, and other antics—that the designers at Nendo have captured in this adorable glassware… » 7/15/14 12:20pm 7/15/14 12:20pm

The Heat-Distributing Flares On This Pot Make Dinner Cook Even Faster

The type of metal your pots and pans are made of can affect how quickly or evenly they heat, but so can their shape. That's why kitchenware manufacturer Lakeland sought out the expertise of an actual rocket scientist to help design its unique flared pots and pans that better distribute heat for faster cooking and less… » 7/11/14 12:20pm 7/11/14 12:20pm

A Genuinely Smarter Toaster That Guarantees Perfect Toast

You'd think by now, after at least 100 years of development, mankind would have perfected the toaster. Burnt bread is still an all too common problem, though, but maybe, just maybe, Dualit has finally found a solution with a new toaster that measures the room conditions to help ensure perfect browning. » 7/03/14 9:40am 7/03/14 9:40am

You Can Measure, Mix, Knead, and Bake Bread In this One Silicone Bowl

The best way to think of Lékué's flexible silicone bowl is as a bread machine that won't waste valuable kitchen counter space when not in use. Because it's soft and flexible it can be easily stored in a cupboard or even a drawer, and because it's all silicone it can go straight from the counter to the oven without… » 7/01/14 5:00pm 7/01/14 5:00pm