Sunday, December 02, 2007

Not Made In America: Audience Participation

While doing some last minute Christmas shopping (online, of course), I found some of the neatest products. This is another reader-participation post, because I'm curios if these are super cool things, or if I'm just a complete weirdo.

COOKIE PRESS
Don't you remember these cookies as kids? My mom probably still has the old cookie press somewhere, but now they make them all fancy and cool with storage boxes and cleaning brushes. I'm not a sugar person, but this thing is so cool.




QUESADILLA MAKER
Seriously. I can make my own quesadillas at home and not have goopy cheese dripping out all over the place? What an invention!







LUNCH JAR
You're thinking... what is a lunch jar? It's a round container with 4 food bowls that fit within the larger jar. The whole thing is vacuum-insulated and keeps the food warm. It also comes with a carrying bag. I love this thing.




APPLE PEELER AND CORER
Have I ever mentioned that I make apple butter? Yeah, I do. It's a major pain in the butt though, peeling and slicing and dicing all of those apples. I've only made it a few times because of the time it takes. How neat is this little gadget?




HOLY TOAST STAMPER
I couldn't help myself. This is hilarious. There's not much commentary needed here. "Holy Toast!" Haha.

7 Comments:

Blogger Broadsheet said...

Save your money on the quesadilla maker and just purchase a little George Foreman grill instead. I got one for $5 as an Amazon.com goldbox deal. It grills sandwiches, panini and quesadillas perfectly. No mess, no fuss.

The stackable lunch thermos is just a modern take on the Indian Tiffin box:
http://www.zinnia.ca/dhalbox.html

I have an apple corer just like that - it was my grandmother's.

December 02, 2007 2:37 PM  
Blogger Missy B said...

I love the apple corer/peeler. My dad gave us one a few years ago. They even make a stand for them if you counter is not compatible. The lunch thermos looks pretty cool too.

December 02, 2007 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was staying at a hotel last month and discovered I loved the small blow dryer they had mounted to the wall in the bathroom. It was a Sunbeam 1500. Because the wattage is 1500, it dries your hair fast, even though it's so small.

I've since discovered that many people prefer the Oster 710 version of this hair dryer. I'm gonna get me one! It's so easy to hold in your hand, unlike the bigger, clunkier blow dryers!

Yes, I love gadgets!

December 02, 2007 4:46 PM  
Blogger Ashlie said...

The lunch jar would be perfect for my trips! Thanks for the info!

December 02, 2007 8:36 PM  
Blogger Zenchick said...

I *have* my mom's old cookie press, which may be at least 40 years old (and still works!). In fact, I saw her last week for the holiday, and she gave me more of those little disks that make the shapes (she cleaned out her kitchen and came across them :-))
You can borrow it anytime...

December 02, 2007 11:24 PM  
Blogger CindyD said...

I used to LOVE the cookie press... we called them Spritz cookies in my house. Not sure why but I'm sure I can google it.

Also, if you like that lunch box, check out the Mr. Bento Porn pool on Flickr. (Totally SFW... not actual porn).

December 03, 2007 10:24 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

My mom and dad have the apple corer/peeler thing - they love it!

December 07, 2007 9:04 PM  

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