appliances

Holy shit, this single use appliance: The pizza box pizza oven!

In which I share with you this ridiculous single use appliances that I can’t believe exists, but I’m so glad that it does, and apparently it is awesome:
This pizza oven that is shaped like a pizza box!

5 really good reasons to own a food dehydrator (psst: one is “avocado chips”)

If you own one, it’s time to pull out of whatever cupboard or garage shelf you have it in, and get it up and running again! If you don’t, you may end up like me, and really feel like you should get one after reading these 5 really good reasons you need a food dehydrator…

Bring the future to your kitchen with these colorful, space-age-y appliances

Kalorik (one of Europe’s first manufacturers of small electric appliances) began producing electric toasters in Belgium in the 1930s. Today, they’re apparently producing appliances from the mother fucking future! I just stumbled upon these awesome-looking home goods on Amazon, and was all “zomg what are these kitchen space pods!?”

Using a food dehydrator for fun and science!

Apparently putting a dehydrator in a house of nerds turns it into an on-going science experiment. These experiments have left us with a good list of what foods worked and what didn’t when it comes to dehydrating. So now I’m sharing this list with you, Offbeat Homies…

Let’s talk about the raclette, retro step-sibling to the fondue pot

Last month, our friends, the hot architects brought their vintage raclette over to have dinner. (Yes, the same hot architects whose wedding I crashed last summer. They’ve become friends, and in fact we’re hiring them to help us with our condo remodel). So, have you ever seen one of these things before? I had not. It’s basically this portable double-decker hot plate, with these special little dishes you use to melt a shit load of cheese over veggies and/or meat. You then scrape the hot, oozing, deliciously cheese-greasy mess onto bread (or I guess just straight into your mouth).

Fun, funky, and adorable rice cookers that don’t cost more than $50

Like any offbeat roundup post, I tried to find as many colorful and fun options as is possible to find in the appliance section. We’ve got rice cookers that look like robots, we’ve got round ones, square ones, even teal ones! Check ’em out and get cooking…

It grinds, it brews, it also helps store my beans: My new coffee maker is the shit

It’s important to me to have a coffee maker that grinds and brews because I always buy my favorite coffee beans in a big ol’ bag, and I really don’t want to grind them all myself. So I asked my father, the patron saint of Consumer Reports, to do some research for me and his results told him that the by far the best grind and brew was this guy…

19 awesome electric kettles that you’ll never want to put away

I was gifted an awesome electric kettle from my British friends with a note that said, “So you can make a proper cup of tea. Step away from the microwave!”

And I love it! It’s not only great at making water hot, but it also looks great. So here’s my roundup of electric kettles that’ll not only help you make tea, but will also help make you happy when you see ’em in your kitchen…