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Glide: Clip-on Knife Cleaner

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

As foodies, we all know there is something special about a home-cooked meal. After all, being Martha ain’t as easy as it looks and sometimes the cooking process can be less than elegant or even downright messy. Just try chopping garlic or onions to add to a simmering sauce. It’s a hassle when you have to constantly swipe the blade with your fingers to clean off all the goods. Not to mention it’s a dangerous habit, as you can slice your finger on the blade when you try to clean it. Oh, and did we mention your fingers will reek for days? Yep.

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Grill Wrangler: Three-In-One Barbecue Tool

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

While the summer lasts, you’ll want to squeeze in as many grill side dinners as you can. But who wants to deal with the hassle of toting a bundle of barbecue tools to and from the grill? Not to mention the frustration of forgetting a necessary utensil and trying to make do with what you have. With this Three-In-One Barbecue tool you’ll never again have to stress about having the right equipment for the job, since it puts the utility of all your grilling tools in the palm of one hand. The Grill Wrangler is the only thing you’ll need next to the grill as you masterfully chef up anything your taste buds desire.

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Marshmallow Roasting Tree

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

With the summer in full swing, we can’t help but daydream about beachside bonfires involving America’s favorite camp classic, S’mores. Whether you like your marshmallows coaxed to a light, golden brown or burnt to a crisp, you’ve no doubt experienced a lost marshmallow here and there. That’s the problem with using twigs as your roasting device. But with this quirky Marshmallow Tree, you can eliminate the casualties and master the quest to find your perfect shade of done! Elegance meets functionality with The Marshmallow Tree by Rome Industries.

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BBQ GrillComb Skewers

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

Every summer, we search out the Best BBQ Tools to ensure we’re grill ready for the season. And as far as BBQ gadgets are concerned, we’ve seen it all… LED BBQ thermometers, slider trays, fancy burger molds, flexible grilling skewers, and we could go on. But this is one was a first for us.

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Instant Slushie Maker

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

Ever want to turn your drink into a Slushie in an instant? Sounds dreamy, right? Well, we just discovered Zoku (of frozen pop’s fame) newest summer gadget, a Slush & Shake Maker. That’s right. Simply freeze the inner core of the Zoku Maker, then add a drink and stir. It’s as deliciously simple as that. You can add anything from Iced Coffee to Grapefruit Juice or a Margarita. It’s get better. Add anything with milk and you’ve got an instant Smoothie. This will keep us busy through Labor Day.

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Do-It-Yourself Butter Kit

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

Is there anything greater than the simple pleasure of freshly churned butter smeared on bread? We don’t think so. Or how about summer corn glossed in the good stuff? No matter how you use it, butter is an irresistible accent, especially in summer recipes. This one unassuming ingredient can turn your backyard barbecue, Fourth of July picnic, or potluck party platter into a feast for the senses.

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Adjust-A-Burger Press

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

Okay, so we’ve got dad on the brain right now. After all, Father’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve been on the hunt for great gift ideas. Well, we just found another one. If your dad is like most men, he’s got a thing for the grill and he’s probably spent half his life perfecting his burger blend or trying to achieve the ideal medium rare. But one of the most challenging things about burgers is molding them to fit the bun.

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Gizmo Girl’s Chef BBQ Set

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

As the weather warms up and summer days roll in, barbecue season has finally arrived. Whether you are firing up the grill in your own back yard this weekend, planning a tail gate party before the ballgame, or traveling to an outdoor picnic for July Fourth fireworks, you’ll need the right tools to grill the perfect burgers and hot dogs—not to mention less traditional but equally delectable barbecue fare like sizzling salmon, charred shrimp and even grilled veggie-and-fruit kebabs. Enter the Travel Chef BBQ Set!

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Foolproof Egg Separator

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

Ever try to separate the yolk from the egg white? I don’t care how adept you are in the kitchen, it never gets easier. Crack it against the side of a bowl and you’ll likely get bits of shell in the bowl. Try to scoop up the yolk too aggressively and you’ll wind up with a broken yolk and have to start all over again. It’s an art few can master and it almost always get messy, which is why we’re obsessed with Quirky’s Pluck.

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Fruit Scoop & Slice

Posted on May 20, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

This time of year, it’s easy to find juicy and colorful fresh fruit to work into dinner or to put out while you’re entertaining. Markets around the city are showcasing vibrant displays of mangoes, papayas, and avocados, and after a long winter, they’re a sight for sore eyes. But while finding the best fruits this time of year isn’t a challenge, getting them from the farm to the table (wink) might be. Ever try to keep avocado looking presentable while separating it from the peel? Good luck.

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Gizmo Girl’s Glass Marinade Set

Posted on May 10, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

t’s true. We’re not loyalists where the kitchen is concerned. We’re always looking for the next best gadget, anything to make our lives easier, save precious prep time, or just do something better. Well, we found another goodie: This Glass Marinade Set just upped the game on marinating our favorite steaks, fish and even vegetables. Behold this two-piece set with a Glass Carafe, and a Basting Tool that happens to defy gravity.

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Citrus Mister

Posted on May 3, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

This spring there’s a new gizmo that promises to help out in a ridiculously simple yet utterly practical way. Turn your lemons or limes into little personal spritzers with this innovative Citrus Mister. Just pop the mister right into the fruit and use it just like you would any other spritzer. It comes with two sizes (one for smaller fruits like limes and one for larger ones like grapefruit) and they even throw in a little stand to place your fruit upright on while you’re not using it.

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Herb Garden Kit

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

You’d be hard pressed to find someone in New York who hasn’t given in to the farm-to-table craze. Green markets are bigger than ever, restaurants throughout the country are striving to use fresh ingredients, and we’re all getting a little smarter about how we dine out. But just because the trend has hit the restaurant scene, it doesn’t mean you can’t take it to the next level in your kitchen at home. And you don’t have to stop with buying organic veggies from the local farmer’s market…

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Countertop Deep Fryer

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

With summer still a few months away, it’s the perfect time of year to guiltlessly enjoy some of your favorite deep-fried comfort foods. (We’ve got Fried Chicken on the brain right now.) But deep-frying in your own kitchen is not as simple as it may seem (unless you’re totally cool with oil-stained aprons and a few minor burns).

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Gizmo Girl’s Triple Serving Dish

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

The fuss that comes along with entertaining a crowd is enough to make the average at-home cook go completely insane. First there’s the preparation, then there’s making sure the food stays fresh and replenished, then there’s the clean up…the list never ends. That’s why we’re big fans of gizmos that make serving finger foods even easier. Anything that helps us spread out some snacks and promptly return to the kitchen is a huge help. Stylish, functional, and dishwasher safe are the three main things we look for in new kitchen additions, and this one’s got all three…

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Automatic Salt & Pepper Grinder

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

It’s no secret that cooking alone is challenging.  After all, the sous chef was created for a reason.  The main challenge is simply not having enough hands to do everything at once.  Another set of hands (or a bionic arm) would be extremely helpful while trying to stir a pot of soup, simultaneously season and turn the page in your recipe book.  Any kitchen gadgets that make our life easier (and actually work!) are a welcome addition to the kitchen, which is why we love this Gravity Activated Salt and Pepper Grinder. The first of its kind, this unique gizmo is the first Salt and Pepper Mill we’ve come across that promises use with only one hand.  Besides, how many of you have had issues getting pepper out of your pepper mill?   No longer.  This double-sided grinder does...

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Beer Savers

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

When it comes to gizmos for wine and spirits, the list never ends: Fancy aerators, pricey wine stoppers, portable kegs and wine thermometers. We seem to have a fix for every problem, but what about that half empty beer bottle you want to put back in the fridge? Maybe you’re relaxing with a cold 40 and can’t finish it, or maybe everyone around you seems to think you need to put the bottle down for the night.

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Personalized Glassware

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

Personalized gifts for couples aren’t hard to come by.  The usual suspects, like coffee mugs, keychains, and picture frames are great, but chances are you’re already the proud owner of all three.  If you really want to do something different, why not get something a little less cliche and a bit more practical? We adore these Personalized Tree Trunk Glasses because they’re engraved by hand, and give you good reason to have a drink to cheers with your special someone.  Available for wine drinkers or beer connoisseurs (or one of each), these glasses are sandblasted with an original tree bark design by artist Jennifer Fillinger, and then diamond engraved with the couple’s initials and anniversary date.  Besides being practical and beautiful, they’re a thoughtful way to celebrate two love birds during any occasion. Personalized Tree Trunk Glassware Duo...

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Heated Appetizer Tray

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

If you’re entertaining, you’ve got plenty on your mind. Between cleaning the house, prepping the food, and buying (and probably drinking most of) the alcohol, the last thing you need to worry about is keeping the appetizers warm once they’ve been served. But it’s always a dilemma, isn’t it? Unless you’re breaking out the Sternos, it’s nearly impossible to keep everything tasting fresh from the oven.

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The Cutting Board Meets The iPad

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 in Gizmo Girl

Whether you’ve got a pimped out kitchen or just a corner in your apartment with a mini-fridge and a sink, chances are you probably have a cutting board.  It’s a universal cooking tool and it’s nearly impossible to get by without one.  Since the cutting board is such a simple gadget, we normally go for a solid, no-frills and no-slip version that doesn’t move around while we’ve got a knife in hand.  Why fix it if it isn’t broken?  But this cutting board kicks things up a notch. The Cutting Board with iPad Stand from Chef Sleeve has (you guessed it) an iPad stand, so you can finally throw out some of those old, stained cookbooks and trade them in for a digital version to have right in front of you while you’re chopping.  It’s dishwasher safe, big, and...

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