I’m just going to say it. This is the most important invention of our century.

Wicked Cool Toys has just announced the first ever Girl  Scouts  Cookie Oven will hit retailers this fall. In their recent press release, they state:

“The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven lets aspiring bakers experience the hands on fun of making their own Girl Scouts cookies,” the company says. “A real working oven, it comes complete with tolls and mixes that allow girls to make cookies that look and taste just like the real thing.”

The oven is touted as a safe cooking tool will help teach young pastry chefs how to bake their favorite cookies, while the parents (and hopefully all of their friends) will get to enjoy the finished product.

The oven starter kit will be priced at $59.99 when it hits toy stores this fall and comes with everything you need to make your first batch of Thin Mints. Refill packs are will be available for additional cookie flavors such as Peanut Butter Sandwich, Trefoils, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Oatmeal and range in price from $6.99 to $14.99 for the Deluxe pack.

So once again, we have to wait to savor the best cookies on earth. But after that, we can rest in sweet satisfaction knowing that the confections of our dreams are only an outlet away.

(via Consumerist)


Presentation is important, and The Standard & Co. Bar is doing it right with this awesome hand-crank steampunk-style mixer. Owner Darrell Greig had this double mixer specially built for his bar from an 1800’s drawing he found. In a recent interview with Green Bay Press, Greig said the device gets lots of second looks.

“Something to be fun, something to catch people’s eye. When it lights up at night, people all want to know what’s going on. They think it’s crazy, people love it. They giggle.”

Check out a video of the mixer in action after the break (video may autoplay).

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I’ve seen my fair share of custom game consoles, but Jarno Kotavuopio‘s NES toaster is definitely in a league of its own. It features tons of lights, cool buttons and chrome fixtures–and it’s actually a functional system!

Check out another pic and a video after the break…

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It’s one thing to have a few vintage touches in a room, but this whole kitchen is straight out of 1956. Everything is brand new without a single original GE appliance ever having been used, so this is exactly how your new 1956 kitchen would have looked back in the day. It was recently sold by Nathan Chandler Furniture who says:

These vintage GE appliances are original to my house circa 1956. The house was never occupied and appliances were never used. The manuals were still taped to the appliances. I purchased the home in 2010 and I am selling: side-by-side wall refrigerator, wall oven, cooktop, double bowl washboard sink, and dishwasher.

No explanation was given as to why this has all sat untouched for over 50 years, which makes you wonder just who originally owned this place.

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How many beers are left in the keg? Is the beer at the “perfect temperature”? Don’t look to the kegerator for answers. The kegerator is an idiot.

A startup company called “PicoBrew” is looking to change that with a smart kegerator that they’re funding through Kickstarter. Dubbed “KegSmarts”, the machine is equipped with an OLED display and a microprocessor that serve to maintain craft beer temperature, track freshness, display details about style and alcohol content and, of course, let you know how many servings remain. KegSmarts also lives up to its name by offering a social mapping feature that can suggest other craft beers available nearby while also notifying your friends when you’ve installed a new keg.

A $250 single-tap DIY version is available for those who want to retrofit the smart component to existing kegerators, while the complete KegSmarts will set you back $899 (or $1,099 for double-tap). Needless to say, the Kickstarter campaign has been a huge hit, and as of this writing, the company has already surpassed it’s $100,000 goal with 25 days to go.

Check out the project video after the break…

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Mark Rober is an engineer and an enthusiastic tinkerer. However, he may really be on to something with this microwave concept.

Rober has patented an infrared microwave that lets users actually “see” the heat levels through the microwave’s window. The “Better Microwave” uses a special infrared lens that allows you to view a heatmap of the food being cooked so you can better gauge its level of doneness. Just think—Hot Pockets that are properly cooked on the first try!

The user can then check out an infrared image of their food being cooked by tapping in via a smartphone, or by checking out the LED screen on the microwave’s door. You can watch a promotional video of the microwave in action after the break.

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Kitchen mixers now come in a whole range of colors, but they don’t come with cool nerdy designs. Fortunately, you can add that last bit yourself with these decals by Etsy seller GoodMommyLTD. You can choose from Wonder Woman, Doctor Who, R2-D2, or Harry Potter. You can also pick different colors for you decals so that they’ll be a perfect complement to your otherwise drab mixer.

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Designer Jolene Carlier believes that people have been denied the pleasure of witnessing their popcorn pop for far too long, and decided to reimagine the process with a new device that is aptly named “The Popcorn Monsoon”.

The machine uses hot air to create a whirlwind of popcorn that looks similar to the aerial dance performed by lotto balls before they hand you a steaming bowl of disappointment. However, in this case you get an enjoyable performance and a snack.

Unfortunately, the Popcorn Monsoon is only a concept at this point, but you can still see it in action by checking out the video after the jump.

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Figures that the world’s biggest BBQ pit would hail from the great state of Texas. It even has a name. “Indisputable Cuz” is 40 tons, 76′ long, and hooks up to an 18-speed Peterbilt truck. There are 24 doors on the smoker and it can cook 4 tons of meat at one time. Four. Tons. It’s also got beer taps, a walk-in cooler, and a spot for your television and stereo so you can really get the party rolling.

Sound good? All you need is a spare $350,000.

See the video after the break.

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Remember when we talked about that Darth Vader toaster that toasts “Star Wars” on the side of the bread? Well, it’s finally available! Now when the Sith Lord stops by for breakfast you’ll know exactly what to serve him. Oh, by the way, you should probably skip serving him blue milk. Might remind him a bit too much of Tatooine, if you catch my drift.

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