Appliances

iron man rice cooker

It looks like appliance manufacturers in Japan are taking design cues from Marvel. Either that or Tony Stark is branching out into home appliances.

Twitter user @00_yaduki noticed that his Toshiba RC-6XH-R IH rice cooker (in Grand Red, of course) bore an uncanny resemblance to Iron Man’s helmet.

Sadly, the product page doesn’t say anything about a built-in J.A.R.V.I.S rice cooking control system.

(via Rocket News)

game-boy-appliance-magnets

Gamers old enough to remember the Game Boy will undoubtedly love these FreezerBoy magnets. They can turn any household appliance into a giant Game Boy (though a fridge works best). The set comes with six magnets including a giant 16″ by 12″ screen.

Check out more images of Game Boy appliances after the break.

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simpsons kitchen

Joe Hamilton and Marcia Andreychuk of Calgary, Alberta love The Simpsons. In fact, they love it so much that they are in the process of giving their 1950’s kitchen a complete makeover with blue counter tops, a green stove, and corncob curtains for a near perfect recreation of Marge’s decorating style. From the CBC:

After that, she went searching online for corn cob-patterned fabric for the curtains. She lucked out and found the perfect match and sewed them herself.

Pulling them shut to show off their full effect, Hamilton proudly admits they’re “tacky.” Then he spews out some Simpsons 101 — that the cartoon family never actually closes their kitchen curtains. […]

The couple is saving up to buy new “retro-inspired” granny-apple green appliances.​

In the meantime, they’re covering their countertops, cabinets, washer/dryer, fridge and stove with colourful contact paper, which is similar to shelf liner.

Once the kitchen is complete, Andreychuk jokes they’re going to transform their basement into Moe’s Tavern. I’d say that definitely needs to happen.

Check out the video of their Simpsons-style kitchen after the break.

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Slurm-fridge

Futurama superfan LovelyLudwig created a one-of-a-kind fridge complete with Slurm decals. All it needs is some actual Slurm.

LovelyLudwig used custom graphics to modify a mini Red Bull-branded fridge into the Slurm cooler then posted the entire process. The original, downloadable image files are available in the gallery so you can make your own.

Check it all out after the break.

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When it comes to charging devices in my house, the challenge is to find outlet space and remember where the heck the cable is. Then there’s the added joy of trying to charge multiple devices.

Combine those realities with a love of cute gadgets and it’s pretty much a given that I’ll like the Foaster.

Foaster lets you charge as many as four devices at once (pressing down on the lever reveals two ports that can accommodate larger devices) and it uses your device cables, so you know you have the right connector.

Check out the video after the break to see it in action…

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imperial-spherificator

The Imperial Spherificator is not a new Star Wars Sith, rather a machine that turns almost any food into a tiny round treat.

The well-known process of Spherification involves blending food into liquid and mixing it with sodium alginate, loading it into a syringe and injecting tiny drops into a mixture of water and calcium chloride to create caviar-like spheres. The process becomes super simplified with the Imperial Spherificator.

Their Kickstarter campaign is trying to raise enough funds to finalize the design, and it looks like they’re well on their way.

Learn more about the project in the video after the break…

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spotwelder

A spot welder would be a useful device in any tool arsenal. If you’re handy, you can build one on the cheap using an old microwave. Matthew Borgatti can help you out with that using techniques culled (and improved) from other DIY spot welder builds.

The process is thoroughly explained in his project documentation. Files can also be found on Borgatti’s Thingverse page. Naturally, this isn’t a project for beginners.

See the finished spot welder in action after the break…

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movie fridge

Even fictional movie characters have to pop into the fridge every now and then for a snack. That’s why Roman Holiday (a film buff from London, not the Hepburn movie) made this crazy supercut clip of scenes featuring movie characters opening up the fridge to peer around inside.

Check out the video after the break…

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f1

A Han Solo in carbonite fridge is cool, but not as cool as an R2-D2 fridge that rolls right over to deliver your drinks. It was designed by Haeir Asia’s Aqua brand and will be available for sale next year.

It’s the exact same size as R2-D2 and is detailed with lights and sounds. R2 holds about a dozen cans that he will happily deliver to you via remote control on whatever sail barge you happen to be lounging on at the time. No idea how much this will cost, but you can bet it’ll be pricey (but totally worth every penny).

See more pictures and video after the break.

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If carbonite is good enough to freeze Han Solo, than it has to be good enough to keep your drinks cold. This Star Wars Han Solo mini fridge is actually quite large given the fact that it can hold 18 cans of soda. It can also switch between settings to warm or cool food. If that wasn’t enough, it even has red LED lighting. There are two removable shelves and a top handle for easy carrying.

See the LED action after the break.

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