Cooking Gadgets

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I’m genuinely afraid to find out what will happen to my casserole when this Death Star kitchen timer reaches zero.

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The Roccbox is a (somewhat) portable stone bake oven that is capable of cooking a 12-inch pizza in only 90 seconds. Of course, that’s after it heats up to 500 degrees Celsius, which takes about 15 minutes. Still, that’s pretty impressive for a stove of this type.

The 45-pound unit features an insulated stone floor inside the oven, and the exterior finish comes in two varieties: stone grey or grass green. The oven also comes with gas or wood burners (smoker coming soon), a nifty recipe book and a pizza peel.

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The problem with toast is that you have to sit there, staring at the toaster, waiting for it to brown. The FurzoToasto is here to solve that problem. Garage inventor / lunatic Colin Furze has made a knife that heats up so that you toast the bread as you slice. I have to admit, I want one.

See the demonstration and making-of videos after the break.

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I have no talent for fancy food designs, but this Bocusini 3D food printer totally does—and it’s not just for restaurants. The Kickstarter aims to make this technology accessible to the masses with a price point that is a little more affordable than current alternatives.

With food cartridges filled with flavored marzipan, chocolate, or fudge (more options are on the way), the printer uses a heated extrusion head to heat up the ingredients and print creative designs. Used in collaboration with the Bocusini web platform, you can essentially create whatever you can imagine. It also works right out of the box.

They’re on track to surpass their goal early, and those who pledge for the system are expected to receive it in January 2016. If you already own a 3D printer, there’s no need to buy another. Team Bocusini is also offering “hacker” kits that allow you to retrofit several other 3D printers into food makers.

Check out some of the creative uses and a video after the break.

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We’ve featured plenty of pancake art over the years, but what if you’re lazy and/or unskilled? Thanks to 3D printing, pancake art is becoming accessible to the masses.

The PancakeBot is a unique device that can translate just about any digital image or design into delicious pancakes. Designer Miguel Valenzuela told Fast Company that he came up with the idea for the printer after his three-year-old daughter made a request for a pancake-printing machine made out of Lego. The first prototype was exactly that.

Valenzuela started up a Kickstarter to fund the latest version of PancakeBot, and the campaign quickly blew past it’s goal. It’s fairly affordable too. Currently, a pledge of $179 or more will get you an early model. Retail pricing is expected to be $299.

Check out the project video after the break…

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Paul Gitter, senior vice president of Marvel licensing at Disney Consumer Products, has revealed that you are about to live in a world where you can have official Avengers-themed small appliances. From waffle makers to coffee pots, to toasters, your kitchen has never been more heroic.

See Also: More Super Nerdy Accessories For Your Kitchen

So, if you’ve always wanted an Iron Man themed mini-fridge or just wanted to cook in a Hulk apron while drinking out of a Thor glass, you’re about to be one happy camper.

Look for new products later this year.

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This may look like just another pizza box, but it’s actually a little pizza oven. It’s made of stainless steel and has a 1200-watt heating element on the top and bottom so that it will cook a 12″ pizza to perfection. You can set the temperature and time with the dials, and there’s even a rotating disc that spins your pizza to ensure even cooking.

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chocolate pen

This Candy Craft Chocolate Pen by Skyrocket Toys may be my new favorite cooking gadget. It’s exactly what you think it is –– a pen that lets you write in chocolate. Not chocolate syrup mind you, but chocolate.

The pen has an electric motor to heat and extrude real liquid chocolate, and the tubes can be switched out so you can use different colors. Once that chocolate cools, you’ve got chocolate in whatever design you can think of.

I have to figure that this pen, which will retail for $30 starting this Fall, is going to make cooking a lot more fun for a lot of the geeks I know.

Check out the video after the break.

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In this gloriously insane video, the guys at Photonicinduction amp up a regular toaster to a level that the fire department would likely not approve. They use huge power supplies to push up the voltage and watts of a poor toaster so that the thing glows like molten lava and cooks/sets fire to bread in just ten seconds.

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egg scrambler

When I think of pudding, I think chocolate creamy goodness neatly packaged in a Jell-O Snack Pack, but in Japan, pudding is a pre-scrambled boiled egg that’s covered in caramel sauce.

So, if you’re looking for a convenient way to make Japanese-style pudding, then you should check out this nifty egg gizmo from Takara Tomy. Basically, you put your egg in this gyroscope-like, slot machine device and you spin it around for two minutes. Then you boil the egg for 30 minutes, and voila! You have a boiled egg that’s been pre-scrambled while it’s still in the shell.

A quick commercial is available after the break that gives you a rundown on how the machine works. Yes, there’s a talking egg that does a dance number and sings a catchy tune… and no, I don’t think he’s been boiled to death at the end of the commercial, but I’m not entirely sure.

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