Cooking Gadgets

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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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avengers waffle iron

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.

(Licensing.biz via ComicBook.com)

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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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toast

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.

See the video after the break.

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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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Making ice cream the old-fashioned way is great, but it’s not particularly fun. Thankfully, it looks like Hammacher Schlemmer has come up with an entertaining and innovative way for the whole family to make ice cream together while also getting a bit of exercise. The $35 Kickball Ice Cream Maker is… well, a kickball that makes ice cream.

Once you put all of your ingredients inside the “ice chamber,” it only takes 20 minutes of play-time to make a pint. Sounds good to me, but just make sure that’s 20 minutes of “no messing around, let’s kick butt and rule the playground” kickball, because otherwise, I think it might take a lot longer to churn out that tasty ice cream.

(Cnet via Gizmodo)

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If you’ve ever had a problem buttering something because the butter was too hard or because you can’t keep a pat of butter on a knife (yes, I’m that person), allow me to introduce you to The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp Kickstarter project.

The ButterUp is a knife that quickly and easily grates your butter onto the knife for easy spreadability. No muss or fuss or broken toast.

No wonder this thing has funded way beyond the proposed budget. It’s one of those wonderfully simple but brilliant items that are an absolute must-have.

Head after the break to see their video.

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spiro pancake

If you ever played with a Spirograph as a kid, you know how much fun they were. You may have also wondered how your spiroskills might have an application in your future daily life.

It turns out that your ability to spiro may have a real world application thanks to the Pangraph.

Pancakes in amazing geometric shapes? Bring on the syrup!

You can watch the video after the break.

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pancake

Pancakes on a stick may not be new, but a machine that will let you make these tasty treats is big news! All you do is pour in some batter, put in a stick, and then wait about ten minutes and you’ve got yourself a pancake. I know, that’s an awfully long time to wait for a single pancake, but it’s on a stick so that makes it totally worth the wait.

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