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8 hot gadgets for some cool cooking

8 hot gadgets for some cool cooking

1. Cheers!

What you need is the Sommelier Wine Chiller. Plonk your poison into this cooler, pick from a database of 26 types of red, white and champagne wines off a built-in backlit LCD screen, and thermoelectrics do the rest. An alarm toot will tell you when the wine has reached its optimum serving temperature. Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature can be displayed at the touch of a button.


Price: $100

2. Woof, woof!


Price: $35

3. Fridge in a drawer

Food for thought: Doesn’t that vertical monster fridge spoil the sleek slickness of your kitchen? How about preserving the low-slung look of the counters by swapping the monolithic chiller for the Norcool Drawer Fridge? With a wine and wassail holding capacity of 170 litres, it comprises two outer drawers and an inner drawer. The drawers can be pulled out completely and boast of an easy-glide self-closing mechanism and shock absorption.


Price: £1,600

4. Stirring performance

Some are born lazy, some just get lazy, and some, we guess, overcome laziness. Two of the aforementioned can twirl on their toes in joy at the sight of this 350ml cooler cum mixing machine, the Whirl Wind Self-Stirring Cup. Powered by two AAA batteries, the cup works at the press of a button to gently give your beverage a swirl. You can also use to it beat eggs, or cool your drink—and even wash it.


Price: $22

5. Utterly buttery


Price: £34.95

6. A crust above

Imagine jamming with a slice of toast emblazoned with a twin set of hearts, “LUV U", flowers, snowflakes, a birthday cake or a smiley face pattern first thing in the morning. The Pop Art Toaster comes with six design plates that allow you to express yourself exactly thus—quite crisply, albeit on a piece of crust. Twelve toasting levels, reheat and thawing options, and slide-out crumb tray are also on the feature menu. But no need to raise a toast to that.


Price: $35

7. Message on toast

Remember Message in a Bottle, the 1979 hit song by The Police? Well, circa 2007 it seems you can deliver messages on a piece of toast. If you use this Toast Messenger from Sasha Tseng, that is. Whatever you write or draw on the TM’s board gets imprinted on the toast... Sweet nothings, salty sorrys, sketchy toons, poetic overtures... They can all be part of the hors d’oeuvres here.


Product launch details awaited

8. Saucey pan

One for the road hog who loves to eat asphalt on the long, lonely road but hates dhaba food. The RoadPro Portable Frying Pan can plug into your car’s cigarette lighter socket and sizzle up all the sustenance and soul food you want. Bacon, bhaji, or bhujia, this nomadic 12-volt fryer will do it all...


Price: $35

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