Building a Better Juicer

CitrangeThe Citrange is a double-sided hand juicer which is designed so that it can be balanced atop your glass whiule you squeeze your fruit. A built-in funnel not only guides the juice into the glass, it also filters out the seeds.

The juicer comes in green or orange and is made of dishwasher-safe polypropylene.

$25 at Generate.


Trap Door Colander


This plastic Trap Door Colander by Farberware could be the ultimate cooking tool for the clumsy cook. It features a trap door release in the bottom of the colander that lets you easily and cleanly eject its contents directly into a serving dish after draining.

Dishwasher safe.

$14.99 at Pfaltzgraff. Via Gizmodo.


The Perfect Scoop

Amco Houseworks' Serrated Ice Cream Scoop features a serrated edge for cutting into hard ice cream and an unusual faceted aluminum surface which is designed for an easy release. Dishwasher safe.

$9.99 at Amco Houseworks.


New Books: People's Pops

PeoplespopsThe gourmet ice pop trend continues with a new book, People's Pops, by Nathalie Jordi, David Carrell, and Joel Horowitz (the team behind the New York City pop business of the same name), due out this June.

People's Pops follows on the heels of last summer's Paletas (also published by Ten Speed Press) with 55 recipes for pops and shave ice arranged seasonally and by ingredient, from spring (think rhubarb and elderflower or cucumber and violet) to autumn (cranberry and apple or pumpkin pie with whipped cream).

The recipes are interspersed with mouthwatering ice pop porn and tips on everything from how to make and serve the pops to starting your own pop business if you are so inspired.


Sweet Shrooms


Life-size chocolate-filled mushrooms capped in organic fair trade chocolate and encased in a vanilla candy shell are shaped to mimic the contours of real shiitakes.

Three mushrooms, made to order, for $32 at andiespecialtysweets.


Garject: A Garlic Press With an Ejector Seat

Dreamfarm's design for its Garject garlic press features a "Peel eject" button which shoots out the remaining garlic (and skin) from the gadget once it's been pressed. And, as you go about pressing the garlic, a scraper built into the handle removes the pressed garlic once it has passed through the tiny holes.

Check out the video to see how it works:

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The Corkcicle Chills Wine from the Inside Out


Will the Corkcicle make wine buckets obsolete?

When the device -- made of non-toxic gels enveloped in BPA-free plastic -- is frozen and inserted into a bottle of white wine, it will chill the bottle in about 45 minutes (it takes 10 minutes to cool a bottle of red to optimal serving temperature).

$23 at [via Food52 via Gizmodo].


Miniature Food Rings


SouZouCreations' Food Rings feature extremely detailed miniature plates of of food set on adjustable silver tone bands. Pictured here is a dish of uni and tobiko sushi with soy sauce and a cup of green tea. Other designs -- made from plastic, glass, metal, and ceramics -- feature everything from traditional Japanese dishes to breakfast and dessert.

$10 to $12.50 each at the SouZouCreations etsy shop.


Chalkboard Canisters

91886_A2_Chalkboard_Canisters These ceramic Memo Canisters have matte "labels" where you can identify the contents using erasable chalk (included). Airtight plastic lids keep contents fresh.

Made in Germany. Dishwasher safe.

Set of three canisters is $40 at MoMA.


A Cutting Board for the OCD Chef

Fred's OCD Chef Chopping Block (that's OCD for "obsessive chopping disorder") will bring your food prep to extreme new levels of precision.

Beechwood, measuring 9 x 12 inches.

$28 at The Spoon Sisters.