Tablets are the perfect kitchen companions, putting a web full of recipes and gourmet cooking apps at your fingertips. But very few are protected against the hazards of the kitchen, where ingredients fly, heat is high and steam seeps into...
Do you have a mug problem in your office? Where some tosser always steals your mug from the cupboard just as you *really* need a soothing cup of tea? Well here's your answer.
The Plug Mug, from IWOOT, has a removable plug in it that you can keep on your keyring and only apply when you're drinking. That way, it's useless to anyone else. It's dishwasher safe and everything.
Yours for just £10, available right now.
Plug Mug (via Technabob)
He's a clever chap, Designer Maurizio Maiorana. He's put together a concept design for a cooking mat that can be folded up and used on any surface without burning it. It's all thanks to the remarkable thermal properties of silver.
There's three hotplates on the device, and they're surrounded by holes that blow out hot air, keeping the bottom cool while keeping a pan hot. As it connects with just a normal plug, this could also be useful for campers, or people in caravans.
It can handle temperatures of -60 to 280 degrees Celsius, and should be pretty easy to clean, too, thanks to the liquid silicone rubber that the whole thing's made of. I want one.
If you're like me, or Shiny fashion editor Gemma, you spend a lot of time staring at PDFs and Abobe Reader. Who knows, maybe unlike us you actually enjoy it and you want to see the scrolling hand when you get home from work, too.
What you need is the "Clicking" oven mitt, to stop your poor hands getting singed when removing pots and pans from the oven. It's an authentic, pixellated, cursor hand, and you can bet your bottom dollar that after a week of use it won't be so shiny white and clean. Even so, it's bound to pump up your geek cred - and that's what's important in the kitchen, right? Right? Here - taste my risotto.
"Coming soon" from Bazar Design (via OhGizmo)
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