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Rotato Express Automatic Peeler

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

Rotato ExpressNo more cut fingers trying to peel potatoes. The Rotato Express doesn’t simply peel fruits and veggies, it knows enough to stop automatically. The 5 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 11-inch gadget runs on 4 AA batteries (not included) and peels in one continuous movement. You simply place the item between spikes and press a button to begin. Made of ABS and metal, the Rotato will set you back $29.98. We think the military should hear about this one.

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Darth Vader Toaster

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech,

Darth ToasterStar Wars fans should be thrilled with the new Darth Vader Toaster every time they sit down to breakfast. The Dark Lord’s image will burn itself onto every waffle, PopTart or piece of bread you place into the small black appliance. Perhaps you can fashion your pancakes to look like little Yoda heads to go with them and use your sausage links to have a go at the Light Side. Pre-order for $54.99 for a January 29 delivery.

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Rotary Basket Toaster

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech,

Rotary ToasterThis toaster works like a regular one and also comes with a unique basket that tosses your croissants as well as toasting your Pop-Tarts. It features an extra large 33mm slot, an automatic timer and shut-off, and two drawers to keep whatever you have grilled warm. At a size of 30 x 29 x 18.5 cm and a weight of 2.5kg, one button press will change the mode from toast to cooking. Made of a polypropylene body, the toaster is priced at € 57,50 (~$90.00.)

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Aguavac Tea Towel

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech, Science,

Aquavac Tea TowelFor those who tend to use the same old crummy sponge/dishrag to clean counters and rearrange the bacteria, student designer Paul Oxley has created the Aquavac Tea Towel. The kitchen mini-wet vacuum will also clean up crumbs and dry your hands, as well as pots and pans. Oxley says, “Every year millions of people get food poisoning and between 100 and 200 people a year die from it. I found that one of the main ways of spreading the bacteria responsible for most cases is through the use of tea towels.“

Good point, good try, and maybe when it gets past the prototype stage, we will clean up all our acts.

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Blender Alarm Clock for Game Show Devotees

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, USB,

USB Blender

If you are obsessed with small kitchen appliances or The Price is Right, this Blender Alarm Clock may be the perfect item for your desktop. The retro device plugs into your USB port or can run on batteries (not included.) The gadget gives the time and date on its LCD display and when the alarm goes off, it starts mixing up its enclosed balls while playing four different game show jingles. At a size of 16 x 10 x 10 cm and a weight of 227g, the Blender can be yours at the right price of $25.00.

(Thanks, Fanny)


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