kitchen gadgets

Sanyo GOPAN rice-bread machine is crazy sales success in Japan [Video]

Sanyo GOPAN rice-bread machine is crazy sales success in Japan [Video]

We generally associate Sanyo with HD camcorders, but Japan is actually going wild for the company's kitchen appliances instead. The Sanyo GOPAN looks like a regular bread maker, but it actually bakes rice bread from grains of rice rather than pre-milled rice flour. That might not sound like much, but it's enough to make the $612 GOPAN a massive best-seller in Japan and force the company to freeze sales until April so that production can catch up with demand.

Video demo after the cut

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Quirky outs cool modular cooking utensil

Quirky outs cool modular cooking utensil

I like to cook, but I hate having to dig in the drawer to find the utensil I need. We have like 100 plastic spoons that always seem to bury the spatulas when I need them. Quirky has all sorts of cool products and one of the more recent offerings from the company is the Click n Cook spatula.

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Quirky unveils strange BoilBuoy device

Quirky unveils strange BoilBuoy device

I am sure that we have all had to boil water for one thing or another at some point and ended up coming back and forth from the living room or office a bunch of times to check of the water was boiling yet. For me I always end up coming back several times before the water is boiling and then somehow miss the water starting to boil and only hear it when it boils over and hits the burner with a hiss.

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Samsung Zipel Oven Goes for Under $600, Combines Microwave and Traditional Oven with Steamer

Samsung Zipel Oven Goes for Under $600, Combines Microwave and Traditional Oven with Steamer

Having all-in-one gadgets doesn't just mean for your PC or printer. At least, it shouldn't. And we're glad to see that Samsung shares our same ideas, as they've just begun to show off their Zipel oven. It's designed for Koreans, as the company is marketing it for "Korean tastes," but just looking at this perfectly sized device, and considering everything it can do, we're pretty sure this will get eyeballed by a lot more folks than just Koreans.

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Espresso machine made from concrete sounds gross

Espresso machine made from concrete sounds gross

I'm not a coffee drinker, but until my wife has a few cups I don’t even like to look at her lest she smite me with early morning grumpiness. She uses a coffee maker made from plastic like most things today. If you like your coffee, but prefer it in a stronger espresso form and like really industrial looking designs the Lavazza is for you.

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