Wacky Home Products You’ll Love
Paper Towel Dispenser
Here's the solution to those wasted paper towel rolls that endlessly unravel: an electric dispenser that cuts your paper towel with the wave of a hand. It uses a regular paper towel roll and an LED light sensor to start and stop.
CleanCut touchless paper towel dispenser, $160, Amazon.com
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Toss your old-fashioned spoon rest and keep your counters drip-free with this new universal utensil clip. Attach the silicone and metal clip to the side of your pot and rest the spoon above the rim. This is really handy when you're cooking in multiple pots at once and you don't want to cross-contaminate your spoons.
Trudeau utensil pot clip, $8, Amazon.com
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Spring Form Pan
Ever struggle to make flawless cheesecakes or tarts? This spring-less spring form pan will help you achieve a perfect presentation every time. The silicone-rimmed bottom makes a tight seal (no more messy leaks) and allows you to easily pop out your creation after baking.
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Having freshly baked bread is nice, but this powerhouse machine also makes jam! The sleek stainless-steel appliance also looks great on your countertop.
DeLonghi bread maker DBM450, $200, ChefsCatalog.com
This silicon trivet's design brings science to life. Shape and form it to keep any size dish from burning your counter or tabletops.
Compound trivet, $20, PhilaMuseumStore.org
Chill a bottle of wine in minutes with this gigantic frozen icicle. Freeze the BPA-free plastic icicle ahead of time, and then when you're ready, pop the frozen icicle into a bottle of wine to start the cooling process.
Corkcicle, $25, Corkcicle.com
This sleek and slim smoker has a viewer window so you can actually watch your food smoke instead of wondering what’s going on in there for hours at a time. Or if you're one of those set-it-and-forget-it types, carry the remote control (it runs on radio waves) around with you to monitor the meat temperature and adjust your dinner's settings from inside your house.
Electric digital smoker, $350, Masterbuilt.com