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Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven

The Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven is a compact and easy-to-store oven for cooking pizzas on a gas range. The quick-heating oven heats up to 600ºF in 15 minutes, which is evident on the built in thermometer. One 12-inch pizza cooked on its baking stone will be ready in 6 minutes.  

By | February 29th, 2016|Just For Fun, xyz misc|2 Comments

Cocktail Caviar

Holl and Kamp introduced Cocktail Caviar, "pop-able" pearls of spirits  just in time for the holidays. They come in five different flavors. Each pearl is filled with flavored vodka. For a festive look this season, add them to your glass of wine, champagne or other alcoholic beverages for surprise pop! Also fun to garnish food or desserts.

By | December 24th, 2015|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Vivajennz Beverage Purse

Now here's an unusual purse! Vivajennz insulated purse allows you to take a beverage anywhere without a hassle. It features a reusable, BPA- free, three-liter insulated beverage bladder that dispenses the liquid from a spigot under a hidden flap. Simple place a boxed wine or pour in with your favorite drink, attach the spout and place in the purse for easy transport and enjoyment. Good for picnics, pools, beaches or even a girls night out. A percentage of each purchase is donated to autism research.

By | October 22nd, 2015|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Melitta Measure Markings Coffee Filters

Melitta Measure Markings Coffee Filters make brewing coffee hassle free by including measuring marks inside the cone filter, each equivalent to two tablespoons. The 100% biodegradable filters fit all 8 to 12 cup cone coffee makers and feature double crimped seams and flavor-enhancing perforations that allow the full flavor to filter through while keeping oils and impurities out for a richer, clean tasting cup of coffee.   - bonnie: You would think someone would have  thought of a marked coffee filter before! Great for those just learning to make coffee and for those who don't like to measure. BonnieBOTB Follow @BonnieBOTB  

By | September 8th, 2015|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Good Cooking 3-Piece Ceramic Sushi Knife Set

Good Cooking 3-Piece Ceramic Sushi Knife Set includes a sushi knife, santoku knife, nakiri knife and wooden carrying case. The knives feature ergonomic handles, quality food grade ceramic that will not rust or stain. Since it is non-porous it prevents bacterial growth.  

By | August 11th, 2015|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Good Cooking Auto Vacuum Food Storage Canister and Food Dome

Good Cooking Auto Vacuum Food Storage Canister and Food Dome provide optimal shelf life by vacuuming out the air with the touch of a button, and automatically resealing whenever air gets in. The containers are BPA free and battery operated.   - bonnie: These battery-operated vacuum storage units worked like a dream for the first month, then hissed constantly attempting to auto-reseal. I've already put them in the recycling bin. Not worth the investment.  BonnieBOTB Follow @BonnieBOTB  

By | July 15th, 2015|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Cork Pops Legacy Wine Opener

Cork Pops Legacy Wine Opener utilizes a low-pressure cartridge to remove the cork from the bottle. The wine opener comes packaged with one cartridge that will open 60 to 80 bottles of wine.   - bonnie: Loved how easily the Legacy Wine Opener opened bottles of wine. Sadly mine was a dud, only opening 8 bottles not the boasted 60, before the cartridge stopped working. A new cartridges is $10.50. Follow @BonnieBOTB  

By | May 9th, 2015|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Drop Connected Kitchen Scale & Drop Kitchen iPad App

Drop Kitchen iPad App provides interactive recipes while connected through Bluetooth to the Drop Connected Kitchen Scale to yield accurate measurements. You place a bowl on the scale, drop in an ingredient, weigh the ingredient and move to the next step. The app features one-bowl recipes, tare (re-scaling of quantities) and suggested substitute ingredients.     - bonnie: It's an interesting concept, but not fully ready for prime time. The company need lots more tweaking to make Drop really useful. Check back next year.   Follow @BonnieBOTB  

By | May 3rd, 2015|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Lekeu Oatmeal Kit

Anyone who's tried to make oatmeal in the microwave, knows of the mess. No longer with Lekeu Oatmeal Kit that cooks 4- servings (32-ounces) of oatmeal (as well as other grains) in the microwave in minutes. The dishwasher-safe oatmeal maker is made from 100% platinum silicone, PBT and nylon. - bonnie: This pricey gadget works, but so does having a deep enough bowl so the oatmeal doesn't overflow. Follow @BonnieBOTB  

By | April 9th, 2015|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Cork Pops Wine Preserver

Save your wine with Cork Pops Wine Preserver. It uses nitrogen to replace the oxygen that enters the bottle once the cork is removed to prevent further oxidation. Each can will preserve 120 plus bottles of wine. You can also use it  to conserve other liquid consumables harmed by oxygen, including cognacs, bourbons and olive oils.

By | March 25th, 2015|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Programmable Single-Serve Coffeemaker

Hamilton Beach introduced a FlexBrew Programmable Single-Serve Coffeemaker with Removable Water Reservoir. This flexible coffeemaker brews coffee from both ground or single serve packs, with three cup-size brewing options. The reservoir holds 40-ounces of water.   - bonnie :  Be sure to take a chance to win a FlexBrew coffeemakers until April 1, 2015 in our FREEBIE section. Follow @BonnieBOTB  

By | March 12th, 2015|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Charles Viancin Reusable Lid

Charles Viancin Reusable Lid creates an airtight and water-tight seal around any surface to avoid spillage and keep food fresh. They can be use on a pot or rimmedbowel including glass, ceramic and wood. The lids are microwavable, oven, stovetop and dishwasher safe. Olivia Ostunio, intern at Bite of the Best, the reusable lid  accommodates many surfaces allowing easy transport without needing foil or plastic wrap. The lids come in variety of sizes and colors inspired by nature.  

By | December 24th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Silpat Macaron Essentials Kit

For those who enjoy both baking and eating macarons, Silpat has a kit for you to make them at home. The French-made Silpat Macaron Essentials Kit includes: a Siplat macron mat, 12-inch piping bag, two plastic piping tips, three 3/4-ounce food coloring gels (red, green, yellow), candy thermometer, pastry brush, dough scraper and a USB drive of recipes from pastry chef Francois Payard.  

By | December 6th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Samsung Chef Collection Refrigerator

Samsung Chef Collection offers a large 34 cubic feet refrigerator with stainless steel interior, two compressors and three evaporators to help control the four different temperature settings. With a Soda Stream carbonator in the door, this unit offers fresh sparkling water on the door.  

By | October 8th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Mexican Chocolate Sauce

A blend of sweet and spicy, Stonewall Kitchen's Spicy Mexican Chocolate Sauce is rich chocolate infused with cayenne pepper. Serve it over ice cream or cake or enjoy eating straight out of the jar. Two tablespoons contains 150 calories, 5 grams saturated fat (of 8 grams total) and 13 grams sugar.    

By | October 4th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Microplane Spiral Cutter

To help celebrate their 20th anniversary, Microplane introduced the Spiral Cutter with two razor barrels, one small and one big, for creating spiral cuts and ribbons from fresh zucchini, carrots, cucumbers, radishes and other veggies. Just insert the food inserted into of the barrels and twist.  Dishwasher safe.  

By | September 25th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Thermos Stainless King Beverage Bottle

Thermos now offers a stainless steel Stainless King Beverage Bottle that is BPA free. Just twist the stopper to pour your hot or cold beverage that will be kept that way for up to 24 hours.   - bonnie: To prove to me that this new 24-hour Thermos keeps beverages hot, the publicist offered to overnight coffee to me in NYC from California. I agreed, thinking that the coffee would probably have that stale, old-coffee taste. I was so wrong!  When I opened the package —  filled with hot brew and mailed the night before — I got a whiff of fresh steaming hot coffee that taste as if it [...]

By | September 8th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Viking Ceramic Non-Stick Bakeware

Viking Culinary Line now offers  line of carbon steel ceramic bakeware covered with Exdura Green II ceramic coating,  a water-based non-stick coating. The bakeware — which has double sided silicone pads for easy handling — is free of PFOA and PTFE chemicals; it is oven safe up to 480 degrees F.  

By | August 25th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

iDevices Kitchen Thermometer

With the new iDevies thermometers,  you can monitor what's cooking from up to 200 feet away using your iPhone or iPad. These new kitchen thermometers are bluetooth friendly, have magnetic mounting, LED display and a battery life of 150 hours. With the large version, you can monitor two food items at the same time. An Android version will be launched later this year.

By | August 12th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Ball Brand Heritage Collection Jars

Ball Brand Heritage Collection Jars have a new green color with the same embossed logos on the front and back of the jars. Theses glass jars are BPA-free, dishwasher safe and made in the United States.   Kelly Sloan, Bite of the Best intern: These green jars are the perfect for storing foods. The jars have measurements to help measure ingredients or liquids. Easy to use and great for storing.

By | May 19th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Circulon Stovetop Grill

Turn your stovetop into an indoor grill with the new Circulon Stovetop Grill. The 12-inch unit contains a removable non-stick plate atop the stainless steel drip dish. The unique raised circle cooking surface  allows for easy food release, while shape allows for fat to run off into the stainless steel drip tray below. The grill is also  is oven safe to 500°F. It’s elegant styling allows cooks to bring the pan directly from the stovetop or oven to the table.  

By | April 13th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Swiss Diamond Square Griddle

For those who love to cook, the Swiss Diamond Square Griddle for it allows a rapid and even heat distribution. The griddle, which won't warp, contains a non-stick coating with real diamonds. Fun fact: diamonds allow the coating to last longer. It is oven safe up to 500°F, and dishwasher friendly. Use Swiss Diamond Square Griddle on  gas, electric, radiant ring, ceramic, and halogen stovetops.

By | April 7th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

soireehome’s Opus

For wine snobs and newbies alike, soireehome offers you the Opus gift pack with three wine accessories — the soiree, tempour and stopair. The soiree accessory instantly aerates the wine.  The tempour — pictured here — contains four gadgets in one. There's a pourer (no more drips on table cloths), a filter (no more grit in the bottom of your glass), chiller (keeping your wine at optimal temperature), and a bottle stopper. The stopair  bottle stopper is like having a built-in vacuum pump to keep your wine as tasty as the first time you opened it. Although the items are sold separately, the three-piece set sells for $60.    

By | February 9th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Frieda’s Stokes Purple Sweet Potato

The Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes is a new variety with purple-hued skin and deep purple flesh, high in antioxidants.  The dense flesh of this potato takes a bit longer to cook than most other sweet potatoes, specifically about  1.5 to 2 hours at 350 degrees. Each 4-ounce serving of  has 130 calories, 4 grams sugar and 2 grams protein.      

By | February 3rd, 2014|Just For Fun|0 Comments

Frieda’s Organic Finger Limes

The Organic Finger Limes are specialty limes that have a similar taste to lemon and lime.  The cylinder shaped limes have an inner flesh that is bubble-like. Each teaspoon serving has 20 calories.     bonnie: Cut in half and squeeze to find lime juice pearls  that pop with flavor in this citrus, originally from Australia.  I used the the caviar-like bubbles recently to add an unexpected crunch of tart, lemony-lime flavor to the Moscow Mules cocktail that I served. Follow @BonnieBOTB  

By | January 18th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Black & Decker Rotisserie Convection Countertop Oven

The stainless steel Black & Decker Rotisserie Convection Countertop Oven has a removable rack and crumb tray, temperature control, rotisserie and includes a bake pan and broil rack.   - bonnie: What ever happened to instruction booklets? In testing the oven, I found only a folded insert in many languages. That insert does not include all the necessary details - such a description of each included part  and — more important — how to turn the unit off!  My unit turned off once on its own when the timers were done, other than that I needed to pull the plug.

By | December 26th, 2013|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Quick Whip

The Quick Whip makes fresh whipped cream in seconds. Pour a pint of heavy whipping cream, add some flavoring if you like, pump the handle for 60 seconds and serve. No chargers are needed, saving money and storage space. Best of all, you get fluffy whipped cream made from fresh ingredients! It includes five decorating nozzles for elegant presentation or for filling pastries. The canister can also be used as a storage container. The Quick Whip also froths milk for gourmet coffee drinks and is BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

By | December 16th, 2013|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments