The R2-D2 measuring cup set makes a perfect kitchen tool for "Star Wars" fans, with a body that breaks into four different measuring cups and limbs that come apart to make measuring spoons. The tool is re-stackable.
British grocer Waitrose reported a 14.5% year-on-year sales increase in the week ending July 6. The company credited the arrival of warm weather and key sporting events including the Wimbledon tennis tournament for the jump.
Manufacturers, retailers and interior designers are tapping into a growing market of serious residential chefs looking for professional-quality appliances and features to help them perform in the kitchen. Vertical cabinets, wine stations, extra-wide refrigerators, faucets controlled via foot pedals and cooktop plating areas are among the designs finding their place in the home kitchen.
One-third of Australian homes now have a home espresso machine in the kitchen, according to the results of research commissioned by Canstar Blue. The research found men are helping drive the popularity of the machines, and 68% of those who have purchased them say the espresso machines help them save money against café-bought coffees.
A Kickstarter campaign for Food Huggers passed its funding ceiling way before the end of its run. The colorful, stackable gadgets are designed to help preserve the freshness of the pieces and parts of fruits and vegetables left over from the preparation of a dish for future use.