Tag Archive | Kitchen Gadget

Rock N’ Brew Guitar Tea Infuser!

Rock n Brew Guitar Tea Infuser

Make your loose leaf tea really sing with the Rock N’ Brew Guitar Tea Infuser that makes a Rock’n’ gift for any music lover.

Rock N’ Brew Guitar Tea Infuser Features:

  • Tea infuser shaped like a Guitar
  • Color: Bright Red
  • Material: silicone
  • Food-safe, microwave-safe and dishwasher-safe
  • Size: 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ x 3/4″

Priced to move at just $7.95, buy yours now at This Link!

Cool Thing of The Day: Light Up Skull Wine Bottle Stopper

Pink Light Up Skull Bottle Stopper

Oh, my. This visually compelling wine bottle stopper combines three of my favorite things: drinking, skulls and the color pink! I am buying one right now, and you should, too. Because Halloween is closer than you think!

Light Up Skull Bottle Stopper Details:

  • Metal bottle stopper with an engraved skull top
  • Skull lights up with LED light (battery included)
  • Multi-color LED light cycles through various colors
  • Fits most wine bottles – rubber ring provides a tight seal
  • Size: 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″

If pink is not your color, don’t freak out: this rad wine bottle stopper actually cycles through the spectrum, making it multi-colored. Get yours now for just $19.95 by clicking This Link!

Bottleneck Shot Glasses

Bottleneck Shot Glasses

These are awesome!

Bottle Neck Shot Glass Features:

  • Set of 4 shot glasses shaped like a beer bottle’s neck
  • Capacity: 1.2 oz (35 ml)
  • Great for parties!
  • Material: Hand-blown glass
  • Hand wash only
  • Size: 1-1/2″ dia. x 2-1/2″

Sale Priced at just $19.95, pick up a set for yourself, your favorite bartender– or as a cool housewarming gift — at This Link!
Bottleneck Shot Glasses Packaging

Product Review: Keurig K-Cup K10 Mini Plus Coffee Maker!

Keurig C-Cup K10 Mini Plus Coffee Maker
All Photos By Gail

Do you like Coffee? I sure do. Staples just sent me this crazy cute little Keurig K10 Mini Plus Coffee Maker to use and review for The Gig, and I am loving the heck out if it.

Keurig K Cups Pack

They also sent me a box of assorted Kuerig K-Cup Packs containing many different flavored  coffees, and a fantastic “That was Easy” button, which I have wanted to own for, literally, years. So, Christmas in June for Gail.

Staples Easy Button
I Love this Thing

K Cups Variety Pack

The Keurig also comes with a sample pack of six K-Cups to get you started — especially nice if you should receive this item as a gift!

K Cups Variety Pack
Mmm…Donut Shop Coffee…

I have previously wanted to own a Keurig, but was always held back by the fact that I have very limited counter space in my kitchen (seriously, you would be surprised) and they usually look pretty big. But this K10 Mini Plus is the perfect size for a coffee-loving single gal with a shortage of kitchen counter space. How cute is this little thing? Answer: So cute!

Keurig K10 Mini Plus
The Cuteness

However, along the lines of having very little counter space, it was just minutes after removing the Kuerig from its packaging that I discovered a bit of an issue, shall we say, as seen in the photo below.

Keurig K10 Mini Plus Short Chord

The electrical chord is a mere 12-inches long! What is up with that?

Keurig K10 Mini Plus Short Chord Visualized
The Shortness

Needless to say, but you can see I am about to, it was about six  inches short of  reaching the closest electrical outlet. I’m sure that for those of you who are lucky enough to live in sprawling, ranch-style homes with huge kitchens equipped with infinite counter space and electrical outlets along every foot of the wall, the short chord will never come into play. For me, it necessitated a trip to the store to purchase a grounded (three prong) extension chord. In NYC, those will set you back about $10. Forewarned is forearmed.

Keurig Complete Directions

Keurig Directions
Idiot Proof

I will also confess that I am intimidated by anything that runs on batteries or an electrical current, but the Kuerig comes with minutely detailed, step-by-step operating and care instructions, so there is probably no question you could think of that is not answered by the included Set Up Guide and owner’s manual. What a relief.

Keurig K10 Mini Plus with Donut Mug

Finally it was time to make a cup of coffee! The Mini Plus lets you choose how much water you want to use to brew a cup of coffee (6, 8 or 10 ounces), and I have a pretty tall mug, so I poured 10 ounces of water into the reservoir. You can vary the amount of water, I suppose, based of how strong you like your coffee. My Donut Shop (Medium Roast) coffee was the perfect strength with 10 ounces of water.

There are extremely clear instructions on how to turn the machine on, what buttons to push, what lights to expect to flash, what to put where and how long to wait for each stage of the process to complete. It takes just 2 minutes for a cup of fresh coffee to brew, so after you go through the process maybe twice, you will be a pro! I should mention that before making any coffee you need to first do an initial “cleansing brew” with just plain water, which will clean out the machine and get it ready for use.

I am really happy with my Keurig K-10 Mini Plus, which makes a great single cup of coffee, leaves virtually no mess and requires almost no clean up as well – such a break from having to wash a fragile coffee pot and filter basket ever time you make coffee.

The Keurig C-Cup K10 Mini Plus Coffee Maker retails for $99.00 and can be purchased from Staples at This Link.

Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Spatula

Bacon Shaped Spatula

Oh man, I love this thing. Bacon Shaped Spatula Photographed at Sur La Table (French for “On The Table”) By Mary Mo Wu, the same woman who brought you This.

Buy your very own Bacon Spatula right now for just $9.95 at This Link!