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Does it Work: Dunking tools keep fingers in the clear

Armed with three types of Oreo cookies, miniature chocolate-chip cookies, mini doughnuts and cups of milk, we began a quest to see which of three tools would get a dunked cookie into our mouths easiest and with the least mess. Read more

Egglettes take away task of peeling shells

If it’s a struggle to remove the shells from boiled eggs, give As Seen On TV’s Egglettes a try. The tiny orb-shaped containers were created to eliminate the hassle of egg peeling. Read more

Powder hardens hot frying oil

The box of three pouches, found at Marukai Wholesale Mart, is covered in Japanese writing, but a quick Google search uncovered an English description under “Kitchen Cooking Oil Waste Hardener.” Read more

Mini baking kit as easy as pie

The promise with Lekue’s Kit Mini Pies is that it will “effortlessly prepare 19 mini pies in one go.” Read more

‘Gripper’ gives users leverage with tough jars

Kuhn Rikon’s Gripper Jar Opener is “good for people with arthritis,” and is touted as providing “strain-free lid opening”and “great leverage” for threaded lids that are 1 inch to 3-1/2 inches in diameter. Read more

iDrink puts sparkle in low-calorie beverages

The iDrink product adds bubbles to beverages, pulped juices excluded. I tested the DrinkMate on water, juice, tea and cold-brew coffee — all were fun to do and drink, except the coffee. Read more

Fizzics Waytap adds dense foam layer to beer

Changing the way people drink beer, and making brews from the bottle or can taste better than draft beer from a keg — these are claims made by the creators of a device called the Fizzics Waytap, which pumps beer from a bottle or can through a tap and adds a dense layer of suds on top. Read more

Sealer good, but stirrer isn’t useful

Kitchen Tool’s bag sealer is a pretty good gadget for $2.99. It’s fast and easy to use once you get the hang of it. But Stir Crazy, intended to be a hands-free stirring device, doesn’t live up to its claim of stirring “all sorts of custards, sauces and soups.” Read more

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