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    Saturday
    May232015

    The "Chef's Thumb" prevents you from cutting your real thumb!

    The folks at the Chef's Thumb say there are over 1 million yearly emergency room visits as a result from kitchen injuries in the US alone.  The majority of these injuries are from knives.  The thumb is one of the most commonly cut digits on your hand.  The Chef's Thumb is designed to prevents needless cuts and lets you take control. It's ergonomically shaped and designed to fit almost every thumb size. It's Viper-Bite system was scientifically designed to grip and stabilize the cutting surface, while providing protection for your thumb if the knife should slip. But wait, there's more! Go from protector to peeler in seconds! Slide the Thumb Touch into place, and the Chef's Thumb transforms into a professional peeler. It's under $15 on the company website. (They expect them to be in stores in the next several months.)  

    Giz Wiz Chef's Thumb Video: https://youtu.be/GZ6qux-PDpU

    There are also videos showing the Chef's Thumb in action the company website:

    http://www.chefsthumb.com/ 

    Saturday
    May232015

    Induction cooking, a really efficent way to cook.

    The PORTABLE INDUCTION 2X from FagorAmerica. Induction cooking is the most efficient way to cook. The 2X utilizes 90% of the energy produced compared to 50% used by other cooking methods. The cooking surface remains cool to the touch and there are no open flames, smoke, or gas emissions. New features of the 2X include 8 power levels, each one with a corresponding Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature. The convenient control panel includes easy-to-read digital display as well as all touch controls. The 2X cooktop recognizes the base of the cookware and directly heats only the diameter of the pot, saving you energy and money. An automatic shut off feature will turn unit off if no cookware is detected and there’s also a child safety lock. This new unit has an increased temperature range up to 465°F with 1800 watts of power! And the cooktop includes a special 9.5” Aluminum Skillet with magnetic cooking surface on the bottom. A built-in timer is programmable for up to 180 minutes. Durable, easy-to-clean glass surface. Compact Size: 11.42” x 13.98” x 2.36”. $99.99.  

    Giz Wiz Video I shot with the 2X Cooktop: http://youtu.be/clP85Gfsqqk 

    Company website: http://www.fagoramerica.com/ 

    Amazon link for the FagorAmerica Cooktop 2X – cooktop + pan for under $100.00, with free shipping if you’re an Amazon Prime member: (As of 5/23/15) 

    Fagor 670041860 2-Piece Induction Set with 1800-watt Cooktop and Skillet 

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