BioLite’s thermoelectric generator is now in a kettle. The KettleCharge lets you heat up to 750ml of water, and at the same time charge gadgets for up to 15mins. It also has a 1250mAh battery and a heat-resistant USB extender.
ThinkGeek is about to go HAM on the cube-shaped refrigerator market. Fridge-wise, this unsolvable puzzle is exactly the same as the Borg Cube fridge – it keeps food warm or cold, and can be powered via 120V AC or 12V DC.
Ten of ten Trekkies would love to have this geeky fridge. Exclusive to ThinkGeek, the refrigerator has green outer and inner lights. It can also be used to warm food. It’s powered via 120V AC or 12V DC, no Borg alcove needed.
The Swash Express Clothing Care System uses a scented solution and a heater to remove odors and light wrinkles from clothes. It can cut your dry cleaning costs and preserve your clothes from the wear and tear of washing.
We’ve seen an Egg McMuffin machine before, but this new model from Hamilton Beach lets you cook two english muffin and egg sandwiches at the same time. Perfect for couples, or really big appetites. Available August 2014.
The Haiku SenseME automatically turns itself on or off when someone enters or leaves the room and adjusts its speed automatically based on temperature changes. You can also set a schedule and alarm presets for the fan.
Yum. We love freshly-baked pretzels. With this handy small appliance, you can bake your own in just three minutes. Makes two large or six small pretzels at a time. It’s like having an Auntie Anne’s in your kitchen.
Tado modernizes air conditioners. It works with any IR remote-controlled AC unit, letting you manage it from your mobile device. Using your phone’s GPS and Bluetooth capabilities, Tado can also automatically turn your AC on or off.
The Beer Glass Froster uses carbon dioxide to cool mugs or glasses within seconds. It comes with a clamp for mounting on a bar or counter top and three AAA batteries for its LED light. CO2 tank not included.
Designer Craighton Berman’s coffee maker embraces the ritual of slow-poured coffee making. Made from borosilicate glass and bamboo, this elegant sculptural appliance is the embodiment of modern minimalism.
Developed by GE with Quirky, Aros is an air conditioner that adapts to your schedule and budget. Control it from anywhere via a mobile app. It can suggest settings based on your budget, along with your usage and the weather.
A portable BBQ grill that looks like a vintage suitcase when carried. Perforations on its side let more air in, making the grill hotter when in use and helping to cool it when you’re done cooking. Watch out for it on RS Barcelona’s shop.
Cloudwash is Berg’s vision of a 21st century washing machine. It has simple physical controls, with notifications and detailed options controlled from an app. The app is a bit over-designed – a washing machine calendar? – but promising.
Resource Furniture’s Stealth Kitchen is a modular and highly customizable cabinet that conceals kitchen appliances and storage. Its available in a variety of sizes as well as wood and lacquer finishes to make it blend in your home.
Keurig K-Cup coffee pods let you have a single cup of coffee without making a whole pot. But if you don’t have a compatible machine, you’re out of luck. The K-pod will make any standard coffee machine K-cup compatible.
The hipster’s favorite kitchen appliance. Chris Dimino turned a 60s Coronamatic typewriter into a waffle iron with a keyboard pattern. Chris made it back in 2001, but he said he’s going to sell a few functional units soon.
A smart idea which combines a blender and a heating element to create freshly made soups in a single container. Also makes compotes and smoothies. Sadly, you’ll have to import one, but hopefully Philips will bring them stateside.
The Smart Grill is a voice-activated grill that adjusts its settings based on what you’re cooking, helping you through voice prompts. But it does have a manual mode for grilling pros. Consumer Reports says it will be out in 2015 for ~$7,000.
A coffeemaker designed with elegance and simplicity in mind. It has one-button operation and a capacity of 40oz. It automatically adjusts its settings based on the amount of water left in its tank. Video here. More here.
Bonaverde is working on a machine that turns green coffee beans into the drink we love, then set up an online shop to connect consumers to farmers. The goal is to reduce the waste and costs associated with processed coffee.
Made by garage storage maker Gladiator GarageWorks, the Chillerator is a heavy-duty and energy-efficient 19 cu.ft. refrigerator. It has a stainless steel body and 5″ solid rubber casters for easy cleanup and transport.
Fast Company says it’s made for dorm rooms but we think that understates the usefulness of repurposing any water bottle with the USB-powered Amazing Humidifier. It’d be great for making any personal space less stuffy.
The customizable Haiku’s LEDs are 80% more efficient than standard light bulbs and last 3 times longer than CFLs, all while emitting less heat. They also have 16 dimmer settings. It’s also more efficient than standard ceiling fans.
Save space and cook more with Kenmore’s 2-in-1 oven. The microwave oven has 6 one-touch settings, while the pizza oven has 4 one-touch settings to cook ready-made pizza. You can’t use both at the same time though.
The beer lovers’ fridge. Elvira Stoveworks’ Northstar refrigerators not only have a cool 1950s design, they can also be equipped with a draft system, including a beer tap, a CO2 cylinder and a keg. Beer sold separately.