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58 Reasons to Return to the Kitchen

From Funky Fridges To The Lean Cuisine Recall

— November 18, 2008 — Lifestyle
The Lean Cuisine recall has a lot of low-cal dieters frantic, but perhaps this is a good moment for them to explore alternatives to frozen diet meals.

Nestle announced the Lean Cuisine recall for 900,000 lbs of frozen chicken dinners after bits of blue plastic were reportedly digesting, leading to injury.

Perhaps now’s the time to turn away from frozen dinners all together and celebrate the wonderful things you can actually cook in your kitchen.

The slideshow below highlights some of the most innovative cooking gadgets and innovations that will actually get you excited about meal planning and spoiling your family with home cooked gourmet dishes!
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Messaging Chef Support
Messaging Chef Support
Get Cooking Help by E-mail
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Spiritual Kitchen Gadgets
Spiritual Kitchen Gadgets
Buddah Pudding Moulds
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Kids Are The New Chefs
Kids Are The New Chefs
Little Kitchen
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Steam Ovens-Reduce Fat and Salt Content
Steam Ovens-Reduce Fat and Salt Content
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Social Networks for Chefs
Social Networks for Chefs
CookEatShare.com
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Mobile Cooking Stations
Mobile Cooking Stations
Suzette Lets You Cook Anywhere
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All-in-One Drink Machines
All-in-One Drink Machines
The 'Ultimate Professional Drink Maker'
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Private Chef & Yoga Chez Vous
Private Chef & Yoga Chez Vous
Yo Dinna
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Eco Cooking
Eco Cooking
Perfect Pasta Using 70% Less Energy
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Home Pub
Home Pub
Draft Beer from Your Fridge
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Combo-Cooking
Combo-Cooking
Save Time and Energy With Eco-Cook Line
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The Wave TV Microwave
The Wave TV Microwave
A New Paradigm in Cooking and Entertainment
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Geeky Cutting Boards
Geeky Cutting Boards
Space Invaders Chopping Block
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Cubby Refrigerators for Shared Spaces
Cubby Refrigerators for Shared Spaces
The Electrolux Flatshare Refrigerator
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Vegetarian Food Branding
Vegetarian Food Branding
VEGE by Design Frying Pans
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Kalamazoo Outdoor Artisan Pizza Oven
Kalamazoo Outdoor Artisan Pizza Oven
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Gas in Glass
Gas in Glass
Out Of This World Cooking
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Virtual Cooking Classes
Virtual Cooking Classes
Culinary YouTube
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$300 Toaster
$300 Toaster
Russell Hobbs Crystal Toaster
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Co-Branded Kitchens
Co-Branded Kitchens
Gorenje Pininafarina Black Collection
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Color Coded Chopping Boards
Color Coded Chopping Boards
For OCD Chefs
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Turbo Chef Oven
Turbo Chef Oven
Cook Food Fast Using Airspeed Technology
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Electronic Tongue Cutting Boards
Electronic Tongue Cutting Boards
The Sook Cut
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Multi-Gadget Kitchen Appliances
Multi-Gadget Kitchen Appliances
Whirlpool Plug-and-Play Fridge With iPod Dock
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Fridge-Free Living
Fridge-Free Living
The iGreen Kitchen
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Self-Cleaning Knife Blocks
Self-Cleaning Knife Blocks
Germ-Killing Kitchen Gadgets
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Coffee Maker Boomboxes
Coffee Maker Boomboxes
The Delizio's Jukebox
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Internet Generation Kitchens
Internet Generation Kitchens
The Coox Rolling Cooktop
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High Tech Chef Gadgets
High Tech Chef Gadgets
The Digital Thermometer Pan
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Fridges for Caffeine Addicts
Fridges for Caffeine Addicts
Zanussi's Fridge Has a Built-in Espresso Maker
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Culinary Assistants
Culinary Assistants
Interactive Digital Cooking Aid
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Portable Espresso Maker
Portable Espresso Maker
The Handpresso Wild for On-the-Go Caffeination
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Cook Top Placemats
Cook Top Placemats
Modular Grills for Social Dining
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Burning Info into Food
Burning Info into Food
The Electrolux Scan Toaster
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The Smart Table
The Smart Table
Dining Table + Pop Up Refrigerator
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Gun Frying Pans
Gun Frying Pans
Over Easy Uzi
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Transforming Furniture
Transforming Furniture
Stove Doubles As a Chair
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Gravity Defying Coffee Makers
Gravity Defying Coffee Makers
The Kahva
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DIY Baking for Kids
DIY Baking for Kids
Gourmet Cupcake & Ice Cream Sandwich Maker
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Vegetables As Appliances
Vegetables As Appliances
Antoine Lebrun's Aion Kitchen
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Hot Plates of the Future
Hot Plates of the Future
Electrolux Cooking Tiles
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Flexible LCD Cutting Boards
Flexible LCD Cutting Boards
Digital Cutting Board is Eco-Friendly
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Coffee Makers of the Future
Coffee Makers of the Future
Nespresso Design Contest Winners
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Intelligent Refrigerators
Intelligent Refrigerators
Touch Screen Fridge With RFID Tag Reader
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Coffee for One
Coffee for One
The WMF 1 Coffee Maker
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KOHLER PRO CookCenter
KOHLER PRO CookCenter
A Sink that's a Stove
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All in One Breakfast Maker
All in One Breakfast Maker
The Egg & Muffin Toaster
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Glittering Coolers
Glittering Coolers
Bright Red Swarovski Coated LG Fridges
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Drawer Fridge
Drawer Fridge
Norcool Scandinavian Designs
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Mural Dishwashers
Mural Dishwashers
Horizontal Design Hangs On Wall
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Full-Throttle Coffee Makers
Full-Throttle Coffee Makers
Lamborghini Reinvigorates Good Java Creation
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Hip Kitchen Composting
Hip Kitchen Composting
The 'Bio Pod' for Organic Waste
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All in One Furniture
All in One Furniture
The Unit Has A Kitchen, Table, Fridge & Bathtub
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Mobile Kitchens
Mobile Kitchens
B2 by Bulthaup
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Mobile All In One Kitchens and Bathrooms
Mobile All In One Kitchens and Bathrooms
The Woonbox
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Kitchens in Boxes
Kitchens in Boxes
MiniKitchen by Boffi
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Glittery Compact Kitchens
Glittery Compact Kitchens
The Isola S Swarovski Island
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Small-Space Cooking Solutions
Small-Space Cooking Solutions
Kitchen Works in a Drawer
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