The Tasty OneTop smart cooker ruined my dinner party

It's been quite a drama for me in the kitchen lately: Due to a leak in my building, my cooking gas was shut off for 11 months. It's back now, but for most of last year I had to get by with takeout, microwaveables and oh-so-many salads. Tasty's OneTop...

Savvy Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets

Last year, the National Retail Federation reported spending for the Valentine’s Day holiday was expected to top $18.2 billion, which is an average of $136.57 per person. Romantic getaways, flowers,...

Super Bowl Fanny Packs Keep Your Food Close

Beyond the football game, commercials, and the halftime show, the Super Bowl is all about stuffing your face with everything possible. It’s a true American pastime. Well, now there is an accessory that will help in your quest for ultimate face-stuffing. Dip maker Heluva Good’s No Fumble Fanny Pack wraps around your waist so you can keep your chips, dip and beer as close to your stomach as possible. Why take the chance that another sports-loving fatty will steal your grub, when you can have it all on your person?

Forget reaching all the way to the coffee table to grab handfuls of popcorn. You won’t have to get any exercise at all to reach for anything. Suspenders ensure extra stability and also help you to look like a total tool.

Sadly, the No Fumble Fanny Pack isn’t available in stores just yet. The only way to get one is to enter a sweepstakes through Heluva and win one. If you don’t win, I guess there’s always duct tape. Remember, keep your friends close, but your snacks closer.

[via Food and Wine via OhGizmo!]

KFC Giving Away Drones with Chicken Wings: Kentucky Fried Flyer

Remember when all that Colonel Sanders did was make chicken? Those were simpler days. These days KFC actually sells the occasional crazy product as well in addition to its fried birds. The latest crazy product is the KFO drone. AKA PR stunt. It is made in collaboration with drone company Circuit Breaker. As usual, we won’t be seeing it around these parts, but KFC customers in India will soon be able to order food and also get a free drone. Pretty cool, right?

This special deal comes along with KFC’s Smoky Grilled Wings. The drone components will be packaged in the box with the chicken. Once the drone has been assembled by your greasy chicken hands, just connect it to Bluetooth and control it using a smartphone. The KFO drones will only be available for a couple of days this week, so they’ll be gone quickly.

A drone seems more useful than KFC’s Internet escape pod anyway. There is no plan to release the KFO drone in any other countries, which is a shame because American would love to get a drone with some chicken. Why no love for America KFC? Our greasy chicken fingers need a drone too.

[via The Verge]

Just Eat adds a cheeky 50p service charge to dodge EU rules

Thanks to new EU regulations, you won't have to put up with irritating card surcharges for much longer. Unfortunately, minimum card spends you come across in small shops and such will stick around, but from January 13th, the Payment Services Directiv...

Amazon Alexa now controls your microwave

Alexa's smart home skills aren't just for turning on the lights or locking your door these days -- now, they can help fulfill your culinary ambitions. Amazon has added cooking abilities to its Smart Home Skill framework, letting you control microwav...