Five rad and random kitchen products I found this week

The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 46.

My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, the ultimate guide to making cafe-style coffee in your own home or rad gifts for Mother’s Day. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome gear that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those.

Mini donut maker

Babycakes Amazon


There are precious few things radder than a machine designed to bake donuts. The non-stick oven creates four donuts at a time. It stands on rubber feet to keep it from sliding and has an indicator light that tells you when the oven is heating up and when it reaches the optimal baking temperature. $15.

Microwave recipe mugs

Fred & Friends Amazon


This Fred & Friends microwave mug set comes with four porcelain coffee cups, each with a set of three mug recipes. I want to try the crispy rice treats, myself. They sound unhealthy and delicious. $11.

Microwave s’mores maker

Progressive International


This entirely necessary device creates two s’mores in about 30 seconds. Yes, you can make s’mores with chopsticks and a gas stove, but this single-use appliance keeps things tidy (and is less likely to set your apartment on fire). A built-in water reservoir in the back prevents overcooking and helps evenly cook the chocolate and marshmallow. $12.

Tricerataco taco holder

KidsFunwares Amazon


This Tricerataco is made out of a safe BPA-free, ABS plastic, and can be used to transport food items like tacos, sandwiches, and waffles. This kind of fun never goes extinct. $11.

Humphrey Egg Slicer Whale

Ototo Amazon


Humpback whales are pretty intriguing—especially when the normally solitary creatures congregate for no known reason. That has nothing to do with this egg slicer; I just thought you should know that the world is ending and only the humpback whales know. Anyway, this device is dishwasher-safe. $16.

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Billy Cadden

Billy CaddenBilly Cadden is the Director of Commerce for the Camden Media tech group. He was part of NYC indie rock band The Postelles, and currently releases solo music under his name. His latest work is available on all streaming platforms. Contact the author here.