Expensive liquor is great and all, but when you're trying to plan for a party of 40+ things can get a little too expensive. The solution? The Grey Kangaroo Liquor Filtration System. This gizmo takes your cheap hooch and filters out impurities and stray particles, leaving that $10 handle of cheap vodka tasting like it was $30 or more.
It's kind of sad that we know things like this, but there really hasn't been a well designed microwave in a while. The Sharp R-426Hs ($140) is the first we've seen that we would actually want to see in our kitchen every day. The family-size, 1200-watt microwave has a sleek brushed stainless steel exterior with a hidden control panel located behind its door. The microwave has 9 sensor settings, popcorn sensor, Instant Action keys, a 5-option defrost feature, and a Keep Warm Plus feature that keeps food hot up to 30 minutes after cooking is done.
When you need to dig out remnants from dinner quickly, you'll want a guy like this around. Toothpick Man ($8) will grab you a toothpick whenever you need him to. No questions asked. Well, he may ask for more toothpicks one day. And maybe a Toothpick Woman. So they can make baby toothpicks together.
Ah, Corona — the only beer that needs fruit to make it taste correctly — specifically, limes. Make that process easier with the Corona Lime Slicer ($16). This simple device readies eight slices at a time from one lime, and will also ready lemons for iced tea and other drinks. [via]
Chances are if you live in a small apartment, it doesn't have a dish washer. So, you'll need a dish rack for your plates and stuff after you've washed them by hand (Ugh). And you might as well get a small one since your tiny apartment more than likely has little counter space. The stainless steel Polder Compact Dish Rack ($20) is the one you want.